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‘Changes in Latitudes’ began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat.
Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it’s incredibly romantic.
We can not love everyone and be loved by everyone. It would be perfection, and nothing is perfect in this world.
I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
Everybody has a hacking capability. And probably every intelligence service is hacking in the territory of other countries. But who exactly does what? That would be a very sensitive piece of information. But it’s very difficult to communicate about it. Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they’re doing.
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
I think if everyone would write down the funny stories from their own childhoods, the world would be a better place.
I think I can always look back and say my mom and dad would have done this or suggested that in a particular situation. I just really feel blessed to have had them as parents.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Positive energy knows no boundaries. If everyone were to spread positive energy on the Internet, the world would be a much better place.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Being surrounded by love and people that care about your heart is the dream. That’s what I would like on my last day.
I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer‘s disease where they slowly began to recover other people’s lost memories.
I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something that I’m doing, they should do it. And what I want to do is find things that would represent a unique contribution to the world – the contribution that only I, and my portfolio of talents, can make happen. Those are my priorities in life.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.
Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.
Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible.
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.
For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It’s not negotiable.
I would like to thank the press from the heart of my bottom.
If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
I never thought in a million years that I would do a weekly series.
An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you’re available.
The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries, who with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situations in their countries.
I did have two dads; one was a socialist, and one was a capitalist. I really decided I would rather be a capitalist.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
I approach video games the same way I approach theatre, filmmaking, poetry, or painting. I wish more people would take that point of view. It would help the industry to move on.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.
I certainly know that I would not be able to survive if it were not for the fact that I am being upheld by the prayers of so many people.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Do what you say you’re going to do. And try to do it a little better than you said you would.
I prayed about it consistently – that God would direct me in the right path and that, when it would happen, I would know that I’m in the right place.
A lot of people would say ‘sexy‘ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
Snoop Dogg eats terrible. That’s another reason I had to leave him. I would have been dead of a heart attack. He literally eats at 7-11. That’s where he does his grocery shopping or it’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or it’s Denny’s delivery. There’s not a piece of salad or vegetable within two miles of this dude.
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.
I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good.
We shot ‘Breaking Bad‘ on film; we capture ‘Better Call Saul’ digitally. In the shooting of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we would have this steady, handheld, cinema verite sort of look, so we purposely went the opposite way with ‘Better Call Saul’ – locked in the cameras and made the movements smoother and more mechanical.
To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would – I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.
Beto’s copy of the Bill of Rights goes from one to three. Mine includes the Second Amendment. But there are a whole host of people here in Washington… they would be happy to confiscate America’s guns. And if you don’t believe that, then you probably also still believe in Bigfoot.
Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother‘s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’
I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it.
We live by the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
God gave me life to continue to do things that I would never have done.
Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time.
Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.
I think the American Dream used to be achieving one’s goals in your field of choice – and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
Growing up, my grandmother did not want worldly music in the house. Then when I went out to California, I started listening to Spanish music, mostly Mexican music. But were I in Egypt, I would listen to the music of the people, or if I was in Italy, I’d listen to Italian music.
I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
I wish people would look at me and think, ‘Well, someone like that exists!’ Accept the difference.
Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old – somebody who takes good care of things and of people.
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.
I won’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member.
Mental effort, I would argue, is relatively rare. Most of the time we coast.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn’t get some of that stuff out.
Eskimo: ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ Priest: ‘No, not if you did not know.’ Eskimo: ‘Then why did you tell me?’
Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation‘ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.
If I told you I was a Republican and you were a Democrat, no matter what I said after that, it would be tempered with your opinions.
And the greatest lesson that mom ever taught me though was this one. She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Now she said to always pick being respected.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.
Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.
Vulnerability is the strongest state to be in. How boring would it be if we were constantly dominant or constantly submissive?
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.
I’m not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
If your life were a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go? That’s the question that changed my life forever.
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices.
If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
I’m unbelievably ticklish. When I was a little kid, my sisters would hold me down and tickle me until I peed my pants.
I never thought I’d live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
I would say it simply: No one can give that which he doesn’t personally possess, which means we cannot transmit the Holy Spirit in an effective way, render the Spirit perceptible, if we ourselves aren’t close to the Spirit.
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.
If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
O! Desolated Scotland, too credulous of fair speeches, and not aware of the calamities which are coming upon you! If you were to judge as I do, you would not easily put your neck under a foreign yoke.
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
I would never date a celebrity. I would want someone with real skills. Doctor, nurse, electrician… tailor.
Girls and boys would call me the Pillsbury Doughboy because I was overweight and pasty.
