Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 229
More Poor

There is no concept more generally cherished by publishers than that of the Undeserving Poor.

- A. J. Liebling

People Around

It's so hard for me to wrap my head around the concept of truth, I don't even know what people mean by it.

- Aaron Koblin

Numbers Made

Age and numbers are a concept made up by man.

- Aaron Neville

Been Known

Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Like About

I don't know what DVD commentaries are about. I'd like to strangle the person who came up with that concept.

- Abel Ferrara

Love Color

Color always vexed me because I would fight with the media I was using. I love coloring in Photoshop, and it's freed me to pursue ideas and techniques I wouldn't have otherwise attempted. Since I get to take an assignment from concept to final execution, I have more freedom in my idea-making processes.

- Adam Hughes

Date Fancy

The current concept of prom just seems so empty. Teenagers get dressed up to go to a dance at a fancy location. It encourages social inclusion or exclusion based on your ability or inability to snag a date.

- Adora Svitak

Curiosity Reveal

Curiosity - the rover and the concept - is what science is all about: the quest to reveal the unknown.

- Ahmed Zewail

Strength Rather

The only concept or experience or core belief that I can attribute my other-ness to is that I just started out a weirdo and I stayed a weirdo. And it took me a long time to embrace my outsidership and see it as a strength rather than a weakness.

- Aisha Tyler

Back May

I don't believe in the concept of working out rigorously to pump muscles. It may be effective, but when you stop working out, it comes back to square one.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Very Movie

The whole question of fiduciary responsibility is a very old concept. You could make a movie about someone making that rule at any point in history, and within a few months, it will turn out to be timely.

- Alan Alda

Legacy Deal

I've written important articles on prevention, on the concept of the preventive state, how the law is moving much more in an area of trying to prevent wrongs than trying to deal with them after they occur. That will be my academic/intellectual legacy.

- Alan Dershowitz

Honor Album

I had the honor of speaking with Asimov. The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov, but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics.

- Alan Parsons

Truth Absurd

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

- Albert Camus

Shows Came

There was no concept of fashion and catwalk shows where I came from.

- Alek Wek

Play Distance

It's now possible to play and take lessons from any place of the world. The concept of physical distance doesn't exist in the online world, and that is so cool!

- Alexandra Kosteniuk

Excited Very

Seriously. I'm not very bright, and it takes a lot for me to get a concept - to really get a concept. To get it enough that it becomes part of me. But when it happens I get real excited about it.

- Alton Brown

Dramatic Very

Forgotten was presented to me by the drama department at LWT as a concept and I found it immediately intriguing and very powerful. I was completely led by the power of the piece and its dramatic potential.

- Amanda Burton


When you're teaching a hard concept and the students all have puzzled looks on their faces and then suddenly you can see that 'aha' moment, that they got it, that's just an incredible thing.

- Anant Agarwal

Born Very

The self was a very strange concept to me until I came to America, and my child was born with that entitlement, and that just thrilled me.

- Anchee Min

Issue Before

I've said this before - and I mean it strongly - an abstract concept or a moral issue has to be connected to feeling. If we don't believe it somehow viscerally, we don't really take it in.

- Anne Michaels

Star Away

From an early age, I understood the concept that, if you're not the star, then your job is to not pull attention away from the star.

- Ansel Elgort

Religious Brooding

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.

- Arthur Goldberg


If one introduces the concept of energy of an earthquake then that is a theoretically derived quantity.

- Charles Francis Richter

Which Initial

The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial concept at Harvard and at MIT, has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities.

- Charles Vest

Stronger Fact

A concept is stronger than a fact.

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Advice Been

My concept of an advice giver had been a therapist or a know-it-all, and then I realized nobody listens to the know-it-alls. You turn to the people you know, the friend who has been in the thick of it or messed up - and I'm that person for sure.

- Cheryl Strayed

More Other

I really liked the design of Batman. I liked the concept. There's a lot more you can do with Batman than most other superheroes.

- Chip Kidd

Own Works

My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don't really have any concept of how money works. I don't know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It's embarrassing.

- Chloe Sevigny

I Think Resonates

I think the durability of the sedan as well as its worldwide appeal argues well for it as a concept that resonates with people's ideas about how their lives are oriented. They understand the difference between an area for powertrain, an area for people, and an area for their stuff.

- Chris Bangle

Enterprise May

If the concept of the Enterprise crew meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes doesn't appeal to you, there may be something wrong with you.

- Chris Roberson

Song In My Opinion

In my opinion, that's one of the hardest things to do in songwriting: crafting a song that speaks to you but, at its core, is a simple concept.

- Chris Young

Practice Through

The main concept is that of an international solidarity expressed in practice through worldwide division of labor: free trade is the principal point in the program of internationalism.

- Christian Lous Lange

Still Leading

Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets.

- Christian Lous Lange

More Still

Time is still the great mystery to us. It is no more than a concept; we don't know if it even exists.

