Problem Sayings and Quotes

You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur, and you create a company to solve a real problem. And by real problem, I mean a problem that is going to exist down the line.

— Aaron Patzer

I think this is really a defining moment for the Arab world. The problem is, it is all going to be about blood, sweat and tears. In certain countries it may be just sweat, and in some countries sweat and tears, and in some countries, as you can see, a lot of blood. I think initial instability is something that we are all extremely nervous of.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

The only time it dominates is during a solo, or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric’s vocals. There’s never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.

— Alan Price

Sochi started with the same problem as every Winter Olympics. Forget the crass commercialism, the fake amateurism, NBC’s refusal to televise important events live to all its viewers. As an event, the Winter Games fail on the most basic level. They’re lousy to watch.

— Alex Berenson

CNN’s problem goes to its very core and to the identity it’s sought ever since the rise of Fox News, on its right: CNN is the channel for people who don’t want to watch the other channels! That’s a stupid strategy.

— Alex Pareene

When nobody read, dyslexia wasn’t a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor genetic variation in your ability to focus attention was hardly a problem, and may even have been an advantage. When most people have to make it through high school, the same variation can become a genuinely life-altering disease.

— Alison Gopnik

If I’m hip, we’ve got a problem in this country. I really shouldn’t be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I’m sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There’s a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.

— Anderson Cooper

I tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona. The anchorman on ‘The Simpsons’ is a reasonable facsimile of some anchors who have that problem.

— Anderson Cooper

Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.

— Andrea Bocelli

But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library.

— Andrew Wiles

Egypt’s problem is that you’ve got an economy that works for about 40 million people, only you have 90 million people. The answer to the Egyptian problem is not guns, but jobs. We’ve got to find a private-sector, nongovernmental, aggressive way of creating jobs. That’s not America’s role totally.

— Andrew Young

Antibiotics are a very serious public health problem for us, and it’s getting worse. Resistant microbes outstrip new antibiotics. It’s an ongoing problem. It’s not like we can fix it, and it’s over. We have to fight continued resistance with a continual pipeline of new antibiotics and continue with the perpetual challenge.

— Anthony Fauci

The problem that we, as living organisms, face – and not we only, humans, but any living organism faces – is the management of life.

— Antonio Damasio

In India, there is a psychological problem that movies going to film festivals are boring. It is a problem with exhibitors.

— Anurag Kashyap

On April 19 1943, the Bermuda conference gathered, with the participation of representatives from Britain and the United States, in order to discuss saving the Jews of Europe. In fact, the participants did everything in their power to avoid dealing with the problem.

— Ariel Sharon

We don’t have any intention whatsoever to use military force to solve the Palestinian problem. But when it comes to terror – when it comes to terror, I believe that military – the right military steps is a very, very complicated kind of warfare, where I make every effort not to escalate the situation.

— Ariel Sharon

Why shoot for the moon? It matters because when you try to do something radically hard, you approach the problem differently than when you try to make something incrementally better.

— Astro Teller

When you attack a problem as though it were solvable, even though you don’t know how to solve it, you will be shocked with what you come up with. It’s 100 times more worth it. It’s never 100 times harder.

— Astro Teller

Moonshot thinking starts with picking a big problem: something huge, long existing, or on a global scale.

— Astro Teller

Anything which is a huge problem for humanity we’ll sign up for, if we can find a way to fix it.

— Astro Teller

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

As far as I’m concerned, ageing is humanity’s worst problem, by some serious distance.

— Aubrey de Grey

There’s nothing wrong with making the best of one’s declining years, but what does annoy me is the fatalism. Now that we’re seriously in range of finding therapies that actually work against ageing, this apathy, of course, becomes an enormous part of the problem.

— Aubrey de Grey

The problem is that those of us who were born into Islam and who don’t want to live according to scripture – we don’t have what the Jews have, which is a rabbinical tradition that allows you to ask questions. We also don’t have the church tradition that the Christians have.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.

— Aaron Sorkin

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

— Abraham Maslow

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.

— Al Franken

If 98 out of 100 doctors tell me I’ve got a problem, I should take their advice. And if those two other doctors get paid by Big Snack Food, like certain climate deniers get paid by Big Coal, I shouldn’t take their advice.

— Al Franken

The government must give proper weight to both keeping America safe from terrorists and protecting Americans’ privacy. But when Americans lack the most basic information about our domestic surveillance programs, they have no way of knowing whether we’re getting that balance right. This lack of transparency is a big problem.

— Al Franken

The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I’m talking about.

— Al Pacino

One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don’t realize there’s a lot of craft behind the comedy.

— Al Yankovic

The problem with airports is that we go there when we need to catch a plane – and because it’s so difficult to find the way to the gate, we tend not to look around at our surroundings.

— Alain de Botton

The problem is you cannot have free global trade with highly restrictive, regulated domestic markets.

— Alan Greenspan

In America, everybody thinks they’re an entrepreneur. That’s the problem. It’s not a title that anybody should call oneself.

— Alan Sugar

Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut – cut money for powerless people. So, that’s the biggest problem I have with them.

— Alec Baldwin

My mom had very low expectations for me, and she really had a point. I was a big problem at seventeen. If I had a kid like me, I would have those same expectations.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

If the audience, in minute 50, is thinking about the way a movie is shot, there’s a problem. I want it to permeate emotionally.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The problem with the screenplay is that it’s not literature, and it’s not a film. It’s a very weird, technical kind of blueprint that will be absolutely transformed into something else that is not that, you know? Honestly, a screenplay is no literature.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In England, it’s a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it’s much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.

— Alex Ferguson

Well, capitalism is a big problem, because with capitalism you’re just going to keep buying and selling things until there’s nothing else to buy and sell, which means gobbling up the planet.

— Alice Walker

People really had a problem with my disinterest in submission. They had a problem with my intellect, and they had a problem with my choice of lovers. They had a problem with my choice of everything.

— Alice Walker

Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol.

— Allen West

I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you’re stupid.

— Amy Sedaris

I think the human body is beautiful, and I don’t really have a huge problem in dealing with it, but it’s the context, the environment and what I feel about it that that makes the difference for me.

— Andie MacDowell

I remember thinking when I was in college that a lot of these known Chomsky-like, verbose, high-lefty thinkers made absolutely no sense, but I thought that was my problem.

— Andrew Breitbart

If you go into an academic institution with a clean slate, you are very likely to come out a liberal. That is a huge problem.

— Andrew Breitbart

My fitness trainer’s English, my physio’s English, some of my friends are English. I don’t have a problem with English people at all.

— Andy Murray

The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests.

— Angela Merkel

On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda – we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics.

— Angela Merkel

I like everything. Boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. Which is a problem when I’m walking down the street.

— Angelina Jolie

I think the biggest problem in clinical trials is that they are underpowered. And that fundamentally, the studies are just too small.

— Anne Wojcicki

We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion.

— Anne Sullivan

I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.

— Antonio Banderas

The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes.

— Arthur Miller

Part of what our problem as blacks in America is that we don’t claim that. Partly, you see, because of the linguistic environment in which we live.

— August Wilson

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be, ‘Yes.’ And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’

— Aaron Copland

I think you can have a ridiculously enormous and complex data set, but if you have the right tools and methodology then it’s not a problem.

— Aaron Koblin

I wanted to make good records. But my problem is I’ve got a low boredom threshold, so I wanted it to look and sound different with each album, which is really tantamount to suicide, cause people lose it, they lose it – they say: ‘I like that, and that’s not this.’

— Adam Ant

I did have a problem concentrating on anything for more than 10 seconds. I was one of the first kids in the U.K. to go on Ritalin, and my mum hated it, and I hated it.

— Alfie Allen

I was never a gym person before ‘Game Of Thrones.’ The idea of it was a bore to me – and it kind of still is – but I had a problem with my knee, so I can’t play sport as much as I’d like to.

— Alfie Allen

I feel like in America, we don’t have a kid problem. You think about all these issues that these kids are dealing with, we have an adult problem. We have adults that do not place the priority on our kids to get a valuable education.

— Alonzo Mourning

A while ago I did a story comparing the change in employment rates in recessions in the U.S. and in Europe, and what I found was that America fired a lot of people and rehired a lot of people faster than Europe. That difference is disappearing, and that is a problem.

— Amity Shlaes

Grades can matter, especially for those students and parents who live for the next round of applications to graduate or professional schools. But there’s a problem with the grade emphasis. Math or science graduates earn more than students majoring in the humanities.

— Amity Shlaes

One problem with relying on existing concepts is that it could stifle innovation, weakening the film sector over time.

— Anita Elberse

Occasionally, I hear grumbles about everything being a series or a trilogy, but apart from the question of them maybe selling more books, I think that there’s a real problem in trying to introduce a new world or a new concept while also getting your reader to pay close attention to your characters and themes.

— Ann Leckie

I actually have a peculiar feminism that does not involve the idea that women shouldn’t be sexy. Female characters written in comics have always been pretty damned sexy, and used their sexuality. And I don’t have any problem with that.

— Ann Nocenti

It’s also very important in Latin America. If we can deal with the drug problem there, some of their strife there, it’s less likely we have immigration problems here.

— Anthony Weiner

Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn’t get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn’t get along.

— Antoine Fuqua

I don’t have a problem if someone else were to say that one of my characters is a good one and another one is not and is a bad one. I try myself not to have any judgment towards my characters, but certainly the audience might.

— Asghar Farhadi

If someone has to be the villain, I’ll be the villain. I have no problem with it. The movies still say, ‘Starring… the villain.’

— Austin Seferian-Jenkins

The problem with independent films is that they can be hit or miss. I’ve seen scripts that have blown me away. But there have to be all the right ingredients in place to make them work: the director, cast, publicity, distribution.

— Aaron Taylor-Johnson

It’s only Western civilization that, God forbid, you talk about dying, when it’s the only thing we know for certain, right? Everyone’s going to die, so what’s the big problem? ‘Oh, God. Don’t talk about it. Don’t think about it.’ I mean, I’m one of them. I’m not a big fan of talking about dying.

— Abel Ferrara

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals, so they remain soft instead. The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders, not the Muslim masses.

— Abu Bakar Bashir

The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides – Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons.

— Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

There’s more to anybody. Just because you haven’t noticed it, that’s your problem, that’s not mine.

— Al Lewis

I don’t think the physical part of English football would be a problem. When you get the ball, you need to be ready. The defenders here are very tough. I like that.

— Alexandre Pato

In football, nothing is certain, so it’s no problem to return to Corinthians.

— Alexandre Pato

Nobody wants a political prisoner, but a political emigrant is no problem.

— Alexei Navalny

I think it would be a problem if Hollywood was casting British actors only as villains if that were the case, then certainly there would be cause for concern.

— Alfred Molina

Turkey has a young and growing population. Until recently, this was perceived as a problem, a burden that Turkey would bring to the E.U. But it is, in fact, an asset that can help the population deficit of the E.U. and the economic growth of Turkey.

— Ali Babacan

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

When you put all your eggs in one basket, you’ve got a problem.

— Ander Crenshaw

Priest organizations around the country, both local and national, should realize that their membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.

— Andrew Greeley

I must tell you, I haven’t done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. It’s a hard show to do, but I think it’s going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it, it’s a pretty strong show.

— Aaron Spelling

Einstein wrestled with a problem back before we even knew the universe was expanding, and he was looking for a way to keep the universe from collapsing. And so he discovered, in his theory of gravity, something like this dark energy – he called it a cosmological constant – could play this role, pushing things away.

— Adam Riess

You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles. Other people can cope with the waves, it’s his job to watch the tide.

— Antony Jay

I really don’t have a problem showing the ugly side of people. If that means my wearing no makeup, that’s fine. To me, that’s beautiful.

— Amy Ryan

We have this interesting problem with black holes. What is a black hole? It is a region of space where you have mass that’s confined to zero volume, which means that the density is infinitely large, which means we have no way of describing, really, what a black hole is!

