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Beck, American Musician ( July 8, 1970 - )

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After you play husband and wife on camera multiple times, it becomes easy to be husband and wife off camera as well.~Amy Yasbeck


Wife Husband Camera

I certainly wouldn't want to be the man who was compared to John Ritter through my eyes.~Amy Yasbeck


Eyes Man Want

I've started the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health. The big focus is helping people get the correct diagnoses.~Amy Yasbeck


Health Focus People

I have a, you know, a John Ritter-shaped hole in my heart. Nobody can replace that.~Amy Yasbeck


Heart You Know

I would love to do an electronic record. There's just so much to see and do and try. And life goes by.~Beck


Life Love Try

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.~Beck


Stars Men Prison

As society changes, as politics change, as people change, certain songs still seem to resonate.~Beck


Change Politics Changes

I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.~Beck


Time Purpose Step

I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.~Beck


Artist Hair Genius

Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way.~Beck


You Find Interesting

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years.~Beck


Me Try Bad

If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about?~Beck


Experience You Know

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.~Beck


People Name Bad

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released.~Beck


Change Sea Evolution

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.~Beck


Great Genius You

I wish I had more confidence. I think that's probably my Achilles' heel. If I had more, I probably would have felt emboldened to make more interesting music earlier on, or really go for it in an artistic or songwriting sense.~Beck


Music Confidence Wish

When I started out playing small clubs, you could feel the room recoil from certain kinds of songs. Anything that was too personal, that had a sentiment to it, or was laying out your feelings, was immediately booed. People would start throwing things. And anything that was really provocative or humorous or radical was embraced or cheered.~Beck


Small People Start

I've never been able to relate to apathy. I've always been doing stuff, been in action, making music or working just to get by.~Beck


Music Doing Action

Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.~Beck


Time Learning Road

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back.~Beck


Music Time Good

I'm a musician. I'm not, like, a personality. I've never really pretended to perform that kind of function.~Beck


Personality Kind Never

I think trying to be offbeat is the most boring thing possible.~Beck


Trying Think Boring

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche.~Beck


Generation Think Mission

Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind.~Beck


Mind Walk Shopping

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record.~Beck


Music Quality You

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.~Beck


Artist Drive Should

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.~Beck


Mother Nature Art

I did that Grammys thing - I did a little freeform poem.~Beck


Poem Grammys Little

I didn't want to do something typical.~Beck


Want Something Typical

I had long hair when I was a teenager.~Beck


Hair Long Long Hair

After leaving school, I travelled around Europe for about six months. In Denmark, I thought that was my chance to get an amazing haircut, so I went to what I thought was a great hairdresser. It turned out to be the car wash of hairdressers, and I walked out sporting yet another pudding bowl, but this time with a stripe bleached down the centre.~Becki Newton


Time School Car

When I think of the most beautiful women, they're not supermodels.~Becki Newton


Women Beautiful Think

I do tell people when I'm walking down the street that they should really rethink their whole outfit.~Becki Newton


Walking People Street

I keep my perfume in the fridge. If someone sees me in the morning pushing aside the eggs to grab my perfume, it might look a little odd, but it's so refreshing to spray cold fragrance on your skin.~Becki Newton


Morning Me Look

Glamour is fun! Spending time to get ready isn't about being fussy; it's about taking care of myself.~Becki Newton


Time Myself Fun

My husband is in charge of all phone, email and texting duties at home. He even has to turn on the TV and air conditioning because I'm so hopeless with technology.~Becki Newton


Home Technology Husband

I've managed to get some beautiful bags. I have a great collection, and so does my mother. My favourite is a purple one by Gucci, which I take everywhere!~Becki Newton


Mother Beautiful Great

Growing up, I had a terrible pudding-bowl haircut. I used to cut it myself, and I'd sew my own clothing, too. I looked a little strange compared to the other kids. But the thing was, I felt I looked amazing, so what other people thought never bothered me.~Becki Newton


Myself Growing Up People

I'm not afraid to go completely over the top. A lot of people are scared to seem silly or to embarrass themselves, and I really don't have that at all - I don't mind making a fool of myself. I like to just have fun and really go for it.~Becki Newton


Myself Fool Fun

In N.Y.C., I auditioned for mostly 'quirky friend' roles. Since casting directors in L.A. lacked a preconceived notion of me, I was able to reinvent my type a bit, which was essential in booking the role of Amanda on 'Ugly Betty.' I don't believe I would have auditioned for that role in N.Y.~Becki Newton


Believe Friend Me

I'm always looking for that sense of fun and adventure and even unlikeability. I don't want to be the obvious leading lady. I have the most fun playing these girls who are a little damaged and maybe a little insecure and trying to overcompensate for it.~Becki Newton


Adventure Fun Trying

I'm blessed that I can leave it to the pros at work and red-carpet events, because I can't say I'm adept. Still, I'm definitely not afraid to take chances when it comes to beauty.~Becki Newton


Work Beauty Blessed

I've learned there's nothing wrong with being a little fussy. I used to pride myself on being low-maintenance - I wore it like a badge of honor.~Becki Newton


Myself Honor Pride

I've learned through experience that you can't ever predict what's going to happen with any show. When I signed on to 'Ugly Betty,' I just prayed that I wouldn't get fired after the pilot, and four years later, I was still doing it.~Becki Newton


Experience Doing Ugly

When I read the 'Ugly Betty' pilot, I thought, 'Oh, this part's funny.' I said to my husband, 'I'm going to get it!' But based on what? All my exquisite comedic work in a Nike commercial?~Becki Newton


Funny Work Husband

Normally, it's one or the other - a pretty, straight woman or a more charactery woman who isn't supposed to be attractive. But women like Tina Fey are leading the charge on being both. You can be funny and attractive.~Becki Newton


Funny Women Woman

I'm not cut out to be a detective on 'Law & Order' - I laugh too easily.~Becki Newton


Law Laugh Detective

I'd have loved to have appeared in 'Absolutely Fabulous' - that's one of my favourite shows.~Becki Newton


Loved Absolutely Favourite

I really enjoy playing a sex symbol, but it's not something I feel in real life. I'm much more of a natural girl at home.~Becki Newton


Life Home Girl

I read fashion magazines all the time. It's fun, but I don't take it very seriously.~Becki Newton


Time Fun Fashion

As an actress, one of the perks is having access to ridiculously expensive clothing and prancing around on the red carpet. Who wouldn't want to have fun with that?~Becki Newton


Fun Red Want

I started out a die-hard New Yorker but really grew to love working in Los Angeles. Even though I originally wanted to do theater, TV presented more opportunities for me, which led me out west.~Becki Newton


Love Opportunities Me

I would say to an actor new to the business that it's best to go where you are most comfortable as a person, both in and outside of the business.~Becki Newton


Best Business You

I have a degree in European history, which didn't necessarily have any direct impact on my career, but I'm grateful I studied something other than acting in college.~Becki Newton


History Grateful College

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.~Bernard Beckett


Future Fear Confidence

The Idea enters the brain from the outside. It rearranges the furniture to make it more to its liking. It finds other Ideas already in residence, and picks fights or forms alliances. The alliances build new structures, to defend themselves against intruders.~Bernard Beckett


