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I have a lot of things to say and a lot of things to let out of me.
When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don’t want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies – Monsanto is the most famous of them – control so many of the seeds we grow.
Every kid needs to say, ‘I want what my mom and dad have.’
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
No matter what you do, people are always going to have something negative to say about it. You could spend your life constantly trying to seek people’s approval and validation, but there is always going to be someone that has something negative to say about what you’re doing.
I never say no to an ice cream.
If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’
They talk most who have the least to say.
We name time when we say: every thing has its time. This means: everything which actually is, every being comes and goes at the right time and remains for a time during the time allotted to it. Every thing has its time.
‘Pathological liar‘ is absolutely the toughest individual to deal with as a psychiatrist. Because you can’t take anything they say at face value. And you can’t, you know, fill in their personality. You don’t know what’s real and what’s not.
Many people say I believe aliens built the pyramids. I don’t. In fact I’m not a supporter of the ‘ancient alien‘ hypothesis at all. I think a lost human civilization is a much better explanation of the mysteries and paradoxes of ancient cultures.
When I go back to Texas, I travel the state, and I see people all the time who come up to me, men and women across Texas, and they grab me by the shoulder, and they’re afraid. They say, ‘Ted, you know, I just lost my health insurance. I got a child with diabetes. I’m scared. Please stop this from happening.’
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
I’m a nationalist. I’m a patriot. Nothing is wrong. I’m a born Hindu. Nothing is wrong. So, I’m a Hindu nationalist, so yes, you can say I’m a Hindu nationalist because I am a born Hindu, I’m patriotic, so nothing is wrong in it.
Sometimes you don’t have to say anything. Silence speaks it all.
It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.
You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
What I always say is, ‘Do every job you’re in like you’re going to do it for the rest of your life, and demonstrate that ownership of it.’
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn’t. It focuses on facts.
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
I like to say now that the reason I’m conservative is because I used to be a liberal, and I learned a lot.
I like to say, ‘Once a dancer, always a dancer.’ In everything – the way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk, the way you sit – everything is just, you’ve been trained a certain way your whole life, so it’s a bit muscle memory.
Systematic theology – be careful how you tie down the Word to fit your set and final creeds, systems, dogmas, and organized theistic philosophies! The Word of God is not bound! It’s free to say what it will to the individual, and no one can outline it into dispensations which cannot be broken.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
Some people say I’ve got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I’d sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in ‘The Fifth Element.’ And I’m nothing like that blue alien. I’ve got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.
My glasses say a lot about me because I think me in a pair of sunglasses is an image that a lot of people would recognise.
There are things that people say that hurt my feelings or whatever, especially with social media right now. It can be the most amazing thing, and it can also be the most negative and detrimental thing.
If you want to rip the heart out of a democracy, you go after the facts. That’s what modern authoritarians do. You lie. All the time. Then, you say it’s your opponents and the journalists who lie.
Some men see things as they are, and say why. I dream of things that never were, and say why not.
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
I like to say I’m determined; some people would call it stubborn. It depends on your perspective.
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.
He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call.
People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don’t want to hear it.
‘Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.
My number one thing? Don’t overleverage yourself. Don’t say you can do something when you really can’t.
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do.
Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.
Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering.
I don’t run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.
I always say that I don’t believe I’m a chef. I try to be a storyteller.
What a blessing that God allows a life to come through your body, and then allows you to place that body in a body bag and take it out. I had to say that there’s a magnificent something that God has for me to do, to give me that level of completion. That level of experience. It’s unspeakable.
We all have our down days, but it’s not hard to smile and say, ‘Thank you.’
I can afford to say what I wish.
If I say something, I mean it. If I promise something, best as I can, I’m going to follow through. If I say I have your back, I genuinely mean it.
Do what you say you’re going to do. And try to do it a little better than you said you would.
Time is very precious to me. I don’t know how much I have left and I have some things that I would like to say. Hopefully, at the end, I will have said something that will be important to other people too.
The football field, I’d definitely say that’s my safe place.
But as they say about sharks, it’s not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it’s the ones you don’t see.
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear.
Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.
I always say film is art, theater is life and television is furniture.
A lasting marriage, they say, is one where the two reach for different sections of the Sunday paper. Me, I go right for the obituaries, just like those very elderly characters in Muriel Spark‘s spooky novel, ‘Memento Mori.’
You can’t really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.
I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.
I just want to say, don’t be afraid, believe in yourself, whatever comes your way you have to experience it to really know what that is. So if you have too much fear inside you may let go of certain opportunities or chances, so trust in yourself and stick with it.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Remember who you are. Remember to be strong and don’t care about what people say.
