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All Americans

To the Parisians, and especially to the children, all Americans are now 'heros du cinema.' This is particularly disconcerting to sensitive war correspondents, if any, aware, as they are, that these innocent thanks belong to those American combat troops who won the beachhead and then made the breakthrough. There are few such men in Paris.

- A. J. Liebling

Musicians Play

I'm no ethnomusicologist. There is a connection between the five-note scale used both in traditional Chinese music and the blues, but I don't really understand it. All I know is, whenever I play with Chinese musicians, we seem to belong to the same musical gene pool.

- Abigail Washburn

Rock Rock And Roll

Rock n' roll really belongs to all America. It really doesn't belong to one city.

- Ahmet Ertegun


To the victor belong the responsibilities.

- Al Bernstein

Music Swallow

I went to church and couldn't swallow it. The music was nice but I don't belong there.

- Alain de Botton

New Likely

Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.

- Alan Dundes

Believe You

If you don't believe you don't belong.

- Alan Kulwicki

Before Discovered

Back before the Kuiper Belt was discovered, Pluto did look like a misfit that didn't belong with either the terrestrials or the giant planets.

- Alan Stern

Insurance Old

In the old days we used to get more referrals, because people had insurance that paid for therapy. Now they belong to HMOs, and we can only be affiliated with a few HMOs.

- Albert Ellis

Education Russian

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Gender Which

Gender and sex are about rules which we have invented, but we are animals; we belong to nature.

- Alessandro Michele

Fresh Them

Fresh herbs really belong anywhere you put them.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Like Line

Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.

- Alex Kapranos

Been Separate

The idea that humanity is divided into these separate and distinct and disparate groups with clear boundaries has been disproven by science a long time ago, decades ago. Humanity really is more of a continuum, and that people belong on the same continuum and there are no clear breaks between these so-called races.

- Alex Tizon

Want Films

I want all of my films to belong to me.

- Alexander Payne

Me Difficulties

My difficulties belong to me!

- Alfred Adler

Performer Telling

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed.

- Alfred Brendel

Bags Mostly

Webs are made mostly of spaces. They break easily. They barely exist. They belong to the category of half-things: mist, smoke, shrouds, ghosts, membranes, retinas or rags; and they quickly fill up with un-things: old legs and wings and heads and hollow abdomens and body bags of wasps.

- Alice Oswald

City Country

I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road... all tongues and all prayers belong to me. But I belong to none of them.

- Amin Maalouf

Ritual Till

With ritual, I punctuate my days till they no longer belong to who I am today but to who I'll be when I look back in days and years to come.

- Andre Aciman

Country Another

It's hard to be a minority. People look at you a different way, like you don't belong, and I don't think many people realize just how difficult it is to live as a minority. Where I come from, we learn to tolerate one another. Whether one is of Chinese descent or Malay descent, what matters is we're part of the same country, the same world.

- Andrea Hirata

Spoils Victors

To the victors belong the spoils.

- Andrew Jackson

Environment Single

I'm a drifter and an outsider. There's not one single environment I can totally belong to.

- Ang Lee

Motivation Want

There's this really awesome theory of human motivation - that human beings all want three things. One is to be competent, one is to belong, and one is be free, as in to have choice: to not be told what to do but to choose what to do.

- Angela Duckworth

Maintain Regions

Above all it is important to point out that we can only maintain our prosperity in Europe if we belong to the most innovative regions in the world.

- Angela Merkel

Now Get

I don't belong to the straights now - they didn't get me back.

- Anne Heche

Character Actor

You have to get it in your brain that you don't belong to yourself as an actor, but that you belong to the director who creates the character.

- Anne Parillaud

Think Behaviors

I see a lot of women of every age trying to be something else. I see them trying to imitate behaviors that they think belong to successful people.

- Anne Sweeney

Always High

High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.

- Anthony Trollope

Characters Plays

Characters don't belong to anyone, not even the person who plays them.

- Antonio Banderas

Question South

As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.

- Antony Sher

Audience Still

I still feel I belong to the theatre. There is nothing more challenging and exciting for an actor than performing before a live audience. The stage is the real testing ground for an actor.

- Anupam Kher

Like Which

I don't really feel like I belong anywhere, which makes me belong everywhere.

- Anya Taylor-Joy

I Think Movie

I think, probably, the place that I feel I most belong is a movie set. It doesn't matter where it is in the world or who I'm making the movie with; that's the closest thing that I've got to a sense of placement. So I guess acting was a way of finding a home, if that makes sense.

