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Bruce Springsteen – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Bruce Springsteen

 

I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.

– Bruce Springsteen


The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.

– Bruce Springsteen


For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in my intelligence was elsewhere.

– Bruce Springsteen


My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.

– Bruce Springsteen


Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.

– Bruce Springsteen


I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally – with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.

– Bruce Springsteen


The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.

– Bruce Springsteen


I do a lot of curiosity buying I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination.

– Bruce Springsteen


I do a lot of curiosity buying I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I’ll buy whatever catches my attention.

– Bruce Springsteen


But then I go through long periods where I don’t listen to things, usually when I’m working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.

– Bruce Springsteen


Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.

– Bruce Springsteen


And whether you’re drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.

– Bruce Springsteen


Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.

– Bruce Springsteen


I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there’s innocence contained in you but there’s also innocence in the process of being lost.

– Bruce Springsteen


I think that is what film and art and music do they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.

– Bruce Springsteen


Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you’ve ever heard.

– Bruce Springsteen


There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.

– Bruce Springsteen


I think politics come out of psychology.

– Bruce Springsteen


Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music – look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.

– Bruce Springsteen


It’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin and can’t stand the company.

– Bruce Springsteen


You can’t have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can’t get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses.

– Bruce Springsteen


The only thing I can say about having this type of success is that you can get yourself in trouble because basically the world is set open for you. People will say yes to anything you ask, so it’s basically down to you and what you want or need.

– Bruce Springsteen


Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you’re trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.

– Bruce Springsteen


Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.

– Bruce Springsteen



Abdul Kalam – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Abdul Kalam

 

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

– Abdul Kalam


Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.

– Abdul Kalam


Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

– Abdul Kalam


I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.

– Abdul Kalam


My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.

– Abdul Kalam


In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

– Abdul Kalam


Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

– Abdul Kalam


You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

– Abdul Kalam


God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

– Abdul Kalam


If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

– Abdul Kalam


Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

– Abdul Kalam


As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.

– Abdul Kalam


Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.

– Abdul Kalam


One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.

– Abdul Kalam


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.

– Abdul Kalam


Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

– Abdul Kalam


No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.

– Abdul Kalam


Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?

– Abdul Kalam


If we are not free, no one will respect us.

– Abdul Kalam


English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

– Abdul Kalam


Science is global. Einstein’s equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.

– Abdul Kalam


Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

– Abdul Kalam


Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

– Abdul Kalam


Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.

– Abdul Kalam


Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?

– Abdul Kalam



Barbara Bush – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Barbara Bush

 

It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that’s how I kept track of what was going on.

– Barbara Bush


The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you’re not going to change each other’s minds. It’s a waste of your time and my time.

– Barbara Bush


Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.

– Barbara Bush


Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.

– Barbara Bush


I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.

– Barbara Bush


It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it’s a family thing, and I guess it’s clean.

– Barbara Bush


Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

– Barbara Bush


To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

– Barbara Bush


You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong.

– Barbara Bush


Value your friendship. Value your relationships.

– Barbara Bush


I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.

– Barbara Bush


My health is very good.

– Barbara Bush


Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They’re working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.

– Barbara Bush


Life has changed enormously, and I hope – I hope more people read good things.

– Barbara Bush


At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

– Barbara Bush


I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.

– Barbara Bush


I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.

– Barbara Bush


I’m worried about parents who aren’t parenting.

– Barbara Bush


Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics.

– Barbara Bush


You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.

– Barbara Bush


The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society’s dream, her own personal dream.

– Barbara Bush


Raising five boys is a handful, trust me.

– Barbara Bush


Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.

– Barbara Bush


I’m not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don’t think I’m competitive, just nice.

– Barbara Bush


Suddenly women’s lib had made me feel my life had been wasted.

– Barbara Bush



Audrey Hepburn – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Audrey Hepburn

 

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

– Audrey Hepburn


I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.

– Audrey Hepburn


I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.

– Audrey Hepburn


The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

– Audrey Hepburn


The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.

– Audrey Hepburn


The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

– Audrey Hepburn


I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

– Audrey Hepburn


If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

– Audrey Hepburn


The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

– Audrey Hepburn


Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.

– Audrey Hepburn


I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.

– Audrey Hepburn


Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.

– Audrey Hepburn


I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.

– Audrey Hepburn


Paris is always a good idea.

– Audrey Hepburn


I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.

– Audrey Hepburn


If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.

– Audrey Hepburn


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

– Audrey Hepburn


Everything I learned I learned from the movies.

– Audrey Hepburn


I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.

– Audrey Hepburn


The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

– Audrey Hepburn


When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.

– Audrey Hepburn


I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

– Audrey Hepburn


I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

– Audrey Hepburn


I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.

– Audrey Hepburn


If I get married, I want to be very married.

– Audrey Hepburn



Andy Warhol – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Andy Warhol

 

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.

– Andy Warhol


Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

– Andy Warhol


I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

– Andy Warhol


I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.

– Andy Warhol


Land really is the best art.

– Andy Warhol


Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

– Andy Warhol


Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.

