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I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.~Aaliyah


Life Dance Words

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.~Abigail Adams


Words Actions Many

At my house, it's an, 'If dad says it, you can say it' kind of deal, so a lot of my slang words come off very childish at this point in my career.~A.J. Styles


Dad Words Career

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like 'What about lunch?'~A. A. Milne


Words Fun Short

A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing - when words won't do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern.~Aaron Sorkin


Best Character Words

I was so embarrassed about mispronouncing words. I just knew how to smile.~Adriana Lima


Smile Words Embarrassed

Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours.~Ai Weiwei


Day Words Style

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.~Aeschylus


Words Lie Be Kind

I hate the words 'handicapped' and 'disabled'. They imply that you are less than whole. I don't see myself that way at all.~Aimee Mullins


Myself Words Hate

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.~Adlai E. Stevenson


Words Society Free

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.~Adlai E. Stevenson


Alone Man Words

You know, I think there are certain words like 'illegitimate' that should not be used to describe a person. And certainly, we have come far enough in our technology that our language can evolve, because it has an impact.~Aimee Mullins


Technology Words Language

I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.~Alan Turing


End Words Thinking

Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Words Name Everything

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.~Alexandre Dumas


Wisdom Hope Words

No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.~Alexander Pope


Today Words Saying

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.~Alfred Lord Tennyson


Words Fool Thoughts

In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.~Alexis de Tocqueville


Words Government Escape

So what this is is us, our personalities refined down on to a stage performance. In other words, the way we play is the end product of the way we live - we live in the cities, you see.~Alice Cooper


End Words Live

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.~Ambrose Bierce


Words Act Quotation

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.~Anais Nin


Truth Words Universe

Somehow, what's in our hearts, good or bad is eventually translated into words and deeds.~Andy Stanley


Good Words Bad

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.~Ann Landers


Life Moving On Words

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.~Ansel Adams


Words True Need

In many previously classified documents relating to activities at the base, the words 'Area 51' are conveniently blacked out. There's always a euphemism for it - like 'the test facility' or 'the base' - but never 'Area 51.'~Annie Jacobsen


Words Test Never

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.~Ansel Adams


Silence Focus Words

Burning the flag is a form of expression. Speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. It could be semaphore. And burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea - I hate the government, the government is unjust, whatever.~Antonin Scalia


Words Hate Government

Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn't change.~Antonin Scalia


Change Words Meaning

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.~Audre Lorde


Words Silent Speak

In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.~Audre Lorde


Words Giving Think

What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.~Augustus Hare


Words Humble Proud

Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.~Abraham Verghese


Life Marriage Words

Lying is done with words and also with silence.~Adrienne Rich


Silence Words Done

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.~Akhenaton


Life Heart Words

Only two to three per cent of an audience is interested in words and pays attention to lyrics; most of the rest of it is about image or the beat or the sound, or else it's a tribal thing - country & western, rap, heavy metal, with historical folk rock off in some kind of cult.~Al Stewart


Words Rest Rock

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.~Alan Perlis


Words Picture Worth

If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'~Alexei Sayle


Travel Words You

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.~Alice Miller


Education Learning Words

To say that mind is a product or function of protoplasm, or of its molecular changes, is to use words to which we can attach no clear conception.~Alfred Russel Wallace


Changes Words Mind

The worst food you'll ever eat will probably be prepared by a 'cook' who calls himself a 'chef.' Mark my words.~Alton Brown


Food Words Chef

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.~Anaxagoras


Men Words Live

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.~Andre Maurois


Funny Words Simple

My Hindi is OK. I think I am better with Tamil. I remember the Tamil words.~Amy Jackson


I Am Words Remember

I have trouble with modern art. But in general, all art forms fascinate me - art is the way human beings express what we can't say in words.~Andrea Bocelli


Art Words Me

Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. They're all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. They're tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.~Andrew Bird


Words Deception I Can

I don't write poetry and then strum some chords and then fit the words on top of the chords.~Andrew Bird


