My Favorite Quotes

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 Langston Hughes - “I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer.”
 Pamela Hansford Johnson - “I have always wanted to write in such a way that will make people think, Why, I've always thought that but never found the words for it.”
 W. C. Fields - “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
 Adam Putnam - “may constitute criminal conduct.”
 John Milton - “Lords are lordliest in their wine.”
 Herb Williams - “We settled down. And for three quarters, we played basketball. I'm really proud of our guys because they didn't quit, which probably would have been easy for some guys to do, but they played hard for the whole game.”
 Tony Russa - “Well, I bet if they had their hand on a bible, they'll tell you they don't think we're really good because they beat us four out of seven, so I hope we throw out the regular season. We saw them play well, and they play well enough to win a championship, and that's really what counts. They're in the tournament.”
 Marguerite Moreau - “The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you've got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it.”
 Matthew Vaughn - “You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book.”
 Gene Stilp - “Every imaginable expense is taken care of by the budget.”
 Pope Benedict - “In the mirror of the cross we have seen all the suffering of humanity today. We saw the suffering of abandoned, abused children ... threats against families, the division in the world in the pride of the rich and the misery of all those who suffer hunger and thirst.”
 Ian Grossman - “Conventional wisdom has always supported that when there is a crash with a large truck and a car, it's usually the car that causes the crash. If anything, this study shows the causation is more equally distributed than we first thought.”
 Ambrose Gwinett Bierce - “BRANDY, n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the- grave and four parts clarified Satan. Dose, a headful all the time. Brandy is said by Dr. Johnson to be the drink of heroes. Only a hero will venture to drink it.”
 Rep. Goodlette - “This decision does not reflect a judgment as to the substance of the allegations.”
 Kinky Friedman - “She has a lot of money, I think. We don't. Of course, the governor does. We have a government of the money, by the money and for the money. ... That's not the American dream.”
 John Calverley - “They are really waiting to see how the economy will perform this year before raising rates,”
 Ron Gillett - “I'm not going to live with no elk, no deer, no bighorn sheep and no goats, just because some environmentalist someplace wants to hear a wolf howl.”
 Habibul Bashar - “He looks as if he is in need of a rest. I think there is hardly any problem in his technique and the problem rather lies in mental strength. When he plays he looks like any other great batsman in the world but then he fails to live up to the expectation. And everybody should mind that he is just 21 years old.”
 Wayne Rooney - “Hopefully, we can kick on and keep winning games. Hopefully, Chelsea will drop a few points and we can get close to them or even catch them. And with a bit of luck, we could end up overtaking them.”
 Bryan Ferry - “But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.”
 Anna Spencer - “A successful woman preacher was once asked what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry Not one, she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.”
 John Edwards - “The real problem is that the board of the New York Stock Exchange has operated like a clubhouse, with no accountability to anybody except itself. Instead of setting an example for corporate America, the board has become a symbol of what's wrong at too many corporations,”
 Patrick Beilein - “You don't expect easy games this time of the year. This is what you work for all fall and winter, why you practice. You have to get to every loose ball, dive for everything. Every possession could be your last.”
 Murray Gell-Mann - “You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars.”
 Alonzo Mourning - “He has big hands for his size hands like a 7-footer. He can grab the ball and palm it. And he has great athletic ability.”

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