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Roger Goodell – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Roger Goodell

 

The owners don’t win by having a lockout. Shutting down your business is not good for anybody and it’s certainly not good for the players, it’s certainly not good for the fans. And that’s most important to us.

– Roger Goodell


The way you continue to be a successful business is you don’t wait for the car to go off the cliff. You have to manage yourself. And make sure you do it in the right way so you are not making decisions in crisis.

– Roger Goodell


To me, what I love about the draft is first, you see the young men who are realizing their dreams that they’ve worked so hard for. That’s a pretty cool thing. You saw the emotion from some of these guys the other day. And then, the second thing is this total sense of hope and optimism. And, I think that’s great for everybody.

– Roger Goodell


I think when someone is injured in your family, you want to speak to the individual and you want to hear their voice and you want to make sure they are OK.

– Roger Goodell


We will always make sure player health and safety is our No. 1 priority in the NFL.

– Roger Goodell


The one thing I would hope would go on my tombstone is, ‘I made my parents proud.’

– Roger Goodell


We’re in a leadership position in sports. People look up to the National Football League.

– Roger Goodell


I spent a lot of time in the school psychologist’s office. I didn’t apply myself. My mother thought I had learning disabilities.

– Roger Goodell


I think the state of the NFL has a very positive outlook.

– Roger Goodell


I don’t expect to try to get people to like everything I do. I want them to respect what I do.

– Roger Goodell


No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised.

– Roger Goodell


HGH testing is happening in Olympics. The science is there. It is a valid test.

– Roger Goodell


Too much of our society looks for people to fail.

– Roger Goodell


It’s not just the NFL. Every other league has a draft. It has been fundamental to the success of professional sports.

– Roger Goodell


It’s an awesome responsibility, not only to maintain the level of success the NFL has, but to build on that.

– Roger Goodell



Robert Rodriguez – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Robert Rodriguez

 

When you go off in the world and make your life, and you come back to your home town, and you find your old high-school friends driving in the same circles, doing the same things, that’s what Hollywood’s like. It’s a little block, little town. It doesn’t really grow or change.

– Robert Rodriguez


I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies.

– Robert Rodriguez


I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such.

– Robert Rodriguez


You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they’ll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle.

– Robert Rodriguez


Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.

– Robert Rodriguez


The studios don’t finance anymore, they get outside funds.

– Robert Rodriguez


Don’t give me any money, don’t give me any people, but give freedom, and I’ll give you a movie that looks gigantic.

– Robert Rodriguez


I was from such a large family that when I first met my wife, I told her: ‘You can go work outside of the house and I’ll stay home and continue making my cartoon strips. Maybe I’ll make some commercials nearby, you know I’ll do anything locally, but I would love to just stay at home and raise the kids like I did when I was growing up.’

– Robert Rodriguez


Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.

– Robert Rodriguez


I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I’ve just grown up with that model.

– Robert Rodriguez


A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you will make some adjustments. You’re constantly adjusting. It’s like a piece of music. You’re constantly trying to make it better.

– Robert Rodriguez


Everyone applauds each other’s success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process.

– Robert Rodriguez


Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology.

– Robert Rodriguez


I want to push technology boundaries to be more efficient.

– Robert Rodriguez


What I love about new technology is that it really pushes the art. It really pushes it in a way that you can’t imagine until you come up with the idea. It’s idea-based. You can do anything.

– Robert Rodriguez



Paris Hilton – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Paris Hilton

 

I’m not a kid anymore. And I’m excited for all the amazing things to come.

– Paris Hilton


The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.

– Paris Hilton


Some people change when they think they’re a star or something.

– Paris Hilton


When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He’s the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.

– Paris Hilton


I’ve made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.

– Paris Hilton


I’m blonde and tanned and normal-sized! I’m sweet, shy, funny, have a big heart and I’m nice – and I like to eat.

– Paris Hilton


Yes, I’ve kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that’s it. I don’t go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot.

– Paris Hilton


I get along with guys most of my friends are guys. It’s easier to trust men sometimes. I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.

– Paris Hilton


My mom decorated with lots of antiques. I never liked it when I was a little girl – I wanted to live in a modern house. But now I love it.

– Paris Hilton


I get half a million just to show up at parties. My life is, like, really, really fun.

– Paris Hilton


I’m not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.

– Paris Hilton


Being grown up and in a serious relationship, I’ve learned so much. I’m happier than I’ve every been.

