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Reed Hastings – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Reed Hastings

 

In fact, technology has been the story of human progress from as long back as we know. In 100 years people will look back on now and say, ‘That was the Internet Age.’ And computers will be seen as a mere ingredient to the Internet Age.

– Reed Hastings


About half my work in education is U.S. political reform around school districts and charter schools, and creating more room for entrepreneurial organizations to develop. And about half on technology, which I look at as a global platform.

– Reed Hastings


What’s got me excited about the education space is the growth of the Internet over the next 10, 20, 30 years.

– Reed Hastings


When we think about online learning, it’s such ‘early days.’ Bill Gates is a wildly smart insightful guy. Yet, even a guy as smart and insightful as that, 30 years ago can say things like,’Who’s every going to need more than 640K of memory?’

– Reed Hastings


Our brand at Netflix is really focused on movies and TV shows.

– Reed Hastings


We have a very wide range of content, but the brand-newest movies, what’s happening with those is a $30 pay-per-view option – not from Netflix but from DirecTV and others – of movies that are in the theater.

– Reed Hastings


If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte… ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual’s taste.

– Reed Hastings


In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.

– Reed Hastings


School districts in the US don’t adopt technology very quickly.

– Reed Hastings


Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.

– Reed Hastings



Robert Mugabe – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Robert Mugabe

 

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.

– Robert Mugabe


Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.

– Robert Mugabe


The land is ours. It’s not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people… Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality.

– Robert Mugabe


Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!

– Robert Mugabe


We are not hungry… Why foist this food upon us? We don’t want to be choked. We have enough.

– Robert Mugabe


Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.

– Robert Mugabe


True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers. They bought the land. No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement.

– Robert Mugabe


I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.

– Robert Mugabe


The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.

– Robert Mugabe



Rebecca West – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Rebecca West

 

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

– Rebecca West


A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

– Rebecca West


Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person’s mind.

– Rebecca West


There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience.

– Rebecca West


It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk.

– Rebecca West


There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.

– Rebecca West


International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.

– Rebecca West


Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

– Rebecca West


Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one’s own Trojan horse.

– Rebecca West


Great music is in a sense serene it is certain of the values it asserts.

– Rebecca West


Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.

– Rebecca West


Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.

– Rebecca West


The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.

– Rebecca West



Robert Kennedy – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Robert Kennedy

 

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

– Robert Kennedy


If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.

– Robert Kennedy


Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

– Robert Kennedy


There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

– Robert Kennedy


Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

– Robert Kennedy


Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

– Robert Kennedy


It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.

– Robert Kennedy


But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?

– Robert Kennedy


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

– Robert Kennedy


Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

– Robert Kennedy


One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.

– Robert Kennedy


Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

– Robert Kennedy



Peter De Vries – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Peter De Vries

 

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.

– Peter De Vries


Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.

– Peter De Vries


A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.

– Peter De Vries


I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.

– Peter De Vries


Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

– Peter De Vries


The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.

– Peter De Vries


The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.

– Peter De Vries


The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

– Peter De Vries


The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

– Peter De Vries


Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

– Peter De Vries


I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.

– Peter De Vries



Robert Griffin III – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Robert Griffin III

 

Man, I love the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies. Some people would say I’m weird for liking those types of movies, but they are so cool.

– Robert Griffin III


I’m a military kid, both parents in the military – Mom did 12 years, Dad did 21, served in two wars. So discipline is something that was huge.

– Robert Griffin III


One thing my dad always told me, was he would make sure I always had what he didn’t have. He couldn’t play basketball because he didn’t have tennis shoes – so I had five pairs of tennis shoes.

– Robert Griffin III


You always give credit where credit is due – to high school coaches, college coaches – but my dad, the foundation that he built with me, is where all of this came from. The speed, the determination, the mindset, just the natural belief that you can do anything you put your mind to, it all comes from my dad.

– Robert Griffin III


Whoever I can go out every week and motivate to do better and to try to go after their dreams, I’m up for that.

– Robert Griffin III


If you’re out there stressing on your pro day, then you’re not going to perform well, so I plan on having a little fun. Play a little music while we’re out there throwing the football, have everybody tapping their toes and bobbing their head and just go out there and make the most of the experience.

– Robert Griffin III


My parents did a great job raising me and my two sisters. We all graduated from high school and we all graduated from college. So, to be a good representative of my family is probably my greatest accomplishment thus far.

