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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
Apologetic explanations do not develop unless there is a reality that has to be explained and defended. Jesus was undeniably a figure of history. John Shelby Spong
I think little of people who will deny their history because it doesn't present the picture they would like. George MacDonald Fraser
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history. Corazon Aquino
To me, British fashion has a story. It has history, and I feel it's very much about our culture. Rita Ora
If you look at history, and if you look at all these different things that have threatened the movie industry - from Betamax tape to DVDs to the Internet - in the end, it has always turned out right, because ultimately people want to see that stuff. Kim Dotcom
What's most explosive about historical fiction is to use the fictional elements to pressure the history to new insights. Matthew Pearl
I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie. Quentin Tarantino
I'm not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself - then they get to say 'See, you did it yourself.' Alice Walker
You don't have to be Jewish to understand the history of Europe in the 20th century, but it helps. Tony Judt
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
I was born in England and went to school there. That's when I discovered my undying passion for history - not just for the Middle Ages, but all periods of history. My favorites are medieval, Elizabethan, and Georgian; however, I've written stories set in periods as early as ancient Rome, right up to the Victorian era. Virginia Henley
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. B. C. Forbes
We cannot leave history entirely to nonclinical observers and to professional historians. Erik Erikson
Having bought furniture for my own house, and bought furniture for our house in Washington, a furniture store seemed like a good idea, and it also played into my personal history. Elizabeth Edwards
The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation. Nick Clegg
History is imperfect and biased, and it always, always has omissions. The most common omissions are the bits that the writer of that history took for granted that his readers would know. Tansy Rayner Roberts
In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate. Elon Musk
It took the first 204 years of our Nation's history to accumulate $1 trillion in debt. And now we are doing that every 2 or 3 years. Jim Cooper
It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree. Joseph J. Ellis
Yet through history gays have always dominated religious life and churches. Malcolm Boyd
I want to write for history, not for the moment. David Maraniss
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. Washington Irving
The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems. Robert D. Kaplan
The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue. It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn't care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable. Theodore Zeldin
I happened to fall into a job that wound up being a seminal piece of television history, which was a show I did on HBO called 'The Wire.' That experience really set the bar for me and opened a lot of doors. It also gave me a lot of street cred in terms of my phone ringing and job offers. Deirdre Lovejoy
The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven. Benjamin Disraeli
It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people. Felix Frankfurter
While history never repeats itself, political patterns do. Eric Alterman
The ultimate vision is to instate in the Muslim world the notion of multiculturalism, which is part of our heritage and history, part of the fundamental, mainstream ideals of Islam. Feisal Abdul Rauf
Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the best managers in football history. Tim Howard
There was a strange atmosphere on the set because we were filming in this large house, which was used for troubled children. You'd go in and find walls had been burnt down. The building was charged with this history and it stayed with us throughout the filming. Beatrice Dalle
Henry David Thoreau was an oddball job quitter and ne'er-do-well who evolved into the bearded sage of literature, natural history, and civil liberties. Michael Sims
I've often said that far more sensible than a 'make poverty history' campaign would be a 'make wealth history' campaign. It is, after all, the wealthy people who do all the damage. The less money you earn, the fewer resources you use up. Tom Hodgkinson
We have two boys, and one of our kids is much more interested in history and stories, so if you want him to do some calculations about lenses, you would start talking to him about Galileo... Then he would be into the lenses, but if you just start talking to him about lenses, he might not stay with you. Megan Smith
I absolutely love my job. I feel so privileged: I get to travel the world, I get to witness history... and I'm constantly inspired by the different amazing characters I meet along the way. Clarissa Ward
Although I write to entertain, and try to keep my work free of didacticism, I do have a rather passionate belief in our need to be connected to - and to learn from - history. Mal Peet
We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort. John Perkins
I'm not an overnight success. My early publishing history, through my first five books, was unfortunate in many respects, typified by a couple of short anecdotes. John Lescroart
History, like journalism, is ever a journey outwards, and you must report back what you find and no more. Richard Flanagan
Inspired by Alex Haley's 'Roots,' at the age of 11 I began a handwritten Middle Passage story called 'Lawdy, Lawdy, Make Us Free.' I was raised by civil rights activists with a very strong sense of racial history and consciousness. Tananarive Due
I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor - which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history. Sidney Sheldon
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
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand. Sonia Sotomayor
I think journalists have the right to their opinions but I think their opinions should be based on history and what they see, not what they feel, how long they've been waiting or whether it's raining or it's snowing or whatever. Marc Jacobs
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. Albert Camus
To me, Cary Grant is probably the most fashionable man in the history of Hollywood. The guy was just slick. He did it so effortlessly. Reid Scott
Democrats have a long history of utilizing the threat of a potential Ebola outbreak to request massive federal funds while attacking Republicans for expressing skepticism over their funding schemes. Aaron Klein
China's history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower. Gary Locke
I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life. Emilia Fox
We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word? John Guare
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss. Salman Rushdie
You know, we have a long history of covering different periods of this band's development with a live record... a sort of live thing that would be done for three or four records, and that was the intention with this particular package. Alex Lifeson
From the very beginning, history wasn't content simply to be nostalgic fairytales; it wanted to make you think. Simon Schama
You absorb 2,000 years of history just by being near the Thames. Martin Freeman
If you look at Shakespeare's history plays, what the setting of monarchy allows is this extraordinary intensification of emotions and predicament. Tom Hooper
Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now. Arnold J. Toynbee
At a time when Europeans already had a long history of violent contact with Native people, Lewis and Clark made most of their journey in peace. Joseph Bruchac
It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema. Conrad Hall
The truth is that real history was a lot more complicated than our popular understandings lead us to believe. Marie Brennan
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
Cycles of shortage and surplus characterize the entire history of oil. Daniel Yergin
There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun. James D'arcy
We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer opportunities and a less prosperous nation than the one we inherited. Paul Ryan
Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished. David Dinkins
It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle. Krist Novoselic
America may be slow to rise to a challenge. But our history has shown that once we make up our minds to really do something, nothing can stand in our way. Carrie P. Meek
The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. George F. Kennan
Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language. Hilaire Belloc
Medicare and Social Security have created the healthiest and most financially secure generation of senior citizens in American history. Jim Walsh
The history of the Erie Railroad ever since 1901 has been a record of progress. John Moody
I'm working to be the best - the very best. There are a lot of people in this industry, and I'm trying to be the best. I'm working to affect history in a positive way. Shameik Moore
The Beatles are the most credible band in the history of music. Ryan Tedder
Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world. Dee Dee Myers
By now, it seems as if everyone has already read Thomas L. Friedman's 'The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.' It changed the way we think about global business, competitiveness and the implication for far-flung economies, governments, education and more. Andrew Ross Sorkin
President Obama is in no danger of being judged by history as an eco-radical. Jeff Goodell
When you're around your family, and you have that history and that shared language, you say things you'd be embarrassed to hear quoted back to you later. Noah Baumbach
To hear both critics and defenders talk about the fitness of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, you'd think the most successful Supreme Court justices had been warm, collegial consensus-builders. But history tells a different story. Noah Feldman
I want to record the name of Chen Guangbiao in Chinese history. Chen Guangbiao
At pivotal moments throughout history, there have always been grey areas, and there likely will be in the future. Courage now lies not in the black and white, as in the past, but in the grey. Safak Pavey
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement. Patricia Hill Collins
I turned pro and won Rookie of the Year on the South African Tour and then it took me two tries at the qualifying school on the European Tour and to get my card and the rest is history. Retief Goosen
In my own work, I'd say I'm a classicist, but I look everywhere for my solutions. I don't study the toilet-living habits of my clients, although that's a popular approach. First, I think of every building in history that has been similar in purpose. Then I think of the functional program - that's a major part of the study. Philip Johnson
If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace. Ludwig von Mises
In taking Dell private, we plan to go back to our roots, focusing on the entrepreneurial spirit that made Dell one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in history. Michael Dell
The rules of evidence in the main are based on experience, logic, and common sense, less hampered by history than some parts of the substantive law. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
I want to become a student. I want to read Chinese history and go on a dig. Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
As part of the E.U., my children can have the freedom and the opportunity to work and live across Europe; to be ambitious in the world's largest market; and to access so much of the history, the culture and the opportunity which is our common European heritage. Andrew Lansley
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. Arthur C. Clarke
Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn't understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn't peculiar to science. It's sad if some citizens can't tell a proton from a protein. But it's equally sad if they're ignorant of their nation's history, can't speak a second language, or can't find Venezuela or Syria on a map. Martin Rees
As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography. Norman Spinrad
History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums. Alan Greenspan
The people who write official histories for the Army believe that a generation needs to pass before you can tackle the official history. It's useful to have some distance. Sources become available. Passions cool. It allows an opportunity to make some real assessments and judgments about personalities and characters. Rick Atkinson
Every time we revise our history, we also revise the mythology of our history. Laura Anne Gilman
Of course, De Niro has had a long history of memorable performances. Everyone knows 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull,' but 'Awakenings' really did something for me. Adriane Lenox
The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. Potter Stewart
If you could have imagined that someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter because he is no longer the worst president in our history. Oliver North
The fascination for me writing about crime in Berlin was the idea that there was this much bigger crime taking place in the background, a fantastically epochal moment in history which is just going on. That just sort of makes the whole thing have a greater resonance. Philip Kerr
I like the course, the history - everything about St. Andrews. Louis Oosthuizen
The history of African-American repression in this country rose from government-sanctioned racism. Jim Crow laws were a product of bigoted state and local governments. Rand Paul
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. Jacques Chirac
We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes. Douglas Coupland
My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. Ellen Tauscher
In 1952, Muddy cut the song 'Rollin' Stone.' It was a nationwide success, and the song echoes down through rock n' roll history. Bob Dylan cut a tribute by the same name, an English band decided to call themselves the Rolling Stones, and the magazine that first embraced music as a serious cultural phenomenon was itself called 'Rolling Stone.' Tim Cahill
Looking back, I realize my favorite stories weren't in books, they were in comics. On top of being a history enthusiast, my father was also a comics fan, and he kept his stash in the top drawer of his dresser, in easy reach of a kid making a beeline to the bathroom. Jeff Kinney
The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. Ruth Benedict
This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old. James Henry Breasted
Consciousness, there are about 20,000 papers on consciousness with no consensus. Nowhere in history have so many people devoted so much time to produce so little. Michio Kaku
And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future. Aleksander Kwasniewski
Can we ignore what is going on around us, can we disconnect ourselves, our own material situation, our spiritual selves, who we are, can we disconnect that from history and the social context of our lives? The older I get, the more I'm convinced that we cannot, that we are social creatures. Martin Donovan
I often tell people who want to write historical fiction: don't read all that much about the period you're writing about; read things from the period that you're writing about. There's a tendency to stoke up on a lot of biography and a lot of history, and not to actually get back to the original sources. Thomas Mallon
But it is one of these sort of mythologies about America and its intellectual history, that the right embraced this thing called social Darwinism, when it never did so. Jonah Goldberg
There's a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships. Rafael Palmeiro
I'd always try to get a C, maybe a B. Other girls would trot off a brilliant essay and go off to Oxford; I'd think: 'Where is the justice?' I took A-levels in English, history and theatre studies and got three Bs. Romola Garai
Every single administration in American political history has put cronies and pals and donors into political positions. But normally those people become the ambassador to Liechtenstein or the deputy undersecretary of commerce. Irwin Redlener
If you go back to the history of the 'Madden' game, I was probably on the cover of it half the time. So if I was to believe there was a curse, I would also have to believe I'd been cursed. And I've never had that feeling. John Madden
I feel like the history between Israel and Palestine has a lot in common with the history between India and Pakistan. Freida Pinto
The Offshore Wind Energy Act could be not only a jobs creator, but also a history maker. Martin O'Malley
We were postwar middle-class white kids living in the slipstream of the greatest per-capita rise in income in the history of Western civilization; we were 'teen-agers' - a term, coined in 1941, that was in common usage a decade later - a new, recognizable franchise. We had money, mobility, and problems all our own. John Lahr
History was always the subject that I loved the most, and I felt it gave me the deepest sense of our humanity and who we are and where we're going. Julia Bacha
In the history of the prophetic biblical canon that starts with Genesis, the Koran is by far the most tolerant of the views of other religions. Reza Aslan
The most spectacular anti-lava effort in history occurred on the Icelandic island of Heimaey in 1973. Brendan I. Koerner
I think documentaries are the greatest way to educate an entire generation that doesn't often look back to learn anything about the history that provided a safe haven for so many of us today. Steven Spielberg
If given a chance, I would really want to explore the monuments in Delhi, like Qutub Minar and the forts. I have been there as a child, but now I want to go back and understand the history and significance behind them. We take all of these things for granted in life. Shreya Ghoshal
The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history of any set of human institutions. Henry James Sumner Maine
People constantly describe me as a formalist or even a minimalist, but I'm not really bothered with the rules of painting or the history of painting. My approach is that everything is mine. I take what I can use from wherever, and then I forget where I've taken it from. But there is no point me making anything that looks like anyone else's. Gary Hume
Working on 'Newsroom' has given me an appreciation of the struggle that you go through on the 24-hour news cycle. The people who are legitimately attempting to deliver honest news are really facing a tough, uphill climb that's a lot harder than any other time in history. Thomas Sadoski
