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Jennifer Granholm – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jennifer Granholm

 

The question is what will Mitt Romney do as president if his policy is simply to be hands off and let the government be made so small it can be drowned in a bathtub. In the 21st century global economy, no state alone has the ability to compete against China.

– Jennifer Granholm


To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam.

– Jennifer Granholm


With Michigan’s economic future on the line, we can’t afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job.

– Jennifer Granholm


America is an idea. And it’s the solemn responsibility of each ‘temporary’ president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas – with integrity. This man, Mitt Romney, has shown – not through his experience, but through his actions and words – that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility.

– Jennifer Granholm


Studies have shown that since women have had access to the pill and family planning measures, they have made huge gains in both wages and in careers that were dominated by men.

– Jennifer Granholm


That’s one of the most exciting things about Michigan’s future. We need to, we must capitalize on our alternative-energy vehicles that we can produce right here.

– Jennifer Granholm


The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.

– Jennifer Granholm


Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief.

– Jennifer Granholm


With respect to the environment in our state and our state’s future – in addition to water which is very important here – I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future.

– Jennifer Granholm


As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry.

– Jennifer Granholm


From a reality perspective, I’m sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don’t know what is.

– Jennifer Granholm


So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.

– Jennifer Granholm


We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish.

– Jennifer Granholm


If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.

– Jennifer Granholm


We can’t equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that’s not just measured in words or gestures.

– Jennifer Granholm



Jenna Bush – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jenna Bush

 

I’m more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well – obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well.

– Jenna Bush


My sister, she’s amazing. She sort of inspired me to take this journey to Latin America.

– Jenna Bush


I’m sure there were times when I wish I had thought, ‘Gosh, that might really embarrass mom and dad,’ but our parents didn’t raise us to think about them. They’re very selfless and they wanted us to have as normal of a college life as possible. So really, we didn’t think of any repercussions.

– Jenna Bush


It’s not like he called me up and asked me. They’ve never wanted to throw us into that world, and I think our decision probably shocked them. But I love my dad, and I think I’d regret it if I didn’t do this.

– Jenna Bush


My dad saw my husband’s boss at a conference, and he said to stop paying my husband until we produce children.

– Jenna Bush


I don’t think of myself as a policy expert. I think education is the most important thing.

– Jenna Bush


I hope to focus on what I’m passionate about because I think I’d do them best job on them – education, urban education, women and children’s issues and literacy.

– Jenna Bush


I hope that I serve by being a teacher.

– Jenna Bush


I hope to continue writing. I hope to continue teaching.

– Jenna Bush


I hope to work with kids any way possible.

– Jenna Bush


I had always loved to write and my mom was my editor for my school papers.

– Jenna Bush


I think I’ve become more like my mom just because of what we’re both interested in, children and teaching and writing.

– Jenna Bush


My mom’s a secret Rastafarian.

– Jenna Bush


I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism.

– Jenna Bush


As a teacher you can see the difference in kids who have parents who were involved. That difference, by the time these kids get to the third grade, is drastic.

– Jenna Bush



Jane Pauley – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jane Pauley

 

About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter.

– Jane Pauley


I came back to work when my children were two months old. At that early age, they seem to have little awareness of anybody but their Raggedy Ann dolls, so it wasn’t a matter of them missing me. I was missing them.

– Jane Pauley


Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor.

– Jane Pauley


My father was so good-natured and had such a happy disposition. I’ve always confused him with Jimmy Stewart. So, think Jimmy Stewart. That’s my dad.

– Jane Pauley


I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me – I suspect that’s most people – holding out for a ‘dream’ or a ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough… but it’s enough.

– Jane Pauley


My parents had an experience of life that is as opposite to mine as you can imagine.

– Jane Pauley


I would like to prove that on TV, everyday lives can be as compelling as the life-styles of the rich and famous. Especially lives that we catch at extraordinary moments.

– Jane Pauley


This may sound funny, but as much as the ‘Today’ show matured me, it also was something of a cocoon. I’d been happy there. I never went into the boss’s office and pounded my fist on the desk, saying, ‘Give me more money! Give me a prime-time show!’

