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  1. As a kid, my parents would always listen to a lot of Beatles, Queen, Elvis. My mom was born and raised in Italy, and my dad was born in Canada and moved back and forth between Canada and Italy, so they would also listen to all the big Italian stars like Eros Ramazzotti, Gigi D’Alessio, Tiziano Ferro, Laura Pausini.
  2. As a female and someone who’s young, I’m still coming into my own, and I still have struggles. I know how I look; I know what my flaws are – I don’t need anybody to tell me that.
  3. All I’m really good at is making music and singing and doing this. I’m not good at fashion, so I don’t see a point in trying to be good at that.
  4. ‘Wild Things’ is saying, ‘I don’t have to belong anywhere. This is where I belong.’ It’s a place in the back of my mind that I created, and it’s cool, and I love it here.
  5. ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green is a very great book. I feel like every teenage girl says John Green’s ‘Fault In Our Stars,’ but ‘Looking For Alaska’ is better.
  6. Would-be drug companies must either produce medicines that stand up to federal scrutiny, demonstrate that their data has value to other companies, or go out of business.
  7. With 950 reporters and 79 bureaus, Bloomberg competes to break news with Dow Jones, Reuters and Bridge News along with newspaper Web sites, dozens of smaller Internet sites, and even gossipy chat rooms.
  8. While Wall Street firms typically underwrite offerings in teams, the lead underwriter, or manager, of the offering has primary responsibility for selling the offering and reaps much of the fees and profit.
  9. When all the plants in a region are running at full steam, there is simply no way to get more power.
  10. Whatever the potential pitfalls, banks are increasingly enthusiastic about venture capital, particularly in new companies with strong prospects in fields like health care and technology.
  11. Wal-Mart does not do big mergers, though it will buy much smaller competitors in so-called ‘tuck-in acquisitions.’
  12. Volatility may be rising simply because investors must digest more information every day.
  13. Trust-me companies are companies whose financial results gallop ahead of their businesses, companies with seemingly perfect control over their quarterly sales and profits. Companies whose financial statements are loaded with footnotes: companies that short-sellers often attack but rarely dent.
  14. Trust the Canadians to produce a game about mutual funds that is actually more boring than the real thing.
  15. Trailer home borrowers, mostly near the bottom of the economic ladder, often default on their loans.
  16. Traditionally, companies have made major announcements before or after the close of trading so that all interested investors and analysts are apprised of the news before trading resumes in their stocks.
  17. To finance deficits, the government must sell bonds to investors, competing for capital that could otherwise be used to invest in stocks or corporate bonds. Government borrowings raise long-term interest rates, stifling economic growth.
  18. To economists, prices serve as crucial signals to producers and consumers. In a regulated market, the state sets prices high enough for private companies to cover their costs and earn a guaranteed profit for their investors. But in a deregulated market, prices should vary with demand and supply.
  19. The world is filled with great sporting events.
  20. The thing to do with mutual funds is to buy a couple of decent ones, set up an investment plan and then never, ever think about them again, except maybe once a quarter or so when you take a peek at your statements to make sure that you have not accidentally been buying the Fidelity Peace-in-the-Middle-East fund.
  21. The stock prices of networking equipment companies like Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks sometimes seem as if they are priced for perpetual success.
  22. The notion that employees and companies have a social contract with each other that goes beyond a paycheck has largely vanished in United States business.
  23. The most distinguishing element of my novels is that I try as hard as I can – within the context of a popular commercial thriller – to make them feel authentic. Drawing on real locations and real events is part of that authenticity.
  24. The market always, in theory at least, looks ahead. And it’s always trying to take in every bit of information that it can as quickly as it can. You don’t really care so much if the company made a dollar last year; you want to know what it’s going to make this year.
  25. The lower spreads mean lower costs for investors, because Nasdaq investors generally do not trade directly with one another. Instead, they usually buy and sell from market-makers, brokerage firms that flip shares between buyers and sellers and keep the spread for themselves.
  26. The fact that we haven’t faced another major terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11 is a very significant achievement, and one that’s easy to forget – it’s the dog that doesn’t bark.
  27. The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated.
  28. The details of the personal expenses that executives put on the company tab often are not known because loopholes in federal disclosure rules let publicly traded companies generally avoid disclosing the perks they give executives along with pay and stock options.
  29. The credit quality of junk bonds varies widely.
  30. The biggest profit center for investment banks is the hefty fees they charge for underwriting stock offerings and giving financial advice, and analysts put those profits at risk if they publish negative conclusions about the companies that pay the fees.
  31. The Wahhabists are the boogeymen, the guys who will chop the head off any American they catch. And they will destroy Iraq without a second thought if they believe that the instability will benefit them.
  32. The Fed’s ability to raise and lower short-term interest rates is its primary control over the economy.
  33. The American pledge not to negotiate with terrorists has been honored more in the breach than the observance from the moment President Ronald Reagan made it.
  34. Technology investment drove growth in the 1990s, both directly and by fueling a rising stock market that led to increased consumer spending.
  35. Studies show that Avastin can prolong the lives of patients with late-stage breast and lung cancer by several months when the drug is combined with existing therapies.
  36. Stocks in the United States plunged in 2002 amid fears of war and terrorism, a weak economy, rising oil prices and dozens of corporate scandals. It was the third consecutive annual decline, the first time that has happened in 60 years.
  37. Some companies use off-balance-sheet partnerships to raise money or to buy assets without ever telling their shareholders in their financial statements.
  38. Some big banks remain wary of venture capital.
  39. Soldiers willingly, sometimes foolishly, risk their own lives to keep their comrades out of enemy hands.
  40. Sochi started with the same problem as every Winter Olympics. Forget the crass commercialism, the fake amateurism, NBC’s refusal to televise important events live to all its viewers. As an event, the Winter Games fail on the most basic level. They’re lousy to watch.
  41. Short sellers sell stock they have borrowed, hoping to buy it back later when its price has fallen.
  42. Shareholder meetings are not usually the occasion for utter candor – or for that matter, arch sarcasm – by chief executives.
  43. Sergeant Bergdahl may have broken any number of military laws.
  44. Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, has seen a few financial schemes in his time. As the lead local prosecutor in the world’s financial capital, he has battled frauds like the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, which stole billions of dollars from investors worldwide.
  45. Rising interest rates are considered bad for stocks because they raise the cost of doing business and depress corporate earnings and because higher yields make bonds relatively more attractive than stocks to investors.
  46. Publicly traded United States companies report sales and profits to investors every quarter.
  47. Predicting the market is always tough.
  48. Plumbing is usually boring.
  49. Over the years, I’ve spent time in Saudi Arabia, the Bekaa Valley, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Kenya, among other vacation hotspots.
  50. One of the Internet’s highest-profile companies, Priceline once dreamed of transforming the way consumer goods are bought and sold by offering customers the chance to ‘name your own price’ for a variety of products, including airline tickets.
  51. On the New York Stock Exchange, all buy and sell orders are routed through a single ‘specialist,’ guaranteeing that most small trades can be matched directly. But most larger trades are delivered to the specialist on the floor of the exchange by human brokers, a system that big investors view as increasingly inefficient.
  52. Of course, the discounting of future earnings should hurt all stocks. But it should hurt technology stocks more than others, because so many of them are valued at extremely high levels relative to their current earnings.
  53. Of all the big Internet companies, Yahoo is the most highly valued on a price-earnings and price-sales basis.
  54. Normally, banks record profits on loans only as they are repaid, whether they securitize the loans or hold them on their books.
  55. Never underestimate the power of Abby Joseph Cohen.
  56. Mr. Snowden did not start out as a spy, and calling him one bends the term past recognition. Spies don’t give their secrets to journalists for free.
  57. Mr. Hussein began building Ghazalia in the early 1980s as a home for army officers and other members of his Baath Party. Concrete mansions with pillars and domes are common in the southern half of the district.
  58. Most unfortunately, Enron’s plunge into bankruptcy court also cost many of its rank-and-file employees their savings.
  59. Most of America never noticed, but the 1990s were good times for trailer homes, a.k.a. manufactured housing. From 1991 to 1998, annual sales of manufactured homes more than doubled, to 374,000 from 174,000.
  60. Most companies can survive even if their debt ratings are lowered below investment grade, although they will have higher borrowing costs.
  61. Microeconomics is the study of how specific choices made by businesses, consumers and governments affect the markets for different goods and services. For example, a microeconomist might examine how price changes affect sales of apples relative to oranges.
  62. Many newly public companies are able to post a year or two of strong sales growth off a small base, but their growth almost always slows over time, thanks to what investment professionals call ‘the law of large numbers.’
  63. Many legal experts note that prosecutors regularly seek indictments of people or companies for destroying evidence or impeding investigations, even if they cannot prove other charges.
  64. Macroeconomics is the analysis of the economy as a whole, an examination of overall supply and demand. At the broadest level, macroeconomists want to understand why some countries grow faster than others and which government policies can help growth.
  65. Lower interest rates are usually considered good for stocks because they lower the cost of borrowing and make bonds a less attractive alternative investment.
  66. Like many other banks and finance companies, Green Tree used a process called securitization to resell its home loans to outside investors. Green Tree grouped thousands of these small loans into a pool worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
  67. John W. Snow was paid more than $50 million in salary, bonus and stock in his nearly 12 years as chairman of the CSX Corporation, the railroad company. During that period, the company’s profits fell, and its stock rose a bit more than half as much as that of the average big company.
  68. It’s one of the fundamental principles of the stock market: When interest rates go up, stocks go down. And along with financial companies and cyclicals, technology companies – with their sky-high price-to-earnings multiples – should be among the biggest losers in an environment of rising rates.
  69. It’s no secret that big institutional investors have a lot of advantages on Wall Street. They get the first chance to buy hot initial public offerings. They get to meet in person with companies’ managements.
  70. It is a truth universally acknowledged on Wall Street that original research is on life support. Serious research can be bad for business, as well as expensive.
  71. It has been said that the Fed’s job is to take the punch bowl away just as the party gets going, raising interest rates when the economy is growing too fast and inflation threatens.
  72. Iraq is short on capital, short on electricity, and short on management expertise, but it does not lack economic enthusiasm.
  73. Investors have been too willing to buy stocks with strong reported earnings, even if they do not understand how the earnings are produced.
  74. Institutions like mutual funds often worry that if they disclose their plans to buy a stock, copycats will move quickly and drive up the stock before the purchase is completed.
  75. Insider trading is hard to prove. To be convicted, a person must have bought or sold a stock based on material information that is both unknown to the general public and likely to have had an important effect on a company’s stock price.
  76. Information technology departments must spend enormous amounts of time and money worrying about integrating big computer systems with billions of pieces of customer data.
  77. Individual income can grow only as fast as productivity rises.
  78. In the short run, using militias might be the quickest and easiest way to improve order on Iraq’s streets and uproot the terrorists and guerrillas who routinely attack American troops and civilian targets.
  79. In market valuation, Yahoo is worth about as much Walt Disney and the News Corporation combined.
  80. In general, investors prefer companies to reward executives for producing recurring income, not one-time gains.
  81. In general, great companies prefer to grow ‘organically,’ as Wall Street likes to say. That is, from the inside out, by finding new markets or by taking market share from their competitors.
  82. In a Ponzi scheme, a promoter pays back his initial investors with money he has raised from new investors. Eventually, the promoter can no longer find enough new investors to pay off the people who have already put up money, and the scheme collapses.