– Andy Warhol


Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?

– Andy Warhol


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

– Andy Warhol


Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

– Andy Warhol


I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is ‘In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.’

– Andy Warhol


In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

– Andy Warhol


My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.

– Andy Warhol


I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don’t know. I mean, how can you tell?

– Andy Warhol


It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.

– Andy Warhol


What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

– Andy Warhol


I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.

– Andy Warhol


I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.

– Andy Warhol


I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.

– Andy Warhol


People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.

– Andy Warhol


Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

– Andy Warhol


I’d asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money.

– Andy Warhol


It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.

– Andy Warhol


When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships.

– Andy Warhol


I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of ‘work,’ because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.

– Andy Warhol



Adam Carolla – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Adam Carolla

 

I didn’t have any success in show business until I was 30 to 31 years of age.

– Adam Carolla


In my early 20s I was so miserable doing construction, I wanted something that paid money. I liked nice stuff. I liked cars and architecture, and things that cost money. I wanted to not swing a hammer, and make money… and not do stuff that was dirty. I attempted to get into comedy. I started to do stand-up, but I wasn’t very good at it.

– Adam Carolla


The very definition of ‘beauty’ is outside.

– Adam Carolla


If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.

– Adam Carolla


I swear my car won’t run unless I’m picking my nose: At least, I’m that superstitious about it, so I don’t want to take any chances.

– Adam Carolla


I think we’re getting to the point where everyone’s getting fat and everyone’s getting allergic, or claims to be allergic to something and people can’t walk from their front door to their car without a bottle of water in their hand because they have to hydrate every three and half steps.

– Adam Carolla


My first car was a motorcycle.

– Adam Carolla


When you have kids, you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life, I couldn’t imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas, every three years. If I’m gone for six days it feels like too much.

– Adam Carolla


I don’t know anything about computers.

– Adam Carolla


My mom was on welfare and the occasional food stamp, but I have never participated in any of those governmental programs, even the ones that kind of work like education, scholarships and whatever, and I managed to do just fine.

– Adam Carolla


I don’t have anything against my mom, but my family has no emotional connection to each other.

– Adam Carolla


I cook a little bit. I make a Hungarian dish called chicken paprikash that’s out of this world. I’ll give a heads-up to all of your readers that it doesn’t have to be between Thai and Mexican every night. Toss some Hungarian in every once in a while. You will not be sorry. Good, solid peasant food.

– Adam Carolla


I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials.

– Adam Carolla


If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was?

– Adam Carolla


It’s funny when you’re a kid how you can acclimate to almost anything.

– Adam Carolla


Maybe I’m delusional but I’m usually funny. It’s not 100% but I have a pretty good batting average.

– Adam Carolla


The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I’m just gonna tell her, ‘Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they’ll have to hire you, they can’t really fire you, and you don’t have to produce that much. It’ll be awesome.’

– Adam Carolla


I could definitely see myself making a serious movie or a drama in the future.

– Adam Carolla


All’s the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate, keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.

– Adam Carolla


I don’t think healthcare’s a right. The only right you have is the ability to go out on an even playing field and work, and then purchase health insurance, or whatever it is.

– Adam Carolla


People look at me, and they go, ‘You’re white, you’re smart, you must have went to college. You must have grown up with money.’

– Adam Carolla


I’ve never really broken this down before, but, in movies, you almost have no connection to fans. And if you do TV, you’re kind of connected, but they know you as the TV name not your real name. If you do radio, there’s more of a bond there. And then if you do a podcast it’s like you’re literally inside of your fans.

– Adam Carolla


Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.

– Adam Carolla


A lot of guys and people in our society think that chicks just love dudes with money. Chicks love dudes who are successful who happen to have money – do you know what I mean? Chicks are attracted to dudes that are doing their own thing.

– Adam Carolla


You don’t realize how much you use your credit card not even to buy things. It’s a card you get so you can navigate society.

– Adam Carolla



Christina Ricci – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Christina Ricci

 

My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I’m four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.

– Christina Ricci


I love the solitude of being on a plane and finally getting to read an entire book and being left alone.

– Christina Ricci


I want a Mini-Cooper because it’s fuel efficient, emissions efficient and all that stuff. It’s small and better for the environment. I think that will be my next car.

– Christina Ricci


I’ve never been to a race car race before.

– Christina Ricci


Unless it’s a specific accent, or something about physicality you have to change, I am generally not such a conscious actor.

– Christina Ricci


Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album. So I’m very familiar with the Beatles Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool.

– Christina Ricci


I’ve been looking to do TV for a while. I’ve always done guest starring stuff. I’ve done a couple of multi-episode arcs, and I’ve always loved the experience.

– Christina Ricci


I’m getting older now, so I should think about a family, but certainly not tomorrow.

– Christina Ricci


You always fear when you’re making a movie that has a moral to the story that people are going to reject the idea of being taught a lesson.

– Christina Ricci


I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am.

