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John Keats – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by John Keats

 

The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.

– John Keats


A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness.

– John Keats


‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

– John Keats


Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.

– John Keats


What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

– John Keats


With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.

– John Keats


I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.

– John Keats


Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

– John Keats


Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

– John Keats


There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

– John Keats


You speak of Lord Byron and me there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.

– John Keats


I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.

– John Keats


My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

– John Keats


Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

– John Keats


I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.

– John Keats


I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

– John Keats


Love is my religion – I could die for it.

– John Keats


There is nothing stable in the world uproar’s your only music.

– John Keats


Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.

– John Keats


The poetry of the earth is never dead.

– John Keats


There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.

– John Keats


Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.

– John Keats


Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

– John Keats


Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

– John Keats


Now a soft kiss – Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

– John Keats


I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.

– John Keats



Liam Neeson – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Liam Neeson

 

I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.

– Liam Neeson


For all of nature’s wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.

– Liam Neeson


Before ‘Schindler’s List,’ I wouldn’t have believed movies had a lot of power for social change.

– Liam Neeson


I try to be a hard boiled sometimes. My kids see right through it. I’m acting. It’s always, ‘When I say you’ll be back at 11, that means 11, not 11.15. Do you hear me!?’ Then, ‘Yeah, Dad.’

– Liam Neeson


It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.

– Liam Neeson


But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I’m totally convinced they’re death machines.

– Liam Neeson


To be honest, I’m scared to death of rollercoaster rides.

– Liam Neeson


For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.

– Liam Neeson


I do believe at the end of the night when you’re with your family, the character gets hung up on the door like a coat, and is there to be taken on the next morning.

– Liam Neeson


I have to make it my job to be careful with my family.

– Liam Neeson


I don’t think I’m funny.

– Liam Neeson


It’s funny, but you get to a time in your life when you think you have all the friends you will ever have.

– Liam Neeson


I was an OK boxer, I wasn’t great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.

– Liam Neeson


I certainly notice the vitality in Belfast, which wasn’t there in the Seventies. There was a war going on then. Now there are cranes everywhere. There really is a sense of renewal and hope.

– Liam Neeson


I’m so touched that complete strangers will send me a script asking me to be in their film. That still amazes me – and sometimes for a lot of money too.

– Liam Neeson


Acting is invigorating. But I don’t analyse it too much. It’s like a dog smelling where it’s going to do its toilet in the morning.

– Liam Neeson


Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.

– Liam Neeson


I had done some flimflam movies, but I didn’t understand what being an actor meant anymore.

– Liam Neeson


Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.

– Liam Neeson


Every cliche about kids is true they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy.

– Liam Neeson


But let’s just say, I’m Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist.

– Liam Neeson


I did, although I didn’t read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.

– Liam Neeson


Indeed I regard the enduring support which I have received over the years from all sections of the community in Ballymena as being more than sufficient recognition for any success which I may have achieved as an actor.

– Liam Neeson


I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them.

– Liam Neeson


I gravitate toward women.

– Liam Neeson



John Adams – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by John Adams

 

Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

– John Adams


I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.

– John Adams


Fear is the foundation of most governments.

– John Adams


Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

– John Adams


When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.

– John Adams


Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.

– John Adams


A government of laws, and not of men.

– John Adams


Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

– John Adams


The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.

– John Adams


The happiness of society is the end of government.

– John Adams


There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

– John Adams


While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill – little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

– John Adams


Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

– John Adams


Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

– John Adams


Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.

– John Adams


Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination – everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

– John Adams


My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.

– John Adams


Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.

– John Adams


The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.

– John Adams


All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

– John Adams


I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.

– John Adams


I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

– John Adams


In politics the middle way is none at all.

– John Adams


Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

– John Adams


Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

– John Adams



Joe Biden – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Joe Biden

 

Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.

– Joe Biden


We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.

– Joe Biden


My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’

– Joe Biden


This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don’t subsidize, we don’t want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.

– Joe Biden


I believe the American people have a genuine and justifiable fear of government intrusion in what they instinctively know is going to be an ever more intrusive world.

– Joe Biden


Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.

– Joe Biden


You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

– Joe Biden


The White House isn’t the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation.

– Joe Biden


Well, I thought the deal was, when you went to work for the government you weren’t supposed to make money!

– Joe Biden


America doesn’t have health insurance.

– Joe Biden


I graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science.

– Joe Biden


Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.

– Joe Biden


There’s a lot of revisionist history that goes on these days about Iraq.

– Joe Biden


Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.

– Joe Biden


I was kind of secretly hoping one of my kids would go out and make a million bucks. So when they put me in a home, at least I’ll have a window with a view.

– Joe Biden


The Middle East is hopeful. There’s hope there.

– Joe Biden


My recollection is – and I’d have to confirm this – but I don’t recall paying any money to go to law school.

– Joe Biden


Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.

– Joe Biden


This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.

– Joe Biden


There’s one advantage in having been around as long as I have. Everybody in the Senate knows me, and – I’m going to say something presumptuous, to repeat myself – I think most respect me.

– Joe Biden


For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.

– Joe Biden


The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.

– Joe Biden


We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society.

– Joe Biden


Look folks, we know who built this country and we know who is going to rebuild it. It’s you. Instead of vilifying you, we should be thanking you. We owe you.

– Joe Biden


A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.

– Joe Biden



Jennifer Lopez – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Jennifer Lopez

 

I’ve always had a huge fear of dying or becoming ill. The thing I’m most afraid of, though, is being alone, which I think a lot of performers fear. It’s why we seek the limelight – so we’re not alone, were adored. We’re loved, so people want to be around us. The fear of being alone drives my life.

– Jennifer Lopez


There’s no way in the world that just because women turn the number 40, they’re anything less than amazing. That’s crazy. If anything, you’re even more amazing!