I don’t believe in politics. I’m an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.
You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’
I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team – not just on me.
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Not a lot of people get to say, ‘I’m a cartoon character.’
You never say never. There’s always a chance to do things in the future.
It’s hard to say, ‘I don’t believe in God.’ I would love to know if God exists. But it’s a very difficult thing for me to believe.
What people say isn’t going to stop me. I have to do things for myself.
I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The cars we drive say a lot about us.
My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
If I should say anything that is not in conformity with what is held by the Holy Roman Catholic Church, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This may be taken as certain, and also that, through God’s goodness, I am, and shall always be, as I always have been, subject to her.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’
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.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Expect the unexpected, is what I’d say about ‘Taboo.’
Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.
If we say it long enough eventually we’re going to reap a harvest. We’re going to get exactly what we’re saying.
Let me just say: Peace to you, if you’re willing to fight for it.
Listen, real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.
I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
I can’t say enough about Ireland. I can’t. I’d move there.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
I don’t care if someone wants to say something derogatory or spiteful anymore. As I’ve grown older I’ve become wiser to the fact that vindictive people take pride in trying to make other people feel bad. I enjoy my life. If someone doesn’t like what I do, that’s up to them, I really don’t care.
I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
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.
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.
If you understood everything I say, you’d be me!
To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
I don’t care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their kid to be a lawyer.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.
I always laugh and say I met God on the way up, and I got to know him on the way down. And so, as I’m crashing and losing everything, a lot of people run to God when they are struggling. And I was no exception.
Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
I tend to be… they say ‘workaholic,’ which I just find to be ‘motivated.’
Every morning that I wake up and I’m breathing, I can feel it and take a moment to say, you know, ‘Thank God I’m alive for another day.’
I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.
Food is a lot of people’s therapy – when we say comfort food, we really mean that. It’s releasing dopamine and serotonin in your brain that makes you feel good.
We should not say that one man’s hour is worth another man‘s hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time’s carcass.
I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
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.
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it – but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely‘ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
When things are going bad, don’t get all bummed out. Don’t get startled; don’t get frustrated. If you can say the word ‘good,’ guess what? It means you’re still alive. It means you’re still breathing.
There is nothing like a live performance. You can look at things on television, and you can look at things on YouTube, but when you get in a room full of people and you say one joke, and everyone’s laughing at the same thing, it’s a really great experience.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.
In 50 years, I don’t think you’re gonna look back at 2006 and say, ‘The good old days.’
There are people out there who hate me and who say I’m arrogant, vain, and whatever. That’s all part of my success. I am made to be the best.
People say, ‘Dream big!’ – but you have to think about the logistics. It’s not just coming up with a great idea; it’s how you can sell or market or promote that great idea.
People can say what they want, but at the end of the day, I’m going to keep working on my game. I always know I have things to work on.
No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it’s the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
I say I am stronger than fear.
I hate stupid people. They should have to wear signs that just say, ‘I’m stupid.’
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.
It’s funny because I’ve made a living off of words, but words get in the way of what you really want to say.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
What I couldn’t say verbally I was able to express physically through the guitar.
People say, ‘We remember the good times.’ Well I remember the bad times.
If you say, I’m for equal pay, that’s a reform. But if you say. I’m a feminist, that’s a transformation of society.
It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
It doesn’t matter my political views, who I like or dislike: If a president ever asks me to do anything, I’m going to say yes.
As long as you as an individual… can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as ‘one of the faithful,’ one of those people who can say, ‘Well, look, something’s going to happen! Let’s just keep trying. Let’s not give up.
Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don’t, or they wouldn’t have to say they did.
Well I have a microphone and you don’t so you will listen to every damn word I have to say!
I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
Standing as a witness in all things means being kind in all things, being the first to say hello, being the first to smile, being the first to make the stranger feel a part of things, being helpful, thinking of others’ feelings, being inclusive.
When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’
Everybody is a political person, whether you say something or you are silent. A political attitude is not whether you go to parliament; it’s how you deal with your life, with your surroundings.
Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’
I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times.
Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.
I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.
I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.
Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.
I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.
I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don’t expect it.
I ain’t giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain’t got nothing else to say for you.
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
To abandon affirmative action is to say there is nothing more to be done about discrimination.
A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
What I treasure the most is people coming up to me in the elevator and saying, ‘You really did a great job‘: neighbours who congratulate for a job well done or little fans who hug me and say they want to be like me.
Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that.
My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.
I always say, you never know how much your parents loved you until you have a child to love.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so ugh.