— Andrea M. Ghez

We’re making far too big a deal out of our sexual preferences. It’s just another form of narcissism, and I think it can be a big problem and a tremendous obstacle.

— Andrew Cohen

In the police force, two, three, five traitors are detected who are really working for someone else. When we cleanse the police of them, the problem will be simplified a lot. Terrorists will have no one to contact – they will be left without informers.

— Akhmad Kadyrov

The thing that I was brought up to prize above everything else is the intellect. There is no problem that the intellect cannot solve, but it never had an original thought. Originality is the realm of the unconscious.

— Alan Garner

Al Gore’s problem, in my view, is that he never liked politics. He’s actually deeply uncomfortable in it but felt he had to do it because of his father. He’s much more comfortable in a private sector role and has, in fact, been much more successful in a private sector role, and I admire him for that.

— Andrew Sullivan

For me, consciousness is the most interesting unsolved problem of science, and, in fact, we may never know what it is about a particular arrangement of neurons that gives rise to consciousness. Our consciousness, like the air we breathe or like the passage of time, is central to our existence as intelligent beings.

— Alan Lightman

Climbing, for me, is all about solving the magnitude of the problem. The best projects are the ones with big question marks hanging over them.

— Alex Lowe

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’m one of those people who was taught not to ruffle any feathers. Of course, I have no problem ruffling feathers.

— Anne Heche

That’s the problem with soaps, of course. The stories never end. They can go on and on and on.

— Amanda Donohoe

We have to think big. We have to imagine big, and that’s part of the problem. We’re letting other people imagine and lead us down what paths they want to take us. Sometimes they’re very limited in the way their ideas are constructed. We need to imagine much more broadly. That’s the work of a writer, and more writers should look at it.

— Alexis Wright

Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem.

— Alice Hamilton

I was so fanatical about trying to save wildlife… I was unable to accept that we couldn’t solve this problem of thousands of years, of wherever humans operated, the environment deteriorated.

— Allan Savory

The most important thing in convoluted families, I learnt as I wrote, is that the child feels loved. I knew from a young age that I was a problem which required constant solving but I never felt unloved. I was lucky.

— Allegra Huston

I’m not a politician, but ISIS is a problem, and this matter should be solved very quickly. This will affect existing production, it will affect investment, it will affect the behaviour of people. It will affect the area tremendously.

— Abdallah Salem el-Badri

The biggest problem in South Africa is that we have a disrupted timeline. Historically, politically, spiritually, economically, in people’s minds, in people’s heads.

— Abdullah Ibrahim

If you sit in a room and think you’re the only one that needs to be loved, then you have a big problem. If you are needy, you have to give the same as you need. If I need love, I have to give love. But that’s just a personal thing.

— Aksel Hennie

An open-minded person running a business might catch a problem faster than a closed-minded person. And when they identify a problem, they can fix it much faster.

— Adeo Ressi

You’ve got a big, big problem if you get caught up in what people say. If you’re gonna live for what people say, you might as well lay down and forget it. Because it doesn’t work that way.

— Ahmad Jamal

When writing fantastical literature, your biggest problem is getting your audience to believe the fantastical elements of your story.

— Arthur Slade

The roles that I feel I get, or handed to me, or whatever, are not that interesting. I don’t think it’s a problem that’s specific to black women. I think it’s a problem that’s specific to movie-making in America.

— Aunjanue Ellis

You believe in God, then you don’t believe anymore and when you have a big problem, you pray anyway.

— Alain Delon

Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.

— Alberto Moravia

Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.

— Alexander Theroux

I am not facing the problem of emigration. I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all, in this country: after that, we shall see – perhaps the question will than become urgent.

— Alfred Schnittke

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.

— Allen Boyd

Break any problem into, or make any changes in, small increments.

— Anne Grant

No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.

— An Wang

The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.

— Andrew Goodman

I feel now, as we did then, that for an effective approach to the problem of nucleic acid biosynthesis, it was essential to understand the biosynthesis of the simple nucleotides and the coenzymes and to have these concepts and methodology well in hand.

— Arthur Kornberg

The problem is that a lot of the blues stations are late on Saturday night, and like a lot of people, I ain’t no vampire!

— B. B. King

I’m an obsessive. When I get a problem, a question in my mind, it can take me over.

— Barbara Ehrenreich

If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.

— Barry Commoner

In Africa through the 1990s, with notable exceptions in Senegal and Uganda, nearly all the ruling powers denied they had a problem with AIDS.

— Barton Gellman

The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it.

— Bashar al-Assad

As we try to make the financial system safer, we must inevitably confront the problem of moral hazard.

— Ben Bernanke

In a slow-growing world that is short on aggregate demand, Germany’s trade surplus is a problem.

— Ben Bernanke

Sector-specific price declines, uncomfortable as they may be for producers in that sector, are generally not a problem for the economy as a whole and do not constitute deflation.

— Ben Bernanke

I have no problem whatsoever with allowing gay people to live as they please, as long as they don’t try to impose their lifestyle on everyone else.

— Ben Carson

The real problem with Obamacare has little to do with the number of people signing up, and a lot to do with the restrictions on insurance companies and reimbursement rates to doctors.

— Ben Shapiro

I’d say the main way people get into terrible financial trouble is just to spend too much money relative to their income, and that is an endemic problem in the United States of America, and that’s the kind of thing that should be taught about in schools.

— Ben Stein

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

— Bertrand Russell

Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

— Bertrand Russell

I’m not a vegetarian by any means I eat fish. But the problem with shark finning is they catch the shark, cut their fins and throw them back in the ocean, and to me, that’s wrong. If you’re going to kill an animal, you should use the entire animal and do it humanely. I’m definitely not a big fan.

— Bethany Hamilton

You know what the problem that animal activists sometimes have? They only concentrate on the heartbreaking things to the point where the general public thinks, ‘Oh, here comes those animal folks again and I’m going to hear all the things I don’t want to hear.’

— Betty White

Fortunately for India, it has got a growing economy. If it is doing the right things with taxation and focusing on the right areas for human development, it is going to have no problem, over a period of time, taking care of its own needs.

— Bill Gates

I’ve got no problem with anybody’s religion. But if you go claiming the Earth is only 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.

— Bill Nye

The only solution to the violence problem in America is a return to traditional parental involvement. This should be encouraged by every elected official. Also, the abandonment and neglect of children by their parents should have civil consequences.

— Bill O’Reilly

So if the players trust the coach, it’s not a problem. If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

— Bill Parcells

If the players don’t trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

— Bill Parcells

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.

— Bill Rodgers

There’s nothing wrong with technology. It’s when technology is the story and not the artist, that’s the problem.

— Billy Corgan

A calling is you feel – you look out and see the need – maybe it’s the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it’s the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was – felt called.

— Billy Graham

The Oklahoma City bombing was simple technology, horribly used. The problem is not technology. The problem is the person or persons using it.

— Billy Graham

I’m guilty of going to a fitting, then going out to buy the same outfit. It’s been a problem for my bank account!

— Blake Lively

I have no problem with my hips – I can still do the things that I used to do. I can run, I’m just not the fastest person on the field anymore.

— Bo Jackson

When antibiotics first came out, nobody could have imagined we’d have the resistance problem we face today. We didn’t give bacteria credit for being able to change and adapt so fast.

— Bonnie Bassler

I have no problem talking about how hard it’s been, how broke I’ve been, and how broke I was not even that long ago.

— Brie Larson

I went to school to be an actor in Canada and realized I hated auditions once I left, which is a huge problem if you want to get a part.

— Brad Goreski

When I’m under stress, I do yoga. It’s when I’m happiest that I have a problem with junk food.

— Britney Spears

I find that when I’m struggling to think of how a six-year-old would feel about something, I just have to go right down to the common denominator, find the simplest way that you can look at an object or a problem, and not muck it up with all of the stuff that adults do and over-analyze.

— Barbara Park

Increasing inequality in income distribution in this country has broader policy implications, and there is also the growing problem of perverse incentives that result from executives receiving grossly disproportionate compensation based on decisions they themselves take.

— Barney Frank

I have no problem with people illegally downloading stuff. I’m not going to drive hard into ‘You should buy my stuff,’ because really, it’s inevitable. If you like a song, you’re going to download it for free. I have no problem with that.

— Brendon Urie

I don’t know if it’s because I’m Latina or something, but I have no problem speaking my mind.

— Becky G

We all have the same problem as human beings. And it’s something that we are born with, and we just see it manifest in different ways. And in this situation, it’s racial. It’s brutality. It’s people breaking the law. It’s the smoke, but the underlying fire is something that we all have to deal with, and that’s our sin.

— Benjamin Watson

When it comes to the income of the ministry, I have no problem talking about it or what happens to the money.

— Benny Hinn

I have a big problem when the sanctimonious, holier than thou congressmen and women go on national television for six hours and beat somebody up with a stick, and not because I’m ‘Ms. Manners.’ That’s not what bothers me. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

— Bernard Goldberg

What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they’ve given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people don’t want to see problems… Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it, you’ll find an answer.

— Bill Drayton

The lack of portability and competition has long been a problem in America’s insurance market, yet Obamacare took no significant steps to open up the market between state lines.

— Bill Flores

My dad was an engineer, and he became the CEO of Chevron. His was an engineer’s mind-set: Everything’s kind of a problem how do you approach the problem?

— Bill Keller

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English.

— Bobby Jindal

The fact that you had disruptions in the peace process was not only in Rwanda. We had the same problem in Cambodia, we had the same problem in Mozambique, we had the same problem in Salvador.

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali

For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him, Rwanda was a marginal problem.

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The real problem was not the troops the real problem was that only the United States had the infrastructure to do the transport of troops with big planes, and then who will pay?

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss… whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.

— Brandon Boyd

I never had a problem with social situations. A lot of times, when people are in school, they can have a little hesitancy because people are mean sometimes. I never had that problem because I never had that experience. So, I had a pretty easy transition.

— Britt Robertson

I don’t treat my family any differently because they’re on television. I’ve always had a problem grasping fame. I don’t think I understand fame, and I don’t think I ever will. I think that anybody who thinks that they understand fame, they’re doing it for the wrong reasons.

— Brody Jenner

Human trafficking robs victims of their basic human rights, and it occurs right under our noses. Many efforts have been focused in other regions of the world, but this is a major problem here at home.

— Blake Farenthold

I think there’s no problem getting through the House a pathway to legal status. A pathway to citizenship is going to be tougher, but I think it is potentially doable, if we can show the American people that the border is secure.

— Blake Farenthold

I think anybody who’s had an alcoholic in their life, or somebody with a drug problem, realizes that until things get bad enough, there’s no incentive to change.

— Blake Farenthold

I have no problems with remakes, and I think it’s interesting. I mean, coming from the theater, we’ve been remaking ‘Hamlet’ for a hundred years, so it’s no problem to me at all. A good story can be told in many different ways in different places I just think it’s interesting.

— Baltasar Kormakur

Governments do not have the answers – indeed, quite the reversal. A lot of times, they not only do not have the answers, but they themselves are the problem. If we are committed to helping our world’s children, then we must begin to create solutions from the bottom up.

— Betty Williams

It was so frustrating to see ulcer patients having surgery, or even dying, when I knew a simple antibiotic treatment could fix the problem.

— Barry Marshall

I guess I would definitely feel a bit of a void in what people are getting from music these days. And I think that the problem lies not so much on the listener. People kind of listen to what is presented to them, whether it be on the radio or at a local venue.

— Ben Lovett

The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.

— Bill Cunningham

Clearly, I reject the view that there is one way that is right for everyone and for every problem.

— Bjarne Stroustrup

The debt ceiling at some point has to be raised. I don’t think there’s anybody that questions the fact that if we ended up getting in a situation where the U.S. government was sending out IOUs like the state of California did at one point, that ends up creating quite a brand problem for our country.