– Jane Pauley


AARP knows the future is bright for a generation that’s going to remain healthy and vital for 10, 20, 30, 40 more years. AARP has the information and resources people need throughout their process of reinvention.

– Jane Pauley


I’ve come to recognize what I call my ‘inside interests.’ Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.

– Jane Pauley


In the beginning when I sat next to Tom Brokaw on the ‘Today’ show, the stories I was interested in were those having to do with women and children and learning and health. In those days, 25 to 30 years ago, that was called soft news, and not in a nice way.

– Jane Pauley


I think my children know that Mother’s priority is to be with them first. But I don’t think it has to be an either/or situation. Work is very important to me, and it wouldn’t be in the best interest of my children for me to stay home seven days a week.

– Jane Pauley


Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips.

– Jane Pauley


‘Good Morning America’ exploited Joan Lunden’s pregnancy, but you won’t see me bringing my babies on the air. The only reason I’m talking about the babies at all is that they’ve been with me on the show since I became pregnant. After a while, I had to acknowledge this pumpkin tummy.

– Jane Pauley


I think the success of a talk show depends on how true it is to the personality of the person hosting it. The shows I really admire, like ‘Oprah’ and ‘Ellen,’ are distinctively like their hosts, so I think my show will be successful only if we try to stay consistent to my own sense of myself.

– Jane Pauley



Jamie Oliver – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jamie Oliver

 

What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it!

– Jamie Oliver


My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn’t put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.

– Jamie Oliver


If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.

– Jamie Oliver


All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone to show that you can make mistakes – I do all the time – but it doesn’t matter.

– Jamie Oliver


Give your kids a bloody knife and fork and let me put some fresh food in front of them they can eat.

– Jamie Oliver


Heads know that failing to invest in good, nutritious food is a false economy and parents won’t tolerate reconstituted turkey being put back on the menu.

– Jamie Oliver


I want Americans to enjoy food. I want them to celebrate food. I want them to, on occasions, to have big cakes and great things. And I want them to indulge.

– Jamie Oliver


I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.

– Jamie Oliver


It’s very clear that there’s a lot of double standards going on. Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school.

– Jamie Oliver


Just because the Americans are so good at rattling out accessible and cheap junk food, nobody looks twice when it comes to their food. But there are golden nuggets everywhere.

– Jamie Oliver


If Obama wanted to make radical changes to America’s health long-term, all he has to do is treble the price of sugar and salt.

– Jamie Oliver


The public health of five million children should not be left to luck or chance.

– Jamie Oliver


It’s just us trying to start a movement where everybody passes on a bit of cooking knowledge. We estimate that one person can potentially affect 180 others very quickly so we’re just trying to spread the word.

– Jamie Oliver


I’m better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in.

– Jamie Oliver


I’m probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it.

– Jamie Oliver



Jessica Lange – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jessica Lange

 

At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.

– Jessica Lange


TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my age to make a decent salary with independent films, you just can’t.

– Jessica Lange


All through life I’ve harbored anger rather than expressed it at the moment.

– Jessica Lange


Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.

– Jessica Lange


I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy’s actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.

– Jessica Lange


For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.

– Jessica Lange


I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.

– Jessica Lange


Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.

– Jessica Lange


I never think of the future. I never imagine what comes next.

– Jessica Lange


I’ve been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don’t have a child at home.

– Jessica Lange


The only place I’ve felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There’s something in the water there that connects me to that place. There’s also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I’ve never been able to shake.

– Jessica Lange


When I am home for like a two-year stretch, I get antsy, because I want to work.

– Jessica Lange


To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man’s leadership.

– Jessica Lange


The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.

– Jessica Lange


I could be making a lot more money now if I had chosen a different kind of movie, but none of that matters to me… I’ve done the parts I wanted to do.

– Jessica Lange



Jiddu Krishnamurti – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti



John Legend – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by John Legend

 

Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&ampB pretty well, and it’s all a part of what we consider to be ‘black music.’ There is a natural synergy between the three.

