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Says Or Sayings By Amity Shlaes: With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public schools can't always hear a parent when he says: 'I want my child to be able to write contracts in Spanish,' or, 'I want my child to shake hands firmly,' or, 'I want my child to study statistics and accounting, not calculus.' — Amity Shlaes
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Says Or Sayings By Viet Thanh Nguyen: I did not want to write this book as a way of explaining the humanity I did not want to write this book as a way of explaining the humanity of Vietnamese. Toni Morrison says in Beloved that to have to explain yourself to white people distorts you because you start from a position of assuming your inhumanity or lack of humanity in other people's eyes. Rather than writing a book that tries to affirm humanity, which is typically the position that minority writers are put into, the book starts from the assumption that we are human, and then goes on to prove that we're also inhuman at the same time. — Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Says Or Sayings By Annette Bridges: Mamma says we would be wise to remember that what goes around usually comes back Mamma says we would be wise to remember that what goes around usually comes back around to us - the good or the bad - depending on which we dish out. — Annette Bridges
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Says Or Sayings By Marina Chapman: Family is not just about who you appear to belong to, or what it says Family is not just about who you appear to belong to, or what it says on your birth certificate, or who you look like, or even what they'd find if they studied your DNA. Family is found anywhere you are loved and cared for. That might mean friends or foster parents, a group or even a charity. What matters far more - so much more than chemistry or ancestry - is that precious bond, that reassurance that they won't let you down. — Marina Chapman
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Says Or Sayings By Maya Banks: Decide what makes you happy and damn what anyone else thinks or says Decide what makes you happy and damn what anyone else thinks or says — Maya Banks
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Says Or Sayings By Ben Carson: In any career, whether as a surgeon, a musician, or a secretary, one needs to In any career, whether as a surgeon, a musician, or a secretary, one needs to have a confidence that says, I can do anything, and if I can't do it, I know how to get help. — Ben Carson
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Says Or Sayings By Dave Attell: Is she crazy, like it says on her bracelet, or is she just looking at Is she crazy, like it says on her bracelet, or is she just looking at my sheets? I dunno! — Dave Attell
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Says Or Sayings By Karen Hawkins: I dinna think tis romantic when a man says he's willin' t' give his life I dinna think tis romantic when a man says he's willin' t' give his life fer the woman he loves. Give me instead a man who'd fight to keep us both alive and kickin'! There's naught rommantic about a dead man, beau or no. — Karen Hawkins
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Says Or Sayings By Fred Dibnah: A man who says he feels no fear is either a fool or a liar. A man who says he feels no fear is either a fool or a liar. — Fred Dibnah
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Says Or Sayings By Ashley Graham: Mom often said to me, "I know if you look good, you get special treatment." Mom often said to me, "I know if you look good, you get special treatment." And then she went a step further: "I don't care what the world says or does. You have to remember that every person is valuable. — Ashley Graham
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Says Or Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable; but it can never take the Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable; but it can never take the place of action, or be even a poor substitute for it. The function of the mere critic is of very subordinate usefulness. It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger. — Theodore Roosevelt
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Says Or Sayings By Erin Passons: I've heard so many people, particularly people of faith, say they could look past his I've heard so many people, particularly people of faith, say they could look past his wrongdoings. When they're pressed further, the reply is always some variation of "He doesn't mean what he says," "It's just to get a rise out of people," or "It's all for show." When you turn a blind eye and a deaf ear and say nothing, you are in fact saying everything. You are telling others you approve of immorality and injustice. You are telling them you support the marginalization and vilification of those who are different from you. You are telling them that fear reigns supreme and that you will tolerate nefarious behavior. As President John F. Kennedy said in a speech: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crises, maintain their neutrality."

- Amy Erickson — Erin Passons
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Says Or Sayings By Lisa Scottoline: You know what Kovich always says, 'Leave or heave.'" She You know what Kovich always says, 'Leave or heave.'" She — Lisa Scottoline
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Says Or Sayings By Julie Lythcott-Haims: Wanting our kids to be successful is natural," says Palo Alto psychiatrist Stacy Budin. "But Wanting our kids to be successful is natural," says Palo Alto psychiatrist Stacy Budin. "But the less healthy part comes from the hyper drive in our communities for kids to set themselves apart and shine in one way or another, or in all ways. There's so much pressure for kids to achieve that it can become the focus of the mother's life to ensure that high achievement happens. Some mothers seem to have nothing but their kids' SATs and accomplishments to talk about. Then, when college admission offers come, the competitiveness, bragging, and comparisons are hard for all but the few who have the most to brag about. It's not great for kids and it's not great for mothers."32 And what's more, this great achievement race is all calibrated to a college admission system that is very, very broken. — Julie Lythcott-Haims
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Says Or Sayings By Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich: It wasn't cool of Dad to keep that secret. A secret with Valerie. Secret from It wasn't cool of Dad to keep that secret. A secret with Valerie. Secret from me. But it's not like I'm going to cry about it. When the crier finally catches her breath, she says, "How come Naomi gets a twin and I don't?" Which makes no sense at all. "We're not twins," I say in maybe not my nicest voice. "We just have the same name!" I walk over to the couch where she's sprawled. "What's your name?" She sits up and wipes her nose with the back of her hand. Ew. "Brianna." "Didn't you ever meet another Brianna?" The other Naomi walks over to us, like maybe I should back off her sister or something even though I'm only trying to help. "Remember in your dance class? — Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
