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Critical

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Marriage Period

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.

- A. P. Herbert

Bad Another

I divide criticism into two categories - one coming from those who understand music, who are worthy of being critical because they are knowledgeable about what they are saying; and then there is another category of people who would criticise you anyway, whether your work is good or bad.

- A. R. Rahman

Love How

In high school, my English teacher Celeste McMenamin introduced me to the great novels and Shakespeare and taught me how to write. Essays, poetry, critical analysis. Writing is a skill that was painful then but a love of mine now.

- Aaron Lazar

Always Middle

No matter what's happening in the Middle East - the Arab Spring, et cetera, the economic challenges, high rates of unemployment - the emotional, critical issue is always the Israeli-Palestinian one.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Love Trust

Productive givers focus on acting in the long-term best interests of others, even if it's not pleasant. They have the courage to give the critical feedback we prefer not to hear, but truly need to hear. They offer tough love, knowing that we might like them less, but we'll come to trust and respect them more.

- Adam Grant

Movie Soundtracks

Wes Craven's 'Shocker' is one of my favorite soundtracks. I don't know where that movie stands in the critical eye of cinema, but it was a really fun movie because of all the bands that were part of it.

- Adam Green

Sociological

Learning to read the Bible in the light of the times in which it was written is critical. Reading it uncritically, without understanding the cultural and historical setting of the text, leaves us forced to accept scientific and sociological norms of the ancient Near East from 3,000 years ago.

- Adam Hamilton

Parent Own

When it comes right down to it, developing a critical sensibility about parenting isn't really about disapproval; it's about honing your own sensibilities, figuring out how you want to parent.

- Adam Mansbach

Mindset Curious

It's sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It's about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.

- Adam Savage

Love Astronauts

Audiences of critical thinkers are my favorite kinds of audiences. There are jokes I tell in the show that don't get laughs unless I am in front of an audience of critical thinkers. Put me in front of a crowd of science teachers or astronauts! The guileless aren't our audience - it's the critical thinkers we love.

- Adam Savage

Organizational

We believe behavioral science, cognitive computing, and machine intelligence are essential to a successful, holistic surveillance offering and critical to efficient and effective organizational compliance with an increasingly intricate global regulatory environment.

- Adena Friedman

Work My Own

Fortunately, I've never had to be too critical of my own work, because the world is critical enough.

- Adrian Tomine

Symbolic Figure

To the media, I have become a symbolic figure, critical of China. According to the government, I am a dangerous threat.

- Ai Weiwei

Strike Am

I am constantly re-evaluating my goals and trying to strike items from my to-do list that aren't critical.

- Aisha Tyler

Every Day Mass

I do genuinely believe that the political system is not linear. When it reaches a tipping point fashioned by a critical mass of opinion, the slow pace of change we're used to will no longer be the norm. I see a lot of signs every day that we're moving closer and closer to that tipping point.

- Al Gore

Congress Mass

I've learned the importance of changing people's minds at the grassroots level so that whoever does run will have a much better chance of encountering public opinion that reaches a critical mass and brings about a change not only in White House policies but in the Congress and in the state legislatures and all around the world.

- Al Gore

Best Been

The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community. We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most.

- Al Sharpton

Mind Career

I was critical of race-based affirmative action early on in my career and I've changed my mind. And I've publicly acknowledged that I was wrong.

- Alan Dershowitz

Very Sharply

Fear and euphoria are dominant forces, and fear is many multiples the size of euphoria. Bubbles go up very slowly as euphoria builds. Then fear hits, and it comes down very sharply. When I started to look at that, I was sort of intellectually shocked. Contagion is the critical phenomenon which causes the thing to fall apart.

- Alan Greenspan

Phase Scaling

The scaling theory of localization demonstrated that the disorder-induced M-I transition was a true phase transition with a well defined critical point.

- Alan J. Heeger

Been Then

The transitions from metallic to critical behavior and from critical to insulating behavior have been induced with a magnetic field, and from insulating to critical and then to metallic behavior with increasing external pressure.

