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    I've always been influenced by the human form. I'm a big fan of that Shakespeare quote. I tend to leave out the bad part of the paragon of animals quote, because I have this sort of Ayn Rand aesthetic. It was always one of those quotes that inspired me.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: animals  quotes  human  bad 
     
    There was a long time where I was an "artist" in quotes, who had no money. But I guess back then I also never had a girlfriend.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: time  quotes  money 
     
    I really do take more vacations than the president. You can quote me on that.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: quotes 
     
    I could see why someone would want to make a website about me, and my quotes. They are all gold. How many people have written, directed AND starred in their own movies. I just don't know why they would want to put words into my mouth, I mean I did write, direct AND star in a critically acclaimed movie.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  quotes  star  movie  write 
     
    My favorite quote about entrepreneurship is that to understand an entrepreneur, you should study a juvenile delinquent. They're both saying: "This sucks and I'm going to do it another way." You have to want to break the rules and prove that your way works.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    But theological change happens though selective quoting. Every religious person does it: You quote those verses that resonate with your own religious insights and ignore or reinterpret those that undermine your certainties. Selective quoting isn't just legitimate, but essential: Religions evolve through shifts in selective quoting.
    — Yossi Klein Halevi
    If you have too many quotes from other people in your head, you can't create. You have to keep your head empty. That's why I am constantly enjoying the sky, the park, the walk.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: people  quotes  sky 
     
    A Russian Reversal quote on Uncyclopedia's Soviet Union article? How original.
    — Yakov Smirnoff
    tags: quotes 
     
    I heard this wonderful quote - "Only the brave show what they love." It's so-embarrassing to approach somebody and say you want to look at them. But without that risk taking, nothing can happen, so I have to make myself vulnerable. What I think is the unifying aspect in people that I like is that they have a sense of their own vulnerability, and I respond to that.
    — Wolfgang Tillmans
    tags: people  quotes  risk 
     
    Six days after 9/11 George W. Bush visited a mosque and said quote, "Islam is peace."
    — Wolf Blitzer
    tags: quotes 
     
    Say what you want without saying it yourself: quote. Very useful, this, sometimes lovely, and versatile, too: big thoughts in small pieces, neatly wrapped and bundled in bulk, in different flavors for different tastes.
    — Willis Regier
    tags: quotes  thoughts  saying 
     
    Harmony of period and melody of style have greater weight than is generally imagined in the judgment we pass upon writing and writers. As a proof of this, let us reflect what texts of scripture, what lines in poetry, or what periods we most remember and quote, either in verse or prose, and we shall find them to be only musical ones.
    — William Shenstone
    A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty is a beautifully written portrait of Eudora Welty and her amazing life. Carolyn J. Brown carries the reader through Welty's long, productive writing career and introduces her family and friends along the way. The book's very readable text, its lovely use of Welty quotes, and its excellent photographs make the work a treasure. This intimate look at Eudora Welty is a welcome addition for her readers.
    — William R. Ferris
    tags: work  quotes  friends  career  writing  book 
     
    I don't have an aversion to quote unquote remakes, because I understand what dramatic writing is, what the dramatic profession has always been about, which is talent, not the pretext for its exhibition.
    — William Monahan
    [Among conservatives] there's been too much pseudo-populism, almost too much concern and attention for, quote, 'the people'.... After all, we conservatives are on the side of the lords and barons.... We...are pulling up the drawbridge against the peasants.
    — William Kristol
    A few months ago, and again this week, bin Laden publicly vowed to publicly wage a terrorist war against America, saying, and I quote, "We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians. They're all targets." Their mission is murder, and their history is bloody.
    — William J. Clinton
    Everyone can collect quotes, it's a bit different to write 10,000 original ones.
    — William C. Brown
    tags: quotes  write 
     
    The research in Ralph Keyes' The Quote Verifier is impressive, and each conclusion is like the solution to a real-life historical mystery. Who knew a reference book could be so entertaining?
    — Will Shortz
    I will watch a movie that is quote unquote dark and not get the qualification of what is dark and what is not.
    — Will Ferrell
    tags: quotes  dark  movie 
     
    Often times I'm confronted with a quote that I don't remember saying. So, on one hand it's very flattering, it is just so surreal.
    — Will Ferrell
    tags: time  quotes  saying 
     