It always amazes me that Japanese comics have, like, 200 pages. How do they do that? They're fat books; it's a whole different kind of comic that's very close to their films. So I'm drawing from that history and bringing it here - bringing it to Katana. Ann Nocenti
I guess art itself is insane. Its actual function is rarely clear, and yet people give their hearts and souls and lives to it, and have for all of history. Damien Chazelle
The U.S. has a long history of walking up to the precipice of rigor and then walking away. As voters, let's support leaders who were courageous enough to make the hard decisions necessary to move our system forward. And as parents, let's put our faith in our educators, our children and tests that hold them to their highest potential. Wendy Kopp
Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places - on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc. Annie Besant
I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world. George Galloway
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. Michelle Obama
For much of their history, life for most people in China was arduous and circumscribed - and people travelled as little as they could. Evan Osnos
Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. Anwar Sadat
I have a well-documented history of trouble with intimacy. Matthew Perry
I don't much like Singapore. It's very big, very modern and very urbanised. As a rule, I prefer older places where you get a sense of the history. Philippa Gregory
Though knowledge itself increasingly ignores boundaries between fields, professors are apt to organize their pedagogy around the methods and history of their academic subculture rather than some coherent topic in the world. Steven Pinker
Woody Allen said that 95% of history is explained as a man trying to impress a woman. And that's true in my life. Mitt Romney
There are two things in Indian history - one is the incredible optimism and potential of the place, and the other is the betrayal of that potential - for example, corruption. Those two strands intertwine through the whole of Indian history, and maybe not just Indian history. Salman Rushdie
Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land. Tariq Ramadan
I think Pussy Riot is amazing. I'm honored that they were inspired by riot grrl, and obviously they're making history around the world. Corin Tucker
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice. Tim Pawlenty
I shop at a lot of vintage stores because the prices are amazing, and I love the idea that there's a history behind the piece I'm wearing. Gabrielle Anwar
May the friends of America rejoice! May her enemies be humbled and her censors silenced at the news of her noble exertions in continuance of those principles which have placed her so high in the annals of history and among the nations of the earth. Marquis de Lafayette
After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture. Jeffrey Deitch
The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered. Arthur Kornberg
People who like to fume about the manner in which Disney changed beloved classics are often ignorant of history, not to mention the realities of show business. Kage Baker
Look at history; all the interesting women were deeply flawed. Linda Gray
Just like I am obsessed with the history of fashion, I love reading about the history of makeup. Cyndi Lauper
I think it's important to recognise that 'The Da Vinci Code' opened up a vast new audience for a general readership interested in historical detective stories and research into history. Elizabeth Kostova
Washington and Congress are steeped in history and tradition, and that's been very male-oriented. Nancy Pelosi
I write about modern people who share a deep sense of connection to the mysteries of the past. I find that I understand myself and my world better when I'm able to peer into history as a mirror. Ian Caldwell
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools. Ambrose Bierce
The history taught in our schools is scandalous. We grew up believing that Columbus actually discovered America. We still celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus was after one thing only - gold. Woody Harrelson
If you start studying history closer, you'll find that most all wars are based on false flag operations to get people - to convince the people that they're under attack in some way so that they will support the wars. Jesse Ventura
The Phoenicians are entitled to be commemorated in history by the side of the Hellenic and Latin nations; but their case affords a fresh proof, and perhaps the strongest proof of all, that the development of national energies in antiquity was of a one-sided character. Theodor Mommsen
Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history. Allen Tate
We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company. The colleges must have complementary education programs, have an excellent reputation, long operating history and solid regulatory compliance. John Larson
If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth. Gerald Vann
In the history of America, we've never had an energy plan. We don't even realize the resources we have available to us. T. Boone Pickens
Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past? John Leonard
Can't disagree with the need for a grasp of history. Gwen Ifill
I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality: with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired, for the first time in history, the technical means to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act. Joseph Rotblat
But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions. Kevin Kelly
The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future. Henry Lawson
I think I regard any history in quotes, because just like science, we're constantly revising science, we're constantly revising history. There's no question that various victors throughout history have flat out lied about certain events or written themselves into things, and then you come along and you find out that this disproves that. David S. Goyer
Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject was the intersection of biography and history. Todd Gitlin
My grandfather was one of the most amazing Baptist ministers in history, he was unbelievable. He was one of the most amazing men - the most amazing man that I ever met... He lived an amazing life. Josh Henderson
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history, a war that would presage the slaughter of World War I's Western Front and the global carnage of the twentieth century. Drew Gilpin Faust
I read everything: fiction, history, science, mathematics, biography, travel. Martin Lewis Perl
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
This country has a proud history of opening its doors to generations of people fleeing personal persecution, civil unrest and war. Charles Kennedy
If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind. Harri Holkeri
It wasn't the first reality show, but 'Survivor' was the first big network hit, and I'm proud to have played a part in that history as the winner of season six, 'Survivor: Amazon.' Jenna Morasca
And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema. I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground. Jacques Rivette
This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president. James Baker
History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself. Naguib Mahfouz
Major league baseball is about the history of the game. Baseball history is so important. It's so much more than money. Joe Torre
Every company has its own texture, vocabulary, and singular place in dance history, and I have always wanted to share my perspective of these world renowned institutions. David Hallberg
I wanted to make sure that this be the first scientific and technology revolution in history in which the public thoroughly discussed all the potential benefits and all the potential harms, in advance of the technology coming online and running its course. Jeremy Rifkin
Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart. George Michael
In the early 1970s in Atlanta, I attended what had formerly been an all-white school but had become a black school after integration and white flight. Perhaps because of this, the teachers created a curriculum that included a focus on African American literature and history year-round, not just in February. Natasha Trethewey
In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes. Barry Unsworth
History is replete with examples of moments in time when we talk about deficit reduction and try to advance on it around the world, that is, where it leads to job losses, not job creation. Tavis Smiley
These days I wonder more and more why people are pessimistic when American history actually supports optimism. bell hooks
I still remember my dismay in the summer of 2007 when - for the first time in the history of planet Earth - America's share of auto production dropped below 50 percent. Seth Shostak
'As Long As I Know I'm Getting Paid' is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there's some expectation that I'm going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism. Patrick Stump
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Eddie Izzard
Remember, when YouTube was founded in the U.S., America's Funniest Home Videos had been around for a long time. In China, the history of TV as well as user-generated video is very, very short. So, we've actually had to do a lot of things to motivate that. Victor Koo
I think the history and the past we have is just an energy we've built up to do what we do now. Helmut Lang
If you have a great product but no one knows about it, it's history. Tony Fernandes
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
I read all the time... I read a lot of history books. Mickey Spillane
I threw away the whole of my working history, my photograph albums, diaries and stage clothes. Shoving big, ugly discs on walls is a bit like rubbing people's faces in it, saying 'I am considerably richer than you.' It is completely unnecessary. Alison Moyet
Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history, I think. Jeane Kirkpatrick
Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books. David Strathairn
I'm really looking forward to it, if you can imagine floating weightless, watching the world pour by through the big bay window of the space station playing a guitar; just a tremendous place to think about where we are in history. Chris Hadfield
I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excelled in. I love the idea of history and the idea that we may have the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes. Cary Elwes
Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where some have forgotten that it is the family, not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society. Jim Ryun
The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. Mike Fitzpatrick
Young people have been at the forefront of every great social movement in our country's history. Sherrod Brown
A myth is a lie that conceals or reveals a truth. But if it reveals even a strand of history or truth, that's what gets my adrenaline going. Ashwin Sanghi
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue. David Hume
Deep Purple is a damn good band and we've made a niche in rock 'n' roll history. Maybe not a huge one but enough to be very proud of. Jon Lord
I really like England. I like the lifestyle and the country. The history. The culture, which London is full of. The country pursuits. Leon Max
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all. James A. Baldwin
I cling to the idea that Herman Melville had to work at the end of his career watching ships in a dock, as a shipping agent in New York. Any writer who thinks they should be given patronage because of their gift... you don't have to look too far in history to see that's just not the case. Jess Walter
History is the story of events, with praise or blame. Cotton Mather
History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It's one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn't live without. Howard Nemerov
There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history. James Lovelock
I love hockey because of the respect for history and for the game itself. George Vecsey
Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. David Chang
History releases me from my own experience and jogs my fictional imagination. Jennifer Gilmore
I think training in comedy, as it were, a history writing comedy, is a powerful tool for anyone. Steven Moffat
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today. Henry Ford
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that 'faith' is even more difficult for Him than it is for us? W. H. Auden
The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable. Robert Menzies
Before I'm a zombie nerd, before I'm a science-fiction nerd, I am a history nerd. Max Brooks
This war is not necessary. We are truly sleepwalking through history. Robert Byrd
The history of fossil-fuel development has always been that certain people are expendable. What's changed is that new, larger populations are now considered expendable. Josh Fox
I'm actually writing history. It isn't what you'd call big history. I don't write about presidents and generals... I write about the man who was ranching, the man who was mining, the man who was opening up the country. Louis L'Amour
History should be written as philosophy. Voltaire
History shows you don't know what the future brings. Rick Wagoner
Peru was the Incas; it has 3,000 to 4,000 years of history. Nobu Matsuhisa
You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft. Alan Shepard
My history in show business spans over a quarter of a century, and I have seen many people in the industry struggle with coming out, only to find much more success after they finally did. Margaret Cho
Even though I was never a Yankee fan until I put on the uniform, when you think about the deep history of this organization, you always knew what the Yankees represented. Joe Torre
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
You know, when we get to a point in this country where dissent is extremism, we've turned, I think, a very dark page in our history. And I don't want us to go there. I encourage Americans and I'm - right now, to go to these town hall meetings, to - to talk to your Congressmen, the people that you elected. Michael Steele
This is what I wanted. They tell me that London is the best field in history. I wanted to be part of that. Because everyone will be there it will be a wonderful challenge for me. You can see the best runners, how they look, how they run. For me to beat the best is what counts. Haile Gebrselassie
The reason I call myself a documentary photographer is the idea of how photographs contain and participate in history. Catherine Opie
There's a few in our history, where the person who creates it becomes almost the product itself. Jobs is one of those. Joshua Michael Stern
I think that show will go down in history... people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl! Denise Crosby
My Dublin wasn't the Dublin of sing-songs, traditional music, sense of history and place and community. Colin Farrell
In schools with a history of chaos, the teacher who can keep the classroom calm becomes virtually indispensable. Jonathan Kozol
Until I was 16 or 17, I had heard practically nothing about the history that preceded 1945. Only when we were 17 were we confronted with a documentary film of the opening of the Belsen camp. W. G. Sebald
I find my husband's family history fascinating, as they can trace the family lineage back to ancestors who fought, and died, in the first battle of the Revolution, as well as to many other interesting people. Kim Edwards
Just as our solar system has a certain idiosyncratic assortment of planets and moons, different from any neighboring system yet categorically equivalent, so each distinct period of human history might have special qualities and individuals, characteristics and events, yet still be essentially akin beneath the surface to all the others. Paul Di Filippo
Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles. Sandra Day O'Connor
I think all of the secrets of the universe are revealed in history. We understand who we are by understanding where we've been and why we are the way we are, and where we come from. Matt Barr
I read daft history books. Sometimes the books I read are a bit crackers or strange. Mark E. Smith
On the court, Jason Collins is not a huge basketball star, but he has already claimed his place in civil rights history as the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues. Nancy Gibbs
Sometimes things can take a very long time and still not be very good. It took us all of evolutionary history just to get where we are today, for instance, and mostly where we are today is on the couch. Gina Barreca
As a global society, we do not have to agree, endorse or condone the lifestyle choices of others. However, history has taught us that we equally cannot and should not excuse those who would hide behind religion or misuse God's word to justify bigotry and persecution. Joyce Meyer
'The Man in the High Castle' was not the first alternative history novel, nor even the first Nazis-win-the-war novel, but it is still probably the most influential book in the genre. Adrian McKinty
In a way, that's always been Yes' history to a large extent! Quite a few occasions when we've had a new band member or change in members, then we've done a new album with new chops and refreshed the musical approach. Chris Squire
Over the course of history, many Jews have ultimately embraced Christianity - some forcibly, some in order to advance in non-Jewish society, some out of wholehearted belief. Meir Soloveichik
Some of history's cleverest business minds understood the power of share platforms, from the aggressive titans who made fortunes building the nation's railroads, to Conrad Hilton, who created the first premier brand of international hotels. Lisa Gansky
My dad's a history buff, and I spent a lot of time on Hadrian's Wall. I became fascinated by the idea of what was so terrifying up there that the Romans built a 60-mile long, 30-ft-high stone wall to keep it out. Neil Marshall
There was no intellectual movement in American history called social Darwinism. The people who were supposedly the leaders of the social Darwinist movement never embraced something called social Darwinism. It didn't exist. Jonah Goldberg
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction? F. W. de Klerk
I have scary eyes. I look like the guy in 'American History X,' yes. I remember coming home from school and asking my mum if I could get an eye transplant, and of course she declined. Tim Ferriss
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. George Santayana
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end. Hubert Humphrey
