I always wanted to be normal. I tried really hard, but it's like I try so hard and then people still say I'm offbeat. I've learnt to accept that and take advantage of it as an actor.
— Zooey Deschanel
Whoever creates an artificial intelligence first has such a distinct military advantage over every other nation on the planet that they will forever, or they will at least indefinitely, rule the planet. It's very important that a nice country, a democratic country, develops A.I. first, to protect other A.I.'s from developing that might be negative, or evil, or used for military purposes.
— Zoltan Istvan
Our company has only been active in Beijing and Shanghai, two very market-dominated cities. This was an advantage. Land is purchased here in public auctions, in a transparent way. When you do real estate development outside Beijing and Shanghai it is good to have "guanxi" - good relations within the local government.
— Zhang Xin
No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
In life we have decisions to make, paths to take and opportunities to take advantage of.
— Zayn Malik
In terms of being a kind of popular artist figure and knowing how isolating that is, and knowing what it feels like to be skeptical of people, and to be taken advantage of, especially by your friends. That's a hard to pill to swallow, and we've been through that together, or watched each other go through it. It helps to have somebody that close to you who can relate. I can say with some confidence that I feel like Sky saved my life.
— Zachary Cole Smith
I don't like to have anybody tell me to be in a place at certain times. That's kind of the advantage of stand up. You're self-employed.
— Zach Galifianakis
Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can't get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.
— Yul Brynner
I was a military man for 27 years. I fought so long as there was no chance for peace. I believe that there is now a chance for peace, a great chance. We must take advantage of it for the sake of those standing here, and for those who are not here - and they are many.
— Yitzhak Rabin
Describing one competitive advantage of IBM's Deep Blue chess computer. It has no fear.
— Yasser Seirawan
The intelligence suffers today automatically in consequence of the attack on all authority, advantage, or privilege. These things are not done away with, it is needless to say, but numerous scapegoats are made of the less politically powerful, to satisfy the egalitarian rage awakened.
— Wyndham Lewis
Many great writers address audiences who do not exist; to address passionately and sometimes with very great wisdom people who do not exist has this advantage - that there will always be a group of people who, seeing a man shouting apparently at somebody or other, and seeing nobody else in sight, will think it is they who are being addressed.
— Wyndham Lewis
My height is an advantage, if I want to use it.
— Wladimir Klitschko
I love Texas. Even if I am a little bit famous or a little bit popular... You go to places where you're not and just live like everybody else lives. I'm not crazy about this country in terms of the shape it's in, but I do think there are lots of great pieces to go to. I think I should take advantage of it while this country still exists.
— Winona Ryder
It's easy to be led astray when you're so broken. People take advantage of you.
— Willie Aames
In my opinion the greatest advantage we can at present expect from our Navy; for at this early period We can not expect to have a Navy to cope with the British.
— William Whipple
The skilful disputant well knows that he never has his enemy at more advantage than when, by allowing the premises, he shows him arguing wrong from his own principles.
— William Warburton
Men of quality never appear more amiable than when their dress is plain. Their birth, rank, title and its appendages are at best indivious and as they do not need the assistance of dress, so, by their disclaiming the advantage of it, they make their superiority sit more easy.
— William Shenstone
Critics must excuse me if I compare them to certain animals called asses, who, by gnawing vines, originally taught the great advantage of pruning them.
— William Shenstone
One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
— William Shatner
Theoretical principals must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.
— William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
It does not pay to be friendly with officers, they take advantage of you.
— William Overgard
One special advantage of the skeptical attitude of mind is that a man is never vexed to find that after all he has been in the wrong.
— William Osler
There is no superior person by constitutional standards. An applicant who is white is entitled to no advantage by reason of that fact, nor is he subject to any disability, no matter what his race or color. Whatever his race, an applicant has a constitutional right to have his application considered on its individual merits.
— William O. Douglas
One of the advantages of shooting digitally was that we had a lot of time. When you shoot, even if you do a good performance, it may get lost in the editing room. It's just one more way that a potentially good film might go astray.
— William Mapother
As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world.
— William Lyon Mackenzie King
Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
— William Lyon Mackenzie
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
— William Law
Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. The sooner the discovery is made the better, as there is more time and power for taking advantage of it.
— William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
The politicians of New York as not so fastidious as some gentlemen are, as to disclosing the principles on which they act. They boldly preach what they practice...if they are defeated, they expect to retire from office. If they are successful, they claim, as a matter of right, the advantages of success. They see nothing wrong in the rule that to the victor belongs the spoils of the enemy.
— William L. Marcy
I still would say generally that more people have access [to] and take advantage of more diversity of opinion than was once .
— William Kristol
Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
— William Jones
The actual danger is nothing, and the positive advantages very great.
— William John Wills
A corporation has no rights except those given it by law. It can exercise no power except that conferred upon it by the people through legislation, and the people should be as free to withhold as to give, public interest and not private advantage being the end in view.
— William Jennings Bryan
That is, we're into a whole new world with the Internet, and whenever we sort of cross another plateau in our development, there are those who seek to take advantage of it. So this is a replay of things that have happened throughout our history.
— William J. Clinton
If you take advantage of the fact that technology abolishes distance, then you won't need to go to India. Just go to Indiana.
— William J. Clinton
All the lessons of history and experience must be lost upon us if we are content to trust alone to the peculiar advantages we happen to possess.
— William Henry Harrison
The actor has the advantage - or the liability - of knowing, "It's going to be my face up there on the frickin' screen, so I better keep my wits about me. Nobody's going to care that I was bad because I was not happy. They're only going to know I'm bad."
— William H. Macy
Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society.
— William Falconer
The advantage of the cauliflower is that if all else fails, you can always cover it with melted cheese and eat it.
— William E. Simon