Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

May

Total Quotes : 2467
Name Deserve

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.

- A. A. Milne

Poetry Perfect

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.

- A. E. Housman

Laws Decree

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.

- A. E. Housman

Problem Too

The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Expression Protest

If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro's protest.

- A. Philip Randolph

Months November

The Bay of Bengal is hit frequently by cyclones. The months of November and May, in particular, are dangerous in this regard.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Judgement Laws

A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.

- A. R. Ammons

Chance New

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.

- A. R. Ammons

Never Premature

Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.

- Aaron Burr

Sure Antithesis

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

- Aaron Copland

Nature Christ

I may be wrong, but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography, and the worship of the object per se, in our best nature photography, is not enough to satisfy the man of today, compounded as he is of Christ, Freud, and Marx.

- Aaron Siskind

Island Which

Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire.

- Abe Fortas

Financial Investment

We at Fidelity view ourselves just as much a financial information processing company as an investment management firm. That may not be too newsworthy.

- Abigail Johnson

Going Set

There's a time that may come in an organization where leading by influence is not enough. When things are not going the way they need to go, there's a time when one has to step up... to set the organization back on the right direction.

- Abigail Johnson

Envy Means

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.

- Abraham Cowley

Fail Deter

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

- Abraham Lincoln

Search Therapy

We may define therapy as a search for value.

- Abraham Maslow

Small Which

As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.

- Abraham Robinson

Waste Ritual

My sense is that the wonderful technology that we have to visualize the inside of the body often leaves physicians feeling that the exam is a waste of time and so they may shortchange the ritual.

- Abraham Verghese

Desire Maybe

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.

- Abu Bakr

Think Play

Whenever I start to really think about what I'm playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn't there.

- Ace Frehley

Flowers Analytical

We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.

- Ada Lovelace

Seven Took

It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn't pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.

- Adam Ant

Alive Might

Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know more than we do about Chappaquiddick, and he may not.

- Adam Clymer

Images Been

When the government takes video of people in public places, the images should only be kept as long as they may reasonably be needed to investigate a crime. After a few days, if there has not been a report of a crime, they should be destroyed.

- Adam Cohen

Law Unjust

To be rejected on account of old age may or may not feel the same as being rejected on the basis of race or sex. But it is clearly unjust and dehumanizing, and the law should take it more seriously than it does.

- Adam Cohen

Strong Amount

If a company knows it may have to pay a large amount of money if it poses an unreasonable threat to others, it will have a strong incentive to act better.

- Adam Cohen

Love My Life

'The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movement in Iraq,' by Hanna Batatu. Few may wish to take on this massive, obscure work, but it changed my life, and I love it.

- Adam Davidson

Hard Thwart

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it's easy to thwart.

- Adam Grant

Boss Lower

Apple is a military-like command-and-control organization where people lower down in the organization manage up. They are constantly preparing their boss who may be preparing their boss and their boss for a presentation to the CEO or to the executive team.

- Adam Lashinsky

Spoof Though

If you do a Western that's funny, there's no way people don't call it a spoof or a parody, even though it may not be.

- Adam McKay

Three Hundred

Depending on what state you live in, you may only have right-wing talk radio and FOX or CBN with MSNBC three hundred channels down the dial.

- Adam McKay

Love Billy

I love Billy Joel. I cry sometimes when I hear 'The Stranger.' 'You May Be Right' may be one of the greatest songs ever written.

- Adam Pally

Sure Which

I have one. I may get another during the off-season, I might get my son's name but I'm not sure yet. The one I have is my Hebrew name, which I share with my grandfather, and it's not the best tattoo.

- Adam Pally

Records Making

Making your own records is really satisfying in the sense that you more or less get to do what you want. It may not sell or whatever, but on an artistic level, the only people that you really have to fight with are the people in your own band.

- Adam Schlesinger

Though General

My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.

- Adam Weishaupt

Think Speculations

The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.

- Adelaide Anne Procter

Road Pleasant

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be a pleasant road.

- Adelaide Anne Procter

Always Been

We always may be what we might have been.

- Adelaide Anne Procter

Reaction Over

It's hard not to take it personally when being wait-listed, passed over for a promotion, or losing a client to a competitor. But while feeling aggrieved may be an understandable reaction, it's not productive - it's not a good use of the experience.

- Adena Friedman

Teach Before

Even the mundane task may have something to teach you - especially if it's a task you haven't performed before.

- Adena Friedman

Chance Some

It's important to experience as many parts of an organization as you can - because some day, you may have the chance to lead that organization.

- Adena Friedman

Boy Any

In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.

- Adlai Stevenson

Human Being Works

Every human being is unique and reacts differently to different food items. A diet that works for you may not necessarily work for your friend.

- Adnan Sami

Stories Proper

I had a few stories and longer pieces published, but my first proper novel came in 2003, called 'Dead I Well May Be.'

- Adrian McKinty

Failure Wise

The wisest of the wise may err.

- Aeschylus

Injuries Forgiven

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

- Aesop

Self Lead

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.

- Aesop

Never Take

The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

- Agnes de Mille

Artist Used

Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork... we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly.

- Agnes Martin

Tourist Other

The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.

