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Dancing Fact

Vinyl is democratic, as surely as the iPod is fascist. Vinyl is representational: It has a face. Two faces, in fact, to represent the dualism of human nature. Vinyl occupies physical space honestly, proud as a fat woman dancing.

- Adam Mansbach

Society Which

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

- Adam Smith

Purity Through

I do not think classical music faces any threat because new music is being made through computer, as the real charm of classical is its purity, and one who is seeking purity will surely find classical music in spite of so many alternatives.

- Adnan Sami

Pen Will

I will surely pen my autobiography.

- Adnan Sami

Love Sure

Love to Jesus is a sure title to the greatest possible happiness; for Jesus is omnipotent and has determined to make his friends happy, and surely will not forget a single one in whose heart is enkindled one spark of love.

- Adoniram Judson

Love Some

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.

- Agatha Christie

Think Watches

For a guy who used to steal watches on the streets of Chandni Chowk for kicks, I surely think my success at the age of 22 was pretty early!

- Akshay Kumar

Voice Sings

The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.

- Al Stewart

Will Foreigners

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.

- Alan Greenspan

Living Consequence

Increased jobs are the consequence of increased trade. Increasing jobs more than output implies a fall in productivity and standards of living. That surely cannot be our goal.

- Alan Greenspan

Solar Bodies

We really just didn't realize the diversity of planetary types in our solar system. Pluto looked like a misfit because it was the only one we saw. And just as a Chihuahua is still a dog, these ice dwarfs are still planetary bodies. They're large enough to make themselves round by self gravity, and they surely pass the test of planethood.

- Alan Stern

Morality Most

All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.

- Albert Camus

Wants Pivotal

Surely every band wants to be a pivotal point in history.

- Alex Kapranos

Love Victoria

'Victoria and Abdul' will surely tickle the hearts of many and prove that love has no definition. It can be pure and priceless.

- Ali Fazal

Death Increased

Purposefully exposing young people to increased risks of major brain problems - even death - for sport is surely even more ethically complicated than sending young people into this same neurological danger zone as soldiers.

- Alice Dreger

Play Reason

No matter how little we think anatomy should matter to one's social and political rights, surely we can't pretend biology doesn't matter in sports. Surely there's a reason we don't let adults play in the t-ball leagues, and a reason most women athletes want their own leagues.

- Alice Dreger

Athletes About

Surely, sport is not fundamentally about the safety of athletes. If it were, we'd probably have to ban professional football, right after boxing.

- Alice Dreger

Through Some

The stories are not autobiographical, but they're personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I've learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal.

- Alice Munro

Rest Sabbath

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.

- Alice Walker

Middle Very

Kissinger was surely one of the very few statesmen to try to do something positive to break the log jam of the Cold War; to try to end the war in Vietnam; to bring a halt to the cycle of war in the Middle East.

- Alistair Horne

Steel Technical

The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view.

- Alvar Aalto

Here Uncle

If Uncle Martin were here today, he would surely commend us for giving honor where honor is due.

- Alveda King

Will Spaghetti

My writing philosophy is throwing spaghetti against the wall. That's how I take pictures, too. If I take 100, surely one will be good.

- Amanda Peet

Doing Very

I like doing Marathi films. I am not too keen on Hindi TV shows. It's very tough to get Hindi films, but if a good script and role comes up in future, I will surely pick it up.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Shower More

After two rounds of chemo, I've started to notice, slowly, but surely, my hair has started to appear more regularly in my shower drain, sink drain, pillowcase and comb.

- Amy Robach

Mistake Some

I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.

- Andrew Davies

Art Postmodernism

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism, as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.

- Andrew Eldritch

Want Theater

Surely, you go to the theater because you want to have a great evening in the theater.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Art Argument

A living museum must surely see itself as a locus of argument. A breathing art institution is not a lockup but a moveable feast.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Fiction Sympathetic

There's a horrible fallacy that exists in the popular discussion of fiction these days: the idea that a successful central character need be 'likeable' or 'sympathetic'. It is surely more important that they be human, no? More crucial that they breathe?

- Andrew O'Hagan

Mars Certainly

Surely, if we can land a spaceship on Mars, we can certainly put a voter ID card in the hand of every eligible voter.