  83. In Ghazalia, Mr. Hussein showed his contempt for the majority Shiites in ways large and small. He refused to allow them even one mosque, while the Sunnis had nearly a dozen. To worship, the Shiites had to cross an inconveniently located bridge over the sewage canal to Shula.
  84. If only the human body could handle trauma as well as biotechnology stocks do.
  85. I think when you have lawyers arguing over whether you can keep a detainee at 46 degrees… for two hours, that’s not torture. It may be unpleasant, it may be coercive… but let’s say what torture actually is, and that’s not it.
  86. I think in some ways what Snowden is, is he’s a mix of a cold war spy novel and post-9/11 spy novel.
  87. I know it’s a cliche, but trust me on this. I once dated a Canadian. Canada = boring.
  88. Higher productivity enables companies to increase sales without adding workers. Even if job markets tighten and wages rise, corporate profits can continue to climb as long as worker productivity is growing faster than overall wages.
  89. Hedge funds try to produce above-average investment returns using tactics ranging from traditional stock-picking to complex derivative and arbitrage plays. High minimum investments, redemption restrictions and aggressive strategies make them suitable mainly for more sophisticated and well-heeled investors.
  90. HealthWell is just one of several foundations that assist patients in making their insurance co-payments for expensive drugs.
  91. Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged.
  92. Generally, a rally will have staying power, technicians say, if, in addition to price movements, it has heavy trading volume and breadth, meaning that several stocks rise for each stock that falls.
  93. From 1983 to 2000, William Goren stole more than $30 million from investors on Long Island and in Queens. His favorite targets were widows and retired couples, like Helga and Simon Novack, Holocaust survivors who gave Mr. Goren their life savings.
  94. For years, critics of Fannie Mae have warned that it does not give them enough information to judge its risks.
  95. For value investors, General Motors is a tempting target. The company’s share of the North American auto market has steadily declined for two decades, and analysts say the company suffers from weak management and unexciting cars.
  96. For more than two decades, Barry Diller has been among the most respected – and feared – figures in the entertainment industry.
  97. For investors who do want to speculate in high-yield bonds, one alternative may be a junk bond mutual fund, which can offer investors the relative safety of diversification.
  98. For decades, Wall Street has charged companies a standard fee of 7 percent to sell their shares to the public.
  99. For chat-room tyros who expect to make their first million day-trading by age 27, paging through the Sunday newspaper with a pair of scissors just to save a couple of cents on Cheetos seems so, well, old economy.
  100. For as long as anyone can remember, reliable, cheap electricity has been taken for granted in the United States.
  101. For a spy novelist like me, the Edward J. Snowden story has everything. A man driven by ego and idealism – can anyone ever distinguish the two? – leaves his job and his beautiful girlfriend behind. He must tell the world the Panopticon has arrived. His masters vow to punish him, and he heads for Moscow in a desperate search for refuge.
  102. For a developing country, average long-run growth of 5 percent a year per capita is excellent, and 7 percent is stellar.
  103. Financial news services and other media organizations get press releases 15 minutes before they are distributed to the general public, fueling a furious competition among the news services to rewrite them for their subscribers during their window of exclusivity.
  104. Federal laws against kickbacks bar pharmaceutical companies from directly giving money to patients for co-payments on the drugs they make.
  105. Fannie Mae is owned by shareholders but operates under a federal charter that exempts it from paying state or local taxes. As a result, many professional investors think the government would repay the debt that Fannie Mae had issued if the company could not, although Fannie Mae explicitly says that its bonds do not carry a federal guarantee.
  106. Fannie Mae has never publicly disclosed how much money it could lose if interest rates rose 1.5 percentage points in a very short period of time.
  107. Evidence of defendants’ lavish lifestyles is often used to provide a motive for fraud. Jurors sometimes wonder why an executive making tens of millions of dollars would cheat to make even more. Evidence of habitual gluttony helps provide the answer.
  108. Every public company depends to some extent on the trust of its investors.
  109. Even technology companies get good news sometimes.
  110. Even so, sometimes I wish I did have a little bit more flair in my language.
  111. Even a war zone looks peaceful in most places, most of the time.
  112. Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company’s equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt.
  113. Enron had already collapsed and filed for bankruptcy protection by the beginning of 2002. But despite complaints from short sellers that corporations had used accounting gimmickry to inflate their profits, many investors thought the crisis at Enron was an isolated case.
  114. Enron Field in Houston, the Trans World Dome in St. Louis and PSINet Stadium in Baltimore are just three of the modern-day coliseums named for companies that have found new homes in bankruptcy court.
  115. Electronic communications networks match trades between investors directly, without using a market maker or specialist as an intermediary.
  116. Economics pretends to be a science. Its practitioners fill blackboards with equations and clog computers with data. But it is really a faith, or more accurately a set of overlapping and squabbling faiths, each with its own doctrines.
  117. Downhill track sports like luge are technology battles, as exciting as a NASCAR qualifying day.
  118. Don’t expect Barton Biggs to be offering his market insights on ‘Bloomberg News’ anytime soon. His plumber, maybe.
  119. Did anyone in the White House or the N.S.A or the C.I.A. consider flying to Hong Kong and treating Mr. Snowden like a human being, offering him a chance to testify before Congress and a fair trial?
  120. Determining how many asbestos suits have been filed or how much companies have spent to resolve them is difficult. Cases are filed in state and federal courts, and many companies do not disclose their spending on settlements.
  121. Corporate executives often buy or sell shares in their companies, and stocks rarely rise or fall significantly when those transactions are reported.
  122. Companies buy customers when they cannot win new business on their own. They merge when their executives do not have a better idea of what to do.
  123. Climate change might be disastrous, but does that mean we want carbon taxes that raise the price of a gallon of heating oil to $10? And how exactly will those taxes affect economic growth?
  124. Business cycles lengthened greatly during the 20th century, as central banks learned to manage national economies by raising and lowering interest rates.
  125. Bigger spreads mean bigger gaps between what buyers pay and sellers receive. For example, a spread of 10 cents a share means that the buyer pays $100 more for 1,000 shares than the seller receives.
  126. Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators’ ability to supply power.
  127. Big fund companies have many ways to increase the returns of young funds that they want to promote. And at least one of those games involves popular offerings.
  128. Big companies, which spend tens of billions of dollars annually on ‘call centers’ to take orders and provide customer support, increasingly rely on speech recognition not just to handle requests for information but to process customer orders.
  129. Big companies often use their leverage to take stakes in would-be suppliers, especially in the technology business.
  130. Big banks have long had private equity divisions that put up capital for deals too complex or risky for individual shareholders to finance.
  131. Benefits are rarely made public in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where companies must report the pay and options that their five highest-paid executives receive.
  132. Before Jason Bourne, before Jack Ryan, there was Bond, James Bond, the original two-dimensional, world-saving secret agent.
  133. Because Genentech is a leading developer of cancer therapies, some doctors also fear that the company’s pricing plans for Avastin – around $8,800 a month – may encourage other companies to charge more for their own oncology drugs.
  134. Automated call centers are only the most obvious way speech recognition will be used. The software is now becoming sophisticated enough to identify speakers through ‘voiceprints,’ akin to fingerprints, eventually reducing the need for personal identification numbers.
  135. At the end of 2000, most investors were optimistic that a return to quick gains could not be far off.
  136. At first glance, Martha Stewart, queen of artfully distressed home furnishings, might not seem to have much in common with Michael R. Milken, one-time king of junk bonds.
  137. At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market’s never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market’s broader action.
  138. As they grow, companies saturate their markets, become more complex and difficult to manage, and face larger and more entrenched competitors.
  139. As the Nasdaq soared in 1999 and early 2000, demand for many offerings far exceeded the supply of shares available at the initial offering price.
  140. As a reporter, I embedded for modest stints with American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. When I’m asked about those experiences, I always say – and mean – that we civilians don’t deserve the soldiers we have.
  141. As a public servant, William H. Webster has an impeccable resume.
  142. An attack on the scale of Sept. 11 would rock the markets and the economy.
  143. America Online, of course, is a master of the hard sell, from stuffing mailboxes with free trial offers to forcing subscribers to click through ads before they can get their e-mail.
  144. Although not well known outside Wall Street, Freddie Mac and its corporate cousin, Fannie Mae, are two of the world’s largest financial institutions and play a crucial role in the housing market.
  145. Also, most people read fiction as an escape – and I wonder whether my books aren’t a bit too grounded in reality to reach the widest possible audience.
  146. After a generation of misrule under Mr. Hussein, who built a huge military infrastructure while neglecting civilian investment, and a dozen years of United Nations sanctions, Iraq’s unemployment rate tops 50 percent.
  147. African runners regularly work out in the United States and Europe, and the International Olympic Committee sends some of the cash from the Games to Olympic committees in poor nations, which use the money to finance their own programs.
  148. Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits.
  149. A vote of confidence from Cisco Systems can be very important to fledging technology companies, especially if they have initial public offerings on the horizon.
  150. You can’t applaud a referee.
  151. You are responsible to each other because when you win a game of football, you only need eight players to perform well.
  152. Well, football is a hard game; there’s no denying it. It’s a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times.
  153. There are members of the London press who seek to antagonise me, deliberately.
  154. The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work.
  155. The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience, and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.
  156. The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood.
  157. Sometimes you’re not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes… you just know.
  158. Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they’re better than us.
  159. Myths grow all the time. If I was to listen to the number of times I’ve thrown teacups then we’ve gone through some crockery in this place. It’s completely exaggerated, but I don’t like people arguing back with me.
  160. In England, it’s a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it’s much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.
  161. If we can play like that every week we’ll get some level of consistency.
  162. If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that have driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself.
  163. 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.
  164. I’ve never played for a draw in my life.
  165. I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over – so it’s teamwork.
  166. I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn’t wait for them. I tell them to get on board.
  167. I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I’ve always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people’s salaries.
  168. I don’t like losing but I’ve mellowed. I maybe have a short fuse but it goes away quicker now.
  169. I do believe in fate.
  170. Her Majesty said she hoped I would have time for my horses – I own two and have shares in four.
  171. Football management is such a pressurised thing – horseracing is a release. I’m also learning to play the piano – I’m quite determined – it’s another release from the pressure of my job.
  172. As long as there are games to play it is not over.
  173. You might get run over; you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Every living being on Earth is facing that same existential rift.
  174. Yosemite has the most impressive and accessible granite big walls in the world. The rock is amazing. And because of that, it’s been the mecca for climbing in the U.S. – and the world to a large degree – for all of climbing history. It’s the place to test yourself against the historic routes of the past.
  175. When I was a teenager, I did a lot of pull-ups and push-ups. Every night before bed, I’d do 150 – in sets of 30 or so. Looking back on it now, I’m not totally sure that’s the best way to improve as a climber. But it did make me a lot better at doing pull-ups and push-ups.
  176. We are apes – we should be climbing.
  177. To be clear, I normally climb with a rope and partner. Free-soloing makes up only a small percentage of my total climbing. But when I do solo, I manage the risk through careful preparation. I don’t solo anything unless I’m sure I can do it.
  178. There’s only a handful of chicks in the world who can climb big walls on my level.
  179. There’s a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.
  180. The thing with physical preparation is I have tons of friends who train at a really high level and who can give me advice. But with mental training, I don’t really know anybody who has a much better mind for climbing, I guess, so I don’t really know where I would go. It’s not really a limiting factor for me.
  181. The simple facts of Chadian life – what it takes to survive in that kind of climate with nothing but a hut and some animals – stunned me. And this made me realize, perhaps for the first time, how easy my life was compared to those of people in less privileged societies.