- Agnes Repplier

Masculine However

I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be.

- Agnes Smedley

Myself Sometimes

I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.

- Agnetha Faltskog

Give Each One

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.

- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Wanting Some

Some investors may grumble about entrepreneurs wanting 'unicorn valuations.' But let's be honest: most investors want them, too, and are supporting the massive capitalization of these companies.

- Aileen Lee

Needs Concerted Effort

There needs to be more deliberate effort on the part of folks at VC firms to bring in a more diverse team of talent. You have to make a more concerted effort to bring in people who are different and who may not be in your network.

- Aileen Lee

Tech Females

The reality is that in a tech environment that is 90 percent to 100 percent male, it's not super-encouraging for females to be successful. It's just a lot of things that contribute to that: things that people do or things that people say that they may not realize have unintended consequences.

- Aileen Lee

Infectious Which

Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.

- Aimee Mullins

Happen Contradict

Sometimes as human beings, we're so contradictory - we may say something or do something and completely contradict ourselves. That's what I'm learning to embrace in television - not knowing what's going to happen.

- Aja Naomi King

Back Concept

I don't believe in the concept of working out rigorously to pump muscles. It may be effective, but when you stop working out, it comes back to square one.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Love Think

We are often unaware of how much we love the people around us. This is true for everyone. We may think that we love certain people, but we don't know how profoundly we love them.

- Akhil Sharma

Mistakes Made

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.

- Al Gore

Think I Think

I think any husband knows when to stand down when it comes to domestic disputes. After 13 years of marriage, I even think I may have it figured out.

- Al Madrigal

Think Based

The best crime novels are all based on people keeping secrets. All lying - you may think a lie is harmless, but you put them all together and there's a calamity.

- Alafair Burke

Mind Idiotic

Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn't permanent and peace of mind can't be bought.

- Alafair Burke

Move Give

Learning to give up on perfection may be just about the most romantic move any of us could make.

- Alain de Botton

Learn Most

There may be significant things to learn about people by looking at what annoys them most.

- Alain de Botton

Love Parent

Parent and child may both love, but - unbeknown to the child - each party is on a different end of the axis. This is why, in adulthood, when we first long for 'love', what we mean is that we want to 'be loved' as we were once loved by a parent.

- Alain de Botton

Waiting Side

I know there's a creative side to artists to - pardon me - there's a creative side to scientists already, but there may be an artistic side, too, waiting to break free.

- Alan Alda

Work Graham

Graham Greene's work must be included in any survey of top-rank spy novels, and 'Our Man in Havana' may be his best.

- Alan Furst

Like Pathological

My feeling is that writing is, for me, a pathological condition. That could sound like a mystical experience, and it may be a mystical experience, but I have learnt just to go with it.

- Alan Garner

Game Hinge

Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!

- Alan Lewis

Evidence Methods

I oppose any belief that contradicts experimental evidence as determined by the methods of science. All beliefs not in such contradiction may be considered as faith. Whether faith in a particular belief is beneficial or not is another matter.

- Alan Lightman

Doing Paying

You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing.

- Alan Shepard

Surface In The Past

Liquids may have existed on the surface of Pluto in the past.

- Alan Stern

Which Rather

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.

- Alan Turing

Friendship Behind

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

- Albert Camus

Always Harm

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

- Albert Camus

Everyone Fundamental

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

- Albert Einstein

Subtle Plain

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

- Albert Einstein

Been Large

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge that has been well and truly forgotten.

- Albert J. Nock

Learning Kind

Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too.

- Albert J. Nock

Motivational Wonderful

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

- Albert Schweitzer

Access Though

But the Congress has made the determination that certain kinds of information can be protected even though the American people may want to have access to information.

- Alberto Gonzales

Race Running

We may train or peek for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.

- Alberto Salazar

Resolve Which

In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be.

- Alberto Moravia

Business Politics

I'm constantly looking for ways to learn and elevate your craft, patience for yourself, and patience for this business. It's not a fair business. You may be great, but it may take years for someone to notice what you're capable of because of politics.

- Aldis Hodge

Nature Them

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.

- Aldo Leopold

Truth Thrilling

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

- Aldous Huxley

Optimistic Pessimistic

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.

- Aldous Huxley

Participation Trump

We need more participation, so when I see someone like Trump, I go, 'You know something? Good for him'. I may not support him, but let him run.

- Alec Baldwin

Confident Desires

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

- Alec Waugh

Next Bury

The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

More Rising

Volatility may be rising simply because investors must digest more information every day.

- Alex Berenson

Mirrors Middle

At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market's never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market's broader action.

- Alex Berenson

Want Which

For investors who do want to speculate in high-yield bonds, one alternative may be a junk bond mutual fund, which can offer investors the relative safety of diversification.

- Alex Berenson

Beginning Been

We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.

- Alex Campbell

More Malnutrition

We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.

- Alex Comfort

Very Appropriate

Every film may not be appropriate for a theatrical release, and the theatrical business is not a very good business for anybody except the distributor.

- Alex Gibney

Think However

When we eat something at a restaurant, however simple it may look, there's something in it that makes you think, 'Well, I couldn't quite do this from home.'

- Alex Guarnaschelli