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It's warts and all in my songs, and I think that's why people can relate to them.

Tags: Songs, Warts  ✍ Author: Adele

Why do I need succession planning? I'm very alert, I'm very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.

Tags: Intention, Planning  ✍ Author: Sheldon Adelson

I would come, many years later, to understand why 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is considered 'an important novel', but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.

Tags: Friend, Understand  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give.

Tags: Give, Love  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.

Tags: Blind, Forces  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Why not mix this and that? If soy goes well with fish, how come no one does beef carpaccio with soy? Why do we have such a taste and not another? It's all about culture. There is something, however, that I really don't like: bell peppers.

Tags: Another, Fish  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

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: Able, Work  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.

Tags: Movies, President  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Why can't people just say they were moved? Why do they have to say it's sappy?

Tags: Moved, Sappy  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

I think we can question whether degrees are antediluvian. Online learning has flexibility. Why not master courses in energy, writing, communications, and engineering and get a credential?

Tags: Learning, Writing  ✍ Author: John Agar

I love theatrics and have a huge imagination: Why would I want to sit onstage and sing a bunch of ballads back-to-back?

Tags: Love, Sing  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I write about emotions - falling in and out of love, finding what you want to do, no matter where you are or who you are. I think that's why people feel connected.

Tags: Love, Matter  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.

Tags: Corruption, Fight  ✍ Author: Ama Ata Aidoo

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Tags: Another, Here  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.

Tags: Beverage, Food  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?

Tags: Days, Numbered  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

Tags: Humble, Real  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.

Tags: Admire, Knowing  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.

Tags: Dark, Happy  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

I wish I knew why I am so anguished.

Tags: Knew, Wish  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Why is it you always meet people when you look your worst?

Tags: Meet, Worst  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman?

Tags: Good, Woman  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.

Tags: Bed, Wear  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Tags: Birth, Involved  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.

Tags: After, Truth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain
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There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.

Tags: Angry, Away  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

Why was I born with such contemporaries?

Tags: Born  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

Tags: Money, Understand  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Tags: Friendship, Others  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Tags: Happen, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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: Mean, Pretty  ✍ Author: Sebastian Bach

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.

Tags: Body, Religious  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?

Tags: Humble, Opinion  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.

Tags: Poverty, Rich  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.

Tags: Good, Reason  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Being trendy is dangerous. I've never been trendy, which is why I've never really fallen out of favour.

Tags: Dangerous, Fallen  ✍ Author: David Bailey

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.

Tags: Mystery, Sea  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

When I have a girlfriend, I feel caged in, I don't know why.

Tags: Caged, Girlfriend  ✍ Author: Scott Baio

When I was first elected I was puzzled why they were holding events in my honor as a mere freshman. I asked myself, why is a federal entity so involved in political activity?

Tags: Honor, Political  ✍ Author: Brian Baird

The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions.

Tags: Greatest, Rather  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

I don't let people use me. That's why I like a small number of people in my life. The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes, so I just try to keep it at a minimum.

Tags: Life, Small  ✍ Author: Anita Baker

That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.

Tags: Necessary, Reason  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

When I really want to be soothed and reminded of why people bother to fiddle with sentences, I often read poetry.

Tags: Often, Poetry  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

The problem I have with schools is, people are taught, 'This is how you do this.' They're not taught about why you do this.

Tags: Problem, Taught  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?

Tags: Best, God  ✍ Author: Jim Bakker

The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like.

Tags: Cool, Life  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

Why go somewhere else and start up all over again?

Tags: Else, Start  ✍ Author: John Baldacci

I tell people, if you really want me to look that good, why don't you cough up about $2 million more and hire Alec or Billy? If you want me to do it, this is what you get.

Tags: Good, Tell  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

I have no idea what goes on in another person's mind. As a legislator, I need to be good at persuading people, counting votes and getting to 50 percent plus one. I don't go back and say, 'Why did this person get to the right position?' It's only, 'Are you yes or are you no?'

Tags: Good, Mind  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?

Tags: Someone, Trying  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.

Tags: Fearless, Scared  ✍ 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: Mean, Powerful  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I'm aware of 'Twilight,' but I've never seen the movies or read any of the books. Frankly, the story leaves me cold - why do a vampire story about abstinence?

Tags: Movies, Read  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Somebody asked me, 'Why do people like vampires so much?' This was right after Obama had been elected and I said, 'Because we just spent eight years being sucked dry by one.'

Tags: After, Said  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.

Tags: God, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

There are certain things that they say you can't do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That's why you have so much crime and violence.

Tags: Secret, Violence  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

But the fact that we had to devalue by 40% at once means that Malawians are feeling the shock, the impact of that huge devaluation and particularly rural people, the poor are the ones that are going to be most affected. That is why there is the austerity plan.

Tags: Feeling, Poor  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

I will forever be thankful to the Malawians and international community, and my professional army and army general, who said: 'No, we will follow the constitution.' That's why I'm here.

Tags: Said, Thankful  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.

