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Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to but I just did.

Tags: Give, Writing  ✍ Author: Adele

In particular I want to talk about natural black hair, and how it's not just hair. I mean, I'm interested in hair in sort of a very aesthetic way, just the beauty of hair, but also in a political way: what it says, what it means.

Tags: Beauty, Political  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

To say 'we' and mean 'I' is one of the most recondite insults.

Tags: Insults  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

I mean, I couldn't ask for a better life, man.

Tags: Ask, Life  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

I need to be in a stable environment right now in my career. What I mean by that is a place where I can play and not have too much pressure on me and a place I can develop. Monaco wanted me and did whatever they could to get me so I feel very very good about that.

Tags: Career, Good  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

We are making sure that the courses we offer at MITx and HarvardX are quintessential MIT and Harvard courses. They are not watered down. They are not MIT Lite or Harvard Lite. These are hard courses. These are the exact same courses, so the certificate will mean something.

Tags: Hard, Making  ✍ Author: John Agar

It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it's easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.

Tags: End, Pretty  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery.

Tags: Big, Enough  ✍ Author: Gianni Agnelli

For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.

Tags: Reason, Respect  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it.

Tags: Business, Trying  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

Yeah, I mean I'm a water sign. I'm a Pisces.

Tags: Sign, Water  ✍ Author: Jhene Aiko

I can't stand cruel people. And if I see people doing something mean to somebody else just to make themselves feel important, it really gets me mad.

Tags: Else, Mad  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.

Tags: Big, May  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Tags: Human, Words  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.

Tags: Pleasures, Temperance  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

Tags: Reason, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

Tags: Ambition, Idea  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Tags: Best, End  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

Tags: God, May  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein
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Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.

Tags: Big, Words  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.

Tags: Politics, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.

Tags: Change, Done  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

Tags: Happiness, Wise  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn't mean I want them to stop looking.

Tags: Looking, Until  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Tags: Funny, Trying  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.

Tags: Infinitely, Tragedies  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

Tags: Poetry, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.

Tags: Best, Free  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

That's why it's called Sebastian Bach. I mean, it's a permanent band, pretty much, but if I jam with other people, it just makes a better album, I think.

Tags: Pretty, Why  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

I mean I've never been thrown in jail in New York or Los Angeles.

Tags: Jail, York  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

I mean, MTV or the mainstream media can tell you one thing, but when there are 40,000 people in front of you, who cares about all that?

Tags: Media, Tell  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

There does not have to be trade-off between growth and social protection. A democracy does not mean much if it doesn't respond to the needs and will of its people.

Tags: Between, Democracy  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

What does music mean to me? I don't think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It's my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.

Tags: Life, Music  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.

Tags: Mind, Virtuous  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

What does it mean to be Catholic and not a Catholic? I feel adrift, homeless. My Catholic imagination allows me to see the soul as a lit breath, seeking the divine. It persists.

Tags: Divine, Soul  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!

Tags: Him, Laugh  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

Tags: Fear, Laugh  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

I love watching American League games, you know what I mean?

Tags: American, Love  ✍ Author: Dusty Baker

I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge.

Tags: Everyday, Revenge  ✍ Author: Kenny Baker

The first time I made myself up, I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and it wasn't me looking back. It allowed me to do things I couldn't do as myself. I found out how powerful that was and how much that can mean to an actor.

Tags: Powerful, Time  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location.

Tags: Amazing, Movies  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

I mean, it's a bit of a double-edged sword being a celebrity and being an actor as I'm sure you know. Your public laundry is constantly aired out and I thought that maybe I could do some good.

Tags: Good, Thought  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.

Tags: Audience, Themselves  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical.

Tags: Good, Whole  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I don't really know what it is about vampires that makes them such a powerful symbol, metaphor, whatever in people's consciousness. But I do know they're tremendously powerful. I mean, there's a vampire on 'Sesame Street.' And Count Chocula. I don't know why it's so powerful.

Tags: Powerful, Why  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

My own belief is that people can come back from anything. It doesn't mean that it won't come at a huge cost.

Tags: Belief, Won  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.

Tags: Morality, Technology  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering.

Tags: Amazing, Sea  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Technically speaking, you can build anything out of sand; it doesn't mean you do it.

Tags: Build, Speaking  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.

Tags: Beautiful, Country  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

When kids can't afford to see it anymore maybe we'll have a whole resurgence of garage bands all over America and this New Wave thing will start to mean something on a grass roots level.

Tags: America, Start  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that.

Tags: Between, Talk  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Basically no, I mean I think that it's very easy to like I say, smoke a joint or even to wear a Chairman Mao button, or do a lot of these things with out knowing what's behind it, and what it really means.

Tags: Easy, Means  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

I mean it's easier to be in a demonstration if it's a trip that's one of the reasons why the whole thing fell apart in 1971, because it wasn't a trip any longer.

Tags: Whole, Why  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

I mean the interesting thing I think would be if something happened like, what happened in England where all these kids that all of a sudden can't afford the ticket prices.

