City Quotes

London is a vast, complex city designed by the same guy who created the Habitrail.

— Adam Schlesinger

On the banks of the Nile, the Rosetta branch, I lived an enjoyable childhood in the City of Disuq, which is the home of the famous mosque, Sidi Ibrahim.

— Ahmed Zewail

One thing about Los Angeles is it feels like it’s not new. It feels like it’s already been built, and it’s deteriorating, except for the places they’re trying to make nicer. But in general, you drive all through the city, and the city feels like it was new a long time ago.

— Albert Brooks

If I won the lottery I’d start a charity that helped little family hardware stores, cobblers and fruit shops open in city centres.

— Alexei Sayle

I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.

— Alvar Aalto

For my first Bollywood movie, ‘Ekk Deewana Tha,’ my mum also came over because Mumbai was completely new to me, and I’d heard it’s a huge city.

— Amy Jackson

For me, St. Petersburg is the city that I can never escape because it has this special energy, even a dark energy. It keeps pulling me back.

— Anna Netrebko

People who gentrify are usually new transplants to a city, changing it to suit their particular cultural needs and whims.

— Annalee Newitz

Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.

— Anthony Burgess

If you smash a city when you’re trying to capture it, you actually end up providing the perfect terrain for the defenders while blocking the access for your own armoured vehicles.

— Antony Beevor

I don’t have great running technique, but I like to run. I’ve heard from countless people that the last six miles of the marathon is all mental. But what better city to have this in than New York City where there are millions of people there supporting you?

— Apolo Ohno

I believe Timothy McVeigh getting the death penalty for his heinous act of killing over a hundred in Oklahoma City, that could very well deter others that might want to enter into that similar conduct.

— Asa Hutchinson

If there is one city apart from Mumbai where I would love to settle down, it has to be Chennai.

— Ashwin Sanghi

I was born in New York City, along with a twin sister. I am five minutes older than Emily. It was Emily, for reasons no one knows – she certainly doesn’t – who called me Avi. It stuck. It’s the only name I use now.

— Avi

I’m going to do anything I can do – whether that’s being part of FIFA or creating some sort of movement that can actually impart real equality across all lines – in every country, every city, every sector all over the world, that’s what I’m going to do.

— Abby Wambach

I’m conflicted with theater in the city because you want to reach a diverse audience, and that audience doesn’t typically go to the theater.

— Adam Driver

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.

— Adam Smith

A city like London is sociable in a sense that there are people gathering in bars and restaurants, concerts and lectures. Yet you can partake of all these experiences and never say hello to anyone new. And one of the things that all religions do is take groups of strangers into a space and say it is OK to talk to each other.

— Alain de Botton

I don’t expect to see them in the top six but I think of all the teams that have come up in previous seasons, I think Manchester City are the biggest club.

— Alan Hansen

Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while, they came up and went straight back down again.

— Alan Hansen

London has been used as the emblematic English city, but it’s far from representative of what life in England is actually about.

— Alan Moore

I don’t think acting is addictive. If I stopped acting tomorrow, I really wouldn’t care. If you told me that I would have to sell real estate in New York City to look after my family, that would be fine with me.

— Alec Baldwin

Many Mexican directors are scared to shoot in Mexico City, which is why there are many stories in Mexican cinema about little rural towns, or set a hundred years ago.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I’ve always found my way through it in different ways.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Antonio Sanchez is from Mexico City. I met him at a Pat Metheny concert. He did a solo, and I thought, ‘This is an octopus man!’

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it’s chaotic and you never know what’s gonna happen. And that’s the music – you never know what’s gonna happen.

— Alice Cooper

I stayed in New York City for the first time, I’d always wanted to do that.

— Amy Sedaris

People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places. I was brought up on the edge of Leeds, five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other, the city.

— Andy Goldsworthy

I like to buy a new fragrance for each film. I’ll go out in the city where I’m filming and snap it up. The one I have for ‘Into the Woods’ is Terry de Gunzburg Flagrant Delice, which I bought in London.

— Anna Kendrick

Pittsburgh is a very hard city, especially if you’re black.

— August Wilson

When people meet me, many times they’re very surprised because they expect someone who is kind of wacky with seven piercings and very hip and cool and New York City, and I’m not.

— Augusten Burroughs

The city fought a $300 million, 18-year war on graffiti. New York Mayor John Lindsay declared war in 1972, and the battle for the transit system came later.

— Adam Mansbach

I moved to Chicago when I was 28, and I wasn’t completely idealistic about going to Second City and making a living from comedy, but I knew it would be great for the resume.

— Allison Tolman

A lot of guys I know loved ‘Sex and the City.’ They’ll take it to their grave, but they watched every episode of it.

— Allison Williams

If you’ve got style, you’ll show it, no matter the city.

— Amar’e Stoudemire

I always knew I would come to London. I loved Glasgow, but it seemed filled with echoes of my parents’ lives, and sometimes you just want a city of your own.

— Andrew O’Hagan

For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks. And once again, the mayor’s requests were not funded.

— Anthony Weiner

Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city, I got three words: bring it on.

— Anthony Weiner

I grew up, as many Indians do, in an archipelago of tongues. My maternal grandfather, who was a surgeon in the city of Madras, was fluent in at least four languages and used each of them daily.

— Aravind Adiga

Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country.

— Aravind Adiga

When I was growing up in the south Indian city of Madras, there were only two political parties that mattered one was run by a former matinee idol, and the other was run by his former screenwriter.

— Aravind Adiga

I am coming back to New York after five years, and it seems that psychics are taking over the city.

— Aravind Adiga

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.

— Arthur Erickson

You are traveling and see these people shooting the entire experience of going through a city, and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the illusion that they will edit it all, but I don’t think that’s it.

— Atom Egoyan

I was a member of the Haifa City Council when I was 23 years old, which made me the youngest city councilman in Israel.

— Ayman Odeh

It’ll be interesting to raise kids in New York City. I’m from suburbia, so I don’t really have any experience with what it’s going to be like here.

— Aaron Lazar

New York is such a versatile city, and there’s always something new to discover.

— Abbey Lee Kershaw

If people watch ‘Broad City’ very closely, we just drop lines about people we love, just to say we like them.

— Abbi Jacobson

We couldn’t pitch the show without having created one, at least one 20 to 25 minute version of ‘Broad City.’ We wouldn’t know how to describe it.

— Abbi Jacobson

Cole Archer’s Chillout Mix. That’s my son’s mix. He’s ten weeks old, and this is what he listens to: ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse, ‘Everyday People’ by Arrested Development, The Beatles’ ‘Rocky Raccoon,’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Atlantic City.’

— Adam Pally

I’m not a city kind of guy. I’m happiest when I’m tromping through the woods. That’s why I don’t live in Los Angeles. Being physically away from Hollywood probably loses me a few jobs, but the best ones seek me out.

— Aidan Quinn

In Riyadh, there’s going to be a huge project that will house at least 12,000 units with inhabitants of approximately 150,000 people. It’s like a city within a city.

— Al-Waleed bin Talal

In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.

— Alan Autry

All of the factors that make up a quality city – safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. – emanate from a strong educational premise.

— Alan Autry

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.

— Alcaeus

My favorite country blues player was Big Bill Broonzy. City blues was Freddie King, but I liked them all – Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ralph Willis, Lonnie Johnson, Brownie McGhee and the three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie. Jazz-wise, I listened to Django, Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery.

— Alvin Lee

The Stockholm street style is distinctive, with ensembles that exemplify the city’s understated elegance.

— Aslaug Magnusdottir

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.

— Abraham Cowley

I’ve always lived in a city. I’m very social, and in a place like New York, even if you’re alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.

— Ana Gasteyer

Being in New York City is the best because I’m always walking, taking the subway and walking up and down the stairs – whether you like it or not, you’re going to get exercise.

— Ana Ortiz

I was born and raised in New York City, Manhattan, uptown.

— Ana Ortiz

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.

— Armistead Maupin

Anyone who wants to look at sunlight naturally wipes his eye clear first, in order to make, at any rate, some approximation to the purity of that on which he looks and a person wishing to see a city or country goes to the place in order to do so.

— Athanasius

I think if you live in London, it’s such a cosmopolitan city nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it’s totally the opposite.

— Alex Kingston

Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.

— Alberto Salazar

When I was a teenager, if you’d asked me, I would have said I was in a relationship with New York City. It was my first real love.

— Aleksa Palladino

In ‘Where the Air is Clear’, Carlos Fuentes composed a polyphonic portrait of Mexico City amid the growth and modernization brought on by the economic boom of the 1950s. The novel can be read as a jazz interpretation – free and in a Mexican key – of John Dos Passos’ ‘Manhattan Transfer’.

— Alvaro Enrigue

My preferred environment is by the sea or somewhere rural. I don’t want to be in a city, I don’t want to visit New York and I don’t want to go shopping.

— Amanda Donohoe

A typical native New Yorker, I’m prone to wearing the city’s unofficial sartorial color: black.

— Amanda Hearst

I’m not a DJ – I don’t know how to scratch or mix records, but I know how to party, and I know music. I grew up in Philly it’s a very musical city. My house was full of music.

— Amber Rose

You didn’t have to go on location if you could just shoot down City Hall, LA.

— Ann Robinson

Verona is a very beautiful city, but Siena just never ceases to fascinate me.

— Anne Fortier

One of the things I love about ‘Rubicon’ is I really recognize the New York City that they’re depicting in it, having lived here for 15 years.

— Annie Parisse

In March 1950, in New York City, I was married to Marietta Soffer. We have three children: Vilhelm, Tomas, and Margrethe.

— Aage Bohr

One of the things I noticed while I lived in New York City was how different the kids and teens were that grew up there versus, you know, my suburban upbringing. They have this innate resilience and toughness to them, and they’re incredibly self-sufficient, usually from a pretty young age.

— Alexandra Bracken

I lived on my own when I was living in New York City when I was 18, working on a show. And that definitely kind of grows you up a little faster than a normal 18-year-old in college, so I think so. I think I’ve got some street smarts.

— Alexandra Chando

I think Hitchcock had a thing about hills: think of the house on the hill in ‘Psycho.’ Then, in ‘Vertigo,’ Scottie is forever traversing the city, going downhill all the time as he goes deeper and deeper into himself. It’s as if Hitchcock is using San Francisco as a psychological map.

— Allen Coulter

I don’t think you ever think of a big city as sweet or community, but there are cities that I think of as charming and particular and interesting cities. I live in one now, Charleston.

— Anne Rivers Siddons

Wow, bad news. Mr. Obama now hates Israel because the Israelis want to build 1,600 apartments in their own capital city, Jerusalem. Russia hates Israel, too. So do the Europeans. So does Ban Ki-moon, a Korean who is secretary-general of the UN.

— Ben Stein

I was born October 5, 1957, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Woodlawn area, a neighborhood that hasn’t changed much in forty-five years. Our house was on 66th and Blackstone, but the city tore it down when the rats took over.

— Bernie Mac

A city built on rivers and bituminous coal, Pittsburgh in the ’90s has survived the boom and bust years.

— Bill Dedman

J’eet jet?’ is still the standard way for a Pittsburgher to ask if you’re ready for a meal, but the meal itself is no longer limited to chipped ham and an Iron City beer.

— Bill Dedman

Des Moines is like your typical American city it’s just these concentric circles of malls, built outward from the city.

— Bill Bryson

Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.

— Bill Gates

If you have one of the worst schools in the city, then chances are the teachers are not going to care for you. Chances are the parents don’t feel seriously about coming to meet with teachers.

— Bill Cosby

I took Second City out of desperation, and that’s what ended up working out. It shows that you should be doing a lot of different stuff, taking whatever opportunities are there, to see what works.

— Bill Hader

I was at Second City L.A., going through the conservatory, and I graduated in 2004 and I got ‘SNL’ in 2005.

— Bill Hader

In Copenhagen, there’s a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement – pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation – are accommodated with equal priority.

— Bjarke Ingels

Times have been tough, the economy has been tough. But I want to bring forward a fantastic manifesto for taking the city forwards.

— Boris Johnson

London is the most commercially important city in Europe, and it’s the most populous city. It should be for the whole of the European continent what New York is to America. That’s what it should be.

— Boris Johnson

My favorite thing about Milan is that you see these guys, and it’s as if a spaceship came out of the most attractive planet invented and just dropped them off all across the city.

— Brad Goreski

I struck upon this kind of crazy idea that I was going to go to New York and stop 10,000 people on the streets and take their portrait and create kind of a photographic census of the city.

— Brandon Stanton

Each time I arrived in a new city, I’d get lost in the streets and photograph everything that looked interesting, taking nearly a thousand photographs every day. After each day of shooting, I’d select 30 or 40 of my favorite photographs and post them on Facebook. I named the albums after my first impression of each city.

— Brandon Stanton

I’ve taken pictures in at least 14 countries, and nowhere have people told me ‘no’ more than New York City.

— Brandon Stanton

My police record says I went to Panama City, but I don’t recall it.

— Brantley Gilbert

I have what is probably the largest big bike collection in the city: a Fat Boy, a sportser Harley Davidson and two Yamahas. All these are 1200cc-plus bikes. Riding these bikes is something I still do and some trekking as well.

— Baba Kalyani

I love traveling, I love waking up in a new city every day.

— Brendon Urie

In Edna, I created a satiric portrait of my hometown of Melbourne, a large provincial English city paradoxically in far Southeast Asia. She’s a theatrical figure, related to vaudeville in some respects. She inhabits a world in which there are comparatively few female exponents of comedy.

— Barry Humphries

How are the cabs in your city? In Manhattan, where I work, they are rather awful.

— Barry Ritholtz

If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks.

— Baz Luhrmann

One of the great things about Sydney is that it has a great acceptance of everyone and everything. It’s an incredibly tolerant city, a city with a huge multicultural basis.

— Baz Luhrmann

Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There’s shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That’s why I pay no mind.

— Beck

I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city.

— Ben Nicholson

I appreciate my city very much. When I go to America and Europe, and I tell everyone I’m from London, I’m proud.

— Benjamin Clementine

In 2013, when Google announced that Kansas City would be the first city in the country to have Google Fiber, I bought a house in the first neighborhood that was being wired up with Google’s gigabit Internet.

— Brad Feld

Chicago is seriously my favorite city in the country. People have roots here, which is nice. When you go to Los Angeles, no one is actually from Los Angeles.

— Bill Rancic

I started as a journalist for magazines in New York City, so it was always storytelling. And moving into movies was a natural transition.

— Bruce Feirstein

In my native Boulder County, Colorado, the fracking fanatics are out in force. They are marching door-to-door, petitions and mythology in hand, and they are storming city council and county commissioner meetings.

— Bob Beauprez

Animals speak with pure affection. It’s important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love.

— Bernadette Peters

I feel very comfortable in New York, in a city where there is no such thing as ‘nationality.’

— Bernard Tschumi

Really,’ thought I, ‘we call Baltimore the ‘Monumental City’ for its two marble columns, and here is Edinburg with one at every street-corner!’

— Bayard Taylor

When we moved to Seattle, everybody kind of disappeared into different corners of the city and it was a very difficult time for the band.

— Ben Gibbard

I grew up in New York City, and I’m a city boy, born and bred.

— Ben Schnetzer

I’ve never really read any books about Washington, neither the politics nor the city.

— Bennie Thompson

If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I’m drawn to locations. What really drew me to ‘The 4400,’ aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.

— Billy Campbell

Portland is a really great city, especially because I’m a shopper and there’s no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100.

— Bitsie Tulloch

I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city.

— Bob Filner

Until the end of elementary school, I lived in a suburban area, so the type of village I used to live in is borderline between village and the city, so I’m familiar with the rustic environment.

— Bong Joon-ho

Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.

— Brendan I. Koerner

What I’ve been surprised by is not how different people are, but how similar they are. There are certain types of Airbnb people, and they are in every city in the world – it’s just that in some cultures, there is more of a generational divide.

— Brian Chesky

I got into Kiss before I got into anybody. The first thing I heard was ‘Detroit Rock City.’ I heard it in the school library, where I lived.

— Brian Posehn

I try to hit all the places Guy Fieri visits in every city I go to. It’s, like, something a 60-year-old would do.

— Brian Posehn

I had always dreamed of being an Olympian, and something clicked inside of me. I knew I had to move to Salt Lake City and make this dream a reality.

— Brittany Bowe

For three years, the ‘Meistersinger’ score was a ball and chain to me. It went with me to every city and concert hall.

— Bryn Terfel

We thought a human city is kind of like that watering hole. It’s where different groups come together and have to find ways to live and survive and cohabit and cooperate, but they may not always see eye-to-eye.

— Byron Howard

In Kazahkstan, you would drive five hours outside the city to where roads sort of stop being roads, and it was just in the mountains and deathly quiet. And you could only really hear the clumping of the horses, and it was a sort of a beautiful silence. Like it enveloped you.

— Benedict Wong

I think it’s very important to support the program in your area, as each part of the country has its own challenges coping with AIDS. It can be very different from state to state and city to city. Wherever you live, there is surely someone who could use your help.

— Beth Broderick

No city embraced privatization more eagerly than Chicago, where I live.

— Bethany McLean

Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population back then in Sioux Falls, would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank.

— Bill Janklow

It’s a city of its own and has its own sound. I think what makes it different is the drama you know how they say everyone marches to their own beat? Well, I think Philly has its own beat as well, and it’s distinctive. It sounds easy, but it’s hard to play.

— Billy Paul

I myself am consummately middle class. We grew up in upper-middle-class suburbs in Oklahoma City, and that’s very much the same ethos as what Richard Yates and John Cheever wrote about.

— Blake Bailey

Like every other place, I guess, Kansas City was quite a different city when I was a youngster there. They had quite a few clubs, and we had what we used to call jam sessions every night.

— Ben Webster

The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.

— Berenice Abbott

Juarez had become a failed city. The mayor of Juarez lived in El Paso. Not only did he not live in his own city, he didn’t live in his own country. You had all these kids out of school who didn’t want to work because they saw their mothers toiling in jobs for hardly any cash.

— Beto O’Rourke

My dad was a city councilman and a county commissioner, so I grew up involved and engaged in the political process.

— Bill Huizenga

The same things go on everywhere, whether you’re from the city, the country or wherever.

— Bubba Sparxxx

The joke that I make is that there are instances on the TV series that happen to me, – except on Sex and the City they always make it better or worse than real life and I am actually saying that in a joking way.

— Candace Bushnell

The ’90s are really the ‘Sex and the City’ woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the ‘Lipstick Jungle’ woman.

— Candace Bushnell

The first painting that I realised I liked was ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Hieronymus Bosch, when I was six years old, at the Prado in Madrid. I still find myself returning there every time I’m in the city.

— Carolina Herrera

Had my grandparents not emigrated when they did, I might have been born Jewish in Eastern Europe during World War II, or I might not have been born at all. Instead, I was born in 1942 in New York City.

— Carole King

There’s an expression in Australia that’s called ‘Go Bush,’ which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and ‘go bush’ to places where there’s no cell reception. But, I don’t get to do that often, so for the most part, it’s just a state of mind.

— Cate Blanchett

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Around New York City, samples collected at dozens of beaches or piers have detected the types of bacteria and other pollutants tied to sewage overflows. Though the city’s drinking water comes from upstate reservoirs, environmentalists say untreated excrement and other waste in the city’s waterways pose serious health risks.

— Charles Duhigg

In the 1970s, New York City defaulted on its debt, and yes, the consequences were painful. Enrollment plummeted at City University campuses, which until then had offered free education. Seven thousand police officers were laid off. Crime skyrocketed. Services for the poor disappeared.

— Charles Duhigg

New York – that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American.

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What I like about New York City is nobody cares. If they do, they don’t ever approach. They just give you a ‘What’s up?’ and that’s it.

— Chaske Spencer

Whether it’s from the biggest, most powerful city, or from the dinkiest little podunk town, there is a certain attachment and connection, and yes, pride about where you came from.

— Cheech Marin

When I’m doing a store in a country, I always like to consider the concept of the country and the city. Ask what are the clothes of the city, what does this city represent for me?

— Christian Louboutin

In 1964, when we first arrived in New York City, I remember vividly seeing the skyline of Manhattan, and our first proposal of 1964 was to wrap two lower Manhattan buildings. We never got permission.

— Christo

I grew up in the ’50s, in New York City, where television was born. There were 90 live shows every week, and they used a lot of kids. There were schools just for these kids. There was a whole world that doesn’t exist anymore.

— Christopher Walken

I think the fact that I was raised in show business, in New York City, in the ’50s, that’s affected my personality to the point that I’m a little different.

— Christopher Walken

That’s the misconceptions that people have, that Chuck Berry went to jail. They’re just totally wrong. It might have said something in the large papers in the bigger city headlines and things. But, you take a look at any of the local papers, and you will see that I was acquitted. I never went to jail.

— Chuck Berry

Growing up in New York City, I was always encouraged to question authority, and I think I confused patriotism with jingoism.

— Claire Danes

In New York City, everybody goes into therapy.

— Claire Danes

America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.

— C. Wright Mills

My favorite stories are about kids who refuse to give up their homes and schools may have been destroyed they’ve probably had to rely on themselves more than a lot of adults do, and they’ve resisted the many bad alternatives that city life offers to poor teens.

— Campbell Brown

City of God’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ are both films that I really like, but they are stylistically the opposite of what I wanted to do.

— Cary Fukunaga

If you really want to follow me and know what I’m doing, it’s Instagram. You know which city I’m in and what I’m doing. It’s almost in real time.

— Chiara Ferragni

No matter where you put me, I don’t care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City I’m going to be who I am.

— Chris Paul

It would be thrilling, obviously, to be able to have a woman and an openly LGBT person as the mayor of New York City.

— Christine Quinn

People have said I can come off a little trial-lawyerish. I tell people I never actually became a lawyer, but I play one at City Hall.

— Christine Quinn

I think it’s really important to realize that small businesses are often the portal for immigrants into the New York City economy. I think we have something like 40,000 small businesses that are immigrant-run in New York.

— Christine Quinn

My American home is L.A., which is the ultimate city for 365 days of summer.

— Curtis Stone

I started working in New York City as an actor and did many plays. I did regional theater, smaller theaters, children’s theater.

— Christopher Guest

I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer.

— Calamity Jane

The further away we got from 9/11, the more I wanted to find some way to recover. I wanted to talk about the more anonymous corners of the city, because I think it’s very important that not all of that anger was turned to revenge.

— Colum McCann

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is like the greatest, most fantastic library you could ever imagine. It’s a labyrinth of books with tunnels, bridges, arches, secret sections – and it’s hidden inside an old palace in the old city of Barcelona.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Everyone who moves to New York City has a book or movie or song that epitomizes the place for them. For me, it’s ‘The Cricket in Times Square’, written by George Selden and illustrated by Garth Williams.

— Cathleen Schine

When I was 13, my family moved from a suburb of New York City to Miami, Florida, and we moved there the Friday before Labor Day weekend.

— Chris Bohjalian

Sex and the City changed New York-New York’s become a big shoe store now, unfortunately.

— Chris Noth

The cell is a city of production centres, each part working away like mad, and it’s co-ordinated. Six trillion cells in a body – you can’t help but be moved.

— Charles Jencks

The landscape of the Net has changed that cyberfrontier of the past has become a teeming city of people, transactions, and businesses.

— Charles Platt

I have a fantastic respect for Liverpool the city, club and the fans, from the time I spent there. That respect will always be there.

— Charlie Adam

The murder of John Kennedy in broad daylight in the streets of an American city remains, to me, an unsolved crime.

— Charlie Pierce

Being born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in the very rural parts of Kansas led me to believe that everything was simple, everything made sense and that anything was possible.

— Chely Wright

My favourite plant is the foxglove. I think they are a perfect balance between being a garden plant and a wild plant, as at home in woodland as they are in a city.

— Clive Anderson

I went to UC Santa Cruz, overlooking the Bay of Monterey and Santa Cruz, in 1969. Back then, the city was part-hippie, part-surfer, but mostly retired chicken farmer.

— Clive Sinclair

Everyone in Tel Aviv knows Yosl Bergner. In 2006, the mayor made him a Freeman of the City. Now he carries a card which allows him to park his car anywhere with impunity. If only he could drive.

— Clive Sinclair

Like a tracer running through the veins of the city, networks of air quality sensors attached to bikes can help measure an individual’s exposure to pollution and draw a dynamic map of the urban air on a human scale, as in the case of the Copenhagen Wheel developed by new startup Superpedestrian.

— Carlo Ratti

We have this condition where digital technology is becoming increasingly smaller and distributed in the environment. In a certain sense, this is the first time ever we can describe a city in real time.

— Carlo Ratti

Living in New York City, you have to keep trying to do a lot of things.

— Caroline Shaw

L.A. is such a big city, and there’s so much going on. I mean, you know you’re in L.A. when you can just hear sirens all the time.

— Cassie Steele

Chicago is the greatest of all baseball cities. I make no exception, although I have been treated well wherever I have been. It is the greatest city because the fans will stick to a loser season after season. I have had my share of defeats, so I should know.

— Charles Comiskey

In any country, in any city, there will be political influence on what is said, what kind of images are to be projected and, yes, of course artists can be and are influenced by politicians.

— Cai Guo-Qiang

Broad City’ is how I wish we could all be, whereas ‘Girls’ is maybe a more accurate representation of how things are.

— Caitlin Stasey

I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I’m one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one.

— Christopher Plummer

I like Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. With the waterfall and things like that, I think it’s pretty cool.

— CC Sabathia

I’m really eager to play the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals, especially after my enjoyable visit to the city.

— Chen Long

What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall.

— Carl Stokes

I graduated from Second City Los Angeles. It helped me tremendously, not only in my roles in films but in helping shape me into a writer as well. In improv, you will fail sometimes, so it teaches you to be brave and try anything. The worst that can happen is nobody laughs.

— Carly Craig

I grew up in New York City, and both my parents worked. On weekends, we’d go out to the country, and on Sunday nights we’d come back. Sometimes we were a little cranky – it was a long drive. But we could always look forward to one thing: my mother’s ziti and meat sauce.

— Christa Miller

Every time I drive into Rio from the airport, I see the city for the first time and think how strange it is.

— Chico Buarque

In the ’60s when I was a student, there was this campaign to destroy 75 percent of the old buildings in Paris, replacing them with modern architecture. I realized this as a dangerous utopia. This modern vision did not understand the richness of the city. Thankfully, such destruction did not happen.

— Christian de Portzamparc

Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.

— D. H. Lawrence

I run in London, in San Francisco – any city that’s got a waterfront or park.

— Danny Meyer

During one of his uncannily well-timed impromptu visits to my restaurant, Union Square Cafe, Pat Cetta taught me how to manage people. Pat was the owner of a storied New York City steakhouse called Sparks, and by that time, he was an old pro at running a fine restaurant.

— Danny Meyer

I had never really felt settled in Brooklyn. I think it had to do with growing up in New Jersey and being someone who her whole life wanted to live in the city, and the city meant Manhattan.

— Dani Shapiro

I find L.A. kind of romantic, actually. As a movie junkie, it’s a city that was built by the movies. There’s something really weird and surreal about it that I find energizing.

— Damien Chazelle

I think, especially living in L.A., it’s very easy to get wrapped up in weekend announcements and the trades and the whole social life of the city, and to get divorced from what actually matters.

— Damien Chazelle

What I love about jazz is that it’s full of legends, full of myths. It’s an oral history because it started in New Orleans and Kansas City, under the radar.

— Damien Chazelle

Most people live in the city and go to the country at the weekend, and that’s posh and aristocratic, but actually to live in the country and come to London when you can’t take it any more is different.

— Damien Hirst

And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole.

— Daniel Libeskind

My dad grew up in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, desperate to get to London. I grew up in London, so I don’t know what it’s like to yearn for the big city from a small town.

— Daniel Radcliffe

I cannot emphasize just how dangerous it is cycling in the city. Especially now. Even though it is against the law to do this, you’ll see people texting while they drive.

— Dan Hill

I grew up in a city, I’m a city person – I go on holiday and I’m bored.

— Danny Boyle

Maybe every city has a unique sensibility, but we don’t have names for what they are or haven’t identified them all. We can’t pinpoint exactly what makes each city’s people unique yet.

— David Byrne

New York has always been a city of change and a city about change, and it is a back-leading development. Nobody’s going to want to come to New York if it looks like another strip mall.

— Debbie Harry

I used to watch my grandmother make fancy, Julia Child-style beef bourguignon. And growing up in New York City, I was exposed to many cultures. I experimented with Puerto Rican and Jamaican food.

— Debi Mazar

I’m a New Yorker now, and believe me, there’s no comparison between the Big Apple and Kalamazoo, no similarity at all. New York City’s hectic, always in fast-forward, and Kalamazoo’s more laid-back, smaller, slower.

— Derek Jeter

I’m the No. 1 developer in New York, I’m the biggest in Atlantic City, and maybe we’ll keep it that way.

— Donald Trump

I grew up in New York City, a town with different races, religions, and peoples. It breeds tolerance.

— Donald Trump

I never thought of London in terms of possible heroes – of course, there are thousands. It’s a very talented city.

— Doris Lessing

Texas has an established trade office in Mexico City, as do other Texan cities. They have a more mature trade relationship with Mexico, and I want to make Arizona a leader in this area also.

— Doug Ducey

Washington isn’t a city, it’s an abstraction.

— Dylan Thomas

In Minneapolis, I learned that there are more theaters per square mile than in any U.S. city but New York, and we also had great Midwestern beef in our salads in a plaza overlooking the national headquarters of Target, Inc.

— Darin Strauss

Surprisingly, Manhattan casts a sort of undersized shadow onto Long Island. Where I grew up, everyone seemed totally disconnected from the city – ours could have been any suburb, anywhere – though when traffic was thin, it took us only half an hour to get into midtown.

— Darin Strauss

The nameless loser in Jay McInerney’s ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ is going to the dogs like a gentleman. He is too smart to blame anyone for the impasse he has come to, hip enough to know he does not know enough, too sophisticated to masquerade as an anti-hero.

— Darryl Pinckney

I went to Saudi Arabia in 2010, and spent most of my time in Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City.

— Dave Eggers

There are only a few places that I go where people recognize me anyway. I have to be at the right place, in the right city. It’s not really that much of an issue.

— Davey Havok

If you’re in a major city, there’s a 25-year cycle. In Vegas, it’s probably 10 or 15 years, except for those landmark places like Spago or Nobu. In Vegas, you have to reinvent yourself once in a while.

— Daniel Boulud

I’ve always loved it in Las Vegas, and it is the only city in the world that brings so many different talented people from so many places.

— Daniel Boulud

I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield, as an MP or as a minister.

— David Blunkett

Being an MP is not a desperately hard life, like going down the pit or working in the steelworks – with which I am all too familiar, having been brought up in the city of Sheffield and it certainly isn’t badly paid compared with any of my constituents.

— David Blunkett

I do not go outdoors… As far as I’m concerned, the whole point of living in New York City is indoors. You want greenery? Order the spinach.

— David Rakoff

He was somebody who made me think, I suppose, about the contemplative life. I’ve always been a city fellow, but I’ve often had vague thoughts about ‘checking out’ and perhaps going into a monastery and just seeing what it was like.

— Derek Jacobi

Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer’s heaven.

— Derek Walcott

This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions, where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian, and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.

— Derek Walcott

People often think of New York as a city, a concrete jungle with soaring skyscrapers and yellow taxis and the bright lights of Times Square. And it is that, in part. But beyond that, it’s rolling hills of fruit orchards and fields of grain and ice-cold waters brimming with oysters.

— Daniel Humm

Everyone comes to live in New York because they want to achieve something, and for that reason, there’s this energy in the city that is just electrifying and inspiring.

— Daniel Humm

I went to graduate school in Iowa City, at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where the most passionate thing I did was attend University of Iowa basketball games.

— David Shields

When you’re in New York City or Boston or something, you feel surrounded by cities and by culture.

— David Shields

In February of 1972, a snowstorm blew into Kansas City, and I decided to hitchhike to California. The roads were icy, snowflakes howling, and nobody would drive me to the highway, so I humped through the snow and ice and caught a ride with a concerned cop to the Kansas Turnpike.

— Daniel Woodrell

I’m convinced that the place, if you have your druthers, to go to have that experience is New York City.

— Dabney Coleman

Where a city is only focused on one aspect, it becomes a city without a soul, not a city people want to live in.

— Damian Woetzel

Devo and The Cramps didn’t get big until they went to New York City. Chrissie Hynde didn’t get big until she moved to London. When I was growing up, there wasn’t even a place to play – just one little bar. If we wanted to have a gig, then we had to drive 45 minutes up to Cleveland.

— Dan Auerbach

The kids that are making the ghetto stuff I can’t even reach are the ones that are inspiring me to play music for the other kids in the city they don’t even know about. If I don’t get those kids making music, there won’t be an original kid DJing like me in five to 10 years.

— Diplo

In 2012, the city of Austin erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in the heart of the business district. Schoolchildren, churchgoers, tourists, slackers, conventioneers, tech geeks – everybody, it seems – now congregate around this ponytailed shrine to outlaw country.

— Douglas Brinkley

I did a movie called ‘Clueless’ when I was first starting out. And with that paycheck, I went and bought a car, which I had no use for, because I lived in New York City, where you can take a train for a dollar anywhere. But instead, I bought a $20,000 car with a $12,000 check.

— Donald Faison

Hollywood, the business, would be just fine if someone were to destroy the Hollywood sign. The city’s there is the airport – its point of entry and exit, and in some ways its identity.

— Dana Goodyear

Los Angeles is a city of few hard targets. Its iconic buildings are private spaces, mostly residential, visible by invitation only or in the pages of a Taschen book. Its central industry is as mirage-like as the projection of light on a screen.

— Dana Goodyear

Like the rest of the city, LAX is coming of age.

— Dana Goodyear

Los Angeles is a good city in which to be a reporter. Always entertaining, always an incubator.

— Dana Goodyear

I locate a great deal of the power of Occupy Wall Street in the name itself, ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ or ‘#OccupyWallStreet.’ It works because the name contains everything you need to know: the tactic and the target. The name is also modular. You can create your own offshoot in your own city.

— Dana Spiotta

I began visiting Lima’s prisons back in 2007, when my first novel, ‘Lost City Radio,’ was published in Peru.

— Daniel Alarcon

One of the big luxuries of being in Antwerp is that I can easily walk in the city. In Paris and New York, I am more recognized.

— Dries van Noten

If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would… but its just impossible to get to everyone.

— Dante Hall

When ‘Sex and the City’ aired its first season, people didn’t know about HBO as a place for original series. People weren’t saying, ‘Oh I’ve got to watch ‘Sex and the City’!’ They found it later. In some ways, it helped change what people thought of HBO.

— Darren Star

I grew up in D.C. but always had a love affair with New York. I did ‘Central Park West,’ ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Law & Order.’

— Darren Star

When I did ‘Sex and the City,’ it was like, ‘Let’s do a comedy where the humor is not coming from innuendo but from the a truthful place. This is a show where we’re going to be able to say and do what we want.’

— Darren Star

I think people have this sort of idea that ‘Sex and the City’ was this overnight sensation, and that can’t be farther from the truth.

— Darren Star

I think ‘Sex and the City’ is a chapter that will never close. In a wonderful way, it’s always going to be an open chapter because it seems like new generations discover the show and relate to it, which is amazing, and you can’t hope for that.

— Darren Star

I met Kevin when I was 19, at a Second City workshop. We were paired up together in the first class I went to. By the end of the class we formed our improv group, and over the next three years we performed leading up to the formation of The Kids in the Hall.

— Dave Foley

When I first came to New York City, what I was thrilled about was not the Empire State Building, or the Statue of Liberty it was the fireplugs in the street. These things that Jack Kirby had drawn. Or these cylindrical water towers on top of buildings that Steve Ditko’s ‘Spider-Man’ fights used to happen in and around.

— Dave Gibbons

The Yankees won the pennant, we went on to the World Series, 41 years after that in the city of Toronto. The great city of Toronto, and all the provinces in Canada, everybody reached out and they were excited because we won the first World Series ever, across the border.

— Dave Winfield

Historic Amsterdam, that old part you first see when you turn up at Centraal Station, may have its monuments, but it’s also the most tawdry and overcrowded part of the city.

— David Hewson

Bejart is almost never performed in New York City critically, he just gets attacked here.

— David Hallberg

I love filming in London. In New York, every street is familiar because you have seen it in a movie. They mythologise their own city. You’re forever trying to get down streets that have been blocked off because of shooting. In London, they don’t put up with it they’re grumpy.

— Douglas Hodge

Edinburgh is a sort of gothic fairytale city, and it can be a gothic horror city as well.

— David MacKenzie

Liverpool has always made me brave, choice-wise. It was never a city that criticised anyone for taking a chance.

— David Morrissey

This might sound really foolish, but when I came to Edinburgh in 1988 I had spent nearly all my life living south of Bristol, and I was just amazed that a city like Edinburgh was actually in the British isles.

— David Nicholls

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

— Desmond Morris

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

— Desmond Morris

Look at where I lived! Four blocks from Lincoln Center. I used to play in the fountain. And then I started taking dance lessons. I was in ‘The Nutcracker’ for the N.Y. City Ballet when I was 8 and dancing in ‘The Firebird’ for George Balanchine when I was 9. Believe me, that’s something you don’t ever forget.

— Diane Paulus

I don’t know if I’d want to do that anymore, because you always get bigger laughs on college campuses. So, when the film plays in front of a city audience, you’ve probably cut too loosely.

— David Zucker

In 1900, as the immigrants come down the gangplank into Jersey City, they expect the streets to be paved with gold, and they were only paved with gold in Frank Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ of course.

— David Levering Lewis

Though Tikal may have been settled by at least 600 B.C., most of the city’s edifices were built during what is called the Classic period of Maya history, from A.D. 250 to 900.

— David Roberts

It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city.

— David Simon

They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt.

— Denis Kearney

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.

— Djuna Barnes

About six months after I moved to New York City, I was literally down to my last twenty dollars when a friend of mine from college got me a job at an Upper East side gym. I ran the cafe, and I was the janitor. It was an unfortunate combination of duties, to say the least.

— Donna Lynne Champlin

I did live through Katrina and also Hurricane Rita, which hit Lake Charles. Interestingly, when Katrina hit, they evacuated and Lake Charles was one of the evacuation destinations. We opened up the civic center of the city to the evacuees and provided them free medical and psychiatric care there.

— Dale Archer

There were eleven publishers in New York City, and when it was all over, I think it went down to four or five, and then finally just the three of them, the Big Three.

— Dan DeCarlo

I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City. He was a union guy, and I guess it was just in my blood.

— David Cone

Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don’t come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages.

— David Dinkins

Rome is my most favorite city, so I really enjoy to stay here and the whole tournament.

— Daniela Hantuchova

Investment banks started recruiting at Harvard back in the day, and they’d fly me down to New York City and I was so poor so I would take advantage of the free flight, the per diem, the hotel. And then I would go audition for stuff.

— Dean Norris

I ran the effort to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to New York City. We lost – on a global scale. To my surprise, life went on, and I learnt that nobody cares about your failures as much as you do.

— Daniel L. Doctoroff

When I was growing up, I just wanted to be somewhere else. I didn’t like living in Knockemstiff, and I figured when I got older, I’d move off to some big city.

— Donald Ray Pollock

Venetians feel affection and loyalty to their city, rather than to the Italian state.

— Donna Leon

We can talk about Manchester! I like coming here, it’s a wicked city. It’s my second favourite city in England after London. I like Liverpool too but there’s a lot more to do in Manchester.

— Dave Mason

Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

— David Brinkley

The first comic book I ever bought, I was in third grade. It was ‘Avengers,’ I think, #240. I grew up in Kansas City. And I walked into a 7-11. I had seen, like, ‘The Hulk’ TV series. I knew about comic book heroes. I knew about it, but I hadn’t actually had a physical comic in my hands until that time. And it was a big deal for me.

— David Dastmalchian

When I retired in 2006, I stayed for a further two years in England. I stayed because I wanted to be in England without being a footballer, without the rhythm. I wanted to enjoy the city.

— Dennis Bergkamp

Moving to Flagstaff from the big city of Melbourne taught me what it takes to become a better runner. For one, there is the altitude, but more importantly, seeking the best is about being surrounded by the best.

— David McNeill

I had never been to the playoffs, and it was exciting. The fans went through the roof. They were excited about the whole team. It was great to be traded to a city like Chicago, which was a lot like Boston.

— Dennis Eckersley

I grew up in the Midwest, so I have sort of an honorable moral code. But I moved to a city and joined a sort of fast crowd. A lot of people who grew up in the city sort of aren’t aware of manners and other ways of life and ‘common decency.’

— Derek Blasberg

Los Angeles is an amazing city to live in, but the traffic is unbelievable. It’s overwhelming at times. It’s the source of a lot of frustration.

— David Sutcliffe

I didn’t realize Boston was so easy to get around. In my head, I imagined Boston being this really sprawling city.

— Dean O’Gorman

Except for Carrie Bradshaw’s in the opening credits of ‘Sex and the City,’ I don’t know if the tutu has ever really been trendy, but I want to wear one. I want to dance around in it, and I want that to be socially acceptable.

— Devin Kelley

Without individuals feeling safe and having an environment of safety, they then have reluctance of taking part in the city of being active. They wind up wanting to leave the city. That’s more detrimental.

— Dick Powell

Peoria is such a seemingly quintessential American city, and I had always wanted to draw on that in either my fiction or in nonfiction. The Midwest is also a landscape that I have always been infatuated with, perhaps because it’s the first one I can truly remember.

— Dinaw Mengestu

In the 1970s in New York, everyone slept till noon. It was a grungy, dangerous, bankrupt city without normal services most of the time. The garbage piled up and stank during long strikes by the sanitation workers. A major blackout led to days and days of looting. The city seemed either frightening or risible to the rest of the nation.

— Edmund White

My first job was with an auto plant, Kansas City – they treated you like slaves. From there I went back to Chicago, worked in steel mills, drove a cab, stuff like that.

— Ed Asner

Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City’s got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!

— Ed Koch

When I came in, the city was on the edge of bankruptcy. I’m proud of what I did. I built the foundation that mayors after me built upon – particularly Bloomberg. But the foundation was essential because if it hadn’t occurred, we would have been another Detroit.

— Ed Koch

I was not afraid of the press or the militants. It was uncomfortable, but I was not afraid. With respect to the press, I knew I knew more than they knew about city matters. With respect to the militants, I understood it. I mean, everybody believed in those days that they were being screwed, you know, that somebody was getting ahead of them.

— Ed Koch

I grew up in a middle class English family just outside London. I wasn’t surrounded by that speedy city lifestyle, it was a little mellower.

— Ed Westwick

Well, I’ve always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can’t exactly describe the sensations, but they’re entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.

— Edward Hopper

I think to see American troops in an American city is, you know, the sum of all of our fears.

— Edward Zwick

I’ve been mayor of the city of Jerusalem, which is perhaps, in some ways, more complex and more difficult than a ministerial position.

— Ehud Olmert

I’ve become convinced that Los Angeles is going to become the next contemporary art capital – no other city has more contemporary gallery space than Los Angeles. We’ve come into our own, finally.

