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Southern By The Time

Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.

- A. J. Liebling

Woman Want

It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it.

- Aaron Eckhart

Some Very

I really think that I don't mind people sleeping during my films, because I know that some very good films might prepare you for sleeping or falling asleep or snoozing. It's not to be taken badly at all. This is something I really mean.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Achieve Issues

Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Treat Some

If I were a Negro, I'd be fighting, as Martin Luther King fought, for human recognition and justice. I'd rather go down with my flag flying. If you're weak or crippled, or you can't speak out or fight back in some way, then people don't hesitate to treat you badly.

- Abraham Maslow

Education Always

There was a rule, back when I was an education lawyer in Alabama, about visiting public schools: always go on a rainy day so you can see how badly the roofs leak.

- Adam Cohen

Reason Most

A key reason that elections are run so badly is that in most states, political partisans are in charge.

- Adam Cohen

Lovely Before

In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.

- Adelbert von Chamisso

Next Other

Foxes was a movie that didn't do a lot of business but it didn't do too badly critically and eventually they offered me other things. The interesting thing was that next I tried a film called Star Man, which Michael Douglas was producing.

- Adrian Lyne

Better Never

Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.

- Aeschylus

Treat Here

We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it.

- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Through Asking

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.

- Alan Alda

Play Which

You can time a part perfectly and play it badly. And some people have very individual offbeat timing, which is their own. It works simply because they are who they are.

- Alan Bates

Changes Given

Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly.

- Alan Dean Foster

Think I Think

I think the reality is that, that money was probably badly spent.

- Alan Hansen

Night Constellations

Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

- Alan Watts

Exception Poorly

Cable boxes are, almost without exception, awful. They're under-powered computers running very badly designed software. Their channel guides are slow, poorly laid out, and usually riddled with ads.

- Alex Pareene

Think New

I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.

- Alexander Payne

Doing Other

I went into academia thinking that there'd be constant reciprocity between my scholarship and my creative work but found that doing one always turned my mind into the sort of tool that was badly suited to doing the other.

- Alexandra Kleeman

Play Shame

It's a shame to be the face of chess and to play chess badly.

- Alexandra Kosteniuk

Singing Famous

If you want to be famous because you do something well or badly, be it singing while fat or hitting balls of various shapes and hues, you have to be prepared to divulge. We live in the age of the chronic overshare.

- Alexandra Petri

Will We Cannot

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.

- Alfred Adler

About Sentiments

I totally have the ability to laugh at myself. I don't think one should take oneself seriously, ever. As long as you are not hurting my sentiments by revealing personal details or talking badly about my family, I'm absolutely fine.

- Alia Bhatt

Very Treated

I see myself in all the people in the world who are suffering and who are very badly treated and who are often made to feel that they have no place on this Earth.

- Alice Walker

Excited Opposed

Working towards something you're excited about - as opposed to something that makes you feel badly about yourself - is what will keep you going back to the gym.

- Alison Sweeney

New Very

I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof.

- Allan Carr

Which Columnist

I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn't give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section.

- Allan Sloan

Away Keep

I keep myself away from people who talk badly about others.

- Allu Arjun

Marriage Son

My marriage started to go badly wrong after I had my second son.

- Amanda Eliasch

Through Mumbai

I turned atheist in the '90s when India went through troubled times - communal riots, bomb blasts... Mumbai, where I live, was badly affected. I blamed religion; also, extremists on both sides - right and left.

- Amish Tripathi

Religious Very

I grew up as a Mormon, and that had more of an impact on my values than my beliefs. I'm afraid I will always feel the weight of a lie. I'm very hard on myself anyway. Religious guilt carries over too. You can't really misbehave without feeling badly about it. At least, I can't.

- Amy Adams

Pretty Freeway

When I first got my driver's license, I was hit by a drunk driver. He was coming off of a freeway, and I was hurt pretty badly from somebody driving really fast.

- Amy Heckerling

United States Reform

It is clear that United States immigration policy is badly in need of reform.

- Ander Crenshaw

Love Play

It has been a pleasure to play with all these artists. Pretenders was a real highlight, but also Damon, aka Badly Drawn Boy, Sinead... Ian Brown... all of these people I learn from and love to work with.

- Andy Rourke

Think Audience

I think I'd like to be a lion tamer, actually. That - that would provide the most audience entertainment if something went really badly.

- Andy Serkis

Everybody Treated

The great thing is that I'm getting my revenge on everybody who treated me badly in high school. The bad thing is I had to go back to high school to do it.

- Anne Beatts

College Own

I was 22 and stopped writing plays, and I didn't start again until I was 25. I was writing badly. In college, I attempted to write these more conventional plays, but the theater I loved was downtown experimental theater. I didn't feel like I could do that either. It didn't occur to me to do my own thing.

- Annie Baker

Treat Needed

Better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent E. coli 0157:H7 infections are badly needed.

