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My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised.
~By Colin Firth ~


Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.
~By George Santayana ~


Our soul is not united to our body in the ordinary sense of these terms. It is immediately and directly united to God alone.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, 'cause they're convinced that there is a free lunch.
~By Ron Bloom ~


One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
~By Siobhan Davies ~


Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


It really just gives you a sense of when you need to have dialogue and when you don't, and if your pictures are telling the story, you don't need to have all this talking.
~By Craig McCracken ~


It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn't even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked.
~By Carolyn McCarthy ~


A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'
~By Barack Obama ~


He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.
~By John McCarthy ~


I just think we want to stay healthy, and I don't think we think about a sense of urgency. We realize how old we are, we realize we've been playing this game for a long time, but you know what? We're not done yet.
~By Karl Malone ~


The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
~By L. Sprague de Camp ~


What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress.
~By Tom Berenger ~


I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time. Cavemen crashed them. You go to meet girls. It makes sense.
~By Christopher Walken ~


My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives.
~By Morris Chestnut ~


There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny.
~By Jason Alexander ~


Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
~By Sting ~


So people are ready. I feel hopeful in that sense.
~By Studs Terkel ~


If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
~By Kate Beckinsale ~


I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.
~By Mira Nair ~


It's clear price gouging... The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively, relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
~By Maurice Hinchey ~


Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Our system allows you to respond to the information that is important to you. It allows you to sense and be attuned to more streams of information in parallel.
~By David Rose ~


When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.
~By Barbara Sher ~


That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


How it shaped my perception is this: I have become so indelibly identified as a character in pop culture that it has forced me to go deeply within myself to get a very very rock solid sense, to myself, of who I am.
~By Thomas Wilson ~


A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Romantics consider common sense vulgar.
~By Mason Cooley ~


The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn... tired of common sense and civilization.
~By F. L. Lucas ~


Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence.
~By Matthew Green ~


It's just so fragile. The growing sense of 'Oh, God, what am I doing? Am I any good? Will I ever work again?' All those questions of self doubt, they do creep in.
~By Jacqueline McKenzie ~


I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It's a relationship that makes sense to me. I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor.
~By Karen Duffy ~


The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
~By Bert Williams ~


Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there.
~By Jason Kidd ~


Common sense often makes good law.
~By William O. Douglas ~


What is good about the United States is the sense that you can disagree with the government and not be seen as unpatriotic, although many in the government will try to make you seem unpatriotic.
~By George J. Mitchell ~


Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


I don't think that there are very many good writers who don't live without a sense of tension. If they haven't got one immediately available to them, then they usually manage to manufacture it in their private lives.
~By John Le Carre ~


I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I had a good business sense.
~By Herb Ritts ~


We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.
~By Fred Frith ~


By reading Huckleberry Finn I felt I was able to justify my act of going into the mountain forest at night and sleeping among the trees with a sense of security which I could never find indoors.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


I am not that concerned that innovation in some large scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one part of the world to another.
~By Craig Mundie ~


And the camera position, the organization, looking for repeating forms, shapes, trying to set up a visual rhythm seemed to come very natural. All of a sudden I was in a forest of aluminum and steel rather than a forest that we might think of in a traditional sense.
~By John Sexton ~


In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
~By John Ruskin ~


Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable.
~By Rupert Sheldrake ~


Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us.
~By Walter Pater ~


The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on.
~By Bernard De Voto ~


I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn't want to be an interpretative kind of artist. I had an intuition about wanting to create my own form, in one way or another, whatever that would be.
~By Meredith Monk ~


I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.
~By Jasper Johns ~


The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.
~By e. e. cummings ~


This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam: Find him, kill him, capture him, whatever it takes. To me, it was a false sense of security: If we get Saddam, we're going to win this war.
~By Janis Karpinski ~


A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
~By Clifton Fadiman ~


I want to make as many people as possible feel like they are part of this adventure. We are going to give everybody a sense of what exploring the surface of another world is really like.
~By Steven Squyres ~


Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and then it almost bypassed the twentieth century.
~By John McGahern ~


Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
~By Horace Walpole ~


A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


And then, looking back at my first Olympics, and when the pressure was on, in '94 and '98, and looking back and going, wow. I sensed and felt what Brian had gone through.
~By Elvis Stojko ~


I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things.
~By Christopher Guest ~


If you've only got one horn playing, I still want the sense of ensemble.
~By Gerry Mulligan ~


There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
~By Elliot Richardson ~


We think the whole world's going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth.
~By Michael K. Powell ~


Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
~By Julian Casablancas ~


So I got a chance to meet a whole bunch of those old real, real rough but gentle men. They lived hard, but they lived good - in one sense, you know. But you had a lot of fun. Didn't make much money, but you had a lot of fun.
~By Little Milton ~


In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.
~By Catharine MacKinnon ~


I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.
~By James Fenton ~


In the sense that you're not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised; my position doesn't isn't unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts.
~By Peter Singer ~


Some people have much more pull than other people. But when I say that the public has ultimate responsibility, I'm not saying it in a moral sense. I'm just saying it in the sense of what is it that's really going to bring change.
~By Jared Diamond ~


Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


You have to demand things and believe you're worth more. And once you do demand them, you're usually going to get them. The players who first came in were very humble because we came from obscurity. Today's players, on the other hand, have a sense of entitlement.
~By Sue Wicks ~


The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
~By Anthony Burgess ~


Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.
~By Jonathan King ~


We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
~By Sissela Bok ~


I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone else to sing if it makes more sense.
~By Christina Milian ~


Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.
~By Anthony J. D'Angelo ~


I've always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
~By Barbara Feldon ~


Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion.
~By Charles Colson ~


Of the seven experiments, the ones that have been most investigated so far have been the pets. The dogs who know when their masters for coming home, and the sense of being stared at.
~By Rupert Sheldrake ~


I feel a big obligation to the audience, almost in a moral sense, to say something useful. If I'm going to spend a year of my life on these things, I want something that I feel that strongly about.
~By Harold Ramis ~


Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
~By Robert Frost ~


Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends.
~By Malcolm Boyd ~


I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
~By Barack Obama ~


When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s, my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home, and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the identity of its people as being British.
~By Michael King ~


Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew.
~By Gene Tierney ~


We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from.
~By Penelope Lively ~

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