The secret of every durable ... social system is the recasting of 'functional prerequisites' into behavioral motives for actors.
— Zygmunt Bauman
Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions. I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
— Zoe Saldana
The secret to a long-lasting relationship is perpetually imagining the worst. It's a world view tracing back to my Eastern European ancestry and one I draw upon regularly.
— Zoe Lister-Jones
I don't know what the secret is. We're a family" We all love each other" and we've all worked through whatever issues there've ever been, and in a healthy way. So, we all get along. Love conquers all, I guess.
— Zoe Kravitz
Television's getting better because people are investing more money and time and respect into it. But the secret weapon of television is that, because it's a slow burn, you get to meditate on things and develop them. As opposed to film, where you have an allotted amount of time and hopefully you can wrap it up in there.
— Zoe Kravitz
We are bound by the secrets we share.
— Zoë Heller
When one is not slipshod in small matters, not hypocritical in secret, and not reckless in disappointment, only then is one a true hero.
— Zicheng Hong
A lot of politics plays at the level of myth, and if you understand that, then you feel like you have access to the secret language of politics.
— Zephyr Teachout
The secret to a really great friendship is just creating fun memories whenever you're with that person.
I fear no secret of a person I trust, and he has no need to fear mine. It is part of being friends.
Technology will make available to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised.....techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
Our plans for 'Superman?' I can't say. This is the most super secret thing ever. It's like working for the government, like I'm on a covert mission.
— Zack Snyder
If I was a part of secret ninja group my power would be the power of apology. I would just apologize emphatically and freely. And my mech might just be a phone to send apologetic emails from.
— Zach Woods
Incognito mode? What do they have to hide? Zach Braff doesn't have anything to hide - Zach Braff lays it all out there for everybody to see. That is Zach Braff's secret to Zach Braff's success.
— Zach Braff
You want to know the secret of my success? Let me tell you about eugenics.
— Zach Braff
If you really want your hair to look good, just don't wash it for a day. That's my secret.
— Zac Efron
The secret to happiness is to be working at your passion. If you want to be miserable, lead a desperate life like everybody else where they drag their asses to work everyday because they hate their job.
— Yvon Chouinard
I think, a secret love is something none of your friends would understand. And it's like a fairy tale, but more serious.
Possessing by letting go of things was a secret of ownership unknown to youth.
— Yukio Mishima
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize.
— Yousuf Karsh
My beauty secret is... nothing! I don't drink too much water. I don't eat very well. Sometimes I cheat and grab some chocolate. The best thing is to eat what you want, but not very much.
— Yoko Ono
I'll let you in on a secret ...How to avoid taking a wrong turn. I speak from experience. Don't blame the world around you. The world is very much larger ...than you realize. Large enough to embrace all of you.
— Yellow Tanabe
We triggered a discussion in society about the connection between church and state as well as our justice system. Putin is the leader, the icon and the guarantor of an authoritarian system that crushes Kremlin critics along with the help of the secret police and ever changing methods and laws.
— Yekaterina Samutsevich
A secret, if it's kept, can be sweet and comforting, but once it leaks out it can turn on you with a vengeance.
— Yasunari Kawabata
Lips to lips, mouth to mouth, Comes the speaker of the shrouds, Suck in the spirit, speak the words, Let secrets of the dead be heard.
— Yasmine Galenorn
The secret of being a great actor is a love of food.
— Yash Chopra
If you want to obtain the secrets of such wonderful techniques, drill yourself, harden yourself, undergo severe training, abandoned body and mind; follow this course for years and you will naturally reach the profoundest levels. To know if water is hot or cold you must taste it yourself.
— Yamaoka Tesshu
The Chinese government does not engage in theft of commercial secrets in any form, nor does it encourage or support Chinese companies to engage in such practices in any way.
— Xi Jinping
Theoretical scientists who probe the secrets of the universe and philosophers who seek answers to existence, as well as painters such as Paul Klee who find the thoughts of men of science compatible with art, influence me far more than most photographers.
— Wynn Bullock
Government ought to be all outside and no inside. . . . Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.
— Woodrow Wilson
I want to teach [people] the secret of great visual presentation. Your stomach sees the food first, and I want to help them match food flavor profiles with the aesthetics of everything.
— Wolfgang Puck
I don't want to explain to somebody what pollen is. That is the secret and the beauty and the power and the potential of all this.
— Wolfgang Laib
Poland didn't experience a groundbreaking moment in 1989. We didn't storm the secret police building. The squads of secret police, with all their political baggage, remained unscathed.
— Wladyslaw Bartoszewski
I come from a place where people get high, the grades get low, and if someone has a secret EVERYONE KNOWS.
— Wiz Khalifa
Secret codes resound. Doubts and intentions come to light.
— Wislawa Szymborska
Crazy isn't being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me, amplified.
— Winona Ryder
I've learned that it's OK to be flawed, that life can be messy, that some days you glide and some days you fall, but most important, that there are no secret answers out there.
— Winona Ryder
No matter how high the powers of reason, no matter how deep the intellect, no one can discover God's secret messages without paying the cost of true discipleship.
— Winkie Pratney
God has guarded His Word so that only the pure in heart can see its secrets. All other efforts will fail.
— Winkie Pratney
I'm sure the red fern has grown and has completely covered the two little mounds. I know it is still there, hiding its secret beneath those long, red leaves, but it wouldn't be hidden from me for part of my life is buried there, too. Yes, I know it is still there, for in my heart I believe the legend of the sacred red fern.
— Wilson Rawls