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John Steinbeck – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by John Steinbeck

 

No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.

– John Steinbeck


The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

– John Steinbeck


Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.

– John Steinbeck


Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.

– John Steinbeck


It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.

– John Steinbeck


It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

– John Steinbeck


It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

– John Steinbeck


Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

– John Steinbeck


I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

– John Steinbeck


It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.

– John Steinbeck


A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

– John Steinbeck


A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.

– John Steinbeck


Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.

– John Steinbeck


Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there’s time, the Bastard Time.

– John Steinbeck


Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.

– John Steinbeck


Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.

– John Steinbeck



Johnny Vegas – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Johnny Vegas

 

I trained to be a priest – started to. I went to seminary school when I was 11. I wanted to be a priest, but when they told me I could never have sex, not even on my birthday, I changed my mind.

– Johnny Vegas


I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I’m grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old’s birthday party, you couldn’t pay me enough.

– Johnny Vegas


The cheese board is my big treat at Christmas that I have to deny myself during the rest of year.

– Johnny Vegas


I came back from university thinking I knew all about politics and racism, not knowing my dad had been one of the youngest-serving Labour councillors in the town and had refused to work in South Africa years ago because of the situation there. And he’s never mentioned it – you just find out. That’s a real man to me. A sleeping lion.

– Johnny Vegas


You always hear people saying, ‘I hope I’m not turning into my dad’, but I’d be honoured if I became half as decent a bloke as he is.

– Johnny Vegas


I am a big fan of smelly cheeses but the rest of the family don’t seem to be particularly keen on them.

– Johnny Vegas


My work’s never been accepted by my family, but it’s something I’ll always carry on with.

– Johnny Vegas


You can’t be a proper comic unless you’ve been out on stage and felt the fear.

– Johnny Vegas


Comedy’s so subjective, and if someone comes to watch, doesn’t get it, doesn’t find it funny, then fine.

– Johnny Vegas


It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to do it is another question altogether.

– Johnny Vegas


I’ve spent lots of time in London, I studied in London, I like London. It’s just not my home.

– Johnny Vegas


My first holiday to San Francisco in 1998-99 was supposed to be a two-week vacation but I ended up staying five weeks and nearly didn’t come home.

– Johnny Vegas


I’m getting positive feedback for my acting so we’ll see if any other interesting parts come up.

– Johnny Vegas


I’ve got too much respect for stand-ups to call myself one.

– Johnny Vegas


Oh, I’m terrible at travel.

– Johnny Vegas


I think if you’re at the point where you’re popular enough to sell your wedding photos to OK! Magazine then you don’t need the money.

– Johnny Vegas



Jeremy Rifkin – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Jeremy Rifkin

 

We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn’t do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.

– Jeremy Rifkin


We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.

– Jeremy Rifkin


In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn’t have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture.

– Jeremy Rifkin


The position I took at the time was that we hadn’t really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.

– Jeremy Rifkin


Back in 1983, the United States government approved the release of the first genetically modified organism. In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.

– Jeremy Rifkin


The American public is not aware that there might be potential allergenic and toxic reactions. With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to.

– Jeremy Rifkin


The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.

– Jeremy Rifkin


The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you’re a farmer and you’re growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm.

– Jeremy Rifkin


They’re now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival.

– Jeremy Rifkin


We are already producing enough food to feed the world. We already have technology in place that allows us to produce more than we can find a market for.

– Jeremy Rifkin


What I’m suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.

– Jeremy Rifkin


I wanted to make sure that this be the first scientific and technology revolution in history in which the public thoroughly discussed all the potential benefits and all the potential harms, in advance of the technology coming online and running its course.

– Jeremy Rifkin


It may be that everything the life science companies are telling us will turn out to be right, and there’s no problem here whatsoever. That defies logic.

– Jeremy Rifkin


Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies.

– Jeremy Rifkin


What’s different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That’s what makes it both powerful and exciting.

– Jeremy Rifkin


What the public needs to understand is that these new technologies, especially in recombinant DNA technology, allow scientists to bypass biological boundaries altogether.

– Jeremy Rifkin



James Taylor – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by James Taylor

 

That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.