We tend in this country to talk about Democrats and Republicans, and think there's little group over there called Independents that's maybe 2%. That is not the case, and it has not been the case for most of modern American history. Adam Davidson
I once won a second prize in a history concert. My parents came to the ceremony. Somebody else had won the prize for best all-around student. Afterwards my father said to me, 'Never, ever disgrace me like that again.' When I tell my Western friends, they are aghast. But I adore my father. It didn't knock my self-esteem at all. Amy Chua
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. Theodore Roosevelt
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 Medicare Part D prescription drug bill, which might be the most corrupt piece of legislation in history, was a huge giveaway of taxpayer funds to the big pharmaceutical companies. Al Franken
Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal. Alton Brown
Look at what has occurred in history. When the Berlin Wall fell, it was not surprising, but it was unexpected. Who predicted the Arab Spring? Nobody expected it, but all the ingredients were there. I think all the ingredients are also there for Quebec to become a country. But when? That's another question. Gilles Duceppe
I wanted to be a poet when I was 20; I had no interest in fiction or biography and precious little interest in history, but those three elements in my life have become the most important. Peter Ackroyd
When we work with history, to a very great degree we are all guessing. But by using motifs of time and history in a fantasy setting, we are acknowledging that this educated guesswork, invention, fantasy underlie our treatment of the past and its peoples - and we are not claiming a right to do with them as we will. Guy Gavriel Kay
Multiculturalism may well be our saviour, wresting us out from the straitjacket of our history, thrusting the old continent into an environment where other ethnicities, less cynical and more positive, will play a big role in its future. Loretta Napoleoni
Smart and savvy, the fearless female member of George Washington's Secret Six is a testament to the strong women who have helped to alter the course of history in this great nation, both in terms of large-scale battles and in the new opportunities they have helped create for future generations through their own fearless examples. Brian Kilmeade
First, the year 2004, the year past, the Comptroller General of the United States, David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst year in American fiscal history, clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path. Jim Cooper
War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history; it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups. Jane Goodall
Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation. Conor Cruise O'Brien
At a certain moment, when I started doing my own shows, I felt it would be really interesting to know what is the history of my profession. I realized that there was no book, which was kind of a shock. Hans-Ulrich Obrist
In the 'Garnethill' trilogy, people always forget that Maureen O'Donnell's dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law, but no-one ever thinks they're middle-class - they're just working class because they speak with accents. Denise Mina
I've always been a history buff. It was one of the few subjects at school that really, really caught me. I think you'll find a lot of actors will be interested in history because it sparks your imagination so much. When you enter a period of history, your imagination just goes wild in creating the world, which is really what acting is. Tom Mison
My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect. Georges Cuvier
Drag racing has played a big role in In-N-Out's history, and it is also an important part of my family history. Lynsi Torres
The planet will adapt to anything. Maybe we should start to use the heart and the brain that we've been given to organize ourselves. Because if we keep screwing up things, we may be just passing by in the history of the planet. Guy Laliberte
Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war. B. H. Liddell Hart
You accept that this civilisation could be abolished and life will begin later on after a few thousand years because that is something that has happened in the history of this planet. When you have peace in yourself and accept, then you are calm enough to do something, but if you are carried by despair there is no hope. Thich Nhat Hanh
Leave history to historians. Ali Babacan
I would never lie to anyone about history. Philippa Gregory
History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections. Johan Huizinga
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. Christina Aguilera
As we have sought through the centuries to define ourselves as human beings and as nations through the prisms of history and literature, no small part of that effort has drawn us to the subject of war. We might even say that the humanities began with war and from war, and have remained entwined with it ever since. Drew Gilpin Faust
Poles must understand history but we must also overcome it if it is obstructing our contemporary goals. Donald Tusk
But it is a law of life and development in history where two national civilizations meet they fight for ascendancy. Bernhard von Bulow
History will not judge HIV/AIDS kindly... the harshest words will be reserved for how the world responded, or rather failed to respond, to the epidemic. Seth Berkley
The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities. Susan Sontag
Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history. Anita Baker
In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down. Jesse Jackson
Art history became an A-level option at my school the year I started sixth form. This happened because another student and I cajoled and bullied the head of the art department into arranging it with the examination board. Sarah Hall
Poverty is not the simple result of bad geography, bad culture, bad history. It's the result of us: of the ways that people choose to organize their societies. Adam Davidson
At the Academy Awards every year, there are best-dressed stars - and worst-dressed stars. But it's the worst-dressed that go down in history. Brad Goreski
My true love is history, but I didn't know how I could make a living at it. Robert Zoellick
I guess the reason that I'm a horror fan is that I think it gives people the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of being scared in a safe environment. I think that's why, for all of human history, we've been telling each other scary stories: because it exorcises something that we need to exorcise in a safe place. Annie Parisse
Now, I know it's a widespread assumption in the West that as countries modernize, they also westernize. This is an illusion. It's an assumption that modernity is a product simply of competition, markets and technology. It is not. It is also shaped equally by history and culture. China is not like the West, and it will not become like the West. Martin Jacques
It wasn't simply that Clinton created the greatest prosperity in the country's history. Or that we created 22 million new jobs, more than ever before. Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%. Sidney Blumenthal
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it. Jose Ortega y Gasset
Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country. The world came apart under her reign as Secretary of State. Donald Trump
I don't have a long family history of good cooks in my family. Bobby Flay
As Africans Americans we often think about the tragic stories associated with our lineage, but there are a lot of triumphs. Traveling helps you learn about other aspects of our history, like the story of Christ the Redeemer. It's empowering and inspiring. Laz Alonso
My wife likes history and documentaries, but I'm not so keen on them. I generally go and do some work if there's one of those on. Andrew Davies
If you look at the history of the U.S., we were an empire long before we were a nation. Robert D. Kaplan
So be it. God created profoundly fallible creatures on this earth, and human history is mostly the story of error and accident. Michael Ledeen
As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began this recently with the first Australians - the oldest continuing culture in human history. On behalf of the Australian Parliament, this year I offered an apology to indigenous Australians for the wrongs they had suffered in the past. Kevin Rudd
I'd love to do another 'Indiana Jones.' A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director - what's not to like? Harrison Ford
I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition. Eric Stoltz
A lot of the great songwriters in history have been collaborators, with a separate lyricist. Mike Gordon
The Gospel is not a theory; the Gospel is not a philosophy or an idea; the Gospel is not a way of thinking or feeling. The Gospel is an event in history. John Piper
I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy. Shimon Peres
I would say that the study of history is that which gives man the greatest optimism, for if man were not destined by his Maker to go on until the Kingdom of Heaven is attained, man would have been extinguished long ago by reason of all man's mistakes and frailties. Douglas Southall Freeman
History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong. John Acton
My opinion is that politicians should be humble in the face of history. And whenever history is a matter of debate, it should be left in the hands of historians and experts. Shinzo Abe
Proper history teaching is being crushed under the weight of play-based pedagogy which infantilises children, teachers and our culture. Michael Gove
As you grow older and young people come up to you with their history books, you realize that some of the things I have been able to do have been impactful. But for me, I try to keep everything in perspective and stay humble. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles. Abdus Salam
That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history. Thomas Howard
People think the earth is going to die and they have to save it. That's ridiculous. If you rid the earth of flowering plants, people would die, period. But the earth was without flowering plants for almost all of its history. Lynn Margulis
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. Ronald Reagan
The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history. Stephen Covey
What is history but a fable agreed upon? Napoleon Bonaparte
Every presidential candidate highlights patriotism, but Mr. Romney's is backed by the Mormon belief that the United States was chosen by God to play a special role in history, its Constitution divinely inspired. Jodi Kantor
If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization. Ludwig von Mises
The most powerful words in English are 'Tell me a story,' words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself. Pat Conroy
Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. Winston Churchill
As for sex, well, I mean sex is a perfectly respectable subject as far as Shakespeare is concerned. I mean, all history is love and violence. Ian Fleming
I don't have regrets of being an architect. You are looking continuously - to the leaves of the trees, the shapes of the cars, to the structures of the city, to the patterns of textiles - to find the reasons behind the forms. That is very rewarding. If you extend a profession like that to the entire history, it allows you to travel through time. Rafael Moneo
The Thames is liquid history. John Burns
Pools have their own uniqueness, design and engineering to depict culture, history or innovation. Troy Dumais
When I concentrate on a specific site or place for which I am going to design a building, I try to plumb its depths, its form, its history and its sensuous qualities. Peter Zumthor
I believe Britishness is defined not on ethnic and exclusive grounds but through shared values; our history of tolerance, openness and internationalism; and our commitment to democracy and liberty, to civic duty and the public space. David Blunkett
Without a Jewish state, the iron truth of history is that the Jewish people sooner or later become even more vulnerable to the next wave of anti-Semitism. Jack Schwartz
I like to do the research of history and the creativity of writing fiction. I am creating this thing which I think is twice as difficult as writing either history or fiction. Philippa Gregory
What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority. Arthur Erickson
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. Franklin D. Roosevelt
History is always changing. Aung San Suu Kyi
History is the heavy traffic that prevents us from crossing the road. We wait, more or less patiently, for it to pause, so that we can get to the liquor store or the laundromat or the burger bar. Mal Peet
Frankly, it's never really been replicated in the history of the Internet what Yahoo has done in the areas it's done it. Ross Levinsohn
I'm something of a history buff. It's deliberate that a lot of my films have been period pieces. Cary Elwes
When history is erased, people's moral values are also erased. Ma Jian
I got interested in palaeontology and vertebrate history - sparked by books on human evolution - then vertebrate evolution. Studying with palaeontologists kindled my interest in fieldwork. Greg Graffin
I don't look at myself as a historical icon, but the reality of it is, yeah, I am playing for history now. Pete Sampras
History often reads as a hard and grim experience. But people are remarkably resilient and funny, even when the going is very hard. Jim Murphy
Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past. Matthew Simpson
Science and the many benefits that science has produced have played a crucial part in our history and produced vast improvements to human welfare. John Sulston
It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans. Eliot Engel
When African-Americans come to France, the French show them more consideration than they would show an African or a Black Caribbean. When African-Americans come to France, the French people are like, 'Oh, wow. Oh my God.' But if it's an African, they're like, 'Whatever.' It's all because of the past, because of our history. Euzhan Palcy
We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things. David Cronenberg
Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future. Daniel Libeskind
Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness. Lewis B. Smedes
My parents moved from ranch to ranch, valley to valley, town to town, but our roots in Fowler never really faded. For me, it's a place of history, stories and songs, not just facts and figures. Juan Felipe Herrera
Mythology does not interest me. Nor does history. But the possible overlap between history and mythology excites me immensely. Ashwin Sanghi
I find it very hard to write about Jewish history. Simon Schama
I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying. Jack Abramoff
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana
So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out. Samuel E. Morison
To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say 'my ancestral culture does not exist, it doesn't matter.' V. S. Naipaul
Every day it seems more likely that we are destined - or should one say doomed? - to replay the disastrous economic history of the 1930s. Barry Eichengreen
Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States. Harri Holkeri
Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting. Jodie Foster
People tend to view history as if it were another planet and think the modern world was invented in 1963. I don't agree. Julian Fellowes
History is full of times when the inevitable front-runner is inevitable right up until he or she is no longer inevitable. Martin O'Malley
Diamonds are a key component in the campaign to make poverty history. Nicky Oppenheimer
There is, of course, only one chosen nation. But Abraham Lincoln would call America 'an almost chosen nation' because he believed that America had a providential role to play in history, inspired by the example of God's ancient covenant people. Meir Soloveichik
If you look through the history of wearables, I was named the father of wearable computing, or the world's first cyborg. But the definition of wearable computing can be kind of fuzzy itself. Thousands of years ago, in China, people would wear an abacus around their neck - that, in one sense, was a wearable computer. Steve Mann
Every new medium transforms the nature of human thought. In the long run, history is the story of information becoming aware of itself. James Gleick
Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called 'progressives' should be thanking him for it - even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications. John Podhoretz
In Italy, there are so many significant architectural structures in history such as the Pantheon in Rome, or the Duomo. Tadao Ando
I'm the treasurer of the state of Ohio, where, when the United States credit rating was downgraded for the first time in American history, and 14 government funds around the country were downgraded, we earned the highest rating we could earn on our $4 billion investment fund. Josh Mandel
I am the smartest comedian in the history of the world. Andy Kindler
I don't want to go down in history as a man who allowed blood to be shed. Eduard Shevardnadze
In the history of photography, we have many masterpieces in terms of black and white books. You have Bresson's 'Decisive Moment,' Frank's 'The Americans'... many masterpieces. But there is nothing to this caliber in color. Well, I think I'll waltz with my muse and hope that I might be able to produce something on this order in color. Ralph Gibson
The truth of faith is a slender, glowing element that runs through even the seemingly ordinary and undramatic moments of existence. Even at low intensity, it is a steady source of illumination. Such religious truth is powerful even when it seems faint, even when it seems obscured by the larger events of history. Eugene Kennedy
I grew up in wide-open spaces, but they didn't have the romantic history of the West. Robert Taylor
In Paris, there has to be a presence. History becomes the most interesting when it's compared to the present. I mean there's a whole group of people that want to build new buildings that look like old buildings. Thom Mayne
I had a publishing history of murder mysteries. Alan Furst
I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime. James Ellroy
I am not so different in my history of abandonment from anyone else after all. We have all been split away from the earth, each other, ourselves. Susan Griffin
De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history. Aldous Huxley
The Declaration of Independence is a sacred part of American history. Paul Gillmor
It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends. Karl Marx
