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 : 643
Physical Body

Your heart can only take you so far - sometimes the physical body tells you otherwise.

- Abby Wambach

Religious Longer

We no longer claim that a genuinely religious government can be democratic, but that it cannot be otherwise.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Change Will

The threat to Russia isn't liberal Europe or America. It is nonliberal Islam and nonliberal China. Russia has to change. It can't be otherwise. It will take time. You have to be patient.

- Adam Michnik

Sports Certainly

While, to me, daily fantasy is in no way sports betting, it's certainly a cousin of sports betting in that it attracts many of the same type of people who would otherwise choose to bet on sports.

- Adam Silver

Country Capital

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

- Adam Smith

Art Artists

We have to support our local artists. It's just that simple. Otherwise, we will have no art.

- Al Jourgensen

Art Think

The more you think, the more you ruin things. Art has to come viscerally; otherwise, forget it.

- Al Jourgensen

Through Reason

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us.

- Alain de Botton

Want Plays

It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.

- Alan Alda

Artist Ring

As an artist, as an actor, as a writer, you have to use what's personal to you. You have to be personal about your work; otherwise, it doesn't ring true.

- Alan Alda

Doing Factory

I need to feel like the work I'm doing is not necessarily important, but meaningful, at least to me, because otherwise it just becomes a day job. It just becomes factory work and I get really frustrated.

- Alan Ball

Need Some

Teachers need to feel they are trusted. They must be allowed some leeway to use their imagination; otherwise, teaching loses all sense of wonder and excitement.

- Alan Bennett

Sabbath Very

I don't work Sunday any more... The Sabbath is a very reasonable idea. Otherwise, you work yourself to death.

- Alan Furst


Before I met Ayn Rand, I was a logical positivist, and accordingly, I didn't believe in absolutes, moral or otherwise. If I couldn't prove a proposition with facts and figures, it was without merit.

- Alan Greenspan

Leader Follower

The purpose of a politician is to be a leader. A politician has to lead. Otherwise he's just a follower.

- Alan Greenspan

Process Diligent

Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting; otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture.

- Albert J. Nock

Career Reason

Early in my career I was accused of being overconfident and even cocky, but I really was confident that I had done the training and didn't see any other reason to say otherwise.

- Alberto Salazar

Himself Avoided

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.

- Albrecht Durer

Beauty Integrity

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

- Aldo Leopold

Work Market

I don't feel the pressure of the market - otherwise, I wouldn't be able to work.

- Alessandro Michele

Doing More

I never planned to be rich, frankly speaking. I was more interested in being free, and doing things. And money helps. But otherwise I was never that interested in it.

- Alexander Lebedev

Think Going

I just want to make something that is true to itself and that interests me; otherwise, how can I have the audacity to think it's going to interest anybody else?

- Alexandra Cassavetes

Some Greek

I had to marry a Greek; I had to stir up the ethnic pot. Otherwise, my children would have been anemic and sickly. Now they've got some good Mediterranean blood in them.

- Alexandra Wentworth

Loss Inevitable

Loss is inevitable - you have to be blind or naive to think otherwise.

- Alice McDermott

Boring Going

We're all going to change. Otherwise, it's boring.

- Alicia Keys

More Quickly

Knowing what to expect from a teacher is a really good thing, of course: It lets you get the right answers more quickly than you would otherwise.

- Alison Gopnik

Change Issue

I take issue with those who criticize 'The Biggest Loser' for pushing contestants too hard. The whole point is to push them hard. Otherwise, there's no change.

- Alison Sweeney

Media Always

The top 10 is really a media thing anyway unless you're the champion, but otherwise, it's always speculation.

- Alistair Overeem

Bus Still

I like to walk when I can. Otherwise, it's the bus - while we still have them.

- Allan Guthrie

Been Pressed

I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue.

- Alonzo Church

Woman Everybody

Everybody enjoys when a woman is her own character in a movie or otherwise.

- Amber Heard

Artist Role

The artist's role is to raise the consciousness of the people. To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely. That's how I see it. Otherwise, I don't know why you do it.

- Amiri Baraka

Offending Reader

If you do a serious presidential bio, you want to supply the reader with maximum material because otherwise you're offending the reader. A president for many people is a serious thing and they want to know everything.

- Amity Shlaes

Some Makes

I have survivor skills. Some of that is superficial - what I present to people outwardly - but what makes people resilient is the ability to find humour and irony in situations that would otherwise overpower you.