— Bob Corker

It is not really our country so much is the problem, it’s sort of the parasitic relationship that Canada, and France, and other countries have towards us.

— Bob Corker

Not every problem is solvable, okay.

— Bob Corker

That’s the problem with news interviews, you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio, but once they’ve been on, the event passes, the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate.

— Bob Edwards

Unfortunately, my district like many others across the country has a problem with gangs, which is why I introduced this amendment.

— Bob Filner

Well no, I think we won’t have that problem but as far as paparazzi I’m speaking, I will deal with that.

— Brandon Routh

The biggest problem with American music right now, is that kids don’t listen. They come by it honestly, Americans don’t listen anyway. When people go to concerts, they say I’m going to see… not, I’m going to hear.

— Branford Marsalis

The self-driving car is coming. And right now, our best supply of organs come from car accidents… Once we have self-driving cars, we can actually reduce the number of accidents, but the next problem then would be organ replacement.

— Bre Pettis

When you start a company, it’s more an art than a science because it’s totally unknown. Instead of solving high-profile problems, try to solve something that’s deeply personal to you. Ideally, if you’re an ordinary person and you’ve just solved your problem, you might have solved the problem for millions of people.

— Brian Chesky

If it comes to be believed that we are simply a propaganda organ of some kind, as a lot of people believe about some of our competitors, that would be a problem.

— Brit Hume

I was a true wrestler. I was a Division I national champion. I came into the business wanting one thing and one thing only, and that was to be the champion, and I wasn’t going to let anybody stand in my way. I think there was one guy that had a problem with that, and that was Undertaker.

— Brock Lesnar

It’s not as if there’s a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One.

— Barry Sheene

And that’s the one thing that people do not understand is that we have very low interest rates and if those go back to historical levels or even go back to scary thoughts that they’re back in the late ’70s, early ’80s, then that’s going to really be hard to actually pay off those debts. It’s going to be a – it’s going to be a very big problem.

— Ben Quayle

The only genre I have any problem with is musicals, but that’s just my own tastes it’s nothing to do with the films.

— Ben Wheatley

Lots of people talk to animals… Not very many listen, though… That’s the problem.

— Benjamin Hoff

Most firms are hierarchical in nature, with everyone getting different slices of the economic pie. The problem is those slices are negotiated every time a firm raises a new fund, so in between funds, which is most of the time, the partners are trying to outgun one another to make a stronger case for themselves.

— Bill Gurley

The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes, and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes you say you bungled this so bad, let’s get out of here.

— Bob Kerrey

Ohioans are practical. We’re a can-do people. Give us a problem, we’ll give you a solution.

— Bob Taft

When ‘Friday Night Lights’ finished, I cried for a day. I have a problem.

— Bojana Novakovic

What we’re trying to do is address something I saw in Congress that was a major problem, which is to say that energy is arguably the most fundamental issue confronting our country.

— Brad Carson

A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.

— Barbara Smith

Colombia is in a risky position. They’ve got a peace process that’s going nowhere, and a drug production problem that’s skyrocketing.

— Barry McCaffrey

I don’t totally believe that all of the politicians see a problem with the gap between the scores of black children and other groups. I believe that many politicians think this has been the way it has always been, so what’s the problem?

— Barry Williams

African-Americans know about racism, but I don’t think we really know the causes. I decided it’s first of all a family problem.

— Bebe Moore Campbell

You want to be burning calories after you work out. The problem becomes for most people – it’s not pleasant, it’s painful. You have to have the pain tolerance to be able to deal with that, which a lot of people do not.

— Brett Hoebel

Anytime you want to hear about graph partitioning, I will be glad to tell you what I know about graph partitioning. It remains a standard problem. I think it’s an interesting problem, because it shows up in a variety of guises in real life.

— Brian Kernighan

There can be theory but, you know, the problem is you’ve got to be able to test it. So theories are one thing, testing is another.

— Brian Schmidt

Pretty much, you point to a problem and good reasoning about why people are doing what they are doing and what constraints they face in terms of how others will behave, and you’re looking at a problem that could be improved upon by game-theoretic reasoning.

— Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Your goal as a hitter is to get on. And if the third baseman is playing back and letting you lay down a bunt, I don’t have a problem with that, even if it’s late in a no-hitter.

— Bert Blyleven

I hate labels the problem is that if you say you’re one thing, it’s hard for people to imagine you as something else. Music is way more complicated than that.

— Bill Frisell

So that was Reagan’s political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn’t control everything that happens in Washington.

— Brian Mulroney

When you make movies, you have to be preoccupied with the social problems, otherwise there is no point in making a movie. To have a story, you need a social problem. Not necessarily a problem, but something to get the idea for a story, otherwise there’s no story.

— Bruno Dumont

Getting an idea for a book is not the problem, but you need 300 ideas – an idea a page.

— Barbara Mertz

The problem is the following, black music is increasing encumbered by white elements, often pleasant but always superfluous, easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.

— Boris Vian

It used to be if you wanted something nice to wear, you would sew it yourself for your body type. Women before the 20th century didn’t have this problem. Now, it seems we’re all squeezed into random designs. They’re designed for no one.

— Caitlin Moran

The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem.

— Caitlyn Jenner

I didn’t only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn’t work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy.

— Caitlyn Jenner

Anti-inflammatories always seemed to work well for my joints, but the problem was you couldn’t take them all the time.

— Caitlyn Jenner

Whether it was Little League or playing with your brothers or sisters, that was always a problem. If I would lose – because I very rarely lost – then everything would go crazy.

— Cal Ripken, Jr.

My problem is that I do not get along with lesbians at all. They don’t like me, and I don’t like them.

— Camille Paglia

Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.

— Carl Friedrich Gauss

Cars have a large engine in the front and you have a gearbox, which is cumbersome. Electric cars don’t have this problem. The motor is much smaller, the battery is below you. This will allow you to play with different shapes.

— Carlos Ghosn

I’m not a professional politician, I’m a problem solver.

— Carly Fiorina

People have decided that career politicians may be part of the problem, not part of the solution.

— Carly Fiorina

I think it’s important for me, for my crew and for the audience to bring something new to each show. I have friends who have done the same act, word for word for word, for 20 years. I have a problem with that. I think the audience should see something new in each show.

— Carrot Top

From the standpoint of democratic legitimacy, it’s a problem if half the electorate, or close to it, declines to vote, not least because they may not feel much of a stake in the whole process.

— Cass Sunstein

If a major source of the nation’s news is personalizing user experiences, people with different points of view will end up in echo chambers of their own design. Facebook didn’t create that problem, but it shouldn’t aggravate it.

— Cass Sunstein

Top 1 Percent progressivism emphasizes the idea of fairness – but it’s nevertheless a politics of outrage, animated by at least a trace of envy. It’s as if ‘millionaires and billionaires’ were the principal problem facing America today.

— Cass Sunstein

What I have in advance are people I want to write about and a problem or problems that I see those people encountering and that I want to explore – it all proceeds sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and scene by scene.

— Chaim Potok

A perennial problem that has faced the Scottish Highlands is that, time and again, too many of the more talented young people have had to move elsewhere – even abroad – through a lack of opportunities that should have been available.

— Charles Kennedy

I ride the same bike that I rode on ‘Sons,’ a Harley Dyna Super Glide. You know, I wish I wasn’t the guy who rode the same bike he rode on his show, but the problem is there’s no better bike out there.

— Charlie Hunnam

Everyone has the idea of owning good companies. The problem is that they have high prices in relations to assets and earnings, and that takes all of the fun out of the game.

— Charlie Munger

I have a problem with religion that makes it so, like, ‘We are the ones. We are the chosen ones.’

— Cher

In the astronaut business – the shuttle is a very complicated vehicle it’s the most complicated flying machine ever built. And in the astronaut business, we have a saying, which is, ‘There is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.’

— Chris Hadfield

It’s like, hmm, there’s people with $2000 weaves that could have bought health care with that weave money. They don’t have insurance. People want what they want. And I guess that is a reason we have this big credit card problem and a lot of these foreclosures.

— Chris Rock

Whether it’s long-form journalism or investigative journalism, it’s no fun to just be the guy diagnosing the problem.

— Clay Shirky

In Newark, we see a problem and want to seize it, but we run up against the wall of state government, the wall of federal government that does not have the flexibility or doesn’t see problems, even. At the federal level, it’s often a zero-sum game: If you win, I lose. At the local level, it’s just not local that. It’s win-win-win.

— Cory Booker

They wanted to try this outpatient chemo, and I said no problem. I was adamant. I didn’t want to miss any games. It’s where I’m supposed to be, and I wanted to be there.

— Craig Sager

There is no single right answer or path forward, but there is one right way to frame the problem.

— Clayton Christensen

When someone has a weight problem when they’re pregnant, they will struggle before, during and after to lose weight.

— Carnie Wilson

I don’t know how to relax, that’s my problem.

— Carnie Wilson

The biggest problem is people are afraid of poetry, think they can’t understand it or that it will be boring.

— Caroline Kennedy

The problem with being a writer/director: unless you’re really disciplined, you start adding projects, and you have to make time to make them. Because you have to write them… no one else is writing them for me.

— Cary Fukunaga

My dad was a very conservative Republican businessman, so obviously I considered it a problem when I realized I was a lesbian.

— Catherine Opie

I have no problem with saying I am a socialist or with saying I’m a feminist. That’s how I was when I was 15, and you know, I haven’t grown out of it and probably never will.

— Cherie Blair

At my first tournament, about four years ago, I got four twos. Now I have a poker problem. I do win every so often, so that’s what keeps me going.

— Cheryl Hines

Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming business because they have become so fast recently that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat.

— Craig Bruce

I hope there is nothing about me that people have a big problem with. You know, I like to think of myself as lovable.

— Christine Quinn

Frankly, earmarking is not the problem. It is a symptom of the problem.

— Claire McCaskill

Clearly, a large number of African-Americans don’t have faith that the laws are being executed fairly in Ferguson, and that’s a problem… We need to ensure Africans-Americans feel confident in the rule of law.

— Claire McCaskill

The idea that a robot will become more aware of its environment, that telling it to ‘go to the kitchen’ means something – navigation and understanding of the environment is a robot problem. Those are the technological frontiers of the robotics industry.

— Colin Angle

There is no global warming problem, there isn’t going to be a global warming problem. Sit back and enjoy the sunshine.

— Christopher Monckton

The problem is once you’ve written the opening paragraph and worked out how the rest of the story will go in your head, there’s nothing in it for you. I write in longhand using disposable fountain pens on the right-hand side of the notebook for the first draft, then I rewrite some of the sentences and paragraphs on the left-hand side.

— Colm Toibin

Mitt Romney’s only bottom line is the one at the end of his own bank statement. The problem is that he confuses his own narrow, self-interest – and that of people like him – with the national interest. He thinks as long as we do right by the Mitt Romneys of the world, America will be just fine.

— Chuck Schumer

I knew how to read a contract by 10 years old, but I didn’t know what it meant for somebody to come in and tell me they loved me and kiss me goodnight. That’s a problem.

— Corey Feldman

This is the fundamental problem with the ruling class in Washington, D.C. – the party bosses, the K Street crowd, the lobbyists who control all these politicians. They will do anything to maintain their power. They will do anything. They will say anything.

— Corey Lewandowski

The problem with movies is that you see from the first day – you’re on a train, and if the movie is not going in the right direction you know it right away. Sometimes, you can’t get off the train, and the whole experience is painful.

— Carole Bouquet

Everybody tends to think I’m crazy, which is the biggest problem in my life.

— Cat Power

I got more guts than brains, and that’s my problem.

— Cat Power

I think it could be the biggest information problem that we face. ‘If somebody is abroad and they even mention the name of an American citizen, bang, off goes the tap, and no more information is collected.

— Charles Bass

Am I a workaholic? Yes, but I also have no problem taking time for myself.