— Eli Broad

At Guantanamo Bay, we could create a West Berlin, a free small city within the Communist nation that could trade freely with the U.S. and elect its own officials.

— Elliott Abrams

We use American influence with Israel not to promote economic growth in the West Bank, but to try and impede Jewish – never Arab – construction in the capital city.

— Elliott Abrams

Marathon Day in Boston and all of Massachusetts, it’s Patriot’s Day, and it’s a big celebration for us. It’s a day when we’re kind of the whole world’s city there.

— Elizabeth Warren

What Mexico City cannot do and my country cannot do is to allow us to be intimidated, the authorities to be intimidated, by organized crime.

— Enrique Pena Nieto

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

— Epicurus

My parents genuinely loved Vienna, and in later years I learned from them why the city exerted a powerful hold on them and other Jews. My parents loved the dialect of Vienna, its cultural sophistication, and artistic values.

— Eric Kandel

Bolivia’s majority Indian population was always excluded, politically oppressed and culturally alienated. Our national wealth, our raw materials, was plundered. Indios were once treated like animals here. In the 1930s and 40s, they were sprayed with DDT to kill the vermin on their skin and in their hair whenever they came into the city.

— Evo Morales

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.

— Erica Jong

Every day, in every city and town across the country, police officers are performing vital services that help make their communities safer.

— Eric Schneiderman

The people who have the strongest opinion about everything have never left their city, their town, haven’t left their ‘hood, haven’t left their area, their corner of the world. They don’t read. They’ve never left their house.

— Estelle

I stayed three weeks in Paris, fell in love with the city, and decided that I was born to live in Paris.

— Ed Bradley

In a way, Jersey really supports rock, maybe more than New York City and Long Island. I know plenty of bands that tour and do much better at Starland or other clubs in New Jersey than others in the tri-state area.

— Eddie Trunk

Rio’s a beautiful city, a vibrant place, special place.

— Eduardo Paes

Every time you think of a city, you have to think green, green, green. Every time you see concrete jungle, you must find open spaces. And when you find open spaces, make it so people can get to them.

— Eduardo Paes

I don’t want to compare my city to Zurich thank God we’re not that boring. Rio is advancing fast, but we’re at a different phase in our civilization.

— Eduardo Paes

Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous.

— Edward Burnett Tylor

I’m a straight shooter, a New York City girl. I see things as they are and call them as they are.

— Elisabeth Rohm

When you’re walking around in Shanghai, I called it the City of Near Misses, because they do not stop for pedestrians. And the pedestrians do not have the right of way. It’s those little things that no one tells you.

— Eliza Coupe

One of a handful of films made in Detroit, ‘8 Mile’ doesn’t feature the Motown renaissance that Mayor Coleman A. Young dreamed of in the 1970s. Instead, it’s the beaten-down city: 8 Mile refers to the line of demarcation between Detroit and suburban, mostly white Oakland County.

— Elvis Mitchell

There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs.

— Emanuel Cleaver

When I first met my husband, he was sculpting Vilnius out of clay – a sort of Vilnius, anyhow: a map of an imaginary European city based on the Lithuanian capital – to illustrate his second novel.

— Elizabeth McCracken

New York is like the weirdest city in the United States, in a great way, and Los Angeles is probably more similar to most of America.

— Ellie Kemper

I was born in New York City but grew up across the Hudson River in Alpine, New Jersey.

— Eric Maskin

When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban – not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it’s all city and big buildings. But now that I’m here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park.

— Erin Cummings

Starting my career in London was no accident because the city and the industry here are all about theatre and drama, and I respond well to that.

— Erin O’Connor

By tradition, Beijing is a city of walls, sheltering its intrigues and ambitions behind a series of concentric barriers from the Great Wall down to courtyard homes that draw sunlight only from the gardens at their core.

— Evan Osnos

When I lived in Beijing in 1996, it was a horizontal city. If you wanted to go out for a burger, if you wanted to really treat yourself, you went to this place called the Jianguo Hotel. The architect had proudly described it as a perfect replica of a Holiday Inn that he had seen in Palo Alto, California.

— Evan Osnos

Once I became interested in China, I flew to Beijing in 1996 to spend half a year studying Mandarin. The city stunned me.

— Evan Osnos

Ay, rail at gaming – ’tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city – you’ll find a congregation in every tavern.

— Edward Moore

I dropped out of high school three days into my senior year because I hated it because New York City public school is a mess. I certainly wasn’t one for sitting in a classroom. Then I went off to college to North Carolina School of the Arts, then quit that after two years.

— Erich Bergen

L.A. is such an exotic city to me, and it is just a big bubble. If you accept the bubble and accept how isolated it is. It can be a very creative place, and I find it easy to focus.

— Erik Hassle

When you’re in New York City or Los Angeles, even if you’re not dealing with show business, there’s still this sense that it’s the center of the universe. And I think that’s a really dangerous, limiting mindset.

— Ed Helms

I like being from a city that is not entrenched in show business. When you’re in New York City or Los Angeles, even if you’re not dealing with show business, there’s still this sense that it’s the center of the universe.

— Ed Helms

Like Venice, Italy, New Orleans is a cultural treasure. And everyone who lived in the city should be allowed to come back. But that doesn’t mean that they all should live in exactly the same spot that they lived before.

— Ed McMahon

I took a plane from New York City to Los Angeles for an audition. I met all the people. After that, I was told to have another audition, but I didn’t want to go there again.

— Ed O’Neill

I’m trying to photograph an old offshore oil city that is lying in decay in the Caspian Sea, but I’ve been having a hard time getting there.

— Edward Burtynsky

In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction.

— Edward Everett

Few cities have been more definitely impressed upon the imagination of the world than San Francisco, this gray-hilled city on the peninsula by the hospitable bay, where Saint Francis protects the ships as he protected the birds of Assisi.

— Edwin Markham

Paris will give bicyclists more rights when it installs 4,300 signs throughout the city, allowing them to barrel though red lights and turn right on red.

— Elaine Sciolino

In Toronto, I grew up taking a subway, I grew up taking a bus. I spent my formative adult years in New York City, walking the streets, taking the subway. You’re connected to the larger whole. L.A. is so spread out, and you’re so incubated inside those cars and it’s so exhausting to deal with the traffic, without really having the human contact.

— Enrico Colantoni

If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks, I think it would be dishonest.

— Eric Bogosian

When I started, there weren’t that many kids doing it in the city, but the in the wave after me there were a lot of them and they actually never spoke to each other.

— Eric San

Suzhou is an ancient city full of old gardens that are very famous in China. It is very beautiful. Plus, I met my boyfriend there!

— Fei Fei Sun

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.

— Frank Moore Colby

Why should we build very large spaces when they are not necessary? We can design halls spanning several kilometres and covering a whole city, but we have to ask, what does it really make? What does society really need?

— Frei Otto

I worked as a teacher in the public school system in New York City for several years, and I was a victim of the layoffs, you know, in the mid-’70s. And then I worked as a sales engineer for a company in New Jersey that was selling industrial filtration equipment.

— Feisal Abdul Rauf

My son is a Liverpool fan, and he was already kicking a ball before he was one. He was born in the football city he had no choice.

— Fernando Torres

In a city, it’s very hard to do a restaurant, an avant-garde-cuisine restaurant, where each year you need to change the whole menu.

— Ferran Adria

The San Gabriel Mountains rise like a rampart at the edge of the city, safeguarding more than 500,000 acres of mature forests, mountain streams, dramatic waterfalls, and towering peaks that reach over 9,000 feet. These untamed places attract bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and other threatened or endangered species.

— Frances Beinecke

The entire world is now a rival to Silicon Valley. No country, state, region, nor city has a lock on innovation in technology anymore.

— Fred Wilson

Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.

— Frederic Chopin

The British have been particularly shy about the issues of financial regulation, and attentive only to the interests of the City – hence their reluctance to see the introduction of a tax on financial transactions and tax harmonisation in Europe.

— Francois Hollande

Every man needs a good, solid watch. My favorite watch is the Presidential Rolex. I own many watches, but this one is usually the one on my wrist. I buy mine in the Diamond District in New York City. Classic.

— French Montana

Certain citizens claimed I had disgraced the fair name of the city of Limerick, that I had attacked the church, that I had despoiled my mother’s name, and that if I returned to Limerick, I would surely be found hanging from a lamppost.

— Frank McCourt

I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I’ll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y’know, just see where roads lead.

— Frank Black

I grew up in New York City. In elementary school, I was a charter member of the Scribble Scrabble Club, and in high school, my poems were published in an anthology of student poetry.

— Gail Carson Levine

In 2014, Utah cities Salt Lake City and Provo both surpassed Silicon Valley in per-deal venture capital averages. From large, multi-campus companies to promising start-ups, Silicon Slopes offers a promising climate for businesses. The entire tech industry has its eyes on Utah.

— Gary Herbert

San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.

— Gavin Newsom

San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital, vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy, as well as open space in the city.

— Gavin Newsom

As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.

— Gavin Newsom

San Francisco can no longer afford to be a city divided between downtown and neighborhoods, with a downtown that becomes a ghost town when workers go home for the evening.

— Gavin Newsom

How do I love Tim McGraw? Let me count the ways: I love that he’s a country boy with a city sensibility. I love that he refuses to be pegged, and his duet with Nelly proves it. And I really love that he had the brains to marry Faith Hill.

— Gayle King

You may name a bronze statue ‘Liberty,’ or a painted figure in a city hall ‘Commerce,’ or a marble form in a temple ‘Athene’ or ‘Venus’ but what is really there is only a representation of a single woman.

— George Edward Woodberry

If you stand still in any city long enough, you see everyone pass you by. So you’re in Chicago. If you stand on the corner of Belmont and Clark, and you do that for three years, you’ll pretty much have seen everybody in Chicago pass that junction.

— Glen Hansard

I think the main influence has been living in New York City. Aside from all the crap around 9/11, I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.

— George Murray

When you look at a city, you know, it looks so unique. You feel this kind of uniqueness, you know, and especially if you go from a big city to a small city or if you go from one country to another. Cities look very different, often. They even feel very different. You know, and they are, of course. They certainly are.

— Geoffrey West

It’s hard to kill a city, but easy to kill a company.

— Geoffrey West

The bigger the city is, the less infrastructure you need per capita.

— Geoffrey West

Slums could be thought of as the development of a special organ, or they could be thought of as a tumor that’s grown, and in some ways is unhealthy and could ultimately lead to the city’s destruction. My own feeling is that slums are probably a bit of both.

— Geoffrey West

Years ago, as I was beginning my professional career on Wall Street, I volunteered as a Big Brother in New York City.

— Gerald Chertavian

Now, all of a sudden, every college and every university has an opera theater. Every little city has its little group.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

You have to accept that Batman is a fact of life in Gotham City, and on top of that, you have to accept that somehow this city manages to function with a police force that’s 90% corrupt.

— Greg Rucka

I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old.

— Gregory Corso

I think that I’ve tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.

— Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Driving through Dresden, I still remember the many palaces, happily decorated with cherubs and other symbols of the baroque era. The city made an indelible impression on me.

— Gunter Blobel

The ‘Ms. Marvel’ mantle has passed to ‘Kamala Khan,’ a high school student from Jersey City who struggles to reconcile being an American teenager with the conservative customs of her Pakistani Muslim family.

— G. Willow Wilson

The script for what would eventually become my first graphic novel, ‘Cairo,’ sort of came to me in kind of a bolt of lightning within 24 hours of having moved to that city. Just a jumble of characters and narratives and interesting things that I was seeing and experiencing for the first time.

— G. Willow Wilson

I don’t want to compare myself to somebody like Fitzgerald or Hemingway, but I feel like, for some writers, going to a certain city, a certain place, is what kickstarts your imaginative process.

— G. Willow Wilson

It’s a shame about California, and particularly about L.A., where they’ve demolished so many landmarks. It’s a bit of a disease there, where if anything is over 30 years old, they sort of knock it down and replace it. It’s a strange town, it’s this sprawling suburb, and then there’s a city, the old town.

— Gary Oldman

The City of London has never been known for understanding technology and has never matched Silicon Valley’s tradition of knowledgeable investment in technology start-ups, just as the U.K. government has never matched the vast investment made by the U.S. government.

— Geoff Mulgan

The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.

— George Santayana

On a bus, your eyes, ears, and pores are open absorbing in the variety, the wonder, and the magic of the city. It’s a wonderful way to get to know the city.

— George Takei

In New York, Kid Carter was pure vanilla for a city with stronger tastes.

— George Vecsey

In California, I’m more of a beach chick, and I kind of take on a model city girl when I’m in New York.

— Gigi Hadid

I only box. It’s the only thing that keeps me sane. I can’t just go to the gym and run. I’d rather die. I played volleyball and rode horses my entire life, so just, like, moving to a city and having to go the gym was just, like, so weird for me.

— Gigi Hadid

As for my support for Obama, remember that I was brought up in Washington. It was an all-black city when I was a kid. And I’ve always been very pro-African-American – or whatever phrase we now use.

— Gore Vidal

Conquer your neighbourhood, conquer your city, conquer your country, and then go after the rest of the world. That’s my mantra.

— Grandmaster Flash

There is a certain ancient civility about tailors that is welcome – especially in modern London, which is now very much an international city, not an English city. They’re still a little vessel of Englishness in what is otherwise a pretty rambunctious place.

— Graydon Carter

Those who remember New York in the 1970s, as I do, look back on a city that had hit a very rough patch – decaying, bankrupt, and crime-ridden. But fun.

— Graydon Carter

Growing up in Kansas City, I was always neat, the teacher’s pet, know-it-all type.

— Gretchen Rubin

Detroit is drunken idiots. It was no surprise to me. I performed with Kenny Rogers for one year as his opening act, and I got to visit every major American city and notice the audience, and Detroit was one of the worst.

— Gallagher

I love everything about playing for Newcastle, the club, the fans and the city.

— Gary Speed

Los Angeles is a very special city. It’s a great ethnic mix, a great cultural mix.

— Gustavo Dudamel

You always spend a little more time watching the guys you coached, to see how they’re playing. And there’s no question that when I check scores, I still go to the Nuggets scorer faster than any other scores. I have a lot of love for the players and a lot of love for the city.

— George Karl

What I’m going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It’s the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city.

— George Woodcock

My mother was 13 when I was born. My childhood was pretty frantic, to say the least. My mother left when I was about 5, and Daddy started me singing in clubs. Then I started singing on the radio in Oklahoma City when I was 7.

— Georgia Holt

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.

— Giotto di Bondone

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.

— Goldwin Smith

Paris is a city that liberates you as a woman from all your sins that you think you are guilty of it washes away all of that, and you are free.

— Golshifteh Farahani

As the daughter of immigrants, growing up in New York City, you are either at the table or on the menu.

— Grace Meng

Rome is a place almost worn out by being looked at, a city collapsing under the weight of reference.

— Graham Joyce

London is really nice, and I’m really happy here, but, of course, I’ve moved here to play football and not just to be in the city.

— Granit Xhaka

I could’ve always worked shows, clubs, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but I was successful in business ventures, and things weren’t happening in show business, so I said, ‘Let me see what I can do.’

— Gabe Kaplan

When I was in New York, the whole vibe was really just not matching with me. I was kind of super depressed in New York. It just had this vibe of ‘Get out,’ you know? I would try to get out, and we’d look back and just see the city and feel like, ‘Oh, I have to go back to prison again.’

— Gallant

Whenever I go to a new city, whether visiting or vacationing, I would always make that a point to get to the record store early on, just to get my bearings and see what was going on around town.

— Gary Calamar

The Illinois Constitution was written before they realized they’d have a city the size of Chicago in the state. The constitution had severe limits on the ability of any city to raise monies through taxes and bonds. When Chicago grew explosively, they had to come up with ways of getting more money to do more things.

— Gary Krist

I live in New York, and I love New York as well, but I think Los Angeles is a place where if you have the right person with you, there are all these little worlds that you would never guess by just looking at the exterior of what the city is.

— Greta Gerwig

I didn’t know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried. I was so excited.

— Greta Gerwig

I hate feeling like a prisoner. I show up somewhere, and I can’t explore the city because there’s, like, 6,000 to 10,000 people on the lookout for me.

— Halsey

Actors, you have to wait for people to give you work, or you have to make your own stuff. But standup, I could just say, ‘I want to do standup in 30 minutes,’ and I can go do standup. Or I could just say, ‘I want to do standup in a few weeks in this city.’

— Hannibal Buress

I would go from one city to the next, inspired by the monks in the Middle Ages, who would carry knowledge from one monastery to the next monastery.

— Hans-Ulrich Obrist

I’ve changed Sydney. It’s my city, my people. I’m theirs. We belong to each other.

— Harry Triguboff

In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city.

— Harmon Killebrew

Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great, fair city, and to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable.

— Harry Connick, Jr.

I’m sure that there are reasonable people that had some reasonable projections about the future of New Orleans, but none of those could include not trying to rebuild the city and make it better than it was before.

— Harry Connick, Jr.

A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me.

— Heidi Klum

I remember once Manchester United were ahead of Manchester City by eight points and ended up losing it, so everything is possible in this life.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.

— Henry Miller

We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic.

— Henry Rollins

I urge you to read the Occupy Manifesto, written by the New York City General Assembly. It is unavoidably clear. This is not directionless action. If it were, the media would have moved on.

— Henry Rollins

No one thinks of Mexico and Peru as black. But Mexico and Peru together got 700,000 Africans in the slave trade. The coast of Acapulco was a black city in the 1870s. And the Veracruz Coast on the gulf of Mexico and the Costa Chica, south of Acapulco are traditional black lands.

— Henry Louis Gates

We can’t all work in the inner city. And, I don’t even think that it is incumbent upon an African-American intellectual to be concerned in their work with problems of race and class. It’s just one of the things, that we here at the DuBois Institute, are concerned about.

— Henry Louis Gates

A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.

— Herb Caen

The city is as large as Seville or Cordova its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes.

— Hernan Cortes

An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.

— Hernan Cortes

This city has many public squares, in which are situated the markets and other places for buying and selling.

— Hernan Cortes

I found myself at dusk in the bewitching Roman city of Jerash with H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan one year, and scrambling with hardened paparazzi to get an image of the Princess of Wales in a tiny Nepalese clinic in the foothills of the Himalayas another.

— Hamish Bowles

The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process.

— Gianfranco Ferre

My parents had been involved in the labor movement if we’d grown up in the city, we would have been red-diaper babies.

— Holly Near

In any city or town, you can find a good, rocking Italian place. The most unhealthy thing on the menu? I’ll have two of those!

— Hunter Hayes

Seattle is a place I’ve lived only a couple of years, but I feel like I’ve been adopted by this city. It’s like a hug. I’ve been recognized on planes, in the airport and by cabdrivers. I don’t get that anywhere else in the country.

— Hari Kondabolu

I played in Europe and it was a great experience, not just because of my team-mates and the coaches we had, but from the fans and the city itself – I played in Gothenburg and I played in Lyon and soccer was everywhere.

— Hope Solo

I’ve always liked street lights, and I’ve always photographed them. I probably have a collection of two to three thousand photographs of them, just around the city, mainly at night.

— Harmony Korine

I was born in the shadow of World War II, on December 18, 1939, on the South Shore of Long Island, a product of the early -wentieth-century emigration of Eastern European Jewry to New York City and its environs.

— Harold E. Varmus

Why did I become a writer? Because I grew up in New York City, and there were seven newspapers in New York City, and my family was an inveterate reader of newspapers and I loved holding a paper in my hand. It was something sacred.

— H. G. Bissinger

I love New York. It’s hard to explain, but it’s the energy of the city. It’s not like L.A. where everything is spread out.

— Hailey Baldwin

When Niki and I moved to Paris, there was also the challenge of Paris, an extremely daunting city.

— Harry Mathews

Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program.

— Howard Schultz

Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It’s quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You’d be surprised.

— Hayley Atwell

I discovered Los Angeles in the late ’90s. The city was not at its best at the time, but I fell for it right away. There is something almost haunted about it, a vibrant mythology I find rather inspiring.

— Hedi Slimane

The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis.

— Henry Mayhew

I planned to stop in 2002 after the Salt Lake City Olympics. I felt able to remain competitive another four years, and I wanted to stop while I’m still at the top.

— Hermann Maier

We fixed on No. 4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices, and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated.

— Henry Bessemer

We cannot experimentally map out the brain. It’s just too big. In a piece of the brain the size of a pinhead there are 3,000 pathways like a city with 3,000 streets.

— Henry Markram

I always wanted to play a boxer because some of my favorite films, as a boy, were those great boxing movies, like ‘Raging Bull’, ‘Rocky’, ‘The Set Up’, ‘Fat City and Hard Times’. I just loved those films.

— Holt McCallany

The city of Tehran is a very modern metropolis, and there’s an emphasis in the Islamic republic on science and advancement and technology.

— Hooman Majd

Right away when I got to college, I realized that being a politician sucks. It’s really hard! It wasn’t for me. B.J. Novak is convinced that I will run for mayor of Chicago at some point. He begs me to do it. It’d be a tough gig, but I was always very attracted to the idea of helping people and trying to make the city a better place.

— Ike Barinholtz

I write ‘Broad City,’ so I connect it to me.

— Ilana Glazer

What’s fun is that the characters in ‘Broad City’ are rushing and hustling, and our process reflects that.

— Ilana Glazer

I believe in the promise of America. Being a Cuban refugee, having come here when I was eight, I know that this is a shining city on the hill.

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

A city, far from being a cluster of buildings, is actually a sequence of spaces enclosed and defined by buildings.

— I. M. Pei

My mother witnessed the martyrdom of her husband, Hajj Malik Shabazz, Malcolm X, on Sunday, February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. My older sisters, Attallah, Qubilah and I were seated with our mother up front and stage right.

— Ilyasah Shabazz

There’s a lot of talent in South Central L.A., in Compton and Long Beach and Watts, and the city north of Pico pretty much sits back and waits for that talent to emerge and then steps in.

— Ice Cube

My stepfather had a connection with The Second City and told me I should go there. I woke up in a cold sweat one night and said, ‘I’m moving to Chicago.’ That’s how I went to Second City.

— Ian Gomez

I met my wife, Nia Vardalos, at The Second City, and she was chomping at the bit to move to L.A.

— Ian Gomez

We come from Second City where you’re taught if you make your fellow stage partner look good, that makes you look good.

— Ian Gomez

When I got out of high school, I was working in restaurants in New York City, when I heard Bill Anderson from The Neighborhood Playhouse was doing private lessons. I started taking classes, and it was a lot of improv and Meisner and repetition.

— Ian Gomez

I met my wife, Nia Vardalos, at The Second City, and she was chomping at the bit to move to L.A. I was afraid of having to start all over again, which happened. But we got lucky.

— Ian Gomez

My favorite thing of all time is a New York City weekend when there’s a blizzard. Everything gets really quiet, and everyone goes to the movies and the park.

— Idina Menzel

I’m a big foodie. Hyderabadi cuisine is amazing, and the kind of mutton dishes available at some restaurants in the Old City is incredible.

— Imtiaz Ali

I’m really enjoying living in Los Angeles. It’s a great city to live in. I’m living a very suburban domesticated lifestyle out there – a two bedroomed little bungalow with two cars, and we’re just driving around, going to meetings here and there – it’s lovely!

— Ioan Gruffudd

I came to N.Y.C. in 1988 and got very involved with Act Up. I also started making movies, including two very gay shorts, ‘Vaudeville’ and ‘Lady.’ It was the height of the AIDS epidemic, and New York City was both dying and very alive at the same time.

— Ira Sachs

Chicago, with its big newspapers and major broadcasting stations, couldn’t have been a better city to start a journalism career.

— Irv Kupcinet

At Random’ ran on Saturday nights for as long as the conversation was still lively. Sometimes, I’d finish way after midnight, then hop a plane for whatever city I was working a football game that Sunday.

— Irv Kupcinet

I think, you know, people think of the city of New Orleans as a parochial place where it’s a lot of folks who are from there and a lot of big families, a lot of musical families, a lot of history, a lot of tradition, but I like to think of New Orleans as an idea.

— Irvin Mayfield

The reason New Orleans is still around is because of the celebrations it has inspired since its inception as a city. I’m always excited about the possibility of what might happen. That’s what drives us, and I think that’s the spirit of New Orleans and the spirit of jazz.

— Irvin Mayfield

It’s important to recognize how special New Orleans is. You play the snare drum or the clarinet in any other city, and you’d be considered a nerd, but here, there’s no shame in it, and it’s absolutely valued.

— Irvin Mayfield

There isn’t a single American city, in my estimation, that has sufficient plans for a nuclear terrorist event.

— Irwin Redlener

Turin is a city which entices a writer towards vigor, linearity, style. It encourages logic, and through logic it opens the way towards madness.

— Italo Calvino

I picked Harvard because it was in a big city, and a lot of girls’ schools were nearby. And I liked President Kennedy, who went to Harvard.

— Jack Canfield

I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city’s worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city’s Students Federation.

— Jack Ma

New York City is a very tough place. I’m tough, too. When people give me a punch in the nose, I react by getting even tougher.

— Ivana Trump

The country’s top chefs, designers, media personalities and businesses are part of this dynamic city. We know that Chicagoans are used to the highest standards.

— Ivanka Trump

I was born in the city’s general hospital on November 15, 1930, and we lived at 31 Amherst Avenue in the western suburbs. It was a magical place. There were receptions at the French Club, race meetings at the Shanghai Racecourse, and various patriotic gatherings at the British Embassy on the Bund, the city’s glamorous waterfront area.

— J. G. Ballard

Guidebooks used to write the name of my city in two ways: Gjirokaster in Albanian, and Argyrokastron for foreigners. The classical-sounding name somehow gave it better credentials, because people in the Balkans famously exaggerate and often call their villages cities.

— Ismail Kadare

New York is a fabled city, a fabulous city.

— Italo Calvino

The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.

— Italo Calvino

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.

— Italo Calvino

I mean, just because you’re a musician doesn’t mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.

— Jerry Garcia

L.A., it’s nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps.

— Jimmy Fallon

London is a good fashion city. They’re a little more daring. There’s the element of the aristocracy, which is always interesting.

— John Legend

Well I think that’s probably one of a few, where I grew up in the City of New York, it’s got a lot of energy, my parents are Irish-American so there was a bit of yelling going on in my house but it seemed normal.

— John McEnroe

I work with a bunch of producers on every album, but the difference for ‘Evolver’ was that I couldn’t get any time with Kanye. I forget what he was doing at the time, but he was all over the place. We were never at the same city at the same time.

— John Legend

In a city like New York, you’re aware of the rich and poor.

— John Updike

I was born in New York City, but I was raised in New Jersey, part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963.

— Jon Stewart

As a matter of record, New York City spends a higher portion of its budget on instruction and associated costs within the schools themselves than any of the other 100 largest districts in the nation.

— Jonathan Kozol

I wrote the first book, and I thought people would say: ‘Separate and unequal schools in the City of Boston? I didn’t know that. Let’s go out and fix it.’

— Jonathan Kozol

I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it’s almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn’t say that because I haven’t been everywhere-and I’m very fond of Perth too!

— Jackie Collins

Unfortunately, in places like Ferguson, in New York City and in some communities across this nation, there is a disconnect between police agencies and the citizens they serve, predominately in communities of color.

— James Comey

I was always very curious about what a scientist’s life was like when I was young. Of course, when I was young, you didn’t have very many opportunities to find out with no web, TV. I was very lucky: I was born in the city of Chicago and went to the University of Chicago where I actually saw things.

— James D. Watson

Disasters redistribute money from taxpayers to construction workers, from insurance companies to homeowners, and even from those who once lived in the destroyed city to those who replace them. It’s remarkable that this redistribution can happen so smoothly and quickly, with devastated regions reinventing themselves in a matter of months.

— James Surowiecki

I don’t know if Nashville will ever be ousted as the Music City. But I also think that here, over the last few years, Georgia has definitely kind of risen to the top as far as the crop of young artists coming out of this area that are kind of making waves, you know?

— Jason Aldean

What I’m trying to do is just sing what comes to my body in the context of the song. And if you go by the emotion of the song, it’s almost like stepping into a city. Cities have certain customs and rules and laws you can break, and that’s what I was doing.

— Jeff Buckley

I spent seven years in France. Then, I went to Asia for five years. I came to London in 1984 and then America in 1985. In 1991, I opened my first restaurant in New York City.

— Jean-Georges Vongerichten

My kitchen in New York City is in the Richard Meier building on Perry Street, so it’s ultra-modern: white, glass and transparent. It’s 180 square feet, with an induction stove. Everything’s hidden, so you don’t see the microwave or the fridge.

— Jean-Georges Vongerichten

I was born in the U.S., my wife was born in Mexico and emigrated here when she was in college, and my daughters were born in New York City. That makes them passport-carrying, natural-born, eligible-to-run-for-president Americans. But they’re also Mexicans and they like that just fine.

— Jeffrey Kluger

Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those – but it’s really important who’s mayor and who’s on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.

— Jello Biafra

It was important to me to become day-to-day fluent and functional in another language, and about 10 years ago, I went to Rome for the first time and felt an instant gut connection and wanted to get to know the city.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

Frankly, any city person who doesn’t think I deserve a white-collar salary as a farmer doesn’t deserve my special food.

— Joel Salatin

When you think about Boston, Harvard and M.I.T. are the brains of the city, and its soul might be Faneuil Hall or the State House or the Old Church. But I think the pulsing, pounding heart of Boston is Fenway Park.

— John Williams

I’ve performed in Auburn Hills, at The Palace, so I haven’t really been in downtown Detroit, but I’ve been able to be here, and I can really see, what the city was. Like, I can feel why Motown started here and how amazing it was.

— Jordin Sparks

When I got out of college, I moved to Seattle because it was the nearest big city and still didn’t know if I wanted to be a composer, conductor, singer, actor. I just got day jobs and auditioned and took what came, and the theater doors were the ones opening the most.

— J. K. Simmons

Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.

— James Longstreet

A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson.

— James Longstreet

Planning a garden, park, building, or city shouldn’t be done in an office.

— Jack Dangermond

By the end of 2008, clearly, the al Qaeda and Sunni insurgency had been relatively stabilized. And in the al Qaeda’s mind, they were defeated. They actually said that in many of their transmissions that we were able to pick up. And the Shia militia, largely those trained by the Iranians in Basra and also in Sadr City, had been defeated.

— Jack Keane

The thing I have in common with Donald Trump is, about a dozen years ago, we got a ‘Man of the Year’ award in New York City, the Hotel Plaza, from the USO.

— Jack Keane

The kind of support we have in Oklahoma City, it’s the best in the NBA. Phenomenal. Beards in the crowd, the whole nine. The city is really something special.

— James Harden

When you get out of school, you just go where the wind blows: Here’s an audition there’s an audition. And before you know it, you’re where you’re supposed to be. And that was Second City.

— Jane Lynch

When ‘The Awakening’ was published it was considered so scandalous it was banned in the author’s home-town library, and she herself was barred from the Fine Arts Club in the same city. What the novel has to offer, among other things, is honesty.

— Jane Smiley

Tina Fey is part of a generation of women who have changed the face of comedy at ‘Second City,’ ‘SNL,’ in sitcoms and in film.

— Janeane Garofalo

In general, I feel so much of pop culture is set in the generic big city, particularly comics. I feel like there are so many other stories to tell.

— Jeff Lemire

I think the suicides in my first book came from the idea of growing up in Detroit. If you grow up in a city like that you feel everything is perishing, evanescent and going away very quickly.

— Jeffrey Eugenides

When you leave L.A. and go to another city, guys are normal again. They like girls their own age.

— Jennifer Coolidge

I was the cocktail waitress, and Sandra Bullock was the host, and this guy came in and persuaded me to try improv with Gotham City Improv.

— Jennifer Coolidge

I live in New York City, so there’s so much stimulation when you walk outside, it does not require a television in the home.

— Jesse Eisenberg

I did children’s theater when I was younger, and then when I was about 14 I started doing theater in New York City.

— Jesse Eisenberg

I fell in love with L.A. To me, it is the most quintessentially American city.

— Jeremy Scott

I grew up in New York City, and I’ve got wonderful memories of the Fourth of July fireworks.

— Jimmy Smits

Growing up in New York, we lived all around the city depending on our economic circumstance. I also lived in Puerto Rico for a number of years.

— Jimmy Smits

As a child, I was always intrigued by the question: what is it that distinguishes a city from a town? Is it size? Population? Location? When I asked grown-ups, the confident answer was that a city has to have a cathedral – which, to a child raised in a devout Catholic setting, made sense.

— John Burnside

If you want to get an education in how to get a story and how to survive, then get a street reporter job in New York City.

— John Tesh

I wanted to be a New York City firefighter. I didn’t make it in, though.

— Jon Favreau

When I moved to Brighton from London in 1995, I was struck by what I thought of as its townliness. A town, it seemed to me, was that perfect place to live, neither city nor country, both of which like to think they are light years apart but actually have a great deal in common.

— Julie Burchill

Here in Barcelona, it’s the architects who built the buildings that made the city iconic who are the objects of admiration – not a bunch of half-witted monarchs.

— Julie Burchill

I am not a fan of rats or pigeons. In New York City, they have become very confident. When I was a child, you went on the subways, and the rats would stay down on the tracks, but now they hang out on the platform.

— Julia Stiles

In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it’s traditionally the least Spanish city, but you’d never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors.

— Julie Burchill

Knowing that the ‘Sex and the City’ chicks now rack up almost two centuries between them, why do some of us fuss and hiss about a bit of retouching on their forthcoming film poster?

— Julie Burchill

In England, you have stadiums in the middle of the city.

— Jurgen Klopp

First, I wanted to be Chris Farley. When I was growing up, Chris Farley was still on the stages and fun to us. In my house, John Belushi was king. I didn’t grow up when he was – I was born in ’78 – the reruns of Belushi in ‘Animal House,’ and knowing he was at Second City, he was viewed as a king in my house.

— Jake Johnson

Even a liberal city will have a prehistoric homophobe. After a show in Washington State, this guy came up to me and said, ‘Your shows was a lot funnier before you started in on your agenda.’ I told him, ‘Please, please keep people like you from coming to my show. I’m glad you had a bad time.’

— James Adomian

Yeah, Vegas is the number one place to go. Vegas is Sin City. It really gives you a feeling of looseness and anything can go.

— James Belushi

It was described as Sex and the Suburbs. It’s so not that. Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything on our show, it’s much more like the real suburbs – nobody tells anybody anything. Everything’s a secret.

— James Denton

In the days and months I spent walking through the various communities of this city, I found that Chicago did not work for everyone, however.

— Jane Byrne

If those communities are left to decay, this city will decay.

— Jane Byrne

We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city, the neighborhoods, in the past.

— Jane Byrne

If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country, the federal government should be eager to become partners with us in rebuilding our city.

— Jane Byrne

For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods.

— Jane Byrne

Indianapolis proved to be the perfect Super Bowl city, accommodating in the truest sense of the word.

— Jane Leavy

My boyfriend and I don’t get to live in the same city all the time, and the fact that I can text him or call him or even Skype with him is so wonderful.

— Jane Levy

There are three types of biomimicry – one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem’s level, like building a nature-inspired city.

— Janine Benyus

For me, I think that, certainly, the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city.

— Jerry Jones

It’s made it easier to communicate important issues, but I wonder if connecting with millions of people online is ever as arresting to someone’s attention as one man standing and screaming in front of City Hall.

— Jim Parsons

I grew up twelve miles outside of Montego Bay. In my early teens, I went to Kingston. It was like a different planet for me. In the country, people are kind. In the city, people are hard an’ cold, like the concrete and steel.

— Jimmy Cliff

Then, you were supposed to discover the city, where they were. But because somebody like skeletons. And that they discovered that they were at a cheap price, we used too many skeletons all over the place, and the public got the wrong message.

— John Hench

They divided the city into three electoral wards, and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people, the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council.

— John Hume

Well, in Japan, I have got a group of musicians that I have worked with a lot, that concentrate just on the hardcore stuff, say, that Naked City has been working on. We have like a repertoire of sixty songs now.

— John Zorn

Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom.

— Jon Huntsman, Sr.

When I’m not filming anything or on the road doing stand-up, I’m usually doing stand-up shows every night – usually a few shows a night at different clubs in the city.

— Judah Friedlander

I don’t know if it matters what country you’re from, size of the city you’re from, urban or rural, there are people that are hurting each other everywhere.

— Judd Nelson

There is no place in a city that can’t be better. There is no toad that can’t be a princess, no frog that can’t become a prince.

— Jaime Lerner

The secret to the city is integration. Every area of the city should combine work, leisure and culture. Separate these functions and parts of the city die.

— Jaime Lerner

Many cities end up putting off things because they want to understand everything. They don’t understand that innovating is about starting. Taking care of a city is a process that you start, and then give the population space to respond.

— Jaime Lerner

I never really thought of my neighborhood in South Philly as being a neighborhood it was more a state of mind. For people who aren’t familiar with those kinds of places, it’s a whole different thing. Like, 42nd Street in New York City is a state of mind.

— Jim Croce

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out you can’t see any stars living in the city. I studied some light-pollution maps, and knew I’d have to get out of San Antonio.

— Jimmy Walker

Chicago seems to follow New York, and coming from New York and being in real estate, I worry about things happening in Chicago that have happened in New York. I’ve seen a great city like New York go downhill. It has a wonderful financial downtown, but the rest of the city is not very nice.

— Jerry Reinsdorf

Especially during the first nine months, there was so much going on with trying to hire 55 people to run the city, it was hard to imagine any honeymoon.

— John Hickenlooper

Some day, someone will do something wrong and there will be a scandal to report in the paper. When that happens, we will address it honestly and openly and try to deal with it as quickly and as fairly as we can, and keep moving the city forward.

— John Hickenlooper

I’d grown up in the U.K., where the surveillance apparatus went into place in the 1970s in response to the Troubles with the IRA. When I was a kid, we moved to Chicago, and I was surprised to see you could live in a large city in which you didn’t have cameras on every street corner.

— Jonathan Nolan

I think London, New York, Paris, Milan, any big city has its own fashion. I don’t know why they make such a big thing of Paris. I think maybe it comes from French New Wave films portraying the French girl as very feminine.

— Josephine de La Baume

I was broke when I lived in New York City during college, so I’d spend weekends walking around town, grabbing something to eat, and interacting with strangers. That ritual has stuck with me.

— Jenji Kohan

The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That’s a weird legend.

— Jerry Pournelle

I’m preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that’s coming up in New York City.

— Jessica Hagedorn

It would be nice if areas could be revitalised – like places in the U.S. such as Pittsburgh, for example, which have been transformed through shale. There you have shiny cars in a shiny city because of the development of shale in an old industrial heartland.

— Jim Ratcliffe

Over a 10-season stretch from 1967 to 1976, eight Super Bowl champions either were the Raiders or had to beat the Raiders in the playoffs. The Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Colts, Miami, the Steelers each of the first two times… we all had to deal with the Raiders.

— Joe Greene

I was born here in the city, born in the Bronx. Son of a cop. One grandfather was a taxi driver the other was a firefighter. New York is in my DNA.

— Joe Lhota

I’ve been marching in every single ethnic nationality parade all throughout the City of New York. We’re all Americans first and foremost, but people understand their heritage and it’s good to see.

— Joe Lhota

A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom.

— John Bright

I grew up in New York City in the late ’70s, at a time when U.S. – China relations were something that was on the front page of The New York Times on a regular basis.

— John Pomfret

You know what’s nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars.

— Jamie Farr

I think after 1970 or so, after I sold Soul City, I took off for awhile and didn’t do too many gigs.

— Johnny Rivers

As I travel the country for away games, I meet kids fighting cancer in almost every city. They visit the ballpark, and I invite them onto the field so we can chat and then watch the game.

— Jon Lester

We danced on the lip of the volcano, so to speak. We were young, too. And New York was still a big, open city where anything could happen and anyone could be star. Rents were cheap, creativity was encouraged, and bottle service was still 20 years away. That was the era the Club Kids came into.

— James St. James

When my trust fund ran out, I panicked. I have a lot of admiration for the kids who come to the big city with nothing and make it.

— James St. James

A disk unbeknownst to the director can go to the producer in another city or in another office and that producer can edit behind the director’s back much easier than in the old days. Since these dailies are now put on videotape, more kinds of people have access to dailies.

— John Frankenheimer

But all that having been said, you can’t, in a city of a million people like Karbala, or 5 million like Baghdad, you can’t be in all places at all times.

— John Abizaid

It is not about the money. It’s the public service aspect. Absolutely, I think it has qualities of redemption. The city gets a second chance. I get a second chance.

— John Rowland

The reality, sitting ten thousand miles away, is that we remain the country that inspires. We remain that shining city on a hill.

— Jon Huntsman, Jr.

I grew up in suburban New York City and London, England, where my dad was working.

— J. C. Chandor

Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.

— Jonathan Carroll

Those who know New York City primarily through tourism or mass culture may think of us natives as possessing certain shared characteristics, not all of them flattering. But the true, volatile charisma of New York lies in how balkanised it is.

— Jonathan Dee

For a production that suggests a mysterious dreamscape, I have a particular affection for the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It is the largest dramatic space available in New York City in terms of plays, although musicals have been done there very successfully as well.

— Jack O’Brien

I love Toronto, It’s the best city.

— Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

I enjoy running, especially in a new city, so when I’m on tour that’s always a good option.

— James Maslow

My aunt Marcia Cope-Hart was in ‘Phantom Of the Opera’ in San Francisco for quite a few years when I was growing up, so we would go into the city a lot to see her.

— James Snyder

I was born in Champaign in 1918. From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools, I went to the University High School in the twin city, Urbana.

— James Tobin

By the end of the 1980s, Seattle had taken on the dangerous lustre of a promised city. The rumour had gone out that if you had failed in Detroit you might yet succeed in Seattle – and that if you’d succeeded in Seoul, you could succeed even better in Seattle… Seattle was the coming place. So I joined the line of hopefuls.

— Jonathan Raban

Seattle is a liberal city, its politics not so much blue (in the American, not the British, sense) as deep ultramarine, and its manners are studiously polite.

— Jonathan Raban

I have gone to Albany constantly in my capacity as budget director, because I don’t think the way the transit authority works with the City of New York is very appropriate.

— Joseph J. Lhota

In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.

— Janet Echelman

With everything it has to offer, Las Vegas is an obvious destination for tourists, as proven by the over 40 million visitors the city welcomes per year.

— Jon Porter

Every place but that in which one is born is equally strange and wondrous. Once beyond the bounds of the city walls, and none knows what may happen. We have stepped forth into the Land of Faerie, but at least we are in the open air.

— Joseph Jacobs

Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched.

— Josiah Strong

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer, in the city than elsewhere and, as a rule, the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.

— Josiah Strong

New York has always had a love for Southern artists. There’s no place else that makes me feel like the city does. I just love the immediate nature of the city, you can get whatever you want whenever you want it and do whatever you want whenever you want to.

— Justin Townes Earle

I’m going to be in another city when my kids are teenagers. I’ll be like, ‘Give me a call when you’re done with all that.’