– Christina Ricci


I’ve been to therapists my whole life. I find the less attention I pay to food, the healthier I am. Any obsession is dangerous. And a whole country that’s obsessed with one thing, unless it’s, like, jeans, it’s very dangerous. Everyone’s obsessed right now with carbohydrates in this country. It’s ridiculous.

– Christina Ricci


To play someone who is who they are because of the happiness and contentedness that they’ve known in their life is interesting because of sort of how banal it is.

– Christina Ricci


As long as we can tell stories about our ability to survive, the more we will hope, not self-destruct.

– Christina Ricci


I certainly hope I’m not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause.

– Christina Ricci


Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination.

– Christina Ricci


I think people are learning to actually aspire to be objectified.

– Christina Ricci


My mom knows when something is real and something is not.

– Christina Ricci


I could easily exist on less money, but I like the way I live now.

– Christina Ricci


I don’t come from money.

– Christina Ricci


I’m always in bed by 11 or 12 and people laugh all the time – they want me to hang out until two in the morning, but n-n-no, I need my nine hours.

– Christina Ricci


You won’t see me in a better mood than 4:00 in the morning on my way to work.

– Christina Ricci


My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it’s incredibly romantic.

– Christina Ricci


The movies I made early on may not have been great, but they were all commercially successful.

– Christina Ricci


People are giving me more respect.

– Christina Ricci


We have so much pride in welcoming these passengers onto the plane, and they have so much pride in travel. It’s something that I definitely always remember, when I’m playing a scene on the plane, just to imbue everything with that sense of excitement.

– Christina Ricci



Cat Cora – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Cat Cora

 

I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age.

– Cat Cora


We incorporated new tastes and flavors into our kids’ diets from a very early age, which helped to develop their palates and prevented them from becoming picky eaters. We don’t buy junk food and give them options of fresh fruit, yogurt, raw almonds, or dried whole grain cereals for snack time.

– Cat Cora


I want to talk to the bullied kids of the world. Tell them to hang on, it will get better. Know that an ‘Iron Chef,’ actors, musicians, artists and all successful people have probably been bullied in their life. And the best part of your life is yet to come. Whatever it takes to live, do it!

– Cat Cora


My humanitarian work evolved from being with my family. My mom, my dad, they really set a great example for giving back. My mom was a nurse, my dad was a school teacher. But my mom did a lot of things for geriatrics and elderly people. She would do home visits for free.

– Cat Cora


Right now I’d love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest… Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.

– Cat Cora


A mother’s ability to provide for her children is not always tied to income, but rather to education.

– Cat Cora


Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.

– Cat Cora


I would like a food/lifestyle show. We’re not sure what that is yet. I want to be able to share what I do and how I raise my family. I feel like I have a story to tell. I enjoy talking and listening, sharing ideas and sharing advice.

– Cat Cora


In my family, we let our boys have a say in what veggie side they want for dinner that night. We list off a handful of options and get them excited about helping to plan the dinner menu. They’re much more inclined to finish their plates when they’ve helped decide what goes on them.

– Cat Cora


I’ve been experimenting more and more with LN2, liquid nitrogen. I’ve used it in battle on ‘Iron Chef America,’ but have also made some great ice creams at home for my family. Since it freezes basically on contact, you can have ice cream ready in mere minutes.

– Cat Cora


To me, money is the ability to create lifelong experiences for my family and myself, to educate my children and a way to give back to humanity.

– Cat Cora


When I was growing up in Mississippi – it was good Southern food… but I also grew up with a Greek family when other kids were eating fried okra, we were eating steamed artichokes. So I think it played a big part in my healthy cooking.

– Cat Cora


When I’m home, the heart and soul of our family is in the kitchen. Growing up, my parents both worked, so dinnertime was for family – the TV was off. I think it’s important to grab that time and really make it special, even after a tough day.

– Cat Cora


Chronic malnutrition, or the lack of proper nutrition over time directly contributes to three times as many child deaths as food scarcity. Yet surprisingly, you don’t really hear about this hidden crisis through the morning news, Twitter or headlines of major newspapers.

– Cat Cora


I add a lot of citrus to my food and I think that flavors it. And, to me, that what makes it healthier, lower in fat, lower in calories. It adds lots of flavor. Spices, of course. But citrus is definitely kind of my go-to to season and really to really make those flavors, make that food come alive.

– Cat Cora


I like to abide by the seasons and let the natural flavor in food speak for itself. I use quick cooking techniques of high heat with very little fat, such as quick saute or wok stir-frying.

– Cat Cora


I think about food all the time. It’s my passion it’s my profession. But some people think about food all the time because they’re hungry. We can put an end to this if we join forces and lend a hand.

– Cat Cora


I think people are more savvy about cooking, food and dining. I notice they are looking for more value for their money – not in larger portions but more in terms of healthier, fresh, farm-to-table dishes with a nice presentation.

– Cat Cora


I think the biggest thing is clean as you go. Wash all your knives, cutting boards, dishes, when you are done cooking, not look at a sink full of dishes after you are done. Cleaning as you go helps keep away cross contamination and you avoid having food borne bacteria.

