I was a competitive guy growing up.
I have survivor's curiosity, I guess.
George H. W. Bush
It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America.
Marquis de Lafayette
We're here to win. We're not here just for the experience.
e. e. cummings
Quotes To Explore
One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know.
Triple tonguing? It was sort of invented. It wasn't in the script. It was something that I came up with.
Oh, youth is a wicked, cruel thing - eating miracles with its breakfast and not knowing they are not porridge.
I'm not very good at going to sleep, and that's probably my worst problem. I don't need much more than seven and a half hours, but I probably get six. I take all my problems to bed with me and fret. I can't switch off.
White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
Susan B. Anthony
One of the major aspects of film composing is that it's not so much a musical thing as it is communicating your ideas with the director, who often does not come from a musical background.
Whether you're on TV or on the stage, you have to work hard to stay fresh, real, and full of energy. You can't settle back. You always have to stay on your toes.
We must continue building in all corners of the Land of Israel, with determination and without being confused.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe. I have too much talent for that.
Theo Van Gogh
Working your core always, your foot speed, jumping rope, push-ups and sit-ups - things like that are really important. Those things will pay off more than just doing what a bench press will.
Video games are a special kind of play, but at root, they're about the same things as other games: embracing particular rules and restrictions in order to develop skills and experience rewards. When a game is well-designed, it's the balance between these factors that engages people on a fundamental level.
When you look at our world, the truth is that we're all under the influence of politics.
As a girl I wanted the Cyndi Lauper hairstyle, with the shaved side of the head, or the Sharon Stone perm from 'Total Recall.'
I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman.
The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.
If we are able to get inside the music and inhabit it convincingly enough, it will cause everyone to find each other in this new psychological space. And that's most exciting.
Michael Tilson Thomas
I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.
I don't think you can run around and crash and bang quite the way that I might have done in the past.
John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children.
I'm just overwhelmed with the fact that I had a signature shoe. It's actually 'my shoe.'
The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.
William O. Douglas
It's true that the original idea was mine, but what you see today is the work of probably tens of thousands of the world's best engineers, all concentrating on improving the product, reducing the cost, things of that sort.
Seems like God don't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams - but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.
One thing my dad always told me, was he would make sure I always had what he didn't have. He couldn't play basketball because he didn't have tennis shoes - so I had five pairs of tennis shoes.
Robert Griffin III
One has to divide Warren Buffet into different periods. There is a continuously evolving style of Warren Buffett.
The Guardian's 'Word of Mouth' blog bridges the gap between blogging and serious food journalism.
Whether you're in a blockbuster or an art film, you have to be able to adapt.
The world isn't one way or another. Things can be changed very, very rapidly by someone with sufficient confidence, sufficient knowledge and sufficient authority.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
I'm really tall - almost six feet - and my features tend to be extreme, especially on TV.
I've always been quiet, more of an observer.
My father's father came from Russia; my mother came from Romania.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
I don't see myself as a rock star. I don't see myself in that way. I'm interested in work that offers some sort of critical dialogue.
I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it's really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people.
The god, it would appear, was frequently thought of as the physical progenitor or first father of his people.
William Robertson Smith
I would love do a guest spot on 'Castle' because Nathan Fillion is so dreamy, and he and I are friends. And I think we could have a lot of fun.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Thomas A. Edison
The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty.
My writing is called exotic or avant-garde because I write about rural places. Has it really come to this, that if you write about the country you are avant-garde? How did this happen? Modern agriculture and spaces are still so relevant.
It's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe.
Federal assistance helps millions of Americans escape poverty every year by providing the stability needed to take advantage of new opportunities. In fact, it is our safety net that allows full participation in the economy. More Americans purchasing goods means more Americans making them, which means more American jobs.
My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies.
I would be lying if I didn't admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I'm not American, the U.S. Department of Transportation stipulated I take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it.
I think everybody has the ability to fall in love with a man or with a woman or a white person or a black person or a Jewish person or a Protestant person or whatever.
What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.
One of the joys of being a Christian or being a person of faith is that you believe deep down that death isn't the worst thing, you know. Not living your life: that's the worst thing. And death is not, it's not all it's cracked up to be. It's not, it's not the end of the world.