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Says Or Sayings By Margaret Atwood: Prayer is wanting. Jesus, Jesus he says, but he's not praying to Jesus, he's praying Prayer is wanting. Jesus, Jesus he says, but he's not praying to Jesus, he's praying to you, not to your body or your face but to the space you hold at the centre, which is the shape of the universe. Empty. — Margaret Atwood
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Says Or Sayings By Roger Scruton: A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is 'merely A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is 'merely relative,' is asking you not to believe him. So don't. — Roger Scruton
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Says Or Sayings By Andrzej Stasiuk: The homeland, the myth of the homeland, becomes a fundamental value for those who have The homeland, the myth of the homeland, becomes a fundamental value for those who have nothing else( ... )In a world where power, like wealth, falls to the few, where no merit guarantees a reward and justice becomes a commodity like anything else, the human heart needs fortification. It needs something permanent, something available to everyone, irrespective of their merits, of the political climate, of prestige, authority, or affluence. It may be that for the disinherited, this final place is their place of birth. A law that says we are all born equal is as beautiful as it is impossible to enact. But the fact that we are all born in a particular place is hard to question. For many of us, if not the majority, this is the only incontrovertible foundation of our fate. — Andrzej Stasiuk
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Says Or Sayings By John Amos Comenius: If, in each hour, a man could learn a single fragment of some branch of If, in each hour, a man could learn a single fragment of some branch of knowledge, a single rule of some mechanical art, a single pleasing story or proverb (the acquisition of which would require no effort), what a vast stock of learning he might lay by. Seneca is therefore right when he says: "Life is long, if we know how to use it." It is consequently of importance that we understand the art of making the very best use of our lives. — John Amos Comenius
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Says Or Sayings By Joe Vitale: We deny ourselves the smallest comfort or pleasure; even if it only costs a few We deny ourselves the smallest comfort or pleasure; even if it only costs a few dollars. This is not prosperous spending. Prosperity says you can have red bell peppers instead of green, rib eyes instead of sirloin, and romaine instead of iceberg. It's not about spending everything you make, but enjoying what you do spend without felling guilty about it ... The positive feelings and emotions that prosperous spending brings is what attracts more positive things in your life. — Joe Vitale
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Says Or Sayings By T.J. Klune: He's on money though, right?" Creed asks. "Yeah, he is. How'd he do that if He's on money though, right?" Creed asks. "Yeah, he is. How'd he do that if he wasn't president?" "He probably had a big dick." I grin. "Like the bigger it was, the higher the bill you would be on or something?" "Yeah. Poor George," Creed says, laughing. "Of course, I would be on the million-dollar bill. — T.J. Klune
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Says Or Sayings By Zoe Sugg: We all have one life and we can choose how we want to live it. We all have one life and we can choose how we want to live it. It's important you realize that, no matter what anyone else says or how people may try to influence things, it's ultimately down to you... only YOU can live for you. You can't live in someone else's shadow or permanently try to please someone else, then what do you have to show for it? You won't have any of your own accomplishments, you won't reach your personal goals, and you'll only be ticking someone else's boxes for them. If there is something in life that you really want to do, then do it. You'll only ever live this day once in your lifetime, so start now. — Zoe Sugg
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Says Or Sayings By Suzy Kassem: Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist. — Suzy Kassem
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Says Or Sayings By Marie Lu: It will be impossible to catch all the rats, my love," he says. His hand It will be impossible to catch all the rats, my love," he says. His hand brushes against mine. "Sooner or later, one will squeeze through the cracks. You need to be more careful. — Marie Lu
Says Or Sayings By Frank Schaeffer: Those of us raised in the Christian tradition need to choose to either see God Those of us raised in the Christian tradition need to choose to either see God in Jesus or to continue to let the Bible define God. Our tradition says that Jesus is God. Maybe we should act as if we think he is instead of worshipping a book. Maybe we should be brave enough to admit that we are compelled to either become blinded ideologues or we need to forthrightly pick and choose what we follow in the Bible. Most Christians do that anyway, many just don't admit it. — Frank Schaeffer
Says Or Sayings By Francois Truffaut: But the cinephile is ... a neurotic! (That's not a pejorative term.) The Bronte sisters But the cinephile is ... a neurotic! (That's not a pejorative term.) The Bronte sisters were neurotic, and it's because they were neurotic that they read all those books and became writers. The famous French advertising slogan that says, "When you love life, you go to the movies," it's false! It's exactly the opposite: when you don't love life, or when life doesn't give you satisfaction, you go to the movies. — Francois Truffaut
Says Or Sayings By Henry Cloud: Setting limits has to do with telling the truth. The Bible clearly distinguishes between those Setting limits has to do with telling the truth. The Bible clearly distinguishes between those who love truth and those who don't. First, there is the person who welcomes your boundaries. Who accepts them. Who listens to them. Who says, "I'm glad you have a separate opinion. It makes me a better person." This person is called wise, or righteous. The second type hates limits. Resents your difference. Tries to manipulate you into giving up your treasures. Try our "litmus test" experiment with your significant relationships. Tell them no in some area. You'll either come out with increased intimacy - or learn that there was very little to begin with. — Henry Cloud
Says Or Sayings By Robin Benway: Did you just say 'frolic'?""Is it not a word?""Who the hell says 'frolic'?""I say frolic. Did you just say 'frolic'?"
