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Mehmet Oz – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Mehmet Oz

 

In Turkey, you’re not allowed to be left alone in the hospital. The nurse teaches the family how to do things, and somebody is always there with the patient.

– Mehmet Oz


The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

– Mehmet Oz


A lot of folks believe their best years are behind them. But I want Americans to recognize that’s not true.

– Mehmet Oz


In my business, if I get too close to you and you die, it hurts me. And so you develop a natural inclination not to be close to the patient, so that if things don’t work out ideally, you can still get up the next day and care for the next patient.

– Mehmet Oz


I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different.

– Mehmet Oz


You don’t have a family doctor anymore like you did when you were a kid, who treated you throughout your life.

– Mehmet Oz


Food – I love nuts. I eat them all the time, they’re easy to carry around, and I am never hungry all day long.

– Mehmet Oz


Food is no longer sacred to us: in becoming too efficient we’ve changed its nature.

– Mehmet Oz


Most food you drop is still perfectly edible. If it was in your eyesight the whole time, you can pick it up and eat it.

– Mehmet Oz


There are a lot of food Nazis in the U.S., but I believe if you can show people what’s really important, they’ll judge the rest for themselves.

– Mehmet Oz


We don’t walk. We overeat because we’ve made it easy to overeat. We have fast-food joints on every corner. By the way, the ‘we’ is all of us. It’s not the government. It’s all of us doing this together.

– Mehmet Oz


What happens when you have great grief in your life is the arteries of that heart begins to spasms down, just literally squeezes down like this because you’re feeling the tension of your life and then the heart muscle itself will also begin – to get stressed out.

– Mehmet Oz


At the end of the day, sleep is a barometer of your emotional health. And so if you’re not in the right place where you need to be, then you’re going to have voices keeping you up at night because you have to work through those issues.

– Mehmet Oz


No matter how old you are, no matter how much you weigh, you can still control the health of your body.

– Mehmet Oz


True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal.

– Mehmet Oz


We are spending most of our time in American health care fixing the mistakes that either we in the profession are causing or our patients are, without recognizing it, causing to themselves.

– Mehmet Oz


You cannot drive a system that’s going to be aiming at preventing illness if everyone is not in it. The whole gaming of health insurance and health care in America is based on that fundamental principle: insure people who aren’t sick and you don’t have to pay more money on them.

– Mehmet Oz


You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It’s the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it helps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well.

– Mehmet Oz


I like shows that have some level of intelligence to them. When it’s not as predictable, when you don’t know what’s coming at you.

– Mehmet Oz


I get up at the same time every morning.

– Mehmet Oz


I get up in the morning and do a seven-minute yoga workout. I know the most likely time I’m going to do something is when I first get up, and I make it short because, like you, I don’t really want to do that first thing in the morning.

– Mehmet Oz


Biology always beats will power.

– Mehmet Oz


What we have now is doctors who are actually better technically at what they’re doing in their specialty than 30 or 40 years ago, but we lost the relationship, when the doctor would look people in the eye and say, ‘I care about you. We can do this together.’

– Mehmet Oz


It’s difficult to love someone you don’t respect, which is hard to remember when you’re having an argument.

– Mehmet Oz


We don’t need sugar to live, and we don’t need it as a society.

– Mehmet Oz


Women are much more sensitive. We know that emotionally but their organs respond to the same degree.

– Mehmet Oz



Muhammad Iqbal – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Muhammad Iqbal

 

Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.

– Muhammad Iqbal


It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.

– Muhammad Iqbal


I lead no party I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Another way of judging the value of a prophet’s religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message.

– Muhammad Iqbal


But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.

– Muhammad Iqbal


If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.

– Muhammad Iqbal


God is not a dead equation!

– Muhammad Iqbal


The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.

– Muhammad Iqbal


People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

– Muhammad Iqbal


It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.

– Muhammad Iqbal


If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.

– Muhammad Iqbal


When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Words, without power, is mere philosophy.

– Muhammad Iqbal


Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.

– Muhammad Iqbal


The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.

– Muhammad Iqbal



Mario Batali – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Mario Batali

 

Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all.

– Mario Batali


Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything.

– Mario Batali


As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible.

– Mario Batali


I come from an Italian family. One of the greatest and most profound expressions we would ever use in conversations or arguments was a slamming door. The slamming door was our punctuation mark.

– Mario Batali


My family makes these vinegars – out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents.

– Mario Batali


The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.

– Mario Batali


As far away as you can get from the process of mechanisms and machinery, the more likely your food’s going to taste good. And that – that is probably the largest thing I can hand to anybody is let your hands touch it. Let them make it.

– Mario Batali


Cookbooks have all become baroque and very predictable. I’m looking for something different. A lot of chefs’ cookbooks are food as it’s done in the restaurants, but they are dumbed down, and I hate it when they dumb them down.

– Mario Batali


Everyone makes pesto in a food processor. But the texture is better with a mortar and pestle, and it’s just as fast.