  182. The diet for climbing all the time isn’t really different from the diet for living. It’s not like cardio sports where you’re burning a bajillion calories every day.
  183. So many people condemn me for risk taking, but I find it sort of hypocritical because everybody takes risks. Even the absence of activity could be viewed as a risk. If you sit on the sofa for your entire life, you’re running a higher risk of getting heart disease and cancer.
  184. Seven years ago, when I started free soloing long, hard routes in Yosemite – climbing without a rope, gear or a partner – I did it because it seemed like the purest, most elegant way to scale big walls. Climbing, especially soloing, felt like a grand adventure, but I never dreamed it could be a profession.
  185. Pretty much every gym I go into, I feel very comfortable. I dump my stuff, take my shoes off, do my thing.
  186. People think I just walk up to a sheer cliff and climb it with no knowledge of anything, when in reality, there’s tons and tons of information out there, and I’m already well tapped into it.
  187. No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity.
  188. My sister does all this community-service type stuff in Portland that makes the world a much better place. And I make as much in a two-day commercial shoot as she does in five years, which is ridiculous.
  189. My friends like to remind me that I have relatively weak fingers. Aerobic strength and general endurance have come easy, but finger strength has always been my biggest weakness.
  190. My fantasy breakfast is just a really good egg scramble. Maybe I’ll add a little feta, so, uh, obviously not totally dairy-free. Definitely some vegetables, maybe some really nice tortillas; something to make it like a Mexican-style breakfast. I just really love breakfast.
  191. My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I’ve pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy eventually fall within the realm of the possible.
  192. Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn’t be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within.
  193. Much as Africa has leapfrogged straight to mobile phones, it has the opportunity to skip the dirty, grid-tied power plants that currently operate across the developed world and go straight to clean, distributed power.
  194. In the years after the expedition to Chad, I started the Honnold Foundation, a small nonprofit that was my attempt to do something positive in the world. I sought out projects that both helped the environment and improved peoples’ standards of living. The more I researched, the more I gravitated toward solar.
  195. In climbing, sponsors typically support an athlete but provide very little direction, giving the climber free rein to follow his or her passion toward whatever is inspiring. It’s a wonderful freedom, in many ways similar to that of an artist who simply lives his life and creates whatever moves him.
  196. In a general sense, I think it’s bad to bring too much money into climbing, since it takes away a little from the beauty of the mountains. But at the same time, I can’t blame the Nepali government – or the Indian, Pakistani or Chinese, depending on where you’re climbing – from wanting to capitalize on foreign climbers.
  197. If you’re climbing big routes that’ll take you 16 hours, or, like, El Capitan, you have to take something like a big, robust sandwich. Climbing isn’t like running or triathlons, where you have to constantly be eating blocks, gels, and pure sugar. Climbing is relatively slow, so you can pretty much eat anything and digest it as you climb.
  198. I’ve walked away from more climbs than I can count, just because I sensed that things were not quite right.
  199. I’ve tried to approach environmentalism the same way I do my climbing: by setting small, concrete goals that build on each other.
  200. I’ve never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish?
  201. I’ve gotten over my shyness from many years of doing public events.
  202. I’ve done routes where I’ve climbed 200 feet off the ground and just been, like, ‘What am I doing?’ I then just climbed back down and went home. Discretion is the better part of valor. Some days are just not your day. That’s the big thing with free soloing: when to call it.
  203. I’m sponsored by the solar company Goal Zero, and they were gracious enough to install panels on my van and a nice battery system for the inside. I have lights and a fridge inside the van. And of course I had panels installed on my mom’s house.
  204. I’m not thinking about anything when I’m climbing, which is part of the appeal. I’m focused on executing what’s in front of me.
  205. I’m not nostalgic for my glory days in college. It was lame for me. Probably because I had no friends.
  206. I was 19 when my father died from a heart attack. He was a 55-year-old college professor and had led what was by all appearances a risk-free life. But he was overweight, and heart disease runs in our family.
  207. I took a test once; they said I was a genius.
  208. I think part of what made the original ‘Sufferfest’ charming was the extremely low production value. It was all shaky handheld footage from Cedar.
  209. I think it’s great that so many people are enjoying climbing. I’ve always loved climbing; I don’t see why other people wouldn’t enjoy it just as much. As long as everyone does their best to respect the areas in which they’re climbing, I don’t see how the growth of the sport could be a bad thing.
  210. I suppose being a bit of an antisocial weirdo definitely honed my skills as a soloist. It gave me a lot more opportunities to solo lots of easy routes, which in turn broadened my comfort zone quite a bit and has allowed me to climb the harder things without a rope that I’ve done now.
  211. I often joke that I’ve just become a professional schmoozer. Like, nobody cares how well I can rock climb anymore. It just has to do with how well I can schmooze.
  212. I make a fair amount of my food choices for environmental-type reasons than nutrition or taste. I’m trying to minimize impact, which is something most people don’t necessarily think about when they’re shopping.
  213. I love the feeling of touching the rock, the feeling of my body going up the rock.
  214. I love red bell peppers. Bell peppers in general, really. I like to eat them like apples. They’re so crunchy and delicious.
  215. I love my climbing shoes. Virtually all of my big solos have been in the TC Pros. They are the most important thing when I’m soloing.
  216. I live out of my van, which gives me a first-hand appreciation for power and lighting. A few years ago, I rebuilt the interior of my van to include solar panels and a battery that powers LEDs for lighting and allows me to charge my phone and laptop.
  217. I like the simplicity of soloing. You’ve got no gear, no partner. You never climb better than when you free-solo.
  218. I know that when I’m standing alone below a thousand-foot wall, looking up and considering a climb, my sponsors are the furthest thing from my mind. If I’m going to take risks, they are going to be for myself – not for any company.
  219. I have a journal of everything I’ve ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggest climbing achievements.
  220. I generally don’t climb something if it makes me feel fear. The beauty of soloing is that there’s no pressure – no one’s telling me to do it. So if something seems scary, I don’t have any obligation to do it. I can prepare further or just walk away entirely.
  221. I feel that a lot of human spirituality stems from the belief that we are unique and special in the universe, but maybe we are just what happens when there is proper temperature and proper distance from the right type of star.
  222. I crushed high school. I was a huge dork.
  223. I am a vegetarian, and I sort of aspire to vegan-hood. So far I’ve noticed no difference at all in my climbing, but I feel a bit healthier overall. Though that’s only because I’m eating more fruits and vegetables. I think the whole protein thing is overhyped. Most Americans eat far more than we need.
  224. How I’m portrayed in films has more to do with the filmmaking and what they need in the story than anything else. I’m the same person I’ve always been, I just get used in different ways according to the filmmakers’ needs – which is fine with me; it makes for great films.
  225. Free soloing is almost as old as climbing itself, with roots in the 19th century. Climbers are continuing to push the boundaries. There are certainly better technical climbers than me. But if I have a particular gift, it’s a mental one – the ability to keep it together where others might freak out.
  226. For sure, Potrero Chico is a super nice winter vacation climbing area. It’s really convenient to fly into Monterrey, one of the nicer cities in Mex, and get a taxi to Potero. Then you can just live in the camping area and walk everywhere. It’s muy tranquilo, as they say there.
  227. Filming typically takes a bit away from the climbing experience, since you have to stop all the time and shoot.
  228. Climbing is definitely very much strength-to-weight ratio. At the same time, I’ve never dieted or restricted calories. You’re just sort of mindful about not getting plump.
  229. Big climbs energize me. It’s all the other aspects of being a pro-climber that wear me down. The travel and expeditions and training can become pretty tiring. But the actual big climbs – that’s what I live for.
  230. At the crux of Half Dome, at the very top of the wall, imagine, like, a smooth wall of rock – a nearly vertical granite slap with tiny ripples for your hands and feet. And so you’re really trusting the rubber on your shoes to stick to these ripples.
  231. Anytime you finish a climb, there’s always the next thing you can try.
  232. Anything called the Teflon Corner is not sweet for free-soloing.
  233. A hangboard is a little piece of wood with edges, holes, and slopes. There’s different strategies for different things – hanging, varying grips, adding weight. If I do a hard finger workout, I’m definitely sore.
  234. ‘Dirtbag’ is just the term we use, like a ‘gnarly dude’ in surfing. Within the climbing culture, it means being a committed lifer: someone who has embraced a minimalist ethic in order to rock climb. It basically means you’re a homeless person by choice.
  235. What really destroyed Tucker Carlson, respected magazine journalist, was TV. TV exposed him as glib, smug, and not nearly as clever as he thought he was.
  236. We’re getting the sort of ‘compromise’ American politics specializes in: the one where things are intentionally made worse for most people in the hopes that if things are made bad enough, the other side will cave.
  237. We are actually a very rich country with a lot of resources and the ability to do almost whatever we want. We could eliminate poverty in America by spending a fraction of what we spend on defense.
  238. Vaccines don’t cause autism. Vaccines, instead, prevent disease. Vaccines have wiped out a score of formerly deadly childhood diseases. Vaccine skepticism has helped to bring some of those diseases back from near extinction.
  239. Vaccine conspiracies, like so much modern cult conspiracy culture, perpetuates itself and lives on indefinitely thanks to the community-building and archiving of the Internet.
  240. There’s no good reason that reliably liberal states should be electing senators as friendly to Wall Street as Cory Booker.
  241. There are two important things to remember about ‘entitlements’: They are hugely popular programs for a very good reason, and actual sensible ‘reform’ would mean improving them, not sacrificing them at the altar of ‘fiscal responsibility.’
  242. There are a lot of people whose livelihoods depend on keeping lots of conservatives terrified and ill-informed. The groups that exist to raise funds raise more funds when they endorse the crazier candidate.
  243. The thing with ‘The West Wing’ is that the fantasy was legitimately better than the reality – these were smarter, better people than their real-life counterparts, working together at a better White House than the one we had.
  244. The song ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites.
  245. The late Christopher Hitchens had the professional contrarian’s fixation on attacking sacred cows, and rather soon after his cancer diagnosis, he became one himself.
  246. The goal isn’t, and shouldn’t be, to block Hillary Clinton. The goal is to make sure a potential President Clinton is beholden to a better Congress and a better Democratic Party.
  247. The conservative media movement exists primarily as a moneymaking venture.
  248. The State of the Union is less written than it is designed, structured and organized around applause prompts and camera cues.
  249. The Right likes to think that intellectuals and academics like Allan Bloom and Dinesh D’Souza spurred the explosive growth of movement conservatism in the 1980s and 1990s, when it was actually mostly Rush Limbaugh.
  250. The Pentagon budget, like all government spending, is an expression of priorities.
  251. Tax expenditures for middle- and working-class Americans – like the earned income tax credit – aren’t thought of as loopholes; they’re just thought of as benefits.
  252. Some BuzzFeed articles are written by smart people who use complete sentences. Some of the disposable lists are witty and appear to have taken some effort to put together.
  253. Sen. Rand Paul is a Different Kind of Republican. He will drag the party, kicking and screaming, toward a new kind of conservatism that appeals more to today’s youth, who embrace liberty and are skeptical of foreign intervention.
  254. Rush Holt would be a fine senator. He’s an actual physicist, which is neat. He cares very strongly about global warming, which is probably the single most pressing issue of our era.
  255. Programs aimed strictly at the poorest Americans are always and forever under assault from a Republican Party that still has not dared to cut spending on programs – like Medicare and crop insurance – that also benefit the rich.
  256. Political journalists, socially inept or no, are not nerds. Most of them can’t do math, a fact that campaigns and politicians regularly exploit.