– Cat Cora


It’s fun to pick a cuisine and say I’m going to research Ethiopian food, and see what it’s all about. You find that there are a lot of similarities in cuisines from around the world and a lot of similar flavors.

– Cat Cora


My Mom always cooked healthy. Greek food lends itself to cooking healthy.

– Cat Cora


If eating out, order your meal and ask the server to wrap up half of the portion to take home with your for the next day, keeping your portion size in check, and stretching your dollar into two meals.

– Cat Cora


The thing about being at home versus being out in the world working is, it’s a whole different vibe. When I’m home with my kids and partner, I will cook – even though she’s a very good cook. She’s learned over the years. We started with basics, you know, how to saute onions, how to saute mushrooms.

– Cat Cora


I launched Chefs for Humanity, a national nonprofit, with my voice, heart and money from my own pocket. Money gives you the ability to make a difference in the world and, when used in a positive way, is a lot of fun.

– Cat Cora


The type of cuisine I do, especially after being on ‘Iron Chef’ for several years, is a lot of global cuisine. My strength has always been Mediterranean cuisine across the board from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, but I think now I’m doing a lot of very different cuisines all the time.

– Cat Cora



Arthur Henderson – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Arthur Henderson

 

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.

– Arthur Henderson


It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.

– Arthur Henderson


Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.

– Arthur Henderson


The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied, the more clearly those tragic years become revealed as a vast collapse of civilization.

– Arthur Henderson


Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world’s affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.

– Arthur Henderson


Whatever we do or fail to do will influence the course of history.

– Arthur Henderson


Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice.

– Arthur Henderson


He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.

– Arthur Henderson


It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.

– Arthur Henderson


The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order… between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace.

– Arthur Henderson


The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.

– Arthur Henderson


The question is, what are we to do in order to consolidate peace on a universal and durable foundation, and what are the essential elements of such a peace?

– Arthur Henderson


The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction, and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis.

– Arthur Henderson


To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must establish world law and order.

– Arthur Henderson


In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.

– Arthur Henderson


On the contrary, the characteristic element of the present situation is that economic questions have finally and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.

– Arthur Henderson


The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.

– Arthur Henderson


Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.

– Arthur Henderson


In our modern world of interdependent nations, hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations.

– Arthur Henderson


In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.

– Arthur Henderson


In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.

– Arthur Henderson


Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.

– Arthur Henderson


The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.

– Arthur Henderson


We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war.

– Arthur Henderson



Catherine Deneuve – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Catherine Deneuve

 

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.

– Catherine Deneuve


Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.

– Catherine Deneuve


Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.

– Catherine Deneuve


I have no physical courage, I’ve asked for a double.

– Catherine Deneuve


Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.

– Catherine Deneuve


Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.

– Catherine Deneuve


I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not.

– Catherine Deneuve


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.

– Catherine Deneuve


Love is suffering. One side always loves more.

– Catherine Deneuve


I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.

– Catherine Deneuve


Marriage is obsolete and a trap.

– Catherine Deneuve


I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.

– Catherine Deneuve


I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.

– Catherine Deneuve


I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.

– Catherine Deneuve


I’m not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.

– Catherine Deneuve


I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women.

– Catherine Deneuve


That’s what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.

– Catherine Deneuve


There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men.

– Catherine Deneuve


It’s always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you’re always afraid that you don’t know your own strength and might hurt someone.

– Catherine Deneuve


I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more.

– Catherine Deneuve


All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.

– Catherine Deneuve


Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.

– Catherine Deneuve


I love vampire stories. That’s why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video.

– Catherine Deneuve


It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.

– Catherine Deneuve



Allen Klein – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Allen Klein

 

You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.

– Allen Klein


Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

– Allen Klein


When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits.

– Allen Klein


It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.

– Allen Klein


When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way – you suddenly have a new perspective on them.

– Allen Klein


Today’s business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone’s job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop.

– Allen Klein


A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.

– Allen Klein


Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product.

– Allen Klein


Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.

– Allen Klein


Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.

– Allen Klein


Humor can be one of our best survival tools.

– Allen Klein


Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along.

– Allen Klein


Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger.

– Allen Klein


Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.

– Allen Klein


In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline: Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets you may not find something to laugh about immediately.

– Allen Klein


Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.

– Allen Klein


Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.

– Allen Klein


Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years.

– Allen Klein


Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.

– Allen Klein


When we can find some humor in our upsets, they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did.

– Allen Klein


Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles.

– Allen Klein


No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.

– Allen Klein


While most of us know that we feel better after a good hearty laugh, science, in many cases, is yet to prove why.

– Allen Klein


And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center, a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was, not just damaged but, totally destroyed.

– Allen Klein



Alton Brown – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by Alton Brown

 

The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me.

– Alton Brown


I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth – I just hate what is being done with it.

– Alton Brown


A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do!

– Alton Brown


A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that.

– Alton Brown


Do not allow watching food to replace making food.

– Alton Brown


Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it.

– Alton Brown


I am a filmmaker. That is all I’ve ever been. You know, Martin Scorsese makes films about the mob. And I make movies about food.

