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Everything, everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
~By Ellen Key ~


I get the greatest feeling when I'm singing. It's other-worldly. Your feet are anchored into the Earth and into this energy force that comes up through your feet and goes up the top of your head and maybe you're holding hands with the angels or the stars, I have no idea.
~By Cyndi Lauper ~


It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles.
~By Nathalie Sarraute ~


I had a few fibroids removed, and they left me with a Grand Canyon of scar tissue in my uterus. The doctors weren't sure I'd be able to reproduce. I was prepared for a rough road, and then out of nowhere we conceived.
~By Holly Marie Combs ~


You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.
~By Paul Cezanne ~


I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I'm finished with my term as governor, I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


I'd be interested in finding out if there is a light you walk into, and if you do meet people from your life and walk hand in hand with Jesus. I would hate for my death to be tragic: I'd like to be old when it happens. But hopefully a young death is unlikely.
~By Brian Molko ~


It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
~By Pythagoras ~


With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine.
~By Zebulon Pike ~


So just as I want pilots on the planes that I fly, when it comes to monetary policy, I want to think that there is someone with sound judgement at the controls.
~By Martin Feldstein ~


Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
~By Mary Kay Ash ~


As in all his subsequent dealings with France, Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
~By Wilfred Burchett ~


You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


I was being honest - I have nothing to hide. All I do, all the time, with everybody, is tell them what I am thinking, what I am feeling.
~By Leelee Sobieski ~


One of the first essentials is a policy of unreserved political cooperation with all the nations of the world.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~By Eleonora Duse ~


Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country as one of the dearest of all human affections, here there is no man who does not feel, and describe with rapture, how much he loves his country.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements.
~By Helena Bonham Carter ~


Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction, that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade, are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years.
~By Robert Toombs ~


Now, given the experience that we have had thus far, with our subsequent trade agreements with NAFTA and others, you would think that with our experience of job loss that we have had there that when you find yourself in a hole that you might stop digging.
~By Stephen F. Lynch ~


Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn't really my bag.
~By Pia Zadora ~


There are hundreds of people running around with great voices. If they would study and develop them they could become great singers.
~By Vaughn Monroe ~


The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


If you look at the various strategies available for dealing with a new technology, sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.
~By Ralph Merkle ~


Psycho 11 and III say, in effect, there's no way to survive with a psychological problem. If you've got it, the law can keep you locked up because there's no chance for cure.
~By Joseph Stefano ~


Americans are somehow obsessed with her, and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan.
~By Utada Hikaru ~


Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
~By Jane Austen ~


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.
~By Liam Neeson ~


Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma.
~By John C. McGinley ~


It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales, generally anticipate too great facility in their future operations and certainty of success in conducting them; but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.
~By Charles Sturt ~


I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it's doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die.
~By Suzanne Somers ~


Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful.
~By Rex Stout ~


The streets were dark with something more than night.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
~By Billy Graham ~


I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife. I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
~By Harvey Pekar ~


Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
~By George Bancroft ~


Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


A home without books is a body without soul.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I'm saddened to see that everyone's pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can't be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn't mean that we can't listen to jazz.
~By Don Bluth ~


Never had any mathematical conversations with anybody, because there was nobody else in my field.
~By Alonzo Church ~


Only with the honour thus acquired can we earn the respect of our other compatriots as well.
~By Janos Kadar ~


We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of India before we have decided for ourselves to make all who live in America free.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


There's not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it's very fortunate and a blessing for me.
~By Ryne Sandberg ~


I don't know what the problem with Capitol is. Some one's got to wake 'em up. Prod 'em a little bit.
~By Les Baxter ~


She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she's totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America.
~By Lee Child ~


The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
~By Atal Bihari Vajpayee ~


Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns.
~By Michael D. Barnes ~


I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.
~By W. C. Fields ~


You kind of have to become a song so to speak and we wanted to make sure that Tom did them with the best abilities he had and captured all that what the song is all about.
~By Kerry King ~


I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part.
~By Roy Haynes ~


All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


The idea is if you use those two shapes and try to colour the plane with them so the colours match, then the only way that you can do this is to produce a pattern which never repeats itself.
~By Roger Penrose ~


I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


I shall not grow conservative with age.
~By Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~


We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
~By Moshe Dayan ~


They demanded a monopoly of the coasting trade, in order to get higher freights than they could get in open competition with the carriers of the world.
~By Robert Toombs ~


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 ~


My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it. First I was going to hell with Monroe, and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
~By Tommy Rettig ~


It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass.
~By Gene Tierney ~


So not only do we need to deal with threats as they emerge, we have to be thinking in anticipation of future threats, and the things we do have to be things that enable the system to continue to work.
~By Janet Napolitano ~


I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
~By Daniel J. Evans ~


Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
~By Homer ~


The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself.
~By Dee Brown ~


Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
~By Helen Hunt Jackson ~


I'm going bald. I'm having a major problem with it.
~By Gedde Watanabe ~


It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on. Combine this with very, very skillful sex, and that will get them.
~By Doris Lilly ~


I don't smoke, I try to eat right, and I love doing yoga and going for hikes with my dog.
~By Sarah Chalke ~


Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


I'm actually doing a show. from my shed. on the internet. but it won't be music or anything, it's more to do with drinking and smoking. it's an art piece.
~By Vince Clarke ~


It's really good to be able to think about past loves without having a pit in my stomach, or cringing or feeling heart-broken, or like they hate you. Don't you think?
~By Winona Ryder ~


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


Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
~By Victor Kiam ~


The history of American politics is littered with bodies of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.
~By Benjamin C. Bradlee ~


Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


Here are also the two vessels, but the San Carlos without sailors, all having died of the scurvy, except two.
~By Junipero Serra ~


Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual.
~By Richard M. Helms ~


I find that people are constantly coming up to me now. There's been a definite surge of people recognizing me and I'm not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not, but I've sort of assumed that it does because the show has been off the air for three years now.
~By Shiri Appleby ~


Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.
~By Rita Dove ~


Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
~By Ossie Davis ~


It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
~By Adam Schiff ~


He who stands with his face to the East in the morning will have the sun before him. If he does not change his posture, the Earth in the meantime having changed its, he will have the sun no longer before him, but behind.
~By Daniel De Leon ~


But among them now were a large number of Communists in positions of great power within the new union movement, some of them actually moving close to the center of power. This was the crack in the wall through which they entered. Their power was to grow and prosper.
~By John T. Flynn ~


I tried several times to get the song right. The tune and the chords that I started with, there really wasn't anywhere else it could go. I stopped fighting it and let it take me away.
~By Nik Kershaw ~


The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat', while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.
~By Joe DiMaggio ~


Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.
~By Franz Liszt ~


We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise.
~By Daisy Berkowitz ~


We live within two environments: one is physical and surrounds us; the other is mental and is inside of us. Both can be designed to support your success.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times.
~By John Woolman ~


If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity. And that is probably the one thing I was given, and that I'm still grateful for.
~By John Malkovich ~


A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


Oscar night is a ridiculous night where you go to these parties and you see everyone that you've ever wanted to work with and admire.
~By Jordana Brewster ~


I don't flirt and I don't play the people that I'm meeting with.
~By Sherilyn Fenn ~


With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart.
~By Joe Strummer ~


The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
~By Golda Meir ~


Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
~By Barbara Tuchman ~

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