The story of 'Mirror Mirror' is in many ways a story about evolution. It's about the evolution of a child into an adult. It's about the evolution of those dwarves into something a little less rock-like, a little more humanoid. It's about the evolution of history, too, from the darkness of the Middle Ages into the light of the Age of Reason. Gregory Maguire
Let this be our time in history so that someday we can tell our children and grandchildren that we were there, that we changed the course of history for the better. Scott Walker
I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction. Richard Nixon
Some of the greatest stars in the history of football have been under contract with Puma. Jochen Zeitz
Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future. Lion Feuchtwanger
One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. Peace Pilgrim
As I spread my wings in politics, I discovered many Thatcher voters down south who were the same kind of people who loathed her in Scotland. They were puzzled by the Scots' antipathy, given the Falklands war and the strong militaristic history of the Highlands and elsewhere. Charles Kennedy
I think respectful conflict is intrinsic to the spirit of literature. It reminds us that literary history is living and evolving and thrives on us being active participants. Matthew Pearl
I've long loved emerging markets airlines because they usually sell at bargain prices. The troubled history of developed market airlines unfairly taints these stocks. In the emerging world, they're growth stocks. Kenneth Fisher
What you end up seeing when you look at history is that people who have been good at pushing the boundaries of possibility, and exploring those frontiers of good ideas and innovations, have rarely done it in moments of great inspiration. They don't just have a brilliant breakthrough idea out of nowhere and leap ahead of everyone else. Steven Johnson
I love Thanksgiving. In Canada, we don't really have a lot of history with Thanksgiving, and it's a holiday devoted to food, and that warms the cockles of my being. Mackenzie Davis
We've got to know our history. We have to be able to bring our children to a place that they can be proud of. Marla Gibbs
Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. A. J. P. Taylor
When I was really young, I wanted to be a history teacher because I was obsessed with the past. Russell Tovey
The history of the tobacco industry is not a positive one. Susan Cameron
My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history. Lawrence R. Klein
World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years. Ken Follett
Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do. Alexis Herman
I think one's history and past is important at a certain time in your life, especially as an artist, just to try to hone in on that. Olivia d'Abo
All great political families have myths: stories they tell themselves about how history happened. Peggy Noonan
I don't have a long history of hit singles of my own. I had a few, and I had a little hot streak in the '70s, but I've had a lot of success producing other people. Todd Rundgren
They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them. Douglas MacArthur
It's definitely particular to each situation, but whether it is a long history or someone that you're intimidated by or someone that you didn't think you ever had a shot at, at the end of the day, I think we're all living through high school, every day. John Krasinski
Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as the necessary outcome of all previous history made possible and necessary only by that previous history. Earl Browder
Writing historical novels can be dangerous. We need to be as accurate and as fair about the historical record as we can be, at the same time as creating our fictional characters and, hopefully, telling a good story. The challenge is weaving the fiction into the history. Edward Rutherfurd
Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages. Barry Goldwater
Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others. Elizabeth Janeway
Physics has a history of synthesizing many phenomena into a few theories. Richard P. Feynman
When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn't know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears. Brad Pitt
Do you really believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, plans to be a loser in history? Gary North
What we hold in our heads - our memory, our feelings, our thoughts, our sense of our own history - is the sum of our humanity. Richard Eyre
There's a lot of tension in London, but then you realize it's always been there, in its history, and that the best thing about London, that there's always been this tension. King Krule
I'm not keen on history being tampered with... to any extent. Daniel Day-Lewis
I am very lucky and grateful to have this living link to a past era, the violin presumably having much more history to it than the later portion that I know. Lara St. John
My work is not about my life history. It's not about the story of my neurosis. Anish Kapoor
But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history. Martin Heidegger
No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book. Ellen Glasgow
Many new lovers and spouses struggle to reconcile themselves with their partners' relationship history, but it's an insecurity I left behind in my 20s. Mariella Frostrup
Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I think that America has an obsession with history, really. JJ Feild
History is just this froth of artifact production that has appeared in the last ten to fifteen thousand years. It spread across the planet very quickly. But that mind in man just goes back and back into the darkness. Terence McKenna
Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment. Sandra Day O'Connor
Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people's lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves? Apolo Ohno
History shows that pay-TV subscribers flee in droves to alternative providers when there is even a rare service disruption - demonstrating a quantifiable value for 'must-have' broadcast programming. Gordon Smith
Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days. Jo Bonner
We often forget that Iran has a long tradition and history with the United States. Iranians have been coming to the United States as students for decades. American businessmen were in Iran developing the oil fields. ...There was an American financial advisor to the Iranian government in the early part of the century. Elaine Sciolino
The real world is the fantasy writer's scrapbook. Real history, real geography, real customs and religions are all invaluable sources of guidance and inspiration. Lynn Flewelling
The history of my life must begin by the earliest circumstance which my memory can evoke; it will therefore commence when I had attained the age of eight years and four months. Giacomo Casanova
I graduated. I did History of Art, you know, all those things - American Studies - and then I went to art school, and I did Joseph Alvarez in the art school. Peter Beard
We've gone from a preponderance of acute and infectious disease as a source of premature death to chronic diseases, which are the preponderance of the burden of illness in most of the world. That puts a much higher premium on the prevention of chronic disease than ever in history. Harvey V. Fineberg
We have a harder way to succeed in life as Serbs because of the past that we had and because of the history we had. Novak Djokovic
History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. Philip Guedalla
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast. Peter Cooper
I'm absolutely convinced that the very small global warming we are experiencing is the result of natural causes. It's a cyclical phenomenon in the history of the Earth. The role of man is very small, almost negligible. Vaclav Klaus
History can show you that it was one pile of bad stuff after another. It can also show you that there's been tremendous progress in knowledge, behaviour, laws, civilisation. It cannot show you that there was a meaning behind it. Tony Judt
Every great movement in the history of Western civilization from the Carolingian age to the nineteenth century has been an international movement which owed its existence and its development to the cooperation of many different peoples. Christopher Dawson
The Republican Party's history is rich and chock full of emancipation and black history. Rand Paul
When states like Alabama and Arizona passed some of the harshest immigration laws in history, my Attorney General took them on in court and we won. Barack Obama
In my contemporary stories, I write about today's quilters, inventive techniques they use, and how technology has influenced their art. Novels set in the past let me have fun researching patterns that were popular and fabrics and tools available to quilters through history. Jennifer Chiaverini
I must be the only person in 'Strictly' history who's actually put on weight during rehearsals. Abbey Clancy
If the history of the western moral imagination is the story of an enduring and unending revolt against human cruelty, there are few more consequential figures than Raphael Lemkin - and few whose achievements have been more ignored by the general public. It was he who coined the word 'genocide.' He was also its victim. Michael Ignatieff
But you have to understand, my beard is so nasty. I mean, it's the only beard in the history of Western civilization that makes Bob Dylan's beard look good. Bill Walton
These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror. Michael N. Castle
I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that. Gillian Anderson
Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language. Slobodan Milosevic
Whatever can be noted historically can be found within history. Martin Heidegger
And certainly the history of public sculpture has been disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue and the only way it even has a chance to continue is if the work gets out into the public. Richard Serra
A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United. David Gill
I'm not sought after. I never get enough work. It's the history of my career. There just isn't anything to turn down, let me put it that way. Ed Asner
If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history. Bo Bennett
At no time in history have we succeeded in making, in a timely fashion, a specific vaccine for more than 260 million people. Laurie Garrett
Despite the fact that he has run the most incompetent administration in history, President Obama remains a solid bet for re-election in 2012. Obama's frontrunner status springs from two crucial facts: first, by overexposing himself in the public eye, he has made himself larger than life; second, the Republican field is pathetically weak. Ben Shapiro
What makes a loft authentic isn't its layout or its history but its ability to give people a true home - a dwelling that reflects their personalities and aspirations, including their dreams of urbanity. Virginia Postrel
As we move beyond Women's History Month, I am committed to advancing legislation to raise the minimum wage and ensure women are paid equally for equal work. Colleen Hanabusa
We should honor Franklin Delano Roosevelt today as the greatest commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the United States in our history, bar none - including President Lincoln. Nigel Hamilton
Most foreign policies that history has marked highly, in whatever country, have been originated by leaders who were opposed by experts. Henry A. Kissinger
I've told myself I have a chance to make history, and that's my focus. Jordan Spieth
I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing. Richard Rorty
In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way. John Thorn
I'm going to have to call up Spike Lee. I did a cameo for him in 'Malcolm X,' and I'm trying to get him to do my life story and the history of the Black Panther Party. Bobby Seale
Bulls don't read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch tulip mania of 1637, the Banque Royale of 1719-20, the railway speculation of the 1840s, the great crash of 1929. James Buchan
I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people. LL Cool J
And then for the first time in history a Cook County state's attorney was reelected for a third time. Richard M. Daley
Scotland really is a spectacularly beautiful country with so much history. I always go to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Susan Eisenhower
To have been able to write the books I wanted to write, on demanding subjects like war and the history of psychiatry, and for them to have sold in the numbers they have - and then go around saying: 'Actually, I'd also like to have won the Costa Book of the Year?' That would be ridiculous. Sebastian Faulks
A lot of crime writing suffers from treading water. I feel an obligation to move the character on and not repeat myself. I try to fit him into a different period and a different agenda. That way, you learn slightly more about his personal history in the tradition of the unreliable narrator. It makes it more challenging to write. Philip Kerr
We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States. Susan Sarandon
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. Walter Scott
American policy seems to be wed to a perpetual state of war. Why? History shows that the world will always be in flux or turmoil, with different peoples competing for visibility and power. The U.S. cannot fix the fate of every nation. Camille Paglia
I'm a history buff, and right now we're sitting on one of the most dramatic historical shifts that this planet has ever seen and we have a front row seat for it. James Daly
New Orleans has a unique history as a great melting pot of all kinds of cultures, and that manifests itself now through the food, the music, and the kinds of people who live there. Scott Bakula
For thousands of years, men have written history, so it seems to me that most of what we've read is from the male point of view. Stacy Schiff
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe. Harold Rosenberg
Based on history the expectations are simply the highest, it kind of could become a burden for you or it could be something that you are really proud of, you know so I take the second one. Jurgen Klinsmann
The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do. D. H. Lawrence
At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure - after 'Bad Girls,' nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with 'Off The Wall.' Rob Sheffield
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. Bertrand Russell
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende. Erich Auerbach
With science and reason throughout history, what people believed turned out to be false. So I like to keep an open mind to all perspectives and learn and become more fully realised as a person. I just feel we're never going to know what the full picture is. Conor Oberst
Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants. Charles Henry Parkhurst
The odds are always against you no matter what your previous history is. You have to overcome the tendency to relax. Tom Osborne
The most important fact is that gays have been here since day one. To say otherwise is a gross denial and stupidity. We played an enormous part in the history of America. Larry Kramer
I love general history. That's all I read really. I don't read novels, I read history. I love it. I live in an area that's really rich in Civil War history. I live in Kentucky on a farm. A lot of revolution, a lot of military history I love. Steve Zahn
South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures - all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa. Tariq Ramadan
My history teacher was utterly terrifying, but her lessons were very inspiring. She got me interested in people and stories, which then led me to acting. Laura Carmichael
For much of Toyota's history, we have ensured the quality and reliability of our vehicles by placing a device called an andon cord on every production line - and empowering any team member to halt production if there's an assembly problem. Only when the problem is resolved does the line begin to move again. Akio Toyoda
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. Aristotle
All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine. John Baldacci
I've always been privileged to play for Coach Belichick, who I've always said is the best coach in the history of the league. Tom Brady
Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word. Mason Cooley
The Big Bang theory is the idea that if we go back early enough in the history of the universe - and we can do this, of course, by looking at starlight coming to us from billions of years ago - we will see a very hot and dense period where the universe was much smaller, denser, and hotter. David Gross
The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat. Michael Ondaatje
It avoids a self-conscious relationship to the act. We live in the most self-conscious society in the history of mankind. There are good things in that, but there are also terrible things. The worst of it is, that we find it hard to give ourselves to the cultural process. Larry Harvey
Reading history, one rarely gets the feeling of the true nature of scientific development, in which the element of farce is as great as the element of triumph. David Gross
I wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history: the pain and fear that black people have had to live through in order to endure. Octavia E. Butler
I had this sense that I was part of, sort of a lineage of artists and writers through history that have had mood disorders. Ellen Forney
I taught woman-centered childbirth classes for five years and have a particular interest in the history of childbirth practices. Jo Beverley
I enjoy art, architecture, museums, churches and temples; anything that gives me insight into the history and soul of the place I'm in. I can also be a beach bum - I like to laze in the shade of a palm tree with a good book or float in a warm sea at sundown. Cherie Lunghi
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies. Subcomandante Marcos
In the Bible, we have the facts and history of man's redemption. Incidentally or essentially, other worlds and other beings are brought prominently on the stage of redemption purposes and plans. Edward McKendree Bounds
I had a place to go to university; I was going to study history. I was in New York doing 'Arcadia,' and I suddenly thought, 'It feels a bit weird to go from a New York stage to Manchester University.' It didn't quite feel right. Bel Powley
But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I'm very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time. Tom Hanks
History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity. Haile Selassie
We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. Our obligation is to make money. Don Simpson
Nothing is insignificant in the history of a young community, and - above all - nothing seems impossible. Catherine Helen Spence
History may someday record that the Arab awakening that began with the Arab revolt of 1916 against the Ottomans ended about a century later with a whimper. Elliott Abrams
