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Need Divided

Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.

- A. A. Milne

Matter Historical

I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.

- Aaron Eckhart

Education Mostly

Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the 'Voices Compassionate Education' website and on 'Inner Michael', where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson's creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores.

- Aberjhani

Will Elated

Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.

- Abu Bakr

Tell About

I tend to have a lot of jokes about ex-girlfriends. They always ask me if they will be the subject of a joke, and I always tell them they won't. Unless they do something crazy. They all tend to, so you know where that goes. There are no closed doors. The 'art' will suffer.

- Adam DeVine

Making Particular

The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

My Own Before

If somebody had started on a remake of French Kiss before I announced my own film, I would have dropped my subject. If someone else starts after me, what am I to do?

- Ajay Devgan

Seriously Note

At 'The School of Life', we take seriously anything that has to do with human fulfilment - and take note wherever insight on this subject can be found.

- Alain de Botton

Evidence Been

In spite of the evidence for the disorder-induced M-I transition as inferred from the transport and optical measurements, the metallic state of conjugated polymers has been a subject of controversy.

- Alan J. Heeger

More Stories

We have far more options for black Americans to tell stories outside of slavery, but whenever it comes to slavery, it's an uncomfortable subject. Why? Because it's the most unresolved subject in American history.

- Aldis Hodge

Exercise Very

Actors are exposed in a way that nobody else can understand. They are subject to the likes and dislikes of people their entire life, no matter how successful they are. At the same time, in order to be liked, you have to not be yourself. So it's a very complicated human exercise - an alchemy that I have never understood.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Bible Mass

The subject of angels and demons really grabbed me. There is a huge mass of information, and the Bible is one of the most amazing reference points.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Think I Think

I think we live in a time where people are just insane on the subject of how they look.

- Ali MacGraw

Woman Considering

With 'Suffragette,' I felt that a female writer would be good, and considering the subject matter, who would be better to write the script than Abi Morgan? She was the first choice, and she happens to be a woman.

- Alison Owen

Been Brits

In Tbilisi in 1990, I recall watching zealous Georgians smash statues of Lenin and Stalin. A few days earlier, though, in Moscow I had been invited to address the Red Army, as one of the first Brits to benefit from Glasnost. The subject they chose: The Cuban Missile Crisis.

- Alistair Horne

Tapes Works

I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically.

- Alva Noto

Work Like

The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?

- Alva Noto

Looks How

Retouching is an incredible tool but can also create unrealistic expectations for women who don't understand that an image is not how the subject really looks. Even the subjects themselves can't live up to their retouched images.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Television Doing

Whenever the subject of doing reality television comes up, I immediately disregard it, because most people don't come off well, and it's embarrassing.

- Amanda Hearst

Rather Necessary

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

Very Some

In the best writers, the outward-reaching interest in the 'found subject' leads back at a hairpin to some uncomfortable inner recognition that the writer has journeyed very far to see; he comes home half-dead.

- Amity Gaige

Friendship Lucky

Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.

- Amity Shlaes

Deal Coherence

As a reporter you tend to seek coherence from your subject or your source - it all needs to add up and make sense. In truth, in reality, there's often a great deal of murkiness and muddiness, confusion and contradiction.

- Amy Waldman

Fiction Been

I had been a reporter for 15 years when I set out to write my first novel. I knew how to research an article or profile a subject - skills that I assumed would be useless when it came to fiction. It was from my imagination that the characters in my story would emerge.

- Amy Waldman

Treat Themselves

We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.

- Anatole France

Which Lives

Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison detre. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre, which lives on in itself.

- Andre Kertesz

However Implicit

Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.

- Andrea Dworkin

Political Debate

Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change... that's a whole political debate that I don't want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.

- Andrew Cuomo

Realist Novelists

We sometimes forget that human invention can also be a subject of human invention: that might seem a modern notion, or a postmodern one, but novelists have taken time - sometimes time out from their realist fixations - to source and satirise the speech and power we rely on.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Still Ideals

Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold.

- Andrew Sullivan

Alive Always

I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it... I always want to see the third dimension of something... I want to come alive with the object.

- Andrew Wyeth

Could Searches

Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject matter, and you have all the information you could dream of.

- Andy Weir

Never Last

If you look up every last detail on your subject, you'll never finish.

- Andy Weir

Desire Effective

My desire is to be as independent as I can be, as long as I can be, subject to being effective.

- Angus King

Away Sufficiently

Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away.

