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Daniel J. Boorstin – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Daniel J. Boorstin

 

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


The traveler was active he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.’

– Daniel J. Boorstin


Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.

– Daniel J. Boorstin


Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.

– Daniel J. Boorstin



Dave Chappelle – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Dave Chappelle

 

I want to tell my jokes. I want to have time with my children. I want to entertain people. And at one point, I’ll walk away from show business. But I don’t want to walk away empty-handed.

– Dave Chappelle


The only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back.

– Dave Chappelle


I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.

– Dave Chappelle


Being famous is great, it’s not like bad or horrible or anything.

– Dave Chappelle


I love being famous – it’s phenomenal.

– Dave Chappelle


I’m famous today. People like me today. Might not like me tomorrow. You can’t count on it.

– Dave Chappelle


You can become famous but you can’t become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.

– Dave Chappelle


I was doing sketches that were funny but socially irresponsible. I felt I was deliberately being encouraged and I was overwhelmed.

– Dave Chappelle


Something about New York, man: You can do more comedy there probably than you can anywhere in the world. If you’re interested in being funny, New York is the place to go.

– Dave Chappelle


You know, be able to do something great in your life, you’re gonna have to realize your failures. You’re gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.

– Dave Chappelle


I got a lot of positive people around me.

– Dave Chappelle


I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.

– Dave Chappelle


I think extreme sports are really good for relieving stress.

– Dave Chappelle


If I can make a teacher’s salary doing comedy, I think that’s better than being a teacher.

– Dave Chappelle



Debbie Wasserman Schultz – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Debbie Wasserman Schultz

 

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


And so to those who suggest that we are somehow ‘harming’ young women by encouraging them to take charge of their health we say this: We are not harming young women by educating them. We are arming them with information that they will carry with them throughout their lives.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Both referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as ‘Obamacare.’ That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States, it is meant as a disparaging reference to the President of the United States.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


We can never, ever say it enough: every woman – especially every young woman-has to take charge of her health… and do what’s right for her!

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


When President Obama passed health care reform, it was personal! And when Governor Romney says he would repeal Obamacare and put insurance companies back in charge of a woman’s health, that’s personal too.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats? This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama’s leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


The fact is, when it comes to economic leadership, the Republicans have nothing to brag about. This isn’t what the American people want. They want to see progress that works for them.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


We’re going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


I’m so proud to represent the people of South Florida. I was so honored when President Obama asked me to serve as chair of the Democratic Party. But there’s one job I’m even more proud of, and that’s being a mom to my three kids, Rebecca, Jake and Shelby.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz


I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I’d hear those devastating words: ‘You have breast cancer.’

– Debbie Wasserman Schultz



Dennis Miller – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Dennis Miller

 

What’s so touching is the way we fight the war right until the moment our business is taken care of and then we turn on a dime and we immediately start taking care of people. It’s like a shock and aw shucks campaign.

– Dennis Miller


I didn’t know my Dad – he moved out early. And my mom’s politics were kind of hardscrabble. She didn’t think about Democrats or Republicans. She thought about who made sense. I’ve been both in my life.

– Dennis Miller


The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country.

– Dennis Miller


The American education system couldn’t be more badly directed or poorly funded if the Secretary of Education were Ed Wood.

– Dennis Miller


You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R’s only one begins with an R.

– Dennis Miller


Here in Hollywood you can actually get a marriage license printed on an Etch-A-Sketch.

– Dennis Miller


I rant, therefore I am.

– Dennis Miller


There’s nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you’re insightful about it.

– Dennis Miller


Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what’s more life-affirming than cold, hard cash?

– Dennis Miller


Just put down 9/11… I think, on most things I’m liberal, except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money. Those things I’m kind of conservative on.

– Dennis Miller


Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation’s highways.

– Dennis Miller


I had fun pretending to be a sportscaster. People always think that was a down thing for me. I had the best job in sports broadcasting for two years.

– Dennis Miller


Born again?! No, I’m not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.