- Anthony Fauci

Nothing Arrest

If you do things, whether it's acting or music or painting, do it without fear - that's my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there's nothing to lose.

- Anthony Hopkins

Mission Very

It's not a personal mission to win La Liga, but I want it very badly.

- Antoine Griezmann

Divide My Time

I divide my time badly.

- Antonio Banderas

Decision Always

Holdouts never go well. Just look at history. It always ends badly. It wouldn't be the best decision. I make a lot of money. I pull up to camp in Rolls-Royces.

- Antonio Brown

Over Ballerina

I wanted to be a ballerina so badly. You can be seen and take over the spotlight without speaking. I had a fear of speaking in public back then.

- April Bowlby

Feet Dancing

Dancing in high heels is kind of tough. I learn the dances without the heels, and then we add them. We just practice, and I get used to it. My feet hurt really badly at the end of the shows, but it's fun. While it's happening it's fun. I feel tall.

- Ariana Grande

Goal Wanting

The thing that contributes to anyone's reaching the goal he wants is simple wanting that goal badly enough.

- Charles E. Wilson

Doing Plane

It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.

- Charles Lindbergh

Door Very

Literally from the moment I came in the door of MIT, it was very clear that a highly productive 40-year partnership between U.S. research universities and the federal government was badly eroding.

- Charles Vest

Young Very

I was bullied very badly in high school. I was a very successful kid. I sold my first company at a young age. There was a lot of misplaced rage in high school towards me. My brothers and sisters identified it as bullying, but I didn't at the time.

- Charlie Ebersol

Play Reason

There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it was like to go those dark places. I played a guy who died as a result of his abuse.

- Charlie Sheen

Federation Treated

I was a supporter of the desire, in my section of Nigeria, to leave the federation because it was treated very badly with something that was called genocide in those days.

- Chinua Achebe

Side Hazardous

I feel badly for the people who suffer from the side effects and consequences of hazardous pharmaceuticals. It's antithetical to the Hippocratic oath.

- Chris Kilham

Love Ever

Love Comes Quickly is our favourite record ever, and it did really badly.

- Chris Lowe

Very Ballerina

If the height of the heel is the same as the length of your foot, it starts to look wrong. And if the heel is positioned badly on the sole, you get into ballerina territory, where the body is pushed into a very strange posture. You can exaggerate the arch only so much.

- Christian Louboutin

Doing Appreciating

I feel badly for those girls who have to be so waif thin, doing those catwalks all the time because, luckily, we're going into a different time - that's what they're saying, at least - in we're appreciating a curvier figure. But to be honest, I couldn't be like an hourglass if I tried.

- Christine Teigen

Love Why

I don't know why people eat so badly. I could eat pasta all the time, but it really is fattening. And I love ice cream, but I can't do that. There was a time, until I was in my mid-forties, when I could eat a whole pizza - and really, no effect.

- Christopher Walken

Some Other

I knew from the age of five what I wanted to do. The one thing I could do was draw. I couldn't draw that much better than some of the other kids, but I cared more and I wanted it badly.

- Chuck Close

Voice Expect

You can't treat your voice badly and expect it to stay around.

- Cissy Houston

Very Confuses

My son, who's on the spectrum is a very rigid thinker. He needs clear-cut definitions of right and wrong. Anything hazy or gray confuses him. For instance, if I try to get him to see that a friend behaved badly, he'll often get upset with me because a friend is a 'good guy' by definition, in his book.

- Claire Scovell LaZebnik

Titanic Again

They botched 'Raise the Titanic' so badly that I waited 20 years to do it again.

- Clive Cussler

Away Screwed

They screwed up 'Raise the Titanic!' so badly, I stay away from Hollywood. I won't cheat my readers with another piece of crap.

- Clive Cussler

Woman Fault

Frankly, as secretary of state, if somebody treats you badly because you're a woman, it's your fault - not theirs.

- Condoleezza Rice

Used Any

Any tool can be used badly.

- Conrad Wolfram

Some Given

We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him.

- Constantine Karamanlis

Play Been

Like many men who play tennis, when I hit a ball into the net, I tend to look daggers at my racket, reproaching it for playing so badly when I myself have been trying so hard.

- Craig Brown

Porsche Could

I really want to drive a Porsche GT1 car - also a McLaren, if I could fit. I want to do LeMans badly. I want to do Spa, a European series with World SportsCars.

- Craig T. Nelson

Idol Maybe

I went into the 'Idol' audition with no expectations; that's just the kind of person I am. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't hurt so badly, you know? But once I made it past the first round, and the second, and third - I started to realize, 'Maybe my goals and dreams really are attainable.'

- Crystal Bowersox

Middle Literally

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how I do these things. I can embarrass myself so badly that I literally get a hot prickle down the back of my neck.

- Daisy Donovan

Award Ceremonies

I handle screenings and award ceremonies really badly.

