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Goal Think

My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Always Devoted

Americans have been remarkably devoted to the capacity for belief, to idealism. That's why we get into trouble all the time. We're always viewed as naive.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Lawyers Away

When I first wrote 'Papa Hemingway,' there were too many people still alive, and the lawyers for Random House didn't want to OK it. But now all that's been filtered away by the passage of all these people. And having the fortune of surviving, I now feel that I am the custodian of what Ernest wanted the world to know about him and these women.

- A. E. Hotchner

Connected General

The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.

- A. E. Waite

Mountains Distance

There was a windstorm in L.A., and the morning after there was no smog, and I could see the mountains. And I was like... 'There's mountains? Snowcap mountains?' That's insane; I've been there for thirteen years, and I've never seen that view before, seeing the mountains in the distance.

- A. J. Buckley

Back Surrounded

Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.

- A. J. McLean

Love Think

When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.

- A. N. Wilson

Screen Mass

There is no doubt that, since 1977 and the launch of Apple II - the first computer it produced for the mass market - many things which used to be done on paper, or on the telephone, have been done easier and faster on a screen.

- A. N. Wilson

Companion Grownup

'In Memoriam' has been my companion for all my grownup life.

- A. N. Wilson

Important Antiquity

Rameswaram has, since antiquity, been an important pilgrimage destination.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Learned About

The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.

- A. R. Ammons

Game Feel

I watch a lot of sport on television. I only watch certain sports, and I only watch them live - I don't think I've ever been able to watch a replay of a match or game of which the result was already decided. I feel bound to cheat and look up what can be looked up.

- A. S. Byatt

Think I Think

I think literary theory has not been terribly good for English studies in a while. It's not that theory isn't interesting, but it isn't about books, or the idiosyncrasies and complexities of putting language together.

- A. S. Byatt

Purely Read

I have never been able to read Agatha Christie - the pleasure is purely in the puzzle, and the reader is toyed with by someone who didn't decide herself who the killer was until the end of the writing.

- A. S. Byatt

Old Very

I'm so blessed to have such enlightened parents. It must have been very hard to watch their able-bodied son lock himself up in his old room for most of his 20s.

- A. Scott Berg

Idea Next

After 'Lindbergh,' my publisher asked whom I wanted to write about next. I said, 'There's one idea I've been carrying in my hip pocket for 35 years. It's Woodrow Wilson.'

- A. Scott Berg

Love Perfect

I would love to tell you that it's been absolutely perfect, that I've been a man that's been super Christian. But I've had mistakes, dumb things I've regretted, so it's not a perfect life. But it's one that has helped me make better decisions.

- A.J. Styles

I Think Japan

Do I think Vince McMahon was looking at my matches in Japan going, 'We need him?' No. He wasn't. He's too busy. There's no way. But somebody may have been looking and going, 'All right, I like this guy. Let's give him a shot.'

- A.J. Styles

Game Nintendo

I've been a video game guy since I was eight years old and got my first Nintendo. I've been addicted to video games ever since.

- A.J. Styles

Ring Very

Shinsuke Nakamura is probably one of the best wrestlers I've ever been in the ring with. He's very unorthodox. Everything he does is with knockout power. He's a guy who is very flamboyant, so don't let his Michael Jackson antics fool you. This guy is deadly.

- A.J. Styles

Ring Guy

I've never really felt like a veteran. I've never felt like the guy who's like, 'OK, everyone needs to look up to me and respect me.' I've always just been one of the guys that people are excited to get in the ring with. That's all I want.

- A.J. Styles

Death University

I have been connected with the Niels Bohr Institute since the completion of my university studies, first as a research fellow and, from 1956, as a professor of physics at the University of Copenhagen. After the death of my father in 1962, I followed him as director of the Institute until 1970.

- Aage Bohr

Scientific Part

Both for my wife and myself, the personal friendships that have grown out of scientific contacts with colleagues from many different countries have been an important part of our lives, and the travels we have made together in connection with the world-wide scientific co-operation have given us rich treasures of experiences.

- Aage Bohr

Think Very

I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.