– Jennifer Lopez


Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.

– Jennifer Lopez


I don’t get anything for free. I pay for all my beauty treatments.

– Jennifer Lopez


You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.

– Jennifer Lopez


It’s a real roller-coaster ride if you’re lucky to have longevity in this business – you have to be able to ride those waves.

– Jennifer Lopez


You have to come in and be that character when you walk into the room. That’s what one of my first acting teachers taught me. You know, don’t go in there being Jennifer and then expect to flip and change, because they’re not going to have that imagination.

– Jennifer Lopez


There are certain people that are marked for death. I have my little list of those that treated me unfairly.

– Jennifer Lopez


I remember when I was 33 or 34, it was devastating because I realized I wasn’t a kid anymore. The great thing about 40 was that I really felt like I had life experience and knew what I was doing now.

– Jennifer Lopez


When I was young, I was just about hard work. But as I got older, I did experience anxiety, doubt, judgment, and it’s so easy to lose yourself for a second.

– Jennifer Lopez


I like to cook Puerto Rican food. That’s what I grew up on: rice, beans, meat, some Italian-American food. I know my way around the kitchen.

– Jennifer Lopez


A romantic comedy has to be funny and make you think about life but the obstacle that has to be overcome is key.

– Jennifer Lopez


I like to maintain a certain sense of fantasy in my life. I am kind of like that at home. Do I have the full hair and makeup? No. But I might have the nice dress on.

– Jennifer Lopez


I can only speak for myself, and hope people hear my words and see me on television speaking for myself. And, hopefully, they’ll be able to make their own judgment. And at the end of the day, I just want my work to speak for itself.

– Jennifer Lopez


People assume I’m out there having this great life, but money doesn’t erase the pain. When you’re young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.

– Jennifer Lopez


I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there’ll be no time when I feel I’ve done it all.

– Jennifer Lopez


I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That’s what my life was.

– Jennifer Lopez


The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.

– Jennifer Lopez


I think if you’re in a committed relationship, unless you have some sort of an understanding, monogamy is something that should exist.

– Jennifer Lopez


I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love.

– Jennifer Lopez


Once you have a lot of success, you become a target in many ways.

– Jennifer Lopez


I do know a lot about Scientology. And I know about the practices. I know all about what the technology is and all that kind of stuff. It’s very helpful.

– Jennifer Lopez


If you kiss on the first date and it’s not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes it’s better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else.

– Jennifer Lopez


I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends, just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever. And I was always the clown.

– Jennifer Lopez


If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anybody else. And I think as women we really forget that.

– Jennifer Lopez



Jennifer Garner – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Jennifer Garner

 

My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics – they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled – even though it meant budgeting like crazy.

– Jennifer Garner


Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren’t too bad, what more do you need?

– Jennifer Garner


My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.

– Jennifer Garner


In my teens, I was never part of the cool crowd.

– Jennifer Garner


I am lucky to have had an attentive, curious and loving dad and heart-smart, down-to-earth, gifted mother. They changed the outlooks of their own lives and have never forgotten the people and organizations that helped them dream bigger than their circumstances should have allowed.

– Jennifer Garner


My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma – like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place – and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.

– Jennifer Garner


My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.

– Jennifer Garner


My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.

– Jennifer Garner


We all have a responsibility to volunteer somewhere and I’m lucky that I get the education and get taken to places to see what’s out there and see what’s happening and to then be a part of it in hopefully an impactful way.

– Jennifer Garner


I try to eat in a way that makes me feel good. If that means a little bite of chocolate I do that, but I try not to use food as a reward for myself.

– Jennifer Garner


I wasn’t a woman who stayed tiny like I thought I would. I definitely gave myself the freedom to eat what I wanted.

– Jennifer Garner


I’m privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters.

– Jennifer Garner


And now, I still really don’t care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

– Jennifer Garner


I’m still really close with everyone at home and their parents – and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don’t take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.

– Jennifer Garner


My sisters both are working mothers. I understand that my being an actress as well as being at home isn’t some heroic thing. That doesn’t mean it isn’t confusing or difficult – especially that question of how you find a balance.

– Jennifer Garner


There’s an internal battle. I need to work, I need to work, I need to work and I need to be home with my kids and the kids win.

– Jennifer Garner


I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does – and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.

– Jennifer Garner


I thought the divorce statistics would never apply to me. I was beyond heartbroken when they did. But I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.

– Jennifer Garner


The rule with marriage is the less you talk about it the better, as far as I can tell.

– Jennifer Garner


I remember, my mom didn’t have any help, so if she needed to be somewhere after school, we’d just go down to the neighbors’ and she’d give us a snack and make sure we did our homework. There weren’t any latchkey kids.

– Jennifer Garner


It’s about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner… I live my life at these two extremes. I’m either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.

– Jennifer Garner


My mom has always said that the one thing she wishes she had done differently is have a job. She felt like the single-mindedness made her a little nuts sometimes, and she could have used an outlet for herself when we were little.

– Jennifer Garner


I always, always meant to be on stage. I only ended up even auditioning for television and movies because I was understudying a Turgenev play on Broadway and was so broke that, when I got a mini-series, I had to take it and was so ashamed because I was such a snob.

– Jennifer Garner


Well, you can’t be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there’s going to be a flip side to it.

– Jennifer Garner


I am usually part of any disaster at a wedding if I’m a bridesmaid, which I’ve been lucky enough to be several times.

– Jennifer Garner



Louis C. K. – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Louis C. K.

 

It’s kind of awkward to eat alone in a restaurant because everybody’s looking at me.

– Louis C. K.


To me, art supplies are always okay to buy.

– Louis C. K.


