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 : 258
Reach Counts

Heroes in drama are people who try hard to reach a virtuous ideal. And whether they succeed or fail really doesn't matter - it's the trying that counts.

- Aaron Sorkin

Perfect Cases

When you look at Google, its job is to find you the perfect web page. There are a lot of cases when you want to know something and a list of websites isn't ideal.

- Adam D'Angelo

Means Set

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.

- Adlai Stevenson

Want Minimize

The Minimalists are idealist. They want to minimize themselves in favor of the ideal... But I just can't. You see, my paintings are not cool.

- Agnes Martin

Would Date

My ideal date would involve a park or rowing in those little boats on a lake.

- Aja Naomi King

More Imagine

I can't imagine a more ideal life.

- Al Jarreau

Part Would

What are you accepting that would not be a part of your ideal day?

- Alan Cohen

Star Ideal World

In an ideal world, it would not take a film star to get the media focused on mental illness.

- Alastair Campbell

Never Ever

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.

- Albert Pike

Travel Companions

My ideal travel companions are my surfboard, wetsuit, and guitar.

- Alexander Ludwig

Real Man Ideal Man

Sting's my ideal man, because he's a real man.

- Alexander McQueen

Pleasure Been

Pleasure reading has long been an American ideal - generations of schoolchildren have headed home for the summer toting recreational reading lists. But try to pitch it to a group of non-readers, and they quickly become suspicious.

- Alexandra Petri

Attitude Doing

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.

- Alfred Adler

Art Never

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.

- Alfred de Vigny

Been Purified

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology.

- Alfred Loisy

Meant Full Time

I never meant to be a full-time poet: I started out as a gardener, an ideal job for a poet because your head is left free.

- Alice Oswald

Very Secluded

I live a very secluded life, a very contemplative life and a very meditative one. That is my ideal life.

- Alice Walker

Happy Midwife

I'd be just as happy being a midwife. That's my ideal job.

- Allison Anders

Which Inner Self

There is no such thing as disappointment for those who continue to cherish the selflessness of which is born the noblest inner self. There is no such thing as failure for those who invest in the potentialities of the Ideal of the Soul.

- Ameen Rihani

Country Britain

The characters in 'Be Near Me' come from a genuine place, a Britain that is more than one country and more than one ideal.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Aspiring Ways

In many ways, a degree in the history of ideas is the ideal training for an aspiring writer.

- Anne Fortier

Selfish Never

Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish.

- Annie Besant

Figure Purified

We have no right to pick out all that is noblest and fairest in man, to project these qualities into space, and to call them God. We only thus create an ideal figure, a purified, ennobled, 'magnified' Man.

- Annie Besant

Benefits Industry

Food manufacturing is an ideal candidate for targeted accelerated depreciation because the food industry, our biggest industry, creates significant flow-on benefits.

- Anthony Pratt

He Each

My ideal is for each to do what he knows and what he can.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Making Ideal Man

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

- Aristotle

Practice Aroused

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

- Arnold J. Toynbee

Attitude Physically

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.

- Arthur Ashe

More Old

Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay, is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.

- Arthur Keith

British Empire Loyal

I guess the most surprising discovery was how long Gandhi remained loyal to the ideal of the British Empire, even in India.

- Arthur L. Herman

Play New

My ideal role would be anything that allows me to play anyone the public is familiar with and to be able to show them that, but in a new light.

- Ashley Rickards

Image Idealized

Maybe I'm too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.

- Charles Bronson

Part Theologians

The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.

- Charles Fort

World New

Because the world is radically new, the ideal encyclopedia should be radical, too.

- Charles Van Doren

Stretch Busted

Busted is not the ideal band I'd like to be in by any stretch of the imagination.

- Charlie Simpson

Having Ideal World

I believe that, in an ideal world, writers would feel free to write what matters to them without having to consider success, failure, the market, etc.

- Claire Messud

Types Ideal World

In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.

- Clay Aiken

My Life Will

I'll start searching for that ideal partner when I turn 40. That will be a turning point in my life.

- Coco Martin

Think Big

You would think, in an ideal world, that if you were in a really good film and did a really good job, whether it was a big film or not, you would get hired a lot; but that is not my experience.

- Crispin Glover

Spain Over

I live between Barcelona and Berlin. Staying in Spain over the winter and Berlin for spring and summer is an ideal combination.

- Daniel Bruhl

Mind Fiction

When you write fiction, you have an ideal reader in your mind who's sort of you but smarter.

- Darin Strauss

Wake Up Wake

My ideal is to wake up in the morning and run around the meadow naked.

- Daryl Hannah

Traits Particularly

Obama's personality traits, coupled with his extreme-leftist agenda, make him particularly dangerous to the American ideal and to the preservation of our founding principles, as well as to the liberty and prosperity they guarantee.

- David Limbaugh

Big TV

In an ideal world, I'd bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts.

- David Yates

Figure Mayhem

The ideal situation would be to bypass all of the drama and mayhem and just get the music right to the people. I'm confident that we'll eventually figure it out.

- Debbie Gibson

Pants Films

The word 'sister' evokes an ideal of connection and support, like the friendships that made Rebecca Wells's 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood' and Ann Brashares's 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' into best-selling novels and successful films.

- Deborah Tannen

Never Which

The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.

- Joan Rivers

Love Happen

I would love to have twins - a girl and a boy - but who knows if that would happen. It would be my ideal situation. Wham, bam, be done with it.