– Dennis Miller


I’m a comedian, for God’s sake. Viewers shouldn’t trust me. And you know what? They’re hip enough to know they shouldn’t trust me. I’m just doing stand-up comedy.

– Dennis Miller



Dick Gregory – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Dick Gregory

 

You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven’t got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don’t need, you can’t be white.

– Dick Gregory


You hear entertainers all the time, saying, ‘If I couldn’t get paid for this, I’d do it for free.’ When’s the last time you ever heard a business person say, ‘If I couldn’t get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum, I’d do it for free’?

– Dick Gregory


People with high blood pressure, diabetes – those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.

– Dick Gregory


It’s cool to be healthy.

– Dick Gregory


My mother was the sweetest lady who ever lived on this planet, but if you tried to tell her that Jesus wasn’t a Christian, she would stomp you to death.

– Dick Gregory


When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It’s not enough, but it helps.

– Dick Gregory


We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn’t think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.

– Dick Gregory


Let me tell you, never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African-Americans have made in a 30-year period, in spite of many black folks and white folks lying to one another.

– Dick Gregory


I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.

– Dick Gregory


Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.

– Dick Gregory


When I first broke through, there was only NBC, CBS and ABC, and they had news in the morning and in the evening – there wasn’t no 24-hour news.

– Dick Gregory


In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it’s a sport.

– Dick Gregory


I buy about $1,500 worth of papers every month. Not that I trust them. I’m looking for the crack in the fabric.

– Dick Gregory


And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.

– Dick Gregory



Edward de Bono – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Edward de Bono

 

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.

– Edward de Bono


Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

– Edward de Bono


Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.

– Edward de Bono


If you never change your mind, why have one?

– Edward de Bono


Logic will never change emotion or perception.

– Edward de Bono


Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.

– Edward de Bono


We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.

– Edward de Bono


In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.

– Edward de Bono


Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.

– Edward de Bono


In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.

– Edward de Bono


Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

– Edward de Bono


It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.

– Edward de Bono


The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.

– Edward de Bono


Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.

– Edward de Bono



Ernest Istook – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Ernest Istook

 

It’s good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don’t fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.

– Ernest Istook


Research and development needs permanent tax credits to build the technology that spurs our growth. But no government programs alone can get America’s students to study more science and math parents must push and help their children to meet this goal.

– Ernest Istook


Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.

– Ernest Istook


I remind everyone: Whether you school them at home or send them to school, you as a parent have the responsibility to make sure they learn and behave. Teachers and principals may help, but parents are the ones who must accept responsibility.

– Ernest Istook


Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes – and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom.

– Ernest Istook


Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.

– Ernest Istook


We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can’t have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.

– Ernest Istook


We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now. There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.

– Ernest Istook


The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era.

– Ernest Istook


Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion.

– Ernest Istook


The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion, when they should be using it to protect religion.

– Ernest Istook


There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.

– Ernest Istook


America’s strength is not our diversity our strength is our ability to unite people of different backgrounds around common principles. A common language is necessary to reach that goal.

– Ernest Istook


My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America’s strength is not our diversity it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds.

– Ernest Istook



Dan Lipinski – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Dan Lipinski

 

The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use.

– Dan Lipinski


Most of us would never consider getting our car repaired without first receiving an estimate of the charges, but this is exactly what we do when we need to go to a hospital for treatment.

– Dan Lipinski


The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence.

– Dan Lipinski


With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

– Dan Lipinski


By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans’ services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities.

– Dan Lipinski


We are currently working on new policies to protect and create American jobs, particularly by improving education. We need more information in order to find the best solutions to this increasing concern for American families.

– Dan Lipinski


Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe.

– Dan Lipinski


And when these advances are made, hydrogen can fill critical energy needs beyond transportation. Hydrogen can also be used to heat and generate electricity for our homes. The future possibilities of this energy source are enormous.

– Dan Lipinski


I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America’s future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology.

– Dan Lipinski


We all want more information available when making health care decisions for ourselves and our families.