'Paquita' has a patchy history, beginning in 1846, and a patchy plot. Robert Gottlieb
I approach writing female characters the same why I approach writing male characters. I never think I'm writing about women, I think I'm writing about one woman, one person. And I try to imagine what she is like, and endow her with a lot of my own thoughts and history. Jeffrey Eugenides
Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back. Chadwick Boseman
There are more people living in freedom today than at any other time in the history of the human race. Mike Rounds
I've always been a relatively big history buff. In college, I took a lot of history courses, and when I was in grad school, I liked to audit them. Scott Snyder
We Americans entered a new phase in our history - the era of integration - in 1954. Constance Baker Motley
History is more interesting than most people think. Tansy Rayner Roberts
Well, when I was fifteen years old I worked in a lingerie store and that's how I feel in love with vintage lingerie because I wanted to know the history of it. Dita Von Teese
I'm fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales and fables. There's something interesting and funny and perverse about the way fairytale sometimes passes for history, for truth. Kara Walker
The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year. Jeff Miller
We take it for granted sometimes that certain parts of our history are told, and we take it for granted that we know all that stuff, and we move forward along on that basis, but there are also massive gaps, and we have to try to address them. Chiwetel Ejiofor
When I saw that Wrestlemania had broken an indoor attendance record, I just walked into a wrestling office, Championship Wrestling in Florida, during the offseason, and they introduced me to Hiro Matsuda, who became my mentor... and the rest is history! Lex Luger
I was worried about being the nut that ruined 40 years of Bond history. Rick Yune
My first reaction every time I delve into an episode of history that I don't know very much about is... my first reaction is anger that my teachers never taught me about it. Steven Spielberg
It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do. Benito Mussolini
Your brain develops depending on your individual history. What has gone on in your own brain and its consciousness over your lifetime is not repeatable, ever - not with identical twins, not even with conjoined twins. Gerald Edelman
Exposition has legitimate uses. It's the most efficient way to summarize background information, including necessary information about a character's history. It can set the stage well for a major dramatized event. Nancy Kress
Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress. Stephen Ambrose
I'm a huge sci-fi geek, and I also really get into all of the alien shows on the History Channel where you see air force pilots talking about UFOs - I love that stuff. Matt Lanter
Yes, they broke the law, but we can't deport them. Let's get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it - they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need. Michael Bloomberg
Strip malls are history. Jeff Bezos
Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings. Salman Rushdie
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. Thomas Jefferson
I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances. Barbara Kruger
There have been actresses who transitioned and nobody knew. But for me, with everybody knowing my history, it will be harder. I'm sure there are some great scripts calling for an ultra-glamorous woman. And I'm prepared to be ultra-glamorous. Candis Cayne
For the modern physicist, reality is the whole thing, past and future joined in a single history. The sensation of now is just that, a sensation, and different for everyone. Instead of one master clock, we have clocks in multitudes. James Gleick
There was more data transmitted over the Internet in 2010 than the entire history of the Internet through 2009. Ben Parr
With the success of Immature, I wanted to start the group B2K, which ended up being one of the biggest urban boy bands in history. Chris Stokes
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. Wole Soyinka
So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was. Sidney Poitier
Democracy is but an experiment in the long history of the world. Mark McKinnon
These are matters of external history. They are indeed prominent objects, often changing and giving a new direction to the current; but they tell us not why it flows onward and will ever flow. Jones Very
Today, as we look back on the history of our nation and take note of how far we have come as a people, we are reminded that we owe a great debt to those who fought valiantly for the freedoms that we easily take for granted. Sam Brownback
What you see is that the most outstanding feature of life's history is a constant domination by bacteria. Stephen Jay Gould
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Woz is living his own life now. He hasn't been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history. Steve Jobs
If you look at the history of the American capital market, there's probably no innovation more important than the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles. Lawrence Summers
I don't mind that Bill Gates is a mega zillionaire; he's done a lot of really interesting and innovative stuff. I do mind that a lot of unworthy people rode his coattails to minizillionaire status, e.g. the inventor of Hungarian notation, probably the dumbest widely-promulgated idea in the history of the field. Jon Evans
One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes. Jack Canfield
If you look back at history, the various Maharajas of the Indian empire actually helped support a whole British industry. The royalty in those days ordered exotic cars in huge numbers. Mark Shand
The history of ideas is littered with the corpses of those who have tried to define culture. Giles Foden
I love going to art galleries. The Tate Modern is one of my favourite things to do. But I don't invest in the history of it and I don't read up on it. I am a guy who would buy a print rather than buy an original. James McAvoy
There is no such thing as a criminal life. Life is life, and life is criminalized. No one ever, in the history of life, has chosen a criminal life. No one has ever said, 'I want to be a criminal.' No one ever has done that. Rhys Ifans
Students of American history will recall that the important place where work gets done in the legislative body, almost without exception, is in the committees, more so than on the floor although sometimes more attention is paid to the floor. Paul Sarbanes
From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature. Ahmed Zewail
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America's bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history. Rahm Emanuel
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends. Silvia Cartwright
'The Art of the Brick' is an exhibition I've done where I've taken some works of art from art history and replicated them all out of Lego bricks. Nathan Sawaya
I love every period in design history. Even the ugly ones. Catherine Martin
I get in trouble when I say things like, 'I'm attracted to violence.' I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from. Caleb Carr
So if you look back over the long history of China, they've never tried to take over the world, but they've been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood... in carrying out their own purposes and interests in their sphere of the world. Fred Thompson
I just want to make sure I'm contributing good films to movie history rather than being famous just to be famous. Logan Lerman
Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back. William O. Douglas
Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Jerry Bruckheimer really is an executive producer, who obviously is the most successful producer in the history of film and television. Dylan McDermott
Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather. Ilka Chase
Big History studies the history of everything, offering a way of making sense of our world and our role within it. David Christian
Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done. J. L. Austin
There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history. Wilma Mankiller
No people in the history of the world have ever been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned. John Brown Gordon
No back in the history of football was ever worth two fumbles a game. Woody Hayes
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself. Winston Churchill
The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over. Lewis Black
She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood. Simon Hoggart
If you look at the history of communication, new technologies like the phone and e-mail didn't just let people do things faster; it fundamentally changed the scope of the kinds of projects people dared to take on. Justin Rosenstein
Because of the long, long history of British shipping, immigration, trade, empire, missionaries, you can have a better shot at telling a worldwide story in the British Museum's collection than any other. Britain has been more connected with the rest of the world than any other country, for longer. Neil MacGregor
Inaugurals conventionally start with a history lesson and finish with a prayer. Jonathan Raban
What happens in the music business is that if you step out of your little spot to do something else, the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone, you're history. Nancy Sinatra
After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history. Condoleezza Rice
We want to assist China's soft power; we want to develop a vibrant young cinema in China. The average American has no understanding whatsoever of China. We'd like to create a young generation to tell their stories on a world stage. We can make history as well as make money. Robert Friedland
We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives. Anita Borg
I am not playing for any lobby. I am playing for national lobby. I will ignore lobby. Anybody has useful suggestion, they can give it to me. The history will speak about it. Veerappa Moily
I don't believe in the Great Man theory of science or history. There are no great men, just men standing on the shoulders of other men and what they have done. Jacque Fresco
Whether one believes in evolution, intelligent design, or Divine Creation, one thing is certain. Since the beginning of history, human beings have been at war with each other, under the pretext of religion, ideology, ethnicity and other reasons. And no civilization has ever willingly given up its most powerful weapons. Mohamed ElBaradei
History buffs expect historical background in historical fiction. Mystery readers expect forensics and police procedure in crime fiction. Westerns - gasp - describe the West. Techno-thriller readers expect to learn something about technology from their fiction. Edward M. Lerner
I think Liverpool have a long history with many great players. I hope one day to be up there with those great players. I'll try my best to write some history here. Luis Suarez
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. Desmond Tutu
The bottom-line message of history is that if you're doubling and tripling your money in record time, you're also more likely to lose it all. Kurt Eichenwald
Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; it's a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. It's all right there in front of us. Phil Anselmo
Ideologists of all kinds find a strange sort of comfort in the madness of the crowd; it confirms them in their suspicion that history, far from being made by the great mass of individuals - as Marx averred - is rather unmade by a single massive individual, a collective Other, who stands in stark contrast to you and he. Will Self
I think I went to Italy initially for the art, architecture, food and history, but I stayed there because of the people in Cortona. Frances Mayes
My view is the less the government can do and the more freedom and opportunity you give people, that trusting people and free people and free enterprise - that America has built the greatest country in the history of the world. Rick Santorum
We cannot get by Auschwitz. We should not even try, as great as the temptation is, because Auschwitz belongs to us, is branded into our history, and - to our benefit! - has made possible an insight that could be summarized as, 'Now we finally know ourselves.' Gunter Grass
On the contrary, history generally confirms that the more conscious and the better you are organized in vanguard organizations, the more constructively you operate in the mass organizations of the working class. Ernest Mandel
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. Dwight D. Eisenhower
History shows us that people are terrible about guessing what is going to happen - next week, next month, and especially next year. Barry Ritholtz
It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history. Arthur L. Herman
In the digital universe, our personal history and its sense of narrative is succeeded by our social networking profile - a snapshot of the current moment. The information itself - our social graph of friends and likes - is a product being sold to market researchers in order to better predict and guide our futures. Douglas Rushkoff
History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it. Ferdinand Marcos
I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is. Hugh Laurie
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. Haile Selassie
I was an art history major, but never specifically contemporary. I would say where I really stopped were the abstract expressionists in the New York school. Vera Wang
It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages. Matt Lucas
Over the years, a lot of rappers - Lil' Wayne, Ice Cube - have used my name in their songs. I'm a real touchstone of history. Rodney King
I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and why people care about it. Gregg Easterbrook
The genius of vinyl is that it allows - commands! - us to put our fingerprints all over that history: to blend and chop and reconfigure it, mock and muse upon it, backspin and skip through it. Adam Mansbach
We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars. Anatole Broyard
There is no question that America has been a nation that has been blessed by almighty God. There is no other nation in the history of mankind that has done what His nation has done - and it's because of God's hand and His blessing. Franklin Graham
Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict. Dag Hammarskjold
Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race. Mary McLeod Bethune
I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: 'A long time ago, in the future.' Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future. Romeo LeBlanc
History will record that the Citizens United decision is one of the worst in the history of our country. Bernie Sanders
The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works - never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video. Olivier Martinez
I think I'm the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it. Eugene Levy
I'm interested in history, in trying to relate the past to the present and to understand how people thought about their problems and pleasures. Claire Tomalin
If you had to find a period in history that would equate to what the Internet has presented us with now, it would be Elizabethan England. It was a world in flux. Rhys Ifans
Homework's hard. Especially math. My kids joke with me. They tell me they have homework. I say, 'Okay.' And then I sit down and they say, 'It's math.' 'No! Not math! English, history, anything!' Angelina Jolie
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. Hugo Black
Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most. Norman Mailer
The history of science has been one long series of violent brainstorms, as successive generations have come to terms with increasing levels of queerness in the universe. Richard Dawkins
Never before in history has the global marketplace touched so many consumers and provided access to so many producers. Peter Diamandis
Take a newspaper account of Waterloo or Trafalgar, with all the small advertisements: it seems much more real than reading about it in a history book. Patrick O'Brian
So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history. Murray Gell-Mann
A lot of the changes are so gradual that they don't even qualify as news, or even as interesting: they're so mundane that we just take them for granted. But history shows that it's the mundane changes that are more important than the dramatic 'newsworthy' events. Robert D. Kaplan
When you look back in history and see other fighters coming back, it's never really been good for them. Lennox Lewis
As history has repeatedly proven, one trade tariff begets another, then another - until you've got a full-blown trade war. No one ever wins, and consumers always get screwed. Mark McKinnon
History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat. Rosa Luxemburg
The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules. Huston Smith
The need for raising the awareness of this shameful chapter in U.S. history is more apparent than ever. Michael M. Honda
I've done more impeachments than anybody else in the history of the country. Jim Sensenbrenner
I spent a year at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, then transferred back to the University of Texas, where I majored in English and history. Joe Jamail
If you look at the history of our country over the last 100 years, there have been periods where science and research have been celebrated. They were really kind of held up as heroes in society, which encouraged a generation of people to go into these fields. Mark Zuckerberg
The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it, as well as race discrimination. Anita Hill
Most of us, I think, are conscious of history swirling around outside the door, but when we're in the house, we're usually not dealing with history. We're not thinking about history. Pearl Cleage
We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is also tied up with the destinies of other people - history has made us all South Africans. Mangosuthu Buthelezi
The history of the Internet is not, as some people have tried to make it, a libertarian just-so story. It is a messy tale in which the government played a significant role. That role was, however, far more subtle than the plans of industrial policy gurus or techno-boosting politicians. Virginia Postrel
When the venture has been made of dealing with historical events and characters, it always seems fair towards the reader to avow what liberties have been taken, and how much of the sketch is founded on history. Charlotte Mary Yonge
