We’ve collected the best Almost Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: A’Lelia Bundles, John Henry Newman, Mike Birbiglia, Bob Baffert, Aja Brown. Use them as an inspiration.
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
There’s something about small venues that’s amazing for developing material. It’s almost like you can not only hear people‘s response, but you can understand it. In bigger venues you lose that, but you gain this sense of camaraderie in the audience.
It’s almost hip to, you know, be from Brooklyn or to live in Brooklyn.
Information technology and the Internet are rapidly transforming almost every aspect of our lives – some for better, some for worse.
The problem of architecture has always been the same throughout time. Its authentic quality is reached through its proportions, and the proportions cost nothing. In fact, most of them are proportions among things, not the things themselves. Art is almost always a question of proportions.
It’s almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington.
If, at a party, I say I’m a poet, people have a hard time responding, almost as if I’d said I’m a priest.
I’ve experienced great things, I’ve experienced great tragedies. I’ve done almost everything I could possibly ever imagine doing, but I just know that there’s more.
I had a rough childhood coming up, and I just took all that negative energy and made it very positive for myself to drive me. I’m a very driven person. I have passion that almost scares people, just to be successful and make it no matter what.
I’m a mother myself, and sometimes mothers get a bad rap just because they’ve tried to do their job. Some people have more of a knack for it than others do, but almost all of it falls to, ‘My mother’s suffocating me.’ Whatever.
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.
I have no interest in having my wife as my manager and I don’t think she has to because it would be kind of cliche. It’s almost in the line of expectations where it’s like, oh of course you’re going to put them together, and I don’t want that.
When life is good and we have no problems, we can almost let ourselves believe we have no need for God. But in my experience, sometimes the richest blessings come through pain and hard things.
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.
I would almost certainly vote for Trump if I was American.
Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.
The thought of’ the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Writing is a very intimate thing, especially when you write lyrics and sing them in front of someone for the first time. It’s like a really embarrassing situation. To me, singing is almost like crying, and you have to really know someone before you can start crying in front of them.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
At first, almost everyone who got involved did so for philosophical reasons. We saw bitcoin as a great idea, as a way to separate money from the state.
Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven‘t had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.
The mother’s love for her child is very strong in Korean society – almost on the borderline of being an obsession.
What we have found is that we were the principal mediators in many cases between the Iraqis and their own security forces and their own government, and so you have to almost embrace that role.
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. It’s when we challenge ourselves to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible.
Wilderness is harder and harder to find these days on this beautiful planet, and we’re abusing our planet to the point of almost no return.
As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
I’m not a reality-TV kind of guy. But it’s almost like we’re living in a reality show. Every day in this country, everybody keeps worrying about the deterioration of America, and it’s like a big reality show.
I’ll do almost anything for cake – even trample little children!
Pushing for excellence is a fight. You have to fight to hire the right employees, fight to get the supplies you need, to move line items around. Being a great manager means pushing to get those few extra inches every day. It’s almost like a football game – the team that wins sometimes wins by just inches.
The achievements of willpower are almost beyond computation. Scarcely anything seems impossible to the man who can will strongly enough and long enough.
The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
To the audience, it’s like I’m changing the subject every five seconds, but to me, my show’s almost like a 90-minute song that I know exactly. I wrote every note, and I know exactly where everything is.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
Some sciences need mutual support and assistance to develop. The majority of these are physical sciences. Mutual support has almost no use in other disciplines, such as attainment of intuitive knowledge of God or spiritual progress.
Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.
When you’re writing a screenplay, it’s like you’re dreaming the film for yourself again and again and again until it becomes almost like a memory before you make it.
The living cell almost always contains, locked in its interior, the visible or invisible products of its physiological activity or its nourishment.
When good people do bad things, it is sad, but when they reach the point where one can predict that they will do nothing but bad things, a deeper kind of sadness sets in, almost at the level of resignation.
