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  1. It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
  2. It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
  3. It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.
  4. It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
  5. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
  6. It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
  7. It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
  8. It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
  9. It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
  10. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
  11. It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
  12. It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
  13. It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.
  14. It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little.
  15. It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
  16. It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
  17. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
  18. It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
  19. It is the strength of our culture that we can have Sonia Gandhi, who is Catholic, a Sikh prime minister, and a Muslim president.
  20. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
  21. It is the uninvolved parent who has to resort to strictness.
  22. It is the woman – nearly always – in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.
  23. It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
  24. It is theoretically possible to warp spacetime itself, so you’re not actually moving faster than the speed of light, but it’s actually space that’s moving.
  25. It is this compulsion to look backwards at a time of crisis because one’s got no idea of what lies ahead. There is a notion of security that somehow it must resemble the past. It’s never going to. Just because we muddled through in the past doesn’t mean we can automatically muddle through in the future.
  26. It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
  27. It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
  28. It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
  29. It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
  30. It is time for Congress to save the Postal Service, not dismantle it.
  31. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
  32. It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
  33. It is time we had democratic socialism for working families, not just Wall Street billionaires.
  34. It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
  35. It is to be regretted when internal considerations determine a counterproductive and irresponsible foreign policy.
  36. It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of today.
  37. It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you’re wearing.
  38. It is tragic that many in America think of us – Christians – as being people who hate others.
  39. It is true that Egypt’s attempt at democracy after the 2011 revolution encountered many obstacles in governance and infrastructure.
  40. It is true that I will confess that I have an incredible fascination for pop-culture stories about the Apocalypse and the end of the world.
  41. It is true that of all the states in India, Nagaland has a unique history. We are sensitive to this historical fact. But this uniqueness has in no way diminished the spirit of patriotism among the Naga people.
  42. It is unacceptable that a senator or a representative in the American House of Representatives assist Afghanistan during the war and meet with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders, express his support for their war against the U.S., and be allowed to return to serve in Congress.
  43. It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
  44. It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
  45. It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
  46. It is up to God to reveal a religion, but up to us to understand and realise it.
  47. It is up to us to change laws on the books like ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and push elected officials to enact regulations that hold police officers to the same standards as the rest of society. This is why we vote.
  48. It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
  49. It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person.
  50. It is very difficult to predict when a bond crisis could happen.
  51. It is very hard to trace the effect of words on a life.
  52. It is very important for me that my clothes are comfortable and allow me to feel like myself and at ease.
  53. It is very important that we take care of our health.
  54. It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
  55. It is very important to highlight the young talent of India.
  56. It is very possible to have lives that are just as prosperous, and nicer, that use 5 percent of the fossil fuels and virgin materials we do now. But if we’re living anything like the average McMansion-ite, SUV-driving suburbanites, there’s simply no way that can be powered in a climate-friendly way.
  57. It is vital that there is a narrator figure whom people believe. That’s why I never do commercials. If I started saying that margarine was the same as motherhood, people would think I was a liar.
  58. It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
  59. It is well known that the Soviet Union closely regulates all organizations and movements, including religion.
  60. It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
  61. It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.
  62. It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
  63. It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
  64. It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
  65. It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
  66. It is with unwelcome frequency that I find myself the deciding vote.
  67. It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve – not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country – those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy – the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe.
  68. It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
  69. It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired.
  70. It isn’t a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that’s beautiful.
  71. It isn’t enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, ‘How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?’
  72. It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
  73. It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich.
  74. It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.
  75. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
  76. It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
  77. It just comes kind of naturally to me to take something and try and make it relatable and interesting to someone who doesn’t know everything about skating.
  78. It just seems there’s better things to do in your life than be on television if it’s not interesting, if it’s not challenging, if it’s not fun. You know? When it stops being those things for me, I’ll stop making television.
  79. It kind of cracks me up when people say I’m hot because I just think that that’s a term that I don’t have to deal with anymore.
  80. It made me feel cooler in real life to know I could be The Rock’s daughter.
  81. It makes a lot more sense for us to be investing in jobs and education rather than jails and incarceration.
  82. It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn’t look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy – I mean Jimmy as the character.
  83. It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things. It’s better not to know so much about what things mean. Because the meaning, it’s a very personal thing, and the meaning for me is different than the meaning for somebody else.
  84. It makes more sense to write one big book – a novel or nonfiction narrative – than to write many stories or essays. Into a long, ambitious project you can fit or pour all you possess and learn.
  85. It makes no difference to my family where one comes from as long as we make each other happy. They are pretty cool like that.
  86. It makes sense to have cameras in places where terrorism and crime are of particular concern – such as in Times Square or near major bridges and tunnels. It would be more troubling to learn, however, that the government has focused cameras on the front doors of our homes just to keep track of our comings and goings.
  87. It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn’t pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.
  88. It may be a task that’s so Herculean, but I think it’s a worthy goal to try to open up America to individuals who just so happen to have a different skin color, that they have every right and every freedom to think what they want to think.
  89. It may be an instinct, it is with me anyway, when you’re presenting something to the world, to make it as beautiful as you can.
  90. It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
  91. It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God – but to create him.
  92. It may be the optimist in me, but I think America has a uniquely powerful and capacious glue internally. The American identity has always been ethnically and religiously neutral, so within one generation you have Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Jamaican-Americans – they feel American. It’s a huge success story.
  93. It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
  94. It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose, to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise.
  95. It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
  96. It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
  97. It may sound amazing to people today, but Rodgers and Hammerstein were considered by – how can I put it? – the sort of opinion-making tastemakers and everything to be ‘off the scale as sentimental.’
  98. It may sound cliched, but ‘Strictly’ is a real journey. I try to encourage my partner to stay in as long as they can, but above all to enjoy it.
  99. It may sound very strange, but I love the freedom that writing a novel gives me. It is an unhindered experience. If I come after a bad day, I can decide that my protagonist will die on page 100 of my novel in a 350-page story.
  100. It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it’s easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.
  101. It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.
  102. It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
  103. It might take me an hour to get to feel at ease with somebody. I don’t find it easy to go into a room full of 10 people and give it all away. In the pilot season in Los Angeles I’ve done that a couple of times.
  104. It must be the Brit in me, because I like animals.
  105. It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in.
  106. It never became an act in the sense of an act. It was always, no matter where we worked, little revues.
  107. It never occurred to me that ‘Phantom of the Opera’ was the sort of subject that I’d want to do, because I just thought it was something that would be a bit jokey. ‘Til I read the book.
  108. It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
  109. It now appears that the way the universe began can indeed be determined, using imaginary time.
  110. It occurred to me that I just didn’t see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so… cannibalistic to me. And so, I’m a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.
  111. It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.
  112. It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
  113. It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
  114. It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us – dreamers and indolent… It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich – these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.
  115. It really annoys me that I’m vain, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to discard that tendency.
  116. It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I’ve done my job.
  117. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
  118. It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
  119. It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
  120. It seemed like a very small possibility for me to become an artist. I didn’t have the need to be on the stage; I didn’t feel the need to be heard. I just needed to write.
  121. It seems as if life and hope must cease together.
  122. It seems astonishing to be paid for indulging in pure pleasure. For me to go to Coburg is rather as if a trainspotter was sent for a few weeks to Swindon or a chocoholic asked on holiday by Green and Black.
  123. It seems easier to make a career out of comedy now than it was in the 1980s.
  124. It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
  125. It seems like a gross waste of time to continue our career predicated on the idea that we’re going to divide opinion. What’s more important is just doing something that you love.
  126. It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
  127. It seems natural to me that as a writer, you should have some kind of, you know, there should be some kind of projection that you actually have influenced people who are closest to you.
  128. It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.
  129. It seems that different people have an idea of what I am, and what I should be. And then there’s me.
  130. It seems that our politicians see the world in black and white, so why not our artists? Did Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ have to be in black and white? No. But is it fantastic that it was? To see New York like that? Yes!
  131. It seems the only way to gain attention today is to organize a march and protest something.
  132. It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
  133. It seems to me that good novels celebrate the mystery in ordinary life, and summing it all up in psychological terms strips the mystery away.
  134. It seems to me that more and more we’ve come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
  135. It seems to me that most characters, in anything, are flawed in some way, just like most people. You look for the good in the flawed people and vice versa, and then try and make them appealing in some way.
  136. It seems to me that since I’ve had children, I’ve grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
  137. It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
  138. It seems to me that we’re in danger of losing sight of certain basic civic values in society by allowing the growth of a whole generation of people who really have no sense of attachment to society.
  139. It seems we’re not only uninformed about our present, we’re ignorant of our past.
  140. It should be a law for one whole year that all laugh tracks are Seth Rogen. The world would get ever so slightly better.
  141. It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
  142. It shows ‘us vs. them’, and I’m on the ‘us’ side.
  143. It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.
  144. It so happens that I’m pro choice.
  145. It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
  146. It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you’re not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are.
  147. It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I’m not working on ‘Harry Potter,’ then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.
  148. It stands to reason that unloved and unwanted children are going to get into crime.
  149. It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
  150. It started to weigh on me that I was responsible for the moves that had made me successful, but I wasn’t reaping the lion’s share of the profits, and that was problematic for me.
  151. It starts with your diet and then to your exercise… you have to make the right decisions as a consumer and learn about carbs and proteins as well as watching your portion control, and from there you have to stay active as much as possible.
  152. It stuns me how effective children can be in their messaging, and I believe that every child should enjoy that basic right to become an adult. Getting rid of childhood cancers is one effective way to reach that goal.
  153. It surprised me, the feeling I got when I won the Oscar for ‘Scent of a Woman.’ It was a new feeling. I’d never felt it. I don’t see my Oscar much now. But when I first got it, there was a feeling for weeks afterward that I guess is akin to winning a gold medal in the Olympics.
  154. It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.
  155. It takes a career, a lifetime, to build up a reputation, and only one misstep for it all to crumble away.
  156. It takes a certain type of man to become a boxer, to fight for a living. To be able to have the confidence to hit another man, to control your fears. You must overcome the psychical aspect and believe in the art, the discipline of the sport. You need to study. You need to be smart.
  157. It takes a great man to be a good listener.
  158. It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.
  159. It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
  160. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
  161. It takes a minute for me to let my guard down, but once I do and I get to know someone, I’m very open, very trusting. Some might say too trusting, because considering the amount of money that can be made from selling gossip, I could be very easily taken advantage of.
  162. It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
  163. It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
  164. It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
  165. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
  166. It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.
  167. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
  168. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
  169. It takes many years to be a great comedian.
  170. It takes me three months of research and nine months of work to produce a book. When I start writing, I do two pages a day; if I’m gonna do 320, that’s 160 days.
  171. It takes me three or four years to research and write each book and the individual stories stay with you for a long time afterwards.
  172. It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
  173. It takes these very simple-minded instructions – ‘Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number’ – but executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.
