1. Promise a lot and give even more.
  2. Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
  3. Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
  4. Listen to your intuition. It will tell you everything you need to know.
  5. Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.
  6. Know people for who they are rather than for what they are.
  7. In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.
  8. In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
  9. If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
  10. If you have a vision, do something with it.
  11. If you believe that discrimination exists, it will.
  12. If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
  13. Have a strong mind and a soft heart.
  14. Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.
  15. Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.
  16. Don’t fear change – embrace it.
  17. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
  18. Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs.
  19. Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.
  20. Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
  21. Become a fixer, not just a fixture.
  22. Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world.
  23. You’re confident, you’re going to the ring to fight, but there’s always that little thing where you’re thinking, ‘God.’ You’re nervous. But you have to embrace it and enjoy it.
  24. You have to speak from a place where all is possible. When you speak from a place where there’s limits, you’ve already set yourself up to fail.
  25. Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.
  26. When you are caught with a big shot, you don’t really feel it. It’s like being in a car crash, and maybe your arm has been ripped off… it is only when you look down at it that you realise it has happened.
  27. What makes a champion great is how he dethrones the guy before him. Look at Mike Tyson against Trevor Berbick and how he crushed him. You have to rip the title away from him.
  28. This is boxing, not tennis. Everyone likes a bit of rivalry, it makes for a good fight.
  29. There’s this idea that because I’m a heavyweight, I’m not supposed to be in condition, that I should take advantage of the fact that I can eat. But I train and eat well, and it shows when I step on the scales.
  30. There’s so much pressure on becoming the next Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson, and if you don’t achieve that in boxing, you’re nothing.
  31. There are two types of warriors: the one that rides through on his horse and tries to slay everyone, and the sniper. I try to be more like the sniper. Bang. Bang. Bang. Break them down, shot by shot.
  32. The way I meditate is by being organised. I can get real Zen if I go home and tidy the front room.
  33. The mental is more important than the physical. You know, that voice in your head telling you to give up if it gets tough. That’s my main opponent – making sure that if your body wants to stop, your mind won’t let you.
  34. The belt doesn’t represent me; it’s how you deal with people, how you represent yourself as a champion. The belt is a sign of a champion, but what makes a champion is the things I have just said.
  35. Sportsmen just do what they do. I’m not trying to be a role model. If there’s any inspiration people can take from me, take as much as you can – from my good and my bad.
  36. Sleeping is like meditation: it’s good to rest the body but also to shut the mind down for a bit.
  37. Religion is supposed to be a positive thing when you look at the true religions around the world, not the fundamentalists. You always have to go with what your spirit tells you, not what people advise you. I’m a man that will always follow my own path.
  38. Prayer is a method practised from ancient days, so it’s very important for us to maintain a spiritual connection, something that people, gladiators would do years ago, so we’re just maintaining that routine.
  39. Prayer is a form of meditation, isn’t it? It’s laws of attraction: whatever you put out into the universe is what it receives. It’s just kind of putting your thoughts out into the universe.
  40. People who do crime do it for reward. But you end up in jail – that’s no reward. Through crime, your ambitions are low.
  41. People say of every opponent, ‘When are you going to knock him out?’ But I’m not like Mike Tyson, who came flying out of his corner. I’m much more composed. A guy is supposed to be durable, but then I start finding my range, and, well, it comes together. Boom.
  42. People have built me up to be untouchable, unbeatable, invincible, and I’m not that. I am a man, and I am a winner, but that can change in a second.
  43. People are paying to see me. You’ve got to give something back.
  44. No matter how big and strong you are… even Tyson said he was scared as hell walking to the ring. Everyone feels the pressure.
  45. My mum and dad aren’t together, but she plays a massive part in my life. We have deep conversations: I tell her where I need support, where I feel she’s lacking, and I support her with whatever she needs. I understand she won’t be here forever, and I want no regrets.
  46. Just set yourself a goal and try and stick to it. Because you’ll always end up better than where you started.
  47. It’s not so much about conquering Madison Square Garden or Vegas. The opponents who I fight will take me all around different venues and arenas. I need to conquer opponents.
  48. It’s hard to say I don’t like being famous, but how I feel is that I don’t see myself as that person. It baffles me that people would want a picture with me.
  49. It takes a certain type of man to become a boxer, to fight for a living. To be able to have the confidence to hit another man, to control your fears. You must overcome the psychical aspect and believe in the art, the discipline of the sport. You need to study. You need to be smart.
  50. In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.
  51. I’ll get seven hours sleep a night, but after breakfast, I’ll have an hour just resting, to recover. In Spain they all have siestas, even businessmen.
  52. I was raised well. My parents are from Nigeria; their culture is respectful. Very respectful. But I learnt that you have to be determined. It’s not violence or aggression. It’s sheer determination.
  53. I want it all: I want the attention and live for the glory nights.
  54. I used to drink. I didn’t like reading, but I discovered the benefits of it. I read that Floyd Mayweather never drinks – and he is the blueprint for boxing.
  55. I think towards the end of my career, I’m the man. But right now, I’ve still got that underdog mentality to keep on proving myself time and again. I’m not going to believe the hype.
  56. I still feel I am that 14-year-old kid, hungry and trying to find a way through life. That’s what I’m trying to develop, trying to be good at something through boxing. But I feel like that young kid who’s trying and trying.