– James Taylor


I’m glad about what’s happening to the music business. This last crop of people we had in the 90s, who are going away now, they didn’t like music. They didn’t trust musicians. They wanted something else from it.

– James Taylor


I know there are people who don’t like their audience or like the experience of being recognized or celebrated, but my audience has been very good – they don’t bother me and when they do contact me it’s usually on the nicest possible terms.

– James Taylor


Performing is a profound experience, at least for me.

– James Taylor


Performing is a profound experience, at least for me. It’s not as if I sit down and play ‘Fire and Rain’ by myself, just to hear it again. But to offer it up… the energy that it somehow summons live takes me right back, and I do get a reconnection to the emotions.

– James Taylor


Though ‘Fire and Rain’ is very personal, for other people it resonates as a sort of commonly held experience… And that’s what happens with me. I write things for personal reasons, and then in some cases it… can be a shared experience.

– James Taylor


It’s probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it’s a failure.

– James Taylor


People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down.

– James Taylor


Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That’s what it couldn’t stand.

– James Taylor


I’m very unstable there’s no stability in a musician’s life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don’t know where your money’s coming from.

– James Taylor


Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time.

– James Taylor


I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.

– James Taylor


I don’t read music. I don’t write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.

– James Taylor


If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.

– James Taylor


Music is like a huge release of tension.

– James Taylor


Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music.

– James Taylor



Jean Anouilh – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Jean Anouilh

 

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some.

– Jean Anouilh


Things are beautiful if you love them.

– Jean Anouilh


Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

– Jean Anouilh


It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

– Jean Anouilh


Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.

– Jean Anouilh


Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.

– Jean Anouilh


To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.

– Jean Anouilh


An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

– Jean Anouilh


We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.

– Jean Anouilh


Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

– Jean Anouilh


Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books – but it is terrible when one has to live it.

– Jean Anouilh


Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.

– Jean Anouilh


Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

– Jean Anouilh


Nothing is irreparable in politics.

– Jean Anouilh


Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.

– Jean Anouilh


One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.

– Jean Anouilh



Josh Hutcherson – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Josh Hutcherson

 

Working with amazing people, you continue to learn and develop yourself, as an actor and as a person.

– Josh Hutcherson


It’s cool to play a vampire and be a part of this new, hot genre.

– Josh Hutcherson


When you get to play a character that’s in love, it’s cool.

– Josh Hutcherson


I put on fifteen pounds of muscle, so that was a lot of eating chicken and a high protein, low-carb diet. Also a lot of heavy lifting and a very different kind of training with an ex-navy SEAL guy who wanted to kill me every time I got with him. In a good way.

– Josh Hutcherson


I didn’t go to high school, so I don’t have a high school experience. I was home-schooled during high school.

– Josh Hutcherson


Well, food’s always the way to anybody’s heart, I think, guy or girl.

– Josh Hutcherson


We’ve seen some insane signs: ‘Is that a loaf of bread in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?’ Funny stuff along those lines. Very original. One just said, ‘I will do unspeakable things.’ I thought that was very interesting – and mildly terrifying!

– Josh Hutcherson


I play basketball probably four to five days a week when I’m back home.

– Josh Hutcherson


I got my first tattoo when I was 16 years old and I went with my mom to get it done – she has a bunch too so we’re tattoo buddies now.

– Josh Hutcherson


I love doing roles and movies that are different from each other.

– Josh Hutcherson


In all honesty I think that I’ve had a very normal life, even though I’ve been making movies since I was 9.

– Josh Hutcherson


The way I look at it, movies are a different medium for storytelling than books.

– Josh Hutcherson


There’s definitely a large fan base for the ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter’ movies that need their next fix.

– Josh Hutcherson


Well, getting behind the camera is something I’ve always wanted to get involved with. Ever since I was doing movies like ‘Zathura’ I was very interested in all the different jobs on set and kind of soaking all the information up like a sponge.

– Josh Hutcherson


I’m a big romantic, traditional, cheesy guy.

– Josh Hutcherson


I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don’t want a girl who’s too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond to what I’m saying.

– Josh Hutcherson


I play sports.

– Josh Hutcherson



Jeremy Renner – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jeremy Renner

 

You have to wait for a big star to come in and generate interest on a project, and now that has become me, which is an amazing blessing.