I have a crazy amount of different jobs, so the way I manage that is to not do more than one at a time. It’s like old computers that had small memory chips, they would do something called swapping, where they would fill the memory with one task, do it and get it out.

– Louis C. K.


When I was first divorced, I started dating younger women, and it was really exciting. But after a while I was like, ‘This is just dumb.’

– Louis C. K.


It’s more fun to experience things when you don’t know what’s going to happen.

– Louis C. K.


I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.

– Louis C. K.


I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.

– Louis C. K.


America’s a family. We all yell at each other. It all works out.

– Louis C. K.


The problem is, the more famous you get, the more people see you who didn’t choose to.

– Louis C. K.


When two kids are being completely berserk, and they’re naked and throwing food around, sometimes I just let it go because I can see a future where they’re going to be dressed, and they’re going to be at school. So I kind of let stuff go sometimes.

– Louis C. K.


I don’t like comedy. I like funny things. I don’t like comedy. Like, comedy movies are just, ‘Oh Jesus.’

– Louis C. K.


There’s no real preparing at home for stand-up. You just go and you just do it.

– Louis C. K.


I wish I could know everything ever, like that would be my wish – that’s what I hope heaven is, that they tell you who shot JFK and all that stuff.

– Louis C. K.


I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor.

– Louis C. K.


When you’re a father in a marriage, you sort of become the mother’s assistant. And you sort of get a list from her every day and you run down the list and it feels very much like a chore.

– Louis C. K.


For my scale, how I grew up and live my life, I’m making plenty of money.

– Louis C. K.


I never viewed money as being ‘my money’ I always saw it as ‘the money.’ It’s a resource. If it pools up around me then it needs to be flushed back out into the system.

– Louis C. K.


A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together.

– Louis C. K.


I grew up watching all these crazy movies, European movies and stuff, and I guess that I always laughed at things that were a little more offbeat.

– Louis C. K.


It’s a positive thing to talk about terrible things and make people laugh about them.

– Louis C. K.


Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.

– Louis C. K.


Well, when I was younger, I lied all the time, because once you understand the power of lying, it’s really like magic because you transform reality for people.

– Louis C. K.


If you’re a woman and a guy’s ever said anything romantic to you, he just left off the second part that would have made you sick if you could have heard it.

– Louis C. K.


When I take my kids out for dinner or lunch, people smile at us.

– Louis C. K.


Breaking records is not something you expect to be doing. That’s like a sports thing, it’s not usually a comedy and writing thing.

– Louis C. K.


I don’t think women are better than men, I think men are a lot worse than women.

– Louis C. K.



Katherine Jenkins – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Katherine Jenkins

 

If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I’m a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever the situation.

– Katherine Jenkins


I’m still a Welsh girl at heart so I’m staying in the U.K. for the Olympics, it’s such an exciting time for Britain so it’s amazing to be a part of it.

– Katherine Jenkins


I’m over the moon to be involved in the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special. I can’t quite believe it as it’s a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever.

– Katherine Jenkins


I would absolutely, definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I’d like it to be a special day, not a photo shoot. And once you’ve done that, your marriage becomes everybody else’s business.

– Katherine Jenkins


Beatbullying’s ‘The Big March 2012’ is such a brilliant campaign and I am very proud to be a part of it. I have been a victim of cyber bullying myself and I know firsthand just how hurtful it can be. People think that they can hide behind computers and send nasty and hurtful comments to people, and this is wrong.

– Katherine Jenkins


In Heaven, I believe my dad is somewhere doing something nice. I feel I’ve been too lucky to travel this far without somebody guiding me.

– Katherine Jenkins


I am fussy, about my diet and straining my voice. I know, sounds a bit over the top. But I’m not as bad as I used to be. These days I don’t drink alcohol for five days before a show – very dehydrating for the vocal cords, and all that acid reflux. I used to ban it for a fortnight. Nightmare.

– Katherine Jenkins


I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don’t follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I’ll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation.

– Katherine Jenkins


I have such happy memories of performing in a choir and I don’t think I’d have got where I am today without all that experience. So my advice to young singers is to either join your school or church’s choir or find one in your local area. Choral music at any level teaches you so much about musicianship and blending your voice.

– Katherine Jenkins


Growing up with my family gave me some of my best memories. I’d like to have a family of my own – slip away for a bit and do nothing but spend those early years with my children.

– Katherine Jenkins


I’ve only ever wanted to be a singer I never wanted to be famous.

– Katherine Jenkins


I go home and don’t get treated any differently. People have known me all my life and are interested and very supportive but because they have known me forever I don’t get any diva treatment. My mum still tells me off if I haven’t loaded the dishwasher for her.

– Katherine Jenkins


I love coming back to Neath – this is home and always will be.

– Katherine Jenkins


I really see myself as a homegirl. Wales is my first home. London is my second home – I’ve been there 14 years now.

– Katherine Jenkins


I wish I got a little bit more time at home. I am away a lot and being around my loved ones and friends is good for me. It grounds me. It’s something I need to make more time for. I think I need a little more balance.

– Katherine Jenkins


I’m launching my own festival in South Wales. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s going to be held at Margam Park, because I wanted the venue to be as close to my home as possible.

– Katherine Jenkins


Oh, stuff the critics. I don’t care. Too many people are snooty about classical. Look, I wasn’t brought up in a home where we listened to classical music. It was a singing teacher that thought it would be best for my voice. Then I moved into crossover. And if that makes the music accessible to more people, then great.

– Katherine Jenkins


With all the hundreds of dresses and shoes I have, it would be an absolute crime if I don’t have a little girl. I have a whole room at home filled with my stage wear.

– Katherine Jenkins


I really feel confident about my dancing now, so I hope there could be a place for me in the West End or on Broadway – maybe a musical, maybe my own show.