"Is it not a word?"
"Who the hell says 'frolic'?"
"I say frolic. And more people should."
"They should say frolic or actually frolic."
"Both. — Robin Benway
Says Or Sayings By Rick Yancey: Zombie!" Sammy calls. "I knew it was you."Zombie?"Where are you taking him?" Ben says to Zombie!" Sammy calls. "I knew it was you."
Zombie?
"Where are you taking him?" Ben says to me in a deep voice. I don't remember it being that deep. Is my memory bad or is he lowering it on purpose, to sound older?
"Zombie, that's Cassie," Sam chides him. "You know - Cassie."
"Cassie?" Like he's never heard the name before.
"Zombie?" I say, because I really haven't heard that name before.
I pull off the cap, thinking it might help him recognize me, then immediately regret it. I know what my hair must look like.
"We go to the same high school," I say, drawing my fingers hastily through my chopped-off locks. "I sit in front of you in Honors Chemistry."
Ben shakes his head like he's clearing out the cobwebs.
Sammy goes, "I told you she was coming."
"Quiet, Sam," I scold him.
"Sam?" Ben asks.
"My name is Nugget now, Cassie," Sam informs me.
"Well, sure it is." I turn to Ben. "You know my brother. — Rick Yancey
Says Or Sayings By Daniel Burrus: The move from scarcity thinking to abundance thinking, from zero-sum competition to one-hundred-sum collaboration, is The move from scarcity thinking to abundance thinking, from zero-sum competition to one-hundred-sum collaboration, is not just a "nice" or "moral" idea. In the twenty-first century, it's plain good sense. Scarcity says, "I'm going to keep all my ideas to myself and sell more than anyone else." Abundance says, "By mentoring, coaching, and sharing all our best ideas, we're going to create a powerful tide that raises all our ships-and we'll all sell more as a result. — Daniel Burrus
Says Or Sayings By E.H. Gombrich: I know a wise Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once I know a wise Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once said he'd love to know why someone who boasts that he is the cleverest, the strongest, the bravest or the most gifted man on earth is thought ridiculous and embarrassing, whereas if, instead of 'I', he says, 'we are the most intelligent, the strongest, the bravest and the most gifted people on earth', his fellow countrymen applaud enthusiastically and call him a patriot. For there is nothing patriotic about it. One can be attached to one's own country without needing to insist that the rest of the world's inhabitants are worthless. But as more and more people were taken in by this sort of nonsense, the menace to peace grew greater. — E.H. Gombrich
Says Or Sayings By Jack Black: Seems like every other day there's somebody on the news, somebody gets killed or does Seems like every other day there's somebody on the news, somebody gets killed or does something crazy and all the neighbors and everybody says, "I can't believe he did that, I can't believe she did that." — Jack Black
Says Or Sayings By Shane Smith: Sometimes we ask ourselves 'Why?' Why do I continue to smile, to give, to live? Sometimes we ask ourselves 'Why?' Why do I continue to smile, to give, to live? Why do I continue to stand, despite the ferocity of the wind that keeps blowing, that keeps slapping against my face, creating a pressure that says 'fall'? Why I don't I listen to those who call me a fool because I continue to love despite my hurt? I don't know what tomorrow brings; I don't know if my troubles will seize or if my sorrows will continue. But this much I do know - I will continue to hold out, I will continue to press on, until my blessing comes. — Shane Smith
Says Or Sayings By Jerry I. Porras: Do or do not. There is no try, says Yoda, the bewitching philosopher warrior created Do or do not. There is no try, says Yoda, the bewitching philosopher warrior created by George Lucas in Star Wars. Yoda is quoted at least as often as the founding fathers on this topic. — Jerry I. Porras
Says Or Sayings By Scott B. Rae: For the subjectivist, moral judgments are reports or statements of fact about the attitude of For the subjectivist, moral judgments are reports or statements of fact about the attitude of the person who says them. For the emotivist, moral judgments are not facts at all, but emotional expressions about an action or person. The subjectivist will say, "Homosexuality is wrong!" This means, "I disapprove of homosexuality." For the emotivist, the same statement means, "Homosexuality, yuck! Boo!" Emotivism is thus a more sophisticated theory than subjectivism. Both share the idea that moral judgments are not normative statements and that objective moral facts are nonexistent. — Scott B. Rae
Says Or Sayings By Anne Lamott: The way I see things, God loves you the same whether you're being elegant or The way I see things, God loves you the same whether you're being elegant or not. It feels much better when you are, but even when you can't fake it, God still listens to your prayers. Again and again I tell God I need help, and God says, 'Well isn't that fabulous? Because I need help too. So you go get that old woman over there some water, and I'll figure out what we're going to do about your stuff. — Anne Lamott
Says Or Sayings By W. H. Auden: In actual fact, however, the revolt of Ibsen and Shaw against the conventional nineteenth century In actual fact, however, the revolt of Ibsen and Shaw against the conventional nineteenth century drama could very well be described as a return to Shakespeare, as an attempt once again to present human beings in their historical and social setting and not, as playwrights since the Restoration had done, either as wholly private or as embodiments of the social manners of a tiny class. Shakespeare's plays, it is true, are not, in the Shavian sense, "dramas of thought," that is to say, not one of his characters is an intellectual: it is true, as Shaw says, that, when stripped of their wonderful diction, the philosophical and moral views expressed by his characters are commonplaces, but the number of people in any generation or society whose thoughts are not commonplace is very small indeed. On the other hand, there is hardly one of his plays which does not provide unending food for thought, if one cares to think about it. — W. H. Auden
