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Elisha Cuthbert – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Elisha Cuthbert

 

It’s amazing that for actors mostly, it’s a risk to attach yourself to a film that you don’t know whether or not it’s going to even be made and if you sign on, in doing so, who else is going to be in the movie with you.

– Elisha Cuthbert


Some of the things I’ve seen a lot of my female-actress friends who are relatively famous receive – I’ve seen some hideous things. Like some really, really bad things… like, the FBI should be contacted immediately.

– Elisha Cuthbert


Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted.

– Elisha Cuthbert


There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.

– Elisha Cuthbert


Life is funny and it is interesting how we make it as serious as possible.

– Elisha Cuthbert


When I was 20, I thought I was 30 – but I was so far from it. When you’re young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.

– Elisha Cuthbert


I have lots of records, quite a collection, actually, that I stole from my mom. I have the original ‘Thriller’ album and I have a really great ‘Elton John’s Greatest Hits,’ and I also have a N.E.R.D. album. Records sound more original. They have more edge.

– Elisha Cuthbert


I do believe that when you know better, you do better. You know what was wrong about the last relationship, and hopefully you will do better the next time.

– Elisha Cuthbert



Ellen Barkin – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Ellen Barkin

 

But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.

– Ellen Barkin


With all of the divisiveness that is going on in the country we live in, so much of it is based around just fear of the other. And anyone who does not look like me, walk like me, talk like me, have sex like me, they’re the other and I’m afraid of them. And hopefully we will learn that it’s just not scary. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

– Ellen Barkin


Gabriel Byrne is an extraordinary human being. We have two extraordinary kids and we work at it. We were always friends. He stuck by me through very hard times, and I hope he’d say the same about me.

– Ellen Barkin


I’m Method trained. How is this character like me? What does she think of her mother? What does her mother think of her? It’s like construction, and then, yes, you hope you’re talented and that the universe aligns and captures the kind of laborer’s work you’ve done and whatever else sprinkles down on you, and it’s all caught on film or onstage.

– Ellen Barkin


A successful marriage isn’t necessarily one that lasts until you’re dead.

– Ellen Barkin


Skinniness is not your friend when you’re over 40. I’d like to gain a good 10 pounds, but I did always have a fat, round face that plagued me when I was young. When I started to make movies, I couldn’t look at myself.

– Ellen Barkin


The way Hollywood portrays mothers – you’re either all good and saint-like, or you’re all bad. And I think the real honesty of motherhood is not given a voice in movies. I miss that as an audience member.

– Ellen Barkin


When they make a woman’s picture, they treat it like a ‘woman’s picture.’ In the ’40s, they didn’t treat Joan Crawford movies like that, but as the big movies of their year. I’m upset that there’s no ‘Terminator’ with a woman in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role. Because that would make just as much money.

– Ellen Barkin


Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.

– Ellen Barkin


It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it’s been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.

– Ellen Barkin



Ethel Merman – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Ethel Merman

 

I wouldn’t change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.

– Ethel Merman


At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn’t think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped – and I haven’t had a cigarette since.

– Ethel Merman


Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.

– Ethel Merman


Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age. Maybe she was a little prejudiced.

– Ethel Merman


My beloved Mom and Pop always rated tops with each other, and that’s the way it will always be.

– Ethel Merman


Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.

– Ethel Merman


I wouldn’t trust any man as far as you can throw a piano.

– Ethel Merman


Everything’s coming up roses – for me.

– Ethel Merman


Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own.

– Ethel Merman



Ethel Waters – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Ethel Waters

 

I had always loved John Ford’s pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.

– Ethel Waters


Though I was excited about the Sojourner Truth play, it was not reassuring to think that my entire future might depend on the success of that one show.

– Ethel Waters


Elia Kazan understood my problems. He was able to bring out the very best in me. He gave me credit for my intelligence.

– Ethel Waters


In her whole life Mom never earned more than five or six dollars a week. Being without a husband, it was hard for her to find any place at all for us to live.

– Ethel Waters


Mom never quit on me. My only regret is that she didn’t live long enough to share some of the money and comforts my work in show business has brought me.

– Ethel Waters


Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.

– Ethel Waters


We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.

