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Yves Saint Laurent – 3 Quotes

 

3 Quotes by Yves Saint Laurent

 

I’m so secluded. Very alone.

– Yves Saint Laurent


I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.

– Yves Saint Laurent


I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.

– Yves Saint Laurent



Yann Martel – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Yann Martel

 

Every book I’ve written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.

– Yann Martel


If I didn’t have children, I think my life would be a failure.

– Yann Martel


Fanatics do not have faith – they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.

– Yann Martel


I love Canada. It’s a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.

– Yann Martel


Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.

– Yann Martel


I’m still learning my craft.

– Yann Martel


Cinema is visually powerful, it is a complete experience, reaches a different audience. It’s something I really like. I like movies.

– Yann Martel


I find that movies tend to fix the aesthetics of a story in people’s minds.

– Yann Martel


How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally – certainly with my secular background – the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.

– Yann Martel



Yogi Berra – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Yogi Berra

 

I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

– Yogi Berra


You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

– Yogi Berra


A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

– Yogi Berra


I don’t mean to be funny.

– Yogi Berra


I never said most of the things I said.

– Yogi Berra


The future ain’t what it used to be.

– Yogi Berra


Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

– Yogi Berra


I don’t blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to ’em? More power to ’em.

– Yogi Berra


Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.

– Yogi Berra


You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.

– Yogi Berra


How can you think and hit at the same time?

– Yogi Berra


A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.

– Yogi Berra



Yo-Yo Ma – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Yo-Yo Ma

 

The thing that I’ve always been slightly frustrated with, was that the idea of a CD is kind of confined to a material possession that you can put on a shelf. And the idea of music, for me, is always about both the communication and the sharing of content. And so the interactive part is missing.

– Yo-Yo Ma


Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you’re at the edge, you have to go forward or backward if you go forward, you have to jump together.

– Yo-Yo Ma


Good things happen when you meet strangers.

– Yo-Yo Ma


I learn something not because I have to, but because I really want to. That’s the same view I have for performing. I’m performing because I really want to, not because I have to bring bread back home.

– Yo-Yo Ma


I love grocery shopping when I’m home. That’s what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests.

– Yo-Yo Ma


The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it’s to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it’s well-received and lives in somebody else.

– Yo-Yo Ma


I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music, if thought of as a language, would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial.

– Yo-Yo Ma


My teacher, my great cello teacher Leonard Rose, was such a great cellist, and nurturing man, very patient. But I grew up not only admiring him, but obviously Casals, Rostrotovich, Jacqueline du Pre, and many others, including many of my peers and contemporaries.

– Yo-Yo Ma


One is that you have to take time, lots of time, to let an idea grow from within. The second is that when you sign on to something, there will be issues of trust, deep trust, the way the members of a string quartet have to trust one another.

– Yo-Yo Ma



Youssou N’Dour – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Youssou N’Dour

 

Islam is a peaceful religion.

– Youssou N’Dour


Travel teaches as much as books.

– Youssou N’Dour


I respect music, I do. I love it.

– Youssou N’Dour


In politics, sometimes you have to lie, or you make a promise that you cannot keep.

– Youssou N’Dour


Politics is politics art is art. If you play a political role, you have to stop being an artist.

– Youssou N’Dour


My father used to tell me about how musicians don’t have respect from people and he was afraid about my future.

– Youssou N’Dour


I’m a modern Muslim. I pray, and if I have a question, I ask someone who is more educated in the religion than me.

– Youssou N’Dour


In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

– Youssou N’Dour


I look at my people, and I look at those who control them – the political elite. And the sad thing is that the elites are just not interested in the welfare of the people.

– Youssou N’Dour


I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas – it’s always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.

– Youssou N’Dour


I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa – the economic poverty, the corruption – there’s a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.

– Youssou N’Dour



Yani Tseng – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Yani Tseng

 

I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards.

– Yani Tseng


I hope one day I will host my own charity event to give back to society.

– Yani Tseng


I just want to show the fans my big smile and play the game that I love.

– Yani Tseng


I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness.

– Yani Tseng


I am very happy since when I am in different cities I can experience and learn different cultures!

– Yani Tseng


When I was 7, my dad asked his friend to teach me. I played my first tournament competition when I was 8. I remember I shot around 125.

– Yani Tseng


I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.

– Yani Tseng


You know golf is very lonely. When I’m in the States, I feel like if I just think about Taiwan, my friends, my fans, I won’t feel like I’m alone.

– Yani Tseng


At that time, I feel sad, and I feel no one knows how hard I work and how many tears. They only know the score. At that time, I feel very lonely because no one understands since they haven’t been world No. 1 before.

– Yani Tseng



Yitzhak Rabin – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Yitzhak Rabin

 

Give peace a chance.

– Yitzhak Rabin


You don’t make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.

– Yitzhak Rabin


I believe however that peace is attainable regardless of the Arabs mentality, society or government.

– Yitzhak Rabin


We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.

– Yitzhak Rabin


A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.

– Yitzhak Rabin


The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace.

– Yitzhak Rabin


No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence.

– Yitzhak Rabin


I believe that it is my responsibility as the prime minister of Israel to do whatever can be done to exploit the unique opportunities that lie ahead of us to move towards peace. Not everything can be done by one act.

– Yitzhak Rabin


Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference.

– Yitzhak Rabin


I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace.

– Yitzhak Rabin


We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.

– Yitzhak Rabin


Israel is no longer a people that dwells alone, and has to join the global journey toward peace, reconciliation and international cooperation.

– Yitzhak Rabin



Yoko Ono – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Yoko Ono

 

Being alone is very difficult.

– Yoko Ono


A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

– Yoko Ono


A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.

– Yoko Ono


Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

– Yoko Ono


I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.

– Yoko Ono


Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

– Yoko Ono


When I turned 60, it didn’t bother me at all.

– Yoko Ono


If your life changes, we can change the world, too.

– Yoko Ono


Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think.

– Yoko Ono


People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.

– Yoko Ono


When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition.

– Yoko Ono


I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.

– Yoko Ono


John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future.

– Yoko Ono


The only instrument I can play is piano. Whenever I make songs at home, I play the piano and make them on the piano.

– Yoko Ono


Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest.

– Yoko Ono


The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it.

– Yoko Ono


Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money. Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.

– Yoko Ono


Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.

– Yoko Ono


Healing yourself is connected with healing others.

– Yoko Ono


I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music – that makes it exciting.

– Yoko Ono


All my concerts had no sounds in them they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!

– Yoko Ono


Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.

– Yoko Ono


But only art and music have the power to bring peace.

– Yoko Ono


Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out, you know, it’s all right. We’re scared that if the truth comes out that it’s not all right. It’s the other way around.

– Yoko Ono


What the Beatles did was something incredible, it was more than what a band could do. We have to give them respect.

– Yoko Ono


Artists are going to be the metronome of this society.

– Yoko Ono


The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.

– Yoko Ono


Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.

– Yoko Ono


I trust myself. You need that to survive.

– Yoko Ono


War is over if you want it.

– Yoko Ono


When you go to war, both sides lose totally.

– Yoko Ono