— Justine Bateman

I lived on a farm with cows, and I lived in the city with rats. My family stayed in Colorado for a while, then went from Los Angeles to Arizona. People would ask me where I’m from, and I would have to say, ‘I don’t have a clear answer for you.’

— Jason Behr

I don’t like the idea that one hotel could be better than another. In any city, I try to find a hotel that has the identity of that place – Claridge’s in London, the Danieli or Cipriani in Venice. In New York, I stay at the Mercer Hotel it is so much in the character of SoHo.

— Jean Nouvel

I’ve always wanted to do theater in Chicago. Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways, I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York. Sometimes, I think it’s a little too chic to go to theater in New York these days.

— Jeffrey Donovan

I can’t get enough of London! I love all the picnic benches, the old-school phone booths and parks in the middle of the city.

— Jessica Lowndes

I loved ‘Chicago Code’ I watched that a lot. It was great because it really captured the city – I’m from Chicago, too.

— Jessy Schram

I find Edinburgh a stimulating place in which to live, with it being a city of contrasts, both architecturally and socially, and each district having a definite character.

— Joan Lingard

I grew up in the East Village, in Alphabet City, when it was a very dangerous neighborhood. To survive there, I had to learn to be a little bit invisible.

— Josh Pais

Rather than hearing from the city council president, you’d hear from sources all across the country.

— Jack Kelley

Some people consider utopia to be derived from nature. For some people, utopia is the city.

— Joel Sternfeld

I loved the High Line when it was just mine, when I was the only person up there, and I had a private park in New York City. I had to make an appointment to see it… I’d walk around. I was all alone.

— Joel Sternfeld

Dallas is a huge city. Great shopping, great restaurants, great museums.

— Julie Gonzalo

I was married to a dancer who had a dance company in New York City, and she toured.

— John Cullum

I lived in New York City, and when I was about 24 in the 1980s, I decided to get out of here. I wanted to go live in Australia for a year or something, and it ended up being 18 years.

— John Curran

It was during my first trip to America in 1953 – that’s when I learned to visit museums. I was then 26 years old. When I travel, the first thing I do is to visit museums. When I go to New York City, I usually go to Broadway to see the shows.

— John Gokongwei

The New York City Ballet is always about the realm of possibilities, the realm of what the human body can do, what the human spirit can do. And it’s about listening, it’s about listening to remarkable music and how we respond to that.

— John Guare

Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah, it lets people know they should come to New York.

— John Guare

However, the moral center of New York City, I believe, is the New York City Ballet.

— John Guare

The city of Cork – the urban center, where all the shops and bars and everything are – is actually an island, a river island.

— John Jeremiah Sullivan

The first time I’ve actually filmed in London, the locations we’ve all had have been real inner city, grimy urban places which has been great. Filming here, you’ve got everything on your doorstep, so when you’ve got time off, you can go into town, so I’ve really enjoyed it.

— Jonas Armstrong

I started my career as an urban planner, working for the city, doing what I would call ‘do-gooder’ things, particularly for low-income neighborhoods.

— Jorge M. Perez

By the mid 1970s, the great downtown bookstores had begun to disappear as their customers migrated from city to suburb where population density was too thin to support major backlist retailers.

— Jason Epstein

I spend half my time in Montana, the other half in New York City. In unique ways, both places help me unwind, and both are the most satisfying places to live I can imagine.

— Jeff Shaara

That was sort of the ‘Second City’ approach, which was try to be intelligent and assume your audience is intelligent. We were influenced by ‘Monty Python,’ too, which would have philosophers in a wrestling match.

— Joe Flaherty

I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don’t even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they’re all Jelly Roll style.

— Jelly Roll Morton

Introduced to this world in Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, Wales, November 14, 1843, I celebrated my first anniversary by landing at Castle Garden, in New York City.

— Jenkin Lloyd Jones

The attraction in this city is money, from gambling. What you are if you work here is a shill.

— Joe Williams

Chicago’s like Melbourne – there’s a city center, there’s public transport, and there’s more of a cultural scene.

— Jesse Spencer

The year after I graduated from high school, they came to shoot ‘Mr. and Mrs. Bridge’ in Kansas City.

— Jason Wiles

When we did the sign outside, we did not do the cigarette or the mug of beer because it was going to be outside. I wasn’t sure if the city would object.

— John Gates

The last copy of the Chicago Daily News I picked up had three crime stories on its front page. But by comparison to the gaudy days, this is small-time stuff. Chicago is as full of crooks as a saw with teeth, but the era when they ruled the city is gone forever.

— John Gunther

I came from the country, and when I came to the city, I was ridin’ high, you know. I was seeing more lights than I ever dreamed to shine in the world. ‘Cos where I came from, there wasn’t too many lights. Bugs made a lot of light, but after that there wasn’t no lights.

— John Hunter

Not only is New York City the nation’s melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill.

— John Lindsay

I have had the privilege of serving as city comptroller, and I lead 750 professionals in the office, have appointed eight deputy comptrollers… no one has criticized my management of these 750 professionals.

— John Liu

You can learn a lot when you play in a little town in Holland or Western Australia, and you learn different things than you would learn playing a big city.

— Jonathan Richman

I’ve lived in London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Turin. But New York is my favorite city. It has so much energy, so much toughness.

— Lapo Elkann

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.

— Lenny Kravitz

If we would leave parties to the politicians, and would vote not for the party, not even for men, but for the city, and the State, and the nation, we should rule parties, and cities, and States, and nation.

— Lincoln Steffens

New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city.

— Lewis Mumford

Helsinki isn’t all that bad. It’s a very nice city, and it’s cold really only in wintertime.

— Linus Torvalds

I grew up in New York City. I went to museums so much as a kid, and I guess I didn’t realize how much it affected me.

— Lisa Randall

When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up.

— Loretta Lynn

City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure.

— L. Neil Smith

When their city was occupied by the Gauls, and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol, had made military engines from the hair of the women, they dedicated a temple to the Bald Venus.

— Lactantius

When I was playing for Nacional in Montevideo, the players who lived outside the city would be given money by the club to get there and back on the bus.

— Luis Suarez

When we started the show, ‘Dallas’ was known as the city where JFK was assassinated. By the end it was known as JR’s home town.

— Larry Hagman

I forgot that San Francisco is not an angry city like New York. Gays have gotten what they wanted there over the years, unlike New York, where we had to fight for everything.

— Larry Kramer

In Nagasaki, American planes did drop warning leaflets – but not till Aug. 10, a day after the city was bombed.

— Lydia Millet

People from the rest of the state tend to hate Phoenix, with that typical resentment of the boroughs and the towns for the big city.

— Lydia Millet

When I was 16, I went to Berlin – West Berlin, since at that time a wall still divided the city – to live for three months with a family on an exchange program.

— Lydia Millet

We thought we’d name the magazine for the number of bridges within Edmonton’s city limits. We thought this number was 18. Much later, we learned that the number is actually 21. But we didn’t like the sound of that so much.

— Lynn Coady

I grew up in Connecticut, going in and out of New York City, and I worked in the city in the ’90s. I was freelancing for the Associated Press, and I fell in love with New York.

— Lynsey Addario

If you’re open to it, New Orleans will teach you about yourself, but if you want to hide from who you really are, the city will help you do that, too.

— Laurell K. Hamilton

New York is an ugly city, a dirty city… But there is one thing about it. Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.

— Lawrence Block

Caroline In The City’ was such an interesting thing, because I’d never been on the set of a sitcom or even auditioned for a sitcom when they gave me that part.

— Lea Thompson

I wish the city of San Francisco, bastion of liberalism, were more innovative when it comes to how to spread the wealth.

— Leila Janah

I was born in Dallas, and I grew up both there and in New York City, which was very schizophrenic.

— Lesli Linka Glatter

When I see Lemlem walking around New York City, it’s just mind-boggling, because I know it came from this one man sitting and weaving this little product.

— Liya Kebede

Minneapolis just embraced me. There are a lot of weirdos here. It’s awesome, because I’m a weirdo. Thankfully, the city embraced me with open arms. A lot about Minneapolis helped carve my musicality and open my eyes. The whole town is so open-minded compared to like, you know, Texas.

— Lizzo

At school, I would read the City pages before I read the sports pages.

— Lloyd Dorfman

In March 2005, I was appointed to the board of the Santa Barbara metro transit district. I was incredibly optimistic about how public transportation can be the solution to help people live in the city and not need a car.

— Logan Green

In L.A., it’s the sort of city where you have to have a car to get around.

— Logan Green

I am at home in Dublin, more than in any other city.

— Louis MacNeice

Over the last 15 years or so, Manchester has undergone huge transformation – from a city in decline and on its knees to one that is growing, vibrant and confident.

— Lucy Powell

Brazil is a country that has rich people, as you have in New York City, as you have in Berlin or in London. But we also have poor people like in Bangladesh or in African suburbs.

— Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

I’d ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It’s got to go. It’s got to go a long way from here.

— Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Growing up in D.C. there are so many different types of educational and professional levels. They call D.C. ‘Chocolate City’ but just because we’re all chocolate doesn’t mean we’re all the same. In D.C., everyone co-exists harmoniously but the lines are still drawn. And people don’t really step over those lines.

— Laz Alonso

I just like a dirty, crumbling city. The Gotham I imagine is enticing and horrifying at the same time.

— Lee Bermejo

Dallas is a positive, get-it done city.

— Laura Miller

The city has to do what any citizen or family does, when you have a dream. You tighten your belt. You sacrifice some luxuries. Above all, you don’t waste a dime.

— Laura Miller

Dallas is a great city, and it’s worth fighting for.

— Laura Miller

Others like City Hall the old way, when they could make deals behind closed doors with your tax money.

— Laura Miller

There’s still is a status-quo group at City Hall who likes things done the old way, behind closed doors.

— Laura Miller

I love L.A. and feel attached to this city, but I don’t identify myself as being a part of it.

— Lauren Lapkus

I live in New York and it’s the greatest city, but sometimes I want to move to the place with the porch and the lemonade and the farm.

— Leelee Sobieski

Iris Johansen’s lovers weathered the sack of city states and the vagaries of the French Revolution Judith McNaught’s heroines endured amnesia, social ostracism and misunderstandings so big they deserved their own ZIP code.

— Lauren Willig

After ‘Spelling Bee,’ I started landing more jobs… I got ‘Candide’ at New York City Opera.

— Lauren Worsham

I’m a half-breed. You know, I’m Puerto Rican and Norwegian from descent, and I grew up, born and raised in New York City, and I stood out amongst my friends in my community. I was very blond-haired, white, and ‘Lemonhead’ was the name that they gave me.

— Lemon Andersen

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth.

— Leon Askin

The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city.

— Leon Battista Alberti

The more you densify a city, the more congestion will increase, however technology changes… cities so packed that they will no longer function… vertical sprawl.

— Leon Krier

A city can only be reconstructed in the form of urban quarters. A large or a small city can only be reorganized as a large or a small number of urban quarters as a federation of autonomous quarters. Each quarter must have its own center, periphery and limit. Each quarter must be a city within a city.

— Leon Krier

New York, without a doubt, is my favorite city in the world.

— Linus Roache

I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. We’ve always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.

— Lisa Scottoline

But when I came back into the city for the first time last November, I thought every truck, every building was going to blow up. It has truly changed me something fierce.

— Lanford Wilson

Generally speaking, rural drivers are a much better behaved species than city drivers. I’m not sure whether they’re intrinsically this way, or there are just fewer opportunities for them to do behave badly. You can’t go around running red lights if there aren’t any red lights to run.

— Linwood Barclay

I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn’t have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws.

— Laura Lippman

We’re half an hour from Toronto, which offers everything you could want from a city, and a couple of hours from beautiful vacation country. We have it all here, plus George W. Bush is not our president.

— Linwood Barclay

I saw my city gripped by fear. Because of violent acts committed by illegal aliens, my residents were afraid to shop – or even drive – on certain streets.

— Lou Barletta

By August 2008, we had left Voikovskaya and moved into a wooden dacha in the artists’ colony of Sokol in north-west Moscow. The house was a haven amid the madness of the city: lily of the valley grew near our front gate, Virginia creeper decked the green picket fence.

— Luke Harding

I left Kurdistan in April 2003 with the peshmerga, following their excited advance as Saddam’s forces crumbled. First Kirkuk, then Mosul – where looters broke into the city museum and seized its Parthian sculptures – then Tikrit. I reported from Baghdad in month-long stints until the end of 2004.

— Luke Harding

Hale had answered when the President of the United States can’t go to a city of the United States and be protected, we’ve come to a very difficult time in our nation’s history, and encouraged him to come.

— Lindy Boggs

What is most amusing and can happen only in India is that the most posh and big households that I’ve seen in Mumbai, the ‘big city’, will have their balconies and windows festooned with rows of baniyans and tauliyas hanging on them.

— Kailash Kher

Muslims remain the most convenient target for prejudice in a city like Delhi, which is far more ghettoized than Bombay or Bangalore, for example.

— Karan Mahajan

When I lived in Delhi, it was burdened with so many futures – fast roads, malls, flyovers – that one felt almost obliged to be hopeful. Now that hope has diminished, you can feel the city going into a frenzy to reinvent itself. I miss living there.

— Karan Mahajan

Apparently, the city of Delhi is a ‘character’ in my novels. I’d argue that it’s a … city… in my novels.

— Karan Mahajan

New York City has no need to move on from 9/11 because, in a sense, it moved on days after, moments after.

— Karan Mahajan

In 1990, when I had just arrived in New York City as a wet-behind-the-ears 20-something girl from Arizona, I spent a year or more working as the personal secretary and secret ghostwriter to an American-born countess in her apartment on the Upper East Side.

— Kate Christensen

Living in New York City is one constant, ongoing literary pilgrimage. For 20 years, I lived among the ghosts of great writers and walked where they had walked.

— Kate Christensen

I’m a nature girl. I grew up in Colorado and was always outside. I still am, even when I’m in the city.

— Kate Hudson

Things that happen in Wyoming are things that wouldn’t happen in a big city – we’ve got bears, we’ve got a lot of shotguns – in Absaroka County, everybody’s got a shotgun in the back of their car!

— Katee Sackhoff

You know what’s funny is that I have this ongoing relationship with the city of Washington D.C. I went to George Washington University, and my nickname was K-Dub – based on G-Dub – and I’m now on the board of trustees at George Washington University.

— Kerry Washington

I grew up in Lambeth, I went to normal schools and I’ve grown up in a city where people say what they think.

— Ken Livingstone

I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus until I met my nanny, who helped me through a failing marriage and raising my two boys in a New York City apartment. She showed me by example what it was like to be able to talk to Jesus and bring all my cares and worries to Him. That was in 1990.

— Kim Alexis

Chicago has a burly, action-oriented but still self-assured and relaxed confidence to its stride. The city has a lot of wide-open space and all the possibilities that suggests. There’s a lot of horizontal grandeur here.

— Kurt Elling

In New York, the drummers rush for a reason – because there’s so much energy crackling through everything in that city and so many collisions at a highly accelerated rate.

— Kurt Elling

Be it a village or a city, education is very important, and it always comes into you.

— Kareena Kapoor Khan

I started my career with ‘Refugee’ in Bhuj. Now, it has become a full-fledged city.

— Kareena Kapoor Khan

These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.

— Karl Philipp Moritz

My favorite thing to do in a new city is find new fast food. I seek it out. I’ll tweet and ask people what their favorite local place is, and if I get four or five with the same answer, then I’ll check it out.

— Kate Micucci

There have been moments where I’m like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to survive and pay next month’s rent.’ And the next month I’m filming a movie in New York City.

— Kate Micucci

There are very few shows that show women talking like strong, sassy women. Do you know what I mean? ‘Sex and the City’ started doing that, and that was why that was such a huge hit.

— Katie Aselton

I was raised in Oklahoma. I was actually born in Tulsa, but I grew up in a small town on the west side of Oklahoma called Elk City on a farm, where my dad grew up, actually.

— Kelli O’Hara

The scene then as now was centered in New York. For the most part, I’ve kept a bit apart from that attractive and seductive city. I’ve done it by living in the country within commuting distance.

— Kenneth Noland

I’ve always been in love with Melbourne. When I was 12, I was taken into the city by my grandmother to go to the ballet for the first time.

— Kerry Greenwood

In the early nineties, I was a cub reporter on a city newspaper in Limerick, and assigned to the courthouse there. One day, an old detective sergeant came and whispered to me in the press pit. He pointed out a young offender, a teenager who was up for stealing a car or something relatively minor, and said, ‘See this kid? He’ll kill.’

— Kevin Barry

City of Bohane’ has been optioned for film, and I’ve finished a first draft of the script.

— Kevin Barry

In my very early days as a journalist, as a cub reporter on a local newspaper, I used to cover the district courthouse in Limerick city – all human life passed through that establishment, and my time there remains a source of inspiration.

— Kevin Barry

Growing up in any big city, you get exposed to so many beautiful cultures. I’ve grown up with a lot of open eyes around me that’s influenced my eyes to open.

— King Krule

I love New York I love the city. It’s impossible. It’s a theme park of a city, isn’t it.

— Kit Harington

For people who mourn for old Times Square – hey, there’s a ton of places in the city still like that! Get on the train and go visit them!

— Kurt Braunohler

Well, very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now, before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is, there was a city – a city of people, you know.

— Kenneth Grahame

Voting Quotes

If Congress can move President’s Day, Columbus Day and, alas, Martin Luther King’s Birthday celebration for the convenience of shoppers, shouldn’t they at least consider moving Election Day for the convenience of voters?

— Andrew Young

If the elections are a mere fraud, why are terrorists being trained and infiltrated into India at the command of the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency of Pakistan to kill election candidates and to intimidate voters?

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

We have given up office, but not our responsibility to serve the nation. We have lost an election, but not our determination.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

When you win an election, what you really win is a chance to go to work for working families who need a voice in Minnesota.

— Al Franken

The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day.

— Al Sharpton

You had 42 blacks that ran on the Republican ticket this Cycle, 14 made of them made it to the general election and two of us made it to the House of Representatives. So I think that there is a new movement that needs to have a voice in the Congressional Black Caucus.

— Allen West

The Tories, every election, must have a bogy man. If you haven’t got a programme, a bogy man will do.

— Aneurin Bevan

It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.

— Ann Coulter

I really believed Obama when he spoke in 2008, but I remember watching his victory speech after this last election and it was the same speech. Exactly the same speech. I felt like he didn’t even believe it anymore. He seemed to be tired of saying the same thing.

— Andrew Dominik

We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country.

— Artur Davis

It was a presidential election year, and as a member of a consortium of Ivy League radio stations, we participated in ‘network’ coverage of election night.

— Andrea Mitchell

I do not comment on politics, but I see computerization of the election process as good for stability and social harmony.

— Andrew Tan

Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people’s choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections.

— Arthur Capper

In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

— Barack Obama

If everybody that voted in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this election. We will win this election.

— Barack Obama

During the Cold War, America undertook serious military cuts only once: after the election of Richard Nixon, during the Vietnam War. The result: Vietnam fell to the Communists, the Russians moved into Afghanistan, and American influence around the globe waned dramatically.

— Ben Shapiro

I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.

— Benjamin Netanyahu

Obama/Romney, Romney/Obama – the most important election of our lifetime? Fact is they’re all the same – bought and paid for with the same money. Ours is a country of the SuperPAC, by the SuperPAC, and for the SuperPAC.

— Bill Gross

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

— Bill Vaughan

One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential.

— Bradley Whitford

The secession of the Southern States, individually or in the aggregate, was the certain consequence of Mr. Lincoln’s election.

— Belle Boyd

If you stand at an election and put a manifesto in front of people saying you’re going to improve health care, you have to stick by that.

— Bob Ainsworth

Mistakes were made is something we heard back in ’92, and that has sort of been the Clinton administration’s mantra. I can’t imagine that Al Gore is going to pick up that statement and carry it through the next election.

— Barbara Olson

Since Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, conservatives of various sorts, and conservatisms of various stripes, have generally been in the ascendancy. And a good thing, too! Conservatives have been right more often than not – and more often than liberals – about most of the important issues of the day.

— Bill Kristol

It’s not clear in the U.S. at the moment, either. We’re going through another election.

— Bob Kerrey

The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.

— Bob Schaffer

My positions on gun safety have remained consistent over the years, and have been on my website for years. Whether I’m in a tough re-election race, an easy re-election race, or if it isn’t an election year, whether there’s a high-profile tragedy in the news or otherwise, my position remains unchanged and on my website.

— Brad Sherman

The usual test under the Federal Election Campaign Act for whether something counts as a campaign expenditure is whether the obligation would have existed but for the campaign. If so, it is not a campaign expenditure.

— Bradley A. Smith

I vote in every general election, but I’m not a party member or an ideologue. I’ve never told anyone who I’ve voted for.

— Brian Lamb

Soon after the 1997 election, I argued that there was no inverse law of political gravity which said that everything which went down had to come back up.

— Charles Kennedy

Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you’re the mayor. The bad news is, now you’re the mayor.

— Clint Eastwood

Newt Gingrich had to work hard – getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America – to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans – nationalize the election, gratis – in 2010.

— Charles Krauthammer

Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq.

— Christine Gregoire

After President Obama’s election, efforts at othering Obama quickly became about smearing his non-partisan allies and ambassadors.

— Christine Pelosi

What happens traditionally in a campaign is they will go out to their list once or twice a week to raise money from their fund-raisers, but when a candidate gets to a general election, you get some donor fatigue because they’ve already maxed out their campaign to give.

— Corey Lewandowski

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.

— Chen Shui-bian

During the election of Washington’s successor, it became apparent that the country was sharply divided and that the dissatisfaction with Federalist policies was deep and fervent.

— Charles A. Beard

The election is over, and even though there are people who have different ideologies and beliefs, from now on we must all embrace each other, creating a harmonious and unified new Taiwan through our love and tolerance.

— Chen Shui-bian

Even at the end of a presidential election campaign, we have no way to know what Mitt Romney really believes.

— Carl Bernstein

In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past.

— Charles Edison

Every election matters. Anyone that tells you otherwise doesn’t understand politics. That said, not every election sends sweeping messages that are easy to discern, but every election provides lessons worth learning.

— Chuck Todd

If Barack Obama goes on to win the election, there will be plenty of ink and video spent on chronicling the historic nature of the turnout among young voters and African-Americans. But as important as both constituencies have been to Obama – particularly in the primaries – it’s Hispanics that could be putting him over the top on Nov. 4.

— Chuck Todd

So here we are, just two months away from the election, with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe laws are alive and well in the state of Florida.

— Corrine Brown

You know, having been an election monitor in countries across the world, I can tell you that we would never certify another country’s election if it had as many flaws in place as we had in Florida.

— Corrine Brown

Election’ made zero money at the box office, but it started my career.

— Chris Klein

As an Englishman, permit me now to say with what pleasure I learnt of the election of Professor Planck and Professor Stark to the Nobel Prizes for the years 1918 and 1919.

— Charles Glover Barkla

I am an immigrant with a Green Card and, therefore, I am not eligible to vote in a federal election.

— David Byrne

Somebody asked me about the current choice we’re being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it’s like two of the scariest movies I can imagine.

— Dean Koontz

Once one understands that ‘racial tensions’ is a euphemism for a black animosity toward whites and a left-wing construct, one begins to understand why the election of a black president has had no impact on most blacks or on the left.

— Dennis Prager

The greatest hope most Americans – including Republicans – had when Barack Obama was elected president was that the election of a black person as the country’s president would reduce, if not come close to eliminating, the racial tensions that have plagued America for generations.

— Dennis Prager

The election, and even the re-election, of a black man as president, in a country that is 87 percent non-black – a first in human history – has had no impact on what are called ‘racial tensions.’

— Dennis Prager

I think George Will is somebody that said recently that the Republicans will not lose, as a Republican, that the Republicans will not win the election. I think it was a terrible statement.

— Donald Trump

As a longtime political operative, I know firsthand how a vote here or a vote there can make a huge difference in a close election.

— Donna Brazile

Even the Republicans themselves have acknowledged they have a diversity problem. If you look at their autopsy report following the 2012 election, they have specifically said they would continue to lose presidential elections unless they address the problem that they have with their alienation of minority groups.

— Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It’s a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.

— David Axelrod

I haven’t given up on working… across the aisle on issues and maybe it’ll take an election or two for that to fully ferment, maybe it you know sometimes it takes awhile for people to realize what the best path is.

— David Axelrod

Bill and Hillary Clinton have one central idea in their uncluttered, ambitious minds: Hillary in 2008. Let Bush get re-elected, use the ’04 primaries and general election to clean out the underbrush of competing Democratic candidates, and proceed unimpeded to the ’08 nomination.

— Dick Morris

Reagan was a pure liberation, free-and-fair election American.

— Douglas Brinkley

If al Qaeda or any other enemy of our country manages to create a situation or explode a bomb or murder or incapacitate large numbers of our people, we cannot wait for 7 weeks of a special election in order to deal with that.

— Dana Rohrabacher

If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party.

— Dennis Ross

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.

— David Limbaugh

I can say with total conviction that it was the Holy Spirit that chose, guided the election of Pope Francis.

— Donald Wuerl

There’s sort of a theory that’s going around in the China-watching community about a perfect storm coming up with the 2008 Olympics, a U.S. election and a Taiwanese election, some sort of mutually reinforcing explosion and crisis.

— Dennis C. Blair

It’s a long time until the next election, but it starts now. And if you truly want to see things change in the direction that our country is headed, you have to stay involved. You cannot quit now.

— Deb Fischer

It would have been a very, very good thing if the next election after Margaret went we had lost.

— Denis Thatcher

I mean it’s funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it’s not competitive like an election, it’s the Olympics, it’s not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like.

— Eddie Van Halen

There are things that matter more than your election. That may take difficult votes, may take career-ending votes for people, but if we aren’t willing to do that, then we’re not going to move forward.

— Elizabeth Esty

Now in its third year in office, the Obama Administration has never championed the cause of human rights. Its slow reaction in June 2009 to the stealing of the election in Iran and the birth of the ‘Green Movement’ there, and its delay in backing the rebellions in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, are evidence of this problem.

— Elliott Abrams

Sometimes the results of a first free election will find the moderates so poorly organized that extreme groups can eke out a victory, as Hamas did when it gained a 44-to-41 percent margin in the Palestinian election of 2006.

— Elliott Abrams

During the election campaign of 2000, it was generally thought that then-governor Bush didn’t know much about foreign policy or national security affairs, and that Colin Powell would lead on that front, while the president’s main concern would be domestic.

— Elliott Abrams

On the human rights side, administration policy has been marked by indifference. When the people of Iran flooded the streets to protest the theft of their presidential election in June 2009, President Obama was silent for 11 days.

— Elliott Abrams

We are going to serve our full term there will be no snap election, and we are going to do our best to ensure that 2016 is going to be a good economic year.

— Enda Kenny

Once every 12 years there is a unique opportunity to reinforce the bonds between Mexico and the United States, when our presidential election cycles coincide.

— Enrique Pena Nieto

My first meeting as a senator, my first day, they were already talking about the next election. Part of that’s the permanent campaign, part of that’s a word I’ve been using more frequently, ‘tribal.’ Our politics has become tribal: It’s us versus them.

— Evan Bayh

The Democratic Party is getting very angry, and that came through clearly in this election.

— Ed Gillespie

We’ve had Town Hall meetings, we’ve witnessed election after election, in which the American people have taken a position on the President’s health care bill. And the bottom line is the people don’t like this bill. They don’t want it.

— Eric Cantor

Well, if Democratic members in the House elect Nancy Pelosi as their leader, it’s almost as if they just didn’t get the message from the voters this election. I mean, the voters outright rejected the agenda that she’s been about. And here they’re going to put her back in charge.

— Eric Cantor

After thinking carefully about how I can best help my fellow Minnesotans, I have decided to not seek election for a different office in 2014. The warm encouragement from many people to run for U.S. senator or the governorship was deeply humbling.

— Erik Paulsen

As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top-tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame.

— Fay Vincent

One would like to say in the aftermath of the 2008 election that everyone lived happily ever after. But the American drama, especially when it involves race, is always more complicated than that.

— Frank Rich

The truth is that for a Democrat to triumph in a presidential election, it needs to come on the heels of ‘the dark times’ of an unpopular Republican administration. Carter followed the Nixon era, Clinton succeeded after 12 years of Reagan/Bush, and Obama was a direct result of eight years of Bush/Cheney.

— Fabrizio Moreira

If the 2016 election is any indication, every four years, millions more Americans will continue backing away from their own parties to choose a third party instead.

— Fabrizio Moreira

Historically, there hasn’t been a significant correlation between gold prices and U.S. elections. Furthermore, history has shown that gold prices tend to fall just before U.S. elections and rise immediately after, and this goes on until the next election.

— Fabrizio Moreira

In most countries, a lopsided election represents a mandate that the winning party could then use to implement their agenda, but the U.S. political system seems to have been made to prevent such an occurrence.

— Fabrizio Moreira

In an election, one needs both hope and audacity.

— Francois Hollande

It took us 50 months in Germany, post World War II to go from the end of the war to a national election.

— Frank Carlucci

George W. Bush bought the election – period. End of story. There is no argument. You can try to come up with any argument you can, but there is none.

— Gary Coleman

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

— George Bernard Shaw

We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we’re being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We’ve been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn’t. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It’s the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

Regardless of who wins, an election should be a time for optimism and fresh approaches.

— Gary Johnson

I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.

— George H. W. Bush

What’s important is that, come the general election, people think the right things of you. They think that you’ve got the right values and the right policies. And that you’re the right kind of person to lead the country.

— George Osborne

The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.

— Gerald R. Ford

Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people’s urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.

— Gerald R. Ford

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

— Gore Vidal

Most people enjoy ‘potato-chip news’ from time to time – to track a presidential election or the Oscars. However, some are particularly drawn to material that makes them feel shocked, frightened, insecure, or indignant, and that’s what potato-chip news often provides.

— Gretchen Rubin

We did ‘Jack & Bobby’ in the middle of the Kerry/Bush election. It hurt it a little bit. No matter what we did, everyone thought we were advocating for one person over the other. The stuff I work on is more about the people.

— Greg Berlanti

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great – far too great – expectations.

— Gustav Heinemann

One of the reasons this election is so important is because the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. We need to overturn that terrible Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, and then reform our whole campaign finance system.

— Hillary Clinton

If you had found the right candidate in 2000 or 2004, and you could have put that man or woman, given them ballot access in September of the election year, they could have won the election.

— Hamilton Jordan

Politics and sports are the same thing in some ways. I like sports I don’t like the sports aspect of politics. The conventions are basically the playoffs, and the election’s the Super Bowl. To me, it doesn’t feel important.

— Hari Kondabolu

Being in Harlem on the night of Barack Obama’s election was extraordinary. It was the best street party I have ever gone to, and it felt like the period of American history which began with slavery had ended that evening.

— Hari Kunzru

As much as the Democrats try to change the subject, this election will be about Barack Obama, period. Mitt’s speech last night hit all the right notes, but this fight is not about him. He’s just the vessel. Now the question is, does this guy at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. who thinks the private sector is doing fine get another four years?

— Howie Carr

I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

— Hassan Rouhani

At every election, my vote goes to the candidate less likely to declare war. You’re dropping hugely expensive pieces of exploding metal on a population. America deserves the president it gets, whether the country votes for them or allows their vote to be stolen, and the least we can do is to elect someone who won’t do that to other people.

— Ian MacKaye

During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military, help is on the way. That is clearly not the case. The administration has failed to request the funds needed for the defense of this Nation. We must give the Army what it needs.

— Ike Skelton

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.

— Imelda Marcos

One is actually the democracy here, you know, people are, people assume that this election means that there is democracy in Pakistan. There is no democracy.

— Imran Khan

Every time there’s an election, people start to criticize China.

— Jack Ma

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good ‘ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.

— Jay Leno

Our problem in the 2015 general election was that for all the good stuff that was in the Labour manifesto, we were still going to be freezing public sector wages, cutting council expenditure, laying off civil servants. We were offering ‘austerity light’ instead of a real alternative.

— Jeremy Corbyn

I’ve said the election of Obama has made the hustler less relevant. People took it in a way that I was almost dismissing what I am. And I was like, ‘No, it’s a good thing!’

— Jay-Z

After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, I was heartened to see him issue an Open Government Initiative on his first full day in office.

— Jesse Ventura

But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.

— Joe Biden

If you ask me whether the election of Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, I say, ‘No, it’s just a down payment.’

— John Lewis

The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.

— Joseph Stalin

I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more people to get off their butts and register and vote – not just in this election, but in every other election from now on, you know?

— Jello Biafra

A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of the soul in which the future presses down like a cloud that will never lift.

— James Wolcott

You have to remember that in a state like Florida, independent voters will decide the election.

— Jeb Bush

In my world – advertising – the Super Bowl is judgment day. If politicians have Election Day and Hollywood has the Oscars, advertising has the Super Bowl.

— Jerry Della Femina

Silence is not what democracy needs. Right now we have an election where, even the supporters of Hillary Clinton, the majority don’t support Hillary they just oppose Donald Trump. And the majority of Donald Trump supporters don’t support him they just oppose Hillary.

— Jill Stein

We need an attitude of defiance, not an attitude of cowardice. Out in the street, that’s how we are winning against the TransCanada Pipeline. This is how we have delayed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and forced it into an election season, gotten everybody to stand against it. Democracy is not about surrender.

— Jill Stein

After the election of George McGovern in 1972 as a peace candidate – I should say his election to the nomination of the Democratic Party – the party changed the rules to steeply tilt that playing field, creating superdelegates and Super Tuesdays that make it very hard for a grassroots campaign to prevail.

— Jill Stein

Obama will win the 2012 election, thanks in part to the tech community rallying behind him due to issues like SOPA, visas, and free speech.

— John Battelle

In every election cycle that I can recall, there comes a moment – or a few – where charges of elitism and claims of commonness are wielded by presidential candidates like a sword and shield: ‘Vote for me ’cause I’m one of you. It’s the other guy who’s out of touch.’

— John Ridley

Trump can spend virtually an unlimited amount of his own money on this election, which makes him unlike any of the other candidates in the race. So those who oppose him will have to work very hard to make sure he doesn’t win.

— J. B. Pritzker

The country is stronger than the result of any one election. But we shouldn’t forget that these are just ordinary people. I wish Americans would look at them level, not down or up – just level. It doesn’t take some special dimension to be president.

— Jack Germond

Spend hundreds of millions talk endlessly about issues present 12-point plans for education, the economy, and the environment. But in the end, the election of our next president can turn on a gaffe.

— Jack Germond

I think Social Security should be bipartisan and it should transcend the next election, and you should get the best ideas of the Democrats and of the Republicans, and move forward with the best.

— Jack Kingston

It’s fun to perform Bernie Sanders and give his boring percentages and fact-based points to address some ridiculous Trumpisms, because that was always my fantasy for what the general election would look like.

— James Adomian

Remember, the first presidential candidate to reject public financing for both the primary and general election was… Barack Obama, in 2008. He did it, in spite of a flat pledge to the contrary, because his campaign saw that it could vastly outspend John McCain.

— Jeff Greenfield

According to various polls conducted, the single most important issue in last week’s election was not the Iraq War, not the War on Terror, not even the economy. It was the cultural war.

— John Doolittle

At the next General Election, voters face a clear choice: deregulation and less interference in everyday life with the Conservatives, or yet more regulation and interference under Mr Blair.

— John Redwood

If an election is simply a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions, then this is not a very noble form of government.

— James Bovard

In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore got more votes than George W. Bush, but still lost the election. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Florida gave Bush that pivotal state, and doomed Gore to lose the Electoral College. That odd scenario – where the candidate with the most votes loses – has happened three times in U.S. history.

— Juan Williams

Republicans believed that their job was not governing but blocking any idea coming from President Obama and the Democrats, and wiping out Democrats in the 2012 election.

— Juan Williams

I’m a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.

— Jeane Kirkpatrick

Obviously I’m young and I’m also Hispanic, two important groups in this election. And I’m confident that I can do a good job in articulating why President Obama ought to be the candidate that Americans select for the next four years.

— Julian Castro

The Tea Party definitely scored a significant victory with Senator Cruz’s election in 2012 and scored victories in some statewide primaries. But to me, as the Tea Party gets stronger within the Republican Party in Texas, the prospect of a blue Texas becomes stronger and stronger.

— Julian Castro

On Jan. 30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country’s first fair and free election in decades, marking continued progress in Iraq’s transition toward a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all.

— Jim Gerlach

Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it’s not something that happens just with one event. It’s an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives.

— Jim Hightower

The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be.

— John Ensign

Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls, voting in their first free election in more than 50 years.

— John M. McHugh

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.

— James Freeman Clarke

I think when you’ve lost an election by 179, there’s going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can’t do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative.

— Jeffrey Archer

It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.

— Jon Voight

Well, just as the Supreme Court follows the election returns, you can bet that the bureaucracy does as well.

— James Woolsey

Truth be known, President Obama has never been particularly driven by principle. Right after his election, I wrote a column in a few days warning people that even though I voted for Obama, he was not what people were describing him to be. I saw him in the Senate. I saw him in Chicago.

— Jonathan Turley

I supported Barack Obama. I wasn’t very quiet about my support. I thought he was going to be a refreshing change to George Bush. But what has happened is that we have an election that’s become a single-issue election, and that issue is Barack Obama. And he’s an icon to both sides.

— Jonathan Turley

Grassroots organizing tends to be most available to big campaigns, but it’s actually most useful to small ones. You can’t win a presidential campaign without going on TV, but you can win a local election simply by organizing your community. NationBuilder levels the playing field.

— Joe Green

When all is said and done and the e-book is written about politics and the Internet, it is not going to be about the presidential election. It will be about the smaller elections in aggregate that have a huge effect on people’s lives.

— Joe Green

The way to get people civically engaged, not just during the election but throughout the year, is to tap into Facebook and let them do it with their friends.

— Joe Green

In an election, there are no kings.

— Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

As son of a Republican president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, it is automatically expected by many that I am a Republican. For 50 years, through the election of 2000, I was.

— John Eisenhower

Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.

— John Jay Hooker

I think it is very difficult today to have a reasoned public discourse on any controversial subject. Certainly, election years present a complicating factor.

— John Poindexter

This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president.

— James Baker

Things on the whole are much faster in America people don’t ‘stand for election’, they ‘run for office.’

— Jessica Mitford

Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn’t be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support – that’s a little bit of a manipulation of democracy.

— Jim Bolger

I’m much more attracted personally to governments going their full term. It’s very hard to have a fixed term election I know with ah… a parliamentary democracy, but I’ve always had an instinct to say there should be a fixed term.

— Jim Bolger

The Blue Dogs are all Democrats they are. And I’ll tell you, in terms of wearing the Democratic label, I think they’re the true Democrats, because that label usually hurts them when they’re running for election.

— Jim Matheson

This election isn’t about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. It’s about you. The other guys write $10 million checks and make $10,000 bets. But we’ve bet this campaign on you.

— Jim Messina

Narendra Modi is a bubble. After elevation in his party, his first test was the Karnataka election. He failed miserably in that.

— Jitin Prasada

During the 1960 election, I saw Richard Nixon as the winner.

— Jeane Dixon

As millions of Americans look for work, the Obama campaign and Democrats are attempting to distract attention away from this administration’s dismal record. The attack they have launched against Mitt Romney shows just how worried they are about facing him in the general election.

— Jeb Bradley

You need the commitment of people that aren’t worried about that next election, who are going to do the right thing and worry about the next generation. It’s called political courage. And I can tell you, with me, you don’t have to ask whether I have political courage.

— Jeff Fitzgerald

Given that Mr. Kerry is clearly exaggerating what happened to minority voters in the 2000 election in Florida, maybe we should wait for him to provide evidence of what he is alleging in 2004.

— John Fund

As dismayed as Americans are with the influence of the special interests that finance election campaigns, they’ve been reluctant to embrace the alternative: taxpayer-financed elections.

— John Harwood

According to Breitbart, data from the Federal Election Commission show that Facebook staff gave $114,000 to Hillary Clinton. The next-closest recipient of political money was former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. He only got $16,604.

— Lawrence Kudlow

However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.

— Lawrence Kudlow

If we would vote in mass on the more promising ticket, or, if the two are equally bad, would throw out the party that is in, and wait till the next election and then throw out the other party that is in – then, I say, the commercial politician would feel a demand for good government and he would supply it.

— Lincoln Steffens

My publicist told me not to talk about politics but, yes, I think we have a president who stole the election.

— Liev Schreiber

I think Romney’s talking himself out of the election, to be honest. I was wondering what was gonna happen when the Republican power structure turned the money on, and then they turned on the money and nothing happened.

— Lupe Fiasco

By the same token, I think news has more and more of a pro bono aspect to all the networks. When we do our election coverages throughout this coming year, it’s not a money-maker for us. It is more of a public service situation.

— Leslie Moonves

The Sangh Parivar, against which I had been waging a war, misled the people. My opponents used the Election Commission and the bureaucracy to win a political battle.

— Lalu Prasad Yadav

Well, usually when you talk about a mandate, you’re talking about an overwhelming win. I don’t think by any measurement the 2004 election was an overwhelming win.

— Lincoln Chafee

To finalize, the purpose of an election is to hear the will of the people, not to fabricate votes.

— Lincoln Diaz-Balart

George McGovern – and I campaigned very hard for his election – was not, in the summer of 1971, a strong feminist ally. But he did come around.

— Karen DeCrow

I’m very concerned with what’s going on the news, but I would not call myself a political animal, per se. I pay more attention during election years, or if I see some topic or issue that I care about. But I would never call myself a political animal or political junkie.

— Keegan-Michael Key

You have to knock doors, make calls, and build a relationship with voters long before Election Day.

— Keith Ellison

2016 is a change election, and that favors Trump.

— Kellyanne Conway

Donald Trump performs consistently better in online polling, where a human being is not talking to another human being about what he or she may do in the election.

— Kellyanne Conway

To me, it’s a different kind of voter suppression to constantly try to make people feel like the election is over before it’s even begun.

— Kellyanne Conway

Polling in a general election is pretty accurate, because turnout is usually high.

— Ken Livingstone

If women had never been given the right to vote, then Labour would have won every election after the war.

— Ken Livingstone

It’s the details and the human element that makes ‘Recount’ entertaining. Even though we know how the election ends, it plays like a thriller. It’s also funny.

— Kevin Spacey

You can almost hear people saying, ‘We’re going to make a movie about an election’ and ‘We’re going to make a movie about a lobbyist.’ You can hear the yawning start across the nation.

— Kevin Spacey

There are elections in which everyone knows that ‘the people have spoken’ but they don’t always know exactly what the people have said. This November’s election was different. Not only did the people speak, they spoke clearly.

— Kay Bailey Hutchison

Congress can’t take the year off, election or no election.

— Kay Bailey Hutchison

I don’t think it’s really good once you’ve lost an election to sit around, watch your former opponent, and swipe at them.

— Kerry Healey

I think labels have been used alot during this election process to divide people, and at this point in time we really need people to come together, and be their own person, come with their own suggestions, and really solve the problems that we have facing this country.

