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My Life Books

When I was a child - in wartime, pre-television - books were my life.

- A. S. Byatt

Friends Wild

My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.

- Aaron Neville

Year Long Time

When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time.

- Aaron Neville

Me Making

If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow, I'd say you were lying.

- Aaron Neville

My Life Seven

Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.

- Abbe Pierre

Comedy Like

I feel like comedy had a boys'-club label when we were starting.

- Abbi Jacobson

Funny Would

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

- Abraham Lincoln

Defeated Puppets

As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets.

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Late Bigger

We're bigger now than we were in the late 70s when we were peaking.

- Ace Frehley

Would Rapping

I would say I started rapping because my friends were doin' it.

- Action Bronson

Whether Cannot

Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction cannot be easily ascertained.

- Adam Clarke

Thought Either

I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive - or both.

- Adam Clayton

Songs Came

Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.

- Adam Jones

Far Gotten

You know, if it weren't for these fans, I wouldn't have gotten as far as I did.

- Adam Lambert

Growing Up Growing

Growing up, I did not have many friends with parents who were together.

- Adam Scott

Three Late

In the late '60s, there were the the three B's: The Beatles, Batman, and Bond.

- Adam West

Knew Ever

The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.

- Addison Mizner

Pilots Most

And most of these pilots were lost during the first five flights.

- Adolf Galland

Elite High

According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command, they were supposed to be the fighter elite.

- Adolf Galland

Sorry Would

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

- Aesop

Dark Christian

I liked Hans Christian Andersen because the tales were so dark and tragic.

- Aimee Bender

Me Against

The attempted assassinations against me were not accidental.

- Akhmad Kadyrov

Chechnya Withdrawn

Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996.

- Akhmad Kadyrov

Remember You

If you remember the '90s, you weren't there.

- Al Jourgensen

Children Grass

Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?

- Alan Bennett

Country Founded

We live in a liberally free country founded by people who were liberal. They were beyond liberal - they were revolutionaries.

- Alan Colmes

Time Life-Changing

The 1960s were really a life-changing time.

- Alan Gerry

Country Doing

You were doing a sadistic little disservice to your country.

- Alan K. Simpson

Technology Born

Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born.

- Alan Kay

Would Languages

In English every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.

- Alan Perlis

Voice Receiving

The press Yazoo were receiving were focused on the voice, This obviously was about trends.

- Alison Moyet

Humor September

Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.

- Allen Klein

Most Trained

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats.

- Alvin Toffler

Never Hid

I have never hid my spiritual roots. They just weren't something that came under the spotlight.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Someone Made

No one wants to wear clothes that were made from someone's blood.

- Amber Valletta

Never Democrats

I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats.

- Ambrose Bierce

Okay Read

My mom was really of the belief that, as long as you were reading anything, it was okay. Just read.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Disturbing FDR

FDR's job results were, to put it politely, disturbing.

- Amity Shlaes

How Mannerisms

Learning Indian mannerisms, how to wear saris, and the language were a challenge.

- Amy Jackson

Known Actually

In the mid-1800s, they were known also as 'singsong houses,' and the courtesans were actually master musicians.

- Amy Tan

Always Comfortable

You can always go back to the place where you were comfortable, the place where you're from.

- Ana de Armas

Tennis Tennis Player

If I weren't a tennis player, I'd probably be a psychologist.

- Ana Ivanovic

Take Works

We didn't invent gunpowder. What we did was take things that were there and put them together in a way that works.

- Ana Patricia Botin

World Made

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.

- Andre Malraux

Slow How

I was surprised at how slow Froch was. We were able to beat him to the punch.

- Andre Ward

Matters Colonization

In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters.

- Albert Bushnell Hart

Film Big

My parents were big film buffs.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Movies Innocent

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and there were no pretensions about 'em.

- Alex Winter

Children Few

There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.

- Alexander Chase

Alexander Would

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.

- Alexander the Great

Fiction Wrote

I did try to write fiction. I wrote 10 novels. And they were all just awful.

- Alexandra Fuller

Change Music

The '60s were a time of great change in American music.

- Alexandra Patsavas

Lot Sitcoms

If sitcoms were easy to write, there'd be a lot of good ones, and there aren't.

