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Expert About

I'm the world's expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Want Always

I've always loved music and held it as a sacred thing that I can't touch, as I don't really want to deconstruct it or be a musician.

- Aaron Koblin

Like Excited

I was just so excited to have a child! I held him up like he was Simba in 'The Lion King.' I wanted to sing 'The Circle of Life.'

- Aaron Lazar

Need Accountable

You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that.

- Aaron McGruder

College Standard

I'm at a point where there isn't any wasted movement in the throwing motion. Everything is consistent and smooth. When I first got into the league, I held the ball really high. That was the standard in college, and it messed up my timing a little bit - the draw, bringing it back, then the release.

- Aaron Rodgers

Legacy Which

What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.

- Aaron Swartz

Ease Some

One way to ease liquidity for banks is that the government can buy all highly rated securities held by the banks. Every single bank in the U.A.E. has some sovereign debts in their portfolios. I am not asking them to buy any junk bonds, rather the high quality U.A.E. government debt.

- Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Back Had

With 'Smoke Signals,' the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I'd had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself.

- Adam Beach

Celebrity Began

My celebrity has held steady since the day I began acting. I don't view it as celebrity. I'm just a worker.

- Adam Goldberg

Harm Remedy

Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.

- Aeschylus

Two Second

I have learned not to overlook the advantages of being me. From when I was a softball player, and I held the stolen bases record. I would slide into second with my prostheses, and the girl on the base could either step aside or meet two wooden sticks.

- Aimee Mullins

Anybody Deliberately

Anybody who deliberately propagandizes with lies should be held up to scorn and ridicule.

- Al Franken

Going Communicate

If scientists can't communicate with the public, with policy makers, with one another, the future is going to be held back. We're not going to have the future that we could have.

- Alan Alda

Through Had

When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning, even after I told them I didn't like it. I had to get even. One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube. The nurse held it up and said, 'It's a little cloudy.' I took the tube from her and said, 'Let me run it through again,' and drank it. The nurse fainted.

- Alan King

Understand Last

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant man of letters can understand it, seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley and Romanes in the last century.

- Albert J. Nock

Some Sign

I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed some power from the President and made him sign a number of decrees and give me enough power to create a system capable of handling crisis situations.

- Aleksandr Lebed

Doing I Write

My friends all regarded me as a man of unsound mind because I held the view that my wife was with me in spirit always. I have lived with her spirit guiding me every day and she is with me now as I write this letter, and helps me to do as I am now doing.

- Alex Campbell

Think Sierra

I would hate to see operations in the Congo held hostage to Sierra Leone but I really think that's the way it's got to be. At one point we've got to decide to get it right and we've got to be professional.

- Alex Morrison

Religious Deal

Serious beliefs are awkward, especially religious ones. It's not that there's anything wrong with them, it's just that people's real, heart-felt, deeply held beliefs are, well, 'not easy to handle or deal with, requiring great skill, ingenuity, or care' - in a word, awkward.

- Alexandra Petri

Description Touched

My unworldliness, even at 21, was abnormal. Not only had I never smoked tobacco nor touched alcohol of any description, but I had never yet set foot inside a theatre, or gone to a race course I had never seen, nor held a billiard cue, nor touched a card.

- Algernon Blackwood

Mind Very

Mahesh Bhatt has changed me a lot. I used to be very held back with my words. He has made me open up. He has taught me how to say what comes to my mind, just as he does.

- Ali Fazal

Father I Remember

I know my father believed and my mother believed in and supported the suffrage movement, and I remember my mother taking me to suffrage meetings held in the home of a Quaker family that lived not far from us.

- Alice Paul

Always Maybe

I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me.

- Alison Bechdel

Country Some

While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died, not just those fallen in service to our country.

- Allen West

Independent Brilliant

In the early '90s when the American independent movie started, it held personal vision as a premium. That was brilliant timing.

- Allison Anders

Believe Turn

I believe in international justice. I believe it's important that you don't just turn the page without people being held to account.

- Amal Clooney

Love Other

I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful. Even more, I would love to see women held to different standards, other than the superficial ones that we're held to.

- Amber Heard

Geographical Outlets

Governments can no longer control 100 percent of the story. Time and geographical boundaries disappear. In places like China and all over the Middle East, social-media outlets are being used to expose and hold accountable public officials that don't want to be held accountable for corruption and human rights abuses.

- Amy Jo Martin

Laws Other

It's time we update the laws so that online platforms are held to the same transparency standards as other companies that sell political advertisements.

- Amy Klobuchar

Always Been

First Ladies have always been held like specimens under a media microscope.

- Andre Leon Talley

Been Show

Not reforming the NHS would have been a much easier decision for me as secretary of state to have taken. We could have just protected the NHS from cuts, put in an extra £12.5bn and left it there. But sooner or later the cracks would have started to show. New treatments would have been held back.