– Ethel Waters


I wanted to be with the kind of people I’d grown up with, but you can’t go back to them and be one of them again, no matter how hard you try.

– Ethel Waters



Eric Cantona – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Eric Cantona

 

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.

– Eric Cantona


I have a car but it’s not important.

– Eric Cantona


If you have only one passion in life – football – and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself.

– Eric Cantona


Every experience makes you a man.

– Eric Cantona


A home is crucial, the foundation of a stable family.

– Eric Cantona


Some people need to stay at the top. They are afraid to re-start from zero because they fear the critics.

– Eric Cantona


I like to stay at home and make cinema in my head.

– Eric Cantona


I think it’s better to be involved in one or two movies a year.

– Eric Cantona


What is the system? It revolves around the banks, the system is built on the power of the banks, so it can be destroyed through the banks.

– Eric Cantona



Elihu Root – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Elihu Root

 

The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.

– Elihu Root


The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate.

– Elihu Root


Men do not fail they give up trying.

– Elihu Root


Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.

– Elihu Root


It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war.

– Elihu Root


It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.

– Elihu Root


Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others.

– Elihu Root


The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man’s original savage nature.

– Elihu Root


The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.

– Elihu Root


The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics.

– Elihu Root


There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.

– Elihu Root


To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.

– Elihu Root



Eliza Dushku – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Eliza Dushku

 

There is definitely something sexy about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants.

– Eliza Dushku


When you get to your mid-20s, you start to feel responsibilities for the things that you do and the people around you. It’s a cool age.

– Eliza Dushku


Each year, I say I’m going to go to school next year. It’s inevitable that I’ll end up getting my education.

– Eliza Dushku


I wanted to be a political science professor and go to school in Boston. I never wanted to be a big, famous movie star and TV star. It kind of found me.

– Eliza Dushku


Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?

– Eliza Dushku


I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.

– Eliza Dushku


My mom is like this hard-core, liberal feminist. She’s a professor in Boston, and she’s been teaching women’s studies for 30 years and international politics.

– Eliza Dushku


My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse. I just love her to death.

– Eliza Dushku


We didn’t have a TV in the living room and all my friends thought we were kind of weird. When they’d come over, my mom wanted to talk to them about current events.

– Eliza Dushku


If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society.

– Eliza Dushku


My parents divorced when I was born, and my mother is a political science professor, like a feminist Mormon, which is sort of an oxymoron.

– Eliza Dushku



Epicurus – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Epicurus

 

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

– Epicurus


You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

– Epicurus


Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

– Epicurus


It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

– Epicurus


It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

– Epicurus


It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

– Epicurus


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

– Epicurus


If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

– Epicurus


The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

– Epicurus


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

– Epicurus


There is no such thing as justice in the abstract it is merely a compact between men.

– Epicurus


It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

– Epicurus



Emmanuelle Chriqui – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Emmanuelle Chriqui

 

Most actors want to sink their teeth into amazing material.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


Reese Witherspoon is my everywoman. She’s managed to have a family and this amazing career. That’s the goal.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


My mom was an aesthetician and she went to beauty school back in the ’60s. I just remember watching her do her makeup all the time. She always had her nails done, makeup on – her face was ready to go when she went out. I loved it.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


The beauty of voice-over work is that maybe you come in and record once every two weeks for a couple of hours and do a couple episodes a session. It’s awesome! You spend an afternoon playing in the booth, and there you have it. It doesn’t interfere with much.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


I can celebrate food anytime. I love cheese. When I crave a certain food, I just eat it.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


As a child I was given the freedom to explore my passion for acting, but I also grew up in a home where there were a lot of rules. I didn’t have ‘yes’ parents.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


I appreciate humor so much, but I’m actually not a funny girl.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, ‘Wow, that’s a really wonderful man.’

– Emmanuelle Chriqui


When I look up and see a star, I know my mom is there. She’s with me all the time. It’s a powerful connection.

– Emmanuelle Chriqui



Eva Herzigova – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Eva Herzigova

 

I love photo sessions. I’m alone, I’m the queen, everyone’s taking care of me.

– Eva Herzigova


Because beauty isn’t enough, there must be something more.