– Paris Hilton


I travel around the world constantly promoting my projects and endorsing products. Yes, I do get paid to go to parties in fact, I’m the person who started the whole trend of paid appearances. But when you see me at a party, I’m always working or promoting something.

– Paris Hilton


I’d imagine my wedding as a fairy tale… huge, beautiful and white.

– Paris Hilton


It will work. I am a marketing genius.

– Paris Hilton



Paul Tillich – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Paul Tillich

 

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.

– Paul Tillich


Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

– Paul Tillich


Man’s ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.

– Paul Tillich


Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

– Paul Tillich


Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

– Paul Tillich


The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.

– Paul Tillich


The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

– Paul Tillich


He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

– Paul Tillich


Doubt is not the opposite of faith it is one element of faith.

– Paul Tillich


Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.

– Paul Tillich


Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.

– Paul Tillich


Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.

– Paul Tillich


I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.

– Paul Tillich


The first duty of love is to listen.

– Paul Tillich


Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life.

– Paul Tillich



Peter Davison – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Peter Davison

 

And there are a lot more people reading poetry, but there are not so many people reading an individual poet.

– Peter Davison


But for me, being an editor I’ve been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most.

– Peter Davison


But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me.

– Peter Davison


Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one’s own understanding of how to understand the world.

– Peter Davison


Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry, as such.

– Peter Davison


I like poems that are little games.

– Peter Davison


I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry.

– Peter Davison


It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can’t do in prose.

– Peter Davison


My friends never talk to me about my poetry because they’re embarrassed that I write it or they’re embarrassed by what I write about which are not such extraordinarily terrifying things, but they are the state of human existence.

– Peter Davison


Poetry is composing for the breath.

– Peter Davison


Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding.

– Peter Davison


Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers.

– Peter Davison


The more poetry you have in the head, the more poetry you will understand because you will be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all.

– Peter Davison


There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory.

– Peter Davison


They need to learn poetry. They don’t need to learn about poetry. They don’t need to be told how to interpret poetry. They don’t need to be told how to understand poetry. They need to learn it.

– Peter Davison



Plautus – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Plautus

 

Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

– Plautus


I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

– Plautus


Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

– Plautus


Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

– Plautus


Courage easily finds its own eloquence.

– Plautus


Courage in danger is half the battle.

– Plautus


Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.

– Plautus


Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.

– Plautus


Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

– Plautus


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

– Plautus


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

– Plautus


He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.

– Plautus


The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.

– Plautus


You must spend money to make money.

– Plautus


Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.

– Plautus



Queen Elizabeth II – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Queen Elizabeth II

 

Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

– Queen Elizabeth II


Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.

– Queen Elizabeth II


What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.

– Queen Elizabeth II


I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.

– Queen Elizabeth II


I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire of societies old and new of lands and races different in history and origins but all, by God’s Will, united in spirit and in aim.

– Queen Elizabeth II


The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.

– Queen Elizabeth II


I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

– Queen Elizabeth II


Grief is the price we pay for love.

– Queen Elizabeth II


In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.

– Queen Elizabeth II


The lessons from the peace process are clear whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.

– Queen Elizabeth II


I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana’s loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.

– Queen Elizabeth II


First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.

– Queen Elizabeth II


My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.

– Queen Elizabeth II


To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

– Queen Elizabeth II


I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.

– Queen Elizabeth II



Quentin Crisp – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Quentin Crisp

 

For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.

– Quentin Crisp


Manners are love in a cool climate.

– Quentin Crisp


If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.

– Quentin Crisp


It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.

– Quentin Crisp


Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.

– Quentin Crisp


When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, ‘Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe?

– Quentin Crisp


It’s no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, ‘Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.’ By then, pigs will be your style.

– Quentin Crisp


The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy they want to be right.

– Quentin Crisp


The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.

– Quentin Crisp


Health consists of having the same diseases as one’s neighbors.

– Quentin Crisp


Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.

– Quentin Crisp


There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know the third is that you can’t think what to do with the long winter evenings.

– Quentin Crisp


My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

– Quentin Crisp


The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.

– Quentin Crisp


Men get laid, but women get screwed.

– Quentin Crisp



Ralph Merkle – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Ralph Merkle

 

Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there.

– Ralph Merkle


Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We’ll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.

– Ralph Merkle


Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production.

– Ralph Merkle


Food is available, but it cannot be shipped into an area, so the people in that area suffer the consequences.

– Ralph Merkle


Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons.

– Ralph Merkle


Disease and ill health are caused largely by damage at the molecular and cellular level, yet today’s surgical tools are too large to deal with that kind of problem.