– John Legend


Well, Jeff Buckley for me is one of the greatest singers I’ve ever heard. And the reason why is he has an amazing range, amazing emotional power in his voice. And the music he put around it also just had this passion and this soul to it and this spirit to it that very few artists have, and he passed at a very young age.

– John Legend


As a young black boy, it made me proud to see black leaders that did something amazing and made the world change.

– John Legend


At the end of the day, there’s only a few major stars in the music business, and then there’s all these people that are aspiring to be that.

– John Legend


I used to work for a management consulting company, so I dressed differently – business casual, probably a lot of things from Banana Republic. My wardrobe now is definitely more expensive, but I always dress for the occasion.

– John Legend


In terms of the technology I use the most, it’s probably a tie between my Blackberry and my MacBook Pro laptop. That’s how I communicate with the rest of the world and how I handle all the business I have to handle.

– John Legend


I like cool jackets – a nice fall or winter coat. You can get a lot of use out of it, and you’ll wear it frequently, so it can really set the tone of your uniform for the season.

– John Legend


My dad liked a lot of Motown, but I didn’t listen to it until my teenage years.

– John Legend


Experience is a great teacher.

– John Legend


To have the chance to see your music be elevated and to have almost universally positive response to that music, makes me feel better every day. I feel more confident and inspired, and that’s fun.

– John Legend


As a politician, you have to deal with someone wanting you to fail every day. I think I prefer being in a situation where generally people are rooting for me, and if they aren’t rooting for me, they aren’t out there to see my downfall. I respect the people who have the stomach for it.

– John Legend


I think they need to get a more reliable way of watching television on the laptop. Because I travel so much, if I want to watch my favorite sports team it might not be showing in that place, so I want a reliable way to watch whatever I want to watch on my laptop.

– John Legend


My first attempt at a kiss was in fifth grade, but it didn’t go so well. Later, I used Boyz II Men and Jodeci songs to come on to girls. I had more success.

– John Legend


The most I ever spent on technology is building a studio – I built one at home in Los Angeles. I can’t tell you how much exactly, but the whole process is very expensive.

– John Legend


The most important thing about technology is that it can seamlessly work its way into your routine and your life.

– John Legend



John Muir – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by John Muir

 

Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.

– John Muir


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

– John Muir


God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

– John Muir


Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

– John Muir


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

– John Muir


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

– John Muir


The power of imagination makes us infinite.

– John Muir


How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

– John Muir


I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

– John Muir


In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

– John Muir


The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

– John Muir


The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

– John Muir


The mountains are calling and I must go.

– John Muir


There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.

– John Muir


To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

– John Muir



Loretta Young – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Loretta Young

 

Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.

– Loretta Young


There is no personal achievement in being born beautiful.

– Loretta Young


As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I’ve dealt with them nearly all my life.

– Loretta Young


I learned you have to fight for yourself in the picture business.

– Loretta Young


Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.

– Loretta Young


I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.

– Loretta Young


I can’t imagine dating a boy, meeting him only outside the home. What’s a home and family for if it’s not the center of one’s life?

– Loretta Young


I’ve always been scared to death of pain – afraid, even, to think of it.

– Loretta Young


In my dreams, I could be a Princess, and that’s what I was. Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than a Prince could make my dreams come true.

– Loretta Young


In common with many others in the varied branches of our profession, my academic education is subnormal.

– Loretta Young


Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.

– Loretta Young


When I left 20th Century-Fox to freelance, my agent believed that getting big money was the way to establish real importance in our industry.

– Loretta Young


Success can’t be forced.

– Loretta Young


Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another.

– Loretta Young


If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere.

– Loretta Young



Lucille Ball – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Lucille Ball

 

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

– Lucille Ball


I will never do another TV series. It couldn’t top I Love Lucy, and I’d be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off.

– Lucille Ball


I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.

– Lucille Ball


One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

– Lucille Ball


I’m not funny. What I am is brave.

– Lucille Ball


You see much more of your children once they leave home.

– Lucille Ball


In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.

– Lucille Ball


Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.

– Lucille Ball


How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.

– Lucille Ball


I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.