- Anish Kapoor

Always Tapping

I'm always looking for a cover subject that reflects the magazine, an interest in fashion, in culture, in society. We're trying to bring the world into the pages of 'Vogue.' We do that by tapping into the zeitgeists with our cover subjects.

- Anna Wintour

Think Least

'Fecundity' is an ugly word for an ugly subject. It is ugly, at least, in the eggy animal world. I don't think it is for plants.

- Annie Dillard

Like Bed

As soon as you put something to bed like the 'Women' book, you're never finished. There were portraits of people that I wanted to photograph - it's an endless subject.

- Annie Leibovitz

Some Evangelical

I'm evangelical on the subject of some chefs and writers.

- Anthony Bourdain

Last Been

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.

- Anthony Holden

School Useless

I didn't really have a favourite subject at school as I was useless at everything.

- Anthony Horowitz

Thought Frozen

Panic implies that there is no rational thought taking place. That we are frozen and incapable of adjusting. Powerless to logic, and subject to seemingly unthinkable behavior.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Which Might

Conducting! A subject, truly, concerning which much might be written, yet scarcely anything of real importance is to be found in books.

- Anton Seidl

Queen Turned

After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.

- Antonia Fraser

Sometimes Sound

Eddie Murphy said once in an interview that nothing is offensive if it's funny. I sort of agree with that, but if something's funny and you're the subject of it, sometimes it's more offensive. If someone's insulting you, you want them to sound like an idiot.

- Artie Lange

Very About

I did a film, 'X+Y', in which I played somebody on the autistic spectrum. It's a subject I didn't know very much about, but being an actor gives yourself the opportunity to really immerse yourself in that world and learn things. It's one of the great things about what I do.

- Asa Butterfield

Own Scientific

I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.

- Asa Gray

Celebrity Making

My favorite subject was English or creative writing. We did poems and making a magazine, and I did one on celebrities. I called it 'Celebrity Life Magazine.' I interviewed my good friend Kaley Cuoco.

- Ashley Tisdale

However Forming

I have steadily endeavoured to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as facts are shown to be opposed to it.

- Charles Darwin

Habits Could

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

- Charles Dickens

Work Remark

Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work.

- Charles Hodge

Result Centre

When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules.

- Charles Kennedy

Length Emigration

On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.

- Charles Sturt

Fiction Audience

If you want to talk about a subject that is important to women, romantic fiction is the place to talk about it because that's where your audience is.

- Charlotte Lamb

Kid Had

Since I was a kid, I've had this morbid fascination with dark and scary subject matter.

- Charlotte Sullivan

Bad Very

Mental violence is as bad as physical violence. You don't see that very often in movies, so it was a good subject to tackle.

- Chazz Palminteri

Student University

A graduate student who is still learning courses is not really taking a maximum advantage of a research university's offerings. He should already be finished with course-taking, as he would then be able to shape his own taste about what is a good subject for research work in the graduate school.

- Chen-Ning Yang

Doing Had

I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again.

- Chester Brown

Art Fact

Art is a subject that is inundated with opinions. In fact, that's all it is about is opinions.

- Chick Corea

Think Taboo

I can't think of a subject that is taboo for me, unless it's one I simply don't know anything about.

- Chris Crutcher

Through Viewer

What I aspire to is to have the viewer look directly at the subject, as if they're looking through a window at the real thing.

- Chris Jordan

Change Magic

There's a magic that comes from playing entirely to who you are. I've got my specialist subject - in the Mastermind sense - and I wouldn't change it, or who I am.

- Chris Ofili

Another Cathartic

I'm also launching a podcast. Because, I mean, the world desperately needs another podcast, am I right? Not to be a tease, but the format is different from anything else I've seen out there, and the subject matter is hopefully boundless, eye-opening, and a little cathartic.

- Chris Sacca

Love Felt

My favorite subject in high school was English. I love reading and writing, and I felt really supported in this subject, and my least favorite was math, since I felt completely lost.

- Christie Laing

Which Organism

It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends.

- Christopher Dawson

Afraid Getting

I'm not afraid of getting into a subject I don't know much about.

- Christopher Moore

More Been

I continually get more information about a subject after the book has been published.

- Claire Tomalin

Woman Enough

A woman is subject matter enough.

- Claude Chabrol

Question Anybody

I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.

- Clint Eastwood

Cause About

Its a touchy subject, 'cause I never want to take it there, where it seems like it's all about race. But I feel like that's something that comes along with the territory of being a black quarterback. When you have success - 'Oh, you're a freak athlete.' Not, 'Oh, you're a good quarterback.'

- Colin Kaepernick


True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character, to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.