Says Or Sayings By Paula Stokes: To us, reality is just raw footage: Unclear. Desultory. Too shocking or not quite shocking To us, reality is just raw footage: Unclear. Desultory. Too shocking or not quite shocking enough. It's ironic that making something more real involves making it less real, but Gideon always says people don't want real. They want the idea of real, which involves production. — Paula Stokes
Says Or Sayings By Alan Redpath: Many people are being persuaded that they cannot be considered intelligent or well educated if Many people are being persuaded that they cannot be considered intelligent or well educated if they insist on the doctrine of the verbal inspiration of the Book. Let me say to you that truth has always lived with the minority; what the majority says at a given moment is usually wrong. The crowd one day cried, "Crucify him," and the whole world united to murder the Son of God, because in their ignorance they knew Him not. — Alan Redpath
Says Or Sayings By Chani Lynn Feener: We all know how it says it's going to end, Dreamer, but no one knows We all know how it says it's going to end, Dreamer, but no one knows for sure. That's up to you, and your friends. It is the Four who shall decide whether or not it comes true, not a bunch of words written on a piece of paper. Not even," he turned the book around so that its insides were facing her, "if it's written in on very old, very large, dusty paper. — Chani Lynn Feener
Says Or Sayings By Kimberley Alecia Smith: As a mother I see the future in the present. Every little thing she does As a mother I see the future in the present. Every little thing she does or says makes me form a hypothesis of how she will see life and treat others in 20 years. So I plan for how amazing she will be now. Instead of living my life I have to live hers. Some may not understand how important it is to be a parent. How present, efficient, selfless, and imaginative you must be. But I do. I only pray that this little face is stronger than I am and more successful for this world and the next. I chase her butterflies. She was created from scratch and presented as a gift from God. She will never roam free, unattended and unloved. — Kimberley Alecia Smith
Says Or Sayings By James Salter: Do you know what Krisnamurti says? Consciously or unconsciously we are all completely selfish, and Do you know what Krisnamurti says? Consciously or unconsciously we are all completely selfish, and as long as we get what we want, we believe everything is all right.
'Getting what we want ... but is that happiness ?'
'I don't know. I know that not getting what you want is certainly unhappiness — James Salter
Says Or Sayings By Kate Atkinson: If Richard had lived, perhaps ... but one cannot look backwards, only forwards. What has If Richard had lived, perhaps ... but one cannot look backwards, only forwards. What has passed has passed for ever. What is it Heraclitus says? One Cannot step in the same river twice?' ... 'More or less. I suppose a more accurate way of putting it would be You can step in the same river but the water will always be new. — Kate Atkinson
Says Or Sayings By Debbie Ford: There is no quality that we respond to in another that we lack. It might There is no quality that we respond to in another that we lack. It might be hidden behind some bad behavior or an old, outdated shadow belief that says we are the exact opposite of what we are seeing in the other person. But I promise you that if you are attracted to a quality in someone else, no matter how great, it also exists inside of you. — Debbie Ford
Says Or Sayings By Ted Kosmatka: The math says you can either know the position of an electron or the momentum, The math says you can either know the position of an electron or the momentum, but never both. — Ted Kosmatka
Says Or Sayings By Rollo May: What is important is not what is said, but that some talk be continually going What is important is not what is said, but that some talk be continually going on. Silence is the great crime, for silence is lonely and frightening. One shouldn't feel much, nor put much meaning into what one says: what you say seems to have more effect if you don't try to understand. One has the strange impression that these people are all afraid of something - what is it? It is as if the "yatata" were a primitive tribal ceremony, a witch dance calculated to appease some god. There is a god, or rather a demon, they are trying to appease: it is the specter of loneliness which hovers outside like the fog drifting in from the sea. One will have to meet this specter's leering terror for the first half-hour one is awake in the morning anyway, so let one do everything possible to keep it away now. — Rollo May
Says Or Sayings By Rose McGowan: If somebody said something racist around me, or you, or most people, you would correct If somebody said something racist around me, or you, or most people, you would correct it, you would stop it, but when they say things about women, so frequently no one says anything. That has to change. — Rose McGowan
Says Or Sayings By Amelia Atwater-Rhodes: Ever hear the expression "write what you know?" My version says "write what you want Ever hear the expression "write what you know?" My version says "write what you want to know." If you want to know about the history of Spain, write about the history of Spain - fiction or nonfiction. If your fascinated by the old west, maybe your character lives there. — Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Says Or Sayings By Libba Bray: I think that the lady dies not because she leaves the tower for the outside I think that the lady dies not because she leaves the tower for the outside world but because she lets herself float through the world pulled by the current after a dream.
Do you mean she should of paddled Cecily asks.
Miss Moore laughs. In a manner of speaking yes.
Ann stops drumming. But it wouldn't matter whether she paddled or not. She's cursed. No matter what she does she'll die.