– Jeremy Renner


Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you’ll be: How good are you at going around obstacles?

– Jeremy Renner


I was always a singer. But I was always focused on being an actor as my trade. Music I do just for me. The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible.

– Jeremy Renner


The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I’ll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it’s a form of expression that all I need is me. I don’t need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified.

– Jeremy Renner


I don’t change. The things around me change.

– Jeremy Renner


People find themselves in ruts all the time. You’re in a complacent lifestyle where you work 9 to 5 and then you add a mortgage and kids. You feel trapped, but guess what, brother? You constructed that life. If you’re OK with it, there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you’ve got unease, then you’ve got to make a change.

– Jeremy Renner


I’m blessed to have cool roles in these big movies.

– Jeremy Renner


The most experience I had in the criminology field is playing a thug as an actor. That was my first paid job. The police academy at the college was paying people to reenact the calls that potential cops would get. So I got to play thugs and people who were unruly.

– Jeremy Renner


I know it’s a cliche but I never wanted to be famous. I don’t believe anybody wants to be famous.

– Jeremy Renner


Fear is just not a part of my life – so much so that if it’s involved in somebody else’s life and they’re close to me, I won’t be around them.

– Jeremy Renner


I live my life through fear. If I’m afraid of it I’ll do it just so I’m not afraid of it anymore.

– Jeremy Renner


I like repressed characters. That gives me a lot of freedom to make a lot of different choices through subtleties.

– Jeremy Renner


I only scream and scratch when something’s only ‘really good’ or ‘good’, I want to be great, or let’s go home.

– Jeremy Renner


In the ‘Hurt Locker’ there’s a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action.

– Jeremy Renner


What matters to me is learning and growing, and getting to do what I love to do. As long as I can do that, I’m happy.

– Jeremy Renner


There’s too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.

– Jeremy Renner


I lived by the candlelight for two years because I couldn’t afford power. It was nice and romantic at the time, but if you can’t afford power you’re pretty broke. You endure it.

– Jeremy Renner



Jessica Savitch – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jessica Savitch

 

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.

– Jessica Savitch


Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.

– Jessica Savitch


By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.

– Jessica Savitch


What is the value of sticking a microphone in a man’s face right after he has learned of his wife’s death?

– Jessica Savitch


In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.

– Jessica Savitch


It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.

– Jessica Savitch


No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

– Jessica Savitch


The relationship between talent and management is uneasy, at best.

– Jessica Savitch


In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, What next?

– Jessica Savitch


I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.

– Jessica Savitch


You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.

– Jessica Savitch


A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.

– Jessica Savitch


The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can’t grow old in television news.

– Jessica Savitch


Women didn’t want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands’ diverted attention.

– Jessica Savitch


Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

– Jessica Savitch


Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.

– Jessica Savitch


For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.

– Jessica Savitch



Jarvis Cocker – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jarvis Cocker

 

I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person.

– Jarvis Cocker


Well, once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you are the more mature pop performer and you’re past the age you ever thought you would do it, you might as well do it as long as you can. As long as I can still lift a microphone, then I’ll do it, you know.

– Jarvis Cocker


You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock – that you’ve still got it.

– Jarvis Cocker


I speak onstage to try to establish some method of communication. The songs are supposed to be a way of communicating. But speech and drinks and sometimes chocolates are also a way of communicating.

– Jarvis Cocker


Unless you’re living on the street and surviving on a diet of discarded turkey drumsticks, there’s no point in being gloomy. We’ve spent too long trying to cheer ourselves up by spending money on brightly coloured things we don’t really need. We’ve stopped using our imaginations.

– Jarvis Cocker


I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn’t it? That’s the place where your dreams will come true. It’s an act of faith now they think that’s going to sort things out.

– Jarvis Cocker


As a shy kid growing up in Sheffield, I fantasized about how it would be great to be famous so I wouldn’t actually have to talk to people and feel awkward. And of course, as we all know from fairy stories, when you achieve that ambition, you find out you don’t want it.

– Jarvis Cocker


Pulp existed for 12 years before we got famous. Now, you could say that was just lack of imagination, but it’s some kind of quality isn’t it? Tenacity. You could also say it was sloth.

