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Liking Finally

Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Small Supportive

I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn't have pushy parents; it wasn't forced upon me. They just said, 'See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don't, don't worry about it.' I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

More Cannibalism

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

- Abbie Hoffman

Person Type

I'm not the type of person that is forced.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Men Pants

Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold.

- Adam Clayton

Every Day Efficient

Americans fear losing control if they're forced to ride in autonomous vehicles. These same Americans fly in airplanes every day that largely are flown by computers, and impressively efficient ones at that.

- Adam Lashinsky

Wedding Song

I sang a song at my sister's wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right.

- Adam Sandler

Love Natural

I love old-fashioned manners, as long as it's not forced. I can tell when it's natural or when someone is just trying to impress me.

- Adriana Lima

Reach Everybody

If someone comes to me and says they're not capable of being loved, I want to reach out to them and tell them that everybody's loveable. If a man is forced or wants to become a better man, then I root for him. Everybody needs to be loved.

- Aksel Hennie

Social Go

I hate partying. If I'm forced to go to a party or a social gathering, I go in at 9:30 and leave at 10 P.M.

- Akshay Kumar

Naturally Ever

Nothing that's forced can ever be right, if it doesn't come naturally, leave it.

- Al Stewart

Away Spending Cuts

We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts.

- Alan Keyes

I Am Going

I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.

- Alan Sugar

Deal Buried

In retrospect, I'm grateful for the break-up of my marriage because it forced me to deal with all the buried issues I probably wouldn't have otherwise faced. I'm a better, kinder, happier person today because of the spiritual and emotional growth I've experienced.

- Alana Stewart

Political Some

I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people.

- Alva Myrdal

Been Epitome

I've always been much more of a guitar picker, but I began to feel forced into a position of being the epitome of a rock & roll guitarist. Originally, TYA wanted to make it without having to compromise to pop. It worked for a while, but after five or six years, the fun went out of it for me; a lot of the music went out of it.

- Alvin Lee

Sports Surrounding

My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be.

- Amanda Borden

Thought Been

One of the best things about Kickstarter and crowdfunding and the collapse of the music business is a lot of artists like me have been forced to face our own weird mess about ourselves and what we thought it meant to become musicians.

- Amanda Palmer

University Could

Howard University shocked me into realizing how desperately sick the Negro could be, how he could be led into self-destruction, and how he would not realize that it was the society that had forced him into a great sickness.

- Amiri Baraka

Year However

As the people of Shishmaref lose their natural hunting grounds to the warming sea, they are forced to buy U.S. canned goods from the only local store on the island; however, this is not their natural diet and cannot sustain them throughout the year.

- Amy J. Berg

Always Been

I've always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don't say anything for shock value.

- Amy Schumer

Nature Will

Nobody will leave any place unless they're forced out. That's the nature of humans. Once you're there, you're there. I've never seen anybody get up voluntarily and leave any place.

- Albert Brooks

Soil However

But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices.

- Albert II of Belgium

Principle Method

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Some Certain Way

Some women are forced by men to look a certain way to be accepted by the general public, and I find that terrible.

- Alessandro Michele

McDonald Anything

I was a math whiz who stunk at English, so of course I wanted to be a writer more than anything in the world. I performed impromptu plays for my grandmother's sewing circle but forced my little sister to ask for ketchup at McDonald's.

- Alethea Kontis

Explain Affect

ACT UP was trying to explain to Americans that AIDS could affect all of us: that health care that ended once your disease was expensive could affect more than gay men with HIV or AIDS. We were trying to tell them about the future - a future they didn't yet see and would be forced to accept if they failed to act.

- Alexander Chee

Wait Reach

We teenage girls are faced with a quandary: we know what we want but are forced to wait for our male counterparts to grow up. We are ready for intense and meaningful relationships, but research indicates that males will not reach maturity until their mid-20s.

- Alexandra Adornetto

I Think About

I just want to live each moment, but it's kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it's also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don't ordinarily think about. I think it's strange.

- Alexis Bledel

Like Putting

It worries me that undergrads and high school students are forced into books they aren't ready for, like Faulkner's, and then they are afraid of putting their toes in the water again.

- Alice McDermott

Want Eludes

The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.

- Andre Gide

Country Should

No American should be forced to choose between their spouse and their country.

- Andrew Sullivan

Play Own

It accumulates over the years and I've led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations... You would hope that you play better and better - until you just get too feeble to do it anymore.

- Andy Summers

Doing Wait

I started doing stand up when I was 19. Because I was underage at the time, at certain clubs I would be forced to wait outside until it was my time to go on stage. Then I would do my set, walk off, and be kicked out again.

- Anna Akana

Pay Incredible

I find it incredible and outrageous that public and school libraries are being forced to close - we'll all pay the price in the long term.

- Anthony Browne

Social Address

You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that.

