Not Quotes

  • Women are not weaker. Read that again. Women are not weaker. They are just as strong, just as resolute, just as creative, and are filled with just as much potential as any man.
  • You're not living if you don't go out and try things for yourself.
  • You should not be defined by one bad performance.
  • You do not have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.
  • Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts.
  • Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
  • You may not win the Super Bowl. Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly. That doesn't mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing. It's just like a football season. Everything's not going to go perfect.
  • You do not walk into any hearing or committee meeting and reveal confidential communications with the president of the United States, who's entitled to receive confidential communications in your best judgment about a host of issues.
  • Who will not suffer labor in this world, let him not be born.
  • You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.
  • You need not search for the compassionate mind from outside. To know yourself, to know your nature, your mind will automatically be the compassionate one.
  • You do not boo an Olympic Gold Medalist. I'm the best in the world. I came here for you. You don't boo me.
  • You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
  • You should not do an autobiography if you want to tell the truth. There are a lot of things I know about people. If I can't say something good about a person, I don't want to say anything. And since I don't want to say anything bad, I won't write a book.
  • Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
  • You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
  • You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page.
  • You're not going to reinvent the wheel every time you go out, because that would disappoint the audience.
  • You're not just going out there, maybe sacrificing your own life. There's also sacrifices still going on at home. You can serve in the military and have a good marriage, but you just need to be aware of it so you can take those steps to take care of it.
  • You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean.
  • You do not have to ladle on the impasto to make a point about human frailty or ambitions.
  • You should not starve yourself with stupid diets, which I don't believe in anyway.
  • You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College.
  • You are not dead until you are in that grave, so don't close the book. Don't give up.
  • You are not speaking for yourself, but for Ireland.
  • You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief.
  • You will not get a Google alert when you fall in love.
  • You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.
  • Why not have a motivation beyond me to get to a healthy weight? Every actor does that. We're chameleons. We change; we grow as an actor. You lose weight, you gain weight, you change your hair or whatever.
  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
  • You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments, nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done.
  • Why not hold on to whatever I've got because it's as good as it's ever going to get. How can I believe that love is coming, how can I even believe that love exists; if I don't believe it's spiritually based?
  • You could not have evolved a complex system like a city or an organism - with an enormous number of components - without the emergence of laws that constrain their behavior in order for them to be resilient.
  • Why not collect and clean chicken wishbones in the run-up to Christmas, spray them silver and use each to pinch together a white hem-stitch napkin?
  • Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.
  • Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
  • Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
  • When there's not much to do, you find things to do that get you in trouble.
  • You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
  • Women are not totally nauseous after seeing me.
  • Why not write a book which is as sophisticated as a book for an adult, but is about the concerns that teenagers actually have?
  • You may not realize this, but people have the power to change the world.
  • Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
  • You're not going to eliminate concussions. Anytime you hit your head, you have a chance of getting a concussion, in any sport, too. I think we have to learn more about it. Part of it is rules, part of it is equipment, part of it is medical studies, knowing more about the brain.
  • Working is not instantly rewarding. It's a long process, and it's much easier to just feed whatever dopamine cycles exist in your brain in instant gratification ways. I get it; I do it.
  • Why not just do something a little more on the gentle side?
  • While not my personal favorite of the Disney princess films, 'The Little Mermaid' wins hands-down in my book for best Disney adaptation. Little girls waited for more than 150 years for Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' to have a happy ending. Walt Disney finally gave it to her.
  • Writers are not always right however, but then again, I've been on shows where the actors have complete control and change everything and it's terrible.