– Katherine Jenkins


I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don’t think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn’t put it out in the world!

– Katherine Jenkins


I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It’s a mix of things.

– Katherine Jenkins


I think maybe because of the kind of music I sing, people want to believe you’re a diva. They can’t believe after eight years, and eight albums, you’re still relatively sane. I feel like they almost want me to throw something at somebody.

– Katherine Jenkins


I’m a Cancerian, the typical crab with the tough outer shell and the soft bit in the middle. I don’t think I’ll ever come to terms with people being unnecessarily nasty, but I can take it if someone doesn’t like my music – I’m not everyone’s cup of tea.

– Katherine Jenkins


My music appeals in America. There is less of the purist criticism I get here. And to be a hit in the U.S… what singer doesn’t have that dream?

– Katherine Jenkins


You’re now getting a new breed of people like Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli and I think that’s why people feel less intimidated by classical music than they once did.

– Katherine Jenkins


With ‘Believe’ bringing really big success for me outside of the U.K. for the first time, it meant I have been touring around the world and that led to a gap from the studio. I really feel like the gap has done me the world of good. Throughout that time I was able to collect songs that I really loved.

– Katherine Jenkins


I always want to give my best and do the best I can. I know when I have sung my best and when I haven’t. There can be stresses and hassles with time travel and press attention. I just have to adapt and find a way of dealing with it.

– Katherine Jenkins



James Russell Lowell – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by James Russell Lowell

 

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

– James Russell Lowell


Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

– James Russell Lowell


Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men’s souls.

– James Russell Lowell


As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new – and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.

– James Russell Lowell


Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

– James Russell Lowell


One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

– James Russell Lowell


The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.

– James Russell Lowell


Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.

– James Russell Lowell


Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

– James Russell Lowell


Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

– James Russell Lowell


Children are God’s Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.

– James Russell Lowell


Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.

– James Russell Lowell


Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

– James Russell Lowell


Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

– James Russell Lowell


A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

– James Russell Lowell


Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

– James Russell Lowell


Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

– James Russell Lowell


To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

– James Russell Lowell


Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

– James Russell Lowell


The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.

– James Russell Lowell


Light is the symbol of truth.

– James Russell Lowell


Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.

– James Russell Lowell


The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.

– James Russell Lowell


Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.

– James Russell Lowell


Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.

– James Russell Lowell


On one issue at least, men and women agree they both distrust women.

– James Russell Lowell


Every person born into this world their work is born with them.

– James Russell Lowell



Laura Linney – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Laura Linney

 

I’m not someone who likes to have my picture taken, let alone see it plastered all over the place.

– Laura Linney


The goal seems to me at times just to be business first.

– Laura Linney


People’s view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point.

– Laura Linney


I believe that no matter what you do in life, if you learn the basics through theater, it will help you in everything else – problem solving, communication, discipline, all of that stuff.

– Laura Linney


Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it’s immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.

– Laura Linney


I think the way we talk about cancer has really evolved. I remember the way my grandmother used to talk about it, like a death sentence, no-one would even mention the word.

– Laura Linney


The thing about death is that it’s honest.

– Laura Linney


I think everyone’s experience with a terminal disease is so deeply personal and unique to the person, the context in which they’re living and the relationships that they have.

– Laura Linney


My experience is that’s rare – that you have a script that is… what they call ‘film-ready.’

– Laura Linney


My family is from the South, and I can remember all those ladies I grew up with, like my great-aunts, who had handkerchiefs. There’s something sweet about them.

– Laura Linney


Just because you’re not famous, doesn’t mean you’re not good.

– Laura Linney


Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.

– Laura Linney


It’s always nice when you do something and it’s well received as opposed to the other way which God knows happens to everybody. When the good times come around, you take a deep breath, appreciate it, but not take it too seriously.

– Laura Linney


History’s a resource.

– Laura Linney


I’ve seen the greatest actors in the world, transcendent talents, who can’t find a home.

– Laura Linney


I hope that anyone I worked with wouldn’t exploit our relationship.

– Laura Linney


What I hope in my ideal world is that with each project, I’ll either get to work with a really great script that would force me to grow, or work with a really great actor who will make me better.

– Laura Linney


I had a good imagination and I still have one a child-like imagination that hasn’t gone away.

– Laura Linney


I enjoy learning about different periods and people, and then taking what’s universal about the human condition and seeing where it matches up. No matter where you are, certain things unite everybody.

– Laura Linney


I had learning disabilities, and I couldn’t express myself in the written word.

– Laura Linney


It is always good to explore the stuff you don’t agree with, to try and understand a different lifestyle or foreign worldview. I like to be challenged in that way, and always end up learning something I didn’t know.

– Laura Linney


I tend to make low-budget movies but, yeah, I make more money than I ever thought I would make.

– Laura Linney


I love 70’s music.

– Laura Linney


Doing the right thing has power.

– Laura Linney


You know when someone’s over-flattering you in a way. You smile but you can’t believe it.

– Laura Linney


I get cold – really cold – when I travel.

– Laura Linney


Comedy is a way to make sense of chaos. It’s a way of dealing with things that are overwhelming, that threaten you it’s a way to survive and get closer to the truth.

– Laura Linney



Lena Dunham – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Lena Dunham

 

At my age, no one is married, no one has kids, no one has a career.

– Lena Dunham


I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

– Lena Dunham


I went to an amazing school in Brooklyn called St. Anne’s that’s a really kind of creative hot bed.

– Lena Dunham


I’d love to write something for a male protagonist. That’s sort of the next frontier for me. I think it’d be really amazing to write the kind of parts that I love for women but for a guy.

– Lena Dunham


If you’re writing, you’re starting in private. It can really be this amazing, private, freeing experience. Forget that it’s for other people – that comes in later.