And she'll die if she stays in the tower too. Perhaps not for a long time but she will die. We all will. Miss Moore says softly. — Libba Bray
Says Or Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: It should be a man's task, says the Imitation, 'to overcome himself, and every day It should be a man's task, says the Imitation, 'to overcome himself, and every day to be stronger than himself.' 'In withstanding of the passions standeth very peace of heart.' 'Let us set the axe to the root, that we being purged of our passions may have a peaceable mind.' To this end there must be continual self-examination. 'If thou may not continually gather thyself together, namely sometimes do it, at least once a day, the morning or the evening. In the morning purpose, in the evening discuss the manner, what thou hast been this day, in word, work, and thought. — Marcus Aurelius
Says Or Sayings By Tahar Rahim: With 'Eagle of the Ninth,' every shot was extremely planned and organized. The director was With 'Eagle of the Ninth,' every shot was extremely planned and organized. The director was like, 'Do this!' And I say, 'How was it?' and he says, 'Good.' It was very odd. I would never know where he was headed, or even if he was shooting me at a close-up or from a distance. — Tahar Rahim
Says Or Sayings By Zachary Dixon: I believe we all have a burning desire inside of us but most people suppress I believe we all have a burning desire inside of us but most people suppress it. They have all of these unconscious beliefs about themselves, like they aren't good or strong enough to achieve it. 90% of the population have these beliefs inside at some level and it's because of social conditioning. What really plays with our heads the most and makes us feel insecure is what social conditioning has put into our minds. It says that if you don't look a certain way physically, then you're ugly. — Zachary Dixon
Says Or Sayings By Mary Oliver: Sleep comes its little while. Then I wake in the valley of midnight or three Sleep comes its little while. Then I wake in the valley of midnight or three a.m. to the first fragrances of spring which is coming, all by itself, no matter what. My heart says, what you thought you have you do not have. My body says, will this pounding ever stop? My heart says: there, there, be a good student. My body says: let me up and out, I want to fondle those soft white flowers, open in the night. — Mary Oliver
Says Or Sayings By Bernie Sanders: Demagogues like [Donald] Trump come along. He says I know what the cause is. Remember, Demagogues like [Donald] Trump come along. He says I know what the cause is. Remember, later, the cause was that Mexicans who are coming to this country, well, they were criminals or rapists. Now it is Muslims. — Bernie Sanders
Says Or Sayings By Christine Caine: Your freedom will be determined by whether you allow what I think and say about Your freedom will be determined by whether you allow what I think and say about you to matter more than what anyone else thinks or says, — Christine Caine
Says Or Sayings By Chris Hayes: Those who are able to climb up the ladder will find ways to pull it Those who are able to climb up the ladder will find ways to pull it up after them, or selectively lower it down to allow their friends, allies, and kin to scramble up. In other words: 'Who says meritocracy says oligarchy.' — Chris Hayes
Says Or Sayings By Jim Wallis: But what does it mean to be on God's side? I believe it starts with But what does it mean to be on God's side? I believe it starts with focusing on the common good - not just in politics, but in all the decisions we make in our personal, family, vocational, financial, communal, and, public lives. That old but always new ethic simply says we must care for more than just ourselves or our own group. We must care for our neighbor as well, and for the health of the life we share with one another. It echoes a very basic tenet of Christianity and other faiths - love your neighbor as yourself - still the most transformational ethic in history. — Jim Wallis
Says Or Sayings By Anne Bradstreet: I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong/ For such despite they cast on female wits;/ If what I do prove well, it won't advance,/ They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance. — Anne Bradstreet
Says Or Sayings By Kim Stanley Robinson: The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, which is obvious. As for the face, Muhammad's wife Khadijeh never wore the veil, nor did the other wives of the Prophet after Khadijeh died. [ ... ] The ulema have twisted the Quran with their hadith, always twisting it toward those in power, until the message Muhammad laid out so clearly, straight from God, has been reversed, and good Muslim women are made like slaves again, or worse. — Kim Stanley Robinson
Says Or Sayings By Wallace Stevens: She says, "But in contentment I still feelThe need for imperishable bliss."Death is the mother She says, "But in contentment I still feel
The need for imperishable bliss."
Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her,
Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams
And our desires.
Is there no change of death in paradise?
Does ripe fruit never fall? or do the boughs
Hang always heavy in that perfect sky,
Unchanging, yet so like our perishing earth,
With rivers like our own that seek for seas
They never find, the same receding shores
That never touch with inarticulate pang? — Wallace Stevens
Says Or Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks. — Marcus Aurelius
Says Or Sayings By Nora Gallagher: What I want from the church, or any faith community, I see now, is a What I want from the church, or any faith community, I see now, is a look between human beings that says we are knitted together, standing in a circle, holding each other up, waiting for the next ax to fall, rather than persons following a crowned Jesus, believing in an oppressive creed and tinny, false hope. That "religion" is about wanting the thing to last forever and make the pain go away. The reality is, instead, more about Jesus kneeling in the dust making a paste of spit and dirt. The reality is much more raw. — Nora Gallagher
Says Or Sayings By Michael Josephson: What a person says and does in ordinary moments when when no one is looking What a person says and does in ordinary moments when when no one is looking reveals more about true character than grand actions taken while in the spotlight. Our true character is revealed by normal, consistent, everyday attitudes and behavior, not by self-conscious words or deeds or rare acts of moral courage. — Michael Josephson
Says Or Sayings By Bret Easton Ellis: What you need is a chick from Camden,' Van Patten says, after recovering from McDermott's What you need is a chick from Camden,' Van Patten says, after recovering from McDermott's statement.