- Andrew Young

Thought Doing

Originally, I thought, 'Gollum's such a fantastic character, why are you doing him CG? Surely you need to be able to humanise him as much as possible - he's so full of pathos and real emotion.'

- Andy Serkis

Love Stage Fright

I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I'm annoying, and a phony.

- Anne Lamott

Reflection Show

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.

- Anne Tyler

Education Benefits

Just as computer technology and the Internet created whole new industries and extraordinary benefits for people that extend into almost every realm of human endeavor from education to transportation to medicine, genetics will undoubtedly benefit people everywhere in ways we can't even imagine but know will surely occur.

- Anne Wojcicki

Wake Up Other

If we value what we've inherited for free - from other women - surely it's right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, 'I'm a feminist. '

- Annie Lennox

Think I Think

I think that if all kids aspire to reach a point where they could feed themselves and a few of their friends, this would be good for the world surely.

- Anthony Bourdain

Thought Became

Growing up in the '50s and being in the '60s, in that revolutionary time space, I thought freedom was what I was looking for. Slowly but surely, it became clear that the last thing I was interested in was freedom. Because if you're going to be free, you have to be free from something.

- Anthony Braxton

Vice Away

The gods, as they are beneficent, if they find anyone who is healthy and whole and unscarred by vice, will send him away, surely, after crowning him, not with golden crowns, but with all sorts of blessings.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Every Day Olympic

I never had one day that I didn't want to be on the ice, because I always had an objective for that day. I had a rigorous plan and schedule in place that I had to adhere to. It was a step-by-step process of slowly but surely inching toward the Olympic Games and using every day as a series of goals to be accomplished.

- Apolo Ohno

Deal Lot

I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours.

- Arabella Weir

Insurance Tens

The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.

- Arianna Huffington

Argument Gods

Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?

- Aristophanes

Young Bill Clinton

Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity.

- Arlie Russell Hochschild

Average Very

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.

- Arnold Bennett

More Will

The more clearly you write, the more easily and surely you will be understood.

- Arthur Quiller-Couch

One Day Own

Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.

- Charles Colson

Shop Before

When you shop online, wouldn't you like to sample the bouquet of wines, the aroma of cigars, or the subtle fragrance of flowers before surrendering your credit card number? Surely more companies will want to aromatize their Web presence when they realize there's a device that can produce genuinely pleasing, authentic fragrances.

- Charles Platt

News Which

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.

- Christiane Amanpour

Against Defending

Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries, defending us against terrorism, and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq.

- Christine Gregoire

Always Novelists

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.

- Christopher Morley

Institutions

Institutions are imperfect. Governments surely are. People are.

- Chuck Hagel

Last Using

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson.

- Clare Short

Here Over

If there's ever a place where you can't argue that you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit, it is surely in anthropology.

- Clifford Geertz

Next Against

I was raised in an observant Jewish household, so for me, Hebrew prayers - the sounds, the sunlight streaming in from the stained-glass windows of a synagogue - bring my father back to me as surely as if he were sitting next to me, my head pressed against his shoulder.

- Dani Shapiro

Learn Here

Surely our job while we're here on Earth is to learn about the world, not to create parallel universes.

- David Hare

Means Certainly

If then the prosperity of the commercial classes, will most certainly lead to accumulation of capital, and the encouragement of productive industry; these can by no means be so surely obtained as by a fall in the price of corn.

- David Ricardo

Doing Big

Doing 20 minutes of stretching, light weights and floor exercises three times a week takes the same amount of time as a long coffee break - and eating a tuna fish salad, sardines on toast or scrambled eggs is surely preferable to a Big Mac or KFC.

- Joan Collins

Constant Another

Ours is a life of constant reruns. We're always circling back to where we'd we started, then starting all over again. Even if we don't run extra laps that day, we surely will come back for more of the same another day soon.

- Joe Henderson

Here Other

Full surely there is a blessedness beyond the grave for those who have already entered on it here, and in no other form than that wherein they know it here, at any moment.

- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Liberty Mankind

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

- John Adams

Behind Otherwise

Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium - we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?