- Damien Chazelle

Sometimes Been

You get your heart stomped by the opposite sex, and you're hurting so badly that you write 'Sometimes When We Touch.' But then what happens when you've been married for 25 years? You can't rely on those emotional male-female roller coasters. You have to start using your imagination and the powers of empathy more.

- Dan Hill

Happy Seldom

Those who have happy homes seldom turn out badly.

- Daniel H. Hill

Reason Reagan

The reason Ronald Reagan gets slammed for having so badly exacerbated the problem of deficit spending is that he so plainly deserves it.

- Daniel Keys Moran

Audition Hang

When you go to an audition, don't hang on to it because no matter how well you feel it went or how badly, you just never know what the outcome is going to be.

- Daniela Ruah

Evidence Rather

Likewise, there is no evidence that texting teaches people to spell badly: rather, research shows that those kids who text frequently are more likely to be the most literate and the best spellers, because you have to know how to manipulate language.

- David Crystal

New Pretty

I visited a new cultural center in Shanghai in 2005 that was pretty much perfect, except for the really badly translated Chinglish signs: a handicapped restroom that said 'Deformed Man's Toilet,' that kind of thing.

- David Henry Hwang

Practice Very

What the left says sounds very good but, in practice, it works out very badly.

- David Horowitz

Seller Read

Of course I want to be a best seller because I'm in the business and I want to be read, but there is no money in the world that can compensate for writing badly.

- David Lagercrantz

Always Treated

I'm always interested in talented or odd people, and my whole life I've written about geniuses who society has treated badly and they strike back - or not.

- David Lagercrantz

Sometimes About

I worry sometimes that I'm a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that's dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness.

- David Nicholls

My Life Other

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.

- Dawn French

Stress Better

I react to stress badly. I handle it better these days. But I'm a very straightforward person.

- Dawn Steel

Love Religious

In an era in which war and terrorism - at home and abroad - are often based on racial, religious and ethnic differences, rediscovering the wisdom of love and compassion may help us increase our survival at a time when an increasingly divided country and world so badly need it.

- Dean Ornish

Love Needs

Rediscovering the wisdom of love and compassion may help us survive at a time when an increasingly balkanized world so badly needs it.

- Dean Ornish

Think Puritanical

I was raised to think that if you behaved badly with men, you went to hell. I realise now it is puritanical and not very adult.

- Debbie Reynolds

Way I Remember

I was quite badly behaved at school - I remember cutting class - and acting was a way of channelling energy.

- Jim Sturgess

Kid Had

When I was a kid, I used to see apparitions and have hallucinations, and my entire perception of the world was badly disoriented. And I had kind of a chaotic childhood because of that. I've really hung onto it, though. Because I actually like those feelings.

- Jim Woodring

Been Knees

The decision to retire was quite an easy one for me because by that stage my knees were so badly gone. If I had been like Martina Navratilova and my body had let me I would have carried on playing a lot longer.

- Jo Durie

Humble Agent

'Triple Agent' is a different kind of read because it is, at its core, a pure narrative, the story of an intelligence operation that unfolds over the course of a year and then goes badly wrong. There's a lot of 'news' in the book, including an account of drone warfare that is as detailed, in my humble opinion, as any in the open-source arena.

- Joby Warrick

Which Based

There is no significant man-made Global Warming underway and the science on which the computer projections of weather chaos are based is badly flawed.

- John Coleman

Small Which

You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.

- John Kenneth Galbraith

Think Read

I used to think... that people would think badly of me for various stuff they read. But now I accept it's just part of the deluge of stuff that comes every day.

- John Key

Need However

Yes, I do agree we need health care reform; however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people.

- John Mica

Happen Some

There are some people, no matter what they do, it turns out badly. They have a problem: either what they do is wrong or things that happen were wrong. I was president of a company like that; it was called Grid Computer.

- John Morgridge

Been Very

My dear doctor, I am surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, as I have been practising all night.

- John Philpot Curran

Religious Been

Every woman I have known has actually deepened my spiritual awareness. Even if I have been a selfish man and treated them badly... There were two women, I won't name them, who had a powerful religious effect on me. The ancient idea of a muse is there.

- John Tavener

Play Been

I play chess badly and I've been beaten by my 10-year old son.

- John Turturro

Play Some

The Faces do not, as some have recently alleged, play badly. They are more than competent, especially at creating a mid-Sixties Rolling Stones-styled groove, as their excellent version of 'Memphis' proves.

- Jon Landau

Why Been

Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed, carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago. Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere, it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings.

- Jonathan Carroll


When I'm composing a scene for the first time, I try to imitate my character. The less critical distance the better - particularly when they're acting badly.

- Jonathan Dee

Myself Woke

One day I woke up with an atrocious hangover, and it hurt so badly that I told myself, 'It's time to stop. I can't do it anymore. It's not good. It hurts too much.'

- Jordan Knight

Treated Very

The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal and loyalty to the Great King; yet they have been very badly treated by his people.

- Joseph Brant