— Kristi Noem

We have a system that allows us to manage a free and fair election, free of fraud, free of intimidation, and that’s what we delivered on election day, and we’re very very proud of it.

— Kenneth Blackwell

And we have the most scrutinized election system in the United States, and we have met every test.

— Kenneth Blackwell

And I’m very proud of the 50,000 poll workers and election officials who delivered a free and fair election.

— Kenneth Blackwell

Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.

— Marco Rubio

It’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.

— Margaret Thatcher

When I was in Grade 9, there was an election for high school president, and one of the candidates told us that if we elected him, he would abolish homework. He promised this to the entire student body from the stage in the school gymnasium.

— Martin O’Malley

The values that I have are the values I was raised with, from where I’m from, which is a middle-class place. So that informs everything about me, my politics and all that stuff. I mean, politically, I vote against my own self-interest at every election. I actively ask these people to raise my taxes.

— Matt Damon

It was a long, difficult summer of 2004. That was a leap year, so several things happened – the Olympics and presidential election. And right in the middle of the election campaign – and I don’t think this was an accident – the 9/11 Commission delivers its report.

— Michael Hayden

Just because a black man is running the RNC doesn’t mean black folks are going to, ‘Oh, OK, I will be a Republican.’ Just as with the election of President Obama. All the problems and concerns that are very important to African Americans don’t get solved overnight.

— Michael Steele

Every voice on the Left bleated about how they feared protests and riots by angry Donald Trump supporters if and when he lost the election, yet it is the Leftists themselves destroying property and blocking roads. Everyone can see where the hate is coming from. Everyone.

— Milo Yiannopoulos

I lost my election because of my campaign, not because of what anyone else did.

— Mitt Romney

I recognize that as the guy who lost the election, I’m not in a position to tell everybody else how to win, all right? They’re not going to listen, and I don’t have the credibility to do that anyway.

— Mitt Romney

It’s heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.

— Moby

There are three opportunities that you have during a general election campaign where you can substantially move the needle of public opinion. One, is your convention speech two, are the base three, is the selection of your vice president.

— Mark McKinnon

Ah, political physics. Someone wins an election and, poof, they are a candidate for vice president. Ridiculous.

— Mark McKinnon

Since the election of Shinzo Abe as the new Japanese prime minister, by reputation a fervent nationalist, relations between Japan and China have paradoxically improved a little.

— Martin Jacques

The relative lack of power of certain minority groups, and the fear they’re feeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, is something I think we really need to take a look at.

— Megyn Kelly

If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election!

— Michele Bachmann

Women say that my election represents a cultural break with the past – a past of sexism, of misogyny.

— Michelle Bachelet

This is the choice in life. You choose what is less bad. I don’t particularly like Mr. Obama, but I think he is less bad for the world than Mr. Romney. It is a tragedy of life that both candidates did not lose the election. They would have deserved both to lose.

— Marc Faber

In the 2004 presidential election, we saw a wonderful example of citizens making contributions. In fact, individual giving to both the Kerry and Bush campaigns was the highest in our nation’s history.

— Mark Shields

Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this.

— Mangosuthu Buthelezi

For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election.

— Mangosuthu Buthelezi

With ‘Street Fight,’ it took an urban mayoral election and found lots of complexity in there. The same with ‘Racing Dreams.’ I wanted to show complexity within this world that most documentary people don’t know anything about.

— Marshall Curry

In everything I do, I like to set the idea for girls that they can do anything. I was really moved by Hillary Clinton’s speech when she lost the election – she didn’t want young girls to feel like it wasn’t possible and wanted them to know a female president will eventually happen. That’s important.

— Miranda Otto

At 10 A.M. on the Friday after the election in 2010, David Cameron’s team met in his room at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel. Cameron was clear that, unable to form a majority government, they had to begin talks with the Lib Dems about forming a coalition. But in a rare example of strategic discord, George Osborne disagreed.

— Michael Ashcroft

In the 1990s, the Lib Dems won a string of byelections at the expense of struggling Conservative governments. Christchurch, Ribble Valley and Eastbourne went straight back to the Tories at the next general election, but the Lib Dems held their later byelection gains – Eastleigh, Newbury and Romsey – in at least two subsequent general elections.

— Michael Ashcroft

Election victories increasingly depend on factors other than who votes, or tries to vote, and for whom. In 2000, the presidency was awarded by the Supreme Court, pre-empting the count of thousands of Florida votes.

— Mimi Kennedy

Across the nation, the election protection movement attracts ordinary citizens who educate their neighbors about their voting systems and the private companies that built and run them.

— Mimi Kennedy

In Tunisia, the so-called Yasmin revolution has led to the installation of a relatively moderate Islamic government. Whether or not that means democracy will, however, only be put to the test if and when the time comes for another election, which the opposition may win.

— Martin Van Creveld

I came in with the intention of serving as long as it made sense for me to do so. The election was a natural moment to think about whether I wanted to stay longer, and I’m thrilled to turn the reins over to my longtime colleague Elisse Walter.

— Mary Schapiro

When I yell at my TV, it’s usually watching… usually it happens during the election. There’s when I’m watching CNN and MSNBC.

— Matthew Moy

The important things that in a campaign we talk about, let us not forget that once the election is over.

— Mike Rounds

Let’s dare to release our immature fantasies of a magically faultless U.S. system and a magically protected election process. We have been lucky as a nation, but sometimes continued luck depends on action.

— Naomi Wolf

Every four years in the presidential election, some new precedent is broken.

— Nate Silver

When you put money directly to a problem, it makes a good headline. It makes a good campaign slogan. You get to claim that you’ve engaged in these activities within an election cycle. But certain investments take longer than an election cycle.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.

— Neil Gaiman

By definition, the person who learns enough to become the nominee is almost certainly the best person for the general election.

— Newt Gingrich

There’s a lot of fuss on the Left about election irregularities, like, you know, the voting machines were tampered with, they didn’t count the votes right, and so on. That’s all accurate and of some importance, but of far more importance is the fact that elections just don’t take place, not in any meaningful sense of the term ‘election.’

— Noam Chomsky

In November 2008, the day of the presidential election, Israeli military forces invaded Gaza and killed half a dozen Hamas militants. Well, that was followed by a missile exchange for a couple of weeks in both directions.

— Noam Chomsky

There are a number of Americans who shouldn’t vote. The number is 57 percent, to judge by the combined total of Clinton and Perot ballots in the 1996 presidential election.

— P. J. O’Rourke

The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while. Our national politics are reflecting what appears to be going on geologically, on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth: the tectonic plates are moving.

— Peggy Noonan

I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.

— Pete Seeger

We are told there is not enough money for education, but somehow there is enough money for people to raise billions of dollars to defeat somebody in an election? Oh! Okay! Does that make sense?

— Phylicia Rashad

This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance.

— Pope Francis

Brexit is really a good forerunner of what’s going to happen here in November, I think. The same angst that drove that vote is driving the American election.

— Paul Manafort

How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me.

— Paul Weyrich

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.

— Paul Begala

If you’re going to try to win an election, you can’t be 80 percent. You can’t say, I’m for what my Democratic opponent is, for but not quite so much of it.

— Pete du Pont

Even though the Bush campaign ad tells you that Afghanistan is a new democracy at the Olympics because of Bush’s efforts, Afghanistan hasn’t actually had an election.

— Peter Schuyler

I remember the day after the general election when Harold Wilson had lost, I remember quite clearly cycling from my house in Hutton along Long Ridings and feeling what a relief to live in a country with a Tory government again.

— Philip Hammond

We have got this Damocles’ sword of Standard and Poor’s hanging over us, with the commitment they have made to review Britain’s credit rating in the summer of 2010 after the general election. Everybody in Britain has a vital interest in ensuring that the triple A credit rating agency is maintained.

— Philip Hammond

I think we need to start with Philadelphia and make sure that we actually get some election reform in Philadelphia. Actually, a recent election was thrown out by a federal judge because of corruption with the voting process in Philadelphia.

— Patrick McHenry

If anyone was going to write the definitive account of what the 2008 election meant for women, it would be Rebecca Traister.

— Rachel Sklar

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.

— Orson Welles

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.

— Otto von Bismarck

During the 2008 election, I made clear to the Obama campaign that I don’t think it’s wise for me to force my personal political agenda on anyone.

— Questlove

In 2008, I started the election season as a critic of Hillary Clinton, a fan of Barack Obama, and a supporter of John Edwards. But by the end of Clinton’s historic drive toward nomination, the gendered rhetoric used against her – as well as the way so many men in my own party diminished the value of electing a female president – had radicalized me.

— Rebecca Traister

My favorite moment of the 2012 election was the debate question where they asked Romney and Obama what they would do to stem gun violence, and Romney’s answer was you should marry someone.

— Rebecca Traister

It’s almost a very rough rule of thumb: when Democrats are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around middle-class fears, Democrats win the election when Republicans are able to successfully frame the meaning of an election season around cultural fears, Republicans win the election.

— Rick Perlstein

In 2006 it was a horrible election year, and, you know, I lost. But I lost because I continued to be a constant conservative, and the last six years I was someone who was a national figure in the sense that I was the third ranking Republican in leadership and I had just run President Bush’s campaign in Pennsylvania.

— Rick Santorum

Whatever the long-term legal prospects for same-sex marriage, President Obama’s willingness to put the matter front and center in an election year can at least make him a candidate for inclusion in Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage.

— Robert Dallek

During the 1937 congressional election campaign, Johnson’s group probably paid $5,000 to Elliott Roosevelt, one of Franklin Roosevelt’s sons, for a telegram in which Elliott suggested that the Roosevelt family favored Lyndon Johnson.

— Robert Dallek

Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching.

— Ron Fournier

It was clear soon after his election that Obama, like FDR, wanted to start dealing with the economic crisis immediately after his inauguration.

— Russell Baker

In one thousand years of Russia’s existence, its first popular national election ever to be held occurred in June 1991. Six days later, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed in Moscow!

— Russell M. Nelson

Well, you know what, I’m 60 years old, and I’ve been interested in politics since I was on my daddy’s knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.

— Roger Ebert

How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building don’t police the world. That’s conservative, it’s Republican, it’s pro-American – it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution.

— Ron Paul

I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election.

— Roseanne Barr

Let me tell you the polls that count, and those are the polls a couple of weeks before the election. That’s when the pollsters worry about holding onto their credibility. Those are the polls that everybody remembers.

— Rush Limbaugh

Media does not get everything they want all the time. The Democrats certainly don’t. They don’t win every election, and they don’t win every battle.

— Rush Limbaugh

The presidency made John Adams an old man long before there was television. As early as the nation’s first contested presidential election, with Adams and Jefferson running to succeed Washington, you had a brutal, ugly, vicious campaign that was divisive and as partisan as anything we’re experiencing today.

— R. J. Cutler

In the past we couldn’t talk to non-union workers. Now we can at least talk to non-union workers so we’ll be mobilizing them and educating them not for just six or eight months before an election, but we’ll be doing it year-round.

— Richard Trumka

I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.

— Ron Davies

I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.

— Ron Davies

While I do not believe Ford was wrong to pardon Nixon, the timing of the pardon was premature and may have cost Ford the margin of victory in the 1976 election.

— Richard Ben-Veniste

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy.

— Richard V. Allen

The Liberal Party of Canada, heading into an election, at the last minute they always stand up and they say: We know there’s people out there that want to vote NDP and God love you. But if you vote for them you’re throwing your vote away.

— Rick Mercer

And in Canada we, you know, it costs us three or $400 million to have an election. You know, it’s always been my position that we shouldn’t complain about that that’s the price of admission for a living in a great democracy.

— Rick Mercer

This is very interesting because the Liberal Party of Canada, heading into an election, at the last minute they always stand up and they say: We know there’s people out there that want to vote NDP and God love you.

— Rick Mercer

If you are a Democrat, and you get less than 90% of the black vote, you are going to likely lose your election.

— Roland Martin

Well, one thing that has happened is they have had a presidential election in Egypt which has represented progress. Now, we were not happy with everything that happened with the parliamentary elections, and it was not exactly a perfect presidential election in Egypt.

— Roger Wicker

Consider this: The United States held its first presidential election in 1789. It marked the first peaceful transfer of executive power between parties in the fourth presidential election in 1801, and it took another 200 years’ worth of presidential elections before the courts had to settle an election.

— Sam Brownback

I don’t think, Donald Trump doesn’t think, no one thinks that a foreign entity should be interfering with a foreign election.

— Sean Spicer

Kellyanne is the first female campaign manager of any major party to win a presidential general election. In her position, Kellyanne will continue her role as a close adviser to the president-elect and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the administration’s legislative priorities and actions.

— Sean Spicer

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.

— Simon Sinek

In the 2000 election, George W. Bush, who had shirked military service, succeeded in presenting himself as more reliable on national security than Al Gore.

— Samantha Power

Election Day outside of big cities is different. For one thing, there are so few people in my town that each individual vote really does matter, and several local races have been decided by as many votes as you can count on one hand.

— Susan Orlean

Every challenger has come forward and said he’s going to challenge me and win because I’m out of touch with the constituents. We run a race, the election comes, and the majority of voters disagree with them.

— Scott Garrett

I’ve often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they – and they’re fearful, they’re fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation.

— Scott Walker

If a leader comes to office in a seemingly fair election and tolerates dissent, he or she qualifies for our seal of approval.

— Stephen Kinzer

In some countries that are darlings of the West, like Egypt, everyone knows the result of national elections years in advance: The man in power always wins. In others, like Saudi Arabia, the very idea of an election is unthinkable.

— Stephen Kinzer

It used to be that you could have fun with interviews with the foreign press, knowing that nothing you said would make it back to any voters until long after the election was over, if ever.

— Susan Estrich

I love election day, and I love to vote.

— Susan Straight

In democracy, every election is a learning process. You learn from every election, the one that you win and the one that you lose. And then you prepare for the next one.

— Salman Khurshid

And on election night I’d go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn’t have exit polls. You didn’t know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too.

— Sam Donaldson

However, I keep reminding them that this issue is not a new issue that has come out for this election. This issue has been in the courts for two years and two months now.

— Sibel Edmonds

The weak economy, widening income inequality, gridlock in Congress and a presidential election: Those were perhaps the dominant economic and political themes of 2012.

— Steven Rattner

A lot of television stuff is mean-spirited, and I think that’s how political advertising got so mean-spirited, to where people are throwing things at the television set every time we have an election.

— Stan Freberg

Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine’s protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia.

— Stephen Cohen

We the people say it loud and clear every Election Day, in high-crime periods as well as peaceful stretches – More of our population needs to be behind bars.

— Thomas Frank

If Latinos stay at home, we determine the outcome of an election.

— Tony Cardenas

I don’t for the life of me understand how anybody could contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the US and say that electoral politics doesn’t matter any more, and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is no difference between the two parties.

— Todd Gitlin

If Donald Trump is our nominee, I don’t think that he represents the best our party has to offer either in temperament or qualification, and I think he’s the weakest candidate that is in the race at this point in terms of the general election, and that to nominate him is to give Hillary Clinton a much better chance of being president.

— Trent Franks

Ma Ying-jeou tends to use cross-strait policy as an election tool and a political tool, too, and my position is that we don’t use that as a political tool because that is an issue that is critical and essential to the interests of the Taiwanese people.

— Tsai Ing-wen

Democracy is not just an election, it is our daily life.

— Tsai Ing-wen

It’s been 80 years since the Senate has confirmed a Supreme Court nominee who was nominated during an election. And particularly when the court hangs in the balance, it makes no sense whatsoever to give Barack Obama the power to jam through a judge in the final election year.

— Ted Cruz

Pressure for the most part comes from this overarching concern that if I head into the election season without sufficient resources, then any outside group, any individual, any super PAC may choose to come in to my district and overwhelm it and take over the airwaves and control the debate.

— Ted Deutch

I was looking at a photograph of the 1997 election campaign yesterday, and I thought: ‘My God. Did I really have that hairstyle? And that Tory blue suit?’

— Theresa May

Presidential election results in 2008 and 2012 clarified that talk radio was not, in fact, running the country.

— Timothy Noah

Democrats view elections as a means to an end, while Republicans view an election as an end in itself.

— Timothy Noah

President Obama seems to think that you win by demonstrating that you’re a more reasonable person than your opponents. It didn’t work too badly, I’ll grant, as an electoral strategy in the 2012 election.

— Timothy Noah

I’ll tell you the truth, even in an election year, and that’s what people are ready for.

— Tom Cotton

I try not to tune in to politics until it’s two or three months before the election. Till then, it’s like watching preseason football.

— Trey Parker

I come from election, I come from the people. I owe gratitude to our people. I do everything for the good of the country and the people.

— Thaksin Shinawatra

I don’t know much about Americanism, but it’s a damn good word with which to carry an election.

— Warren G. Harding

I always stand out by the voting lines on Election Day, and I can’t tell you how many people say, ‘I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my life, but I’m splitting my ticket for you.’ They’re more engaged and thoughtful than we give them credit for.

— Wendy Davis

Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief.

— Wilma Mankiller

In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff-and that’s it. You might scream on the way down, but you’re going to hit the bottom, and you’re not going to be in elective office.

— Walter F. Mondale

Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn’t that really quite incredible?

— Warren Christopher

The monitors indicated that it was a credible election, I think, in an overall sense, it apparently is a free and fair election, so it’s a real milestone and one of the things we can take some little confidence in.

— Warren Christopher

If we were to have a presidential election in Europe it would be an event that would spark a huge interest in people from Lisbon to Helsinki, just like national elections. And it would create a completely different political setting in Europe.

— Wolfgang Schauble

And I think within the pages of The Betrayal of America I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.

— Vincent Bugliosi

Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove that these justices were absolutely up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.

— Vincent Bugliosi

If it’s a close election, then it’s better for the Supreme Court to pick the president, whether or not he won the election. It’s just insane on its face.

— Vincent Bugliosi

I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush.

— Vincent Bugliosi

Democrats believe they can win at the ballot box by obstructing, and they would rather win the next election than move America forward.

— Virginia Foxx

I have never yet exercised the privilege of voting, but had I been called upon at the last presidential election to do so, I should most certainly have cast my vote for Mr. Clay.

— Zachary Taylor

It is important that the Iraqi people have confidence in the election results and that the voting process, including the process for vote counting, is free and fair.

— Zalmay Khalilzad

Precision Quotes

Effective stream-of-consciousness narration is the product of verbal precision, not just of literal documentation. It is decidedly not a matter of unedited free-association.

— Albert Murray

Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers, of the ultimate precision and clarity.

— Esa-Pekka Salonen

The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.

— Igor Stravinsky

The whole experience of doing a sitcom is… Telling jokes with such precision is really exciting, but it’s also terrifying.

— Lea Thompson

In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.

— Samuel Beckett

As far back as 2008, the Canadian Forces brass was explicit: drones with ‘all-weather precision strike capabilities’ were a ‘requirement’ for Canada’s overseas operations.

— Terry Glavin

Struggle Quotes

The fact that a baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging.

— Adora Svitak

I had a mundane, happy childhood, without much struggle.

— Adrian Tomine

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d’etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.

— Ahmed Ben Bella

My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.

— Ahmed Ben Bella

When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.

— Ahmed Ben Bella

People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that’s not the case our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.

— Aimee Mullins

Body image is something that girls struggle with every day, and it’s something that I struggle with every day.

— Alessia Cara

I like not being noticed. It has been a struggle because I love performing, but if I’m in a group of people and someone has a bigger personality, I’m like, ‘Go ahead, and have fun!’

— Amy Adams

I don’t know many artists who’ve come out of Beverly Hills, y’know? You need that struggle.

— Anderson Paak

You’re watching your kids playing football, and you’re not present. It’s like the worst… it’s horrible. I despise myself for it. I think it’s a particularly male thing. Being present and in the moment with your kids is something a lot of men struggle with.

— Andy Serkis

I am still where I started. I am still struggling. In fact, the struggle has only got bigger. I always try to go beyond my means, and this where the struggle comes in.

— Anurag Kashyap

State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.

— Arne Duncan

I am often accused of colluding with the British during the freedom struggle. I want to ask, how?

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.

— Abraham Lincoln

What is a struggle is that acting isn’t a place where you go to work and you do that thing. There aren’t set boundaries, like an office, where you go and work. For me, the work is always on my mind.

— Adam Driver

The struggle against poverty in the world and the challenge of cutting wealthy country emissions all has a single, very simple solution… Here it is: Put a price on carbon.

— Al Gore

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

— Albert Bandura

In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.

— Albert Camus

Watching soccer is my main hobby, really. I’m no tactician or coach, but I enjoy watching the free flow of it, the different styles, and the histories behind clubs. Like Barcelona vs. Madrid – it’s not just a soccer game it’s a geopolitical struggle. There are great storylines and no commercials.

— Andrew Luck

As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.

— Angela Davis

Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it’s unbelievable!

— Angelina Jolie

There’s no sense in making life seem like it’s a struggle, because that doesn’t make anybody feel better.

— Ashton Kutcher

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment.

— Adam Hamilton

To be perfectly honest with you, having a mother as an actress – who I watched struggle tremendously during my childhood – and to watch fluctuations of ups and downs is difficult. She did mainly television, so I think I associated that with a life of inconsistency. As I’ve come into my own, I realize it has nothing to do with the medium.

— Alaina Huffman

I am interested in struggle – between our hearts and our head, between principle and desire – and one of those struggles is with mortality and no one at all is immune to it, which makes it even more interesting to me. Some people fall in love, some don’t. Some sky dive, some don’t. Everyone who lives, ages.

— Amy Bloom

If you look at my life before I went into television, the struggle I went through coming out would be surprising to most people, given how comfortable and how out I am being the only late-night gay talk-show host.

— Andy Cohen

My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement.

— Ashley Jensen

The struggle for equality is really a struggle for democracy, and that’s why it’s a struggle for all the population.

— Ayman Odeh

Just as Jews in the U.S. joined Martin Luther King, I’m sure hundreds of thousands of Jews will join the struggle for civil equality in Israel.

— Ayman Odeh

Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn’t read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.

— Al Lewis

The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.

— Al Lewis

Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

— Alan Paton

The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him.

— Alexei Navalny

From the hour when the Puritan baby opened his eyes in bleak New England, he had a Spartan struggle for life.

— Alice Morse Earle

In the late 1980s, a new revolt broke out, this time led by the fundamentalist FIS (Islamic Salvation Front). Many of its leaders were the kind of young Algerians who joined the struggle against the French occupiers in the 1950s.

— Alistair Horne

In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle.

— Aleksander Kwasniewski

I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I’m lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.

— Ann Bancroft

Look at Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism anti-colonialism the struggle of the have-nots against the haves the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.

— Azar Nafisi

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.

— Aaron Klug

Every play I do, every book I write, every painting I paint, I will struggle with. I don’t know what it’s like for a project to come easy.

— Antony Sher

If someone is trying to skip the struggle – which is the creative job – our machines today, the technology that we have, can help the person, but it is only momentary. On the other hand, if you are creative, you have the skill, and you are hardworking, technology can only make you superior.

— Arijit Singh

That is why I came to conclusion that the election must take place, so that the republic can have a government. If I were to say that everything will change for the better immediately, that would not be true. The struggle will continue for a long time.

— Akhmad Kadyrov

It is the cells which create and maintain in us, during the span of our lives, our will to live and survive, to search and experiment, and to struggle.

— Albert Claude

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist.

— Alcee Hastings

And as you point out, for American families who struggle every day to figure out how do they pay, we talk about gasoline prices. That throws budgets into a real problem when you have budgeted really tight.

— Allyson Schwartz

I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture.

— Alva Myrdal

We’re talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy.

— Anne Carson

I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page – sometimes every word as well.

— Aidan Chambers

There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

— Alfred Einstein

All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won’t die anymore I’m not sure how much we will be able to win, but I’m certain that we won’t loose anything that we have now.

— Alija Izetbegovic

Politicians are very experienced – maybe too experienced – at using body language to signal power and competence. But what these politicians are much more likely to struggle with, or just neglect to do altogether, is communicate warmth and trustworthiness.

— Amy Cuddy

He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.

— Anna C. Brackett

Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.

— Barack Obama

The institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things, led to a sense that the struggle was over for a lot of people and that one did not have to continue the personal consciousness-raising and changing of one’s viewpoint.

— bell hooks

Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that’s feminism.

— bell hooks

Youth is a blunder Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.

— Benjamin Disraeli

If someone throws you in a pool and you can’t swim, you’re going to struggle.

— Bernard Sumner

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

— Blaise Pascal

I grew up in a working-class neighborhood, so there was always a sense of struggle, but we had hope.

— Bonnie Hunt

Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice – those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don’t.

— Bonnie Raitt

The anti-nuke movement has important and far-reaching implications for grassroots organizing. It can unite kids and musicians, everybody, whether they’re leftist or rightist, or radical, or Republican, because energy is energy. But in fact, it is a real political struggle – it shows people that it’s big business against the people.

— Bonnie Raitt

For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by ‘survival.’ As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass.

— Bruce Lipton

You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.

— Brene Brown

Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn’t make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.

— Bella Abzug

I went through a struggle, and I really needed to get myself together and connect with my purpose, which is music.

— Brandy Norwood

There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen.

— Bryan White

Reggae music don’t really focus on one thing, you know. If reggae music is speaking about the struggle of people, and the suffering, it don’t mean black people. It mean people in general.

— Burning Spear

I think it’s important for kids to express themselves with bad fashion. I struggle a little bit now because I have a daughter and I feel with fashion, like they’re sexualizing the kids so young. Little kids in high heels and that kind of thing is really difficult for me to wrap my head around.

— Busy Philipps

I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I like that struggle, going out there and fighting.

— Barry Larkin

When we consume vastly more protein than we need, our kidneys struggle to process it, resulting in protein in the urine. Too much protein from meat may also contribute to kidney stones.

— Bee Wilson

In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn’t understand why some pop star from London would want to be there.

— Billy Bragg

A small-time hoodlum who had spent most of the 1960s at San Quentin State Prison in California, the 30-year-old Bryant claimed that he hijacked Flight 97 under orders from his higher-ups in the Black Panther Party he said his mission was to arrange for the purchase of bazookas to aid the organization’s struggle against oppression.

— Brendan I. Koerner

For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just.

— Brendan Myers

The Clinton administration hated us, and it was a terrible struggle with them. I think that they felt if they didn’t play, they could strangle us in our crib.

— Brit Hume

A character on screen that’s the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy,’ they’re never interesting. There’s got to be an internal struggle, the duality is important to find.

— Bill Skarsgard

Our workers, our American people who are already struggling, are going to continue to struggle until we can get somebody who can bring some business sense to Washington D.C., and I think that is the one thing I bring.

— Bobby Schilling

Particularly with middle-class people, self-absorption is a struggle.

— Ben Lewin

I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn’t want to rely on them. Now it’s moving pretty fast. I’m not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoebox anyway.

— Ben McKenzie

I have had a struggle with anxiety, always, and as a proud Jew, that’s not a surprising thing.

— Ben Platt

The studio is spending great amounts of money, and they want some insurance they will get money back. They go for the middle of the road, broad in appeal. It’s restrictive. It’s a constant struggle, but if you give in, you’re just making cottage cheese, and that’s the end of it.

— Brian Helgeland

We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of… the beginnings of the ’20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle.

— Bulent Ecevit

I can draw pencil lines to show something is moving, but if I’m writing, I struggle with how to write it. The boy ran down the hallway? The boy ran quickly down the hallway? The boy ran down the marble hallway? I agonize over the words. So my editor works very hard. I’m lucky to have her.

— Brian Selznick

I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world, Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.

— Caitlyn Jenner

High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.

— Camille Paglia

There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond – topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.

— Carrie Fisher

As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.

— Carter G. Woodson

I’ve known the panic of financial struggle. I didn’t grow up with money at all, and my family has certainly known the panic of, ‘Oh, gosh, where’s the next bit of money coming from?’

— Cate Blanchett

It is unnecessary to say that Fidel Castro possesses the high qualities of a fighter and statesman: our path, our struggle, and our triumph we owed to his vision.

— Che Guevara

As a boy, the very words ‘Liberty Bell’ and ‘Independence Hall’ fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.

— Chiang Kai-shek

Strike and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.

— Christian Slater

Growing up, I had an internal struggle with my body because I was really chubby. My sisters were younger, and they were all skinny and all cute. As a teen, I definitely had, like, an extra 30 pounds of weight.

— Christina Milian

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.

— Coretta Scott King

My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.

— Coretta Scott King

When someone has a weight problem when they’re pregnant, they will struggle before, during and after to lose weight.

— Carnie Wilson

You know, after all these years, it’s just like we are who we are and it’s a struggle for me and sometimes I’m heavier and sometimes I’m thinner.

— Carnie Wilson

Goodie Mob is my passion, the core of me, the fight, the struggle. I’m still as much of an underdog as I ever was, and my music is still as anti-establishment as it ever was. I want to satisfy that rebel side. It’s not null and void. I’m a whole being, and I’m just coming back full circle.

— CeeLo Green

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. I don’t believe in ‘super-men,’ for the world is full of capable men, but it’s the fellow with determination that wins out.

— Charles M. Schwab

Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.

— Charles Sanders Peirce

It used to be that creative music was most of the music that you heard back in the ’30s and ’40s, and now it’s like 3 percent. So, its kind of a struggle getttin’ it out there.

— Charlie Haden

Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question – I struggle with it morally.

— Charlize Theron

I think people who suffer from depression, unless it’s post-traumatic, are probably going to struggle with it for their whole life.

— Christina Ricci

I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet there wasn’t a struggle, there wasn’t an attempt to suppress.

— Cynthia Nixon

I’ve got actor friends who didn’t get breaks, who struggle and worry about things that I’m fortunate not to have to worry about.

— Clive Owen

First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.

— C. L. R. James

I’m kind of a perfectionist, and it gets in the way with my putting sometimes. Golf is a messed-up game. When you feel you’ve figured it out is when you’re going to struggle.

— Camilo Villegas

As a global community, we have to start thinking more seriously about whether there are limits to what our earth can bear and if we’re willing to cope with the struggle for limited resources, which only seem to increase as our population does.

— Christy Turlington

It would indeed be a sad misfortune if man were released from the necessity of work and struggle, for it is a well-known fact that organs which do not function atrophy and according to the old saying, ‘Idleness is the devil’s workshop.’

— Charles A. Beard

All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.

— Christian Lous Lange

In 1989, my father died after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. All four of his siblings followed him into the shadow lands of that fascinating, maddening affliction.

— Charlie Pierce

There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice.

— Carl Bernstein

My struggle has been to return painting to the tangible object, which is like returning the personality to touching and feeling the world around it, to offset the tendency to vagueness and abstraction. To remind people of practical activity, to suggest the sense and not to escape from the senses.

— Claes Oldenburg

I’m very grateful for the way things have panned out. If I hadn’t had a struggle at the start, I wouldn’t be able to appreciate every single day in this job. Whether you love or hate a job, you can’t waste the chance to do something with it.

— Cush Jumbo

You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we’re actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you’re totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery.

— Caitlin Fitzgerald

I actually went to study journalism at Northwestern, thinking that would be my Plan B for a career. But then I realized, if I’m going to struggle and make no money, I might as well do what I really want to do.

— Claire Coffee

Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.

— Clara Zetkin

Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.

— Clara Zetkin

Initially, I think I was eager to get off Staten Island and go away for school, that kind of thing. Then what you do maybe 10 years after that, you start maybe appreciating all the great things about the place you grew up. You can go back and enjoy it because you don’t have that angst or sense of struggle to get away anymore.

— Colin Jost

In the past I’d always felt like ‘the girl’ in the show or the movie. On ‘Friday Night Lights’ there were a bunch of girls, and I was the woman. Initially there was a little struggle with my identity around that. But now there’s a sense of ease.

— Connie Britton

There are a lot of sacrifices a mother makes when she’s raising a child by herself. I saw it when I was growing up, watching all my mother did for me. But it wasn’t until recently that I fully understood the price she paid because of how we had to struggle.

— Christina Applegate

Both my parents are actors, and I saw them struggle with work, waiting for phone calls.

— Charlotte Le Bon

Confidence is highly overrated when it comes to creating literature. A writer who is overly confident will not engage in the struggle to get it exactly right on the page – but rather, will assume that she’s getting it right without the struggle.

— Dani Shapiro

I totally disagree with the view that the Tibet struggle will die, and there will be no hope for Tibet, after the Dalai Lama passes away.

— Dalai Lama

If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that’s more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.

— Dean Koontz

Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things.

— David Lynch

Reality show? You can’t find anything better than boxing because of the trials and errors, the ups and downs, the struggle when you get knocked down to get back up. Use it symbolically and interchangeably for life.

— Don King

As the civil rights struggle progressed, Americans responded to the justice of the cause, shedding layers of the crusty armor that shielded the white majority from contact with its large black minority. There are layers left. It feels so much better to be on good terms with one another.

— Donna Brazile

By definition, conservatives struggle with change.

— Donna Brazile

Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

— Douglas Adams

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.

— Douglas MacArthur

Everyone’s struggle is different. Just because I wasn’t struggling on the streets, it doesn’t mean I don’t know what it’s like to struggle.

— D’Brickashaw Ferguson

If you make a film normally it’s all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that’s a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it’s a struggle with them.

— Dario Argento

No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama’s story. But since the Inauguration, we’ve seen only the president’s present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.

— Dee Dee Myers

I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.

— Daryl Hannah

This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can’t tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

— Dennis Kucinich

You know, I think the film business is its own worst enemy because it sells movies on DVD footage and ‘behind the scenes,’ and now it’s a real struggle trying to keep storylines and plotlines a secret.

— Daniel Craig

We came up with this idea of a power struggle between two people who really love each other, and ‘Doll & Em’ took off. Calling it by our own names was the director’s idea, but hopefully people will understand that we’re playing versions of ourselves.

— Dolly Wells

One of the biggest things I used to struggle with was about things like going on holiday. Whereas all your friends can talk about something and plan something all year long, I know that I’m probably going to be away and I’m going to miss all of it. If a job comes up, you just can’t be there.

— Douglas Booth

Clearly, children’s charities struggle to find private sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.

— Dana Rohrabacher

I’m really hands-on. My team brings in elements, but, every season, it’s kind of a personal struggle to find the balance and to see how far I want to push the elements.

— Dries van Noten

For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.

— Dave Bautista

So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.

— Douglas Haig

We struggle throughout our lives to learn to accept the shell that transports us through this world, and many of us take great effort to change it. I believe everyone has at least once looked in the mirror and thought, ‘That is not me. I am someone else. The world cannot see me as I really am.’

— David Ebershoff

At any age, we struggle with intimacy. When you’re a kid, you think, ‘I won’t have that problem. I’ll have sex whenever I want when I’m a grown-up!’ And then, somehow, it doesn’t quite turn out that way, and it’s so surprising to people that connection remains so challenging even when you’re married.

— David Frankel

A bad guy always assumes he’s going to win, whereas the good guy has to struggle with, what if I lose?, and the audience wants to struggle with him.

— David Gallagher

The second song is called ‘Easy As Life,’ which really describes the complete conflict of the whole story, her struggle of being in love with the enemy and also being in love with her people.

— Deborah Cox

The world belongs to no one. There are very few people who fit into the world. And part of the struggle of every human life is to somehow claim a place on the planet, but it’s at the forefront of the experience of the wandering race. The wandering people.

— Deborah Eisenberg

Everybody’s life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves.

— Dolph Lundgren

I have a lot of rage about things that didn’t happen to me, tied up with watching an immigrant, working-class father struggle to make his way through the world – and seeing how society was modeled to keep him in his place.

— Dennis Lehane

Arafat’s whole life has been governed by struggle and a cause. Everything he has done as leader of the Palestinians is to always leave his options open, never close a door.

— Dennis Ross

Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.

— Damon Wayans

I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can’t employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school.

— Douglas R. Oberhelman

The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.

— Daniel Ortega

Ultimately, it has been a struggle- but I was in Minneapolis and Austin a couple of weeks ago, sitting in theaters with complete strangers watching this weird movie that Kirk and I thought up and I was excited to be making film.

— Donal Logue

High jump is such a mental thing. It’s you against the bar. It’s something that a lot of people struggle with, and people experience slumps and plateaus because of it.

— Derek Drouin

Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.

— E. O. Wilson

When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

— Edmund Burke

The culmination of a long struggle was 2013, which could clearly be labeled the Year of the Gay. State after state had legalized gay marriage, despite intense opposition from the religious right.

— Edmund White

I’ve always said I wanted to play in England. There was a struggle between Chelsea and United, but according to me, Chelsea has the best project.

— Eden Hazard

Throughout the second intifada, America provided unprecedented support for Israel’s struggle against Palestinian terrorism and Israel’s construction of the security barrier.

— Ehud Olmert

You can tell when a writer moves out of a place of struggle and into a place of comfort, and it’s always a bad thing.

— Eleanor Catton

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Tunisia was not for the United States an important country in the way, let’s say, Algeria was because of its gas, because of its size, because of its struggle against terrorism that sometimes turned bloody.

— Elliott Abrams

In Arab capitals, the failure of the United States to stop Iran’s nuclear program is understood as American weakness in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East, making additional cooperation from Arab leaders on Israeli-Palestinian issues even less likely.

— Elliott Abrams

Families rely on financial services more than ever, but those who need them most – who struggle to make ends meet – too often must contend with sky-high interest rates and tricks and traps buried in the fine print of their loan products.

— Elizabeth Warren

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.

— Eric Burdon

I’ve really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn’t have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.

— Ernie Pyle

For many oppositional movements, the Internet, while providing the opportunity to distribute information more quickly and cheaper, may have actually made their struggle more difficult in the long run.

— Evgeny Morozov

We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book.

— Ernest Mandel

It was natural to see the struggle for dignity for black people in America as a sister struggle of the Jewish struggle. So growing up, it was always a part of my breakfast cereal to think of myself as someone who was part of a larger struggle.

— Eugene Jarecki

Anywhere the struggle is great, the level of ingenuity and inventiveness is high.

— Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

Every teenager deals in his or her own sexuality and has to face it and figure out how it can coincide with the rest of their lives in a healthy manner. And try to navigate it in our modern society, which is wrought with stigma and taboo and repression, and sort of as a result, these inner monsters that some teenagers really struggle with.

— Ezra Miller

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.

— Edna Ferber

In fact that is the struggle that most Americans – As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way.

— Edwidge Danticat

It’s expensive to raise a child with special needs, which people don’t even think about. Emotionally it can be a struggle, but financially it’s really rough.

— Elena Delle Donne

I have to be a lot more calculating because I’m a very private person. I actually really struggle with the attention I’m generally a pretty shy kind of a person. So it’s tough figuring out how to manage it. But there are ways of managing it, and you just have to be smart.

— Emily Watson

The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.

— Ernst Mach

I joined the anti-Fascist struggle with my best friend, who was a Jew.

— Franjo Tudjman

For me, a great fantasy is real people, a world I recognise, human struggle and magic. You’ve got to have magic to make a fantasy work. But I like my magic to be subtle. I don’t want magic coming out of the hands of wizards. I want it to be pervading, sinister somehow.

— Fiona McIntosh

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.

— Florence Kelley

And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with don’t really tell the story Progressive, Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown – it ends up being a struggle to stay out of debates that other people are having around you.

— Fred Frith

I’ve been wanting to sing for a long time. I’ve been singing all my life, and I’ve tried different record companies, but it seemed like – it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, ‘I’m gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.’

— Fantasia Barrino

Jihad’ can mean holy war to extremists, but it means struggle to the average Muslim.

— Feisal Abdul Rauf

Although we resolutely supported the armed struggle against Batista’s tyranny, we were, on principle, opposed to any terrorist action that could cause the death of innocent people.

— Fidel Castro

A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore.

— Florence Nightingale

For a believer, Christian faith is true to the human heart, not in the sense that any old thing we fancy believing in will become conveniently true – but because the complicated truth about our hearts, as we struggle to perceive it, tells us what we are and where we are, and consequently what we need.

— Francis Spufford

I don’t want to drive the markets crazy. I don’t want to create trouble, but rather order and rules and norms. We have to struggle against financial excesses, those who speculate with sovereign debt, those who develop financial products which have done so much harm.

— Francois Hollande

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

— Frederick Douglass

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

— Frederick Douglass

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.

— Friedrich Schiller

Many may look at me and see mostly what I have lost. I struggle to speak, my eyesight’s not great, my right arm and leg are paralyzed, and I left a job I loved representing southern Arizona in Congress.

— Gabrielle Giffords

Black people need some peace. White people need some peace. And we are going to have to fight. We’re going to have to struggle. We’re going to have to struggle relentlessly to bring about some peace, because the people that we’re asking for peace, they are a bunch of megalomaniac warmongers, and they don’t even understand what peace means.

— Fred Hampton

My biggest thing has always been privacy. With an interview such as this where the questions are about me, I struggle to express myself. I have an immediate answer in my head of what I’d say, but sometimes I feel that it would be too honest. So these wheels of censorship start going around my head.

— Garrett Hedlund

If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.

— Gary Numan

I’m for all the actor’s struggle, the self-indulgent, painful journey, but I would rather have fun.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

You go through the Civil Rights struggle, everybody knew the songs – ‘We shall overcome.’ Everybody would sing it. Music helped us. James Brown, ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud.’ They helped black people figure out how to navigate what was a very treacherous place in America for them.

— Geoffrey Canada

There’s something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.

— Greg Kinnear

You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.

— Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That’s why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy’, because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.

— Guy Pearce

Precious, she gets hit by life so many different ways and so many times, but she doesn’t yield to it. She continues to get up and she continues to struggle for a better life.

— Gabourey Sidibe

Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.

— George Gurdjieff

Whenever I switch from one character to another, there’s always a few days where I really struggle because I’m changing voices and I’m changing ways of looking at the world. I’m not just flicking a switch it’s harder process than that.

— George R. R. Martin

Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?

— George Sand

The best thing that ever happened to me is that nothing happened in writing. I ended up working for engineering companies, and that’s where I found my material, in the everyday struggle between capitalism and grace. Being broke and tired, you don’t come home your best self.

— George Saunders

In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.

— Gerry Adams

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.

— Gerry Adams

I drive relatively fast – within the remits of the law, obviously – but I struggle with people who do stupid things on the road. I have a massive urge to shout expletives at them.

— Greg Rutherford

In ‘Happier at Home,’ I write a lot about my struggle to create an unhurried atmosphere at home.

— Gretchen Rubin

It was a struggle treating Claude Rains as my lover, but we were friendly. It was no great love affair.

— Gloria Stuart

In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I’m trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It’s a struggle it’s a process that gets us this.

— Godfrey Reggio

Somebody That I Used to Know,’ like a lot of the record, was a bit of a struggle to finish. It was written fairly quickly – I wrote it in November 2010 – but it took six months to find Kimbra and really realize she was the right vocalist to make the female part come to life. There were constant hurdles.

— Gotye

Often, when you’ve reached a very high level of achievement, you almost become paralyzed by the idea that anything you might do might be imperfect. Perfection is just the striving, the effort, the struggle, but it’s hard to remember that.

— Gelsey Kirkland

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.

— George Ball

There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.