  257. Political battles are won when the rich favor them.
  258. Please don’t begin to believe that the American political establishment is anything but a corrupt puppet of oligarchy.
  259. Only a small rich fringe hates Social Security for disincentivizing 80-year-olds from seeking full-time employment.
  260. Obviously no one wants to give members of Congress a lot of money, because they barely do anything, and many of them are terrible, but a Congress that is made up of rich-but-not-super-rich people is going to be more corruptible than a Congress of really rich people.
  261. Niall Ferguson is an intellectual fraud whose job, for years, has been to impress dumb, rich Americans with his accent and flatter them with his writings.
  262. Most politicians are vain. Many of them are stupid.
  263. Most of us don’t think forwarding a racist joke or speaking in an insulting ‘comedic’ accent is appropriate at the workplace. Unfortunately, for those raised in the toxic culture of conservatism, the sort of mentality that leads government employees to do those things is widespread.
  264. Modern political speechwriting is not a high-minded pursuit for brilliant talents.
  265. Modern political speechwriting is certainly a skill, and one that requires experience and practice to master.
  266. Medicare is expensive because we spend a lot on healthcare. We spend a lot on healthcare basically just because we want to, and doing so has been very good to a lot of people who work in healthcare fields.
  267. Many people – especially those people who earn livings by convincing editors and bookers that rich and influential strangers consider their thoughts and opinions interesting – have ideas about who should or should not run for president.
  268. Many on the professional Right owe their livelihoods to a large and growing network of nonprofit donor-funded groups and for-profit consulting and direct marketing companies hired by those groups.
  269. John Boehner was and is an unprincipled ward-heeler who simply couldn’t weather the transition of the Republican Party from a corporatist party with a sizable conservative base to a purely conservative party.
  270. It’s easy for the thought-leader and executive classes to embrace a ‘do what you love and love what you do’ philosophy when they are wealthy enough to work hard only voluntarily, and when their jobs grant them status.
  271. It’s been possible for years to use a PC to watch and record over-the-air television broadcasts, and unencrypted cable television tuners have been available almost as long. But for a long time, you could only watch copyright-protected channels with a cable company-leased box.
  272. Is there something psychologically wrong with David Gregory? No, besides the usual superhuman vanity of a television professional. He is just not a great host of a news talk show!
  273. In some future America, there could be a plausible Michael Bloomberg path to the Democratic nomination. I would love to read a column by a smart person actually attempting to persuade me of this, using evidence.
  274. In our system of government, an opposition party doesn’t have the ability to pass legislation, but it has the ability to massively screw things up.
  275. In many ways, Tucker Carlson’s a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck or the late Andrew Breitbart, to name two of his contemporaries with a much larger following.
  276. In case you’re unfamiliar with TED, it is a series of short lectures on a variety of subjects that stream on the Internet for free.
  277. If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.
  278. Ideally, in the future, you’ll just pay your cable company for the stream, which you’ll be able to watch and manipulate through whatever means on whatever devices you like.
  279. I’m not great on television. That’s one reason I don’t do it very often.
  280. I think humor can be an effective way of getting the point across, but there are definitely times where I just write very earnestly.
  281. I think Matt Yglesias is wrong to declare that the world of ‘This Town’ is dying, unless he thinks publicly financed elections, strict lobbying bans and Scandinavian-style wealth distribution are imminent.
  282. I love insults, devastating takedowns, things that could be described by Twitter hacks as ‘shots fired,’ and funny ad hominem attacks.
  283. I guess if you want me to stop writing horrible, mean takedowns of everyone, give me a really, really cushy columnist gig.
  284. I grew up in a politically aware household: very civically-minded, good Minnesota liberals.
  285. I don’t want to be totally repetitive and doing the same thing over and over again for the rest of my life. I don’t want to do that at all.
  286. Furloughing a bunch of air traffic controllers has a pretty easy-to-predict effect on air travel: It causes delays.
  287. From the late David Broder on down, the most powerful and influential of the great Washington columnists and journalists tend to cultivate the driest, least lively voices possible.
  288. FreedomWorks, which is funded primarily by very rich people, solicits donations from non-rich conservative people. More than 80,000 people donated money to FreedomWorks in 2012, and it seems likely that only a small minority of those people were hedge fund millionaires.
  289. Freedom from menial work should be a rallying cry, not a cudgel to be used against the Left. How much liberty is there in having to do something you hate in order to survive?
  290. For the most part, congressional Republicans represent people who are whiter, older and richer than most Americans, and our creaky old political system gives those Americans disproportionate influence over public policy.
  291. For the cable news guest, nothing happens for a while until suddenly everything happens very quickly. After you receive your television face, you stand around for a while, ignored, until you’re sat down at a desk and asked to argue with strangers.
  292. For most of the millions of people who watch TED videos at the office, it’s a middlebrow diversion and a source of factoids to use on your friends. Except TED thinks it’s changing the world, like if ‘This American Life’ suddenly mistook itself for Doctors Without Borders.
  293. For CNBC, and for Wall Street, billion-dollar fines for violations of the law are just part of the price of doing business, along with litigation costs and ‘compliance.’
  294. Everyone knows how hard it can be to market to millennials.
  295. Every year, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner inspires two competing varieties of coverage: celebrity-obsessed fawning and angry tirades about how it represents everything twisted about our broken democracy. It doesn’t, really.
  296. Donald Trump, an oft-bankrupt make-believe mogul clown with a television show where he pretends to fire America’s saddest former celebrities, is one of the Republican Party’s most prominent national figures because he is on TV and people have heard of him.
  297. Do you know who takes weekday shuttle flights between Washington and New York? People who think they are too important for the train, let alone the bus.
  298. Cory Booker became a millionaire because this is how the economy works for people of his class: Rich people give other rich people money to do nothing, simply because they ‘deserve’ it.
  299. Conservatives frequently complain of being frozen out of the culture industry, though, like all industries, the culture industry will produce or sell anything it expects to profit from.
  300. Conservatives don’t want to read good, smart books. They mostly want to read Fox and talk radio hosts writing about presidents.
  301. Co-opting the conservative line on anti-poverty programs did nothing to halt conservative attacks on anti-poverty programs.
  302. Christopher Hitchens, the late essayist and sot, was a man who purposefully cultivated a lot of friends of a certain type – rich, self-important, generally dim-witted and hence easy for a well-spoken Oxbridge debater to impress – and he electrified Washington D.C. society mainly by not being a completely charmless bore.
  303. Cable boxes are, almost without exception, awful. They’re under-powered computers running very badly designed software. Their channel guides are slow, poorly laid out, and usually riddled with ads.
  304. CNN’s problem goes to its very core and to the identity it’s sought ever since the rise of Fox News, on its right: CNN is the channel for people who don’t want to watch the other channels! That’s a stupid strategy.
  305. CNN will always be the channel people turn on when wars and horrible disasters happen. The ‘trick’ is getting people to also want to watch it when there aren’t hundreds or thousands of people somewhere in the world currently in mortal peril.
  306. Because TED is for, and by, unbelievably rich people, they tiptoe around questions of the justness of a society that rewards TED attendees so much for what usually amounts to a series of lucky breaks.
  307. As long as Rupert Murdoch has owned it, the ‘New York Post’ has been defined by its shamelessness and total lack of interest in taking responsibility for its worst errors and poor judgment.
  308. Apocalyptic hysteria is much more effective at getting people to open their wallets than reasonable commentary.
  309. Anderson Cooper is fine. He is a smart, conscientious guy, and he seems to want his show to produce and highlight good journalism. But he also seems to want to replace Regis, or maybe even Oprah.
  310. An American parliamentary system with proportional representation wouldn’t immediately or inexorably lead to a flourishing social democracy, but it would at least correct the overrepresentation of an ideological minority and cut down on intentional tactical economic sabotage.
  311. American politicians are responsive almost solely to the interests and desires of their rich constituents and interest groups that primarily represent big business.
  312. Aaron Sorkin is why people hate liberals. He’s a smug, condescending know-it-all who isn’t as smart as he thinks he is.
  313. ‘The Newsroom’ is phenomenally bad good TV. Sam Waterston and Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer are all terrific! So is the production, and the direction, and even the editing!
  314. ‘Simplifying’ the tax code is a priority mainly for people who make enough money to want to avoid paying taxes, and who make their money by means unorthodox enough to make avoiding taxes possible and desirable.
  315. ‘Political junkies’ and liberals will watch MSNBC, and angry, old right-wingers will watch Fox.
  316. ‘Flash mobs’ are reported on extensively because they’re novel and can be used to stoke fears of young people and the Internet. The media, of course, have absolutely no clue what they’re reporting on.
  317. You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.
  318. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now.
  319. When I grew up, baseball was the No. 1 sport.
  320. When I entered the pros, I was a young kid in the major leagues. I was 18 years old, right out of high school. I thought I knew everything, and I clearly didn’t.
  321. When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me, and I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day.
  322. What I found is that experience in the World Series made me connect more with the fans.
  323. This is how I define grace: you’re on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. That’s where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know I’m prepared.
  324. There’s absolutely no comparisons to me or anyone else to Willie Mays. Willie Mays, he’s the greatest baseball player of all time.
  325. There are a lot of people who don’t like me.
  326. The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It’s a mental war more than anything.
  327. The births of my two daughters were the two greatest moments of my life.
  328. No athlete ever ends his or her career the way you want to. We all want to play forever. But it doesn’t work that way. Accepting the end gracefully is part of being a professional athlete.
  329. My style is not to challenge anything.
  330. My girls are great at making fun of Dad. They’re never impressed with anything I do. I love that. I hope that never changes.
  331. My father played baseball. That’s what I know to do. That’s my gift. God has given me the greatest gift. And that’s what I love to do.
  332. My daughters think I am a terrible cook, but I try really hard. I would really like to be a better cook.
  333. Like everyone else, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. The only way I know how to handle them is to learn from them and move forward.
  334. It’s tougher when you’re established. Before, I’d see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.
  335. It’s a game that just takes so much out of you. Every aspect of your life has to be very narrow, very focused. Everything else has to go away. And because of that, I think it’s obviously not healthy. The last thing I’m looking for is sympathy.
  336. In baseball 30 days is an eternity.
  337. I’ve played almost 22 years in the major leagues, and I’ve never sat on the bench.
  338. I’ve never felt overmatched on the baseball field. I’ve always been a very strong, dominant position.
  339. I’ve had a Ph.D. in saying dumb things over the years.
  340. I’ve been humbled by the reception I’ve received everywhere.
  341. I’ve always said I’m a teacher at heart.
  342. I’ve always enjoyed challenges.
  343. I’m very thankful to the Yankees and to Major League Baseball for allowing me to play this game.
  344. I’m part of history.
  345. I’m never happy with my performance.
  346. I’m guilty for a lot of things.
  347. I’m grateful for every day.
  348. I’m a terrible singer. I feel lucky to play baseball. You can’t be gifted in everything.
  349. I would like to help out in financial literacy for the Hispanic community and the athletic community.
  350. I will say this: when you take any substance, especially in baseball, it’s half mental and half physical. If you take this glass of water and you say, ‘I’m going to be a better baseball player,’ then you probably will be.
  351. I went over a year without playing baseball. At 39, not playing for a year, a year and a half, there were a lot of nights I was saying, ‘This is going to be tough.’
  352. I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season.
  353. I never like to think about going back; I only look forward.
  354. I love the challenge of the game. I love the work. My goal right now is to have a season next year that will make people forget about this one. I’ll use things like this for motivation. I’m pumped. I’m hungry.