— Chris Jericho

The problem is, the Republican Party hasn’t done anything to make this country better and I speak as a Republican.

— Charles Evers

As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration. In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs.

— Charles Francis Richter

From here, it becomes an engineering problem the engineer considers the ground motion that will occur and evaluates the requirements of the proposed structure in the light of the local foundation conditions.

— Charles Francis Richter

The confusing thing, I thought, was that most of America already knew that we were overly reliant on oil, especially on foreign oil. But it was news that this administration had begun to at least acknowledge that problem.

— Chris Van Hollen

I do screen work, adult books, kids books and comic stuff, which gives me a pretty full plate. The problem is usually choosing which one I want to work on next.

— Chris Wooding

If you think about it, candidate Obama, Sen. Obama, was running on sort of long-run economic issues, like restoring prosperity to the middle class, dealing with the perennial problem of health care in the United States. He talked a lot about the budget deficit, about the need to transition to clean energy.

— Christina Romer

A natural way that an economist approaches a problem is to say, here’s where I think the economy is going this is what we need to deal with the problem.

— Christina Romer

When I came to Congress, I campaigned for fiscal responsibility. And the earmarking problem and crisis caused a great erosion in the public’s confidence in Congress. We’ve got to find a way to do it without that. And I’m confident that we can.

— Chuck Fleischmann

It’s true I didn’t get a fair trial, but the problem is people don’t understand the details. It is important to understand the details of the trial and why I’m not guilty under the charges that were brought against me.

— Chen Shui-bian

Tip-of-the-tongue syndrome is when people almost remember something but need a computer, or someone else, to help them find it. The problem is, our brains have always been terrible at remembering details. They were like that way before the Internet came along.

— Clive Thompson

I was 38 years old when we started trying to have a baby. I thought it would be no problem, but the 3 years it took us was the most difficult period of my life.

— Constance Marie

I did not see any major issues other than the jury substitutions. I can’t know whether there’s a problem there, until I read the transcript from the in-chambers conference, when those jurors were excused.

— Catherine Crier

For most of us, fanfiction is a non-issue. Even for midlist writers. We will never be popular enough for people to play in our worlds with any frequency. The problem for us is getting people to read and care about our books that much in the first place.

— Catherynne M. Valente

It’s important right now to continue to have your patients contact their senators and their congresspeople to say we have a problem. We want you to help solve it, we want you to be involved.

— Charlie Norwood

That’s the thing. in medicine, you’re used to saying there’s a problem within the person, and saying there’s a problem within the culture, that’s not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there’s only one type of answer that they can find.

— Chester Brown

The main problem was a pacing problem. I had wanted the project to be about 20-30 issues, and I should have written it out as a full script beforehand.

— Chester Brown

There’s plenty of stuff that I don’t feel dissident about: I really like tea, I don’t have any problem with that. I like lots of paintings.

— China Mieville

I got lipo because I felt that that little stomach, no matter how much I was working out, wasn’t looking exactly as I wanted it to be. I feel like we all have problem areas on our body, and I just wanted to fix a problem area. I also got lipo underneath my chin and underneath my arms.

— CeCe Peniston

I was haunted by a bear attack that happened in Algonquin Park in 1991. The problem was that I don’t believe in ghosts, so that ruled out an exorcism. My other choice was to start writing.

— Claire Cameron

That is the problem with comedy in India. Spoofing sells. Come up with original comedy about the hilarious nation we are, with funny accents and odd rituals, and we get into trouble.

— Cyrus Broacha

Chocolate is really a problem. I’m trying to be healthy right now, so I’ll eat carob chips, which are kind of like chocolate. But sometimes I’ll have a midnight snack, and I’ll wake up, and I’ll find chocolate in my bed.

— Claire Holt

The problem is that with blogging, the model is publish first, maybe fact-check later. In newspapers, the model is you fact check first and then publish. But those models are merging.

— Craig Newmark

I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It’s a sport, competition, so I’m used to it.

— Chris Bell

Any other illness, any other disease that we’re faced with, there’s sympathy and understanding. We get help for those. With mental illness, our go-to is to categorize them as, ‘Oh, they’re crazy,’ to belittle the problem.

— Chris Wood

I think another problem people have is they are always searching for that high, and they don’t realize they can get that same high with that same person again.

— Christina Applegate

My biggest problem with organized religion is that God has been imagined as a human being with emotions. I feel if you let go of that, then it’s possible to see God as a force, to connect to him or her spiritually.

— Christopher Durang

My father Bill had a problem with Christmas. Although he appears in old photographs to possess a whippy, muscular frame, he was actually a frail man and usually managed to cause some kind of drama just before the festivities began.

— Christopher Fowler

So you get kind of addicted to a revenue stream, and then all of a sudden it goes away, now the problem is worse than it was before.

— Craig Benson

Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it.

— Craig Benson

Running a farm is about solving a problem, and that’s always interesting to me. But it’s a constant process.

— Chris Blackwell

Our nation’s immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control.

— Chris Cannon

The problem with being British… I don’t know if it’s me being British or being raised a strict Catholic, but you never really enjoy success.

— Danny Boyle

The thing about Wagner is we’re always wrong about him, because he always embraces opposites. There are things in his operas which viewed one way are naturalistic, and viewed another way are symbolic, but the problem is you can’t represent both views on stage at once.

— Daniel Barenboim

I would say issues around human rights – either you’re going to take a hard stance, or you’re not. You can’t borrow money from China the way the U.S. has done and then turn around and say, ‘But you’ve got a human-rights problem.’ You can’t be half pregnant.

— Dambisa Moyo

I don’t like rats, but there’s not much else I don’t like. The problem with rats is they have no fear of human beings, they’re loaded with foul diseases, they would run the place given half the chance, and I’ve had them leap out of a lavatory while I’ve been sitting on it.

— David Attenborough

You succeed and accomplish and accomplish the problem is when you stop, you become depressed because you could never do enough.

— Dan Hill

My problem is I don’t have this incredible, hip image. I’m not some flamboyant or gorgeous-looking guy who’s going to sell records based on his image.

— Dan Hill

We don’t see very far in the future, we are very focused on one idea at a time, one problem at a time, and all these are incompatible with rationality as economic theory assumes it.

— Daniel Kahneman

The great thing with film is that it doesn’t have an ego. It’s just a film. Everybody that makes them has an ego, and the problem with awards and stuff like that is that it always affects the egos, and everyone gets stained by it in some way. And that can be fine and very innocent, but it can be horrible as well.

— Danny Boyle

I don’t have a problem with ageing – in fact, I embrace that aspect of it. And am able to and obviously am going to be able to quite easily… it doesn’t faze me at all.

— David Bowie

It hasn’t been a problem with Ben, I think we worked together very well, we don’t have rows.

— David Crystal

Most people do surprisingly poorly when dealing with a relative who is hurting, depressed, or anxious – we get defensive and try to solve the problem rather than finding the truth in what the person is saying.

— David D. Burns

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, ‘then’ what do we do?

— David Foster Wallace

My problem is people seem to laugh at me, but the one that laughs harder than anybody is me.

— David Hasselhoff

You can’t look at the problem and say, ‘I want them to do more, better, faster miracles – and not invest in research, not invest in development, and have those miracles delivered to me free.’ It’s unrealistic.

— Dean Kamen

In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it’s at the extreme end of their experience.

— Dean Koontz

I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.

— David Lee Roth

It took, like, 30 years for Carrie to be really happy with me. I don’t know what the problem ever was. I’ve had to work at it.

— Debbie Reynolds

The problem for the Left, however, is that the moment it stops painting the Right as vile, it has to argue the issues.

— Dennis Prager

Obviously, the issue for the Left isn’t aging white males it is conservatives, whether they are young or old, white or nonwhite, male or female. If female aborigines were conservative, the Left would have a problem with female aborigines.

— Dennis Prager

If you have a problem with my answer that’s your problem, not my problem.

— Dennis Rodman

If you don’t want to have to kill or capture every bad guy in the country, you have to reintegrate those who are willing to be reconciled and become part of the solution instead of a continued part of the problem. And then, above all, the resources.

— David Petraeus

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.

— Dee Hock

My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. ‘Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you’re stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem – just move on to the next. ‘Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.’

— Demetri Martin

I think the key that happened on 9/11 is we went from considering terrorist attacks as a law enforcement problem to considering terrorist attacks, especially on the scale we have on 9/11, as being an act of war.

— Dick Cheney

The Federal Reserve, the Treasury, all the regulator agencies – if there’s a problem of the financial mechanism in society, the only one to fix it is government. They’ve got a legitimate role.

— Dick Cheney

I’m really good at laundry, and I have no problem cleaning the kitchen.

— Denis Leary

No matter what kind of problem I’ve run into, there’s always been a solution for it. Now, obviously, there will be a point where there aren’t any more solutions, and I’ll have used up my time. We all do.

— Dick Cheney

I don’t think we’ve got much of a chance to tell you the truth. But our main problem is our audience skews a little older than most shows, and I don’t think our people can stay up that late. I certainly can’t.

— Dick Van Dyke

Each track has to be precise, and that is a problem on a rhythmically complex track like ‘Slaughtered.’

— Dimebag Darrell

I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either.

— Donald Trump

Hunger has no ideology. It does not respond to party or to rant. Hunger, in short, is not a red state/blue state problem.

— Donna Brazile

The biggest problem for the Republican Party has never been its primary calendar, its campaign tactics, or a lack of trainings. The party’s biggest problem is what it believes, what it says, and how it governs.

— Donna Brazile

We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.

— Douglas Adams

I have a problem, if the light goes on on TV and it blinks midnight, I don’t know how to fix it.

— Don Rickles

The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn’t come out right, you’ve got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific.

— Dr. Seuss

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

I don’t like the NFL, where I think it’s a problem: some guy scores a touchdown, now he’s got some kind of dance that he planned. To me, I just want to change the channel.

— D. B. Sweeney

Play is under attack in our nation’s schools – and shrinking recess periods are only part of the problem. Homework is increasing. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Safety concerns are prompting bans of tag, soccer, and even running on the schoolyard.

— Darell Hammond

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

You know, my problem is I can’t say no to people, especially people who want to write me checks to do things.

— Dan Savage

We have a spending problem, not a taxing problem. The less we spend, the more jobs we have the potential to create.

— Dan Webster

The problem is that Americans use the state as a moral compass. For libertarians, it is often frustrating to explain that advocating the decriminalization of x is not synonymous with endorsing x.

— David Harsanyi

Let’s face it by and large math is not easy, but that’s what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.

— Danica McKellar

I think there’s been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality.

— Dave Davies

We can’t have – we can’t have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that’s what we want to do.

— David Axelrod

But obviously, we’re looking for all good ideas to help deal with our long-term debt problem. This is something that is going to affect our economy. It affects our kids. And we need to deal with it.

— David Axelrod

The Home Office culture was one of being just above the problem, of hovering just out of reach of knowing what was going on on the ground, whether it was crime or immigration.

— David Blunkett

Much extremist activity falls short of directly inciting people to violence or other crimes and so is not caught by laws on incitement. Neither does the Public Order Act, used to protect groups of people from harassment, deal with the problem.

— David Blunkett

You need to impress me, outwit me, compete with me? Go ahead, knock yourself out, I have no problem with that at all.

— Daniel Craig

If you look at your companies, and half of your staff are not female, and a decent percentage of them are not people of color, then you are part of the problem because you need people working for you and you need people in positions of leadership who can exercise their bias and who can exercise their perspective.

— David Oyelowo

At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, ‘You know, we’re having a little problem with waste these days.’ I didn’t know what he meant then, but I know now.

— David R. Brower

Even if you build the perfect reactor, you’re still saddled with a people problem and an equipment problem.

— David R. Brower

Part of the problem is that we have become so dependent upon this system that is killing and exploiting us, it has become almost impossible for us to imagine living outside of it, and it’s very difficult physically for us to live outside of it.