- Andrew Lansley

Strong Think

I don't think being black has held me back at all. Being black makes you strong.

- Anita Baker

Love I Love You

When I did get married and then had children, it was Beatles' songs I sang to them at night. As one of the youngest of 24 cousins, I had never held an infant or baby-sat. I didn't know any lullabies, so I sang Sam and Grace to sleep with 'I Will' and 'P.S. I Love You.'

- Ann Hood

Privacy Closely

Personal privacy is a closely held American value.

- Anna Eshoo

Discover Read

I read the papers every day just to discover if one mentions Anna Held.

- Anna Held

Why Immortal

Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn't women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?

- Anne Frank

Next Rather

My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another. Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear.

- Anne Lamott

Winter According

In the winter of 1973, the American POWs held captive in Vietnam were released according to the terms of the Paris Peace Accords.

- Annie Jacobsen

Art I Am

Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art.

- Anselm Kiefer

Some Before

Well, it wasn't a holiday, but I had expected to do some sightseeing when I went to Haiti to film a series called 'True Horror' for Discovery. Before I arrived, our film crew were kidnapped and held at knifepoint.

- Anthony Head

Parent Supportive

Anyone who loses a parent, you have to find those parts of yourself that your parent held true in themselves, especially if they're supportive parents.

- Anthony Rapp

Show Part

I've never held out. I'm a first-class guy in any relationship. The first way of getting better is showing up, so I'm always going to show up and do my part and be ready to go.

- Antonio Brown

Notre Dame Esteem

I had grown up during a time when Notre Dame football was held in the highest esteem. I listened to all of the games on the radio.

- Ara Parseghian

Cities Before

I had travelled to a lot of cities in Europe before, but Prague was special. It held a mysterious attraction for me for during the time I was there.

- Arfi Lamba

Going Accurate

Because what I say from that podium has got to be accurate, and I'm the only one who's going to be held liable if it's not accurate.

- Ari Fleischer

Artist Fact

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.

- Arnold Bennett

Like Before

I don't like things held up before me that I cannot have.

- Arthur Golden

Individual Social

Humanity could only have survived and flourished if it held social and personal values that transcended the urges of the individual, embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the sense of a transcendent good.

- Arthur Peacocke

More Which

There is a class, moreover, by whom all these scientific theories, and more are held as ascertained facts, and as the basis of philosophical inferences which strike at the root of theistic beliefs.

- Asa Gray

Had Our

The only time I had what you would call life-threatening fear was when I was on the Moon. Towards the end of our stay, we got excited and we were going to do the high jump, and I jumped and fell over backwards. That was a scary time, because if the backpack got broken, I would have had it. But everything held together.

- Charles Duke

Southern Worlds

While writing 'Cold Mountain,' I held maps of two geographies, two worlds, in my mind as I wrote. One was an early map of North Carolina. Overlaying it, though, was an imagined map of the landscape Jack travels in the southern Appalachian folktales. He's much the same Jack who climbs the beanstalk, vulnerable and clever and opportunistic.

- Charles Frazier

Republican Repute

The Republican Party just isn't held in high repute in the black community. Under Bill Brock we were reaching out to broaden the base of the party. We have to go back to that.

- Charles H. Percy

Country Critical

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

Funny Year

So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?

- Christina Aguilera

Curious Like

I used to believe there were people on Mars, and of course now we know there aren't. Mars held particular interest. I was curious what kind of beings they would look like.

- Clyde Tombaugh

Country Lot

People don't realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.

- Colin Kaepernick

Some Brought

It's certainly true that I was brought up in that British amateur tradition, the one which always held that if you were reasonably good at cricket, knew one or two Latin texts and a few zingy Oscar Wilde quotes for dinner parties, you were pretty much ready to go and run some outpost in Hindustan.

- Damian Lewis

War Say

And, of course, in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans, or Filipinos I should say, and by U.S. troops near the close of the war.

- Dana Rohrabacher

Last Iraqis

American POWs from the last Iraq war, who were held prisoner and tortured by Iraq, are now being prevented by our government from suing the Iraqis who tortured them.

- Dana Rohrabacher

Away Opposed

Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.

- Daniel De Leon

City Foundation

Well, I didn't want to have the reminder sort of in the sky, so that people would forever look at it. I wanted to have - really to create a city from the bottom up. From that foundation, which held, from the democratic power of what the site really is.

- Daniel Libeskind

Some Been

Some people who know me might say, 'He's not a great example of a nice person; he's a malicious, tough and ruthless guy.' But when the day is done, as long as I've held to my values and been true to my family and my God, it won't matter what anyone else thinks.

- Dave Checketts

Fighting Gotten

Publicly, we're saying we're better at fighting terrorism. Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse, since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11.

- David Hunt

Wisdom Yesterday

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.

- David Icke

Privilege Bands

Wrought upon at length, you may say, by an enthusiasm and frenzy that could brook no control - I burst the tyrant bands, which held my sex in awe, and clandestinely, or by stealth, grasped an opportunity, which custom and the world seemed to deny, as a natural privilege.