– Lucille Ball


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

– Lucille Ball


I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

– Lucille Ball


Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts.

– Lucille Ball


I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.

– Lucille Ball


Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

– Lucille Ball



Jack Kemp – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jack Kemp

 

Just as the left has to be more willing to question ‘Government knows best,’ the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government.

– Jack Kemp


I can’t understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business.

– Jack Kemp


The zeitgeist is for cutting spending and balancing the budget. But I do not want the Republican Party to be perceived as putting the budget ahead of people, jobs and education.

– Jack Kemp


Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation’s pockets of poverty.

– Jack Kemp


Republicans many times can’t get the words ‘equality of opportunity’ out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way.

– Jack Kemp


There are no limits to our future if we don’t put limits on our people.

– Jack Kemp


To Republicans, I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall.

– Jack Kemp


My passion for ideas is not matched with a passion for partisan or electoral politics.

– Jack Kemp


Pro football gave me a good sense of perspective to enter politics: I’d already been booed, cheered, cut, sold, traded and hung in effigy.

– Jack Kemp


There are a lot of grotesqueries in politics, not the least of which is the fund-raising side.

– Jack Kemp


I learned about the market’s power when I was traded to the Buffalo Bills for $100.

– Jack Kemp


American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair.

– Jack Kemp


The only thing I can do is tell the truth as I see it and let the chips fall where they may.

– Jack Kemp


Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism.

– Jack Kemp


With the end of the cold war, all the ‘isms’ of the 20th century – Fascism, Nazism, Communism and the evil of apartheid-ism – have failed. Except one. Only democracy has shown itself true the help of all mankind.

– Jack Kemp



Lewis Mumford – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Lewis Mumford

 

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.

– Lewis Mumford


A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.

– Lewis Mumford


Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.

– Lewis Mumford


A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.

– Lewis Mumford


Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.

– Lewis Mumford


Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

– Lewis Mumford


Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.

– Lewis Mumford


Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

– Lewis Mumford


The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.

– Lewis Mumford


One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.

– Lewis Mumford


The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.

– Lewis Mumford


The earth is the Lord’s fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.

– Lewis Mumford


However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson nothing is impossible.

– Lewis Mumford


The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.

– Lewis Mumford


War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.

– Lewis Mumford



Kyle Chandler – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Kyle Chandler

 

My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship.

– Kyle Chandler


My grandparents got married at a very young age, and a lot of what I think about marriage is based on their relationship. I watched them over the years and saw how they dealt with everything together, as a team.

– Kyle Chandler


Oh, man, if in real life I was as cool and suave as Coach Taylor and had all the answers, things would be easier.

– Kyle Chandler


I grew up in Chicago, so I’ve always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we’d watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters – they were the biggest things I’ve ever seen!

– Kyle Chandler


I just can’t say enough about the actors having faith and trust in the writers and the writers having faith and trust in the actors.

– Kyle Chandler


I work six months and get three or four with the family.

– Kyle Chandler


I work six months and get three or four with the family. I’ve stopped racing to get to the red light.

– Kyle Chandler


I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage.

– Kyle Chandler


Sometimes a scene may be about one thing, and it may end up still being about that, but the emotionality of it comes from somewhere else, or the humor of it comes from somewhere else, and it gives it that real-life quality.

– Kyle Chandler


I love the institution of marriage, and I love my marriage.

– Kyle Chandler


Marriage is hard work, period.

– Kyle Chandler


When you walk out of your house in the morning, you don’t know what you’re going to see.

– Kyle Chandler


Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

– Kyle Chandler


We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we’ll always be holding each other’s hand. This is a lifelong relationship, and after 12 years she hasn’t gotten rid of me yet.

– Kyle Chandler


What I do is not rocket science, but I sure do love it.

– Kyle Chandler



Keanu Reeves – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Keanu Reeves

 

Here comes 40. I’m feeling my age and I’ve ordered the Ferrari. I’m going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.

– Keanu Reeves


When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.

– Keanu Reeves


I’ve been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues.

– Keanu Reeves


The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.