– Mario Batali


I was at a party, and some squiggly looking dude with a bow tie came up and said, ‘How’d you like to be on TV?’ Turns out he was the programming guy at the Food Network. They had me come into the office, and I did a ‘Ready, Set, Cook’ with Emeril Lagasse, I believe.

– Mario Batali


In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don’t have a bad deli. There’s no mediocrity accepted.

– Mario Batali


My last meal? The food would be much less significant than the company.

– Mario Batali


Shop often, shop hard, and spend for the best stuff available – logic dictates that you can make delicious food only with delicious ingredients.

– Mario Batali


The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.

– Mario Batali


There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria.

– Mario Batali


Unlike curing cancer or heart disease, we already know how to beat hunger: food.

– Mario Batali


We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.

– Mario Batali


When you cut that eggplant up and you roast it in the oven and you make the tomato sauce and you put it on top, your soul is in that food, and there’s something about that that can never be made by a company that has three million employees.

– Mario Batali


Working at the Food Bank with my kids is an eye-opener. The face of hunger isn’t the bum on the street drinking Sterno it’s the working poor. They don’t look any different, they don’t behave any differently, they’re not really any less educated. They are incredibly less privileged, and that’s it.

– Mario Batali


I like cast iron coated with enamel for longevity and forgiveness if I happen to take my eyes off the prize while pouring Chianti.

– Mario Batali


Although the skills aren’t hard to learn, finding the happiness and finding the satisfaction and finding fulfillment in continuously serving somebody else something good to eat, is what makes a really good restaurant.

– Mario Batali


The way the bankers have kind of toppled the way money is distributed, and taken most of it into their own hands, is as good as Stalin or Hitler.

– Mario Batali


When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.

– Mario Batali


Are we Darwinists – where we live and let live? Or are we nurturing as a society? There has to be a standard of living that we decide to support.

– Mario Batali


All the information you could want is constantly streaming at you like a runaway truck – books, newspaper stories, Web sites, apps, how-to videos, this article you’re reading, even entire magazines devoted to single subjects like charcuterie or wedding cakes or pickles.

– Mario Batali



Maya Lin – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Maya Lin

 

Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.

– Maya Lin


Art is very tricky because it’s what you do for yourself. It’s much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture.

– Maya Lin


Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don’t want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.

– Maya Lin


I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them.

– Maya Lin


I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.

– Maya Lin


I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.

– Maya Lin


I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.

– Maya Lin


In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it’s done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures.

– Maya Lin


The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it’s magical.

– Maya Lin


Warmth isn’t what minimalists are thought to have.

– Maya Lin


When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don’t pry into other people’s business.

– Maya Lin


My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.

– Maya Lin


If we can’t face death, we’ll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.

– Maya Lin


When I was very little, we would get letters from China, in Chinese, and they’ be censored. We were a very insular little family.

– Maya Lin


To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.

– Maya Lin


It’s funny, as you live through something you’re not aware of it.

– Maya Lin


How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It’s more evident now.

– Maya Lin


The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn’t about money. It was about teaching, or learning.

– Maya Lin


You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition.

– Maya Lin


I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.

– Maya Lin


The role of art in society differs for every artist.

– Maya Lin


I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up.

– Maya Lin


I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.

– Maya Lin


It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We’re reaching a time that we’ll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.

– Maya Lin


The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.

– Maya Lin



Miguel de Cervantes – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Miguel de Cervantes

 

Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.

– Miguel de Cervantes


When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

– Miguel de Cervantes


He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all.

– Miguel de Cervantes


One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars and the world will be better for this.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Well, there’s a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

– Miguel de Cervantes


A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

– Miguel de Cervantes


I believe there’s no proverb but what is true they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

– Miguel de Cervantes


To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.

– Miguel de Cervantes


God bears with the wicked, but not forever.

– Miguel de Cervantes


For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

– Miguel de Cervantes


There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.

– Miguel de Cervantes


The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Alas! all music jars when the soul’s out of tune.

– Miguel de Cervantes


That’s the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.

– Miguel de Cervantes


No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.

– Miguel de Cervantes


Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.

– Miguel de Cervantes


There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.

– Miguel de Cervantes



Mike Tyson – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Mike Tyson

 

I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it.

– Mike Tyson


I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.

– Mike Tyson


I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

– Mike Tyson


Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.

– Mike Tyson


I know I’m going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.

– Mike Tyson


God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.

– Mike Tyson


I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.

– Mike Tyson


It’s good to know how to read, but it’s dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you’re reading.

– Mike Tyson


Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn’t talk much. I never met him.

– Mike Tyson


I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.

– Mike Tyson


You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative.

– Mike Tyson


I love to hit people. I love to.

– Mike Tyson


If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?

– Mike Tyson


I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.

– Mike Tyson


When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.

– Mike Tyson


I can inspire people on how to use money, how to get economically powerful.

– Mike Tyson


I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.