- Corliss Lamont

Idea Ageing

The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected.

- Cynthia Kenyon

Small Profound

Profound subject matter can be encompassed in small space - for proof, look at any sonnet by Shakespeare!

- Cynthia Ozick

Before Edition

When I left home after graduating high school, I left as a migrant agricultural worker with a Modern Library edition of Plato in my duffel bag. It sounds kind of crazy, but I loved it. I loved the stuff. Before I knew there was a subject called philosophy, I loved it.

- Dallas Willard

Feel Like

I feel like great TED Talks are ones that are a little bit subject to interpretation, that do provoke further conversation - and potentially controversy.

- Damon Lindelof

Play Use

I often use hypothetical situations to generate information and imagery for paintings and to create a fictional space where a subject can be put into play.

- Dana Schutz

Works Signed

As a physicist, I can state that none of the 18 physicists who signed the Statement works in this field; nor to my knowledge has ever published a paper on this subject.

- David Douglass

Week Read

And Michael likes to read a lot. People don't realize that about him but he reads a number of books per week and he's fascinated just about every subject.

- David Gest

Choose Been

I've been on 'Mastermind' - I tied for first place and then lost on the number of passes. My subject was the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy by Philip Pullman. If I did it again, I'd choose Shakespearian tragedies.

- David Harewood

Constant Objects

It is a mistake to suppose that the Supreme Court is either honoured or helped by being spoken of as beyond criticism. On the contrary, the life and character of its justices should be the objects of constant watchfulness by all, and its judgments subject to the freest criticism.

- David Josiah Brewer

People Know

I know people who are medicated and it's their favorite subject.

- David Lipsky


We all have cultural bias, racial bias. One of the difficult things around this subject matter is to deny that we have places we go to subconsciously, and unless you consciously decide that that's wrong and you've got to do something about it, especially if you're in a position of power, it won't change.

- David Oyelowo

Gold Comparatively

Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration.

- David Ricardo

Medical Benefits

Scientists should not do animal testing if there is any alternative, but subject to that, I would support it on grounds of the medical benefits.

- David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville

Kind Kinds

The thing I hate the most in any kind of writing is self-righteousness. Where you pretend you don't have the same kinds of flaws your subject has.

- David Shields

Against Treatment

Millions of statements are made about the president every day on every subject and from every standpoint; threats of violence are not an integral feature of any one subject or viewpoint as distinct from others. Differential treatment of threats against the president, then, selects nothing but special risks, not special messages.

- David Souter

Vicariously Caused

We hold that an employer is vicariously liable for actionable discrimination caused by a supervisor, but subject to an affirmative defense looking to the reasonableness of the employer's conduct as well as that of a plaintiff victim.

- David Souter

Scrutiny Held

Mothers subject their daughters to a level of scrutiny people usually reserve for themselves. A mother's gaze is like a magnifying glass held between the sun's rays and kindling. It concentrates the rays of imperfection on her daughter's yearning for approval. The result can be a conflagration - whoosh.

- Deborah Tannen

Still Figure

The figure is still the only thing I have faith in in terms of how much emotion it's charged with and how much subject matter is there.

- Jim Dine

Newspaper Section

With prurient absorption and only minimal risk, we can pretend to be the subject of the lead article on the front page of the Style section of our local newspaper for as long as it takes to finish our morning coffee.

- Joanna Scott

Beauty Other

There's one more thing I want to say. It's a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn't always as celebrated as other types. I'd like to help change that if I can!

- Jody Watley

I Think About

Robert Crumb is an influence on how I draw, but not on the subject matter I take or my approach. One thing I do like about Crumb is that he's chronicled his age, his times, and I think that is what artists should do.

- Joe Sacco


The possibilities in sci-fi are wonderful. The subject is bigger than everything we know.

- Joel Gretsch

Modes Author

With a photograph, you are left with the same modes of interpretation as you are with a book. You ask: 'What do we know about the author and their background? What do I know about the subject?'

- Joel Sternfeld

Life Regime

When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence.

- John Bolton

University Very

My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine.

- John Henry Carver

Mood I Write

I write songs about real things... The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really.

- John Mayall

Learning Serve

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.

- John Naisbitt

Cool Again

I already have legitimacy as a filmmaker and now I'm trying to do stuff that's just fun. Until I find a cool tangible subject again that I want to tackle.

- John Singleton

I Think Rough

Well, I get my subject on Wednesday night; I think it out carefully on Thursday, and make my rough sketch; on Friday morning I begin, and stick to it all day, with my nose well down on the block.

- John Tenniel