Oh great,' I say. 'Some chick who thinks it's okay to fuck her brother.'
Yeah, but they think AIDS is a new band from England,' Price points out.
Where's dinner?' Van Patten asks, absently studying the question scrawled on his napkin. 'Where the fuck are we going?'
It's really funny that girls think guys are concerned with that, with diseases and stuff,' Van Patten says, shaking his head.
I'm not gonna wear a fucking condom,' McDermott announces.
I have read this article I've Xeroxed,' Van Patten says, 'and it says our chances of catching that are like zero zero zero zero point half a decimal percentage or something, and this no matter what kind of scumbag, slutbucket, horndog chick we end up boffing.'
Guys just cannot get it.'
Well, not white guys. — Bret Easton Ellis
Says Or Sayings By Michael Chabon: Jesus Fucking Christ, she says with that flawless hardpan accent of hers. It is an Jesus Fucking Christ, she says with that flawless hardpan accent of hers. It is an expression that always strikes Landsman as curious, or at least as something that he would pay money to see. — Michael Chabon
Says Or Sayings By Taylor Jenkins Reid: didn't get it back then. I thought . . . I thought choosing him meant didn't get it back then. I thought . . . I thought choosing him meant you didn't love me. I thought because we didn't work out, it meant we were a failure or a mistake. But I understand it now. Because I love her. I love her so much I can't see straight. But it doesn't change how I felt about you or how thankful I am to have loved you once. It's just . . ." "I'm the past. And she's the present." "Yeah," he says, relieved that I've put it into words for him, that he doesn't have to try to find them himself. "That's exactly it." I — Taylor Jenkins Reid
Says Or Sayings By Stephen King: My wife says, and I agree with her, that what would be really great for My wife says, and I agree with her, that what would be really great for Maine would be to legalize dope completely and set up dope stores the way that there are state-run liquor stores. You could get your Acapulco gold or your whatever it happened to be - your Augusta gold or your Bangor gold. And people would come from all the other states to buy it, and there could be a state tax on it. Then everybody in Maine could have a Cadillac. — Stephen King
Says Or Sayings By Joel Osteen: Psalm 34 says, 'Those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.' Psalm 34 says, 'Those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.' This means if you don't have it right now, you don't need it right now.
Our attitude should be, 'I'm equipped, empowered and anointed for this moment. I am not lacking, shortchanged or inadequate. I have what I need for today.' — Joel Osteen
Says Or Sayings By Colleen Hoover: I don't want you to change, Bridgette. I'm not in love with who you could I don't want you to change, Bridgette. I'm not in love with who you could be, or who you used to be, or who the world says you should be. I'm in love with you. Right now. Just like this. — Colleen Hoover
Says Or Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: A poet is no rattlebrain, saying what comes uppermost, and, because he says every thing, A poet is no rattlebrain, saying what comes uppermost, and, because he says every thing, saying, at last, something good; but a heart in unison with his time and country. There is nothing whimsical or fantastic in his production, but sweet and sad earnest, freighted with the weightiest convictions, and pointed with the most determined aim which any man or class knows of in his times. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Says Or Sayings By Mose Allison: I don't sit down to write a song; they just come to me from something I don't sit down to write a song; they just come to me from something that somebody says, or something in the news. The punchline comes to me, and I go over it in my head and get the song form. I hadn't been doing that a lot. — Mose Allison
Says Or Sayings By James Gleick: It is significant that one says book lover and music lover and art lover but It is significant that one says book lover and music lover and art lover but not record lover or CD lover or, conversely, text lover. — James Gleick
Says Or Sayings By Elizabeth Wurtzel: After all, as it says on a needlepoint sampler or throw pillow or the occasional After all, as it says on a needlepoint sampler or throw pillow or the occasional bumper sticker: Good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere. In high heels. Or mules by Manolo Blahnik, the strappy, tangly kind that give you blisters. And when their feet start to hurt, they bitch about it a lot, until someone agrees to carry them home. Bad girls understand that there is no point in being good and suffering in silence. What good has good ever done? We women still only make seventy-one cents, on average, for every man's dollar. We still have to listen to studies telling us that a single woman over the age of 35 had best avoid airplanes because she is more likely to die in a terrorist attack than get married. — Elizabeth Wurtzel
Says Or Sayings By Hank Williams III: The best pay off in the world is when someone comes up to you and The best pay off in the world is when someone comes up to you and says, 'your music has helped me with some pretty rough times through life. I don't know if I would still be here if it was for your music whether it be country music or heavy metal has done for me.' That's ultimately the biggest payoff for me. I hear it from young kids to military guys and military women to older folks. — Hank Williams III
Says Or Sayings By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: If a man says that having thought about the matter and having considered all sides If a man says that having thought about the matter and having considered all sides he has on the whole decided for Christ, and if he has done so without any emotion or feeling, I cannot regard him as a man who has been regenerated. The convicted sinner no more 'decides' for Christ than the poor drowning man 'decides' to take hold of that rope that is thrown to him and suddenly provides him with the only means of escape. — D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Says Or Sayings By Billy Graham: There are restrictions to entering heaven. The Scripture says: "Nothing impure will ever enter [heaven], There are restrictions to entering heaven. The Scripture says: "Nothing impure will ever enter [heaven], nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life" [Revelation 21:27 NIV]. — Billy Graham