Brain Ideas New

Science is a little bit more than a wonderful way of modelling and predicting; it's a wonderful technical abstraction. I think science is a really wonderful technical abstraction.~Bernard Beckett


Science Think Way

I respond well to what I read of Immanuel Kant's idea that the world as we see it is absolutely a function of the way our brain works. In the modern parlance, it's an evolved machine that we carry with us.~Bernard Beckett


World Brain Way

Our world is limited by the machinery we carry. It's very different to the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment scientists who were mostly men of God and thought it was their quest to uncover God's great plan.~Bernard Beckett


God Great Men

I can't see any great evidence that humans have any ability to access anything other than the material world. Beyond that, who knows, but there's no good evidence that would take me to any particular belief.~Bernard Beckett


Good Great World

Thought, like any parasite, cannot exist without a compliant host.~Bernard Beckett


Thought Without Like

Superstition is the need to view the world in terms of simple cause and effect.~Bernard Beckett


World Simple View

There is a fascination with fear. It grabs our attention.~Bernard Beckett


Fear Attention Fascination

The successful Idea travels from mind to mind, claiming new territory, mutating as it goes.~Bernard Beckett


Mind Successful New

I didn't study science beyond high school level, but I'd been reading a lot of science books by people like Richard Dawkins, Matt Ridley and Daniel Dennett. I also spent a year working on a fellowship in a research centre - the Allan Wilson Centre - where I got a hands-on look at their work sequencing DNA.~Bernard Beckett


Work School Science

I write with teenagers in mind.~Bernard Beckett


Mind Teenagers Write

I like the concept of teenagers and philosophy.~Bernard Beckett


Philosophy Teenagers Like

I'm a school teacher, and later on, well past my formal education, I became very interested in science.~Bernard Beckett


Education Teacher School

I just love the idea that people disappear into the story for a while. You grab a book, and you want to get back to it, and your life becomes a bit of an interruption. I would love readers to feel like that.~Bernard Beckett


Life Love Book

Kids have a weird honesty, especially in their reaction to things where a lot of older people who have matured have lost that.~Beck Bennett


Honesty People Lost

I would definitely like to start working with more people over age 7.~Beck Bennett


Age People Start

Working with children has done well for me. I don't find them intolerable or frustrating. They're just fun, full of energy, and happy to be there.~Beck Bennett


Children Happy Fun

We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.~Dave Brubeck


Power Know Within

If I told you all the people that have secretly told me I've influenced them, you'd never believe it, and you'll never see it in print, either.~Dave Brubeck


People Believe Me

It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me. And also it's to me the greatest instrument. I shouldn't say that, but I believe that this is the only instrument I can really feel happy about playing.~Dave Brubeck


Happy Greatest Believe

Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians.~Dave Brubeck


Freedom Musicians Jazz

I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.~Dave Brubeck


Experience Body You

There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before.~Dave Brubeck


Mistakes Chance You

It's like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.~Dave Brubeck


Me Piano Like

And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.~Dave Brubeck


Time Yourself Better

The worst thing about the life of a jazz musician on the road is getting to the gig. Once you're there and playing, it's marvelous.~Dave Brubeck


Life Road Jazz

I wanted to be like my father, who was a cattle man and a rodeo roper. And that was - he was my hero, and I wanted to be more like him.~Dave Brubeck


Father Hero Man

After the Second World War, I returned to California to study composition with Darius Milhaud, who wrote wonderful works like 'Le Boeuf sur le Toit' and 'La Cretion du Monde.' I especially enjoy his work for two pianos, 'Scaramouche.'~Dave Brubeck


Work War World

I started growing up in a hurry and taking a lot of the philosophy I'd heard from church as a kid a lot more seriously - especially the Ten Commandments - and wondering how 'Thou shalt not kill' could be so absolutely ignored. It took me until I was in my 40s to write what I was thinking as a young soldier.~Dave Brubeck


Thinking Philosophy Me

I was always very aware of drummers. My oldest brother Henry was a drummer, and he drummed on everything in the house from the kitchen sink to stovepipes. He was the first drummer in the Gil Evans Orchestra, so you've got to know how great he was.~Dave Brubeck


Brother Great You

When you hear Bach or Mozart, you hear perfection. Remember that Bach, Mozart and Beethoven were great improvisers. I can hear that in their music.~Dave Brubeck


Music Great Perfection

Many people don't understand how disciplined you have to be to play jazz... And that is really the idea of democracy - freedom within the Constitution or discipline. You don't just get out there and do anything you want.~Dave Brubeck


Freedom People Democracy

I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.~Dave Brubeck


War World Army

I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.~Dave Brubeck


Myself Great Beginning

What I want to happen is to be really creative, and to play something new in the improvisations, every time.~Dave Brubeck


Time Creative Want

I played a lot of sports and it's the plays in basketball that weren't worked out that are the ones that are just fantastic that you remember. We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.~Dave Brubeck


Sports Power Remember

If there's a deadline, I work late. If not, I like to have normal hours, and get up early and work. When things are going well, I hate to quit. And then I'll work 'till exhausted.~Dave Brubeck


Work Hate Late

I have more energy at the end than I do at the beginning. You can be so beat up that you can scarcely walk on stage but when you get to the piano the excitement kicks in, you forget about being tired.~Dave Brubeck


End Beginning Walk

My dad was the manager at the 45,000-acre ranch, but he owned his own 1,200-acre ranch, and I owned four cattle that he gave to me when I graduated from grammar school, from the eighth grade. And those cows multiplied, and he kept track of them for years for me. And that was my herd.~Dave Brubeck


School Dad Me

I used to take my mother to Yosemite. When I turned 14, I got my driver's license, and that's where she'd want to go, so I'd go take her there for two weeks.~Dave Brubeck


Mother Want She

I knew even if I'm a cowboy, I'm going to be involved in jazz in some way.~Dave Brubeck


Jazz Way Cowboy

When I was 20, Shostakovich was my favorite composer. I still find his Fifth Symphony wonderful, with its outstanding themes and rhythms. That's the piece that made me want to be a classical composer.~Dave Brubeck


Me Want Favorite

My mother Elizabeth Ivey Brubeck was a pianist who studied with Dame Myra Hess and Tobias Matthey. As a child in California I used to listen to her play Chopin.~Dave Brubeck


Mother Child Play

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.~Erma Bombeck


Laughter Humor Pain

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.~Erma Bombeck


Life Hope God

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.~Erma Bombeck


Success Fame Other

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.~Erma Bombeck


Family Food Beverage

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.~Erma Bombeck


World Nothing Look

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.~Erma Bombeck


Mother Mom Compassion

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.~Erma Bombeck


Thanksgiving Prepare

When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he's doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.~Erma Bombeck


Dog Water Child

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.~Erma Bombeck


Breathing Reason Hear

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: 'Checkout Time is 18 years.'~Erma Bombeck


Time Children View

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.~Erma Bombeck


Mother Mom Advice

Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, 'A house guest,' you're wrong because I have just described my kids.~Erma Bombeck