- Deborah Sampson

Scrutiny Subject

Mothers subject their daughters to a level of scrutiny people usually reserve for themselves. A mother's gaze is like a magnifying glass held between the sun's rays and kindling. It concentrates the rays of imperfection on her daughter's yearning for approval. The result can be a conflagration - whoosh.

- Deborah Tannen

Newspaper Code

The Supreme Court has held that code is speech. And it doesn't matter that it's done on a computer or done face to face or done in a newspaper, reporting the facts of the world is protected speech.

- Jimmy Wales

Weekends Excuse

It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends.

- John Bercow

Arrest Cops

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.

- John Blair

Through Extent

There is not an example on record of any free state holding a province of the same extent and population without disastrous consequences. The nations conquered and held as a province have, in time, retaliated by destroying the liberty of their conquerors through the corrupting effect of extended patronage and irresponsible power.

- John C. Calhoun

Country Certainly

Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children.

- John Doolittle

Line Nearly

For nearly a century, Republican-controlled Houses held the line on tax rates, a Republican coup de pointe to Democratic tax-increase parries.

- John Fleming

About Half

The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion.

- John Keegan

Happen Accountable

Totalitarian states killed with impunity and no one was held accountable. That didn't happen in the West.

- John le Carre

Nation Been

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.

- John Linder

Other Bonds

Well what would happen is that if Greece defaulted and couldn't pay its debts, all the Greek bonds that are held in other banking systems across Western Europe would suddenly have no value. You could as a knock-on effect create a banking crisis in Western Europe.

- John Major

Succession Apostolic

I held apostolic succession fully, and the channels of grace to be there only.

- John Nelson Darby

Desire Too

It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire. Indeed it will in a dull man.

- John Osborne

Country Idea

The idea that the rest of the world was somehow being held hostage by the Arab-Israeli conflict once had a minimal basis in reality. In the first 20 years of Israel's existence, every Arab country was in an active state of war with the Jewish state.

- John Podhoretz

Kind Like

I'm creating the kind of games that I like right now. I'm not being held back by technology.

- John Romero

Hands South

At the end of all this, Russia held in her hands a vast belt of land running from the Baltic sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, comprising eleven nations with a population of 100 million people.

- John T. Flynn

Ideal Succeeds

That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.

- John Updike

Sin Eldest

Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.

- John Webster

Security Clearance

I held top-secret security clearance.

- Jon Ossoff

Mechanics Ingenious

We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to the community by the institution of premiums, held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics.

- Joseph Lancaster

Wealth Through

Because of the wealth of fine music spread through the film, working on it held all the fun and excitement of attending a great concert.

- June Allyson

Play Year

As a sophomore, I wanted to play varsity in three sports. And I accomplished that. It was a great feat that year, and something I held special. I wanted to bring a championship team to Oceanside High School, and it happened. It was a great year that I will never forget.

- Junior Seau

About Felt

When we're talking about diversity, it's not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.

- Ava DuVernay

Hands Average

When my first daughter was born, my husband held her in his hands and said, 'My God, she's so beautiful.' I unwrapped the baby from her blankets. She was average size, with long thin fingers and a random assortment of toes. Her eyes were close set, and she had her father's hooked nose. It looked better on him.

- Ayelet Waldman

Joy Forgiven

Christianity is not about religion. It's about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It's about finding joy and finding home.

- Bear Grylls

Dangerous Other

I have held healthy respects of bears along with assorted crocodiles, snakes and lots of other animals. You know, bears are dangerous, you have to be super careful.

- Bear Grylls

Failures Particularly

I've never held myself up particularly high when I had movies that worked, and I never held myself all that low when I had failures.

- Ben Affleck

Game Hollywood

Hollywood held this double lure for me, tremendous sums of money for work that required no more effort than a game of pinochle.

- Ben Hecht

Honor Standard

A trustee is held to something stricter than the morals of the market place. Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.

- Benjamin N. Cardozo

Accountable Should

If people have done something wrong then they should be held accountable.

- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Why Room Service

I don't understand why people expect tips. In hotels you order food in your room, and it's already more expensive from the room service menu, so it's a cheek to expect a tip on top. I do sometimes reward good service, but it should be at my discretion, and I'm not going to be held to ransom.

- Bernard Hill

Nation Been

The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.

- Bernie Sanders

Truth Bad

If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.

- Hans Eysenck

Back Feats

In all feats of fire-eating it should be noted that the head is thrown well back, so that the flame may pass out of the open mouth instead of up into the roof, as it would if the head were held naturally.

- Harry Houdini

Will Handkerchief

Once you fall for someone, their smell can be a powerful thing. Women will wear their boyfriends' T-shirts, and throughout tales in history men have held on to their lover's handkerchief.

- Helen Fisher