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The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment.
Human civilization has been changing the Earth’s environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.
Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I’ve been uncomfortable looking back.
All art is propaganda, and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda.
Never answer the question that is asked of you. Answer the question that you wish had been asked of you.
‘Educational‘ refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
I’ve been a Christian for a long time, and I think that Christianity gets a bad rap. I think that people’s perception of what a Christian is today is something that is close-minded and narrow, and that’s not what I am.
I’ve always been fascinated by memory and dreams because they are both completely our own. No one else has the same memories. No one has the same dreams.
For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.
Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Every kid goes through puberty, wondering what to do about girls and struggling with homework, and every adult has been through that.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.
Rameswaram has, since antiquity, been an important pilgrimage destination.
Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
I have been a systems engineer, systems administrator, a senior adviser for the Central Intelligence Agency, a solutions consultant and a telecommunications information systems officer.
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.
I’ve never been booed in my hometown.
The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.
Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.
For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.
Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.
For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad.
All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.
I’ve always done whatever I want and always been exactly who I am.
The love of power, like the love of money, increases with the possession of it; and we know in what ruin these baneful passions have involved human societies in all ages when they have been let loose and suffered to rage uncontrolled – There is no restraint like the pervading eye of the virtuous citizens.
We are a society that has been structured from top to bottom by race. You don’t get beyond that by deciding not to talk about it anymore. It will always come back; it will always reassert itself over and over again.
I used to look like an American flag. The Padre uniform makes me look like a taco. Actually, the transition has been great. I’ve made 25 new friends, and I never thought I wanted to be anything other than a Dodger, but this is fun.
It’s been a long way, but we’re here.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
I feel beautiful when I’m at peace with myself. When I’m serene, when I’m a good person, when I’ve been considerate of others.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
I’ve always been a private person, and I’ve always valued my private life.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.
I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell.
Just do what you want to do, and who cares what people think. That’s always been my thing.
A lot of people go on this journey of finding themselves and then eventually realize that their true self wasn’t on the outside but it’s always been there.
It has been a long journey, but if you dream and have the ambition and want to work hard, then you can achieve.
People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.
I’ve been a cook all my life, but I am still learning to be a good chef. I’m always learning new techniques and improving beyond my own knowledge because there is always something new to learn and new horizons to discover.
There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life… I think I must have been crying for some attention.
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
I have accomplished my childhood dream: to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true. I’ve been truly blessed.
It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.
I think in order to move forward into the future, you need to know where you’ve been.
There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in the business.
If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
I am truly blessed to have been a part of the MTV family for so long.
Although humans see reality in colour, for me, black and white has always been connected to the image’s deeper truth, to its most hidden meaning.
My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view.
People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.
Let me tell you something – being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
I was never a Certified Public Accountant… I just had a degree in accounting. The reason I was never a Certified Public Accountant was because it would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.
The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.
People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not. I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
In general, the spotlight has been on me.
I have been very blessed in my life and rewarded with good friends and good health. I am grateful and happy to be able to share this.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Football’s always been cerebral. The most important thing is thinking fast.
I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.
I’ve been asked over the years to compile a list of desert-island discs. I couldn’t do that. If I was trapped on a desert island, I don’t think I’d want 10 songs to bring with me.
The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.
I’ve always been different.
I mean, I’ve always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else’s hair.
Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking.
I feel like my style’s always been influenced by ‘less is more.’ The coolest styles are kind of simple and classic, like a white T-shirt and jeans. Maybe you have a cool belt and cool shoes, but everything else you keep simple.
The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
I’m lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place – Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I’m more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
‘Emergencies‘ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
I may be wrong, but I am never in doubt! And anyone who has been around me for even a minute understands that my self-confidence and self-esteem is sometimes overwhelming!
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
Believe me, my journey has not been a simple journey of progress. There have been many ups and downs, and it is the choices that I made at each of those times that have helped shape what I have achieved.
Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.
One of the very rewarding aspects of my work has been the interaction with a superb group of colleagues and friends in the atmospheric sciences community.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.
My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Daytime soap operas, which I used to adore, have been declining in quality and importance for over a decade, and I gradually stopped monitoring them.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.
I’ve never been one to bet on the weather.
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.
Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
Everyone’s a critic: when you are doing something good, everybody wants to bring you down, and that’s something I’ve been told. People want to see you do good, but not too good.
Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
I never have really become accustomed to the ‘John.’ Nobody ever really calls me John… I’ve always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It’s a name that goes well together, and it’s like one word – John Wayne.
Sometimes, the aftermath is more devastating than the storm. That is the story of the 2008 financial crisis. It was disastrous at the time, but what has been worse is how long it has lingered.
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.
I’m a huge romantic but I’ve been unlucky in love.
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
I am proud of where I came from, and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
I call my life a beautiful mess and organised chaos. It’s just always been like that. My entire life things have been attracted to me and vice versa that turn into chaotic nightmares or I create the chaos myself.
The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.
To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Information technology has been one of the leading drivers of globalization, and it may also become one of its major victims.
Self-confidence has always been one of my good qualities. I am always very confident. It is in my nature to be confident, to be aggressive. And it applies in my batting as well as wicketkeeping.
The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.
I feel like anything I’m doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I’ve always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life.
We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.
Red has always been my color, because red stands out.
Faith and hard work have been my mirror.
In my conscience, I believe that my heart has been so oft on fire that it is absolutely vitrified.
This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.
The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been used as an effective lens through which to examine the actions business can take toward ensuring mutual long-term well-being and sustainability.
Say what you will, ‘tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
I’m not a hunter, but I’ve been around guns all my life. I’m a great shot.
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball‘s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
My life has been nothing but a failure.
If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.
If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.
Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown.
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.