- Anthony Minghella

Mirror No Choice

I don't know whether these people are going to find themselves, but as they live their lives they have no choice but to face up to the image others have of them. They're forced to look at themselves in a mirror, and they often manage to glimpse something of themselves.

- Antonio Tabucchi

Unspoken World War

It is important to understand the continuing, confused fascination with the Second World War. For most of us, the great unspoken question is how would we have behaved in the face of danger and when forced to make major moral choices.

- Antony Beevor

Subjects Unwilling

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.

- Arthur Keith

Through Records

One of my favorite things to do is sit around and listen to old records... You're forced to listen to the whole thing. And it's so cool digging through the bins trying to find them. I get giddy about records.

- Ashley Monroe

Through Germany

Of all the writers I have read, Vladimir Nabokov has made the biggest impression on me because he, despite living through the 1917 February Revolution, forced exile amidst the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, the two World Wars and quite a lot of controversy, was an author who never gave up.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Diagnosis Head-On

Overcoming the obstacle of my diabetes diagnosis was something that forced me tackle the challenge head-on and, with an amazing support system, eventually come out stronger.

- Charlie Kimball

The Only Thing Out

The only thing that my fans expect out of me is for it to be natural and not forced. They know me really well, and the moment I start to force something and pretend to be something I'm not, they're gonna pick up on it. They'll literally call me out on Twitter, like, 'Charlie, this is not you.'

- Charlie Puth

Small Aim

My long struggles as a soldier of the Chinese Revolution have forced me to realize the necessity of facing hard facts. There will be neither peace, nor hope, nor future for any of us unless we honestly aim at political, social and economic justice for all peoples of the world, great and small.

- Chiang Kai-shek

Role Been

I have been watching how Indian women are forced to do certain things, as the stories of sacrifice and devotion in mythology demand from them. And then there are inspiring stories about women like the Rani of Jhansi that offer women refreshing role models.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Against Own

The premise of 'Deadline' forced me to go against my own grain with a character determined to find all that is valuable in that time. I believe this is a story about redemption; how, even with the best intentions, it's sometimes found and sometimes not.

- Chris Crutcher

I Think I Write

I think, basically, I am an actor. Sometimes I'm an actor who's writing and sometimes an actor who's directing, but I think if I'm forced to fill out a form for my tax return, 'actor' is the first thing I write down.

- Chris Eigeman

Training Angles

Steve Martin said that philosophy is good for comedy because it screws up your thinking just enough, and I agree with that. Being forced to see life's metadata is good training for looking for interesting angles on a topic.

- Chris Hardwick

Which Having

We all live in a universe in which we're either asked to or are forced to accept certain premises about our employment without having the opportunity to verify them.

- Chris Pavone

Going Israel

You have to show Israel that it's not going to be forced to do things it doesn't want to do and can't do.

- Chuck Schumer

Death Like

Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt.

- Clint Eastwood

White Still

Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.

- Coretta Scott King

Work Before

I've had to work by myself at combines before and forced myself to work out alone all the way back to high school. You have to be self-motivated.

- D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Will Against

The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union.

- Dan Lipinski

Some Yeah

Yeah, I like to keep myself interested - I'll kind of throw myself into some area that I don't completely know or understand, that I'm not adept at, so I'm forced to swim in order to stay afloat. There's a good feeling that comes from that.

- David Byrne

Deal Built

A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one.

- David R. Brower

Drop Records

Speed eventually neared its peak. The records forced me to work ever harder to drop a less and less time. These time trials came to feel like races, which are fun to run sporadically but not daily.

- Joe Henderson

Been Doom

Had Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom nor forced him wander, but confine him home.

- John Cleveland

Originality Risking

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.

- John Desmond Bernal

Deal No Time

As a congressman, why should I be forced to peruse cable stations and blog sites for information on the discussions and then be asked to vote for the deal when I have no input and no time to know even what's in it?

- John Fleming

Thought Unhappy

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

- John Galsworthy

Thought Unhappy

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

- John Galsworthy

Love Streets

I spend a fair bit of time in Los Angeles, and there is much I love about the place - the weather, the food, the beaches and the golf. And a few things I don't. Like the way an enormous number of mentally ill people seem to be forced to live on the streets with little or nothing in the way of government assistance.

- John Niven

Away Something Else

It's really good to be forced to get away and try something else, find something that's exciting.

- John Scofield

Woman Like

Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.

- John Updike

Use Part

I started Shutterstock without any outside funding; I believe in creating a lean startup. By not taking outside investors early, I was forced to use every dollar I had as efficiently as possible. And I was able to keep a large part of the company.

- Jon Oringer

Original Confuse

There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.

- Joseph Haydn

Middle Joined

By middle school, I said to myself that it's time I begin to speak. I joined the choir, not because I wanted to. I forced myself.

