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 : 74
Hole Had

It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.

- Abe Lemons

More Presidency

The presidency is more than a popularity contest.

- Al Gore

Think I Think

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.

- Al Gore

Best Government

For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.

- Alexander Pope

Mother Tories

My child was one of Nature's Tories pitted against a mother who was one of nurture's Lefties: it was no contest.

- Allison Pearson

Thought Pageant

I am so not a pageant girl, but I signed up for the Miss Junior Florida contest because I thought it would be good experience.

- Amanda Latona

Politics Wanted

I didn't go into politics because I wanted to win a popularity contest.

- Andrew Lansley

Executive Been

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.

- Daniel Webster

Behind Like

Music is not a contest, it's not a competition, so giving out trophies seems a little bit like the sporting world I left behind when I was a kid.

- Dave Pirner

Passionate New

I don't know if I'm so much fueled by trying to one-up myself so much as passionate about coming up with new and greater challenges. I don't see it as a contest, but as a natural progression.

- Dean Karnazes

Sidelines Every

There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option.

- Dean Smith

Young Very

We were very poor, and I entered a talent contest as a young teenager because if you entered, even if you didn't win, they gave you a free blouse.

- Debbie Reynolds

Get Next

I didn't get hurt in the contest. I hurt it the next day.

- Jimmy Piersall

Elementary School

I inherited Mom's verbal skills, and participated in forensics and essay contests in elementary school - and won every essay contest I ever entered.

- Joel Salatin

Politics Iowa

The 2008 battle in Iowa for the Democratic caucus was perhaps the most titanic single nominating contest in the history of modern politics.

- John Dickerson

Doing Here

You go to a contest, and it's like, 'OK, I'm here for two weeks. All my energy, time, thinking, and everything is going toward that.' Everything you're doing is building toward the score at the end.

- John John Florence

Week Big

I'd be in elementary school all week, and then on the weekend, my mom would take us to Kauai or to the Big Island or to California for a contest. That was really fun.

- John John Florence

Game Testosterone

The debate analysis in the media is rampant with contest analogies of war, baseball, boxing, football; you name it. Any testosterone contest imaginable is fair game.

- Jonathan Raymond

Very Announcer

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.

- Joseph Barbera

Mouth Biggest

Peter has the biggest mouth, so it goes to be a mouth contest.

- Josh Silver

Think Some

It's dangerous to think too much about how a film will be received. Filmmaking is not a popularity contest. Some would disagree.

- Julia Leigh

Government I Am

I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections.

- Benazir Bhutto

Planning I Am

I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.

- Benazir Bhutto

London Wrote

When I was 14, I entered British Vogue's annual talent contest and got a special mention. I went up to London to meet the editors and wrote about it in my high school magazine.

- Hamish Bowles

Politics Energetic

Politics is a contest among people of diverse backgrounds and philosophies, advocating different solutions to common problems. The system only works when principled, energetic people participate.

- Bob Ehrlich

I Remember Been

I remember I was so crabby in my third trimester - I got gestational diabetes because I'd been acting like I was in a one-woman pie-eating contest.

- Caroline Rhea

New Wrote

While I was in junior high, I wrote an entire essay in rhyme about manufacturing in New York State. In high school, I won a Scholastic poetry contest.

- Jane Yolen

Having Means

I believe that detente was having almost the opposite effect of what was intended. What was intended was to sort of end the contest for power and to stop Soviet expansion, especially by military means and the military build-up, the military contest.

- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Want Then

You don't contest shots without expending energy. You don't get deflections - unless you walk into one every now and then - without expending energy. These are the things in basketball you have to really want to do.

- Draymond Green

Over Victories

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.

- Edward Gibbon

Book Good And Evil

The Book of Revelation is all about the conflict, the contest between the forces of Good and Evil.

- Elaine Pagels

Rather Given

Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest.

- Eric Clapton

Beauty Playing

Playing guitar is not a beauty contest.

- Ernie Isley

Prepare Compete

I train and prepare for every contest the same so I can compete to the best of my abilities.

- Fedor Emelianenko

Beauty Here

I'm not out here to win a beauty contest.

- Kirk Gibson

Women Like

I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest.

- Frank Sinatra

Bigger Next

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for, and next thing I knew I had a book.

- Leslie Banks

Woman Feet

And often it would be a woman who was in her 70s or 80s who would win the beauty contest, because bound feet never age.

- Lisa See

Ever Won

I won the first contest I ever entered, when I was 6.

- Ryan Sheckler


The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations.