- Aaliyah

Journey Achievement

The journey that I have undertaken, meeting people from all walks of life and learning from them, has been my biggest achievement.

- Aamir Khan

Career Residency

Towards the end of the military service, I had to make what I assume has been the most important decision in my career: to start a residency in clinical medicine, in surgery, which was my favorite choice, or to enroll into graduate school and start a career in scientific research. It was clear to me that I was heading for graduate school.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Love Very

When I was fourteen years old, our family drove all the way from Vancouver to Newfoundland and back. I've been all across the great land of Canada. I absolutely love the Maritimes, and I'm very excited to go back, particularly in the fall when it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

- Aaron Douglas

Love Always

I would love to get great performances from actors as a director, because that's what I'm always looking for, a director that's going to help me go places I've never been before.

- Aaron Eckhart

United States Assault

I have been under assault by the liberal media in the United States.

- Aaron Klein

Add However

However, I should perhaps add that during the 20 years I have been back in Cambridge, I have been actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates, as well as of course supervising research students.

- Aaron Klug

Hands Very

I've always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I'm not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in.

- Aaron Koblin

Allow Instructions

I've always been interested in technology, but specifically how we can use machines to engage the imagination. I started using computers when I was young and was fascinated by creating rules and instructions that allow a computer to engage in a dialogue with humans. The stories found in the data all around us can do just that.

- Aaron Koblin

Always Excited

I've always been excited at the idea of performing a solo show.

- Aaron Lazar

Software Enterprise

The business models in enterprise have changed pretty dramatically. A huge problem with enterprise software traditionally has been usually you sell to the customer and then they adopt the technology. The great thing about 'freemium' and the new way enterprise software is being sold is you get to try it first and then buy it.

- Aaron Levie

Receive Very

I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.

- Aaron Neville

Her Buried

I buried Joel on our 48th anniversary. I had been with her since I was 16.

- Aaron Neville

Me Partners

Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.

- Aaron Neville

Think I Think

I've been into every doo-wop there is. I think I went to the university of doo-wop-ology.

- Aaron Neville

Doing Expanding

I've been spending quite a bit of time in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.K. as Mint is expanding globally, and I'm personally doing much of the research and business deals to make them happen.

- Aaron Patzer

Reason I Think

I think sports and bodybuilding were the only things that saved me from getting beat up. People are not pleased, for whatever reason, when you can answer all the questions in class. If not for the respect I got from track, cross-country, wrestling and bodybuilding, it would have been a disaster.

- Aaron Patzer

Bad Projects

It's so funny, I've done so many projects where I've been interrogated. I guest starred on almost every hour drama, and I'm always the guy they think is the bad guy but then they find out is not.

- Aaron Paul

Couple Moved

I moved back to Idaho when I was 6 or 7 and then lived in a little town called Twin Falls and then moved to Boise. So quite different from L.A. I'd been to Disneyland a couple of times, and that was the closest I'd been to L.A.

- Aaron Paul

Love Always

I'm just in love with Burberry. Always have been, always will be.

- Aaron Paul

Very Supportive

I've been a fan of Burberry for a very long time and they've been so supportive of me for many years.

- Aaron Paul

Wife Snowboarding

I've been snowboarding my whole life. My wife's really good, and I just try to keep up with her.

- Aaron Paul

Week Prepared

For me, it's always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it's only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.

- Aaron Rodgers

Training Away

As you get older, the summer is less of a vacation and more of a training period by yourself away from the team. It's exciting for me. I felt like I've been really getting better as far as my conditioning every single season as I get older.

- Aaron Rodgers

Work Tone

I feel as if I've been fairly successful with maintaining a cohesive tone between the work I make as a photographer and as a director.

- Aaron Ruell

Director Having

Being an actor really, really strengthens me as a director. There's just a certain type of understanding that comes from having been there and knowing how much is really being asked of actors that helps me.

- Aaron Ruell

Politics Young

The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, 'Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.' I'm a finance major and always intended to go into business.

- Aaron Schock

Learn Learned

We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect... but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.