  57. I realised that I could either fight and get into trouble on the street or I could fight and get paid in the ring. I chose the ring.
  58. I know if I don’t look after myself, I will be talking to you in a couple of years’ time mumbling my words and slurring. It won’t be because I am drunk: it will be the fighting, taking blow after blow to the brain. That scares me. I don’t worry about being killed in the ring; it’s losing my mind that I fear.
  59. I know every fight could be my last fight, and if that happens, that’s not just a health issue, but I’ll be knocked off that king’s stool.
  60. I kind of focus on my own stuff, really, and then when people come into my territory, I’ve got to fight them away, and that’s what we do every time fight night happens.
  61. I don’t have a strict diet; I keep it simple. I try to eat fish, meat, veg and carbs – potatoes and rice – but I’ll try and pack it in because as I’m burning so much energy. I have to see food as an energy source.
  62. I don’t have a preferred religion – I’d have to do research. I was born a Christian, but as I’ve grown into my own man, I don’t attach myself to a religion – 100 per cent, I have faith. Then it’s locking into what suits me.
  63. I didn’t make the most of school, but boxing has given me discipline.
  64. I can be the nice family man at home, and then when I go to the gym, maybe sparring with someone, I switch into beast mode. It ain’t pretty.
  65. I became so disciplined when I was on tag. I would be at home by eight o’clock, and because I had boxing, I lived the disciplined life. I started reading because I learnt that so many champions educated themselves. Joe Louis, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins. Before, it was ‘act now, think later’ – but the discipline and reading changed me.
  66. I am nice, yeah. I’m cool. But I’m no push-over. And if someone gets one over on me, they’ve done it when my eyes were closed, and it doesn’t happen twice.
  67. From the neck up is where you win or lose the battle. It’s the art of war. You have to lock yourself in and strategise your mindset. That’s why boxers go to training camps: to shut down the noise and really zone in.
  68. For me to have a cheeky little biscuit, it’s not going to hurt. But I need to control those indulgences. I can’t just be scoffing cakes and biscuits five nights a week.
  69. Don’t worry about the title. Worry about what you’ve got to do today, tomorrow, the next day, and that title will be waiting for you.
  70. Cut your arms and legs off, and you’re left with a trunk, which you need to be as strong as possible. It’s easier to push over someone who is tall and skinny than someone short and stocky. That’s why we work everything from the calves to the neck.
  71. Cardio is a nice way to start the morning, man. Whether you sit on the bike for half an hour or throw on two jumpers and just sweat, it’s good to get up, get the body active, put on your headphones, and just pedal away.
  72. Boxing’s a sport that gives you licence to act like an idiot, I think.
  73. Boxing is the embodiment of who I am, but beyond that, this is a journey of the self, and my obsession to get the most from this short life.
  74. Because I’m training so much, I always have a lot of energy. Once I’ve finished training, I come home and have some down time, and then I realise it’s 12:30 A.M. and I should have been in bed 2 hours ago. That can get annoying.
  75. As long as you have discipline, you can be a success. Discipline is what makes you do everything you need to do.
  76. America is the mecca of boxing, and they’ve had some great champions here. It’s good to establish your skills and let people know what you’re about in the States.
  77. Am I feminist? I don’t know. I’m not really sure what that is. I am all up for equality to a certain extent, although in the home, I do feel this is where the mother excels and the man needs to step back a bit. My family is from Nigeria, and this is our culture.
  78. Ali was a legend of our sport. For me as a kid, he inspired me to represent myself like a champion in and out of the ring.
  79. You know, I like to climb trees and ride bikes and play.
  80. You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.
  81. When I was younger, I used to hate Germany. I hated the country, the people, the language, the culture, everything! But over the years I’ve grown to really appreciate the German people.
  82. What doesn’t kill you only makes your book longer.
  83. What I’ve realized over the years is that I have some pretty good friends.
  84. Well, I get excited about music.
  85. We’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we’re happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
  86. We’ll have these people hang out with us while we’re doing our touring, and talk to them and let them speak their piece to the world.
  87. We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill.
  88. The road is not a problem.
  89. The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.
  90. Sometimes life’s so much cooler when you just don’t know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.
  91. Personally, I am stuck with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
  92. Now I can look back and say I actually like the upbringing I had and my father was very attentive and a great educator.
  93. My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him.
  94. My days are whatever I want them to be.
  95. It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
  96. In terms of having high hopes that the level of consciousness will get higher and higher, yeah.
  97. If you want to get along with somebody, let them be right, and it will last longer.
  98. I’ve acclimated to the music-while-exercising thing.
  99. I’m probably not long-term-relationship material for now.
  100. I’m not a true vegan.
  101. I would have to say the person with whom I am most in love is definitely my son, Everly Bear. Although I’m his dad, I’m also his friend.
  102. I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody.
  103. I think there is always going to be inspired music and there are always going to be inspired listeners and there is always going to be an inspired method of getting it from A to B.
  104. I think people that have fear that, ‘Oh if I have a kid I won’t be able to do this and I won’t be able to do that.’ It’s kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better.