- Joanna Krupa

Always Original

Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.

- Johan Huizinga

Efficiency Seeming

The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.

- John Bates Clark

Beauty Perfect

We all know the future is mobile, right? And the iPhone and iPad are Perfect Expressions of Beauty, Ideal Combinations of Form and Function. Except they're Not.

- John Battelle

Think I Think

I think George Mitchell is a consummate professional. He is the ideal selection to handle the job of special envoy if you choose to have a special envoy.

- John F. Kerry

Learning Languages

I suppose my ideal brain food is learning languages.

- John Grant

Dreams Limited

Today, among little girls especially, princesses and the romanticised ideal they represent - finding the man of your dreams - have a limited shelf life.

- John Lasseter

Allow Reader

The ideal, it seems to me, is to show things happening and allow the reader to decide what they mean.

- John M. Ford

Would Uncontrolled

It would be ideal if we could have an uncontrolled flow of information. But we realized you can't do that.

- John Poindexter

Art Study

Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

- John Ruskin

Held 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

Southern Backdrop

What is Southern California but an ever-changing dreamscape backdrop for the postmodern ideal? The psychology of the postmodern world is the continual state of change as we live in its idealist manufactured dream, built by developers.

- John Van Hamersveld

Emotions Reader

For me, an ideal novel is a dialogue between writer and reader, both a collaborative experience and an intimate exchange of emotions and ideas. The reader just might be the most powerful tool in a writer's arsenal.

- Jonathan Evison

Human Being Greek

Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo.

- Jose Marti

Becoming Consecrated

It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.

- Jose Rizal

Always Course

The ideal course of life is not always easy.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Action Know

We know the ideal isn't where the action is.

- Joseph Epstein

History Mankind

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.

- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Olympic Committee

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.

- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Calm Cat

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.

- Jules Renard

College Liberal Arts

My parents had an old-fashioned ideal of college, that four years at a liberal arts college should be a liberal arts education.

- Julie Bowen

Normal Certainly

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities.

- Jurgen Habermas

United United States

The ideal of all Kosovo is membership in the E.U. and a permanent friendship with the United States. I believe and I am convinced our dreams will come true.

- Atifete Jahjaga

Benefits Controls

The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.

- B. F. Skinner

Preamble Set

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.

- B. R. Ambedkar

Other Shared

An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts. In an ideal society, there should be many interests consciously communicated and shared.

- B. R. Ambedkar

Chance Shared

What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal - that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will.

- Barack Obama

Medical Couple

I have a couple of dozen books on my reader: ideal for a long trip or an afternoon waiting at the medical clinic. It's flexible.

- Barbara Hambly

Excellence Lives

In an ideal world, nobody's work would be just about the money. People could pursue excellence in what they do, take pride in achievement, and derive meaning from knowing that their work improved the lives of others.

- Barry Schwartz

Love Some

My ideal night would probably be a dope outfit, people that I love around me. Go to get some dinner, have some amazing food. Maybe sushi or Italian: I love both.

- Bebe Rexha

Other Imagine

In an ideal world, you might imagine that scientific papers were only cited by academics on the basis of their content. This might be true. But lots of other stuff can have an influence.

- Ben Goldacre

Citizen Permit

My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit.

- Grover Norquist

Tyranny Own

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.

- Ben Nicholson

Negation Visible

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.

- Gustave Courbet

Capture Unable

It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.

- Benjamin E. Mays

His Roaming

The judge is not the knight-errant, roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or of goodness.

- Benjamin N. Cardozo

Starbucks About

In my ideal world there would be 99% unemployment for actors, and I would be the 1% that's employed. I hear about somebody getting a job at Starbucks and I get jealous.

- Hamish Linklater

Reading Porch

My ideal summer day was reading on the porch.

- Harold E. Varmus

Chance Embrace

Those revolutionaries who have, by chance, escaped the gallows should live and show to the world that they cannot only embrace gallows for the ideal but also bear the worst type of tortures in the dark, dingy prison cells.

- Bhagat Singh

Goal United States

The United States exists as a sovereign nation. 'America,' in contrast, exists as a myth of democracy and equal opportunity to live by, or as an ideal goal to reach.

- Bharati Mukherjee

Which Perishable

Everything that is, was, and will be, eternally IS, even the countless forms, which are finite and perishable only in their objective, not in their ideal Form.

- Helena Blavatsky

True Tried

I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.

- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

New York New

New York is flat - it's ideal for bicycling.

- Bjarke Ingels

Believe Mankind

Our ideal is to make her ever stronger and better and finer, because in that way alone, as we believe, can she be of the greatest service to the world's peace and to the welfare of mankind.

- Henry Cabot Lodge

Own Will

Our ideal of the future is that she should continue to render that service of her own free will.

- Henry Cabot Lodge


I have a picture of an ideal consciousness.

- Henry Flynt

Social Actual

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.

- Herbert Croly

Loyalty Other

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.

- Herbert Croly

Individual Which

The only fruitful promise of which the life of any individual or any nation can be possessed, is a promise determined by an ideal.

- Herbert Croly

Laborious Identify

When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof is substantially to identify the national purpose with the social problem.

- Herbert Croly

Marriage Woman

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.

- Booth Tarkington

Art Fact

Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't.

- Brad Holland

Imagination Reason

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

- Immanuel Kant