Poetry Words Top

There's a lot of interesting words, nomenclatures, in science.~Andrew Bird


Science Words Interesting

I guess I'm attracted to more archaic words because they can be imbued with more meaning, because their definition is elusive.~Andrew Bird


Words Meaning Guess

When grief is deepest, words are fewest.~Ann Voskamp


Words Grief Deepest

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.~Anne Rice


Love Joy Words

What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.~Antonio Porchia


Words They Say Same

There is no privilege in restriction. In other words, I disagree with people who say restriction makes you more creative. I think that's a misleading slogan. I might have been more creative without them than with them.~Asghar Farhadi


Words Creative People

Writing is incidental to my primary objective, which is spinning a good yarn. I view myself as a storyteller more than a writer. The story - and hence the extensive research that goes into each one of my books - is much more important than the words that I use to narrate it.~Ashwin Sanghi


Myself Good Words

I am a part of the old school where I feel that purity of the language should be retained. But English is a constantly evolving language where new words are being added to the dictionary, so I don't see any harm in experimenting with the language. Only poor editing standards need to be improved.~Ashwin Sanghi


School I Am Words

Our words, actions, and diplomatic efforts should be aimed at trying to achieve pragmatic goals rather than creating rhetorical effect.~Atal Bihari Vajpayee


Goals Words Trying

My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, 'If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?' and he answered me with two words: 'A pencil.' Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born.~Adam Braun


Journey Words World

I don't know what to say when I have a crush on somebody. I kind of lose my words. I really try to start a conversation, and I can't. It's horrible.~Alexa Vega


Words Start Conversation

The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has.~Alia Shawkat


Balance Words Reality

Words are like untying a corset - you can move into this great space with them.~Ali Smith


Great Words Space

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem.~Allen Tate


Words Knowing Own

I think a broader audience is really amazing. If there's no need for curse words or darkness, why go there? Why not make it PG?~Allison Schroeder


Darkness Words Amazing

It definitely sharpened my interest in language, the way people used language, slang words, speech patterns. There's a big advantage to being the outsider.~Amy Heckerling


Words People Language

If you can't prove it in words, it ain't gospel. Soul music is just an expression of the mind, but your spirit has to be made alive - that's the real part, the part that God speaks to.~Andrae Crouch


Music God Words

You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself.~Angela Carter


Love Myself Words

There are a lot of Chinese comics, but the Chinese comics tend to be more historical and conservative. Japanese culture, just the comics are amazing. They're like films: very few words; they move so much in these books with hundreds of pages.~Ann Nocenti


Culture Words Amazing

I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.~Anne McCaffrey


Time Words Short

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible.~Anne McCaffrey


Love Words Living

Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city, I got three words: bring it on.~Anthony Weiner


Education Words City

I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80,000 words and not get to the end. I'm phobic about it. So when I'm writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends, and then someone can finish it for me.~Anthony Horowitz


Fear End Words

I am a simple man who comes from a village, and villagers like us speak our mind. Now, in the process, if unknowingly my words came across as disrespectful or insulting, then I am deeply sorry. I don't want to hurt anyone.~Arijit Singh


Man I Am Words

Rapping can be repetition sometimes. Sometimes you gotta highlight your words in a certain kind of way. So I always was a fan of sing-rapping. It was always funny to me a little bit, and I think that being funny and being able to laugh, even at yourself, is a form of flattery.~ASAP Ferg


Funny Words Yourself

People in France are very intrusive when they recognize you. In New York, they are very polite, with quick words, so it's great.~Audrey Tautou


Great Words People

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'~A. R. Ammons


Music Poetry Words

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'~Aaron Copland


Music Words Problem

Words originating from the verb 'to die' were frequently used when I described my initial plans to determine the ribosome structure.~Ada Yonath


Words Die Structure

I've learned never to try and force words to come.~Alan Garner


Words Try Force

I'm always a little bit cautious around invented terminology because so much science fiction is off-putting to the uninitiated. You open up the first page, and it's full of all these made-up words.~Alastair Reynolds


Science Words You

Words make love with one another.~Andre Breton


Love Words Another

I hate bullies. I hate them. I'm not good enough with words to describe how much I hate them.~Andrew Vachss