Grown-ups and children are not readily encouraged to unearth the power of words. Adults are repeatedly assured a picture is worth a thousand of them, while the playground response to almost any verbal taunt is ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t beg so much as command to differ.
When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.
Technology is going to revolutionize almost every sector, leading to the demise of many traditional professions. Economic and political power will be determined less by a country’s size than by its technological superiority.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ‘tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while it was goin’ on trying to destroy us.
Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it’s digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules – not just for governments but for private companies.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
We got in the ring and wrestled almost every night and didn’t have many days off… The only thing I knew for certain when I got in the ring was exactly how I went in. We told a story and the match was the story.
Having an audience is almost like plugging me into an electrical outlet. People feed me so much of their energy. We have a great time. It’s all about the fellowship.
Parents must not only have certain ways of guiding by prohibition and permission, they must also be able to represent to the child a deep, almost somatic conviction that there is meaning in what they are doing.
I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.
After almost half a billion dollars spent on the computer registration system for Obamacare, the website coughed, sputtered, and appeared to descend into an immediate coma as millions tried to log on. One reason is that the Obama administration never fully tested it.
I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.
I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we’re assailed by the most delicious scent – jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon.
Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds – compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up, almost like a little bedroom.
Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.
There’s almost nothing that distracts you from your day-to-day problems more than a trip. You’re totally consumed in the present, you’ve got new sense impressions, you’ve got all this stuff to digest.
It’s a small percentage of people who do the 80-hour-a-week high-powered career thing, and they’re almost all men. Why? Well, men are driven by socio-economic status more than women.
An almost indispensable skill for any creative person is the ability to pose the right questions. Creative people identify promising, exciting, and, most important, accessible routes to progress – and eventually formulate the questions correctly.
I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays, and my favorite holiday tradition would be the pozole that my mom makes almost every Christmas. It’s the best!
In the past, before phones and the Internet, all communication was face-to-face. Now, most of it is digital, via emails and messaging services. If people were to start using virtual reality, it would almost come full circle.
I don’t have any ego about it, but I find there’s not a great work ethic in show business. A lot of people are in it to make money, and coming from stand-up, you have to work so hard because almost nothing works, and if you lose the audience for three minutes, you’re dead.
Medications almost always do it better if they’re used in conjunction with other supports.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
It is essential for artistes to have that release of creativity, almost as necessary as eating food or drinking water.
Since almost all Negroes are workers, live on wages, and suffer from the high cost of food, clothing and shelter, it is obvious that the Republican and Democratic Parties are opposed to their interests.
I tell people all the time, ‘Don’t give up.’ We get almost to our blessing, whether you believe spiritually in God or in a good force and an evil force. We get almost to our blessing, and we quit. Don’t stop.
For many Taiwanese, almost all Taiwanese, we’d like to we say we are a country, and we have a sovereignty of our own.
We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life.
I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
They must therefore not spoil Alexander‘s undertaking, especially when they were almost at the close of their toils, and were, moreover, no longer in any difficulty about provisions on their coasting cruise.
When I first started, I just wanted to work. I wouldn’t necessarily do anything, but I’d pretty much almost do anything at the very beginning.
It’s almost better that Twitter limits me to 140 characters. There’s only so much trouble I can get in.
So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
Harvard is famous for being an ‘absorbing state’ for faculty with almost no one leaving it for another institution, which is why the decision of granting tenure is a life long commitment.
I do not enjoy being away from Richmond, my friends of a lifetime, and my home… I do not enjoy working 6 days a week and almost every night at a time when I had planned to be tapering off. There are compensations which appeal to any lawyer who is proud of his profession. The Supreme Court is an awesome place.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
A referendum is almost always a device by which governments get the voters to endorse what they wanted to do all along.
I didn’t realize that pretending to be this ‘Hills Heidi,’ this spoiled rich girl who I wasn’t, would almost destroy me.
I have, indeed, lived most of my life overseas, but I’ve returned repeatedly to work in film, special television productions, and the New York theater. There have also been tributes and similar occasions that have called me back to Hollywood. I’ve returned so often, I almost feel that I’ve never left.