Mom You Know

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.~Erma Bombeck


Medical Doctor Plants

One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.~Erma Bombeck


Life Child Hat

Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I'm taking with me when I go.~Erma Bombeck


Women Home Food

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.~Erma Bombeck


Life Women Woman

When humor goes, there goes civilization.~Erma Bombeck


Humor Civilization Goes

God created man, but I could do better.~Erma Bombeck


God Man Better

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.~Erma Bombeck


Morning Child World

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.~Erma Bombeck


Marriage Time Home

My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.~Erma Bombeck


Car You Place

Never have more children than you have car windows.~Erma Bombeck


Funny Children Car

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.~Erma Bombeck


Mother Business Society

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.~Erma Bombeck


Dreams Courage Your Dreams

Children make your life important.~Erma Bombeck


Life Children Important

If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.~Erma Bombeck


Laugh Better You

Nobody's life is ever all balanced. It's a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Life Day Decision

Knowing someone else is going through the bizarreness of pregnancy with you makes it feel a little less impossible.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Impossible You Feel

The best Mother's Day gift I ever got was just a full day with the kids where they did their mommy pampering. They cut cucumbers and put them on my eyes and my daughter gave me a facial. I'm not even sure what was in it!~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Mother Daughter Best

I love Central Park. I feel like I am somewhere else.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Love I Am Central Park

I don't claim to be someone that knows every verse in the Bible. I wish I did. I truly do. It just means I need to spend more time in those pages.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Time Wish Bible

I'm a true believer that if someone bothers you, you care.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Care You True

Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Motherhood Beautiful

I prioritize the things that need to get done at work, and I ask myself where I'm spending the majority of my time. The answer to that question always needs to be 'with my family.'~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Family Work Time

You can't beg from people what they're not willing to give you.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


People You Willing

There's always going to be a ball up in the air, and what I try to do is make sure that ball is never the kids. If that means sacrificing a social event or having fewer work commitments, it's worth it.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Work Try Worth

I get worried sometimes that people are saying 'Why is she on television - is it because of Survivor?' That people are saying, 'She got here the easy way.' But I have been working hard all these years, and I figured I needed to move forward and embrace it, respect it and perfect it. If I didn't, then everybody would lose.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Respect Working Hard

I'm not worried about misconception or a perception that's bad. If I were, I'd be chasing something all the time.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Time Perception Bad

When I get home from a heavy work day, I make sure I get outside with the kids. I don't think there's any better cure than being active as a family outside.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Family Work Home

I like to think there are a lot of balls in the air, and the kids are not one that I choose to drop. They have been a priority and I have a career that allows for a little more flexibility at times and hours that are quite mom-friendly.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Career Think Choose

I've always thought that if you work really hard at something, you can get it.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Work You Thought

To see your spouse in a parental role is one of the most incredible things.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


See Most Role

I majored in industrial design/painting, but haven't had time to exercise that creativity.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Time Creativity Exercise

Undoubtedly, the biggest misconception about me is that I'm some staunch conservative, blind, rightwing hardcore Republican who doesn't want to hear anything from the other side.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Me Want Blind

I have to live in the truth that this is who I am. That's what I need to focus on.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Truth Focus I Am

I do splurge on diaper bags. I have a half dozen in different colors and styles.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Colors Different Half

It's too hard to present an opinion on something that's not true to who you are. It's much easier to base opinions and debates off of fact and your true heart on things. To me that just comes quite naturally, and it's also about being open to what the debate is about and hearing the other side.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Heart Me Present

I don't have a problem with conflict. I'm not a stranger to high-pressure situations. I've been there, believe me.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Conflict Believe Me

I would like to have three or four kids.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Three Four Like

I tend to absorb a lot of what other people are feeling.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


People Feeling Other

There are some days when I think for sure there are so many other stronger Christians than me out there.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Me Stronger Think

It's amazing, the mentality shift that occurs in pregnancy. All of a sudden you want to be good to yourself.~Elisabeth Hasselbeck


Good Yourself Amazing

We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more.~Franz Beckenbauer


World Fool Top

Rugby is a different game. There is an interruption every two minutes also in American football. Our soccer is a moving game: play, play, play, move, move - you don't interrupt.~Franz Beckenbauer


Football Soccer American

If a Middle Eastern sheikh comes to buy Bayern Munich, he could buy 49 per cent. Fifty-one per cent must stay in Germany with the club. That law came about because of the developments of international football.~Franz Beckenbauer


Football Law Club

The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices.~Franz Beckenbauer


Today Football Training

At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad.~Franz Beckenbauer


Everything Squad Almost

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic.~Franz Beckenbauer


Over England Took

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.~Franz Beckenbauer


Positive Success World

The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn't afford anything better?~Franz Beckenbauer


Money Team Important

At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating - both inside and outside the stadiums.~Franz Beckenbauer


Greatest World Security

Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.~Franz Beckenbauer


Respect Today Community

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans.~Franz Beckenbauer


Time Future Good

The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste.~Franz Beckenbauer


Time Doing You

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.~Franz Beckenbauer


Positive Heart World

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.~Franz Beckenbauer


End Winter Luxury

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.~Franz Beckenbauer


Basketball Play Human

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual.~Franz Beckenbauer


World Individual Different

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host.~Franz Beckenbauer


Great Opportunity Friends

I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible.~Franz Beckenbauer


Day Short Important

German football is like English football. The Germans and the English do not play like a Brazilian side. They have to improve, bring up their young players, who have character.~Franz Beckenbauer


Character Football Young

In the World Cup, much depends for every team on how it develops during the tournament. There are always rising tensions. They come from within, and they come from the media.~Franz Beckenbauer


Team World Media

We all have our inner demons.~Glenn Beck


Demons Inner Our

You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show.~Glenn Beck


Time End Speak

People should be free, people should be unencumbered by regulation as much as possible, that big government always goes corrupt and the truth shall always set you free.~Glenn Beck


Truth People Government

Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it.~Glenn Beck


Success Failure Without

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.~Glenn Beck


Romantic Remember Cynic

Political Correctness doesn't change us, it shuts us up.~Glenn Beck


Change Political Up

We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.~Glenn Beck


Freedom Stupid American

I believe that if we get out of people's way, the sky's the limit. The sky is the limit.~Glenn Beck


Sky People Believe

I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie.~Glenn Beck


I Am Conservative Zombie

What does it mean to be a conservative? I don't even know anymore. I know what it means to me. It means to me, personal responsibility. That if I've done something wrong, its up to me to pay the price. It's up to me to make it right.~Glenn Beck


Responsibility Me Know

'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that.~Glenn Beck


Government Stand Party

It does not have to be that the greatest generation is behind us. It does not have to be that our children will have a lower standard of living. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that.~Glenn Beck


Children Greatest Believe

I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words.~Glenn Beck


Justice Words Look

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop.~Glenn Beck


Justice You Find

I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble.~Glenn Beck


May American You

And I've come to the place where I believe that there's no way to solve these problems, these issues - there's nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that's a pretty tall order.~Glenn Beck