- Aaron Siskind

Good Studio

There have been times - and not just on 'The Newsroom,' but on 'The West Wing,' 'Sports Night,' 'Studio 60'... - where it was hard to look the cast and crew in the eye, when I put a script on the table that I knew just wasn't good enough.

- Aaron Sorkin

Directors Works

I have a lot of respect for people who are great at ad-libbing and for writers and directors who are able to create a scene in which that works. Judd Apatow is fantastic at it. But as an audience member, I like the sound of something that's been written - I like it to sound written.

- Aaron Sorkin

Sound Tell

It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do.

- Aaron Spelling

Think Very

I've been recognized very seldom. I think I just look different in person than I do as the character.

- Aaron Stanford

Why Proven

I do know that I've read somewhere that it's been statistically proven that in times of war, horror films are much more popular. I don't know why that is. You'd think it'd be the opposite. You'd think people would want to escape from it.

- Aaron Stanford

Always Brought

I was brought up by my mum and my sister. I've always been around independent women; I like that. Anybody who's a fake I don't like and I don't talk to.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Had Before

Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background, but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Back Gotten

Awards are not something that I measure my work by. I've been so fortunate and I've gotten to do such terrific things that it seems petty to look back and say, 'Oh, I should have gotten that prize.' I don't look at it that way.

- Aaron Tveit

Big Always

I listen to all kinds of music, but I've always been a really big fan of Top 40 radio. If I'm in my car, that's what I listen to.

- Aaron Tveit

Think Rooting

Indian food has been huge in the UK forever and ever, but that's because it has a historical rooting. America, I think is really ripe for it. There's been so much interest in Indian culture.

- Aarti Sequeira

Beauty I Think

I think Islam has been hijacked by the idea that all Muslims are terrorists; that Islam is about hate, about war, about jihad - I think that hijacks the spirituality and beauty that exists within Islam. I believe in allowing Islam to be seen in context and in its entirety and being judged on what it really is, not what you think it is.

- Aasif Mandvi

Always More

I've always said I'm the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that's ever existed, because I've been inside more bars than mosques.

- Aasif Mandvi

Some Mumbai

I was born in Mumbai, but I grew up in England, and then my adulthood has been in the States. I'm an American stuffed with an English person with an Indian person inside. I feel like those things kind of inform me in some way, which I think helps me as an actor.

- Aasif Mandvi

Doing Student

I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it's been something that I've always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.

- Aasif Mandvi

Show Different Places

I'm free to see things objectively because I don't consider myself American, and I don't consider myself British or Indian. I'm kind of an amalgam or mongrel of a lot of different places and experiences. In a lot of ways it's been a good thing for me. It's enabled me to do what I do on 'The Daily Show.'

- Aasif Mandvi

I See Show

I always focused on being an actor. I did stand-up briefly, but I also did a lot of dramatic work. But since I've been on 'The Daily Show,' people think I'm a comedian. That's not how I see myself.

- Aasif Mandvi

Broadway TV

I worked with Ismail Merchant on 'The Mystic Masseur,' I did 'Sakina's Restaurant,' I've done plays, I've been on Broadway, I've done movies, I've done TV... but nothing has had the pop culture penetrative impact as 'The Daily Show' has. It's the nature of the beast.

- Aasif Mandvi

Mirror Always

I've always been a bit of a poser. I was chucked out of ballet lessons for looking in the mirror.

- Abbey Clancy

Love My Life

I'd love to have more kids. I'm one of four, and I've always dreamed of having a huge family. I've loved every second of having Sophia. It's been just the most amazing time of my life. I'd love more of it.

- Abbey Clancy

Prove Madonna

But I've been there and done that. I'm not trying to prove anything to anybody, and if somebody wants me to come, if they can afford what I ask, it's not as much as Madonna makes; not that I want what Madonna makes, but I was saying.

- Abbey Lincoln

Show Real Characters

I've been watching 'The Cosby Show' and 'Roseanne' a lot right now, and those work so well because they're not, like, jokey comedies; they are coming from real characters. We want our show to be like that. A family show.