– Keanu Reeves


I mean, if you didn’t get it or if you didn’t feel like you enjoyed it, sometimes that experience can change.

– Keanu Reeves


Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.

– Keanu Reeves


How do people relate to movies now, when they’re on portable devices or streaming them? It’s not as much about going to the movies. That experience has changed.

– Keanu Reeves


I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.

– Keanu Reeves


I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness.

– Keanu Reeves


You want to play another kind of character in another genre, and it’s been something I’ve been trying to do if I can in the career so far, and it’s something I hope to continue because it’s interesting to me and you get to do different things as an actor.

– Keanu Reeves


The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew’s cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo’s choice to know the truth. It’s a beautiful, beautiful story.

– Keanu Reeves


When we talk about how movies used to be made, it was over 100 years of film, literal, physical film, with emulsion, that we would expose to light and we would get pictures.

– Keanu Reeves


I mean, I went to a Catholic boys’ school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.

– Keanu Reeves


Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

– Keanu Reeves


It’s always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s Earth.

– Keanu Reeves



Jon Bon Jovi – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Jon Bon Jovi

 

There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.

– Jon Bon Jovi


I want to own an NFL franchise. I understand the business of football.

– Jon Bon Jovi


We are at a crossroads in the music business: with the rise of the internet, the world we live in has changed, and the past is not coming back. But I see the glass as half-full: the internet and social networking are new avenues for the next Bob Dylan to be born on.

– Jon Bon Jovi


I like progress but I hate change.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?

– Jon Bon Jovi


My health and my family are the core of my being.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.

– Jon Bon Jovi


The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I’m not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that’s for damn sure.

– Jon Bon Jovi


I always think I’m the Tom Cruise of music – a lot of success and fans, but no critics, darling.

– Jon Bon Jovi


What drew me to politics in the first place was the fact that I wanted to have a place to take a stand and use my voice to express what I believed in. But I’ve no longer got any political aspirations. I feel that as a politician, fifty per cent of people would hate you before you even left the house.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.

– Jon Bon Jovi


Women rule the world. It’s not really worth fighting because they know what they’re doing. Ask Napoleon. Ask Adam. Ask Richard Burton or Richie Sambora. Many a man has crumbled.

– Jon Bon Jovi



Les Brown – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Les Brown

 

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

– Les Brown


In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.

– Les Brown


You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

– Les Brown


A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

– Les Brown


It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

– Les Brown


We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

– Les Brown


Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

– Les Brown


If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

– Les Brown


Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

– Les Brown


Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.

– Les Brown


Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

– Les Brown


Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

– Les Brown


Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

– Les Brown


When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.

– Les Brown


Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.

– Les Brown



Joseph Joubert – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Joseph Joubert

 

Genius begins great works labor alone finishes them.

– Joseph Joubert


Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.

– Joseph Joubert


The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

– Joseph Joubert


Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.

– Joseph Joubert


We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

– Joseph Joubert


He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.

– Joseph Joubert


Imagination is the eye of the soul.

– Joseph Joubert


One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.

– Joseph Joubert


A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

– Joseph Joubert


Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

– Joseph Joubert


You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

– Joseph Joubert


You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.

– Joseph Joubert


Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

– Joseph Joubert


Justice is the truth in action.

– Joseph Joubert


Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

– Joseph Joubert



Josh Radnor – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Josh Radnor

 

To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket, that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other.

– Josh Radnor


It never made sense to me that someone would achieve any kind of success in show business, only to become a jerk.

– Josh Radnor


Cynicism is kind of like folding your arms and stepping back and commenting on things, like the old guys in ‘The Muppets,’ just throwing out comments all the time, whereas there are other people on the ground really trying to affect things and improve their lives and the lives of other people. I think it’s noble and I think it’s cool.

– Josh Radnor


I haven’t left the house without a packet of Kleenex in my back pocket for as long as I can remember. Whenever I start thinking I’m incredibly cool, the packet of Kleenex in my back pocket brings me right back down to earth.

– Josh Radnor


My whole thing is that I want to explore why you read books, what’s the purpose of reading, and maybe that it’s not that cool to hate something just because it’s popular.