– Dan Lipinski


On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.

– Dan Lipinski


As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace.

– Dan Lipinski


Local economies are suffering as people spend more on fuel and less on consumer goods and travel.

– Dan Lipinski


People aren’t just paying more to fill their gas tanks or when they pay for their heating bills for their home they are paying more at the grocery store, on air travel and for many other daily expenses.

– Dan Lipinski



Francois Rabelais – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Francois Rabelais

 

Science without conscience is the death of the soul.

– Francois Rabelais


To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

– Francois Rabelais


I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him.

– Francois Rabelais


If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.

– Francois Rabelais


Misery is the company of lawsuits.

– Francois Rabelais


Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.

– Francois Rabelais


When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.

– Francois Rabelais


Nature abhors a vacuum.

– Francois Rabelais


I won’t undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.

– Francois Rabelais


How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?

– Francois Rabelais


From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.

– Francois Rabelais


Everything comes in time to those who can wait.

– Francois Rabelais


It is my feeling that Time ripens all things with Time all things are revealed Time is the father of truth.

– Francois Rabelais


Tell the truth and shame the devil.

– Francois Rabelais



e. e. cummings – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by e. e. cummings

 

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

– e. e. cummings


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

– e. e. cummings


It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

– e. e. cummings


Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

– e. e. cummings


Listen there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.

– e. e. cummings


I imagine that yes is the only living thing.

– e. e. cummings


Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.

– e. e. cummings


Humanity I love you because when you’re hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.

– e. e. cummings


I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.

– e. e. cummings


Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.

– e. e. cummings


Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

– e. e. cummings


Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.

– e. e. cummings


The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

– e. e. cummings


At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.

– e. e. cummings


Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

– e. e. cummings



Eddie Vedder – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Eddie Vedder

 

I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a home for boys. We had these Jackson 5 records. I really related to their voices – they were about my age, but they were doing it.

– Eddie Vedder


I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

– Eddie Vedder


It’s an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray.

– Eddie Vedder


The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.

– Eddie Vedder


No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren’t cool, just to establish themselves. That’s what adolescence is about. They’re gonna go through that no matter what.

– Eddie Vedder


I think the hardest thing about making music now is being a great dad at the same time. There’s an insanity that goes with writing – a mad scientist thing that you have to go through – and sacrificing a kid’s upbringing to do that is not an option.

– Eddie Vedder


People on death row, the treatment of animals, women’s right to choose. So much in America is based on religious fundamentalist Christianity. Grow up! This is the modern world!

– Eddie Vedder


Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job – this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce – that’s when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.

– Eddie Vedder


Pretty much at all times music motivates me. How can I say this without sounding in any way proud of myself? Obviously I’ve always written songs that are critical of our government, and talk about our times. Hopefully you attempt to be timeless while doing it.

– Eddie Vedder


Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward.

– Eddie Vedder


Do you force your kids to pay attention to what’s going on, or do you let them live their lives outside of it? My hope is that my child is a strong activist. That would make me most proud.

– Eddie Vedder


I’m trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived.

– Eddie Vedder


You know, rock stardom… I have a hard time discussing that because I don’t really accept it. It’s not really that tangible. What’s really bizarre is how it’s used as a thing – you know, ‘He’s the rock star of politics,’ ‘He’s the rock star of quarterbacks’ – like it’s the greatest thing in the world.

– Eddie Vedder


I think that if your approach is one where you don’t want to alienate anybody, you’re going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you’re offering to such an extent that it doesn’t have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.

– Eddie Vedder


I’d like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn’t being hijacked by computer technology. There’s no reason there can’t be a paper trail on those machines.

– Eddie Vedder



Edward Norton – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Edward Norton

 

I grew up on the golden age of children’s TV.

– Edward Norton


The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions.

– Edward Norton


Just because you’ve made a couple movies, you’ve done some good movies, you’ve been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody’s entitled. It’s a business. If they don’t see it, I can think they’re wrong, but I’m not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.