- Abbi Jacobson

Superhero Feminine

There haven't been a lot of superhero movies with female leads, and there have been even fewer - if any - that were truly funny. I heard Ant-Man was, but I haven't seen that yet. So, that would be my goal, my dream - to be a super-heroine who's not afraid to be feminine and also not afraid to make people laugh.

- Abbi Jacobson

Old Rapping

I've been rapping since I was 18 years old, with a crew called Blades.

- Abbie Cornish

Always Motivated

I've always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don't do well.

- Abby Wambach

World Soccer

The growth of women's soccer and women's sports all around the world has been slow.

- Abby Wambach

World Cup Finished

I haven't won a World Cup. There's things that haven't been finished, and I'm not afraid to fall flat on my face trying.

- Abby Wambach

Athlete Youngest

The truth is, I've been on a team my whole life. I'm the youngest of 7, so I've been training to be an athlete my whole life.

- Abby Wambach

Concept Known

Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Iranian Bitterest

That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored... Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran?

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Always Against

If you look at military and intelligence positions from the 1950s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been against American national interests.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Effort Crisis

Our response has been, 'Well, let's then make an effort to get the Israelis and the Palestinians to sit around the table.' That hasn't happened. So we only have ourselves to blame for this crisis.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Country Back

Many occasions I've sat down with Israelis to say, where do you see your country in 10 years time, and work me back, so we can figure out the synergies and the connections between Israel and the rest of the Arab world. No Israeli has ever been able to answer that question.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Through Rightfully

Many people can rightfully claim, as much as anyone can rightfully claim anything, that much of their lives have been spent stumbling through a cloud of cluelessness.

- Aberjhani

Like Commercialism

Valentine's Day itself, like most holidays in the modern era, has been heavily influenced by commercialism that focuses on the appeal of romantic fantasies.

- Aberjhani

Moment Guerrilla

Because Mr. Mandela's early opponents invested so many resources into distorting the true nature of his advocacy, the singular historic moment millions now celebrate could have been tragically lost to guerrilla decontextualization.

- Aberjhani

Lineage Brought

I have no hang-ups in life. I don't care about groups and camps. I have been brought up with certain values and ethics. I have never been egoistic about my stardom and lineage. I don't have any qualms about breaking the ice with my colleagues. I can walk up to any actor and greet him, irrespective of what kind of equation I share with him.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Enjoy Always

I've always basically done everything that's been offered to me. I'm one of the few actors who enjoy working a lot.

- Abhishek Bachchan

I See About

Honestly speaking, I don't like my films. When I watch them, I see a lot of scope for improvement, so if I were to see any of my films, like 'Dhoom,' I might say... 'It would have been better if...' or 'had it been...' and this is all about evolving.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Thought Hers

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.

- Abigail Adams

Lucky Gotten

I've been really lucky with the people that I've gotten to work with. I learn a lot from them, just by watching them.

- Abigail Breslin

Wait Some

My advice to female directors is not to wait until you feel like your ideas have been pre-certified or until you think you've gotten some approval for them. Then it's too late! Follow your gut. That's hard to do, but the only way to be original.

- Abigail Disney

Think Discover

You have to think that the answer - and the right answer - for you and your organization might not be something that's been done before. And it's up to you to discover and work with your team to form and figure out how to do successfully.

- Abigail Johnson

Love Some

I sang in a reggae band. And then there was a soul band where I sang back-up vocals and some lead. And I was also in a women's a capella group. And I was in the gospel choir at school. Actually, I've always been in choirs. Or some kind of group. Just because I love singing so much. But I truthfully never thought of it as a career.

- Abigail Washburn

Some Over

In some ways, my most comfortable feeling has been that of being an outsider coming in, but over the years I've tired of that and I'm ready to feel at home. That's what music gives me: a feeling of absolute home.

- Abigail Washburn

Want Year

I've been around the track a lot. I've had the best of the years, and I don't want a single year back.

- Abraham A. Ribicoff

Education Billions

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

- Abraham Flexner

Experience Very

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

- Abraham Lincoln

Access Discovered

A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.

- Abraham Lincoln

Virtues Psychological

The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side... It has revealed to us much about man's shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.

- Abraham Maslow