– Mike Tyson


I know why they don’t like me because they want the money I have.

– Mike Tyson


Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.

– Mike Tyson


That’s what people respect, the fact that I wasn’t a chump that laid on his back and gave up.

– Mike Tyson


I feel bad about my outlook, how I feel about people and society, and that I’ll never be part of society the way I should.

– Mike Tyson


I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.

– Mike Tyson


I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.

– Mike Tyson


Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle.

– Mike Tyson


Every time there’s a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.

– Mike Tyson



Mitch Hedberg – 25 Quotes

 

25 Quotes by Mitch Hedberg

 

Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain’t funny!

– Mitch Hedberg


I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.

– Mitch Hedberg


I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, ‘You’re gonna have to move, you’re blocking a fire exit.’ As though if there was a fire, I wasn’t gonna run. If you’re flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

– Mitch Hedberg


I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.

– Mitch Hedberg


Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus?

– Mitch Hedberg


I don’t have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who’d be mad at me for saying that.

– Mitch Hedberg


I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.

– Mitch Hedberg


Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.

– Mitch Hedberg


A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.

– Mitch Hedberg


All these jokes have been pre-approved as funny by me.

– Mitch Hedberg


I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.

– Mitch Hedberg


I wear a necklace, cause I wanna know when I’m upside down.

– Mitch Hedberg


My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.

– Mitch Hedberg


This shirt is dry clean only. Which means… it’s dirty.

– Mitch Hedberg


I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn’t work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.

– Mitch Hedberg


I like refried beans. That’s why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good and we’re just wasting time. You don’t have to fry them again after all.

– Mitch Hedberg


I’d like to get four people who do cart wheels very good, and make a cart.

– Mitch Hedberg


The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.

– Mitch Hedberg


Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.

– Mitch Hedberg


I’m a heroine addict. I need to have sex with women who have saved someone’s life.

– Mitch Hedberg


I love blackjack. But I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi circle.

– Mitch Hedberg


I recently took up ice sculpting. Last night I made an ice cube. This morning I made 12, I was prolific.

– Mitch Hedberg


Every time I go and shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, ‘I’m gonna go shave, too.’

– Mitch Hedberg


Y’know, you can’t please all the people all the time… and last night, all those people were at my show.

– Mitch Hedberg


If my kid couldn’t draw I’d make sure that my kitchen magnets didn’t work.

– Mitch Hedberg



Milton Friedman – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Milton Friedman

 

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

– Milton Friedman


The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.

– Milton Friedman


I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.

– Milton Friedman


Inflation is taxation without legislation.

– Milton Friedman


A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

– Milton Friedman


Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.

– Milton Friedman


History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.

– Milton Friedman


The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.

– Milton Friedman


Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

– Milton Friedman


Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.

– Milton Friedman


Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

– Milton Friedman


Governments never learn. Only people learn.

– Milton Friedman


If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.

– Milton Friedman


Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.

– Milton Friedman


Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.

– Milton Friedman


Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.

– Milton Friedman


So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.

– Milton Friedman


The black market was a way of getting around government controls. It was a way of enabling the free market to work. It was a way of opening up, enabling people.

– Milton Friedman


The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.

– Milton Friedman


The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.

– Milton Friedman


The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes.

– Milton Friedman


The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.

– Milton Friedman


Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.

– Milton Friedman


Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.

– Milton Friedman


The power to do good is also the power to do harm.

– Milton Friedman


We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.

– Milton Friedman


Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?

– Milton Friedman



Marc Andreessen – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Marc Andreessen

 

Newspapers with declining circulations can complain all they want about their readers and even say they have no taste. But you will still go out of business over time. A newspaper is not a public trust – it has a business model that either works or it doesn’t.

– Marc Andreessen


Our combination of great research universities, a pro-risk business culture, deep pools of innovation-seeking equity capital and reliable business and contract law is unprecedented and unparalleled in the world.

– Marc Andreessen


Perhaps the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon.

– Marc Andreessen


When I started Netscape I was brand new out of college and all the aspects of building a business, like balance sheets and hiring people, were new to me.

– Marc Andreessen


Ten to 20 years out, driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today.

– Marc Andreessen


The days when a car aficionado could repair his or her own car are long past, due primarily to the high software content.

– Marc Andreessen


If you’re unhappy, you should change what you’re doing.

– Marc Andreessen


One of the advantages of moving quickly is if you do something wrong you can change it. What technologies tend to do is they tend to make a lot of mistakes… but then we go back and aggressively attack those mistakes – and fix them. And you usually recover pretty quickly.

– Marc Andreessen


And once you get instantaneous communication with everybody, you have economic activity that’s far more advanced, far more liquid, far more distributed than ever before.

– Marc Andreessen


Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better.

– Marc Andreessen


People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better. Any time you stand in line at the D.M.V. and look around, you’re like, Oh, my God, I wish all these people were replaced by computer drivers.

