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Lunch Like

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like 'What about lunch?'

- A. A. Milne

Green Weeks

It seems astonishing to be paid for indulging in pure pleasure. For me to go to Coburg is rather as if a trainspotter was sent for a few weeks to Swindon or a chocoholic asked on holiday by Green and Black.

- A. N. Wilson

Myself Like

I feel like the better version of myself is on paper... I'd rather have people know me on paper.

- Aaron Sorkin

Plays Players

I don't have any tricky plays, I'd rather have tricky players.

- Abe Lemons

Thought Unnerving

Honestly, I wish I could be a part of all the remakes of my father's films. But on second thought, I wouldn't want to be a part of any. The thought of being compared to him is unnerving. I'd rather do my films than live in the fear of living up to his standards.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Broken Feel

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him, but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.

- Abraham Cahan

Inspirational Than

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Deep Rap

As far as rap, I was more of a Mobb Deep guy rather than a Tribe guy.

- Action Bronson

Learn Like

I was rather foolish in saying that I did not like arithmetic and to learn figures when I did - I was not thinking quite what I was about. The sums can be done better, if I tried, than they are.

- Ada Lovelace

Analytical Very

Those who incline to very strictly utilitarian views may perhaps feel that the peculiar powers of the Analytical Engine bear upon questions of abstract and speculative science rather than upon those involving everyday and ordinary human interests.

- Ada Lovelace

Work Pay

Energy and bitcoin work really well together because you can pay out in micro-transaction units. As the energy gets used, they pay out, and it's by the kilowatt rather than by the month.

- Adam Draper

Supportive Our

The opposite of an underminer is a supporter. When colleagues are supportive, they go out of their way to be givers rather than takers, working to enhance our productivity, make us look good, share ideas, and provide timely help.

- Adam Grant

Cut Billionaires

Arnold Schwarzenegger cut teacher's salaries and parks and libraries rather than raise taxes for the many California millionaires and billionaires.

- Adam McKay

World Diary

I just try to tell a story rather than present an open diary to the world.

- Adam Schlesinger

Going Away

If I'm going to be away from my family, I'd rather it be working with my friends.

- Adam Scott

Always Other

I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.

- Adam West

Happy Lunch

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don't find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I've never had a problem with the way I look. I'd rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.

- Adele

Always Been

The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I've always been a size 14 to 16, I don't care about clothes, I'd rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.

- Adele

Other Mum

In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.

- Adele

Thought Poorly

I myself don't have Netflix. And recently, I was staying at a friend's place who did, and I was feeling rather poorly one morning, and I sat down and watched the entire series of 'The Killing,' the American version of 'The Killing' in one day. I just got hooked. I thought, 'Wow, I've never done this before.'

- Aden Young

Some Deliver

The only way I know how to deliver is to focus; some people can turn it on or off - I'd rather stay in character.

- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Here Public

Rather than lose the public because television is here, wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?

- Adolph Zukor


CEOs of top companies could probably use a dose of not-asking-for-raise behavior and less self-entitlement, rather than us trying to change girls in order to fit into the common mold of what we think a CEO looks like.

- Adora Svitak

Flag Symbol

Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity.

- Adrian Cronauer

Tell Invent

You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy, the energy is there.

- Adrian Grenier

Work Lot

A lot of my fears come out in my work rather than life.

- Adrian Tomine

Would Knowledgeable

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.

- Aeschylus

Living Than

Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.

- Aeschylus

Education Egypt

I'd rather have the influence than the power, and the influence to me is to build institutions of independence and democracy, to regain for Egypt prestige in education and science and technology.

- Ahmed Zewail

Salvation Willing

Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our 'accepting' and 'willing' are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.

- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Love Strength

Spend the first six to 12 months building a great product or service that people love, rather than chasing investors. When the time comes to engage investors, you will be meeting them from a position of strength. This makes all the difference.

- Aileen Lee

Strength Concept

The only concept or experience or core belief that I can attribute my other-ness to is that I just started out a weirdo and I stayed a weirdo. And it took me a long time to embrace my outsidership and see it as a strength rather than a weakness.

- Aisha Tyler

Invest Here

I always felt like if you get to a point where you've got enough money to invest in something real, you gotta invest in anything that's related to a natural resource because that's gonna be here forever - so you might as well invest in something that's gonna be here, rather than invest in something that's gonna wear out.

