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I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
W B Yeats

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our Founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
Barack Obama

Sometimes I seem to see a difficulty, but then again I don't see it.
Gottlob Frege

When my wife first saw Marc for the first time, she said he was a fine specimen of a man. She says I have nothing to worry about, but I think she wants me to buy her a QPR shirt with his name on the back for Christmas.
[on Marc Nygaard]
Ian Holloway

There are times when arbitration can be worthwhile and perhaps even the only way to go!
Samuel Gompers

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
George Eliot

'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
George W Bush

Lewis has enjoyed phenomenal reliability from his car this year. It was just a default in the gearbox which selected neutral for a period of time but then sorted itself out.
Ron Dennis

I can't believe that people still recognise me now that it's a long time since the show finished, but people still call out to me on the street!
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.
Robert Byrne

Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times - it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace.
Kate Chopin

A good film is one that you can watch time and time again, if you can only watch a piece once then it does not stand up to that measure.
Peter Greenaway

I really lived life to its fullest and that got me in trouble from time to time.
Matthew Perry

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
Sidney Goff

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.
Michael Jordan

If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.
George Orwell

Quite simply, it is true that I can be a pig! It is not a lie to say that. Sometimes, I feel that I am in the right even when I am wrong
Thierry Henry

People sometimes accuse me of being dirty or particularly hard on the pitch, but it's just the way that I play.
Duncan Ferguson

T is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Honore De Balzac

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I'm there now.
George Clooney

I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns.
George Galloway

I wish we were all naked all the time. I have always believed it's what's underneath that counts. If we were all forced to be naked, perhaps we would start to see it a little bit more.
Celine Dion

I can't wait to dye my hair back to blonde - it's about time people saw the real Abi and stopped messing me about.
Abi Titmuss

Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Angela Davis

It's not easy when you play a Frenchman for the first time
Sebastien Grosjean

I've got three children at home. I just timed the wickets before they went to school so they could watch... To get the wicket of Sachin is always a great pleasure and to get him bat-pad on a turning wicket is a great joy.
Shaun Udal

We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.
Laurence Olivier

Most misfortunes are the result of misused time.
Napoleon Hill

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us.
Larry Summers

The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
John Edwards

Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth
Gene Fowler

Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.
Hunter S Thompson

There is something utterly nauseating about a system of society which pays a harlot 25 times as much as it pays its prime minister, 250 times as much as it pays its members of Parliament and 500 times as much as it pays some of its ministers of religion.
Harold Wilson

History always repeats itself twice: first time as tragedy, second time as farce.
Karl Marx

It was rought - we worked in it for a long time, then found out that Snakes on a Plane was doing the same story! [on the Simpsons movie]
James L Brooks

We just became kind of a pair, we spent a lot of time talking about what we wanted in life and realised we wanted similar things.
Angelina Jolie

I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
Eminem

It's been a very long time but I still don't know what to say [on winning her first grand slam]
Amelie Mauresmo

At half-time it could have been 20-all! But commonsense took over - or boring football took over! [on a 3 - 2 win over Fulham, 2005]
Sir Alex Ferguson

The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it - they're the ones falling down the most.
Jay Leno

A lot of times I go back to record and to make a tour, but I'm very happy to do it, because it gives me an opportunity to dig and hear what's going on.
Dexter Gordon

Remember that lost time does not return.
Thomas A Kempis

It's time to give the yobs a dose of the fear they have been dishing out to the rest of us.
Michael Howard

If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
R Buckminster Fuller

Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.
Sydney Smith

Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time.
Stephanie Seymour

Marlon [Brando] is such a pure piece of animal flesh. He's pan-sexual, beyond normalcy of any kind. Once in a whlie, he'll give you a few minutes of his special genius - magic time.
Roy Scheider

That indefatigable and unsavoury engine of pollution, the dog (letter to The Times)
John Sparrow



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