– Marc Andreessen


Technology is like water it wants to find its level. So if you hook up your computer to a billion other computers, it just makes sense that a tremendous share of the resources you want to use – not only text or media but processing power too – will be located remotely.

– Marc Andreessen


Health care and education, in my view, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation.

– Marc Andreessen


I need more raw experience. I’ve read and watched a lot of things, but I haven’t done a lot of things.

– Marc Andreessen


These days, you have the option of staying home, blogging in your underwear, and not having your words mangled. I think I like the direction things are headed.

– Marc Andreessen


I know where I’m putting my money.

– Marc Andreessen


If I want to get work done, that’s usually about 3 in the morning.

– Marc Andreessen


If you’re the village blacksmith and a model T comes along, you better become a mechanic. People’s lives are better when they get news online versus having to wait for the morning paper. It’s a lot more efficient, a lot more real time, a lot less waste.

– Marc Andreessen


More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services – from movies to agriculture to national defense.

– Marc Andreessen


In the next 10 years, I expect at least five billion people worldwide to own smartphones, giving every individual with such a phone instant access to the full power of the Internet, every moment of every day.

– Marc Andreessen


Today’s leading real-world retailer, Wal-Mart, uses software to power its logistics and distribution capabilities, which it has used to crush its competition.

– Marc Andreessen


An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in.

– Marc Andreessen


Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.

– Marc Andreessen


I love what the Valley does. I love company building. I love startups. I love technology companies. I love new technology. I love this process of invention. Being able to participate in that as a founder and a product creator, or as an investor or a board member, I just find that hugely satisfying.

– Marc Andreessen


There is an enormous market demand for information. It just has to be fulfilled in a way that fits with the technology of our times.

– Marc Andreessen


Today’s stock market actually hates technology, as shown by all-time low price/earnings ratios for major public technology companies.

– Marc Andreessen


You are cruising along, and then technology changes. You have to adapt.

– Marc Andreessen


Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.

– Marc Andreessen



Maria Sharapova – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Maria Sharapova

 

I’ve been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.

– Maria Sharapova


To be honest, everything in my life outside of tennis is great. I’m doing amazing projects that, if I didn’t have time off, I wouldn’t be able to focus on.

– Maria Sharapova


I love to collect modern art.

– Maria Sharapova


No matter what you study, the thing that you know best is what you grew up with.

– Maria Sharapova


When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.

– Maria Sharapova


I love street style, seeing how girls wear pieces and how their pair accessories with their outfit. How they pair shoes with a bag and go to day to night and change things up.

– Maria Sharapova


I think it’s so cool to be tall. Even when I’m not wearing heels people tell me I’m tall and I always take it as a complement. The good thing is I can always see everybody in the room.

– Maria Sharapova


Without my dad, I wouldn’t be here.

– Maria Sharapova


Ever since I was young I loved making things and being part of the design process.

– Maria Sharapova


I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court.

– Maria Sharapova


I help design my own tennis clothes.

– Maria Sharapova


I’ve been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.

– Maria Sharapova


I love where I’m from. I don’t live there because of the circumstances, but all my family is there. It’s what’s inside, it’s not what’s outside that determines the culture and the feeling.

– Maria Sharapova


I’d like to have a family.

– Maria Sharapova


My family and I built my whole career from scratch.

– Maria Sharapova


Whenever I have friends over, we end up eating and talking and losing track of time, and, once in a while, singing karaoke. It reminds me of the family meals we had in Russia, which always lasted a very long time. That’s a tradition I miss.

– Maria Sharapova


It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.

– Maria Sharapova


A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn’t have. I hope my example helps other teens believe they can accomplish things they never thought possible.

– Maria Sharapova


My main goal is to stay healthy because when you’re injured you realise how lucky you are to have your health.

– Maria Sharapova


I’m an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.

– Maria Sharapova


I hit a ball for a living, but I have that passion to keep learning.

– Maria Sharapova


Music is a part of my life all the time – on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court.

– Maria Sharapova


If you’re able to help some people and make them smile and make them realize that life is good, then that’s worth so much more than buying a pair of shoes.

– Maria Sharapova


I want my handbags and my shoes to be stylish but I want to make sure that they’re versatile. I travel and I have to make sure the pieces I put into my bag can go with a dress or with shorts or jeans.

– Maria Sharapova


When I travel, I love speaking to women around the world about the things that inspire them, the fashions they like, what makes something good and what would make it even better.

– Maria Sharapova


When you travel so many weeks a year, it’s always nice to have a home-cooked meal.

– Maria Sharapova


I find a lot of inspiration in street style and watching women walk, the way they wear things and what they’re wearing.

– Maria Sharapova


Through my travels, I find inspiration in street style and how young women create their individual looks and identity.

– Maria Sharapova



Margaret Mead – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Margaret Mead

 

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

– Margaret Mead


Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

– Margaret Mead


It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

– Margaret Mead


A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead


Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

– Margaret Mead


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead


Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

– Margaret Mead


We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.

– Margaret Mead


Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.

– Margaret Mead


Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.