– Ralph Merkle


If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.

– Ralph Merkle


If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.

– Ralph Merkle


Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people, many of whom have serious medical conditions, which either can’t be treated or cannot be treated economically.

– Ralph Merkle


A molecular manufacturing technology will let us build molecular surgical tools, and those tools will, for the first time, let us directly address the problems at the very root level.

– Ralph Merkle


If we attempt to block the development of new technology, we effectively have ensured that the most responsible parties will not develop them.

– Ralph Merkle


If you look at the various strategies available for dealing with a new technology, sticking your head in the sand is not the most plausible strategy.

– Ralph Merkle


If you think the technology is infeasible, you don’t worry about what it might do and what its potential is.

– Ralph Merkle


The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things molecule by molecule and even atom by atom, and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop a technology that would let us do this.

– Ralph Merkle


We can grow crops less expensively because molecular manufacturing technology is inherently low cost.

– Ralph Merkle



Rita Dove – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Rita Dove

 

I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.

– Rita Dove


One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who’ve gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits.

– Rita Dove


I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing.

– Rita Dove


What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg’s importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!

– Rita Dove


Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.

– Rita Dove


You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can’t imagine something that has never existed before, it’s impossible.

– Rita Dove


My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker. My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning was the most exciting thing that could happen to you, and it never ends.

– Rita Dove


Have you ever heard a good joke? If you’ve ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you’re already on the way to poetry. It’s about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.

– Rita Dove


I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.

– Rita Dove


I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry.

– Rita Dove


Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.

– Rita Dove


Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

– Rita Dove


The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I’ve seen ecstasy or something.

– Rita Dove


There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.

– Rita Dove


If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.

– Rita Dove



Robert Collier – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Robert Collier

 

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

– Robert Collier


Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.

– Robert Collier


People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves.

– Robert Collier


Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.

– Robert Collier


Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.

– Robert Collier


The source and center of all man’s creative power… is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.

– Robert Collier


Vision – It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.

– Robert Collier


You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.

– Robert Collier


All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.

– Robert Collier


Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.

– Robert Collier


Your real self – the ‘I am I’ – is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.

– Robert Collier


Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.

– Robert Collier


The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.

– Robert Collier


Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

– Robert Collier


In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.

– Robert Collier



Phil McGraw – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Phil McGraw

 

It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.

– Phil McGraw


You’re only lonely if you’re not there for you.

– Phil McGraw


We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of.

– Phil McGraw


My dad used to say, ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.

– Phil McGraw


I don’t care how pumped up or psyched you are to start a new diet or a new program – that emotion will fade.

– Phil McGraw


If you’ve gone into a marriage and you haven’t been clear about how you’re going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you’ve set yourself up for failure.

– Phil McGraw


Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want they choose what they think is safe.

– Phil McGraw


Food is a coping mechanism people are afraid of giving it up because then they’ll feel confused and lost.

– Phil McGraw


The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There’s just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent’s voice to resonate in the children’s ears.

– Phil McGraw


You know, what we do know is that there is a high frequency of violence in the home of those who bully.

– Phil McGraw


If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.

– Phil McGraw


There is nothing wrong with your marriage if you’re dealing with bills and kids and the broken garbage disposal and in-laws and work demands. That’s a normal marriage.

– Phil McGraw


A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.

– Phil McGraw


The truth is, I think we are a self-less society, not a selfish society. Because we’re so busy now.

– Phil McGraw


I’m embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.

– Phil McGraw



Peter Guber – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Peter Guber

 

There’s a sense of aliveness that comes from connection, shared experience. And you see it in every place. You see it when ball players jump up and down, gather at home plate, hugging, and it’s not just because they’re winning, it’s that shared moment, that feeling of – we enter the world alone, we leave alone.

– Peter Guber


A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it – you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car.

– Peter Guber


Most young people haven’t used their storytelling skills since they were 8 or 9 or 10 and wanted to persuade Mom and Dad to take them to the ball game.

– Peter Guber


Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there’s the opportunity seeds of great success. They’re not miles apart. So if they’re that close together, and if you’re really working, you’re always gonna have that likelihood that something’s not going to work.

– Peter Guber


Well, the idea is that failure is an inevitable partner on the road to success and, if you’re not willing to confront failure, you can never find out how good you are.

– Peter Guber


Nothing drew me to the film business. I was propelled by the fear and anxiety of Vietnam. I had been drafted into the Marines. My brother was already serving in Vietnam. I bought, if you will, a stay of execution – both literally and figuratively – and went on to graduate school of business from the law school that I was attending.

