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In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.

Tags: Books, Good  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

I wanted to take nouvelle cuisine further, to the point where we were breaking down the essence of taste and sensation, reconfiguring food as a series of really intense hits on the tongue.

Tags: Food, Wanted  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

I always want my books to reach a positive point in the end.

Tags: End, Positive  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old.

Tags: American, Old  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

We're not programming to conservatives. We're just not eliminating their point of view.

Tags: View  ✍ Author: Roger Ailes

There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say: 'Enough is enough.'

Tags: Enough, Life  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.

Tags: Destiny, Lives  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

Tags: Courage, Simply  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

My music, I feel, has always been experimental, but it had got to a point where I felt disconnected from it completely. I didn't want to be a Clark Kent/Superman: I couldn't really say, 'Well, B.o.B's the old me, and Bobby Ray's the new me.' I had to just make a point.

Tags: Music, Old  ✍ Author: B.o.B

What is the point of working all your life and then stopping?

Tags: Life, Working  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

Patience was not my strong point.

Tags: Patience, Strong  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see.

Tags: Rock, Start  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

See things from the boy's point of view.

Tags: Boy, View  ✍ Author: Robert Baden-Powell

I don't see the point of photographing trees or rocks because they're there and anyone can photograph them if they're prepared to hang around and wait for the light.

Tags: Light, Wait  ✍ Author: David Bailey

I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation.

Tags: Move, Three  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience.

Tags: Between, Comedy  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.

Tags: Equality, Men  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

The point of having a director is that they make the final decision; it's their point of view, they set the rhythm and they make the final decisions.

Tags: Decision, Decisions  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I don't want to know about the lives of other actors and I don't want people to know too much about me. If we don't know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That's the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them.

Tags: Lives, Playing  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?

Tags: Grateful, Ready  ✍ Author: Anne Bancroft

My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.

Tags: Revolution, Science  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Tags: Judge, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

Tags: Great, Mistake  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy - but he who has shown the better temper.

Tags: Dispute, Temper  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.

Tags: Mind, Turn  ✍ Author: Lord Byron
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There's no point for me to party. I have a girl that I love. I don't need that.

Tags: Girl, Love  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

I'm at the point now where I know I'm doing something right when a movie gets mixed reviews, because then I'm not in the box. I don't want to make it too easy for people and I don't want to make it too easy for myself. I want to try something unusual.

Tags: Easy, Try  ✍ Author: John Cage

If I could have been a marine biologist I would have, but I didn't have that kind of intelligence. Numbers were never my strong point.

Tags: Numbers, Strong  ✍ Author: John Cage

At one point, CERN was toying with patenting the World Wide Web.

Tags: Web, Wide  ✍ Author: Robert Cailliau

African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open-minded, pure and simple.

Tags: Republican, Simple  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.

Tags: Talent, Whether  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.

Tags: Heart, Music  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

My point of view is that men are basically animals, and I'm okay with that.

Tags: Men, View  ✍ Author: Bryan Callen

Over the course of two years, we arrived at a point where we began to look at the value added by making information more easily accessible across the intelligence community, both defense and national.

Tags: Both, Making  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

The office has oversight of people who do analysis and oversight of people who do operations, but it is not charged with doing either. That is an important point to make. Those functions are performed by the CIA, DIA and other agencies.

Tags: Either, Office  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

The Green Party represents that majority point of view within the U.S.

Tags: Party, Within  ✍ Author: Peter Camejo

One in four of us will have a mental illness at some point. That is a lot of people.

Tags: Four, Illness  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

To me, there's no point in writing merely to entertain.

Tags: Entertain, Writing  ✍ Author: Bebe Moore Campbell

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.

Tags: Inspirational, Men  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.

Tags: Desire, Love  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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: Mean, Music  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I was a professional athlete, the best baseball player in the world at one point.

Tags: Baseball, Best  ✍ Author: Jose Canseco

But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.

Tags: Song, Write  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

Even the most self-confident people, at one point of their lives, felt like outsiders or felt like they weren't being heard or seen or witnessed in some way.

Tags: Lives, Seen  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.

Tags: Essential, Rest  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting.

Tags: Desperate, Learning  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point... and they're still yelling.

Tags: Parents, Yelling  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I'm not the healthiest, but I am healthy. I'm healthy to the point where there are things that I have to eat that I don't want to eat, but I eat it because I'm enjoying staying alive.

Tags: Alive, Healthy  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.

Tags: America, United  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

See, to me, rock'n'roll doesn't have any point. It's just fun. It has a million different angles and they're all valid. But I think rock might be a world issue.

Tags: Fun, Rock  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

Paul Butterfield and I had a band together at one point.

Tags: Band, Together  ✍ Author: Rick Danko

Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore.

Tags: Book, Writing  ✍ Author: Robyn Davidson

I'm at the point in my career where to be a winner is more important than any individual things.

Tags: Career, Winner  ✍ Author: Chili Davis

Morale is at the lowest point since I've been here.

Tags: Here, Since  ✍ Author: David Davis

Come on, when does it come to the point where your name can't come up in trade talks? Willie Mays got traded. Pedro Martinez got traded. So what? That's part of the game.

Tags: Game, Name  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

I swing both ways. I can see things from a kind of conservative point of view and from a more socially liberal or left-wing point of view.

Tags: Both, Liberal  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

It's an important point to realize that the genetic programming of our lives is not fully deterministic. It is statistical - it is in any animal merely statistical - not deterministic.