  174. It takes three to make a child.
  175. It takes time for people to respect you.
  176. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
  177. It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.
  178. It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
  179. It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
  180. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
  181. It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression.
  182. It took me a while to get over ‘Highway’. I started living the character of ‘Veera’ very closely. I don’t think I would be able to give so much to a character the way I did with her.
  183. It took me a while to really believe in myself or feel determined about it, but then once I realized that it’s possible for anyone, and these people who are singers started off very normal… I realized that it was not that hard to do.
  184. It took me years to eat a lot of shellfish. I was probably 20 years old before I had even seen a shrimp cocktail. I like oysters, but fried.
  185. It took Simone a long time to understand why people want Daddy’s autograph. I’d tell her, and my wife would tell her, too, ‘People see Daddy in the movies, and they are excited to meet him.’ But she couldn’t really grasp it.
  186. It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we’d given customers what they said they wanted, we’d have built a computer they’d have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they’d want now.
  187. It took years and a lot of diligence on my part. But I’ve formed my own thing, and now I get people who are surprised to find out he’s my dad. I dreamed that would happen, and it has: I’m no longer introduced to people as Brian Williams’ daughter.
  188. It turned out that the country was helpless in the face of a new reality.
  189. It turns out all molecular and biological systems have speeds of the atoms move inside them; the fastest possible speeds are determined by their molecular vibrations, and this speed is about a kilometre per second.
  190. It used to be said that when the Baal Shem Tov came into a town, his impact was so strong, he didn’t have to speak. His disciples had to dance or to sing or to preach to have the same effect. I think a real messenger, myself or anyone, by the very fact that he is there as a person, as a symbol, could have the same impact.
  191. It used to be that I was known as ‘the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress,’ which is true. Now I’m a ‘self-professed democratic socialist.’ Things change when you run for president.
  192. It used to be the one or the other, right? You were the ‘bad girl’ or the ‘good girl’ or the ‘bad mother’ or ‘the good mother,’ ‘the horrible businesswoman who eschewed her children’ or ‘the earth mother who was happy to be at home baking pies,’ all of that stuff that we sort of knew was a lie.
  193. It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
  194. It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
  195. It was 1975. I had spent the year at the Boston Museum School doing some very bizarre performance works. The last one included going to the North Magnetic Pole and spending all of my money.
  196. It was a big deal to me to play characters and feel things and connect to somebody in a fake world.
  197. It was a blessing just to play one NBA basketball game.
  198. It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.
  199. It was a fairly happy childhood. My father was working away, and my mum brought up five kids all on her own.
  200. It was a favorite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.
  201. It was a feeling of loyalty to our own sex and an enthusiasm to have every degradation that was put upon our sex removed.
  202. It was a given at UCSB that if there was a role that called for a person of color, it was going to be handed to me. There were certain times when maybe I didn’t try as hard. Going to Yale was a way more diverse experience.
  203. It was a grave mistake to dismantle the Jewish communities in Sinai.
  204. It was a great escape for me and it was a way to take a break from what was going on in my own world, to go into another world.
  205. It was a great experience for me – the ups and downs – because I became a man in Philadelphia.
  206. It was a privilege to pray with Governor Romney – for his family and our country.
  207. It was a slow understanding that my kidnappers really are a product of their environment.
  208. It was a slow understanding that the lack of education in a country like Somalia creates these huge social problems.
  209. It was always foolhardy for Republicans and conservatives to stake their objections to Obamacare on the number of sign-ups; Social Security is going bankrupt despite 100% enrollment. The reality is that Obama was always destined to hit his required numbers because, after all, he has the power of government to compel action.
  210. It was always part of the plan to move into acting.
  211. It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.
  212. It was challenging. It was never easy for me. My life changed suddenly, and I lost my health. I lost the body that I knew.
  213. It was early on in 1965 when I wrote some of my first poems. I sent a poem to ‘Harper’s’ magazine because they paid a dollar a line. I had an eighteen-line poem, and just as I was putting it into the envelope, I stopped and decided to make it a thirty-six-line poem. It seemed like the poem came back the next day: no letter, nothing.
  214. It was Einstein’s dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein’s day hadn’t made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal.
  215. It was go-along to get-along social. It was living in Los Angeles, being young and single, and flowing with the trendy liberal crowd.
  216. It was hard for me, being in school. And nobody was there to tell me how important it was.
  217. It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘always do what you are afraid to do.’
  218. It was important to me and, I think, important to my parents that I be on my own and figure things out on my own and kind of forge my own path, and I’m really grateful for that.
  219. It was just something – I didn’t agree with what the flag was representing at this time, and you know, if you look at the original picture where people addressed it, I was trying to sit behind the coolers and out of the way, ’cause I didn’t want to interrupt anybody else’s right to stand and hold attention to the flag.
  220. It was just the greatest feeling to see a kid with your shoes on.
  221. It was liberating to do comedy. It felt like playing in a jazz band.
  222. It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes, and almost in the drawing of a breath, the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight.
  223. It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You’d wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?
  224. It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit but still able to find even more.
  225. It was more of their quirky show. It was more like a cult show. The ratings weren’t really that high.
  226. It was nice to finish up Stanford. I think I always felt that I would be there for four years and graduate, and definitely didn’t want to leave early. A degree was definitely a plus, and I was having a lot of fun in school. But after football, you know, I don’t know. I really did enjoy studying architecture; it was a blast.
  227. It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
  228. It was not until I started racing for car manufacturers that I found a car I could really get attached to. I am the son of a car dealer, so up until then, cars just came and went.
  229. It was not until the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s that Congress got serious about the assignment laid out in the post-Civil War amendments.
  230. It was not until the end of my freshman year in high school that I thought I could really have a future in track and field. I definitely did not think I could make it to the Olympics back then, though; I was just focused on making it to the state finals!
  231. 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.
  232. It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
  233. It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
  234. It was only after five years in the army, when I was having to do a very boring job in a very boring place, that I thought: ‘Why not try writing a novel?’ partly out of youthful arrogance and partly because there had been a long line of writers in my mother’s family.
  235. It was progressively more difficult to find work in the theatre, as well.
  236. It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it.
  237. It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
  238. It was simple reality – most competitive tennis players in my day were privileged, spoiled, entitled and white. Also, many of them were beautiful, fit, tan and of good stock – great big hair and white teeth and long legs. Then there were the rest of us.
  239. It was so surreal, having my parents hear the President and First Lady saying to me, ‘Good to see you again! We’re so proud of you. We watched you on the Grammys and were like, ‘That’s our girl!’
  240. It was that famous joke: What’s the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? ‘Hey, I wrote a song.’
  241. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.
  242. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
  243. It was the Congress that imposed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ it was certainly my position, my recommendation to get us out of an even worse outcome that could have occurred.
  244. It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.
  245. It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
  246. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
  247. It was the most exciting thing to leave secondary school and go to college, to have that freedom to study whatever I wanted.
  248. It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion’s heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
  249. It was the Obama administration that cut a faux deal with the Iranians that will not disarm Iran of its nuclear capabilities, and will in fact accelerate their nuclear development.
  250. It was the roughest day of my career, my final day of shooting on ‘Breaking Bad,’ knowing that I will never be able to kind of zip on that skin again.
  251. It was very clear to me I wanted to be an actor when I got out into civilian life.
  252. It was weird to be married; you kind of lose your identity. You’re suddenly somebody’s wife. And you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m half of a couple now. I’ve lost me.’
  253. It was when my children were 5, 3 and 10 months old that I just felt the desperate need to get to know God through the pages of my Bible. And as a result, I started a Bible class in my city for the primary purpose of being in it.
  254. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
  255. It wasn’t cool that I didn’t comb my hair and had books and wore glasses. It was never cool be a nerd and tomboy, and these days, it really is. And I’m like, ‘You guys have no idea what I went through.’ How many times my mother yelled at me to comb my hair.
  256. It wasn’t until 1999 when my idols Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly took home the women’s World Cup trophy at the Rose Bowl in front of 40 million TV viewers that I remember thinking how rare it was to see women play sports on TV.
  257. It wasn’t until I left that I realised it’s not weird to grow up in certain cities and, by the age of 27 or 28, for all of your friends to still be alive. I can think of a lot of kids that I knew in Chicago who were supposed to grow up but didn’t.
  258. It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
  259. It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
  260. It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.
  261. It will be amazing to collaborate with my dad. It will be special.
  262. It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
  263. It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color.
  264. It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
  265. It will not be possible to solve the current crisis with euro bonds.
  266. It will take a brave person to cull the benefits system and analyse who deserves and who doesn’t.
  267. It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.
  268. It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working at ten dollars per month) have been put down as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction.
  269. It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
  270. It would be an egregious mistake to ever refer to me in the same breath as most of the people I write about.
  271. It would be disrespectful to take my stardom and bully my way into the fashion industry.
  272. It would be fantastic to spend your whole life trying to pursue something and then finally, at the last moment, you achieve it. You know, instead of getting it in the middle of the pursuit and spending the second half giving it meaning.
  273. It would be fun to be a redhead… you can get away with being, like, really volatile and fire-y because you’re like, ‘I’m just a redhead; what can I say?’
  274. It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
  275. It would be great to be 105 and still making films.
  276. It would be hard to play a character you don’t like – for me anyway – or can’t find something in them to like.
  277. It would be my goal for Palin to become Oprah and be the ultimate kingmaker for twenty-odd years.
  278. It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be.
  279. It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.
  280. It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
  281. It would feel like a smack in the face to sign with any label outside of Dre’s. He took a risk on me, and that means everything.
  282. It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.
  283. It would have been so awesome to be born in the Thirties and be in your prime in the Fifties. Except for the whole being black thing, obviously!
  284. It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue – but I would argue it nevertheless – that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music – both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing – is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
  285. It would take six months to get to Mars if you go there slowly, with optimal energy cost. Then it would take eighteen months for the planets to realign. Then it would take six months to get back, though I can see getting the travel time down to three months pretty quickly if America has the will.
  286. Italians are fantastic people, really. They can work you over in an alley while singing an opera.
  287. Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
  288. It’d be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren’t kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I’m not a baby sitter.
  289. It’s a 360-degree sound experience. Like you’re in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.
  290. It’s a beautiful thing when you come to fight week and you know that you haven’t cut any corners.
  291. It’s a big flash of all these things and whatever you take out of that statement’s one statement, one mind, one statement, one act, one show, and all the songs are one.
  292. It’s a big responsibility dating me. Because I come with a little bit of baggage, you know?
  293. It’s a blessing that South Africa has a man like Nelson Mandela.
  294. It’s a blessing to have work that feels fulfilling.
  295. It’s a character that I always found really likable. I’m fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
  296. It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
  297. It’s a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don’t understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.