  355. I love New York.
  356. I like Jay Z, Journey, and Kings of Leon.
  357. I just want to be able to communicate with my fan base.
  358. I just hope that as I get older, I calm down and enjoy the moment, enjoy the great gifts that God has given me.
  359. I just don’t see the light. Where is the light? What am I in this for?
  360. I have a big scar in my thigh from a dog bite by my German shepherd. His name was Ripper. He was trying to get in a fight with another dog, and I tried to break it up, and he got me pretty good.
  361. I had the greatest year of my career in 2007. It’s a year that I’m very proud of.
  362. I had a very complex childhood, and when I met my wife, because she has a master’s in psychology, she promoted me into getting help. It really has helped. I’m not healed yet, but I’m working on some issues I had as a child.
  363. I had a great year and left my guts out on the field.
  364. I feel like I owe the Yankee fan base my A-game.
  365. I don’t trust anyone except a very, very few people.
  366. I don’t like talking about my relationships.
  367. I can’t really decide for other people what to think.
  368. How can I ever dog Derek Jeter? It’s impossible. There is nothing to knock. He’s a great defensive player. He’s a great offensive player.
  369. Having the respect of your peers means the world to me.
  370. Eventually, my W-2 income will wind down, and my investments can actually make that up.
  371. Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.
  372. Babe Ruth is an icon, in sports and in our society.
  373. All I want to do is play baseball.
  374. You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!
  375. When you’re in your 30s and actively pursuing a career and a home life, a wife and children, you’re busy doing as opposed to busy thinking. As you get older, even as you don’t have as much time, I think you tend to think more and reflect more on what is happening in your own life.
  376. When I finish as the host of ‘Jeopardy!’ I’m going to go up to Taft in central California. They have a small college there that teaches you about oil drilling.
  377. We are all experts in our own little niches.
  378. The only reason I got into broadcasting was, I needed money to pay for my junior and senior years at college, and they hired me, those fools!
  379. Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
  380. Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older – and I shouldn’t admit this – there are other things that become more important in your daily life.
  381. People say, ‘You look to be in great shape for your age,’ and I guess I am.
  382. Originally, I think, I wanted to be an actor. But I got into broadcasting by accident, if you will, because I needed money to pay for my college education. I applied for a summer announcing job at a couple of radio stations.
  383. My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.
  384. My life is what it is, and I can’t change it. I can change the future, but I can’t do anything about the past.
  385. My life has been a quest for knowledge and understanding, and I am nowhere near having achieved that. And it doesn’t bother me in the least. I will die without having come up with the answers to many things in life.
  386. My job is to provide the atmosphere and assistance to the contestants to get them to perform at their very best. And if I’m successful doing that, I will be perceived as a nice guy, and the audience will think of me as being a bit of a star.
  387. My heart seems to heal, so that speaks well for my future.
  388. Maybe I’ll take a little better care of myself, but I wouldn’t count on it.
  389. Learning something new is fun.
  390. It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
  391. If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.
  392. I’m curious about everything. Even subjects that don’t interest me.
  393. I would have loved to have a role in the HBO series ‘Deadwood.’ It was Shakespeare in the Old West.
  394. I think what makes ‘Jeopardy!’ special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to encourage learning.
  395. I have an Apple computer, which I use to play Spider Solitaire and do research on the Internet.
  396. I go through these cycles where I read a lot and then watch TV a lot.
  397. I don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been.
  398. I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
  399. I did everything – I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.
  400. I believe the ‘Jeopardy!’ test is more difficult than being a contestant on the program.
  401. Don’t tell me what you believe in. I’ll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
  402. Don’t minimize the importance of luck in determining life’s course.
  403. ‘Music Hop’ in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program.
  404. You know you’ve become a brat when you have a room you like at the Bristol in Paris.
  405. Whoever it is who’s filtering stuff makes it seem like women want to be more than men. My understanding… is that we’re asking to be treated the same.
  406. When I’m wearing makeup, I choose between doing my eyes or mouth because I don’t want to look like a beauty pageant child.
  407. When I was going to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, I’d often walk down the street and go into all the different shops that we didn’t necessarily have in the U.K., and Maje was definitely one of the ones that stood out for me.
  408. When I was a teenager, I used to come to Selfridges, and it was very swanky and overwhelming, and I’d think, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’ I would never have imaged having my own area in the beauty hall! It’s incredible.
  409. When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for ‘Popworld’ and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.
  410. When I used to work in television, a tip was rather than looking down the barrel of the camera and imagine people watching, which is terrifying, imagine your most discerning friend observing you, and imagine you’re just talking to them.
  411. Tech companies approach you to hold something in a picture and then say, ‘This is what I want you to write on your Twitter.’ There are people who get away with that and look really cool doing it, but I’m just not one of them.
  412. Stick to the classics, and you can’t ever go wrong. I see old ladies on the street who have fabulous style and realize it’s because they are probably wearing really classic items that they’ve had for years and years. I think if you find something that suits you, you should just stick to it.
  413. People want an easy sound bite.
  414. People comment on my voice. They always ask me if I’m ill.
  415. Often, I do translatlantic overnight flights from New York, and when I land, I have to do my eyes – I feel weird without it.
  416. Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks.
  417. No one says the word ‘quirky’ much in England. I guess because people are more naturally eccentric.
  418. No experience exists unless it’s a shared one.
  419. My look is pretty low maintenance, I have a great team around me for hair and make-up, and they have also taught me some great tricks over the years for when I’m doing my own.
  420. My image has swallowed me up! I’ve given so much out to this projected version of myself, but now I have to live up to this character that I don’t even associate half the time.
  421. My friends found out that I was writing a book on Twitter. It didn’t seem worth mentioning over dinner. They’re all so successful themselves.
  422. My father taught me how to draw horses – for this I shall be eternally grateful.
  423. My dad cut my hair once – I wanted a bob and he gave me a bowl cut. That was a tough few years.
  424. My brain is a big cluster of stuff. It moves quickly and loses focus quickly, so I need many projects to keep me stimulated – it’s a luxury to be able to do lots of different things: style, write, present, DJ or just consult. It can’t be any other way; I think I would shrivel up and fall asleep forever.
  425. My best party friend…? Fifi Brown. And Poppy Delevingne. She’s so fun and so inclusive – she really is the glue.
  426. My art teacher told me I’d be suited to graphic design, but I just couldn’t, because it was what my dad had done.
  427. Music is my sport, and I’m the number-one athlete.
  428. London street style is the best in the world. Fact.
  429. London Fashion Week is so different from any of the others. Compared to the strictness in New York, London seems freer from commercial constraints. Truer to the process, to street style, to a sense of humour.
  430. It’s funny because I think that both France and Britain are known for their distinctive styles, and everyone says that France is so chic and elegant but I think, more than that, French women are renowned for dressing in what suits them.
  431. It’s a weird day and age when you can tire of icons simply by overexposure.
  432. It was once people began taking my picture every time I left the house – because it’s an easy fashion shot – that I started getting a bit weirder about going out without any makeup on, and I think that’s when I started wearing foundation every day.
  433. If my boyfriend finds me sexy, then I don’t need that kind of male attention from anyone else.
  434. If it’s comfy, it probably doesn’t look good.
  435. If I’m doing my hair myself, I just wash it and let it naturally dry. I’m actually quite good at doing hair; if I wear it up I usually do it myself.
  436. If I know something’s expected of me, I won’t wear it or do it. It just seems boring.
  437. If I can’t even be bothered to brush my hair, I don’t think I should start getting face work… I think it would look a bit try-hard.
  438. I’ve got an allergy to looking too neat.
  439. I’ve come to terms with the fact that if you’re on TV, lots of people like you and lots of people hate you, and once you’re OK with that, you apply it to everything.
  440. I’ve been learning French a bit through my work with Longchamp, and I’ve been in France quite a lot. And I really love how they express themselves. I especially love when something is untranslatable.
  441. I’m rubbish – I’m really not good at my beauty regimes.
  442. I’m really interested in photography, like every other human being.
  443. I’m not preaching about things you should do, I’m not political or anything. I’m probably not the best role model.
  444. I’m not 100% nice all the time, so I find it quite hard to be really pleasant.
  445. I’m never going to be one of those people who is good at organization. But I’m very visual. I have a catalog in my head of things I already own, so it’s easy to shop and I always know exactly what I’m looking for.
  446. I’m just really good at dressing my body’s proportions.
  447. I’m interested in aesthetics, in the way things look, in finding something in an image that maybe people haven’t seen.
  448. I’m indie through and through. I’ve always gone out with boys in bands.
  449. I’m in love with lots of different things. I do love love, though. I don’t think love should make you feel uneasy. When you feel sick, I don’t think that’s love – that’s infatuation. Someone who makes you feel like that is exciting – it’s the one that you imagine when you think of an amazing affair – but that’s not actually a stable love.
  450. I’m bad at trends. Just wear what you want and what suits you.
  451. I’m always helping out girlfriends, and then I’m wondering, who’s going to look after me?
  452. I’m always hairy. I swear too much.
  453. I’d say I have more shoes than anything else; they’re a good way to update a look. Bags and shoes – it’s like decorating a cake.
  454. I’d love to interview Mick Jagger, but that might be scary.
  455. I’d like to give anyone else a go at being scrutinised. Daily. It’s not easy.
  456. I would get very bored if I just did one thing.
  457. I worry all the time that I’m going to run out of ideas, you know? I always tell my mom my fashion ideas, because I know she’ll remember them.
  458. I went out with a 40-year-old when I was 19, and since then, I don’t really think much about numbers meaning anything. But I do feel like maybe I’ve neglected to work on developing emotionally and taking care of myself.
  459. I wash my face and then use lots of moisturiser.
  460. I used to have a voice because I was interviewing people and writing, but as soon as I got swept up in the fashion world, I was just a pretty girl at a party wearing a pretty dress.
  461. I think you achieve a lot more through love than negativity.
  462. I think it’s every girl’s dream, a little bit, to be a model because it seems from the outside to be a glamorous industry and I was really into fashion, and I remember just being excited and wanting to be part of that.
  463. I think it’s cool that London Fashion Week is about young designers trying wacky things.
  464. I think Maje typifies that French vibe where it’s simple items that are very practical, very wearable but also, like, incredibly chic and expensive-looking.
  465. I tend to splurge on fancy dresses because I always think I’ll get a lot of wear out of them, but it’s false logic. You should really spend more money on the things you wear every day, like jeans.
  466. I spend most of my money in Prada or plane tickets.
  467. I respect people that find writing easy, because I have focus problems. I’ll spend five days eating cereal and YouTubing and two hours writing the article.
  468. I really like action movies. The ‘Die Hard’ franchise. And the ‘Bourne’ movies.
  469. I prefer using cream-based products on my skin. I love having that summery dewy skin – I like using cream blushers as well.
  470. I play guitar a bit. I’m trying to learn drums – I feel like I can play violin. I’ve never tried, but I just feel like I can.
  471. I only ever involve myself with brands I truly adore.
  472. I mix my own lipsticks, so I don’t really keep track of the brand as it’s usually a number of them I’ve smushed together.
  473. I love the ’60s and sort of wish all design had stopped in 1967. That would be my dream. They were really just nailing it – everyone looked great – but then it started getting a bit slippery after that.
  474. I love Simone Rocha. I just think she’s really clever.
  475. I love Gap for affordable men’s sweaters.
  476. I just don’t like people to be dictated to. I think you should dress however you want.
  477. I have never lived in a time when people haven’t told me what I look like.
  478. I grew up in a very visual household. My dad is a designer; my sister is a designer. My brother is an amazing architect who does music. But I think in the Chung household, how things looked was an important part of who you are.