- Akon

Some Part

I'm part of the mushball middle. I consider 'confused' the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time - even when they're wrong.

- Al Franken

Book Tell

You know what? I feel my book is kind of pointless. I didn't want to do a book, but rather than tell the same old stories over and over when my wife Angie and I are out at parties, I could just hand out a bunch of books, and she won't have to hear them ever again.

- Al Jourgensen

Kind Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls.

- Al Sharpton

About No Sense

What annoys me about most self-help books is that they have no tragic sense. They have no sense that life is fundamentally incomplete rather than accidentally incomplete.

- Alain de Botton

Love Fiction

I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.

- Alain de Botton

Small Bothers

What bothers me is that there is so much emphasis on food, rather than gathering and meeting - so that there is all this effort in creating the right food, whereas the food is only a small part of whether the encounter is successful or not.

- Alain de Botton

Education Within

Education does not mean jamming information into somebody's head. Rather, it's that ancient idea that all knowledge is within us; to teach is to help somebody pull it out of themselves.

- Alan Arkin

Father Hands

We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.

- Alan Bennett

Say Minister

This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of... well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.

- Alan Hovhaness

Father Alan

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.

- Alan Ladd

Giving Up Certainly

Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.

- Alan Moore

Been Frank

There has been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller's work for quite a long time.

- Alan Moore

Mind Putting

I enjoy putting my mind into different situations rather than my body.

- Alan Moore

Kind Very

I'm very aware that when one is acting in the theater, you do become kind of animal about it. And you're reliant on instincts rather than tact a lot of the time.

- Alan Rickman

Other Another

Discovering that our solar system has many more planets than we ever expected, and that most of them are ice dwarfs rather than like Earth and the other rocky terrestrials, is just another step in the revolution in viewpoint that removed the Earth from the center of the physical universe and makes Earth all the more special.

- Alan Stern

Play More

I'd much rather play Batman's cousin than Batman. That's more of my speed.

- Alan Tudyk

Though Had

I have had a dream indicating rather clearly that I am on the way to being hetero, though I don't accept it with much enthusiasm either awake or in the dreams.

- Alan Turing

May Which

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.

- Alan Turing

Mind Fact

At the end of the day, I know that I would rather be alone and occasionally lonely and unhappy than in a miserable marriage and lonely and unhappy all the time. I don't mind being single. In fact, I like it.

- Alana Stewart

Shame Embrace

In the face of patriarchy, it is a brave act indeed for both men and women to embrace, rather than shame or attempt to eradicate, the feminine.

- Alanis Morissette

See Ornament

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.

- Alanis Morissette

Love About

I'd rather talk to people about their personal spiritual practices or what they believe love is. I'm born to do that. Could I enter into the political realm and dive into that? Sure, but I don't think I would want to do that.

- Alanis Morissette

Servant Would

I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.

- Alben W. Barkley

Worrying Bounce

People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong.

- Albert Bandura

Success Try

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

- Albert Einstein

Success Strive

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

- Albert Einstein

Need Which

The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

City Dropped

Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.

- Alberto Salazar

Boredom Symbol

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.

- Aldous Huxley

Go Choke

There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.

- Alec Baldwin

Colour Terms

I usually talk about clothes in terms of a story rather than a colour.

- Alessandro Michele

Possible Turn

It's not that I don't care how I look, but I'd rather turn the attention to the music as much as possible.

- Alessia Cara

United About

When the producers of 'Why Poverty?' came to me to do a film about poverty in the United States, I asked if I could do a film about wealth instead. I tend to make films about perpetrators, rather than victims.

- Alex Gibney

Eat Than

I'd rather eat a cow-pat on a bun than a bloody McDonalds.

- Alex Kapranos

Change Need

To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you're worth - rather than what your employer is paying you.

- Alex Morgan

Cows Became

The late Christopher Hitchens had the professional contrarian's fixation on attacking sacred cows, and rather soon after his cancer diagnosis, he became one himself.

- Alex Pareene

Through Very

Wen wu contradicts the very American notion of John Wayne being the ideal of manhood. In the wen wu way of thinking, it's much more important to restrain rather than exert yourself through brute power.