– Margaret Mead


It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

– Margaret Mead


A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.

– Margaret Mead


Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

– Margaret Mead


For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.

– Margaret Mead


Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

– Margaret Mead


One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.

– Margaret Mead


I learned the value of hard work by working hard.

– Margaret Mead


Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.

– Margaret Mead


Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

– Margaret Mead


Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.

– Margaret Mead


I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don’t agree with or like.

– Margaret Mead


Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

– Margaret Mead


I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

– Margaret Mead


Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.

– Margaret Mead


Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.

– Margaret Mead


I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.

– Margaret Mead


Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.

– Margaret Mead



Maurice Sendak – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Maurice Sendak

 

I want to be alone and work until the day my heads hits the drawing table and I’m dead. Kaput. I feel very much like I want to be with my brother and sister again. They’re nowhere. I know they’re nowhere and they don’t exist, but if nowhere means that’s where they are, that’s where I want to be.

– Maurice Sendak


In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There’s a cruelty to childhood, there’s an anger.

– Maurice Sendak


I think people should be given a test much like driver’s tests as to whether they’re capable of being parents! It’s an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That’s just work that’s too hard.

– Maurice Sendak


Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong.

– Maurice Sendak


Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don’t tell their real parents about that – you don’t want to tell Mom and Dad.

– Maurice Sendak


Most children – I know I did when I was a kid – fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don’t tell their real parents about that – you don’t want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar.

– Maurice Sendak


As a kid, all I thought about was death.

– Maurice Sendak


As a kid, all I thought about was death. But you can’t tell your parents that.

– Maurice Sendak


I’m not afraid of death.

– Maurice Sendak


The distinctions of fine art bore me to death.

– Maurice Sendak


When I did ‘Bumble-ardy,’ I was so intensely aware of death. Eugene, my friend and partner, was dying here in the house when I did ‘Bumble-ardy’. I did ‘Bumble-ardy’ to save myself. I did not want to die with him. I wanted to live, as any human being does.

– Maurice Sendak


I’d like to believe an accumulation of experience has made me a sort of a grown-up person, so I can have judgment and taste and whatever.

– Maurice Sendak


I don’t need faith.

– Maurice Sendak


I hate those e-books. They can not be the future… they may well be… I will be dead.

– Maurice Sendak


I hate those e-books. They cannot be the future. They may well be.

– Maurice Sendak


I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.

– Maurice Sendak


Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.

– Maurice Sendak


My life in Brooklyn was in constant danger because of my bad health.

– Maurice Sendak


Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ve convinced myself – I hope I’m right – that children despair of you if you don’t tell them the truth.

– Maurice Sendak


I’ve convinced myself – I hope I’m right – that children despair of you if you don’t tell them the truth.

– Maurice Sendak


My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony.

– Maurice Sendak


I mean, being a child was being a child, was being a creature without power, without pocket money, without escape routes of any kind. So I didn’t want to be a child.

– Maurice Sendak


I became a set designer for opera. I’m a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.

– Maurice Sendak


There are certain pieces of music that are always attached to certain books.

– Maurice Sendak


What I do as best I can is out of a deep respect for children, for how difficult their world is.

– Maurice Sendak


To get a child’s trust – you may know or not – is a very hard thing to do. They’re so used to not believing adults – because adults tell tales and lies all the time.

– Maurice Sendak


Girls are infinitely more complicated than boys and women more than men. And there’s no doubt about that. We just don’t like to think about it. Certainly the men don’t like to think about it.

– Maurice Sendak



Muhammad Ali – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Muhammad Ali

 

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

– Muhammad Ali


Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

– Muhammad Ali


Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you.

– Muhammad Ali


Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.

– Muhammad Ali


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

– Muhammad Ali


It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

– Muhammad Ali


We have one life it soon will be past what we do for God is all that will last.

– Muhammad Ali


Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.

– Muhammad Ali


Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.

– Muhammad Ali


I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

– Muhammad Ali


It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.

– Muhammad Ali


At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.

– Muhammad Ali


The man who has no imagination has no wings.

– Muhammad Ali


I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’

– Muhammad Ali


A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

– Muhammad Ali


Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.

– Muhammad Ali


I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

– Muhammad Ali


The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

– Muhammad Ali


I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.

– Muhammad Ali


Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.

– Muhammad Ali


I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

– Muhammad Ali


I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

– Muhammad Ali


When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.

– Muhammad Ali


Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.

– Muhammad Ali


Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.

– Muhammad Ali


It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

– Muhammad Ali


My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.

– Muhammad Ali



Martin Scorsese – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Martin Scorsese

 

As you grow older, you change.

– Martin Scorsese


I don’t like being in houses alone.

– Martin Scorsese


I mean, music totally comes from your soul.

– Martin Scorsese


Popular music formed the soundtrack of my life.

– Martin Scorsese


Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.

– Martin Scorsese


I do know that some Buddhists are able to attain peace of mind.

– Martin Scorsese


Film in the 20th century, it’s the American art form, like jazz.