– Alton Brown


I kept thinking, ‘Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time… a show that got down to the ‘why things happen.’ Plus, I hated my job – I didn’t think it was very worthwhile.

– Alton Brown


I say grace. I’m a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I’m pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I’m also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.

– Alton Brown


I spent a college semester in a small town in Italy – and that is where I truly tasted food for the first time.

– Alton Brown


I think a lot of food shows, especially when we started ‘Good Eats’ back in the late ’90s, they were still really about food. ‘Good Eats’ isn’t about food, it’s about entertainment. If, however, we can virally infect you with knowledge or interest, then all the better.

– Alton Brown


I’m a filmmaker who decided to go to culinary school. All I picked up was the fact if I didn’t understand what was going on with every single ingredient, I could be qualifying for, like, the lunch food job at my daughter’s school.

– Alton Brown


The kitchen’s a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It’s biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there’s history. Yes, there’s artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.

– Alton Brown


The worst food you’ll ever eat will probably be prepared by a ‘cook’ who calls himself a ‘chef.’ Mark my words.

– Alton Brown


You don’t want flame to hit your food. Flame is bad. Flame does nasty things to food. It makes soot and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us. The last thing you really want to see licking at your food while it’s on a grill is an actual flame.

– Alton Brown


You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear – things like hamburgers and hot dogs – were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.

– Alton Brown


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


I know people that could serve me canned tuna and saltine crackers and have me feel more at home at their table than some people who can cook circles around me. The more you try to impress people, generally the less you do.

– Alton Brown


I’m like a really goofy home ec teacher.

– Alton Brown


I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor.

– Alton Brown


I’m going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work – which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I’m a lousy delegator, but I’m learning.

– Alton Brown


Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.

– Alton Brown


My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera.

– Alton Brown


I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.

– Alton Brown



Adam Sandler – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by Adam Sandler

 

Feels good to try, but playing a father, I’m getting a little older. I see now that I’m taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.

– Adam Sandler


I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he started having a family, and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his kids, and he never made us feel like he was pressured. I know that it must be a great feeling to be a guy like that.

– Adam Sandler


I never had a speech from my father ‘this is what you must do or shouldn’t do’ but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn’t perfect.

– Adam Sandler


The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don’t know if I’ll ever be as good a dad as my dad.

– Adam Sandler


I’m 31 now. I think I’m beginning to understand what life is, what romance is, and what a relationship means.

– Adam Sandler


Doing Saturday Night Live definitely affects my relationship with my girlfriend and with my family, because you feel so much pressure to do well that night. But I think everyone’s grown to accept that and so they give me my space at the show.

– Adam Sandler


I’ve always wanted to do a family movie.

– Adam Sandler


Sometimes you can’t prioritise family and you feel guilty.

– Adam Sandler


This character feels so much like my brother. He has two children. He has a wife. He works with me. He chooses to stay in New Hampshire because he wants his kids to grow up in the school they started with. He doesn’t want them to lose friends. He is his family’s hero.

– Adam Sandler


I’m not comfortable being around too many people. I don’t like being out in public too much. I don’t like going to bars. I don’t like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don’t always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.

– Adam Sandler


Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things.

– Adam Sandler


As a kid, I’d go into the bathroom when I was having a tantrum. I’d be in the bathroom crying, studying myself in the mirror. I was preparing for future roles.

– Adam Sandler


Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.

– Adam Sandler


SNL is a home. You’ve got all of your brothers and sisters there, and it’s a great time.

– Adam Sandler


It definitely has learning a lesson about the way you’re living your life. I wouldn’t compare our movie to that, but it has a structure where it’s about a man who doesn’t appreciate all that he has and finds out at the end that life has been great and he has to enjoy that.

– Adam Sandler


I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.

– Adam Sandler


I do love the films I’ve done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we’re trying to make people laugh and I’m very proud of that.

– Adam Sandler


I’m not looking to get away from anything. I like what I’ve done. I like what I get to do and I enjoy working with my friends. I loved those movies, but this is incredible.

– Adam Sandler


Kids end up seeing my movies anyway but some of the mothers get mad at me so I figured I’d make one that I can’t get yelled at for.

– Adam Sandler


My movies just kind of sneak up on you. I don’t have to worry too much about what everybody is going to say. Anyway, I really don’t pay attention to what the world says about my movies. I just care about what my buddies think.

– Adam Sandler


I sang a song at my sister’s wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right.

– Adam Sandler


God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.

– Adam Sandler


You know, when you don’t go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly ‘in the know,’ start whispering that you’re gay. If I were gay, I wouldn’t be ashamed to admit it, but I’m not.

– Adam Sandler



Cat Stevens – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Cat Stevens

 

This is the beauty of the Qur’an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur’an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God’s creation in general.

– Cat Stevens


I suppose that by being absent from the music business, it appeared that I just dropped out, but really I never did. I was continuously working and doing various things.

– Cat Stevens


I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home.

– Cat Stevens


Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.

– Cat Stevens


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

– Cat Stevens


I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism.

