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Reasons

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Gotten Scientists

One of the reasons I've gotten so attached to talking to scientists is that... they know there is a reality.

- A. S. Byatt

Movies Different

There are different reasons to make movies.

- Aaron Eckhart

I See Very

When I go to a library and I see the librarian at her desk reading, I'm afraid to interrupt her, even though she sits there specifically so that she may be interrupted, even though being interrupted for reasons like this by people like me is her very job.

- Aaron Swartz

Role Model Role

I know that I'll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons.

- Abby Wambach

Congressional

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.

- Adam Clymer

Business Been

But what you realise after you've been in the business for a while is that people develop opinions about you that don't have anything to do with your music, they like or dislike you for a million reasons, they like or dislike you for your last record.

- Adam Duritz

Growing Been

I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received.

- Adam Sandler

Survive Been

It's part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That's one of the reasons I've been able to survive.

- Adam West

Stupid Album

One of the reasons why my album is called 'Forget the World' is because when you listen to the world, you make stupid mistakes.

- Afrojack

Stupid Before

I've said this before, and I'm sure there are people who disagree, but I feel like one of the reasons there aren't a lot more women in stand-up - and there are many more now; it's not parity, but it's getting there - is that women are not socialized to look stupid or silly. They're socialized to be pretty and precious.

- Aisha Tyler

Feared Hoped

I had written a book. For various reasons, the publishing industry had decided that my book was going to be 'important.' The novel had taken me 12-and-a-half years to write, and after being with the book for so long, I had no real perspective on the merits or demerits of what I had written. I hoped it was good, but feared that it wasn't.

- Akhil Sharma

Childhood Having

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.

- Al Sharpton

Friendship More

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can't accept that.

- Alain de Botton

Level Iraqis

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them.

- Alain de Botton

Some Bells

The idea that one might use art for 'instrumental' reasons tends to set off alarm bells at the heart of the cultural elite, who contend that it's not a pill, that it shouldn't be asked to perform some specific function, especially something as egocentric as to 'cheer you up' or to 'make you a more empathetic person.'

- Alain de Botton

Love Everybody

I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It's an incredibly romantic and beautiful place.

- Alan Furst

Death Penalty Very

Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.

- Alan Parker

Royals Esteem

There are many reasons for the decline in royal esteem. One is that so many of the royals are thick.

- Alastair Campbell

Always Which

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

- Albert Barnes

Artist Stronger

Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I.

- Albert Camus

Work Again

That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well.

- Albert Finney

Athlete Happen

I can't tell you why a particular athlete would leave a certain coach, but I can tell you there could be many reasons. They could have personality conflicts. They could have misunderstandings. Lots of stuff can happen.

- Alberto Salazar

South However

We are fans of Mozart and Beethoven, as well 'South Park' and Borat. We believe that we can attract many people who eschew the serious ambiance of concert halls and don't go to classical music concerts because of such reasons. However, there is a 'serious humor' on the stage: funny and ridiculous. That is important!

- Aleksey Igudesman

Taste About

I make a fair amount of my food choices for environmental-type reasons than nutrition or taste. I'm trying to minimize impact, which is something most people don't necessarily think about when they're shopping.

- Alex Honnold

Ocean Gale

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.

- Alexander Pope

Career Always

My reasons for becoming a chef are somewhat of a cliche. I always loved to eat but it was watching my parents cook that really served as the impetus for my career choice.

- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Political Arrested

When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.

- Alexei Navalny

Christian Needs

Man is raw and wild, that is one of the reasons why he needs the Christian teaching.

- Alfred A. Montapert

Sometimes Maybe

Whenever you do a film for the wrong reasons, it may or it may not pan out. Sometimes people do it because it is a good move or the right move. I don't know; maybe one day I will do a film for the wrong reasons, and it will work for me.

- Alia Bhatt

More Made

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

- Alice Walker

Thought Got

One of the reasons I got really fat when I left home was because I thought rich people ate white bread and Spam. I also thought they could get processed meals, because we never did, so that was exciting.

- Alison Moyet

Right Reasons

People wanted to be friends with me for not the right reasons. They'd introduce me to somebody else as the Olympian or the swimmer. I didn't want to stand out. I wanted to blend in.

- Amanda Beard

Certain Things

There are definitely reasons to do certain things, but I like to stick to good director, good actor, good script.

- Amanda Seyfried

Pretty Sure

I'm pretty sure I would never do a full frontal in a movie - for personal reasons, I wouldn't really want to show that.

- Amanda Seyfried

Own Exciting Time

Fashion has come a long way to embrace different body shapes, ethnicities, even looks. I find it an exciting time culturally for these reasons. Women are really coming into their own.

- Amber Valletta

Small Boston

Strangely enough, my favorite airport is Logan Airport in Boston - but largely for sentimental reasons. My first real summer job was working as a journeyman for the airport's resident maintenance crew - a small army of union electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.

- Amor Towles

Own Dropped

Look at Snowden or Julian Assange. In their own way, they are free without restrictions. They are dropped in a place because of political reasons.

- Amor Towles

Actress Blanks

My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?