  479. I grew up in a miniature village in the middle of the countryside in England, quite secluded from the outside world. I was always enamored by the fashion industry.
  480. I get to work with great photographers, wear lovely clothes, be part of the creative process.
  481. I feel uncomfortable in anything tight or body-con.
  482. I feel like some women do get away with doing these sexy shoots and looking like they’re being really empowered. For me, I’d feel really uncomfortable in that situation and a bit like I was being taken advantage of.
  483. I feel like it’s weird to list all my crap qualities.
  484. I don’t want to say, ‘Yeah, I changed at 30,’ because no, it was chronically the same. But I got more relaxed about things.
  485. I don’t think love should make you feel uneasy. When you feel sick, I don’t think that’s love – that’s infatuation.
  486. I don’t think I extend my hatred to other people’s outfits.
  487. I don’t like when people seem to put every single thing on and just walk up and down outside waiting to be photographed. I think that’s a bit lame.
  488. I don’t like it when people don’t know the difference between ‘their’, ‘they’re’, ‘there’.
  489. I don’t ever want to stop learning. And I really want to learn French fluently. It would be great to go and live in France.
  490. I didn’t moisturise when I was younger, but when I got to 27 I decided to start slathering myself in oil, and now I’m obsessed with moisturising.
  491. I didn’t mean to be a TV presenter, I just hated modeling. It feels very odd that it’s turned into this ‘It-girl’ thing. What does that even mean? I wear clothes and I go out. It’s so weird.
  492. I did TV for a bit, and somewhere along the line, I started writing a column for ‘The Independent’ newspaper in England, and now I write features for ‘British Vogue.’
  493. I always write ‘Magic Potion’ on my perfume bottles so when I use them, it feels magical – I make spells in the morning when I put them on.
  494. I admire American women because they are really good at putting a look together that is sophisticated. As British girls, we lean toward being a bit more messy, a bit more undone, and maybe a little more eccentric.
  495. For my art GCSE, I did a screen print of the Queen’s head that was basically an Andy Warhol rip-off, but I didn’t realise.
  496. Fashion’s a huge part of my life, but I don’t necessarily feel comfortable always talking about clothes on my personal social media.
  497. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect, I’ve realised. You can learn as you go.
  498. Everyone I’ve ever fallen in love with, I just fell in love with! I didn’t date them to try.
  499. Every day, I think of designs, but I don’t write them down, and I forget. If only I had an office.
  500. Dark lipstick on me is both a risk and a disaster.
  501. Being excitable and passionate is what makes you look good because if you’re engaged in what’s going on, you radiate youth.
  502. Being British, I don’t want to be all paranoid and arrogant and think people are looking at me because, really, I’m nothing.
  503. At school, a careers adviser asked me what I wanted to be, and I said ‘fashion journalist,’ so writing for ‘Vogue’ has provided me with the opportunity to fulfill a dream.
  504. A roll-neck and some flat shoes is about as good as it gets.
  505. A bad outfit can really get me down. If I’m wearing something really normal and boring, it’s like torture.
  506. Your credit report should be 100% accurate, so make sure everything is entirely correct. If something doesn’t look right, dispute it.
  507. Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens.
  508. Without any formal personal finance education or trustworthy resources to tell them otherwise, the majority of people in the 18-to-24-year-old age bracket do not know how to use credit effectively, tackle debt or make wise decisions when it comes to spending.
  509. While I strongly encourage my readers to take advantage of the Internet and social networking platforms to gain a greater understanding of their personal finances, it is extremely important to be safe, smart, and responsible when it comes to sharing, discussing, and managing your finances online.
  510. When you’re at work, it’s about being present and getting as much done as humanly possible.
  511. When you have a lot of money, there’s so many places you can go to manage your money. But when you don’t have money, mathematically you actually need a financial plan more. You can’t really afford to make mistakes. So why is this such a luxury product?
  512. When I was younger, I used to play mind games in which I’d try to finish tasks in minutes. My favorite was when I would shower, lay out my school clothes, then devour my dinner – in 15 minutes flat.
  513. When I was planning LearnVest, everyone told me I had to talk to Ann Kaplan, one of the first female partners at Goldman Sachs. Within five minutes of our meeting, she totally got the idea – and by the time I left, she was a seed investor.
  514. What’s the point of creating a budget if it’s not possible to follow through?
  515. We’re providing planning to a huge audience who’s never had access to financial planners before. This was always my plan for LearnVest. It was in my very first pitch deck.
  516. We never intend to lose our jobs, break up with our live-in loves, or face any number of the curveballs life throws our way. But they happen all the same, so have a bailout plan just in case. Sounds corny, but I call this the ‘freedom fund’ because it gives you the freedom to get out of a jam without climbing into debt.
  517. We all have pretty much similar dreams, and at the root of all those dreams is being able to be in control of your money.
  518. This isn’t like cancer, where we don’t know the solution. Financial planning is math. We have the answers, yet it’s this huge cause of stress.
  519. There is no denying that auto-bill pay is easier and more convenient than keeping track of and remembering to pay all of your bills each month, so it makes sense to use it for fixed expenses that you have approved and that you’re 100% comfortable with.
  520. There are many random, unprotected sites online that appear safe to use and are ready to accept credit card information. You wouldn’t give a stranger off the street your credit card information, so be extra cautious about who you are sharing it with online.
  521. The time to save for the future is now. Thanks to compounding interest, the earlier you start putting money away for the future, the more you will save.
  522. The most common reason new mothers return to work sooner than they’d like to is because they can’t afford to go without their salaries any longer.
  523. The fact is, women don’t like to talk about money, let alone deal with it. Though we’re killing it at work, earning more than ever, running our households, and making big-ticket decisions, too many women still worry they’ll be judged by what they earn and how they spend it.
  524. The best advice that I can offer is that being proactive and a careful planner is key. Think about the major things that could shake up your financial life, and I’ll bet there are some great ways to protect yourself.
  525. Tax time is the perfect opportunity to jumpstart your spring-cleaning by tackling your financial to-do list.
  526. Since the beginning of LearnVest, I’ve never left the office for food.
  527. Personally, I am obsessed with my mom, and I would do literally anything for her.
  528. My ultimate goal is to create operating systems for myself that allow me to think as little as possible about the silly decisions you can make all day long – like what to eat or where we should meet – so I can focus on making real decisions. Because mental energy is a finite quantity.
  529. Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a budget.
  530. Make the most of online banking to make your life easier and keep your finances organized. Online banking is great because it offers quick, easy, 24-hour access to your checking and savings accounts.
  531. Losing your job is terrifying, but being prepared makes it so much easier.
  532. LearnVest provides women with the necessary tools and resources to manage their personal finances; its core mission, to positively contribute to society through education and, ultimately, the promotion of self-sufficient and financially aware women.
  533. Know the difference between your necessary and discretionary expenses.
  534. Kids can learn a lot about necessities and wants by recognizing what people live without. A common routine, but one that should not be overlooked, is having a family donation to a charity for those less fortunate. Ask your kids to search for items, toys, or clothes that they no longer use and contribute those items a collection box.
  535. It’s important to have a really clear strategy so when you are in business, you only have to make micro-strategy changes.
  536. It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age.
  537. Investing in renter’s insurance is hugely worthwhile. It protects you from a whole load of financial pitfalls around your home. Your home should be the center of your sense of security – not the cause of you losing financial security.
  538. If you’re trying to diet, what do you do? You grab your two friends and say, ‘We’re going to the gym; let’s do this together.’ Money shouldn’t be any different. If you’re trying to make progress, if you’re trying to save more, we really need to be able to get support.
  539. If you fail to pay your minimums for any debt on time, your credit score will take a major hit and you run the risk of seeing the interest rate on all of your cards go up. An easy way to remind yourself to pay, is to sign up to receive your statements via e-mail.
  540. I’m proud that LearnVest is creating content that helps expectant moms tackle their finances. As much as possible, we hope to lessen the stress during what is said to be such a life-changing time.
  541. I think of all my time as existing in 15-minute blocks. Most people think in terms of 30-minute chunks, but I’ve found that when I free up more time, I waste it.
  542. I started LearnVest with a tiny savings account where I paid designers, technologists, and even bartered… Because I started with paying for things myself with my own savings, it sharpened my focus of how to spend money.
  543. I go to bed at 2 A.M. and get up at 7 A.M. – I’ve never been a sleeper. But I definitely get sick every month-and-a-half.
  544. I don’t want to tell you what to buy. I just want to help you think about why you’re buying it.
  545. I do my workouts in the morning, and often I’ll take someone from my team. The person I’m meeting with can pick the class, whether it’s a spin or barre class, or going for a power walk. It’s hard to run and talk – I haven’t mastered that yet.
  546. I am so organized that it’s dysfunctional. Everything has a place. I am a very visual person, so my environment is important to me. If my environment is messy, I can’t think clearly. I don’t like clutter. A clean desk is a clean mind for me.
  547. I always have Moleskine notebooks on my desk. I am a big journaler. Every day I write down where I went, who I spoke to and what it was all about. Richard Branson told me to do that.
  548. I always encourage people to pay themselves first, so I really advocate setting up direct deposit for your paycheck and establishing an automatic transfer so that part of each paycheck goes straight into your savings account.
  549. Growing up in a family of doctors, I wanted to be a brain surgeon for a while. But ultimately, I get most excited about creating things, which is why I decided to become an entrepreneur.
  550. For many, graduation marks the end of formal student life – the end of long spring breaks and of thinking that a 10 A.M. class is far too early.
  551. Flowers make me irrationally happy.
  552. Even if you feel like your debt is just never going to go away, think long and hard before declaring bankruptcy. Declaring bankruptcy means that getting a loan for anything will be next to impossible for the next 10 years.
  553. By teaching twenty-something year olds responsible debt management practices, we can help them create a balanced lifestyle and find peace of mind through increased financial awareness, smart saving and long-term investing.
  554. Bring your kids along next time you go to the grocery store and ask them to help find the price per unit for the general grocery items. By comparing brands and looking for the best prices, kids will get in the habit of looking for deals and understand the value of the dollar.
  555. Automating some of your finances can be incredibly convenient and is a great way to save time, but automating everything makes it too easy to go on autopilot and forget to pay attention to your personal finances.
  556. At LearnVest, we’re working to make financial planning both accessible and affordable so that everyone has the opportunity to get on track financially.
  557. As a wife, daughter, friend, and the founder and CEO of LearnVest, my schedule is anything but simple. But I learned early on how meticulously manage my time.
  558. As a new entrepreneur, you need a stake in the game, but you can’t risk it all.
  559. A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future.
  560. A financial plan is a way to take all of the money advice you come across and figure out how it applies to your specific financial situation.
  561. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
  562. What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
  563. The nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world.
  564. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
  565. Such a chimerical idea as telegraphing vocal sounds would indeed, to most minds, seem scarcely feasible enough to spend time in working over. I believe, however, that it is feasible and that I have got the cue to the solution of the problem.
  566. Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
  567. Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
  568. My knowledge of electrical subjects was not acquired in a methodical manner but was picked up from such books as I could get hold of and from such experiments as I could make with my own hands.
  569. Morse conquered his electrical difficulties although he was only a painter, and I don’t intend to give in either till all is completed.
  570. It is not, of course, complete yet – but some sentences were understood this afternoon… I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem – and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid onto houses just like water or gas – and friends converse with each other without leaving home.