Tags: Powerful, Service  ✍ Author: Albert Bandura

In Europe, you would almost never have people with large amounts of income being happy with a two-volume vehicle like a hatchback or a minivan. They want to structurally show their societal position, which is why three volumes are so popular. They show 'I'm part of that hierarchy.'

Tags: Happy, Show  ✍ Author: Chris Bangle

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: Mean, Whole  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

That's one reason why it's pretty worthless, I can't totally buy it, if you think about it, it's things like the Phil Spector records. On one level they were rebellion, on another level they were keeping the teenager in his place.

Tags: Place, Pretty  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?

Tags: End, Money  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It's like stealing a two-year-old.

Tags: Anyone, Shopping  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?

Tags: Else, Fire  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Why go to a machine when you could go to a human being?

Tags: Human, Machine  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, 'Too much of a good thing can be wonderful'.

Tags: Good, Said  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire - in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?

Tags: Here, Living  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

People wonder why first-time directors can make a brilliant picture, then suck on the second one. It's because they're a little terrified the first time. So they listen to all the experts around them.

Tags: Picture, Time  ✍ Author: James Caan

Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn't a moustache?

Tags: Hearts, King  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

Why? Will no man ever do something without a why? Just like that? For the hell of it?

Tags: Hell  ✍ Author: Michael Cacoyannis

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

Tags: Old, Understand  ✍ Author: John Cage

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

Tags: Beautiful, Reason  ✍ Author: John Cage

When I read about how 200 people died on a polar expedition, I wonder why they didn't get to know the Inuit people who were around and presumably know something about surviving in the Arctic after living there for thousands of years. Talking to people is a survival mechanism.

Tags: After, Living  ✍ Author: James Cagney

One of the questions that I often get is, 'Why are you running to be President?'. To Be President! What did I miss? I'm not running to go to Disneyland.

Tags: Often, President  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I love storytelling and I love just relating directly to an audience. That's why we do theatre, it's because we love contact with the audience. We love the fact that the audience will change us. The way the audience responds makes us change our performance.

Tags: Change, Love  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Jesus is absolutely at the centre of Western civilisation and part of my fascination with him is, why? What is it about this particular man and his story?

Tags: Him, Jesus  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

That's what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about awhile ago - course, didn't nobody know what Porgy was.

Tags: Change, Nobody  ✍ Author: Cab Calloway

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.

Tags: Fear, Reason  ✍ Author: John Calvin

People feel that the EU is heading in a direction that they never signed up to. They resent the interference in our national life by what they see as unnecessary rules and regulation. And they wonder what the point of it all is. Put simply, many ask 'why can't we just have what we voted to join - a common market?'

Tags: Life, Put  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I don't always wear underwear. When I'm in the heat, especially, I can't wear it. Like, if I'm wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?

Tags: Flower, Heat  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

I loved watching so many of the great designers I've worked with do what they do. That's why I'm still loyal to the designers that I've known since I was 16.

Tags: Great, Loved  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

I seem to have been able to make a career out of doing what I feel like doing, so why not keep doing it? What's corrupting is wanting to be more important. You want to be more arty - you get your identity from that. Or you get your identity out of making more money.

Tags: Career, Money  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Whenever there is a catastrophe, some religious people inevitably ask, 'Why didn't God do something? Where was God when all those people died?'

Tags: God, Religious  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?

Tags: Government, Marriage  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

My theology is such that the God who loves Israel and will not forsake Israel - which is why I want to see Israel have a secure nation with secure borders - also loves the Palestinians.

Tags: God, Nation  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

There are reasons why Religious Right Evangelicals will continue to dominate religious discourse, not only in their own sector of the Christian community, but also in what transpires in mainline denominations.

Tags: Christian, Religious  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor.

Tags: Poor, Reason  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?

Tags: Decision, Eyes  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

The second we see somebody on the street or meet someone, we make snap judgments about them, about who they are and why we wouldn't necessarily sit with them or why we would or what's cool or not cool.

Tags: Cool, Someone  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Salads was a big indicator of that - there was a huge market out there for it. And why not tap it? Some of the things we are doing now around the globe are responding to customers. It's not because some guy sued you.

Tags: Big, Guy  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

In the '70s, the gay movement was really making strides. Huge strides. And then AIDS came along and slapped a judgment on it all and the Right Wing religious movement was like, 'See. This is why, we told you.' And it pushed back the movement 30 years.

Tags: Gay, Making  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Eddie Cantor

I really unfortunately don't have tons of hilarious Sundance stories, because really I am not the biggest fan of hanging out, but the reason why is because I never go see other people's movies and I think that's the way to do it.

Tags: Movies, Reason  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

Now I know why tigers eat their young.

Tags: Eat, Young  ✍ Author: Al Capone

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

Tags: Few, Good  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years.

Tags: Country, Future  ✍ Author: Lois Capps

Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.

Tags: Angry, Put  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

Talking to my wife, we stare at each other, saying, 'How is this happening? Why is this happening? Why now?' It's nothing I ever aspired to.

Tags: Saying, Wife  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

The Marines was a fresh start - that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name.

Tags: Change, Moving On  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

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