– Lena Dunham


My uncle’s a lawyer and I remember going to see him in court and thinking, ‘That’s cool, too bad I could never be a lawyer.’

– Lena Dunham


All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have been dating for too short a time to freak out at in that way.

– Lena Dunham


I’m not great at dating, but I need to do it to relax.

– Lena Dunham


I feel like I don’t watch that many shows with death.

– Lena Dunham


None of my actions have ever sort of been motored by the search for a husband or wondering if I was going to have a family someday or wanting to live in a really great house or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond.

– Lena Dunham


My weight fluctuates depending on my mood and my current devotion to my fitness routine.

– Lena Dunham


I mean, I – it’s so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I’ve been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out.

– Lena Dunham


I never thought of myself as like, a funny person.

– Lena Dunham


It’s funny, I never considered that people are going to see me on the show and maybe stop me on the subway.

– Lena Dunham


There’s always an article coming out, saying, ‘The new thing is funny women!’

– Lena Dunham


I would go to work from 9 to 6, go home, nap for two hours, then write from 8 to 2 a.m.

– Lena Dunham


I just hope that I continue to keep a line between my private life and who I play, even if they are closely intertwined, and so I’m careful. I don’t even know where my line is, but I know I have a line.

– Lena Dunham


I’m ridiculous in my oversharing my mom and sister are very open but a little more judicious than me… and my father is a decidedly private person.

– Lena Dunham


My mom knows pretty well how I see her.

– Lena Dunham


I spent all my time on my movies worried that people were eating and that the schedule was being kept, so to have experts in those areas giving me the brain space as a writer and director is huge.

– Lena Dunham


I never sort of thought of myself as a comedy writer, by nature.

– Lena Dunham


You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there’s a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there’s so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them.

– Lena Dunham


Positive, healthy, loving relationships in your twenties… I don’t know if anyone would disagree with it: I think they’re the exception, not the norm. People are either playing house really aggressively because they’re scared of what an uncertain time it is, or they’re avoiding commitment altogether.

– Lena Dunham


I feel like you don’t know if someone’s equipped for a romantic relationship until they’re out of their twenties.

– Lena Dunham


I’ve only recently realized that I have a radically different relationship with my parents than a lot of people.

– Lena Dunham


My parents are artists in their world, in the world of modern artists, you are supposed to just go into your studio and tune everything out, and your entire relationship with your work is supposed to be a super private one. That was the way to do it and you weren’t deeply truly artistic if that wasn’t the way you were engaging the press.

– Lena Dunham


I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It’s just a genre that’s very human.

– Lena Dunham


It’s very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself.

– Lena Dunham



J. C. Watts – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by J. C. Watts

 

I think in politics, in Congress, you often do things that are Republican, or you do things because you’re a Democrat. Sometimes that’s good, obviously, and sometimes that’s obviously bad. But in the news business, there’s no such thing as Republican or Democratic news. News is news.

– J. C. Watts


In addition, there is one title I cherish a great deal more than Congressman and that is the title of… Dad.

– J. C. Watts


I think that anybody that stays in school, gets good grades, pays the price, I think we are wealthy enough in the public and the private sector in America to make sure that every child in America that wants to continue their education, they should be able to do that.

– J. C. Watts


Everything I am I owe to my faith and secondly to parents who were old school.

– J. C. Watts


I think you grow wherever God plants you. I hope I’m growing as a person of faith, as a Christian. That should be our number one objective this journey of life. That all starts with a personal intimate relationship with Christ and then being in prayer every single day about all of those things – being tenacious about it.

– J. C. Watts


Individual responsibility, hard work, paying attention in school, faith, family all these things are important.

– J. C. Watts


The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other.

– J. C. Watts


I’m not driven to get back into politics. It’s not on my top five things to do before I die, but saying that, I may be in politics in the next year or the next ten years. I’ve been on the front line for 12 years, four in state government, eight on the national level.

– J. C. Watts


Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing that 2 + 2 = 6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if ‘facts’ are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?

– J. C. Watts


Some might think that George W. Bush had his shortcomings, but let me tell you something – history’s going to be kind to George W. Bush.

– J. C. Watts


My work in the House of Representatives, at this time in my life, is completed. It is time to return home.

– J. C. Watts


In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts – in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma – would someday be called Congressman.

– J. C. Watts


In 1989 when I switched from Democrat to Republican, with God as my witness, not one thing changed about what I believed about one man and one woman in a marriage or about diversity of color. That’s a good thing.

– J. C. Watts


Good policy makes good politics and what I’ve done has been good politics.

– J. C. Watts


I guess probably in my time in politics, it continued to be affirmed to me that the African-American community, despite being subscription television’s most valuable customers, they are very underserved by cable and satellite television programming options.

– J. C. Watts


I never got into politics for it to be a career.

– J. C. Watts


I never got into politics for it to be a career. It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

– J. C. Watts


I’m looking forward to the day when America will mature to the point that we are a color-blind society. I’m not so sure that in politics that will ever be reality, because politics has a way of separating us based on skin color.

– J. C. Watts


We need to remember that politics is all about people, not programs. We shouldn’t want to take the humanness out of the political arena.

– J. C. Watts


The establishment wonders why we can’t get more of the black vote. It’s because it’s not doing the things necessary to establish a deeper relationship with the black community. Most black people don’t think alike. Most black people just vote alike.

– J. C. Watts


I am willing to compete on my merits and on my character – not with the color of my skin. We talk about being a color-blind society, but I don’t think the political process could actually handle that.

– J. C. Watts


I would love to be associated with some sports organization. I was a journalism major. That’s kind of intriguing, to do something in the political-commentary arena.

– J. C. Watts


There’s a whole lot more to the African-American community than entertainment and sports.