– Peter Guber


My mom used to tell me stories at night, read books to me – and I read ’em over and over and over again. And you know what I learned from that? I went back and looked at everything – Why do I like reading the same stories over and over and over again? What, was I some kind of nincompoop? No – the narrative gave me connection with my mom.

– Peter Guber


Think about all the great leaders. Think about Obama. Think about Clinton. Think about Nelson Mandela. Think about all the people that we know who are very successful in business, in politics and religion. What are they? They tell purposeful stories. They move people to action by aiming at the heart.

– Peter Guber


The idea is, we’re still a society where we recognize and see and even sometimes seek members of our own tribe, whatever that tribe is. It could be ethnic, religious, geographic, political.

– Peter Guber


Social cohesion was built into language long before Facebook and LinkedIn and Twitter – we’re tribal by nature. Tribes today aren’t the same as tribes thousand of years ago: It isn’t just religious tribes or ethnic tribes now: It’s sports fans, it’s communities, it’s geography.

– Peter Guber


At Casablanca we did ‘Midnight Express,’ ‘Flashdance,’ and ‘The Deep.’ My willingness for risk has always been my strength.

– Peter Guber


I think any new technology that helps connect and create social cohesion is great. But at the end of the day, you and I are analog creatures. We have to take ‘oohs and aahs’ and convert them to 0s and 1s and then convert them back to ‘oohs and aahs.’ Narratives that work in social networks are the exchange of stories that are told well.

– Peter Guber


Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.

– Peter Guber


Use state-of-the-heart technology online and offline to turn listeners into viral advocates and customers into raving fans.

– Peter Guber


Every journey that is successful has culs-de-sac and speed bumps. I carry a wisdom gene through my life through the good, the bad, and the ugly.

– Peter Guber



Pierre Corneille – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Pierre Corneille

 

Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!

– Pierre Corneille


Every man of courage is a man of his word.

– Pierre Corneille


Each instant of life is a step toward death.

– Pierre Corneille


He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.

– Pierre Corneille


To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.

– Pierre Corneille


Happiness seems made to be shared.

– Pierre Corneille


I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.

– Pierre Corneille


We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

– Pierre Corneille


My sweetest hope is to lose hope.

– Pierre Corneille


Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman’s quality.

– Pierre Corneille


Peace is produced by war.

– Pierre Corneille


A true king is neither husband nor father he considers his throne and nothing else.

– Pierre Corneille


Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.

– Pierre Corneille


We never taste a perfect joy our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

– Pierre Corneille


One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.

– Pierre Corneille



Ray Comfort – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Ray Comfort

 

Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn’t irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.

– Ray Comfort


In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel – with great hardship and often with the loss of life. In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the ‘send’ button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones.

– Ray Comfort


It takes both courage and talent to stand up in front of fellow human beings and make them crack a smile, and at the same time keep it clean.

– Ray Comfort


Evolution is unobservable. It’s based on blind faith in a few dry bones and on unreliable dating systems in which the gullible trust. Kids should be allowed to make up their own minds about this issue, and not be censored to ‘one side is all we will let you hear.’

– Ray Comfort


Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission, because we are only seeing the fruit of sin this side of death.

– Ray Comfort


Faith is the first step to understanding. Either it’s the Word of an infallible God, the fallible words of men, or faith in what you personally believe. You’ve got to have faith in something. Believe me.

– Ray Comfort


If I want to understand the laws of physics I have to first believe what I read about physics. I have to have faith in what I read.

– Ray Comfort


Most atheists bristle at the thought that atheism has anything to do with faith, but not Penn Jillette.

– Ray Comfort


Few would argue that Richard Dawkins is the world’s most famous atheist, especially now that his friend and rival for the title, Christopher Hitchens, has now gone to meet his Maker.

– Ray Comfort


When men don’t fear God, they give themselves to evil.

– Ray Comfort


It is true that you can’t prove a negative. However, the existence of God is provable in the same way a building is positive proof that there was a builder.

– Ray Comfort


One of Dawkins’ major gripes is against religion. I am in total agreement on that one. I abhor religion.

– Ray Comfort


Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology.

– Ray Comfort


Science is a wonderful discipline, to which we are deeply indebted.

– Ray Comfort


The ‘science’ for which the United States is respected has nothing to do with the unscientific and baseless theory of evolution.

– Ray Comfort


This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.

– Ray Comfort



Peter Ustinov – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Peter Ustinov

 

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we’re all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.