- Amy Adams

Week Franchise

It took me a while to understand the meaning of a franchise: the reasons why you see lawyer, doctor, cop shows. It's not because anyone in their right mind says, 'You know, what's the most fascinating thing in the world?' It's because you need something new that happens every week in a frame.

- Amy Bloom

Fact Checking

There are plenty of reasons to put our cellphones down now and then, not least the fact that incessantly checking them takes us out of the present moment and disrupts family dinners around the globe.

- Amy Cuddy

Behind Next

While there are plenty of reasons that we lost in 2016, there's at least one that we can definitely fix for next time: We can make sure that no one is left behind in where we go, in who we talk to, in what we say, and in what we do.

- Amy Klobuchar

I Think Provided

I have many reasons why I think reading is really important. It provided for me a refuge, especially during difficult times. It provided me with the notion that I could find an ending that was different from what was happening to me at the time.

- Amy Tan

Book Why

I would never require anyone to read any book. That seems antithetical to why we read - which is to choose a book for our personal reasons. I always shudder when I'm told my books are on required reading lists.

- Amy Tan

Environmental

Energy cogeneration on Capitol Hill makes economic and environmental sense and should be pursued for those reasons.

- Ander Crenshaw

Career TV

One of the reasons I didn't really want to do TV earlier in my career was because it is so life-consuming, and I wanted to spend time with my kids and be a mother.

- Andie MacDowell

Fiction Log

Writing the past is never a neutral act. Writing always asks the past to justify itself, to give its reasons... provided we can live with the reasons. What we want is a narrative, not a log; a tale, not a trial. This is why most people write memoirs using the conventions not of history, but of fiction.

- Andre Aciman

Doing Actual

One of the reasons why I signed up with Roc Nation was because of their ability to not just have a vision of doing things but the actual ability and resources to carry that vision out.

- Andre Ward

Voice Young

I first started playing in piano bars for three reasons - to make money, to be in the company of my friends - and also to hook up with young girls. I always knew, even before I played in piano bars, about the effect of my voice.

- Andrea Bocelli

Love My Life

For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine. I love the structure of it. I love knowing that my days are free. I know where I'm going at night. I know my life is kind of orderly. I just like that better.

- Andrea Martin

Aesthetic Like

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones.

- Andres Serrano

Survive Making

One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today. We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.

- Andrew Fletcher

Movie Past Life

In my past life, I started Moviefone. One of the reasons that I was drawn to do that was because it was just incredibly annoying to go see a movie when it should be the simplest thing in the world. I lived in New York, and it was really difficult to figure out the show times for a movie playing down the street.

- Andrew Jarecki

Joe Improved

There are so many reasons to mark the passing of the great Joe Cocker - as many songs as he wrote, recorded and performed in his remarkable concerts. For me, Cocker was also the only performer who successfully covered and even improved on The Beatles.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Want Why

At one point in your life, you'll have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't.

- Andy Roddick

Good Work Other

The three things I said when I came out of school were I want to work consistently, I want to do good work and I want to be paid fairly, and that's happened. But I didn't become an actress for the money. I do it for other reasons.

- Angela Bassett

However Weeks

I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions.

- Anita Hill

Church Stopped

For reasons I can't remember, my family eventually stopped attending church, and I started questioning the Catholic Church's beliefs. I dabbled a little, but nothing stuck.

- Ann Hood

Fountain About

'Fountain of youth' is actually kind of ambiguous - does it mean a way to make everyone healthy and let them live indefinitely? Or are we talking about something that would reset you physically to the way you were in your youth, which for various reasons not all of us would be enthused about?

- Ann Leckie

Next Some

I tend to edit some as I go - partly because one of the reasons I don't outline much is that I don't know what the next scene will be until I've actually written the previous scene.

- Ann Leckie

School Leave

It was easy for me to leave acting for school, because I wasn't really in it as an adolescent for fulfilling reasons.

- Anna Chlumsky

Through Joint

The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community.

- Anna Lindh

Security Only

Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice, but also of security.

- Anna Lindh

Given Works

Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.

- Anna Quindlen

Parent Very

Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don't want to talk about it because somehow they feel they're a failure as a parent or, you know, they're embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about.

- Anna Wintour

Max Stories

Max Brooks' novel 'World War Z' is one of the greatest zombie stories ever written, partly for reasons that make it basically unfilmable.

- Annalee Newitz

Work Going

If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely - by that time, you're both dead.

- Anne Bancroft

About Offices

In a way, I don't want to know what's being said in casting offices, because it can get pretty brutal, and I don't want to have to think about the reasons why I don't get one job or do get one job. I can say, 'Oh, my height,' and that'll make me feel better, but I don't know for sure.

- Anne Dudek

College Learn

I went to Goucher College in Maryland for the best possible reasons - to learn - but then I dropped out at 19 for the best possible reasons - to become a writer.

- Anne Lamott

Exercise Maybe

I do have to take care of myself, not only because I'm in the movies, just for mental health reasons. I exercise for me. You know, maybe it would be nice to not have to do that in order to feel good, but I do. I feel like I have to, to feel good. To clear my head and all of that, so.