  105. I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
  106. I think I’m still figuring out how to be a little less selfish.
  107. I never really thought in terms of the concept of being a rock star – being around people like that just seemed like normal day-in-the-life stuff to me. Those were just the surroundings I grew up in.
  108. I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s, or 60s.
  109. I know whatever my father did, in his own way, he still loved me.
  110. I know my dad is a big Internet freak, and he’s been known to be a Wikileaker.
  111. I inherited my father’s insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world.
  112. I have to laugh at myself.
  113. I have a few friends that I think would go to bat for me no matter what. Flea is definitely one of them. Guy Oseary is one of them.
  114. I find it hard to meet the right woman as people assume I’m a certain type of person – which I’m not.
  115. I don’t even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot – the methods of releasing music.
  116. I discovered surfing, which I absolutely fell in love with. That feels good and kind of keeps your body aligned, so does the salt water.
  117. I didn’t really get to Led Zeppelin until I was in my 20s.
  118. Four years into the life of my son, I realize I’m so in love with him and he’s so in love with me that if I don’t find that lifelong partner out there, it’s okay.
  119. But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
  120. As a father now, I wouldn’t do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn’t do the things he did out of selfishness or malice.
  121. And I have a few friends that I think would go to bat for me no matter what. Flea is definitely one of them. Guy Oseary is one of them.
  122. Also, we’re all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band.
  123. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
  124. Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
  125. When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
  126. What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
  127. What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
  128. We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.
  129. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
  130. True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
  131. Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
  132. To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
  133. The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
  134. The one thing that matters is the effort.
  135. The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate.
  136. The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
  137. The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
  138. The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
  139. Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
  140. Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
  141. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
  142. Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
  143. Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
  144. One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
  145. Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
  146. Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
  147. No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls.
  148. Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
  149. Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
  150. Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
  151. It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
  152. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
  153. It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
  154. If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
  155. I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
  156. I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.
  157. How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become – to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
  158. He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
  159. Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
  160. For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
  161. Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
  162. Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
  163. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
  164. A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
  165. A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
  166. A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
  167. A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
  168. A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says ‘I was beaten’, he does not say ‘My men were beaten.’
  169. You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
  170. When you’re thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that’s faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that’s science.
  171. When an actor has money he doesn’t send letters, he sends telegrams.
  172. When a woman isn’t beautiful, people always say, ‘You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.’
  173. When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured.
  174. We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
  175. We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
  176. To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
  177. To advise is not to compel.
  178. There is nothing new in art except talent.
  179. The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
  180. The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
  181. The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
  182. The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
  183. The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
  184. The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
  185. The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
  186. Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
  187. People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
  188. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
  189. Only entropy comes easy.
  190. One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
  191. No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand… Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
  192. No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
  193. Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
  194. Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
  195. Man is what he believes.
  196. Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
  197. Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
  198. Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
  199. Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
  200. It’s easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
  201. If you cry ‘forward’, you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
  202. If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
  203. I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
  204. How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
  205. Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
  206. Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
  207. Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
  208. Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
  209. Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
  210. All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
  211. Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
  212. A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
  213. A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.
  214. A fiance is neither this nor that: he’s left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
  215. Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
  216. There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
  217. The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.
  218. The creation continues incessantly through the media of man.
  219. Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
  220. In the Sagrada Familia, everything is providential.
  221. Copiers do not collaborate.
  222. Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
  223. Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
  224. Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
  225. You could have 50 different states having 50 different regulations… until they were all litigated out.
  226. Wringing your hands about states’ rights, forget it. They’re gone. Basically, the federal government can do whatever it wants. Who’s going to protect the states? My court? Ha – we’re feds!
  227. Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn’t change.
  228. With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them – with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the ‘reasoned judgment’ of a bare majority of this Court – we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence.
  229. Winning and losing, that’s never been my objective. It’s my hope that in the fullness of time, the majority of the court will come to see things as I do.
  230. Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?
  231. Why can’t the state accede to the public’s wishes?
  232. What secret knowledge, one must wonder, is breathed into lawyers when they become Justices of this Court that enables them to discern that a practice which the text of the Constitution does not clearly proscribe, and which our people have regarded as constitutional for 200 years, is in fact unconstitutional?
  233. What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you’d like it to mean?
  234. We have laws against torture. The Constitution says nothing whatever about torture. It speaks of punishment; ‘cruel and unusual’ punishments are forbidden.
  235. Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best. Individuals on both sides of the issue passionately, but respectfully, attempted to persuade their fellow citizens to accept their views.
  236. To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.
  237. There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.
  238. There exists in some parts of the world sanctimonious criticism of America’s death penalty, as somehow unworthy of a civilized society.
  239. There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well.
  240. The only way to eliminate any government choice on what art is worthwhile, what art isn’t worthwhile, is to get the government totally out of the business of funding.
  241. The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.
  242. The court makes an amazing amount of decisions that ought to be made by the people.
  243. The Court today completes the process of converting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.
  244. The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.
  245. The American people have determined that the good to be derived from capital punishment – in deterrence, and perhaps most of all in the meting out of condign justice for horrible crimes – outweighs the risk of error.
  246. Some people are inherently likeable. If you’re not – work on it. It may even improve your social life.
  247. Society’s mores have changed, and what used to be thought not to be cruel and unusual now is thought to be cruel and unusual.
