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    At this point I feel like I could go out and accomplish anything. I'd just love to see Will Smith's face if he found out I, Z-Braff, have the number one rap album in the country. That'd show that no-talent uncle tom.
    — Zach Braff
    I've turned down a lot of proposed scripts for Scrubs episodes, mainly ones with AIDs patients. It sickens me, really. If you don't want AIDs, don't be a ice cream man. Or African. I'm neither and I'm fine.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: men 
    I did theater for a few years while I was in New York, but it was tough having to perform scripts worse than what I knew I could write.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: write  year 
    Dating is kind of hard. Like dinner or something like that. Like a forced awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me, for some reason.
    — Zac Efron
    tags: dating 
    I'm from Hollywood, I'm too dumb to be nervous about New York.
    — Yvonne De Carlo
    Kenya is a mercurial character. I feel the country has a presence that can turn on its people in a very violent way.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    I don't think Kenya is the only country that tries to induce amnesia - it seems to be a global phenomenon. But offenses do not die. They do not disappear.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    tags: die 
    We examine and highlight the history of the African descendants in America, and know that each and every one of us has come this far because of our faith in this country.
    — Yvette Clarke
    tags: faith  america 
    We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America!
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    The most important thing today is to stop US wars.
    — Yuri Kochiyama
    tags: war 
    I grew up in New York.
    — Yunjin Kim
    For an athlete myself, it is especially meaningful for our country to host an Olympics. Every athlete hopes to participate in an Olympics, so I still can't believe the games of dreams is going to take place in Korea.
    — Yuna
    tags: believe  hope  dreams  games 
    I ask you, people who care about the soul of Ukraine, those who want to preserve the heart, the spirit and the faith of our country for future generations, to please defend it.
    — Yulia Tymoshenko
    tags: people  heart  future  soul  care  faith  spirit 
    Throughout history, works of art have been stolen under mysterious circumstances...Said by some to be the work of "Phantom" thieves... ...Others dismiss it as mere myth. But in this country, the stories are all too true. The name of this mysterious thief? "Dark." And his true identity? No one knows.
    — Yukiru Sugisaki
    tags: work  true  stories 
    I feel like I'm still learning a lot with writing lyrics. In the beginning, like the first record, I wasn't so aware.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    tags: learning  writing  lyrics 
    Swedes, compared to Americans, can seem a little cold and introverted.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    tags: american 
    There is a big difference you see between privately letting someone know that you're displeased, whether they've done something they may not be aware of, and just rudeness - and you do not have to tolerate rudeness, by any means.
    — Ysabella Brave
    The chaotic situation in Libya is definitely creating a threat. Libya now connects the jihadists in Africa with those in the Middle East and in Afghanistan. This could have been avoided.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: africa 
    What is the Geneva Convention on wars! I have never read it.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: read 
    I've changed my mind, even against Omar al-Bashir. Whether he has to be charged or not, the Sudanese shall decide or the Africans.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: mind 
    When I'm in Senegal, I can't just sit in isolation making music. People need my help. And the Senegalese people helped create my music. It comes from the country itself.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    tags: people  help  music 
    Some heat, some spice and plenty of citrus are the building blocks of many north African fish dishes.
    — Yotam Ottolenghi
    I think the forms of terrorism are becoming very diverse, amongst them cyber-terrorism, for example.
    — Yoshihiko Noda
    tags: terrorism  example 
    When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.
    — Yoshihiko Noda
    Japan is the largest creditor country in the world, so we have made contributions to the stability of international markets and we want this IMF meeting to confirm that we will continue to contribute.
    — Yoshihiko Noda
    tags: world  meeting 
    It seems hopeless, hopeless. Those who eat meat [at public expense] are a mean, selfish lot, and so the country is doomed. Our only hope lies in the grass-roots folk who eat our traditional food.
    — Yoshida Shoin
    tags: food  lies  hope  doomed 
    Loneliness is equal to the radius of one's awareness.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: loneliness 
    Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money. Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: culture  lost  running  money 
    In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: world  girls  war 
    When you go to war, both sides lose totally.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: war 
    Getting into creating in a new genre is like arriving to a new country.
    — Yoko Ono
    Many of the Central Asians know Russian, and Ted Levin speaks it fluently. I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different, so we had to have translators.
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    I will win a Grammy for India.
    — Yo Yo Honey Singh
    tags: india 
    There is a certain amount of politeness here in America, which is probably more than just politeness.
    — Yiyun Li
    tags: america 
    You can write about a country without taking a stand, but you cannot write about a country without noting that there's history, and that there's politics going on. To me, that's the same if you write about America. You don't have to write about politics, but the politics have to be present in the characters.
    — Yiyun Li
    The past leaders of our movement left us a clear message to keep Eretz Israel from the Sea to the River Jordan for future generations, for the mass aliya, and for the Jewish people, all of whom will be gathered into this country.
    — Yitzhak Shamir
    tags: people  future  past  leader 
    I considered the prevention of war as the test of our security policy; in addition to being able to rapidly and forcefully end any war forced upon us.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    tags: war 
    I admire King Hussein his courage in leading his country for a long time.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    tags: time  courage 
    My whole family has been having trouble with immigrants ever since we came to this country.
    — Yip Harburg
    As the writer of the lyric of the song 'God's Country,' I am outraged by the suggestion that somehow I am connected with, believe in, or am sympathetic with Communist or totalitarian philosophy.
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: believe  song  god  philosophy  lyrics 
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    Theoretical physicist
    Civil rights leader
    Founding Father of the United States