Good Words Hate

It's really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we're interested in.~Anne Dudley


Words Sound Voices

I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were.~Anne Stevenson


Poetry Words Canvas

For the uninitiated, 'Calvin and Hobbes' is a daily comic strip detailing the antics of an unruly six-year-old and his misanthropic stuffed tiger. The boy, whose vocabulary is packed with more 10-dollar words than a GRE flashcard set, is named after John Calvin, the Reformation-era theologian who preached the doctrine of predestination.~Anthony Marra


Daily Words Tiger

I refuse to work evenings or weekends. If a script sees my character meeting for dinner, I put a line through the words and make them meet for lunch.~Armando Iannucci


Work Character Words

The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.~Adam Baldwin


Men Words Action

I learned by watching my favorite shows. I would just rewind and say the words back, until they sounded right to me. I never studied the American accent, in terms of getting a teacher or taking phonetics classes. I've always been a good mimic. It really wasn't that hard for me.~Adelaide Kane


Teacher Good Words

With a lot of those 'S.N.L.' shorts, we would do them just as we wanted to do them and then beep out the bad words. Since it was late night T.V., they let us get away with a lot.~Akiva Schaffer


Words Night Late

What 'SNL' taught me that was useful on 'The Watch' was, only put in bad words if they can get a laugh - there was no need for swear words and beeps in places that weren't necessary. Those beeps should only be in there when they mean something and it's important to the joke.~Akiva Schaffer


Words Me Laugh

Actions speak louder than words. There is a big difference between what people say and what they do. People might tell you they are excited about your new product, but when they are in a buying situation their behaviour might be totally different.~Alexander Osterwalder


Words People Speak

In 'A Royal Affair' I had to learn to act like a queen and learned Danish. It's so much different to act in another language. It's the nuances in the words.~Alicia Vikander


Words Queen Learn

Walter Benjamin used to think that languages expand their register thanks to translation, because translation forces ways of using words and structures that were alien to the original speaker of the target language.~Alvaro Enrigue


Words Language Think

Over the centuries, and even today, the Bible and Christian theology have helped justify the Crusades, slavery, violence against gays, and the murder of doctors who perform abortions. The words themselves are latent, inert, harmless - until they aren't.~Amy Waldman


Today Words Violence

In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock, in other words films that I would consider still some of the finest products to come out of Australia. I think that our quality now is less than it was then.~Ann Macbeth


Words Quality Think

Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.~Anson Mount


Good Character Words

Now, Marlon and I - for some reason, even today - even today, we can't say two words to each other. We really can't talk to each other. You know, I say to him - Marlon can't talk. I mean, he'd talk to you. But he can't talk.~Anthony Quinn


Today Words You

I don't know if my mother was a narcissist - or bi-polar or borderline. Those were words she tossed around over the years.~Ariel Gore


Mother Words She

I think the most overused words in our vocabulary in the South are black and white.~Artur Davis


Black And White Words

And of course, we know that opportunity lies outside the reach of some of our people. We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering.~Artur Davis


Rose Opportunity Words

We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering.~Artur Davis


Rose Words Poverty

When 'Goodfellas' is on TNT, and they've taken out all the curse words and put Tide commercials in the middle of it, I'll still watch 'Goodfellas' because it's that great of a movie.~Ato Essandoh


Great Words Tide

I write. This is what I do. My job is to sit down with my vocabulary, select words, and decide what order they should be placed in an attempt to keep someone's attention and perhaps provide them with a laugh or two along the way.~Alan Zweibel


Words Job Laugh

I can understand that there are those who can think and imagine the world without words, but I think that once you find the words that name your experience, then suddenly that experience becomes grounded, and you can use it and you can try to understand it.~Alberto Manguel


Experience Words World

I think that that's why artists make art - it is difficult to put into words unless you are a poet. What it takes is being open to the flow of universal creativity. The Zen artists knew this.~Alex Grey


Art Creativity Words

In ways I don't entirely have the words for, an experience, thought or a lesson isn't real for me until I've written down.~Alexandra Fuller