- Juan Felipe Herrera

College Motivation

I talked late, swam late, did not learn to ride a bike until college - and might never have walked or learned to drive a car if my parents hadn't overruled my lack of motivation and virtually forced me to embrace both forms of transportation. I suspect I was happy to sit in a corner with a book.

- Julia Glass

Adapt Players

Players who are not from the U.K. have to get used to the winds. I have to adapt my style as a result as well. Often, you are forced to keep things simple.

- Jurgen Klopp

Father Through

The course that will restore to the workmen a father's duties and responsibilities, between which and themselves the state has now stepped, is for them to reject all forced contributions from others, and to do their own work through their own voluntary combinations.

- Auberon Herbert

Religious Islamic

This is a good time to ask apologists for the Islamic regime, who degrades Islam? Who imposes stoning, forced marriage of underage girls and flogging for not wearing the veil? Do such practices represent Iran's ancient history and culture, its ethnic and religious diversity? Its centuries of sensual and subversive poetry?

- Azar Nafisi

New Similar

The market is so competitive. There are so many products that are similar. So we are forced to invest in innovative research in new products that are one or two years ahead of the market.

- Barry Lam

My Own Swallow

When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.

- Barry White

Here Devotional

I cannot assume emotions I do not feel, and must describe Jerusalem as I found it. Since being here, I have read the accounts of several travellers, and in many cases the devotional rhapsodies - the ecstacies of awe and reverence - in which they indulge, strike me as forced and affected.

- Bayard Taylor

Dislike Starve

Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don't give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.

- Ben Shapiro

Necessary Maybe

Maybe forced retirement isn't necessary after all.

- Ben Stiller

Service January

In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944.

- Gyorgy Ligeti

Year Away

Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence - in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry.

- Bill Flores

Small Means

I'm a small businessman and I'm well aware of the uncertainties of the economy, exactly what the 'inflationary spiral' means when I'm forced to raise prices to my customers, and how taxes can eat into your earnings.

- Harvey Milk

Companies Amount

Tax has generated a significant amount of discussion, and companies are forced to do what they can to maintain that global competitiveness and perform.

- Heather Bresch

More More People

Nearly 300,000 more people are forced to accept part-time employment because of this rotten non-recovery recovery than when Obama arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

- Bob Beauprez

Father Nation

The first outbreak of America's 11-year skyjacking epidemic occurred in the summer of 1961, when four planes were seized in the nation's airspace. The last of these incidents, involving 16-year-old Cody Bearden and his father, Leon, is the one that finally forced the federal government to pay attention to the escalating crisis.

- Brendan I. Koerner

Me Divorce

Technology forced me to divorce a pixie and remarry a pixel.

- Brian Celio

Through Castro

My documentary 'Split Decision' examines Cuban-American relations, and the economic and cultural paradoxes that have shaped them since Castro's revolution, through the lens of elite Cuban boxers forced to choose between remaining in Cuba or defecting to America.

- Brin-Jonathan Butler

Trust Doing

Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.

- Imran Khan

Medical Psyche

The whole story of the comfort women, the system of forced sexual slavery, the medical experiments of Unit 731, is not something that is in the US psyche. That is changing because many books are coming out.

- Iris Chang

Through Audience

The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.

- Irving R. Kaufman

I Am Critics

I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself.

- Irwin Shaw

My Life Every Day

The only thing I can say that is wonderful about my mother is she forced me to learn three verses of the Bible every day of my life, and I've read the Bible now five times and it taught me the English language.

- Bryce Courtenay

Circumstances Crowd

When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners, it's all I can do to refrain from attack.

- Jack Henry Abbott

Feel Full Time

We have people working for us full-time because they were forced to retire at 65. I know that I never want to stop working, and I am glad that I can offer positions to others who feel the same way.

- Carl Karcher

Impossible My Life

Architecture adds dimensions to my life that would be impossible to acquire if I retired. The beautiful thing about architecture is that every project is brand new. I am forced to renew myself with every project. Isn't that wonderful?

- Cesar Pelli

Decide Exile

I'm interested in people who find themselves in places, either of their choosing or not, and who are forced to decide how best to live there. That feeling of both citizenship and exile, of always being an expatriate - with all the attendant problems and complications and delight.

- Chang-Rae Lee

Myself Big

I try to avoid Politico to spare myself psoriasis of the brain but so many journalists cite it that I'm forced to be aware of it no matter how big a moat I build.

- James Wolcott

Republican United

I know that my Republican colleagues are as ashamed as I am that the United States is forced to borrow over $1 trillion from foreign nations to pay for our national priorities like reconstruction of the gulf coast and the war in Iraq.

- Dennis Cardoza

Doing Later

Whatever we'll be forced to do later, we should be doing now.

- Dennis Weaver

Democratic Party

The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief.

- Dick Morris

Your Before

When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.

- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Will According

If I'm forced to leave West Ham, it will be done according to the rules - the club will have its share of the cake.

- Dimitri Payet