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What I find problematic is the suggestion that when, say, Madonna adopts an African child, she is saving Africa. It's not that simple. You have to do more than go there and adopt a child or show us pictures of children with flies in their eyes. That simplifies Africa.

Tags: Children, Eyes  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I believe in angels, so it's simple.

Tags: Angels  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

Tags: Hard, Him  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

The exercises of our meeting are to be simple and devoid of all ceremonial and formalism.

Tags: Ceremonial, Meeting  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

I am not a multimillionaire. I don't own a yacht or a Ferrari. I live in a 60-square- metre flat. My needs are simple.

Tags: Flat, Needs  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

The words of truth are simple.

Tags: Truth, Words  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

After having my baby I felt like I'd been introduced to my life, I slowed down, I paid more attention to simple things, I addressed a few issues in my own life, I even got married, I looked at what was important and what wasn't, and so I used that experience for inspiration.

Tags: Experience, Life  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

Tags: Here, Ignorant  ✍ Author: John Adams

Here lies a plain and simple Jew who wrote in plain and simple prose.

Tags: Here, Lies  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

Tags: God, Solution  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Tags: Possible, Simpler  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

Tags: Simpler  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Tags: May, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

Tags: Possible, Simpler  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.

Tags: Describe, Less  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Tags: Kindness, Religion  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Tags: Good, Smile  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Tags: Pure, Truth  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.

Tags: Become, Wrong  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Tags: Courage, Easy  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.

Tags: Power, Used  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds. In their splendor, images effect a very simple communion of souls.

Tags: Ideas, Minds  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard
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You all want to know what is my dream? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover.

Tags: Dream, Walk  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.

Tags: Balance, Keep  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

I'm not a philosopher, I'm just a simple boy from East Ham.

Tags: Boy, East  ✍ Author: David Bailey

We worked very hard to make extensions very simple.

Tags: Hard, Worked  ✍ Author: Kenny Baker

It 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.

Tags: Husband, Time  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.

Tags: Book, Real  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.

Tags: Business, Difficult  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

Tags: Anger, Humble  ✍ Author: James Cagney

'Rolling Stone' had started something called 'Outside,' and since I was one of two people in the office that liked going outside, I was pegged to work on it. The concept of the magazine was simple: literate writing about the out-of-doors. I jumped at the opportunity.

Tags: Work, Writing  ✍ Author: James Cagney

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: Point, Republican  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.

Tags: Police, Pure  ✍ Author: David Cameron

We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea.

Tags: Company, Idea  ✍ Author: James Cameron

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

Tags: God, Religion  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

You know, we have a fiscal train wreck before us. And unless we act, and act deliberately, we're not going to enable our kids to have what we have. It's plain and simple as that.

Tags: Act, Kids  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

My message tonight is a simple one - the journey is getting exciting and this great state is on the move.

Tags: Getting, Great  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

Tags: Energy, Positive  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

Tags: Modest, Virtue  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Tags: Life, Making  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.

Tags: Direct, Requires  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.

Tags: Big, Care  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake.

Tags: Big, Pretty  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.

Tags: Life, Thinking  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.

Tags: Loved, Sound  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now.

Tags: Decision, Time  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

Having a self, even a simple self, allows you to look into the world and put a mark over what is more important and less important. It's a way of classifying the world in terms of your own needs.

Tags: Put, Self  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

In 'Self Comes to Mind' I pay a lot of attention to simple creatures without brains or minds, because those 'cartooned abstractions of who we are' operate on precisely the same principles that we do.

Tags: Mind, Self  ✍ Author: Antonio Damasio

Simple people have much to offer. We, too, in return, must give to them to the best of our abilities. We must, with all our heart, try to help them acquire what they truly deserve.

Tags: Best, Heart  ✍ Author: Simin Daneshvar

Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I'm a man of simple pleasures, really.

Tags: Great, Monday  ✍ Author: Arthur Darvill

My approach to my subjects was very simple. I never had them pose, we just talked about everything in the world.

Tags: Approach, Pose  ✍ Author: Jo Davidson

I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it?

Tags: Laughter, Why  ✍ Author: John Davidson

My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears, or inspiration. Otherwise, why do it? It's the communication.

Tags: Laughter, Why  ✍ Author: John Davidson

Our old site did not have very good support for the disabled, but our new site should soon have much better support. With all of our content in divs now, we can hide all but the relevant chunks of content and navigation with a simple alternate CSS file.

Tags: Good, Old  ✍ Author: John Davidson

So how can we test the idea that the transition from nonlife to life is simple enough to happen repeatedly? The most obvious and straightforward way is to search for a second form of life on Earth. No planet is more Earth-like than Earth itself, so if the path to life is easy, then life should have started up many times over right here.

Tags: Happen, Life  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.

Tags: Difficult, Nature  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.

Tags: Blind, Faith  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.

