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Man Conservative

The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.

- A. E. Housman

Wear Make Up

I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don't wear make-up. I go to the gym.

- A. J. Cook

Student Kuwait

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.

- A. Whitney Brown

Resonates

The average Indian doesn't care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like 'Million Dollar Arm,' that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie.

- Aasif Mandvi

Pretty Batting

Maybe I'm delusional but I'm usually funny. It's not 100% but I have a pretty good batting average.

- Adam Carolla

More Polite

When telemarketers call me now, I won't get the blow-horn. I'm more polite than the average person.

- Adam DeVine

Horror Bit

I have found that my fan base is a bit above average when compared to the common horror fan.

- Adam Green

High Refuse

Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.

- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Woman Concerns

I'm just an average woman with average concerns.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Love Everybody

When I am at a dinner table, I love to ask everybody, 'How long do you think our species might last?' I've read that the average age of a species, of any species, is about two million years. Is it possible we can have an average life span as a species? And do you picture us two million years more or a million and a half years, or 5,000?

- Alan Alda

My Life Big

I was a fairly good amateur musician, and I was an average professional. But the one thing I saw was that the big band business was fading. So I made an economic decision, and it turned out the best judgment I ever made in my life.

- Alan Greenspan

Business Big

I was a fairly good amateur musician, and I was an average professional. But the one thing I saw was that the big band business was fading.

- Alan Greenspan

University How Far

I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.

- Alan Greenspan

Which Certainly

Space is certainly something more complicated than the average person would probably realize. Space is not just an empty background in which things happen.

- Alan Guth

Business Mature

So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough.

- Amanda Bynes

Think I Think

I think I'm a little more mature than the average guy.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Will Like

Even if I earn millions, I will probably do the average things, like live in a dorm and work at McDonald's.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Lucky Been

Policy people suffer their own kind of agony, and no wonder. After all, what is the average life of the policy person? You go into government if you are lucky, do your best, aren't appreciated, take all the blame for policies for which you are only partly responsible, leave, realize your reputation has been damaged, maybe permanently.

- Amity Shlaes

Practice Play

You could argue that if the average golfer plays a golf course with 430-yard par 4s and they always miss the green, that's good practice. It's definitely great practice to play a course that's too long for you.

- Amy Alcott

Go Maintain

I was in a special class, where you skip a grade - you go from seventh to ninth. But I got kicked out. You had to maintain an 85 average, and I didn't. I was too focused on trying to be popular.

- Amy Heckerling

Wake Up About

As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh.

- Aleksandr Lebed

I Think Outgoing

I'm not extremely outgoing, but I'm average, I think. When people meet me they'll say, 'Oh you're not that shy...' I never said I was! I see where they're coming from because my biggest single was about being shy at a party - I get it. But it's not 100% accurate.

- Alessia Cara

Half Big

John W. Snow was paid more than $50 million in salary, bonus and stock in his nearly 12 years as chairman of the CSX Corporation, the railroad company. During that period, the company's profits fell, and its stock rose a bit more than half as much as that of the average big company.

- Alex Berenson

Country Year

For a developing country, average long-run growth of 5 percent a year per capita is excellent, and 7 percent is stellar.

- Alex Berenson

Over Sides

If it's not messy and it doesn't drip over the sides, it's not a holiday hot chocolate -it's just an average hot chocolate.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Next Big

According to the U.N., more than 2.7 billion people will face severe water shortages by 2025. Many social scientists predict that the next big wars will be over water. Nevertheless, the average American family blissfully consumes 300 gallons a day, when you add in watering the lawn and washing dishes, clothes, and cars.

- Alex Shoumatoff

Very Powered

It is very possible to have lives that are just as prosperous, and nicer, that use 5 percent of the fossil fuels and virgin materials we do now. But if we're living anything like the average McMansion-ite, SUV-driving suburbanites, there's simply no way that can be powered in a climate-friendly way.

- Alex Steffen

Think Acceptable

When you're writing historical fiction, you have to think a little farther into the situation: what the average social interactions were, what was acceptable behavior. What did people think was fun, what did they find unhappy, and why?

- Alexander Chee

Sky News

I like to get home, flop on the couch, and watch Sky Sports News. I'm just your average bloke.

- Alfie Allen

Top Bottom

When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Last Which

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

- Anatole France

Woman Been

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.

- Andre Maurois

Devote Put

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

- Andrew Carnegie

United Congress

Many counties in Maryland are above the average unemployment rate for both Maryland and the United States. We need representation in Congress who will make creating jobs the No. 1 priority so the people of Maryland can get back to work.

- Andrew P. Harris

Florida Peaked

Unemployment in Florida peaked at 11.2 percent in 2009, higher than the national average, and the state was a center for home foreclosures.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Pet Average Person

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

- Andy Rooney

Always Tries

The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.