Experience Words Me

The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality.~Alexis Korner


Words Blues Emotional

I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer.~Alicia Witt


Music Words Writing

All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words.~Amy Lowell


Dreams Words You

I like to be alone and listen to music. Every match I play, I have a tune in my head over and over. It might only be a few words or a small piece of the tune, but it can drive you mad.~Ana Ivanovic


Music Alone Words

Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.~Anatole Broyard


Poetry Words Logical

The dictionary is like a time capsule of all of human thinking ever since words began to be written down. And exploring where words have come from can increase your understanding of the words themselves and expand your understanding of how to use the words, and all of this change happens in your thinking when you read the words.~Andrew Clements


Change Time Words

Twitter is the marriage of full-tilt narcissism and full-tilt voyeurism that has finally collided in 140 words.~Adam Goldberg


Marriage Words Narcissism

I have a wonderful English-language dialogue coach. All the time I have to speak English, he is with me. It is a double effort, because you have to say the words correctly and then act them.~Adriana Barraza


Time Words Effort

Two or three notes of music can instantly make you feel sad or tense or afraid or angry. To do that in words is much more difficult.~Anthony Daniels


Music Sad Words

It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.~Anthony Doerr


Week Words Grace

In 1996, President Clinton put together a detailed agenda called 'A Bridge to the 21st Century' that told voters why, in his words, 'rehire him' for another four years. That's the right way for an incumbent president to run for re-election.~Al From


Together Words Bridge

I started reading the Bible. All of a sudden the words jumped off the page and became real.~Austin Peck


Words Reading Bible

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.~Al Smith


Man Words Simple

Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say.~Alan Colmes


Words Know Say

I really lack the words to compliment myself today.~Alberto Tomba


Myself Today Words

Sometimes I'll come up with a lick that I really love, and I'll try to put the right words to it for years. Suddenly something comes to me that works just right.~Alex Chilton


Love Words Me

I enjoy looking at words on paper and visualizing how to make them come to life. As a director, the creative process is really amazing.~Alfonso Ribeiro


Life Words Creative

I truly enjoy directing. I enjoy looking at the words on the paper and visualizing how to make them come to life.~Alfonso Ribeiro


Life Words Enjoy

Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.~Alfred Korzybski


Words Human See

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone.~Alfred Korzybski


Alone Words World

I'm supremely grateful and seriously pleased that readers enjoy my words.~Alison Tyler


Grateful Words Enjoy

What I find most satisfying about photography is the way in which it allows me to document 'reality' while at the same time creating my own version thereof; in other words, the reality I present is a reality based upon what I choose to include in the frame and what I choose to leave out.~Alix Smith


Time Words Reality

I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbal accomplishments of some sort or another. She read constantly, so I read constantly. If I used words that might have seemed surprising at a young age, she would recognize that and it would please her.~Amy Hempel


Mother Age Words

Once someone asked me three words that best describe me and I said 'Loud, Louder, and Loudest'!~Anastacia


Best Words Me

Memorizing lines isn't really hard. Only with really hard words and stuff.~Andrew Lawrence


Words Lines Hard

Among many other things, a smartphone functions as a handheld digital sensor for the physical world. In other words, we don't necessarily need our real world things to be directly connected, when the Web interface in our mobile devices provides the network access and intelligence.~Andy Hobsbawm


Intelligence Words World

My words must be powerful to make people so afraid of them. It's rather nice to feel I have power.~Annette Curtis Klause


Power Words People

So, in other words, how you respond to a sculpture, how a viewer sees the sculpture, is vital.~Anthony Caro


Words You Sculpture

The difference between 'lighght' and another type of poem with more words is that it doesn't have a reading process. Even a five-word poem has a beginning, middle, and end. A one-word poem doesn't. You can see it all at once. It's instant.~Aram Saroyan


End Beginning Words

I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words.~Arnold Schoenberg


Music Words Painting

Say what you have to say in the fewest possible words.~Arthur Bryant


Words You Say

We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.~Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


Money Words World

What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.~Augusto Roa Bastos


Memory Words Behind