— Grant Morrison

It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.

— Greil Marcus

To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.

— H. Rap Brown

Look at the newborn baby. It struggles to breathe after living in the womb. And yet, growth comes as a result of struggle. Even when we talk about jihad. We need to attach consciousness to struggle. This struggle has to be both individual and collective.

— H. Rap Brown

The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.

— Halle Berry

The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there’s a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding – that existence is a struggle.

— Harvey Keitel

I don’t think about those things, really. I work hard on everything I do. Everything is a struggle, everything is hard, everything is difficult.

— Harvey Keitel

We got the vote, which we should’ve been born with, in 1920. Everything we’ve had to struggle for – it’s ridiculous.

— Helen Thomas

I have to struggle to change people’s perceptions of me. I grew very frustrated with the perception that I’m this shy, retiring, inhibited aristocratic creature when I’m absolutely not like that at all. I think I’m much more outgoing and exuberant than my image.

— Helena Bonham Carter

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.

— Henry A. Wallace

When we struggle, as so many do, in grinding poverty, or when our enemies prevail against us, or when sickness is not healed, the enemy of our souls can send his evil message that there is no God or that if He exists He does not care about us.

— Henry B. Eyring

One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, ‘I have it,’ merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.

— Henrik Ibsen

Angela Davis’s legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights.

— Henry Giroux

Universities are some of the few places left where a struggle for the commons, for public life, if not democracy itself, can be made visible through the medium of collective voices and social movements energized by the need for a politics and way of life counter to authoritarian capitalism.

— Henry Giroux

One of the most important functions of jazz has been to encourage a hope for freedom, for people living in situations of intolerance or struggle.

— Herbie Hancock

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.

— Herman Melville

And I think that, of course, there is some dysfunction of needing to be liked or noticed or to feel part of things, something going on there for most actors. For some there’s not and I think they really struggle with it.

— Hugh Jackman

I know a lot of people struggle with the idea of Jesus and their idea of God. I think, if you don’t even know what you’re praying to or who you’re praying to, based on what I know to be true, regardless, God’s always listening.

— Hailey Baldwin

If I had had to struggle at the beginning like most actors… I’d never have stuck it out. But having such complete success at the beginning, I was stuck with being an actor for life.

— Harry Morgan

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.

— Henry Moore

I grew up with protests, marches, demonstrations, struggle. But I come from a clan of community workers.

— Hugh Masekela

But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly.

— Herman Gorter

My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief.

— Isabel Allende

I really don’t like to take the easy way out, if I can help it, on anything I do, I like to really make it a challenge. I don’t know how to create by taking the easy routes. I’ve tried, you know, I’ve tried to let myself, but I always struggle to compensate.

— Jack White

My mother tongue, Mende, is very expressive, very figurative, and when I write, I always struggle to find the English equivalent of things that I really want to say in Mende. For example, in Mende, you wouldn’t say ‘night came suddenly’ you would say ‘the sky rolled over and changed its sides.’

— Ishmael Beah

Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.

— James Brown

When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated.

— Jay-Z

Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.

— John Burroughs

I made an awful mess of my first marriage. It was hard to live with me being me. I was so abnormal. I mean, most writers struggle. I hadn’t struggled. I couldn’t suddenly go down to the PEN Club and behave like a normal human being, because most of those guys were struggling to make a couple of thousand pounds a year.

— John le Carre

It is my writing dilemma. The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.

— John le Carre

The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.

— John le Carre

A journey is a person in itself no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip a trip takes us.

— John Steinbeck

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory.

— Jonathan Kozol

People rarely speak of children you hear of ‘cohort groups’ and ‘standard variations,’ but you don’t hear much of boys who miss their cats or 6-year-olds who have to struggle with potato balls.

— Jonathan Kozol

My goal is to connect the young teachers to the old, to reignite their sense of struggle.

— Jonathan Kozol

My preference is for good writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for film or TV. Whatever. It starts with the writing. Even though I’ve had problems with writers, it doesn’t matter how great of an actor you are. If the writing is bad, you’re going to struggle.

— James Nesbitt

In the struggle between capital and labor, more often than not capital has won, because the real source of value for most companies has historically been the hard assets that they owned and controlled.

— James Surowiecki

It is a struggle for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.

— James Weldon Johnson

If the founder comes to work every day, and it’s a struggle, that permeates the whole organization.

— Jason Calacanis

I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself everyday is that I’m still a sinner no matter how many points/assists/win I get on the court.

— Jeremy Lin

Many of my characters struggle with loneliness, that is fair to say.

— Jhumpa Lahiri

Oh, God, food is a constant struggle for me. With exercise, I get my workout done, and I’m done until tomorrow. With food, I eat, and then an hour later I’m hungry again!

— Jillian Michaels

I suspect most politicians feel overwhelmed because people’s lives are a real struggle, full of unhappiness, and you would probably feel powerless to do anything about it.

— Jo Brand

I struggle as a writer, and I’m convinced that if I was at school now, I’d be termed as having ADS. Two minutes and I’m drifting.

— Johnny Vegas

It took me 11 years to struggle through one dumb book, and every day you just want to give up. But you don’t find out you’re an artist because you do something really well.

— Junot Diaz

There are a lot of great things about food, but it’s something that’s an eternal struggle in our contemporary society, where and how food is made, where it’s coming from, how much to consume. There are so many layers to it.

— Jami Attenberg

When you are born rich, you have all these options. You can pursue a career path that you find interesting there’s no need or pressure to start working to get funds just for survival, which is something a lot of people have to struggle with.

— Jamie Johnson

I’ve been told by the BBC that if I make one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time, I will be sacked. And even the angel Gabriel would struggle to survive with that hanging over his head. It’s inevitable that one day, someone, somewhere will say that I’ve offended them, and that will be that.

— Jeremy Clarkson

I think I’ve always had that struggle my whole life, of feeling a little bit more gender-neutral, feeling more comfortable as a creative person when I’m dressed like a boy, when I’m dressed more masculine.

— Jill Soloway

Normally, I think the people you would use on your first film, it would be a real struggle to bring them with you onto your television show. I just brought every single person with and expanded my little indie film world.

— Jill Soloway

Readers have told me that their children have learned to read after years of struggle after starting to read Garfield’s comic strip and many people who have moved to the United States have said that they, too, learned English by reading Garfield.

— Jim Davis

On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on – our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles.

— Joe Slovo

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa, we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle. We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.

— Joe Slovo

Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals.

— Joe Slovo

Imagine a country where the vast majority of seniors live in poverty, a country where for many there are no golden years, but a time of struggle and dependence. That was the United States before the creation of Social Security, which has proven to be one of the most effective and important government programs in our history.

— John Delaney

The struggle these veterans face receiving adequate care for PTSD and depression is a tragedy that needs to be addressed, which is why I cosponsored the Clay Hunt SAV Act.

— John Delaney

Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the individual versus the state.

— J. Reuben Clark

We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don’t want to change anything.

— Jacques Delors

Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.

— James Q. Wilson

I had to find some clarity about approaching life more spiritually. I think I’m kind of dense, and it makes me pull the process into mind and struggle over it in finding the path.

— James Redfield

Going to the gym on my own I struggle with, but when I’m in there with a teammate or a group of guys, it’s the ultimate environment.

— James Spithill

I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.

— Jane Asher

A lot of weekend players struggle with putting because they have too much tension in their hands and arms, both at address and during the stroke. Tension can turn a technically perfect motion into a herky-jerky mess, especially on those knee-knockers.

— Jordan Spieth

I don’t know how many parts I’ve lost because a lot of the politics in California are very conservative, and I’m fairly outspoken. I always tried to get as much politics in as I could, because I do believe in class struggle, and I think that’s what’s left out.

— James Cromwell

The Piano Lesson’ is very sophisticated, easily the most adult or complex material I’ve attempted. It’s the first film I’ve written that has a proper story, and it was a big struggle for me to write. It meant I had to admit the power of narrative.

— Jane Campion

I love characters who are kind of haunted by their pasts, who struggle on despite their flaws, knowing that, at the end of the day, they’re not going to shuffle off to those pearly gates.

— Jason Aaron

Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.

— John O. Brennan

Even when I was living below the poverty line as a novelist, I was still living better than 99.5% of the human population of the world. But in my little, soft realm of trying to amuse a few dozen middle-class people with my books and articles, I did struggle to survive in my own way.

— Jonathan Ames

Because I actually find the next take after they’ve controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that’s still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene.

— Jay Roach

Sometimes when I see a performance that really takes me, I struggle. How can I express this to this person, I want this person to know how I felt. I want to get this across, and it’s not very easy.

— John Astin

I think I’m more sympathetic to writers, to the work and the struggle and the craft of it, than when I was in graduate school at NYU and was very judgmental.

— John Searles

It’s always been a struggle to differentiate myself, but I like my parents. I enjoy doing events with them, and I don’t feel I should purposely avoid something just for the sake of being different.

— Jesse Kellerman

I think my dream would be to move into film, purely because there’s a definite beginning, middle and end to a project. I struggle a bit with such a big series that’s going all the time.

— Jessica Raine

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.

— Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I struggled in London for a very long time. ‘Be prepared to struggle a lot’ – it’s a European mentality. The American mentality is positive and ‘You can do it’ and ‘Everything’s possible.’ In Europe it’s an older, more realistic way of thinking. You feel like you’re having to prove that you can do it.

— Juan Pablo Di Pace

Sometimes I feel that in religious content, religious drama, it’s almost told like a tale, like an account of facts, and in ‘A.D. The Bible Continues,’ it’s drama, it’s real drama that we like to see on TV today, seeing the characters struggle and doubt and be completely in conflict with each other, kind of like ‘House of Cards.’

— Juan Pablo Di Pace

I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you’d have to knuckle down. A lot of people in our generation did that. They didn’t drop out and run away.

— Julian Bond

I knew if I had to struggle, I couldn’t struggle in New York. My ego was too big for it. I couldn’t be a guy who is starving when I had a very successful business when I was young.

— Jeremy Luke

I have generally sought to work on questions that I thought were both interesting and approachable, yet not too widely appreciated. To struggle to make discoveries that would be made by others a short time later seems futile to me.

— Jack W. Szostak

We may not have demon fathers dangling offers of infernal power before us, but everyone understands what it means to struggle with temptation or resist the urge to give in to our baser natures.

— Jacqueline Carey

Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue and the means to obtain the funds. Without funds, all the planning and research studies can’t help us.

— John Breaux

I know if I react, and I want to get mad, and emotions come to the surface, I think quickly of my friends who have died and how they overcame their struggle and used their cancer and their lives for the betterment of mankind, and it sets me back in place.

— Justin Baldoni

When an actor doesn’t face a conflict, he loses confidence in himself. I always want to have a struggle because I believe it will help me accomplish more.

— John Garfield

I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America’s health care system. And it’s those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform.

— Jim McDermott

I have people in my family with bipolar disorder, and for years I’ve watched them struggle with the disorder’s extreme moods and often devastating consequences.

— Jenna Blum

It was an ongoing struggle to say no, I don’t want to be a part of the perpetuation of this stereotype.

— John Amos

I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for our independence.

— John B. Hood

I’d prefer to be good, but I’m not always. I struggle.

— Laura Marling

I’ve always thought my strengths were I’m smart, and I have a good sense of humor. I definitely struggle with feeling confident.

— Lauren Graham

I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.

— Lauren London

We’ve fallen down on our responsibility to our children by somehow creating this world where they’re surrounded by images of sexuality and yet, we as adults struggle to talk to kids honestly about sex, the rules of dignity and consent.

— Laurie Halse Anderson

I’ve learned that getting what you want gives you a pretty high batting average, and leaves you plenty to struggle for.

— Loretta Young

A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together.

— Louis C. K.

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.

— Louis Farrakhan

A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings, we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted to reconcile differences.

— Louis Farrakhan

I think it is important that you have people from all different vanguards, from all different walks of society and different viewpoints to be focused on the struggle for equality and democracy. We need as many champions for the cause and as many events as possible to help keep this in focus.

— Lupe Fiasco

It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.

— Lucy Powell

In my opinion, the Doha Round is the most important thing that we can do to reduce inequalities, create opportunities, and develop the poorest countries, face up to the struggle against terrorism and strengthen democracy.

— Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

The MLK Shabbat Suppers focused on the theme of educational inequity, which Dr. King considered inextricably linked to the struggle for equality and justice.

— Lynn Schusterman

I grew up on a farm in Oregon, an adopted child, with one sibling, and parents the age of all my peers’ grandparents. We lived in isolation from the people around us, and it was always a struggle to cope with as a child. The heart can really expire under those conditions. I always felt like I was looking at the world from the outside.

— Larry Harvey

Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community.

— Larry Harvey

My characters are not role-model Muslims, but they struggle to make choices using Muslim logic.

— Leila Aboulela

It’s hard enough to get any movie made, and when you take on these tough genres – and I’ve done it a couple times – it just makes the whole struggle more.

— Lawrence Kasdan

Yes, I’m very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person.

— Linda Cardellini

Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.

— Louise J. Kaplan

When I was 17 years old, I put out an album while my mother was dying of cancer. That right there alone is a struggle. That’s hard. That’s tough for anybody.

— Lil Mama

Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.

— Lion Feuchtwanger

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish.

— Leon Uris

I’m a big John Steinbeck fan. Cormac McCarthy. I’ve always loved the stories of regular people. Mark Twain, too. When you look back at some of the epic writers of our country’s history, very rarely do you find upper-class royalty. We seem to delve into the struggle of life and the labor of life much more frequently.

— Lucas Neff

I’ve always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America.

— Leah Ward Sears

I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba’s freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.

— Lincoln Diaz-Balart

I have a very sharp tongue, I’m very impatient, and it’s a lifelong struggle.

— Karen Armstrong

During the 19th-century struggle for women’s rights in America, many saw a competition between rights for black people and those for women.

— Karen DeCrow

I don’t think there is anything unusual about my struggle. It’s a very typical struggle where you meet bad people, and then you meet good people, and then you finally have a breakthrough.

— Kangana Ranaut

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool.

— Katherine Dunn

It’s ridiculous having the pros in an amateur sport, but at the same time, there’s a lot of pros who are going to struggle over three rounds.

— Katie Taylor

My folks ain’t graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family – and I come from a big family.

— Kendrick Lamar

Acting is a strange profession, and, yes, sometimes I struggle with its worth, its value in the world.

— Keri Russell

I do struggle with how much and in which way, as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.

— Kevin Bacon

Ultimately, my books are not about the politics, although the toil and the struggle and the wars in Afghanistan have a significant impact on the lives of my characters.

— Khaled Hosseini

It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.

— Kim Il-sung

The peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America have common interest and are in the position to support each other in their anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. struggle. As long as Africa and Latin America are not free.

— Kim Il-sung

A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.

— Kim Jong Il

I faced quite a few challenging times, and in front of those, I was more positive than some people not facing those conditions. I’m actually of the belief now that it is that struggle that offers you that open-hearted hope.

— K’naan

Writing about a person whose struggle you wish you could solve is an act of compassion and also, frankly, opportunism.

— Karen Bender

Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations.

— Karl Liebknecht

In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other.

— Karl Liebknecht

Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.

— Karl Liebknecht

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn’t be any press without the censorship.

— Kate Adie

Unlike films, which can be easily disseminated worldwide via DVDs and the Internet, plays struggle to find an international audience.

— Katori Hall

I think right now the jury is out on where and how much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry, because if you look at the current consumer electronics players, the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently.

— Kevin Rollins

If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.

— Kim Dae Jung

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.

— Kristi Yamaguchi

Working pretty much nonstop as an artist, the hardest thing is to know what to do with yourself when you have some time off. You struggle with yourself to take a vacation.

— Karen O

There are recurring elements in popularized fairy tales, such as absent parents, some sort of struggle, a transformation, and a marriage. If you look at a range of stories, you find many stories about marriage, sexual initiation, abandonment. The plots often revolve around what to me seem to be elemental fears and desires.

— Kate Bernheimer

Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.

— Kavita Ramdas

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.

— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.

— Mao Zedong

Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something, you close your eyes?

— Marilyn vos Savant

Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.

— Mary Wollstonecraft

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.

— Maya Angelou

A black person grows up in this country – and in many places – knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue. Also, it can be as dangerous as too much salt. I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone.

— Maya Angelou

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.

— Maya Angelou

When all is said and done, it looks like the Palestinians have been massively robbed and abused, and are engaged in a desperate struggle for survival and liberation. Israel, on the other hand, would appear to be conducting an imperialistic campaign of oppression supported and substantially armed by the most powerful nation on earth.

— Michael Leunig

If there ever is a struggle, making a good movie will always supersede the need to be noble.

— Michael Moore

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.

— Michael Pollan

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together.

— Michael Steele

Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it’s a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.

— Mike Epps

Being veterans of the struggle to push back against fundamentalist Christians, American liberals are well acquainted with the pitfalls of the neoconservative flirtation with the religious-right.

— Maajid Nawaz

The best antidote to poverty remains simple – a paycheck. Policies like paid family leave, workplace flexibility and affordable quality childcare can make the difference for two-parent or single-parent working families who struggle to make ends meet.

— Madeleine M. Kunin

Had Elizabeth Bennet known how wildly Darcy’s heart beat for her, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ would barely have made it into a short story. Their torturously slow-burning romance is a classic example of how men and women still struggle to communicate the most basic of emotions.

— Mariella Frostrup

I’m real strong, and I’m also real feminine, and I don’t find a struggle having those two things under one roof.

— Mary Steenburgen

On the first day I got my wheelchair, I was also given all my clothes for the next day, a little pile on the chair. I was so proud of myself for getting it all on – the socks and everything. Dressing is a struggle, and it can take up to an hour and a half.

— Michael Graves

We are in a struggle against the forces of radical Islam and terror, which must be defeated for our children and our grandchildren.

— Mike McCaul

I didn’t give myself enough love, so I was searching for it in other places, and it was a never ending struggle.

— Mike Posner

Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.

— Mo Farah

All of us, in a sense, struggle continuously all the time, because we never get what we want. The important thing which I’ve really learned is how do you not give up, because you never succeed in the first attempt.

— Mukesh Ambani

When I do Pilates, or when I do work out, I feel better all day. Yet I still struggle to keep it on my schedule.

— Maria Bello

I personally really sympathise with the Maori cause – what’s gone on historically and their struggle today as a culture, and how they hold on to that identity and stand up for what’s rightfully theirs.

— Martin Henderson

In the African-American community, we struggle with a lot of health problems that have a lot to do with our diet.

— Marvin Sapp

We all must make hatemongers unwelcome in our towns and communities. And we must stand by the heroes in this struggle, the police and county prosecutors who stand up to the extremists.

— Max Baucus

A lot of people struggle in their younger years, and I think people can relate to that.

— Matthew Lewis

Whatever struggle happened between brothers, let us forget about it and turn the page forever and live united.

— Muqtada al Sadr

I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.

— Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.

— Michael N. Castle

We can’t have investors buying four apartments while young couples struggle to raise another 5,000 shekels for a home. I appeal to investors: Think about these young couples, and invest your money elsewhere.

— Moshe Kahlon

There’s always been a struggle with filmmakers between art and industry, and you have to find a balance.

— Michel Hazanavicius

I wanted to express myself. I wanted to be creative and I didn’t want to worry about someone bossing me around in the process. You have to struggle no matter where you are to get to where you’re going, so I’m like, working it honey!

— Michelle Rodriguez

The universe, in a big bang mode, is still expanding, which means it’s cooling down, and evolution seems to be going against this we’re almost battling it. That led me on to a more creative, philosophical way of thinking, which is what led into influencing some of the songs, which is, maybe this is what our struggle is.

— Matt Bellamy

Lately Fish and I have been hooking up more, which is a good thing because it’s just been a struggle for me as a bass player to play with someone who’s so creative on the drums, and lately it’s been really good, especially during sound checks.

— Mike Gordon

I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.

— Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A lot of the people that stop you – well, they’re not nuts, exactly. They’re more like super-fans. They think that I’m some sort of rich guy, that everyone in the movies is making the kind of money Angelina Jolie is making. They don’t realize that most of my life has been a struggle.

— Mark Margolis

I have a small Thai boy who dresses me and every year I let him pick what campaign I am going to work on. It saves me having to worry about it and, bless him, it makes him feel involved in the struggle for global liberation.

— Mark Thomas

Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services – some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.

— Malcolm Fraser

I think the whole mission of being here on Earth is to accept what you have, and my journey was to accept my own life and not pretend anything else. I think that’s what we all struggle with.

— Michael Nyqvist

I’ve found in my own life, if you try to struggle against what the universe is telling you, you set yourself up for more of a battle.

— Michael Stuhlbarg

We all struggle. Life is not fun. A lot of times, it’s really painful and hard. Sometimes it’s really funny. ‘Foxcatcher’ is kind of like a metaphor for that.

— Mark Schultz

My struggle over the years has constantly been, it only takes 10 minutes, or an average shower, to come up with a mini-series or two, but it takes a year to draw them. So for me, it’s been just trying to find a way to get all these ideas and all these incidents on paper.

— Mike Mignola

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.

— Martin Bormann

I have always fought for ideas – until I learned that it isn’t ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.

— Margaret Anderson

Hardest of all for Europeans to negotiate are traditional African religions, whose transactions with unseen powers are central to the running of life in many areas, the main weapon in the struggle against the forces of evil.

— Neil MacGregor

America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction.

— Nancy Pearcey

Once you make it to your point of making it, you’ll appreciate the struggle.

— Nas

I had to struggle with the language. I can understand Hindi now, but I still can’t communicate. And things get lost in translation I feel rejected all the time.

— Nargis Fakhri

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.

— Nelson Mandela

At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect. I have done whatever I did because of my experience in South Africa and my own proudly felt African background, and not because of what any outsider might have said.

— Nelson Mandela

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars.

— Nick Nolte

One of the easiest shots in golf is chipping. It should be the easiest. It’s like throwing a ball or pitching pennies. It’s easy. And I struggle with that, and the struggle is all mental.

— Nick Saban

My mum did really well raising me and my brother by herself. I know it was a struggle, and even from a young age, when I was boxing, it was always to make my mother proud.

— Nicola Adams

I do struggle to identify an occasion when I was held back because I’m a woman… You don’t think about it at the time, but looking back at it, of course.

— Nicola Sturgeon

There was a village watercolour society and they’d come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously.

— Nicolas Roeg

I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that’s what I’ve learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved.

— Nicole Kidman

I feel like love is the thing we were created for, yet it’s the place we struggle the most.

— Niecy Nash

For Brie and I – we were just ‘model tired.’ I was told to get a boob job I was told to lose weight. Brie and I had a big struggle… Brie and I legit hopped in our cars, went to Georgia, jumped in a ring, and said, ‘Hey, you’re going to sign us. We want to be here.’ I know everyone thinks it was really easy for us, but it wasn’t.

— Nikki Bella

Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.

— Ninon de L’Enclos

We are beginning to see a fundamental outrage at the whole interconnected mess of a system: at energy companies who record massive profits, yet allow pensioners to struggle to stay warm in winter at CEOs who can earn up to a 1,000 times the salary of their average worker and soon, any day now, at those politicians who allowed this to happen.

— Noreena Hertz

The Indonesian nationalists, mainly Javanese, who threw the Dutch out – in 1949, after a four-year struggle – were keen to preserve their inheritance and emulated the coercion, deceit, and bribery of the colonial rulers.

— Pankaj Mishra

While the struggle for religious liberty had proceeded without large-scale bloodshed in New England and elsewhere in the United States, the struggle for political liberty had not fared so well.

— Paul Harris

Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor’s rights and the fight for peace.

— Paul Robeson

I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.

— Paul Robeson

I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing’s simple. It’s real.

— Paul Walker

Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.

— Paulo Freire

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.

— Pearl S. Buck

The historic nature of Israel’s struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America’s responsibility as their ally.

— Pete Hegseth

Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught.

— Peter Capaldi

The less you struggle with a problem, the more it’s likely to solve itself. The less time you spend frantically running around, the more productive you are likely to be.

— Pico Iyer

The Church must actualize, be present in the public debate, in our struggle for a true concept of liberty and peace.

— Pope Benedict XVI

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.

— Paul Tournier

Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come.

— Paul Cellucci

The struggle for Zimbabwe lit up the imagination of people around the world. In London, New York, Accra and Lagos, bell-bottomed men and women with big hair and towering platform shoes sang the dream of Zimbabwe in the words of the eponymous song by Bob Marley: Every man has the right to decide his own destiny.

— Petina Gappah

Art’s power of persuasion resides in the small personal details of one’s own story, and if it weren’t for my struggle with dyslexia, I doubt I’d ever have become a writer or known how to teach others to write.

— Philip Schultz

As screenwriters, we struggle with our own success. We have wallpapered our world and now we can’t get anyone to notice the picture we just hung.

— Paul Schrader

I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.

— Portia de Rossi

When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn’t fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name.

— Portia de Rossi

It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win.

— Phil Ochs

Because I’ve lived a risky and unconventional life, I don’t often struggle for subjects to write about.

— Poe Ballantine

This uprising of 1976-77 was, of course, the historic watershed… Within a short period of time, it propelled into the forefront of our struggle millions of young people.

— Oliver Tambo

The struggle to conquer oppression in our country is the weaker for the traditionalist, conservative, and primitive restraints imposed on women by man-dominated structures within our movement, as also because of equally traditionalist attitudes of surrender and submission on the part of women.

— Oliver Tambo

For a man of my generation, our century has been a long intellectual and political struggle in favor of freedom.

— Octavio Paz

I have superfine, superoily hair, so my struggle is always trying to get the volume I want. I end up not doing much with it ever.

— Odette Annable

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

— Oprah Winfrey

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.

— Orison Swett Marden

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

— Orison Swett Marden

Live in the very soul of expectation of better things, in the conviction that something large, grand, and beautiful will await you if your efforts are intelligent, if your mind is kept in a creative condition and you struggle upward to your goal.

— Orison Swett Marden

There is nothing in this world which men desire and struggle for, and that is good for them, of which there is not enough for everybody.

— Orison Swett Marden

All of my life I have stayed away from violence and the instruments of violence, and have seen a legal, democratic struggle as the only means to achieve change.

— Osman Baydemir

I have an assistant who’s very good at email, so I don’t struggle with it.

— Quentin Blake

Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.

— Otto Weininger

I am self-conscious, and I’m aware of my body. But I struggle with America’s limited idea of what perfection is.

— Rene Russo

To be honest, I struggle with words. I often forget them, you know, the official ones. Instead, I make words up. I use home-made words that sound similar to the real thing. Usually, they’re some sort of confused hybrid of two existing words.

— Rhys Darby

I think there were times when, if circumstances had developed, I might have been tempted into politics. I am a fan of Tony Blair. I think Gordon Brown is a fine man, but I think he’s headed for one hell of a bloody struggle.

— Richard Attenborough

When you’re making a movie, you don’t think about the outcome. That’s something I’m grateful for: whenever I go and do a new project, I never think about the outcome. It’s always just about the work at hand. That’s the fun part. The other part is always something I’ve had a struggle with, which is promoting the film. I know it’s important.

— Robert Redford

You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they’ll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle.

— Robert Rodriguez

What does it mean to truly believe in America? To wave a flag? Or to struggle toward a more searching alternative to the shallowness of the flag-wavers – to criticize, to interrogate, to analyze, to dissent?

— Rick Perlstein

I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

— Robert Burns

In his State of the Union speech in January 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt declared America’s commitment to Four Freedoms in the struggle against Nazi totalitarianism. Among them was the freedom from fear.

— Robert Dallek

It’s no wonder the Tory Party opposed identity cards, since so many of them struggle to find an identity at all.

— Rory Bremner

Whether straight, gay, bi, trans… body image and identity can be a struggle for us all.

— Ruby Rose

In all of us, there is a struggle between the good and the bad. It makes it more palpable and real to play such people as an actor.

— Randeep Hooda

Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I’ve been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.

— R. Kelly

If there’s no fire, there’s no scream. If there’s no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it.

— R. Kelly

I’ve had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart.

— Randeep Hooda

I feel impressed to counsel those engaged in personal challenges to do right. In particular, my heart reaches out to those who feel discouraged by the magnitude of their struggle.

— Russell M. Nelson

I’ve always had sort of an interest in American history, full stop, and especially people who contributed to the civil rights struggle.

— Ruth Negga

Wonder is that possession of the mind that enchants the emotions while never surrendering reason. It is a grasp on reality that does not need constant high points in order to be maintained, nor is it made vulnerable by the low points of life’s struggle.

— Ravi Zacharias

In 1958, my father invested everything he had in a business venture and became the largest automobile dealership in Chicago for Ford’s new Edsel line. But Edsel sales plummeted and my father fell into bankruptcy. I watched him struggle working long hours to protect us from poverty.

— Radhanath Swami

It makes me nuts, the idea that if you put a political struggle at the heart of your book, then it has to be that the author – me – is trying in some way to push my views onto my readers.

— Ruth Ozeki

I think Shakespeare is like a dialect. If I heard a broad Scots accent, I’d probably struggle at first but then I’d start to look for words I recognise and I’d get the gist. I think Shakespeare is like that.

— Ralph Fiennes

Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.

— Robert Anton Wilson

I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.

— Richard Pryor

The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life.

— Robert Kennedy

Social democracy seeks and finds the ways, and particular slogans, of the workers’ struggle only in the course of the development of this struggle, and gains directions for the way forward through this struggle alone.

— Rosa Luxemburg

Obama’s not down for the civil rights struggle, and he certainly wasn’t down for the apartheid struggle, but he’s clearly gonna take advantage of it and insert himself in such a way as to make it look like he is single-handedly responsible for apartheid going by the wayside.

— Rush Limbaugh

No one in al-Nahda believes that jihad is a way to impose Islam on the world. But we believe that jihad is self-control, is social and political struggle, and even military jihad is only a way to defend oneself in the case of aggression.

— Rashid al-Ghannushi

I’ve struggled a lot to get where I am. I initially got rejected by every producer. But no complaints. I enjoyed each and every moment of the struggle. My first break came in 1997 from Krishna Vamsi and then Puri Jagannadh, who is my closest friend. I owe everything I am to him. Our careers have evolved simultaneously.

— Ravi Teja

To create a fully formed character full of life, struggle, and humanity is tough.

— Roberto Aguire

The more rarefied a life you live, the easier it is to think that those who don’t share it could be demonised. To find the common humanity becomes more of a struggle the more you surround yourself with nice things.

— Rory Kinnear

It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess any virtue in its fullness, while the energetic and industrious make notable advances on both fronts.

— Saint Ignatius

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

— Samuel Smiles

I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the U.S., a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition.

— Shakira

When you don’t come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that’s difficult to come by.

— Shania Twain

My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region.

— Shimon Peres

It is nothing short of baffling to me how a city like Melbourne, where I struggle to find accessible facilities on a very regular basis, could be considered the most livable city in the world. I suppose it all depends on what makes a city ‘livable’ for you.

— Stella Young

Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small, since everyone would make fun of you – except for when it came to hide and seek: that’s the only advantage I ever had!

— Simone Biles

All judges have cases that touch our passions deeply, but we all struggle constantly with remaining impartial.

— Sonia Sotomayor

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

— Soren Kierkegaard

To be sure, those who are actually engaged in combat – those who actually see the maimed bodies and mourning mothers – struggle more than the rest of us to make sense of the reality of war.

— Stanley Hauerwas

In a bid for change, we have to take off our coats, be prepared to lose our comfort and security, our jobs and positions of prestige, and our families… A struggle without casualties is no struggle.

— Steven Biko

I think that communism was a major force for violence for more than 100 years, because it was built into its ideology – that progress comes through class struggle, often violent.

— Steven Pinker

The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.

— Swami Sivananda

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

— Swami Vivekananda

To think, I have had more than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, and then to die without it seems so cruel.

— Susan B. Anthony

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

I struggle if I have chaos around me, but at the same time, if I don’t have it, I’m uncomfortable. It’s a strange thing: If I don’t have chaos, I create it.

— Sam Taylor-Wood

Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point.

— Sean Covey

The struggle against terrorists in the territory of Syria should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government, which clearly stated its readiness to join it.

— Sergei Lavrov

I could wear makeup today, and one person would say it looks bland, another would say it looks fake, and another might tell me I look really natural. Everyone is convinced their opinion is the truth, and that’s what I struggle against.

— Sheena Iyengar

There will be days when you feel defeated, exhausted, and plain old beat-up by life’s whiplash. People you love will disappoint you – and you will disappoint them. You’ll probably struggle with some kind of mortal appetite. Some days it will feel as though the veil between Heaven and Earth is made of reinforced concrete.

— Sheri L. Dew

In places like Glasgow and Newcastle, audiences have a tradition of being amusingly combative. But they’re not trying to ruin the act, they’re trying to give you a challenge. It’s like a cat playing with a mouse – the cat doesn’t want the mouse to die, it wants to keep it alive for its own amusement and to be entertained by its struggle.

— Stewart Lee

I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.

— Sukarno

In ‘Love Story,’ Oliver Barrett IV comes from generations of wealth and privilege, but when he meets working-class Jennifer Cavilleri, he can’t resist. When they marry, his father disowns him, but they struggle on in love, until she’s diagnosed with cancer and they can’t afford the costly treatments.

— Susan Straight

One of the benefits for me of starting late in this business is I realised that if acting was the only thing I could do, I would struggle, so I always wrote as well.

— Sanjeev Bhaskar

Of all the things we have done, the most important – the one that history will record as the principal contribution of our generation – is that we understand how to turn the armed struggle into a Revolution that we realized that it was essential to create a new mentality to build a new society.

— Samora Machel

There is a lot of struggle in being an actor you need so much emotional strength, no matter what level of stardom you have, that it’s nice to have something steady.

— Sanaa Lathan

I write everywhere. I’ve written books while I was on planes, at Disney World, and in multiple countries of which I am not a native. It can be a struggle to make word count sometimes, but I will persevere!

— Seanan McGuire

You see, it took me so long, it was such a struggle, to move myself out of musicals – because I had had a success, nobody wanted to allow me to direct a non-musical picture. It was so hard. And the only way I could get it going was to become a producer myself.

— Stanley Donen

You could say Shakespeare is so extraordinary precisely because he was so ordinary. He had all the usual anxieties and understandings of what it is to have children, lose children, get married, struggle to make a living and so on.

— Simon Callow

I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn’t even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game.

— Steve Sabol

Religious power, which, as I have already said, frequently identifies itself with political power, has always been a protagonist of this bitter struggle, even when it seemingly was neutral.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

There is good and there is bad in every human heart, and it is the struggle of life to conquer the bad with the good.

— Susan Glaspell

A struggle, to the person experiencing it, is a struggle.

— Susan Minot

Different people call me different things. In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don’t have a nickname as such. I’ve had Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really interesting variations on the name.

— Sharlto Copley

In America, people really struggle with my name, so I don’t have a nickname as such. I’ve had Sharlito, Sheldon, Charldo, really interesting variations on the name. Some of them can get it, but many can’t.

— Sharlto Copley

I’m a classic stress-eater, so I know a lot about how eating can become a way of hiding from what’s really wrong. I escape into food. But some people escape into books. Some into relationships that might not be good for them. The three main characters in ‘The Sugar Queen’ struggle with each of these comforts-turned-crutches.

— Sarah Addison Allen

I relate to what Gov. Romney brings. I know what it means to balance a budget. I know what it means to write a paycheck and not only cash one. I know what it means to create a job, and I know what it means to struggle with my business every day in terms of keeping our doors open any day but definitely in a difficult economy.

— Sher Valenzuela

Ireland and its people have much to be proud of. Yet every land and its people have moments of shame. Dealing with the failures of our past, as a country, as a Church, or as an individual is never easy. Our struggle to heal the wounds of decades of violence, injury and painful memory in Northern Ireland are more than ample evidence of this.

— Sean Brady

I’ll always struggle over saying I’m a writer, even if I won the Booker Prize.

— Sonya Hartnett

I believe in struggle. And I believe that the struggle is beautiful. You have to try it, or you will never know what’s beyond it.

— Scott Cohen

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.

— Steven Brust

I think I would struggle with any job if it was purely about effects. Even as a viewer, those aren’t the kind of things that interest me. I think ultimately you have to be connected to characters and their relationships. Otherwise, it’s not drama to me.

— Shelley Conn

I think I would struggle with any job if it was purely about effects. Even as a viewer, those aren’t the kind of things that interest me.

— Shelley Conn

Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution.

— Todd Tiahrt

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans of America continued to struggle to establish a combat badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.

— Tim Holden

The political currents that topped the global agenda in the late 20th century – revolutionary nationalism, feminism and ethnic struggle – place culture at their heart.

— Terry Eagleton

One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we’re often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.

— Thomas McGuane

I have seen countless colleagues struggle to come to terms with retirement. I learned a lot from Richard Dunwoody when he was riding, and I completely understand why he took off and undertook what most people consider mad challenges.

— Tony McCoy

There are days when I struggle with wanting to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and feeling guilty about that because I work.

— Tori Spelling

A question is a pursuit, an invitation to envision and explore a series of possibilities, to struggle and empathize and doubt and believe. The question moves, whereas our sense of what an answer is can often be static, a stopping point.

— Tracy K. Smith

You know, there’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.

— Talib Kweli

There’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.

— Talib Kweli

If there is something that strikes me as interesting or beautiful or something I could learn from, and I don’t write it down, then I could be at lunch with you, and it’s like there’s a pile of laundry in my brain that I haven’t put away, and I struggle to really listen, so that’s always been important to me.

— Tavi Gevinson

I never had an intellectual struggle with the Bible, with the gospel, with the claims of Christ.

— Tullian Tchividjian

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.

— Tennessee Williams

The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.

— Thomas Huxley

But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.

— Tom Ford

If you struggle with putting things into perspective, just ask yourself two simple questions: What’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of this? Will this matter in five years? Your answers should put a stop to cataclysmic thinking.

— Travis Bradberry

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.

— Ty Cobb

I think that’s a struggle of every Christian, to be able to get to that point where they’re in constant prayer with God – so that everything they do, in thought, in speech, in work, is praising God and worshipping God.

— Troy Polamalu

There’s so much built-up camaraderie and sacrifice, and football is such a tough man’s game. I think that’s why it’s so popular. That’s why so many blue-collar communities and people can really feel attracted to this because it is a blue-collar struggle that football players go through.

— Troy Polamalu

It’s definitely a struggle to prove yourself just as a good human being. I’m so proud of who I am and what I’ve become, the morals I have, and the people that I’m surrounded by.

— Tina Yothers

I am a trained hypnotherapist, yes, but it’s more like a guided meditation. Most of the people I take under struggle with stress in their lives and have unbalanced sleeping patterns, so what I do enables my patients to regain energy and peacefulness on a subconscious level which affects their conscious mind.

— Tanit Phoenix

You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.

— Timothy Dalton

From my quarter-a-century experience as a fighter for democracy, there is never a final victory for democracy. It is always a struggle in every generation, and you have to take up the course of time and time again.

— Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

I struggle with reading a bit. I’m slightly dyslexic, so reading takes me quite a while, and in general, I’m not a big book reader at all. And something like ‘Game of Thrones’ seems very daunting to me!

— Thomas Brodie-Sangster

When I putt well, I do very well. When I putt poorly, I struggle to be in the game.

— Tom Lehman

I’ve become more and more aware of the promise and struggle to teach the global mind nowadays because I use every chance I get to ask faculty and administrators of management education programs why we don’t offer at least one course – not even required, just an elective – on the world’s religions.

— Warren Bennis

I always say, dare to struggle, dare to grin.

— Wavy Gravy

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy – not defeat or death.

— Whittaker Chambers

For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.

— Whittaker Chambers

In a world with no systems, with chaos, everything becomes a guerilla struggle, and this predictability is not there. And it becomes almost impossible to save lives, educate kids, develop economies, whatever.

— William J. Clinton

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.

— William O. Douglas

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.

— William Osler

Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.

— Wilma Rudolph

It’s been a struggle to get people to come eat for fun. You know, the way they listen to music. You can do all kinds of things with music. But food – it’s something people need, and that changes everything. You start playing with it, people have all sorts of reactions.

— Wylie Dufresne

Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.

— Wynton Marsalis

My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.

— Wole Soyinka

The enormous success of 2009’s ‘The Blind Side,’ in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn’t post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race – the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it.

— Wesley Morris

Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us.

— William Kunstler

But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?

— William Booth

I think when you get past your second album, it all becomes something of a routine. So you have to struggle against that, find a way of making what you do sound fresh and new each time.

— Van Morrison

There’s always got to be a struggle. What else is there? That’s what life is made of. I don’t know anything else. If there is, tell me about it.

— Van Morrison

It’s not a struggle, but sometimes when you’re gone for a month or two, you start to miss your friends. I love acting so much that it fills that gap of being sad about not being able to see my friends.

— Willow Shields

Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.

— Vaclav Havel

Today in Ukraine, many people struggle to survive, older ones often see the breakdown of the Soviet system as a loss of stability and security for average people, and therefore a certain hostility to quickly acquired wealth is from their point of view quite understandable at the first look.

— Victor Pinchuk

I have sort of weaned myself off of reading my own reviews, which is a constant struggle.

— Victoria Aveyard

In Bollywood, people struggle because there is a new person joining every week, who joins an assembly line of people who are very replaceable. But if you are unique, you don’t have to struggle that much.

— Vir Das

All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That’s all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It’s that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that’s where our performance lies, that’s what the audience gets. They get the struggle.

— Vincent D’Onofrio

Many people struggle to make hummus that lives up to their expectations at home, and recreating a favourite brand or the stuff from your local deli is almost impossible.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it.

— Young Buck

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.

— Vladimir Lenin

When you’re in a black group, you have to keep in mind you’re not black. You just have to be sensitive. We have to be appreciative that the black nationalist struggle is a nationalist struggle.

— Yuri Kochiyama

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

— Yitzhak Rabin

I’ve been through the entire gamut of the music industry – I’ve been playing in clubs since I was 14, and I’ve been on Warner Bros, on Sony – I’ve had lots of successes and some serious times of struggle.

— Vonda Shepard

I hate all the terrorists in the world, whatever the purpose of their struggle. However, I support every active civil revolt against any occupation, and Israel, too, is among the despicable occupiers. Such revolt is both more just and more effective, and it does not extinguish one’s spark of humanity.

— Yossi Sarid

River Phoenix and I were friends for nine years, and I watched him grow and mature, and I also saw him struggle. I watched him deal with the whole up and down aspects of Hollywood and saw him bounce back, so when he passed away, it was such an enormous shock.

— Zach Galligan

I was planning to study more, but it’s a struggle with so many opportunities for film and trying to get better through studying. No matter what, I want to be making more movies.

— Zhu Zhu

My career is a journey for me, and any journey is incomplete without the struggle.

— Yami Gautam

Talking to other people who make low-budget movies, everyone kind of has the same struggle.

— Zoe Cassavetes

Debt Quotes

Most companies can survive even if their debt ratings are lowered below investment grade, although they will have higher borrowing costs.

— Alex Berenson

Botswana is actually very peaceful. It’s democratic. It never was in debt. They’ve been fortunate, they’ve had diamonds.