Once someone has spent enough time cultivating bad habits and biding their time, they are much diminished. Much of what they could have been has dissipated.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
I’ve always been a bit of a drama queen. I was into make-believe and dressing up.
I have to think that I think it’s always been a horse race between this administration‘s temporary political acumen and their completely, utterly, totally bankrupt policies. And they’re coming home to roost. It was always a question of time. These guys aren’t conservative. These guys are radicals.
I’ve always been a bit of a gypsy.
The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
Have you ever felt like a phone call that’s been disconnected?
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer.
I usually describe myself as an engineer; that’s basically what I’ve been doing since I was a kid.
I’ve never been reckless – it’s always calculated. I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.
It’s been a long road for me, with a lot of ups and downs. Thankfully there have been more ups than there have been downs. For me, what brings me down has only made me stronger because of it.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.
Not everybody’s journey is easy, and it wouldn’t be worthwhile if you can’t see what you gained without realizing what kind of battles you’ve been through, what kind of scars you have.
I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we’ve been talking, I think that’s really fun.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.
The thing which attracted me to Google and to the Internet in general is that it’s a great equalizer. I’ve always been struck by the fact that Google search worked the same, as long as you had access to a computer with connectivity, if you’re a rural kid anywhere or a professor at Stanford or Harvard.
We’ve been merging with tools since the beginning of human evolution, and arguably, that’s one of the things that makes us human beings.
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.
If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
When you have good friends you’ve been around, every time they talk, you don’t give them your full attention. You don’t look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you’re listening, half the time, you are ignoring them.
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished.
I’ve been an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in the cryptocurrency industry for a long time, working with numerous projects.
Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel.
To campaign against colonialism is like barking up a tree that has already been cut down.
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
Life has been kind to me. I am happy with the love and appreciation that I have been getting throughout my career. I feel blessed.
Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I never really had a job. I was a football player, then a football coach, then a football broadcaster. It’s been my life. Pro football has been my life since 1967. I’ve enjoyed every part of it. Never once did it ever feel like work.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
The spirit’s foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
The research I have been doing – studying how foodstuffs yield energy in living cells – does not lead to the kind of knowledge that can be expected to give immediate practical benefits to mankind. If I have chosen this field of study, it was because I believed in its importance in spite of its theoretical character.
I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
I had been taught that if I cried, to be quiet about it, so whereas I never howled, the least thing made me cry both at school and at home. Crying tends to separate a child from other children, for even children dislike a cry baby, and I had no friends in the world.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.
I’ve never regretted not having children. My mindset in that regard has been constant. I objected to being born, and I refuse to impose life on someone else.
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues.
‘Pose’ has basically been a trip for everyone. We’re all in different phases of our individual evolutions, but we’ve embarked on the journey together.
If you look at the history of innovation, the innovations coming through the defence department have been some of the most important innovations ever. Little things like drones, sensors, and the Internet of Things are defence-type initiatives, but the big one is the Internet itself.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.
Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
I’ve been no stranger to change.
Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right person shows up.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
You may have heard the world is made up of atoms and molecules, but it’s really made up of stories. When you sit with an individual that’s been here, you can give quantitative data a qualitative overlay.
I’ve been blessed to have a lot of mentors in my life that just have been good people and hard workers. Jae Crowder is one of them; Jimmy Butler is one of them.
The true identity theft is not financial. It’s not in cyberspace. It’s spiritual. It’s been taken.
Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.
I’ve always been attracted to women who are assertive and have confidence – qualities older women possess. They’ve been on the Earth a little longer. They’re more seasoned. They don’t play games. They know what they want, and they’re not afraid to tell you.
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
I have always hated slavery, I think, as much as any abolitionist. I have been an Old Line Whig. I have always hated it, but I have always been quiet about it until this new era of the introduction of the Nebraska Bill began.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
I been the same dude my whole life.
No, I’m not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there’s been a lot of proof that’s come up over the last however many years, that you can’t deny, I don’t think, that meat or dairy aren’t all that good for us.
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
It hasn’t always been easy. There’s a lot of hard moments. Sometimes you learn from the end of the bench. Sometimes you learn from injuries. Sometimes you learn the most through the hard things. If you can keep a good attitude and keep on working, eventually situations change, and you can put those things to use.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
I’ve been things and seen places.
My whole life has been one big improvisation.
The transgender bathroom thing – it’s just so obvious that people are scared of what they don’t understand. It’s like, ‘I don’t want to deal with the fact that some people might have been born in the wrong body.’
The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Tradition is the great misleader because it’s too easy to follow what has already been done – even though you may think you’re giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
I like money, but it’s never been about the money.
Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
My kids are my No. 1 priority. They’re the light in my everyday life. The sunshine. The miracle. Those eyes. Those smiles. At the same time, I have an extended, amazing family that is my audience. All these people have been with me for such a long time. I have these two responsibilities.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
However my parents – both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.
What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.
It’s not about the past; it’s about knowing your history so that you can fight in the present. Otherwise, you don’t know who the real enemy is, what the real issue is, because it had been covered by many layers of bad information, of lies, and manipulation.
Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them.
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.
I’ve worked with a lot of gay and lesbian organizations. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I’ve also done a lot of work for Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. I think it’s important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I’ve been helped a lot in my life.
It has long been a childhood dream of mine to have a farm.
You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly.
Once you have been through a certain amount of things in life, you definitely grow more comfortable with yourself. To persevere and hang in there and believe in yourself.
Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.
One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we’ve been wishing to lead ourselves.
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
I’ve never been cool – and I don’t care.
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old. There haven’t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
No, we’ve been performing our old songs a little differently each performance.
I have a lot of stories to tell because I’ve been down a lot of roads people haven’t been.
If I had been thinking business since I was 21, I’d be a rich man right now.
If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it’s that I’ve never been a kept woman.
Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.