- Alan J. Heeger

Period Matrimony

The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.

- Alan Patrick Herbert

Big Polarizing

Too many politicians are shifting the critical themes of our national conversations from a 'big ideas' American Brand Platform to narrowly focused, polarizing sound bites that put party philosophy before what used to be heralded as the common good. These ideas, more often than not, divide us rather than serve to bind us.

- Alan Siegel

Country Big

There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.

- Alec Baldwin

Intellect Bearing

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.

- Alec Guinness

Myself Very

I'm usually very critical of myself.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Fostering

Dialogue between people of differing views is critical for fostering understanding in a democracy.

- Alex Gibney

Cook Like

My mom is a self-taught home cook, so books that offer guidelines on how to organize menus are critical to 'cook from the book' people like her.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Start Learn

It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Happy I Think

I wasn't happy with the outcome in Vietnam. Now, I've never said that, but, you know, I'm getting to an age where I think I'd better start saying it... And I don't mean that to sound that I'm being critical of somebody or blaming somebody.

- Alexander Haig

Year Very

I'm very grateful and proud of the progress Yahoo! has made over the past year. When I took the position as chairman, I told the board that my intention was to serve for one year in order to help Yahoo! during a critical time of transformation.

- Alfred Amoroso

Involved Were

If I weren't involved with food, I'd be working in architecture. Design is that critical to me.

- Alice Waters

University About

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.

- Allan Bloom

Education

One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality.

- Allen West

Thought Detriment

Maybe to my own detriment, but I watched all of 'Fargo' probably more than once. And I tend to be a little critical of myself. But I can also let things go. So I can think, 'Well, that moment didn't read as well as I thought it would,' but it doesn't keep me up at night.

- Allison Tolman

Funding Issue

My colleagues, while it is good that the Nation is finally focused on the critical issue of securing our ports, our rhetoric and our passion about Dubai must be matched by the funding necessary to keep our ports and our citizens safe.

- Allyson Schwartz

How Systems

I know firsthand how critical support systems are.

- Amanda Lindhout

Audience Whether

Whether the work that I do shall succeed or achieve critical acclaim is for the audience to decide.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Right Free Speech

The right to free speech is critical to our democracy.

- Amy Klobuchar

Being Different

Being different is critical.

- Ana Patricia Botin

Medical Helping

The vast majority of people who speak to me say they have had brilliant care. When they are critical, their concern tends not to be directed at the medical side but the ancillary things that surround it, such as helping patients to eat meals, cleanliness, and making sure that when patients have a problem, they are listened to.

- Andrew Lansley

Process Take

Critical in this process of wisdom being passed down is that you also need to take it in; you need to listen to it.

- Andrew Zuckerman

Explain Using

The relationship between the public and the artist is complex and difficult to explain. There is a fine line between using this critical energy creatively and pandering to it.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Theatre Audience

The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous. There is a palpable, critical energy created by the presence of the audience.

- Andy Goldsworthy

Control Careers

We all control our careers. Those choices that you make are so critical.

- Angela Ahrendts

About Equally

I've often made critical comments about settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank and in east Jerusalem, and my position hasn't changed. At the same time, it's equally important to me that the two sides, both Israel and the Palestinians, work towards a durable peace settlement: that's to say a viable two-state solution.

- Angela Merkel

Love Things

We can be critical of the things that we love. That is possible.

- Anita Sarkeesian

Making Prime

I look back on my 20s. It's supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you're making your critical decisions and sometimes your most critical mistakes.

- Ann Brashares

Art Want

I'm inspired by looking at art, by looking at precedent. Looking is what you have to do if you want to make things, so you develop a critical eye.

- Annabelle Selldorf

Going Genetic

Genetic testing in the future is going to be seen as critical as testing your cholesterol.

- Anne Wojcicki

Still Very

I'm still very critical of myself in film.

