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At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other.

Tags: Neither, Time  ✍ Author: William Adams

It's believing you can push through the exhaustion just to be able to sing after you do a cartwheel or a split.

Tags: After, Believing  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel.

Tags: Matter, Whatever  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

The live setting is always better for me. I usually thrive at live. I feel like having a band behind me and being able to interact with the crowd helps boost my energy up.

Tags: Band, Energy  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

It's great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they're familiar with.

Tags: Great, Songs  ✍ Author: Trace Adkins

I wasn't able to make the full commitment until I met 'Celebrity Rehab's' Dr. Drew.

Tags: Full, Until  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.

Tags: Others, Powerful  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Chefs have only been able to work in restaurants, high-end cuisine. Why? Why haven't they been able to find other scenarios? For those chefs who want to do avant-garde cuisine, should they be finding their income in a restaurant?

Tags: Why, Work  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

I'm going to go in and play, because the most important thing is playing on the field and being able to contribute. I really am ready.

Tags: Playing, Ready  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression.

Tags: Trying, Working  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

It's been a joy to be a part of other people's journey, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business.

Tags: Business, Joy  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

Tags: Goes, Science  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.

Tags: Rational, Souls  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

Tags: Loved, Talk  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

Tags: Seen, Value  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

Tags: Another, Death  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

Tags: Life, Twice  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

Tags: Answer, Said  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.

Tags: Seldom, Until  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Tags: Against, Cannot  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.

Tags: Free, Read  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Tags: Marriage, Wife  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Gender equality will only be reached if we are able to empower women.

Tags: Equality, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.

Tags: Control, Gun  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

I'm not the kind of writer who's able to block out the world around me. I'm mindful of our own haves and have-nots, how our culture often blames and punishes the have-nots. I worry about our precarious economic and political climate.

Tags: Political, Worry  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot
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So many of my dreams were to actually be able to make a living of what I did as a hobby.

Tags: Dreams, Living  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic. It's a kind of madness really.

Tags: Madness, Themselves  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

But if I worried too much about publishers' expectations, I'd probably paralyze myself and not be able to write anything.

Tags: Worried, Write  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

I think Maine needs people. It needs diversity. It needs to be able to respect people. Openness is crucial for this state because we don't want to be known for having the oldest state in the nation. We want young families.

Tags: Respect, Young  ✍ Author: John Baldacci

You're creating a different world and the actor's job is to be able to convince the audience to enter into that world, whether it be actually something that you recognize from your own life or not.

Tags: Job, Life  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

Beauty is in the strangest places. A piece of garbage floating in the wind. And that beauty exists in America. It exists everywhere. You have to develop an eye for it and be able to see it.

Tags: America, Beauty  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

Tags: Happy, Start  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

If you can jump up onstage and make people laugh, shouldn't you also be able to inhabit a character?

Tags: Character, Laugh  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I have family in Ponce. It's a shame that my grandfather passed and I wasn't able to be there with him.

Tags: Family, Him  ✍ Author: Lloyd Banks

I love being able to go to a store, let's say... a store like Topshop or Zara or maybe even Macy's, depends on what department, and not have to look at the price tag.

Tags: Love, Maybe  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.

Tags: Equal, Left  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Tags: Difficult, Precious  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.

Tags: God  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.

Tags: Culture, Enough  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve.

Tags: Racism, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Having caught a glimpse of what I might be able to do with my talent, I feel a tremendous obligation to try to fulfill it.

Tags: Talent, Try  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

The users are not going to be in the position of accepting what's been collected; they're going to be in the position of being able to demand collection.

Tags: Accepting, Position  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

The EU must be able to act with the speed and flexibility of a network, not the cumbersome rigidity of a bloc. We must not be weighed down by an insistence on a one size fits all approach which implies that all countries want the same level of integration. The fact is that they don't and we shouldn't assert that they do.

Tags: Act, Fact  ✍ Author: David Cameron

But I've always liked to be the kind of drummer and musician who likes to go outside of what's expected of me, and I've always been able to do more than you necessarily hear with every band I've ever played in.

Tags: Band, Hear  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

I want to write more books, see my first novel made into a film, fight more campaigns, work in more countries. I want to be able to recall experiences that have endured for their pleasure and range and intensity.

Tags: Fight, Work  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?

Tags: Human, Humanity  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Tags: Big, Question  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind.

Tags: Leadership, Time  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

For me, being a director is about watching, not about telling people what to do. Or maybe it's like being a mirror; if they didn't have me to look at, they wouldn't be able to put the make-up on.

Tags: Mirror, Put  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

It's a luxury to be able to tell a long form story. I love novels, and I love to have a long relationship with characters.

Tags: Love, Tell  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.

Tags: Him, Strange  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

I seem to be able to get along with anybody when I work because I really enjoy being there.

Tags: Enjoy, Work  ✍ Author: Bobby Cannavale

You know, if we're going to bring down the price of gas, you have to have three things. You have to have a big reserve, you have to have the ability to develop oil out of that reserve quickly, and you have to be able to produce oil at a relatively low cost.

Tags: Big, Three  ✍ Author: Chris Cannon

McDonald's is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales.

