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Envy Some

A clever conjurer is welcome anywhere, and those of us whose powers of entertainment are limited to the setting of booby-traps or the arranging of apple-pie beds must view with envy the much greater tribute of laughter and applause which is the lot of the prestidigitator with some natural gift for legerdemain.

- A. A. Milne

Teacher Art

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Beautiful Science

Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Reach Equation

Science is global. Einstein's equation, E=mc2, has to reach everywhere. Science is a beautiful gift to humanity, we should not distort it. Science does not differentiate between multiple races.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Young Shop

My introduction to the Madonna Inn came as a young boy when we would take summer vacations to a nearby town. My dad would take us into their gift shop bathroom, which was a huge waterfall that functioned as the men's urinal. So as a kid, this was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.

- Aaron Ruell

However Weeks

Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Love Cards

The best gift for an actor is the love of the fans. Many make sweet cards, write letters and even come and meet me wherever I am in India. The love and blessings of your elders is also always cherished, but the extra mile that the fans go to is memorable.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Guy Like

When 'Family Guy' came along, it was like a gift, and it expanded my fan base.

- Adam West

My Life Individual

If my life and music brings a smile or makes a difference in any individual's life, then there is nothing beyond for me as a god's gift.

- Adnan Sami

Given Ever

My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.

- Adria Arjona

Love Craft

Writing is writing. It's an abiding, wonderful talent, craft, gift that stays with you your whole life. And you can go in different forms, and you can try them. Look at me: I'm writing novels because I found something I love because I tried it.

- Adriana Trigiani

Best Thoughts

To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.

- Aeschylus

Mind Most

God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.

- Aeschylus

Emotions Might

When I harnessed its seemingly uncontrollable might, I realized bipolar disorder's powers could be used for good. My diagnosis didn't have to be an affliction. It could simply be the gift of extraordinary emotions.

- AJ Lee

Game Want

I believe life is a gift, and I want to live it productively. I am not into this numbers game.

- Ajith Kumar

Like Having

Jamie Foxx does a good rendition of me. It's a real gift, mimicry of that kind, the tonal thing. It's sort of like having a talent for playing an instrument.

- Al Pacino

Other Opposed

It's almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, 'I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.'

- Alain de Botton

Need Divinity

Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.

- Alan Cohen

Think I Think

Anytime you have an opportunity as an actor to really grow along with your character, I think that's a real gift.

- Alan Ritchson

Perfect Why

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

- Albert Camus

Intelligence Most

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

- Albert Einstein

Positive Meant

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

Die Here

We are the only alive creatures that are mortals; the animals are immortal, which is why they live stupidly. We are the only creatures that know that we will die, but that is a gift. It's important because we know we have to take advantage and squeeze life and understand why we're here in the first place.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Artist Been

It has been a marvellous experience and a great gift collaborating with Madonna. Now that I have had the chance to see her working, I truly understand why she is so grand! I believe she is a true artist, and I am crazy about her.

- Alessandro Michele

Technical Almost

Free soloing is almost as old as climbing itself, with roots in the 19th century. Climbers are continuing to push the boundaries. There are certainly better technical climbers than me. But if I have a particular gift, it's a mental one - the ability to keep it together where others might freak out.

- Alex Honnold

Love Given

My father played baseball. That's what I know to do. That's my gift. God has given me the greatest gift. And that's what I love to do.

- Alex Rodriguez

Planet Hosts

When you're a houseguest and you leave, it's nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet, it's nice to have made a positive contribution.

- Alexander Payne

Love Very

I love people and care about them, and I felt I had a gift to cheer people up. If I could get into their homes and make their environment more attractive, they'll be happier, and it would be very rewarding for me.

- Alexandra Stoddard

Love Beauty

The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.

- Alexis Carrel

Pain Always

I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay.

- Alice Hoffman

Think A Good Thing

I'm a father; I'm a friend. I think I've got the biggest heart in the world. A lot of times, that's not a good thing. It's a gift and a curse.

- Allen Iverson

Been Learned

I have learned that track doesn't define me. My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift.

- Allyson Felix

Run Him

My speed is a gift from God, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, it all comes from him.

- Allyson Felix

Reason Very

My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him.

- Allyson Felix

Larger Tries

Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction.

- Alphonsus Liguori

Small Drop

In a serious relationship, I will definitely write music about a guy. I'm totally into mix tapes and I'm all about small little things. I'll drop by their door and just leave a gift or come over if they're sick and make them chicken noodle soup and rent a DVD and play board games. I think those little things mean a lot to someone.

- Aly Michalka

Love Here

I love what I do, and I just remember that every breath and every moment is a gift and it can be taken away at any time, so I want to appreciate it and be grateful for it while it's here.

- Alyson Stoner

Been Given

The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination - what do you dream of wanting to do?

- Amanda Lindhout

Small Through

My captors were definitely aware that what they were doing was wrong. It came out in small ways - occasionally through a show of guilt or compassion. One of the boys bought me a gift. Another used to sneak me acetaminophen tablets.

- Amanda Lindhout

Conscience Bestowed

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

- Ambrose Bierce

Art Persuading

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

- Ambrose Bierce

My Life Feel

I kind of - I like my life; I feel I have lots of opportunities. And my parents actually having had such high expectations for me - I would say it's the greatest gift that anyone has ever given me. I complained a lot when I was little, but that's how I feel now. And that's why I tried to do the same with my two daughters.

- Amy Chua

Love Own

I was raised, myself, by extremely strict but also extremely loving Chinese immigrant parents. To this day, I believe that their having high expectations for me, coupled with love, was the greatest gift that anyone's ever given me. And so that's why, even though my husband is not Chinese, I try to raise my own two daughters the same way.

- Amy Chua

Play Some

Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there.

- Amy Grant

Think Practical

Don't make anybody a homemade gift. Unless you're really good, or it's going to be really practical. If it's a little thing you think is cute 'cause you made it, just forget it.

- Amy Sedaris

Think Celebrity

I think it's a gift to become a star, to become a celebrity.

- Amy Smart

Best Living

The best gift we can have is living in the present moment and really enjoying it for what it is; and, not being in our heads and getting sidetracked.

- Amy Smart

Writing Someone

Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.

- Amy Tan

Play Last Year

I played Liddy Dole last year and met her as well. From the artful way she phrased it, I still don't know if she had actually seen me play her. She made it sound like it was good, but that's just a gift they have.

- Ana Gasteyer

Love Think

I love learning, and I think that curiosity is a wonderful gift.

- Andie MacDowell

Think Which

I can't see as well as I used to. Which is actually convenient because everything I see is in extremely soft focus! I think that's God's little gift to me.

- Andie MacDowell

Song Think

'Rise Up' is definitely my baby. I think it was a gift because, you know, it's like God just spoke to me and wrote that song. It's very powerful.

- Andra Day

Some Very

I wanted to be a scientist. My undergraduate degree is in biology, and I really did think I might go off and be some kind of a lady Darwin someplace. It turned out that I'm really awful at science and that I have no gift for actually doing science myself. But I'm very interested in others who practice science and in the stories of science.

- Andrea Barrett

Voice Given

I don't have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God and I try to share it with as many people as possible. Having a great voice is not a merit. I don't think it is a merit.

- Andrea Bocelli

Voice Will

I consider the voice a gift from the heavens, and as all the gifts from the heavens, they must be used, but the minute that the heavens call it back then of course I will stop.

- Andrea Bocelli

Been Given

I don't have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God, and I try to share it with as many people as possible.

- Andrea Bocelli

Mind Doing

Of what value is a mind when placed in the brain of a coward? If mind is a gift of God to man for his use, let him use it. A mind is not in use when doing no good.

- Andrew Taylor Still

Mom Hidden

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

- Alice Walker

Color Which

I just feel that 'The Color Purple,' which was my 10th book, was a true gift from my ancestors.

- Alice Walker

Been Radical

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.

- Alice Walker

Mind Which

I really appreciate the many neighbourhoods of Berkeley. There is still the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. And it has the University of California, which is the greatest gift, to my mind, to be close to it. It keeps the place alive.

- Alice Waters

Love Deep

I love children and I love family and I love that interaction. Because I had a really close relationship with my mother, I understand that deep powerful love, and it's so beautiful. To be a mother to a child is the most brilliant gift; it's gorgeous.

- Alicia Keys

Beauty Long-Lasting

A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women, but I have recommended that both men and women keep fresh flowers in the home for their beauty, fragrance, and the lift they give our spirits.

- Andrew Weil

View Benefits

In my view, the best gift is one that benefits both the receiver and the planet.

- Andrew Weil

People Through

I know it's corny, but laughter is a two-way gift, and hearing people laugh just warms me through and through.

