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Total Quotes : 620
Politics Politician

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.

- A. N. Wilson

Cities Films

I prefer the countryside to cities. This is also true of my films: I have made more films in rural societies, and villages, than in towns.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Custom Use

I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.

- Adam Jones

Civil War New

I do know that you have to choose between the logic of reconciliation and the logic of justice. Pure justice leads to new civil war. I prefer the negotiable revolution.

- Adam Michnik

Best Am

I prefer musicals, because I am the best dancer who ever lived. The best plies, the best sashays, and by far the best-smelling Capezios.

- Adam Sandler

Studio Other

I generally prefer to come in to the studio with a fully written song and then work on the arrangement with the band. Sometimes even the arrangements are pretty much already worked out in my head, but other times we experiment.

- Adam Schlesinger

Next Year

Of how much real happiness we cheat our souls by preferring a trifle to God! We have a general intention of living religion; but we intend to begin tomorrow or next year. The present moment we prefer giving to the world.

- Adoniram Judson

Work Everyone

I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.

- Adrian Belew

Good Next

It's my personality to be more quiet and reserved. I'm not going out every night to multiple things. I prefer to stay in and be with my children and do Spanish homework to make sure they get a good grade the next day.

- Aerin Lauder

Love Conquered

It took me years to actually get comfortable on the stage. I prefer the intimacy of screen; it comes easier to me. In theater, you have to be louder and bigger - that was harder for many years in my teens. But now I've conquered that. I eat up the stage. I love it.

- Aileen Quinn

Grow Embrace

It's easy when you grow up in fear to act out of fear. I don't want to embrace that fear; I prefer to be kind.

- Akhil Sharma

Eliminated Issue

There are many who would much prefer that the word 'climate' never be mentioned and that the issue be eliminated from our national conversation.

- Al Gore

Still One Night

I'd still prefer to do five nights at a club than one night at Allstate Arena.

- Al Jourgensen

Think Rating

I don't think the rating system places too much pressure on chefs. I prefer to put the pressure on my chefs to perform to the top standards.

- Alain Ducasse

Identify Able

I prefer to be able to identify what I'm eating. I have to know.

- Alain Ducasse

Real Real Thing

They're just actors. I much prefer the real thing!

- Alan Clark

Children Able

Being able to stay home with my children is what I prefer.

- Alec Baldwin

Grow New

In general, great companies prefer to grow 'organically,' as Wall Street likes to say. That is, from the inside out, by finding new markets or by taking market share from their competitors.

- Alex Berenson

Body Sportsman

In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.

- Alex Ferguson

Music Films

I prefer to write music for family films. I like people.

- Alex North

Play Actor

I prefer to play the bad guy - it gives you more freedom as an actor.

- Alex Pettyfer

Nation Which

The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.

- Alexander Hamilton

Rest Take

I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.

- Alexandre Dumas

Horrible Far

I do prefer playing baddies because you can push being horrible as far as you want.

- Alfie Allen

Big Been

I prefer 'cooling foods' for the summer - lots of fruits like watermelons, a few strands of kesar with raisins that have been soaked overnight, and lots of coconut water. Dinner is usually dahi chawal. I am a big foodie, so depending on my cravings, I indulge - maybe pasta or risotto.

- Alia Bhatt

Tell Idea

When employers tell me they prefer married men, and encourage their men to have homes of their own, because it makes them so much steadier, I wonder if they have any idea of all that that implies.

- Alice Hamilton

World Criticize

I prefer to praise people and the world rather than criticize them and it.

- Alice Walker

United States

When more Americans prefer freebies to freedom, these great United States will become a fertile ground for tyranny.

- Allen West

Breeze Them

I would prefer to keep my clothes on. Unless there's a brisk breeze or something, I tend to keep them on.

- Allison Williams

Go Personally

Personally, when I go to Tulum, I prefer to be near the action but not in the midst of it.

- Amanda Hearst

Love About

I prefer theater, but I love to do films, and I prefer theater primarily because I've done more. I know less about movies. You can't lie in either medium. The wonderful thing is that the camera, just like an audience, is made out of skin - because celluloid is skin.

- Amanda Plummer

Path Over

I prefer the path of peace over war.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Supernatural About

I prefer to write about what we refer to as 'the supernatural' versus everyday life. Humans, by themselves, bore me.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Natural Like

I don't like to look too 'done' - I prefer to look more natural.