When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.
I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing.
I grew up in East Germany, so we had to learn Russian in school… everybody hated it. I never thought it would come in handy… And being an actor, I’ve been able to use it quite a bit.
If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Everything would be alright if everything was put back in the hands of the people, and we’re going to have to put it back in the hands of the people.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
If you don’t have sustainable energy, you have unsustainable energy. The fundamental value of a company like Tesla is the degree to which it accelerates the advent of sustainable energy faster than it would otherwise occur.
I’m obsessed with insects, particularly insect flight. I think the evolution of insect flight is perhaps one of the most important events in the history of life. Without insects, there’d be no flowering plants. Without flowering plants, there would be no clever, fruit-eating primates giving TED Talks.
If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.
Just remember your thoughts control your whole reality. Everything you think of you can accomplish. Your thoughts are your reality. People realize that and everybody would be up.
I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.
When we started the e-commerce, nobody believed that China would have e-commerce because people believed in ‘guang-shi,’ face-to-face, and all kinds of network in traditional ways. There’s no trust system in China.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more.
When I was a child, there’s one thing I said: ‘I never want to be alone.’ That’s what I would say. I don’t want to be alone.
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.
I knew I wanted to do music, but leaving such a successful career one would think I’d kind of shot myself in the foot. I knew I made the right decision, and at the end of the day it’s up to me to get where I want to go, but it’s a lot to take on.
My people are my people. They love me and I love them. I would not be here without them.
I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I’m right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
I can observe the game theory is applied very much in economics. Generally, it would be wise to get into the mathematics as much as seems reasonable because the economists who use more mathematics are somehow more respected than those who use less. That’s the trend.
I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.
Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
To save your world you asked this man to die; would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
Everyone has a dream deep in their heart, which is a center of what they want to do. If they had all the money, and they had the time and they were guaranteed that they’d be successful, that dream is what they would love to do.
I would describe my style as refreshing.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
Death is such a strange thing. One minute you’re here and then just gone. You’d think there would be an anteroom, a place where you could be visited before you go.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
I think anybody who is interested in keeping their money safe from the criminal banking system would want gold, silver, and Bitcoin.
Being able to breathe underwater would be sweet.
Poetry, at its best, is the language your soul would speak if you could teach your soul to speak.
Climbing Mount Everest was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my life. I wish I’d never gone. I suffered for years of PTSD and still suffer from what happened. I’m glad I wrote a book about it. But, you know, if I could go back and relive my life, I would never have climbed Everest.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!
If I ever found a place where I belonged, that in itself would be an identity crisis to me.
I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
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.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
To doubt God is to doubt one’s own conscience, and in consequence, it would be to doubt everything; and then what is life for?
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren’t doing.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
I would hope that young girls could relate to me and see that the lives of people on the internet are not as perfect as they seem.
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.
I was chef to the French Presidents between ’56 and ’59, finished with de Gaulle, and during de Gaulle I remember serving Eisenhower, Nehru, Tito, Macmillan; those were the heads of state at the time. I never saw anyone. No one would ever, ever, ever come to the kitchen. You couldn’t even see them.
My husband. He keeps me grounded. If I were in the world on my own, it would all be much more seductive. But I’m in a relationship that has nothing to do with the film world.
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
Some people would call me a workaholic. I don’t consider this time: I just love my work so much, so it’s my real hobby, OK? And, yeah, getting some play during working hours for which you are paid is the best job I can recommend for anyone around!
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that would be shocking if seen with fresh eyes.
Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means ‘serving officers daughters association.’ I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.
Being a chef would be too much hard work.
I don’t know what else I would be if I wasn’t me. I am not looking from the outside, looking back. I am who I am.
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.
The public doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We don’t know what stories are supposedly true, this idea of ‘fake news.’ We watch it on what I guess you would call a split-focus. It’s half entertainment and half mystery.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement.
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
The last thing you want to do is finish playing or doing anything and wish you would have worked harder.
Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.
Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
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.
Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world’s poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much of the economics of being poor.
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.
Love other human beings as you would love yourself.
The white people should go back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called United States.
If two people were exactly alike, one of them would be unnecessary.
To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching.
I always think about the idea that God never gives you more than you can handle, and just the idea that God would be looking at me and thinking, ‘Eh, I think she can handle more.’ And the angels thinking, ‘What are you doing? You’re a lunatic.’ And God being like, ‘No, no, trust me. She can handle this.’
We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
I never thought I would say this, but I’m desperate to do an action film.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.
I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?
He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.
Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?
No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.