Peace God Self

By the time I was 30, nobody would work with me. I was friendless, I was hopeless, I was suicidal, lost my family - I mean, it was bad. Bottomed out, didn't know what I was going to do. I actually thought I was going to be a chef - go to work in a kitchen someplace.~Glenn Beck


Family Work Time

What I'm trying to do is get this message out about self-empowerment, entrepreneurial spirit and true Americanism - the way we were when we changed the world, when Edison was alone, failing his 2,000th time on the lightbulb.~Glenn Beck


Time Alone World

I wasn't just pro-choice, I was pro-everything, until I started taking everything off the table and began looking at things and asking if this view was consistent with that view.~Glenn Beck


Looking View Everything

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative.~Glenn Beck


Good Heart Brain

What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights.~Glenn Beck


Healthcare Rights Housing

I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.~Glenn Beck


Day I Am Independence

We should reject big government and look inside ourselves for all the things that built this country into what it was.~Glenn Beck


Government Look Country

Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution.~Glenn Beck


Progress Past America

You can get rich making fun of me. I know. I've made lots of money making fun of me.~Glenn Beck


Money Fun Me

Timothy McVeigh was a coward. Violence is the stupid way out. It'll discredit any real legitmate movement.~Glenn Beck


Violence Stupid Real

I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame.~Gerry Beckley


Time Failure People

At the time, we thought it was a nice way to say something unique about the group to make us different from all the other bands kicking around in London.~Gerry Beckley


Time Unique Nice

Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time.~Gerry Beckley


Time Voice Disrespect

I feel pretty confident in my own ability.~Gerry Beckley


Feel My Own Ability

I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound.~Gerry Beckley


Best Age Heart

I try to be careful to not just say it's a greatest hits show because we've also made efforts to keep people up to date so to speak because we continually write and record and put out albums.~Gerry Beckley


Greatest People Speak

If anyone asks me about the George Martin years I usually say I group all of that stuff together as the single greatest experience but I wasn't scared I was just really looking forward to it.~Gerry Beckley


Experience Greatest

It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known.~Gerry Beckley


End Problem You

It's one thing to be a fan and it's another thing to be a label.~Gerry Beckley


One Thing Fan Another

It's what everyone is after, I mean they want success and when they get it it's an incredible pressure but what you have to do is try to keep the big picture in view.~Gerry Beckley


Success Picture View

Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it.~Gerry Beckley


Friends Doing Group

The first year with the success that we had and let me point out that the time frame changes depending on which decade you look at it. In the seventies acts were kind of expected to do an album a year. If you look at the Beatles they were doing three a year.~Gerry Beckley


Success Time Changes

The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this.~Gerry Beckley


Night Enjoy Reward

We then went through the audition process and picked a guy named Richard Campbell and he is no secret to L.A. players as he was with Natalie Cole for years and Three Dog Night.~Gerry Beckley


Dog Night Process

For anybody who writes, very often, when you finish an album, you are so done with it. You've been listening in minutia, in super-focus.~Gerry Beckley


Finish Listening You

The things I write are combinations of all of the people that have been influences to me.~Gerry Beckley


People Me Influences

I do know many a band out there, because believe me, we've played with most of them, who are together because they have to be. They might not talk to each other offstage, but they realize they can earn a living by going out and keeping that music alive.~Gerry Beckley


Music Together Believe

When people say, 'Your music was the music of the Seventies,' I say, 'So was discoteque.' The Seventies was also the highest peak of heavy metal. Pick a genre - they were all alive.~Gerry Beckley


Music People Alive

Every decade has its ABBA; that's the proof that pop will always be around.~Gerry Beckley


Decade Always Will

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?~Gary Becker


Work Children Women

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries.~Gary Becker


Family Past Changes

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.~Gary Becker


Alone Assumptions Behavior

I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else.~Gary Becker


Different Everyone

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.~Gary Becker


Punishment Because Other

My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.~Gary Becker


Education Work Women

A stronger yuan could lead to greater Chinese asset accumulation in the U.S. and elsewhere.~Gary Becker


Stronger Lead Greater

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.~John Steinbeck


Marriage Journey Control

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.~John Steinbeck


Travel Journey Struggle

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.~John Steinbeck


Teacher Great Greatest

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.~John Steinbeck


Rain Find Falling

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.~John Steinbeck


Wisdom Morning Experience

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.~John Steinbeck


Fear Power Loss

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.~John Steinbeck


Sad Soul Quicker

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.~John Steinbeck


Learn Ideas You

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.~John Steinbeck


Grateful I Am Lion

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.~John Steinbeck


Change Men Wind

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.~John Steinbeck


Good Weather Me

If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.~John Steinbeck


Hurt People Help

Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time.~John Steinbeck


Time Loved Start

We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.~John Steinbeck


Time Hate Security

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.~John Steinbeck


World Believe Important

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.~John Steinbeck


Courage You Ignore

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.~John Steinbeck


I Am Hate Everything

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.~John Steinbeck


Man Kind Trap

So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda.~John Steinbeck


Coffee Pride Breakfast

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.~John Steinbeck


Discipline Stupidity Word

It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.~John Steinbeck


Intelligence Man Fish

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.~John Steinbeck


Death World Remember

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.~John Steinbeck


War Team Football

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.~John Steinbeck


Eyes I Am Look

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.~John Steinbeck


Life Time Good

No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.~John Steinbeck


Best Man Human

I cherish my privacy, and woe betide anyone who tries to interfere with that.~Jeff Beck


Privacy Cherish Interfere

If I'm on form and I'm not being bothered too much by mental problems or whatever, I can whip out something good. That's why I've done quite a few overdubs for Tina Turner and things like that, because even before she made this comeback I said yes to her, just because I love Tina Turner.~Jeff Beck


Love Good Problems

I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That's the point now isn't it?~Jeff Beck


Me Play Way

I'm a very emotional person. If I've got something on my mind, that would stop me from giving my best.~Jeff Beck


Best Mind Giving

I like an element of chaos in music. That feeling is the best thing ever, as long as you don't have too much of it.~Jeff Beck


Music Best Long

Sometimes when I do an overdub solo, they'll keep four or five of my attempts and then mix the bits that they like to make a solo up out of them. It's not against the rules, really - I can learn my own solos, then. But that's the whole beauty of multi-track recording, isn't it?~Jeff Beck


Beauty Learn Rules

I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off.~Jeff Beck


People Me Finding

I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly.~Jeff Beck


Job Rules Care

I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio - much to my parent's disapproval.~Jeff Beck


Small Parent Remember

It's a diabolical business. I can't imagine how hellish it must be to be hounded like Amy Winehouse and people like that. I have a little peripheral place on the outskirts of celebrity, when I go to premieres and that sort of stuff, which is as close as I want to get.~Jeff Beck


Business People Want

I play purely from the heart, y'know, and so if it doesn't work the first couple of hours, forget it.~Jeff Beck


Work Heart Forget

I try to become a singer. The guitar has always been abused with distortion units and funny sorts of effects, but when you don't do that and just let the genuine sound come through, there's a whole magic there.~Jeff Beck


Funny Magic Guitar

If you were to plot my success or failure, it goes, it very seldom stays on a high plateau.~Jeff Beck