– Peter Ustinov


Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

– Peter Ustinov


Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.

– Peter Ustinov


Corruption is nature’s way of restoring our faith in democracy.

– Peter Ustinov


Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

– Peter Ustinov


In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.

– Peter Ustinov


Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

– Peter Ustinov


I’m convinced there’s a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.

– Peter Ustinov


I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.

– Peter Ustinov


The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.

– Peter Ustinov


I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.

– Peter Ustinov


The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.

– Peter Ustinov


The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.

– Peter Ustinov


Monica Seles: I’d hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.

– Peter Ustinov


Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.

– Peter Ustinov


If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue.

– Peter Ustinov



Philip Seymour Hoffman – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

It’s important to say that actors can’t act alone, it’s impossible. What we have to do is support each other.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


Directing is a really kind of amazing thing, because you’re helping others and, in the middle of that, you have to worry about yourself.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn’t think that, there would be something wrong with me. I’m grateful and thankful for what I’ve got.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


To be fair to my dad, he is one of the brightest men I’ve ever met.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I have a family.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they’re beautiful and famous and rich. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I’d be dead.’

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


Life’s pretty funny when you’re objectively on the outside looking at it.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I’m as sane as anyone who’s done what I’ve done in movies can be.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I think directors should be confident in their leadership capabilities. I think directors should be confident in what they want to do.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


People aren’t going to throw the kind of money at certain people that they used to.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


There are characters in movies who I call ‘film characters.’ They don’t exist in real life. They exist to play out a scenario. They can be in fantastic films, but they are not real characters what happens to them is not lifelike.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


You have to understand that crew members make movies so they’re seeing a lot of actors all the time in their career acting.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


I like so many different kinds of music just because all I did was listen to the radio as a kid.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


Film’s hard when you don’t have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman


One person’s religion is another person’s cult.

– Philip Seymour Hoffman



Richard Russo – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Richard Russo

 

My dad had this rock hard body and would work 12- to 13-hour days. The guys he worked with were scrap-iron guys. Nobody on that road crew had read a book in 10 years, but there was something about the way they lived I really admired.

– Richard Russo


Truth be told, I’m not an easy man. I can be an entertaining one, though it’s been my experience that most people don’t want to be entertained. They want to be comforted.

– Richard Russo


You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it’s because I really don’t know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next.

– Richard Russo


HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned.

– Richard Russo


If you work at comedy too laboriously, you can kill what’s funny in the joke.

– Richard Russo


People often ask me how I make things funny. I don’t make things funny.

– Richard Russo


I don’t think there’s a shortage of material in the world. Or in my head. I just pray for continued good health, because I’ve got other stories to tell.

– Richard Russo


About 15 years ago I went though a period of a year or so when I just couldn’t find anything good. My wife noticed I was having trouble reading menus. I bought some cheap reading glasses in a drug store. I got home and suddenly all these books that weren’t good were good.

– Richard Russo


Structure is one of the things that I always hope will reveal itself to me.

– Richard Russo


At the risk of appearing disingenuous, I don’t really think of myself as ‘writing humor.’ I’m simply reporting on the world I observe, which is frequently hilarious.

– Richard Russo


I never worry about people not taking my work seriously as a result of the humor. In the end, the comic’s best trick is the illusion that comedy is effortless. That people imagine what he’s doing is easy is an occupational hazard.

– Richard Russo


My books are elegiac in the sense that they’re odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.

– Richard Russo


Movies have to handle time very efficiently. They’re about stringing scenes together in the present. Novels aren’t necessarily about that.

– Richard Russo


I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid.

– Richard Russo


If my career continues along its current arc, people will probably look at me and see a writer who is obsessed with the relationship between rich and poor and with how the rich somehow or other always manage to betray the poor, even when they don’t mean to.

– Richard Russo


I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don’t have a lot of sympathy for because I’m just going to be with them too long.

– Richard Russo



Rob Sheffield – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Rob Sheffield

 

It’s kind of amazing how popular ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is. What other show can boast such an annoyingly sincere cast of doctors, sniveling through such perfunctory love triangles?

– Rob Sheffield


You can’t beat the beehive for glam punkette attitude.

– Rob Sheffield


Big Star invented a vision of bohemian rock &amp roll cool that had nothing to do with New York, Los Angeles or London, which made them completely out of style in the 1970s, but also made them an inspiration to generations of weird Southern kids.

