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I am yours, by parentage and custom and by duty undertaken towards you. I am your wizard. But it is time that you recalled that, though I am a servant, I am not your servant
Ursula Le Guin

To Ewan McGregor at the MTV Movie Awards: I'm really bummed we didn't win Best Kiss. We should have rehearsed a bit more.
Nicole Kidman

Their steaks are often good, but the lobsters-with claws the size of Arnold Schwarzenegger's forearms-are as glazed and tough as most of the customers.
Malcolm Forbes

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
Anne O'Hare McCormick

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D Roosevelt

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.
David Guterson

It's like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But the blanket is made of cashmere!
Jose Mourinho

Becoming an Olympian is the ultimate reward for any athlete.
Michael Diamond

[It will] blow people backwards out of their living room. [on a new decoder]
James Murdoch

To play Pink, I had to lose alot of maturity that I gained... lose lovers, lose experiences... I had to go back to being that unaware person again.
Jason London

Some people, I think they're called racists, say America is not ready for a black president, but I know America to be a forward-thinking country because otherwise why would you have let that retard and cowboy fella be president for eight years?
Russell Brand

All oppression creates a state of war.
Simone De Beauvoir

Half of this award should go to my wigs [1996 BAFTA Awards talking about her wigs]
Jennifer Ehle

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thought we just fought in world war eleven.
Joan Rivers

To see him take the case of someone in pain and use it to run down and denigrate the whole of our NHS, should make any decent right-thinking person turn away in disgust [on Michael Howard]
Tony Blair

A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.
George Eliot

There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals...
Ben Stein

My team talk was very simple. I said: 'Let's just have an old-fashioned match, get the right result and go out for a few drinks afterwards'. It seemed to work better than all the tactical crap.
Ron Atkinson

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
Barbara Tuchman

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end (Sonnet 60)
William Shakespeare

We will move forward, we will move upward, and yes, we will move onward.
Dan Quayle

We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.
Edward De Bono

When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
Desmond Tutu

Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward.
Georges Bernanos

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing - a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
George Bernard Shaw

War is the province of danger.
Karl Von Clausewitz

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

This is my 48th award this year. Apparently when I reach 50 I can trade them in for a kettle
Robbie Williams

It's very rewarding being a pain in the arse.
Jack Russell

At the Billboard Awards my skirt was so tight they had to lift me on stage.
Beyonce Knowles

He can't run, he can't tackle and he can't head the ball. The only time he goes forward is for the toss [on Ray Wilkins]
Tommy Docherty

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Herbert Spencer

I'm glad two sides of the cherry have been put forward.
Geoff Boycott

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
Sun Tzu

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Men, I'm getting out of Rome. Anyone who wants to carry on the war against the outsiders, come with me. I can offer you neither honours nor wages; I offer you hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Anyone who loves his country, follow me
Giuseppe Garibaldi

The thing that goest farthest towards making life worth while,
That costs the least, and does the most, is just a pleasant smile
Wilbur D Nesbit

The adept may reach one of those rare moments that spell illumination - aware of the light of the consciousness that illumines our consciousness as the sun dawns on the sleeping earth and bathes it in effulgence.
Pir Vilayat Khan

I will listen to Mr Bush but my position is very clear and very firm. The occupation is a fiasco. There have been almost more deaths after the war than during the [Iraq] war.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

The process of competitively selecting contractors to perform work is based on a system of rewards and penalties, all distributed randomly.
Norman Augustine

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.
Bib Verdi

Today is a memorable day and I am happier today than I was when I scored the triple century, because my university has organised a special function to award a degree to a single student [on his degree]
Virender Sehwag

The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.
Lionel Trilling

Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death
Albert Einstein

France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end
Jacques Chirac

Either war is obsolete or men are. (In New Yorker, 8 Jan 1966)
R Buckminster Fuller

We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.
Karl Popper

This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.
Conan O'Brien

Long afterward, many would remember those two days in the first week of October with vividness and anguish
Arthur Hailey

You cannot be president of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial and the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are blessed.
George Bush



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