– Martin Scorsese


My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.

– Martin Scorsese


Food tells you everything about the way people live and who they are.

– Martin Scorsese


If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?

– Martin Scorsese


The bottom line is, I tend to be going back to older and older music.

– Martin Scorsese


Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.

– Martin Scorsese


The fact that food plays such an important part in my films has everything to do with my family.

– Martin Scorsese


Death comes in a flash, and that’s the truth of it, the person’s gone in less than 24 frames of film.

– Martin Scorsese


There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.

– Martin Scorsese


Part of making any endeavour is that each one has its own special problems. It’s the nature of the process.

– Martin Scorsese


I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.

– Martin Scorsese


Any film, or to me any creative endeavour, no matter who you’re working with, is, in many cases, a wonderful experience.

– Martin Scorsese


It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.

– Martin Scorsese


Very often I’ve known people who wouldn’t say a word to each other, but they’d go to see movies together and experience life that way.

– Martin Scorsese


Young film makers should learn how to deal with the money and learn how to deal with the power structure. Because it is like a battle.

– Martin Scorsese


A lot of what I’m obsessed with is the relationship and the dynamics between people and the family, particularly brothers and their father.

– Martin Scorsese


I’ve seen many, many movies over the years, and there are only a few that suddenly inspire you so much that you want to continue to make films.

– Martin Scorsese


I think there’s only one or two films where I’ve had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I’d had the money to shoot another ten days.

– Martin Scorsese


It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology – the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.

– Martin Scorsese


Working with HBO was an opportunity to experience creative freedom and ‘long-form development’ that filmmakers didn’t have a chance to do before the emergence of shows like ‘The Sopranos.’

– Martin Scorsese


There are two kinds of power you have to fight. The first is the money, and that’s just our system. The other is the people close around you, knowing when to accept their criticism, knowing when to say no.

– Martin Scorsese


Being a father at a later age is different from when I had my other two daughters when I was in my 20s and 30s. If you’re in your 60s and you’re with the kid every day, you’re dealing with the mind of a child, so it opens up that childishness in you again.

– Martin Scorsese


Our world is so glutted with useless information, images, useless images, sounds, all this sort of thing. It’s a cacophony, it’s like a madness I think that’s been happening in the past twenty-five years. And I think anything that can help a person sit in a room alone and not worry about it is good.

– Martin Scorsese


The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of its beginnings.

– Martin Scorsese



Marshall McLuhan – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Marshall McLuhan

 

Money is a poor man’s credit card.

– Marshall McLuhan


Art is anything you can get away with.

– Marshall McLuhan


Money is just the poor man’s credit card.

– Marshall McLuhan


Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

– Marshall McLuhan


We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.

– Marshall McLuhan


Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.

– Marshall McLuhan


There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

– Marshall McLuhan


Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.

– Marshall McLuhan


The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.

– Marshall McLuhan


It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.

– Marshall McLuhan


American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s license age than at voting age.

– Marshall McLuhan


If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist’s couch.

– Marshall McLuhan


The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.

– Marshall McLuhan


Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t know the first thing about either.

– Marshall McLuhan


Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.

– Marshall McLuhan


Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.

– Marshall McLuhan


The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.

– Marshall McLuhan


Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person’s car is the only place where he can be alone and think.

– Marshall McLuhan


Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.

– Marshall McLuhan


Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

– Marshall McLuhan


Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.

– Marshall McLuhan


As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’

– Marshall McLuhan


In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.

– Marshall McLuhan


The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds.

– Marshall McLuhan


Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America – not on the battlefields of Vietnam.

– Marshall McLuhan


I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

– Marshall McLuhan


Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.

– Marshall McLuhan


Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.

– Marshall McLuhan


A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.

– Marshall McLuhan


The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.

– Marshall McLuhan



Mindy Kaling – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Mindy Kaling

 

I have such a rich fantasy life, I can’t help it. I do make up a lot of romantic stories in my head.

– Mindy Kaling


My relationship with my mom is really the single most profound relationship that I’ve ever had in my life.

– Mindy Kaling


People talk about mumblecore but I prefer bumblecore, hyper-realistic bee movies about how bees really are.

– Mindy Kaling


We always think of a diet with a big groan. But I think diets are fun. I think it is an American pastime for a lot of women.

– Mindy Kaling


Fast food is hugely important in the life of a comedy writer. All we do is order in, and what we’re going to eat is hotly debated.

– Mindy Kaling


I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.

– Mindy Kaling


On ‘The Office,’ so much of the show is about disguising your true feelings and your romantic feelings because it was a mock documentary.

– Mindy Kaling


People don’t want to listen to a celebrity tweeting about their charities and shows. That’s why comedy writers do well – we put out little funny ideas.

– Mindy Kaling


Anyone who’s lost someone to cancer will say this, that you have to struggle to try to remember the person before the diagnosis happened, because they really do change – as anyone would change.