I fell in love with flora of all types, especially ferns. Loved the sparse structure and repetition of shape – almost fractal.
Heavy handedness and entitlement goody bags are no way to solve our immigration and border crisis, but I’ve learned to expect almost nothing from the dimwits in power who feel entitled to take everything.
We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that.
No bank should be too big or too complex to fail, but almost any bank is too big to liquidate quickly, particularly in the midst of a crisis.
Big Red Machine is really a community effort: I guess it involves almost 30 musicians. It does come out of our friendship, but it’s really something that is deeply collaborative.
Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.
We went from a world where almost nobody knew anything about computers to a world where almost all of us are computer geeks for a huge fraction of our day. And I’d like to see that happen with the digital world of biological molecules, too.
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I’d died. I’ve been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I’ve had a few so it’s hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows for sure?
My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues.
If you’re worried about the deficit, pay attention to the fact that it’s almost all attributable to military spending and the totally dysfunctional health program.
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent.
People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
Some people may look at you almost like a fantasy at times, you know; some people don’t think you’re real. Because people forget that celebrities are humans too, sometimes.
I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it’s a poem, it’s almost written in my head somewhere.
I love being immersed in nature, going to places in the world that are pristine and untouched by man. It’s almost a religious experience when you go to a place like the Amazon, and there’s no civilisation for thousands of miles.
Being in New York is an almost overwhelming experience. While Washington, D.C., is my favorite American city, I regard New York City as the most amazing city in the world. No other comes close. It is an incredible, inexhaustible engine.
To many people, ‘biodiversity‘ is almost synonymous with the word ‘nature,’ and ‘nature’ brings to mind steamy forests and the big creatures that dwell there. Fair enough. But biodiversity is much more than that, for it encompasses not only the diversity of species, but also the diversity within species.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.
I’m open to reading almost anything – fiction, nonfiction – as long as I know from the first sentence or two that this is a voice I want to listen to for a good long while. It has much to do with imagery and language, a particular perspective, the assured knowledge of the particular universe the writer has created.
Wearing a giant, over-sized scarf will make you look deeply intelligent in almost any situation, but especially a book club.
In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning, and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context.
I’m almost like three people. There’s me the, Dolly, the person. There’s me, the star. And then there’s me, the manager.
Yes, Barack Obama had his clashes with the press. I witnessed those first-hand covering the second term of his administration. But we did not have Barack Obama on almost a weekly basis referring to the press as the enemy of the people and accusing reporters of treason and calling legitimate stories fake news.
During the off-season, I go to the movies almost every day.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, hand-production methods were abundant. Craft defined everything. The craftsman had an almost phenomenological knowledge of materials and intuited how to vary their properties according to their structural and environmental characteristics.
Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium.
Thanks to our present surgical methods in physiology we can demonstrate at any time almost all phenomena of digestion without the loss of even a single drop of blood, without a single scream from the animal undergoing the experiment.
I think a culture of nonviolence will help create the condition where poverty is unacceptable, where racism is way behind us and not something that we have to deal with on a frequent basis, and where militarism and violence are reduced almost to be nonexistent.
Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
Let’s take flight simulation as an example. If you’re trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You don’t have to get in an airplane until late in the process.
You could almost write an opera about the selection of music directors for orchestras. The intrigues are really interesting, and then, at the end, the results are completely unexpected.
Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy.
I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end, you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’
It’s very rare that you can be in a career for as long as I have and still feel like you’re constantly learning and coming at it from an almost childlike perspective.
Almost all decisions based on cost accounting are utterly wrong.
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk.
I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.
My parents being Bengali, we always had music in our house. My nani was a trained classical singer, who taught my mum, who, in turn, was my first teacher. Later I would travel almost 70 kms to the nearest town, Kota, to learn music from my guru Mahesh Sharmaji, who was also the principal of the music college there.