  298. It’s a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured.
  299. It’s a dog eat dog world.
  300. It’s a dream come true as I await the release of my debut single ‘Krazy Konnection’ with Salim Merchant and then my debut album!
  301. It’s a funny feeling to work with people who you consider your colleagues and to realize that they actually are young enough to be your children.
  302. 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.
  303. It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.
  304. It’s a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
  305. It’s a great thing about being pregnant – you don’t need excuses to pee or to eat.
  306. It’s a great thing when you can show that you’ve been successful and that you’ve made a lot of money and that you’ve employed a lot of people.
  307. It’s a great time to be alive.
  308. It’s a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.
  309. It’s a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.
  310. It’s a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.
  311. It’s a heavy weight, the camera. Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras, but in the ’70s they were heavy metal.
  312. It’s a huge change from when I started in the 1960s, but what is really impressive is that the number of ladies on set, the women working on set is a huge percentage. There used to be no women. It was just the leading lady’s mother, perhaps the hairdresser and the makeup person.
  313. It’s a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We’re all such complex creatures. But if I’m going to be a poster child for anything, anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.
  314. It’s a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.
  315. It’s a lot easier to act when the writing is good. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to figure out ‘Well, why did I say this next?’
  316. It’s a lot harder to find fault with the mundane details of daily existence when you really, really know on a cellular level that you’re going to go, and that this moment, right now, is life. Life isn’t what happens to you in 20 years. This moment, right now, is your life.
  317. It’s a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
  318. It’s a major job to help men and women look beautiful.
  319. It’s a matter of opinion on many of these issues, and there’s no right or wrong. That’s why we have elections; that’s why we have debates. Donald Trump thinks one thing. Hillary Clinton thinks another thing.
  320. It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.
  321. It’s a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.
  322. 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.
  323. It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’
  324. It’s a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I’m in. There’s a horrible inescapability to it.
  325. It’s a normal thing for people to do, going on Facebook and seeing pictures of their exes with their new significant others.
  326. It’s a pity that nobody has found an exploding black hole. If they had, I would have won a Nobel prize.
  327. It’s a question of whether we’re going to go forward into the future, or past to the back.
  328. It’s a rarity when someone takes a political risk in Washington today in the public interest.
  329. It’s a small world when you’re from South Sudan.
  330. It’s a spinoff of the original Cracker Jack, but it’s Cracker Jack’d. Frito Lay, when they asked me to be a part of it, I tried it, and I really like it. My favorite’s the peanut butter and chocolate.
  331. It’s a strange thing to be a so-called alternative cartoonist, because in the early part of my career, I was really tethered to the superhero world.
  332. It’s a struggle but that’s why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again.
  333. It’s a terrible poison, writing.
  334. It’s a thrill to star with such great actors like Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, and Garrett Hedlund.
  335. Its a touchy subject, ’cause I never want to take it there, where it seems like it’s all about race. But I feel like that’s something that comes along with the territory of being a black quarterback. When you have success – ‘Oh, you’re a freak athlete.’ Not, ‘Oh, you’re a good quarterback.’
  336. It’s a tragedy, in a way, that Americans are brought up to think that they cannot feel for other people and other beings just because they are different. They think they’re different. It’s very limiting.
  337. It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift.
  338. It’s a very confusing era that we’re in.
  339. It’s a very good historical book about history.
  340. It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.
  341. It’s a very strange thing being recognized or looked upon as someone special.
  342. It’s a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you’ve got to set an example, when you’re not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don’t know what is appropriate anymore.
  343. It’s a very unnatural environment to be in, up on a stage. So you put up defenses to hide. Like looking at the ground with your hair in your eyes, or being tightly wound and quite aggressive and uncooperative, as I used to do.
  344. It’s a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal.
  345. It’s a weird day and age when you can tire of icons simply by overexposure.
  346. It’s a weird thing when you make records. You try to hear it before you make it, so you walk into the studio with this idea of what you expect to happen, and that usually changes. That usually turns into something else, and that’s a good thing.
  347. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to make fun of yourself and to do it in a way that sort of preserves your dignity but, at the same time, lets you play the theater of the absurd.
  348. It’s about having an active lifestyle, staying healthy, and making the right decisions. Life is about balance. Not everybody wants to run a marathon, but we could all start working out and being active, whether you walk to work or take an extra flight of stairs.
  349. It’s about how you exist as a person in the world, and the idea that your work is more important than you as a person is a horrible, horrible message. I always think about a little gay boy in Wisconsin or a little lesbian in Arkansas seeing someone like me, and if I cannot be open in my life, how on earth can they?
  350. It’s about not going to the well all the time. The body has limits. The mind has limits, too.
  351. It’s about stories. If I can tell the story to America, whether it’s Riesling or a boxer from Harlem, it will sell. I know on my gravestone it’s going to be, ‘Storyteller.’
  352. It’s about the stories. If I write 14 stories that I love, then the next step is to get the environment of music around it to best envelop the story, and all kinds of sonic goodness – sonic goodies.
  353. It’s absolutely chilling to think that I’ve been working on a comic-book series called ‘Optic Nerve’ since I was sixteen.
  354. It’s absolutely clear that whatever cruel and unusual punishments may – may mean with regard to future things, such as death by injection or the electric chair, it’s clear that – that the death penalty, in and of itself, is not considered cruel and unusual punishment.
  355. It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.
  356. It’s all about trying to be very careful about what your next role or what your next move is gonna be. It’s all about trying to have longevity in this business and make smart choices.
  357. It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.
  358. It’s all make believe, isn’t it?
  359. It’s all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all.
  360. It’s almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, ‘I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.’
  361. It’s almost better that Twitter limits me to 140 characters. There’s only so much trouble I can get in.
  362. It’s almost embarrassing to go back into my liberal background because it was about as shallow a belief system as humanly possible.
  363. It’s almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington.
  364. It’s almost impossible to have a constructive conversation about health-care reform in Arkansas without passions rising and folks taking sides.
  365. It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going, ‘Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved. I can’t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone’s expectations of me are.’
  366. It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.
  367. It’s always a good idea to let the audience make up their own minds.
  368. It’s always appealing to play a character that has to overcome himself as well as an obstacle. It makes the drama so much deeper.
  369. It’s always beautiful to sing with other great voices. I like voices in general. It’s a big privilege to have great singers next to me.
  370. It’s always been a dream of mine, of exploring the living world, of classifying all the species and finding out what makes up the biosphere.
  371. It’s always been a great survival value for people to believe they belong to a superior tribe. That’s just in human relationships.
  372. It’s always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
  373. It’s always been the genres that fascinated me. I think great action movies and great thrillers are transformative.
  374. It’s always ‘busy’ with four children; it’s chaos.
  375. It’s always challenging when you’re shooting a film. Shooting things out of order and keeping continuity on all levels is always for me the most challenging thing.
  376. It’s always fun to talk about jazz.
  377. It’s always good to be underestimated.
  378. It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you’re going.
  379. It’s always good to walk in a room and know everybody kind of looks up to you because I guess I’ve earned it.
  380. It’s always great playing with other musicians. It’s also a great situation where I’m the older guy, I’ve influenced generations of guitar players.
  381. It’s always great to be able to go to a premiere with the actors there.
  382. It’s always great to perform at home in the good ol’ U.S.A.
  383. It’s always imperative to improve and to remain dynamic – or you’ll become lunch, as opposed to serving it.
  384. It’s always more interesting to take on someone that’s going to have hidden sides or a fatal flaw, because there’s going to be more to play with – more conflict, internally or in and around them – but it’s probably the thing of finding the positive in there.
  385. It’s always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people’s feelings.
  386. ‘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.
  387. It’s amazing how meaty cauliflower can be.
  388. It’s amazing: I am a New Yorker. It’s strange; I never thought I would be.
  389. It’s amazing: it’s so cool being from Brampton, Ontario, and being able to travel the world and being embraced by so many countries.
  390. It’s amazing people get so detached from what they eat and what they wear. No one has any contact with how things are made that are put in their body and put in their mouths and I just find it alarming that no one questions it.
  391. It’s an awful feeling, being hungry.
  392. It’s an awful feeling to write something that you feel is really important… and to feel that you’re being published by people who really don’t get it and/or don’t really care.
  393. It’s an obstacle being a girl when you move all over and don’t have half the things you need. It’s like everything is wrinkled in your life.
  394. It’s around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world.
  395. It’s awesome that you have a female CFO and a female GC, but if you look at the investing partners, and it’s 15 dudes, I do think those people are going to get left behind if they don’t get with where the world is going.
  396. It’s because I’m a feminist that I can’t stand women limiting other women’s imaginations. It really makes me angry.
  397. It’s been a great privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania.
  398. It’s been a long way, but we’re here.
  399. It’s been a long week today.
  400. It’s been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I’ve experienced.
  401. 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.
  402. It’s been really fun to see with each album when I change to see the fans of the show emulate my style and with the first record a lot of the kids in the crowd were wearing neck ties like I was and now you’ll see a lot of girls with pink hair. It’s cool, it’s actually really neat.
  403. It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.
  404. It’s better if a singer disconnects from the original and brings something new to the version.
  405. It’s better to be known by six people for something you’re proud of than by 60 million for something you’re not.
  406. It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone – so far.
  407. It’s better to train for 4-5 hours a week than to do ten hours one week then nothing for two weeks. It helps your body adapt and also maintains your fitness.
  408. It’s both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.
  409. It’s clear to me that one can’t be Jewish without Israel. Religious or non-religious, Zionist or non-Zionist, Ashkenazi or Sephardic – all these will not exist without Israel.
  410. It’s clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
  411. It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.
  412. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.
  413. It’s considered acceptable in our culture to approach perfect strangers, as often or not who may be in extremis, and evangelise. I don’t see why that’s considered a normal thing.
  414. It’s cool to be a female character who gets to be really strong and tough.
  415. It’s cool to be recognised by your peers.
  416. It’s crazy that you have to tell your phone or your computer or your house or your car ‘It’s me!’ hundreds of times a day. Wearables will solve that problem.
  417. It’s crazy to me that in this world of electronic medical records Walmart has so much information about how we shop, but no one has that information about our health. Why can’t my doctor say, ‘Wow, Anne, based on your lifestyle and behavior, you’re five years from being diabetic.’ But I can go to Target, and they know exactly what I’m going to buy.
  418. It’s dangerous to accept crisis as your baseline. It gets harder and harder to see the anti-crises that are so requisite to happiness: the quiet times, the crucial pauses – like those in a poem.
  419. It’s definitely a privilege to be able to do what you love to do; it’s not something that everyone gets to do, so I feel really good about that.
  420. It’s definitely a thing to be sitting there, getting a pedicure, and you look over and someone is reading an article about an aspect of your life that you know is not true. It’s weird, it’s uncomfortable, but I don’t see it changing anytime soon, so I should figure a way to laugh through it.