- Anya Taylor-Joy

Been Other

To me, it always comes down to character and script and then director. If a character belongs to me, it's mine. We belong to each other, and I feel a fierce need to tell that story, and it just so happens that a lot of these characters have been residing in pretty dark worlds.

- Anya Taylor-Joy

Understand Labels

Labels are actually not to make us understand things better: they are actually to ostracise and discriminate that what does not belong to the majority.

- Arfi Lamba

Wife Always

I have always maintained that the only group I belong to consists of my family, my wife Lily, my mother, my sons Omri and Gilad.

- Ariel Sharon

Trust Prove

For the outside world, it may seem easy to enter into the industry if you belong to a film family, but, trust me, it's even harder, as you have to not only prove your talent but also carve your own niche and identity.

- Armaan Malik

Small Here

Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces and classics of the world, to the great and ancient and accepted things; and I am here introducing a short, small story of my own which appeared in The Evening News about ten months ago.

- Arthur Machen

Teacher Grown-Up

When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.

- Charles Kuralt

Woman Spanish

In Spanish, we have a saying: 'The woman and the frying pan belong in the kitchen.' Ohhhh, I hate it!

- Charo


I do belong on stage.

- Chris Daughtry

Wrecks Them

People have said I belong in a rubber room because I look for wrecks, and when I find them, I just do a survey. I don't look for treasure or artifacts.

- Clive Cussler

World Belongs

'Jurassic Park' doesn't belong to America; it belongs to the whole world.

- Colin Trevorrow

Maine Dues

In Maine, nobody is required to belong to a union or pay dues.

- Cynthia Dill

Entertainment Works

The creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distribute.

- Dan Glickman

Mean How

I have no pretension that I belong in D.C. I mean, I have to be cautious on how we do our restaurant.

- Daniel Boulud

War Police

Police do not belong in war zones.

- Daniel Keys Moran

Everyone Maths

Every culture has contributed to maths just as it has contributed to literature. It's a universal language; numbers belong to everyone.

- Daniel Tammet

Democratic Party

I belong to the Democratic Party.

- Darrell Hammond

Gang Been

Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas.

- Dave Reichert

Before Nearly

I can't measure up to Homer. His composition has survived for nearly three millennia and remains the world's most beautiful and mournful depiction of war. But the story of the Trojan War does not belong to Homer. The characters he employs were legendary long before he was born.

- David Benioff

Always Larger

I believe that human beings are desperate, always, to belong to something larger than themselves.

- David Whyte

Large Telling

A soul-based workplace asks things of me that I didn't even know I had. It's constantly telling me that I belong to something large in the world.

- David Whyte

Over Rioting

A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.

- Dawn Powell

Want Curious

I want my kids to be curious, to be interested in a lot of things, to be confident, and to feel they belong in any number of situations.

- Deborah Norville

Next Lineage

For a while, I thought a lot about lineage. Where do I belong? Who am I standing next to?

- Jim Hodges

Singer Been

As a singer, I've been criticized for sounding feminine. They say I don't belong in any category, male or female, pop or jazz. But early on, I saw my suffering as my salvation.

- Jimmy Scott

Ball Major

Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there.

- Joe DiMaggio

Fact Lives

The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be, if only for the fact that our lives have become busier: jobs, children, and the like.

- John Barton

Injured Does

Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.

- John Dryden

Mind Last

Titles are important; I have them before I have books that belong to them. I have last chapters in my mind before I see first chapters, too. I usually begin with endings, with a sense of aftermath, of dust settling, of epilogue.

- John Irving

However Literary

I don't read a lot of books that were published after 1755. One thing about having friends in New York who belong to the literary world, however, is that I have a steady stream of books coming to the house.

- John Jeremiah Sullivan

Change Pretty

The great men of power who seek to change the nations they belong to usually are pretty terrible people.

- John Keegan

Which Very

I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer.

- John McGahern

Some Sunday

I seem to have this need to belong to some church. I get worried on Sunday mornings.

- John Updike

Never Himself

A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.

- John W. Foster

Your Writers

You can't really claim too much ownership of your character. They really do belong to the writers, and in many ways, you're just their puppet.

- Johnny Galecki

Alive Bad

Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes.

- Jon Crosby

Country Basket

People who put money in the church basket and people who go to church and pay the pastor: that isn't real philanthropy; that's just like you belong to a country club. You pay your dues to belong to that church, so you pay your tithing or whatever it is.

- Jon Huntsman, Sr.

Young May

I hope that I can be an inspiration to kids that are young and may feel different or may feel like they don't belong.

- Jonathan Knight

Woman Want

I want to be president because I have the sensitivity, as a woman, to listen. I'm a different candidate... different because I don't belong to powerful, privileged groups, because I'm honest.