Says Or Sayings By Veronica Roth: Standing alone at the railing is Four. Though he's not an initiate anymore, most of Standing alone at the railing is Four. Though he's not an initiate anymore, most of the Dauntless use this day to come together with their families. Either his family doesn't like to come together, or he wasn't originally a Dauntless. Which faction could he have come from? "There's one of my instructors." I lean closer to say. "He's kind of intimidating." "He's handsome," she says. I find myself nodding without thinking. She laughs and lifts her arm from my shoulders. I want to steer her away from him, but just as I'm about to suggest that we go somewhere else, he looks over his shoulder. His eyes widen at the sight of my mother. She offers him her hand. "Hello. My name is Natalie," she says. "I'm Beatrice's mother." I have never seen my mother shake hands with someone. Four eases his hand into hers, looking stiff, and shakes it twice. The gesture looks unnatural for both of them. No, Four was not originally Dauntless if he doesn't shake hands easily. — Veronica Roth
Says Or Sayings By Emily Henderson: I believe that a perfect house is like a perfect person; no one really wants I believe that a perfect house is like a perfect person; no one really wants to be around them and everyone secretly hates them. Be the weird person. Be the interesting person, the person that sometimes says inappropriate things or laughs too loud at jokes, and have your home reflect who you are. — Emily Henderson
Says Or Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: I'm not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare or, if I'm not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare
or, if not, it's some equally brainy lad
who says that it's always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping. — P.G. Wodehouse
Says Or Sayings By Holly Black: You have a skill. You can do something no one else can," Barron says. "Seriously. You have a skill. You can do something no one else can," Barron says. "Seriously. You know what's good about that? It's valuable. As in you can trade it for goods or services. Or money. Remember when I said it was wasted on you? I was so right. — Holly Black
Says Or Sayings By Michael Schudson: Even if, as is generally the case, everything that the ad says about the product Even if, as is generally the case, everything that the ad says about the product is scrupulously honest, or at any rate scrupulously avoids outright dishonesty, the implication of the direct address of most commercials - that the announcer speaks with the viewer's welfare at heart - is fraudulent. — Michael Schudson
Says Or Sayings By Donna M. Zadunajsky: Everyone who says hello, will one day say goodbye; sometimes without a warning, or give Everyone who says hello, will one day say goodbye; sometimes without a warning, or give a reason why ... — Donna M. Zadunajsky
Says Or Sayings By Greg Graffin: As I've said, I've never believed in God, which technically makes me an atheist (since As I've said, I've never believed in God, which technically makes me an atheist (since the prefix "a" means "not" or "without"). But I have problems with the word "atheism." It defines what someone is not rather than what someone is. It would be like calling me an a-instrumentalist for Bad Religion rather than the band's singer. Defining yourself as against something says very little about what you are for. — Greg Graffin
Says Or Sayings By Dalton Trumbo: Nobody but the dead know whether all these things people talk about are worth dying Nobody but the dead know whether all these things people talk about are worth dying for or not. And the dead can't talk. So the words about noble deaths and sacred blood and honor and such are all put into dead lips by grave robbers and fakes who have no right to speak for the dead. If a man says death before dishonor he is either a fool or a liar because he doesn't know what death is. He isn't able to judge. He only knows about living. He doesn't know anything about dying. — Dalton Trumbo
Says Or Sayings By Roger Reeves: Before Diagnosis"The lake is dead for a second timethis January. And no matterhow many geese Before Diagnosis"

The lake is dead for a second time
this January. And no matter
how many geese lay their warm breasts
against the ice or fly across
its hard chest, it doesn't break,
or sink, or open up and swallow them.
The ice is frozen water.
There is no metaphor for exile.
Even if these trees continue to shake
the crows from their branches,
my sister is still farther away from her mind
than we are from each other
sitting on opposite ends of a park bench
waiting for evening to swallow us whole.
In the last moments of a depressive, a sun.
In the last moments of a sun, my sister
says a man is chasing a goose through the snow. — Roger Reeves
Says Or Sayings By Guy De La Bedoyere: The Greeks, at least by the fourth century BC, knew Britain as Albion. Originally applied The Greeks, at least by the fourth century BC, knew Britain as Albion. Originally applied to a Spanish tribe called the 'Albiones', the term was later adopted for Britain, perhaps because of its similarity to the Greek word for whiteness, alphos, thanks to the white chalk cliffs of the southeast coast. Pliny the Elder, writing in the first century AD, says that Britain had 'previously' been called Albion, so by then the name must have fallen out of common use.2 By the time Britain began to be referred to more frequently, the Greeks called it Prettannia, or Brettannia.3 What does seem certain is that in the fourth century BC, Pytheas of Massilia (Marseilles) sailed to Britain. Pytheas wrote down his experiences, but these only survive as incidental third-hand references by later writers. Most — Guy De La Bedoyere
Says Or Sayings By David McRaney: There is a growing body of work coming out of psychology and cognitive science that There is a growing body of work coming out of psychology and cognitive science that says you have no clue why you act the way you do, choose the things you choose, or think the thoughts you think. Instead, you create narratives, little stories to explain away why you gave up on that diet, why you prefer Apple over Microsoft, why you clearly remember it was Beth who told you the story about the clown with the peg leg made of soup cans when it was really Adam, and it wasn't a clown. — David McRaney
Says Or Sayings By Carolee Dean: WORDSI carry a messagethat i cannot read.The words may be hauntingor tender or sweet.Thought what WORDS
I carry a message
that i cannot read.
The words may be haunting
or tender or sweet.
Thought what it says
I do not know,
I still carry it with me,
wherever i go. — Carolee Dean
Says Or Sayings By John Elder Robison: Always keep this point in mind: the word "delay" means what it says: late. Delayed Always keep this point in mind: the word "delay" means what it says: late. Delayed isn't never, no matter how much it may feel like that at age fifteen or even twenty-five. — John Elder Robison
Says Or Sayings By Iain Sinclair: Siebel, The Magazine has a man in a suit on the cover. He's not smiling, Siebel, The Magazine has a man in a suit on the cover. He's not smiling, or frowning. He wears a beard that isn't a beard; it's a quotation from a film nobody can put their finger on. 'Customer satisfaction,' says the brochure. 'Seamless integration.' 'Comprehensive upgrade.' Of what? I want to scream. 'Solutions provider.' Siebel has solutions for questions that have not yet been asked, will never be asked.
A Sino-American businessman holds a tiny screen in his hand: 'You're always connected and always available. Some call it a revolution; others call it evolution.' Language is de-fanged, homogenised. Yellow E-tab faces leer at you. Ecstasy without frenzy. Satisfaction, whether you want it or not. — Iain Sinclair
Says Or Sayings By Christian Louboutin: A lot of my friends have tattoos; I realized that it's not only just a A lot of my friends have tattoos; I realized that it's not only just a part of pop culture, but a bit of a map on someone's body, which says something about people. A part of their life, like an armor or a crest. — Christian Louboutin
Says Or Sayings By Mike Kleine: The water looks really nice like this," Allen says."Yeah," you say, looking like you are The water looks really nice like this," Allen says.
"Yeah," you say, looking like you are looking at the water, or, at least, how you imagine you would look looking like you are looking at the water.
You look at the water and don't say anything.
Then you peek, just for a second, to look at Allen.
Allen isn't even looking at the water.
He's crying about something. — Mike Kleine
Says Or Sayings By MyAnna Buring: My dad is the type of person that says yes to life, and to the My dad is the type of person that says yes to life, and to the adventures it throws at you. Because of that, he never forced me into a particular career, or had wild expectations for me; his concern was simply that I was fulfilled and happy. — MyAnna Buring
Says Or Sayings By Carl Sagan: There is a report that says that kids who watch violent TV programs tend to There is a report that says that kids who watch violent TV programs tend to be more violent when they grow up. But did the TV cause the violence, or do violent children preferentially enjoy watching violent programs? — Carl Sagan
Says Or Sayings By Kate Mosse: Then he says her name. Her real name. The soft music of it hangs suspended Then he says her name. Her real name. The soft music of it hangs suspended in the air between them. Threat or entreaty, she doesn't know, but she feels her resolve weaken. He says it again, this time, it sounds bitter, false in his mouth. A betrayal. The spell is broken. The woman known as Sophie lifts her arm. And shoots. — Kate Mosse
Says Or Sayings By Margaret Atwood: I will that women adorn themselves in modest apparel," he says, "with shamefacedness and sobriety; I will that women adorn themselves in modest apparel," he says, "with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; "But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection." Here he looks us over. "All," he repeats. "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. "For Adam was first formed, then Eve. "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. "Notwithstanding she shall be saved by childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety." Saved — Margaret Atwood
Says Or Sayings By Larry Sabato: The Republicans I've been talking to have said, 'Oh, the public is cynical about indictments, The Republicans I've been talking to have said, 'Oh, the public is cynical about indictments, they happen so often.' Well, that's whistling past the graveyard, because the average voter is only going to remember that one of the big Republican head honchos in Congress was indicted. They won't remember the name or position, but they'll remember it says Congress is corrupt and maybe the majority party is corrupt. — Larry Sabato
Says Or Sayings By Margot Adler: When a person assumes that his or her revelation is the only true one, it When a person assumes that his or her revelation is the only true one, it only says that this person has had very few religious revelations and hasn't realized how many there are. — Margot Adler
Says Or Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: Don Enrique says a full moon pulls up the highest tides of the month, at Don Enrique says a full moon pulls up the highest tides of the month, at midday and midnight. And it pulls them down to their lowest ebb when it is rising or setting. So says a man in a frock coat and breeches who, if he tried to row a boat, would fall out instantly and drown. But Leandro said the same thing about the moon and high tide, so it might be true. How can you know if the moon is going toward full, or disappearing? This evening the moon was half, and Leandro said it's dying away. You can tell because it's shaped like the letter C, not curved forward like D. He says when the moon is D like Dios, it is growing to fill God's sky. When dying away it is C, like Cristo on the cross. So, no good tides again for many days. — Barbara Kingsolver
Says Or Sayings By Douglas Adams: I don't accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of I don't accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view. My view is that the moon is made of rock. If someone says to me 'Well, you haven't been there, have you? You haven't seen it for yourself, so my view that it is made of Norwegian Beaver Cheese is equally valid' - then I can't even be bothered to argue. There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we'd got, and we've now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. So I don't think that being convinced that there is no god is as irrational or arrogant a point of view as belief that there is. I don't think the matter calls for even-handedness at all. — Douglas Adams