Truck drivers stop me and say, ‘What is the poem for the day?’ or ‘Give me a poem for my girl.’ I have one on almost every subject.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
I’ve played a lot of bad guys in my time, especially in movies. It’s delightful playing the villain. It’s almost the most interesting and most complicated role in a film.
There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce.
Everyone is using the Internet for almost everything – trailers, ads, movies, and short films. This is the only thing that will reach everybody in the world.
Our culture has created two almost irreconcilable descriptions of a ‘good woman.’ The first is the individual achiever; the second, the self-sacrificing domestic goddess.
It’s almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, ‘I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.’
In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.
Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
Almost all accidents take place because of human distraction.
I find the science behind major natural events almost more interesting than the way in which those same events wreak their effects on human society.
I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
It’s a universal truth that no parent wishes to acknowledge that the fear and phobias we are in thrall to in adulthood almost invariably connect back to childhood experiences.
In golf, you definitely have your ranking. But it’s a bit different than tennis. Whenever there’s a golf tournament, you feel like almost anyone can win.
Having to go through an intervention and family counseling is a wonderful experience. I would almost recommend it to anybody. It opens a lot of communication, and it opens old sores, but once it is opened and hashed out, the rewards are far greater.
We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
When I was an orphan, I was the richest kid at the orphanage because everyone else was complaining about not having anything. But when I discovered that you could get two cents for a Coca-Cola bottle, I would follow people around who were drinking it and ask them if they were almost through with it.
Obama has no way to conceal that Osama was executed in front of his children and wives, who are now under the custody of the authorities of Pakistan, a Muslim country of almost 200 million inhabitants, whose laws have been violated, its national dignity offended, and its religious traditions desecrated.
We’ve talked and written about the World War so much that it has almost been purged off. The bitterness is gone. The drama came to an end and it is history.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
I’ve got a nice collection of paintings – a Basquiat, a black-and-white Warhol that’s like a Rorschach test, and I commissioned Takashi Murakami to do a ten-foot joint for me. It’s almost like the explosion in Hiroshima with his famous skeleton head. There’s a wall above my fireplace reserved for it.
The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself – as a vocation and an elevation almost.
The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Part of the problem is that we have become so dependent upon this system that is killing and exploiting us, it has become almost impossible for us to imagine living outside of it, and it’s very difficult physically for us to live outside of it.
The stimulation I get from my phone does not feel like the opposite of boredom to me. It actually feels like a different flavor of boredom… a twitchier flavor. And sometimes, it’s almost more irritation than stimulation. It’s an itch.
I think one of the hardest times was when I almost won a Web.com tour event in 2016 after my freshman year. I lost in a playoff to Ollie Schniederjans and J.J. Spaun. I mean, who knows what could’ve happened if I’d won?
My grandmother used to make the most incredible chicken divan, and my mom has carried out that tradition. It’s my comfort food. It’s amazing how you can almost taste the memories with a dish like that! And the more leftovers, the better.
Coffee is healthy in a way. It gives us many benefits. It has caffeine which is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement – and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
You can almost taste the pressure now.
I’ve always loved pinup art, and I’ve always enjoyed drawing women. I think it was a conscious decision that has resulted in me getting almost exclusive work on comics where the main character is female.
When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared, shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity. And it became much more predictable, almost scientific. What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated.
I’m concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it’s really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that’s the big problem for football.
Children who are treated as if they are uneducable almost invariably become uneducable.
Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game’s two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
With Fountains Of Wayne, I almost always start with lyrics – maybe not the entire lyric, but I almost always need a couplet or something, and then I work from there. With Ivy, it’s much more about the atmosphere and the vibe.
People are intrigued and fascinated, almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.
Computer science is not just for smart ‘nerds‘ in hoodies coding in basements. Coding is extremely creative and is an integral part of almost every industry.
Belgium is half French-speaking and half Flemish, and I was born on the French side. So we spoke it a lot – like, in kindergarten, it was almost all French. But then I moved to New Zealand when I was 10, where we obviously spoke English all the time, so I lost the French a little bit.
Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.
I’m more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it’s impossible to comprehend.
The consciousness of knowing how to make oneself useful, how to help mankind in many ways, fills the soul with noble confidence, almost religious dignity.
As the First World War made painfully clear, when politicians and generals lead nations into war, they almost invariably assume swift victory, and have a remarkably enduring tendency not to foresee problems that, in hindsight, seem obvious.
We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.
Stupidity trumps Machiavelli almost every time when you are looking for an explanation.
In ‘Scream,’ there is very real drama that would be in almost any drama.
I played almost two years with a torn meniscus.
When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
Westminster politics is very unattractive, and people are channelling political energy into more inward questioning – there are a lot of musicians whose songs are all about feeling, and it’s almost like that’s the only safe place to express yourself.
The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so.
Almost everything else I have done during my adult years has been affected to some extent by my name – by my father’s position, if you will. But in the air, I had no name; to the Federal Aviation Agency I was simply Comanche Nine-Nine POP. The quality of my landings, navigation and judgment were mine alone.
You’d just be amazed what people will do. You really would. And not crazy people. Ostensibly normal people. When the right person touches the right button in someone, you can get them to do almost anything.
Playing in the OHL, people expect you to get a ton of points. When you go out and have a good game it’s almost like people expect that out of you.
Through machinery, man can exert tremendous powers almost as fantastic as if he were the hero of a fairy tale. Through machinery, man can travel with an ever increasing velocity; he can fly through the air and go beneath the surface of the ocean.
A couple of years ago I decided that my dream is to dance with J.Lo. She was on top of my dreamboard and I’ve talked about her in almost every interview I’ve done, whenever they ask what my biggest dreams are.
I am finicky about making sure my sneakers are pretty tight. It is almost like a superstition for me.
It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.
We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Almost every culture has its own variation on chicken soup, and rightly so – it’s one of the most gratifying dishes on the face of the Earth.
One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprise… almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.
I consider social skills a bit like learning a language. I’ve been practising it for so long over so many years I’ve almost lost my accent.
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
I’m not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I’ll do anything almost. I’ll go there.
Lately, I’m spending more and more time working with non-rock musicians and leaving the mainstream – almost dissolving into another world, musically.
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
I think being Jewish has been covered really well but almost nothing about being fundamentalist Protestant. For years, I’ve had a movie in my mind called ‘Total Immersion’ that looks to my life as a kid where you’re immersed in this different worldview from almost everybody around you.
The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.
Almost everyone seems to worry about something, and yet, we rarely talk about worry as a problem. Maybe that is because worry is so integrated into the way we have come to live and be in the world that we don’t even notice it.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
Listen to your mom and dad! They are almost always right, especially about boys.
The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.
When I was young, summers stretched so long, as if they’d never end. Days were like marathons of time, riding bikes until my blisters had blisters, endless energy, and not an actual care in the world aside from when ‘Paul‘ could come out and play. Days now feel more like minutes, almost game show like.
As soon as we step beyond the established boundaries of pure thermodynamic theory, we enter a trackless region confronting us with obstacles which even the most astute of us are almost at a loss to tackle.
Fortunately, there’s another handy driver that has manifested itself throughout the history of cultures. The urge to want to gain wealth. That is almost as potent a driver as the urge to maintain your security. And that is how I view NASA going forward – as an investment in our economy.
I love ghosts. I’ve actually seen a couple of spirits in my life and almost every single night, till today, I try and watch a scary film.
Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent. We get paid a lot of money to play a game. Don’t get me wrong: there are challenges. But to call it pressure is almost an insult to regular people.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
Major forces that have contributed to the evolution of philanthropy in India in the pre-modern era have mainly been driven by religion, family, and society. The Hindu teaching of ‘daan’ or ‘giving’ is present in different ways in almost every celebration or ritual.
