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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



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



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



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



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



Paul Farmer – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Paul Farmer

 

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that’s where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.

– Paul Farmer


But if you’re asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.

– Paul Farmer


If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti – and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera… which can spread like wildfire in Haiti… This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.

– Paul Farmer


So I can’t show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable.

– Paul Farmer


The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they’re major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.

– Paul Farmer


We’ve taken on the major health problems of the poorest – tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria – in four countries. We’ve scored some victories in the sense that we’ve cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.

– Paul Farmer


You can’t have public health without a public health system. We just don’t want to be part of a mindless competition for resources. We want to build back capacity in the system.

– Paul Farmer


It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.

– Paul Farmer


Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can’t get medical care or clean water.

– Paul Farmer


Haiti is always talking about decentralization and nothing has been so obvious, perhaps a weakness, as the centralized nature of Haitian society as being revealed by the earthquake. I mean, they lost all these medical training programs because they didn’t have them anywhere else.

– Paul Farmer


I mean, everybody should have access to medical care. And, you know, it shouldn’t be such a big deal.

– Paul Farmer


If you look just at the decades after 1934, you know it’s hard to point to really inspired and positive support from outside of Haiti, to Haiti, and much easier to point to either small-minded or downright mean-spirited policies.

– Paul Farmer



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



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



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



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



Patti Smith – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Patti Smith

 

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.

– Patti Smith


I’m not saying I wasn’t flawed or amateurish. But you can never say I did anything to appease the music business.

– Patti Smith


I don’t think the Palestinian people or Afghan children or some other things I’m concerned about are at the top of other people’s agendas – not right now, when America is going through such a recession and people are suffering across the board financially. But I think all that will change.

– Patti Smith


I’ve always looked the same. Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that’s what I wanted to wear everyday.

– Patti Smith


The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication.

– Patti Smith


From very early on in my childhood – four, five years old – I felt alien to the human race. I felt very comfortable with thinking I was from another planet, because I felt disconnected – I was very tall and skinny, and I didn’t look like anybody else, I didn’t even look like any member of my family.

– Patti Smith


No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist.

– Patti Smith


To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.

– Patti Smith


The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.

– Patti Smith


Good news doesn’t necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one’s fellow man.

– Patti Smith


My mom loved rock ‘n roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around.

– Patti Smith


I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn’t vibrant enough. So I merged improvised poetry with basic rock chords.

– Patti Smith


What I wanted to do in rock ‘n roll was merge poetry with sonic scapes, and the two people who had contributed so much to that were Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.

– Patti Smith


When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock ‘n’ roll was asleep.

– Patti Smith


What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn’t have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that’s startling or is so poignant.

– Patti Smith


Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo – Jo being the writer and the misfit.

– Patti Smith



Peace Pilgrim – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Peace Pilgrim

 

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.

– Peace Pilgrim


Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.

– Peace Pilgrim


I don’t eat junk foods and I don’t think junk thoughts.

– Peace Pilgrim


No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.

– Peace Pilgrim


Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you’ll hardly have time to think about food.

– Peace Pilgrim


Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.

– Peace Pilgrim


The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side.

– Peace Pilgrim


One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.

– Peace Pilgrim


The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.

– Peace Pilgrim


The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.

– Peace Pilgrim


There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace?

– Peace Pilgrim


This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

– Peace Pilgrim


To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life – bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.

– Peace Pilgrim


When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.

– Peace Pilgrim


Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.

– Peace Pilgrim


If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

– Peace Pilgrim



Paul Davies – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Paul Davies

 

Perhaps the best motivation for going to Mars is political. It is obvious that no single nation currently has either the will or the resources to do it alone, but a consortium of nations and space agencies could achieve it within 20 years.

– Paul Davies


Should we find a second form of life right here on our doorstep, we could be confident that life is a truly cosmic phenomenon. If so, there may well be sentient beings somewhere in the galaxy wondering, as do we, if they are not alone in the universe.

– Paul Davies


The way life manages information involves a logical structure that differs fundamentally from mere complex chemistry. Therefore chemistry alone will not explain life’s origin, any more than a study of silicon, copper and plastic will explain how a computer can execute a program.

– Paul Davies


Man-made computers are limited in their performance by finite processing speed and memory. So, too, the cosmic computer is limited in power by its age and the finite speed of light.

– Paul Davies


Science, we are repeatedly told, is the most reliable form of knowledge about the world because it is based on testable hypotheses. Religion, by contrast, is based on faith. The term ‘doubting Thomas’ well illustrates the difference.

– Paul Davies


We will never fully explain the world by appealing to something outside it that must simply be accepted on faith, be it an unexplained God or an unexplained set of mathematical laws.

– Paul Davies


Clearly, some creative thinking is badly needed if humans are to have a future beyond Earth. Returning to the Moon may be worthy and attainable, but it fails to capture the public’s imagination. What does get people excited is the prospect of a mission to Mars.

– Paul Davies


Is there anything science should not try to explain? Science is knowledge and knowledge is power – power to do good or evil. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

– Paul Davies


Imagine a civilisation that’s way in advance of us wants to communicate with us, and assist us in our development. The information we provide to them must reflect our highest aspirations and ideals, and not just be some crazy person’s bizarre politics or religion.

– Paul Davies


In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.

– Paul Davies


A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology.

– Paul Davies


Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks in terms of fundamental ‘superlaws,’ but the superlaws themselves must still be accepted as brute facts. So maybe the ultimate laws of nature will always be off-limits to science.

– Paul Davies


For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics or cosmology or astrobiology leads you into a wonderland compared with which beliefs in things like alien abductions pale into insignificance.

– Paul Davies


The birth of science as we know it arguably began with Isaac Newton’s formulation of the laws of gravitation and motion. It is no exaggeration to say that physics was reborn in the early 20th-century with the twin revolutions of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.

– Paul Davies


The origin of life is one of the great outstanding mysteries of science.

– Paul Davies


Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply ‘given,’ elegant mathematical relationships that were somehow imprinted on the universe at its birth, and fixed thereafter. Inquiry into the origin and nature of the laws was not regarded as a proper part of science.

– Paul Davies


To expect alien technology to be just a few decades ahead of ours is too incredible to be taken seriously.

– Paul Davies