– J. C. Watts


It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

– J. C. Watts


The strength of America is not in Washington.

– J. C. Watts


I have often said one of the reasons more blacks don’t support Republicans is because they don’t trust the GOP establishment.

– J. C. Watts



Jonathan Safran Foer – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer

 

Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven’t.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


There’s no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it’s rarely driving the car.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


I first became a vegetarian when I was nine, in response to an argument made by a radical babysitter. My great change – which lasted a couple of weeks – was based on the very simple instinct that it’s wrong to kill animals for food.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Maybe one day the world will change, that we’ll be in a luxurious position of being able to debate whether or not it’s inherently wrong to eat animals, but the question doesn’t matter right now.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


The question, I’ve come to think, is not what inspires one to change, but what inspires one to remain changed.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Words are capable of making experience more vivid, and also of organizing it. They can scare us, and they can comfort us.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Writers now are putting total faith in designers at Apple and Amazon. It’s almost like a race-car driver having no input into how cars are designed.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


I’m less worried about accomplishment – as younger people always can’t help but be – and more concerned with spending my time well, spending time with my family, and reading, learning things.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


The purpose of the Seder to my mind is to inspire conversations with your family about the human drama and hopefully transmit values to the next generation. I’ve always felt like this could be better.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


We need a better way to talk about eating animals, a way that doesn’t ignore or even just shruggingly accept things like habits, cravings, family and history but rather incorporates them into the conversation. The more they are allowed in, the more able we will be to follow our best instincts.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


My greatest fear is feeling like a professional novelist. Somebody who creates characters, who sits down and has pieces of paper taped to the wall – what’s going to happen in this scene, or this act. What I like is for it to be a much more scary, sloppy reflection of who I am.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


I know lots and lots and lots of vegetarians who think it’s perfectly all right to kill animals for food to eat, but don’t do it because they think all the ways in which it’s done are wrong.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


There’s never been a culture that wasn’t obsessed with food. The sort of sad thing is that our obsession is no longer with food, but with the price of food.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


I’m not funny. People assume that because my books are funny, I’ll be funny in real life. It’s the inevitable disappointment of meeting me.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


The kind of funny irony is that a lot of people talk about ethical meat eating as if it’s a way to care about things, but also not to alienate yourself from the rest of the world. But it’s so much more alienating than vegetarianism.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. It is not a work of history or philosophy, not a prayer book, user’s manual, timeline, poem or palimpsest – and yet it is all these things.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


I usually write away from home, in coffee shops, on trains, on planes, in friends’ houses. I like places where there’s stuff going on that you can lift your eyes, see something interesting, overhear a conversation.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don’t want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it’s also a parent’s worst nightmare: That they won’t need you. It’s like the real tragedy of parenting.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


There is a glaring reason that the necessary total ban on nontherapeutic use of antibiotics hasn’t happened: The factory farm industry, allied with the pharmaceutical industry, has more power than public-health professionals.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


We say no to lots of things that would please us. I would like to punch people every now and then, but I don’t. I would like to have something for free rather than pay for it. I would like to skip to the front of the line… I don’t mean to brush aside the taste of meat, which is a powerful attraction. But its power is not without limit.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


Just about every children’s book in my local bookstore has an animal for its hero. But then, only a few feet away in the cookbook section, just about every cookbook includes recipes for cooking animals. Is there a more illuminating illustration of our paradoxical relationship with the nonhuman world?

– Jonathan Safran Foer


I’m interested in the kind of religion that makes life harder. I’m not so interested in the comforting kind of religion.

– Jonathan Safran Foer


We’ve made science experiments of ourselves and our children.

– Jonathan Safran Foer



Jean de La Fontaine – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Jean de La Fontaine

 

By the work one knows the workman.

– Jean de La Fontaine


It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.

– Jean de La Fontaine


The strongest passion is fear.

– Jean de La Fontaine


We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

– Jean de La Fontaine


A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

– Jean de La Fontaine


People must help one another it is nature’s law.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

– Jean de La Fontaine



Jean-Paul Sartre – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

 

Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


God is absence. God is the solitude of man.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


I do not believe in God his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


We do not judge the people we love.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


I hate victims who respect their executioners.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.

– Jean-Paul Sartre



John Stuart Mill – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by John Stuart Mill

 

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.

– John Stuart Mill


The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

– John Stuart Mill


Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

– John Stuart Mill


Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.

– John Stuart Mill


The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.

– John Stuart Mill


There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

– John Stuart Mill


Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.

– John Stuart Mill


The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

– John Stuart Mill


Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

– John Stuart Mill


The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

– John Stuart Mill


Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.

– John Stuart Mill


I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

– John Stuart Mill


Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind.

– John Stuart Mill


A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

– John Stuart Mill


The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

– John Stuart Mill


The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.

– John Stuart Mill


Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

– John Stuart Mill


If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

– John Stuart Mill


The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

– John Stuart Mill


The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.

– John Stuart Mill


The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.

– John Stuart Mill


The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.

– John Stuart Mill


The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.

– John Stuart Mill


It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being.

– John Stuart Mill


Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

– John Stuart Mill


As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.

– John Stuart Mill


War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

– John Stuart Mill



Lucy Powell – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Lucy Powell

 

Some argue that now isn’t the time to push the green agenda – that all efforts should be on preventing a serious recession. That is a false choice. It fails to recognise that climate change and our carbon reliance is part of problem – high fuel prices and food shortages due to poor crop yields compound today’s financial difficulties.

– Lucy Powell


The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.

– Lucy Powell


These are tough times and under this Tory-led government many people in Manchester are suffering and getting left behind. If elected I will use all my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to stand up for our communities and get things done for the better.

– Lucy Powell


There’s a loss of faith in the banking system that for so long has been the backbone of prosperity and growth.