  248. Power tends to corrupt. But the power in Washington resides in Congress, if it wants to use it. It can do anything – it can stop the Vietnam War, it can make its will felt, if it can ever get its act together to do anything.
  249. Originalism says that when you consult the text, you give it the meaning it had when it was adopted, not some later modern meaning.
  250. Originalism is sort of subspecies of textualism. Textualism means you are governed by the text. That’s the only thing that is relevant to your decision, not whether the outcome is desirable, not whether legislative history says this or that. But the text of the statute.
  251. My view is regardless of whether you think prohibiting abortion is good or whether you think prohibiting abortion is bad, regardless of how you come out on that, my only point is the Constitution does not say anything about it. It leaves it up to democratic choice.
  252. More important than your obligation to follow your conscience, or at least prior to it, is your obligation to form your conscience correctly.
  253. Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children’s schools, or as boarders in their home. They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive.
  254. Like other human institutions, courts and juries are not perfect. One cannot have a system of criminal punishment without accepting the possibility that someone will be punished mistakenly.
  255. Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited… It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.
  256. It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.
  257. It’s absolutely clear that whatever cruel and unusual punishments may – may mean with regard to future things, such as death by injection or the electric chair, it’s clear that – that the death penalty, in and of itself, is not considered cruel and unusual punishment.
  258. It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits.
  259. Indeed, follow your star if you want to head north and it’s the North Star. But if you want to head north and it’s Mars, you had better follow somebody else’s star.
  260. In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it’s not perfect, that’s okay, there are a lot more coming along.
  261. If you’re going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you’re not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you’re probably doing something wrong.
  262. If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That’s flexibility.
  263. If you condemn someone who has committed a crime to be tortured, that would be unconstitutional.
  264. If you are sentenced to torture for a crime, yes, that is a cruel punishment. But the mere fact that somebody is tortured is – is unlawful under – under our statutes, but the Constitution happens not to address it, just as it does not address a lot of other horrible things.
  265. If we’re picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a ‘new’ Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.
  266. If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?
  267. If there’s anything you absolutely hate, why, it must be unconstitutional. Or, if there’s anything you absolutely have to have, it must be required by the Constitution. That’s where we are. That is utterly mindless.
  268. If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
  269. If I had to choose, I would always take the less dynamic, indeed even the lazy person who knows what’s right than the zealot in the cause of error. He may move slower, but he’s headed in the right direction.
  270. I’m not a scientist. That’s why I don’t want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth.
  271. I’m nervous about our civic culture. I’m not sure the Internet is largely the cause of it. It’s certainly the cause of careless writing. People who get used to blurbing things on the Internet are never going to be good writers.
  272. I’m an originalist and a textualist, not a nut.
  273. I’m a law-and-order guy. I mean, I confess I’m a social conservative, but it does not affect my views on cases.
  274. I would not like to be replaced by someone who immediately sets about undoing what I’ve tried to do for 25-26 years.
  275. I watched ‘The Sopranos,’ I saw a couple of episodes of ‘Mad Men.’ I loved ‘Seinfeld.’ In fact, I got some CDs of ‘Seinfeld.’ ‘Seinfeld’ was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? ‘No soup for you!’
  276. I try to be an honest originalist! I will take the bitter with the sweet!
  277. I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better.
  278. I think I’m a pretty nice fella.
  279. I spent my junior year in Switzerland. On the way back home, I spent some time in England, and I remember going to Hyde Park Corner. And there was a Roman Catholic priest in his collar, standing on a soapbox, preaching the Catholic faith and being heckled by a group. And I thought, ‘My goodness.’ I thought that was admirable.
  280. I love to argue. I’ve always loved to argue. And I love to point out the weaknesses of the opposing arguments. It may well be that I’m something of a shin kicker. It may well be that I’m something of a contrarian.
  281. I do accept that, with – with respect to those vague terms in the Constitution such as equal protection of the laws, due process of law, cruel and unusual punishments. I fully accept that those things have to apply to new phenomena that didn’t exist at the time.
  282. I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job. You don’t want to be a judge. At least not a judge on a multi-member panel.
  283. I am something of a contrarian, I suppose. I feel less comfortable when everybody agrees with me. I say, ‘I better reexamine my position!’ I probably believe that the worst opinions in my court have been unanimous. Because there’s nobody on the other side pointing out all the flaws.
  284. By formally declaring anyone opposed to same-sex marriage an enemy of human decency, the majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.
  285. But I’m not pro death penalty. I – I’m just anti the notion that it is not a matter for democratic choice, that it has been taken away from the democratic choice of the people by a provision of the Constitution.
  286. 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.
  287. Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction.
  288. Because values change, legislatures abolish the death penalty, permit same-sex marriage if they want, abolish laws against homosexual conduct. That’s how the change in a society occurs. Society doesn’t change through a Constitution.
  289. As a young man, you’re dazzled by the power of the White House and all that. But power tends to corrupt.
  290. As a general rule, I do not think it appropriate for judges to heap either praise or censure upon a legislative measure that comes before them, lest it be thought that their validation, invalidation, or interpretation of it is driven by their desire to expand or constrict what they personally approve or disapprove as a matter of policy.
  291. And what I would say now is, yes, if a state enacted a law permitting flogging, it is immensely stupid, but it is not unconstitutional. A lot of stuff that’s stupid is not unconstitutional.