Tags: Happened, Kids  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Most of them are pretty down records, pretty unhappy, pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling, I mean really the sense that you get is society running down.

Tags: Feeling, Society  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.

Tags: Baseball, Statistics  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

I don't mean to be funny.

Tags: Funny  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

Tags: Happiness, Lost  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

Tags: Give, Means  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

I just think that - when a country needs more income and we do, we're only taking in 15 percent of GDP, I mean, that - that - when a country needs more income, they should get it from the people that have it.

Tags: Country, Needs  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it.

Tags: Talk, Time  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

For wide swaths of training and education there are valuable spillovers which mean that the private sector needs support from the government. That is why I have been so determined to protect and grow apprenticeships and put higher education on a sustainable footing.

Tags: Education, Government  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others.

Tags: Eyes, May  ✍ Author: Eileen Caddy

I mean, I've acted professionally since I was 16.

Tags: Since  ✍ Author: John Cage

When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic.

Tags: Fun, Real  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.

Tags: Keep, Lean  ✍ Author: John Cale

A leader has to 'appear' consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.

Tags: Appear, Leader  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

People are increasingly frustrated that decisions taken further and further away from them mean their living standards are slashed through enforced austerity or their taxes are used to bail out governments on the other side of the continent.

Tags: Away, Living  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue.

Tags: Children, Put  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I mean, you have to be able - you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself.

Tags: Job, Yourself  ✍ Author: James Cameron

As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.

Tags: Power, Rather  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

On land, you can walk away from people, from unpleasant situations. But when you're on a ship for 14 months with 49 other people, if you don't resolve your issues it literally could mean - and this would be an extreme circumstance - the sinking of the ship. You learn a lot about other people. You learn a lot about yourself.

Tags: Away, Yourself  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I'd be interested to read Gull's paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn't otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan.

Tags: Him, Wish  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell

And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it's just been so worth the effort. It's like I'm planting a garden in my head.

Tags: Effort, Poetry  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

I'm an absolute fan of 1970s New York in films like 'Mean Streets' and 'Dog Day Afternoon.'

Tags: Afternoon, Dog  ✍ Author: Guillaume Canet

I've never won an award for anything, and I think it's weird. I mean, that's really cool but it's strange to think you could get an award for acting. I always thought that was strange.

Tags: Cool, Thought  ✍ Author: Bobby Cannavale

There's so many people that follow the trend, and then it gets to a point where it gets a little stale. So, in music; I mean, whoever's the new trendsetter, that's who people follow.

Tags: Music, Point  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I had already developed inherited back problems. I had degenerative disk disease, a form of scoliosis, arthritis. And I truly believe that if it weren't for the use of steroids - I'm not saying steroids is for everyone, but in my case in general, if I have not used steroids, I mean, physically right now I'd probably be a wreck.

Tags: Problems, Saying  ✍ Author: Jose Canseco

Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it's very important to express it - which doesn't necessarily mean hitting someone.

Tags: Someone, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I mean, the things you think will never happen, you have to confront; those things that come into your life that you thought you never could deal with, you do.

Tags: Happen, Life  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

Well, if Democratic members in the House elect Nancy Pelosi as their leader, it's almost as if they just didn't get the message from the voters this election. I mean, the voters outright rejected the agenda that she's been about. And here they're going to put her back in charge.

Tags: Leader, Put  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

I mean, the Obama position has been, 'We think government ought to be spending this money, not the people who earn it.'

Tags: Government, Money  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

I mean, look, Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning this is going to be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history. And what we're seeing is she's breaking that promise every day.

Tags: History, Said  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

I never get recognized for 'Mean Girls.' I can be walking around with Daniel Franzese, who's in the movie and a friend of mine, and people will come up to him and start freaking out and have no idea who I am.

Tags: Friend, Him  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character.

Tags: Character, School  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.

Tags: Art, Courage  ✍ Author: Frank Capra

I mean, I feel like just a new person completely.

 ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

I mean, obviously, a lot of people know me around the world. Kids know me.

Tags: Kids, Obviously  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

When I throw a punch, I mean it.

Tags: Punch, Throw  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

I remember my wife wanted me to go see 'Contagion,' and I was like, 'Oh my God, why would I want to see that movie?' I mean, I'll just have nightmares and it will freak me out. It turned out that I really enjoyed it; I thought it was very well done.

Tags: God, Wife  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I don't think something necessarily has to be mean or cynical to represent 'edgy.' I think 'edgy' can mean a lot of different things.

Tags: Cynical, Edgy  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan, and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way.

Tags: Great, Happened  ✍ Author: George Carey

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?

Tags: Travel  ✍ Author: George Carlin

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.

Tags: Left, Off  ✍ Author: George Carlin

I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me.

Tags: Strange, Year  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'

Tags: Rather, Said  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.

Tags: Good, Manners  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

Tags: Means, Wrong  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.

Tags: Away, Wine  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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