– Cat Stevens


I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities. But now I’ve done it all and there’s a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again.

– Cat Stevens


I looked at some of the statues of Jesus they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.

– Cat Stevens


It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.

– Cat Stevens


Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.

– Cat Stevens


I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated.

– Cat Stevens


In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam’s message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind.

– Cat Stevens


I’ve returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.

– Cat Stevens


I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.

– Cat Stevens


Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again.

– Cat Stevens


‘Peace Train’ is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.

– Cat Stevens


There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.

– Cat Stevens


I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.

– Cat Stevens


I’ve studied various schools of thought… I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I’ve found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.

– Cat Stevens


Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony.

– Cat Stevens


Music is part of God’s universe.

– Cat Stevens


Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions of human beings.

– Cat Stevens


The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur’an was the message of unity and peace.

– Cat Stevens


In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that’s kind of natural for anyone who’s just embraced Islam – or any religion – as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I’d been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.

– Cat Stevens


The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events.

– Cat Stevens


There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.

– Cat Stevens


They have hijacked my religion.

– Cat Stevens



Charlie Sheen – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Charlie Sheen

 

I’ve got volumes on how not to behave. I’ve got more information now than a guy should have at my age.

– Charlie Sheen


I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.

– Charlie Sheen


We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art.

– Charlie Sheen


Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn’t make you want to jump into that business.

– Charlie Sheen


Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.

– Charlie Sheen


What is a normal childhood? We weren’t rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn’t save any money.

– Charlie Sheen


As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?

– Charlie Sheen


But you can’t focus on things that matter if all you’ve been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know.

– Charlie Sheen


I saw 28 Days. I don’t remember rehab being like a day camp or being that funny. Rehab is a dumping ground. It’s a big landfill.

– Charlie Sheen


I just don’t want to live like I used to. And at some point, I’m going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I’ve got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.

– Charlie Sheen


Here’s the good news. If I realize that I’m insane, then I’m okay with it. I’m not dangerous insane.

– Charlie Sheen


I think I have a duty as a recovering guy to help, to make my knowledge of what I went through accessible.

– Charlie Sheen


Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.

– Charlie Sheen


What they’re not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes.

– Charlie Sheen


You have the right to kill me, but you don’t have the right to judge me. That’s life. There’s nobility in that. There’s focus. It’s genuine. It’s crystal and it’s pure and it’s available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it.

– Charlie Sheen


It’s not an act. I love it. It’s totally original. People go, ‘What’s going on with this guy? Why does he sound so weird? What is going on in his brain. I don’t know. Just one day I suddenly woke up with a new brain.

– Charlie Sheen


You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing.

– Charlie Sheen


I tried marriage. I’m 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer – I believe in numbers. I’m not going 0 for 4. I’m not wearing a golden sombrero.

– Charlie Sheen


I’m 0 for 3 with marriage – the scoreboard doesn’t lie, never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the heart. To sully or contaminate or radically disrespect this union with a shameful contract is something that I will leave to the amateurs and the Bible grippers.

– Charlie Sheen


I’m sorry, man, but I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time – and this includes naps – I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.

– Charlie Sheen


The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.

– Charlie Sheen


I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?

– Charlie Sheen


I think what drove me insane for a long time is feeling like I hadn’t earned most of what I achieved because it came so fast.

– Charlie Sheen


I’m dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. I don’t have time for these clowns.

– Charlie Sheen


When friends asked me, Can we help? I’d say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars.

– Charlie Sheen


I try to be known more for my work than for anything else.

– Charlie Sheen


People say you have to work on your resentments. Yeah, no, I’m gonna hang onto them and they’re gonna fuel my attack.

– Charlie Sheen



A. N. Wilson – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by A. N. Wilson

 

Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.

– A. N. Wilson


It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective.

– A. N. Wilson


The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.

– A. N. Wilson


Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness – perhaps unimaginative of me.

– A. N. Wilson


I might be deceiving myself but I do not think that I do have an inordinate fear of death.

– A. N. Wilson


The approach of death certainly concentrates the mind.

– A. N. Wilson


I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief ‘don’t matter,’ that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.

– A. N. Wilson


I had lost faith in biography.

– A. N. Wilson


When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It’s perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they’ll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.

– A. N. Wilson


The Royal Family are not like you and me. They live in houses so big that you can walk round all day and never need to meet your spouse. The Queen and Prince Philip have never shared a bedroom in their lives. They don’t even have breakfast together.

– A. N. Wilson


If you read about Mussolini or Stalin or some of these other great monsters of history, they were at it all the time, that they were getting up in the morning very early. They were physically very active. They didn’t eat lunch.

– A. N. Wilson


I suppose if I’d got a brilliant first and done research I might still be a don today, but I hope not. People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.

– A. N. Wilson


In the past, I used to counter any such notions by asking myself: ‘Would you really want President Hattersley?’ I now find that possibility rather cheers me up. With his chubby, Dickensian features and his knowledge of T.H. Green and other harmless leftish political classics, Hattersley might not be such a bad thing after all.