— Derrick Jensen

Here, the broader issues are already familiar, and discussion has focused at a more sophisticated and detailed level. Within the philosophy of mind, the problem of consciousness is no big news.

— David Chalmers

Logic obviously is important. You need to be able to figure things out, to go to the end of a particular problem. But intuition is very important because it references things that logic alone cannot.

— Daniel Tammet

I’m trying to think how I impressed my wife. We had an on-stage kiss, and I really went for it. Because I liked her. Usually you can get away with it being just technical, but it was a problem when I ended up kissing my wife on the set. I’d say I stopped acting and kissed her on set.

— David Walton

And she could never give me an answer. And I realized that, you know, I had a problem on my hands.

— David Gest

I have a disturbing problem with losing things. My vulnerability to loss-distress could properly be labeled not only inordinate, but neurotic.

— Dick Cavett

No, I’m not rich. I had a tax problem in this country, curiously enough, and my accountant said the British government was patently wrong in taxing me, and they were, but we couldn’t persuade them and it cost me everything I had.

— Donald Sutherland

The problem with fame is you no longer belong to you. You lose your persona and become the object of other people’s obsession. I feel watched 90% of the time, but that is something I drew with the cards that I drew.

— Dionne Warwick

I design from instinct. It’s the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut.

— Donna Karan

Dancehall has always had a homophobic problem, but you go to dance parties in Jamaica, and some of the biggest dancers are kinda gay, just not outspoken about it. Dancehall was the first kind of music I was DJing, and it was always more about the rhythm.

— Diplo

I have a hard problem, being some part Native American – being a Christian: do you get burned, do you get cremated, do you get – let the sharks eat you? How do you die?

— Duane Chapman

You’ve got Corey Feldman doing his thing, and the problem is, they’re trying to be pop stars. You can’t compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music.

— Dustin Diamond

As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation’s capital.

— Daniel Snyder

There’s a point where art is not subjective, and my example for that is Picasso. If you don’t like Picasso, that’s your problem.

— Danny Huston

Too often, a problem is allowed to fester until it reaches a crisis point… and the American people are left asking the question: what went wrong and why?

— Darrell Issa

I think the problem with the term graphic novel is it sounds pompous, it sounds pretentious, whereas on the continent, they call it an album, which to me sounds, it’s got more much of a connotation of a kind of a music single and an album collection.

— Dave Gibbons

Whether you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin or any other Northern tier state, you are not going to like the reimbursement formula. The problem we face is that we wouldn’t have that formula if a majority of the states didn’t like it, and they have the majority of the votes.

— Dave Obey

Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas.

— Dave Reichert

The point of view is the biggest problem with games, because what we play must be clearly presented in the best way for me to have an immersive game experience.

— Doug TenNapel

When, in his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan famously said government is the problem, not the solution, he established the Republican mantra that has not changed in all the years since. It was a clever bit of rhetoric, but it has turned too many Republicans into economic simpletons.

— David Horsey

Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil.

— Dennis Weaver

Business must be the solution, not the problem.

— Dennis Weaver

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

Fusion power is speculative and experimental. I think it is reckless to assume that the fusion problem will be cracked, but I’m happy to estimate how much power fusion could deliver, if the problems are cracked.

— David J. C. MacKay

I was really bored, pretty antisocial, and not much of a joiner, and people thought that was a problem. I hated high school. In a way, it was good… I think, for a writer, it’s good to be comfortable with being on the outside.

— Deborah Ellis

Training with Bela and Marta Karolyi took the joy out of the Olympics for me. I look back and feel there was a lot of verbal and physical abuse. For years, I felt it was my problem.

— Dominique Moceanu

If explicit metadata is a real problem, it raises problems that just can’t be solved. It’s not that we’re not good at it it’s the problems cannot be solved because we’re not going to agree about these deep questions of how we organize.

— David Weinberger

In ’39, they had no problem with it. But today, there’s a huge issue with a movie that has no male movie stars.

— Diane English

In England, I’ve never really had a problem with racism.

— Didier Drogba

Innovation requires a novel approach to scientific problem solving, higher level of resource commitments over much longer time durations.

— Dilip Shanghvi

Where there is a problem, the risks to the public are greater than they’ve ever been before.

— Dan Glickman

In the end, I think part of my problem was that I was a better legislator than I was a politician.

— Dan Maffei

ESPN has this problem with sports, it’s impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments.

— Drew Curtis

But, no, I don’t think there will be any kind of problem as far as setting up to be competitive, but you’ve got to get it right if you want to be the first one across the line.

— Dan Wheldon

If you don’t know someone who’s had a problem with addiction, you will.

— Dana Boente

Now that I’m more mature, in a funny way, I can even appreciate that I’ve bad to become more aware of my body. Since I’ve chosen acting as my career, I have to keep my weight down anyway-I’ve been used to it for years, so it’s no problem. And there’s nothing I can’t do.

— Dana Hill

And like I say, I think we’ve got other cases other than Iraq. I do not think the problem of global proliferation of weapons technology of mass destruction is going to go away, and that’s why I think it is an urgent issue.

— David Kay

The fact that it wasn’t tells me that we’ve got a much more fundamental problem of understanding what went wrong, and we’ve got to figure out what was there. And that’s what I call fundamental fault analysis.

— David Kay

I always found that if you handle a problem in a benevolent way and a transparent way and involve other people, so it’s just not your personal opinion, that people get to the other side of these difficult conversations being more enthusiastic.

— David M. Kelley

I was delighted to have lines when they came – learning lines for film isn’t a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through.

— David Selby

I think the strength of the Catholic church is that when it does finally identify a problem, it works to resolve it.

— Donald Wuerl

The bottom line is this. When it comes to preventing violent extremism and terrorism in the United States, Muslim Americans are not part of the problem, you’re part of the solution.

— Denis McDonough

The Mormon issue is a real problem in the South it’s a real problem in other parts of the country. But people are not going to say it. People are not going to step out and say, ‘I have a problem with Romney because he’s Mormon.’ What they’re going to say is he’s a flip-flopper… It’s a fact it’s reality.

— Dan Bartlett

That is what we know how to do better than anyone else: We know how to maximize value for our projects. If the government would like to hire my services to maximize value for their stake, they should approach me. No problem.

— Dan Gertler

If the government would like to hire my services to maximize value for their stake, they should approach me. No problem.

— Dan Gertler

I remain mindful that the role of a judge is a limited one and that judges can’t solve every problem. But at the same time, judges play a crucial role in safeguarding liberty and protecting the rights of all citizens.

— David Stras

I’m so into music that I just stop and listen, whenever there’s music on. That’s the problem with being a musician for so long. I can get lost in the bassline, fascinated with the arrangement, curious about the production. I can’t shut it out.

— Derek Sivers

That’s probably a problem for some people in this business, they don’t like to listen.

— Desmond Harrington

My thinking has always been that the worst problem we have with regard to lack of inclusion is the terribly low labor force participation rates and terribly high unemployment rates of young men, especially young men in ethnic minority groups and, in particular, young black men.

— Edmund Phelps

Part of my problem as a young writer was that I was too much a New Yorker, always second-guessing the ‘market.’ I became so discouraged that I decided to write something that would please me alone – that became my sole criterion. And that was when I wrote ‘Forgetting Elena,’ the first novel I got published.

— Edmund White

The problem with motor neurone disease is they don’t know when it starts. People go into hospital having fallen but get wrapped up and sent away, unless they’re seen by an incredibly astute doctor. It is only when several things begin to go wrong that it’ll be diagnosed.

— Eddie Redmayne

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.

— Edward de Bono

Our influences are who we are. It’s rare that anything is an absolutely pure vision even Daniel Johnston sounds like the Beatles. And that’s the problem with the bands I’m always asked about, the ones derivative of the early Seattle sound. They don’t dilute their influences enough.

— Eddie Vedder

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.

— Edward R. Murrow

Both French and Latin are involved with nationalistic and religious implications which could not be entirely shaken off, and so, while they seemed for a long time to have solved the international language problem up to a certain point, they did not really do so in spirit.

— Edward Sapir

It’s a problem sometimes when you speak to journalists. They quote you, and then they read what they wrote, and then they even explain it. It’s dangerous.

— Ehud Olmert

To me, unconventional thinking is approaching a problem and asking, ‘Why not? Why can’t something be done?’ If someone can’t give me a good reason why you can’t do something, I find a way to do it.

— Eli Broad

The film, ‘Aftershock,’ for me is really about how the minor problems in life that we think are so major ultimately mean nothing when a tragedy happens, when a real problem happens.

— Eli Roth

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it.

— Elizabeth Warren

Wall Street’s outsized influence in our nation’s capital is something I’ve talked about for a long time – long before I even thought about running for office. But where I see a problem – an infestation, really – a lot of others in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans, seem to see government working just fine.

— Elizabeth Warren

When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn’t concentrate on my problem.

— Eminem

I’ve a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.

— Emma Thompson

If I went to somewhere busy, I wouldn’t last very long. I can’t go to a museum – I’ll last 10 or 15 minutes in a museum. The problem is that when one person asks for a photograph, then someone sees a flash goes off, then everyone else sort of… it’s sort of like a domino effect.

— Emma Watson

I will maintain the presence of a Mexican Army, and the Navy and police in the states of the Mexican Republic, where the problem of crime has increased.

— Enrique Pena Nieto

The problem of psychoanalysis is not the body of theory that Freud left behind, but the fact that it never became a medical science. It never tried to test its ideas.

— Eric Kandel

A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It’s very clear, and the problem depends just on you.

— Erno Rubik

In the industrial world we have the problem of having more productive capacity than we know what to do with. That’s at the root of the unemployment crisis: we’ve got so productive at making things, we don’t require people to be involved in making the basics of life any more. Or nearly as many people.

— Eric Ries

If you think about YouTube, YouTube is a ‘searching the world’s videos’ problem, right? They all have to be there, but how do you find them? What I guess I’m trying to say is that search is still the killer app.

— Eric Schmidt

Google docs and spreadsheets don’t work if you’re on an airplane. But it’s a technical problem that is going to get solved. Eventually you will be able to work on a plane as if you are connected and, then when you get reconnected to the Internet, your computer will just synchronize with the cloud.

— Eric Schmidt

The core problem is that the world is full of people who would like to take 99 per cent of the information that’s on the Internet, and eliminate 1 per cent. Everyone has their own thing they don’t like.

— Eric Schmidt

I have no problem with technological solutions to social problems. The key question for me is, ‘Who gets to implement them?’ and, ‘What kinds of politics of reform do technological solutions smuggle through the back door?’

— Evgeny Morozov

I think I can allow myself one child – and from then on, I think I would have to adopt. It makes sense not to add to the population problem.

— Evangeline Lilly

The problem is that I don’t want to add another record to the world that is not necessary to be published, except to make some business. There has to be a musical reason.

— Eberhard Weber

The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years.

— Ed Markey

The most vexing problem Israel faces is its relations with its neighbors. From the inception of the state until today, Israelis have felt besieged, surrounded by enemies who want to make them disappear.

— Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

The problem with TV now is that there’s so much competition, that you’re always on the chopping block.

— Elisha Cuthbert

Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won, not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.

— Elliot Richardson

Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.

— Eileen Caddy

People acquire a dog, don’t understand it, can’t train it, get fed up, and… offer it for adoption, hoping to pass on the problem to somebody else. But nobody wants a problem dog.

— Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

When there is a problem, always identify and evaluate your underlying assumptions that may be contributing to the problem or preventing you from seeing the problem clearly.

— Elizabeth Thornton

If someone pulls me down, I pull them down, as I don’t feel I should live my life in the way other people want me to. If they have a problem with my films, I can rip off their films, be it comedy or their family dramas, which are low on content and have over-theatrical acting.