— Alexander McCall Smith

Here’s the perversity of Wall Street’s psychology: The more Wall Street is convinced that Washington will act rationally and raise the debt ceiling, most likely at the 11th hour, the less pressure there will be on lawmakers to reach an agreement. That will make it more likely a deal isn’t reached.

— Andrew Ross Sorkin

About two-thirds of bachelor’s degree holders borrow to go to school, and on average they’re graduating with more than $26,000 in debt.

— Arne Duncan

We owe an historic debt to American Indians. They have a unique set of concerns that haven’t been addressed, and I’d like to stand with them. Also, I’d like to get their views on immigration.

— Al Franken

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

— Alexander Hamilton

When you look what is happening in this country with the debt, the deficit, the CBO coming out and saying once again we’re going to have a trillion dollar plus deficit in 2012, the fourth straight year, and unemployment may be going back up to 8.9 or maybe nine percent by the end of the year, these are serious situations that are going.

— Allen West

Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.

— Ambrose Bierce

At this time – we’re in a dramatic crisis – euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.

— Angela Merkel

Make no mistake: I will work with both Democrats and Republicans to cut wasteful spending and reduce our debt in a balanced, responsible way.

— Ann McLane Kuster

I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink, this many and many a year.

— Alexander Brome

Twas drink made me fall in love, And love made me run into debt, And though I have struggled and struggled and strove, I cannot get out of them yet.

— Alexander Brome

I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.

— Barack Obama

A.I.G. was even larger than Lehman, with a substantial presence in derivatives and debt markets, as well as in insurance markets.

— Ben Bernanke

Monetary policy has less room to maneuver when interest rates are close to zero, while expansionary fiscal policy is likely both more effective and less costly in terms of increased debt burden when interest rates are pinned at low levels.

— Ben Bernanke

I have been working for Africans since I was 18, when I got involved with the Nelson Mandela concerts. I got involved with debt cancellation because Desmond Tutu demanded that the world respond to that situation.

— Bono

I can tell you this, if it wasn’t for my book royalties, I’d be in debt.

— Benny Hinn

We can recognize and give credit where credit is due, to the debt of taste we owe Europe, but we have taste, too.

— Billy Baldwin

If it took multiple debt ceiling hikes, I’d rather achieve the savings.

— Bob Corker

Southern Europe has not done enough to enhance its competitiveness, while northern Europe has not done enough to boost demand. Debt burdens remain crushing, and Europe’s economy remains unable to grow.

— Barry Eichengreen

If we had decided on January 5, in the new House of Representatives, to make no new spending bills, the debt ceiling would’ve still been hit, because, those are bills that are coming in as a result of purchases and commitments made by the administration and the previous Congress.

— Bill Johnson

I owe a great debt to motor-racing, and the first place I went to in Europe when I was 20 was Italy, and I was extremely influenced by it in books until I got there.

— Billy Al Bengston

Because reverse mortgages do not require borrowers to make immediate repayments, the interest charges are added to the debt every day, and the total amount owed grows over time.

— Charles Duhigg

When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.

— Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Nobody wants the United States to default on its debt. Nobody. But, at some point in time, we’ve got to address the fiscal woes of this nation.

— Chuck Fleischmann

You never cash out a 401(k) or IRA to pay off debt, unless it’s to avoid a foreclosure or bankruptcy.

— Dave Ramsey

Enough is enough. Enough of the waste. Enough of the spending. Enough of the debt. Enough of the arrogance in Washington, D.C.

— Dan Benishek

If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty.

— David Korten

On any measure, Spain’s bank rescue has been a disaster. A hundred million euros have been added to the national debt, ten-year bonds are at a record high and the country’s credit rating has been downgraded three notches.

— Daniel Hannan

The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument.

— Eliot Spitzer

I’m very interested in the more grass-roots consequences of the economic meltdown: issues related to mortgage foreclosures, debt collection, and the practices of credit card companies and others who hold a lot of consumer debt.

— Eric Schneiderman

I’ve criticized Republicans for their lack of fiscal discipline when they controlled Congress before 2007. However, that is no excuse to just continue with more of the same or, as the case is now, to make it worse. Under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s budget, we will double the national debt in five years and triple it in 10.

— Erik Paulsen

In a world awash in debt, power shifts to creditors.

— Fareed Zakaria

It’s a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you’ve been trained as a classical theatre actor. There’s always a depression in the theatre.

— Frances McDormand

Debt collectors should be required to disclose the applicable statute of limitations in the body of their collection letters, in bold type. While it’s not illegal to dun a consumer for an old debt, it is illegal to sue for one.

— Gary Weiss

When Uganda got debt relief in 1999, the first item President Museveni bought was a presidential jacket for himself.

— George Ayittey

What Africa needs to do is to grow, to grow out of debt.

— George Ayittey

One of the things that Africa needs, everybody seems to agree, is some measure of debt relief.

— Gwen Ifill

Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn’t learned to be civil – note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected.

— Grover Norquist

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.

— George Dennison Prentice

If you put a purchase on a charge card, you’re paying it off forever. You have to know how to pay it off before you go deeply in debt.

— Gregory Meeks

Debt can be the most addictive thing in the universe, and it can kill you. You get used to living high off the hog. It was intoxicating.

— Harvey Weinstein

Because Social Security has not contributed to our debt, Americans should be skeptical of any politician who says that benefits Americans have earned must be reduced in order to address our national debt.

— Hank Johnson

While the deficit and debt are serious problems, I oppose solving these problems by raising taxes.

— Jason Chaffetz

In 1828 we raised the duties, on an average, to nearly fifty per cent, when the debt was on the eve of being discharged, and thereby flooded the country with a revenue, when discharged, which could not be absorbed by the most lavish expenditures.

— John C. Calhoun

Some have been ensnared in the net of excessive debt. The net of interest holds them fast, requiring them to sell their time and energies to meet the demands of creditors. They surrender their freedom, becoming slaves to their own extravagance.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

The truth is that the United States doesn’t need, and shouldn’t have, a debt ceiling. Every other democratic country, with the exception of Denmark, does fine without one.

— James Surowiecki

Less than a year after loading the company up with debt, Romney and Bain gave themselves bonuses four times bigger than the $8 million they had put into the deal.

— Jennifer Granholm

I can tell you if you look at the polls, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, they do not think we should increase the debt limit.

— Jim DeMint

The build-up of personal and collective debt in America and Europe should have sent warning signals to anyone familiar with the biblical institutions of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, created specifically because of the danger of people being trapped by debt.

— Jonathan Sacks

You’ll get the biggest bang for each buck by paying off the highest interest rate debt in your portfolio first, while making minimum payments on the remainder. It’s called the avalanche method, and it gets you out of debt cheapest and fastest.

— Jean Chatzky

Garnishments tend to happen when people hide from their debts and stop making even minimum payments. Eventually, creditors sell the debt to a collection agency.

— Jean Chatzky

As the founder and former chief executive of two publicly traded companies, I have had a great deal of exposure to how debt markets work.

— John Delaney

Don’t take risk, and don’t get into debt.

— John Fleming

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, although they’re not officially debt of the federal government, they are off-balance-sheet debt.

— John Thune

We, being the Western world, wouldn’t let Russia off the hook on debt. So there were demands on debt servicing in the early days until they ran out of reserves. There was no real aid program, just a fictional aid program.

— Jeffrey Sachs

If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the major developed countries, continues, there will be no Japanese. Who will pay the enormous debt?

— Jim Rogers

New Zealand as a whole needs to save more, spend less and reduce our reliance on foreign debt.

— John Key

After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no.

— John Sununu

Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs.

— Jim Gerlach

Our experience is that most entrepreneurs are able to attract debt, even for risky and early stage investments. There are investors who provide debt, but very few who fund through equity.

— Jamshyd Godrej

Growth based on debt is unsustainable, artificial.

— Jose Manuel Barroso

Raising the debt ceiling is not additional spending. It is simply saying, you, the United States of America, can continue to borrow the money you need to pay the bills you have already rung up.

— Jay Carney

You talk to any of the job creators, and they’ll tell you one of the things that concerns them the most is the debt. And so high levels of indebtedness are going to lead to high levels of taxation, which lead to high level of unemployment.

— Jeb Hensarling

The Greek debt issue, for example, is such a threat because if that country ever defaulted, it might cause some bank that’s ‘too big to fail’ to actually fail.

— Jerry A. Webman

So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It’s an empire. There’s no two ways about it. It’s a huge empire. It’s been extremely successful.

— John Perkins

We can have tax cuts, but when we have tax cuts and do not have a surplus, the amount of the tax cut goes straight to the bottom line, adds to the deficit, and the deficit adds to the national debt, and sooner or later, the debt has to be paid.

— John Spratt

My opponent Senator Menendez and his colleagues are pursuing what I consider a Jon Corzine economic policy. Higher taxes, more spending, more debt.

— Joseph M. Kyrillos

I’m still a fiscal conservative, and I’m inclined to pay down debt.

— Jim Flaherty

In fighting the debt crisis, E.U. countries have enhanced co-operation and carried out reform with tremendous courage. This is laudable.

— Li Keqiang

We have determined as a society, as a country, as a people, that the incarceration and the supervision and the specific fines for a particular crime are that person’s debt to society.

— Loretta Lynch

Mr. Obama plans to boost federal spending 25 percent while nearly tripling the national debt over 10 years. Americans know that this kind of spending will have economic consequences, including new taxes being imposed by the new progressives.

— Karl Rove

I think what’s important to understand is if the United States hits the debt ceiling and is unable to pay its debts, the consequences will be immediate and dramatic.

— Kenneth Chenault

When gross public debt exceeds 90 percent of GDP, economic growth tends to decline considerably.

— Kevin McCarthy

Governments can inflate their way out of debt, but that has consequences, doesn’t it?

— Kent Conrad

The iPad was my first splurge after I got my first paychecks. I paid off the debt, and I now bring the iPad with me to auditions.

— Katie Leclerc

Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.

— Kenneth Clarke

Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.

— Knut Hamsun

Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges – on gifts, trades, loans – and the revenges and insults that come when they are not paid back.

— Margaret Atwood

We have a government that borrows $4 billion a day. We have a government that owes trillions of dollars in debt, half of that to foreigners, most of that to Chinese investors. I don’t – that is extreme. Not only is it extreme. It’s insane and it’s unsustainable.

— Marco Rubio

The biggest reason most people fail is that they try to fix too much at once – join a gym, get out of debt, floss after meals and have thinner thighs in 30 days.

— Marilu Henner

I think we are not serious about attacking the long-term debt problem, and that’s one of the things that he’s going to have to find a way to get on the agenda.

— Michael Bloomberg

Ever since going up to university, I have accumulated new debt, and new means of becoming indebted.

— Michael Gove

All we’re getting from the Democratic majority in Congress and from this White House is more bailouts, more spending, more planned stimulus, more deficits and debt, and the American people have had it.

— Mike Pence

Interest-rate swaps are a tool used by big cities, major corporations and sovereign governments to manage their debt, and the scale of their use is almost unimaginably massive. It’s about a $379 trillion market, meaning that any manipulation would affect a pile of assets about 100 times the size of the United States federal budget.

— Matt Taibbi

If you must know, my parents came from pretty hardscrabble backgrounds in the southern Midwest. I certainly didn’t grow up poor, but I did spend my 20s and early 30s juggling temp jobs and choking on massive student-loan debt.

— Meghan Daum

Investment bankers do much of their business underwriting government bonds, in the United States and abroad. Therefore, they have a vested interest in promoting deficits and in forcing taxpayers to redeem government debt.

— Murray Rothbard

For me, there will be no enemies but unemployment, the deficit, excessive debt, economic stagnation and anything else that keeps our country in these critical circumstances.

— Mariano Rajoy

Municipal debt outstanding doubled in the past 10 years. And in the past 30 years, the U.S. has been in real economic nirvana.

— Meredith Whitney

It is simply science fiction fantasy to say that, if you do not raise the debt ceiling, that everything is going to collapse.

— Mike Lee

It’s disrespectful to tell the French in the morning that you’re going to reduce the debt, in the evening that you’re not going to make any savings, and the next morning, after thinking about it, that you’re going to spend more.

— Nicolas Sarkozy

These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.

— Norm Dicks

Debt is a mistake between lender and borrower, and both should suffer.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

After Cadbury, the candy company, separated from Dr. Pepper, the soft drinks maker, Cadbury was able to substantially lower its debt load. The profits of Cadbury, the candy company, zoomed.

— Nelson Peltz

The U.K.’s debt belongs legally to Westminster, so Scotland, by definition, can’t default on it.

— Nicola Sturgeon

Debt is a social and ideological construct, not a simple economic fact.

— Noam Chomsky

Direct mail was the basis of a lot of new Right organizations in the ’70s and early ’80s, and it actually led to the downfall of the majority of them. It’s very expensive, and you end up putting your organization more and more in debt if you’re not successful with it.

— Nina Easton

The call for debt cancellation is welcome, but debt does not just go away.

— Noam Chomsky

What Enron was doing, what caused investors to embrace it in a rapture of baffled awe, was hiding debt.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Will I obliterate national debt? Sure, why not?

— Pat Paulsen

If we didn’t propose these reforms, we would not have proposed a budget that got the debt under control.

— Paul Ryan

The President didn’t offer any clarity in his latest speech about what he would do to tackle our nation’s debt before it tackles us and it’s still not clear how he’ll keep Medicare from going bankrupt. One thing is clear though, Barack Obama isn’t interested in governing or putting forward solutions to fix our nation’s problems.

— Paul Ryan

What did the taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus? More debt. That money wasn’t just spent and wasted – it was borrowed, spent, and wasted.

— Paul Ryan

First our pleasures die – and then our hopes, and then our fears – and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust – and we die too.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you’re trying to get out of debt, you have to be willing to treat everything as expendable.

— Phil McGraw

The United States owes a great debt to its inventors. Far from being grateful to them, it places every obstruction in their way and makes it enormously difficult to secure a patent.

— Preston Sturges

Debt is one person’s liability, but another person’s asset.

— Paul Krugman

The real danger with debt is what happens if lots of people decide, or are forced, to pay it off at the same time.

— Paul Krugman

To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000 in public debt riding on our backs.

— Paul Gillmor

At some point, the dollar has to give. You can’t just keep printing money, and monetizing debt, and buying bonds, without the dollar imploding.

— Peter Schiff

If you ask the question of Americans, should we pay our bills? One hundred percent would say yes. There’s a significant misunderstanding on the debt ceiling. People think it’s authorizing new spending. The debt ceiling doesn’t authorize new spending it allows us to pay obligations already incurred.

— Peter Welch

The Citizen’s Petition reflects Vermont’s spirit of pragmatism and across-the-board cooperation. I applaud the ‘Campaign to Fix the Debt’ for calling attention to one of the country’s most pressing problems, our ballooning national debt, and for urging policymakers to find practical solutions.

— Peter Welch

Historically, the minority party in Congress votes against raising the debt limit, forcing the majority party to whip its members into casting politically painful votes in favor.

— Peter Welch

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.

— Queen Elizabeth II

We should make sure that unscrupulous schools do not prey on uninformed students, leaving them with high debt and useless degrees.

— Raghuram Rajan

There are a lot of anachronisms in Washington, but the need to periodically raise the debt limit by Congressional vote is certainly one of them.

— Roger Altman

If Congress adds 5 percent to the debt, then their pay should be cut by 5 percent.

— Ron DeSantis

If we reach the debt ceiling, we don’t have to default. Getting to that point just won’t allow us to reach new debt.

— Ron DeSantis

If we weren’t running deficits, if we weren’t spending more than we were taking in, there would be no reason whatsoever to increase the debt ceiling.

— Ron Johnson

When I moved to L.A., I was penniless, absolutely beyond broke and in debt up to my eyeballs.

— Ryan Tedder

You know, when Republicans were in charge, we doubled the debt. But, now, our concern is the Democrats are in charge and they’re tripling the debt. So, really, our concern is that we want smaller government.

— Rand Paul

Pull in your belt, spend less, and reduce debt.

— Ray Dalio

An example of good debt is the debt on the apartment houses I own. That debt is good only as long as there are tenants to pay my mortgages. If tenants stop paying their rent, my good debt turns into bad debt.

— Robert Kiyosaki

At my lowest point, I was nearly $700,000 in debt.

— Robert Kiyosaki

The minute a Wall Street firm purchases your debt, your bank no longer has it on its financial statement, which then allows the bank to look for more credit card customers. That’s one reason why you get so many credit card offers.

— Robert Kiyosaki

All but a very few of us are in debt. We exist as entities who borrow money and spend the rest of our lives making interest payments on a debt tally that never seems to budge. Whatever wealth we have, in labor, property or cash, is suctioned to the top.

— Roger Ebert

The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.

— Ross Perot

To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.

— Rutherford B. Hayes

Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.

— Rutherford B. Hayes

Death’s a debt his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer.

— Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Right now, a majority of the debt is owed to foreign interests, Japan being the largest purchaser of government debt today, soon to be surpassed by China as the number one purchaser of our debt in this Nation.

— Ron Kind

Typically, students slide into debt through the extension (by credit card companies) of unaffordable credit lines.

— Robert Manning

A world in which government is burdened by historic debt, philanthropy has limited resources, and the private sector is only interested in its own personal gain is simply unsustainable.

— Simon Mainwaring

Even if you were to fall into extreme financial hardship and file for bankruptcy, you need to understand that your student loan debt will not be discharged in bankruptcy. It is the Velcro of all debts.

— Suze Orman

Thousands of Ohio families are going deeper and deeper in debt just trying to pay their heating bills, fill prescriptions, and buy groceries. The current minimum wage is simply not enough.

— Sherrod Brown

Too many Americans are out of work, and our debt is out of control.

— Susana Martinez

Whenever we can, we tend to use debt to fund deals, as Aspen is very cash generative, so it doesn’t make sense to issue equity. Over time, we can eliminate debt.

— Stephen Saad

We’ve had years and years and years of compromises, and that’s led to $14 trillion in debt.

— Tom Graves

Public borrowing is costly these days, true, but interest rates on municipal bonds are still considerably lower than those borne by corporate debt.

— Thomas Frank

When George W. Bush entered office, the national debt was $5 trillion. When he left, it was $10 trillion. I think the administration spent too much money.

— Ted Cruz

A lot of the Republicans wanted exactly what Barack Obama wanted, exactly what Nancy Pelosi wanted, exactly what Harry Reid wanted, which is to raise the debt ceiling, but they wanted to be able to tell what they view as their foolish, gullible constituents back home they didn’t do it.

— Ted Cruz

Both on an individual and a national scale, debt imprisons.

— Tom Hodgkinson

When you’ve paid your debt to society, you need to be reconnected and re-engaged in society.

— Tom Vilsack

What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt.

— Tom Allen

Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can’t afford to double-down on trickle-down.

— William J. Clinton

It’s heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt.

— William J. Clinton

President Obama has offered a plan with 4 trillion dollars in debt reduction over a decade, with two and a half dollars of spending reductions for every one dollar of revenue increases, and tight controls on future spending. It’s the kind of balanced approach proposed by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission.

— William J. Clinton

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.

— William Wycherley

I came from a working-class family, but I was supported by a grant system and had my fees paid, so I came out of Oxford with a debt of something like £200.

— Val McDermid

The evergreen story of people in debt becomes even sexier in an economic downturn, when debts inevitably get harder to pay.

— Virginia Postrel

Right now the problem in Thailand is we have high debt, but we don’t know how to earn the new source of revenue back to Thailand. This is my job.

— Yingluck Shinawatra

Government bonds have basically been sold in the domestic market, so there is some sense of stability, but the amount of public debt is really severe… Japan must manage its finances with a sense of urgency.

— Yoshihiko Noda

Programming Quotes

Computer programming is pretty much guaranteed income. I’m good at it, and I like it.

— Andy Weir

Obviously with the onset of cable and satellite, there are more opportunities for programming and original programming, so it creates more opportunities for actors and producers and directors and everything.

— Anthony Michael Hall

When I’m 18, I can finally order that paid programming stuff on TV. Like it always says, ‘Must be 18 or older to call,’ so I’ll be able to call! I can finally buy some blenders from the TV.

— Austin Mahone

Don’t tell television, but there is some superior programming being made on the Interwebz.

— Chris Hardwick

Any nerd who grew up around the time that I did, BBC programming was a treasure chest for us.

— Chris Hardwick

The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central.

— Dennis Ritchie

When I was a teenager, I was a huge computer nerd. I went to computer programming camp. I went to space camp.

— Graham Moore

Enzymes – plainly the most important biotechnology of our era – already permeate many industrial processes. Unlike fossil fuels, they carry chemical programming which drives complex reactions, are renewable, and work at ordinary pressures and temperatures.

— Gregory Benford

I’ve enjoyed programming on NPR, but ‘we’re broke’ and therefore all spending must be reduced.

— Jaime Herrera Beutler

When you take the individual out of the equation, then you’re making programming based on some marketer’s idea of what will sell, and not based on the idea of what an individual would like.

— John Seabrook

We spend too much time fretting over the way the industry produces programming, and too little worrying about the way the public consumes it.

— Michael Medved

But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs.

— Niklaus Wirth

We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too… obviously… a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts.

— Skitch Henderson

If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets.

— Shawn Fanning

Digitisation will rather consolidate the broadcasting industry in India because once the cable is digitized, then naturally all the programmers can showcase their programming.

— Subhash Chandra

The most important precedents deal with the whole idea of symbolic programming – the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that can represent anything one wants, and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content.

— Stephen Wolfram

I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years, and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming.

— Ted Koppel

Youku Tudou is a hybrid, like combining Netflix and YouTube. Like Netflix, with Youku, which launched in 2005, we syndicate a library of longform content and create original content. The Tudou model started with user-generated content but is increasingly becoming about partner-generated programming.

— Victor Koo

Cancer Quotes

The late Christopher Hitchens had the professional contrarian’s fixation on attacking sacred cows, and rather soon after his cancer diagnosis, he became one himself.

— Alex Pareene

There’s no such thing as ageing gracefully. I don’t meet people who want to get Alzheimer’s disease, or who want to get cancer or arthritis or any of the other things that afflict the elderly. Ageing is bad for you, and we better just actually accept that.

— Aubrey de Grey

Heart disease continues to be the number one killer cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding.

— Arlen Specter

My mother died of lung cancer last year. I felt helpless. As an economist, I thought, ‘What can I do?’

— Andrew Lo

I do like the ocean wave, actually. I’m born under the sign of Cancer – the sign of the crab – so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such – although not the wide-open and deep seas.

— Anjelica Huston

My father, Simon Hoggart, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2010. By this point, it had spread to his spleen and metastasised in his lungs and so was pronounced terminal.

— Amy Hoggart

The thing with cancer is that it’s usually the chemo rather than the disease itself that makes the patient feel so ill, particularly at the start.

— Amy Hoggart

I am really proud of what I have done for cancer awareness, but do I feel like Bono? No.

— Andy Rourke

When a person has cancer, the whole family really suffers with her.

— Ann Jillian

If you’ve ever had a brush with cancer, you’re always thinking a pain might be something serious.

— Ann Jillian

I know patients who bring a dozen roses to the doctor’s office. And, boy, the next visit, nobody forgets that. You come in and hey – ‘Here’s the lady who brought the roses’ vs. ‘Here’s the lung cancer.’

— Bernie Siegel

It’s OK for China to invent cancer drugs that cure patients in the United States. We want them to catch up. But as the leader, we want to keep setting a very, very high standard. We don’t want them to catch up because we’re slowing down or, even worse, going into reverse.

— Bill Gates

The most famous rumor for me is that I had throat cancer. I never had throat cancer… I don’t know why that started… The way I sing, probably.

— Bob Seger

At my age, I don’t think anyone is untouched by cancer.

— Bryan Cranston

Well even before she was diagnosed with the cancer, I would have said that she was a lot tougher than me and most guys would probably say that about their wives and it’s probably true in most cases.

— Brett Favre

With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do.

— Bill Rancic

Cancer Boy probably has the saddest, noblest, sweetest heart of any character I’ve ever done.

— Bruce McCulloch

It ain’t like we’re curing cancer or anything, we’re watching basketball.

— Charles Barkley

It’s not at all good when your cancer is ‘palpable’ from the outside. Especially when, as at this stage, they didn’t even know where the primary source was. Carcinoma works cunningly from the inside out. Detection and treatment often work more slowly and gropingly, from the outside in.

— Christopher Hitchens

Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long.

— Christopher Hitchens

It seems everybody has been somehow affected by cancer, either through a relative or a close friend or somewhere, and they know how devastating cancer can be. And they see me, and I refuse to let it affect how I live and what I do.

— Craig Sager

I have acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer. The typical prognosis is 3-6 months to live, but I would like to stress that is for a patient who is not receiving treatment.

— Craig Sager

Movies are fun, but they are no cure for cancer.

— Clint Eastwood

If you have lung cancer, the most important thing you can know is your genetic code.

— Craig Venter

Coming to terms with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee is like being told you have Stage 1 or Stage 2 cancer. You know you’ll probably survive, but one way or the other, there’s going to be a lot of throwing up.

— Christopher Buckley

Although awareness of cancer’s prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories.

— Chris Van Hollen

I think any cancer patient, if you dig not too deeply, they want to live.

— Charles Jencks

If we stop exploring space, we’re going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS.

— Corbin Bernsen

Many children with cancer in the developing world can be cured. But without appropriate treatment, few survive.

— Caitriona Balfe

It’s been said that mistletoe extract enhances immune function, which increases the production of the immune cells. When administered as a form of therapy for cancer, the extracts are given by injection under the skin, into a vein or directly into a tumor.

— Chris Kilham

If I can get people to accept that a DNA test is nothing to be intimidated about, then we can do tests that determine how well you metabolise certain drugs and test for breast cancer.

— Chris Toumazou

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.

— David D. Burns

Ethno-sectarian violence is a particular concern in Iraq, as it is a cancer that continues to spread if left unchecked.

— David Petraeus

Both of our daughters, Debbie and Bonnie, are also cancer survivors.

— David Wilkerson

We were never supposed to live until 40. We were built to self-destruct at 30, whether from cancer or mental illness. We’re all going way beyond our expiration date.

— Douglas Coupland

We all live with cancer, whether it is present in ourselves or affects someone we love.

— Dwayne Johnson

People used to say everyone knows someone who’s had breast cancer. In the past few weeks, I’ve learned something else: Everyone has someone close to them who has had breast cancer.

— Debbie Wasserman Schultz

When our bodies are violated by this horrible disease of cancer, we’re in total shock because it’s so unexpected.

— David H. Koch

You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.

— David H. Koch

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn’t as hunky-dory like it was.

— Darren Aronofsky

Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer.

— David Perlmutter

We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure.

— David Agus

We talk about cancer as a noun, as if it’s a one time event: ‘I’ve got cancer.’

— David Agus

When breast cancer took my mom, it met its biggest enemy.

— DeAngelo Williams

I was at number one in Australia with both my album and my single. And then I was told I had cancer. I thought, ‘What a strange turn of events.’

— Delta Goodrem

I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective.

— Delta Goodrem

When are we going to say cancer is cured? I’m not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating.

— David Baltimore

Historically, more people have died of religion than cancer.

— Dick Francis

I’ve had a hip replacement, I’ve beaten cancer, I had my hand operation, and I stopped drinking. Something inside of me just went, ‘I’m done.’

— Eddie Van Halen

In a sense, having cancer takes you by the shoulders and shakes you.

— Elizabeth Edwards

We need to stop trying to restrict access to lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams.

— Elizabeth Esty

I held my father’s hand while he died of cancer, and it’s really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father.

— Elizabeth Warren

Cancer essentially lives in us and becomes activated at some point, and then cells begin to psychotically divide. Initially, the cancer cell looks like other cells and the body invites it in.

— Eve Ensler

Since cancer, I feel like I have dreams rather than ambitions, visions rather than plans.

— Eve Ensler

Nothing I did contributed to me having cancer, so I can’t sit back and say, ‘Oh why me.’ Why not me? Why does tragedy always have to hit someone else?

— Eric Davis

I attacked my cancer diagnosis the same way I attack training and competing, and that’s pretty fearless.

— Eric Shanteau

After my cancer diagnosis, I really took my swimming to a new level.

— Eric Shanteau

I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don’t have it, but it is in my family. I’ve always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups.

— Erika Slezak

I started realizing I could be an example for women to not just be aware of breast cancer but to act on it, to make an appointment, to give themselves an exam.

— Giuliana Rancic

I’ve gone to skin doctors and they’ll say to you, ‘We should remove this because it’s pre-cancerous,’ and I’ll say, ‘Explain pre-cancerous to me.’ I’ll listen for about twenty minutes and I’ll say excuse me, ‘Is pre-cancerous like pre-dead? So you’re saying it could turn into cancer but it’s not cancer?’

— George Hamilton

The tremendous acquisition of basic knowledge will allow a much more rational treatment of cancer, viral infections, degenerative diseases and, most importantly, mental diseases.

— Gunter Blobel

People are simply screwing up when they go out and buy beefsteak, which is killing them with cancer and heart troubles. The stuff costs a fortune, too. You could feed a thousand people with lentil soup for the cost of half a dozen filets.

— George Harrison

We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane.

— Greg Anderson

When Mrs. Bush was First Lady, she went all over the Mideast talking about breast cancer awareness and the need for early screening. She did this in places where the cultures prohibit such discussion or even detection efforts.

— Greta Van Susteren

Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrong’s story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can.

— Grete Waitz

I guess I wanted to show people, among other things, that you don’t have to be a hero to get through cancer. You can be a craven coward and get through. You have to stay on your medication and take your treatments, that’s all.

— Harvey Pekar

I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I’ve come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse.

— Harold Pinter

This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement.

— Harold Pinter

On the male side of my family, cancer has been very insidious, and so I’m just attempting to live a lifestyle that doesn’t follow in their footsteps.

— Hill Harper

Having cancer empowered me to take more risks. I knew beating cancer was going to shape me, but it wasn’t going to be all of me.

— Hoda Kotb

Cancer is a collection of many diseases with common principles, and each disease will have to be understood and more effectively controlled on its own terms.

— Harold E. Varmus

Tobacco, UV rays, viruses, heredity, and age are the main causes of cancer.

— Harold E. Varmus

The president said that this is not removing a mole. You know, removing a mole, that’s an outpatient sort of an operation. This was removing a cancer, removing a cancer takes more time.

— Gordon England

In retrospect, I have devoted my scientific life mainly to the question to what extent infectious agents contribute to human cancer, trusting that this will contribute to novel modes of cancer prevention, diagnosis and, hopefully, later on, also to cancer therapy.

— Harald zur Hausen

I have heard of people dying from prostate cancer, and they are the unlucky ones, the people who didn’t know they had got it, and it went on the rampage.

— Ian Mckellen

In 2002, my daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer. And it was such a shock, a surprise to us.

— Iyanla Vanzant

Hats, giant shades and 60-plus sunblock are part of my summer repertoire. I don’t want wrinkles, but it’s skin cancer I truly fear.

— Janine di Giovanni

But try if you can to support, whether it’s AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.

— Jim Valvano

I’ll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I’ll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background.

— Jim Valvano

If a black doctor discovers a cure for cancer, ain’t no hospital going to lock him out.

— Jesse Jackson

If we get kids eating right, we could decrease cancer rates by 90 percent.

— Joel Fuhrman

Cancer initiates due to a wide variety of causes, some of which are outside of our control or already occurred during our childhood.

— Joel Fuhrman

Cancer is caused by what you do for many, many years, not what you do for a few weeks or months.

— Joel Fuhrman

If only there was a vaccine to protect against breast cancer, we’d be lining up – wouldn’t we?

— Judy Blume

You hear the word ‘cancer,’ it scares you. You think of death.

— Joe Torre

You know, Mike Milken, the money that he has raised for cancer research has been remarkable.

— Joe Torre

Sin is protean. It is a cancer that keeps mutating, and just when you think you have killed off one form, it turns out a deadlier strain yet is threatening your heart.

— John Ortberg

Until you expose the cancer, you can’t fix it.

— James McBride

I questioned her further, and eventually got to talk to her doctor. And her doctor sort of shook his head and he said, ‘I have examined her for throat cancer at least 15 times in the past few years.

— James Randi

Two days prior to the Herrick operation I repaired a double cleft lip, resected a recurrent cancer of the mouth, corrected lop ears in a child, and closed a burn of the buttocks.

— Joe Murray

The bad news is that my thin melanoma has something called mitosis, which means the cancer cells are dividing and multiplying even as I write. My thin melanoma has already spread outside of the tumor and into the deep layers of skin.

— Jane Green

I decided to quit ‘Survivor: All-Stars’ in order to be closer to my mother, who ended up passing away from breast cancer seven days after I returned home.

— Jenna Morasca

If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain – if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalise that by legalising euthanasia, I’d want that.

— John Key

While Planned Parenthood provides abortions at some of their clinics, it also provides healthcare services for poor women, including checkups, mammograms, cervical cancer screenings and contraceptives.

— Juan Williams

I’m Cancer and Gemini cusp, so I read both and pick the one I like best. I read horoscopes but claim not to believe any of it.

— Joe Dempsie

My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists.

— John Cameron

Until I was diagnosed with mouth cancer, I’d never heard of it.

— Jack Wild

It was a fine cancer experience, as cancer experiences go.

— Julia Sweeney

I get a lot of letters, mostly from family members who have been affected by cancer rather than young people themselves. I reply to them all.

— Jenny Downham

By exercising your stomach muscles, you wring out the body, you don’t catch colds, you don’t get cancer, you don’t get hernias. Do animals get hernias? Do animals go on diets?

— Joseph Pilates

Breast cancer isn’t one disease – it’s probably four or five different types, and without knowing what type a person has, you can’t optimize treatment for them.

— Leroy Hood

As J.R. I could get away with anything – bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new ‘Dallas’ series.

— Larry Hagman

Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer.

— Lynn Redgrave

Once you have a disease like cancer, you look at life a bit differently. Some things that were important no longer seem as important as they were.

— Linton Kwesi Johnson

If you’re unable to catch it in time, the cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and at that point, the cancer is essentially incurable, but that doesn’t mean your condition can’t be improved.

— Len Dawson

Early stages’ is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate. If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland, the chance for full recovery is at its highest.

— Len Dawson

My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When the doctor told me I had cancer, I was scared.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

We’re not curing cancer, people. I wish we were, but we’re not. It’s entertainment.

— Katee Sackhoff

I have friends who are going through chemotherapy, and they make the darkest, most hideous cancer jokes you’ve ever heard.

— Kathy Griffin

For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies.

— Kevin Richardson

Once colon cancer becomes symptomatic, nine times out of ten it is too late.

— Kevin Richardson

I will say that there is an inordinate amount of medicine in my novels, especially the first one. There are a lot of medical things that happen. A hip fracture, three different kinds of lung cancer, pneumonia, blood poisoning, and so on.

— Khaled Hosseini

Eventually cancer becomes just another annoying thing that you deal with, you know, like cellulite.

— Kris Carr

Yes, I have cancer and it might not go away, but I can still have a future because life goes on.

— Kris Carr

I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

— Ken Venturi

I had a cancer scare in the early ’90s, and for a few months, I wondered if I would make it.

— Kiki Dee

I’ve just made a cancer drama, called ‘Now Is Good,’ directed by Ol Parker and starring Dakota Fanning. We filmed in Brighton and it’s about a girl dying of leukemia, although it’s not as depressing as it sounds.

— Kaya Scodelario

Shortly before I turned 37 and my older daughter turned 3, I was diagnosed with breast cancer: stage III of IV.

— Kelly Corrigan

Cancer is a growth hormone for empathy, and empathy makes us useful to each other in ways we were not, could not have been, before.

— Kelly Corrigan

As someone who has had cancer, I learned that you don’t have to die. Look at me. Because of early detection, I’m fine. I’m cured. I’m well.

— Kate Jackson

The chemotherapy was very peculiar, something that makes you feel much worse than the cancer itself, a very nasty thing. I used to go to treatment on my own, and nearly everybody else was with somebody. I wouldn’t have liked that. Why would you want to make anybody sit in those places?

— Maggie Smith

Islamist terrorism is a cancer on Islam, and Muslims themselves must fight it at our side.

— Marine Le Pen

I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it’s like a spiritual cancer afflicts you.

— Mel Gibson

Cancer is like the common cold there are so many different types. In the future we’ll still have cancer, but we’ll detect it very, very early, so that it won’t kill anybody. We’ll zap it at the molecular level decades before it grows into a tumor.

— Michio Kaku

Go to the doctor, get a checkup, and get Pap smears regularly. Cervical cancer is very preventable, and if you catch it early, there are tons of ways to treat it as well.

— Mandy Moore

Hysteria, epilepsy, tuberculosis, and cancer were all found to result from the erratic propensities of a past life.

— Max Heindel

Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.

— Melissa Etheridge

Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.

— Michael Douglas

Serious is when they tell you, ‘You’ve got cancer.’ Cancer is serious, but then the rest of it is not.

— Michael Douglas

Scientists suggest that the link between consuming poultry and cancer spread may be due to carcinogens in cooked meat. For unknown reasons, these carcinogens build up more in the muscles of chickens and turkeys than in those of other animals.

— Michael Greger

One of the worst things you can do if you’re worried about breast cancer is to cook beef, pork, fish or poultry at a high temperature – which includes frying, grilling and roasting.

— Michael Greger

Tobacco smoke contains chemicals that weaken the body’s immune system, making it more susceptible to disease and handicapping its ability to destroy cancer cells.

— Michael Greger

After following more than 60,000 people for more than a dozen years, University of Oxford researchers found those who consume a plant-based diet were less likely to develop all forms of cancer combined.

— Michael Greger

I have licked cancer, and I’m actually thinking of several career options.

— Miriam Defensor-Santiago

On Dec. 10, 2000, I learned I was free of cancer.

— Marissa Jaret Winokur

When the person you love has cancer, they are, in a sense, living on Planet Cancer. They are in a place where you are not. And you can’t follow them.

— Michel Faber

Unfortunately, cancer is the number one killer of children in this country today, and it destroys not only these innocent victims, but their families as well.

— Michael McCaul

Cancer affects so many people, and even if it hasn’t affected someone in your family then you know someone who has had it.

— Mollie King

I’m sure it really is hard to be an oncologist, and actually, more and more people are surviving cancer.

— Marcia Wallace

Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.

— Nelson Mandela

If you had a cancer on your skin and had it burned it off, you’d wash it and clean it every day.

— Nick Nolte

Southern California is a nice place, if you could cut out the show-business cancer. It just keeps spreading.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Enoki mushrooms, a tasty variety commonly sold in grocery stores, were one of the first mushrooms studied for preventing cancer.

— Paul Stamets

I hate to talk about typecasting, because being typecast as Columbo ain’t cancer.

— Peter Falk

Cancer is the most pernicious, insidious, disgusting disease of life.

— Pierce Brosnan

Cancer is a very sad thing, but you can always take something from every experience.

— Pierce Brosnan

What we discovered, counter-intuitively, is that when you start killing a cancer cell, one of the things it does in order to survive is to spread even further. It causes itself to form new blood vessels. We’ve termed this ‘reactionary angiogenesis.’

— Patrick Soon-Shiong

We’re really going after truly creating sustainability of a disease-free state, creating a complete system for managing cancer patients for life, so that you can manage from onset of disease all the way through.

— Patrick Soon-Shiong

We need to think of chronic disease, hypertension, cancer, like H1N1. In fact, there’s an epidemic of chronic disease.

— Patrick Soon-Shiong

There was one point where my mother was dying of lung cancer, and a journalist dressed up as a nurse and got in the house to get a picture of her, dying of lung cancer and stuff like that, and then you realise the fame’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

— Pete Burns

Cancer cells come pre-programmed to execute a well-defined cascade of changes, seemingly designed to facilitate both their enhanced survival and their dissemination through the bloodstream. There is even an air of conspiracy in the way that tumours use chemical signals to create cancer-friendly niches in remote organs.

— Paul Davies

In the frantic search for an elusive ‘cure,’ few researchers stand back and ask a very basic question: why does cancer exist? What is its place in the grand story of life?

— Paul Davies

Cancer touches every family in one way or another. As other diseases are brought under control, cancer is set to become the number one killer, and is already in epidemic proportions worldwide.

— Paul Davies

Astonishingly, in spite of decades of research, there is no agreed theory of cancer, no explanation for why, inside almost all healthy cells, there lurks a highly efficient cancer subroutine that can be activated by a variety of agents – radiation, chemicals, inflammation and infection.

— Paul Davies

I don’t eat fast food any more, not since I got cancer.

— Paul Henderson

The diagnosis was immediate: Masses matting the lungs and deforming the spine. Cancer. In my neurosurgical training, I had reviewed hundreds of scans for fellow doctors to see if surgery offered any hope. I’d scribble in the chart ‘Widely metastatic disease – no role for surgery,’ and move on. But this scan was different: It was my own.

— Paul Kalanithi

Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. But now I knew it acutely.

— Paul Kalanithi

It’s so important to encourage the use of suncream, tan in a bottle and the disuse of sunbeds which are known world-wide as causes of skin cancer.

— Peter Andre

I have no cancer. I have four illnesses, but they are not fatal.

— Rodrigo Duterte

If there is a problem, and you don’t say anything about it, it’s like a cancer and it becomes bigger.

— Ruud Gullit

How could God allow cancer, poverty, the sheer unfairness of so many lives?

— Ruth Rendell

As a company, we don’t contribute to any cause except noncontroversial things like a breast cancer walk. I don’t know anybody who is ‘for’ breast cancer.

— Richard Hayne

There was endometrial tissue outside of where it belonged, and the cancer developed from that.

— Robin Quivers

In a way, cancer is so simple and so natural. The older you get, this is just one of the things that happens as the clock ticks.

— Richard Smalley

It was part of the reason I almost didn’t go public with my diagnosis – I was embarrassed. I felt, ‘Oh, I’ve always talked about exercising. And I got cancer.’ And then I realized it’s a great example of showing that cancer can hit anyone at any time.

— Robin Roberts

When you have a life-threatening illness like cancer, and you’re faced with the alternative, it gives doing whatever it is you do a much sweeter taste.

— Ronnie Montrose

The Faustian trade of the 20th century was, we got 30 years of additional life, but in return we got heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s and sensory impairments. The question is: What Faustian trade are we making now, as we go after heart disease, cancer, stroke and Alzheimer’s?

— S. Jay Olshansky

From pink water bottles for breast cancer to dumping a bucket of ice water on your head for neuromuscular conditions, it seems we’re bombarded by requests to be ‘aware’ of one thing or another.

— Stella Young

Many badly needed goals, like fusion and cancer cure, would be achieved much sooner if we invested more.

— Stephen Hawking

When they tell you that you have cancer, you panic.

— Sofia Vergara

When you’re no longer ill, and everyone’s gotten over the fact that you’ve had cancer, that core of steel doesn’t go away, and then I had to find other channels for it.

— Sam Taylor-Wood

My dad was diagnosed with cancer, so we ended up burying him a year to the day that he was diagnosed.