All of the agreed-upon pariahs throughout pop-culture history put their identities into the thing we decry. And yet we derive our own identities from the act of hating. We connect on the things we are disappointed in. Some may argue that nothing in history gathers a crowd like complaining about Lady Gaga's meat dress. Patrick Stump
It's not painful to relive it. I'm comfortable with my position in American history. Rodney King
The most talented do not always end up as celebrities, and those with less talent often do. Upsets are written into our history and occur around us every day. John C. Maxwell
At the beginning of my career as a writer, I felt I knew nothing of Chinese culture. I was writing about emotional confusion with my mother related to our different beliefs. Hers was based in family history, which I didn't know anything about. I always felt hesitant in talking about Chinese culture and American culture. Amy Tan
Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and coachwork, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing. Edward Herrmann
The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property. John Moody
Mollie Hunter was both a great friend and a very fine writer for children. She was fascinated by Scotland's history and its folklore - almost all her novels reflect her tremendous knowledge of both. Joan Lingard
The challenge - and much of the fun - of writing in an established future history lies in incorporating new knowledge while remaining true to what has gone before. Expanding and enriching, not contradicting. Edward M. Lerner
Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he and I had communicated properly in January 1958, this whole history would have been entirely different . Gordon Gould
Modern scientific knowledge appeared piecemeal. Historians wrote about human history; physicists tackled the material world; and biologists studied the world of living organisms. But there were few links between these disciplines, as researchers focused on getting the details right. David Christian
My secret heroes were Joe Morello, Ray Charles - who is, in my opinion, the most dominant figure in musical history in the 21st century - and Frank Sinatra. Those are my heroes. And as a writer, when Bob Dylan came along, it was a miracle because he gave us all permission to say anything! J. D. Souther
East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century. William Kirby
Gay writers now have both a sense of history and the fables that allows them to dwell in the realms of the ridiculous and at the same time talk seriously about things. Tony Kushner
From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is. Jennifer Granholm
We have to start processing what we're really made of in America. American character is not dead. American integrity and honesty are not dead. When we're backed up against the wall against the largest corporations in the history of corporations, it's there. Josh Fox
Evil is such a simplistic way to describe any character, be it Iago or Caliban, or any character from history. Denis O'Hare
I'm going down in history with Star Trek. It's a great feeling. Persis Khambatta
Afghan women, as a group, I think their suffering has been equaled by very few other groups in recent world history. Khaled Hosseini
Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism. Gijs de Vries
I always find it actually funny that the analysis is that the characters I play in comedies are the manchild, the adolescent, characters that refuse to grow up. And yet, if you look back in the history of comedy all the way back to the Marx brothers, that's a big part of comedy. Will Ferrell
Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps. Anatoly Karpov
Individual tribes or, in other words, races or stocks, are the constituent elements of the earliest history. Theodor Mommsen
The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history. Vladimir Putin
History speaks pretty clearly that the markets do better with Democrats. Republicans' ideas of what constitutes fiscal responsibility simply are not good for the stock market. Democrats have many tendencies, but one of them is to look after the workers, and actually that tends to be good for demand and good for markets. Jeremy Grantham
If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false. Dean Kamen
When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas. M. H. Abrams
I think history is collective memories. In writing, I'm using my own memory, and I'm using my collective memory. Haruki Murakami
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy. Napoleon Bonaparte
We have such a great depth of human history in all of the arts, whether it's opera or mathematics or painting or classical music or jazz. There's so many things to study, new books to read, and certainly always ways to transform old ideas and to come up with new ones. Patti Smith
I've done about 15 movies and four television series in Mexico. My last two movies were the highest grossing in Mexican-cinema history - 'Nosotros los Nobles' and 'Instructions Not Included.' Karla Souza
I think once a year it's good to look back at the history of Oscar and to embrace the great work that everybody's done this year and set it in place to the great work that's gone on before us. Howard Shore
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Charles A. Beard
I am trying to make clear through my writing something which I believe: that biography- history in general- can be literature in the deepest and highest sense of that term. Robert Caro
The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. Walter Bagehot
Goodrich was the biggest acquisition in the history of aerospace. Louis R. Chenevert
The whole question of fiduciary responsibility is a very old concept. You could make a movie about someone making that rule at any point in history, and within a few months, it will turn out to be timely. Alan Alda
Classic music will always come across better on the ice because skating has such a rich history, rooted in tradition. Gracie Gold
To give Tinker Bell a voice for the first time in history is such an honor. Brittany Murphy
We did it. Make no mistake: We have written history. Today there's a change of guards in Denmark. Helle Thorning-Schmidt
I love Boston. I love Fenway Park. I love Red Sox history. But in no way am I a Red Sox fan. George Vecsey
People in millenniums ahead will know what we were like in the 1930's and the thing that, the important major things that shaped our history at that time. This is as important for historic reasons as any other. Gordon Parks
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Aldous Huxley
And it has some weight, I mean, the whole history of the gargoyles, that's some wonderful stuff. Keith David
The history of our country is not the history of any other country in the world which is either practicing advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy. Ibrahim Babangida
All of this got me thinking about the history of the westward expansion, and got me to wondering how the exploration of the Solar System would be changed if there were an indigenous presence out there. Sarah Zettel
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. B. R. Ambedkar
The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen. Walter Bagehot
Herbert Hoover versus Al Smith in 1928 was one of the dirtiest elections in American history. Joseph Cummins
I am a curious creature and put my finger in as many cakes as I can: history, film, technology, etc. I'm also a freak for urban history, particularly Barcelona, Paris and New York. I know more weird stuff about 19th-century Manhattan than is probably healthy. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Jews read the books of Moses not just as history but as divine command. The question to which they are an answer is not, 'What happened?' but rather, 'How then shall I live?' And it's only with the exodus that the life of the commands really begins. Jonathan Sacks
The countless number of influential figures in American history who are of Caribbean heritage indicates the need to set aside a designated time to celebrate their contribution to our country. Eliot Engel
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you! Nikita Khrushchev
No matter how powerful our political and religious leaders think they are, they are as dust before the immense and implacable forces of history and progress. I just hope that they don't make too much of a mess or take too many more people down with them. Alan Moore
History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own? Christian Lous Lange
The law reports in newspapers contain perhaps the only real history of England that has any relation to truth. Robert Baldwin Ross
Cause and effect, the riddle of all history, is a particular devil in financial history; and never more so than today, where entire classes of security are collapsing not on public exchanges and stock-tickers but because there are no markets to establish prices this side of nothing. James Buchan
Certainly the history of astronomy shows that every time we thought we were special, we were wrong. Seth Shostak
Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords? John Clayton
The uniqueness of the United States in human history is the United States is the first global power in human history which emerged far away from Africa or Asia, which is the main land of human history. Ahmet Davutoglu
But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You're looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues. George H. W. Bush
You know Manchester is always a bit of a hard place for people coming from London, just with all the history. Manchester has this immensely huge and healthy history musically. Graham Coxon
The history of Hillary Clinton as a five-year senator is to promote Hillary Clinton and not the needs of New Yorkers. John Spencer
I mean, look, Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning this is going to be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history. And what we're seeing is she's breaking that promise every day. Eric Cantor
My obsessions stay the same - historical memory and historical erasure. I am particularly interested in the Americas and how a history that is rooted in colonialism, the language and iconography of empire, disenfranchisement, the enslavement of peoples, and the way that people were sectioned off because of blood. Natasha Trethewey
The notion that the mind and body are actually different sides of the same coin goes all the way back to the origins of medicine. For most of its history, the practice was not separated from other aspects of human activity. Jon Kabat-Zinn
China and India are feeding their people for the first time in human history due to free markets, and the Left knows that, and it gets them nervous. Dave Brat
The Deep South has a completely different history, both good and bad, that is fascinating for everybody. It makes people work together who usually don't, and that sounds like a cliche in so many ways, but it actually happened... and it happened because of a beautiful idea. Genevieve Gorder
Twentieth century history of Christianity will name Oral Roberts as the voice that brought the Pentecostal movement to be taken seriously by mainline Christianity. Robert H. Schuller
I did magic all my life from the time I was 12, and I like to tap into the magic from history. Marco Tempest
The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor? David McCullough
History laughs at both the victim and the aggressor. Mahmoud Darwish
I want to make it clear that the black race did not come to the United States culturally empty-handed. The role and importance of ethnic history is in how well it teaches a people to use their own talents, take pride in their own history and love their own memories. John Henrik Clarke
My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me. William Jennings Bryan
There's no one place a virus goes to die - but that doesn't make its demise any less a public health victory. Throughout human history, viral diseases have had their way with us, and for just as long, we have hunted them down and done our best to wipe them out. Jeffrey Kluger
By the time Florence Nightingale got her neurotic hands on Cleopatra, she had been mangled beyond recognition by both history and literature. Stacy Schiff
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
History simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson. Eric Holder
Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values. Arthur M. Schlesinger
If we look to the saints, this great luminous wake with which God has passed through history, we truly see that here is a force for good that survives through millennia; here is truly light from light. Pope Benedict XVI
I love the history of popular music. I love to know what people are listening to, even if I don't like it. Tim Rice
What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane? Jackie Kennedy
I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era. Annie Lennox
Every writer has his writing technique - what he can and can't do to describe something like war or history. I'm not good at writing about those things, but I try because I feel it is necessary to write that kind of thing. Haruki Murakami
The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives. Mary Fallin
If I can't find a project that I'm really interested in, I'll just go back to college where I've been studying art history and French. I'm also going to study English and philosophy - the whole curriculum! Emmy Rossum
Mythology and history are my passion. I grew up in a religious family and learnt about our scriptures and philosophies. It's the language I'm comfortable with. Amish Tripathi
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Abraham Lincoln
Modern political science started in the late nineteenth century as a branch of history. Jill Lepore
It's funny, I'm very analytical in my real life, but in terms of my films, I try to not analyze them at all and let things just go into them and let them be what they are. I mean, people ask me to this day what 'The Squid and the Whale' stood for, and I have no idea except that it's an exhibit in the Natural History Museum. Noah Baumbach
I'm saying this as a Republican: In the White House, the effort that goes in and wherever these decisions are made, as to limit civilian casualties, is more probably than any in the history of the world, especially when you consider the history of warfare. Peter T. King
A lot of Chinese martial arts films were based on Chinese martial arts novels. And these novels created a world of putting history, calligraphy, and martial arts into one. Donnie Yen
The 2007 Labor campaign was the most presidential in Australian history, with a slogan - Kevin07 - exceeded in its banality only by its success. Richard Flanagan
'Rozabal' was theological while 'Chanakya' is political. Unlike 'Rozabal,' which was about research, the aim of 'Chanakya' is plot, plot, plot, which carries the character. The common DNA, of course, is history. Ashwin Sanghi
I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so. Mayim Bialik
The reason that 'Stalingrad' took off was because it emphasized the influence of history on the individual. Antony Beevor
I'm a child of immigrants. That is the history of this country. Immigration is good and important for our country. Legal immigration needs to really be modernized. John Barrasso
Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge; history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone. Albert J. Nock
Though Tikal may have been settled by at least 600 B.C., most of the city's edifices were built during what is called the Classic period of Maya history, from A.D. 250 to 900. David Roberts
My parents were interested in history and the world. My father read Graham Greene and Georges Simenon and was a strong trade unionist and Labour supporter. Robert Harris
When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before. Arthur Hailey
The first time I played a killer, in the 1997 film 'Mojo,' I went to my local video shop and got out a video of real executions and a history of the Third Reich. The guy in the shop was giving me a look. I thought this would help, but I don't think it made any difference, and I don't want to see any more executions. Aidan Gillen
To a person growing up in the power of demography, it was clear that history had to do not with the powerful actions of certain men but with the processes of choice and preference. George W. S. Trow
Throughout history, story telling was at the very beginning of life. Anthony Horowitz
And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church - and people in Church history - and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake. Walter Martin
I would love for people to look at me as a great singer but also know exactly who I am, the way that we have loved and respected people like Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, having gone through the different stages of their lives with them. That's the type of history I want to have. Monica
But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history. Xavier Becerra
Looking at America's history, ordinary people did something extraordinary. Leaders risked their lives for freedoms that we take for granted today. That's what instills confidence. That's us. We will move forward and prosper because that's who we are as Americans. Scott Walker
I see myself as, first and above all, a teacher of history; next, a writer of European history; next, a commentator on European affairs; next, a public intellectual voice within the American left; and only then an occasional, opportunistic participant in the pained American discussion of the Jewish matter. Tony Judt
At some time in their careers, most good historians itch to write a history of the world, endeavor to discover what makes humanity the most destructive and creative of species. Paul Johnson
Had I not gone to Japan in 1986, had I stayed home and majored in English literature as I'd intended to do, I might indeed have become an investment banker, an outcome that perhaps would have proved a more severe blow to the health of the U.S. economy than to the history of the novel. John Burnham Schwartz
Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it. Thomas Francis Meagher
I think people should look at learning about Native American history the same as visiting Washington, D.C., and seeing the monuments there. It's all part of the package. Chaske Spencer
My college roommate gave me her copy of 'Lord of the Rings,' and I read that probably five or six times - not because I think it's the greatest thing ever written, though some people certainly think it is - but the world he creates is so vivid. So real that he designed its own languages, history and mythology. Carol Berg
In the annals of history, few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II. Vito Fossella
As every student in Philosophy 101 learns, nothing can force me to believe that anyone except me is conscious. This power to deny that other people have feelings is not just an academic exercise but an all-too-common vice, as we see in the long history of human cruelty. Steven Pinker
