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It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.

Tags: Give, Themselves  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

I always take a story that's kind of out there, like an urban myth. I take some possibility that people imagine, that they are familiar with, and try to turn it into a story.

Tags: Story, Try  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.

Tags: Idea, Money  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

Tags: Laugh, Neighbors  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.

Tags: Others, State  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Don't let your sins turn into bad habits.

Tags: Bad, Habits  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.

Tags: Forever, Honor  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Tags: Road, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

Tags: Another, Number  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Anyone who thus looks up has some chance of becoming worthy to be looked up to in turn.

Tags: Anyone, Chance  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

If there is a State, then there is domination, and in turn, there is slavery.

Tags: Slavery, State  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.

Tags: Struggle, While  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second!

Tags: Glorious, Second  ✍ Author: Joseph Banks

You don't have to turn on the TV set. You don't have to work on the Internet. It's up to you.

Tags: Internet, Work  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

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, Point  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I want to create a little chaos and make people's heads turn.

Tags: Chaos, Create  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.

Tags: God, Impossible  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.

Tags: Become, Situation  ✍ Author: Frank Capra

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Passion  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

Still, the change is nearly indescribable - going from total obscurity to walking down a street in New York and having everybody turn and look; to feel the temperature of a room change when I walked in.

Tags: Change, Everybody  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.

Tags: Alone, Left  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.

Tags: Plans, Reality  ✍ Author: Ram Dass

The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product.

Tags: Possible, Together  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

I first discovered my turn of pace when I was playing football as a kid.

Tags: Football, Playing  ✍ Author: Michael East

It's the same the world over. A Hollywood production comes to town, and the locals all turn movie crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Movie  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert
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I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me.

Tags: Death, Sick  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.

Tags: Between, Enough  ✍ Author: George Eliot

When you turn on your radio, you don't always want to hear about someone shootin' some person. Even if that's the lifestyle they live, people don't always want to hear it.

Tags: Hear, Someone  ✍ Author: Missy Elliot

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.

Tags: Leader, Men  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring.

Tags: Bees, Heritage  ✍ Author: Jean Henri Fabre

I always take kind of a zen view of casting and I really don't remember people who passed. I kind of turn it over to the universe and figure, 'Wow, I guess that wasn't meant to be.' It doesn't sit with me.

Tags: Remember, Universe  ✍ Author: Peter Farrelly

That's great advertising when you can turn Chicago into a city you'd want to spend more than three hours in.

Tags: Great, Three  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.

Tags: Put, Themselves  ✍ Author: W. C. Fields

Anyone with a smart phone is a potential eyewitness cameraman capturing and transmitting stories at speeds that turn Reuter photos and traditional reporting into, well... yesterday's news.

Tags: Anyone, Smart  ✍ Author: Harvey Fierstein

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Tags: May, Mistake  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

I'm just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores. It's just there. It's something I don't have to turn on.

Tags: Confident, Sexually  ✍ Author: Megan Fox

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.

Tags: Dead, Often  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

The more you turn down things, the more difficult it becomes to feel that the next one will be right.

Tags: Difficult, Next  ✍ Author: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.

Tags: Somebody, Until  ✍ Author: James A. Garfield

If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave.

Tags: Alive, Today  ✍ Author: Samuel Goldwyn

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.

Tags: Last, Read  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

Tags: Cruel, Leaders  ✍ Author: Che Guevara

So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.

Tags: Moral, Struggle  ✍ Author: Douglas Haig

I'd never choose to turn the clock back.

Tags: Choose, Clock  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

Top-down authority structures turn employees into bootlickers, breed pointless struggles for political advantage, and discourage dissent.

Tags: Advantage, Political  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

They're still considered Olympic eligibles, so there's never an issue whether they're going to turn pro or not. When they get to that level, money is never an issue. They make so much money now.

Tags: Money, Whether  ✍ Author: Dorothy Hamill

When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.

Tags: Bad, Become  ✍ Author: Scott Hamilton

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans.

Tags: America, Visit  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame, as if it were a little alcohol stove, as low as it will go. Then it explodes and that is my idea.

Tags: Alcohol, Idea  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

I do a lot of TV stuff, but I also turn a lot down - it's got to be an adventure.

Tags: Adventure, Stuff  ✍ Author: Vanilla Ice

Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don't have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.

Tags: Problems, Stress  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.

Tags: Gentleman, Music  ✍ Author: Neil Innes

You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it'll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it's not even funny.

Tags: Funny, Touch  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.

Tags: Time  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

I feel it's my responsibility to turn people on to great music.

Tags: Great, Music  ✍ Author: Randy Jackson

If you can turn your wants into your needs, you can do anything.

Tags: Needs, Wants  ✍ Author: Randy Jackson

I think among the population at large, people are openly fascinated with crime and don't feel any shame over it. It's only the opinion-makers and the 'opinion elites' who turn up their noses.