- Annette Bening

Hidden Apply

I see 'Hansel and Gretel' as a breakthrough book for me, and one of the reasons is because I started to apply meaning to the hidden details.

- Anthony Browne

Africa Delivering

Previous efforts to eradicate malaria failed for several reasons, including political instability and technical challenges in delivering resources, especially in certain countries in Africa.

- Anthony Fauci

I Think Been

Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons.

- Anthony Holden

Over Which

My determination is not to remain stubbornly with my ideas, but I'll leave them and go over to others as soon as I am shown plausible reasons which I can grasp.

- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Feel Back

I feel that's a good thing as an actor that you do not feel satisfied. Whenever I go back and watch myself on screen, I find multiple reasons to redo that scene. That's an occupational hazard that most actors face. You can never come to terms with it.

- Anushka Sharma

Football Grow

One of the reasons I never went into pro football was because I wanted my kids to grow up around an academic environment. And that's exactly what we did.

- Ara Parseghian

Big Howard Stern

The Howard Stern Show is a big hit because it entertains dumb and smart people at the same time for different reasons.

- Artie Lange

Body Tastes

I so often heard from women that they saw this beautiful fashion, but it didn't always work for them - whether it was cultural reasons, lifestyle reasons, body type reasons. So it seemed like in my mind there was a gap there, that women really wanted to be able to customize items to fit their needs and their tastes.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

Prepare Cheaper

Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago persuasively argue that one of the biggest reasons for the nation's current obesity epidemic is that food is now so much cheaper and easier to prepare.

- Charles Duhigg

Doing Given

If nothing is to be done in the given situation, he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing; and if something must be done, he must suggest the something. The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing, when action is imperative.

- Charles Edward Merriam

Which Subjection

All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer to the brethren of a particular church, require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord.

- Charles Hodge

Think Some

There is a mystique about psychiatry that people think that you have some kind of a magical lens, you know, Superman's X-ray vision into the soul. One of the reasons I left psychiatry is that I didn't believe that.

- Charles Krauthammer

Best Your

If, like me, you have many reasons to be less than secure and self-assured, and like me, you are far from stable even on your best days, don't for a moment imagine a psychotherapist will be of more help than a physiotherapist.

- Charles Saatchi

Pretty Lib

One of the reasons I don't see eye to eye with Women's Lib is that women have it all on a plate if only they knew it. They don't have to be pretty either.

- Charlotte Rampling

Love Living

There are reasons to go on living despite what horrors may come in your life. And love informs those reasons.

- Chris Adrian

Title New Jobs

After years of working on books, I eventually took a more business-oriented job, for the same sorts of reasons that most people take most new jobs: fancier title, higher pay, opportunities for advancement.

- Chris Pavone

How Everybody

No matter how bad the individual, everybody has reasons for why they do what they do.

- Chris Pine

Advice Aspiring

Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons - as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment.

- Chris Sarandon

Love Understand

For reasons I don't fully understand, tragic love has a certain appeal.

- Christian Camargo

Reason Here

We need to rediscover the essence of the meaning of 'the use.' Architecture is, above all, here for a better living. Every gesture, every shape must be justified by various reasons that would reinforce their reason to be, their use, and will give more sense to their beauty.

- Christian de Portzamparc

Children Feel

Many people, for many reasons, feel rootless - but orphans and abandoned or abused children have particular cause.

- Christina Baker Kline

I Think Pitt

The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts, just because I've admired her work for a long time, well Brad Pitt. I think you know my reasons.

- Christina Milian

News Famous

Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!

- Christine Lahti

Think I Think

Can we live without Russian gas in Europe? The answer is no. Are there any reasons to live without it? I think - and I'm not defending the interests of Total in Russia - it is a no.

- Christophe de Margerie

Some Needed

I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote 'In Contempt' was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it.

- Christopher Darden

Difficult Rather

All writers are obviously neurotic... For various reasons, writers retreat into an imaginary world because they find ordinary life rather difficult or boring or both.

- Christopher Koch

Here Offense

It may not be proper for me, perhaps, to let my feelings carry me further am therefore resigned to stop here, if sir, you think my particular reasons following too free, or will give offense to the House, which I would be sorry to be thought capable of intending.

- Christopher Gadsden

Been Movie

My first ever sex scene in a movie was in 'Superbad.' Because I was 17, for legal reasons my mother had to be on the set. It was real awkward, but it worked out OK because when I watched the movie with her, the sex scene wasn't awkward because she'd been right there when it happened.

- Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Innovation Cozy

Executive pay has skyrocketed for many reasons - including the prevalence of overly cozy boards and changing cultural norms about pay - but increasing scale, competition, and innovation have all played major roles.

- Chrystia Freeland

Got Out

'The West Wing' was really important for me for a lot of reasons. It was the first thing I did when I got out to Los Angeles. I'd just finished school, and I was so naive.

- Claire Coffee

Need Laws

Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws, or at least there was a perceived need to do that.

- Clarence Thomas