— Emraan Hashmi

A lot of foreign people say, when asking about eating habits, ‘What is your guilty pleasure?’ I have no guilt. Whatever I do, I enjoy and it’s the point. I think if you start to feel guilty about it, that’s a problem. So, no guilty pleasures. I have pleasure and no guilt at all.

— Eric Ripert

Objections to verbification in English tend to be motivated by personal taste, not clarity. Verbed words are usually easily understood. When a word like ‘friend’ is declared not a verb, the problem isn’t that it’s confusing it’s that the protester finds it deeply annoying.

— Erin McKean

I’m very low-maintenance, and that is a problem. I’m not demanding at all, and sometimes I feel that I should be throwing tantrums. But since I don’t party or socialise, and am very low-key, I think that makes me very low-maintenance. Actually, I’m the most boring person at a party.

— Esha Gupta

I always say that the problem with jazz accessibility is not the content of the music, it’s people’s ability to access it.

— Esperanza Spalding

I’ve never had a problem with nudity, but I don’t put it out there without a reason.

— Eva Mendes

I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is – but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems.

— Edward Gorey

Anything I’ve done that really worked happened because, either by sheer will or a lack of options, I was incredibly focused on one problem.

— Evan Williams

We’re rapidly entering a world where everything can be monitored and measured. But the big problem is going to be the ability of humans to use, analyze and make sense of the data.

— Erik Brynjolfsson

It was hard to admit I had a problem when I still had money, property, prestige. How can I have a problem when I’m driving my new Mercedes, and it’s paid for, and I have a house at Malibu?

— Edd Byrnes

My grandmother always used to tell me, if I had a problem, I was only allowed to complain for one second. Then I had to take action.

— Euzhan Palcy

A big part of the problem that we face today is that our children have been taught at schools that every idea is right, that no one should criticize others’ positions, no matter how odious.

— Ed Royce

Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult, than that of determining the distance of the Sun from the Earth very near the truth: but even this… will without much labour be effected.

— Edmond Halley

I’m working in this very complex set of issues having to do with who we are as a species and how much we can do to the Earth before it starts to buckle under. My work can easily read as an indictment, but I don’t see it as that simple a problem.

— Edward Burtynsky

Happily, researchphilia is not the problem it once was. The Internet makes just-in-time research very practical.

— Edward M. Lerner

I don’t have a problem with conflict. I’m not a stranger to high-pressure situations. I’ve been there, believe me.

— Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Part of the problem you have is that you don’t have a dialogue between elected officials and their constituents. They’ve built these barricades, these barriers around themselves and tried to avoid interaction with their constituents.

— Elizabeth Emken

I don’t care what the political establishment says, Republican, Democrat – I’m a problem solver.

— Elizabeth Emken

The most difficult part of making movies is to keep making them. Maybe, you could make the biggest hit in the world, but then the big problem is what to do next and how to maintain devoted to a certain instinct that I have about films.

— Emir Kusturica

Yugoslavia was a kind of superpower. Great movies. Beautiful novels. Great rock-and-roll. We became a superpower in basketball. The problem is that people needed to identify more strongly with it after Tito and his awful, tricky way of leading the country.

— Emir Kusturica

I wanted to work on this central problem of killing. How you go about killing. Now, in the film I had to kill my children – well, I didn’t want to get that far.

— Ellen Burstyn

I’m very comfortable in the air. And if you’re really in love with flight, you’re in love to a certain extent with being outside of the body, not grounded. The problem is, if you’re not in your body, you can’t actually feel anything particularly authentically.

— Ellen McLaughlin

If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking of the city as rife with problematic, screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs – and I’m not the first person to say this, it’s been said over and over again in literature – there’s a sense of normalcy.

— Eric Bogosian

In my closet, you’d find five black shirts that look the same, 10 pairs of the same white pants, and five pairs of almost the exact same shoe. Every time I go out, I buy shoes that are very similar to my other shoes – it’s a problem.

— Emeraude Toubia

The problem is there is no such thing as a viable democracy made up of experts, zealots, politicians and spectators.

— Elizabeth Coleman

As an anti-hunger advocate, I found the perplexity of the obesity problem and the hunger problem existing side-by-side in our increasingly global food system begged further investigation.

— Ellen Gustafson

The problem with writing a book about bulimia is that whenever you go to the washroom, people think you’re throwing up.

— Emma Forrest

My problem with the Emergent Church is not the questions they are bringing up, but the answers they are giving. They are making Christianity milky. They are making it so you can no longer define anything. There is no sound judgment allowed.

— Eric Ludy

To be honest with you, I’ve been dying to do a nice indie feature – just something about a regular guy with a big quirk or a big emotional problem. Just something that’s a straightforward, classic indie film. It sounds weird, but it’s been easier for me to get cast in big tentpole films than the indie community. I’d love to do that.

— Falk Hentschel

Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social problem that cannot be resolved juridically.

— Federica Montseny

But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too.

— Fisher Stevens

If some woman tells me how she feels about something, my immediate assumption is that she wants an answer, or that she wants me to solve her problem. In fact, all she wants to do is share, or show how she feels.

— Fred Ward

In U.S. discourse, immigrants are mostly represented as less than human, a policy problem, or as just that, a category, and categories are prisons.

— Francisco Goldman

I have to have routine check-ups every three to six months. While the cardiologists think I can compete, there is no problem. I didn’t consider quitting. Once the cardiologists said I could run, I decided to fight.

— Francisco Javier Gomez Noya

In a much larger sense, the problem of Sabah is directly influenced by the duplicity of imperial Britain. For whatever devious reason, the dismantling of the British empire created divisions and violence due to ethnic and religious differences.

— F. Sionil Jose

If women’s rights are a problem for some modern Muslim men, it is neither because of the Quran nor the Prophet, nor the Islamic tradition, but simply because those rights conflict with the interests of a male elite.

— Fatema Mernissi

The primary problem in many modernizing societies is not liberty but the creation of a legitimate public order. Men may, of course, have order without liberty, but they cannot have liberty without order.

— Ferdinand Marcos

I became a Communist by studying capitalist political economy, and when I had some understanding of that problem, it actually seemed to me so absurd, so irrational, so inhuman, that I simply began to elaborate on my own formulas for production and distribution.

— Fidel Castro

There is plenty of building material and more than enough manpower to make a decent home for every Cuban. But if we continue to wait for the golden calf, a thousand years will have gone by, and the problem will remain the same.

— Fidel Castro

I don’t have a problem with the concept that miracles might occasionally occur at moments of great significance, where there is a message being transmitted to us by God Almighty. But as a scientist, I set my standards for miracles very high.

— Francis Collins

Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.

— Francis Ford Coppola

The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured.

— Francis Maude

So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes.

— Francis Maude

Coming from Morocco was just different, man. It’s a third-world country, and you are trying to make it happen. That’s all it is. I didn’t have any problem hooking up with the black kids because I’m from North Africa. And as far as Latinos, we are all the same.

— French Montana

It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use of resources known to any of the members of society, for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know.

— Friedrich August von Hayek

There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s amazing to me that we live in such a wonderful country where anyone can have a problem in life and get up, dust themselves off and start all over again.

— Frank Abagnale

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

At school, I’d sing in groups in the locker room or in the bathroom, which was like an echo chamber. The problem is I didn’t know how to get started singing professionally. The pool hall was my Facebook. I’d hang out there to keep up with what was going on and to let people know where I could be reached if singing jobs came up.

— Frankie Valli

You could have everything right but be in the wrong place. You think your business is no good, but really, the problem is your place is no good.

— Fred DeLuca

I didn’t have any problem bonding with Honey, but I was plagued with insecurities about my ability to bring up my baby.

— Gail Porter

I have no problem with any gay group that says they’re Republicans, but I will fight them tooth and nail if they try to change what the Republican Party believes.

— Gary Bauer

If you’ve been massive and it’s all slid away, you tend to get written off. It’s quite difficult to overcome that, which is why I’ve got this problem with nostalgia.

— Gary Numan

The problem with the focus on speculators, as was demonstrated during the financial crisis, is that it tends to divert attention from the real villains. During the financial crisis, the villains were the actions of the banks, not the speculators betting on bank share prices.

— Gary Weiss

Conspiracy theories feed on opacity, and that’s a longtime problem with short selling. Large long positions must be reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission in public filings, but not large short positions.

— Gary Weiss

The problem of forgetting might not torment us so much if we could only convince ourselves that remembering isn’t important. Perhaps the things we learn – words, dates, formulas, historical and biographical details – don’t really matter. Facts can be looked up. That’s what the Internet is for.

— Gary Wolf

Then the war became a real problem and along with other shortages, they started to have paper problems.

— Gil Kane

There is a blueprint that young female singers seem to follow to make it, to make some noise when they first come out. And it’s a hyper-sexualized persona. And the thing is that it works. And they do make noise. But the problem is if it’s not authentic to you, then you’re trapped in that persona. And you have to live that persona 24/7.

— Gina Prince-Bythewood

You don’t have to resolve every problem of the book at the end, but you do have to resolve some.

— Gayle Lynds

I love the idea of leaving some of the original abstract thought in, because the problem is that when you pick up a pen you become a snob, your own worse critic. You edit yourself in a way that is non-creative.

— Glen Hansard

We have struggled with terrorism for a long time. In the Reagan administration, I was a hawk on the subject. I said terrorism is a big problem, a different problem, and we have to take forceful action against it. Fortunately, Ronald Reagan agreed with me, but not many others did.

— George P. Shultz

What you and I understand as a government doesn’t exist in many African countries. In fact, what we call our governments are vampire states. Vampires because they suck the economic vitality out of their people. Government is the problem in Africa.

— George Ayittey

My problem is that I always find jeans that are either high-waisted or low-rise, but nothing in between, like they used to be in the eighties and early nineties. That’s actually the most flattering cut.

— Georgia May Jagger

Many of our students say, ‘We wish we had a mentor in high school. We wish we had someone we could spend more time with, who paid more attention to us, who I could sit down with and talk to when I had a problem.’ So relationships are critical.

— Gerald Chertavian

The other guys drink, but they don’t drink anywhere near what I used to. And I think they’re slightly respectful of the fact that I’m off it, so it’s not a problem.

— Graham Coxon

When it comes to expanding opportunity, businesses and young adults are not the sources of the problem – they are a substantial part of the solution.

— Gerald Chertavian

Experience shows that if you put more ethicists on a problem, you can end up with more problems.

— Gregory Benford

In recognising the global problem posed by osteoporosis, WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis, focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance.

— Gro Harlem Brundtland

There is a way that a younger person can accept the inevitable problem that they’re going to die, whereas somebody a little bit older might be overcome.

— Gus Van Sant

The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People don’t realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior. We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well.

— Gabe Newell

Bordeaux would be naive not to recognize that Robert Parker was driving the brand equity. If the next generation doesn’t care about Chateau Pichon-Lalande, then you have a problem.

— Gary Vaynerchuk

Don’t fight the problem, decide it.

— George C. Marshall

The problem is, we elected a manager and we need a leader. Let’s face it: Bush is just dim.

— George Clooney

I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.

— George Clooney

In my classroom, I would start my lessons with a quick review of an old topic. Then, I would introduce a new topic. Finally, I would give my students a problem to solve on their own, one that would reinforce what I’d just taught.

— Gene Luen Yang

The World Cup is every four years, so it’s going to be a perennial problem.

— Gary Lineker

The problem is there are so many stories out there where I can pull that superhero out, put any other superhero in, and the story works the same. For me, that’s broken. I have to write a story that no one else but Aquaman or Shazam can be in, and as soon as you pull that character out and out someone else in, it doesn’t work.

— Geoff Johns

Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law.

— George Herbert Mead

What I taught myself was that in any problem you get, you’ve got to come up with an innovative, brilliant, kind of unusual, stunning solution.

— George Lois

I know that I sound self-satisfied, and I know that I’ve got an ego, but I don’t have an ego problem.