  292. A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose nothing but the bottom of a turntable.
  293. A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man.
  294. A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
  295. A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement.
  296. A good, hard-hitting dissent keeps you honest.
  297. You can’t go on telling, ‘I am in love.’
  298. Wrestling is not an action; it is a sport.
  299. While I was shooting for ‘NH10,’ my hair had to look dirty in the film. To improve the texture… quality of hair, I had to use a lot of conditioner.
  300. Whenever I work on any Yash Raj film, I feel that they believed in me, and that’s why I have been able to be in films today. I had no connection with movies apart from watching them.
  301. When you see the industry’s fickleness so early on, you realise that you are only as good as your last release. It is all about your work. And that has set the way I look at my profession and what I do in my career.
  302. When you are not part of an industry, your knowledge of that field is based on what you read and hear and on the stereotypes that are attached to it.
  303. When we worked together for ‘Band Baaja Baaraat,’ Ranveer used to be very anxious and hyper on set. He used to do weird things, but now he is calmer, less anxious. He’s a better actor now.
  304. When someone goes to watch my film in the theatre, they won’t remember the last four articles they read about me. Instead, they will think about the last film I did.
  305. When my friends in college had crushes, I used to think something is wrong with them. I just chill out.
  306. When it comes to work, I am focused. I work like a maniac.
  307. When I meet someone from the army background, there is an instant connection. We live in the best five-star hotels of the world, but outside my home I will be equally comfortable in any army cantonment or army guest house. Telling my friends that my father was in the army was like telling them that he is the second-richest man in the world.
  308. We shot many films in Delhi that turned out to be successful at the box office. So the attachment is definitely on the positive side.
  309. We have to look good… our hair does get damaged due to straightening… tonging. We have to do something that helps our hair look good and healthy.
  310. We all know that a beautiful face is an important aspect of an actor’s personality if he or she wants to make it big in Bollywood.
  311. Usually, I come for film promotions or events, but I have so many fond memories of Delhi.
  312. To work with the same director is a great feeling.
  313. There are two things that give me perfect happiness – doing the perfect shot and travelling. I get stressed, really stressed by the fact that there is just so much to see and I am not going to live long enough to visit all the places I want to.
  314. The stereotypes attached to Bollywood were that it’s a big, bad world or that it’s a dirty world.
  315. The decisions that you make in your career stem out from the experiences you have early on in your career.
  316. That is the beauty of working with Karan Johar: you are going to look your best.
  317. Tell me one director who will go on record to say that I don’t get along with them? I get along famously with all my directors because I am what I am today because of them.
  318. Style, to me, is an extension of one’s personality, a kind of self expression which is very personal. It is an expression of your moods, your personality.
  319. Sometimes I get extremely disturbed with the things that are written. But you can’t do anything about it. As a celebrity, you are putting yourself out there to be judged, and that’s fine. I am now learning not to get affected by such things. I am building my career and making choices that I think are right while minding my own business.
  320. People who speak different languages, they are watching the movie from our language. So, I think all of us should be proud as nation and as cinema lovers.
  321. One actress can’t challenge or change anything.
  322. Once, I was coming back from school, and there was this guy who was eve-teasing me and my friend. I had a Milton water bottle that I flung it at his face. My dad told me if you are in a crowded place and a guy eve-teases, you should make noise. I did exactly that and got people on the road to beat up the guy.
  323. Nothing gives me more pleasure than acting. But I don’t enjoy going for award functions or giving interviews.
  324. My style is a bit of what I like to call chic-casual. It is easy and comfortable.
  325. My parents never gave me a nickname. But for my friends, I am everything from ‘Nushki’ to ‘Nusheshwar.’
  326. My journey has been good, and by God’s grace, I have not changed.
  327. My friends once told me I remind them of the main character from the American comedy series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ I thought they must mean a sunny, affable girl-next-door, but instead I was confronted with Larry David! Crabby, moody, perversely neurotic Larry David. And the thing is, my friends were right.
  328. My biggest fear is fear itself. I never want to be afraid of doing something I want.
  329. Life was so easy before I became an actor. I could talk to anyone, and no one bothered. I keep thinking to myself, ‘Should I not be myself,’ but I won’t do that.
  330. Just as you can’t blindly follow fashion, you can’t follow fitness, either.
  331. It’s difficult to judge yourself.
  332. It is very important for me that my clothes are comfortable and allow me to feel like myself and at ease.
  333. It is so common in middle-class families to consider modelling and acting not serious.
  334. In future also, we would like to back films that can be considered slightly risky since they don’t have song and dance.
  335. If you are chauvinistic mind, you will not be able to take the fact there is a strong, successful girl.
  336. If I lead my life according to someone else, I’ve screwed my life up.
  337. If I know the guy is not interested, I don’t fall in love. This is my safety.
  338. If I am anorexic, I’d be in the hospital! I am tall. I am 5 foot 9 inches, 175 cms tall. I am lean, I am active and athletic. There are so many women who are naturally lean, and so am I. I have been like this for the longest time.
  339. I’ve always kept a low profile. I’m not comfortable at social events or parties. I feel awkward. So if I’m not working, I prefer to remain in my own zone.