– Mindy Kaling


Not to be weird, but I still have an ongoing relationship with my mom, even though she passed away, and I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve been able to convey to her. Now I sound like a total weirdo, but that’s true.

– Mindy Kaling


I always knew I wanted kids, but when my mom passed away I was like, ‘I want a bunch of kids. I want three kids or four kids, and I want to have that relationship again.’ I can’t bring my mom back, but I can have children.

– Mindy Kaling


The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It’s something you don’t see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who’s my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities.

– Mindy Kaling


Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang – even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.

– Mindy Kaling


Twitter is the most amazing medium for a comedy writer. I can’t get in every idea I want on the show no matter how hard I try to bully the other writers, so it’s a way of me getting out other comic ideas and immediately getting feedback.

– Mindy Kaling


When men hear women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that’s not it. It’s a commitment to not floating around anymore. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life. Entrenched is awesome.

– Mindy Kaling


My dad’s whole family is in Madras and I was born in America so we didn’t have that big Indian community. I don’t really have anything interesting to say about it. When I talk about it people are like, ‘meh, let’s talk about something else.’

– Mindy Kaling


Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It’s the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don’t like at work where you stop everything to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to someone. I feel like that’s for children.

– Mindy Kaling


I think a lot of writers, male and female, write as if their parents were killed in a car accident when they were 2, and they have no one to hold accountable. And unfortunately, I don’t have that. I have parents who I care about what they think.

– Mindy Kaling


I’m not good at anything except writing jokes. I wasn’t good at sports, I wasn’t good at anything artsy, ever. I think there was a real worry for a while about what I would be good at. I was just this chubby little Indian kid who looked like a nerd.

– Mindy Kaling


I would love to be married. But it’s not a necessity like the way that I feel I need and want to have children. It would be wonderful to have a husband, and I would feel blessed to do it. But I would feel sad for the rest of my life if I had no kids.

– Mindy Kaling


As a kid, I always loved serialized books. It’s the reason why people love ‘Harry Potter.’ Serialization is amazing. It works in television. It works in film and it works in books. Especially when you’re a young kid, you get attached to these characters.

– Mindy Kaling


You should never have to say hello or goodbye. Even at work sometimes, and I know this is very unpopular, is that if I’m going to work every single day, I don’t think you should have to hug people hello every single day when you come to work. I saw you Monday!

– Mindy Kaling


I feel lucky because I was a nerd, which I talk about in the book, but I had academic success, so through that, because that’s what my parents put a great deal of value on, I had a great childhood because I sort of fulfilled the expectations of being good at school.

– Mindy Kaling


Woody Allen is really the ultimate. I love that he believed in himself enough to do what he did. And I have that same feeling – that there’s nobody that looks like me in movies, nobody would cast me as a romantic lead, but I want to do it and I feel confident that I can.

– Mindy Kaling


What I’d really like to write is a romantic comedy. This is my favorite kind of movie. I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild stupidity.

– Mindy Kaling


I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I’m trying to do creatively. At the same time, I do think it’s wonderful when I hear people say that it’s inspirational that I’m an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse, and my friends are a diverse group of people.

– Mindy Kaling


It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your ‘portrayal’ of women. Even when I started out on ‘The Office’ eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it’s completely different.

– Mindy Kaling


I have a great job writing for ‘The Office,’ but, really, all television writers do is dream of one day writing movies. I’ll put it this way: At the Oscars the most famous person in the room is, like, Angelina Jolie. At the Emmys the huge exciting celebrity is Bethenny Frankel. You get what I mean.

– Mindy Kaling


I had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they’ve made me hopeful. I just figure things will eventually work out for me. But nobody is like any Tom Hanks character. Nobody is Hugh Grant. No one is Meg Ryan!

– Mindy Kaling


When I was a little kid, I wrote this play about all these characters living in a haunted house. There was a witch who lived there, and a mummy. When they were all hassling him, this guy who bought the house – I can’t believe I remember this – he said to them, ‘Who’s paying the mortgage on this haunted house?’ I thought that was really funny.

– Mindy Kaling



Ovid – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Ovid

 

Beauty is a fragile gift.

– Ovid


Bear patiently with a rival.

– Ovid


Art lies by its own artifice.

– Ovid


Habits change into character.

– Ovid


An evil life is a kind of death.

– Ovid


Fortune and love favor the brave.

– Ovid


Time is generally the best doctor.

– Ovid


If you want to be loved, be lovable.

– Ovid


The bold adventurer succeeds the best.

– Ovid


Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

– Ovid


All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

– Ovid


Death is less bitter punishment than death’s delay.

– Ovid


My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

– Ovid


Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

– Ovid


Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

– Ovid


Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.

– Ovid


Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

– Ovid


Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

– Ovid


Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.

– Ovid


Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.

– Ovid


Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.

– Ovid


First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times.

– Ovid


Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.

– Ovid


What is it that love does to a woman? Without she only sleeps with it alone, she lives.

– Ovid


Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.

– Ovid


Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships the poor man everywhere lies low.