  421. It’s different if you’re self-fed by a culture such as the U.S. where it’s so rich, you don’t have to look outside. Everything’s already there. But when you grow up in the desert, you have to be looking all over for inspiration.
  422. It’s difficult sometimes to become friends with actors.
  423. It’s difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn’t available.
  424. It’s difficult to judge yourself.
  425. It’s difficult to know what to say to someone whose partner has cheated on them.
  426. It’s difficult to put into words what freedom feels like. You only know what freedom feels like if you know what it feels like to not be free.
  427. It’s easier to add things on to a PC than it’s ever been before. It’s one click, and boom, it comes down.
  428. It’s easier to get an actor when you just ask them to do a day on something rather than have them come in, audition, get picked.
  429. It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
  430. It’s easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
  431. It’s easier to see in someone else, another actor, how they kind of disappear and then this other persona appears. A great actor is a thing of mystery.
  432. It’s easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
  433. It’s easy for a singer to sometimes pick up on another singer’s sound, but that’s just copying.
  434. 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.
  435. It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.
  436. It’s easy to look at the vampires as a metaphor for any feared or misunderstood group. It’s also easy to look at them as a metaphor for a shadow organization that says one thing and has a completely different agenda on their mind, and anybody who gets in their way, they just get rid of them. Does that sound familiar?
  437. It’s easy to start over-thinking things and over-analysing things.
  438. It’s emotional for artists who are women and people of color to have less value placed on our worldview.
  439. It’s essential to make sure you have proper kitchen tools for food storage – like cling wrap, bags, and containers – because they help keep food fresher longer.
  440. It’s every lawyer’s dream to help shape the law, not just react to it.
  441. It’s – everybody’s looking at the bottom line all the time, and failure doesn’t look good on the bottom line, and yet you don’t learn anything without failing.
  442. It’s everything to me. This is my life. I love football so much.
  443. It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. The things that people always go on about is, ‘tell us about us’, ‘tell us about the first human being’. We are so self-obsessed with our own history. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
  444. It’s extremely likely that the people who have never been exposed to a human who has leprosy, it’s very likely they got leprosy from exposure to an armadillo.
  445. It’s factual to say I am a bilateral-below-the-knee amputee. I think it’s subjective opinion as to whether or not I am disabled because of that. That’s just me.
  446. It’s famous that comedians have a very dark personal state of mind. I think, in my case, it’s the same. The only way to get deep is to have a balance, or a counterbalance.
  447. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
  448. It’s fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way – even if you don’t solve it at the end of the day.
  449. It’s foolish to call Chanakya an Indian Machiavelli. Rather, Machiavelli was possibly an Italian Chanakya.
  450. It’s Frank’s painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.
  451. It’s frightening and unnerving to watch a stone melt.
  452. It’s frightening to be facing an audience. There is always the fear of what they think of you, what they are saying about you.
  453. It’s funny because I remember playing ‘Grand Turismo,’ and I would get yelled at by my brother for moving the controller as if it was a wheel. He was, ‘It’s not gonna help you.’ Now you have a Wii, and you could actually move and control it.
  454. 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.
  455. It’s funny because I’m a sucker for glitz and glitter when it comes to clothes and nail polish, but with my makeup, I’m more comfortable with a natural look. It feels more like me.
  456. It’s funny because there’s a part of me that, if something is popular, I sort of become a defiant teenager about it. Like, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna like that because everybody likes it.’
  457. It’s funny: in the middle of making ‘The Muse,’ I was offered, at the time, the first ‘Ice Age,’ the part that Ray Romano took: I was offered the elephant. And I couldn’t even stop to breathe, so I didn’t do it. They’ve made, like, six of them. And in the animation business, for a voice actor, that’s what you want. You want six, you know?
  458. It’s funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing all the John Hughes movies, I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning from television into film.
  459. It’s funny; recently I’ve started to notice people’s impersonations of me, and it’s basically like a hyperactive child.
  460. It’s funny, the hardest thing to do is to make something look like it’s fast, loose and improvised, and get somebody to laugh.
  461. It’s funny when you’re a kid how you can acclimate to almost anything.
  462. It’s getting harder to make decisions to just want to do something to work… I’m trying to find things that are extremely challenging or mean something to me deeply.
  463. It’s going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I’ll risk saying that we’ll be lucky if something really serious doesn’t happen.
  464. It’s going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
  465. It’s good-bye to public life in the way that you try to communicate with an audience playfully, like we’re friends, beyond the work you are actually paid for.
  466. It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
  467. It’s good to always do some sort of exercise.
  468. It’s good to have a reminder that we can love ourselves and be beautiful even though we don’t really fit into certain standards of what beauty may be.
  469. It’s good to know where you come from. It makes you what you are today. It’s DNA, it’s in your blood.
  470. It’s good to laugh!
  471. It’s good to make your brain work more than your body.
  472. It’s good to play 100 per cent live – no tricks, no samples, no messing about.
  473. It’s good to put on some lube under your wetsuit, so I tend to use a lot of baby oil on my arms and legs. It stops you chafing and helps you get your wetsuit off after the swim.
  474. It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.
  475. It’s good to wander into the studio and walk out with something that’s better than you’d imagined it to be. If everything was as you imagined it to be, it just wouldn’t be as much fun.
  476. It’s great being your own boss, but then, you know, you make your own mistakes, you know, and you own them. You know, so it’s empowering, and it’s also humbling along the way.
  477. It’s great that ballroom dancing is being recognised. For many years ballroom dancers were misunderstood and other dance forms didn’t want anything to do with us.
  478. It’s great to get an ‘F’, but you also want to give the sense that there’s something outside achievement. I’ve seen a lot of so-called high-achievers who don’t feel they’ve achieved much.
  479. It’s great to see women standing up in their own line of work and fighting for fair value.
  480. It’s hard, because when you talk about process or your characters ruling your narrative, it sounds like you have no control, but obviously you’re ultimately the author, so you do have control.
  481. It’s hard because you can’t legislate creative diversity. I think it’s more that the gaming community’s more diverse, and they’re going to ask for more diverse experiences. They’re going to demand them.
  482. It’s hard enough for women to walk on high heels. And I’m on stilts!
  483. It’s hard for a liberal to go on between Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, because it’s like doing country music after hip-hop. I mean, just, the audience doesn’t go from one to the other.
  484. It’s hard for me to get interested in stories that ignore death, which is what American marketing culture would like to do: pretend that death doesn’t exist, that you can buy immortality; just buy these products, and you’ll be forever young and happy.
  485. It’s hard for me to speak of my own development. I’m the one behind the steering wheel, and it is easier to see where the vehicle is going when you are looking at it. For me, it feels like I have been doing the same thing all along.
  486. It’s hard for me to work for somebody else. I can work with someone, but not for someone.
  487. It’s hard not to follow other careers of NFL quarterbacks in the 24/7 news-at-your-fingertips society we live in.
  488. It’s hard sometimes to take a step back and realize what’s happened because you’re always trying to move forward. You’re always looking at the next palette.
  489. It’s hard to appreciate success in modeling, because it’s not something you feel like you’ve earned, so there is a little bit of bread of shame that comes with that. It’s like somebody giving you a puzzle that’s already put together.
  490. It’s hard to articulate how I think about myself as a public figure.
  491. It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.
  492. It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
  493. It’s hard to come into a new relationship with food unless you’re engaged in an interactive way at an early age; it’s hard to change your values.
  494. It’s hard to consider myself one when a lot of my fans and people who are calling me a role model are people my age and sometimes older than me. I feel like they’re at the same walk of life that I’m in right now, and they can probably teach me things about life, too.
  495. It’s hard to force creativity and humor.
  496. It’s hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it’s impossible to have that debate.
  497. It’s hard to improve public education – that’s clear.
  498. It’s hard to kill that father-son bond.
  499. It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
  500. It’s hard to make a living in this business. Unions aren’t as strong as they used to be. For a journeyman actor – someone who doesn’t have a famous name but has consistent work in theater or film or TV – it has become harder to get through, harder to raise a family.
  501. It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.
  502. It’s hard to really articulate what the parameters are that make one song parody-able and another song not, but if I can come up with a good enough idea for it, I go for it, and if not, then I have to move on.
  503. It’s hard to really get that excited about movies. Think about it like this: how many good comedy movies come out a year? Maybe one or two? And then, in those movies, what are the chances that there’s a character that I’m the best fit to play? It’s really small!
  504. It’s hard to remember my childhood without remembering music.
  505. It’s hard to say I don’t like being famous, but how I feel is that I don’t see myself as that person. It baffles me that people would want a picture with me.
  506. It’s hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it’s definitely impacted the league.
  507. It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone.
  508. It’s hard to separate your remembered childhood and its emotional legacy from the childhoods that are being lived out in your house, by your children. If you’re lucky, your kids will help you make that distinction.
  509. It’s hard to speculate what tomorrow may bring.
  510. It’s hard to tell how far women’s individuality has come in the past twenty years.
  511. It’s hard to tell which assets will be toxic. The best way to ensure that only shareholders and banks feel it is have adequate capital.
  512. It’s hard to tell with these Internet startups if they’re really interested in building companies or if they’re just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don’t really want to build a company, they won’t luck into it. That’s because it’s so hard that if you don’t have a passion, you’ll give up.
  513. It’s hard to watch something go on and be talking at the same time.
  514. It’s harder to be a success, globally, and be artistic. Harder to have that balance than just to be artistic when nobody understands you.
  515. It’s harder to make real audio than special effects audio.
  516. It’s hilarious to me that by writing an obscene fake children’s book I am mistaken for a parenting expert.
  517. It’s human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That’s just so normal.
  518. It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.
  519. It’s important for me to let my fans know I really don’t care. I’m confident.
  520. It’s important for me who is at the table with me; the moment when everyone speaks to each other and everyone listens. If there’s good food, it’s much better.
  521. It’s important for young women and men coming out of the fashion schools to think seriously before starting their own collections.
  522. It’s important that the director and actor have good chemistry, and not just the actors.
  523. It’s important that we attempt to extend life beyond Earth now. It is the first time in the four billion-year history of Earth that it’s been possible, and that window could be open for a long time – hopefully it is – or it could be open for a short time. We should err on the side of caution and do something now.
  524. It’s important to accept your body for what God gave you.
  525. It’s important to always mix the past with the present. I think that makes it feel more authentic and real.
  526. It’s important to be a divergent musician and do a little bit of everything, except you have to make sure your fans are aware of it and that you string them along the right way.
  527. It’s important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It’s attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.
  528. It’s important to be successful, and not just because there is competition, but also because it leads to better work for you.
  529. It’s important to have a really clear strategy so when you are in business, you only have to make micro-strategy changes.
  530. It’s important to have girlfriends, because guys tend to come and go.
  531. It’s important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. ‘The West Wing’ isn’t meant to be good for you.
