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Within About

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.

- A. J. Liebling

Courage Young

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Will Sell

We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes by the end of the ninth season... It's impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market.

- Aaron Spelling

New Dogma

It is impossible to advance new theories... when you are under the influence of a particular view, or under the pressure of a particular dogma.

- Abdolkarim Soroush


The Chinese art world does not exist. In a society that restricts individual freedoms and violates human rights, anything that calls itself creative or independent is a pretence. It is impossible for a totalitarian society to create anything with passion and imagination.

- Ai Weiwei

Court Secret

It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it's impossible to have that debate.

- Al Franken

Politics About

There's lots about politics I don't feel comfortable with. To talk about the politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.

- Al Gore

Turn Needs

I was a corporate hatchet man, and it's impossible for me to turn that off. It's this curse when I walk into businesses: 'That needs to be fixed, that needs to be fixed.'

- Al Madrigal

Sensual Remain

It is impossible to remain indifferent to Japanese culture. It is a different civilisation where all you have learnt must be forgotten. It is a great intellectual challenge and a gorgeous sensual experience.

- Alain Ducasse

Other Then

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.

- Alan Watts

Want Give

Women try to be the best everywhere, and it's impossible. I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be - I want them to put on my dresses and shine.

- Alber Elbaz

More Works

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.

- Alberto Giacometti

Why Mexican

The way America sees Mexico, if they have any sense of it, is like Taco Bell. Our countries are neighbors, and the only hard food to get in America is true Mexican. It's impossible to find, even in L.A. Why is that?

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Some Things

Some things are impossible.

- Alex Van Halen


The problem with technology, as with fashion, is that it's impossible to be 'in' forever.

- Alexandra Petri

Politics Ellen

Comedy and politics have a lot in common. Both are great ways to pick up chicks - just look at Governor Spitzer. Or Ellen Degeneres. Both require spending time on the road meeting strangers who often have the desire to throw things at you. Both are difficult, if not impossible, to do all alone. And both rely heavily on personality.

- Alexandra Petri

Other Them

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Feel Brief

For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.

- Alfred Nobel

Irish Some

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.

- Alice Hamilton

Ill Affects

It's impossible to make a record when you're ill because it affects how you listen to things. You can't make decisions. It all sounds terrible.

- Alison Krauss

Senseless Which

Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong.

- Alva Myrdal

Exercise Many

For many in the modern world, carving out time for both traditional seated meditation and exercise has become close to impossible.

- Andrew Weil

Three Cameron

Sam Cameron has managed the near impossible: to have lived in Number Ten for three years and maintained a benign and broadly positive press.

- Andy Coulson

Best Strive

Perfection is impossible; just strive to do your best.

- Angela Watson

Your Come

It's impossible to write and produce a record when your parents are dying. I really tried, I really, really tried, but it just wouldn't come.

- Anita Baker

She About

Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible.

- Anne Rice

Perfect Move

I am not a perfect friend, and it is impossible not to rebuff or be rebuffed if you move about the world.

- Anne Roiphe

Why Other

I don't watch a lot of my work. I'm not really interested in seeing it after I do it. Because I came from theater, where, you know, it's impossible to actually review your work, so why would I bother under any other circumstances?

- Annie Potts

Trust Must

You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.

- Anton Chekhov

Values Some

There are some fundamental values it's impossible to be wrong about.

- Antonio Tabucchi

Dwell Tendency

When we dwell on the enormity of the Second World War and its victims, we try to absorb all those statistics of national and ethnic tragedy. But, as a result, there is a tendency to overlook the way the war changed even the survivors' lives in ways impossible to predict.

- Antony Beevor

Right Them

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.

- Aristophanes

Perfect Pants

There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.

- Arnold Newman

Possible Made

He made the impossible possible.

- Arsene Wenger

Doing Idea

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.

- Arthur C. Clarke

Perfect Outset

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.

- Arthur Eddington

Business Whole

The whole business of reading English Literature in two years, to know it in any reputable sense of the word - let alone your learning to write English - is, in short, impossible.