Hard times are when a man has worked at a job for 30 years – 30 years – and they give him a watch, kick him in the butt, and say, ‘Hey, a computer took your place, daddy.’ That’s hard times!
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times.
If an injustice requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the government machine.
Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I’m not selling insurance.
People might think that my queen should be highly educated, beautiful and the best of the best. Jetsun Pema is a kind-hearted girl who is very supportive and whom I can trust. I cannot say how she might appear to the people, but to me, she is the one.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say ‘by choice’ because I have never ‘accidentally‘ eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.
You may say, ‘Well, dragons don’t exist.’ It’s, like, yes they do – the category ‘predator‘ and the category ‘dragon‘ are the same category. It absolutely exists. It’s a superordinate category. It exists absolutely more than anything else. In fact, it really exists.
Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
I never regret or sit back and think that I shouldn’t have said something. There are a lot of people who tell me that you shouldn’t say this or that or should keep quiet, and I really think that I can either be true to my conscience or can live a fake life by staying quiet.
People in the street will either call me ‘Prime Minister‘ or ‘Justin.’ We’ll see how that goes. But when I’m working, when I’m with my staff in public, I’m ‘Prime Minister.’ I say that if we’re drinking beer out of a bottle, and you can see my tattoos, you should be comfortable calling me ‘Justin.’
You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth. People who feel like they’re being listened to feel accepted and appreciated. They feel like they’re being taken seriously and what they say really matters.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
I will remember this day for the rest of my life. There is nothing you can say. It’s just like you won the match after the earthquake and it just feels great.
Life’s philosophy, hm… I just say, ‘Do what you do and have fun doing it and try not to be too miserable.’
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
Money is always there but the pockets change; it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.
Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
When I say something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.
We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!
When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman.
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’
There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster;’ instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.
A nice person is a ‘yes’ person, whereas a good person is a person who accepts their responsibility in things and moves forward and tries to constantly evolve and isn’t afraid to say no or challenge someone or be honest or truthful.
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
They say women and music should never be dated.
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.
People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.
When I say, ‘I stand for equal rights,’ I mean equal rights for all persons… from the moment of conception until natural death. I mean that I believe in the equal human dignity of all persons, no matter the ‘contribution‘ they make to society.
I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium, and symptoms of schizophrenia.
I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
The first step is you have to say that you can.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I don’t care what I look like; it’s how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ rather than, ‘Oh, she’s so pretty.’
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
Let’s say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can’t do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference.
I’ve been thinking of humorous things since I was… I can’t remember when. All the way through elementary school, all the way through junior high, all the way through high school, through college and after college, I was thinking of the same kinds of things that I say in front of an audience now.
Some foreigners with full bellies and nothing better to do engage in finger-pointing at us. First, China does not export revolution; second, it does not export famine and poverty; and third, it does not mess around with you. So what else is there to say?
The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.
My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry.
Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.
They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
I say it every day – I’m the luckiest man on earth.
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else – very rarely to those who say to themselves, ‘Go to, now, let us be a celebrated individual!’.
You have to treat every day as a new challenge, and you have to remain paranoid, as they say.
We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism.
I’m a spokesman for myself. It just so happens that there’s a bunch of people that are concerned with what I have to say. I find that frightening at times because I’m just as confused as most people. I don’t have the answers for anything.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
You’re never as good as they say you are, you’re never as bad as they say you are. That’s a quote I live by.
Solemnity is proper in church, but things that are proper in church are not necessarily proper outside, and vice versa. For example, I can say a prayer while washing my teeth, but that does not mean I should wash my teeth in church.
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I always get carried away when I’m kissing. I just go nuts! Walking away after it is the strangest moment for me. It’s embarrassing – not knowing what to say to each other.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
I never thought I would say this, but I’m desperate to do an action film.
I can honestly say – and it’s a big surprise to me – that I have never had a dream about being on the moon.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
You have to develop ways so that you can take up for yourself, and then you take up for someone else. And so sooner or later, you have enough courage to really stand up for the human race and say, ‘I’m a representative.’
When you’re introducing a mobile app, you look around and say, ‘We could be doing 15 different things, but how do we communicate to someone why they would want to download and even sign up for this thing?’
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a a hundred times, I’m forty-four years old.
I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.
While drawing, I discover what I really want to say.
Quebec City is the most European of any city in North America; they speak French all the time. There is a part of town called Old Quebec which is really like being in France. The architecture is just gorgeous, food, shopping. I’d say Quebec City is the most beautiful city in North America I’ve seen.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
If you don’t know how to pronounce a word, say it loud!
I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves, but I love me.