– Edward Norton


A lot of why I do something is just the novelty of the experience.

– Edward Norton


If you’ve got a piece and you can feel the person who’s going to direct it is really made for it, if it’s really special for them, then it’s going to be a better-than-usual experience.

– Edward Norton


I’m not particularly precious about the theatrical experience any more.

– Edward Norton


I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines.

– Edward Norton


Anybody who is running a marathon or doing a walkathon, doing a fundraiser for their school, their company, by far it’s guaranteed the easiest and most fun way to quickly set up a fundraising campaign and send it around to your friends and family.

– Edward Norton


I almost forgot what it’s like to be proud of my government.

– Edward Norton


It’s dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing.

– Edward Norton


I just love movies.

– Edward Norton


I like making movies for myself and my friends and people with my sensibility.

– Edward Norton


People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies.

– Edward Norton


Look, you’ve got a generation of people coming along who are going to form their own new relationship with the idea of supporting the causes that they care about or changing the world. And these people are not going to do it the way our parents do it.

– Edward Norton


I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.

– Edward Norton



Edward Young – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Edward Young

 

By all means use some time to be alone.

– Edward Young


Virtue alone has majesty in death.

– Edward Young


Less base the fear of death than fear of life.

– Edward Young


Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.

– Edward Young


Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire.

– Edward Young


Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

– Edward Young


The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.

– Edward Young


Much learning shows how little mortals know much wealth, how little wordings enjoy.

– Edward Young


Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

– Edward Young


Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.

– Edward Young


There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.

– Edward Young


The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.

– Edward Young


One to destroy, is murder by the law and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe to murder thousands, takes a specious name, ‘War’s glorious art’, and gives immortal fame.

– Edward Young


The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.

– Edward Young


The weak have remedies, the wise have joys superior wisdom is superior bliss.

– Edward Young



Emily Blunt – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Emily Blunt

 

People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.

– Emily Blunt


I used to look like a deer in headlights on the red carpet. You step out of the car and it’s bedlam. Everyone’s got crazy eyes.

– Emily Blunt


It’s always a little mind-boggling to realize that these famous actors know who I am.

– Emily Blunt


When you’re in love, you’re so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have.

– Emily Blunt


I’m on a health kick! I’m drawn to cheeseburgers, so I’ve got to just try and keep it on an even keel.

– Emily Blunt


Watch the History Channel if you want it literal and historically perfect.

– Emily Blunt


I had to learn to dance for ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and it was nearly impossible. I turned up with my knees knocking in my leotard and went home and cried my eyes out.

– Emily Blunt


With Ricky Gervais, it’s all shades of wrong, it’s my kind of humor.

– Emily Blunt


I had a non-existent knowledge of Queen Victoria’s early years. Like everyone else, I thought of her as an old lady dressed in black. My mom had told me about her, though, that she had a very loving relationship with Albert, that they had lots of kids, and that he died young.

– Emily Blunt


Marriage is something that needs to be worked on every day. I don’t know if I’m the one to give marital advice since I’ve only been married for a little over a year, but marriage is certainly easier if you are open, trusting and loving.

– Emily Blunt


I appreciate a slow-burn romance. In most movies, everyone is just tearing their clothes off in the first scene.

– Emily Blunt


It just proves good movies don’t need 100 million dollars to be good.

– Emily Blunt


Why should you have to atone for making big movies?

– Emily Blunt


I find it quite hard to sum up my relationship in a sound bite. I feel that it trivializes it for other people’s pleasure. It’s an adventure.

– Emily Blunt


Personally, I’m an advocate for short engagements. Long sometimes means there is a reason for it. Two years engaged and no wedding… I’d be upset.

– Emily Blunt



Eric Alterman – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Eric Alterman

 

To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad.

– Eric Alterman


Politically, Obama’s amazing streak of self-destructing opponents who have lain beneath his feet during his unlikely political career appears to be holding.

– Eric Alterman


Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience.

– Eric Alterman


More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful ’70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun.