— George Michael

There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail, that we’d have a sovereign debt problem in one of the larger European economies. That’s dissipated, thanks largely to the action of the European Central Bank.

— George Osborne

The idea of solving as huge and long-term a problem as inequality – which, for my money, is the biggest single problem we have here at home – just never gets serious concern from both sides.

— George Packer

Many people have been pontificating, and patronizing, and moralizing, and scapegoating, saying you Greeks, you are the problem. I would say we Greeks have a problem. We are not the problem.

— George Papandreou

If we were the problem, it would be very convenient – kick Greece out, everything’s fine. What would happen to Spain, what about Portugal, what about Italy, what about the whole of the euro zone? We need more cooperation and less simplification and prejudice.

— George Papandreou

The more there is a European solution to a theoretical, but possible, problem in the markets, the less we will have to talk about an I.M.F. solution.

— George Papandreou

As much as I love historical fiction, my problem with historical fiction is that you always know what’s going to happen.

— George R. R. Martin

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don’t get young men standing up and saying, ‘How can I combine career and family?’

— Gertrude Stein

I think the Democratic Party has picked a lot of the wrong candidates, the kind that Middle America, or people who are more down the middle and more rational, can’t side with. I think that’s been the problem.

— Glenn Danzig

I think being optimistic is ensuring your success. If you start out saying ‘I’ve got this problem,’ or ‘I’m angry at that,’ you will not succeed.

— George Takei

You have 60 countries in the world with a terrorist problem. That’s two-thirds of the world. We have this group in Basilan, which is a small island in the far south of the Philippines, and the island itself has a population of – what? – 300,000.

— Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

The mark, to me, of a constructive argument is one that looks at a specific problem and says, ‘What shall we do about this?’ And a nonconstructive one is one that tries to label people.

— Gloria Steinem

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.

— Golda Meir

The problem is, I think, that so many of us pray as if we are ordering groceries. We pick up the telephone and say, ‘Is this the right place to place my order?’ and we proceed right to dictating our order. When we have then ended that list, we hang up.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

Every country is going to have to face up to globalisation, but Scotland has got a unique capacity because of its history as part of a multinational state to help us deal with that problem.

— Gordon Brown

I started salsa dancing with a few different companies and started touring the country. It was fantastic, but I realized that I really wanted to talk every time we were performing. That’s a problem because when you’re dancing, if you stop to talk, that’s not really cool to the other dancers.

— Gina Rodriguez

In the writing of novels, there is the problem of how to shape a narrative.

— Gore Vidal

The problem with the Dorises and the Nicki Minajes and Mileys is that they reach their goal very quickly. There is no long-term vision, and they forget that once you get into that whirlpool, then you have to fight the system that solidifies around you in order to keep being the outsider you claim you represent.

— Grace Jones

People have to see that there is a high degree of complexity about belonging to a gang. It’s a symptom, not a problem.

— Greg Boyle

You rarely find someone who sings really well and who produces really well it’s a problem, and I just think it’s a missing link in the music scene.

— Grimes

The problem is government spends too much. So raising taxes is what politicians do, instead of reducing spending.

— Grover Norquist

There’s no reason to raise taxes. Taxes should be lower… The problem we have is that government spends too much, not that taxes are too low.

— Grover Norquist

I need wrong to get laughs. I need a normal world so that I can be abnormal, and that’s my problem. Comedians need prejudice.

— Gallagher

This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic.

— Garet Garrett

If you’ve really got a problem with me, and you came and told me you had a problem with me, I’d be interested to listen to you. But if you’re just some loser that sits there and hammers away on some blog form or whatever, I don’t have time for that. Why even worry about it?

— Guy Fieri

Athol Fugard became famous as a playwright, so although ‘Tsotsi’ the book was written in the ’60s, it was only published in the ’80s. It was then optioned pretty much every year by producers. I think the problem was that holding onto its period setting made it very hard to get finance.

— Gavin Hood

Inflation is not always the main problem, or indeed a problem at all. Sometimes, though rarely, deflation is a more serious threat, and we need to shelve many of the orthodoxies we have held so dear.

— Gavyn Davies

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.

— Gwyneth Paltrow

I want to try to prove the world wrong – that you can run and win in the NBA, and you can win big if you keep running. The problem is, can you run for 82 games every minute, every possession of every game?

— George Karl

It is evident that one cannot say anything demonstrable about the problem before having resolved these preliminary questions, and yet we hardly possess the necessary information to solve some of them.

— Georges Cuvier

You can gesture at the transnational problem of Islamist terrorism all you like, but it’s just hot air unless you invest in proper security on the ground in your own country, with the right safeguards to civil liberties.

— Giles Foden

If I’m too strong for some people, that’s their problem.

— Glenda Jackson

There is one major problem with anti-virus software: It needs updating. Users cannot be relied upon to have even the anti-virus software in the first place, let alone be able or willing to pay for the updates.

— Glenn Turner

The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time – neither for Rome nor for the theologians.

— Godfried Danneels

I think there is a problem in France that anyone who is not European, you want to know where they come from and why do they come from somewhere or why they speak English or why they are human. That’s the big barrier for all of us that are coming from some far, far away countries. But at the end of the day, we are all artists.

— Golshifteh Farahani

For me, Iran was paradise, and I believe it’s a paradise still, but only if you don’t have political problems. If you have a political problem, paradise turns into hell.

— Golshifteh Farahani

People think I’ve got a problem with the press. Actually I have no problem with the press, but just like in football there are a handful who cause problems because they’re disrespectful, they’re lazy, and above all – and this is what really gets to me – they haven’t worked hard to get there.

— Gordon Strachan

The problem for me is that I’ve never actually studied photography, so it’s quite a steep learning curve. Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there’s a point where you should actually know the technical side.

— Graeme Le Saux

But Rangers don’t need to go there and win, they need to go there and get a point. I think the hardest thing about it is there will be no supporters. Playing in an empty ground will be a problem for the players.

— Graham Roberts

I don’t know why they’re doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don’t understand the severity of the problem in this state.

— Gray Davis

Operation Northern Star with Canada has made significant progress in battling meth from the north, and we are engaged in numerous training opportunities in Mexico to help curb the problem from the south.

— Greg Walden

And if there was something, suppose I wanted to write something really damning or embarrassing about one of the owners, that would really be a problem on the NFL’s site.

— Gregg Easterbrook

I’m the biggest nerd you know. I’m a nerd, I’m a techie, and I don’t have a problem with saying it.

— Grizz Chapman

Everything I do, I go to black people. If I have a problem at the airport, I’ll go to the black ticket agent. I hope they notice me because I’ll get better service. If I’m at a restaurant, I look for the black waiter. Rent-a-Car, give you the upgrade.

— Gary Owen

In the early 1950s, during the near avalanche of discoveries, rediscoveries, and redefinitions of subcellular components made possible by electron microscopy, those prospecting in this newly opened field were faced with the problem of what to do with their newly acquired wealth.

— George Emil Palade

My biggest problem will be lack of match toughness but I am a positive, optimistic person.

— Greg Rusedski

The Negro problem, like all other political problems, is fundamentally a moral issue. This is realism, not idealism. Those of my colleagues who believe that they are particularly ‘hard boiled’ because they overlook the fact that human beings are struggling for their consciences are simply unrealistic.

— Gunnar Myrdal

To the great majority of white Americans, the Negro problem has distinctly negative connotations. It suggests something difficult to settle and equally difficult to leave alone. It is embarrassing. It makes for moral uneasiness.

— Gunnar Myrdal

To learn something from your data, the forming of a hypothesis lies with the human being, which turns into a query, which becomes a result. The problem is that there are too many queries to make, too many questions to ask.

— Gurjeet Singh

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

— H. L. Mencken

There is always an easy solution to every problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.

— H. L. Mencken

What we can afford least is to define the problem of future war as we would like it to be and, by doing so, introduce into our defense vulnerabilities based on self-delusion.

— H. R. McMaster

Patent monopoly creates a lot of problems. It allows the patentee to charge the maximum to consumers. This may not be a problem if the patented product is a luxury item, like parts that go into a smartphone, but can violate basic human rights if it involves things such as life-saving drugs.

— Ha-Joon Chang

What can you do if a part of it is uphill? You can’t work out another route. You’ve just got to run the one they give you. But they tell me London is a nice course. Even the cobbles, I hope, are not very much of a problem for me.

— Haile Gebrselassie

Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an ‘is,’ it is a ‘becoming.’

— Haile Selassie

Women have a tendency not to give up realms once they take over new ones. We are still proprietary over the domestic realm even as we take over new professional realms, and that is a real problem.

— Hanna Rosin

It’s aspirational for me. I’ve lived as a cat lady. I’m happy to be a cat lady. I’ll continue to be a cat lady. Just bring them all to my house, and I’ll keep them all, no problem.

— Hannah Simone

I’m 23 I feel older than that, but I feel comfortable. I’m assured of myself, and it’s not a problem.

— Harry Kane

I like to do everything you can possibly do before you go into rehearsal, because once we are in rehearsal or on the stage there will be a problem I didn’t anticipate. It’s really good to think we got it all nailed – of course you’ve never got it all nailed.

— Harold Prince

Leaks are not the problem they are the symptom. They reveal a disconnect between what people want and need to know and what they actually do know. The greater the secrecy, the more likely a leak.

— Heather Brooke

So everyone has that problem, models have that problem, too.

— Heidi Klum

Why do we feel jealousy? Therapists often regard the demon as a scar of childhood trauma or a symptom of a psychological problem. And it’s true that people who feel inadequate, insecure, or overly dependent tend to be more jealous than others.

— Helen Fisher

We’re a nation in search of an identity, but it’s quite exciting. I don’t regard it as a problem. It’s a challenge.

— Helen Clark

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.

— Helen Hayes

I don’t think kids have a problem with death. It’s us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened.

— Helena Bonham Carter

When I came first to Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp said, ‘Listen, Mkhitaryan, it’s your family name – it’s too long. So Henrikh, it’s too long. Let’s call you Micki. Are you okay?’ I said, ‘Okay, no problem.’ And since that day, they started calling me Micki.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

— Henry A. Wallace

George Zimmerman is a foot soldier in a rapidly privatizing country. He is a new centurion of 21st-century America. Law enforcement is tied down by the strictures of, well, the law. There is only ‘so much they can do’ to take care of the ‘problem.’

— Henry Rollins

When I see the hatred exacted at Mr. Obama – you know, he lowered your taxes, killed your number one bad guy and got your guys out of Iraq – I don’t understand why he seems to inflame people so much. You know, unless, unless there’s a race problem.

— Henry Rollins

I’m meant to be an animation director. That world, and the culture of stop-motion, is where I want to live. It’s more my problem than Hollywood’s. I’m not attuned to Hollywood.

— Henry Selick

When you have a big, ugly problem, there’s never going to be a neat, elegant solution that is totally painless or without a cost.

— Henry Paulson

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure. Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up. Directing is second, and acting is the most fun.

— Henry Winkler

Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather’s, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations.

— Herman Cain

I’m not a professional politician. I’m a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.

— Herman Cain

In dealing with the China problem, the British and American side, which had particularly strong interests in China, should have based its judgments about the origins of the problem on direct observation of the actual circumstances at the time.

— Hideki Tojo

The thing about our country, Americans, and New Yorkers in particular, we all want to help. There’s real folks who want to help. The problem is, they don’t know how. They don’t know how to get involved.

— Hill Harper

It’s true that America can’t solve every problem, but I don’t know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us.

— Hillary Clinton

The problem is not the oil, but what they do with the oil. The United States is the biggest spender of oil and of all the planet resources.

— Hugo Chavez

I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem.

— Hunter S. Thompson

I have a problem with players who don’t take the loss personally. At a professional level you should – it’s our job, it’s our livelihood, it’s who we are at this level. Every loss should be taken that personal.

— Hope Solo

From some dilatory reading in the early 1960s, I knew enough about viruses and their association with tumors in animals to understand that they might provide a relatively simple entry into a problem as complex as cancer.