  571. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that oral teachers and sign teachers found it difficult to sit down in the same room without quarreling, and there was intolerance upon both sides. To say ‘oral method’ to a sign teacher was like waving a red flag in the face of a bull, and to say ‘sign language’ to an oralist aroused the deepest resentment.
  572. It is a neck-and-neck race between Mr. Gray and myself who shall complete our apparatus first. He has the advantage over me in being a practical electrician – but I have reason to believe that I am better acquainted with the phenomena of sound than he is – so that I have an advantage there.
  573. In this experiment, made on the 9th of October, 1876, actual conversation, backwards and forwards, upon the same line, and by the same instruments reciprocally used, was successfully carried on for the first time upon a real line of miles in length.
  574. I would impress upon your minds the fact that if you want to do a man justice, you should believe what a man says himself rather than what people say he says.
  575. I have discovered that my interest in my dear pupil, Mabel, has ripened into a far deeper feeling than that of mere friendship. In fact, I know that I have learned to love her very sincerely.
  576. I do not recognize the right of the public to break in the front door of a man’s private life in order to satisfy the gaze of the curious… I do not think it right to dissect living men even for the advancement of science. So far as I am concerned, I prefer a post mortem examination to vivisection without anaesthetics.
  577. Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
  578. From my earliest childhood, my attention was specially directed to the subject of acoustics, and specially to the subject of speech, and I was urged by my father to study everything relating to these subjects, as they would have an important bearing upon what was to be my professional work.
  579. Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
  580. Dumbness comes from the fact that a child is born deaf and that it consequently never learns how to articulate, for it is by the medium of hearing that such instruction is acquired.
  581. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
  582. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
  583. America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
  584. A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
  585. A man’s own judgment should be the final appeal in all that relates to himself.
  586. You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.
  587. Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
  588. Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
  589. When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
  590. Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable – even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.
  591. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.
  592. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
  593. There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
  594. The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.
  595. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
  596. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
  597. The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.
  598. The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.
  599. The honor of a nation is its life.
  600. Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.
  601. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
  602. Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
  603. Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
  604. Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
  605. Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
  606. Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
  607. Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
  608. Learn to think continentally.
  609. It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
  610. It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
  611. In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
  612. In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
  613. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
  614. I think the first duty of society is justice.
  615. I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
  616. Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
  617. Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
  618. Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
  619. A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
  620. A promise must never be broken.
  621. A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
  622. Youth culture now really looks back and embraces the past, but keeps it contemporary but not sticking to one particular style.
  623. You find a lot of ideas from my shows in adverts now. I find it a compliment.
  624. You can only go forward by making mistakes.
  625. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more.
  626. You can get insular with fashion.
  627. When a woman gets dressed up to go out at night, she wants to give 50% away, and hold the rest back. If you’re an open book, there’s no allure.
  628. When I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.
  629. There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do – but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.
  630. There is a hidden agenda in the fragility of romance.
  631. There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company.
  632. There are only a handful of designers that influence other designers, and I have to keep one step ahead of the game.
  633. The turnover of fashion is just so quick and so throwaway, and I think that is a big part of the problem. There is no longevity.
  634. The police need to come down to street level.
  635. Sting’s my ideal man, because he’s a real man.
  636. Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there’s no room for fault. But I don’t expect to turn things around all by myself. I’m not a saint.
  637. Really, what I’m aiming for is world domination!
  638. Rap music’s been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn’t.
  639. Of course I make mistakes. I’m human. If I didn’t make mistakes, I’d never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes.
  640. Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way.
  641. Nicey nicey just doesn’t do it for me.
  642. My relationships with producers or photographers – these are relationships that took years.
  643. Menswear is about subtlety. It’s about good style and good taste.
  644. It’s usually only the intellectual ones who understand what’s going on in what I do.
  645. It’s not my vision when I cover a woman’s face with a chador. I got the idea from a ‘National Geographic’ photo. I’m just showing their plight in the world.
  646. It’s good to know where you come from. It makes you what you are today. It’s DNA, it’s in your blood.
  647. It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
  648. I’ve had good times; I’ve had bad times.
  649. I’m not interested in being liked.
  650. I’m not big on women looking naive.
  651. I’m mad in the front of my mind, but business-minded in the back.
  652. I’m interested in designing for posterity.
  653. I work with people I admire and respect. It’s never because of who they are.
  654. I was three years old when I started drawing. I did it all my life.
  655. I was never a big networker, but I was a spin doctor, all those shock shows, that’s how I got my first backers. But fashion’s a scary industry to be in, especially if you’ve not grown up with it.
  656. I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
  657. I want to empower women.
  658. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
  659. I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern, very now – no one wears head-to-toe designer anymore.
  660. I think I should be a president. President of the United States.
  661. I never look at other people’s work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.
  662. I like the idea of infiltrating an area that is not really exposed to me or my work.
  663. I like the concept of dressing people. I used to not care whether people bought the clothes or not, but I kind of like it now. I wouldn’t label that commercialism; it’s more like I do this work because I want people to wear it.
  664. I just want to be a wallflower. Nondescript. Just not anything. I don’t want to see me.
  665. I have been skiing since I was in school, but I’m not great. I am never going to break an Olympic record, I just want to go down the hills, on red or blue runs, but not… black.
  666. I hate it when people romanticize Scotland.
  667. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there’s no room for fault. But I don’t expect to turn things around all by myself. I’m not a saint.
  668. I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.
  669. I feel more Scottish than Norman.
  670. I don’t want to be too proud, but I have a good personal style.
  671. I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design.
  672. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass.
  673. I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I’ve always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it’s late.
  674. I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago. I never really fitted in. I don’t want to fit in. And now people are buying into that.
  675. I am married to work.
  676. I am a melancholy type of person.
  677. I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.
  678. Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution.
  679. For people who know McQueen, there is always an underlying message. It’s usually only the intellectual ones who understand what’s going on in what I do.
  680. For a long time I was looking for my perfect equilibrium, my mojo. And now I think I’m getting there: I’ve found my customer, my silhouette, my cut.
  681. Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
  682. Fame should be left to the film stars.
  683. Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.
  684. British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
  685. As a designer, you’ve always got to push yourself forward; you’ve always got to keep up with the trends or make your own trends. That’s what I do.
  686. Woman’s at best a contradiction still.
  687. Wit is the lowest form of humor.
  688. Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.
  689. Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
  690. What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.
  691. Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
  692. Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
  693. True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
  694. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
  695. To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th’ observer’s sake.
  696. To err is human; to forgive, divine.
  697. To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
  698. Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
  699. Those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
  700. They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
  701. There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
  702. The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
  703. The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
  704. The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
  705. The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
  706. The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
  707. The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
  708. The proper study of Mankind is Man.
  709. The most positive men are the most credulous.
  710. The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
  711. The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
  712. The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.
  713. The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
  714. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
  715. Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
  716. Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
  717. Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
  718. So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
  719. Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.
  720. Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
  721. Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
  722. Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
  723. Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
  724. Passions are the gales of life.
  725. Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
  726. Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
  727. Order is heaven’s first law.
  728. One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
  729. On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
  730. On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
  731. Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
  732. Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
  733. Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
  734. No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
  735. No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
  736. Never was it given to mortal man – To lie so boldly as we women can.
  737. Never find fault with the absent.
  738. Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.
  739. Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!
  740. Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
  741. Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
  742. Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
  743. Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
  744. Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
  745. Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
  746. Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
  747. Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
  748. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
  749. Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
  750. Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
  751. In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
  752. If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
  753. I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
  754. How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
  755. How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
  756. How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
  757. Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
  758. Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.
  759. Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
  760. Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
  761. Health consists with temperance alone.
  762. Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
  763. Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.
  764. Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
  765. Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
  766. For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
  767. For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
  768. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  769. Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
  770. Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
  771. Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
  772. Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
  773. Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  774. But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
  775. But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
  776. Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
  777. Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
  778. Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  779. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
  780. At ev’ry word a reputation dies.
  781. And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
  782. And die of nothing but a rage to live.
  783. And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
  784. An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
  785. All nature is but art unknown to thee.
  786. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
  787. Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
  788. A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
  789. A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
  790. A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
  791. A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
  792. A cherub’s face, a reptile all the rest.
  793. A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.
  794. A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
  795. ‘Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
  796. ‘Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.
  797. You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor.
  798. Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?
  799. Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
  800. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
  801. Soldiers, I had lately like to have been taken from you by the attempt of a few desperate men, but by the grace and providence of the gods, I am still preserved.
  802. So far as I am concerned, I could not be accused of having set eyes, or having wished to set eyes, upon Darius’ wife: on the contrary, I have refused even to listen to those who spoke to me of her beauty.
  803. Shall I, that have destroyed my Preservers, return home?
  804. Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
  805. Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?
  806. My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
  807. If we turn our backs of the Scythians who have provoked us, how shamefully shall we march against the revolted Bactrians; but if we pass Tanais and make the Scythians feel, by dear experience, that we are invincible, not in Asia only, it is not to be doubted but that Europe itself, as well as Asia, will come within the bounds of our conquests.
  808. If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
  809. I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy’s valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.
  810. I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
  811. I do not pilfer victory.
  812. I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
  813. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
  814. I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
  815. How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?
  816. How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.
  817. How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
  818. His father is governor of Media, and though he has the greatest command given him of all the rest of my generals, he still covetously desires more, and my being without issue spurs him on to this wicked design. But Philotas takes wrong measures.
  819. Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
  820. For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
  821. A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
  822. You take some creative license when you make a movie, and things can be a little bit different.
  823. You remember where you were doing each scene. ‘Oh my God, it was so hot that day.’ It’s kind of cool to see a movie that you haven’t seen in a long time and reflect on that stuff.
  824. You never know what’s really going to hit.
  825. You do run and scream and cry and work yourself up into hysterics, and then you get back to the hotel at the end of the day, and you feel really off and really strange. And that’s because rationally, even though you know everything is OK, you have put yourself through this traumatizing experience, and your body is still going.
  826. When you’re with another actor who’s also been through five hours of prosthetic makeup, and you’re eating another person’s neck, and fake blood is being spurted out at you for two minutes, it’s incredibly fun, and you’re in character for that time. You can’t really believe that that’s your job.
  827. When you’re trying to sustain a high level of intensity and panic, sometimes it actually helps to have something happen that makes you really afraid because even if in real life it wouldn’t make you that scared, to take that little bit of fear and be melodramatic about it, I guess, and convince yourself that it’s worse, can be effective.
  828. When I was first starting out as a kid, I tried to pad my resume with everything I had ever done – ice-skate, carry a tune. I can’t dance for my life, but I can learn, so I’ll tell people I can dance. I play the piano – I’m a really good pianist, actually.
  829. When I was 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, I had so many people I looked up to and was so inspired by all these different people. It’s cool to be in that position.
  830. When I have no appointments, I spend the day in pajamas and go to the dog park in pajamas. I’m very casual.
  831. When I first moved here, I almost felt like I was obligated to hate L.A. as a New Yorker. I moved way too fast for this city. I walked everywhere, and I was lonely, too. It was a really hard time not knowing anybody, and you don’t run into people the way you do in New York. You can go a week without seeing anyone.
  832. When I first got here, I thought L.A. sucked. I hated it. I had this pretentious Manhattan thing. But now I’ve made such a life here, and I’m so happy here. They’re just really different places. I can’t really compare them because there’s great things about both of them.
  833. When I did ‘Percy Jackson,’ people told me, ‘Oh, you’re going to be so famous… you’re not going to be able to walk down the street… it’s going to be huge,’ and it wasn’t – although it was big for my career.