Tags: Old, Pretty  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

I'm lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.

Tags: Choose, Lucky  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

That's always been a dream for me, to be able to collaborate and make music with the people that inspired you to make music.

Tags: Dream, Music  ✍ Author: Jerry Cantrell

We loved everything. We wanted to be able to do anything.

Tags: Loved, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

Had 'Bridesmaids' not ended up being so amazing and successful, we would never have been able to make 'Bachelorette.' So we are in awe of 'Bridesmaids' and totally owe them so much.

Tags: Amazing, Successful  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.

Tags: Class, Middle  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Everybody wants to be a Bond villain. That is the coolest. To be able to portray a Bond villain, that is the feather in any actor's cap.

Tags: Actor, Everybody  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I used to be able to slim down just by exercising more, but that's changed.

Tags: Changed, Used  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.

Tags: Far, Farther  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

Tags: Laugh, Pain  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

Tags: God, Tell  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

The App Store has democratized the creation of content. As a 12-year-old kid, I was able to put my application on the store. No one knows who's behind the screen so you can't tell I'm a 12-year-old.

Tags: Put, Tell  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

When you're a child you're able to assimilate so easily into any situation. You even start talking like the people you're around. I wasn't conscious that I was so good at that until I started to truly feel like an actor.

Tags: Good, Start  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.

Tags: Skin, True  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor.

Tags: Actor, Character  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

My mother would beat me so bad, I wouldn't be able to sit down. And I would never snitch.

Tags: Bad, Mother  ✍ Author: DMX

I think, as I've gotten older, I've been able to be more reckless with my choices, because practically speaking, you get less careful. Your choices become more instinctive, and you feel like if you make a mistake, it won't destroy you.

Tags: Become, Older  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

I'll never be able to really see a film that I'm in.

Tags: Film  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.

Tags: Great, House  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

Once you see the entertainment world from both sides, you really get a greater understanding of how it all operates. As an actor going into screenwriting, I was able to understand what type of dialogue feels natural and what an actor could actually say.

Tags: Once, Understand  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.

Tags: Away, End  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

When I got back I found myself being very emotional about the time spent in Rwanda in a way that I hadn't been able to or allowed myself to be when we were there.

Tags: Emotional, Time  ✍ Author: Hugh Dancy

I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them.

Tags: Hope, Time  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

My high-school dream was to be in a band, pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years. So I'm completely content.

Tags: Band, Dream  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

Sometimes I feel like I'm lacking a playfulness. I envy guys who are consistently able to maintain a playful, optimistic perspective on things.

Tags: Envy, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Eric Dane

More and more people are able to access information - thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are interested you can find things. Which is different than even 20 years ago.

Tags: Goodness, Interested  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

I don't want to be able to see the audience.

Tags: Audience  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

We must govern from the middle, or we will not be able to govern at all.

Tags: Govern, Middle  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

We reduced the size of our front page code by about 50%, and by using absolute positioning, we are able to display important parts of the page before other parts may have fully loaded yet.

Tags: Front, May  ✍ Author: John Davidson

What we do now is to be valued - but we need to do more, so that it's more exciting to other people, and therefore that excitement shines back on us and we're able to have the energy to do more, to widen our creativity.

Tags: Creativity, Energy  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

I used to lead off when I was a rookie. I've always been able to bunt.

Tags: Off, Used  ✍ Author: Chili Davis

Just putting my uniform on keeps me going. Being able to get out there keeps me going. That's the best therapy.

Tags: Best, Therapy  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.

Tags: Beauty, Nature  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.

Tags: Another, Getting  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!

Tags: Power, Themselves  ✍ Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.

Tags: Human, Leadership  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

Turning the thermostat down is something that I do pretty reluctantly. I like to be able to walk around in whatever I fancy at home.

Tags: Home, Pretty  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

What drives me is really just being able to be a blessing to someone, you know. I really enjoy that, and as much as I can do, I will.

Tags: Enjoy, Someone  ✍ Author: Sheila E.

I can't sing, like, I can't saaang. I'm no Luther! That to me is singing. Being able to hit a note doesn't mean you can sing.

Tags: Mean, Singing  ✍ Author: Michael Ealy

I love e-books. I can carry the complete works of William Shakespeare around with me all the time. Just think about that. Whether I'm on an airplane or wherever. Being able to have a library in your back pocket basically is something I support.

Tags: Love, Time  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything.

Tags: Believing, Mind  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.

Tags: Age, Talent  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

No movie has ever been able to provide a catharsis for the Holocaust, and I suspect none will ever be able to provide one for 9/11. Such subjects overwhelm art.

Tags: Art, Movie  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Dogs notice, they share, they draw conclusions, they like it when they're able to be of service and are touchingly grateful when they're praised.

Tags: Grateful, Service  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I want to direct but I think I'd be bloody awful and I don't want to produce but I think I'd be a very good producer because if I believed in something I'd be able to protect it.

Tags: Good, Protect  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.

Tags: Rather, Small  ✍ Author: Christopher Eccleston

You don't find happiness by being able to buy everything you want, whenever you want it.

Tags: Happiness, Whenever  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone