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 : 489
Which Intrusion

I consider plot a necessary intrusion on what I really want to do, which is write snappy dialogue.

- Aaron Sorkin

Certainly Set

We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.

- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

His Himself

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

- Abraham Maslow

Rest Belly

It is as necessary for man to live in beauty rather than ugliness as it is necessary for him to have food for an aching belly or rest for a weary body.

- Abraham Maslow


Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

- Adam Smith

Brain Treat

To diagnose and treat a brain disorder accurately, it would be necessary to look at the brain directly. Looking at behavior alone can miss a vital piece of the puzzle and provide an incomplete, or even a misleading, picture of the child's problems.

- Aditi Shankardass

More Will

For us to accomplish our goals, it will be necessary to transform our political culture, to respect plurality, and to build, among ourselves, bridges and more bridges.

- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Image Act

You get an image after you act in a film, but it is not necessary that you last long because of that image.

- Ajay Devgan

About Likely

When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.

- Al Gore

Happy Famous

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.

- Alan Alda

Like Added

While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.

- Alan Autry

Love Going

It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.

- Albert Camus

Process Means

Concerning culture as a process, one would say that it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them; and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.

- Albert J. Nock

1920s Surrealism

Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early '60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Magic New

Revolutions are of no us;, it is necessary to work on transforming the brain: on sowing a different knowledge/awareness, on creating a new conscience, that is like a magic box full of brains.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Still Very

And still the time, especially in the economy, is very tough, very difficult. It's necessary to be active still, to work, to fight, to make our economy more competitive.

- Aleksander Kwasniewski

College Nor

Going to college is neither necessary nor sufficient to be well-educated.

- Alex Tabarrok


Know the difference between your necessary and discretionary expenses.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Away Geniuses

A people do not throw their geniuses away. And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children and, if necessary, bone by bone.

- Alice Walker

Change Merely

Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.

- Alvin Toffler

Social Which

It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West.

- Aly Khan

Rather Subject

If it isn't necessary I would rather not subject my skin to too much, so if I don't have anything special to do for the day, I try not to wear any make up.

- Amanda Schull

Need Date

If a guy ever walks into a restaurant on a date wearing mandals, you need to leave immediately. It's just not necessary.

- Amber Valletta

Team Difficult

As the leadership team, we're taking bold and decisive action to evolve our organization and culture. This includes difficult steps, but they are necessary to position Microsoft for future growth and industry leadership.

- Amy Hood

Life Dreams

Dreams are necessary to life.

- Anais Nin

Ignorance Bread

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

- Anatole France

Think Which

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.

- Andre Gide

Government Exist

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.

- Andrew Jackson

Big Learned

From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition.

- Angela Merkel

Through Happen

Greece wishes to be part of the eurozone, but it must, of course, go through with the necessary reforms to make this happen.

- Angela Merkel

Committee Caucus

If it's necessary to join a caucus and get a committee assignment, I'll do it.

- Angus King

Alone Learn

So it is necessary that we should learn to be alone.

- Anna Neagle

Unity Liberty

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.

- Anne Baxter

Going Third

I'm not going to marry a third time. It is just not necessary.

- Anne Robinson

Deny Affirm

It is not necessary to deny another's reality in order to affirm your own.

- Anne Wilson Schaef

Country Accurate

An accurate knowledge of the past of a country is necessary for everyone who would understand its present, and who desires to judge of its future.

- Annie Besant

My Life Sure

I'm sure that at no point in my life could I ever have shown the kind of focus and discipline and commitment necessary to work a station at elBulli or Le Bernardin. No. That ain't me.

- Anthony Bourdain

Infection Immune

There is an urgent need for a protective Ebola vaccine, and it is important to establish that a vaccine is safe and spurs the immune system to react in a way necessary to protect against infection.

- Anthony Fauci

Very Unfortunate

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.

- Anthony Trollope

Always Otherwise

It is necessary to get a lot of men together, for the show of the thing, otherwise the world will not believe. That is the meaning of committees. But the real work must always be done by one or two men.

- Anthony Trollope

Most Unlearn

Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.

- Antisthenes

Always Scorsese

When you're a director, and you look at Scorsese's work, he's always challenging us to push the envelope and break the rules. Someone like that is necessary and a godsend.

- Antoine Fuqua

More Your

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

- Antonin Artaud

Doing Always

Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.

- Archibald MacLeish

Art Though

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

- Arthur Erickson


It's just a matter of understanding what's necessary and discipline yourself to do it.

- Arthur Lydiard

Odds Favor

If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.

- Charles Buxton

Useless Laws

Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.

- Charles de Montesquieu

Say Some

In general, insurers say criticisms of claims-handling are unfair because most policyholders are paid promptly, and some denials are necessary to root out fraud.

- Charles Duhigg

Politics Before

It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth.

- Charles Edison

Character Very

Alfred Nobel really understood very well the necessary supra-natural character of the human enterprise.

- Charles H. Townes

Means Which

Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.

- Charles Horton Cooley

Bread Likely

Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.

- Charles Horton Cooley

More Discover

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Will Joined

Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior.

- Charles Sturt

Some Providing

Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.

- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

My Life End-All

It's not necessary, in order to be a complete person, that I have a man. It's not the end-all, be-all of my life.

- Cher

Living Very

Creative writing programmes are not very necessary. They just exist so that people like us can make a living.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Politics Door

I assure, the door to politics is never closed. Whatever medium is necessary to reach the masses, I will take that - be it cinema or politics.

- Chiranjeevi

Song Next

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.

- Chris Brown

Great Chance

You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.

- Chuck Yeager

Play Going

It's obvious that if you're going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they're in and use as little or as much as necessary.

- Cillian Murphy

Oppressed Never

The oppressed never free themselves - they do not have the necessary strengths.

- Clare Boothe Luce

Love Art

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.

- Claude Monet

Love Art

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.

- Claude Monet

Myself Here

I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.

- Claude Monet

Think Suffers

For a long time, I have hoped for better days, but alas, today it is necessary for me to lose all hope. My poor wife suffers more and more. I do not think it is possible to be any weaker.

- Claude Monet

Chemistry Say

I wonder if economics has less basic core material than is necessary for fields such as mathematics, physics, or chemistry, say.

- Clive Granger

Bad Like

I've reached a point in life where it's no longer necessary to try to impress. If they like me the way I am, that's good. If they don't, that's too bad.

- Corazon Aquino

Emotional About

It's all about creating a back story for the character and developing emotional responses that are true to life in relation to the character. It isn't necessary to live a tragic life to create from that place.

- Corin Nemec

Pass Engagement

I'm at the point age-wise where I've decided it's time to pass the baton to people who have several terms in front of them and have the energy and the excitement and the engagement that is necessary to carry it on.

- Dan Coats

Red Independence

A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy.

- Dan Rather

Which Founded

There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.

- Daniel Bernoulli

Hometown Wide

It's not necessary to go far and wide. I mean, you can really find exciting and inspiring things within your hometown.

- Daryl Hannah

Big Need

I feel I need a lot of contrast, so I have all these things happening, but they're all necessary to make me feel satisfied. It's got to be this big pot happening, with everything boiling at once.

- Dave Cooper

Reason Salvation

That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.

- David Baker

Terrorists Basis

The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel.

- David Baker

Failure Error

Failure is essential. Trial and error is necessary.

- David Bergen

Idiot May

Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.

- David Hilbert

Back Benefits

Machiavelli did believe that it was better to appear to be good than to be good. If you're good, you're just too vulnerable, but if you appear to be good, you get all the benefits plus you can be sneaky and, when necessary, stab someone in the back.

- David Ignatius

Zen Where

Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary.

- David Sylvian

Truth Wanting

Honesty lies in understanding our close and necessary relationship with not wanting to hear the truth.

- David Whyte

Product Include

Things have a way of being richer in the end, a product better made, for the circuitous route we take to include all the elements that are necessary for a job well done.

- David Whyte

Next Own

In the presence of your own loving attention, you create the inner conditions that are necessary to step into the next greatest evolution of yourself.

- Debbie Ford

Skills Dancer

But you do have to start young as a dancer if you're going to achieve the physical skills necessary.

- Deborah Bull

Denial Democrats

Despite the state of denial exhibited by most Democrats, Americans all across the nation acknowledge that changes are necessary to preserve Social Security for today's younger workers.

- Jim Sensenbrenner

Fail Prospect

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.

- Jimmy Carter

Frustration Them

We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.

- Joe Lieberman

Will Before

The anarchists, on behalf of the proletariat, therefore consider it necessary to show the proletariat that it will have to win a gigantic battle before it realizes its goals.

- Johann Most

Unite Best Way

Egalitarian policies are the best way to unite and empower people, and are also a necessary counterweight to the sometimes detrimental influence of market forces.

- Johanna Siguroardottir

System Ensure

They've got to tell us what is necessary to ensure the future health of the river system.

- John Anderson

Range Part

You can't get an actor to do something that is beyond his range, so you have to be aware of the range of the actor and, if necessary, alter the part to suit the actor.

- John Boorman

Made Times

I have several times made a poor choice by avoiding a necessary confrontation.

- John Cleese

Art Away

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.

- John Foster Dulles

Black Historian

It was necessary, as a black historian, to have a personal agenda.

- John Hope Franklin

New Sure

Yet in order to make sure the European social model keeps up with the pace of economic change that is now necessary, the EU must embrace a new approach to lawmaking.

- John Hutton

Myself Like

And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone.

- John Irving

Always Took

I want to tell you ladies and gentlemen, the actions that we took were not always easy. The actions that we took were not always popular. But when you get yourself in public office, you must lead, you must do what's necessary.

- John Kasich

Religious Ethnic

A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.

- John Kasich


It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise. Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble.

- John Keegan