— Seann William Scott

I had seen cancer at a more cellular level as a researcher. The first time I entered the cancer ward, my first instinct was to withdraw from what was going on – the complexity, the death. It was a very bleak time.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

Cancer is not just a dividing cell. It’s a complex disease: It invades, it metastasizes, it evades the immune system.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

We know cancer is caused ultimately via a link between the environment and genes. There are genes inside cells that tell cells to grow and the same genes tell cells to stop growing. When you deregulate these genes, you unleash cancer. Now, what disrupts these genes? Mutations.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

Cancer has enormous diversity and behaves differently: it’s highly mutable, the evolutionary principles are very complicated and often its capacity to be constantly mystifying comes as a big challenge.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

If there’s a seminal discovery in oncology in the last 20 years, it’s that idea that cancer genes are often mutated versions of normal genes.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

There’s a phrase in Shakespeare: he refers to it as the ‘hidden imposthume’, and this idea of a hidden swelling is seminal to cancer. But even in more contemporary writing it’s called ‘the big C’.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

There is a duality in recognising what an incredible disease it is – in terms of its origin, that it emerges out of a normal cell. It’s a reminder of what a wonderful thing a normal cell is. In a very cold, scientific sense, I think a cancer cell is a kind of biological marvel.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

We don’t know why, but pancreatic cancer has a very interesting physiological link to depression. There seems to be a deep link, and we don’t know what it is.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

There’s a rising cancer trend and, as I said, one of the major contributors is the overall ageing of the population – we aren’t dying of other things, so we’re dying of cancer.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

The idea that cancer genes are sitting inside each and every one of our chromosomes, just waiting to be corrupted or inactivated and thereby unleashing cancer, is, of course, one of the seminal ideas of oncology.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

It turns out that the very genes that turn on in cancer cells perform vital functions in normal cells. In other words, the very genes that allow our embryos to grow or our brains to grow, our bodies to grow, if you mutate them, if you distort them, then you unleash cancer.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

We now have poured in an enormous amount of resources into cancer. The National Cancer Institute Project, you know, runs about $5 billion a year. That’s a large amount of money, but let’s not be grandiose about the amount of money we’re actually spending on a problem that is attacking us at the most fundamental level of the human species.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

I think you would have to be a nihilist to say that we are not making progress on cancer, just like you’d have to be hubristically optimistic to say that we have conquered cancer.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

Each of us knows a few or several young people whose lives have been devastated by cancer. I don’t mean to be nihilistic about it, but it is very much an active killer of people now.

— Siddhartha Mukherjee

When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.

— Stuart Scott

That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, ‘We did a biopsy on your appendix, and you have cancer.’

— Stuart Scott

You can manage cancer. You don’t have to be degraded by humiliating treatments and protocols. And in some cases, you can be cured of cancer.

— Suzanne Somers

In December 1988, my mother died of lung cancer. I died too. I couldn’t function.

— Sandra Dee

When I found out I had cancer, I just said one thing: ‘I want to hold on to life’ and that changed everything for me.

— Scott Thompson

In all these years, I’ve always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia. Because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody’s freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it’s present to prosper and to develop.

— Sergio Mattarella

We all live in fear of cancer, but to be told you have skin cancer was terrifying.

— Stephanie Beacham

At first, they told me it was just bile-duct cancer, but once they went in, they removed the gallbladder, the head of my pancreas, and a foot-and-a-half of my small intestine, and built me another bile duct and connected it to my stomach. It turned out to be pancreatic cancer, stage two, so, very aggressive.

— Sharon Jones

The first generation of biotech physically cut and pasted from one organism to another. You learned that taxol helped cure cancer, then you found the source organism and extracted the genes to make your drug. Now physical science is becoming information science.

— Steve Jurvetson

I’m an honorary ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, and I’m also associated with St. Jude’s.

— Sofia Vassilieva

Cancer has given me a dose of humility. I’m much more empathetic. It’s a club I would rather not have joined, but it is a club.

— Tom Brokaw

The cancer is in remission, and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there.

— Tom Brokaw

Like millions of others, I have been plagued by the devastating effects of cancer hitting not one, but multiple members of my family.

— Tom DeLonge

Physical activity – even if you don’t lose an ounce, you’ll live longer, feel healthier and be less likely to get cancer, heart disease, stroke and arthritis. It’s the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.

— Tom Frieden

I first found out I had cancer on my eye and lost an eye to this disease when I was 16, and I’ve since had cancer in my kidneys and pancreas and a host of other areas.

— Tom Rath

The vast knowledge we have to prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses is staggering.

— Tom Rath

When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.

— Terri Clark

Even though I’m not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.

— Terry Fox

It wasn’t until after the reduction that in the lab work, the pathology, that they found that I had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my left breast. I was very, very lucky because DCIS is basically stage-zero cancer. So I was very lucky.

— Wanda Sykes

I had breast cancer. Yeah, I know it’s scary.

— Wanda Sykes

Movies are fun, but they’re not a cure for cancer.

— Warren Beatty

In mid-July 2007, after a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As cancer diagnoses go, mine wasn’t particularly scary. The affected area was small, and the surgeon seemed to think that a lumpectomy followed by radiation would eradicate the cancerous tissue.

— Virginia Postrel

Meeting Quotes

People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

Radio Shack is meeting the fate of many other stores that were wildly popular in the twentieth century, including record stores, comic book stores, bookstores and video stores.

— Annalee Newitz

An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

— Anais Nin

I said I wanted to strap guns on an El Camino. When I brought it up at a meeting, they said great. I realized there’s no adult in the room.

— Adam Ferrara

There were a lot of signs being thrown at me, a lot of angels I was meeting, inspiring me to get back into show business.

— Anna Chlumsky

Then I contacted Ken, then he called me back, then we had a great meeting. Then he called and asked if I would come back to the show. Which was awesome.

— Austin Peck

If the world were an orange with 18 segments meeting at the top (the North Pole), roughly 8 of them would be in Russia, Canada would have 4, Denmark 2, and Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. just one apiece. Only a sliver of Alaska, on the Beaufort Sea, lies above the Arctic Circle.

— Alex Shoumatoff

I had a meeting with the producer of ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ which is my favorite movie. He introduced me to Francis, and I spent six months going to Napa and Buenos Aires, auditioning for Francis and doing these incredible improvisational games. It was a very bohemian audition process.

— Alden Ehrenreich

You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman… I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.

— Allan Carr

I still get excited about meeting celebrities, because I don’t think I’m a celebrity myself.

— Allan Carr

I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren’t meeting either.

— Allan Sherman

Well, basically, when you get SNL, everyone wants to take a meeting, just in case you end up being good.

— Andy Samberg

Which, the first meeting with anybody is, you know, everybody is on their best behavior. It’s only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out.

— Arthur Rock

Politicians are easy to attack, but frankly, we are all guilty of not meeting the needs of Africa’s young people properly.

— Ama Ata Aidoo

If I meet two guys at the same time and one of them is coming on really strong and talking a lot, and the other is more quiet and reserved, I’m going to like the second one. I want someone who isn’t going to give it away in the first meeting.

— Arielle Kebbel

So much the worse, it may be, for a particular meeting: but the meeting is the individual, which on evolution principles, must be sacrificed for the development of the race.

— Arthur Cayley

I developed in my head that I’m never any better than my last concert or the last time I played, so it’s like an audition each time. You get nervous just before going onstage. I still have that, but I think it’s more like concern. You’re concerned about the people – like meeting your in-laws for the first time.

— B. B. King

Shouting down and intimidating someone from speaking their mind is not exactly a Vermont town meeting value, nor should it be an American town meeting value.

— Bernie Sanders

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn’t have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it’s happening all over the world.

— Betty Friedan

George Booth and I are both funny, and from afar, without meeting, admired each other’s work.

— Bill Cosby

Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It’s fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form.

— Bill Gates

Sadly, I do my homework. I’ve a soft spot for the boring minutiae. I read the Charter of the United Nations before meeting with Kofi Annan. I read the Meltzer report, and then I’ll read C. Fred Bergsten’s defense of institutions like the World Bank and the I.M.F. It’s embarrassing to admit.

— Bono

The office is the laboratory and meeting your users is like going into the field. You can’t just stay in the lab. And it’s not just asking users what they want, it’s about seeing what they’re doing.

— Brian Chesky

I lived in London for a long time, and that’s a pretty white town. In Toronto, I just ended up in this circle of indie rock kids who happened to be white, too… Really, it was just when I started getting out there and meeting more people and seeing more fans that I went, ‘Oh, actually, I’m not white.’

— Bryan Lee O’Malley

Soon after the financial crisis of 2008, I was at a meeting in Washington with a group of U.S. senators. They had invited me to provide a point of view on new regulation regulation aimed at ensuring we never have to go through the events of 2008 ever again.

— Bob Diamond

As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.

— Brad Sherman

I once went into a meeting, and every woman put her a million-pound bag on the table. Then I’m there with my tote bag and anorak. And I’m like, well, I’m still the most important person in the room right now.

— Caitlin Moran

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

— Carl Jung

I’ve had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people – especially actors, but really any famous people.

— Charlie Kaufman

In college, I was a fiercely committed Democrat – a meeting with Jack Kemp, then Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, challenged my blind partisanship.

— Cory Booker

I love meeting people who’ve read my books. The prime reason to be on the planet is to make things I can show to other people: paintings, books, movies.

— Clive Barker

The new artist is meeting the general public before they meet the record company. They’re able to put the material on YouTube and have a million views before they even meet an executive at a record company, and get the deal based on that.

— Curtis Jackson

It’s always tricky, meeting an author you’ve admired.

— Christopher Buckley

No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book.

— Cyril Connolly

When I met Rachel Robinson for the first time, she is a regal woman, and she was like a grandmother in that first meeting.

— Chadwick Boseman

I long ago suggested the hypothesis, that in the basin of the Thames there are indications of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna.

— Charles Lyell

If the concept of the Enterprise crew meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes doesn’t appeal to you, there may be something wrong with you.

— Chris Roberson

Before I went to a meeting at the ‘Harvard Lampoon,’ I had no idea that there was even a comedy magazine at Harvard, let alone that you could write comedy potentially for a living.

— Colin Jost

Wherever I go meeting the public… spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.

— Dalai Lama

English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.

— David Crystal

I’ve certainly never used my father’s name as a way of getting a meeting. And fortunately, I’ve never needed to.

— Duncan Jones

Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards – a massive star.

— Dwayne Johnson

Personally, it was a big honor for me meeting so many families of the fallen soldiers and hearing their stories.

— Dan Quinn

It’s about grass-roots campaigning, meeting voters face-to-face, and above all, listening to what they have to say.

— David Ige

I lived for going down the rabbit hole of meeting weird people. Of course, come Monday I would be tallying up all the different situations, and each one was progressively more dangerous. I got lucky in that I didn’t go to jail.

— Dax Shepard

She says that I wore some pretty sexy leather pants to that first meeting, but I don’t remember.

— Dick Ebersol

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.

— Djuna Barnes

In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.

— David Amram

My first real break was meeting my manager, Julie Gibson. She’s the one that introduced me to Ford and Innovative and got me started.

— Daniella Alonso

I’ll never forget a meeting with one publisher where they said, ‘We don’t publish books for teenage boys teenage boys don’t read.’

— Darren Shan

If a Jewish group sat down with a Christian conservative group, and there was a so-called Messianic Jew at the table, that would be the end of the meeting.

— Elliott Abrams

If I have a meeting or need to look more done up, the thing I can always do is a cat eye.

— Emily Ratajkowski

I believe that Mexico, geographically, is located in a privileged position. We serve as the meeting point with North America and the rest of Latin America.

— Enrique Pena Nieto

When I need things to happen, I need them to happen now, you know. I don’t want to be having a meeting about a meeting about a meeting, which is what can happen in Britain.

— Estelle

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about.

— E. T. Bell

I started doing flats because women would always apologize for wearing them when they met me, as if they had to be in heels when meeting a shoe designer.

— Edgardo Osorio

The first weekend after the attacks of September 11, George W. Bush had a meeting at Camp David with his top advisors, including Colin Powell, the secretary of state. And there was a lively debate about Iraq policy, in which some people from the Pentagon were arguing that the war against terrorism should include Saddam Hussein.

— Elaine Sciolino

The first sales meeting I made was for the television movie ‘Farrell for the People.’ I walked into a conference room at NBC that I had built. It was my memorial conference room. There were 10 people at the meeting, and by habit, I sat at the head of the table.

— Fred Silverman

When I go to a web video meeting and look around, at least half the show runners are women. And a lot are actors-cum-writers who are frustrated with the situation of being a woman actor in Hollywood and have decided to create their own show.

— Felicia Day

Basically, my socialization as a child didn’t come from any schooling it came from being in theater and meeting people online.

— Felicia Day

Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.

— Felix Adler

I wouldn’t mind meeting some of the people I’ve attempted to portray from the olden, olden days. They probably would all have really terrible skin and horrible bad breath, and I’d have to give them an Altoid.

— Geoffrey Rush

Basically, I’m a really bad interviewer. I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored. Once you meet them you thing, ‘really, what an ordinary person’.

— Graham Norton

People imagine that actors are being offered everything and you are not. So things come in and sometimes there are things that I want and can’t get a meeting on, or go to a different actors.

— Gary Oldman

Whether it’s writing songs, being on stage, being interviewed, meeting fans – I just try to be myself, which is kind of exhausting because it almost feels like it never shuts off.

— Halsey

SNL’ doesn’t have a traditional writer’s room. On Monday, there’s the pitch meeting with the guest, and I played that like it was stand-up.

— Hannibal Buress

I can remember the morning after President Nixon won re-election in 1972. His chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, called a Cabinet meeting and told the members: ‘You are all a bunch of burned-out volcanoes’ and asked for their resignations.

— Helen Thomas

The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama… Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.

— Haniel Long

We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support.

— Hjalmar Branting

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by. religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.

— Harvey Cox

I wanted to be a Priest at one point. I was pretty religious. I was an altar boy, and I was good at it. Then, I started meeting girls and I’m like ‘You know, maybe I shouldn’t be a Priest.’

— Jimmy Fallon

From meeting Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, teaming up, rehearsing, playing selected gigs outside of Britain, coming back into Olympic Studios to record the first album, and then going to America, which we crack open like a nut with the debut record – all that happened, literally, within months.

— Jimmy Page

The phrase ‘off with the crack of the bat’, while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.

— Joe DiMaggio

Meeting the body’s micronutrient needs helps to suppress food cravings, and high-nutrient foods do not produce dangerous, addictive craving.

— Joel Fuhrman

I’ve had great pleasure meeting the likes of Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase. I found him completely dishonest and totally likeable, because he doesn’t care! He knows what a politician is, and he’s a perfect embodiment of one.

— John Lydon

Now, when an American has an idea, he directly seeks a second American to share it. If there be three, they elect a president and two secretaries. Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted.

— Jules Verne

I never think it’s right to chew gum in front of other people, but a lot of times I’ll come in for a meeting chewing gum and I’ll forget I’m chewing it. Then you don’t want to swallow it because it stays in your system for seven years or something, so I’ve asked to throw it away. I’ve started to wonder if that’s why I didn’t get certain movies.

— Jennifer Lawrence

Puerto Rico is the perfect meeting place between Spain, the country I come from, and America, the country where I now belong. The meeting point of two worlds where magic can happen.

— Jose Andres

There’s something that goes on in a new-business meeting that’s wonderful to watch. It’s like showtime. There are people who are nervous, and there are people who are jittery, and there’s so much drama and so much at stake.

— Jerry Della Femina

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.

— Jim Wallis

I love ‘Star Wars,’ you know, and I can’t remember the last story meeting I’ve been in where ‘Star Wars’ wasn’t referenced. It’s so perfect in so many ways.

— Jon Favreau

Meeting Perry Farrel was kind of cool. He’s such an icon, and I was such a fan of Jane’s Addiction.

— James Mercer

I’m a great believer in the novelist being ‘on the scene,’ reporting, traveling, meeting all sorts of people.

— John Gregory Dunne

Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.

— Joseph Barbera

I want you to know that I don’t have any right, Malawi has no right to stop any president from coming to an African Union summit because that is an African Union meeting.

— Joyce Banda

One Saturday in 1984, I walked into my first AA meeting. I went regularly for six years and only stopped when I came to realize my underlying problem was not genuine alcoholism, but depression.

— Jack Dee

In the summer of 2007, Roger Goodell, the new NFL commissioner, convened a meeting in Chicago for the first league-wide concussion summit. All thirty-two teams were ordered to send doctors and trainers to the meeting.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

Obviously, you make preparations before you engage in any meeting.

— John Bolton

An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.

— Johannes Stark

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.

— John Bright

I’ve gone to readings to see authors after meeting them on Twitter. And while there, I’ve found myself sitting next to still more writers who I met on Twitter, too.

— John Searles

At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada.

— John Strachan

The black comedians meeting? Oh yeah, we hold one every year at Eddie Murphy’s house.

— Jay Pharoah

You get older, you start meeting girls, you want to impress them. And if you happen to know an instrument, what you do is turn on the radio and try to figure out how to play popular songs.

— Jake Shimabukuro

The electronic media introduced this idea to the larger audience very, very quickly. We spent years and years and years meeting with activists all over Europe to lay the groundwork for a political response, as we did here.

— Jeremy Rifkin

The days I’m not doing videos, I always have random stuff. We do production meeting stuff. Those are so stupid. Everyone’s like, ‘We like you we don’t know what to do with you.’ I’m like, ‘Cool.’

— Jenna Marbles

I don’t think of it so much as the shows I did or the film sets. I mean, sometimes you’ll get a nice location, but it’s more, ‘Who am I meeting on a day-to-day basis?’ Often the rehearsals are a lot more fun than the show itself.

— Joshua Sasse

In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That’s what I’m really fortunate to be able to do.

— Laura Bush

At a party recently I was introduced to Meryl Streep, and it took me a second to get my head around it. You know, that I’m meeting these people now. I’m doing it.

— Lily Collins

I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I’m perched on that edge where I’m getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though.

— Laurell K. Hamilton

Well, it was a typical meeting with the President. He was very gracious, very outgoing.

— Lew Wasserman

When you’re warm and approachable, you don’t have to go up and talk non-stop to someone in a social situation. You just have to be open to the conversations you’re already having – and warm and receptive to the people you’re meeting.

— Karen Salmansohn

I was quite nervous about meeting William’s father, but he was very, very welcoming, very friendly, it couldn’t have gone easier really for me.

— Kate Middleton

I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents.

— Kathie Lee Gifford

It’s hard because people often don’t recognise shyness they think it’s just someone being rude. I have had to work to overcome that, especially if I’m meeting my readers at author events, because I don’t want them to think I’m snooty or rude.

— Karin Slaughter

That one thing you do give up when you get married is that magic moment of meeting someone, and the sparks and the spontaneity.

— Katie Aselton

I love team environments, like the Celtics, the Bruins. I love going into the locker room and meeting these guys.

— Keegan Bradley

I’m far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don’t go to a lot of events, and I’m not out in public all the time doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or a recluse.

— Kirk Kerkorian

I never really planned a career. I’ve tried to avoid it. I’ve tried to do this stuff I felt for, the stuff I like. So, I’ve just been meeting these fantastic directors who’ve offered me a variation of different parts and different films.

— Mads Mikkelsen

It hurts a lot when you cannot really comprehend what a person is saying in a meeting, or you don’t even understand what you’re reading in your contract.

— Mary J. Blige

Directing is like meeting a woman. You don’t know her, but something strikes you, and then you just have to go into it.

— Maximilian Schell

I love interviews, meeting fans, teaching workshops, giving speeches… all of it.

— MaryJanice Davidson

The Prime Minister of India, at a meeting that I co-chaired a few months ago, stated that any development that is not sustainable is not development.

— Maurice Strong

Moby Dick – that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed that’s how my book begins, too, but I hadn’t noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.

— Michael Chabon

Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.

— Marguerite Gardiner

I keep meeting directors that are so irresistible. I only do irresistible films, because I don’t need to act to feel myself alive.

— Mathieu Amalric

I think every responsible public board at every board meeting should be discussing succession. And, of course, Walmart has a very mature board: our chairman Rob Walton and other members. So succession is an ongoing. I think when I first joined the board of directors, it was discussed then. And it’s discussed at every board meeting continually.

— Mike Duke

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.

— Natalie Clifford Barney

I’ve been trying to get into comedy for years. I had a meeting with one of the networks a couple years ago, a general meeting, and when they asked what I was looking for and I told them I’d prefer to do comedy, it was as if I had two heads.

— Natalie Zea

I blush easily. I have difficulty meeting people’s eye, difficulty with public speaking, the normal afflictions of the shy, but not to a paralysing degree.

— Nicholson Baker

When I was in South Africa, I was meeting with people who never heard of Lego bricks. And yet, when I was like, ‘Here they are,’ they immediately got it. They saw the appeal, were snapping bricks and creating their little creations right there immediately.

— Nathan Sawaya

After ‘Kidulthood,’ I was called in to a meeting and told that I didn’t write women very well. I was very annoyed.

— Noel Clarke

Meeting someone you admire, and then that person’s like, ‘I’m a fan of your work’ – it’s a really neat feeling.

— Nick Kroll

The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry – knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wimples and billowing dresses, a white stag symbolizing something-or-other, and Robin Hood getting in the way. An actual stag hunt is more like a horseback meeting of a county planning commission.

— P. J. O’Rourke

American society was economically ill-run in the 1980s. Our society has been on a consumption binge. If the American people had a town meeting and said, ‘What do we care about posterity? Posterity hasn’t done anything for us we’re going to whoop it up now,’ that is a rational judgment. But nobody ever did that.

— Paul Samuelson

The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount, would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion.

— Peter Bart

It’s always been easy with Mark, he’s a rock fan and we speak the same language. He’s a big Beatles fan too. We worked a lot via CLI calls, though only meeting up once every couple of months.

— Phil Collins

A few years back I was asked if I would go and meet a director and his various acolytes, and it occurred to me halfway through the meeting that what I was doing was auditioning. And I thought, ‘Well, hang on buddy. I’ve done half a century of this.’

— Peter O’Toole

From its conception and that one and only meeting, ‘HITNRUN’ took about 90 days to prepare its release. If that’s what freedom feels like, ‘HITNRUN’ is what it sounds like.

— Prince

Probably the geekiest attribute that I have of them all is that I’ve always had a hard time meeting friends. Like no matter where I grew up and I moved around, I always had a hard time.

— Olivia Munn

I see something happening in the world, and I want to share it. It’s why, during 9/11, I wrote every few minutes what I saw happening. It’s why I write about meeting Steve Wozniak or Bill Gates or Larry Page.

— Robert Scoble

I find it inconceivable that we’re meeting for five and a half days, and there isn’t one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we’ve ever had in the church since 1789.

— Roger Mahony

Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

— Richard Bach

As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I’m the only one in the room with balls.

— Rita Mae Brown

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.

— Ronald Reagan

I don’t like the process of meeting someone and you make a film and that’s it. You think you’re just getting started, and then it’s over.

— Ryan Gosling

My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville, as well as large rural areas. Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina require different approaches to meeting current and future transportation demands.

— Robin Hayes

On Friday I was in Washington for a meeting with Administration officials. In the course of that meeting, they requested that I ‘step aside’ as CEO of GM, and so I have.

— Rick Wagoner

I remember in 1978 meeting two Ugandan captains in the hotel talking Russian. They had been educated in Moscow and since they came from different Ugandan peoples, it was the only way they could understand one another.

— Ryszard Kapuscinski

While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR’s values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended.

— Ron Schiller

It’s a terrific… you can’t put it down. So I phoned him back and I said I’d love to do it. I went over to Paris for a meeting, and we just talked very generally about the approach.

— Ronald Harwood

I only met Margaret Thatcher twice. The thing that I thought about meeting her was how extraordinarily intelligent she was. You really had to be on your game otherwise, she’d make mincemeat of you.

— Salman Rushdie

Meeting actors and TV personalities is one thing, but I just feel like meeting musicians is the coolest.

— Shaun White

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time… its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.

— Shirley Chisholm

For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.

— Simone Weil

All too often, a corporate innovation initiative starts and ends with a board meeting mandate to the CEO followed by a series of memos to the staff, with lots of posters and one-day workshops. This typically creates ‘innovation theater’ but very little innovation.

— Steve Blank

When it’s a sharing and improvisational meeting, where you’re riffing off other people’s ideas, that actually can be productive.

— Steven Johnson

As CEO, I had a standing 30-minute meeting every Monday to greet and connect with new hires.

— Scott Weiss

Hold at least one all-hands meeting every quarter and, to underscore the startup’s team concept, make sure at least one additional executive joins you in leading the meeting.

— Scott Weiss

We are meeting with Sony, and we have a couple of other labels that suddenly have interest and that’s really great because none of them have actually heard our stuff.

— Shane West

How much of our lives is consumed with meeting people, attracting people, keeping people and missing people? Usually, when everything is resolved romantically in one of my books, the characters stop talking in my head, and I stop telling the story.

— Susanna Kearsley

We were all thrown together on this show very rapidly, there was casting then a few days later a meeting where we all got to read the scripts and meet each other. Literally days after that we were on our way to Dallas.

— Steve Kanaly

I’m a fan of meeting readers face to face, at reader events, where we’re able to sit down and take some time to talk.

— Suzanne Brockmann

The least-crowded channel for meeting high profile bloggers is in person. Email is the most difficult, the most crowded… I’m a top 1,000 blogger, not a top 100 blogger, and I get hundreds of pitches by email every week. Most of them I don’t even see because my assistant declines them.

— Timothy Ferriss

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.

— Tecumseh

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.

— Thomas Jefferson

If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy.

— Tim Burton

Coming from Britain, I was terrified of meeting all these other artists, because artists over there tend to fight with each other a lot, the premise being that there’s not enough room for everybody.

— Thom Yorke

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

— Tony Blair

I loved planning ‘The Tyra Show’ more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I’m more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.

— Tyra Banks

I started out with a dream to make a star in a jar in my garage, and I ended up meeting the President of the United States!

— Taylor Wilson

I’ve had the fortune of meeting most of the ‘Kids in the Hall.’ One meeting was special in particular because this was before I had gotten anything, before anything was clicking, and I just found myself hanging out with Scott Thompson.

— Thomas Middleditch

J. Edgar Hoover very famously denied the existence of organized crime up until the Appalachian Meeting, I think, in 1957. It was interesting to me that he clearly had to know that there was such a thing as organized crime and organized criminals as far back as the ’20s.

— Terence Winter

I was talking recently with a friend of mine who’s determined to never meet her heroes, and I have another friend who’s been horribly disillusioned a couple of times. But I’ve had a wonderful ride with meeting people who have been my North Stars, and Bowie’s definitely one of them. He feels like my cousin like the cousin I never had.

— Tilda Swinton

If you want to pray at a town hall meeting or a school board meeting or in the halls of Congress, that ought to be acceptable in the United States.

— Tim Walberg

In America, celebrities who go to see your show will come backstage and introduce themselves. Meeting Annette Bening and Ethan Hawke that way was amazing, but when Tom Hanks came, it was really special – I’ve loved him since I first saw him in ‘Big!’

— Tom Riley

And I’m auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I’m reading right now for a horror film, and I’m meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them.

— Trishelle Cannatella

The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to – look the other way.

— Ugo Betti

Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.

— William L. Jenkins

Meeting all walks of life, it broadened your horizons, let’s say that.

— William O’Neill

When I first joined Google in October of 2005, I was warned that I shouldn’t be offended if people were doing their e-mails while a meeting was going on.

— Vint Cerf

Books are something social – a writer speaking to a reader – so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.

— Yann Martel

Japan is the largest creditor country in the world, so we have made contributions to the stability of international markets and we want this IMF meeting to confirm that we will continue to contribute.

— Yoshihiko Noda

When meeting difficult situations, one should dash forward bravely and with joy.

— Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Anger Quotes

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.

— Buddha

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

— Aristotle

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

— Mark Twain

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

— Albert Einstein

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

— Maya Angelou

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

— Buddha

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

— Ambrose Bierce

When angry, count to four when very angry, swear.

— Mark Twain

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

— Thomas Jefferson

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

— Benjamin Franklin

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

— James Russell Lowell

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

— Confucius

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

— Christopher Morley

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.

— Wayne Dyer

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.

— Louis L’Amour

Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.

— Richard M. Nixon

Get mad, then get over it.

— Colin Powell

He who angers you conquers you.

— Elizabeth Kenny

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

— William Congreve

Beware of him that is slow to anger for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

— Francis Quarles

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

— Phyllis Diller

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

— Plato

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

— George Eliot

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

— Epictetus

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

— Marcus Aurelius

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

— Francis Bacon

Hatred is an affair of the heart contempt that of the head.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

— Thomas a Kempis

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.

— Alfred A. Montapert

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

— Laurence J. Peter

Anger is a short madness.

— Horace

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

— Francis Bacon

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.

— Cato

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

— Sydney J. Harris

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

— Baltasar Gracian

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.

— James Fallows

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

— James Thurber

One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.

— William Butler Yeats

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

— John Ruskin

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.

— Thomas Fuller

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

— George Jean Nathan

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

— William Congreve

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

— Thomas Fuller

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.

— Baltasar Gracian

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.

— Austin O’Malley

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.

— Frank Herbert

Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

— Ovid

Keep cool anger is not an argument.

— Daniel Webster

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.

— Bede Jarrett

Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.

— Charles Barkley

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.

— Mary Garden

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you’re feeling festive?

— Roseanne Barr

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge an argument an exchange of ignorance.

— Robert Quillen

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.

— Willard Gaylin

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.

— Frank Moore Colby

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

— Buddha

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

— Hannah More

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.

— Dalai Lama

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

— Mahatma Gandhi

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

— Lee Iacocca

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

— Joan Lunden

I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.

— Mahatma Gandhi

We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

— Benjamin Franklin

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

— Confucius

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

— Naomi Campbell

I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.

— Charlie Sheen

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

— Wayne Dyer

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.

— Phyllis Diller

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.

— William Arthur Ward

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

— Saint Augustine

There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.

— Wayne Dyer

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.

— Edward Abbey

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.

— Elie Wiesel

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.

— Terry Brooks

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

— Bodhidharma

Anger cannot be dishonest.

— Marcus Aurelius

I don’t think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don’t think you can fake it.

— Keira Knightley

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.

— Alice Duer Miller

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

— Carl Sandburg

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

— Jack Layton

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

— Thomas Paine

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

— Yoko Ono

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves – at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do.

— Peter McWilliams

We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.

— Alanis Morissette

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

— Yoko Ono

I’m not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want.

— Samuel L. Jackson

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

— Barbara de Angelis

It isn’t enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, ‘How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?’

— Colin Powell

Hatred is inveterate anger.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.

— Allen Boyd

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

— David Herbert Lawrence

Hatred is settled anger.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts and spew it whenever possible.

— Donald Trump

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

— Richard M. Nixon

The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.

— Charles Bronson

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

— Luke Ford

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

— Horace

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

— Abraham Cahan

People are always angry at America. They’re absolutely certain that America either caused their problems or is deliberately not fixing their problems. But the anger is always directed at America and never at Americans.

— P. J. O’Rourke

You’ve just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn’t help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it’s easy to say and harder to do.

— Nicole Kidman

As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.

— Rodney King

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.

— Karl A. Menninger

The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.

— W. Somerset Maugham

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.

— Monica Lewinsky

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

— Petrarch

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.

— Horace

It’s a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We’re all such complex creatures. But if I’m going to be a poster child for anything, anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.

— Alanis Morissette

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

— John Dryden

Do not follow vain desires for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.

— Abu Bakr

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

— Sallust

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.

— Kevin Bacon

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

— J. R. R. Tolkien

When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.

— Alanis Morissette

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

— Walter Savage Landor

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.

— Richard M. Nixon

Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.

— Nagarjuna

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

— Mehmet Oz

A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways.

— Courteney Cox

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he’s offering is more of the same. That’s not good. Look at the economy. It’s stagnating. And so, what they’re now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration.

— Paul Ryan

To talk about balance, it’s easier to talk about what’s out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there’s disease, you’re out of balance, whether it’s jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.

— Ricky Williams

People are unjust to anger – it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.

— Philip Roth

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

— Indira Gandhi

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

— Wilson Mizner

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.

— Paul McCartney

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

— Zora Neale Hurston

I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.

— Amy Winehouse

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

— Ovid

My therapist says I still haven’t got in touch with my anger. Maybe one day I’m going to explode. But I’m still really happy. I know it looks like a strange and painful upbringing – all those experiences led me to the paths that I’m on now.

— Drew Barrymore

When someone says that I’m angry it’s actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I’d write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman.

— Alanis Morissette

I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.

— Willie Nelson

Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger.

— Gary Oldman

Well, all comedy starts with anger. You get angry, and its never for a good reason, right? You know its not a good reason. And then you try and work it from there.

— Jerry Seinfeld

What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O’Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote ‘Jagged Little Pill.’

— Alanis Morissette

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.

— Pope Paul VI

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

— Beverly Sills

I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger.

— Alan Alda

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can’t do, fear or even disgust at growing old.

— Rowan Williams

Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.

— Jane Goodall

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.

— Matthew Prior

I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.

— Christina Aguilera

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

— Thucydides

I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

— Pete Townshend

I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.

— John F. Kerry

The bare recollection of anger kindles anger.

— Publilius Syrus

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.

— Saint Francis de Sales

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.

— Kevin Bacon

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.

— Martha Beck

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic.

— Mike Myers

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

— Sarah Bernhardt

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

— Francis Quarles

Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.

— Diane Kruger

I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.

— Sachin Tendulkar

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

— Sallust

Men make angry music and it’s called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.

— Ani DiFranco

I’ve been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I’ve always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I’ve been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No.

— Ani DiFranco

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public’s whipsawing stages of acceptance.

— Ron Fournier

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

— Paula Cole

In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There’s a cruelty to childhood, there’s an anger.

— Maurice Sendak

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

— George William Curtis

I’m not a screamer. I’m confrontational, but I don’t think that translates into anger.

— Rachel Maddow

All through life I’ve harbored anger rather than expressed it at the moment.

— Jessica Lange

My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.

— Gary Oldman

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Your anger is a gift.

— Zack de la Rocha

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.

— Jacqueline Bisset

The great thing about celebrity culture is that they can’t seem to stop themselves from displaying their ridiculous behaviour. I feel it’s my job as a serious investigative journalist to witness all kinds of behaviour and then report back to the audience through the prism of my own anger and bitterness.

— Kathy Griffin

In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.

— Benjamin Carson

Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be.

— Martha Beck

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.

— Edgar Rice Burroghs

I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.

— Maxine Waters

I have some anger issues.

— Bryan Cranston

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

— John Dryden

The upside to anger? Getting it out of your system. You got to express your anger. Then you have room for more positive things. If I hold something in a long time, and then I speak it, it’s amazing how the light shines so much brighter.

— Reba McEntire

I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don’t drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. ‘Nil By Mouth’ was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him.

— Gary Oldman

Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.

— Dane Cook

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.

— William Shenstone

It’s usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It’s such a cliche to say that artists write when they’re down, but it’s true for me. It’s a relief to get out what’s eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.

— Ellie Goulding

Anger tears me up inside… My own… or anyone else’s.

— Betty White

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.

— Milan Kundera

We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.

— James McGreevey

I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.

— Dick Dale

I’m not someone who feels anger on particular issues.

— Theresa May

Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.

— Tim Gunn

Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.

— Kevin Rudd

My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don’t just get angry and jump on a soapbox.

— Carl Hiaasen

Anger is a good motivator.

— James Dyson

And I think there’s something about conservatives frankly – and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred.

— Karl Rove

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury if from a small cause, it is peevishness and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.

— Jeremy Taylor

I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.

— Harrison Ford

I’ve learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.

— Emmitt Smith

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

— G. M. Trevelyan

It’s a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We’re more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.

— Rebecca De Mornay

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.

— B. C. Forbes

I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain’s greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation.

— Geoffrey Rush

On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.

— Vince Cable

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience.

— Eric Alterman

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.

— Grace Slick

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you’re on the front lines.

— Carl Hiaasen

In high school I dated a white woman. She would come to visit me on the rez. And her dad, who was very racist, didn’t like that at all. And he told her one time, ‘You shouldn’t go on the rez if you’re white because Indians have a lot of anger in their heart.’

— Sherman Alexie

People have said I’m the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.

— Howard Dean

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.

— Albert Brooks

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all people know how to do when they’re improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.

— Albert Brooks

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.

— Robin Gibb

Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger – they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.

— Warren Farrell

I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.

— Dave Mustaine

Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out and when it does come, it is out again immediately.

— Edward Everett Hale

I had a lot of anger because I wasn’t happy with the way I had been raised.

— Patrick Swayze

So I’m not worried about the emotions I carry with me, because I’m happy that I have them I think it’s good for the work I do. The emotions that are not healthy are the ones you hold inside, like anger.

— Diana Ross

But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.

— Ellen Barkin

To rule one’s anger is well to prevent it is better.

— Tryon Edwards

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.

— Danny Glover

The anger of lovers renews their love.

— Terence

Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.

— Fran Drescher

I think I would cope like anyone copes with any tragedy. I’m sure I would be very upset for a while and then there would come a point where I would either have to stay in this place of darkness and anger, or I’d have to accept that it happened.

— Jason Ritter

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.

— Roger Clemens

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.

— Frank Luntz

I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.

— Tatum O’Neal

Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control.

— Jack Henry Abbott

There is an element of anger among women who’ve been raped. There’s certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.

— Nicholas D. Kristof

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.

— Andrew Shue

I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don’t have a good life.

— Willie Mays

I understand Tea Partyers’ anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can’t be part of that.

— Zach Galifianakis

I do like to write nasty songs. It’s a useful weapon to have, and it’s cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.

— Lisa Marie Presley

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.

— Shelley Berman

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

I get in trouble when I say things like, ‘I’m attracted to violence.’ I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

Anger is a transient hatred or at least very like it.

— Robert South

That’s the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.

— Berkeley Breathed

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished.

— Bruce Nauman

Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.

— Edward F. Halifax

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency, I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters were full of anger and nearly out of control. This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.

— Eduard Shevardnadze

I suppose there’s an anger in all of us. Some hidden rage that you keep at bay.

— Dominic Cooper

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told.

— Chaz Bono

I’m generally quite an angry person, and I like to channel my anger toward something creative.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I think there is a big difference between expressing the pain and anger that many African Americans and other people of color may feel versus language that I think now crosses the line and goes into hate.

— Michael Nutter

Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it.

— Sigmar Gabriel

I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control.

— Yancy Butler

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.

— Edward Albert

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.

— James Whitcomb Riley

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

— Beverly Sills

I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger – but I have to succeed.

— Boris Trajkovski

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.

— Akhenaton

I guess lyrically they’re similar because they’re talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. ‘The Last One Alive,’ for me, is very simple. It’s just about alienation, really, that causes anger.

— Jon Crosby

What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive.

— Jay Alan Sekulow

I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.

— Christopher Darden

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

— Benjamin Spock

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I’d already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.

— David Soul

Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.

— Ford Frick

Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.

— Nancy Friday

Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed.

— Frank Rich

The Anger Management Tour was another beautiful thing. I loved that tour.

— Obie Trice

I’ve always turned my anger inwards towards self-destruction.

— Mackenzie Phillips

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.

— Barbara Deming

Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.

— Paddy Ashdown

Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

The American people are smart. They’ve gotten sick of the predictable hyperpartisan talking points and canned anger.

— John Avlon

I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.

— Joe Lieberman

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner or by momentarily resigning the game or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him.

— Howard Staunton

After my second-to-last record, ‘The Greatest’, I had gone on tour for a while, and I didn’t play an instrument for about five years. And I got kind of – it’s not self-esteem or whatever, or anger toward myself – but disappointed in myself that I hadn’t been challenging myself to learn musically.

— Cat Power

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson.

— Clare Short

And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that.

— Clare Short

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.

— M. Kathleen Casey

I’ve chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!

— Carmen Miranda

So many women keep their anger inside and let it build until they explode and then people blow them off again.

— Rosalind Wiseman

Anger’s not a good emotion.

— Lincoln Chafee

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards.

— Donna Rice

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.

— Marie de France

Violence is a problem we all want to solve. I want to make sure that kids learn to deal with anger by learning how to talk with people to solve problems. Here in the United States Senate I want to make sure we have safe schools, safe neighborhoods and good things for kids to do after school!

— Patty Murray

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.

— Blanche Lincoln

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined.

— Tom Lantos

I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise.

— Mickey Rourke

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.

— Joanna Southcott

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced on occasion with a lot of anger, by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?

— Tony Greig

I like people and get along, and I’m afraid to express my anger and my rage.

— Fisher Stevens

I was shocked at the anger toward me.

— Bernadine Dohrn

My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon – although that anger came later.

— Wilfred Burchett

A little anger is a good thing if it isn’t on your own behalf, if it’s for others deserving of your anger, your empathy.

— David Simon

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I’ve seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.

— Dominic Chianese

The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, ‘Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.’

— Billy Gardell

I may have been the only candidate in America who failed to ride the wave of anti-establishment anger to victory.

— Mickey Kaus

The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.

— Nigel Mansell

There’s no anger ever in a spiritual. There’s always the dream of a hope of a better day coming. That God understands the troubles that I’m experiencing.

— Jessye Norman

I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.

— Annabella Sciorra

It absolutely helped – to write the father in both ‘Juicy’ and ‘Beasts,’ I had to see the whole story from his point of view. All of a sudden I understood more of what my own father must be going through – the fear, the frustration, the anger… the hope that he’ll leave a legacy.

— Lucy Alibar

Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.

— Philip Stanhope

I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want – but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.

— Siouxsie Sioux

The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don’t always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn’t have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I’m interested in the exceptions.

— Chris Cleave

You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.

— Ariel Dorfman

The nice thing about anger is that, as an emotion, it’s strong enough to unplug me from the comedian’s mind for a minute and just be a frustrated member of the citizenry.

— Seth Meyers

I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage.

— Chris Hayes

Successful prime-time television of any genre produces some kind of emotional reaction in the viewers. There are a lot of different emotions to tap into. The emotion of the reward of discovery, the feeling of righteous anger, the feelings of pathos and sadness, or sentimentality of being moved by something.

— Chris Hayes

My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream.

— Gregory Hines

I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.

— Bob Hoskins

My hope is that out of all the anger and seeming hostility that we hear in some of today’s music will come some sort of coalition that will become politically involved.

— Roberta Flack

I’m not angry, I’m not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I’m more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.

— Calvin Harris

With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that.

— John Robinson

I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that’s how the album came out so dark.

— Vanilla Ice

I don’t think I could play a character that I couldn’t relate to somehow. I’m not unfamiliar with frustration, anger, shame, helplessness and a load of other emotions that make up our psycho-soup. I try to focus on that frustration, that sense of unfairness, and multiply it.

— Terry O’Quinn

I’m really busted up over this and I’m very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites – everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through.

— Michael Richards

The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame… the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi.

— Dave Thomas

For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn’t. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured.

— Kelly McGillis

The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.

— Henry Walter Bates

It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people’s democratic order and the power of the working class.

— Janos Kadar

The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.

