Nation Quotes

  • In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
  • There is a constant need for new systems and new software.
  • To seek after any shape of God, and to assign a form and image to Him, is a proof of man's folly. For God, whosoever he be (if haply there be any other but the world itself), and in what part soever resident, all sense He is, all sight, all hearing: He is the whole of the life and of the soul, all of Himself.
  • Factories are the workplaces of our National Socialist racial comrades.
  • I've always thought that design can have equal importance to the idea of internal architecture. Professionally, things can be very dogmatic - you do the architecture, someone else does the interiors, someone else does the furniture, the fabric, etc. But I think design is all-encompassing.
  • I am a pretty emotional person. Any act of kindness or unkindness moves me. When I see a romantic couple sitting by the beach, it moves me. I don't break down or crack under pressure, but I am just sensitive.
  • There must not be favoured treatment for those occupying a position of public responsibility.
  • Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
  • Liars are always most disposed to swear.
  • I don't want to put any pressure on the music; it's my hobby and my release - a thing that I love.
  • A guy who'd cheat on his wife would cheat at cards.
  • Take pride in your work at all times. Remember, respect for an umpire is created off the field as well as on.
  • There's only one thing that regularly keeps me up at night. Working with the greatest people in the world and knowing that they are counting on me to build a company that endures - a company where they can grow professionally. A company where they can build world-class products and be proud to work.
  • A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
  • We give you the facts. I told you information is power - knowledge is power. We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don't have the facts.
  • Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
  • America does not fight for land, glory or riches.
  • As soon as you have an average game, everyone is quick to criticise and say, 'You suck; you shouldn't be playing rugby.'
  • My grandfather was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who lived in Northern Ireland and apparently when he sang in the synagogue he made everyone cry.
  • It took a while, but your life prepares you for these roles.
  • My mother wanted me to be a professor, because I have several people in my family who are professors at university.
  • The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect.
  • As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country.
  • It's very painful to have something that's not true written about you.
  • That's true, you don't want to let anybody down and here are millions of people who've been waiting for their favorite characters to be brought to life and you don't want to disappoint.
  • 'Finally' actually started out as a poem. I always wrote poetry, and pretty soon I figured out that if I could write poems, I could write songs.
  • Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.
  • People often forget this - a vinyl album could only contain a maximum of 20 minutes per side!
  • The seed of an idea laying dormant in an old sketchbook is fed the missing ingredient from a new experience. Trying to share some of these experiences, some of the wonders, is one of the reasons why I do books.
  • In a packed programme tonight, I shall be having a word with a man who goes in for meditation, because he thinks it's better than sitting around doing nothing.
  • Cabaret is a great format. All you have to do is sing and be funny sporadically.
  • We wanted to offer something new to our audience. I hate it when bands stop taking chances.
  • The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted.
  • Our passion is our strength.
  • Almost every week, someone's mad at me.
  • Since I was eight years old. I didn't have a TV, so comic books were definitely my television, my soap operas, and all that.
  • I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging.
  • It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
  • All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.
  • There are definitely worse people to be compared with. I think Brad Pitt makes interesting decisions.
  • We experienced similar fears in the 1880s, at the end of World War I and II. And we ran out in the 1970s.
  • Democracy actually requires that the whole public be able to see common problems and address them and step outside of their own sort of narrow self-interest to do so.
  • Never compromise your principles, even if it leads to difficulties in the short term.
  • There will always be vain, obsessive people who want to own rare and extraordinary things whatever the cost; there will always be people for whom owning beautiful, dangerous animals brings a sense of power and magic.
  • In 2008, as a matter of fact, I had people accusing me of being a Senator Obama supporter because I wouldn't slam him. I said, 'Well, consider the fact that I voted for impeachment for President Clinton, but it wasn't a personal vote. I voted based on the facts and the law and the Constitution and what we were dealing with.'
  • Flexibility has become a modern day value that everyone wants. But flexibility comes with a cost.
  • Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
  • That's probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band - I wanted to see the world.