  532. It’s important to show that there’s different ways of doing things. Some people like to be glamorous, and that’s perfectly fine, and that’s amazing. If I were that style, then I would do that. I’d wear heels every day, and I’d strut around in a dress, but that’s not me.
  533. It’s impossible always to be with the majority in coalition government, especially when it’s a very complicated coalition.
  534. It’s impossible, I think, however much I’d become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don’t think I’d ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.
  535. It’s impossible to impose peace, only to create it.
  536. It’s impossible to write and produce a record when your parents are dying. I really tried, I really, really tried, but it just wouldn’t come.
  537. It’s in my blood to be around people while I was training.
  538. It’s in our ability to selectively engage and disengage our moral standards, and it helps explain how people can be barbarically cruel in one moment and compassionate the next.
  539. It’s insane to me to ask anybody to be what they’re not. Know what you know the best, love the most. That’s always going to be the answer to the thing that you have the best shot at winning at.
  540. It’s inspirational to see someone who is dying smile.
  541. It’s interesting: I think, genetically, there are people who need different things, like exercise. I need the exercise, others not so much, and I think more and more, we’ll start to understand why people’s bodies function in certain ways.
  542. It’s interesting now; with social media, you are actually interacting with fans.
  543. It’s interesting that the wondrous ‘Hamilton,’ which I could not be more ecstatic about, has taken a long time to perfect to bring it to Broadway. And it wouldn’t have been possible if it was developed in the commercial theatre from the get-go.
  544. It’s interesting when you’re part of a group – the Jews, to be exact – that the world has had such problems with.
  545. It’s just a goatee. That sounds kind of weird. A soul patch? I don’t know how ‘soul’ it is.
  546. It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
  547. It’s just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious.
  548. It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.
  549. It’s just like my dream to shoot things with no consequences.
  550. It’s just very homey in Ireland. It’s very comforting and comfortable. There’s lots of fireplaces with fires. It’s just really cozy.
  551. It’s kind of a mystery to me, as far as my own life experiences and what I’ve witnessed – why some people can just move on through traumatic experiences, in childhood particularly, and why other people are just paralyzed by it. I just don’t know how and why that is.
  552. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
  553. It’s kind of hard for you to be doing huge things and still be knowing what’s happening on the street level.
  554. It’s kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else’s hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.
  555. It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
  556. It’s like an OCD thing, it’s not as much something I enjoy. If I see a chapstick that I’ve never tried, I have to buy it. And then once that door’s been opened, I have to check the whole store to see if there are more chapsticks that I don’t have.
  557. It’s like driving your car. If you drive too fast on the highway, you will topple, so you better maintain your speed. Life is similar to that, and that’s the way you have to control your head.
  558. It’s like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don’t know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It’s like the throw of the dice.
  559. It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
  560. It’s like this – these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that’s where this generation’s groups came from – an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that.
  561. It’s more enjoyable for me to know that life is finite. Knowing that, I would like to go to a party. When you get to the holidays, if you think that the holidays will be forever, you just take it for granted. But, if you know that you have just three days at the beach, you will be so happy to be there every day.
  562. It’s more interesting for me to figure out how to be superior in areas where I’m naive, where I’m a novice.
  563. It’s much better to have rules that we can actually live within. And absolute prohibitions, generally, are not the kind of rules that countries would live within.
  564. It’s much more fun to play something you’re nothing like than what you are… It’s much easier to hide yourself in a character.
  565. It’s murder to doubt yourself in life. It took until I was 45 to get to that point. As hard as it is in your work, it’s harder in your life. But it can be done.
  566. It’s my damn duty and obligation to do everything possible for Europe to find a united path.
  567. It’s my life. It just continues to go forward from ‘The Apprentice.’
  568. It’s my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
  569. It’s my personality to be more quiet and reserved. I’m not going out every night to multiple things. I prefer to stay in and be with my children and do Spanish homework to make sure they get a good grade the next day.
  570. It’s never a done deal until it’s a done deal.
  571. It’s never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords, it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.
  572. It’s never been an issue for me – I don’t want to go on a diet, I don’t want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain’t got time for this, just be happy and don’t be stupid. If I’ve got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I’m not worried.
  573. It’s never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you – you know, you have to get up very early in the morning and you have to go in and you spend a lot of time waiting around.
  574. It’s nice on the daytime format to focus on things that connect us.
  575. It’s nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There’s a difference.
  576. It’s nice to be included in people’s fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.
  577. It’s nice to have a few names. I use a few names myself. I use a few different surnames. I call myself James sometimes. I actually use my mother’s name as a professional name. But if someone calls me Mr. Murphy or Mr. Gillen, I don’t like that. I don’t like being called ‘mister,’ and I don’t like being called ‘sir.’
  578. It’s nice to say let’s be bipartisan. But we’re a partisan nation. We were raised as a partisan nation.
  579. It’s nice when little teams win.
  580. It’s no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
  581. 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.
  582. It’s no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
  583. It’s no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.
  584. It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
  585. It’s none of our business, the sexual preference of people. So, I hope if someone’s thinking about it, that if they do come out as gay and are a professional football player, and it makes them happy, and it makes their life easier, then I think they should do it.
  586. It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.
  587. It’s not a bad thing to be able to do many things onstage. If you’re an entertainer, you should be able to entertain. I’m proud to say that I’m not a one-trick pony.
  588. It’s not a bug, it’s an undocumented feature.
  589. It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
  590. It’s not a pleasure torturing actors, although some of them enjoy it.
  591. It’s not a slam at you when people are rude, it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before.
  592. It’s not about charisma and personality, it’s about results and products and those very bedrock things that are why people at Apple and outside of Apple are getting more excited about the company and what Apple stands for and what its potential is to contribute to the industry.
  593. It’s not about me. I think people are too caught up with what I’m doing. It’s just numbers. I’m trying to win.
  594. It’s not all the time, but you get a sense when you’re reading something that it’s no longer about boxing or the performance. It’s personal.
  595. It’s not an anti-sex trip. Like, we’re taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we’re projecting it, and we’re saying this is the way everything is right now.
  596. It’s not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It’s a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I’m not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn’t interest me.
  597. It’s not anthrax or terrorism or AIDS that is the worst ill in our world: The most horrible disease in the world is hate.
  598. It’s not as though we can keep burning coal in our power plants. Coal is a finite resource, too. We must find alternatives, and it’s a better idea to find alternatives sooner then wait until we run out of coal, and in the meantime, put God knows how many trillions of tons of CO2 that used to be buried underground into the atmosphere.
  599. It’s not at all good when your cancer is ‘palpable’ from the outside. Especially when, as at this stage, they didn’t even know where the primary source was. Carcinoma works cunningly from the inside out. Detection and treatment often work more slowly and gropingly, from the outside in.
  600. It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.
  601. It’s not bragging if you can back it up.
  602. It’s not cheating, it’s creative sportsmanship.
  603. It’s not communism, it’s shouldn’t be that everybody gets a try no matter how good or bad they are. It’s our profession and our art, so we should eventually strive to be working with the best people.
  604. It’s not easy being a father, but I’ve been allowed a comeback.
  605. It’s not easy being young. It’s hard to know what to do.
  606. It’s not easy, but I’m really enjoying what I am doing. One day I am in Chennai, the other in Mumbai, then in Coimbatore. But I love my job, and I am really passionate about my work.
  607. It’s not easy to be the weird kid or the rebel.
  608. It’s not easy to define poetry.
  609. It’s not easy to have success with restaurants in different cities, but I like the challenge.
  610. It’s not enough even to have one black Barbie… because black women are not a monolith.
  611. It’s not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can’t run your family like a company. It doesn’t work.
  612. It’s not enough to train today’s workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.
  613. It’s not essential for me to have a big debut week; it’s not essential for me to have big radio records.
  614. It’s not fair to compare one artist to another because they all come with their own sort of elements to the picnic, you know.
  615. It’s not just a matter of whether you support Obama or Romney. It’s who they have coming with them. I always keep my powder dry, as they say in the military.
  616. It’s not just fleet of foot or speed. It’s about who gets caught and gets knocked out.
  617. It’s not just professional athletes and soldiers who are at risk from traumatic brain injury. More than 1.7 million people a year sustain a traumatic brain injury, and about 50,000 of them die each year, according the Centers for Disease Control. There are both emotional and financial costs from these injuries.
  618. It’s not just the ‘Grammys’ that I’ve pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.
  619. It’s not like I don’t have my own wants and dreams anymore – it’s just that the kids come first. It’s primal.
  620. It’s not like I grew up playing pranks on people, and I was not that girl in school.
  621. It’s not like I’m anti-China. I just think it’s ridiculous that we allow them to do what they’re doing to this country, with the manipulation of the currency, that you write about and understand, and all of the other things that they do.
  622. It’s not my job to tell people what to think. If I can actually in some way help the readers’ own creative thinking, then that’s got to be to everybody’s benefit.
  623. 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.
  624. It’s not nice to say it – I know female musicians, but not so many rappers. I can’t think of one I idolize, which is sad, but I’m hoping that will change.
  625. It’s not possible to advise a young writer because every young writer is so different. You might say, ‘Read,’ but a writer can read too much and be paralyzed. Or, ‘Don’t read, don’t think, just write,’ and the result could be a mountain of drivel.
  626. It’s not possible to stop love.
  627. It’s not so much about conquering Madison Square Garden or Vegas. The opponents who I fight will take me all around different venues and arenas. I need to conquer opponents.
  628. It’s not so much that I don’t like traveling, it’s just that I love being home. I love being able to spend time with my friends.
  629. It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
  630. It’s not that hard to imagine the natural world recovering it’s health in our absence: it’s more difficult, and more necessary, to imagine it recovering its health in our presence.
  631. It’s not that I am saying that women and men are completely different. But I do think that if you are one of the only people around the table who is a woman, by definition, you’re different.
  632. It’s not that I don’t care how I look, but I’d rather turn the attention to the music as much as possible.
  633. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
  634. It’s not that there is a terrible morality in Hollywood. I think there isn’t any. There isn’t any, by and large.
  635. It’s not that we go around the set thinking, ‘Oh, today we are going to kiss, so let’s enjoy’. It’s not that. It’s acting. If it’s important for the script, so be it.
  636. It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
  637. It’s not the end of the world to lose.
  638. It’s not the same thing to make a work – a film, a book, a play – about youth as it is to make one about old age.
  639. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
  640. It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work. It’s people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I’m still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.
  641. It’s not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do – everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.
  642. It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
  643. It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
  644. It’s not until I hear songs that I’ve done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the ’60s and ’70s has been.
  645. It’s not unusual to find big political shifts that take place beneath the surface before they’re visible above the surface.
  646. It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.
  647. It’s not weird to look at yourself in the mirror at the gym – that’s why they’re there! You have to make sure that you’re doing things right.
  648. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
  649. It’s not what you ____, but how you make them ____ that creates a lasting relationship.
  650. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
  651. It’s obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life – for 8 billion or more people – without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt.