- Arthur Quiller-Couch

Career Project

I'm living to the edges of my fingernails, using everything I have. It's impossible for me to look at things politically or in any way as a project, to further my career. You're injected directly into the blood of the places in which you're living and what's going on there.

- Arundhati Roy

People Proving

A lot of people said this was impossible. 'You can't build biotech for $50,000. You can't build anything for $50,000.' Well, that's no longer true, and we're proving it.

- Arvind Gupta

Great Series

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

- Charles R. Swindoll

Trust Faith

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.

- Charles Stanley

Mistake Loves

Although no one loves a typo, it's close to impossible to eradicate every single little mistake in a manuscript.

- Chris Pavone

Often Genuinely

Even if you are genuinely interested in what is in your products, it is extremely difficult and often impossible to find out.

- Christien Meindertsma


Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.

- Christopher Hitchens

I Think However

It's impossible, I think, however much I'd become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don't think I'd ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.

- Christopher Hitchens


At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.

- Christopher Reeve

Part Scientific

We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.

- Christopher Reeve

Use Documents

We use paper documents to store knowledge so we can consult and reconsult it, giving us a type of recall impossible with our unaided minds; we use pencils to scratch down material so we can manipulate it in a fashion impossible in our unaided minds.

- Clive Thompson

Practice Makes

Sincere practice, makes the impossible possible.

- Dada Vaswani

Humane Makes

Extreme poverty threatens people's right to life itself and makes impossible the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms essential to a humane way of life.

- Daisaku Ikeda


In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy.

- Daniel Boone

Exercise Other

If you set goals for yourself, and you're like a lot of other people, you probably realize it's not that your goals are physically impossible that's keeping you from achieving them; it's that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them. It's physically possible to lose weight. It's physically possible to exercise more.

- Daniel Goldstein

Feel Obliged

Workers in government, the arts, and industry report that the sheer volume of email they receive is overwhelming, taking a huge bite out of their day. We feel obliged to answer our emails, but it seems impossible to do so and get anything else done.

- Daniel Levitin

Genius Like

Of course creativity is a mystery. We don't know what drives it or what constitutes it. It's one of those things, like genius, you know it when you see it but it's impossible to define.

- Daniel Tammet

Before Almost

I've never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats.

- Danny Boyle

Almost Mean

I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days.

- Danny Boyle

Exception Gotta

Oh see, first off you gotta realize - everything for me is a reconstruction or deconstruction. I would actually say deconstruction. Mission: Impossible would be the exception. That would be a reconstruction- deconstruction.

- Danny Elfman

Tell Resembles

Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.

- Dario Argento

Career Show

Oh my goodness; the highlight of my career. I couldn't pick a show or a moment because that would just be impossible.

- Darren Boyd

Quick Been

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.

- Daryl Hall

Cards Available

I said it's impossible to have an amnesty without ID cards and a clean database, because you firstly don't have any incentives for people to actually come up front and register, and make themselves available, and secondly you have no means of tracking them.

- David Blunkett

Think Going

It's going to be impossible in the 21st century for anyone to think about anything without a Chinese aspect.

- David Tang

Role Prolific

I always wanted to be in this role, as a songwriter. In the Pumpkins, it was always impossible because Corgan would wake up and write five songs. He was so prolific, there wasn't a lot of room for anyone else.

- Jimmy Chamberlin

Against Emanate

The effects of the attacks against health facilities emanate far beyond those immediately killed and injured. They demolish routine and lifesaving health care for all. They make life impossible. Full stop.

- Joanne Liu

American About

American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it's impossible for me to watch.

- Joe Manganiello


It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.

- Joe Moore

Nothing Heroic

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.

- Johan Huizinga

Enemy Foresee

Being a unique superpower undermines the military intelligence of strategy. To think strategically, one has to imagine oneself in the enemy's place. If one cannot do this, it is impossible to foresee, to take by surprise, to outflank. Misinterpreting an enemy can lead to defeat. This is how empires fall.