– A. N. Wilson


The latest research has revealed that women have a higher IQ than men.

– A. N. Wilson


I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.

– A. N. Wilson


I do not find it easy to articulate thoughts about religion. I remain the sort of person who turns off ‘Thought for the Day’ when it comes on the radio.

– A. N. Wilson


Like many people in Britain, I have an affectionate respect for the Queen, and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.

– A. N. Wilson


In the 18th century, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny, and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton. This was truly revolutionary. The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people – the urban proletariat. The structure of society itself would never be the same.

– A. N. Wilson


Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.

– A. N. Wilson


I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.

– A. N. Wilson


I don’t think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That’s why people write novels.

– A. N. Wilson


Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

– A. N. Wilson


Truth comes to us mediated by human love.

– A. N. Wilson



Alison Sweeney – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Alison Sweeney

 

Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades.

– Alison Sweeney


We talk a lot on ‘Biggest Loser’ about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I’m always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music.

– Alison Sweeney


I started running outside when I was at ‘Biggest Loser.’ Then I got runner’s knee, and thought I was never going to be able to shake it. When I overcame that and ran the L.A. Marathon, it was such an amazing thing, and now running is such a part of my routine.

– Alison Sweeney


Spinning has been such an amazing part of my exercise. I love the music, the energy, and the sweat. It’s a tough class, which makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished something. It’s a great way to burn fat and lean out the body. An all-around win!

– Alison Sweeney


We watch a lot of Discovery Channel, shows like ‘The Biggest Loser’ and even ‘Amazing Race.’ You learn a lot about the world, it’s fun and nobody’s interested in beating anybody down. And then the opposite: I’m a huge fan of ‘Survivor.’

– Alison Sweeney


With reality TV, sometimes it’s amazing chemistry and you get these gems that turn out to be everything you hoped, and the camera loves them and they just blossom on the show. And then sometimes it’s not all you envision.

– Alison Sweeney


I save every Christmas card. I keep them all.

– Alison Sweeney


Our pets rely on us entirely for their nutrition. So if you’re making your own judgments, that could lead to a mistake. At the same time, we have more control over our pet’s diet than we do with our children or with ourselves, so your vet can tell you what is appropriate for your dog and you can assign them that.

– Alison Sweeney


I save my dreams and hopes for my kids. When I’m making a wish under a bridge or tunnel, it’s always for them.

– Alison Sweeney


Fitness is not an option. It’s part of my job.

– Alison Sweeney


I recommend that people try new stuff or take new fitness classes all the time. It’s important to mix up your routine, not only for your body, but also for your mental state.

– Alison Sweeney


What’s wrong with extreme dieting and hard-core fitness plans is that they don’t take into account the rest of your life.

– Alison Sweeney


I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.

– Alison Sweeney


The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that’s like one and a half hamburgers. That’s unhealthy.

– Alison Sweeney


There are times, like after a long day of work, when the thought of an easy drive-through is enticing. But then I remember how crappy I felt when I ate fast food in the past, and it inspires me to head to the grocery store or my local farmer’s market and whip up an easy but healthier option.

– Alison Sweeney


It’s funny because I’m a sucker for glitz and glitter when it comes to clothes and nail polish, but with my makeup, I’m more comfortable with a natural look. It feels more like me.

– Alison Sweeney


Hey ‘Bachelor,’ take notes! Trusting one another and sharing a journey to health leads to lasting relationships!

– Alison Sweeney


One of the things I like best about ‘Biggest Loser’ is being around people who are trying to make the right choices. When you feel defeated about your weight and your health, like there’s no hope, and you still make the choice to fight for it, to make the change happen no matter what people say or think, that’s inspiring to me.

– Alison Sweeney


‘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’ve actually suffered from allergies my entire life. My mom had allergies, so I was aware of what an issue they can be. Many people allow their allergies to affect their lives. As a mom with two kids and two jobs, I just can’t let allergies slow me down. It’s a day to day thing that can really be remedied by finding the right medication.

– Alison Sweeney


Sunscreen is my number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 tip. I’m a fanatic, partially because I live in L.A. and have fair skin and freckles, and partially because of my kids. My mom always made me wear sunscreen and I’m trying to be that mom for them.

– Alison Sweeney


Humans should always exercise and watch what they eat. So with your pet, make sure they get enough exercise, make sure they’re getting fed at the same time every day and getting the nutrition they need. And make sure they get a lot of love and attention you both need. That’s why you have them!

– Alison Sweeney


I’m a fan of daytime drama I totally get it. When we are doing scenes that are romantic or will get the audience riled up, I feel like I’m a fan in the room going, ‘People are going to be so mad right now!’

– Alison Sweeney


I’ve met so many fans of daytime television who’ve watched the shows with their moms and grandmas and feel like they’ve known the characters their whole lives. It’s sad for them to have to say goodbye to their favorite soaps and characters. We don’t want that to happen to the ‘Days’ fans.

