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Thought About

But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.

- A. E. van Vogt

Some Feels

You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.

- Aaron Copland

Very Before

I am very honored and excited to have 'Devotion' released as the first DVD Audio disc... surround sound is amazing... The music comes alive and is so vibrant - it's unlike anything you've ever heard before!

- Aaron Neville

Other Rap

I have to be able to rap. I don't have the look. I don't have the typical slim-dude, fancy-clothes look. That's not me. I have to be able to rap - there is no other choice, or else I get eaten alive.

- Action Bronson

May Might

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

- Adam Clymer

Been Tesla

The rap against Tesla has always been of the 'yes, but' variety. Yes, it's a fine artisanal designer and manufacturer of electric cars, and its CEO is one of the few business leaders alive for whom the label 'visionary' isn't hyperbolic.

- Adam Lashinsky

Love My Life

In one day, I have times where I'm feeling great, I feel like I love my life, and then 2:30 rolls around and I'm the angriest man alive. My wife sees it.

- Adam Sandler

Loss Someone

Absence is absence, you know? The loss of someone can be just as devastating if they're alive as if they're dead.

- Adam Silvera

Die Bad

Start-ups often die in the first 18 to 24 months because of formative mistakes, like choosing a bad co-founder or the wrong corporate entity or an inappropriate platform. Ninety percent of the companies the Founder Institute has created are alive because we've helped them avoid those mistakes.

- Adeo Ressi


It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.

- Adrienne Rich

Doing I Think

I think being a little older and a little more determined and being a little more evolved in my case and maturity in the kind of music I was doing and how I was doing it really helped to keep me grounded and with an audience that could appreciate what I was doing, who grew with me and evolved with me and kept me alive and around.

- Al Jarreau

Needs Will

Advertising is - quite often - alive to our real needs. It's just the products on offer might not be the things that will help us satisfy them.

- Alain de Botton

Strong Preference

I have a strong preference for being alive.

- Alan Alda

Living Within

I gotta make a living. I make no bones about that. Most actors do. But within that context, I've never not tried to make something as fresh and alive as I possibly could make it.

- Alan Arkin

Song Will

A lot of times, the choice of the right song will save a scene. Or there will be a scene that's a little flat and you put in the right song and somehow it just comes alive.

- Alan Ball

Weekend Been

Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.

- Alan Bullock

Death Chaos

Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event.

- Alan Huffman

Keep Current

If you keep yourself alive and current, funny is funny.

- Alan King

Artist Own

When people ask me who I'd want to have dinner with, dead or alive, I always say, 'John Lennon.' I just feel that he was an artist who was, in his own way, committed to wholeness and authenticity in a not dissimilar way that I am years later.

- Alanis Morissette

Love Sure

Make sure you love what you do or it will eat you alive.

- Alannah Myles

Deep Having

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

- Albert Schweitzer

Profound Religious

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

- Albert Schweitzer

Which Before

Now we are showing to the world that this fighting against two terrorist groups was feasible and now we have an isolated case which doesn't mean that terrorism is alive, as it was before.

- Alberto Fujimori

Research Him

For someone like MC Ren, who is still alive and I can go talk to, that's more of a niche challenge because I do have to match his energy, and I do have to pay homage to who he is as a person, but that just comes with research. And the difference there is I can do the research there right on the spot. I can just go ask him.

- Aldis Hodge

Always Give

As a city, it is always compelling. But every day in Mexico City, I give thanks that I am alive.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Consciousness Always

I have always considered myself to be spiritual in a way that has less to do with religion and more with an awareness that you have, and the consciousness you have of being alive and the consciousness that you will be dead.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Weird Inside

It's so weird to be alive and to be inside a body.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

City Very

There is something in Shanghai that is very exciting and alive - the idea of a city with two different souls, one from today and another from a long time ago, is amazing.

- Alessandro Michele

Sad Happy

For me, fashion is something that makes you feel alive, that expresses something of you: if you are sad, if you are happy.

- Alessandro Michele

More Enduring

Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.

- Alex Lowe

Vice Over

I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

- Alexander Haig

Fact Psychological

In times of uncertainty - whether it's economic, psychological, emotional, or philosophical - people often say that the only thing we can truly control is our attitudes. If that's true, then I'm going to spend today walking my 14-year-old dog on a free beach and treasuring the fact that she's still alive.

- Ali Liebegott

Need Reader

All we need to do, reader or writer, from first line to final page, is be as open as a book, and be alive to the life in language - on all its levels.