Success Failure You

My dog doesn't worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn't get her breakfast, but she doesn't sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.~Joko Beck


Life Food Dog

We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.~Joko Beck


Greatest Blessing Think

We are caught in the contradiction of finding life a rather perplexing puzzle which causes us a lot of misery, and at the same time being dimly aware of the boundless, limitless nature of life. So we begin looking for an answer to the puzzle.~Joko Beck


Life Nature Time

There are many people in the world who feel that if only they had a bigger car, a nicer house, better vacations, a more understanding boss, or a more interesting partner, then their life would work. We all go through that one. Slowly we wear out most of our 'if onlies.'~Joko Beck


Life Work Car

We tend to run our whole life trying to avoid all that hurts or displeases us, noticing the objects, people, or situations that we think will give us pain or pleasure, avoiding one and pursuing the other.~Joko Beck


Life Pain People

Underneath our nice, friendly facades there is great unease. If I were to scratch below the surface of anyone I would find fear, pain, and anxiety running amok. We all have ways to cover them up. We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.~Joko Beck


Fear Great Pain

Whenever we say a person's name, notice whether we have stated more than a fact. For example, the judgment, 'She's thoughtless' goes beyond the facts 'She said she'd call me and she didn't.'~Joko Beck


Me Name She

We are always doing something to cover up our basic existential anxiety. Some people live that way until the day they die.~Joko Beck


Day People Die

Enlightenment is not something you achieve. It is the absence of something. All your life you have been going forward after something, pursuing some goal. Enlightenment is dropping all that.~Joko Beck


Life Goal Forward

To some degree we all find life difficult, perplexing, and oppressive. Even when it goes well, as it may for a time, we worry that it probably won't keep on that way.~Joko Beck


Life Time May

If I were to tell you that your life is already perfect, whole, and complete just as it is, you would think I was crazy. Nobody believes his or her life is perfect. And yet there is something within each of us that basically knows we are boundless, limitless.~Joko Beck


Life Crazy You

This is how a revolution begins. It begins when someone grows tired of standing idly by, waiting for history's arc to bend toward justice, and instead decides to give it a swift shove. It begins when a black seamstress named Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in the segregated South.~Jo Becker


History Justice Man

There is an emerging subgenre of British nonfiction in which journalists from 'The Guardian' fearlessly recount their own derring-do in David-and-Goliath battles waged against omnipotent state interests in the pursuit of Big Important Truths.~Jo Becker


Important Battles Own

In the United States, the mainstream news outlets like to portray themselves as observers, content to let events play out without interference. But in Britain, where crusading journalistic campaigns are part of the tradition, it is far more acceptable for reporters to become active participants, with a specific outcome in mind.~Jo Becker


Mind Tradition Play

A cardinal rule of politics is that if an issue has the potential to cause problems for a candidate, it is best to deal with it well before the election so the dust has time to settle.~Jo Becker


Time Best Politics

The gay-rights community had a strategy going in; they thought that they needed to have 30 states with some form of recognition - whether that be marriage, whether it be civil unions - but they wanted to have 30 states signed on before they went to the federal courts.~Jo Becker


Marriage Community Thought

I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting.~Kate Beckinsale


Girl Messed Up Think

I have to say, sushi freaks me out more than almost anything.~Kate Beckinsale


Me Sushi Say

I can't tell you how many times I've gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That's how it goes in my house, and I wouldn't have it any other way.~Kate Beckinsale


Daughter Home Dress

I would quite like to play a big concert as Freddie Mercury. I can't sing that great and I haven't yet found a use for the over large size of my teeth. I quite fancy a mustache like that and he was such a great showman.~Kate Beckinsale


Great Play Concert

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!~Kate Beckinsale


Me Sex Partnerships

Apparently, I get facials and manicures all the time. I read this and think, 'Oh, I wish I did that!' I don't think I've had a facial since I was 19.~Kate Beckinsale


Time Wish Think

I grew up as an only child and my mother was also an only child, so we were both very passionate about reading. I think I passed that on to my daughter, who went plowing through 'Harry Potter' and every other book possible!~Kate Beckinsale


Mother Daughter Child

There's such a pressure on women that we put on ourselves and everyone else puts on us to look unrealistic and everything, but you just can't compare yourself to people in magazines.~Kate Beckinsale


Women People Yourself

Apparently, I'm very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That's why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That's my party trick.~Kate Beckinsale


Good Sunglasses Gun

I find a lot of things kind of funny and I often say what's on my mind, and then get nine texts from all my friends going, 'What's the matter with you?' But I haven't ever made a big attempt to have any particular image. And I don't really worry about it. If it's funny, I don't care.~Kate Beckinsale


Funny Friends Mind

I was a very difficult child, and the time I spent reading was about the only peace I gave my mother.~Kate Beckinsale


Mother Time Peace

At Oxford University, I studied languages so I could read the great novels as they were originally written. I took what in the United States would be a double major in Russian and French, but I have to admit that the pressure of getting through so many books spoiled reading for me.~Kate Beckinsale


Great Reading Me

I try and take lots of vitamins and I don't drink. I do smoke, though, I'd be insufferable if I didn't smoke, you'd have to push me off a balcony I'd be so boring.~Kate Beckinsale


Me You Push

Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, 'No one's being nice enough to me!'~Kate Beckinsale


Me Successful Nice

No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved.~Kate Beckinsale


Think Slave Enslaved

I don't have a big career plan. I just like to see how things come out, and I just try to keep going in different directions.~Kate Beckinsale


Keep Going Plan Career

When I was pregnant, I had the romantic idea that after the baby was born I would not only take up reading in earnest again, but also write a novel while my daughter slept in her Moses basket. Of course, I barely had time to keep up with my magazines until she started sleeping properly.~Kate Beckinsale


Time Daughter Romantic

I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls.~Kate Beckinsale


Most Always Anorexia

If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.~Kate Beckinsale


Work Good I Am

It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.~Kate Beckinsale


Relationship People Parent

As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.~Kate Beckinsale


Mother Better You

If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.~Kate Beckinsale


Humor Sense Of Humor Sex

I didn't go looking to marry an American, it just kinda happened like that.~Kate Beckinsale


American Looking Go

With every project you do, you bring out a part of yourself, and it seems to be quite a good way of expanding a person.~Kate Beckinsale


Good Yourself You

Given that I can't sing like Freddie Mercury, obviously I'm not going to pursue it as a career. What would be the point?~Kate Beckinsale


Career Point Sing

I'm glad I've never been so successful that I couldn't stop doing one thing. I've kind of been able to just kick it along and switch around.~Kate Beckinsale


Successful Doing Kind

Design should be easy in the sense that every step should be obviously and clearly identifiable. Simplify elements to make change simple so you can manage the technical risk.~Kent Beck


Change Risk Simple

The problem is, in software design, often the consequences of your decisions don't become apparent for years.~Kent Beck


Decisions Design Problem

There is a strong movement towards increased accountability for software developers and software development organizations.~Kent Beck