  652. It’s obviously tricky to convert cellulose to a useful biofuel. I think actually the most efficient way to use cellulose is to burn it in a co-generation power plant. That will yield the most energy and that is something you can do today.
  653. It’s odd seeing yourself on screen at all.
  654. It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.
  655. It’s often not what we say that hurts, but what we don’t say.
  656. It’s OK for China to invent cancer drugs that cure patients in the United States. We want them to catch up. But as the leader, we want to keep setting a very, very high standard. We don’t want them to catch up because we’re slowing down or, even worse, going into reverse.
  657. It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
  658. It’s one-of-a-kind, because some people would die to have the family I do.
  659. It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency – that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. There’s no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I’ll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office.
  660. 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.
  661. It’s one of the greatest festivals in the world. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest is the best all-around… It’s an honor to be closing it.
  662. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
  663. It’s one thing to break stuff and damage people’s possessions, but when you start aiming at the ideology of America, that’s dangerous comedy.
  664. It’s only funny until someone gets hurt… Then it’s hilarious.
  665. It’s only money, we’ve got plenty of it.
  666. It’s only Western civilization that, God forbid, you talk about dying, when it’s the only thing we know for certain, right? Everyone’s going to die, so what’s the big problem? ‘Oh, God. Don’t talk about it. Don’t think about it.’ I mean, I’m one of them. I’m not a big fan of talking about dying.
  667. It’s only when the markets are perceived to have exhausted themselves on the downside that they turn. Trying to prevent them from going down just merely prolongs the agony.
  668. It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that’s what I know for sure… I think.
  669. It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.
  670. It’s part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been able to survive.
  671. It’s populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling.
  672. It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
  673. It’s possible to take that as a personal metaphor and then multiply it to a people, a race, a sex, a time. If we can keep this thing going long enough, if we can survive and teach what we know, we’ll make it.
  674. It’s possible to use Google Analytics to track search terms entered into a search box placed on your website.
  675. It’s possible – you can never know – that the universe exists only for me. If so, it’s sure going well for me, I must admit.
  676. It’s precisely in those moments when I don’t know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
  677. It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
  678. It’s queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
  679. It’s quite stressful knowing that every time you walk out the door, someone is going to be giving you a very good look up and down, judging everything you wear.
  680. It’s rare – too rare, I have to say – for botanists to become doctors.
  681. It’s really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
  682. It’s really amazing to see what you imagined brought to screen.
  683. It’s really amazing when you discover how strong you actually are and what you really can accomplish.
  684. It’s really clear to me that you can’t hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
  685. It’s really easy, once somebody passes away, for the tales about them to become taller, the good ones and the bad ones.
  686. It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working.
  687. It’s really hard when a celebrity dies out of nowhere, ’cause it’s very shocking… surreal.
  688. It’s really important for us as a band, that when someone is giving us grief on stage, to show our fans how important it is that they stand up for themselves and that they feel confident in themselves.
  689. It’s really rare for film directors to be that interested in things other than themselves.
  690. It’s rural America. It’s where I came from. We always refer to ourselves as real America. Rural America, real America, real, real, America.
  691. It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
  692. It’s safe to say headphones is a good business.
  693. It’s safe to say I’m a comedy nerd. I listen to so many podcasts. I just love to laugh.
  694. It’s silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
  695. It’s silly to have a prototype, because one inevitably falls for someone unexpected. My only criterion is she shouldn’t just look nice; she must have a personality, too.
  696. It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
  697. It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.
  698. It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
  699. It’s so cool though when I see thirty-year-old men that are coming in to watch my shows. It’s like, ‘You really like my music? Like a teenage girl, you relate to it?’ It just proves how much people are alike.
  700. It’s so different now coming out as a new artist today than it was when I came out almost ten years ago. Now, it’s all about singles, it’s really quick, it’s online. I came out when people sold records and they still do today but – I don’t know what the key is.
  701. It’s so easy for me to do a boy-bashing pop song, but to sit down and write honestly about something that’s really close to me, something I’ve been through, it’s a totally different thing.
  702. It’s so easy for people to stick a label on you, and then that taints everything you touch.
  703. It’s so easy to lose your fitness and so hard to gain it back.
  704. It’s so funny, I’ve done so many projects where I’ve been interrogated. I guest starred on almost every hour drama, and I’m always the guy they think is the bad guy but then they find out is not.
  705. It’s so funny to get a call from Dustin Hoffman because he has that great voice.
  706. It’s so hard for me to kind of fall in love with comedy, but if something comes my way… I mean, I loved ‘Weird,’ I thought that was a really fun character.
  707. It’s so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
  708. It’s so important to that we go into the public schools and we feed all of the kids something that is really good for them.
  709. It’s so mental how I looked in the ’90s. The fact that I thought my ponytail was a good thing – it was just terrible. Cutting it off was so monumental.
  710. It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
  711. It’s so tedious writing cookbooks or writing the recipes because I’ve never been much of a measurer. But to write a book, you have to measure everything.
  712. It’s so weird to be alive and to be inside a body.
  713. It’s society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable.
  714. It’s sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.
  715. It’s sometimes tiring to get off a long-haul flight and go straight to the studio for a shoot, but if you really plan everything well, you can get so much out of combining travel with work.
  716. It’s sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It’s about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.
  717. It’s still scary every time I go back to the past. Each morning, my heart catches. When I get there, I remember how the light was, where the draft was coming from, what odors were in the air. When I write, I get all the weeping out.
  718. It’s striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate.
  719. It’s such a big deal, the notion that these enslaved Africans had marriages and children… because therein lies our humanity, our capacity for love.
  720. It’s such a pleasant surprise when you come on set and you find someone in charge like Ken Branagh or James Ivory. You know that you’re going to do a day’s work and at the end of it, it’s going to be good.
  721. It’s such a stupid thing to sign a band and then demand a hit right away to instantly recoup the money. The point is, you have to do it by building your own following, and that is not necessarily done by writing instant hits.
  722. It’s such a thing now, people making fun of other people on the Internet.
  723. It’s surprising to me how many of my friends send Christmas cards, or holiday cards, including my atheist and secular friends.
  724. It’s sweet that I don’t have to do my laundry.
  725. It’s tangible, it’s solid, it’s beautiful. It’s artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate.
  726. It’s tempting to engage in anti-gun polemics and hope that popular opinion will dramatically shift, but it is also likely a mistake. The smarter course for those who want stronger federal gun-control laws anytime soon is legislative stewardship and compromise.
  727. It’s terrifying to play your favorite band’s song in front of your favorite band.
  728. It’s that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player.
  729. It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
  730. It’s the advantage of the virus to spread, and you can only spread when you infect people and they infect other people without necessarily killing them. So if you had 100 percent mortality, the potential pandemic would almost self-eliminate itself.
  731. It’s the end of the year and you’re reporting on your most successful blog posts. What information do you use to determine which ones were the most successful?
  732. It’s the hardest thing to come up with an hour of material that can consistently keep people laughing.
  733. It’s the horse you are the most unwilling to ride that will take you the furthest.
  734. It’s the job of any business owner to be clear about the company’s nonnegotiable core values. They’re the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream.
  735. It’s the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
  736. It’s the most amazing thing to be able to forgive.
  737. It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.
  738. It’s the most gratifying thing to have young girls telling me, ‘I love that you do a photo shoot in pants and a button up shirt, and you still look cool.’
  739. It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.
  740. It’s the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
  741. It’s the people who have an incentive to find the problem who usually find the problem.
  742. It’s the philosophies of being an athlete that carry me today.
  743. It’s the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change – as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear.
  744. It’s the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you.
  745. It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
  746. It’s the role of the artist to pursue content.
  747. It’s the technique, I think, of writing a novel that is difficult for a nonfiction writer.
  748. It’s their choice, the choice of the people of Gaza, to create the real peace or at least to create conditions of coexistence.
  749. It’s through the small things that we develop our moral imagination, so that we can understand the sufferings of others.
  750. It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.
  751. It’s time for the people of the Empire State to strike back.
  752. It’s time Hawaii answer doubters and produce documents proving that it is a state. What are they hiding? And why haven’t we seen these documents?
  753. It’s time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn, to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important for us to know if we are alone in the dark.
  754. It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.
  755. It’s time to stop thinking of the Republican Party as an exclusive club where your ideological card is checked at the door, and start thinking about how we can attract more solution-based leaders like Nathan Fletcher and Anthony Adams.
  756. It’s too bad I’m not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
  757. It’s tough having the last name ‘Rickles.’ Luckily, my kids handled it great.
  758. It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.
  759. It’s tougher to work with Amaal, as the brother equation comes in between. We fight like any other siblings and have creative differences. I work harder when I am singing for him, as he is a taskmaster.
  760. 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.
  761. It’s troubling for me as a Catholic to be at odds with the church.
  762. It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
  763. It’s true I always try to be as seductive as possible but I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t play tennis.
  764. It’s true; once you are a father, there’s no turning back. Your heart strings as well as your purse strings are never again the same.
  765. It’s true that I love to connect with my fans on the social networking sites, but I try not to go overboard, ever. I just give people a peek into my mind space, but never bombard them with my tweets.
  766. It’s true that I suffered a lot, especially when I was younger.
  767. It’s true that it’s a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.
  768. It’s true that it’s within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it’s not going to solve the problems.
  769. It’s true that obscenity is a matter of taste and in the eye of the beholder.
  770. It’s typical of record companies. They sign you because you’re unique, and then they want to put you in a mold so they can sell records.
  771. It’s unbelievable that people have the time and inclination to be as negative as they are on a public platform about people who accomplish whatever they do in the public eye.
  772. It’s unfortunate we’ve never been just songwriters.
  773. It’s up to all of us, the consumers, to take charge of our health. It’s almost like voting. It’s your responsibility.
  774. It’s up to God to do the judging. You haven’t walked in my boots, so how are you going to judge me?
  775. It’s usually my mom who gets on me about my facial hair. I can’t grow a good mustache, so I guess it’s just a neck beard. I just have trouble growing up there.
  776. It’s usually only the intellectual ones who understand what’s going on in what I do.
  777. It’s very exciting to be able to just work in this business, let alone on stuff you are extremely proud of. So it does make me a little nervous, because ‘Breaking Bad’ is so special. It’s great being part of something so great because people pay attention to you, hopefully because you’re doing good work.
  778. It’s very fun to be the hunter of the sounds. The hunter of the right energy. And it’s not really about if every sound is correct; it’s more the energy – if it hits you in some way, it doesn’t really matter to me if it’s not perfect. I’m still very excited while hunting for songs.
  779. It’s very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can’t imagine.
  780. It’s very hard to describe your own style. And I’m young, so I’m still experimenting. But I think it’s quite British and very much about individuality.