My YouTube videos have literally millions of views... Yet I'm still airbrushed out of the BBC Stalinist revision of history; the chart shows have been instructed not to play my music! Jonathan King
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend. Margaret Thatcher
Basically, the myth is that America has been founded on the free market; the government has done very little; it has thrived under free trade. But actually, if you look at the history, this is actually the country that has succeeded most with protectionist policies. Ha-Joon Chang
When I ran the stock exchange, it was the most successful it's been in its 200-plus-year history. And I was rewarded for success; I would not have been rewarded if we failed. Richard Grasso
A continuing narrative throughout Australia's history that says it is better to build up than to tear down - this is the continuing mission of Labor. Kevin Rudd
A pacifist will often - at least nowadays - be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally. Christian Lous Lange
I've spoken with friends who are rabbis and priests and we've agreed that most people have an emotional attachment to their faith, a desire to fulfill their spiritual longings, but they are not experts in understanding the history of their religion. Feisal Abdul Rauf
I had a great drama teacher in high school, and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater. Elizabeth Olsen
If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that's what it's all about. Carlos Santana
In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America. James Henry Breasted
There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen. Rio Ferdinand
The study of history empowers nations and individuals with an ability to avoid errors of the past and lay foundations for victories in the future. Aberjhani
Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that's offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That's my ideal. Bob Costas
I think I was interested in history without knowing it and that became very clear when I arrived in France. Everything that I was really interested in was there, but I knew nothing, no education, no art education, no education beyond high school. It was extremely overwhelming and it still is. John Howe
I am excited to bring my deep knowledge, passion and expertise of soccer in this country to The New York Cosmos. They truly represent where this sport is headed on a national and international level, and I want to make history with them. Cobi Jones
The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young. Kate Millett
I had learned what wealth was, and a great deal about production and exchange for myself in the early history of South Australia - of the value of machinery, of roads and bridges, and of ports for transport and export. Catherine Helen Spence
Journalists are supposed to put the people first, even before themselves. Around the world and throughout history, journalists have died to get the truth out. Michael Arrington
Theories of history used to be supernatural: the divine ruled time; the hand of God, a special providence, lay behind the fall of each sparrow. If the present differed from the past, it was usually worse: supernatural theories of history tend to involve decline, a fall from grace, the loss of God's favor, corruption. Jill Lepore
As he enters his final term, with the elegiac music playing out there in the distance, Barack Obama will use the history that he has come to embody and, perhaps, even to fulfill, as part of a larger project that never will be completed but only finished, over and over again. Charlie Pierce
Americans like to get rich fast. That this means we go broke fast, too, is something that we have become very good at forgetting. Our ignorance of history is matched only by our unfailing optimism; it's actually part of our optimism. Jill Lepore
He could have made it right with the book. But he hasn't. He is a revisionist of history. He has lied. Monica Lewinsky
History is present in all my novels. And whether I am directly talking about the sociological moment or just immersing my character in the environment, I am very aware of it. Paul Auster
America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
I was brought up to understand Darwin's theory of evolution. I spent hours and hours in the Natural History Museum in London looking at the descriptions of how different kinds of animals had evolved, looking at the sequence of fossil bones looking gradually more and more and more and more like the modern fossil. Jane Goodall
There are so many times and places in history in our world that I just don't know anything about, and when I learn about them they're always fascinating. Andrew Stanton
It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best record of their history written by local writers. John Henrik Clarke
Detention without trial is history in Malaysia. Najib Razak
Whenever I've had to tamper with history for plot purposes, I make sure to mention that in my author's note, and I try to keep such tampering to a bare minimum. I also attempt to keep my characters true to their historical counterparts. This is not always possible, of course. Sharon Kay Penman
When you're part of history, you don't know it. You're just sort of living your life. Thomas Schlamme
The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history? Katharine Anthony
We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily. Vint Cerf
I am a National Football League player of American Samoan heritage. Because of my status as a professional athlete, I have been blessed to play a role in educating players and fans about the culture and history of America's southernmost territory. Troy Polamalu
Tiredness sets a natural limit to what a human being is prepared to walk daily, and this limit has taught man all through history the size of rural or urban communities. Leon Krier
You can get a certain amount of pleasure as a mathematical spectator, reading and watching some of the most beautiful arguments that have been created in the history of humanity. But that's too passive. Steven Strogatz
If I could apologise and go back and change history I would do. But the goal is still a goal, Argentina became world champions and I was the best player in the world. Diego Maradona
Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema. Dirk Benedict
The leader of an Earth organization who makes a commitment to history - of humans living on Earth, to begin permanent settlement/occupation of not the moon, but of another planet - this leader will have a legacy for history that will supersede Columbus, Genghis Khan or almost any recognized leader. Buzz Aldrin
Of course, one way of thinking about all of life and civilization is as being about how the world registers and processes information. Certainly that's what sex is about; that's what history is about. Seth Lloyd
There's a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq. Joe Biden
I don't think that women being seen as inferior is a prejudice based on male hatred of women. When you look at history, it's a prejudice based on simple fact. Caitlin Moran
History teaches that the level of unemployment is not as important as whether the rate's going down. Austan Goolsbee
I did go through graduate school and I like to do research, to create something that has a certain objective solidity. The same thing influences my fiction to some degree, because, you know, my fiction is often based on history that I've read. Marilynne Robinson
The history of Israel-Palestine conflict cannot be understood without its underlying emotional meanders. The emotional frameworks of the loss of Palestine for the Arab-Islamic world touched deep scars that go back to the Crusades, symbolizing a proof of Arab-Islamic decay, political impotence, and perceived (British/French) betrayal and antagonism. Nayef Al-Rodhan
Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority. Vic Snyder
So you know, everyone points out Greece's default record, but the history of a lot of sovereign nations is not a good one when it comes to lending them money. James Chanos
The teacher of history's work should be, ideally, not simply a description of past cultures, but a performance of the culture in which we live and are increasingly taking our being. William Irwin Thompson
For example, I loved English and history at school. I would have loved to have done a degree in either. But my Mom said I didn't have time for university. Vanessa Mae
As I review the great history of our nation, community organizers have been at the center of so many of our great social movements. Cory Booker
I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history. Humphrey Bogart
When I was nine I spent a lot of my time reading books about the history of comedy, or listening to the Goons or Hancock, humour from previous generations. Paul Merton
No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you'd like to witness history. Richard Sherman
Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society? Rose George
I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes. Al Yankovic
There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history. Penelope Lively
I've been reading a lot about Silicon Valley history recently and was struck by just how core the lack of unions has been to the American tech industry's evolution. It's enabled the constant creative destruction that keeps Silicon Valley relevant and thriving in a rapidly changing world. Sarah Lacy
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now. Jim DeMint
I don't plan ahead; each book finds me. History itself, the resonance of the past with the present, is the common denominator in all of them. Guy Gavriel Kay
When you start out, you're not really aware. I didn't have a sense of photographic history. Herb Ritts
History isn't just the story of bad people doing bad things. It's quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong. C. S. Lewis
The American people are extraordinarily comfortable, affluent, and secure. It's easy for us to make the argument that God's purpose is being fulfilled through history and through the rise of American power. And to some degree, it probably is. Walter Russell Mead
Time is my greatest enemy. Evita Peron
The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I did 'Call of Duty Modern Warfare' as Gaz, then I did Ghost in 'Modern Warfare 2,' which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games. Craig Fairbrass
The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona. I see cities as organisms, as living creatures. To me, Madrid is a man and Barcelona is a woman. And it's a woman who's extremely vain. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Throughout history, when societies face tough economic times, we have seen democratic reforms deferred, decreased trust in government, persecution of minority groups, and a general shrinking of the democratic space. Samantha Power
I wanted to tell a romantic and dark side of Ottoman history that was also slightly political, saying to the previous generation of writers, 'Look, I'm interested in Ottoman things, and I'm not afraid of it, and I'm doing something creative.' Orhan Pamuk
There's nothing new about anti-work philosophy. History is dotted with individuals and groups who decided that laziness was next to godliness and work was a waste of time. Tom Hodgkinson
I didn't think it sounded so much different than anyone else's voice until I got to the broadcasting school, and I raised my hand to ask a question of the school president, and he said, 'See me after class.' And the rest is history. Robin Quivers
History develops, art stands still. E. M. Forster
Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months. Dee Hock
Our history is that we can very aggressively, if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences. We have a democratic history in which we come together and vote on these things. Stockwell Day
If you watch the history of baseball, teams come back, and sometimes they could have come back, but they give in or give up. Tony La Russa
There are times in history where a particular doctrine becomes a symbol of a greater problem. Pat Robertson
Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history. John Bruton
An attempt is already underway to revise history - to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in. John J. Sirica
More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills and proclamations. John Barth
I like a twisted sense of humour. On 'A History of Violence,' David Cronenberg and I would be doing the grimmest scenes and laugh a lot. Viggo Mortensen
Imagine a part of the U.S.A., from which the U.S.A. started - where is the cradle of your history? This is Kosovo for Serbia. Novak Djokovic
History provides a sense of where we've been and lessons that can be taken forward. Jim Leach
God cannot alter the past, though historians can. Samuel Butler
In Portugal, my sculpture 'She Changes' refers to the town's fishing history, to the era of seafaring trade and discovery. The contemporary site is industrial, surrounded by red and white striped smokestacks, which is mirrored in the pattern of the sculpture. Janet Echelman
No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages, any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest. Goldwin Smith
Information and inspiration are everywhere... history, art, architecture, everything an illustrator needs. Europe is, after all, the land that has generated most of the enduring myths and legends of Western culture. John Howe
No one in the modern history of this country, no president, has done more to move toward a balanced budget than has President Bill Clinton. Mario Cuomo
It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments. Frank B. Kellogg
As an American people, what is greatest about our history are the many times we have led this world away from hate, towards hope. Benjamin Todd Jealous
'Days' has always been strong as an icon in TV history, and it's still going on strong and represents the genre of daytime drama so well. I'm proud to be a part of it. Alison Sweeney
I think cars encapsulate the history of innovation and style - it's the other side of the coin of the car being public enemy No.1. Norman Foster
I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it. John F. Kennedy
Presidents always want to do nice, noble, long-run things, and Congress is less keen to do so. We've seen that throughout the history of this country. Tyler Cowen
I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist. Jacques Barzun
At the time that they were shown, the Brillo Boxes were underappreciated. It's only now, with the patina of history, that we can really see these masterpieces in a clear light. Mike Bidlo
History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to 'protect' their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate. Vint Cerf
At one time in the history of the Americas, weapons and armies were associated with liberty and independence, and with new opportunities for our peoples. At one time in the history of the Americas, there were liberating armies. Oscar Arias
Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces. Samuel E. Morison
I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight. Alice Dreger
Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered. Franz Boas
The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion. Samuel Butler
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Baseball and American football and hockey are all ahead because they have a history. The MLS is kind of new. So hopefully, in time, and with players coming and trying to develop the game, and the U.S. team also doing well - at the last World Cup, they finished above England and created some buzz. Thierry Henry
I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area. Anne Sullivan
It was critical to finding a way out. I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them. Betty Buckley
John Howard, willing to apologise to home owners for rising interest rates, would not say sorry to Aborigines. He refused to condone what he referred to as 'a black armband version' of history, preferring a jingoistic nationalism. Richard Flanagan
I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began. John Henrik Clarke
You can't be a full participant in our democracy if you don't know our history. David McCullough
The study of tavern history often brings to light much evidence of sad domestic changes. Many a cherished and beautiful home, rich in annals of family prosperity and private hospitality, ended its days as a tavern. Alice Morse Earle
You learn history in school, and you have a reverential feeling toward it. But by being irreverent, it feels current. Benjamin Walker
There's a need to keep the history of an artform going, parallel with the new work that's being done. Hal Price
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands. John Lothrop Motley
If history, philosophy and so on vanish from academic life, what they leave in their wake may be a technical training facility or corporate research institute. But it will not be a university in the classical sense of the term, and it would be deceptive to call it one. Terry Eagleton
I loved psychology and I loved history. Joely Fisher
I don't have dance history or background. Rob Kardashian
To be Jewish is to be specifically identified with a history. And if you're not aware of that when you're a child, the whole tradition is lost. Joyce Carol Oates
With the '39 Clues,' we were making history jump out of the page for the readers, so they don't know they're learning. The kids can't put the books down - it's so exciting. Peter Lerangis
The people of Texas are rightly proud of their own, just like the French and the Italians, but visiting artists have often been given a shot in the history of art. Clifford Ross
Until the company believes in itself, AOL didn't have its own space and identity in the marketplace. The opportunity is to get out from under the negative history and figure out the value AOL offers for consumers and for publishers and advertisers. Tim Armstrong
You cannot not know history. Philip Johnson
My family history, like that of many Polish, German and Jewish families from Central Europe in the 20th century, is complex. Donald Tusk
Russia and the U.S. bear a special responsibility in world affairs. We have much to offer the rest of the world. Our common history testifies to this, and modern challenges demand that we work together. Sergei Lavrov
Then I realized my early work did have something special that audiences adored apart from what I humbly thought about them. They occupy a distinguished niche in Italian film history and probably always will. Dario Argento
Believe me, as one who has seen a number of international crises firsthand, they cannot be handled without an understanding of history. Pierre Salinger
Poetry carries its history within it, and it is oral in origin. Its transmission was oral. Its transmission today is still in part oral, because we become acquainted with poetry through nursery rhymes, which we hear before we can read. James Fenton