– Jarvis Cocker


There’s the famous thing that the A&ampR man from the record company is supposed to do: He’s supposed to come into the studio and listen to the songs you’ve been recording and then say, ‘Guys, I don’t hear any singles.’ And then everybody falls into a terrible depression because you have to write one.

– Jarvis Cocker


I recently spent quite a bit of time in Sheffield, England, which is where I’m from. I wouldn’t move back there, but it’s funny when you spend a bit of time in the place where you were brought up. You kind of realize how that place has had quite a big effect on you or made you a certain way.

– Jarvis Cocker


Every woman I’ve had a relationship with has found this maddening the fact that I will talk about anything on the stage, and reveal all this stuff, and yet when I’m at home, I clam up and won’t discuss anything intimate or personal.

– Jarvis Cocker


I am proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity. It is my dearest hope that we will produce some fantastic books together.

– Jarvis Cocker


I love the Beatles. I haven’t named any kids after them but I still really love them. They were the first group that I was ever properly aware of. In my early teens I would sometimes stay in and listen to the radio all day in the hope that I would catch a song by them that I’d never heard before and be able to tape it on my radio-cassette player.

– Jarvis Cocker


Money isn’t important, but you have to have enough, so you don’t have to think about it. Thinking about money is a drag.

– Jarvis Cocker


Also, because people like to multitask, in a way if you’ve got a bit of music on in the background and the lyrical content is making you want to listen to it, then that would probably put you off the texting you wanted to do. I think people like things that just make that right kind of noise, but leave your brain free to do something else.

– Jarvis Cocker


You know when you get into that thing where people want to discuss the relationship? I’d rather discuss what was on telly, avoid the issue, discuss anything other than the relationship.

– Jarvis Cocker


When I was in Pulp, I actively did more TV stuff because that was during the Great Britpop Wars, and it seemed important to prove that indie people could speak. That war doesn’t exist anymore.

– Jarvis Cocker



John W. Gardner – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by John W. Gardner

 

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

– John W. Gardner


Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

– John W. Gardner


Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

– John W. Gardner


I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.

– John W. Gardner


Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

– John W. Gardner


The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.

– John W. Gardner


One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

– John W. Gardner


America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.

– John W. Gardner


The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

– John W. Gardner


It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.

– John W. Gardner


When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.

– John W. Gardner


We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

– John W. Gardner


True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

– John W. Gardner


History never looks like history when you are living through it.

– John W. Gardner


For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

– John W. Gardner


If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.

– John W. Gardner


Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.

– John W. Gardner



John Malkovich – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by John Malkovich

 

A dog that has rabies probably will do things it wouldn’t do if it didn’t have rabies. But that doesn’t change the fact that it has rabies.

– John Malkovich


I’m more comfortable with whatever’s wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn’t measure up to the standard he set.

– John Malkovich


I like design, I like details, to me it is just another form of self-expression.

– John Malkovich


Well, I design costumes because I started with the theater in Chicago, but somehow a few lines just sort of fell to me to do it. And I studied it in school and I always liked it.

– John Malkovich


You can be a mason and build 50 buildings, but it doesn’t mean you can design one.

– John Malkovich


Sigmund Freud said we act out our own dreams, but if you are only an actor you are not acting out your own dream. You are simply participating in someone else’s dream.

– John Malkovich


Failure’s a natural part of life.

– John Malkovich


I don’t have a saviour or a royal family.

– John Malkovich


When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on.

– John Malkovich


I don’t understand how somebody wouldn’t have a sense of humor about themselves.

– John Malkovich


I mean, anything that money can be made off will never be a problem to make, no matter what it is.

– John Malkovich


Unlike my grandfather or my brother, I’ve actually been able to make some money at a racetrack.

– John Malkovich


I like to direct movies, but I don’t like to goof around for eight years talking about it.

– John Malkovich


I like very much to do movies.

– John Malkovich


Quite often – a lot of the work I had done had been extensively with women. Most especially in the theater, but also quite often in the movies. That has its own delights, and maybe pitfalls too.

– John Malkovich


You can’t work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.