— Bill Alexander

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.

— Chen Ning Yang

Our humor turns our anger into a fine art.

— Mary Kay Blakely

Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.

— Richard Savage

When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.

— Richard Savage

I think that all the anger and cynicism comes from suppressing things that we always wanted.

— John Lee Hancock

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.

— Alan Bleasdale

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.

— Edmund S. Muskie

I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

— Agnes Obel

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.

— Lord Halifax

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.

— Adam Sedgwick

Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.

— Thylias Moss

I love each and every one of you but, like my own family, you thrill, you frustrate, you anger.

— John Buchanan

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all people know how to do when they’re improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.

— Albert Brooks

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.

— Albert Brooks

I made my living in comedy, but I’m not a silly person. I’ve got all these sides to me. Even in my movies that I’ve written myself, the characters sometimes border on great anger or nutsiness or other kinds of behavior. I’m not just doing fart jokes for two hours.

— Albert Brooks

Sometimes, you have to make the choice to forgive 10 times a day when you have these pockets of anger come up. That’s a lot of work, but to me it’s worthwhile.

— Amanda Lindhout

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.

— Andrew Shue

When I played a club in Salt Lake City, I complained to the crowd about the low turnout. It’s always good to berate the people who paid to see you because you’re upset about the people who didn’t show up. It’s called misplaced anger, and without it, I wouldn’t have an act.

— Andy Kindler

Each person’s drive to overwork is unique, and doing too much numbs every workaholic’s emotions differently. Sometimes overwork numbs depression, sometimes anger, sometimes envy, sometimes sexuality. Or the overworker runs herself ragged in a race for attention.

— Arlie Russell Hochschild

Do not follow vain desires for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.

— Abu Bakr

I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger.

— Alan Alda

When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.

— Alanis Morissette

When someone says that I’m angry it’s actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I’d write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman.

— Alanis Morissette

It’s a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We’re all such complex creatures. But if I’m going to be a poster child for anything, anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.

— Alanis Morissette

What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O’Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote ‘Jagged Little Pill.’

— Alanis Morissette

Anger has been a really big deal for women: how can we express it without feeling that, as the physically weaker sex, we won’t get killed. The alpha-woman was burned at the stake and had her head chopped off in days of old.

— Alanis Morissette

My own approach has always been to push intense emotions down and attempt to deal with them later. When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life.

— Alanis Morissette

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.

— Alfred A. Montapert

Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.

— Ang Lee

A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once.

— Apollonius of Tyana

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

— Aristotle

My mom’s whole side of the family, they’re all Packers fans. My mom’s a Bears fan. My stepdad is a Vikings guy. So that gets ugly. My mom sits upstairs watching the Bears game he sits in the basement. They can’t watch it together. Football’s a violent anger in our family dynamic.

— Ashton Kutcher

I think anger is a normal response to something horrible that someone has done, another human being has done, and to rob people of life, and that’s actually healthy to have, to feel that. At some point you have to figure out, ‘How do I let that go?’

— Adam Hamilton

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.

— Akhenaton

You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.

— Ariel Dorfman

Nobody can take what I love away from me. I would like to believe that love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.

— Athol Fugard

Eventually, I moved from a place of anger toward the Jews of Israel toward a place of embrace.

— Ayman Odeh

I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

— Agnes Obel

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

— Abraham Cahan

I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.

— Annabella Sciorra

I had a job when I was 15 working at a supermarket, and I knocked over a stack of plastic coffee cups. In my anger, I threw one at a concrete wall, and it rebounded back into my head and cut my head open. Stupidest way to get a scar, but it’s one that I have.

— Antony Starr

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.

— Adam Sedgwick

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.

— Alan Bleasdale

There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.

— Allen Boyd

Verbally, I’m quite fast on my feet. I could embarrass or anger most people if I wanted to.

— Andrew Marr

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

— Baltasar Gracian

While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos.

— Barack Obama

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

— Barbara De Angelis

In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.

— Ben Carson

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

— Benjamin Franklin

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

— Benjamin Spock

The spiritual message is we lose our lives in pleasing others if you’re the good child who pleases Mommy and Daddy but internalizes anger, you’re setting yourself up for disease.

— Bernie Siegel

If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.

— Bob Marley

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

— Bodhidharma

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

— Buddha

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

— Buddha

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.

— Barbara Deming

First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.

— Brene Brown

Anger, and the self-righteousness that is both the cause and consequence of anger, tends to be easier on the psyche than personal responsibility.

— Barry Eisler

That’s the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.

— Berkeley Breathed

We do have our challenges. Some things don’t always work right in Washington, and the anger you see from the electorate, I think, is a reflection of what’s not working right.

— Bill Flores

The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, ‘Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.’

— Billy Gardell

A lot of these guys come up and say, ‘Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.’ They don’t seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment – and painful.

— Butch Trucks

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

— Beverly Sills

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

— Beverly Sills

We are not actually in charge of life, yet behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.

— Billy Childish

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.

— Blanche Lincoln

I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.

— Bob Hoskins

I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger – but I have to succeed.

— Boris Trajkovski

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished.

— Bruce Nauman

Your emotions are exposed when you play golf: humility, pride, anger, it all comes out with each swing. You lay it all on the line.

— Bryant Gumbel

The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.

— Bill Alexander

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you’re on the front lines.

— Carl Hiaasen

My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don’t just get angry and jump on a soapbox.

— Carl Hiaasen

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

— Carl Sandburg

Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.

— Charles Barkley

Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence.

— Charles Bukowski

I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.

— Charlie Sheen

Get mad, then get over it.

— Colin Powell

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

— Confucius

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

— Confucius

I don’t feel bitterness, I don’t feel anger towards anybody. Fighting is never emotional to me.

— Conor McGregor

When you feel bad, find a person to talk to and cry with, to tell of your anger and other helpless feelings.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.

— Coretta Scott King

You have to understand the Newark Riots – a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops – a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents.

— Cory Booker

I don’t display emotions. I have every feeling that everyone else has, but I’ve developed ways to suppress them. Anger is one of my most comfortable feelings.

— Curtis Jackson

I’m not angry, I’m not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I’m more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.

— Calvin Harris

The Internet is a cauldron of anger every day, every year, election year or not, with unemployment at 10 percent or at two percent. It isn’t exactly a good index of what’s happening.

— Charles Krauthammer

A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways.

— Courteney Cox

The further away we got from 9/11, the more I wanted to find some way to recover. I wanted to talk about the more anonymous corners of the city, because I think it’s very important that not all of that anger was turned to revenge.

— Colum McCann

Sometimes you just need to raise your voice. And sometimes a little anger is necessary, to be honest.

— Corey Hawkins

After my second-to-last record, ‘The Greatest’, I had gone on tour for a while, and I didn’t play an instrument for about five years. And I got kind of – it’s not self-esteem or whatever, or anger toward myself – but disappointed in myself that I hadn’t been challenging myself to learn musically.

— Cat Power

The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don’t always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn’t have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I’m interested in the exceptions.

— Chris Cleave

If you’re writing about angry people, you use the language of anger. If you’re writing about desperate people, you use the language of desperation.

— Chris Crutcher

Successful prime-time television of any genre produces some kind of emotional reaction in the viewers. There are a lot of different emotions to tap into. The emotion of the reward of discovery, the feeling of righteous anger, the feelings of pathos and sadness, or sentimentality of being moved by something.

— Chris Hayes

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told.

— Chaz Bono

Tel Aviv is buzzing with so much life, you could bottle it and sell it as honey, and even Jerusalem has a certain fizz. But if you want to see anger, go to Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem on a Friday afternoon.

— Clive Sinclair

I’m not sure why there’s this anger in the youth, but we need to talk about it. Kids need to get help if they need help, and bullies need to be helped as well.

— Crystal Bowersox

It’s something that black men still go through to this day, which is women clutching their purses, hitting the lock button on store, or just basic attitudes. And even as a U.S. congressman, as a black man, it is very, very frustrating, and you build up an internal anger about it that you can’t act on.

— Cedric Richmond

I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.

— Christopher Darden

I get in trouble when I say things like, ‘I’m attracted to violence.’ I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson.

— Clare Short

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.

— Chen-Ning Yang

I’ve chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!

— Carmen Miranda

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

— D. H. Lawrence

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.

— Dalai Lama

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.

— Dalai Lama

As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.

— Dalai Lama

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.

— Dalai Lama

I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level, to find ways to console.

— Dalai Lama

Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings.

— Dallas Willard

I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.

— Dave Mustaine

People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don’t want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you’re not even aware you’re doing it.

— David D. Burns

One of the most interesting things about the cognitive theory is the idea that anger and interpersonal conflict ultimately result from a mental con. In other words, you’re telling yourself things that aren’t entirely true when you’re fighting with someone.

— David D. Burns

A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.

— David Lynch

When daughters react with annoyance or even anger at the smallest, seemingly innocent remarks, mothers get the feeling that talking to their daughters can be like walking on eggshells: they have to watch every word.

— Deborah Tannen

I think that to acknowledge a new generation is to acknowledge some degree of obsolescence in yourself, and that is very hard to do and often comes with undeniable anger.

— Douglas Coupland

While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.

— Douglas Horton

When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

— Dylan Thomas

Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.

— Diane Kruger

Anger, if used properly, might be for a cause, like helping feed children or stopping abuse somewhere. When we understand that every quality has importance and value, then we open up to this. Shining a light on these shadow qualities gives it balance.

— Debbie Ford

I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.

— Dick Dale

Of course we need to show we are a genuine alternative to an unpopular, Conservative-led government. But we need to set ourselves a higher standard than a party offering anger like UKIP.

— Douglas Alexander

You see all the movies where people say, ‘Don’t fight out of anger’? They say that for a reason.

— Donald Cerrone

I don’t like greed, I don’t like ignorance. I really don’t like anger. But I love love.

— David Crosby

As long as anger, paranoia and misinformation drive our political debate, there are unhinged souls among us who will feel justified in turning to violent remedies for imagined threats.

— David Horsey

I’m a bit of an expert on anger, having suffered from it all through my youth, when I was both brunt and font. It’s certainly the most miserable state to be in but it’s also tremendously gratifying, really – rage feels justified.

— Deborah Eisenberg

A little anger is a good thing if it isn’t on your own behalf, if it’s for others deserving of your anger, your empathy.

— David Simon

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I’ve seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.

— Dominic Chianese

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards.

— Donna Rice

I’m not 17 anymore. I still have some of the same sort of anger, but I have a sense of humor about it… a sense of being constructive with that anger.

— Dave Pirner

In between shooting for ‘Awake,’ I was attempting to have my own pilot season. The audition for ‘Anger Management’ actually came during a week that I was already testing for a couple other shows and we weren’t really letting any other shows into the mix.

— Daniela Bobadilla

On ‘Awake,’ we would take a couple hours per scene. Whereas on ‘Anger Management,’ we can take maybe 10 minutes on a scene if we’re lucky.

— Daniela Bobadilla

I get really angry when I get hungry. If you don’t feed me, I won’t talk to you. That’s when my anger issues come out.

— Daniela Bobadilla

I feel like everything comes into your life for a reason. With ‘Awake,’ I got to do a drama, and with ‘Anger Management,’ that’s my comedy.

— Daniela Bobadilla

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I’d already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.

— David Soul

There’s a difference between an outburst of spontaneous anger, which doesn’t have a political objective, and a more measured response that we saw in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

— David Harvey

I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.

— Daniel Bell

Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.

— Eckhart Tolle

Every now and then, when I think about it, I think, ‘What would I even talk about onstage?’ It’s never been, ‘I wonder if I’m funny. I wonder if I can come up with jokes.’ It’s more, ‘What would it be like without the leather suit and the anger?’

— Eddie Murphy

Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out and when it does come, it is out again immediately.

— Edward Everett Hale

It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I think everybody should have the same anger towards the injustice that’s happening and the hatred that’s happening, and just fight it with love and compassion.

— Ellen DeGeneres

It’s usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It’s such a cliche to say that artists write when they’re down, but it’s true for me. It’s a relief to get out what’s eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.

— Ellie Goulding

I’ve learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.

— Emmitt Smith

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

— Epictetus

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency, I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters were full of anger and nearly out of control. This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.

— Eduard Shevardnadze

As with fascism, the rise of Islamic totalitarianism has partly to do with its populist appeal to the class resentments of an economically oppressed population and to anger at political subordination and humiliation.

— Ellen Willis

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience.

— Eric Alterman

Hoping they’d been inspired by the examples of Anne Frank and other teens who had turned negative experiences into something positive by writing about them, I handed out notebooks for my students to journal about their lives. There was some initial resistance. But then the stories poured out of them, full of anger and sadness.

— Erin Gruwell

I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.

— Eva Mendes

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.

— Edmund S. Muskie

Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.

— Edgar Rice Burroughs

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.

— Edward Albert

Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed.

— Frank Rich

I like people and get along, and I’m afraid to express my anger and my rage.

— Fisher Stevens

My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry?

— Fiona Apple

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

— Francis Bacon

Beware of him that is slow to anger for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

— Francis Quarles

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

— Francis Quarles

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.

— Frank Luntz

Of the seven deadly sins, anger has long been the one with the best box of costumes. When the guy in the next car rages at you, he’s dangerous. When you rage at him, you’re just. We can usually recognize the results of anger, especially in others, as destructive and evil.

— Frederica Mathewes-Green

I think the only time I show my emotions and anger is on the cricket field otherwise, I’ve mellowed down. And with age, I think, with age you always end up mellowing down.

— Gautam Gambhir

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

— George Savile

Books are in no hurry. An act of creation is in no hurry it reads us, it privileges us infinitely. The notion that it is the occasion for our cleverness fills me with baffled bitterness and anger.

— George Steiner

I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain’s greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation.

— Geoffrey Rush

We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority.

— Gary Zukav

Caregiving requires the intention of love, caretaking requires the intention of fear. Not acting in anger when you are angry requires the intention of love.

— Gary Zukav

I started a youth center in Houston. The kids would come in and want to learn to box they wanted to tear up the world, beat up the world. And I’d try to show them they didn’t need anger. They didn’t need all that killing instinct they’d read about. You can be a human being and pursue boxing as a sport.

— George Foreman

Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger.

— Gary Oldman

Democracy isn’t solely about polite conversations in parliaments. It needs to be continually refreshed with raw passions, anger and ideals.

— Geoff Mulgan

Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

— George Herbert

Boxing was a way to express my anger. All of a sudden, I was expressing anger, and I was good at it. I was like a Jekyll and Hyde. Boxing helped me because I was fighting the anger out. I was knocking guys out.

— Gerry Cooney

I think I have a normal threshold of anger, but it’s true that I am, by nature, belligerent.

— Gore Vidal

If people think I’m angry, I don’t want to burst anybody’s bubble. I like sometimes for people to be afraid of me. But it’s not really anger it’s discipline.

— Grace Jones

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.

— Grace Slick

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

— G. M. Trevelyan

I find there’s this weird anger thing: Someone will approach me at the bar and say, ‘Hey, can I buy you a drink?’ And I’ll say, ‘No, I’m okay.’ And then all of a sudden, there’s this male anger flip, where they go, ‘Oh, you know what? I wasn’t even gonna buy you a drink, ’cause you’re not even that cute anyway,’ and walk away.

— Hannah Simone

I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.

— Harrison Ford

When you fight, anger drives up testosterone in both men and women.

— Helen Fisher

To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger’s tail. Women turn out in huge numbers, and they are well aware of how their bodies work and what they need.

— Henry Rollins

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.

— Hillary Clinton

When trying to start a company, your enemy isn’t criticism, anger or insults. Your enemy is apathy.

— Gil Penchina

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

— Hannah More

I’m not like most comedians. I don’t deal with just heckles – I’m also dealing with threats and anger. Here I am, a brown person on stage being quite blunt. I talk about white privilege I talk about U.S. imperialistic practices I talk about colonialism. I’m not saying things that are easy for people to laugh at.

— Hari Kondabolu

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

— Horace

People have said I’m the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.

— Howard Dean

It’s very shocking, I think, for people caring for the dying to realise how unsaintly they feel, how much anger is mixed up with their grief. In fact, often I think the anger that they feel is a form of grief it’s a kind of raging against what’s happening.

— Helen Garner

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner or by momentarily resigning the game or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him.

— Howard Staunton

When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.

— Indra Nooyi

The anger and the creativity are so closely intertwined with me, and there’s plenty of anger left.

— Ingmar Bergman

Words, especially when yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence. The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behavior. Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their already wounded egos.

— Jack Canfield

Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

— J. R. R. Tolkien

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

— James Russell Lowell

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

— James Thurber

Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.

— Jane Goodall

Well, all comedy starts with anger. You get angry, and its never for a good reason, right? You know its not a good reason. And then you try and work it from there.

— Jerry Seinfeld

To me, it’s OK to have differences. But we don’t have to be mad about it. You know? And I think that’s where sometimes we get so passionate that we – you know, it turns into anger.

— Joel Osteen

The dog is often quick to resent a kick, be it from man or beast, but I have never known him to show anger at the door that slammed to and hit him. Probably, if the door held him by his tail or his limb, it would quickly receive the imprint of his teeth.

— John Burroughs

I don’t think enough players channel the energy of the crowd. If it’s done properly, and you don’t let anger overwhelm and distract you, it’s like a shot of adrenaline in the arm, and it gets the crowd pumped up.

— John McEnroe

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

— John Ruskin

So many people live with anger and unforgiveness, and many of them are Christians.

— Joyce Meyer

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.

— Jacqueline Bisset

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.

— Jules Renard

There’s a lot of anger in the Twitter-verse, as I’ve discovered. But there’s a lot of love.

— Joss Whedon

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

— John Dryden

Fighting in the ring or cage is very much different from fighting in the street. Fighting in the street is very much fueled by anger, pride, and male dominance and ego.

— Joel Edgerton

Governments are composed of human beings, and all of the frailties that humans possess are absorbed into these governments and become active within these governments. Hatred, anger, jealousy, fear, greed, distrust and the whole host of afflictions that humans must bear, lurk just beneath the surface of civility displayed by ‘government.’

— John McAfee

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury if from a small cause, it is peevishness and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.

— Jeremy Taylor

I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.

— Joe Lieberman

I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.

— John F. Kerry

Whether one admired or was repulsed by the positions he took on matters foreign and domestic, it is undeniable that Reagan’s ability to project anger was highly attractive to his most passionate supporters on the far right – and crucial to his political success.

— Jackson Katz

Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.

— Jane Goldman

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

— Janet Fitch

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.

— Jessamyn West

I don’t think it’s good to run on anger, but it’s really great when that’s the first couple of gallons in your tank – when you’ve had enough, and you’re just pissed off enough to go for it. In a lot of ways, that sort of environment can be a catapult for a great situation.

— Josh Homme

My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic.

— Josh Silver

Denial, panic, threats, anger – those are very human responses to feeling guilt.

— Joshua Oppenheimer

I’m sure it’s one of the most frustrating aspects of human experience for all of us, that when we tell someone who’s hurt us that they’ve hurt us, they tend to react with anger because they feel guilty, and we know we also get angry when we feel guilty.

— Joshua Oppenheimer

I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I’ll take. I’d grab a face mask only in a fit of anger. Uncontrolled anger is damn near insane.

— Joe Greene

For all my success with the Ramones, I carried around fury and intensity during my career. I had an image, and that image was anger. I was the one who was always scowling, downcast. I tried to make sure I looked like that when I was getting my picture taken.

— Johnny Ramone

I guess lyrically they’re similar because they’re talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. ‘The Last One Alive,’ for me, is very simple. It’s just about alienation, really, that causes anger.

— Jon Crosby

I think I would cope like anyone copes with any tragedy. I’m sure I would be very upset for a while and then there would come a point where I would either have to stay in this place of darkness and anger, or I’d have to accept that it happened.

— Jason Ritter

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.

— Joanna Southcott

With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that.

— John Robinson

I grew up here, and it’s always been a very diverse community. So for people to come out and say that there’s some long-standing anger or there’s a history of racial tension is absolutely ridiculous. There’s not a black-white divide in Ferguson.

— James Knowles III

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.

— James Whitcomb Riley

It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people’s democratic order and the power of the working class.

— Janos Kadar

One of the interesting things about comedy is it’s tension release, and nothing creates tension faster than anger.

— Lewis Black

I always channeled what I felt emotionally into skiing – my insecurities, my anger, my disappointment. Skiing was always my outlet, and it worked.

— Lindsey Vonn

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.

— Louis L’Amour

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When you’re not sure your anger is justified, the thing to do is ask yourself exactly where it’s coming from.

— Lynn Coady

If you feel like there is going to be an emotional reaction that won’t be helpful to resolve the situation, anger or other things, disarm the situation in some way, and you can use different techniques to do that.

— Lynn Good

Like the marriage contract you entered into, your divorce is a legal transaction. Treat it that way. Try not to let emotion, hurt, fear or anger dictate the circumstances of your discussions or negotiations.

— Laura Wasser

There aren’t very many good models of feminine rage – and the ones that we remember are ones where women take that anger internally and implode themselves in a real way, like Anna Karenina or Emma Bovary.

— Lauren Groff

Anger does not solve problems – anger only makes things worse. I go by the old saying, ‘Don’t make important decisions when you’re angry.’

— Lionel Sosa

I do like to write nasty songs. It’s a useful weapon to have, and it’s cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.

— Lisa Marie Presley

A certain amount of anger doesn’t make us less empathetic, less humane, less loving. It just makes us real.

— Lindsay Duncan

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.

— Louis Nizer

My biggest influence is rap. It spoke to me, probably because of my upbringing in Christiania. You listen to ‘The Chronic’ and you can hear that anger and frustration.

— Lukas Forchhammer

When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood.

— Lukas Forchhammer

If you lead with the anger, it will turn off the audience. And what I want is the audience to engage with the material and to listen and then to ask questions. I think that ‘Ruined’ was very successful at doing that.

— Lynn Nottage

As a child growing up in San Francisco in the 1950s, I sometimes met insults when I ventured outside of Chinatown or my neighborhood. I have even been spat on and threatened with a knife. I could have let my anger fester until it became hate. However, I realized they were isolated incidents, and I simply got on with my life.

— Laurence Yep

I always tell people, anger is like liquid. It’s fluid, it’s like water. You put it in a container and it takes the shape of that container. So many people you see in prison, unleashing war on their people, they are angry, and they take their anger and put it into a violent container.

— Leymah Gbowee

We’re comfortable with women in certain roles but not comfortable with women expressing anger or fully accepting their power. The most daring question a woman can ask is, ‘What do I want?’

— Libba Bray

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

— Luke Ford

Dying peacefully means to avoid any immediate cause for anger, fear, or strong desire.

— Lobsang Tenzin

Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.

— Linton Kwesi Johnson

Often, overeating is a way to punish yourself for the anger and resentment you’re feeling – either at yourself or someone else.

— Karen Salmansohn

In many ways, anger is a misdirected plea for love.

— Karen Salmansohn

And I think there’s something about conservatives frankly – and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred.

— Karl Rove

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Americans are slow to anger, but once they do get angry, they are impossible to stop.

— Kathleen Troia McFarland

I don’t think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don’t think you can fake it.

— Keira Knightley

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.

— Kevin Bacon

Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.

— Kevin Rudd

I have been to anger management twice. After the first session the lady was like, ‘Baby, you don’t seem that angry at all. You seem like a really nice guy.’

— Kid Rock

We are taught to believe it’s bad to be angry, or at least it’s not good. That’s not the case all throughout the world. People are more open and not embarrassed about it. For instance in Paris, people believe Americans have a really unhealthy relation with anger. They think it’s essential to get angry.

— Koren Zailckas

I think what I learned in research is that as Americans, we’re very distrustful of anger. We’re not sure if we should repress it. The idea that anger is supposed to be controlled is American, and we try to keep it out of our homes.

— Koren Zailckas

I think, for one, we have to really accept that anger is a normal human emotion that can be a positive force for change.

— Koren Zailckas

My songs have always been frustrating themes, relationships that I’ve had. And now that I’m in love, I expect it to be really happy, or at least there won’t be half as much anger as there was.

— Kurt Cobain

My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.

— Kurt Cobain

I have moments of darkness, of anger, and moments of rage. They do creep up at the most inopportune times. Not to recognize that in my music would give people a sense of sainthood that I don’t necessarily have or even want to have.

— K’naan

For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn’t. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured.

— Kelly McGillis

We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.

— Mahatma Gandhi

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.

— Marianne Williamson

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.

— Martha Beck

Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteristic that differentiates heroic storytelling from psychological rumination. When you talk about your experiences to shed light, you may feel wrenching pain, grief, anger, or shame. Your audience may pity you, but not because you want them to.

— Martha Beck

When angry, count to four when very angry, swear.

— Mark Twain

Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be.

— Martha Beck

The best therapists can do with sadness, anger, and anxiety is to help patients live in the more comfortable part of their set range.

— Martin Seligman

When you hold on to anger and unforgiveness, you can’t move forward.

— Mary J. Blige

I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.

— Maxine Waters

My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you.

— Michael Caine

Anger can be a useful emotion it’s built into our genetic code to help with self preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified.

— Michael Hayden

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.

— Milan Kundera

Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society.

— Muhammad Yunus

I was filled with hate and anger. But during my trial, something decisive happened: Amnesty International adopted me as a prisoner of conscience, and it was an unbelievable feeling to know that there is someone fighting for you on the outside. Amnesty’s ‘soft’ approach made me seriously consider alternatives to revenge.

— Maajid Nawaz

Yes, an individual could be electronically stimulated to fear, anger, or euphoria from a distance. However, the procedure is complicated, not always accurate, and far too tedious and expensive as a method for taking over control of the world.

— Marilyn Ferguson

Being irrational and out of control is what happens in real life. Not cautiously choreographing your anger or your emotions, losing yourself in them is what happens in real life.

— Margot Robbie

I am just sorry my own mother had to live under that regime for most of her life. I was lucky. I got out and, 14 years later, Czechoslovakia became a free country. So I feel anger, even fury, at this bloody system that ruined so many people’s lives for no reason whatsoever.

— Martina Navratilova

What we Americans go through to pick a president is not only crazy and unnecessary but genuinely abusive. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in a craven, cynical effort to stir up hatred and anger on both sides.

— Matt Taibbi

In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There’s a cruelty to childhood, there’s an anger.

— Maurice Sendak

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

— Mehmet Oz

I asked a shrink: ‘Everything is so great. Why am I still so angry?’ He said, ‘Anger doesn’t go away.’ I always thought it was kind of a good engine.

— Mike Nichols

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic.

— Mike Myers

When terrorism strikes, divisive anger is a natural response.

— Mohsin Hamid

Once in a while, I still witness occasionally sexist behavior and comments from men (which experience has taught me you should always deflect with humour rather than anger). Old habits die hard, after all, and it’s unrealistic to expect dinosaurs to fall silent overnight.

— Maelle Gavet

When the Left agitates over government policies, it’s considered righteous anger. When the Right – and much of the center – agitate, it’s painted as the rantings of the criminally and violently insane.

— Monica Crowley

Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.

— Mahavira

When our neighbor’s personality possesses harsh qualities, we show our love by not voluntarily provoking those qualities in any way. Past experience shows us what upsets a person, so in their presence we are careful not to do or say those things that cause anger. We are self-effacing.

— Mother Angelica

When anyone arouses my anger, I will immediately pray for them and regain my peace of soul.

— Mother Angelica

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.

— Marie de France

Since the time of Richard Nixon, there has been a strange lack of will in the media to identify the real cause for Americans’ anger at politicians who fall, publicly and spectacularly.

— Mimi Kennedy

I’ve done a lot of dramedies in my career. You know, I started as a standup comic, and then the movies that I was doing, like ‘Up Side of Anger’ were kind of like – they’re hard. They’re hard to sell they’re hard to get made, you know.

— Mike Binder

If somebody honks a horn in Cleveland, they’re saying ‘Hi.’ It’s so rare to be honked at in anger. When we have merging traffic, we just interweave. There’s real courtesy.

— Mary Doria Russell

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.

— Mary Garden

Golf courses are beautiful, it’s good for the soul and it gets out the anger… well, if you don’t care about the score then you won’t have a heart attack.

— Matthew Goode

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.

— Matthew Prior

I’m really busted up over this and I’m very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites – everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through.

— Michael Richards

I usually get all my stress and anger out at the gym. But when I get out, I’m kind of a pleasant person – really.

— Natalie Martinez

The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.

— Nigel Mansell

I’ve seen my mother struggling, everything that she did to raise me and my brothers and my sisters, and I know the anger that she went through.

— Nate Robinson

I went to a girls’ school, and it was awful. The combination of my teenage anger and their jealousy meant I was always getting into fights. There was a lot of pulling of hair and scratching of faces and rolling around on the floor.

— Nadine Velazquez

Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.

— Nagarjuna

A dirty player is somebody who ultimately is trying to hurt somebody. There’s a huge difference. There’s no gray in that. Like, you have no conscience, no nothing, no guilt. I don’t have that mean streak in me. I don’t play angry. It’s not anger.

— Ndamukong Suh

Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.

— Nancy Friday

Emotional life grows out of an area of the brain called the limbic system, specifically the amygdala, whence come delight and disgust and fear and anger.

— Nancy Gibbs

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

— Naomi Campbell

Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the Earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre, and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive.

— Nhat Hanh

Anger is an unnecessary emotion. Loads of stuff in life can trigger it, but what matters is how you react. I choose not to react.

— Nicola Adams

The idea that the law should punish what is rude that government should protect our tender sensibilities from those who would – quite often with shallow motivations but sometimes with deeper and more serious complaints – challenge our national certainties and rituals, should alarm and anger us.

— Nick Harkaway

You’ve just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn’t help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it’s easy to say and harder to do.

— Nicole Kidman

There’s very little dislike of Americans in the world, shown by repeated polls, and the dissatisfaction – that is, the hatred and the anger – they come from acceptance of American values, not a rejection of them, and recognition that they’re rejected by the U.S. government and by U.S. elites, which does lead to hatred and anger.

— Noam Chomsky

I get angry at a principle, not a person.

— Norman Schwarzkopf

In Israel, waves of anger and fear circulate all the time, but so do jokes and gossip and silky evening breezes. So, too, in America.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Abstract anger is great for rhetorical carrying on. You can go on endlessly about the post office, but it doesn’t mean you’re mad at your mailman.

— P. J. O’Rourke

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.

— Paul McCartney

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he’s offering is more of the same. That’s not good. Look at the economy. It’s stagnating. And so, what they’re now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration.

— Paul Ryan

I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

— Pete Townshend

You look at 30 Seconds to Mars, and you don’t think, ‘Ooh, I bet they’re angry.’ No one really does anger these days. I suppose it’s a turn-off.

— Peter Hook

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

— Petrarch

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

— Plato

Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.

— Paddy Ashdown

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

— Paula Cole

Violence is a problem we all want to solve. I want to make sure that kids learn to deal with anger by learning how to talk with people to solve problems. Here in the United States Senate I want to make sure we have safe schools, safe neighborhoods and good things for kids to do after school!

— Patty Murray

A man can submit today in order to resist tomorrow. My submission had been such. And because I had not been free to show my real feeling, to voice my true thoughts, my submission had bred bitterness and anger. And there were nearly ten million others who had submitted with equal anger and bitterness.

— Peter Abrahams

I’m generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I take in information before making decisions. So no matter how controversial the decision, my general demeanour is to put on white lab coat and gloves and look at the evidence, weigh the arguments and see what makes sense.

— Peter Blair Henry

There is a real sense of anger among many people who are married that the government, any government, thinks it has the ability to change the definition of an institution like marriage.

— Philip Hammond

I would be pleased if someone would invent a pill to remove my impatience, moodiness, and occasional bursts of anger. But if they did, I wouldn’t be able to write my novels or paint.

— Orhan Pamuk

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.

— Robin Gibb

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.

— Roger Clemens

Before I came out, I had a lot of anger. For years people would ask, ‘How are you doing?’ and I’d say, ‘Good, fine.’ It’s show business, and that’s what you have to show.

— Ricky Martin

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public’s whipsawing stages of acceptance.

— Ron Fournier

Anger is not an accepted thing for women. And, you know, I do get angry. I feel it’s a very honest emotion.

— Rosamund Pike

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can’t do, fear or even disgust at growing old.

— Rowan Williams

I’m not a screamer. I’m confrontational, but I don’t think that translates into anger.

— Rachel Maddow

Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.

— Richard M. Nixon

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

— Richard M. Nixon

For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see.

— Robin Williams

It’s a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We’re more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.

— Rebecca De Mornay

Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.

— Richard Savage

When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.

— Richard Savage

Fear generates anger, and fear generates violence, and those were part of what built the Saudi state.

— Robert Lacey

Let there be a door to thy mouth, that it may be shut when need arises, and let it be carefully barred, that none may rouse thy voice to anger, and thou pay back abuse with abuse.

— Saint Ambrose

Anger can be a problem, but it has tremendous potential, too. It’s just figuring out what to do with it.

— Sean Penn

Our government is printing money, and it’s degrading the living standard of every person in America. It’s the cause of frustration, anger, and confusion.

— Steve Wynn

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

— Sydney J. Harris

There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.

— Sylvester Stallone

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

— Sallust

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

— Sallust

I’m generally quite an angry person, and I like to channel my anger toward something creative.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I vent my anger in the gym, and it calms me down.

— Samantha Ruth Prabhu

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

— Sarah Bernhardt

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.

— Shelley Berman

Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it.

— Sigmar Gabriel

The nice thing about anger is that, as an emotion, it’s strong enough to unplug me from the comedian’s mind for a minute and just be a frustrated member of the citizenry.

— Seth Meyers

I watch a lot of teen TV and read a lot of YA novels. I also talk to teens whenever I can. There are cultural differences between when I was a teen and now, but emotions – anger, angst, love – are the same.

— Sarah Mlynowski

Wherever there is injustice, there is anger, and anger is like gasoline – if you spray it around and somebody lights a matchstick, you have an inferno. But anger inside an engine is powerful: it can drive us forward and can get us through dreadful moments and give us power. I learnt this with my discussions with nuclear policy makers.

— Scilla Elworthy

I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want – but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.

— Siouxsie Sioux

The death of Garang has unfortunately unleashed emotions of anger some genuine, others cultivated by elements who wanted to pit one group of Sudanese against another.

— Salva Kiir Mayardit

Many of us who have cars have felt some form of extreme anger at other drivers because we feel they have put us in harm’s way. We might even envision ramming their cars or cutting them off in return, but do we actually do it? No, because the overwhelming majority of us never want to take another human life.

— Taya Kyle

It is good to forget one’s anger against one’s wrongdoer, whoever he may be, for countless number of evils will quickly grow from this anger.

— Thiruvalluvar

My father was so very afraid. I felt it in the sting of his black leather belt, which he applied with more anxiety than anger, my father who beat me as if someone might steal me away, because that was exactly what was happening all around us.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates

It was less in pity than in anger that the world was moved by the photograph of little Alan Kurdi, that dead three-year-old Syrian refugee boy whose name we’re all remembering now on the first anniversary of his drowning, along with his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother Rehanna.

— Terry Glavin

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

— Thomas a Kempis

Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.

— Tim Gunn

I could feel my moral compass as a soldier, in danger of – I could feel the squeeze, the pressure of frustration and anger and fear combining on me… I felt the danger I felt the squeeze of it.

— Tim O’Brien

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

— Thomas Jefferson

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

— Thucydides

I don’t think anybody should ever touch anybody in anger, ever.

— Tommy Lee

I get angry about things, then go on and work.

— Toni Morrison

Chekhov was capable of casually tossing off deplorable comments in his letters, combined with a very modern anger against anti-Semitism.

— Tom Stoppard

Listen, Bruce Lee fought out of anger. That’s why they call it the ‘Fists of Fury.’ Michael Jackson danced with fury. I do stand up out of fury. I’m not mad at anybody. I’m not mad at any human being because I’m a human being.

— Tracy Morgan

I’m very much aware of the dangers of becoming a cliche. Mr. Anger, someone who gets meaner, angrier on record.

— Trent Reznor

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.

— Terry Brooks

I don’t think I could play a character that I couldn’t relate to somehow. I’m not unfamiliar with frustration, anger, shame, helplessness and a load of other emotions that make up our psycho-soup. I try to focus on that frustration, that sense of unfairness, and multiply it.

— Terry O’Quinn

Sometimes the routes leading to feelings of anger are so convoluted and circuitous that it takes enormous skill to discern their original source, or fountainhead. But regardless of the reason for or the source of the anger or the relative ease or complexity in perceiving either the anger or its source – everybody, but everybody, gets angry.

— Theodore Isaac Rubin

When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.

— Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Having a sweet, wide-eyed, awkward character is more charming and allows for more range. If you come from anger, you’re going to reach a ceiling very quickly.

— Toks Olagundoye

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined.

— Tom Lantos

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced on occasion with a lot of anger, by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?

— Tony Greig

Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.

— Thylias Moss

The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.

— W. Somerset Maugham

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

— Walter Savage Landor

Boys with a ‘failure to launch’ are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete.

— Warren Farrell

Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger – they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.

— Warren Farrell

What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.

— Wayne Dyer

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

— Wayne Dyer

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

— William Congreve

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

— William Congreve

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.

— William Shenstone

I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.

— Willie Nelson

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

— Wilson Mizner

We don’t get the greatest tools to deal with anger. It’s like, ‘Hey, count to 10.’ When someone really upsets me, how do I respond? I don’t usually start counting to 10 and breathing deeply.

— Woody Harrelson

My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon – although that anger came later.

— Wilfred Burchett

I originally wanted to embrace the imagery and forthrightness of rap music. There are some interesting, dynamic voices in rap. But I find most of it irresponsible in its overt violence and commercialization of anger. As artists, we believe we can will action through language. If that’s the case, we have to take responsibility for what we say.

— Yusef Komunyakaa

Through the years I have seen myself as a peaceful person, but the awareness of the anger is part of that process.

— Yusef Komunyakaa

When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life.

— Yuvraj Singh

We suffered a terrible blow on 11 September 2001. We responded with fear and anger. A fight-or-flight response is adaptive in any species. For us, given our power, fight was the only response we could imagine.

— Yochai Benkler

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

— Yoko Ono

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

— Yoko Ono

I understand Tea Partyers’ anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can’t be part of that.

— Zach Galifianakis

History Quotes

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

— Confucius

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

— Abraham Lincoln

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

— Thomas Jefferson

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

— Mark Twain

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

— Winston Churchill

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

— Winston Churchill

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.

— Desmond Tutu

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

— Margaret Thatcher

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

— John F. Kennedy

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

— John F. Kennedy

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.

— John F. Kennedy

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

— Margaret Thatcher

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

— George Washington

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

— George Santayana

France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.

— Johnny Depp

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

— Neil Armstrong

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.

— William James

I came, I saw, I conquered.

— Julius Caesar

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

— Margaret Thatcher

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.

— Edmund Burke

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

— George Washington Carver

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.

— George S. Patton

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

— George S. Patton

History is more or less bunk.

— Henry Ford

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

— Aldous Huxley

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.

— M. Scott Peck

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

— Ambrose Bierce

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

— John Quincy Adams

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

— H. L. Mencken

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

— H. L. Mencken

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

The Marine Corps is the Navy’s police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin’s.

— Harry S. Truman

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.

— Barry Goldwater

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.

— Colin Powell

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn’t think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.

— Dick Gregory

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

— Edward R. Murrow

90 percent of my time is spent on 10 percent of the world.

— Colin Powell

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.

— Calvin Coolidge

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

— Samuel Butler

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

— William Butler Yeats

They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.

— Douglas MacArthur

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

— James A. Baldwin

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.

— George Santayana

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

— Epicurus

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.

— Richard M. Nixon

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future.

— Joe Baca

History never looks like history when you are living through it.

— John W. Gardner

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

— H. G. Wells

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.

— Henry A. Kissinger

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.

— George W. Bush

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.

— Richard M. Nixon

I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.

— Richard M. Nixon

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

— Dan Quayle

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

— Douglas MacArthur

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?

— Jackie Kennedy

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

— Christopher Columbus

Be as a tower firmly set Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.

— Dante Alighieri

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

— Vladimir Lenin

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

— Woodrow Wilson

History is a vast early warning system.

— Norman Cousins

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.

— Richard M. Nixon

The Russians feared Ike. They didn’t fear me.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

— Frank Herbert

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

— Henry James

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

— Edward R. Murrow

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

— Louis D. Brandeis

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

— Henry Adams

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

— Grover Cleveland

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

— Gertrude Stein

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

— Tony Blair

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.

— Konrad Adenauer

World War II was the last government program that really worked.

— George Will

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.

— Edward Gibbon

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.

— Anwar Sadat

There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

— William Halsey

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.

— Louis D. Brandeis

It’s a very good historical book about history.

— Dan Quayle

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

— Mao Zedong

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

— Tacitus

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.

— Evita Peron

I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.

— Charles de Gaulle

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief… For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

— Wendell Berry

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

— Herbert Hoover

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

— Herbert Hoover

Failure is impossible.

— Susan B. Anthony

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.

— Queen Elizabeth II

I’m the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.

— Herbert Hoover

Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.

— James K. Polk

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it.

— David Horowitz

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.

— A. Whitney Brown

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.

— Augustine Birrell

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.

— Jessamyn West

I wouldn’t attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.

— John Foster Dulles

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.

— Nikita Khrushchev

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.

— Marge Piercy

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.

— Ted Koppel

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.

— George Will

Time is my greatest enemy.

— Evita Peron

History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.

— Tom Ford

All truly historical peoples have an idea they must realize, and when they have sufficiently exploited it at home, they export it, in a certain way, by war they make it tour the world.

— Victor Cousin

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.

— Barbara Tuchman

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.

— Evita Peron

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man’s first attempts to order his view of the outside world.

— Stephen Gardiner

One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That’s the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.

— William O. Douglas

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.

— Kofi Annan

The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,… Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don’t want to do that and that’s their decision.

— Ho Chi Minh

I haven’t, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order – not one.

— Oliver North

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.

— William O. Douglas

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

— Wendell Phillips

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.

— Jean Chretien

Dad, I’m in some trouble. There’s been an accident and you’re going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

— Edward Kennedy

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.

— James K. Polk

Libraries are not made, they grow.

— Augustine Birrell

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.

— James Stockdale

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.

— Irving R. Kaufman

Something as curious as the monarchy won’t survive unless you take account of people’s attitudes. After all, if people don’t want it, they won’t have it.

— Prince Charles

Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.

— Jacques Chirac

The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.

— Jacques Chirac

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.

— G. Gordon Liddy

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.

— Hugo Black

We learned the value of research in World War II.

— Amar Bose

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.

— Peter Berger

To people who remember JFK’s assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father’s coffin.

— Michael Beschloss

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.

— Lance Morrow

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.

— Juan Antonio Samaranch

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend.

— Byron White

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.

— Francois Mitterrand

That great dust-heap called ‘history’.

— Augustine Birrell

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.

— William Manchester

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.

— Irving R. Kaufman

The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.

— Irving R. Kaufman

You can’t set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.

— George M. Humphrey

Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.

— David M. Shoup

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.