– Ovid


Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

– Ovid


Enhance and intensify one’s vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.

– Ovid


The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.

– Ovid


A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.

– Ovid



Norah Jones – 30 Quotes

 

30 Quotes by Norah Jones

 

I love slow music.

– Norah Jones


I hope there are some audiophiles still out there.

– Norah Jones


I’m always going to do that – record and make music.

– Norah Jones


I love my dad and we have a very good relationship now.

– Norah Jones


A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it.

– Norah Jones


I just want to make my music, and I want it to stand on its own.

– Norah Jones


Success and the art of making music are two different things for me.

– Norah Jones


I became a musician so I wouldn’t have to get up at 6 in the morning.

– Norah Jones


For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.

– Norah Jones


A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.

– Norah Jones


I try to just make music that I love, and if I believe in it that’s all that matters.

– Norah Jones


Sometimes when you’re trying to do a record too close to home, you can get really distracted.

– Norah Jones


I wasn’t very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.

– Norah Jones


I could do without ‘cool’ publications calling me ‘mom jazz.’ But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby.

– Norah Jones


I just want to keep making music, recording and trying different things. I don’t want to do the same thing all the time.

– Norah Jones


When I moved to New York, I fell head over heels back into country music and probably ’cause I missed something about Texas.

– Norah Jones


Maybe I’m genetically more inclined to music – but the music I make is so far removed from Indian classical music. I grew up in Texas!

– Norah Jones


I’ve been told the weirdest things: ‘Yeah, I love taking a bath to your music!’ or ‘I gave birth to my daughter while listening to your music.’

– Norah Jones


My first two records are so simply constructed. The reason isn’t because I wanted to make simple music. It’s because I don’t really have the chops.

– Norah Jones


There are absolutely no problems between me, my dad and my sister. Obviously I grew up with just my mum, but my relationship with my dad is just fine.

– Norah Jones


I don’t actually have a lot of discipline. I’ve worked hard at music. But I feel like you know, I felt like kind of natural at it. I always had a knack for it.

– Norah Jones


I genuinely don’t feel that anything that’s been written or said about me has overshadowed my music, and that’s the most important thing as far as I’m concerned.

– Norah Jones


I think it’s important for people who love music to retain physical CDs or even vinyl, because it sounds so great and so much warmer than music over the internet.

– Norah Jones


My mom and I have always been very close. She is my best friend. She had to make a lot of sacrifices early on in my life to make sure I got to do what I wanted to do.

– Norah Jones


I didn’t think it was fair to my music to label me as the daughter of somebody – I didn’t think it described me very well and I didn’t think it had anything to do with my music.

– Norah Jones


I don’t think I’m a great songwriter, but I think I’ve learned a lot about it, and I don’t think there’s any one way to do it. I don’t think I can control it at all. I can just kind of hope that it happens.

– Norah Jones


It’s true, there’s a lot of melancholy in my music. I don’t know why, I’m not a melancholy person. I’ve always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat.

– Norah Jones


Nobody was listening when I learned how to play music. But there’s something about being on stage, talking to the audience, looking at them and smiling, that’s always been difficult for me. I’m a lot more comfortable now, but there are still moments of awkwardness.

– Norah Jones


The pop world is cool, but I never really thought of myself as part of it or wanting to be a part of it because I’m on a label that’s not really like that. They’re not trying to dress me up, they’re not trying to do things like that. I feel like I’m sort of separate from that, actually.

– Norah Jones


What I was going for in the first two albums I didn’t necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a ‘quickie’ sort of ‘Let’s just get it over with!’ But the kind of music I make, there’s a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it.

– Norah Jones



Mae West – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Mae West

 

A hard man is good to find.

– Mae West


A man’s kiss is his signature.

– Mae West


I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

– Mae West


Too much of a good thing can be taxing.

– Mae West


Look your best – who said love is blind?

– Mae West


Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

– Mae West


The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

– Mae West


When women go wrong, men go right after them.

– Mae West


It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.

– Mae West


Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.

– Mae West


I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men?

– Mae West


I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.

– Mae West


Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

– Mae West


When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.

– Mae West


Personally, I like two types of men – domestic and foreign.

– Mae West


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

– Mae West


He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

– Mae West


It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.

– Mae West


Personality is the most important thing to an actress’s success.

– Mae West


When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.

– Mae West


Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.

– Mae West


Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

– Mae West


Any time you got nothing to do – and lots of time to do it – come on up.

– Mae West


Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.

– Mae West


She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.

– Mae West


A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love.

– Mae West


A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

– Mae West


I like a man who’s good, but not too good – for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

– Mae West


I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.

– Mae West


One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.

– Mae West


Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.

– Mae West



Niccolo Machiavelli – 33 Quotes

 

33 Quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli

 

Politics have no relation to morals.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Never was anything great achieved without danger.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


War is just when it is necessary arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.

– Niccolo Machiavelli


The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.

– Niccolo Machiavelli