– Eva Herzigova


Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They’re not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.

– Eva Herzigova


On my birthday, I was in Milan for the collections.

– Eva Herzigova


But I also like to shower my parents with presents. I bought them a beautiful car and a house.

– Eva Herzigova


I’m lucky, I don’t like sweets, not even chocolate.

– Eva Herzigova


I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling, when I’m not famous any more.

– Eva Herzigova


History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion.

– Eva Herzigova


But I was very much into sports when I was a child.

– Eva Herzigova


We’re constantly buying airplane tickets we travel on the Concorde.

– Eva Herzigova



Elizabeth Barrett Browning – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


For tis not in mere death that men die most.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ‘Let no one be called happy till his death’ to which I would add, ‘Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.’

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Who so loves believes the impossible.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Eddie Izzard – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Eddie Izzard

 

I’d be happy to be taken as a woman – and that’s what I was initially trying to do when I started throwing on dresses and stuff. But that wasn’t going to happen because everyone kept calling me sir. So I thought I’d change the method and just start wearing what I wanted to wear.

– Eddie Izzard


Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away that’s the deal.

– Eddie Izzard


I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.

– Eddie Izzard


I mean, sometimes… a comedian becomes an actor, and they just don’t deliver, because the bottom line of comedy is to be funny, and the bottom line of acting is to be truthful, and they get that mixed up sometimes, or don’t even notice that that’s the thing.

– Eddie Izzard


Never put a sock in a toaster.

– Eddie Izzard


So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel!

– Eddie Izzard


I’m quite good at taking in information so I voraciously inhale Wikipedia – which may have some things wrong in it, but I think is generally more information than we had before. Last tour we didn’t have Wikipedia. And then Discovery Channel and History Channel. I can take it in and retain what I think are the most important facts.

– Eddie Izzard


Boy bands should be exploded from a great height. They’re just pretty people singing music written by others.

– Eddie Izzard


I just believe in the goodwill of people, the power of people to do something positive.

– Eddie Izzard


I try to just talk about human stories and what I think about religion or teapots or whatever.

– Eddie Izzard


Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion – they’re two words which are both… different. In spelling.

– Eddie Izzard


There was no religion in my life growing up. Did God invent us or did we invent God?

– Eddie Izzard


I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.

– Eddie Izzard



Eric Stoltz – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Eric Stoltz

 

You know, you grow up with the image of John Travolta being super cool – ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ Brian De Palma, handsome young god… he, in reality, is a very silly man. And I mean that in a good way. He’ll walk around the set talking in little weird voices, making people laugh.

– Eric Stoltz


My parents moved to American Samoa when I was three or four years old. My dad was principal of a high school there. It was idyllic for a kid. I had a whole island for a backyard. I lived there until I was eight years old and we moved to Santa Barbara.

– Eric Stoltz


I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition.

– Eric Stoltz


My perfect day is constantly changing. Right now, it would be to lie around in a hammock reading with a portable phone and a table of food next to it. I would spend all day there. And that’s all that I can possibly come up with on the spur of the moment.

– Eric Stoltz


I can relate to historical characters or imaginary ones. It doesn’t matter if a story takes place in the future or in the present, as long as the story is compelling.

– Eric Stoltz


My first film as an actor was ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ a glorious experience that spoiled me for future films.

– Eric Stoltz


I have a love/hate relationship with just about all technology in my life. My first typewriter in particular. I had a helluva time putting new ribbon on it.

– Eric Stoltz


It seems I have a hard time being attracted to someone unless I respect what they do on some level. Otherwise, I would feel disdain for them. Which is not always pleasant in a relationship. Sometimes it’s fun though.

– Eric Stoltz


Directing has only increased my admiration and respect for what it is that actors do.

– Eric Stoltz


I have several dogs and several cats who aren’t really mine. In fact, they think that I am theirs. I’d like to have some goats and chickens, but I travel around too much.

– Eric Stoltz



Edvard Munch – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Edvard Munch

 

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.

– Edvard Munch


Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.

– Edvard Munch


From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.

– Edvard Munch


Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.

– Edvard Munch


I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.

– Edvard Munch


No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.