When I create a song, I immediately think about what I’m going to wear when I perform that song. I think about the music video treatment and about how I’m going to look on stage when I perform the record. The connection is so obvious that it’s a single package. An outfit, to me, is almost a tool to express the music.
When I first walked in to London, I was so overwhelmed by the village, the sheer volume of people. I was just so excited. You don’t know what to expect. So the level of excitement was almost draining, just taking everything in. I was so exhausted after I swam because of all the excitement in the build-up.
Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
For me, Charles Xavier is a monk. He’s like a selfless, egoless almost sexless force for the betterment of humanity and mortality.
The goal of my diet-style is eating for optimal health and longevity. What greater benefit could there be than living healthfully and actively into old age with no dependence on medications and almost no risk of heart disease, diabetes or dementia?
As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother’s house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are.
‘Deep Red’ (1975) is my favorite movie. The character David Hemmings plays is very much based on my own personality. It was a very strong film, very brutal, and of course the censors were upset. It was cut by almost an hour in some countries.
I crossed paths with a horse that happened to change my life. That horse is Game On Dude, and what a horse! He’s a soldier. Together we traveled the world. We won the Santa Anita Big Cap, Goodwood, almost won the Breeder’s Cup Classic; we won the San Antonio, Hollywood Gold Cup and the Californian.
My wife has a public charter school for children with dyslexia. Almost every one of them has failed in a public school.
I almost never listen to the radio.
The Marine Corps is the Navy‘s police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin‘s.
Once I came to acting, it was almost a thing where there weren’t enough hours in the day to work on stuff because I was so passionate about it.
A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.
I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It’s quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
New York City is home to so many people from so many places and the uniqueness of it is that you never feel a foreigner. English is almost hardly ever heard in the subway. In fact, it’s weird.
It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going, ‘Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved. I can’t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone’s expectations of me are.’
The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.
Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.
The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy.
It’s so different now coming out as a new artist today than it was when I came out almost ten years ago. Now, it’s all about singles, it’s really quick, it’s online. I came out when people sold records and they still do today but – I don’t know what the key is.
It’s almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.
Being a vegan is pretty easy these days, as almost every town and city has health food stores and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.
Almost everybody thinks that the fight is about ideology. Everybody will tell you, ‘Well, the fighting is all about the Middle East.’ ‘Well, it’s about Muslims starting jihad.’ ‘It’s about terrorism.’ ‘It’s about this or that.’ And no, it’s not. It’s about money.
Maybe I was accepted to Harvard only because of my tennis skills, since I definitively had no great academic achievements. I was 17 and only thought about surfing and playing tennis. I had almost never left Rio de Janeiro and had never been to the United States.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
It feels like now I – you know, I’m almost 80 years old – I can sit back and retire, you know, and say, ‘Look, our young people are taking over.’ And that’s great. That’s what I’d like to see.
You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone.
I smoked for almost 10 years. I really regret that. Thankfully, I came out on the other side. I hope my lungs are repairing themselves now.
Years ago, I was a nobody. Now, I am a face recognized almost across the world.
Conducting is a natural way to participate in one’s own music. Almost every 19th-century composer Mendelssohn, Mahler was conducting or playing his own music. Mozart did both.
The fact is, I don’t follow any strict diet. I eat almost everything, but moderation is the key.
The songwriting was almost like something I did while I was waiting for my daughter to come back.
The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.
Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.
My dream is to be a doctor. I’m almost working in a laboratory, because I’m trying new techniques, new directions and fabrics, new weaving.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Down on the ground, we seem to do anything but make lengthy, robust monologues. We can communicate in an instant almost anywhere. Gone is the slow old letter – itself a monologue, a sort of considered performance of best self – and in its place is the e-mail, the text, the SMS, the tweet.
But Gladiator is one of my favourite adventures because I really loved going into the world. I loved creating the world to the degree where you could almost smell it.
Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.
Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
The original ‘Hobbit‘ was never intended to have a sequel – Bilbo ‘remained very happy to the end of his days and those were extraordinarily long’: a sentence I find an almost insuperable obstacle to a satisfactory link.
