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Len Goodman – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Len Goodman

 

As you get older, things conk out. It’s a bit like a car. As long as it’s something the mechanics can fix, you can chug on for a few more thousand miles.

– Len Goodman


On the dance floor, as much as you say, ‘Ladies, you are the car. He is the driver. You can only go where he takes you,’ they still try to be in control.

– Len Goodman


I’ve never really been very good at marriage. It’s one of my failures. I’ve tried my best, but I do realise the common denominator is me it’s something I’m doing.

– Len Goodman



Le Corbusier – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Le Corbusier

 

A house is a machine for living in.

– Le Corbusier


Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

– Le Corbusier


To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.

– Le Corbusier


The home should be the treasure chest of living.

– Le Corbusier


Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.

– Le Corbusier



Lysander Spooner – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Lysander Spooner

 

But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

– Lysander Spooner


If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.

– Lysander Spooner


That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.

– Lysander Spooner


The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets.

– Lysander Spooner



Lucius Accius – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Lucius Accius

 

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.

– Lucius Accius


Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.

– Lucius Accius


Let them hate so long as they fear.

– Lucius Accius



Lisa Gardner – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Lisa Gardner

 

When I got my very first phone call that I’d hit the ‘New York Times’ list, I had a small rush of ‘I’ve made it!’ But the next morning, it occurred to me I didn’t know what it was, so I called my agent and asked what being a ‘New York Times’ bestselling author really meant. He informed me that I was now a thousand pound gorilla.

– Lisa Gardner


I still like the relationship part of any story. You don’t want your character to figure everything out and then at the end of the day, go home and eat soup from a can by herself.

– Lisa Gardner


Before I became a suspense novelist, I wrote romantic suspense as Alicia Scott.

– Lisa Gardner


When it comes to locations, I’m one of those crazy authors who has to see it, touch it, taste it, before I trust myself to recreate it for my readers. Having said that, visiting a locked-down pediatric psych ward was the most intimidating research I’ve ever done – and I’ve visited maximum security prisons, shooting galleries, bone collections, etc.

– Lisa Gardner



Lance Loud – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Lance Loud

 

As I was coming out of the closet, our car was hurtling over an embankment.

– Lance Loud


If there is a gay uniform, the differences are in how each man coordinates the details: the brand and cut of the jeans, the design of belts and boots, the haircut, the number and size of earrings.

– Lance Loud


I had been found in a mud puddle at 4:30 in the morning.

– Lance Loud


Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.

– Lance Loud


Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.

– Lance Loud



Lionel Trilling – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Lionel Trilling

 

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.

– Lionel Trilling


We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.

– Lionel Trilling


We are all ill: but even a universal sickness implies an idea of health.

– Lionel Trilling


Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.

– Lionel Trilling


There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.

– Lionel Trilling


Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process.

– Lionel Trilling


The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.

– Lionel Trilling



Luciano Pavarotti – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Luciano Pavarotti

 

If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.

– Luciano Pavarotti


I want to be famous everywhere.

– Luciano Pavarotti


In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.

– Luciano Pavarotti


Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.

– Luciano Pavarotti


He wants only to rest and to have a little peace.

– Luciano Pavarotti


I was an elementary school teacher.

– Luciano Pavarotti



Laurent Fabius – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Laurent Fabius

 

The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China.

– Laurent Fabius


For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations, on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date.

– Laurent Fabius


The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.

– Laurent Fabius



Lewis B. Smedes – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Lewis B. Smedes

 

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.

– Lewis B. Smedes


It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.

– Lewis B. Smedes


To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

– Lewis B. Smedes


You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.

– Lewis B. Smedes



Lydia M. Child – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Lydia M. Child

 

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.

– Lydia M. Child


None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.

– Lydia M. Child


An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.

– Lydia M. Child


The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.

– Lydia M. Child


Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

– Lydia M. Child



Linus Torvalds – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Linus Torvalds

 

Shareware tends to combine the worst of commercial software with the worst of free software.

– Linus Torvalds


Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.

– Linus Torvalds


In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than it is at making good operating systems.

– Linus Torvalds


That’s what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It’s a positive feedback cycle.