- Josefina Vazquez Mota

Nation Poems

Poems, novels - these things belong to the nation, to the culture, and the people.

- Joseph Brodsky

Russian Lives

I belong to the Russian language. As to the state, from my point of view, the measure of a writer's patriotism is not oaths from a high platform, but how he writes in the language of the people among whom he lives.

- Joseph Brodsky

Some I Write

My own special knowledge is about the Abenaki people and, to some degree, my Iroquois neighbors. But whenever I write anything about another tribal nation, I always get a lot of help. Not just from books, but from people who belong to that tribal nation.

- Joseph Bruchac

Young I Think

There are so many opportunities where people are thirsting: young people who are preparing for Confirmation, young adults who are searching, people of every age. There's a great thirst, I think, of people to come to understand and to belong to the Church of Christ.

- Joseph Edward Kurtz

Country Belongs

Jack doesn't belong anymore to just a family. He belongs to the country.

- Joseph P. Kennedy

Thankful Here

I'm thankful to be here in Cleveland, and I believe this is where I belong.

- Josh Gordon

Natural Very

Everyone desires relationships and community. Most people want to belong to a cohesive, like-minded group. It staves off loneliness. It promotes identity. These are natural and very human instincts.

- Joshua Ferris

Thought Mortals

We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, - they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought.

- Josiah Royce

Think Pitchers

You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn't belong to the hitters; it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don't think it's fair.

- Juan Marichal

Feet Away

The sea does not belong to despots. Upon its surface men can still exercise unjust laws, fight, tear one another to pieces, and be carried away with terrestrial horrors. But at thirty feet below its level, their reign ceases, their influence is quenched, and their power disappears.

- Jules Verne

Wanting Decade

And I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books... and books in general? Novels and poetry, they belong to the realm of art. How dirty of us to try to hawk art! But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore.

- Julianna Baggott

New Early 20s

New York, oh my God, in my early 20s. I felt, this is home, this is really where I belong.

- June Squibb

About Particularly

The druidical claims for Stonehenge seem to belong to that bonkers-but-persistent strand of Englishness that believes there is something particularly mystical about the English themselves, who were clearly a chosen people.

- Justin Cartwright

Everybody TV

When you're a guest star on a movie or a TV show, I always say it's like being invited to a family reunion, but it's not your family. So you don't belong - they're being nice to you, but you don't fit in completely; you don't know everybody's story. You don't have a history.

- Ato Essandoh

Movie Boon

There are millions of Americans who belong by nature in movie theaters as they belong at political rallies or in fortuneteller parlors and on the shoot-the-chutes. To these millions, the movies are a sort of boon - a gaudier version of religion.

- Ben Hecht

Soviet Union Obama

When the Soviet Union fell, optimistic scholars believed the world had shifted inexorably in the direction of free markets and liberal democracy. Instead, the West gradually embraced bigger government and weaker social bonds, creating a fragmented society in which the only thing we all belong to, as President Barack Obama puts it, is the state.

- Ben Shapiro

Imagine Worlds

I am attracted to characters who are in worlds where they don't belong and who have great ambitions that they imagine will somehow reconcile themselves with the world and make things right.

- Bennett Miller

Embark Stories

I'm attracted to stories of people who don't belong together, who embark on something and find themselves in places they don't belong.

- Bennett Miller

Worlds Sort

I am attracted to these outsider characters who just don't belong anywhere, and who are operating in worlds they sort of don't fit, coupled with huge ambitions.

- Bennett Miller

United Least

In Finland, where 80 percent of workers belong to unions, all employees enjoy at least 30 days paid vacation, and the gap between the rich and poor is far more equitable than in the United States.

- Bernie Sanders

Fact Feared

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.

- Bertrand Russell

Fact Does

In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.

- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Here Very

I feel empowered to be a different kind of writer. The longer I stay here, the more light filters into my work. I feel very American. I belong.

- Bharati Mukherjee

Hollywood Here

I'm not Hollywood. I'm a Quarter Rat. I belong here.

- Harry Anderson

Sydney Other

I've changed Sydney. It's my city, my people. I'm theirs. We belong to each other.

- Harry Triguboff

Some Part

Growing up in the States, there's this part of me that's like, man, I'm Indian. Like, this is where I belong. And as soon as I got to India, and I had to go to the bathroom in some places, I was, like, 'Man - I am American.'

- Hasan Minhaj

Always Like

I don't belong on this earth. I always feel out of place - like a visitor.

- Hattie McDaniel

Museum Statues

Confederate statues belong in a historical museum, not in a place of honor.

- Bill Nelson