— Harold E. Varmus

I’m on Facebook and Twitter, and occasionally I will tweet something. Somehow my problem is that I don’t think I have anything interesting to tweet about.

— Gordon Bell

There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem… the project became classified. I couldn’t work on it after having gone to all that trouble. I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance.

— Gordon Gould

Peer attachments are not the problem themselves. It’s when they compete with adult attachments that the problems emerge. It’s just like when siblings get attached to each other. If they start revolving around each other, then the parents can’t do anything with them because it’s a competing attachment.

— Gordon Neufeld

I’m not very good at going to sleep, and that’s probably my worst problem. I don’t need much more than seven and a half hours, but I probably get six. I take all my problems to bed with me and fret. I can’t switch off.

— Harriet Walter

So the – the part of the problem is not just the rhetoric. It’s the fact that we – we’re so polarized in what we’ve done to each other as parties over the last thirty years in redistricting that it’s very, very hard to overcome your own constituencies and move to the middle.

— Howard Dean

Politically it’s easy to salve one’s conscience, no matter that salving it rarely makes the problem go away. You join the Labour Party, write articles attacking the privileged, give the money you spend on opera tickets to homeless charities, and vow never to go to anything that can be considered elitist again.

— Howard Jacobson

The chief problem with the individual investor: He or she typically buys when the market is high and thinks it’s going to go up, and sells when the market is low and thinks it’s going to go down.

— Harry Markowitz

It doesn’t have to be a problem for children to be fat, but it does affect you: you aren’t as happy in that skin.

— Harry Melling

A lot of people live much more simply than in the old days. That doesn’t bother me. Keeping busy is the problem. Television guest shot fees are going down. You can do a dozen guest shots a year, but you’re not making that much money.

— Harry Morgan

For Starbucks, there will be no shortage of the highest-quality arabica beans. I suspect that for some others there could potentially be a problem, not in the near term, but over time.

— Howard Schultz

You know the green grifters have no argument when they start raising the ‘no blood for oil’ cry on the blogs. Excuse me, if Obama’s make-sure-your-tires-are-properly-inflated administration would simply allow more energy production here in the U.S., that wouldn’t be a problem very long, would it?

— Howie Carr

In 1974/75, I spent a sabbatical year with Professor Vince Jaccarino and Dr. Alan King at the University of California in Santa Barbara to get a taste of nuclear magnetic resonance. We solved a specific problem on the bicritical point of MnF2, their home-base material. We traded experience, NMR, and critical phenomena.

— Heinrich Rohrer

Even in technology, you have the freedom to solve a problem your way, you see. But it naturally sits in a certain framework whereas, in the physics, everybody had to come up with his own idea what he was going to do.

— Heinrich Rohrer

NASA has never had a problem finding capable people to be astronauts. NASA’s problem was, and still is, finding ways to cut the list of capable applicants down to a manageable length.

— Henry Spencer

The problem with Ireland is that it’s a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.

— Hugh Leonard

As long as the problem of world reconstruction remains the center of interest for all nations, blocs having similar attitudes will form and operate even within the League itself.

— Hjalmar Branting

I think people feel threatened by homosexuality. The problem isn’t about gay people, the problem is about the attitude towards gay people. People think that all gays are Hannibal Lecters. But gay people are sons and daughters, politicians and doctors, American heroes and daughters of American heroes.

— Hollis Stacy

The fact is the planet is warming right now, and it is easier to blame it on some human activity rather than saying we should better understand the whole problem and recognize there are natural conditions that are impacting this, too.

— Hugh Ross

The problem with faerie gifts is that they always come with a price, which is why they are made by the desperate and the foolish.

— Holly Black

My feeling was, you plant some seeds. If they grow, great if they don’t, you don’t take it personally. Not my problem I just kept planting. Just like a farmer.

— Hank Haney

I think the problem I have with films is that, because there’s so much hype around them, they become bigger than they should be, really. There are things that people do every day in their little workshops that they’ll take to heaven with them. You’ve got to realise that it’s not everything, making films.

— Hans Matheson

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.

— Henry Bessemer

You have a huge amount of confidence when you’re younger, which slowly ebbs away for the rest of your life. You think: ‘No problem. I can do that. Why shouldn’t I do it?’

— Ian Hislop

When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it’s self-defeating.

— Henry Flynt

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.

— Henry Flynt

I have got prostate cancer, and I have to keep monitoring that. It’s no problem, it’s under control and I’m very cool about it, but other people are dying from it.

— Ian Mckellen

If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem.

— I. F. Stone

I don’t care how hot a girl is – if she doesn’t like animals, it would be a major, major problem.

— Ian Somerhalder

During these two and a half years that have followed the war, the most urgent problem we have encountered was: to activate the public enterprises, to bring them up to the level that international markets demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization.

— Ibrahim Rugova

However, we still have the problem of free travel and movement, since the Travel Documents issued by UNMIK as the substitute to passports, are not fully recognized yet by all countries.

— Ibrahim Rugova

Military is a great place for a jock. That’s the first thing they test you, they test you physically. If you can run, if you can do the pushups, it’s not as hard a transition. If you can’t do that, you’re going to have a problem because they’re going to really work it out of you or work it into you.

— Ice T

Pretty Little Liars’ is very all-consuming of my time, but I guess it’s a great problem to have… there have been other things that have come that were on the table and then were not.

— Ian Harding

When I came to America in 1978, I was a huge sports fan – the problem was, my sport was cricket. Shockingly enough, no one wanted to talk cricket with me!

— Indra Nooyi

They can argue whatever they want. The problem is, when you interview every passenger, during the interviews you are looking for – you profile – you do profiling, to find the suspicious ones and put them out from the rest of the passengers.

— Isaac Yeffet

Everything that has to do with food is sensuous. In the United States, however, we are eating all the time. We have a problem with obesity. And yet, we don’t enjoy food that much.

— Isabel Allende

Before, revolutions used to have ideological names. They could be communist, they could be liberal, they could be fascist or Islamic. Now, the revolutions are called under the medium which is most used. You have Facebook revolutions, Twitter revolutions. The content doesn’t matter anymore – the problem is the media.

— Ivan Krastev

The Americans will never solve the Indian problem till the Indian is extinct. They have treated them after a fashion which has intensified their treachery and ‘devilry’ as enemies, and as friends reduces them to a degraded pauperism, devoid of the very first elements of civilization.

— Isabella Bird

An international presence in Serbia’s Kosovo province is not a problem. But only a civilian and unarmed mission under U.N. auspices, with Russia’s participation, would be acceptable.

— Ivica Dacic

If you see a person who’s insecure and covers it up, it can be quite a problem. But the person who is insecure and shows you is quite appealing. They give you just the courage to drop your defenses.

— Isabella Rossellini

In interviews, the first question I get in America is always: ‘What do you do to stay young?’ I do nothing. I don’t think aging is a problem. What irritates me a little is growing fatter. It irritates me that if I eat what I want to eat, it shows.

— Isabella Rossellini

When you’re headlining, people are paying to come see you specifically. It’s a different kind of pressure, because you’ve got to deliver. You’ve got to give these people what they paid for. It’s a different mind state, a different type of mentality, but it’s honestly a pretty good problem to have, you know?

— J. Cole

If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.

— J. Paul Getty

Our generation, unfortunately, is stuck to our phones – and, like, Twitter – constantly, which I have no problem with. I’d say we’re not describing the children of America or anything like that, but there is something to take from it: It is kind of sad how we can’t go thirty minutes without checking our phone.

— Israel Broussard

The first problem of the media is posed by what does not get translated, or even published in the dominant political languages.

— Jacques Derrida

Indian paper is famous, Egyptian papyrus, Chinese paper… every country has used this natural material. But the problem is it’s going to run out because it’s very difficult work.

— Issey Miyake

The problem is not that the U.S. economy won’t be able to take care of its citizens – it is that taking away benefits, creating intergenerational warfare, and scapegoating will make for very difficult and bad politics. This is a tragedy that we can see coming. Early action would be relatively painless.

— Jamie Dimon

It slightly worries me that when people find a problem, they rush to judgment of what to do.

— Janet Yellen

There are those of us that believe if you truly want to try drive down the cost of gas, if you really want to solve the problem, then you should be pursuing the extraction of our resources that are right here at home: alternative energy and traditional.

— Jason Chaffetz

When your economy is subject to the whims of Libya and Nigeria and Venezuela, you have a problem.

— Jason Chaffetz

I really truly worry that the debt is one of the single biggest threat to the United States of America, that we’re talking about a problem that is multi-trillion in its depth and I think we ought to be cutting more.

— Jason Chaffetz

That’s the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they’d be like, ‘Yeah, big deal. I’d eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you’re pulling down.’

— Jim Carrey

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?

— Jim Rohn

I think it’s too bad that everybody’s decided to turn on drugs, I don’t think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money’s the problem. But drugs are just drugs.

— Jerry Garcia

And as far as I’m concerned, it’s like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem.

— Jerry Garcia

Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.

— Jerry Seinfeld

If you think black people have a motivation problem, open up a Wal-Mart and advertise a thousand jobs. Watch 5,000 people show up.

— Jesse Jackson

Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.

— Jean Piaget

The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.

— Jean Piaget

I will not be a Democrat or a Republican. They are the problem, not the solution. We need to abolish political parties in this country.

— Jesse Ventura

You can have solid third party politics, but the problem is you’re all lumped in to all the fringe groups. That’s a stereotype that happens.

— Jesse Ventura

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

I’ve never been keen on open adoption. It doesn’t seem to solve the main problem with adoption, which is that somebody feels she was abandoned by someone else.

— Joan Didion

My biggest problem was to get the coaches to understand that I was a runner, and I wanted to prepare myself based upon the calisthenics I did and get myself ready. For example, I used my forearm when I ran the ball, so I didn’t want to do pushups because I wanted my forearms to heal.

— Jim Brown

Concussions have brought the consciousness to the problem, but I think the problem is football-related injuries, period, and the lack of support from the league of those players who have suffered those injuries. The denial factor has been unbelievable. I’m here because I’m a fighter to try to bring attention to this fact.

— Jim Brown

The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.

— Joe Biden

ISIS is not an existential threat to something happening to someone in the United States of America. It’s a serious problem overseas, but it’s confusing and frightening.

— Joe Biden

The problem with the standard American diet, a primary cause of our current obesity epidemic, is the fact that the majority of foods consumed are high in calories and low in micronutrients.

— Joel Fuhrman

The question is not, ‘Do you have a problem?’ The question is, ‘Does the problem have you?’

— Joel Osteen

Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.

— John F. Kennedy

Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won’t understand how anyone can have a problem with how they’re treated.

— John Lydon

Exceptionally hard decisions can deplete your energy to the point at which you finally cave in. If you mentally crumble and degenerate into negative thinking, you’ll magnify the problem to the point where it can haunt you.

— John C. Maxwell

I just remember watching Federer the first year he won Wimbledon. He was struggling with his back problem. I remember it vividly. It looked like there was a chance he was not going to finish. He had that look in his eye. Then, somehow, he found the wherewithal to dig a little deeper, and suddenly he wins the thing, and he’s a different player.

— John McEnroe

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.

— John Lennon

When you’re trying to solve a problem on a new product type, you become completely focused on problems that seem a number of steps removed from the main product. That problem solving can appear a little abstract, and it is easy to lose sight of the product.

— Jonathan Ive

Death solves all problems – no man, no problem.

— Joseph Stalin

I would like to have as much going on as other people do, but my problem is I get so attached to things, and there’s my kids, and I need my sleep, and then there’s being married – gotta check in on that, too.

— Joss Whedon

When I created Buffy, I wanted to create a female icon, but I also wanted to be very careful to surround her with men that not only have no problem with the idea of a female leader, but were in fact engaged and even attracted to the idea.

— Joss Whedon
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