  340. I’m paranoid about shopping. I get irritable. I find it tedious and taxing. People say shopping is retail therapy, but I need therapy after shopping.
  341. I’m not gonna give anybody the power to control my life.
  342. I’m an honest person and don’t lead my life on other people’s terms.
  343. I’m an American TV show buff. I can watch them nonstop for days.
  344. I’d rather shut myself in a room for six months than act in a bad movie.
  345. I’d advise people to never step out without wearing an SPF, not even on a cloudy day.
  346. I would watch films like ‘Frances Ha’ and ‘The Squid and the Whale,’ and wonder why we weren’t making these beautiful slice-of-life movies. Then I thought, ‘Why am I not doing it?’
  347. I would love to do a chick flick sometime soon, a film with strong female characters – when I say strong, I don’t mean that they are changing the world, but just be real women.
  348. I will share a personal experience: my father was posted in Jammu & Kashmir during the Kargil war. I remember my mom sitting in front of television throughout the day reading tickers which had name of the martyrs.
  349. I was very young when I became an actor: I was 19 years old.
  350. I was never treated differently. I never felt like I was lesser or I was discriminated against. I’ve only experienced that after I became an actor.
  351. I wanted fans to know that I’m human and not perfect.
  352. I want to do a biopic as an actor. It’s a thrill… I would love it if I am able to do a biopic.
  353. I want to be part of great cinema. That is my only aim.
  354. I understand that ups and downs in life keep wavering, and it’s important to understand them and why they happen. So I learn whatever I have to and then move forward.
  355. I treat my acting career with a lot of respect.
  356. I think it is a wonderful process of transformation from an actress to a producer.
  357. I think if you want to do something, then you should go all out completely and be fearless.
  358. I think everything has its own pros and cons.
  359. I think compassion is important but love fizzles out eventually. But if there is compassion in a relationship, things can always be worked out.
  360. I think ‘NH10’ could have been done equally well by anybody else, and it’s not a ‘female-centric’ or ‘male-centric’ film. It’s the story that will appeal to the audience.
  361. I tell myself that if I start to listen to these people and start to let them decide how I should behave and what I should do, then this is not my life – it’s theirs.
  362. I take pride in saying that I am an army officer’s daughter even more than being an actor.
  363. I shouldn’t feel awkward or feel disconnected to myself or my body while wearing the clothes or a particular fashion. This is very important.
  364. I share a very good rapport with Shah Rukh, so I was at ease working with him, and Imtiaz is a dream director for any actor.
  365. I really wanted ‘NH10’ to be made, and being associated with it eased the entire process.
  366. I never come to know if somebody is in love with me; they will have to hold placards and say it.
  367. I love the work that goes into making a movie and creating a different world. It is a wholesome experience.
  368. I know what soldiers or their families go through.
  369. I just got exposed to electronica, and I really liked it. I am also good with alternative rock. I like Lana Del Rey, Adele, Dido, Jack Johnson, and I love the Beatles and the Beach Boys.
  370. I haven’t done many films. But with every movie, I try to showcase a different side of me through a character.
  371. I have stayed in south India all my life. English comes more naturally to me than Hindi.
  372. I have nothing to hide. So when I spoke about my lip job, a lot of people called me brave for coming out.
  373. I have no illusions of being an icon to young girls or anybody.
  374. I have never planned things in life. I believe in living life or doing things to the moment.
  375. I have never planned my career here in Bollywood, so planning to do Hollywood films is a distant thing. You have to see how things come.
  376. I have never emulated any star or celebrity completely, and I hope nobody does the same of me.
  377. I have never been a girlie girl and have always been a boys’ girl with an equal amount of friends who were boys and girls.
  378. I have got good films, and I am thankful to Aditya Chopra. He put a lot of faith in me.
  379. I have done everything in my life very normally. And marriage is definitely there on my agendas in life. But I don’t know when will it happen.
  380. I have been trolled multiple times, and it doesn’t affect me anymore.
  381. I genuinely don’t care about the ‘number one’ tag. That’s not my goal. You know, no one does that with heroes, but with actresses it’s the same number game. It’s not a bloody pageant. Everyone has something unique to offer.
  382. I find it really cheap when people talk about an issue just for the sake of talking and are not making any difference to the actual situation.
  383. I find Tom Hardy very hot. About Bollywood actors, I dont think like that, as I know them.
  384. I feel things are changing now. Actresses are working at same pace even after getting married or having kids.
  385. I feel there is a great sense of achievement coming from a non-filmy background. But when you are going through a low phase, you don’t have anybody to advice you because your parents possibly can’t advice you on that.
  386. I feel that’s a good thing as an actor that you do not feel satisfied. Whenever I go back and watch myself on screen, I find multiple reasons to redo that scene. That’s an occupational hazard that most actors face. You can never come to terms with it.
  387. I feel that in spite of having a big launch with ‘RNBDJ’ and the film doing well for me in terms of getting appreciation, I don’t think it made me the next big thing.
  388. I enjoyed playing the dual role of an actor and producer.
  389. I dont understand flirting.
  390. I dont have a crush on anyone easily.
  391. I don’t work for production houses. I only work for good scripts and roles. If you follow my career graph, you will find that I have not given a single flop yet in my career. I am proud of it.