Tags: Crime, Opinion  ✍ Author: Bill James

All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It's like an ideal of racial purity.

Tags: Men, Straight  ✍ Author: Derek Jarman

It is through accepting other people in our own countries that we shall come to respect our neighbours and be respected in our turn.

Tags: Respect, Shall  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

I don't watch the dailies. You want to just turn in your resignation when you watch the dailies.

Tags: Watch  ✍ Author: Richard Jenkins

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.

Tags: Company, Ideas  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.

Tags: Book, Library  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Tags: Attitude, Strength  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

Tags: Healthy, Others  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

If you're really invested in feeling bad about the world, there are a lot of media outlets out there that you can turn to.

Tags: Bad, Feeling  ✍ Author: Daryn Kagan

The difference is that if we turn from the Gentile first, we will have the Almighty as the immediate staff and our comfort. If not, we will have neither the Gentile nor, for a terrible stage, the Almighty.

Tags: Difference, Nor  ✍ Author: Meir Kahane

I'm always trying to turn things upside down and see if they look any better.

Tags: Trying, Upside  ✍ Author: Tibor Kalman

If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.

Tags: False, History  ✍ Author: Dean Kamen

The bikini waxing, after we go there you can't turn back.

Tags: After, Bikini  ✍ Author: Khloe Kardashian

It was just a hobby. I didn't expect it to turn into a business.

Tags: Business, Expect  ✍ Author: Phil Katz

People have to eat and it's good to have a last-resort dole they can turn to.

Tags: Eat, Good  ✍ Author: Mickey Kaus

Everything I turn up to, I think I'm going to enjoy. I never look back, so I don't have regrets.

Tags: Enjoy, Regrets  ✍ Author: Kevin Keegan

I'm really good at solitaire and I can turn my arms in full circles.

Tags: Full, Good  ✍ Author: Skylar Laine

The Who, England's most self-conscious band, have released 'Quadrophenia,' which in turn freezes in time our image of the mid-Sixties Mod sensibility.

Tags: Band, Time  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

When you turn from one room to the next, when your animal senses no longer perceive the sounds of the dishwasher, the ticking clock, the smell of a chicken roasting - the kitchen and all its seemingly discrete bits dissolve into nothingness - or into waves of probability.

Tags: Longer, Next  ✍ Author: Robert Lanza

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

Tags: Become, Socialism  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

Let's turn British inventions into British industries, British factories and British jobs. Let them make pounds for us, not dollars marks or yen for others.

Tags: Jobs, Others  ✍ Author: John Major

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Tags: Off, Water  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

My music is like a spinning ball. It can turn in one direction, and then it comes back to origins.

Tags: Direction, Music  ✍ Author: Youssou N\'Dour

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.

Tags: Politics  ✍ Author: Ralph Nader

I haven't got the kind of discipline where I can turn my emotion inside out and then just switch off. It affects me fairly profoundly and I don't like putting myself through that kind of mincer every day.

Tags: Discipline, Off  ✍ Author: Jimmy Nail

Never take no for answer, and try to make films that turn you on.

Tags: Films, Try  ✍ Author: Mira Nair

We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.

Tags: Legal, President  ✍ Author: Scott Nearing

As I turn 91 this June 8th, I have to admit my hours at the easel have diminished.

Tags: Admit, Hours  ✍ Author: LeRoy Neiman

I can barely turn on my computer!

Tags: Barely, Computer  ✍ Author: Jack Nicklaus

Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Tags: Him, Monster  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.

Tags: Prosper, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Earl Nightingale

I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned.

Tags: American, Care  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

There have been a few occurrences where people in restaurants have sent me a rasher of bacon, which I am not going to turn my nose up at. I never let them down.

Tags: Few, Nose  ✍ Author: Nick Offerman

I'm a very simple man. You've got to have, like, a computer nowadays to turn the TV on and off... and the nightmare continues.

Tags: Off, Simple  ✍ Author: Ozzy Osbourne

I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice.

Tags: Cannot, Honor  ✍ Author: Ozzy Osbourne

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.

Tags: Good, Pain  ✍ Author: James Otis

You know, my family stood for something that they believed in, and I wasn't about to turn my back on them.

Tags: Family, Stood  ✍ Author: Rafael Palmeiro

My hope is that we will turn Greece into maybe the most transparent country in the world with everything on the web.

Tags: Country, Hope  ✍ Author: George Papandreou

At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.

Tags: Idea, Time  ✍ Author: Rosa Parks

In any case, you can't turn back the clock.

Tags: Case, Clock  ✍ Author: Michel Patini

True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.

Tags: Men, True  ✍ Author: William Penn

Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.

Tags: Business, Performing  ✍ Author: Dan Rather

I'm not going to turn down an Oscar, but I'm not strategizing for one.

Tags: Oscar  ✍ Author: Brett Ratner

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

Tags: Disaster, Tried  ✍ Author: John D. Rockefeller

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