– Eric Alterman


If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets – without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain – who average nearly $24 million a year in income – ‘next year.’

– Eric Alterman


Most of the provisions designed to fix what ails our health system don’t kick in until 2014, which, one wishes administration officials had noticed, is two years after he has to win an election.

– Eric Alterman


While history never repeats itself, political patterns do.

– Eric Alterman


The myth of the liberal media empowers conservatives to control debate in the United States to the point where liberals cannot even hope for a fair shake anymore.

– Eric Alterman


Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin’s ‘Courant,’ it no longer requires a dystopic imagination to wonder who will have the dubious distinction of publishing America’s last genuine newspaper. Few believe that newspapers in their current printed form will survive.

– Eric Alterman


For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs. Now the left is learning how to play the game.

– Eric Alterman


Local politics, like everything else, are not what they used to be. But the fact is that our political system – like our physical existence – still breaks down along geographical lines.

– Eric Alterman


The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics – just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems.

– Eric Alterman


Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.

– Eric Alterman


We live in a media world simultaneously obsessed with technology and personality.

– Eric Alterman


As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

– Eric Alterman



Erykah Badu – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Erykah Badu

 

No one chooses to raise children alone.

– Erykah Badu


I’m free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don’t try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don’t compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.

– Erykah Badu


But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.

– Erykah Badu


Man, I don’t want to have nothing to do with computers. I don’t want the government in my business.

– Erykah Badu


Music and the music business are two different things.

– Erykah Badu


The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.

– Erykah Badu


What does music mean to me? I don’t think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It’s my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.

– Erykah Badu


I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that’s cool. Let’s look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.

– Erykah Badu


Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It’s therapy.

– Erykah Badu


When you’re in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work.

– Erykah Badu


I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I’m not judgmental. And I’m a vegetarian.

– Erykah Badu


Personally, I don’t choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That’s between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.

– Erykah Badu


I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn’t conform.

– Erykah Badu


What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I’m a good person to society. That’s hard. The talent, that’s a gift. I just came here like that.

– Erykah Badu


I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.

– Erykah Badu



Don DeLillo – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Don DeLillo

 

Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.

– Don DeLillo


I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.

– Don DeLillo


I slept for four years. I didn’t study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.

– Don DeLillo


There’s a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.

– Don DeLillo


There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.

– Don DeLillo


The future belongs to crowds.

– Don DeLillo


I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.

– Don DeLillo


I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else.

– Don DeLillo


Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.

– Don DeLillo


People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.

– Don DeLillo


People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.

– Don DeLillo


In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that’s filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.

– Don DeLillo


The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.

– Don DeLillo


In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.

– Don DeLillo


I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way to understand it was to write about it.

– Don DeLillo



Dhani Harrison – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Dhani Harrison

 

It was a relief to be able to do my own band, because I was very responsible for all this amazing music I didn’t want to mess up before.

– Dhani Harrison


One interviewer asked me: ‘How do you feel that you’ve betrayed your father?’ That wasn’t really very cool.

– Dhani Harrison


I did Albert Hall, I got to play the Hall of Fame with Prince. So I’ve done that kind of stuff for ages. It wasn’t until after we finished working on Brainwash, my dad’s album after he died, then it was like ‘That phase is over in my life now, now we can get on with our music, with our band.’

– Dhani Harrison


I did rebel. I was the rebel in my family, because my dad wanted me to go and just travel with him.

– Dhani Harrison


I don’t really plan to be a pop star I just want to be able to make music without the whole My Dad thing hanging over me, which everyone in my position goes through.

– Dhani Harrison


I never really saw my dad around when the Iron Maiden and the AC/DC were playing. But he knew what I was doing. I was just absorbing music. So he just kind of left me to my own devices.

– Dhani Harrison


I was recording stuff with my dad when I was like five, six years old. I played with him on tour. I’d gone with him to Japan in ’91, played some gigs, did a couple shows at the Albert Hall.