– Robert Griffin III


There’s a couple things you don’t talk about in life, and that’s race, religion and politics. I try to make sure I don’t talk about politics at all.

– Robert Griffin III


Respect talent. Get respect where respect is due, but don’t be caught up in yourself where you do things obliviously and not pay attention to what is going on.

– Robert Griffin III


When you have fans who are hassling you the entire game and you ignore them, they respect you because their job is to try and distract you. And if they don’t distract you, that means you’re focused on doing your job. And who knows, by the end, sometimes you even win them over.

– Robert Griffin III


People have called me Superman my whole life. In various sports, that seems to be the common theme. My favorite superhero is actually the Incredible Hulk. He’s the only superhero that can’t die.

– Robert Griffin III



Pete Townshend – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Pete Townshend

 

I want to age with some dignity.

– Pete Townshend


We tried not to age, but time had its rage.

– Pete Townshend


I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

– Pete Townshend


I don’t really know any other musicians like me. I grew up backstage with my dad who played in a post-war dance band, so I always feel at home at a venue.

– Pete Townshend


Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color.

– Pete Townshend


I felt that the elegance of pop music was that it was reflective: we were holding up a mirror to our audience and reflecting them philosophically and spiritually, rather than just reflecting society or something called ‘rock and roll.’

– Pete Townshend


I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.

– Pete Townshend


The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I’m not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.

– Pete Townshend


What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh.

– Pete Townshend


What I’m trying to do is find either existing properties or come up with properties or angles or stories which will create music drama. It’s my obsession and most of all I would like to remain working in theatre. I think it’s very much alive.

– Pete Townshend


When I grew up, what was interesting for me was that music was color and life was gray. So music for me has always been more than entertainment.

– Pete Townshend


Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.

– Pete Townshend


It’s sad when people break up.

– Pete Townshend



Robert Anton Wilson – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Robert Anton Wilson

 

The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.

– Robert Anton Wilson


The Right’s view of government and the Left’s view of big business are both correct.

– Robert Anton Wilson


A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.

– Robert Anton Wilson


Belief is the death of intelligence.

– Robert Anton Wilson


The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear.

– Robert Anton Wilson


Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.

– Robert Anton Wilson


Pregnancy is a kind of miracle. Especially so in that it proves that a man and woman can conspire to force God to create a new soul.

– Robert Anton Wilson


You know, I have found a new way to get high and stay spaced out for hours on end, and the government can’t stop me… It’s called senility.

– Robert Anton Wilson


History, sociology, economics, psychology et al. confirmed Joyce’s view of Everyman as victim.

– Robert Anton Wilson


Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.

– Robert Anton Wilson


When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity.

– Robert Anton Wilson


You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.

– Robert Anton Wilson


Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.

– Robert Anton Wilson


Most people live in a myth and grow violently angry if anyone dares to tell them the truth about themselves.

– Robert Anton Wilson



Pat Riley – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Pat Riley

 

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.

– Pat Riley


If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

– Pat Riley


There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.

– Pat Riley


Being ready isn’t enough you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.

– Pat Riley


When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.

– Pat Riley


To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.

– Pat Riley


Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.

– Pat Riley


There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.

– Pat Riley


Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.

– Pat Riley



Polly Toynbee – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Polly Toynbee

 

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death.

– Polly Toynbee


But instead of standing up for reason, our government is handing education over to the world of faith.

– Polly Toynbee


But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches’ bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government – yes, a Labour government – is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools.

– Polly Toynbee


Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying.

– Polly Toynbee


Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP.

– Polly Toynbee


Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.

– Polly Toynbee


Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.

– Polly Toynbee


Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge.

– Polly Toynbee


It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.

– Polly Toynbee


How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world’s main religions?

– Polly Toynbee


There is all the difference in the world between teaching children about religion and handing them over to be taught by the religious.

– Polly Toynbee



Richard Cobden – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Richard Cobden

 

I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.

– Richard Cobden


In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion. There they have adopted a system of secular education, because they have found it impracticable to unite the religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.

– Richard Cobden


The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.

– Richard Cobden


I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives of India for high offices and employments.

– Richard Cobden


But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half.

– Richard Cobden


For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead to a constant increase of expenditure.

– Richard Cobden


From 1836, down to last year, there is no proof of the Government having any confidence in the duration of peace, or possessing increased security against war.

– Richard Cobden


I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance – the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.

– Richard Cobden


I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.

