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Ivo Andric – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Ivo Andric

 

Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn’t, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.

– Ivo Andric


If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.

– Ivo Andric


Sadness is also a kind of defence.

– Ivo Andric



Izaak Walton – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Izaak Walton

 

I have laid aside business, and gone a’fishing.

– Izaak Walton


God has two dwellings one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

– Izaak Walton


I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.

– Izaak Walton


Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

– Izaak Walton



Ingrid Bergman – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Ingrid Bergman

 

I have grown up alone. I’ve taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18.

– Ingrid Bergman


Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

– Ingrid Bergman


A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

– Ingrid Bergman


Never again! I can see no reason for marriage – ever at all. I’ve had it. Three times is enough.

– Ingrid Bergman


I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside.

– Ingrid Bergman


Cancer victims who don’t accept their fate, who don’t learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.

– Ingrid Bergman



Ice T – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Ice T

 

When you start a business, go for the lowest hanging fruit.

– Ice T


I started rapping before anybody had ever bought a car from it. It was truly about the art form and the culture, more so than now, where it’s a successful way to make money. Back then you had to be doing it because you liked it.

– Ice T


Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.

– Ice T


Hollywood has its own way of telling stories. I was just telling stories that I was familiar with. And it’s what I want to do in the future: I want to take my audio cinema and put it on the screen.

– Ice T


The music led to the acting. But movies aren’t something you can just will yourself into. Someone has to choose you, and you have to be quite fortunate to be chosen.

– Ice T


I started writing rhymes first and then put it to the music. I figured out I could lock it to the beat better if I heard the music first. I like to get a lot of tracks, put the track up and let the music talk to me about what it’s about.

– Ice T



Isak Dinesen – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Isak Dinesen

 

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

– Isak Dinesen


Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

– Isak Dinesen


When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.

– Isak Dinesen



Irving R. Kaufman – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Irving R. Kaufman

 

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.

– Irving R. Kaufman


The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.

– Irving R. Kaufman


To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.

– Irving R. Kaufman



Imre Lakatos – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Imre Lakatos

 

Einstein’s results again turned the tables and now very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is, or can be, proven knowledge.

– Imre Lakatos


Research programmes, besides their negative heuristic, are also characterized by their positive heuristic.

– Imre Lakatos


The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies.

– Imre Lakatos



Isabelle Fuhrman – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Isabelle Fuhrman

 

I’d love to play more challenging roles, characters that would stretch my comfort zone and imagination.

– Isabelle Fuhrman


I never let anyone pluck, including myself, unless my mom approves. She guards my eyebrows. She’s like the eyebrow police!

– Isabelle Fuhrman


I really like Calvin Klein for his classic simplicity. I also think Prabal Gurung designs some great pieces that work well for me. My mom has such great style she’s my biggest influence.

– Isabelle Fuhrman



Imelda Staunton – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Imelda Staunton

 

Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.

– Imelda Staunton


Having a child makes you strong and gives you chutzpah. It relaxed my attitude to the job my center of focus shifted, which I think is very helpful, because even if you’re not a very indulgent actor you spend a lot of time thinking about yourself. I don’t think that is particularly healthy.

– Imelda Staunton


You can only do your best. That’s all you can do. And if it isn’t good enough, it isn’t good enough.

– Imelda Staunton


Looking back, there is nothing wrong with that peace, love and equality that the hippies espoused. In many ways, we have regressed because they were into organic food, back to nature, make love not war, be good to all men, share and share alike – which is what many are talking about now.

– Imelda Staunton


I don’t feel the need for religion. But I went on a yoga retreat last year and I do believe slightly in the karma thing and just being good and true unto yourself. And I slightly believe that you can attract good and bad to you.

– Imelda Staunton


A lot of me is very up, and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work.

– Imelda Staunton



Izabella Scorupco – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Izabella Scorupco

 

I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world.

– Izabella Scorupco


The most simple things can bring the most happiness.

– Izabella Scorupco


We were in a relationship for eight years, and we maybe saw each other, total, for a year.

– Izabella Scorupco


Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy.

– Izabella Scorupco



Ivan Reitman – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Ivan Reitman

 

A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it’s in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it.

– Ivan Reitman


I don’t think my sense of humor has changed at all I was born with this, for better or for worse.

– Ivan Reitman


I remember when first, Stripes, and then Animal House came out – which I was really proud of, even though it was kind of loose and quite raucous – there were imitative movies that were not quite as good.