  392. I don’t want to go and play a cliched Indian girl.
  393. I don’t want to endorse products that propagate fair skin at all.
  394. I don’t want to carry the burden of a flop. I don’t fall into that trap.
  395. I don’t want my guy to buy me cars, villas or diamonds. I can do all that. I don’t want any PDA, either. But my guy should be very sensitive to my pains and sorrows and should try to make me happy because I’d do all that for him. Sadly, most of the men that I have met in the past couple of years are too self-obsessed.
  396. I don’t think that a film should be known as ‘male-centric’ or ‘female-centric,’ but it should be known for the story. That would be really nice, and viable, too.
  397. I don’t think I’m the best-looking actress around. I’m not Katrina Kaif; she is stunningly beautiful. There are some roles that might need a beautiful girl, and there would be a doubt in a director’s mind whether he should cast me. But that perception will change with time. I’d like to believe actresses look better with experience.
  398. I don’t think I was a good model. I think I was born to emote and act. I would walk down the ramp and smile and they used to say, ‘Give us a blank look.’ It was really difficult not to smile.
  399. I don’t like to talk about my personal life, so I will not talk about others. I don’t give advice. I give advice to only my mother, father, and brother on health.
  400. I don’t hide anything about myself, so I don’t find it difficult to talk about things that happen in my life… But at the same time, I don’t like putting myself out there too much. That’s how I am.
  401. I don’t have any sense of inhibition, so I’m able to lead my life with a lot of honesty.
  402. I do not consider myself a feminist. I do not believe that by doing female-oriented films that depict a woman fighting the system, we can change the system.
  403. I do not choose characters because I think, ‘Wow, that woman is so strong.’ I chose these characters with utmost conviction because I think they were realistic enough to exist, and I really liked the scripts.
  404. I do have moments when I feel insecure. I do have moments when I feel jealous, and that’s normal. It’s a very normal emotion. It’s your action and your attitude and your reaction to that that is important.
  405. I didn’t like when people said that actresses have shelf life.
  406. I can never be in the same place for too long. It feels like the world is caving in.
  407. I can do a film only if it excites me as an actor.
  408. I believe that if your film is good, and if you are good, you will do well.
  409. I am very practical. It’s not like I will fall in love with someone standing far away.
  410. I am someone who doesn’t pay so much attention to how I am looking. I get so involved in what I am doing, so I overlook that.
  411. I am not as confident as the characters I play. I am a bit aloof. I am uncomfortable in social situations.
  412. I am not against two-heroine films.
  413. I am not a vivacious person in real. I hate smiling. I hate doing small talk.
  414. I am not a bloody ghoda running a race that you give me a tag. I am competitive, and the reason for that is that I want to do the best films.
  415. I am a very basic person. I still believe marriage happens only once, and you have to sustain it.
  416. I always wanted to be a model, never an actress. I would see children in ads and stuff and wanted to be like them.
  417. I always knew I wanted to be in films but didn’t want anyone to taunt my parents. So I excelled in studies. I was a topper in school and college, so when I decided to become a model, people said, ‘Oh your daughter is modeling,’ so at least my parents could say, ‘Yeah but she also came first in class.’
  418. I always do stories that I believe in, characters that I find interesting, and directors who I want to work with. All these factors have contributed while making choices and continue to as an actor and as a producer.
  419. Having failures in life is important to understand where, exactly, you stand.
  420. Growing up, my parents treated my brother and me with absolute equality.
  421. For me, it’s not like I am going to look at the money the director’s film has made before their film… For me, it is about working with the director whose work I have admired.
  422. For me, as an actor, it is brilliant that I can do both song-dance films and also something like ‘NH10.’ It is versatility which every actor aspires.
  423. Everything that I am going to do as an actress doesn’t matter where it’s coming from. It just has to be interesting.
  424. Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means ‘serving officers daughters association.’ I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.
  425. Being a soldier’s daughter, I understand that what they are doing is the real deal. But me giving statement on the issue is of no significance.
  426. As an actor, you want to do your best but not overshine the film. No actor is above the film.
  427. As an actor, I have tried to do new things, and that’s why I have done few films.
  428. As an actor, I am careless with the way I look on screen.
  429. As a viewer, I really want to watch author-backed stories, and there is something amazing about thrillers, the way it captivates your imagination.
  430. As a producer, I want to back projects, talents, and scripts that speak to me not just as someone from the industry, but as an audience.
  431. After I turned producer, people asked me, ‘Why are you taking up production? You are still so young and doing well.’ Just because an actress decides to make movies, do people assume that her career is not going well?
  432. Acting has always been my passion and will remain so.
  433. A female newcomer and a male newcomer will get paid different amounts of money. You’re a newcomer, nobody knows who you are, man or woman doesn’t matter. But you’re going to get paid different money.
  434. ‘Jab We Met’ is the reason why I have become an actress.
  435. You’d like people to remember you for these great times on the ice. In reality, you want them to forget because you’re doing something new and better.
  436. With speed skating, it’s like doing one-legged squats over and over again, with that one leg absorbing more than 80 percent of your weight. It takes an enormous amount of strength, and you’re in such a weird position.
  437. Who cares if somebody dances better? Doing my very best is rewarding internally.
  438. When you reach that competing point, when you reach that time when the gun is about to go off, everyone’s level is pretty much the same. The one thing that’s going to separate you from everybody else is how you deal with those pressures, how you stay relaxed.