- Amy Tan

Lucky Very

I just feel very lucky to be able to write fiction because I think, otherwise, I would have had to spend a fortune on a psychiatrist - and I still wouldn't get 1/100th of what I get writing fiction.

- Amy Tan

Love Prefer

I prefer love scenes to be shot up close with a lot of focus on eyes and mouths. Otherwise it can feel uncomfortable and voyeuristic.

- Andrew Davies

Think Always

I just think I've always been sensitive and had difficulty containing my feelings, and I've always searched for outlets for that, because otherwise those feelings come out in chaotic ways that aren't always great.

- Andrew Garfield

Sugar Slash

You can't simply slash the sugar in food; otherwise, people simply won't accept it.

- Andrew Lansley

Government May

The failure of Lehman may have allowed the government to do more to prop up the economy than it otherwise could.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Play TV

If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV. Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock. But fortunately, I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it.

- Andy Kaufman

College May

Stay in college, kids. Otherwise, you may become an umpire.

- Andy Roddick

Play Like

I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level; otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.

- Andy Summers

Auto Ensure

We have to ensure politically that what's doable can indeed by translated into law, but what's not doable mustn't become European law. Otherwise, the auto industry will work somewhere with higher carbon emissions - and we can't want that.

- Angela Merkel

Innocence Your

Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.

- Anita Brookner

Doing Still

The existing documentary makers still believe that it is impossible to produce drama material in this State, otherwise they would be doing it, they say.

- Ann Macbeth

Love Dancing

I love dancing to the radio every morning, to start the day with such passion. Otherwise, life is too sad. My little daughter and I like dancing to classical music: Bach and Schubert.

- Anna Mouglalis

Which Author

A novel is, hopefully, the starting point of a conversation, one in which the author engages readers and asks that they see things from a different point of view than they might otherwise.

- Anne Fortier

Think Firmly

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.

- Anne Frank

Explain Very

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations I couldn't otherwise solve or understand. Meditation comes very naturally to me.

- Anne Stevenson

Worry Kind

You can't worry too much about profile; otherwise, you become a different kind of actor, and that's not the kind of actor I want to be.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Properly Set

If I set off to do something, why not do it properly? Otherwise, what's the point?

- Anouska Hempel

Like Then

I like people. Listen, if you're a hotelier, if you're a creative person, and you're working with the things that I do, then you have to like people; otherwise, you simply can't get anywhere.

- Anouska Hempel

Always Lives

There are people with otherwise chaotic and disorganized lives, a certain type of person that's always found a home in the restaurant business in much the same way that a lot of people find a home in the military.

- Anthony Bourdain

Going Figure

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.

- Anthony Doerr

Always Necessary

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

Like Before

I like to get up and get out. Otherwise you end up kicking about, and it's easy to flick the telly on; then before you know it, it is 11 A.M. and you haven't done anything.

- Anton du Beke

Play Bench

David Luiz has to work with the others if he deserves to play; otherwise, he will stay on the bench or in the stands.

- Antonio Conte

Essence Would

Man would be otherwise. That is the essence of the specifically human.

- Antonio Machado

Next Will

Regardless of what kind of film, the number one rule of comedy is to never take yourself too seriously and then the next rule is you can't have any self-consciousness, otherwise it kills the laugh, and that will never change.

- Ari Graynor

Feel Industry

People feel that in this industry friendships are not for real, but that's not true. Otherwise, what is the point of being friends?

- Arjun Kapoor

Other Shop

On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out.

- Arne Jacobsen

How Wanted

What 'Twilight' gave me was years to consider how I wanted to work otherwise.

- Ashley Greene

Sky Divinity

The Egyptians saw the sun and called him Ra, the Sun God. He rode across the sky in his chariot until it was time to sleep. Copernicus and Galileo proved otherwise, and poor Ra lost his divinity.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Doing Unsure

To make it interesting and worth doing, writing a novel has to be a leap into the unknown. I have to be unsure if I can write it; otherwise, I won't want to.

- Charles Palliser

Learned August

What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson's work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,... Otherwise it was impossible.

- Charles S. Dutton

Women Wealth

The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Treat Disease

I believe evidence is overwhelming that chronic Lyme is a terrible, overwhelming disease, and we need to find ways to treat this. To say otherwise is an inaccurate and unscientific opinion.

- Chris Smith

More Allow

The exchange by e-mail is more intimate than conversation - you allow yourself to say things you otherwise wouldn't.