- Annette Bening

Business Usual

Globalisation must have, as a critical component, international dispensation in the locality of U.N. institutions. It cannot be, and must not be, business as usual in the establishment and location of international institutions, especially of the United Nations.

- Anthony Carmona

Country Disease

You can have an epidemic in a state. You can have it in a region. You can have it in a country where the critical level of disease passes a certain threshold, and we call that an 'epidemic threshold.'

- Anthony Fauci

Country Absolute

I have absolute respect for Israel and people in Israel who are critical of their own country.

- Antonio Munoz Molina

I Am Never

I am highly critical of myself. I am never satisfied with my work.

- Anushka Shetty

Big Concerned

Shelters, conservationists, those concerned about unnecessary cruelty toward the animals we eat, and people working against species extinction fight to preserve the true riches of our planet, our real inheritance. These are big, critical goals.

- April Gornik

Dancing Jumping

You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing, but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis. Essentially it's celebratory.

- Archie Shepp

Sometimes Deal

The publishing scene in India is evolving rapidly, and the key challenge is to keep reinventing oneself so that one does not become formulaic. Sometimes it is safer to deal with the consequences of failure than the fruits of success. Remaining on one's toes is critical, and often one finds that success makes one complacent.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Terror Democrats

Obama and the Democrats were so critical of what Bush did, the interrogations, the secret prisons, Guantanamo and all of that, and even the war on terror. Obama won't use the word. He's made war on the war on terror.

- Charles Krauthammer

Like Watch

I don't like to watch myself. I can't get into the story; I'm too critical.

- Cheyenne Jackson

Critical Mass

The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration.

- Chris Anderson

Role Our

Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they're also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.

- Chris Noth

Career Need

For my entire career, I have worked to bring electronic inventions to healthcare markets where there is a critical and urgent need.

- Chris Toumazou

Country Held

We must have systems of checks and balances to make sure that those people who are making critical decisions for our country are held accountable, and nowhere is that more important than in the area of national security.

- Chris Van Hollen

Art Almost

Comics, at least in periodical form, exist almost entirely free of any pretense; the critical world of art hardly touches them, and they're 100% personal.

- Chris Ware

Both Sides Here

I understand that not everyone agrees with my perspective on Ray Kelly. But what you gotta look at here is somebody like Bill de Blasio talking out of both sides of his mouth and trying to have it both ways on a really critical issue like stop-and-frisk.

- Christine Quinn

Heat Like

I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern, where you take all that heat from critics. What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me.

- Chuck Barris

Like Which

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.

- Clarence Thomas

Bottom Remain

At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible.

- Cliff Stearns

Own Other

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head. And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.

- Cory Doctorow

Mistaken Felt

Whoever utters 'Kafkaesque' has neither fathomed nor intuited nor felt the impress of Kafka's devisings. If there is one imperative that ought to accompany any biographical or critical approach, it is that Kafka is not to be mistaken for the Kafkaesque.

- Cynthia Ozick

Other Separate

I try to keep myself on an even keel by trying to be as critical of myself as I am of other people. I try to separate my performance from myself.

- Damon Hill

Very Could

If someone is being absolutely critical of me as a driver, what could they say? I am also critical of myself to try and keep things in perspective. That is very important.

- Damon Hill

Shut Treatment

A major attack on our cyber systems could shut down our critical infrastructure - financial systems, communications systems, electric grids, power plants, water treatment centers, transportation systems and refineries - that allows us to run our economy and protect the safety of Americans.

- Dan Coats

Florida Very

Florida is one of the first states that sort of gives the legislature a very clear criteria for re-drawing electoral district maps. Basically, all the criteria do is tell the legislators that you can't draw a seat that helps yourself or a political party. That's really critical.

- Dan Gelber

More Increasingly

The establishment of free trade agreements can be a critical and progressive step towards greater economic integration, and continues to become more valuable in an increasingly global world.

- Dan Kildee

Play Most

That attitude and toughness that we want to play with, that, to me, is the most critical thing.