The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.
It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
There was this song I was working on called ‘Swing.’ It was almost finished, but there was something missing, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out. And then this little piece of information – this little tweet – came to the forefront of my mind.
The desire to get married, which – I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again.
In Medford, I awaked the Captain of the Minute Men; & after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.
If I have one criticism of the other late-night shows, it’s that they’re almost entirely scripted.
Colby Covington has a very low IQ. He says a lot of stupid things, and it’s almost embarrassing that he represents our country that way.
We’re surrounded by violence, and we see so much of it on TV, especially the news programs. We almost become numb. And that forces filmmakers to try to outdo themselves… They say, ‘Look what I can do,’ and it becomes like a showoff thing. To me, that’s ridiculous. Filmmaking isn’t a contest!
I don’t consider myself part of the Kennedy family. It’s almost like a little point of honor. I’m a DiFalco at the end of the day. An Italian-American from upstate New York.
Writing, of course, is writing, acting comes from the theater, and cinematography comes from photography. Editing is unique to film. You can see something from different points of view almost simultaneously, and it creates a new experience.
That’s the nice thing about being a live act. I can get the audience, but it’s for the moment. It’s like, ‘Can I do it tonight?’ And you can see when people like you. But on record – and with the pen – it’s almost for all time. Really, a lot more thought has to go into it.
I can remember the first time I tried to drive into the garage of the world headquarters of Ford in a Camry. It was almost like they wouldn’t let me in. They said, ‘Why do you want to do that?’ I said, ‘Because we are going to make the best cars in the world, and we need to know everything about the competitor‘s car.’
What I’m trying to do is, is to make a significant difference in space flight. And help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
The most important question in 21st-century economics may well be, ‘What should we do with all the superfluous people, once we have highly intelligent non-conscious algorithms that can do almost everything better than humans?’
I decided to go to Zenit because I had won almost every competition at Porto and I like new challenges in my career.
People with momentum can get so much done. Momentum is easy to lose and almost impossible to fake.
Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation and consensus.
Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the ‘hood.
After 50 years of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, my father died, too young, of a massive heart attack. He was 69. It’s almost certain that all those years of nicotine inhalation were a major contributor to his clogged arteries.
Some pro-life advocates focus almost exclusively on the rights and suffering of the unborn baby, while some pro-choice advocates focus equally exclusively on the rights and suffering of pregnant women. This is a distortion of the moral choice that confronts us as a society.
I was making almost minimum wage on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ But it was my first job, so I accepted my first quote. I had a great time on it, and it obviously led me to better things.
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
I feel like folk music is almost like an old recipe that is passed on from generation to generation.
Well I think the media has a very powerful influence on almost anything and everything we do because the general public gets their perception of what is going on in things they don’t have immediate access to from what they get through the media.
Yeats was 18th-century oratory, almost.
The solar system is completely wide open. Almost anywhere we go, I’m sure we would learn a lot.
I had a liver transplant, then I had a pacemaker put in, then I had a new knee put it, then I had a heart valve put in. I’m almost brand new. I have a lot of new parts.
Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle. It sets you up for the day, so you don’t overeat.
Man is not on this earth merely to be happy, or even to be simply honest. He is there to realize great things for humanity, to attain nobility and to surmount the vulgarity of almost everybody.
When I listen to ‘Nevermind,’ I hate the production, but there’s something about it that almost makes me cry at times.
No matter how fast or how slow you get to the quarterback, it all goes to slow motion when you get there. Everything just stops. You don’t see anything but the quarterback. You don’t hear anything but the quarterback’s breath. It’s almost like you’re a shark. Your eyes get real big and everything’s just quiet.
My dad every now and then will toe that line and be like, You could try women!’ And I’m like Don’t. It’s almost an endearing kind of homophobia, if such a thing exists.
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going.
I was wearing black clothes almost from the beginning. I feel comfortable in black. I felt like black looked good onstage, that it was attractive, so I started wearing it all the time.
I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.