- Andy Dick

News Always

The cliche that comics always use is that whatever is happening in the news is 'the gift that keeps on giving.' I always thought that was a bunch of nonsense.

- Andy Kindler

Evidence Instinct

Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct - a gift of knowing without reasoning... Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence - it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success.

- Angela Ahrendts

Line Vowed

My daughter Stacia was born when I was 31, after I was divorced from David, and she was my gift to myself. She was just a joy because I didn't have the stress of a male irritating me, and I vowed that I would make absolutely certain that between her and me there would be a clear line of communication at all times.

- Angela Bowie

Fortune Gods

All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.

- Anita Brookner

Think I Think

I think I'm lovable. That's the gift God gave me. I don't do anything to be lovable. I have no control.

- Ann B. Davis

Love Parent

I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.

- Ann Brashares

Access Hundred

The ability to live for five hundred years would be an incredible gift. But I greatly fear it would be a gift only for the wealthy - one that might greatly widen the gap between those with access and those without.

- Ann Leckie

Singing Career

I enjoyed singing and playing guitar but didn't have the stamina to make music-making a career. In reality, writing was my real gift, and as soon as I figured that out I never looked back.

- Ann Powers

Romeo Discovered

I was in Siena and decided I wanted to write a story set there. Then I discovered that the original story of Romeo and Juliet was set in Siena. It occurred to me that this was too much of a gift - I had to do it. That's how I ended up writing a parallel story to Romeo and Juliet.

- Anne Fortier

Nonprofit Needed

I felt that one of the things God impressed on me was that I needed to start a nonprofit corporation, so that any money that came my way, whether it was an honorarium, a book sale or a gift, would go into a nonprofit ministry.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Love Think

I think relationships are work, but love is a gift.

- Anne Hathaway

Own Everybody

I've heard people say that God is the gift of desperation, and there's a lot to be said for having really reached a bottom where you've run out of any more good ideas or plans for everybody else's behavior; or how to save and fix and rescue; or just get out of a huge mess, possibly of your own creation.

- Anne Lamott

Woman Constant

Age has given me the gift of me; it just gave me what I was always longing for, which was to get to be the woman I've already dreamt of being. Which is somebody who can do rest and do hard work and be a really constant companion, a constant, tender-hearted wife to myself.

- Anne Lamott

Given I Write

I write because writing is the gift God has given me to help people in the world.

- Anne Lamott

Reward Impatient

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life Trust

Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child.

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Given Happen

Every time you're given a job, you're given a gift, and if you're flexible, you never know what's going to happen.

- Annie Golden

TV Other

At the end of the day, the TV show is the best job in the world. I get to go anywhere I want, eat and drink whatever I want. As long as I just babble at the camera, other people will pay for it. It's a gift.

- Anthony Bourdain

Creator Given

I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world.

- Anthony Braxton

Game Given

I wanna change the game in way where I'm not knocking nobody out of the way, not claiming to be the best at this or that, but just doing wonders with the gift I've been given.

- Anthony Hamilton

Greatest Gift Give

The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Thankful Chains

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Art Practice

Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor's gift.

- Anton Seidl

Been Which

The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which few have been endowed in full measure.

- Anton Seidl

Always More

The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.

- Anton Seidl

Palace Package

One time, I had a guy, when I was performing at Caesar's Palace, and during the course of the show, I offered him an anniversary gift for him and his wife, and it was her watch wrapped in a little package.

- Apollo Robbins

Birthday Every Day

Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.

- Aretha Franklin

Means Using

Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.

- Aretha Franklin

Doing Six

Numb3rs' was a wonderful gift because I had not worked in six months. It was so fun to be on that set doing these crazy things.

- Ari Graynor

Think Studio

I think 'Nick and Norah' was a huge deal for me. It was my first foray into the studio world, and that character was such a gift.

- Ari Graynor

Natural Putting

Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.

- Arnold Palmer

Here Idea

I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Special Always

I was always told I was special. And I was also assured that I had a gift and a purpose.

- Ashley Judd

Through I Write

I feel like everything I write about is a gift I need to share because there is somebody out there going through a similar thing that might need to hear it. I know music helped me a lot. And still does.

- Ashley Monroe

I Think Became

In high school, I had a gold 1992 Ford Explorer. It was a gift. I used to have a terrible habit of locking the keys in the car when I used leave the car running to help it start on a cold morning. I think the local locksmith became used to me calling him.

- Ashton Eaton