– Ivan Reitman


Movies either work or they don’t work and they’re either funny or they’re not and we work very hard. To achieve that kind of work is really kind of delicate stitching.

– Ivan Reitman


My sense is, I think it’s okay for directors to do movies that speak to other work in their career.

– Ivan Reitman


I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters.

– Ivan Reitman


I’d always been a science fiction enthusiast.

– Ivan Reitman


I’ve always been a fan of science fiction films, and I’ve never been able to put my particular spin on it.

– Ivan Reitman



Ingrid Newkirk – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Ingrid Newkirk

 

Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It’s up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40 percent and adds seven or more years to our lifespan.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Perhaps one of the most important things you can do for human beings is wean them off an animal-based diet. It hardens the arteries and runs up our health-care costs. The last thing a poor person can afford is a heart attack or cancer or a stroke. And that’s all linked to a meat-based diet. I think animal liberation is human liberation.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.

– Ingrid Newkirk


By adopting a wonderful mutt, you’ll save a life and help reduce animal homelessness while also boosting your chances of a more robust new furry friend, as mixed-breed dogs have demonstrated better health and longer life spans than their purebred cousins.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Why go for a costly, sickly, mass-produced purebred when shelters are full of one-of-a-kind mixed breeds who are literally dying for a home?

– Ingrid Newkirk


I hope SeaWorld is exploring how, like Ringling, it can get out of the wild animal business.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn’t the best litmus test.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Give your dog or cat respect, patience, understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week, that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.

– Ingrid Newkirk


Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.

– Ingrid Newkirk


I have to think of the positive that’s how I cope.

– Ingrid Newkirk


PETA’s campaign should be included in school curricula. If we can open children’s hearts and minds to animals’ needs, teach them to treat a dog or a chicken as if they feel fear and love and pain – as they do – then they will grow up to understand that we are all worthy of respect.

– Ingrid Newkirk


All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?

– Ingrid Newkirk


I don’t have the luxury of having a dog myself because I travel too much, but I love walking and cuddling somebody else’s dog.

– Ingrid Newkirk



Ibrahim Babangida – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Ibrahim Babangida

 

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.

– Ibrahim Babangida


The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.

– Ibrahim Babangida


If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.

– Ibrahim Babangida


Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.

– Ibrahim Babangida


The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.

– Ibrahim Babangida


Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.

– Ibrahim Babangida


Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions.

– Ibrahim Babangida


To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.

– Ibrahim Babangida


Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy.

– Ibrahim Babangida


A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.

– Ibrahim Babangida


At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.

– Ibrahim Babangida


The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity’s most enduring legacies.

– Ibrahim Babangida



Isaac Bashevis Singer – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


The waste basket is the writer’s best friend.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Life is God’s novel. Let him write it.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer


Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

– Isaac Bashevis Singer



Iris Murdoch – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Iris Murdoch

 

The cry of equality pulls everyone down.

– Iris Murdoch


We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.

– Iris Murdoch


Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.

– Iris Murdoch


Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.

– Iris Murdoch


We can only learn to love by loving.

– Iris Murdoch


In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.

– Iris Murdoch


One doesn’t have to get anywhere in a marriage. It’s not a public conveyance.

– Iris Murdoch


The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.

– Iris Murdoch


People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

– Iris Murdoch


There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.

– Iris Murdoch


Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.

– Iris Murdoch



Ian MacKaye – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Ian MacKaye

 

Major labels didn’t start showing up really until they smelled money, and that’s all they’re ever going to be attracted to is money-that’s the business they’re in- making money.

– Ian MacKaye


I’m really anti-option, so computers have been my nightmare with recording. I don’t want endless tracks I want less tracks. I want decisions to be made.

– Ian MacKaye


With Napster and the sharing of music, of course, there are going to be people who exploit it. Greed has no end. But there’s a lot of good that could happen. We shouldn’t let the economic concerns of the major labels infringe on our freedom to share music.

– Ian MacKaye


I don’t dismiss the music that I was involved with, I don’t think it was a joke, I don’t think it was funny or a phase, I don’t think it was just something I was doing back then, to me it was who I am. It connects all the way through. I don’t distance myself from any of it.

– Ian MacKaye


I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but… I have a reputation of – people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow.

– Ian MacKaye


I’m always happy when I hear about people selling records or selling books or selling movies. It makes me proud of them.