- Dan Quinn

I Think Dad

I loved the Sunday funnies, and then, as I got a little bit older, I think my dad recognized that it was important for children, and especially girls, to have that time with their dad so that they could help develop their confidence and their critical thinking skills.

- Dana Perino

Drop Implicit

Critical thinking is not something you do once with an issue and then drop it. It requires that we update our knowledge as new information comes in. Time spent evaluating claims is not just time well spent. It should be considered part of an implicit bargain we've all made.

- Daniel Levitin

Test Simplest

The simplest definition of advertising, and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination, is that advertising is selling in print.

- Daniel Starch

Needs Appropriate

Developing a diet that is healthful, balanced, and appropriate for your particular caloric needs is easy enough and is absolutely critical to establishing a healthful lifestyle that incorporates proper nutrition, adequate fitness, and mental resilience.

- Daphne Oz

Doing Putting

I was just so nervous every time I was onstage. It took me many, many years to get to the point where I realized, 'All right, if I'm going to keep doing this, I've gotta remember that it's supposed to be fun. I've gotta stop putting so much pressure on myself, because otherwise, it's not worth it.' And I still am too critical of myself.

- Dave Franco

Future Remain

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.

- Dave Freudenthal

Became Before

I became a war hero before going on to critical acclaim as a professional victim.

- Dave Pelzer

Nature Always

As an actor, I'm always critical watching others; it's just the nature of the beast. For me, any performance that doesn't cause my ego to say, 'I can do that' really signifies that it's spectacular.

- David Alan Basche

Love Past

I love round people, I love skinny people. I love people in general; we've got to get past labels and stop being so critical about everything.

- David Arquette

Borders Here

I support secure borders both north and south and I support a guest worker program for those here today illegally. Labor and skilled workers are critical to our Texas economy.

- David Dewhurst

Some Spent

I spent most of high school working on the debate team, probably at some expense to my grades. Being a member of the team was great training in critical analysis, organization, and logic.

- David Einhorn

Had Acclaim

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.

- David Guterson

Timing Feels

Music deals with time and timing. It's so magical, but when you get into it, every little sound and every little space between the sounds, it's critical, so critical. And if it's not there, it not only feels wrong, but it ruins things.

- David Lynch

Deep Small

You don't know what you need when you're a young writer. You can get small slivers of critical input, advice, comments, but if you're deep in the perplexity of your own process, as you should be, sorting it out in your own way, nothing is going to guide you more than small gestures of encouragement.

- David Means

Florida Been

While I'm critical to the Bush presidency, it's been enormously beneficial for Salon because we're seen as kind of an aggressive watchdog on the Bush White House. Particularly since Florida, our readership hit a whole new level, and we held onto those readers.

- David Talbot

Country Gotten

The entire American media apparatus bought into the drug war - which is an enormously damaging and costly undertaking for this country - and there wasn't enough critical reporting about it and that's why it's gotten out of hand.

- David Talbot

Very Part

Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn't a really challenging part for me. I'm not critical of the film: I just don't think I gave a very interesting performance.

- David Thewlis

Business Area

No matter what business you're in, business is business, and financing and money are critical. I would have made a lot fewer mistakes if I had more schooling in that area.

- Daymond John

Increasingly

Running back-to-back races requires a certain tactical prudence. Going too hard in any one race might jeopardize your performance in another. Maintaining proper hydration and caloric equilibrium also becomes increasingly critical.

- Dean Karnazes

Men Detailed

For women, detailed conversation is our lifeblood, while for men it's just not as critical.

- Deborah Tannen

Homeland Al

I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland.

- Jim Ramstad

Young Been

Growing economies are critical; we will never be able to end poverty unless economies are growing. We also need to find ways of growing economies so that the growth creates good jobs, especially for young people, especially for women, especially for the poorest who have been excluded from the economic system.

- Jim Yong Kim

Injustice Your

A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.

- Jimmy Reid