– Richard Cobden


Treaties of peace, made after war, are entrusted to individuals to negotiate and carry out.

– Richard Cobden



Padma Lakshmi – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Padma Lakshmi

 

In truth, I am a single mother. But I don’t feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.

– Padma Lakshmi


You don’t want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what’s out there now does – you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree.

– Padma Lakshmi


From the simple stringing together of lemon garlands for the goddess Durga, to dividing the prasadam or blessed foods for the children first, I came to associate food not only with feminity, but also with purity and divinity.

– Padma Lakshmi


I really like to sometimes go into food detox and eat very simply.

– Padma Lakshmi


I think wine is such a big universe that it’s kind of like food – it’s intimidating to a lot of people, myself included.

– Padma Lakshmi


Part of my job as a food writer is to describe food. So my work on ‘Top Chef,’ I feel, is an extension of that. When we give a criticism to the contestant, we want to make sure we tell them why it’s not working and why it would work if they did it a different way.

– Padma Lakshmi


People always comment about my clothes. They don’t think a fashionable woman can love food and be knowledgeable and actually cook.

– Padma Lakshmi


The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone’s body without actually touching them?

– Padma Lakshmi


Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There’s a built-in romance to wine.

– Padma Lakshmi


I never Tweet about my daughter. Never. I just want to be respectful of her privacy. My job as a mom is to know when to open my mouth and when not to.

– Padma Lakshmi


I’m an immigrant kid who came to America from India when I was very young and grew up in New York City with a single mom and really was influenced by all of those immigrant cultures bumping up against each other.

– Padma Lakshmi


My mom was scared of the old Times Square so I was never allowed to go. Now I’m scared of the new Times Square, so I still never go.

– Padma Lakshmi


One thing that happens when you’re pregnant is that as your stomach starts to stretch. It itches! So I have to keep my belly really lubricated. Every morning, there’s a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower. It’s really like basting a turkey with body butter.

– Padma Lakshmi


I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there’s something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.

– Padma Lakshmi



Robert Kiyosaki – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki

 

If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.

– Robert Kiyosaki


When I started my last business, I didn’t receive a paycheck for 13 months. The average person can’t handle that pressure.

– Robert Kiyosaki


When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.

– Robert Kiyosaki


Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them.

– Robert Kiyosaki


So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes.

– Robert Kiyosaki


Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it’s a subject below their social standing.

– Robert Kiyosaki


You have to be smart. The easy days are over.

– Robert Kiyosaki


Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam.

– Robert Kiyosaki


When people are lame, they love to blame.

– Robert Kiyosaki


I have a problem with too much money. I can’t reinvest it fast enough, and because I reinvest it, more money comes in. Yes, the rich do get richer.

– Robert Kiyosaki


We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.

– Robert Kiyosaki


The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way.

– Robert Kiyosaki


A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.

– Robert Kiyosaki


If you’re working for a good company and you’re happy there, and you’re being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there.

– Robert Kiyosaki



Raymond Chandler – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Raymond Chandler

 

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.

– Raymond Chandler


Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.

– Raymond Chandler


Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

– Raymond Chandler


The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.

– Raymond Chandler


He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.

– Raymond Chandler


Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

– Raymond Chandler


Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.

– Raymond Chandler


Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.

– Raymond Chandler


Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.

– Raymond Chandler


She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.

– Raymond Chandler


It is not a fragrant world.

– Raymond Chandler


Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.

– Raymond Chandler



Renee Fleming – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Renee Fleming

 

Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.

– Renee Fleming


I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.

– Renee Fleming


My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table I had a tremendous music education.

– Renee Fleming


Being steeped in the process of learning and exploring keeps me from becoming too nervous. Partly it’s about not getting bored.

– Renee Fleming


Everybody’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress. I mean, I’ve never arrived… I’m still learning all the time.

– Renee Fleming


Learning operatic roles is ongoing, and I find that I can learn on the train or subway, during a manicure, getting my hair done, and even while driving if I only look at the score at red lights.

– Renee Fleming


I’ve spent hours and hours doing research into Appalachian folk music. My grandfather was a fiddler. There is something very immediate, very simple and emotional, about that music.

– Renee Fleming


I have had a very difficult time with stage fright it undermines your well-being and peace of mind, and it can also threaten your livelihood.

– Renee Fleming


I think opera has gained a kind of glamorous appeal. It’s a live performance that aligns all of the arts, and when it is represented in the media, in film in particular, it is presented as something that is really a special event, whether it’s a great date or something that’s just hugely romantic.