– Edvard Munch


Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

– Edvard Munch


I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.

– Edvard Munch



Ezra Koenig – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Ezra Koenig

 

I do think sometimes there’s danger in guest appearance mania. I’ve seen too many examples that sound cool on paper, like ‘Oh, get that guy to sing the hook on that guy’s song,’ and then that’s all it is. It’s a cool idea that sounds good on paper.

– Ezra Koenig


It’s cool to have instruments lying around because they give you different ideas.

– Ezra Koenig


It’s pretty cool that people will pay for something even though they don’t have to. It’s totally different now to back in the day. Now you’re paying for a record because you believe in the band. In the future that will be the only time people will pay for albums, because there’s some kind of connection.

– Ezra Koenig


My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad’s union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege.

– Ezra Koenig


My dad has a really great record collection that basically went up to the year I was born: 1984.

– Ezra Koenig


I don’t like to generalize but I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with Mexican food in Europe.

– Ezra Koenig


I remember the first pangs of stress arriving at the end of school. Once I graduated I had to get a full-time job, worry about health insurance, saving money, paying rent – things I’d never thought about before.

– Ezra Koenig


I grew up listening to Jay-Z, and I think the first time I really became obsessed with learning and thinking about lyrics was when I started listening to rap I was 11, 12, and started becoming aware of music beyond the familiar.

– Ezra Koenig



Ella Wheeler Wilcox – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time’s malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood – no more – to man, and love to a woman is life or death.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox



Elizabeth Cady Stanton – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

I shall not grow conservative with age.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The best protection any woman can have… is courage.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton


The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.

– Elizabeth Cady Stanton



Eric Liu – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Eric Liu

 

Here’s a proposal, offered only partly in jest: no resident of the United States, whether born here or abroad, should get to be a citizen until age 18, at which time each such resident has to take a test.

– Eric Liu


In the end no segregationist scheme has withstood the force of a simple idea: equality under law.

– Eric Liu


Have you ever watched someone become American? Last week, at a national citizenship conference I organize, thirty immigrants from 17 countries swore an oath and became citizens of the United States. It was a stirring experience for the hundreds of people in the room.

– Eric Liu


‘The Purpose-Driven Life’ is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for.

– Eric Liu


True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don’t expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty.

– Eric Liu


You cannot mistake Bush’s clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren’t just ticking their days down but are part of something larger than themselves.

– Eric Liu


Many smart folks seem to think that if you just get your metaphors and messages right, you’ll win. That if you start describing what you favor as a ‘moral value’ – ‘affordable health care is a moral value’ etc., – then you’ll appeal to red-state voters.

– Eric Liu


Throughout this country’s history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.

– Eric Liu


Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the ’04 elections is that politics is a word game.

– Eric Liu


Talk of citizenship today is often thin and tinny. The word has a faintly old-fashioned feel to it when used in everyday conversation. When evoked in national politics, it’s usually accompanied by the shrill whine of a descending culture-war mortar.

– Eric Liu


We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions.

– Eric Liu


We live in a great country. It’s time again to get religion about it.

– Eric Liu


My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II, and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing pictures of him in uniform.

– Eric Liu



Emily Bronte – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Emily Bronte

 

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

– Emily Bronte


I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal.

– Emily Bronte


Love is like the wild rose-briar Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?

– Emily Bronte


Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.

– Emily Bronte


Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

– Emily Bronte


I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.

– Emily Bronte


Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

– Emily Bronte


I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

– Emily Bronte



Emo Philips – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Emo Philips

 

I was sleeping the other night, alone, thanks to the exterminator.

– Emo Philips


A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

– Emo Philips


Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.

– Emo Philips


When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

– Emo Philips


How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.

– Emo Philips


I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend.

– Emo Philips


You don’t appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.

– Emo Philips


My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.

– Emo Philips


I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.

– Emo Philips


Some mornings, it’s just not worth chewing through the leather straps.

– Emo Philips


When I wake up in the morning, I just can’t get started until I’ve had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I’ve tried other enemas.

– Emo Philips


He taught me never to smile, which helps me when I visit disaster sites.

– Emo Philips


Women: You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.

– Emo Philips