– Alison Sweeney


I maintain by going to spin four or five days a week. I love that I can get a solid butt-kicking in 40 minutes. I also strength train two or three times a week.

– Alison Sweeney


I’ll do strength training in my dressing room between shoots, and I’ve been known to make business calls while out jogging. I try to mute myself on Bluetooth so they can’t hear me huffing and puffing, but I usually end up getting caught.

– Alison Sweeney



Andrew Cuomo – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Andrew Cuomo

 

I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation.

– Andrew Cuomo


I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I’m angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?

– Andrew Cuomo


I am against the death penalty.

– Andrew Cuomo


My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.

– Andrew Cuomo


The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.

– Andrew Cuomo


I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.

– Andrew Cuomo


I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman’s right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.

– Andrew Cuomo


Marriage equality changed life for people.

– Andrew Cuomo


I am the government.

– Andrew Cuomo


I don’t know people who don’t say, boy the government is working better now.

– Andrew Cuomo


I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that’s what I’m doing.

– Andrew Cuomo


I’m in politics. I’m in government, so nothing surprises me.

– Andrew Cuomo


New York State is upside down and backwards high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it’s a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.

– Andrew Cuomo


The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act.

– Andrew Cuomo


The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development.

– Andrew Cuomo


Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.

– Andrew Cuomo


Ninety percent of the students take the ‘preferred lender.’ Why? Because that’s the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.

– Andrew Cuomo


If I weren’t doing the politics, I wouldn’t be doing my job.

– Andrew Cuomo


Once you start saying, ‘Let’s talk political, my own politics, my own aspirations,’ it can become not just distracting in that it takes time, but it can become confusing and frustrating, and is this now a political agenda or a governmental agenda.

– Andrew Cuomo


People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.

– Andrew Cuomo


Very few people go into politics to be reviled.

– Andrew Cuomo


I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can’t afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality.

– Andrew Cuomo


I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form.

– Andrew Cuomo


Lesson from Pataki’s success is: Use the political moment.

– Andrew Cuomo


There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.

– Andrew Cuomo


I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

– Andrew Cuomo



Anne Lamott – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Anne Lamott

 

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.

– Anne Lamott


Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere… You don’t have to dress up, for instance, and you can’t hear them boo you right away.

– Anne Lamott


If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.

– Anne Lamott


Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.

– Anne Lamott


Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.

– Anne Lamott


The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.

– Anne Lamott


I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.

– Anne Lamott


Some people seem to understand this – that life and change take time – but I am not one of those people.

– Anne Lamott


The earth is rocky and full of roots it’s clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you’ll never see it again – it’s death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil.

– Anne Lamott


A whole lot of us believers, of all different religions, are ready to turn back the tide of madness by walking together, in both the dark and the light – in other words, through life – registering voters as we go, and keeping the faith.

– Anne Lamott


My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another. Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear.

– Anne Lamott


The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God’s identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it’s the truth.

– Anne Lamott


When we’re dealing with the people in our family – no matter how annoying or gross they may be, no matter how self-inflicted their suffering may appear, no matter how afflicted they are with ignorance, prejudice or nose hairs – we give from the deepest parts of ourselves.

– Anne Lamott


I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I’d hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.

– Anne Lamott


My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way.

– Anne Lamott


I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I’m annoying, and a phony.

– Anne Lamott


You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

– Anne Lamott


Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.

– Anne Lamott


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


Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.

– Anne Lamott


Most of me was glad when my mother died. She was a handful, but not in a cute, festive way. More in a life-threatening way, that had caused me a long time ago to give up all hope of ever feeling good about having had her as a mother.

– Anne Lamott


The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.

– Anne Lamott


When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.

– Anne Lamott


I got a lot of things that society had promised would make me whole and fulfilled – all the things that the culture tells you from preschool on will quiet the throbbing anxiety inside you – stature, the respect of colleagues, maybe even a kind of low-grade fame.

– Anne Lamott


We must not inflict life on children who will be resented we must not inflict unwanted children on society.

– Anne Lamott


I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends’ mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.

– Anne Lamott



Albert Schweitzer – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Albert Schweitzer

 

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.

– Albert Schweitzer


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

– Albert Schweitzer


In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

– Albert Schweitzer


Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

– Albert Schweitzer


By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

– Albert Schweitzer


Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

– Albert Schweitzer


Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

– Albert Schweitzer


A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

– Albert Schweitzer


The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

– Albert Schweitzer


The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

– Albert Schweitzer


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

– Albert Schweitzer


One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.

– Albert Schweitzer


Example is leadership.

– Albert Schweitzer


Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.

– Albert Schweitzer


The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

– Albert Schweitzer


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

– Albert Schweitzer


A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

– Albert Schweitzer


Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

– Albert Schweitzer


Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.

– Albert Schweitzer


By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

– Albert Schweitzer


One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

– Albert Schweitzer


Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

– Albert Schweitzer


Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.

– Albert Schweitzer


Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.

– Albert Schweitzer


Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.

– Albert Schweitzer


I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work without having to talk because for years I had been giving myself out in words.

– Albert Schweitzer