- Alexei Sayle

Most Nice People

Most of the Communists I knew were nice people.

- Alexei Sayle

Fantastic Cautionary

Cautionary tales were fantastic in the '70s.

- Alfonso Cuaron

Art Use

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?

- Alfred de Vigny

Making Unless

No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.

- Algernon Sidney

Would Slain

If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.

- Ali ibn Abi Talib

Irish Brooklyn

My parents were both first-generation Irish Catholics raised in Brooklyn.

- Alice McDermott

Involved Critical

If I weren't involved with food, I'd be working in architecture. Design is that critical to me.

- Alice Waters

Assets Facebook

Where the assets of Facebook were hype, we have real assets.

- Aliko Dangote

Wish I Wish

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.

- Alison Bechdel

Now Before

You're only as good as you are now - not as good as you were before.

- Andreas Katsulas

Politics Doing

If I weren't doing the politics, I wouldn't be doing my job.

- Andrew Cuomo

World Lady

Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness, lady, were no crime.

- Andrew Marvell

Stories Fashions

Stories about Diana's fashions, about possible rows between Charles and Diana, these were meat and drink.

- Andrew Morton

Taste Show

The people on 'Quintuplets' were great, but I wasn't a producer on that show, and it wasn't exactly my taste.

- Andy Richter

Hockey Even

There were no women's players I knew of. I didn't even know women's hockey existed.

- Angela Ruggiero

Made Far

I probably wouldn't have made it this far if I were a refugee.

- Angelina Jolie

Me Made

You have to just make the choices you make in life. I made the choices I made because I believed they were right for me.

- Angelina Jolie

Africa Asia

We travel often to Asia, Africa, Europe, where they were born.

- Angelina Jolie

Children Six

If I were happy, married with six children, I wouldn't be writing. And I doubt if I should want to.

- Anita Brookner

Hands MGM

From the time you were signed at MGM you just felt you were in God's hands.

- Ann Rutherford

Joy Brought

Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?

- Anna Freud

Success Would

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat, it would indeed be presumption.

- Anna Seward

World Wanted

I was attracted to people who were funny because I wanted to be in that world.

- Anne Beatts

Family Some

My family and I were some of the first people to be genotyped.

- Anne Wojcicki

Pleasure Likable

I've played parts that were just likable people, and there's a certain pleasure in that. And that's that.

- Annette Bening

Dying Write

Write as if you were dying.

- Annie Dillard

Mother Her

The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.

- Annie Leibovitz

Taboo Made

I was drawn to people that were expressing feeling because that was what was taboo in my family, expressing feeling. And that was what I was made of.

- Anohni

Choices Never

My choices were never wrong.

- Anthony Anderson

Books Picture Books

I didn't have picture books - there weren't many around when I was a child.

- Anthony Browne

Growing Up Growing

Growing up, I didn't really know who the Tuskegee Airmen were.

- Anthony Hemingway

More Essence

If you look at the true essence of the Black Panthers, they were more of a community protection group.

- Anthony Mackie

Cool Before

We were in recycling before recycling was cool.

- Anthony Pratt

Having Could

You could have 50 different states having 50 different regulations... until they were all litigated out.

- Antonin Scalia

Love Movies

Movies were my first love.

- Anya Taylor-Joy

Desire Marked

The 2000s were marked by terrorism and a bipartisan desire to fight it.

- Ari Fleischer

Level Failures

Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level, there were tremendous failures.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Treat Charities

Charities must treat donors as if they were shareholders.

- Arpad Busson

Guys All My Friends

Sportswriters. They were all my friends. They were racetrack guys and so was I.

- Art Rooney

May Liars

If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.

- Arthur Hugh Clough

Brazil Missionaries

My parents were missionaries - I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil.

- Arto Lindsay

Would Refuse

If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that.

- Arundhati Roy

Government Television

There were no tourists. Beer was illegal. There was only government television and no television on Thursdays or in the summer.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

More Thousand Years

I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old.

- Charles Baudelaire

Nature Temples

There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature.

- Charles Eastman

Poor Meant

Victorian values meant brutalizing people who were often poor.

- Charles Palliser

Appearances Total

My total winnings after 14 appearances were $129,000.

- Charles Van Doren