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    Many years ago, our father Ibrahim (AS) made a choice. He loved his son. But He loved God more. The commandment came to sacrifice his son. But it wasn't his son that was slaughtered. It was his attachment to anything that could compete with his love for God. So let us ask ourselves in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do we need to slaughter?
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    It isn't a coincidence that prayer was commanded right after the year of sadness. The prayer was the greatest comfort.
    — Yasmin
    tags: sadness  right  comfort  prayer  year 
     
    Yara: Youre a great warrior. I saw the bodies above your gates. Which one gave you the tougher fight, the cripple or the six year old?
    — Yara
    tags: body  fight  year 
     
    To miss one year is a long time. I've never been in this situation before, and I'm getting as much information as I can about my foot, to see what's the best for me and best for the Rockets.
    — Yao Ming
    tags: time  year 
     
    I always traveled. I left Cameroon when I was 11 years old. I lived in the USA, in Switzerland.
    — Yannick Noah
    tags: year 
     
    I did not support any more New York. I lived 10 years there, and after September 11, I felt very European. I did not share the opinion of people in the street, who were deeply influenced by what they heard in the media.
    — Yannick Noah
    tags: people  opinion  media  shares  year 
     
    My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well.
    — Yanni
    tags: lessons  pain  father  year 
     
    Ever since I left Greece more than two decades ago, it has been my dream to return and perform at the Acropolis. This project took more than a year and a half to plan and accomplish, and I would like to thank my band and crew and the scores of people involved in helping my dream become a reality.
    — Yanni
    tags: people  reality  dreams  year 
     
    The trust we build over the years if of tremendous help to me when I start in a new project and need to find associates.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    tags: trust  help  year 
     
    For nearly two years, I was flying above the planet with my camera. I knew straight away that this was something important to do, just at this moment, a portrait of the planet for the millennium year. I worked in 80 countries, fighting for money all the time.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    tags: time  moment  fighting  money  year 
     
    I learned to be a hot-air balloon pilot to take tourists over the Masai Mara Reserve in order to earn some money and finance the work I was doing with my wife, Anne. We were studying the life of a family of lions for more than two years. Taking pictures was a way to capture information we could not put in words.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    tags: work  money  wife  year 
     
    The economic crisis has weakened the EU for years.
    — Yanis Varoufakis
    tags: economics  year 
     
    I want to improve my bunker, fairway and putting status because that's been my weakness over the last three years. If I can just focus on this, then everything else will come.
    — Yani Tseng
    tags: focus  weakness  year 
     
    The very first tournament I watched is the U.S. Open when I was 13. And that was the year Juli Inkster won.
    — Yani Tseng
    tags: year 
     
    I hope I don't just sit around moping for two years.
    — Yancy Butler
    tags: hope  year 
     
    In the very first part of the constitution there is the article that refuses any law or any article in discrepancy with Sharia. We Iraqis feel it was imposed on us. It wasn't a local thing. Iraqis have led a sort of secular life for almost 50 years.
    — Yanar Mohammed
    tags: law  year 
     
    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
    tags: secret  body  water  year 
     
    It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: world  spirit  year 
     
    We are born to die tomorrow, and yet through books we are able to know events of thousands of years.
    — Yamaga Soko
    tags: die  book  year  tomorrow 
     
    Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.
    — Yakov Smirnoff
    Falling in love is a chemical reaction. But it wears off in a year.
    — Yakov Smirnoff
    tags: year 
     
    Me and apparently a lot of other people felt that the people who should benefit most from the country are the people who contribute the most, which is the middle class, who are drafted into the army, spend three years there and 25 years in the reserves. That is why I had enough votes to create out of nowhere the second-largest party in the country.
    — Yair Lapid
    tags: people  year 
     
    I will deliver to the Gambian people and if I have to rule this country for one billion years, I will, if Allah says so.
    — Yahya Jammeh
    tags: people  rules  year 
     
    I kind of worry about that a little bit - we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films.
    — Yahoo Serious
    tags: culture  lost  worries  film  american  year 
     
    Three years after starting, by physically doing everything from raising the finance to special effects, we'd finally cobbled together our low budget film.
    — Yahoo Serious
    tags: film  year 
     
    Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.
    — Yahoo Serious
    tags: help  film  god  year 
     
    Ninety percent of cancers are curable in stage one. We spend billions of dollars and over 40 years searching for a cure, and we're not really that close. So why aren't we teaching people the only cure we have now? Early detection is one sh**ty year, versus the rest of your life.
    — Yael Cohen
    If you wish to see the thousand years, look at today; if you wish to understand the millionfold, then look at the one or the two.
    — Xunzi
    tags: wishes  year 
     
    It's not a choice. Either I write or I don't, especially when I'm in a foreign culture. I've lived in London for years, and I must continue my writing and filmmaking. The most important thing for an artist or an author is to continue her work. Languages and settings are the tools but not the first thing.
    — Xiaolu Guo
    Live with a man forty years. Share his house, his meals, speak on every subject. Then tie him up and hold him over the volcano's edge, and on that day, you will finally meet the man.
    — Xiang Yu
    tags: men  live  shares  year 
     
    During the civilisation and development process of more than 5,000 years, the Chinese nation has made an indelible contribution to the civilisation and advancement of mankind.
    — Xi Jinping
    But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nations history.
    — Xavier Becerra
    tags: work  liberty  year 
     
    February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II.
    — Xavier Becerra
    tags: living  world  war  american  year 
     
    According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
    — Xavier Becerra
    Leo [Messi] is the best player of all time - better than Pele, Maradona or Cruyff. There have been some great teams in history - Pele's Brazil, Cruyff's Ajax, Sacchi's Milan - but in the past 20 years this Barcelona team is the best.
    — Xavi
    tags: time  past  year 
     
    In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen - the most complete - is SCHOLES
    — Xavi
    tags: year 
     
    Directing is the ultimate way to bring together all the art forms I've been involved with over the years.
    — Xander Berkeley
    tags: year 
     
    I had five great years at Liverpool and I would rather just keep that memory as it is.
    — Xabi Alonso
    tags: memory  year 
     
    When I was 12, I began listening to John Coltrane and I developed a love for jazz, which I still have more and more each year.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: listening  year 
     
    Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: talent  music  learn  year 
     
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