- John Berger

Income Ensure

The same computers that make it impossible for you to cheat on your income tax can ensure that the blood of your group is in the ambulance that picks you up from a car smash.

- John Brunner

Global Income

In Southeast Asia the world is understood to be a vast, complex network of interdependent relationships. So when global capitalism makes it impossible for small-time rice farmers to feed their families and make a living, it is a natural thing for anyone in the family who can find an alternative source of income to do so.

- John Burdett

Say Which

Science gives us a powerful vocabulary, and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which one can only say nice things.

- John Charles Polanyi

Over Other

There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.

- John Galsworthy

Play Bad

The worst thing you can do is try to manipulate or control perceptions. It's impossible, and when you are found out the result is disastrous. Better to be transparent and play well with others so that when bad things happen you have a reservoir of good will to bank on.

- John Gerzema

Vision Every

Satisfying every vision that fans have is probably impossible.

- John Harrison

Nothing Willing

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

- John Heywood

Think Then

It's impossible to be a good Christian. If you think it's easy to be a good Christian, then you're not really trying hard enough.

- John Tesh

Without Impetus

Though it's impossible for us to legislate one's thoughts and feelings, we still need things like affirmative action in place because without measures like it, people in charge would not have, sadly, enough impetus to do, as cliched as it sounds, the right thing.

- Jonathan Coleman

Always May

It may not be impossible, but that our Faculties may be so construed, as always to deceive us in the things we judge most certain and assured.

- Joseph Glanvill

Book Buy

I don't think any book of mine will ever come as close to pure fantasy as 'A Heaven of Others.' I'll never again set a book in a world or after-world in which it's impossible to buy a cup of coffee or take an undisturbed afternoon nap.

- Joshua Cohen

Been Another

If we don't accept the uncomfortable proposition that every perpetrator of virtually every act of evil in our history has been a human being like us, then we actually foreclose the possibility of understanding how we do this to one another and therefore make it impossible to figure out how we might prevent these things.

- Joshua Oppenheimer

Lingerie Maybe

My dream job would be to design a sexy maternity collection, maybe also beautiful lingerie for expecting women. It's impossible to find nice sexy lingerie anywhere for pregnant or nursing women, which is when you actually need an extra boost of confidence and feel sexy.

- Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Around Oscar

Every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop. It doesn't mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that's impossible.

- Julia Roberts

Texas Next

I try and eat good. On the road, that's next to impossible. And we eat a lot of unhealthy things when we're in Texas - that's what you do there.

- Justin Townes Earle

Down Without

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

- Ayn Rand

Travel About

Travel is impossible, but daydreaming about travel is easy.

- B. J. Novak

Art Politics

Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible.

- Ben Okri


What is the beautiful, if not the impossible.

- Gustave Flaubert

So Many Years

Then, after the war it was impossible to travel, after so many years of Hitler and Stalin.

- Gyorgy Ligeti

Prove Tell

Contrary to what professional economists will typically tell you, economics is not a science. All economic theories have underlying political and ethical assumptions, which make it impossible to prove them right or wrong in the way we can with theories in physics or chemistry.

- Ha-Joon Chang

Believe Sure

I believe it is impossible to be sure of anything.

- Han Fei

Thoughts Which

The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.

- Bertrand Russell

Work Improve

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

- Bette Davis

Job Any

Parenting is an impossible job at any age.

- Harrison Ford

Lie Extent

It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it.

- Harry Frankfurt

Red Compelling

Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. Living up there in 1967 - the Impossible Dream season - that moment was incredibly compelling. I just naturally gravitated to the team. Nineteen seventy-five was arguably the greatest World Series of all time.

- Bill de Blasio

More Had

Organizing healthcare information is a daunting task, but it is not an impossible task. We've had people walk on the moon. This is a lot more doable.

- Bill Maris

Like Sci-Fi

I like sci-fi that is not entirely impossible.

- Blair Brown

Commercial Been

The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.

- Henry Louis Gates

God Back

Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.

- Herodotus

War Know

It's impossible to know what happens in the fog of war.

- Hillary Clinton