For most of human history, the main goal of states has been to conquer land and to achieve glory for their rulers, usually at others' expense. Then in recent decades it was all about GDP. It's only in very recent history that rulers have been willing to commit themselves to helping their citizens live happier lives. Geoff Mulgan
By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future. Paul Ryan
This is the worst President ever. He George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history. Helen Thomas
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. Norman Cousins
If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong. Jeff Hawkins
Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family. Novak Djokovic
I think Hefner himself wants to go down in history as a person of sophistication and glamour. But the last person I would want to go down in history as is Hugh Hefner. Gloria Steinem
History should belong to all of us, and it needs to include people from different cultural backgrounds. Otherwise, it risks becoming irrelevant to children, who could then become disenchanted with education. Malorie Blackman
The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident. Kathryn Bigelow
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. Louis D. Brandeis
I'm obsessed by the idea of making my mark on history. And Arsenal is my paradise. Thierry Henry
All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary. Barbara Kruger
I like using traditional beliefs in my fantasies, even though I always end up warping them to suit my purpose: it somehow makes everything feel more 'solid' if it's got a long history behind it. Jonathan Stroud
I think a setting is hugely important. I look at setting as a character with its own look, sound, history, quirks, goofy temperaments and moods. Deb Caletti
Basically, I think of fiction and non-fiction as different ways of engaging with the world. You reach a point where you feel you have said all you possibly can, in reportage or a review essay or a reflection on history, which 'From the Ruins of Empire' was. Pankaj Mishra
I'm from a very violent city. I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana, and it's good to see me be able to express my art, have a good opportunity for my life, make history and say something, without being violent. Jason Mitchell
The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war. George W. Bush
History is another country and might be full of fascinating incidents and places to go visit - but as a destination for emigration, it has some problems! Charles Stross
History or custom or social utility or some compelling sense of justice or sometimes perhaps a semi-intuitive apprehension of the pervading spirit of our law must come to the rescue of the anxious judge and tell him where to go. Benjamin N. Cardozo
All through history, a nation or a civilization's enduring glory is articulated by its mega constructions - the pyramids, the lofty cathedrals of the Christian world. F. Sionil Jose
When a television show like 'Scandal' becomes the biggest show in recent history, suddenly advertisers and networks want to jump on that. And what it's showing is that people want to see diversity. Jussie Smollett
We can learn from IBM's successful history that you don't have to have the best product to become number one. You don't even have to have a good product. Adam Osborne
I have become aware on my travels that when a country loses the connection between its history and its traditional dress, something truly precious is lost. Mario Testino
The only things I could do were English, drama and history. I loved them subjects, but I hated everything else. Michael Socha
No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson's. There's no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing. Muhammad Ali
The Arctic is a place that historically, during all preceding human history, has largely been an icy realm with an impact on ocean currents. That, in turn, influences the temperature of the planet. The Arctic is now vulnerable because of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, with a rate of melting that is stunning. Sylvia Earle
During the 41 years that have elapsed since Costa Rica abolished its army, our fundamental freedoms have never been threatened, nor do we know a shameful history of repression. Oscar Arias
I'm so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes. Zoe Saldana
African American history is really American history because African Americans really helped build this country. Don Lemon
Our liberal, New York/Washington-based media would never in a million years put Liberal Godfather Ted Kennedy on the spot about his clan's bad behavior, to whose lurid history he himself has contributed so much. Camille Paglia
History is a vast early warning system. Norman Cousins
I remember being in a history lesson and saying to my teacher, 'How come you never talk about black scientists and inventors and pioneers?' And she looked at me and said, 'Because there aren't any.' Malorie Blackman
Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do. Paul Simon
The U.S. has intervened more often in more countries farther from its own shores than has any power in modern history. Stephen Kinzer
I'm covering the worst president in American history. Helen Thomas
When I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State after Grinnell, I joined the moribund remnants of the Actor's Workshop, until I saw Kay Hayward and Sandy Archer in the San Francisco Mime Troupe and drove down that day to audition. The rest is history. Peter Coyote
We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation. Joichi Ito
History can bring luck: this is what we can call optimism. Stephane Hessel
I think that a lot of women that know they're going to be part of history somehow decide to have a character to be remembered by. Salma Hayek
The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition. Nancy Pelosi
In the 1970s and early '80s, Shanghai was quiet, cautious, a ghost of a once-great city - and yet physically, little was changed from its glittering heyday. When visiting, I enjoyed reading books on local history and used my time off to scope out the former haunts of gangsters and jazzmen. Nicole Mones
History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes. Paul Eldridge
The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa. Jared Diamond
My Republican friends are lamenting reconciliation. But I would recommend for them to go back and look at history. Harry Reid
Clashes of values and the struggle for primacy constitute a constant in human history that accounts for that other constant - conflict and war. Charles Krauthammer
Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before. Matt Groening
Let Indian history be set side by side with Europe history with what there is of the latter century by century and let us see whether India need blush at the comparison. Annie Besant
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. Thomas Sydenham
We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world. Her contribution to the civilization of mankind is imperishable. She has been a keen lover of peace; she has had a deep respect for international justice. Chiang Kai-shek
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten. Rudyard Kipling
If you think about the history of the PC industry, the PC industry has essentially been nothing but acquisitions by one company or another. Dell is the outlier. Dell built its own culture. They automated themselves to be the most efficient manufacturer. Eric Schmidt
Neurologically, people have a need to feel oriented, to know where they are, not just in terms of a compass and not just in terms of geography, but in terms of their culture and history. To be informed about where they're coming from and to have some glimpse towards a hopeful future. James Howard Kunstler
History demonstrates that previous military drawdowns invited aggression by our enemies. After World War I, America drew down forces until the U.S. Army had fewer than 100,000 men in uniform. That weakness invited Nazi aggression in Europe and the imperial Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. Frank Gaffney
History has proven time and again that downturns are the best time to invest in new start-ups. You get good deals and find a better environment for start-ups to grow. Steve Jurvetson
I'm not sure I would make a direct connection between having press attention as a young person and being interested in the media as an older person. I came to it more organically, coming from a family of Irish Catholic storytellers. Storytelling is a pastime and important part of my family's history and culture. Rory Kennedy
I was on tour with Michael Jackson for a while; I did the 'Dangerous' and 'History' tours. I was also on tour with Diana Ross. Cris Judd
I really like all of the characters in 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt, especially Camilla, the one girl. I find her fascinating. Hannah Murray
We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere... can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe. Elon Musk
Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research. Iain Banks
I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed. George Allen
'London' is a gallery of sensation of impressions. It is a history of London in a thematic rather than a chronological sense with chapters of the history of smells, the history of silence, and the history of light. I have described the book as a labyrinth, and in that sense in complements my description of London itself. Peter Ackroyd
Every country has a dark side of their history. Miyavi
Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism. Benito Mussolini
If you think about it, I made history. Not only was I the first black British woman to be nominated for an Oscar, I was the first black British person. Marianne Jean-Baptiste
We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children. Anne Lamott
India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country. Anita Desai
I'm a person that just likes to speak the truth, and I don't understand why in America it's such a big deal that we won't read the Koran and we won't look at history. Pat Robertson
I thought I wanted to be an electrical engineer, which I turned out to be. But I was always curious about other things too, and what if I got interested in history or the law? Jerry Yang
We've got to map all of our ancient history before it's gone because, let's face it, if we don't have a common heritage to share, something to get excited about, then what are we living for? Sarah Parcak
It's possible to be satisfied with a day's work or a cake, but a life... what is a life but a history of events badly remembered? Kevin McCloud
I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned. Clayton Moore
My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren't created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969. Camille Paglia
The big guys choose who they want to fight and they think about history: 'how many times I defended my title.' They try to break a record: 'how long I was there.' But if you look at the pedigree, who they fought, ain't nobody gonna give them credit for it because they fought a lot of people with no experience. Evander Holyfield
If you take a guy like a Barack Obama, who's raised millions of dollars from the most donors in the history of this nation, it suggests that there's a deep and profound hunger for a new politics to come forth. And a guy like him has been able to mobilize that and to reach certain parts of the hip-hop generation. Michael Dyson
Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in our nation's history when race divided all, Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences. Jerry Moran
The United States has written the white history of the United States. It now needs to write the black, Latino, Indian, Asian and Caribbean history of the United States. Carlos Fuentes
My work since the late '80s specifically questioned what was presented as the 'natural' order of things in the history of post-war-N.Y. painting. Deborah Kass
If history judges society for how it treats those in need, so markets judge economies by the incentives they provide for private investment, the infrastructure that supports growth, and the burdens placed on job creation. Victor Ponta
There is a long history of how DNA sequencing can bring certainty to people's lives. Craig Venter
The transition from dictatorship to democracy is always very difficult, and if you read a history of any country that went through this, it wasn't easy. And, you know, you don't end dictatorship one day and next day you have fully fledged democracy. Wael Ghonim
I'm not a big fan of journalism schools, except those that are organized around a liberal arts education. Have an understanding of history, economics and political science - and then learn to write. Tom Brokaw
The 20th century was a century in which human rights were infringed upon in numerous parts of the world, and Japan also bears responsibility in that regard. I believe that we have to look at our own history with humility and think about our responsibility. Shinzo Abe
I knew German history well, and out of my experiences in the rest of the world I believed to know the German kind; therefore I never doubted that, although for the time being all indications were against it, one day a change would come. Gustav Krupp
I love reading about history. Sometimes, I feel I was born in the wrong era. There was more creativity in the air when people were still discovering new worlds. Shakira
'Watchmen' is a cornerstone of both DC Comics' publishing history and its future. Jim Lee
Venezuelans have a long history. So we are able to listen to each other, to talk to each other. From here were born the liberators of the region, and they said before and after that process we have a culture of political action. We are not in despair. That's the image broadcast to abroad. Nicolas Maduro
Thus the regime has deprived Iranian women not just of their present rights, but also of their history and their past. Azar Nafisi
The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history - on our behalf. Nigel Hamilton
But the advice was not taken - Johnstone did emigrate to Canada, and did mortgage his pension; and I fear - though I failed to trace his after history - that he suffered in consequence. Hugh Miller
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. Aristotle
On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. Its enactment, following the longest continuous debate in the history of the U.S. Senate, enshrined into law the basic principle upon which our country was founded - that all people are created equal. Thomas Perez
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. Thomas Carlyle
Without history we are the prisoners of the accident of where and when we were born. Donald Kagan
Most of the fiction on the California Gold Rush makes it sound like one grand, boyish adventure. However, when you read the real history, you realize that it wasn't that way at all. Laurence Yep
False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news. Adrienne Rich
We learned the value of research in World War II. Amar Bose
The greatest events of history are those which affect the greatest number for the longest periods. Ezra Taft Benson
My other bodily ailments have become mere matters of history. William Banting
The interesting thing about Cleopatra is that she is such a shape-shifter. I mean through history we've all molded her to our times and our places. So there's room for a movie for her, but I don't think it will hew to the book. Stacy Schiff
It's very scary to me that people actually think we should just follow our leaders. If we can't learn from our history, we're nowhere. Natalie Maines
We tend to regard history as true and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' as untrue. That's always puzzled me. Tim O'Brien
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study. Nicolaus Copernicus
History is like a constantly changing tree. David Irving
I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. Julio Iglesias
I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school. Chris Rock
This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it. Christian Slater
As Members of Congress and people of conscience, we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history, and ensure that future generations know what happened. Jerry Costello
We should not blur the lines between legal and illegal immigrants. Millions of people around the world have gone through the process to come here legally and they followed the rules that required them to pay a fee, learn English, and learn about American history and government. Ken Calvert
Nothing in the reporting of a nation's history could so mislead the younger generation as to represent great events in such a way that they appear to have happened as a matter of course. Gustav Stresemann
I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific. Lion Feuchtwanger
The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation. George McGovern
I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians. Matt Cameron
I have spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship's lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire? Anita Shreve
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. Henry James
I'd be willing to bet that any incursion throughout history in which the invading country has proclaimed it is bringing benefits to the conquered is based on a lie. Peter Shaffer
I think the materialist conception of history is valid. Christopher Hitchens
History is only conjecture, and the best historians try to do it as accurately as they can. They try to accurately reassemble the facts and then put them down on paper. Ridley Scott
Ballet is certainly appreciated in New York, but it has been a part of the Russian culture, history and heritage for hundreds of years, so it's much more instilled in the Russian blood. David Hallberg
In fact, the Senkaku Islands are... inherent territory of Japan that is recognized in our history and also by international law. Naoto Kan
Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history. Ralph Adams Cram
Society may no longer define marriage in the only way marriage has ever been defined in the annals of recorded history. Many societies allowed polygamy, many allowed child marriages, some allowed marriage within families; but none, in thousands of years, defined marriage as the union of people of the same sex. Dennis Prager
I can read a newspaper article, and it might trigger something else in my mind. I often like to choose in historical fiction things or subject matter I don't feel have been given a fair shake in history. Kathryn Lasky
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. Hannah Arendt
History provides no precise guidelines. Douglas Hurd
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird. Joseph Conrad
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral. John Burroughs