- Christian Lacroix

Chance Like

When I teach seminars, I tell people, 'Your stuff has to look like something that's out there, because otherwise nobody will take a chance on you.'

- Christopher Moore


Every election matters. Anyone that tells you otherwise doesn't understand politics. That said, not every election sends sweeping messages that are easy to discern, but every election provides lessons worth learning.

- Chuck Todd

Ambition Burning

I had a burning ambition. Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.

- Claire Bloom

Strong Very

But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity.

- Claudia Cardinale

Going Over

Just keep going like crazy and look back when it's over. Otherwise you just get confused.

- Cliff Burton

Always Been

I've always said the one advantage an actor has of converting to a director is that he's been in front of the camera. He doesn't have to get in front of the camera again, subliminally or otherwise.

- Clint Eastwood

Next Depend

I don't do facials or any of that stuff, but my workout regime does tend to depend on whether I have to take my top off in my next film because otherwise I know I'm too heavy.

- Clive Owen

Comfortable Must

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

- Coco Chanel

Innovation Think

The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.

- Colin Greenwood

Business Very

It's called showbusiness, and the business end of it is very important, especially now. You have to learn the business end of it; otherwise, you get ripped off left, right and centre.

- Colm Wilkinson

Always My Own

I always keep a firewall between my own travails and my perception of public-policy issues; otherwise I would retain no credibility as a commentator.

- Conrad Black

Principle Based

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.

- Corazon Aquino

Friends Suppose

I don't have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you're really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what's the point?

- Courteney Cox

Last Correct

Live every day as if it is your last, and you'll be correct sooner than you otherwise would be.

- Craig Bruce

Die Evolve

It's evolve or die, really, you have to evolve, you have to move on otherwise it just becomes stagnant.

- Craig Charles

Think Been

I allowed the scriptwriter to come to my parties for research and it's a good thing he did otherwise I don't think Personal Services would've been so good.

- Cynthia Payne

Game Joe

If I go to a baseball game, I hear 'Shoeless Joe,' but otherwise, I hear 'toe pick' five times a day. No matter how many more movies I make, that'll be on my gravestone.

- D. B. Sweeney

Play Never

It was a good chance for us to play for people who would never have heard us otherwise.

- Daisy Berkowitz

Study Always

You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place.

- Daisy Fuentes


I find that on serialized television it's wiser to hit the ground and look forward, and take the cues from the writers and the events happening, otherwise you just tie yourself in knots.

- Dallas Roberts

Rest In The Past

The idea of going on tour for the rest of my life with old works is not that exciting. As an artist I definitely think the work in future is going to be better than the work in the past, otherwise why do it?

- Damien Hirst

Veterans Income

SNAP is a critical anti-hunger program that feeds millions of low income Americans, including children, veterans, and seniors who would not otherwise have the resources to buy groceries.

- Dan Maffei

Thought Everyone

After the 'Grey Album,' everyone thought of me as the hip-hop guy, the remix maestro. I didn't know how to show them otherwise.

- Danger Mouse

Level Same Thing

In order to lift a certain object from the ground, we have to use energy. But then to sustain it at that level, we have to keep on adding energy, or otherwise, the object falls to the ground. It's exactly the same thing with the sound.

- Daniel Barenboim

Give Amount

We need a certain amount of energy to produce the sound. But then to sustain it, we have to give more energy, or otherwise, it goes and it dies in silence. And therefore, sound is absolutely, inextricably connected to time, the length of time.

- Daniel Barenboim

Survive Need

We need to take music out of the ivory tower - both for musicians and for the public. Otherwise, classical music will not survive the 21st century.

- Daniel Barenboim

Thought Think

I can't think of a story that doesn't have something terrible in it. Otherwise, it's dull. So when I embarked into the world of picture books, my first thought was to do something about the dark.

- Daniel Handler


The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

- Daniel J. Boorstin

Doing Living

Unless something real cool comes along, I will probably be doing features, so long as I can make a living doing that. Otherwise, I will do another show.

- Danny Masterson

Music I Write

I have music on when I write. I don't like the isolation otherwise and find the silence deadening.

- Darren Shan

Mind Pretty

Know your lines; otherwise, have an open mind because you want to get lost in the moment. When you have talented actors and directors to work with, then it's pretty easy to do.

- Dave Bautista

New Tens

Because of Rudy Giuliani's policies of reducing crime in New York City, tens of thousands of black men, women, and children are alive today that wouldn't have been otherwise.

- David A. Clarke, Jr.