- Andy Rooney

Data Discovered

I now have Grit Scale scores from thousands of American adults. My data provide a snapshot of grit across adulthood. And I've discovered a strikingly consistent pattern: grit and age go hand in hand. Sixty-somethings tend to be grittier, on average, than fifty-somethings, who are in turn grittier than forty-somethings, and so on.

- Angela Duckworth

Wanting Request

I'm just wanting to make the proper breakfast and keep the house. That's my passion. At the request of my kids, I'm taking cooking classes. As I go to sleep at night, I think, 'Did I do a great job as a mom, or was that an average day?'

- Angelina Jolie

Country Films

The average movie-goer in this country sees six films in a year. That's one every two months. What the studios are trying to do is make sure it's their movie.

- Anita Elberse

My Life About

My life experiences are different than the average person because I've spent the last 10 years living in Mexico. I generally don't know what's going on in America, and when I do visit for work, I'm often interrogated about my life choices by random strangers.

- Ann Aguirre

Next I Think

I think the average citizen is going to see no less than a $1,500 or more increase in what it's going to cost for basic living next year,... Taking sales tax off food isn't going to take care of all of that, but I think it's a way that we can help.

- Ann Robinson

Year Fees

Ending up-front fees should make it far easier for all students to go to university as they will no longer have to pay up to /1,125 out of their loans at the start of each year. Student loans will also rise to meet average living costs.

- Anne Campbell

Chain Large

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

- Anthony Burgess

Income Movie

In New Orleans, where I'm from, the average household income, with two working parents, two kids, a dog and a little fence is $16,000 a year, so $15,000 for a movie sounds pretty good.

- Anthony Mackie

Very Some

I photograph artists, and some of them are very well known, but if you ask the average man on the street, 'Do you like Anselm Kiefer?' He would stare at you with a blank stare, because these are not celebrities. They are celebrated in a specific circle.

- Anton Corbijn

Kind Everyone

The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.

- Aries Spears

More Two-Thirds

About two-thirds of bachelor's degree holders borrow to go to school, and on average they're graduating with more than $26,000 in debt.

- Arne Duncan

Very Surely

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.

- Arnold Bennett

Me Perceptions

People's perceptions of me have nothing to do with reality. I'm basically just your average dork.

- Art Alexakis

Inspirational Feet

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.

- Arthur Helps

DNA Chains

According to physical measurements, DNA chains are, on the average, 10,000 units long.

- Arthur Kornberg

Educational Large

The states that have large in-migrations of Hispanics are Florida, Texas and California. And Florida and Texas are way above average in educational achievement, while California's the lowest, just about.

- Arthur Laffer

Normal Everybody

Everybody can't have the life of a normal, average American person in India - they can't. So, it's about egalitarianism. It's about sharing things more equally. It's about access to natural resources.

- Arundhati Roy

Hit Drop

I was afraid if I started to hit home runs, my average would drop.

- Asdrubal Cabrera

Argument Some

There is some argument about who actually invented text messaging, but I think it's safe to say it was a man. Multiple studies have shown that the average man uses about half as many words per day as women, thus text messaging. It eliminates hellos and goodbyes and cuts right to the chase.

- Ashton Kutcher

Drop Almost

The average human attention span was 12 seconds in 2000 and 8 seconds in 2013. A drop of 33%. The scary part is that the attention span of a goldfish was 9 seconds, almost 13% more than us humans. That's why it's getting tougher by the day to get people to turn the page. Maybe we writers ought to try writing for goldfish!

- Ashwin Sanghi

Cards Use

People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less.

- Charles Duhigg

Commercial Some

Bowls have become network-owned, commercial enterprises, in some cases, pitting average teams in money-losing bowls for the benefit of a few.

- Charles E. Young

Through Which

I most definitely would not buy the 'Daily Mail,' which pours a kind of livid torpor into the eyelids of the average Brit - I skimmed through a copy recently and couldn't believe the rubbish in it.

- Charles Hazlewood

Figure Almost

In the course of his presidency, Obama has gone from an almost magical charismatic figure to an ordinary politician. Ordinary. Average.

- Charles Krauthammer

Production Drop

Most talk about 'super-geniuses' is nonsense. I have found that when 'stars' drop out, successors are usually at hand to fill their places, and the successors are merely men who have learned by application and self-discipline to get full production from an average, normal brain.

- Charles M. Schwab

Kid Crazy Life

My family is average. I didn't have a crazy life as a kid.

- Charli XCX

Congress Before

People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even I understood before I came to Congress. When any of my constituents writes me a letter, I promise you, we're listening.

- Charlie Norwood

Cards Happen

Average Americans are going to win this, not me. And not just your organization, not just the providers of health care, but the American people are going to cause this to happen. But they have to keep sending those cards and letters.

- Charlie Norwood

Always Going

There are always going to be encounters that you kind of wish went differently. But the average fan really isn't fanatical.

- Chester Bennington

Larger Big One

I have this prominent feature on my face - I don't know if you've noticed - but, well, they're my lips. They tend to walk into a room before I do because they're larger than average! So Chapstick's a big one for me.