– Dhani Harrison


‘Keep your head down at school.’ Those are sage words from my dad. They kept me in check for years.

– Dhani Harrison


My dad used to say to me, ‘You look more like me than I do.’

– Dhani Harrison


Playing music has always felt very natural. You know, you do try to do other things, and you do learn lessons that way, but, eventually – well… if your dad is a plumber, you become a plumber. It’s the family business, and I felt like I was taking over the family business.

– Dhani Harrison


The music I want to hear in my head sounds somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack. It’s not really like my dad, but there will always be similarities because we have the same vocal cords, and I learnt the guitar the way he taught me.

– Dhani Harrison


When my dad toured in ’91, I think my first gig properly was the Tokyo Dome, 50,000 people indoors. That was pretty scary. I was 12, or 13.

– Dhani Harrison


You can’ t help being a musician because you’ve grown up with music, yet being one means being compared to your dad and being slated for it. But I really don’t have the ambitions of most people going into the industry.

– Dhani Harrison


If you were the first person ever to design an application for the iPhone and you patented it, you would be very, very better off than we are right now, you know? But you’ve got to be the first one to do it. So I figured that Led Zeppelin or the Stones were going to do it unless we just got on to it. So I got cracking with the guys from Apple.

– Dhani Harrison


Websites are kind of useless. There’s so much great web content and design out there, but the ways in which they are being experienced are not being maximized.

– Dhani Harrison



Fred Allen – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Fred Allen

 

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.

– Fred Allen


An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.

– Fred Allen


My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.

– Fred Allen


Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

– Fred Allen


I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.

– Fred Allen


Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.

– Fred Allen


California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange.

– Fred Allen


I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.

– Fred Allen


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

– Fred Allen


The first time I sang in the church choir two hundred people changed their religion.

– Fred Allen


I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.

– Fred Allen


All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it.

– Fred Allen


An actor’s popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.

– Fred Allen


Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

– Fred Allen


The last time I saw him he was walking down lover’s lane holding his own hand.

– Fred Allen



Dick Cheney – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Dick Cheney

 

The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security.

– Dick Cheney


It’s not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We’ve gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it’s a – very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done.

– Dick Cheney


We have to make America the best place in the world to do business.

– Dick Cheney


The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us.

– Dick Cheney


You can’t fall back on the private sector and say, ‘You take care of the nation’s banking system.’ That’s a fundamental function of the government, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and the FDIC, etc. All of those agencies have a major role to play there.

– Dick Cheney


From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.

– Dick Cheney


The relevance for 9/11 is that what 9/11 marked was the beginning of a struggle in which the terrorists come at us and strike us here on our home territory. And it’s a global operation. It doesn’t know national boundaries or national borders.

– Dick Cheney


We need to have a pro-growth policy put in place that offers people hope and offers the opportunity for businesses to expand and for them to have confidence in what the world is going to look like for the next two or three or four years with respect to economic policy.

– Dick Cheney


I think we need to significantly reduce the regulatory burden on the private sector. The Obama administration is doing the opposite. They’re loading on more and more regulation on the private respect to how the economy functions.

– Dick Cheney


I believe that we were not as effective in the second term dealing with this issue of nuclear none proliferation as we had been during the first term when we stripped Libya and Iraq and A.Q. Khan and their capacity to proliferate nuclear technology.

– Dick Cheney


There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.

– Dick Cheney


From our perspective, trying to deal with this continuing campaign of terror, if you will, the war on terror that we’re engaged in, this is a continuing enterprise. The people that were involved in some of those activities before 9/11 are still out there.

– Dick Cheney


I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.

– Dick Cheney


It’s very important to go back and keep in mind the distinction between handling these events as criminal acts, which was the way we did before 9/11, and then looking at 9/11 and saying, ‘This is not a criminal act,’ not when you destroy 16 acres of Manhattan, kill 3,000 Americans, blow a big hole in the Pentagon. That’s an act of war.

– Dick Cheney


The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.

– Dick Cheney