– John Malkovich


Politics is not really my thing.

– John Malkovich



John Boehner – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by John Boehner

 

Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.

– John Boehner


I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad’s tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.

– John Boehner


My dad and my uncles owned a bar outside of Cincinnati. I worked there growing up, mopping floors, waiting tables.

– John Boehner


Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.

– John Boehner


Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.

– John Boehner


And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves… when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.

– John Boehner


The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult.

– John Boehner


The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.

– John Boehner


They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn’t part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.

– John Boehner


They know the importance of their mission and of America’s commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.

– John Boehner


Make no mistake, a ‘yes’ vote on the Democrats’ health care bill is a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions.

– John Boehner


No, let’s make sure that people understand that this is a very important war that is helping to protect us here at home. And that we have no choice but to win it. As difficult as it is.

– John Boehner


House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.

– John Boehner


We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding. To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him.

– John Boehner


And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.

– John Boehner


While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.

– John Boehner


The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don’t want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel.

– John Boehner



Jamie Foxx – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jamie Foxx

 

I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.

– Jamie Foxx


I’m bad on Valentine’s Day, but even worse on Christmas. I go shopping at nine o’clock on December 24th every year. Nobody else is there. I’m in Toys’R’Us all by myself. I get there five minutes before closing.

– Jamie Foxx


Well, the album ‘Intuition’ is out and just went platinum officially. So I think to have the music doing what it’s doing right now, man, it’s the ultimate. Nobody is really selling records out there but we are at a million records and we dropped it at Christmas, so we are just trying to get that thing to like two million, you know.

– Jamie Foxx


I think Prince should open up a little more to other artists. Just because we love Prince. Especially the old stuff – we love him to death. But if he opened up he would be something to deal with. Imagine Kanye West producing a Prince track? It would be banoodles!

– Jamie Foxx


She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.

– Jamie Foxx


Actually, music gave me the support when I needed it. I would never have gone to college unless I’d gotten a piano scholarship. And now I’m so glad I got to learn to play the cello, which is a different experience, you’re flexing a different muscle, but it’s beautiful because it is music.

– Jamie Foxx


My worst hair experience was when I was trying to relax my hair and my grandmother did it. It went all straight and I looked like a black Bee Gee.

– Jamie Foxx


When you look at Michael Jackson, there’s nobody who loves him in that family, nobody. If they did, they’d tell him he didn’t have to do all that in order to be famous. All he has to do is keep doing his music and be himself. Michael’s been a little touched for about 20 years, but somebody needs to pull him aside and tell him they love him.

– Jamie Foxx


I really wanted to just be a musician. I didn’t want to be anything else, but I was funny and all that.

– Jamie Foxx


You know what? I never really factor Hollywood into anything. I’m a black actor, so I can’t really control what Hollywood thinks. I gotta go do my thing, and my jokes have got to be funny. Whatever I do has got to be great.

– Jamie Foxx


And perfect happiness? Man, that’s a… the pool is about 92 degrees, the Jacuzzi is about 102 and an avocado farm.

– Jamie Foxx


Man, after all my grandma put into me learning the piano, that was a hard day, telling her I was telling jokes for a living.

– Jamie Foxx


I don’t know if I’m built for marriage.

– Jamie Foxx


In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?

– Jamie Foxx


Nobody wants to hear R&ampB. It’s sad. If you want to be on the radio you got to stay young.

– Jamie Foxx


I’ve been a sports fan all my life, and like most other actors, I’m convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn’t come calling.

– Jamie Foxx


I’d like to say I’m R&ampB’s savior. Whether that’s the truth or not, I’m definitely going out there with my mic and my shield to declare, ‘I am here to save R&ampB.’ I will have the people saying, ‘Sir, there is a man at the musical gates saying he is here to save R&ampB.’

– Jamie Foxx



Janet Jackson – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Janet Jackson

 

By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.

– Janet Jackson


As a child, I had to get up early for school or work. I’d get ready by myself. I’d set my alarm to wake me up very early in the morning, and be off to work, the family driver driving me every morning. I did it alone, my parents never coming in to wake me up.

– Janet Jackson


It is my belief that we all have the need to feel special. It is this need that can bring out the best in us, yet the worst in us.