- Chloe Bridges

Girl Everyday

I'm an average, everyday girl.

- Chloe Grace Moretz

Bad Screen

People... need a time to laugh. It's up to us to bonk ourselves on the head and slip on a banana peel so the average guy can say, 'I may be bad, honey, but I'm not as much of an idiot as that guy on the screen.'

- Chris Farley

Winter Longest

The communities and countries best at using energy to optimize a microclimate for human life are also the ones whose people have the longest average lifespans. Canada, Sweden, and Iceland - places with inhospitable winter weather - are frontrunners in sustaining human health and life.

- Chris Hadfield

Very Could

You don't realize that somebody who's average or even very fit could relate to someone who's overweight, but it's not about our size - it's how we look at ourselves and how we feel about ourselves.

- Chrissy Metz

Follower Like

The fundamental weakness in the Tea Party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the Tea Party elite - plutocrats like the Koch Brothers -want and what the average grassroots Tea Party follower wants.

- Chuck Schumer

Settle Before

I'm trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we're riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights.

- Clara Hughes

Work Year

I work at home but average 15,000 to 18,000 miles per year on my Honda.

- Cliff Martinez

Same Movie

I'm a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.

- Clint Eastwood

Very Introverted

When I was growing up, I wasn't an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.

- Clint Eastwood

Thoughts Compare

There is something about the ability to externalize our thoughts and compare them with other people in a public way that is really transformative for the average person.

- Clive Thompson

Average People

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.

- Colin Powell

Rain Standing

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.

- Colin Wilson

Regret Hundred

I had the benefit of experiencing a hundred times more than the average kid. I don't look back with regret at all. It was the best life ever.

- Corin Nemec

Had Inexpensive

Preventative medicine has to be the direction we go in. For example, if colon cancer is detected early - because a person knew he had a genetic risk and was having frequent exams - the surgery is relatively inexpensive and average survival is far greater than 10 years.

- Craig Venter

Which Cultivated

The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.

- Crystal Eastman

Behind Bad

I definitely have a preference for writing anti-heroes and bad guys, especially when they have motivations that the average 'good' person can understand and get behind.

- Cullen Bunn

Think Like

As much as I'd like to think I'm a really good designer, I'm average.

- Curt Schilling

Last United States

The situation in the United States is becoming more dire for average ordinary Americans and the last thing we need to do is to spend money on death, destruction and war.

- Cynthia McKinney

Most Governments

The most obvious criticism of aid is its links to rampant corruption. Aid flows destined to help the average African end up supporting bloated bureaucracies in the form of the poor-country governments and donor-funded non-governmental organizations.

- Dambisa Moyo

Thought Like

With Biggie, I thought his flow and his swag was better than Tupac's, but I thought Tupac's passion and ability to relate to the average person was better than Biggie, and I thought Nas was kind of like both, with a lot substance going but a lot of swag.

- Damian Lillard

Game However

The name of the game is to keep from pushing the accelerator pedal so hard that we speed up the aging process. The average American, however, by living a fast and furious lifestyle, pushes that accelerator too hard and too much.

- Dan Buettner

Through Bed

Well, the average person comes home from work really tired, and just wants to flip through channels until they land on the thing that's the least objectionable to them. They're not looking for their new favorite TV show because they know that that search will take forever and they'll go to bed unhappy.

- Dan Harmon

Student Never

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.

- Dan Quayle

My Own Pretty

As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted.

- Dan Simmons

College Country

My brain is - essentially, you take any college football player in the country, because I have had multiple, multiple concussions. I had 10 documented concussions, four post-concussion seizures and so, but, with that said, my brain is no worse than your average college football player's brain, right?

- Daniel Bryan

Give Damn

The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as (1) it works and (2) it's fast.

- Daniel J. Bernstein

Play Role

Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders - not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.

- Daniel Kahneman

Surprise Always

There is no such thing as an average person. They really are guidelines for people to grapple with the unknown, and we can always surprise expectations.

- Daniel Tammet

Sure Very

I'm not sure I'm the only savant with high IQ or with an above average IQ. Again, it may just be that we don't know very many of the others.

- Daniel Tammet

Always Seemed

Essays just aren't my thing: no matter how hard I tried, it seemed I was always a bit average.

- Danny Wallace

Game Play

The average age of a gamer is 33 years old, not eight years old, and in fact, if we look at the projected demographics of video game play, the video game players of tomorrow are older adults.

- Daphne Bavelier

Novelists Depict

A good writer knows that if her style and perceptions are really cooking, she can bring anything off. It's okay, of course, for novelists to depict bland, average families living bland, average lives in bland, average towns. But it isn't okay when those novelists don't outshine their bland, average subjects.

- Darin Strauss

Love Play

Drax isn't your average stereotypical soldier/warrior/musclehead. He actually has some depth. It was a character that I wanted to play, not only because I love acting so much, but also, I needed to play to get people to actually take me seriously as an actor and get away from the pro wrestling label.

- Dave Bautista