– Rob Sheffield


Most of an award-show host’s job is showing up and keeping a cool head and soldiering through it, whether it’s the Oscars or the Hallmark Channel’s ‘Hero Dog Awards.’

– Rob Sheffield


‘American Horror’ goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – ‘Flowers in the Attic’ paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.’ It even has ‘Go Ask Alice’-era urban legends.

– Rob Sheffield


At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure – after ‘Bad Girls,’ nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with ‘Off The Wall.’

– Rob Sheffield


Watching the evening news in 2011 is a strange time-travel experience. ‘The CBS Evening News,’ ‘ABC World News’ and ‘NBC Nightly News’ haven’t changed their style over the decades, still going for that old-fashioned mix of voice-of-authority pomp and feel-good fluff. The difference is that people aren’t watching.

– Rob Sheffield


‘American Horror’ is the debasement of the suburban family, the way a lonely kid would have imagined it in the Seventies.

– Rob Sheffield


Like many other touchstones of twenty-first-century pop culture, ‘The Sopranos’ was hatched in the late Nineties, predicting a future that never arrived. It was designed for a decade that would be just like the Nineties, except more so, in an America that enjoyed seeing itself as smarter and braver and freer than ever before.

– Rob Sheffield


Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first – forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them.

– Rob Sheffield


Thanks to the greatest invention of recent years, the MP3-playing alarm clock, I can now choose the song that wakes me up in the morning.

– Rob Sheffield


Movies for adults sucked in the 1980s, and music for adults sucked even worse whether we’re talking about Kathleen Turner flicks or Sting albums, the decade’s non-teen culture has no staying power at all.

– Rob Sheffield


In their heyday, the Pet Shop Boys were the Interpol of the Eighties, dressing up to sing really weird pop songs about lust and loneliness in the big city. They’re low-pro now, not retro-worshipped in the manner of Depeche Mode, New Order, or The Cure, but you can hear the reason why – these guys are too sad.

– Rob Sheffield


It was R.E.M. who showed other Eighties bands how to get away with ignoring the rules – they lived in some weird town nobody never heard of, they didn’t play power chords, they probably couldn’t even spell ‘spandex.’ All they had was songs.

– Rob Sheffield


Ah, the bond between English boys and California girls. For those of us who aren’t either, it’s a bond that fascinates and mystifies. So much of the world’s favorite music comes out of that relationship.

– Rob Sheffield


When I started out as a music journalist, at the end of the 1980s, it was generally assumed that we were living through the lamest music era the world would ever see. But those were also the years when hip-hop exploded, beatbox disco soared, indie rock took off, and new wave invented a language of teen angst.

– Rob Sheffield



Paula Deen – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Paula Deen

 

It’s amazing how good getting up and moving makes you feel.

– Paula Deen


I’ll keep peace at all cost, even if I choke to death on my tongue.

– Paula Deen


You don’t want to make a steady diet of just lettuce. You don’t want to make a steady diet of fried chicken.

– Paula Deen


Of course, I will continue to share my favorite Southern recipes, just like my mama, grandmother and family shared with me over the years. And now, I’ll be adding a little bit of a lighter touch to some of these wonderful dishes.

– Paula Deen


I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies.

– Paula Deen


I have my new food line in the works – I think it’s over 200 items. Hopefully I can make a difference it’s delicious food that’s just so easy. I think it’ll help people enjoy their lives… it’s good!

– Paula Deen


I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It’s not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks.

– Paula Deen


I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic. If I’m going to eat that type of food, it’s going to be the real deal.

– Paula Deen


There’s not one food that causes diabetes.What causes Type II diabetes is being overweight… I’ve just come to grips, over the past four or five months, with my diabetes.

– Paula Deen


I don’t care what the haters and naysayers say. If they make jokes about me, I’ll laugh because they’ll probably be funny.

– Paula Deen


When it’s said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.

– Paula Deen


There was one thing my daddy wouldn’t tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can’t buy, is how to be able to treat people.

– Paula Deen


I am so blessed. I’ve been way over-blessed. At 64 years old, I look forward to going to bed every night so I can wake up in the morning and see what blessing is going to come my way that day. Because you never, ever know what God’s got in store for you.

– Paula Deen


In order to have good fried chicken, you should wash and season the bird the morning you’re preparing it for dinner. Don’t wait and do it right before you start cooking. Throw it in the refrigerator, seasoned, that morning, and give it a chance to soak up all the salt and pepper and goodness.

– Paula Deen


I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life.

– Paula Deen


I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard.

– Paula Deen