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Always Vain

I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.

- A. A. Milne

Always Everyone

Everyone always says, 'When you look at a boy band, one of them has to be gay.' No, they don't.

- A. J. McLean

History Conquered

We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Lose Some

Where would we be without inhibitions? They're quite useful things when you look at some of the things humans do if they lose them.

- A. S. Byatt

World Types

There are two types of people in the world, and I'm one of them.

- Aaron Allston

Two Recorded

The tracks on 'Sleep' were recorded live to 2-track. I did a fadeout or two of them, but that's really it.

- Aaron Funk

Wake Up Many

There are so many songs in my heart and in my brain. I wake up at 2 in the morning, and I have to get up and sing them. There are so many of them, it's ridiculous.

- Aaron Neville

Almost Outside World

Almost inevitably there are tensions in the picture, tensions between the outside world and the inside world. For me, a successful picture resolves these tensions without eliminating them.

- Aaron Siskind

Rich Some

I spend time with people who are movers and shakers, and others who are just friends I really care for. Some of them are rich, some of them are poor. I couldn't care less. I'm not a snob.

- Aby Rosen

Show About

By admitting your inadequacies, you show that you're self-aware enough to know your areas for improvement - and secure enough to be open about them.

- Adam Grant

Best Values

We have many identities, and we can't be authentic to them all. The best we can do is be sincere in our efforts to earn the values we claim.

- Adam Grant

Want Explain

If you want to find out if someone's a taker, it's not actually that useful to know what they've accomplished. What you want to want to know is how they explain them.

- Adam Grant

Reward Go

Recognize that dissenting opinions are useful even when they're wrong, and go out of your way to reward them.

- Adam Grant

Away Atrocities

So many people witness atrocities and can't take their eyes away from them, but that doesn't mean they're good.

- Adam Levine

Making Comedies

If you're making comedies, they have to have a fun and a rhythm to them.

- Adam McKay

Listen Audience

As far as how much you listen to the audience, you listen to them when they really hate something.

- Adam McKay

Love Impassioned

We rarely just hate people or love people. Normally, the people we have moments of the most impassioned hate for, it's because we love them so much.

- Adam Rayner

Some Had

I wanted to write some lyrics that had some meaning to them, lyrics that were meaningful to me and hopefully people can take something from that.

- Adam Rich

Love Also

Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with a name for my organizing metric: first-order retrievability.

- Adam Savage

Proud Want

You look up to your parents and you want them to accept you, and you don't want them to look at you in a negative light. So you do things to make them proud and accept you.

- Adepero Oduye

School Want

I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Intelligence Cells

These little grey cells. It is up to them.

- Agatha Christie

Made Natures

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment.

- Agnes Smedley

Always Behind

I'm always followed by two or three cars and have police around. Even walking in the park, you see them taking photos behind the bushes and trying to videotape everything.

- Ai Weiwei

Then Make

You have to make them laugh and then make them listen.

- Aidan Quinn

However Unfolds

Characters are incredibly important, but I tend to build them around the plot during the outline stage. However, once I'm writing the manuscript, the characters I'm writing dictate how the plot unfolds.

- Aimee Carter

Nothing Like

I like it now when kids stare at me, because it is a way of starting a dialogue. And it is far better than them not looking at you at all. Nothing is worse than not being seen.

- Aimee Mullins

Making Films

My passion is films and making them.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Change Touch

You can't change your fingerprints. You have only ten of them. And you leave them on everything you touch; they are definitely not a secret.

- Al Franken

Play Like

It would be hard to play a character you don't like - for me anyway - or can't find something in them to like.

- Al Pacino

More Neighbours

There are few more effective ways to promote tolerance between suspicious neighbours than to force them to eat supper together.

- Alain de Botton

Ideas Scaffolding

I assemble my ideas in pieces on a computer file, then gradually find a place for them on a piece of scaffolding I erect.

- Alain de Botton

Gray Gap

A gray V-neck pullover from Gap. I have 30 of them.

- Alain de Botton

Resist Another

I have a passion for luggage - trunks and so on. I have a collection of them, but I can never resist buying another piece.

- Alain Ducasse

Proportion Also

The proportion of ingredients is important, but the final result is also a matter of how you put them together. Equilibrium is key.

- Alain Ducasse

Want Lives

There is a percentage of people who want to be a little bit outside their comfort zone and I am one of them, someone who lives on the edge.

- Alain Robert

Your Come

Begin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are the windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in.

- Alan Alda

Own Come

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in.

- Alan Alda

Here Rule

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.

- Alan Alda

Keep Until

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.

- Alan Alda

Tone Literary

Robert Ludlum, all of them, write the absolute best they can. You can't tone it down. You just do what you do, and if it comes out literary, so be it.

- Alan Furst

More Considering

It's incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.

- Alan Hansen

Kid Youngsters

My parents were so poor when I was a kid, I never went anywhere. I take our youngsters with us because I don't know anything that teaches them so much.

- Alan Ladd

Words Play

Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.

- Alan Rickman

Netflix TV

I have two or three shows that I follow, and even those are few and far, when I can see them on Netflix. I don't really watch anything on TV. It's not really a priority for me.

- Alan Ritchson

Preaching Delivered

So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.

- Alan Watts

Believe Want

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

- Albert Camus

People Loves

I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.

- Albert Ellis

Someone Else

I don't enter, I'm entered. It's up to someone else. It's up to them.