- Amy Childs

Like Flat

I prefer flat shoes and comfort: I feel more like myself.

- Ana de Armas

Doing Like

I feel like I prefer movies, but, at the same time, theater is so exciting when you're doing it. It's a harder job doing theater.

- Ana de la Reguera

Enthusiasm Folly

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

- Anatole France

Build Tear

I don't tear down. I prefer to build up.

- Andre Leon Talley

Started Stock

I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.

- Andrea Martin

Love Otherwise

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

How Far Fuel

The Nike Fuel Band is interesting - it measures your movements and how far you've walked and how hard you've worked that day. I prefer using when I travel. It's a fun way to see how far I've walked - how many steps I've taken when I'm walking around different cities.

- Andrew Luck

Bonds Gentlemen

Gentlemen prefer bonds.

- Andrew Mellon

Foods Some

Everyone prefers some foods over others, but some adults take this tendency to an extreme. These people tend to prefer the kinds of bland food they may have enjoyed as children - such as plain or buttered pasta, macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, French fries and grilled cheese sandwiches - and to restrict their eating to just a few dishes.

- Andrew Weil

Beneath Waits

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.

- Andrew Wyeth

Play Which

The Comedy Bar is an intimate club, which I prefer. I refuse to play theatres, because large empty spaces make me nervous, and I don't enjoy the echo. I'm no sell out. Literally.

- Andy Kindler

Lot Read

But I don't read a lot of fiction. I prefer the nonfiction stuff.

- Andy Richter

Hands Rather

I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.

- Andy Summers

Death Movie

So many people seem to prefer my silver-screenings of movie stars to the rest of my work. It must be the subject matter that attracts them, because my death and violence paintings are just as good.

- Andy Warhol

Kind Established

Now I'm kind of established as a director, I much prefer directing to writing.

- Ang Lee

Think I Think

I think I prefer 3D to 2D now.

- Ang Lee

Think Some

Some people prefer a world where we're all equally talented in everything. Whether you prefer that world or not, I don't think that world exists.

- Angela Duckworth

Love Happen

I prefer for things to happen serendipitously, but honestly, I also love terrible pickup lines.

- Angela Sarafyan

Behind Rewarding

I prefer directing to acting. There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well but is intensely rewarding.

- Angelina Jolie

Charm Intellect

I prefer intellect and charm.

- Angie Everhart

Media Marketing

Media companies' hit-focused marketing did not emerge in a vacuum. It reflects how consumers make choices. The truth is that consumers prefer blockbusters.

- Anita Elberse

Blondes Gentlemen

Gentlemen prefer blondes.

- Anita Loos

Single Lovely

It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.

- Anna Held

Need Stores

I prefer department stores. In boutiques, they come up and ask you if you need help. I can't get lost in the experience.

- Anna Netrebko

Sometimes Listen

I prefer it when the conductor follows me. It is more difficult to work with a conductor who does not listen - even if I understand that sometimes it makes sense when one person is ruling everything. But for bel canto, I have to have a conductor who listens and supports me.

- Anna Netrebko

New Editor

After a series of jobs that I prefer not to recall, I was hired in the early eighties as fashion editor of 'New York' magazine.

- Anna Wintour

Like Room Service

I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.

- Anne Lamott

Like Made

I like to look put together without trying too hard. I don't want to look as if God's made another rainbow - I prefer muted, autumnal colours, like most fading redheads.

- Anne Robinson

New Read

I've cancelled all my subscriptions to poetry magazines. I prefer to read the 'New Scientist.'

- Anne Stevenson

Daylight Although

Although I have two good Anglepoise lights, I much prefer to work by daylight.

- Anthony Browne

Still Maybe

For the years I spent working on it, 'Constellation' was the only novel I knew how to write, so maybe I still abided by the maxim? Regardless, I prefer the maxim: Write what you want to know, rather than what you already know.

- Anthony Marra

Work Hard Game

I have many aspects of my game I need to improve, and that's what I am focusing on. I prefer not to say what they are in public - for me, it's a secret, and I just want to work hard.

- Anthony Martial

Play Means

I prefer to play up front, but if the coach puts me on the wing, then that means it is better for the team, and for me, that is the most important thing.

- Anthony Martial

Games Many

I prefer games with many goals.

- Antoine Griezmann

Mind Movies

I prefer when movies target my heart instead of my mind.