– Renee Fleming


No voice teacher can be all things to all people. You have to gain information from whatever sources you can. You have to listen.

– Renee Fleming


For years, I had no time for exploratory travel.

– Renee Fleming


Having to travel so much plays havoc with your personal life.

– Renee Fleming



Robert Teeter – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Robert Teeter

 

I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.

– Robert Teeter


Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.

– Robert Teeter


Without a Mayaguez, or something comparable that we don’t see in the immediate future, there is probably no one thing the President can do to himself to turn this situation around.

– Robert Teeter


Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.

– Robert Teeter


Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates.

– Robert Teeter


This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception.

– Robert Teeter


Every person has only so much attention to give, and politics and government takes up only a fraction of what it did 25 years ago.

– Robert Teeter


Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics.

– Robert Teeter


While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.

– Robert Teeter


The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican.

– Robert Teeter


The President’s political travel is going to get blamed (and probably rightly) for a share of this downturn.

– Robert Teeter



Portia de Rossi – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Portia de Rossi

 

I was very sexual from a very young age.

– Portia de Rossi


I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that’s that.

– Portia de Rossi


The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn’t really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I’m gay know.

– Portia de Rossi


You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don’t think you are gay. It’s enough to drive you crazy.

– Portia de Rossi


My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I’d deal with the other stuff later.

– Portia de Rossi


When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly.

– Portia de Rossi


I want to exude strength and intelligence.

– Portia de Rossi


I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it’s beautiful. I’m such a romantic, and I always have been.

– Portia de Rossi


I don’t even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me.

– Portia de Rossi


I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship it just obviously wasn’t right for me.

– Portia de Rossi



Robin Gibb – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Robin Gibb

 

When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you’d go, what did you just play… immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That’s what we’re going to miss.

– Robin Gibb


As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.

– Robin Gibb


You know, we’d just had a birthday, he was… you know, he still had a future out of him, and all I can is he was just one of the most beautiful people in the world… a very gifted man, and it’s a loss to the world, not just for us.

– Robin Gibb


If the heart stops for more than two minutes, you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That’s how fragile our consciousness is.

– Robin Gibb


The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that – rather than just think about it – it’s crucial that you do today what you want to do.

– Robin Gibb


You realize that however much you don’t think about death – or think that’s for other people – you’re just an organism living from day to day. I’m just grateful I’m here.

– Robin Gibb


I don’t have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it.

– Robin Gibb


I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffered are a kind of karmic price for all the fame and fortune the Bee Gees have had.

– Robin Gibb


I love food, I love eating.

– Robin Gibb


How do you explain the bond between man and wife? Well, for one thing, it’s private. What people do in their own marriage is their own business.

– Robin Gibb


The Bee Gees, to us, was the three brothers. In Maurice’s name, we would respect that and not be the Bee Gees anymore.

– Robin Gibb



Rupert Everett – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Rupert Everett

 

Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.

– Rupert Everett


I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing.

– Rupert Everett


Listen, in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23.

– Rupert Everett


It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.

– Rupert Everett


I think we’ve been dulled by capitalism. We’re just blobs now – we’re so worried about how we can keep paying the lease on the car, the mortgage, the lease on the toaster and all that. You can’t really think about much else. If you lose that, you lose the whole lot.

– Rupert Everett


We now live in a world where the only thing to have is success, but failure is marvelous. It’s fertiliser, it’s like living fertiliser, because you’re forced on yourself.

– Rupert Everett


I think marriage is ghastly.

– Rupert Everett


I’m not a great poetry fan.

– Rupert Everett


The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15,000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit. I don’t think there is any point in having wars if that’s how you’re going to behave. It’s pathetic. All this whining!

– Rupert Everett


You cannot be politically correct in a war.

– Rupert Everett



Roseanne Barr – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Roseanne Barr

 

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you’re feeling festive?

– Roseanne Barr


As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I’ve done my job.

– Roseanne Barr


I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I’ve done my job.

– Roseanne Barr


My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.

– Roseanne Barr


Take this marriage thing seriously – it has to last all the way to the divorce.

– Roseanne Barr


A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there’s my personal favorite, the male ego.

– Roseanne Barr


I know how to do anything, I’m a mom.

– Roseanne Barr


The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

– Roseanne Barr


Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.

– Roseanne Barr