Strong Accountability

Developer testing is an important step towards accountability. It gives developers a way to demonstrate the quality of the software they produce.~Kent Beck


Quality Step Important

Received wisdom is that if you spend time up front getting the design right, you avoid costs later. But the longer you spend getting the design right, the more your upfront costs are, and the longer it takes for the software to start earning.~Kent Beck


Time Wisdom Design

The world is changing, and I believe that, if I want to stay employed as a programmer, I'm going to have to change with it.~Kent Beck


Change World Believe

I found out that most programmers don't like to test their software as intensely as I do.~Kent Beck


Software Test Most

First you learn the value of abstraction, then you learn the cost of abstraction, then you're ready to engineer.~Kent Beck


Learn Value You

Agitator and the Agitar Management Dashboard lower the barriers to accountability in software development and increase the value of developer testing.~Kent Beck


Management Value Testing

Organizations want small changes in functionality on a more regular basis. An organization like Flickr deploys a new version of its software every half hour. This is a cycle that feeds on itself.~Kent Beck


Changes Small Want

One of the advantages of having to live with JUnit for 8 years is now we can look back and see which decisions we made worked nicely and which we would have done differently.~Kent Beck


Decisions Live Look

I think it's a combination of technical and social factors that leads to all the defects in deployed software.~Kent Beck


Think Software Social

There's a huge latent market for software development that's just flat-out honest.~Kent Beck


Development Software

I used Agitator on some code I had unit-tested, and it made me a better tester. As an Agitar Fellow, I look forward to the leverage of working with an outstanding organization as together we continue to improve the value of developer testing.~Kent Beck


Together Value Me

I lived near Santa Cruz for ten years, and the whole time, it bothered me what an exclusionary definition of 'inclusion' was in force. Social censure was applied to those who expressed unpopular or uncomfortable ideas.~Kent Beck


Time Me Ideas

There are musicians who want to make a living making music. There are listeners who want to listen to music. Complicating this relationship is a whole bunch of history: some of the music I want to listen to was made a while ago in a different economy. Some of the models of making a living making music are no longer valid but persist.~Kent Beck


Music Relationship History

My great-grandfather played organ for silent movies. Talkies in, Gramps out.~Kent Beck


Silent Movies Organ

When Pandora doesn't pay, and bars don't pay, and weddings don't pay, and nobody buys CDs or shirts or concert tickets or lessons, then the musician can't make a living making music.~Kent Beck


Music Living Nobody

Sheet music, recording, radio, television, cassettes, CD burners, and file sharing have all invalidated, to some extent, the old model of making a living making music.~Kent Beck


Music Living Television

A rational model of software is to design it quickly - the economic pressure to improvise presents an interesting challenge.~Kent Beck


Challenge Design Pressure

We could talk, act, and dress funny. We were excused for socially inappropriate behavior: 'Oh, he's a programmer'. It was all because we knew this technology stuff that other people found completely mystifying.~Kent Beck


Funny Technology People

People are looking for software development that actually does something useful... People are looking for partners who deliver when promised, and at a reasonable and transparent price. I believe that the days of being able to value price software are numbered.~Kent Beck


People Value Believe

The marketing of XP is very deliberate and conscious. Part of it is in co-opting the power of the media; I make sure I'm newsworthy from time to time. Part is in co-opting some of my publisher's ad budget.~Kent Beck


Time Power Marketing

If I'd had a charisma-ectomy in the beginning, XP would have gone nowhere.~Kent Beck


Beginning Gone Nowhere

Extreme programming is an emotional experience.~Kent Beck


Experience Emotional

Cinco de Mayo is an important day. The Mexicans had to defend themselves from the French. It is historically significant, but it is not Mexican Independence Day.~Kuno Becker


Day Independence Important

When you punch somebody in the ring, you have to use your whole body. I learned that it's more about technique than physical strength.~Kuno Becker


Strength Body You

I've been doing mostly independent films, and things like 'Goal' give me a chance to have more options.~Kuno Becker


Goal Chance Me

It's a lot tougher to play soccer and make it look believable. But in boxing, it was easier for me. I got injured a lot more in the soccer world. In soccer, I pulled muscles. I thought boxing was going to be tougher.~Kuno Becker


World Soccer Me

Every day brings new choices.~Martha Beck


Positive Day Choices

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.~Martha Beck


Beauty Beautiful May

Once we're willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was 'safe,' we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.~Martha Beck


Love Fear Choices

Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.~Martha Beck


Life Happiness Pain

When fear makes your choices for you, no security measures on earth will keep the things you dread from finding you. But if you can avoid avoidance - if you can choose to embrace experiences out of passion, enthusiasm, and a readiness to feel whatever arises - then nothing, nothing in all this dangerous world, can keep you from being safe.~Martha Beck


Fear Passion World

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.~Martha Beck


Loneliness Search Innate

My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.~Martha Beck


Change Mind Think

When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.~Martha Beck


Appreciation Curiosity You

If you'd rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.~Martha Beck


Memories Happy Caring

To really boost your sense of self-efficacy, think of ways you could modify your usual tasks to suit your personal style.~Martha Beck


Style You Think

The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment.~Martha Beck


Fear Process True

Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else.~Martha Beck


Rest You Play

All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.~Martha Beck


Time Good Thinking

Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.~Martha Beck


Life Children Small

As I obsess about my ancient problems, I feel more like I'm sinking in quicksand than lighting a torch. I'm creating neither heat nor light, just the icky, perversely pleasurable squish of self-pity between my toes. My only defense is that I'm not the only one down here in the muck - our whole culture is doting on tales of personal tragedy.~Martha Beck


Light Culture Problems

Expectation loiters in the DNA of every sentient being; when you tell yourself or a loved one, 'Don't get your hopes up,' you're fighting ancient genetic programming.~Martha Beck


Yourself Loved You

Whether you've seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise.~Martha Beck


Hope Caring Moment

Indecision may come from an instinctive hunch that there's more you need to know - which means it's time to learn everything you can about the pros and cons of each option. You can continue on this track, however, only as long as you're unearthing genuinely new information.~Martha Beck


Time May Learn

I cannot count the times I've been defeated, humiliated, or physically injured immediately after saying the words, 'Hey, how hard can it be?' But that never seems to stop me from saying them again.~Martha Beck


Words Me Saying

As a life coach, I love makeovers, from new clothes to surgery, pedicures to highlights. But redoing makes you feel better only if approached with the right attitude.~Martha Beck


Life Love Attitude

Whatever causes you to drop your plan forward and open to your vision, your own, deeply personal vision of what your life could be at its very best, that's what I call meeting your rhinoceros.~Martha Beck


Life Best Vision

Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.~Martha Beck


Coffee Me Feel

Realizing that we've surrendered our self-esteem to others and choosing to be accountable for our own self-worth would mean absorbing the terrifying fact that we're always vulnerable to pain and loss.~Martha Beck


Pain Loss Self-Worth

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.~Martha Beck


Problems Appearance Real

I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.~Martha Beck


Light Believe Shadows

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury. If everyday experience hasn't convinced you of this, there's research that will.~Martha Beck


Experience Dating Research

I am seeking for the bridge which leans from the visible to the invisible through reality.~Max Beckmann