  781. It’s very hard to juggle a science fair project as well as your schoolwork.
  782. It’s very hard to respect people on holiday – everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity – but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it’s a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant.
  783. It’s very hard when you love someone very much to also start to realize that maybe you want different things for your lives.
  784. It’s very healthy to be aware of your ego.
  785. It’s very important for me to try to relax when I’m travelling, and playing my flute helps me to unwind.
  786. It’s very important for us to see that science is done by people, not just brains but whole human beings, and sometimes at great cost.
  787. It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
  788. It’s very important to know the neighbor next door and the people down the street and the people in another race.
  789. It’s very important to me that I look good when I go out publicly. I like looking at my clothes rack in the morning and deciding what to pick out. I enjoy fashion.
  790. It’s very important to take risks. I think that research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling and take those risks and be fearless. When I hear a company is being run by a team, my heart sinks, because you need to have that leader with a vision and heart that can move things forward.
  791. It’s very satisfying. To perform the way you want to. And the way you know that you can.
  792. It’s very strange to go to cities like London and New York. People walk so quickly, they seem to be in a hurry all the time. And you don’t say ‘Hi’ to everyone you meet, and you don’t smile to everyone you meet, because there’s just so many. Which is also very strange.
  793. It’s very sweet to have people say nice things about you, and I always accept that.
  794. It’s very unnatural to be someone for so many people. But of course it’s very nice.
  795. It’s very useful when politicians have doubts because there are so many choices to be made in the world.
  796. It’s very, very clear that you cannot move to the next phase unless the former one has been fully accomplished.
  797. It’s very, very difficult when you have to prepare for something that might not ever happen.
  798. It’s very weird waking around a corner and being nose to nose with myself on the side of a bus. And Times Square – that’s the craziest one.
  799. It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.
  800. It’s when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that’s the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.
  801. It’s when I compare myself to what other people are able to do that I run into trouble. It is a bummer. I just constantly try to put things into perspective.
  802. It’s when someone has an agenda of their own for the record that it doesn’t work for me.
  803. It’s when we become afraid of everything and worried about everything that you are never going to reach your highest potential.
  804. It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.
  805. It’s when you begin to lie to yourself in a poem in order to simply make a poem, that you fail.
  806. It’s Will Ferrell, he does Will Ferrell movies. But if you really look at it, he tries to do something different with each one, whether it’s an action cop movie like ‘The Other Guys’ or doing ‘Talladega Nights’ going into red state America or ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ or ‘Stranger Than Fiction,’ which is more of a drama.
  807. It’s with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
  808. 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.
  809. It’s wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.
  810. It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
  811. It’s wonderful to meet so many friends that I didn’t used to like.
  812. It’s worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others.
  813. It’s wrong, and it’s racist, and it’s bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American.
  814. It’s wrong to treat Muslims as if they will never find their John Stuart Mill. Christianity and Judaism show people can be very dogmatic and then open up.
  815. I’ve a rare Turkish swimming cat.
  816. I’ve accentuated the look over the years. As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.
  817. I’ve accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job.
  818. I’ve acclimated to the music-while-exercising thing.
  819. I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.
  820. I’ve accomplished so many things in basketball. I financially secured my kids’ life and their future. I’m just happy. I’m just blessed. So anything that I’m not awarded doesn’t matter because I’ve been rewarded enough in this lifetime.
  821. I’ve actually changed my view of Los Angeles. When I was younger, I hated it, because I thought it was fake and superficial. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that to be absolutely true, but I don’t care.
  822. I’ve actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don’t mean hybrid, I mean fully electric.
  823. I’ve actually not read any books on time management.
  824. I’ve actually started a number of businesses in my career. So I’m 28 currently, but when I was about 16, I started building Websites, and that’s how I put myself through school. I went to Duke with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and then to Princeton.
  825. I’ve actually suffered from allergies my entire life. My mom had allergies, so I was aware of what an issue they can be. Many people allow their allergies to affect their lives. As a mom with two kids and two jobs, I just can’t let allergies slow me down. It’s a day to day thing that can really be remedied by finding the right medication.
  826. I’ve already exceeded my expectations for myself. I’m one of the most influential people! I mean come on! I wanted to be… I never thought the things I’ve experienced in my life, I didn’t think that was the life that I was gonna get to live.
  827. I’ve already made a substantial commitment to wildlife by putting my land in the easement. It won’t be developed. It will remain there in perpetuity – will be there for the wildlife.
  828. I’ve also long since realized that the way to really engage children is to give out prizes; it’s amazing how it concentrates their minds.
  829. I’ve always basically done everything that’s been offered to me. I’m one of the few actors who enjoy working a lot.
  830. I’ve always been a big fan of utopian, future, new-world stories – ‘V For Vendetta,’ comic books, graphic novels.
  831. I’ve always been a creative workaholic. I have never had a period of my life where I didn’t have at least half a dozen projects going on at once.
  832. I’ve always been a fan of melody and emotional melancholy, whether it was Rites of Spring or Tears for Fears or Neil Young. If I hear a song that has a sweet melody, I’m a sucker for it, whether it’s Linkin Park or Little Richard.
  833. I’ve always been a fan of the VMAs, and I’ve always worked hard just to get a ticket to go to the VMAs.
  834. I’ve always been a good kid.
  835. I’ve always been a great collector and lover of cookbooks.
  836. I’ve always been a huge fan of Charles Lawton’s performance in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ so somewhere along the line, I’ve always wanted to play that character.
  837. I’ve always been a little homemaker.
  838. I’ve always been a very active person.
  839. I’ve always been a very passionate, sometimes overly emotional person. Sometimes things affect me more than they should.
  840. I’ve always been able to keep my private life separate from my business.
  841. I’ve always been able to recount things, and I have a really good memory about dialog and what people have said before and this and that.
  842. I’ve always been able to work. I think it’s an actor’s obligation to keep working if you can.
  843. I’ve always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that.
  844. I’ve always been an improviser. I was one before I knew even what the word was… And acting, that I’ve been doing since I was 5.
  845. I’ve always been an optimistic guy, to tell you the truth.
  846. I’ve always been an outsider.
  847. I’ve always been controversial because I offer new ideas. For me to be controversial, I think this is positive.
  848. I’ve always been covered by a press that’s mostly financial press.
  849. I’ve always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
  850. I’ve always been driven, and I like the creative aspect of figuring things out.
  851. I’ve always been fascinated and stared at maps for hours as a kid. I’ve especially been most intrigued by the uninhabited or lonelier places on the planet. Like Greenland, for instance, or just recently flying over Alaska and a chain of icy, mountainous islands, uninhabited.
  852. I’ve always been fascinated by books. When I was young, my grandfather used to hand out a book – which would be anything from a biography to a classic – to me every week and ask me to write a piece on what I thought about it. On the other hand, my mother used to love reading thrillers and bestsellers.
  853. I’ve always been fascinated by Elizabeth Taylor, and I had read that her first kiss happened on a film set, which actually made me a little sad. You need to have normal experiences of your own.
  854. I’ve always been fascinated by everything with wings.
  855. I’ve always been fascinated with the stealing of innocence. It’s the most heinous crime, and certainly a capital crime if there ever was one.
  856. I’ve always been fond of the glam-rocker title.
  857. I’ve always been in the middle of making my own movies, so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible.
  858. I’ve always been in the theater. I’ve always gone to it. That’s been my way to cope. Early on in my career, I remember running – fleeing – to the theater as a way of coping with all the meshugaas that was going on for me.
  859. I’ve always been inspired by beautiful interiors.
  860. I’ve always been interested in science – one of my favourite books is James Watson’s ‘Molecular Biology of the Gene.’
  861. I’ve always been like that; I give 100 percent. I can’t do it any other way.
  862. I’ve always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don’t do well.
  863. I’ve always been on the side of science that tries to help man. I play an active part with the foundations I’m involved in. Science gives hope. If it were offered to me? Never say never. But I wouldn’t kill or steal to have my sight. My blindness doesn’t define my life.
  864. I’ve always been on the side of science that tries to help man. I play an active part with the foundations I’m involved in. Science gives hope.
  865. I’ve always been optimistic. And I have a feeling that it happened because of going to all those movies with my grandmother in the ’40s because there was no cynicism.
  866. I’ve always been pretty levelheaded. In show business, you need to have a certain internal stability.
  867. I’ve always been really in touch with my primal instincts. In my profession, you have to be.
  868. I’ve always been really involved in figuring out who my audience is and how to reach them.
  869. I’ve always been really opinionated, and mixed with being really open hearted, open to people shifting what I think all the time, but I like to speak with conviction.
  870. I’ve always been self-conscious about my personality.
  871. I’ve always been strong-minded, but I wonder.
  872. I’ve always been strongly on the side of non-violence.
  873. I’ve always been the king of silence. I’ve always been a minimalist comedian. I’ve taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that… I’ve always done ‘less is more.’
  874. I’ve always been very liberal when it comes to people thinking for themselves.
  875. I’ve always been very private, maybe because I discovered my mother, who is a wonderful lady, is very emotional.
  876. I’ve always believed in people’s capacity for goodness. I still believe that people are good. What I’m not so trusting about anymore is their relationship to their own goodness.
  877. I’ve always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
  878. I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
  879. I’ve always believed that the artiste is the one who has his pulse on the society and who, in many ways, represents the conscience of society in terms of engaging standards that we need to live by.
  880. I’ve always boxed, I always taught boxing.
  881. I’ve always considered myself more of a mathematician than a psychologist.
  882. I’ve always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler.
  883. I’ve always enjoyed challenges.
  884. I’ve always enjoyed studying the small clues that indicate a particular class level.
  885. I’ve always felt a little misrepresented in the world.
  886. I’ve always felt comfortable in front of a camera. Either you’re good at it or you’re not good at it.
  887. I’ve always felt like there was a lot of hype around me even when there wasn’t. I felt like everyone was talking about me even when no one was talking about me.
  888. I’ve always felt quite singular, even as a child. That I must stay on track to keep my purpose.
  889. I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
  890. I’ve always felt that if I examine myself too much, I’ll find out what I know and don’t know, and I’ll burst the bubble. I’ve gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I’d rather keep a little bit of the animal alive.
  891. I’ve always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
  892. I’ve always felt that improv looks and feels more clever when you’re there to experience it live than when you have the degree of separation that television creates. Television raises expectations.
  893. I’ve always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.
  894. I’ve always felt that there’s a Catskills comic who lives in my head and is constantly trying to get out. There’s all these jokes that have been passed down from Jewish generation to Jewish generation, which I love but which I’ve always made fun of.
  895. I’ve always felt that when you use too many products or try too many new things, you’re just piling a lot of unnatural, unnecessary stress on your face. I try to keep it simple.
  896. I’ve always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, ‘Hi,’ that the people ought to get their money’s worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me.