– Linus Torvalds


Microsoft isn’t evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.

– Linus Torvalds


The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it.

– Linus Torvalds


The cyberspace earnings I get from Linux come in the format of having a Network of people that know me and trust me, and that I can depend on in return.

– Linus Torvalds



Lara Stone – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Lara Stone

 

It’s not like I’m sitting at home coming up with some secret beauty plan.

– Lara Stone


Marriage takes work – it doesn’t just happen.

– Lara Stone


My mom didn’t use face cream, like, nothing at all. She’s got great skin and looks very youthful.

– Lara Stone


When planning your wedding you make so many decisions: ‘Do I want this fork or that fork?’ But in the end people aren’t going to remember what napkin holder you choose.

– Lara Stone



Linda Evans – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Linda Evans

 

I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming.

– Linda Evans


I was looking very much for a career. My second marriage to Stan Herman had ended, and I wanted very much to be independent, not take alimony from him, be on my own, do the right thing.

– Linda Evans


I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better.

– Linda Evans


If there’s no inner peace, people can’t give it to you. The husband can’t give it to you. Your children can’t give it to you. You have to give it to you.

– Linda Evans


You can take Elvis. You can take Marilyn Monroe. Success and fame will not be the answer if something inside of you is bothering you, if things in your mind aren’t going right.

– Linda Evans



Lucy Alibar – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Lucy Alibar

 

It absolutely helped – to write the father in both ‘Juicy’ and ‘Beasts,’ I had to see the whole story from his point of view. All of a sudden I understood more of what my own father must be going through – the fear, the frustration, the anger… the hope that he’ll leave a legacy.

– Lucy Alibar


My dad doesn’t like religion much, but I grew up very close to the Baptist tradition. God isn’t this distant thing. God is right here with you all the time. He’s your buddy, and you can talk about everything.

– Lucy Alibar


My dad, like many Southern men, is this very emotionally expressive person who isn’t as articulate in words about his feelings as he is with breaking a chair or something like that.

– Lucy Alibar


My grandmother had six kids – one died as an infant – and she was dirt-poor, and all her kids got an education. And my mom grew up poor. And they both worked so hard and cultivated so much of their own happiness. I wanted to have that like an amulet. Not like armor, but like a magic feather. Like Dumbo’s magic feather.

– Lucy Alibar



Leo Rosten – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Leo Rosten

 

Extremists think ‘communication’ means agreeing with them.

– Leo Rosten


Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

– Leo Rosten


Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

– Leo Rosten


Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

– Leo Rosten


A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.

– Leo Rosten


I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

– Leo Rosten



Lawrence Eagleburger – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Lawrence Eagleburger

 

We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice.

– Lawrence Eagleburger


I think what he’s – what he believes, and he may be correct, I don’t know, that we have some intelligence information that leads us to know some things about what’s going on in Iraq that we haven’t revealed to others.

– Lawrence Eagleburger


One nuclear war is going to be the last nuclear – the last war, frankly, if it really gets out of hand. And I just don’t think we ought to be prepared to accept that sort of thing.

– Lawrence Eagleburger



Leon Trotsky – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Leon Trotsky

 

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man.

– Leon Trotsky


There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.

– Leon Trotsky


Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

– Leon Trotsky


Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.

– Leon Trotsky


The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces – in nature, in society, in man himself.

– Leon Trotsky


There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.

– Leon Trotsky


The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.

– Leon Trotsky



Ludacris – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Ludacris

 

I’ve always had an affinity and a passion for cars and that whole car culture.

– Ludacris


‘Ludacris’ is something that I made up. It just kind of describes me. Sometimes I have like a split personality. Sometimes I’m cool, calm, and collected, and other times I’m beyond crazy.

– Ludacris


But it’s a blessing to be so successful within a year it’s the greatest feeling in the world, making money and doing the things that I’m doing, and I definitely trying to continue doing what I’m doing.

– Ludacris


I love technology. We can be our own DJs wherever we go.

– Ludacris


My work is like my vacation, so in a way every day is like Saturday.

– Ludacris



Lou Reed – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Lou Reed

 

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?

– Lou Reed


I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.

– Lou Reed


The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.

– Lou Reed