I Am Reality Bridge

Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.~Max Beckmann


Art Creative Play

There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.~Max Beckmann


Hate Nothing More

On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright.~Max Beckmann


Sun Sky Shooting

It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!~Max Beckmann


Music Death Great

I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.~Max Beckmann


Slavery Tears Sign

One of my problems is to find the self.~Max Beckmann


Self Problems Find

Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space.~Max Beckmann


Myself Space Picture

Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life.~Max Beckmann


Life Man Soul

I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers.~Max Beckmann


Flowers Spring Small

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.~Max Beckmann


Painting Real I Can

Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement.~Max Beckmann


Achievement Me Painting

I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective.~Max Beckmann


Love Believe Painting

I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones.~Max Beckmann


Space Think Wonderful

I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life.~Max Beckmann


Life Political Real

What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art.~Max Beckmann


Art Me Questions

What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality.~Max Beckmann


Work Reality Want

Space, and space again, is the infinite deity which surrounds us and in which we are ourselves contained.~Max Beckmann


Space Infinite Again

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.~Max Beckmann


Love Hate Believe

Caravanning can be as simple or as luxurious as you choose. My own experience is probably not dissimilar to that of many families across the country who also share this hobby.~Margaret Beckett


Experience Simple You

Some people think that going on a caravan holiday is a slightly more upscale version of camping. Let me assure you, it is much better than that. You know that you will have your creature comforts wherever you are. I never have to pack light, and I can put the kettle on in any location.~Margaret Beckett


Light People Me

You have to make your choice and live with your choice.~Margaret Beckett


Choice Live You

I don't join or leave things lightly.~Margaret Beckett


Leave Join Things

My own passion for caravan holidays has been occasionally commented on by the media. It is certainly something that I am proud of.~Margaret Beckett


Passion I Am Proud

My husband and I have enjoyed many summer holidays on the Continent, and many people say that their most memorable trips have been the journeys made on the spur of the moment.~Margaret Beckett


Summer Moment People

It's definitely hard when you're putting in the work and the guy who's starting isn't, especially if he's overhyped or you're not winning. I can't imagine how hard it would be to be that guy's backup.~Matt Hasselbeck


Work Winning You

I would say I'm very surprised it went down the way it did. I thought it was a possibility, but when I left for vacation, I definitely didn't think I would come back as not a member of the Titans. But we had a difference of the opinion somewhere along the way.~Matt Hasselbeck


Vacation Opinion Think

Reality is, you have to work harder the older you get.~Matt Hasselbeck


Work Reality You

Coaches coach guys on the field. I get to spend time with practice squad receivers and tight ends or a young center who's always inactive on Sundays... I feel really good about having an impact on those guys and their careers.~Matt Hasselbeck


Time Good Impact

Arm strength, I think, is a thing that's, like, incredibly overrated in the NFL.~Matt Hasselbeck


Strength Think Like

Being an actor all of my life is kind of a collaborative, social form of interpretive art. Sitting down with a blank page every day by yourself is a different feeling.~Michael Beck


Life Art Day

Writing is much more satisfying on a certain level than acting ever was. Because you're not interpreting someone else's original idea, you can come up with your own.~Michael Beck


Writing Acting You

To be involved with movies that become kind of cult classics... I've been very fortunate. 'The Warriors' is certainly a cult classic, and 'Xanadu' is, to a certain degree, a cult classic as well.~Michael Beck


Movies Kind Classic

I often wonder why people remake movies. Is there just a lack of imagination out there that they can't come up with an original idea?~Michael Beck


Imagination People Movies

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.~Samuel Beckett


Motivational Better Try

I can't go on. I'll go on.~Samuel Beckett


Moving On Go

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.~Samuel Beckett


Silence Word Like

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.~Samuel Beckett


Memories Good Day

There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.~Samuel Beckett


Man You Feet

Habit is a great deadener.~Samuel Beckett


Great Habit

We are all born mad. Some remain so.~Samuel Beckett


Funny Born Mad

Words are all we have.~Samuel Beckett


Communication Words

To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.~Samuel Beckett


Artist Find Now

You're on earth. There's no cure for that.~Samuel Beckett


Earth You Cure

James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.~Samuel Beckett


I Am Trying I Can

If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love you I shall not love.~Samuel Beckett


Love Loved Me

I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.~Samuel Beckett


Life Myself Beginning

The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.~Samuel Beckett


World Quality Laugh

Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.~Samuel Beckett


Silence Writing Nothing

In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.~Samuel Beckett


Landscape Precision Next

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.~Samuel Beckett


Intelligence Humanity

All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.~Samuel Beckett


End Beginning Words

I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.~Samuel Beckett


Changing Faults Tune

Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.~Samuel Beckett


Rich Dublin University

Birth was the death of him.~Samuel Beckett


Death Birth Him

Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.~Samuel Beckett


Sea End Together

Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.~Samuel Beckett


Shine Me Look

We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?~Samuel Beckett


People Appointment Many

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.~Samuel Beckett


Man Better Butterflies

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.~Samuel Beckett


Funny Man Destiny

The movies are all about visual, and television is all about character and dialogue.~Theresa Rebeck


Character Television

I write a lot because, if I don't, I start to panic, and I calm down when I write.~Theresa Rebeck


Calm Start Down

I actuall have to defend realism in theatre because I think TV does it badly - so corrupted by layers of bureaucrats who want to leave examination or psychology.~Theresa Rebeck


Theatre Want Think

I go to museums. I buy art, even. You should see my house; we don't have any wall space left.~Theresa Rebeck


Art Space You

Theater is a public space. It is a spectacular space. It is a gathering place.~Theresa Rebeck


Space Place Gathering

I have huge admiration for Jesus Christ and for his incredible compassion for all people.~Theresa Rebeck


Compassion People Jesus

I do believe that there are monsters out there - and that they are monsters.~Theresa Rebeck


Believe Monsters Out

The economics of theater are painful. I still think that the theater community should be looking much more rigorously at how to let the playwright keep the money they make.~Theresa Rebeck


Money Community Looking

It's one of the central problems of American culture: telling you if you're younger, more beautiful, more famous, whatever, that then you'll be happy.~Theresa Rebeck


Beautiful Happy Culture

Nothing sounds as crazy as telling people you're not crazy.~Theresa Rebeck


People Crazy Nothing

New York was the Promised Land growing up. Writers were gods! The great gods of American culture... I thought.~Theresa Rebeck


Culture Great Growing Up

Art is great. At its best, it engages the intellect and challenges the spirit; it connects us across history and reminds us of our humanity.~Theresa Rebeck


Art Best History

We need theatre that is contemporary, lively and relevant, and the only way to do that is to take care of our playwrights and produce their plays.~Theresa Rebeck


Theatre Care Take Care

I see how the Midwest distrusts the East Coast. The Midwest sees itself as morally superior. The Coast sees itself as intellectually superior. And the two are actually the same thing.~Theresa Rebeck


Same See Two

I like to write. Prolific is part of who I am.~Theresa Rebeck


I Am Like Write

It's not my responsibility to write plays about the way the world should be.~Theresa Rebeck