Tags: Life, Living  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

You can go out and find ways to make your own record and get it out there now. If you really want to, you can be heard. Keep things simple. Learn to go out and play solo. That's a really really good thing to learn, if you're a singer-songwriter. Don't be dependent on a band because you may not always be able to afford one.

Tags: Good, May  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

Out of the simple consonants of the alphabet and our eleven vowels and diphthongs all possible syllables of a certain sort were constructed, a vowel sound being placed between two consonants.

Tags: Between, Possible  ✍ Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.

Tags: God, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged.

Tags: Challenged, Tired  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.

Tags: Future, Hope  ✍ Author: Arthur Eddington

At work, we have fantastic catering people. They feed the cast and crew all day, and they're sensitive to the needs of picky vegetarians like me. They have delicious salads. I keep mine simple: romaine lettuce, avocado, baked tofu, carrots, tomatoes and Asian dressing.

Tags: Keep, Work  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward.

Tags: Less, System  ✍ Author: Charles Edison

I see people detained for simple INS violations.

Tags: Detained, Violations  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.

Tags: Hope, Positive  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

To me, the print business model is so simple, where readers pay a dollar for all the content within, and that supports the enterprise.

Tags: Business, Within  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

The father's greatest folly is that he believes he can be a much more simple person than he is; he is not really able to deal with his own complexity as a human being.

Tags: Father, Greatest  ✍ Author: Atom Egoyan

The internet was supposed to make this whole business of job searching rational and simple. You could post your resume and companies would search them and they'd find you. It doesn't seem to work that way. There aren't enough jobs for experienced, college educated managers and professionals.

Tags: Business, Work  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.

Tags: Pleasures, Survival  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Keep it simple.

Tags: Keep  ✍ Author: Alfred Eisenstaedt

I'm looking for a feel and I have to find what that feel is before I can move on from there. I'm not necessarily catching stuff in such a simple way - I don't need to. So, I'm going for something else.

Tags: Else, Looking  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

Tags: Language, Words  ✍ Author: George Eliot

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

Tags: Human, Wisdom  ✍ Author: George Eliot

I'd like people to know that you can head off kidney disease, maybe prevent a transplant or stop the disease from progressing after detection by doing a simple urine test in the doctor's office.

Tags: After, Off  ✍ Author: Sean Elliott

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.

Tags: Best, Success  ✍ Author: Sam Ewing

I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true. It's that simple!

Tags: Atheist, True  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours on the silver screen doesn't make me a better person than the next man. So, I mind all those things. Simple things.

Tags: Life, Mind  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

I keep everything very simple. I like telling stories.

Tags: Keep, Stories  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

Wearing a tuxedo isn't as simple as it sounds. I've been to a lot of award shows in Hollywood over the years and have seen some pretty sad tuxes. It's surprisingly easy to go off the rails.

Tags: Pretty, Sad  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

I'd hear some beautiful Sade or Kings Of Convenience ballad remixed in a club, and I liked that these simple little songs seemed to be masquerading. They had put on superhero costumes, got all beefy, and here they were on the dance floor. I was interested in that. I can't make electronic beats, so I leave it to the pros like Boys Noize and Chromeo.

Tags: Beautiful, Put  ✍ Author: Feist

Any kind of anthemic song, for the most part, they're on the positive side of things. It's not hard to identify when a melody is just one degree too complicated or one degree too simple and where that line of pop memorability lies.

Tags: Hard, Positive  ✍ Author: Feist

The difference between relief pitching when I did it today is simple, there is too much of it. It's one of those cases where more is not necessarily better.

Tags: Between, Today  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

If you are not happy with the song, don't sing it. Simple as that - no-one forces you to do it.

Tags: Happy, Song  ✍ Author: Rebecca Ferguson

If you do something as simple as 15-minute ice baths three days a week, and you time those baths properly, you can significantly multiply your fat loss.

Tags: Days, Time  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

Often people display a curious respect for a man drunk, rather like the respect of simple races for the insane... There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions.

Tags: Drunk, Respect  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity.

Tags: Money, Music  ✍ Author: Kenny G

Making a record with 'Depeche Mode' is not a simple process. It's quite complicated and long. We have the luxury of time. I'm not sure that's such a good thing when you're being creative.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Dave Gahan

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.

Tags: Mind, Money  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Stand  ✍ Author: Galileo Galilei

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

Tags: Enough, Humility  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

Tags: Change, Put  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Because for me, '60s pop music is amongst the most complicated or complex music because it has so many resonances which strike you. The music itself is often simple, but the way that I interpret it, or the way I think it's interpreted culturally, is very complex.

Tags: Music, Often  ✍ Author: Tim Gane

I like things simple.

 ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don't want to write, do something else. It's as simple as that.

Tags: Else, Yourself  ✍ Author: Mary Garden

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.

Tags: Conviction, Political  ✍ Author: John W. Gardner

I want a guy who can clean my gutters and kill my spiders - who's simple yet layered.

Tags: Clean, Guy  ✍ Author: Kelli Garner