  897. I’ve always, for whatever my faults have been, felt like I’ve never done anything halfway.
  898. I’ve always found that whatever you say about indie rock, it is the most inclusive genre or title for anything. It doesn’t pin you down too much, like other labels would. It’s just newer, it has less baggage. I’m happy to be in that category.
  899. I’ve always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There’s nothing I can do about it but I’ve never not been able to stop.
  900. I’ve always had a creative urge and I get immense satisfaction from creating something because it feels like I’m making sense of the world and imposing order on it.
  901. I’ve always had a dream of owning a restaurant.
  902. I’ve always had lots of friends and my house was the house they all hung out at.
  903. I’ve always had volume on my side: the big-voice-in-a-small-package thing. I surprise people.
  904. I’ve always heard about people having a conniption, but I’ve never seen one.
  905. I’ve always kept a low profile. I’m not comfortable at social events or parties. I feel awkward. So if I’m not working, I prefer to remain in my own zone.
  906. I’ve always kind of been a little skeptical about bands that won’t play their hits. That’s really arrogant to me as a music fan. I do want to hear obscure songs, but like most people, I want to hear the hits, so we always play them.
  907. I’ve always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin’ my thing, my own way. And it’s been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life.
  908. I’ve always known that I was born to sing, ever since I was a child.
  909. I’ve always liked game shows – the competitive aspect and the character-driven personalities you see.
  910. I’ve always liked lost, old New York.
  911. I’ve always liked men better than women.
  912. I’ve always liked older ladies, ever since my mother would have B’nai B’rith at our house.
  913. I’ve always liked simple. Growing up, I wore corduroys and Lacoste shirts, Maraolo flats, and maybe one gold bracelet.
  914. I’ve always liked the tradition of publishing work serially in the comic-book ‘pamphlet’ format and then collecting that work in book form, so I’ve just stuck with it.
  915. I’ve always liked to think ahead. Not stupid-far ahead. A hundred years doesn’t interest me. But 20 years interests me, and more for what happens to humans as opposed to things.
  916. I’ve always loved aggressive, hard, noisy, yet melodic bands, and at the same time I’ve always loved ‘Blue’ by Joni Mitchell.
  917. I’ve always loved film and wanted to work in film. I just love working and creating new characters, and trying different genres and different things. For me, I just love to work and I love movies.
  918. I’ve always loved film and wanted to work in film. I just love working and creating new characters, and trying different genres and different things.
  919. I’ve always loved flowers, as a little girl I’d collect flower objects and little flower books. Now I love flowers on my night table and on my desk.
  920. I’ve always loved reporting from the field most of all. There’s something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that’s always appealed to me. I think there’s great value to bearing witness to these events as they’re actually happening.
  921. I’ve always loved the beauty world. Ever since I was a child, I looked at magazines and wore fragrances and tried out samples and sets.
  922. I’ve always loved the electric guitar: to hold it and work it and hear what it does is unreal.
  923. I’ve always loved the fans in Scotland and have a little Scottish blood of my own.
  924. I’ve always loved the idea of playing Black Adam.
  925. I’ve always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.
  926. I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.
  927. I’ve always loved video games. I played ‘Ms. Pac-man’ with my dad, and I Ioved ‘Galaga’ and ‘Tempest’ and grew up on the standing arcade games. Even to this day, my dad will call me if he’s playing ‘Ms. Pac-man’ and hold the phone up to the game.
  928. I’ve always loved when girls carry their wallets as a clutch instead of a bag.
  929. I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
  930. I’ve always made the choice to do everything to my fullest potential.
  931. I’ve always published a range of responses to my work in the letters section of my comic book.
  932. I’ve always regretted that I never was able to talk openly with my parents, especially with my father. I’ve heard and read so many things about my family that I can no longer believe anything; every relative I question has a completely different story from the last.
  933. I’ve always said fashion is like roast chicken: You don’t have to think about it to know it’s delicious.
  934. I’ve always said, ‘If you need Viagra, you’re probably with the wrong girl.’
  935. I’ve always said I’m a teacher at heart.
  936. I’ve always said I’m not the kind of designer who likes to lock himself away in a studio and let the rest of the company deal with it. I work very closely with everyone on the team.
  937. I’ve always said I’m the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that’s ever existed, because I’ve been inside more bars than mosques.
  938. I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
  939. I’ve always said that the more coordinated the efforts of the international community are, the better it will be for democracy in Burma.
  940. I’ve always said the one advantage an actor has of converting to a director is that he’s been in front of the camera. He doesn’t have to get in front of the camera again, subliminally or otherwise.
  941. I’ve always seen first responders as unsung heroes and very special people because, when everyone else is running away from danger, they run into it.
  942. I’ve always seen my campaigns against corruption as political work of a purer form than what opposition leaders usually do. All they do is hold roundtables and release political statements, which is all well and good. But there are concrete things that need to get done in order to achieve the basic goal of every opposition politician.
  943. I’ve always seen the Olympics as a place where you could act out your differences on the athletic field with a sense of sportsmanship and fairness and mutual respect.
  944. I’ve always shied away from ‘Where are they now?’ shows, because I’ve been lucky enough to keep working, and people know where I am.
  945. I’ve always tended to write songs prolifically.
  946. I’ve always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?
  947. I’ve always thought of acting as a tool to change society. I watch a lot of actors and I see panic in their eyes because they don’t know why they act and I know why I act. Whether I’m a good or a bad actor, I know why I do it.
  948. I’ve always thought photography was a bit of an adventure, so to come home with the film, develop it, then look at the results has more of a sense of excitement.
  949. I’ve always thought something that makes you laugh, it makes you laugh because there’s a little bit of truth to it.
  950. I’ve always thought that there is a great female James Bond movie to be done. I’m not literally calling her Jane Bond, I mean, but a female secret agent.
  951. I’ve always tried to explain democracy is not perfect. But it gives you a chance to shape your own destiny.
  952. I’ve always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.
  953. I’ve always tried to keep my integrity and keep my autonomy.
  954. I’ve always valued the input of the people I love. So in the past, whenever I’d make a decision – what to wear to an event, whether to pursue a job opportunity – I’d consult those closest to me, like my mother, husband, or manager.
  955. I’ve always wanted a baby.
  956. I’ve always wanted something that the message is meaningful to me. I think about all these diversified personalities, people, and countries that I play. I’m simple, and I want to be able to sing my songs to anybody.
  957. I’ve always wanted to be a woman who isn’t afraid to tell her story.
  958. I’ve always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do. Even with my tattoos, my mom went with me.
  959. I’ve always wanted to be sure my parents approve of what I do.
  960. I’ve always wanted to become a professional soccer player.
  961. I’ve always wanted to do a family movie.
  962. I’ve always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school, I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems, I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.
  963. I’ve always wanted to get an education, and tonight’s as good a time as any.
  964. I’ve always wanted to make a career in the arts, and I think that my only hope at doing that is to make it more about the work.
  965. I’ve always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.
  966. I’ve always wanted to play a role in inspiring people to be better, to live higher quality lives and to feel good about the way that they look and feel.
  967. I’ve always wanted to skydive.
  968. I’ve always worked.
  969. I’ve always written down how I feel.
  970. I’ve always written. There’s a journal which I kept from about 9 years old. The man who gave it to me lived across the street from the store and kept it when my grandmother’s papers were destroyed. I’d written some essays. I loved poetry, still do. But I really, really loved it then.
  971. I’ve auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don’t like it. I feel like, I can’t do this in front of you. It seems so separate – I don’t share it with a lot of people. And I’m not into public performances.
  972. I’ve become a produce snob. I like to eat food that’s in season.
  973. I’ve become very successful over the years. I think I own among the greatest properties in the world.
  974. I’ve been a big Chapstick fan since I was a kid. I love lathering it on. I probably use a bit more Chapstick than necessary.
  975. I’ve been a Christian for a long time, and I think that Christianity gets a bad rap. I think that people’s perception of what a Christian is today is something that is close-minded and narrow, and that’s not what I am.
  976. I’ve been a fan of Burberry for a very long time and they’ve been so supportive of me for many years.
  977. I’ve been a Fellow in a number of companies: Xerox, Apple, Disney, HP. There are certain similarities because all the Fellows programs were derived from IBM’s, which itself was derived from the MIT ‘Institute Professor’ program.
  978. I’ve been a long time coming, and I’ll be a long time gone. You’ve got your whole life to do something, and that’s not very long.
  979. I’ve been a lot more into Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, which was a bit complicated for me to understand the language of each social media, because they all talk in different ways. It’s a nice way for me to tell people I appreciate them, which I forget to do sometimes.
  980. I’ve been a mogul and executive since the beginning of my career. People are just born with that skill.
  981. I’ve been a rescue dog mom several times and occasionally found comfort in scrolling through pictures of animals on various adoption center websites, just to fantasize about adding to the family.
  982. I’ve been a screenwriter for twenty-five years. Every one of my books have been optioned for movies and I have written a few of those screenplays.
  983. I’ve been a video game guy since I was eight years old and got my first Nintendo. I’ve been addicted to video games ever since.
  984. I’ve been able to reach from the streets to the suites.
  985. I’ve been able to reinvent myself and to keep an audience going at whatever age. This is terrific. I mean, how many actors get that chance?
  986. I’ve… been accused of being involved with every man I’m ever seen with or worked with. Maybe I have, maybe I ain’t. I never tell if I have.
  987. I’ve been acting since I was 11.
  988. I’ve been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.
  989. I’ve been almost everywhere. But I’ve never been to the steppes of Latvia. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
  990. I’ve been an athlete most of my life and on a disciplined schedule. Working out for me is just part of my every day.
  991. I’ve been around a long time, so I guess I’ve touched a lot of people’s lives – hopefully for the better.
  992. I’ve been around long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they know me as a woman as well.
  993. I’ve been around long enough to know that a good deal of the praise heaped on me I had nothing to do with. The only thing I did object to was the fact that where the criticism was actually wrong. Did it bother me? Of course it bothered me. But I’ve been around long enough to have ups and downs. So you get over it.
  994. I’ve been around longer than most of my fans have been alive.
  995. I’ve been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don’t know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn’t a clean sport.
  996. I’ve been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: ‘Oh, it’s not poisonous…’ Then, wallop! But you have fear around animals.
  997. I’ve been blessed to be somebody that’s been climbing that success mountain top for years of hard work, you know, but now it’s all connecting. And now, the whole world is watching, you know what I’m saying, and it feels good ’cause it’s good energy. This is all positive vibes, and good vibes and good energy, so it feels incredible.
  998. I’ve been blessed to have insanely hip parents who think of me as their little Chris Rock.
  999. I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities and so many amazing things throughout this process. But all the while, I remember that the reason that I’m here and the reason that I do music and tell these stories is that people come to know the love, the God that I know.
  1000. I’ve been called a moron since I was about four. My father called me a moron. My grandfather said I was a moron. And a lot of times when I’m driving, I hear I’m a moron. I like being a moron.
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