- John Archibald Wheeler

May Made

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.

- John Masefield

Most Worms

It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.

- John Millington Synge

Here Sierra

Here ends my forever memorable first High Sierra excursion. I have crossed the Range of Light, surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built. And, rejoicing in its glory, I gladly, gratefully, hopefully pray I may see it again.

- John Muir

Politics Country

It would be great if politics were fact-based, but it is not, and it is surely not nuance-based. What works in a classroom or a think tank does not work on Capitol Hill or in the White House. Obama sometimes seems to be running the Brookings Institution, not the country.

- Jon Meacham

Doing Other

Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity.

- Jonathan Sacks

Could Shop

Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at.

- Joni Mitchell

Reason Some

I think there's really no rhyme or reason as to what keeps a show on air. Surely it's a numbers game, but some of the best shows get canceled, and some shows where you don't totally understand why they're on the air stay on for 15 or 20 years.

- Jordana Spiro

Humility Disease

Pride and vanity, the opposites of humility, can destroy our spiritual health as surely as a debilitating disease can destroy our physical health.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Will Lovely

If we seek things that are virtuous and lovely, we surely will find them. Conversely, if we seek for evil, we will find that also.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Change Test

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.

- Joseph Parry

Victory Will

As you walk in God's divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.

- Joseph Prince

Love Color

Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.

- Josephine Baker

Commercial Distress

Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster.

- Josiah Strong

Love Terrifying

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.

- Joyce Brothers

Law Development

It will not do to say that international law is the enemy of the Jewish people, since the Jewish people surely did not as a whole oppose the Nuremburg trials, or the development of human rights law.

- Judith Butler

Reason Very

Surely the whole point of writing your own life story is to be as honest as you possibly can, revealing everything about yourself that is most private and probably most interesting for that very reason.

- Judith Krantz

Entertainers Firmly

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness.

- Julie Burchill

Most Careers

Surely being a Professional Beauty - let alone an ageing one - is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable.

- Julie Burchill

Which Read

A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.

- Augustine Birrell

Tide Move

To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another that is surely the basic instinct - crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is!

- Barbara Kingsolver

Law Will

Surely, I must at all times attempt to obey the law of the state. But when the will of God and the will of the state conflict, I am compelled to follow the will of God.

- Bayard Rustin

Trust Politics

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.

- Grover Cleveland

Hang Separately

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

- Benjamin Franklin

Extract Propensity

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.

- Benjamin Haydon

Some Other

Surely no one can be sure he has visited Cienega; people say to themselves, do they not: 'Was it a vision; or have I, some time or other, seen dusk in a valley like this?'

- Haniel Long

Treatment Stopped

In our tabulation of psychoanalytic results, we have classed those who stopped treatment together with those not improved. This appears to be reasonable; a patient who fails to finish his treatment, and is not improved, is surely a therapeutic failure.

- Hans Eysenck

Expression Which

An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression, the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea.

- Hans Hofmann

Excellence Which

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.

- Bertrand Russell

Country Very

I think it's very important to support the program in your area, as each part of the country has its own challenges coping with AIDS. It can be very different from state to state and city to city. Wherever you live, there is surely someone who could use your help.

- Beth Broderick

Color Individual

What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.

- Harold Bloom

Inaction Terror

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.

- Bill Kristol

Doing Some

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.

- Henry Van Dyke

Better Beware

Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.

- Holbrook Jackson

Circumstances May

It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.

- Breyten Breytenbach

Mountains Feels

A Texas upbringing - and living now in Brooklyn, too - have surely helped my appreciation for open spaces and skies, but beyond that, it's not easy to find words for what it feels like to be up in the Rockies or out on the Great Basin - such silences and spaces! - or to be heading up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

- Brian Floca

Over Tub

What is this powerful have over my tub? Surely, I am transfixed by your firecracker charm and your suspended electrified wit.

- Isabel Yosito

Purity Foreigners

Surely one advantage of traveling is that, while it removes much prejudice against foreigners and their customs, it intensifies tenfold one's appreciation of the good at home, and, above all, of the quietness and purity of English domestic life.

- Isabella Bird

Peace Thoughts

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

- Buddha