– Lucy Powell


Although my seat is a contest between Labour and the Lib Dems, it could well make the difference between a Labour and a Tory government at the next election. In terms of international development, this choice is a very clear one.

– Lucy Powell


As the economy faces such difficulties, more tough questions need to be asked about what the Tories would do if elected. Their ideology of free markets and small government needs challenging. That has to be part of our job.

– Lucy Powell


As the prospect of a Tory government gets nearer, many traditional Labour voters – some who switched away in recent times and many who stayed at home – seem more determined to prevent that happening.

– Lucy Powell


In Scotland, the indication is that for the Westminster elections at least, Labour voters are satisfied with their government.

– Lucy Powell


It’s become unfashionable to celebrate political achievement, and Labour achievement even less so. And it’s positively uncouth to be proud of something that this Labour government is doing. So, slam me for saying so, but I’m really proud of the NHS.

– Lucy Powell


The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds.

– Lucy Powell


We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What’s more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government.

– Lucy Powell


What the Lib Dems have failed to do is offer any meaningful agenda for government or for power.

– Lucy Powell


Today the demands are for even higher standards in the quality of care, for greater flexibility and convenience in treatment times, and for more prevention through screening and health checks.

– Lucy Powell


As a relatively young woman – I’m 33 – I hope to one day have a family and already have commitments. If and when I’m elected as an MP, I would face a choice: take my family with me to London each week or be apart for four, maybe five, nights a week.

– Lucy Powell


I just hope that the democratic will of the Zimbabwean people prevails. If it does we must move quickly to help restore stability and prosperity.

– Lucy Powell


I have run a general election campaign pregnant and ran Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign commuting to London with a new baby so I already have my system set up.

– Lucy Powell


It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.

– Lucy Powell


For us political activists and candidates, the morning after any election is a mix of emotions – the personal and the immediate, the culmination of your own recent campaigning efforts and the fortunes of your party and the success or otherwise of what you stand for and believe in.

– Lucy Powell


Being out and about talking to residents and representing their views is, in my view, as important to politics as the grandstanding that takes place in Westminster.

– Lucy Powell


For sure, the ‘Obamania’ that’s fast taking hold reflects an incredible thirst for change in global politics and, dare I say, a wave of optimism that things can be different.

– Lucy Powell


In politics, the number of women in the cabinet has fallen and, if current poll trends continue and Labour loses a number of marginal seats, the number of female MPs is likely to drop significantly.

– Lucy Powell


The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women’s representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians.

– Lucy Powell


We need to dig deep and give people a reason to be optimistic just as Obama is doing in America. Because in the same way that outcome of the U.S. elections will change the course of events there and around the world, so too do politics here in Britain.

– Lucy Powell


At its most basic the democratic contract is a simple one: the right to vote comes with a responsibility to society, through tax payments and citizenship.

– Lucy Powell


Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.

– Lucy Powell


Team GB’s success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester’s velodrome, the National Cycling Centre.

– Lucy Powell


In the industrial revolution Britain led the world in advances that enabled mass production: trade exchanges, transportation, factory technology and new skills needed for the new industrialised world.

– Lucy Powell



King Abdullah II – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by King Abdullah II

 

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?

– King Abdullah II


I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.

– King Abdullah II


Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.

– King Abdullah II


For me, I am left leaning when it comes to health and education, on the right when it comes to defense. So I don’t know where I come on the political spectrum. And I think this the challenge that a lot of Jordanians have to deal with.

– King Abdullah II


It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift.

– King Abdullah II


Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.

– King Abdullah II


Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.

– King Abdullah II


Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children’s?

– King Abdullah II


Blowing up buses will not induce the Israelis to move forward, and neither will the killing of Palestinians or the demolition of their homes and their future. All this needs to stop. And we pledge that Jordan will do its utmost to help achieve it.

– King Abdullah II


If you believe that the killing of innocent people is right, then you are not part of my future.

– King Abdullah II


The incentive that you give to your youth is going to be the make-or-break future of the country.

– King Abdullah II


The security and the future of Jordan is hand-in-hand with the future of the Palestinians and the Israelis.

– King Abdullah II


If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work – because if they don’t, they won’t be around the next time the ballot box is open.

– King Abdullah II


The Middle East has the highest unemployment percentage of any region in the world we have the largest youth cohort of history coming into the market place that frustration does translate into the political sphere when people are hungry and without jobs.

– King Abdullah II


At the end of the day we want to bring stability and hope to Iraq. That’s the only way to defeat terrorism.

– King Abdullah II


I hope that none of the countries in the Middle East are planning anything but the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy.

– King Abdullah II


Is Israel going to continue to be ‘Fortress Israel’? Or, as we all hope, become accepted into the neighborhood, which I believe is the only way we can move forward in harmony.

– King Abdullah II


We have to always hope in humanity that people will make the right choices.

– King Abdullah II


If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.

– King Abdullah II


Mr. President, prime ministers, let us have ambitions: ambitions to move beyond the violence and occupation, to the day when two states, Palestine and Israel, can live together side by side in peace and security.

– King Abdullah II


Peace with Israel is a strategic imperative for Jordan.

– King Abdullah II


We have peace with Israel. We’re actually the last man standing. So there is going to be immense pressure and people asking, ‘Why are we having this relationship when it’s not benefiting anybody?’ Obviously, my answer is you always benefit from peace.

– King Abdullah II


You’re always going to have extremists in every religion.

– King Abdullah II


I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism.

– King Abdullah II


I think the success of democracy is not really police security it’s the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.

– King Abdullah II


I don’t think the Middle East could afford another war.

– King Abdullah II


When you get billions in aid and your weapons resupplied and your ammunition stock resupplied, you don’t learn the lesson that war is bad and nobody wins.