- Albert Finney

Like Wear

You watch movies and see bands you like and copy them and see what you can hold. I mean, it's all down to how you hold what you wear.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Back Precious

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.

- Albert Schweitzer

Forgives Becomes

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.

- Alden Nowlan

Like Everybody

Everybody wants somebody to look up to that looks like them so they can truly believe in that reality for themselves.

- Aldis Hodge

Nature May

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.

- Aldo Leopold

Yes Intentions

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.

- Aldous Huxley

Against Some

There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them.

- Alec Baldwin

Nature Natural

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.

- Aleister Crowley

Serve Terrified

For the actors, the talent is to serve the demands that I ask of them, to do it with naturality and truth, and to be honest when we were terrified.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Beauty Planet

I meet and talk to women from every corner of this planet, and I can find beauty in each and every one of them.

- Alek Wek

Love Kind

I love Cheetos, those hot, spicy kind. And chocolate. Every time I'm in the airport I'm buying Cheetos and eating them on the airplane.

- Alessandra Ambrosio

Often Timid

Every so often, I am thanked for being 'unapologetically me.' I treasure those moments, those people, and remember them every time I'm feeling timid.

- Alethea Kontis

Technology More

Of course, the discounting of future earnings should hurt all stocks. But it should hurt technology stocks more than others, because so many of them are valued at extremely high levels relative to their current earnings.

- Alex Berenson

Want Anymore

It's not that I want to necessarily avoid my darker moments, but I don't capitalize them and put a crown on them and tote them around as the answer anymore.

- Alex Ebert

Belong Fresh

Fresh herbs really belong anywhere you put them.

- Alex Guarnaschelli

Feel Then

If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.

- Alex Kapranos

Through Kicked

A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.

- Alex Kapranos

My Own Own

I mix my own lipsticks, so I don't really keep track of the brand as it's usually a number of them I've smushed together.

- Alexa Chung

Law More

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.

- Alexander Herzen

Like Screen

I like actors who, when you see them on screen, you sense a person, not just an actor.

- Alexander Payne

Art Away

Artists are never complete people. But if it's art that completes them, then what is taken away?

- Alexander Theroux

Feel Consistent

I feel sorry for many politicians... we expect them to be completely consistent and moralised when we're not.

- Alexei Sayle

Impossible Other

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Rights Resist

What rights are those that dare not resist for them?

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love Like

People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them.

- Ali ibn Abi Talib

My Life Handle

The quality of my life has changed dramatically - not the events - but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama.

- Ali MacGraw

Dreams Like

All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them - much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.

- Alice Hoffman

Childhood Produce

We produce destructive people by the way we are treating them in childhood.

- Alice Miller

Think I Think

I think understanding is the way to gain perspective - and therefore can live among those hideous realities. You can live with them.

- Alice Sebold

Power Powerful

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.

- Alice Walker

Good Go

It's so important to that we go into the public schools and we feed all of the kids something that is really good for them.

- Alice Waters

Cheap Feeding

Usually, cheap food is not nutritious. You're feeding people, but you're not really feeding people something that is good for them.

- Alice Waters

Some Having

One of them is already having some menopausal symptoms. I'm working on that. I'm giving them all little lines under the eyes, trying to sort of make them age gracefully.

- Alison Bechdel

Show Secretive

You know, 'Mad Men' is notoriously secretive with its plotlines, even with exposing them to actors on the show.

- Alison Brie

May Means

We're told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We're told kindness means raiding a man's hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they - not you - may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences.

- Allen West

Rather Audition

It's easier to get an actor when you just ask them to do a day on something rather than have them come in, audition, get picked.

- Allison Jones

Breeze Prefer

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

- Allison Williams

Broken About

Market design is about understanding the details of markets in sufficient detail so that we can help fix them when they are broken.

- Alvin E. Roth

Love Actress

When you're playing a character, as an actor or actress, you can't judge them for what they do. You really have to find what is in them that you have compassion for and fall in love with that character, regardless of what they do or how they behave.

- Alyssa Sutherland

Everyone Given

Being present with a person and just seeing them for who they are is something that is so rarely given to us, and I try to do that with everyone I meet.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Casual Kinds

I have jeans with holes in them and I have nice jeans. I have casual and I have dressy jeans. I've got all kinds.

- Amanda Seyfried

Forward Exciting

It's exciting setting goals and moving forward with them.

- Amber Frey

Used Spanish

My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.

- America Ferrera

Will Decide

It's for the Palestinians to decide who will lead them.

- Ami Ayalon

Cool About

The cool thing about being a songwriter, or a writer, I guess, in general, you can take on a lot of different things, experience a lot of different things, just by writing about them.

- Amos Lee

Give Lifelong

When my kids wanted to give up on things, I wouldn't let them, and those are lifelong lessons.

- Amy Chua

Values Enough

I'm good enough; I'm smart enough. Self-affirmation is where people list their core values. These are things that really make them who they are.

- Amy Cuddy

Hire Come

A lot of politicians, not surprisingly, hire consultants to help them with their nonverbals, presence, generally how they come across.

- Amy Cuddy

Reporters Covering

If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.

- Amy Goodman

Suddenly Part

In junior high, I really wanted to be popular. Suddenly there were parties with boys, and I wanted to be part of that. There was a group of girls, and I wanted to be friends with them.

- Amy Heckerling

Art Meant

I went to art and design high school with a lot of people taking fashion. They would get up in the morning, and what they put on meant a lot to them.

- Amy Heckerling