- Clifford D. Simak

Education Behind

Dr. Margaret Oda, a true trailblazer in education, served as Honolulu school district superintendent and was the driving force behind the middle-school concept and the first chairwoman of the Japanese American National Museum.

- Colleen Hanabusa

Life Foreign

If you asked somebody, 'what do you wish for in life?' they wouldn't say 'happiness.' I would have answered 'excitement, knowledge,' God knows - I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not 'happiness'. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular.

- Connie Nielsen

Happy Thought

I'm fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things of life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.

- Coretta Scott King

Race False

We must come to the point where we realize the concept of race is a false one. There is only one race, the human race.

- Dan Aykroyd

Career Whole

I just don't believe in the basic concept that someone should make their whole career in public service.

- Dan Quayle

Business Textbook

Textbook rental is a great concept. It is just a great business model.

- Dan Rosensweig

Own Your

You know, I'm not a huge fan of the concept of 'passion' when it comes to careers. Instead of trying to answer the daunting question of 'What's your passion?' it's better simply to watch what you do when you've got time of your own and nobody's looking.

- Daniel H. Pink

Kid About

I don't know... it's just too much fun to wonder about what life would be without gravity. I just started thinking about outer space more as an adult than I probably ever did as a kid. That was also inspiring, the concept of being stuck to the earth.

- Dave Pirner

Here Part

Here in New Orleans, what a lot of the musical families do - and this is a romantic concept on my part - is they teach their kids to tap dance first. Then after tap dance, you learn piano, and after piano, you get to pick between all the instruments that are out there.

- Dave Pirner

Hypocrisy Tech

Net neutrality is a concept that the tech industry rallies around, but it is hypocrisy.

- Dave Winer

Restaurant Chain

I hate to say 'chain restaurant,' but we're sort of a corporation now. How do we defy that concept, where people assume each restaurant can't be good?

- David Chang

Some Rather

There is no 'ultimate goal of therapy.' Thinking there is some ultimate or universal goal of therapy is one of the most fundamental errors of our field. To me, that concept is rather arrogant, as if therapists were some kind of spiritual experts who knew what human beings are supposed to be like.

- David D. Burns


The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.

- David Lynch

Best Particularly

It's a particularly modern myth that married people are best friends. The best-friend concept is a uniquely female phenomena.

- Deborah Tannen

Men Fantastic

Men are fantastic - as a concept.

- Jo Brand

Thought Fought

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thought we just fought in world war eleven.

- Joan Rivers

Game Makes

Concept is what makes actors raise their game.

- Joe Dempsie

Going Really

When I'm in stage, I never plan, you know, 'I'm going to do this.' But of course, you have a concept what you're going to do. But you don't really plan it.

- Joey Alexander

Game Consumed

When good media takes a bounded form, and comes once in a period of time, it begs to be consumed as a whole - it creates an engaging experience. We don't dip in and out of an episode of 'Game of Thrones,' after all - we take it in as a whole. Why have we abandoned this concept when it comes to publications, simply because they exist online?

- John Battelle

Might Reader

At 'GQ,' there was never a temptation to pander or preach to the choir because I had no concept of who the reader was or what that reader might want.

- John Jeremiah Sullivan

Sometimes Bad

Sometimes it's good to remember how bad food can be, so you can enjoy the concept of flavour to the fullest.

- John Oliver

Deserve Means

The Christian - the biblical - concept of mercy toward wrongdoers only exists in relation to justice. Showing mercy, in relation to wrongdoing, means treating someone better than they deserve.

- John Piper

Your Out

I don't think anyone thinks that the SAT score is a measure of your innate intelligence. It is not. That is a fallacious concept, and we at Kaplan, and others who are in a position, should be out there making sure people know this is nothing, this score does not have anything to do with your innate intelligence.

- Jonathan Grayer

Doing Ultimate

Things that people are doing constantly but aren't thinking about. That's the ultimate 'Portlandia' concept.

- Jonathan Krisel

Infinite Limited

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Questions Very

A lot of jobs today are being automated; what happens when you extend that concept to very important areas of society like law enforcement? What happens if you start controlling the behavior of criminals or people in general with software-running machines? Those questions, they look like they're sci-fi but they're not.

- Jose Padilha

Play Will

I mean, the great secret is that an orchestra can actually play without a conductor at all. Of course, a great conductor will have a concept and will help them play together and unify them.

- Joshua Bell

Play Other

The great secret is that an orchestra can actually play without a conductor at all. Of course, a great conductor will have a concept and will help them play together and unify them. But there are conductors that actually inhibit the players from playing with each other properly.

- Joshua Bell

Shadow Through

I want to create the largest-ever participatory art project and highlight the concept of Shadow Philanthropy, where people help others create work without taking credit for it - through this we can really change the world.

- JR

Wish Symbol

The 'movement' is paramount, the concept of 'family' is the symbol we wish to project.

- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Over Take

The latest twist on the pampering concept is spa parties, where a group of friends take over an entire spa.

- Julie Burchill

Young Part

One of the few ways in which I feel I've actually matured is that as I've grown older I do find the concept of 'men' mystifying, whereas when I was a feisty young thing I was forever saying 'The most fun part of being a feminist is frightening men!'

- Julie Burchill

Love Image

The writing I love has something memorable in it - an image, a smell. It's the connection between the moment and the whole concept, weaving the micro together with the macro so that it has a hold on people - that's writing.

- Atul Gawande

Broke Private

Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the concept of the sacredness of private property.

- Barbara Castle

Bad Very

It seems to me that unless you or someone very close to you has had a bad head injury, you really can't fathom it. You have no concept of what it is all about. It was so difficult for my whole family, not just me.

- Barbara Mandrell

Citizen Founded

The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.

- Barbara Mikulski

Think Would

You know, I don't think I had a concept of what I would be or do.

- Gus Van Sant

Moral Religious

Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.

- Ben Shapiro

Fascism Religious

Fascism is a religious concept.

- Benito Mussolini

Teenagers Like

I like the concept of teenagers and philosophy.

- Bernard Beckett

News Evening News

The evening news is a concept whose time has come and gone.

- Bernard Goldberg

Some Evolved

The existence of common features in different forms of life indicates some relationship between the different organisms, and according to the concept of evolution, these relations stem from the circumstance that the higher organisms, in the course of millions of years, have gradually evolved from simpler ones.

- Hans Adolf Krebs

Living Existence

The concept of evolution postulates that living organisms have common roots, and in turn, the existence of common features is powerful support for the concept of evolution.

- Hans Adolf Krebs

My Life Gift

The word, and the concept of feminism, was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and a way of defining how I wished to live my life.

- Betty Buckley

Original Ingrained

The concept of surveillance is ingrained in our beings. God was the original surveillance camera.

- Hasan M. Elahi

Society Fit

The concept of multiculturalism is difficult to make fit with a democratic society.

- Helmut Schmidt

Peace Thought

Peace is not a thought, not a concept; it is a nonverbal experience.

- Henepola Gunaratana

Reasons Often

The concept of the 'good ol' days' must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.

- Bo Bennett

Which Applying

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.

- Herbert Marcuse

Moment Great Music

The great music for so many artists - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones - was always at the moment when they were closest to pop. It would be easy for U2 to go off and have a concept album, but I want us to stay in the pop fray.

- Bono

Play Leading

I actually believe 'Sustainability', as a concept, is one of the arteries leading to the heart of so many of our cultural transitions at play today. And it's this concept which leads me to bottled water, and its multibillion dollar industry.

- Brandon Boyd

Love Career

I just don't believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I've based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It's something that I've always exploited - with good results.

- Hugh Grant

Away Very

'Restoring' is a very arrogant concept. If you're taking a house from 1812, do you restore it to how it looked the day after it was built, or restore it to the way it looked in 1828, or the way it looked in 1872? Do the minimum to stop it from falling apart, and then get away.

- Bronson Pinchot

Sound Berry

I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.

- Buck Owens

Race Subjective

Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective.

- J. Philippe Rushton

Trying Always

I don't understand the concept of always trying to make F1 go slower and slower and slower and have less and less power.

- Jacques Villeneuve

Happy Say

Happy and alone, you say? Reclusive and merry? How oxymoronic! Pas possible! Alas, the concept is lost on so many.

- Caroline Knapp

Tell Bit

If you're an investor who wants a little bit more from the capital-appreciation side of things, but still likes this concept of getting 'paid by the company,' then we would tell that investor to pursue shareholder yield.

- James O'Shaughnessy

Very Greek

In Greek mythology, the hero wants to be great, but the very concept does not exist in the Indian vocabulary. Yet it has become the global template. And it's a template that won't fit in India.

- Devdutt Pattanaik

We Cannot Bought

We cannot consume our way into personal growth. Yet, millions of us have bought into this cynical concept of faux identity.

- Jane Velez-Mitchell

Science Biology

Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.

- Jared Diamond

Show About

I've just grown a little disappointed with 'Muppets in the Old West', 'Muppets Under Water' and all these weird concept movies. I just want to go take it back to the early 80's, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That's what I'm trying to bring back.

- Jason Segel

Had Impressed

I was incredibly impressed with HOTorNOT, because it was the first time that someone had designed a website where anyone could upload content that everyone else could view. That was a new concept because up until that point, it was always the people who owned the website who would provide the content.

- Jawed Karim

Fact Pretending

I distinctly remember watching Daniel Day Lewis in 'My Left Foot,' and my parents were discussing the fact that he's an actor. To me, it was a foreign concept. I was like, 'Someone is pretending to do that? That's so awesome!' After that, it just stayed in the back of my mind.

- Dominique McElligott

Education Leader

Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn't a leader - it is education. Giving speeches and marching - that's not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice.

- Don Yaeger