- Glenn Greenwald

Think Like

I like to think that the best poetry is or involves a contest between ordinary conversation and ritual.

- Miller Williams

Religious Mankind

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

- Samuel Adams

Declare Issue

'But,' say the puling, pusillanimous cowards, 'we shall be subject to a long and bloody war if we declare independence.' On the contrary, I affirm it the only step that can bring the contest to a speedy and happy issue.

- Samuel Adams

Made South

They did that little thing on South Park, and they mentioned my name and had a character of me judging a Halloween contest. It was really funny. That made me the coolest aunt on earth.

- Tina Yothers

Bright Clinton

The contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offered such a bright and bracing contrast to all those professional wrestlers emerging from the RNC's clown car.

- Rebecca Traister

People Marketing

Marketing is a contest for people's attention.

- Seth Godin

Advertising Run

Ninety-five percent of the time when I run a contest I've purchased the giveaway prizes with advertising money.

- Ree Drummond


There are at least three kinds of advantages that the pitcher and batter contest. There's the physical advantage, the strategic advantage, and also the psychological advantage. I didn't want two out of three. I wanted them all.

- Reggie Jackson

Think I Think

I think I have the ability to win any contest I enter. As long as I stay healthy and keep having fun with my skiing, there's no regressing.

- Nick Goepper

Politics Using

It's not enough to say that the Olympics is an athletic contest outside of politics, because it's not. The Chinese clearly are using the Olympics to recreate how they are viewed in the world and how they view themselves.

- Richard Gere

Feels Grammys

Why don't the Grammys matter? Because it feels rigged and cheap - like a popularity contest that the insiders club has decided.

- Trent Reznor

Six Expecting

When I was six, I entered a talent contest. I dyed my hair blond, had a chainsaw and pretended I was Eminem. The old folk weren't expecting that.

- Nico Mirallegro

Will Happen

A lot of filmmaking is an endurance contest between you and the people you're filming. Every time that you relax, I promise you, something interesting will happen.

- Marshall Curry

Will May

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.

- Norman Mailer

Bad Bad Way

Science today is a highly collaborative exercise, and to convert it into a contest, as the Nobel does, is a bad way to look at science.

- Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Away Having

As skateboarding evolved, it evolved away from competition. Having a best-trick contest doesn't work.

- Rob Dyrdek

Dancing Involved

I won a dancing contest to get into wrestling. That involved fans voting.

- Stacy Keibler

Test Which

Psychopaths view any social exchange as a 'feeding opportunity,' a contest or a test of wills in which there can be only one winner. Their motives are to manipulate and take, ruthlessly and without remorse.

- Robert D. Hare

Kid Self-Conscious

I wasn't athletic as a kid, and I was self-conscious about my body, but then in eighth grade I won a school contest, and the prize was a bunch of personal training sessions.

- Matt McGorry

New Present-Day

My first book, 'Contest,' had a guy fighting aliens in the New York Public Library. The second book, 'Ice Station,' and 'Temple' were present-day military thrillers.

- Matthew Reilly

Battle Trials

Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.

- Warren E. Burger

Okay Something

There is no fun in getting into a debate or a contest of wills. If something important comes out of the conversation, okay. If not, that's okay, too.

- Wayne Rogers

Door Game

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.

- Robin S. Sharma

Luck Been

During my early acting years, I was told that to succeed, you needed personality, talent, and luck in equal measure. I contest that. For me, it's been 99% luck.

- Roger Moore

Citizen Clad

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.

- William Jennings Bryan

Bulldog Would

In a contest between me and a bulldog, you would say the bulldog is cuter.

- Sylvester Stallone

Human Being Here

I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be.

- Tab Hunter

Months Lot

About three months before a contest, I drink a lot of water. I start to drink a lot of water.

- Takeru Kobayashi

Over Making

Trials are no longer about freeing the innocent, punishing the guilty, and making restitution to the injured. They have devolved into a contest over who will win.

- Tammy Bruce

Through Singer

When Bob came through Cincinnati, he wanted a girl singer to be on his show. There was a local contest, and my sister and I entered, but Bob said, Gee, I wouldn't break up the team.

- Rosemary Clooney

Kicking About

You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.

- Rowan Atkinson

Discover Works

Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification.

- Michael Servetus

Election Will

I will not contest my parliamentary seat in a sad election that will not produce a Parliament capable of endorsing a realistic reform agenda for Greece.

- Yanis Varoufakis

Dunk Like

I feel like I've accomplished everything I could in the dunk contest. It would be hard for me to go back and outdo myself.

- Zach LaVine