– Janet Jackson


I always get bored with my hair. That’s why I would always change it throughout my career.

– Janet Jackson


Competition is great. And as long as it’s friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it’s cool.

– Janet Jackson


I kinda see everyone as competition. I’m a very competitive person. But I think that’s good. Competition is great. And as long as it’s friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it’s cool.

– Janet Jackson


Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.

– Janet Jackson


I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don’t mind that.

– Janet Jackson


I have a very strong family.

– Janet Jackson


I think it’s been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they’ve told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex… I think they are pretty used to it now.

– Janet Jackson


I really don’t know anything else because my brothers were famous when I was two years old. So I know nothing else, no other life.

– Janet Jackson


Food has always brought me comfort and the bingeing is triggered when I’m in a space that is not positive.

– Janet Jackson


Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life, it’s always been there. It’s been there since I was 10 years old, having the imagination that I had.

– Janet Jackson


I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.

– Janet Jackson


In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.

– Janet Jackson


In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.

– Janet Jackson


To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals.

– Janet Jackson



Jeff Foxworthy – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jeff Foxworthy

 

My grandma’s the most careful, safe driver in the world. You put her in a rental car, and she’s doing doughnuts in the K-Mart parking lot!

– Jeff Foxworthy


If you’ve ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck.

– Jeff Foxworthy


I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.

– Jeff Foxworthy


My father-in-law gets up at 5 o’clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don’t know why there’s this big rush to do this.

– Jeff Foxworthy


You may be a redneck if… you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.

– Jeff Foxworthy


For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life’s list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.

– Jeff Foxworthy


I say, If everybody in this house lives where it’s God first, friends and family second and you third, we won’t ever have an argument.

– Jeff Foxworthy


If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’

– Jeff Foxworthy


I’ve been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country, and 90 percent of the people are good folks. The rest of them take after the other side of the family.

– Jeff Foxworthy


My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family.

– Jeff Foxworthy


Nothing in life prepares you to be famous.

– Jeff Foxworthy


That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.

– Jeff Foxworthy


If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck.

– Jeff Foxworthy


If your neighbors think you’re a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck.

– Jeff Foxworthy


It’s a weird sensation to be mad and learning at the same time.

– Jeff Foxworthy


Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that’s a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won’t hate going to work.

– Jeff Foxworthy


Country music is about new love and it’s about old love.

– Jeff Foxworthy



Jean Rostand – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jean Rostand

 

To be adult is to be alone.

– Jean Rostand


Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

– Jean Rostand


Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.

– Jean Rostand


God, that dumping ground of our dreams.

– Jean Rostand


Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood – we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.

– Jean Rostand


There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.

– Jean Rostand


When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won’t one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.

– Jean Rostand


One kills a man, one is an assassin one kills millions, one is a conqueror one kills everybody, one is a god.

– Jean Rostand


Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.

– Jean Rostand


Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife she has thought much worse things about you.

– Jean Rostand


In politics, yesterday’s lie is attacked only to flatter today’s.

– Jean Rostand


A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.

– Jean Rostand


Renown? I’ve already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.

– Jean Rostand


A body of work such as Pasteur’s is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.

– Jean Rostand


It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.

– Jean Rostand


Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.

– Jean Rostand


It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.

– Jean Rostand



Jonathan Davis – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jonathan Davis

 

It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us, but… it is flattering and of course challenging.

– Jonathan Davis


We’re not trying to change the world just music.

– Jonathan Davis


At first I was queasy I’ll never forget the sound of the scalpel cutting a body open. But it was so cool trying to work out how these people died.

– Jonathan Davis


It’s really cool to see glowsticks at the show, to see dance music culture infiltrating and becoming one with the metal community.

– Jonathan Davis


The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that’s real most of that whiny stuff isn’t real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.

– Jonathan Davis


When I listen to music, I don’t want to hear about flowers. I like death and destruction.

– Jonathan Davis


When you live on the road, going home is a place to escape and just be with your family to unwind.

– Jonathan Davis


I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn’t give my lyrics, and it’s all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It’s funny.

– Jonathan Davis


I don’t know the true meaning of happiness.