  834. What’s the good of Twitter if you can’t tweet cute… Twitter’s so silly. I tweet about my rabbit a lot.
  835. Voiceover work, I really enjoy. I don’t get to do too much of it, but I’ve been doing more lately, and I like it because you get to do a bunch of options, one after the other, and you can go as big as you want or as small as you want, and you don’t think about it sometimes.
  836. To be an actress and act crazy is really fun for me, to be able to be acting like you’d never be able to act in your real life and scream and freak out. It’s an interesting test for an actor.
  837. There’s a method to the madness in filmmaking, where everything’s very specifically laid out, the shots and what they need – but there also can be a freedom to allowing the actors to find genuine moments.
  838. There is nothing better than a really cool mystery: you don’t know what’s going to happen, so you keep turning those pages or watching that series.
  839. There are a lot of people who give you their opinions on what to do.
  840. That’s a very scary thing to think about, being trapped in a coffin.
  841. That would make a great Instagram photo – me and David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.
  842. Television is going through a transformation where you’re basically able to do big, long movies in television.
  843. One thing I got to do that was awesome was hang off the side of this Ferris wheel and do that stunt myself.
  844. Now that I have a dog, I frequently have to take him out and get some exercise, which also gets me exercise.
  845. Not to get too deep, but I think one of the reasons we embrace superheroes and this world is that these are just normal people that have incredible powers that are relatable in some ways – in that we don’t have great super powers, but there’s strength within us that we can utilize in our lives. Ultimately, they’re just normal people with problems.
  846. Nobody is all good or bad.
  847. My mom wears a lot of gold.
  848. My mom used to model when she was younger, before she went to law school, and I think she thought it was pretty cool. I think my parents saw that acting ultimately made me happy, even though it was a rough ride for a little bit.
  849. My mom lives in New York still in the home that I grew up in.
  850. My mom is a big scaredy cat, and I inherited that from her.
  851. My grandfather was a politician and lived in Washington, D.C., so as a kid, I used to go to D.C. every other weekend.
  852. My favorite go-to is Topshop. They have great stuff.
  853. It’s wonderful that we’re portraying women in this way so that young women can see that women actually are strong and capable of accomplishing all kinds of things.
  854. It’s really amazing when you discover how strong you actually are and what you really can accomplish.
  855. It’s really amazing to see what you imagined brought to screen.
  856. It’s odd seeing yourself on screen at all.
  857. It’s never a done deal until it’s a done deal.
  858. It’s cool to be a female character who gets to be really strong and tough.
  859. It made me feel cooler in real life to know I could be The Rock’s daughter.
  860. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be able to go and make out with Will Forte one day and then Woody Harrelson the next, it would have blown my mind.
  861. I’ve really fought to get into rooms, and I’m a big believer in auditioning. It’s hard, because I’m insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people.
  862. I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve gotten comfortable with my awkwardness.
  863. I’ve been pretty lucky. Every single thing I’ve done has meant so much to me and has been like a stepping stone to something different.
  864. I’ve been acting since I was 11.
  865. I’m very into fantasy films.
  866. I’m really easily affected by horror films. I have pretty strong reactions to them.
  867. I’m pretty consistently fit because I think it’s an important part of my work, but I will ramp it up just because I have been enjoying myself a little bit too much.
  868. I’m obsessed with this show called ‘Workaholics.’
  869. I’m not afraid of falling and getting up the next day with a few bumps and bruises.
  870. I’m not a great student, so I don’t know that I would have been a great detective. Part of my brain sort of works that way, like wanting to figure out puzzles and figure out what happened and why people do the things they do and who they are and how it happened.
  871. I’m just really excited to be doing what I love, and I think that’s the best part about all of this.
  872. I’m honored that people would think of me for any big role that is talked about a lot.
  873. I’m a huge fan of Steve Martin. He’s hilarious, but he has this depth to him and this way of dealing with the difficult things in life with a sense of humor that I think has helped me as an actress.
  874. I’m a huge fan of Bill Macy, so working with him in any capacity was exciting for me.
  875. I’m a combination between extreme insecurity and extreme confidence.
  876. I’m a big believer in sort of sense memory, like using something that you’ve experienced in order to put yourself in the position that the character is in.
  877. I’m a believer in challenging myself and overcoming challenges by doing things I’ve never done before.
  878. I’d love to do a period piece.
  879. I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me; like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys.
  880. I watched ‘Alien,’ and I watched ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ the Swedish version. I watched the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ and I watched the Jessica Biel version and watched Jessica’s performance.
  881. I wasn’t all that familiar with the ‘Texas Chainsaw’ franchise, and I knew who Leatherface was, but I had never seen any of the films, so I didn’t know what the meaning behind it was.
  882. I was obsessed with Nancy Drew growing up – I couldn’t get enough.
  883. I was lucky because when I’d done ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,’ I had to have extensive weapons training.
  884. I took Meisner for a long time. I use a lot of sense memory and, well, I wouldn’t say Method, but I can’t really avoid getting into character.
  885. I think, for different types of things, more rehearsal is very important.
  886. I think I’ve learned not to take everything so seriously and just try to focus on the work the most.
  887. I think I’m sort of method in a sense, and I enjoy, you know, trying to find that reality in fake emotion.
  888. I really like Rag & Bone because they make simple pieces that last.
  889. I never know what’s going to happen or what opportunities are going to be given to me. I’ve found with the opportunities that I’ve been given have made it possible for me to explore different characters and exciting stories.
  890. I never even went to Jekyll & Hyde’s restaurant. I loved the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, though.
  891. I love yoga.
  892. I love to travel, and I think being whisked away somewhere for a vacation is a pretty amazing date. But, I’m really into the basic movie and dinner. It’s not where you are but who you’re with that really matters.
  893. I love the ‘Percy Jackson’ movies. That was my big break. I love the people I worked with. It was a really magical experience for me.
  894. I love stories about people that, whatever situation they’re in, you can relate to them in a way.
  895. I love my rabbit, my family rabbit.
  896. I love ‘House of Cards.’ I would watch Kevin Spacey read the phone book.
  897. I like comedies in general.
  898. I knew the name; I knew who Leatherface was. But I hadn’t seen any of the films, mostly because I’m a scaredy-cat.
  899. I had done a lot of running in ‘Texas Chainsaw’ and sword-fighting in ‘Percy Jackson,’ which taught me to fall properly.
  900. I got a dog. I take him on hikes, and I go to yoga all the time and drink green juice – very cliche actress.
  901. I get really frightened easily.
  902. I feel like now my kids can run around and say, ‘My mom was the Rock’s daughter.’ I don’t have kids yet, but my future children – I just feel like it’s the coolest thing ever.
  903. I feel like it’s very important to connect with the people who are passionate about what I’m doing.
  904. I feel like I’m still at a point where I have a lot to learn from watching myself, so I find that it helps. But it’s always weird.
  905. I don’t call him ‘The Rock’ to his face.
  906. I do consider myself to be a smart, tough girl.
  907. I didn’t expect anything crazy to happen from ‘True Detective.’
  908. I always wanted to be a blonde, and it was really cool to do that for a while.
  909. I Instagram and tweet a lot about my dog. I think he is one of the most interesting things about my life right now. All my motherly instincts go toward this dog. I love the dog.
  910. Horror films are very effective to me; they have an impact on me. I think that real life things scare me a lot more.
  911. Having dinner with somebody you’ve looked up to your whole life is quite a memorable thing. Like, ‘Wow. I’m having dinner with someone who is a huge inspiration to me.’ That’s intense.
  912. Growing up, when I was younger, I didn’t feel all that tough or smart or strong. As I got older, I was able to discover my own strength.
  913. Going to the darkest place you can to make yourself really upset and adding that with the physicality and running around, you can work yourself into hysteria that way.
  914. For whatever reason, I am just very attracted to mystery stories, solving mysteries. I was a huge fan of ‘The Jinx.’ That’s such a satisfying show because it’s all… I don’t want to give it away to anybody, but it’s really amazing.
  915. For some reason, I find jogging incredibly boring, but yoga is the only thing I’ve been able to consistently do over the years. I think it’s because it also is sort of a mental exercise and calms you and refocuses you. So I find that that’s great, and sometimes someone will drag me to a spin class or on a hike.
  916. For my first acting gig, I was a hand model for a Barbie commercial that was only going to air in Asia. And I was constantly trying to get my face in the shot.
  917. Following your heart and working really, really hard is the best thing you can do, and just try not to be too hard on yourself.
  918. Finding a stylist is a little like finding a date; you have to find who is right for you.
  919. Everyone has the opportunity to do a horror film. There’s something great about it as an actor. You have to go to places you’d normally never go and be put in situations you would never be put into. You don’t get the opportunity in a lot of films to have this kind of acting. It’s an interesting challenge.
  920. Every single thing you do, you don’t really have expectations.
  921. Every mistake that you make, or every thing that you might regret, you don’t need to necessarily regret it, because it can be a step forward. You just move forward and let them go because there will be a lot of bad auditions, and there will be a lot of negative responses. But that won’t last forever.
  922. Charlize Theron is perfect. She holds herself with so much poise and grace. I don’t know if she looks so good because she has the best body or because she has the confidence to feel comfortable in what she’s wearing.
  923. Boundaries move with time. It’s like being the oldest child. Your parents don’t know what to expect, but by the time the little sister comes along, it’s like, ‘Oh, staying out late with a boy – no big deal.’
  924. Any time you do a movie, there are going to be war wounds that you end up getting.
  925. All the money my mom spent on lessons paid off.
  926. ‘True Detective’ did change my career.
  927. ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ I did an episode on, and that’s one of my favorite television shows ever, and there are these shows that I watch so regularly.
  928. ‘Gremlins’ is one of those eternal movies that stands the test of time and that everyone loves and knows.
  929. To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know.
  930. Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
  931. The quality of life is more important than life itself.
  932. The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained.
  933. The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
  934. The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
  935. The difficulty of finding organs suitable for transplantation on man must be met.
  936. The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.
  937. The German government has taken energetic measures against the propagation of the defective, the mentally diseased, and the criminal.
  938. The Asiatics and the Africans, such as the Russians, the Arabs, the Hindus, are increasing with marked rapidity. Never have the European races been in such great peril as today.
  939. Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
  940. Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.
  941. Perhaps I will stay in Chicago and operate on human beings instead of on dogs. From a business standpoint, it would be excellent. But, as I hate medical practice, I would like better to make little money in doing scientific work than a great deal in doing surgical operations.
  942. Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
  943. Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
  944. Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
  945. Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
  946. In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.
  947. Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality.
  948. Gigantic sums are now required to maintain prisons and insane asylums and protect the public against gangsters and lunatics. Why do we preserve these useless and harmful beings? The abnormal prevent development of the normal.
  949. Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
  950. Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
  951. All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
  952. All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
  953. A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
  954. When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
  955. What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
  956. We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
  957. Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
  958. There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.
  959. There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
  960. There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult – to begin a war and to end it.
  961. There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
  962. The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
  963. The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
  964. The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
  965. The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
  966. The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
  967. The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
  968. The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
  969. The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.
  970. The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.
  971. The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
  972. The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
  973. The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
  974. Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
  975. No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.
  976. No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
  977. Life is to be entered upon with courage.
  978. Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
  979. It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too.
  980. In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.
  981. In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
  982. In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
  983. In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.
  984. In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
  985. In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
  986. I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
  987. I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
  988. History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
  989. He was as great as a man can be without morality.
  990. Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.
  991. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
  992. Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.
  993. As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
  994. An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.
  995. Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
  996. All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
  997. A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
  998. Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.
  999. To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!
  1000. The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.
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