- Ali Smith

Real People Put

If you put a real leaf and a silk leaf side by side, you'll see something of the difference between Homer's poetry and anyone else's. There seem to be real leaves still alive in the 'Iliad,' real animals, real people, real light attending everything.

- Alice Oswald

Thoughtful More

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.

- Alice Waters

Africa Like

I'm the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.

- Alicia Keys

Ambition You

If you don't have ambition, you shouldn't be alive.

- Aliko Dangote

Rising Rooms

The problem of a rising population destroying more than four tons of soil for every human already alive needs to find its way into corporate board rooms if we are to enjoy future financial, economic and political stability.

- Allan Savory

About Everybody

Me and my family are straight. I am blessed. I am alive, man, and I am healthy, and that is the only thing that matters. Me and my family, everybody else, it really doesn't matter because why do you care about somebody talking negative about you if they don't know you?

- Allen Iverson

Effort Part

Myths are part of our DNA. We're a civilisation with a continuous culture. The effort to modernize it keeps it alive. Readers connect with it.

- Amish Tripathi

Matter Sentences

If the characters are not alive to me, it doesn't matter how good the sentences are. It just becomes all cake and no frosting.

- Amy Bloom

Will Everybody

Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.

- Andre Kostelanetz

My Life Some

All my life, books have felt alive; some more so than people, or rather, some people. Alive - this has to do with me, I know, and not the books - in a way that some people aren't. Alive as teachers, alive as minds, alive as imaginative triggers.

- Andrea Barrett

Truth Ashamed

Without truth I feel ashamed to be alive.

- Andrei Platonov

Explosive Been

Clearly the human story is one of acceleration. There has been a Moore curve in terms of the number of people alive on the planet, our technological ability, and our ability to understand ourselves. We have had this extraordinary, explosive growth in our ingenuity.

- Andrew Marr

Winning Law

The American system of civilian control of the military recognizes that soldiers' attention must be fixed on winning battles and staying alive, and that the fog of war can sometimes obscure the rule of law.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Always Subject

I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it... I always want to see the third dimension of something... I want to come alive with the object.

- Andrew Wyeth

Always Been

I've always been with God, even in my darkest hour. That is why I say I am alive. I mean, I should have died a number of times.

- Andy Dick

Been Before

Since I was shot, everything is such a dream to me. Like I don't know whether I'm alive or whether I died. I wasn't afraid before. And having been dead once, I shouldn't feel fear. But I am afraid. I don't understand why.

- Andy Warhol

Small Large

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.

- Aneurin Bevan

Florida Felt

The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.

- Angela Bassett

I Can Constitutional

I can assure the people of Mississippi that, as God is my witness, I strongly oppose the Blair-Holt Act and will fight harder than any human being alive to protect law-abiding Mississippians Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

- Angela McGlowan

Survive Then

I don't care if they eat me alive, I've got better things to do then survive.

- Ani DiFranco

Love Fact

I love working alone. Crave it, in fact. I feel truly alive then.

- Anita Shreve

Africa Very

The culture of philanthropy is alive and very well in Africa. International aid strengthens and extends it, but in the communities where I have spent time, it is all-pervasive.

- Ann Cotton

Time Great Time

It's a great time to be alive.

- Anne Lamott

Pretty More People

Life is really pretty tricky, and there's a lot of loss, and the longer you stay alive, the more people you lose whom you actually couldn't live without.

- Anne Lamott

Feel Subdue

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Humor Everyone

I realize that humor isn't for everyone. It's only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive.

- Anne Wilson Schaef

Never Organism

The body is never more alive than when it is dead; but it is alive in its units, and dead in its totality; alive as a congeries, dead as an organism.

- Annie Besant

Still Pioneers

To know that someone decades later is still just as impactful as they were when they were alive, we need pioneers like that.

- Annie Ilonzeh

Soul Express

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!

- Ansel Adams

Around Other

I was a journeyman chef of middling abilities. Whatever authority I have as a commenter on this world comes from the sheer weight of 28 years in the business. I kicked around for 28 years and came out the other end alive and able to form a sentence.

- Anthony Bourdain

Going Bash

People are going to bash you while you're alive, and they're going to bash you when you're gone.

- Anthony Hamilton

Learn Text

I learn poetry, learn text, and that really keeps you alive.

- Anthony Hopkins

Before Bill

I mean, before this, I would have said playing Bill Gates, because I'm playing someone obviously who is alive and is the richest man in the world. That was a heavy responsibility.