– Josh Radnor


I think that the mark of a great book is that it will meet you wherever you’re at and you’ll feel and experience something new and different each time you read it.

– Josh Radnor


Well, I stopped drinking. That was actually a big deal. I didn’t go through any harrowing rock-bottom experience. I just made a decision to stop drinking.

– Josh Radnor


But, yeah, I’m really happy when I’m writing. When I’m being creative and when I have something that I can put down. You know, if you go out and you overhear a conversation or you have a thought, you have a receptacle to go home and say, ‘Oh, this would be great in this script.’ Your antenna’s out in a different way, and I love that time.

– Josh Radnor


No matter how dark things may get in a story, I feel it’s the responsibility of the storyteller to leave the audience with at least a shred of hope.

– Josh Radnor


A lot of times, we’re just sold these movies that are really cynically conceived and marketed, and they just want you there opening weekend, before everybody finds out it’s not so good.

– Josh Radnor


I actually have a thing about proper nouns. They clang on my ear in a weird way when I hear them dropped into movies.

– Josh Radnor


I learned a lesson which I didn’t heed: Don’t put yourself in your movies. It’s too much.

– Josh Radnor


I like movies that are about real people in real time with real problems.

– Josh Radnor


I went through this very serious Woody Allen phase in college and a little bit after college. I still see his movies.

– Josh Radnor


When I go to movies and I love the movie, it’s because it feels like it articulated something about how we’re living now, and also gives me some insight into my own life. I feel actually altered after having seen it.

– Josh Radnor



Liz Phair – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Liz Phair

 

I wear clothes that most people in the Midwest would probably deem inappropriate at my age. And I rock a bikini all summer long. I know that it’s not normal, but I just don’t care. I live once.

– Liz Phair


I’ve lost touch with a lot of that boutique-type music just because of my age, and raising my son and the multiple jobs I have at this point.

– Liz Phair


The other day I was reading a blog and I linked over to Streisand’s Web site, and it was amazing politically. She’s so insightful and incisive. And she also says whatever she wants.

– Liz Phair


I was trying to break out of the suburbs, and when I did break out, I don’t think I took my whole self with me – I think I played a role of being too cool and hip.

– Liz Phair


You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage.

– Liz Phair


I mean, I think about it, but I don’t design my record to get a certain public response.

– Liz Phair


Women artists need to break barriers in order for women’s experience to be valuable.

– Liz Phair


It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn’t done. And I felt it, too.

– Liz Phair


Yeah, I like to be the maker of the art. And I like and want the money. But I don’t really dig being famous.

– Liz Phair


I don’t know what the future holds. Anything is possible.

– Liz Phair


Composing gives me a chance to work in multiple dimensions and helps me pare down my melodies into what is essential. Learning new skills has always energized me and scoring has opened up a world of sonic possibilities.

– Liz Phair


I’m really happy to be a mom, and I’m proud of the phase I’m in.

– Liz Phair


I blend my green drink every morning. I also fix my son a full-on American breakfast with bacon and toast.

– Liz Phair


I mean, I kind of remember… I’m 36 now, so it’s kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that’s how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to.

– Liz Phair


Am I coasting on some early success? Yeah. It was a good lucky break for me. But I would rather earn my way back again than simply conform to what people are expecting.

– Liz Phair


I don’t always trust my own instincts. It would be nice if someone else would tell me what I should do with my life!

– Liz Phair



Laurence Sterne – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Laurence Sterne

 

I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.

– Laurence Sterne


Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.

– Laurence Sterne


So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.

– Laurence Sterne


Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man’s stature as to his happiness.

– Laurence Sterne


People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.

– Laurence Sterne


People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.

– Laurence Sterne


The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.

– Laurence Sterne


I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.

– Laurence Sterne


Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.

– Laurence Sterne


Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.

– Laurence Sterne


Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.

– Laurence Sterne


Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.

– Laurence Sterne


Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

– Laurence Sterne


In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

– Laurence Sterne


An English man does not travel to see English men.

– Laurence Sterne


Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.

– Laurence Sterne