- Anton Yelchin

Game Players

In my team, I don't want selfish players. I prefer to lose a game than have selfish players. I don't want that in my club. Never.

- Antonio Conte

Trust Say

I don't trust the people when they say, 'There's pressure when you're top.' I prefer the pressure of being top of the table.

- Antonio Conte

Words Favourites

I prefer to be favourites on the pitch; not with words.

- Antonio Conte

Truth Great Team

I prefer to be a great team not only on paper but also on the pitch. The pitch is the truth. The pitch speaks.

- Antonio Conte


I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.

- Antonio Tabucchi

Like Themselves

I don't know any people that like watching themselves. I prefer not to.

- Antony Starr

Social Always

I've always kept a low profile. I'm not comfortable at social events or parties. I feel awkward. So if I'm not working, I prefer to remain in my own zone.

- Anushka Sharma

Young Always

I did babysit a little bit when I was young. I prefer babysitting for babies. I always loved babies. I was not as great with kids that wanted to be entertained and that wanted to talk.

- Ari Graynor

Think I Think

I prefer to stay with Likud. I think I have to be in the party I managed to build.

- Ariel Sharon

Casual Whenever

Whenever I go out, I have to have a jacket on. I prefer casual ones for a party and semi-formal ones for events.

- Armaan Malik

Shelter Tend

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.

- Armistead Maupin

Fact Vague

Usually in France we prefer to say bad things about the Nouvelle Vague, but I'm always impressed with its freedom and the fact of not making a film to give your opinion but just as a piece of art, which to me means the Nouvelle Vague.

- Arnaud Desplechin

Movies Back

I don't storyboard. I guess it dates back to my days in live television, where there was no possibility of storyboarding and everything was shot right on the spot - on the air, as we say - at the moment we were transmitting. I prefer to be open to what the actors do, how they interact to the given situation.

- Arthur Penn

Nature Fancy

I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.

- Charles Baudelaire

Dress Like

'We really shouldn't look like a church.' I've heard that so much I want to vomit. 'Why?' I ask. 'Do you want your bank to look like a bank? Do you want your doctor's office to look like a doctor's office, or would you prefer your doctor to dress like a clown?'

- Charles R. Swindoll

Focus I Think

I think a lot of artists get confused when people like their music; they think that means people know and like them. I'm sure there's an element of truth to that, but to me, the music I make is what I'm most proud of. I prefer to focus on that and for people to focus on the music, too.

- Chet Faker

Makeup Keep

For makeup, I prefer to keep it simple for the daytime.

- Chiara Ferragni

Hair Natural

I strongly prefer to keep my hair loose and wavy, leaving it as natural as possible.

- Chiara Ferragni

Making How

I prefer making stuff to talking about how I made the stuff.

- Chris Milk

Like Depends

It depends on various things like if the promoters want to have a break so they can sell more T-shirts and booze, then they ask if we can do an interval. I personally prefer not to do that. Once you get onstage, I like to stay there.

- Chris Squire

Process Think

I didn't have any expectations with 'Traveller' - I don't think anybody did. That's how I prefer the process to be.

- Chris Stapleton

Imagine Read

I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends, and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do, though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic.

- Chris Ware

Ahead Checking

I kind of prefer to be sort of ahead of the pack checking things out, priming the canvas, if you will, for the younger guys that are going to come up and try to make their own statements about what they feel and what they have to contribute.

- Christian Scott

Always Symbolic

I prefer tailored clothes. I always have. But I find that whatever I wear, people see it as charged with symbolic meaning.

- Christie Hefner

Love Other

I don't like trainers, because we distract each other. We talk too much, and I get too friendly. I prefer classes instead. I love Physique 57.

- Christine Teigen

My Own Terms

Acting is a whole boatload of fun, but I prefer to do it on my own terms.

- Clara Mamet

My Own Own

There's a lot of creative freedom. Acting is a whole boatload of fun, but I prefer to do it on my own terms.

- Clara Mamet

Outside Crowd

Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd.

- Clive Owen

Over Fatigue

I prefer physical exhaustion over mental fatigue any day.

- Clotilde Hesme

Kind Surrounded

I actually kind of prefer working with an ensemble. It's just cool to be surrounded by such great people.

- Cobie Smulders

Want Would

I prefer to be scared in a way that a 12-year-old would want to be.

- Colin Trevorrow