- Alex Tizon

Used Terrifying

When I used to work in television, a tip was rather than looking down the barrel of the camera and imagine people watching, which is terrifying, imagine your most discerning friend observing you, and imagine you're just talking to them.

- Alexa Chung

The Most Important

Seeing what you want from life from the inside out, rather than from the outside in, is the most important thing.

- Alexa Hirschfeld

Been Large

The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.

- Alexander Calder

Feel Developments

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.

- Alexander Graham Bell

Want Fact

I would impress upon your minds the fact that if you want to do a man justice, you should believe what a man says himself rather than what people say he says.

- Alexander Graham Bell

Most Reasonable

Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.

- Alexander Hamilton

Enjoy Certainly

Many of my books are written from a female perspective. I rather enjoy the take that women have on the world, and certainly I enjoy the conversations that women have.

- Alexander McCall Smith

Delta Towards

The Okavango Delta is an astonishing sight: the great Okavango River, rather than flow towards the sea, flows inland, into the sands of the Kalahari.

- Alexander McCall Smith

Behind Very

Marketing has supplanted story as the primary force behind the worthiness of making a film, and that's a very sad thing. It's film only as a function of consumerism rather than as an important component of our culture, and that's everywhere around the world.

- Alexander Payne

Excel Extent

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

- Alexander the Great

Own My Own

For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.

- Alexander the Great

Give Agency

I'm really interested in passivity as a type of action - sort of allowing the situation to change you, choosing to give in being an act of agency rather than an act of submission.

- Alexandra Kleeman

I Think Vague

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Jazz Considered

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.

- Alexis Korner

Emotional Been

The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality.

- Alexis Korner

College Tech

Most redditors are at least college educated. A number of them have post- or, rather, graduate degrees. A number of them are in the IT tech world.

- Alexis Ohanian

Work Work Hard

I have to work hard to be punctual, to not lose my temper, take direction and be told what to do - and most of all listen rather than talk.

- Alfie Allen

Play See

I rather go to see a good play than be in one.

- Alfre Woodard

Learning Grateful

I'm learning how to live in the present and be grateful for what's working rather than look for the 'what's not working' piece.

- Ali MacGraw

Woman Medical

When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga, and maybe drives a VW microbus.

- Alice Dreger

Color Magic

The funny thing is, when I ask people with dark skin if they would change their color, they tell me no, and when I ask women if they would rather be men, they tell me no, and I get the same response when I ask people with unusual anatomies if they would take a magic pill to erase their unusual features.

- Alice Dreger

Achievement Absence

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

- Alice Koller

Very Rhythms

I don't understand why people don't use improvisation, especially in comedy films, but also, for me, you get more naturalism, and that's why I like the naturalistic performances and strange rhythms and the way that people genuinely interact captured rather than sort of very mannered performances.

- Alice Lowe

Sometimes Feel

Publishing a short story can sometimes feel like shouting into the dark... your words come out, and then nothing... but I don't think that's why I tend to write novels rather than stories.

- Alice McDermott

I Think Larger

I think place and time for me is often a matter of convenience, something I can use to another end rather than something I'm trying to define because it's somehow fascinating to me in itself. It's more what the place can do for the larger goals I have for the work.

- Alice McDermott

I Think Some

Some readers sort of suspect that you have another book that you didn't publish that has even more information in it. I think that readers sort of want to be taught something. They have this idea that there's a takeaway from a novel rather than just the being there, which I think is the great, great pleasure of reading.

- Alice McDermott

Concerned Sentences

I guess I cringe when the discussion leads to, rather than books and sentences and characters and the stuff that writers are supposed to be concerned with, how to have an online presence and how many followers you have on Twitter. That stuff always makes me uncomfortable.

- Alice McDermott

Handbags Private

I've always loved clothes, especially handbags and shoes. I'd rather save my money on clothing and wear crap, but have the handbags and shoes. I used to buy a Ferragamo or Louis Vuitton bag every job that I got. Now I have a child, and we pay for private school, so I've had to scale back!

- Alicia Coppola

Handbags Always

I've always loved clothes, especially handbags and shoes. I'd rather save my money on clothing and wear crap, but have the handbags and shoes.

- Alicia Coppola

Liar Than

I'd rather not have anything than be a liar.

- Alicia Keys