– King Abdullah II



Jane Austen – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Jane Austen

 

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.

– Jane Austen


To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.

– Jane Austen


A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

– Jane Austen


One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.

– Jane Austen


We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.

– Jane Austen


Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.

– Jane Austen


Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

– Jane Austen


Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

– Jane Austen


Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

– Jane Austen


Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

– Jane Austen


General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.

– Jane Austen


My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation that is what I call good company.

– Jane Austen


The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

– Jane Austen


I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

– Jane Austen


Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

– Jane Austen


There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

– Jane Austen


A lady’s imagination is very rapid it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

– Jane Austen


It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

– Jane Austen


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

– Jane Austen


Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

– Jane Austen


They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.

– Jane Austen


To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

– Jane Austen


From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

– Jane Austen


Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.

– Jane Austen


Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.

– Jane Austen


Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.

– Jane Austen


Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

– Jane Austen


There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.

– Jane Austen



Kristen Stewart – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by Kristen Stewart

 

I think romance is anything honest. As long as it’s honest, it’s so disarming.

– Kristen Stewart


My best friend just had a baby, and she’s my age. So I’m a godmom now, which is crazy.

– Kristen Stewart


I don’t want to make movies for kids, and I don’t want to make movies for adults either.

– Kristen Stewart


I’m not ready to get married, but I have a pretty great family and I’d like that too, someday.

– Kristen Stewart


I have a great family by the way, but you need to find people who can pull something out from you that might be otherwise unseen.

– Kristen Stewart


It’s not like I sit around watching my movies again and again, but I’ve never quite believed actors when they say they don’t watch themselves.

– Kristen Stewart


People say, ‘Just say who you’re dating. Then people will stop being so ravenous about it.’ It’s like, No they won’t! They’ll ask for specifics.

– Kristen Stewart


The strangest part about being famous is you don’t get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them.

– Kristen Stewart


Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I’ve succeeded, if I’m doing something that makes me happy and I’m not lying to anybody.

– Kristen Stewart


I would have been very happy just working from job to job, paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself.

– Kristen Stewart


It’s a funny thing: You want so badly for people to see what you do – you’re proud of it – and I like the effect that movies have on people. But the attention can also make me uncomfortable.

– Kristen Stewart


Sure, ‘Twilight’ is really huge right now and everybody’s freaking out over it, but it will go away soon and I will be back to doing what I’m used to doing: weird little movies that nobody sees.

– Kristen Stewart


I like being in movies that have a great story. I’m not so interested in being a Hollywood star. It’s a job, you know. When you wake up at six in the morning every day for a week, it feels like hard work.

– Kristen Stewart


I really, specifically, love acting, and I think it’s a really cool thing to be really indulgent and follow that. I have a lot of ambitions in life, but for the next few years, I just want to be an actor.

– Kristen Stewart


I wouldn’t tell you anything about anybody I cared about because it becomes entertainment for other people, and it sort of just cheapens everything in your life. I would never tell you if I was dating anybody.

– Kristen Stewart


Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I’ve succeeded, if I’m doing something that makes me happy and I’m not lying to anybody. I’m not doing that now, so I feel really good about myself.

– Kristen Stewart


And I like to keep whatever is mine remaining that way. It’s a funny little game to play and it’s a slippery slope. I always say to myself I’m never going to give anything away because there’s never any point or benefit for me.

– Kristen Stewart


I like making pies. I have a bunch of fruit trees in my backyard. My loquat tree sprouted, and I like making loquat pie. They’re really hard to peel and everything, and it took me forever, but they make the best pies. They’re amazing.

– Kristen Stewart


I’m asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn’t say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don’t know myself at all yet.

– Kristen Stewart


I mean, I love L.A. – I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It’s a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don’t do that every time, then you’re considered a failure.

– Kristen Stewart


I don’t want to discredit people’s individuality, but I think people are pretty much the same. People are very similar. If you have a good enough imagination then you can feel things that you personally have never done before. That’s acting.

– Kristen Stewart


I’m like, bursting. I should be working. I don’t want to take a break. It’s funny, on set, I don’t have to go to the bathroom, I don’t have anything wrong, I’m perfectly fine, so through-and-through. I’m not hungry. I’m literally not even in my own body.

– Kristen Stewart


I think I’m a bit less inhibited, and not thinking too much before speaking. It’s not about being shameful, I’m just a bit more unabashedly myself because of this thing, and it probably started at age 15. I can be around people and say what I think without fear.

– Kristen Stewart


This weird thing happens when you’re in a movie that has some level of success. People start offering you all kinds of things, and they just expect you to do them because they’ll be good for your career. It’s not about the project’s integrity or anything like that.

– Kristen Stewart


I really, specifically, love acting, and I think it’s a really cool thing to be really indulgent and follow that. I have a lot of ambitions in life, but for the next few years, I just want to be an actor. That’s a lucky opportunity, and that drives me to want to be good at that.

– Kristen Stewart


I think people are used to seeing actors be wide open and desperately giving of themselves, and while I do that on a movie set as much as I can, it’s so unnatural for me to do it on television, in interviews, in anything like that. I also don’t find that my process as an actor is really anyone else’s business.

– Kristen Stewart


The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight’ is literally how every conversation I have these days begins – whether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven’t seen in a while. The first thing I want to say to them is, ‘It’s insane! And, as a person, I can’t do anything!’

– Kristen Stewart


I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn’t want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn’t have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It’s funny because I’d always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn’t think that I would be in the movies.

– Kristen Stewart


I mean, I love L.A. – I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It’s a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don’t do that every time, then you’re considered a failure. But it’s like, ‘Well, are you making movies to be successful? Or are you making movies to learn something?’

– Kristen Stewart