- Anthony Michael Hall

Sound Whole

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Away Ticking

Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It's this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.

- Antonio Damasio

Behind Reason

Even though I always knew I had a good nose for fragrances, the process of creating my own, 'Alive,' turned out to be a great learning experience for me. And the name explains my reason behind it. Smelling good makes you feel alive.

- Arjun Rampal

I Think Nixon

If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.

- Arlen Specter

Keep Period

I had to do what I had to do to keep my family alive. Period.

- Art Modell

Yourself Guns

If you can't protect yourself with talk, you won't be alive to protect yourself with guns.

- Arthur Boyd

Living Technique

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.

- Arthur Rubinstein

Love Color

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.

- Arthur Rubinstein


It's good to be alive.

- Artie Lange

Caribbean Islands

The coral reef at Bonaire, one of the alphabet islands in the Caribbean, is so alive and healthy.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Very Charities

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Pointless Still

Worrying about how you'll be remembered is pointless. Better to try to live your life in such a way that people will respect you while you're still alive.

- Charles Cumming

Some Genuinely

For anyone who doesn't have that connection with Mozart, I urge those people to go and find some of his music, because it can quite genuinely make you just glad to be alive.

- Charles Hazlewood

Very Movie

The way I write is very much without kind of a goal. I have something I'm interested in and then I decide I'm going to explore it. I don't know where the characters are going to go, I don't know what the movie is going to do or what the screenplay is going to do. For me, that's the way to keep it alive.

- Charlie Kaufman

Process Like

I am fascinated by the whole process of what it's like to be alive, whether it's unbelievably uncomfortable and horrible or whether it's quite nice.

- Charlotte Rampling

Dead Am

My neighbors are quiet. I am not. I don't know if they're dead or alive.

- Charo

Given About

What interests me is being alive and being with friends that I care about and being as creative as I can given circumstance.

- Chevy Chase

Still Weird Thing

It's interesting trying to make something as truthful as possible, but playing someone who is still alive is quite a weird thing.

- Chloe Pirrie

Me Working

Working in front of the camera keeps me alive.

- Chow Yun-Fat

Like Sets

Working in front of the camera keeps me alive. I couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food on sets and stuff like that - I just want to act.

- Chow Yun-Fat

Methods Reader

Sometimes a book is better than it ever had a right to be because of the history the reader brings to the reading and because of the methods educators use to bring a particular story alive.

- Chris Crutcher

Cut Providing

Promoting the use of sustainable and renewable rainforest products can help to stop rainforest devastation. The rainforests are much more valuable alive than cut or burned, providing a steady supply of medicinal plants, fruits, nuts and oils.

- Chris Kilham

Happy Every Day

To be totally honest with you, I'm so happy to be alive every day.

- Chris Martin

Country Storytelling

We have that storytelling history in country and bluegrass and old time and folk music, blues - all those things that combine to make up the genre. It was probably storytelling before it was songwriting, as far as country music is concerned. It's fun to be a part of that and tip the hat to that. You know, and keep that tradition alive.

- Chris Stapleton

Images Thrilling

The general effect of viewing 'Jumanji' is thrilling. I was able to see on film a thing that at one point had only existed in my imagination. I got to see the images from my book come alive.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Aim Feels

I can definitely say that of all my friends who I consider to be really great cartoonists, we're all trying to aim at basically the same thing, which is an ever closer representation of what it feels like to be alive.

- Chris Ware

Responsibility Least

If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.

- Christiane Amanpour

Night Owl

I'm a bit of a night owl because that's when I feel the most creative and alive.

- Christina Aguilera

Trees Feel

It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form, as the trees and hills, and as our faces are.

- Christopher Alexander

Work Will

Once you understand this way, you will be able to make your room alive; you will be able to design a house together with your family; a garden for your children; places where you can work; beautiful terraces where you can sit and dream.

- Christopher Alexander

Take Keep

Fandom can keep something alive, and fandom can take it down.

- Christopher Heyerdahl

Dying Though

They realized I was alive again, even though I was playing an old, dying sop.

- Christopher Plummer

Line 1930s

Horror films are the ones that pay the bills, and historically, they have shown that they are good investments. They helped Universal survive with that initial splash of horror films in the 1930s and '40s. And horror films kept New Line alive with the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' series.

- Christopher Young

Flowers Want

I want my flowers while I'm alive.

- Chubby Checker