– Ian MacKaye


Music is a language and different people who come along are each using that language to do something different, but all coming at it in a similar vein inasmuch as it’s always community based and for the most part nonprofit. Most bands don’t ever come within a mile of profit – clearly these people are not playing music to make money.

– Ian MacKaye


I’m not a religious person, and I’m not too interested in being a part of a religion, but I do like having some sort of communal gathering, and having some sense of peoples.

– Ian MacKaye


My focus is always on the day. What I’ve done behind me, I try to have respect for it, and keep an eye on it, and make sure it isn’t abused, and obviously be thoughtful about it, because it’s all real to me. I’m basically in every band I ever was in, and the songs, I still mean them all.

– Ian MacKaye


I do feel like I have always, in my life, been inclined to be on the outside, walk a different path or something. Because of that, and increasingly over the years, my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works, I have a different kind of perception of it.

– Ian MacKaye


There are many things that people do happily that I can’t imagine why they would do it… But I have to say that even though I am critical or judgmental of society at large, I’m not critical of people individually. We are who we are.

– Ian MacKaye



Irving Babbitt – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Irving Babbitt

 

To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.

– Irving Babbitt


A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.

– Irving Babbitt


Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself.

– Irving Babbitt


The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.

– Irving Babbitt


Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.

– Irving Babbitt


Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.

– Irving Babbitt


Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity – the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.

– Irving Babbitt


The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.

– Irving Babbitt


For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.

– Irving Babbitt


We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration.

– Irving Babbitt


The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.

– Irving Babbitt


Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.

– Irving Babbitt


The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.

– Irving Babbitt



Ian Botham – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Ian Botham

 

The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better.

– Ian Botham


If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that’s got to be good, hasn’t it?

– Ian Botham


You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people’s lives.

– Ian Botham


I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for.

– Ian Botham


There will be no politics, no ifs and buts if we see something and feel that work needs to be done, we will get people here we can rely on and ensure it is done in the same thorough way as our other projects.

– Ian Botham


To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.

– Ian Botham


Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.

– Ian Botham


To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport.

– Ian Botham



Ian Mcewan – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Ian Mcewan

 

What reader wants to be told what attitude to strike?

– Ian Mcewan


One has to have the courage of one’s pessimism.

– Ian Mcewan


My parents were keen for me to have the education they themselves never had. They weren’t able to guide me towards particular books, but they encouraged me to read, which I did, randomly and compulsively.

– Ian Mcewan


A twenty-one-year-old writer is likely to be inhibited by a lack of usable experience. Childhood and adolescence were something I knew.

– Ian Mcewan


In my experience an appreciative letter from a fellow writer means a lot.

– Ian Mcewan


By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.

– Ian Mcewan


One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret – how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that’s even possible, interested me.

– Ian Mcewan


I actually find novels that are determined to be funny at every turn quite oppressive.

– Ian Mcewan


Politics is the enemy of the imagination.

– Ian Mcewan


True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.

– Ian Mcewan


I apologize for being obvious, but every time I watch the curtain come down on even a halfway decent production of a Shakespeare play I feel a little sorrowful that I’ll never know the man, or any man of such warm intelligence.

– Ian Mcewan


London in the ’70s was a pretty catastrophic dump, I can tell you. We had every kind of industrial trouble we had severe energy problems we were under constant terrorist attack from Irish terrorist groups who started a bombing campaign in English cities politics were fantastically polarized between left and right.

– Ian Mcewan


I don’t believe there’s any inherent darkness at the center of religion at all. I think religion actually is a morally neutral force.

– Ian Mcewan


I think of novels in architectural terms. You have to enter at the gate, and this gate must be constructed in such a way that the reader has immediate confidence in the strength of the building.

– Ian Mcewan



Ina Garten – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Ina Garten

 

I love Alton Brown’s show ‘Good Eats,’ about the chemistry of food. It’s really thoughtful.

– Ina Garten


I worked for the Office of Management and Budget in the White House, on nuclear energy policy. But I decided it would be much more fun to have a specialty food store, so I left Washington D.C. and moved to the Hamptons. And how glad I am that I did!

– Ina Garten


Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel good.

– Ina Garten


The thing about all my food is that everything is a remembered flavor. Maybe it’s something I had as a child or maybe it’s something I had in Milan, but I want it to taste better than you ever thought.

– Ina Garten


My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.

– Ina Garten


I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start.

– Ina Garten


I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It’s the only holiday I insist on making myself.

– Ina Garten


If you think about a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.

– Ina Garten