    I like to quote things.
    — Wil Wheaton
    tags: quotes 
     
    I looked, for example, to certain types of literature to which I would like to refer, like The Peregrine by J. A. Baker, and I mention a book, "read this, read it, read it if you are serious of being in any type of art or into filmmaking," or films that I should quote as examples.
    — Werner Herzog
    My experience is that I find myself having to constantly define myself to others, day-in, day-out. The quote that's helped me the most through that is from Toni Morrison's "Beloved" where she says, "Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined" - so I find myself defining myself for other people lest I be defined by others and stuck into some box where I don't particularly belong.
    — Wentworth Miller
    I have been putting words like 'abnormal' and 'deviant' in quotes because those categorizations are under fire now, the boundary between normal and abnormal as questionable now as are all the other boundaries that once defined social reality.
    — Walter Truett Anderson
    tags: quotes  reality  fire 
     
    Motivational Quotes on: Honesty, Success, KindThere was a tremendous modesty in the man as he spoke, a quietness and dignity. There was a simplicity and honesty and unselfconsciousness, and a tremendous peace.
    — Walter Russell
    You have got to be careful quoting Ronald Reagan, because when you quote him accurately it is called mudslinging.
    — Walter F. Mondale
    tags: quotes 
     
    Putin likes to quote a sentence from Czar Alexander III, who said that Russian has only two allies - the army and the navy. As a citizen, this makes me sit up and take notice. This is a concept of self-imposed isolation, a defense strategy that sees Russia surrounded by enemies.
    — Vladimir Sorokin
    It is not for nothing that Skaldin in one part of his book quotes Adam Smith: we have seen that both his views and the character of his arguments in many respects repeat the theses of thatgreat ideologist of the progressive bourgeoisie.
    — Vladimir Lenin
    tags: character  quotes  respect  book  adam 
     
    The Bible is all God's speech, as well as all mediated through human writers who wrote the individual books. It's a mistake to try to separate passages into a divine piece and a human piece. Rather, we should treat the Bible for what it is: divine and human all the way through. Of course God can quote human sinful speech, or describe human sinful actions, without implying that he approves them.
    — Vern Poythress
    The emergent terrorist threats and the spread of nuclear technology and materials have made it much more likely that terrorists will get their hands on a nuclear weapon and that just changes the whole calculus. I love the quote by Rev. Richard Cizik: "If you've never changed your mind about anything, then pinch yourself, you might be dead." The world has changed and we need to start talking about this.
    — Valerie Plame
    One needs to continually make sense of a baffingly complex, constantly changing environment. Brief, succinct quotes can quickly produce clarity amid moral murkiness
    — V. Vale
    "The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool." Our quote of the day is, from of all people, the Marquis de Sade, the most infamous writer in all of French literature. And by the way, if you recognized that quote, you're sick.
    — Tucker Carlson
    I have a number of famous quotes, and one of them is, if you get knocked down, get back up again. I don't really feel like I want to let anything ultimately defeat me.
    — Trip Hawkins
    tags: quotes 
     
    I don't have to work another day of my life, thank God, but I'm in a place where I probably work as hard or harder today than I ever have, but I do it because I want to, not because I have to. What is the difference between work and play? I think the difference is purpose. When your vocation becomes your vacation, the old quote, you know that's when you made it.
    — Tony Robbins
    tags: work  quotes  god 
     
    I've got a quote for you, a good quote to describe Television...In madness there is order.
    — Tom Verlaine
    tags: quotes  madness 
     
    Some people you don't have to satirize, you just quote 'em.
    — Tom Paxton
    tags: people  quotes 
     
    Alas, irreverence has been subsumed by mere grossness, at least in the so-called mass media. What we have now - to quote myself at my most pretentious - is a nimiety of scurrility with a concomitant exiguity of taste.
    — Tom Lehrer
    tags: quotes  media 
     
    I can see! So this is the sky! So this is blood! So this is the world! So this is what you look like, Komamura. You are uglier than I thought." -Kaname Tousen (I'm sorry to say but this quote had me laughing so much XD)
    — Tite Kubo
    tags: quotes  sorry 
     
    Mom used to quote Isaiah 64: about waiting on the Lord. It doesn't mean being complacent. It means understanding that he has a plan, and that we're not the ones in control. In the meantime, we need to strive to use our gifts and abilities fully.
    — Tim Tebow
    We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything, but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right, not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as, quote, 'the best in the world.
    — Tim Johnson
    tags: health  quotes  world  believe  right  care  ideas 
     
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