Tags: Lives, Realize  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

Tags: Another, Goal  ✍ Author: John Dewey

You reach a point where you don't work for money.

Tags: Money, Work  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

The point in me playing with Prince was to let a lot of people know that I can play trap. I don't think people know that.

Tags: Playing, Prince  ✍ Author: Sheila E.

Every week I get letters from people worldwide who feel that the possibilian point of view represents their understanding better than either religion or neo-atheism.

Tags: Religion, Week  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

I heard Nirvana, and discovered that songs could be like poetry, but a little bit more refined: you didn't have to have 20 verses to get your point across.

Tags: Poetry, Songs  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

Every country that's ever been the most powerful country in the world ceases to be the most powerful country in the world at some point.

Tags: Country, Powerful  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

Some experts look at global warming, increased world temperature, as the critical tipping point that is causing a crash in coral reef health around the world. And there's no question that it is a factor, but it's preceded by the loss of resilience and degradation.

Tags: Health, Question  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

If I have no children what would be the point of living.

Tags: Children, Living  ✍ Author: Sheena Easton

Style is the perfection of a point of view.

Tags: Perfection, Style  ✍ Author: Richard Eberhart

There must be a better reason to have a baby than to provide a plot point in a rom-com. Don't you think?

Tags: Baby, Reason  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.

Tags: Actor, Wants  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

I don't see the point of having 80 million people online if all they are doing in the end is talking to ghosts in the suburbs.

Tags: End, Talking  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous.

Tags: Fortune, Highest  ✍ Author: Maria Edgeworth

Life is always at some turning point.

Tags: Life, Turning  ✍ Author: Irwin Edman

At that point, which would be around February 2002, they came and they confiscated my computer, because, they said, they were suspecting that I was communicating with certain Senate members and taking this issue outside the Bureau.

Tags: Said, Taking  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

You get to a point where it gets very complex, where you have money laundering activities, drug related activities, and terrorist support activities converging at certain points and becoming one.

Tags: Money, Support  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry.

Tags: Girl, Poetry  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

I followed most of the 80's bands into the 90's as most of those folks who hadn't moved away were all still active. However, there was a point when I lost track of the new bands coming up.

Tags: Away, Lost  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention.

Tags: Attention, Less  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different brand. User-generated content without editorial oversight will simply be background noise.

Tags: Appreciate, Simply  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

I still believe that any country understands that if they use nuclear weapons, they will be wiped out of existence. They could be irrational in many ways, but I don't think they're irrational to the point that they're ready to annihilate their own country.

Tags: Country, Ready  ✍ Author: Mohamed ElBaradei

There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.

Tags: Real, View  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

You can never rely on musicians. I quit high school at one point to make a go of it with this band and we kept breaking up. So I went back to school.

Tags: High, School  ✍ Author: David James Elliott

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.

Tags: Happiness, Willing  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

I got space from Travis Air Force Base, went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines. I was off and running.

Tags: American, Off  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

If I get in a relationship, it's always for the long-term; if not, I don't see the point.

 ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

It is God's planet - and he's taking care of it. And I don't believe that anything we do will raise or lower the temperature one point.

Tags: Care, God  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

There is a point at which methods devour themselves.

Tags: Devour, Themselves  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn't a crazy glue sniffer.

Tags: Crazy, Fairy  ✍ Author: Chris Farley

I was interested in implements of mass destruction - from an academic point of view.

Tags: Interested, View  ✍ Author: Dan Farmer

There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream.

Tags: Dream, Reality  ✍ Author: Frances Farmer

There's no point in swanning through and being cool as a breeze in every scene. It's not really that interesting. Even if you're a superhero.

Tags: Cool, Superhero  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

But the point you need to know is that no president at war cut taxes $1.5 trillion, like Bush did.

Tags: President, War  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

Obviously talent gets you to a certain point, but it's what you do with it, how you handle.

Tags: Handle, Talent  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I'm a pretty feminized geek, you know? I have that point of view, I grew up around a lot of girls, so I'm pretty sensitive to that. But I don't dare say 'I know how women think.'

Tags: Pretty, Women  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

If you keep bashing your head against the same wall, at some point you're going to fall over and be still for awhile.

Tags: Against, Keep  ✍ Author: Feist

I made the first Feist album in '98. So at that point, it was my nickname. It was as far as with my circle of friends, and just felt more accurate than two names.

Tags: Far, Friends  ✍ Author: Feist

There isn't much point in the whole 'celebrity' nonsense unless one is prepared to go out on a limb and, one hopes, speak up for some under-represented section of the community.

Tags: Speak, Whole  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is.

Tags: Health, Idea  ✍ Author: Alex Ferguson

The fundamental point in fabricating a chain reacting machine is of course to see to it that each fission produces a certain number of neutrons and some of these neutrons will again produce fission.

Tags: Again, Number  ✍ Author: Enrico Fermi

But I'm never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.

Tags: Life, Stop  ✍ Author: Abel Ferrara

I'm a lapsed Buddhist like I'm a lapsed Catholic. I take it to a point.

Tags: Buddhist, Catholic  ✍ Author: Abel Ferrara

I work really long hours and work a lot and have done press tours and junkets, but there is nothing like a presidential campaign that I have experienced before...I think at one point we visited three different cities in one state in 12 hours. It's exhausting.

Tags: Done, Work  ✍ Author: America Ferrera
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