Responsibility World Way

Spielberg read the 'Understudy' and decided that was the voice he wanted to write 'Smash.' He wanted a story that had humanity and humor and high-stakes dreams.~Theresa Rebeck


Dreams Humor Humanity

I have admiration for people who can do it well - the guys who wrote 'Cheers' and 'Frasier.' They created sort of a blissful comedic universe.~Theresa Rebeck


Universe People Admiration

The stage gives you more control over your own work; in television, there's a distressing amount of communal writing. Unless it's your show, you have no control over that. You're at the mercy of whoever's running the show.~Theresa Rebeck


Work Writing Control

I find a lot of input from other people very stressful.~Theresa Rebeck


People Find Other

One thing I won't do in television is a sitcom. I find that world to be so neurotic and bizarre.~Theresa Rebeck


World Television Find

I think we have a cultural difficulty with looking at our problems.~Theresa Rebeck


Problems Looking Think

I'm not ashamed of being American; I'm very proud.~Theresa Rebeck


American Proud Ashamed

We have this powerful ideological basis to the country that I don't think any other country in the world quite can brag about. It's a very complicated nation, and it's very fertile.~Theresa Rebeck


World Powerful Think

Why is being a female having an agenda any more than being a misogynist - which David Mamet most certainly is?~Theresa Rebeck


Why Most More

I think it's straight men who are oblivious to goodness or badness to dates. That's probably unfair. Maybe they just don't complain as much.~Theresa Rebeck


Men Think Complain

From my father's point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government.~Thomas Steinbeck


Father Justice Patriotism

My father told us all the time: to become a good writer takes writing. Because the more you do it, the better you get at it. It's like bull-riding. You can't do it once, you know. You've got to practice it and practice it.~Thomas Steinbeck


Time Father Good

Plot makes the character just as history makes the man.~Thomas Steinbeck


History Character Man

When it comes to the form the narrative will take, whether first person, third person, or Aunt Grace's cat, I usually find that the story tells me which voice it prefers, and that often changes as I go along. And in the end it really doesn't matter as long as the author can rig those voices all in harness to pull the same load.~Thomas Steinbeck


End Changes Grace

My father believed, like Pericles, that a man's genius could be easily judged by the number of unenlightened fools set in phalanx against his ideas.~Thomas Steinbeck


Father Man Ideas

My father, John Steinbeck, was a man who held human history in great reverence, and in particular the biographies of those people who had risked their lives, their fortunes, and their worldly honor to defend the rights and prerogatives of those who were powerless to defend themselves.~Thomas Steinbeck


History Father Great

My father valued patriotism above all other social obligations, but he had his own particular interpretation of just how true patriotism was meant to function.~Thomas Steinbeck


Father Patriotism True

The characters in my stories, whether historical or fictional, usually prove to be a compilation of influences taken from differing sources, but never drawn from one model.~Thomas Steinbeck


Prove Never Influences

I would hardly say that I have a rich knowledge of anything in particular, but I do seem to be burdened with an unseemly appetite for intellectual and artistic erudition, which, for the sake of balance, I keep well harnessed to a reliable sense of the absurd.~Thomas Steinbeck


Knowledge Balance Rich

My father thought of himself as a tradesman. A craftsman.~Thomas Steinbeck


Father Thought Himself

I started writing serious books so late because I knew I'd be accused of riding on my father's coattails.~Thomas Steinbeck


Father Writing Late

I've always been fascinated by the Chinese. This goes a long way back to my childhood. The Chinese invented money, movable type, clocks, and built the largest ships in the history of the world.~Thomas Steinbeck


History Money Childhood

I thought my dad was out of work, because my friends had fathers with briefcases who'd go off somewhere with bow ties on. But my father would finish breakfast and go back to his room.~Thomas Steinbeck


Work Father Dad

My only job is to write in such a way that the reader gets a new handle on humanity.~Thomas Steinbeck


Job Humanity Way

For someone who loves literature, and all books on principle, being asked to name three titles over a half century of serious reading is akin to asking one to recall their three favorite sunsets.~Thomas Steinbeck


Reading Name Literature

When I was fifteen, my father gave me a first edition copy of Ray Bradbury's magnificent work, 'The Martian Chronicles.' I had read other science fiction by noted authors, but this book was something else altogether.~Thomas Steinbeck


Work Father Science

I was eighteen when I first read Joseph Heller's stunning work 'Catch-22,' and was at that time close to being drafted for the fruitless and unenlightened war in Viet Nam.~Thomas Steinbeck


Work Time War

You didn't grow up in the shadow of John Steinbeck. He put you on his shoulders and gave you all the light you wanted.~Thomas Steinbeck


Light Shadow Grow Up

The biggest impact my father had on my life was teaching the importance of literacy.~Thomas Steinbeck


Life Father Impact

I like writing, but I write for self-improvement more than I do for money.~Thomas Steinbeck


Money Writing Like

Since I can't write the greatest American novel, I'm going to write the longest American novel.~Thomas Steinbeck


Greatest American Novel

Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people... No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings.~Thomas Becket


Faith God Water

Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.~Thomas Becket


Faith Truth Effort

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many.~Ulrich Beck


Religion Belief Realize

Global conditions are far too complex to be able to imagine that they could ever be really controlled by one power.~Ulrich Beck


Power Imagine Far

Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized.~Ulrich Beck


Today Within Muslim

We are living in a world that is beyond controllability.~Ulrich Beck


World Living Beyond

The world has become so complex that the idea of a power in which everything comes together and can be controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous.~Ulrich Beck


Power Together World

The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others.~Ulrich Beck


Identity Problems Better

That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way.~Ulrich Beck


Path Way New

Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not have to entail a loss of national sovereignty, but can actually be a benefit.~Ulrich Beck


Loss Sovereignty National

Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.~Ulrich Beck


Business Power Science

And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.~Ulrich Beck


World View Voice

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.~Ulrich Beck


Future Eyes Present

You could say that we are living in an internally globalized country.~Ulrich Beck


Living You Country

We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations.~Ulrich Beck


Life World Live

You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances.~Ulrich Beck


Education Security You

You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply.~Ulrich Beck


War Peace You

When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.~Ulrich Beck


Experience Seriously Open

This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions.~Ulrich Beck


Future Experience Power

The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion.~Ulrich Beck


Religion Society Secular

Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government.~Ulrich Beck


Democracy Government

Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity.~Ulrich Beck


Wave Solidarity Horrific

In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible.~Ulrich Beck


Community Fate Impossible

In the final analysis, terror is also another proof of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower. It was vulnerable.~Ulrich Beck


Analysis Superpower Fact

I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.~Ulrich Beck


Risk Believe Terrorism

I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too.~Ulrich Beck


Life Myself Technology

Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity.~Ulrich Beck


Diversity Europe Itself

But it then very soon became clear that the response of a war against terrorism, initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense, began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to entail waging a real war.~Ulrich Beck


War Terrorism Real

I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players.~Walter Becker


Up Players Pick

I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.~Walter Becker


World Jazz Listen

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.~Walter Becker


Time Best People