– Jonathan Davis


I don’t believe in organized religion – I dealt with them hand in hand, and a whole bunch of Catholic priests tried to molest me. Telling me I was gay and I should go home with them and stuff.

– Jonathan Davis


I got problems. I freak out, go to a shrink, go through all kinds of therapy and stuff, but I’m learning how to deal with it. That’s why I’ve chosen one hour a night to get all of my aggressions out. to really tell the world the way I feel.

– Jonathan Davis


I don’t like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain.

– Jonathan Davis


It seems like a lot of music today is so churned out and simple.

– Jonathan Davis


I’ve been a fan of electronic music since the beginning.

– Jonathan Davis


The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.

– Jonathan Davis


I’ve been on Prozac for 12 years and I’m off it now. I know what it feels like to be excited and sad again. I haven’t felt like this in 12 years I’m like a giddy little kid.

– Jonathan Davis


Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don’t want to see the truth!

– Jonathan Davis



James Cash Penney – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by James Cash Penney

 

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

– James Cash Penney


A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.

– James Cash Penney


The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.

– James Cash Penney


Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change.

– James Cash Penney


Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them.

– James Cash Penney


The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

– James Cash Penney


No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability far more unused than used power.

– James Cash Penney


I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance.

– James Cash Penney


A store’s best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization.

– James Cash Penney


Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.

– James Cash Penney


Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.

– James Cash Penney


I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems.

– James Cash Penney


The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.

– James Cash Penney


Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public.

– James Cash Penney


The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.

– James Cash Penney


I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.

– James Cash Penney


Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.

– James Cash Penney



James Hillman – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by James Hillman

 

All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world?

– James Hillman


Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind.

– James Hillman


The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world?

– James Hillman


We approach people the same way we approach our cars. We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask, What’s wrong with him, how much will it cost, and when can I pick him up?

– James Hillman


I don’t think anything changes until ideas change. The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something is wrong with the person.

– James Hillman


Loss means losing what was We want to change but we don’t want to lose. Without time for loss, we don’t have time for soul.

– James Hillman


We can’t change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently.

– James Hillman


The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s astounding. Maybe they can’t see or they can’t hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They’re models of courage, in a strange way.

– James Hillman


Everything that everyone is afraid of has already happened: The fragility of capitalism, which we don’t want to admit the loss of the empire of the United States and American exceptionalism. In fact, American exceptionalism is that we are exceptionally backward in about fifteen different categories, from education to infrastructure.

– James Hillman


Fear is a huge thing for older people.

– James Hillman


I see happiness as a by-product. I don’t think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.

– James Hillman


Just stop for a minute and you’ll realize you’re happy just being. I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it’s right here.

– James Hillman


In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.

– James Hillman


Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid it’s also in the system, the society.

– James Hillman


The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?

– James Hillman


We’re an air bag society that wants guarantees on everything that we buy. We want to be able to take everything back and get another one. We want a 401-k plan and Social Security.

– James Hillman


You don’t attack the grunts of Vietnam you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It’s the same thing with psychotherapy.

– James Hillman


It’s very hard to know what wisdom is.

– James Hillman



John Charles Polanyi – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by John Charles Polanyi

 

When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves.

– John Charles Polanyi


For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.

– John Charles Polanyi


Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.

– John Charles Polanyi


Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge.

– John Charles Polanyi


Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts.

– John Charles Polanyi


Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.

– John Charles Polanyi


The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely, is not something alien that must be grafted onto science. On the contrary, it is integral to science, as also to scholarship in general.

– John Charles Polanyi


Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.

– John Charles Polanyi


It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit it acknowledges the commonality of people’s experience.

– John Charles Polanyi


Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.

– John Charles Polanyi


Science gives us a powerful vocabulary, and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which one can only say nice things.

– John Charles Polanyi


Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it.

– John Charles Polanyi


Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.

– John Charles Polanyi


The most exciting thing in the twentieth century is science.

– John Charles Polanyi


Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.

– John Charles Polanyi


Today, Academies of Science use their influence around the world in support of human rights.

– John Charles Polanyi


Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren’t thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.

– John Charles Polanyi


A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs.

– John Charles Polanyi