  439. When you are at the Olympic Games, it comes down to a ten thousandth of a hair between making the next round or winning a race or getting second or third.
  440. When there’s somebody racing side-by-side, when somebody’s right next to me and they’re pushing and we’re both tired, we’re both fatigued, I want to be able to beat them mentally.
  441. We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.
  442. We actually have a small family. It’s just my father and I and my grandmother, who lives in Tokyo. I cherish my friendships.
  443. Vancouver is an amazing city and luckily, growing up in the Seattle area, I was able to immerse myself into the culture at a young age, traveling back and forth across the border for skating competitions as a youngster.
  444. U.S. Speedskating has been riddled with problems since when I started my career, and we were always able to look past that. When it came down to performing on the ice, regardless of funding issues, we were always able to make it happen. And that’s what it’s all about.
  445. The woman I’m attracted to won’t be based on what I write down on paper. It’s going to be what I feel.
  446. The last thing I want is for people to go through the motions in life. We’re all meant to do different things, but there’s a lot of opportunity for us to do some great things.
  447. The first question is always, ‘We loved him on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ we loved him in the Olympics, but can he speak English?’ Yes I speak English. Yes, I can.
  448. The fact that I didn’t have a mom is a challenge; it was a struggle; and we made the best of it, and because of that my relationship with my dad is that much stronger.
  449. One things guys have to remember is consistency… You can’t make up for three years of eating poorly in just one workout.
  450. On the ice, if I slow down, I can coast behind somebody for a couple of laps. If I slow down on the run, it’ll turn into a walk.
  451. Olympic athletes have to find a job right after they’re done competing.
  452. My small experience on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ allowed me to slowly appreciate the Waltz and Viennese Waltz, but to see it in Vienna is something much different.
  453. My mantra has always been to have zero regrets in life. Everything I do at one speed, I go all-out.
  454. My life has always been with my dad. Since I can remember, I was raised by my father my entire life. So he’s kind of been that mom and father figure – always.
  455. My life has always been compartmentalized into different aspects. I have my speed skating Olympic pursuits, I have my personal life and have my business life and have my entertainment – TV – Hollywood – whatever have you – always compartmentalizing every aspect of my life.
  456. My girlfriend has been the ice.
  457. My first car was a Toyota 4Runner when I was 17. I paid for it myself. I was very happy.
  458. My father is 100% Japanese and came to the United States when he was only 18 years old. My grandmother still resides in Japan, which has allowed me to travel to the roots of my ancestors with my father.
  459. My dad’s great. He’s my biggest supporter. He’s always told me that whatever I choose to do, I can do it. I just gotta put my mind to it.
  460. My ‘go to’ workout is called the Asylum from Beach Body. It’s intense training with lots of intervals, core work. It’s hard! I travel a lot, so I can take it on the road with me and do it in a hotel room.
  461. Music to me is life. It’s what gets me going.
  462. Michael Phelps is a good friend of mine, so I’m very supportive of him.
  463. Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the ‘old Japan’ and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.
  464. It’s just a goatee. That sounds kind of weird. A soul patch? I don’t know how ‘soul’ it is.
  465. It’s important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It’s attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.
  466. It’s about having an active lifestyle, staying healthy, and making the right decisions. Life is about balance. Not everybody wants to run a marathon, but we could all start working out and being active, whether you walk to work or take an extra flight of stairs.
  467. It starts with your diet and then to your exercise… you have to make the right decisions as a consumer and learn about carbs and proteins as well as watching your portion control, and from there you have to stay active as much as possible.
  468. It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.
  469. In school I studied international business and marketing, so I’ve always been attracted to business.
  470. If it wasn’t for my sport and my father, I’d probably be a fallen statistic. I’d be dead; I’d be in jail. Luckily, I had a great dad in my life.
  471. I’ve been an athlete most of my life and on a disciplined schedule. Working out for me is just part of my every day.
  472. I’ve always wanted to play a role in inspiring people to be better, to live higher quality lives and to feel good about the way that they look and feel.
  473. I’ve always liked game shows – the competitive aspect and the character-driven personalities you see.
  474. I was an avid swimmer and was state champ at age 12.
  475. I was always active as a child. My dad tried to place me in every sport imaginable. I had so much energy, he wanted to push me in a direction where that energy was used appropriately to keep me out of trouble and focused while I was in school.
  476. I wanted to play football or be a boxer, but my dad didn’t want that because of all the impact. But in 1992 I was watching short track, and it was obscure, but they looked like superheroes in their tight outfits, and I thought it was amazing. I wanted to do that. I made the national team at 14.
  477. I wanted to go back on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I did it. One of my favorite shows is ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ I went on, guest starred. I wanted to be in a film, did ‘Tasmanian Devils’ in Vancouver. Wanted to host a show, boom, did it.
  478. I want to break into the acting industry. It’s something I have a great deal of respect for; it’s a passion of mine. It’s so amazing, the differences between acting and being an athlete, but the one commonality is they both evoke emotion in the viewer. And those emotions are real. So I think that’s pretty cool.
  479. I think that Subway has shown their own personal commitment as a company and how they believe in healthy choices.
  480. I think so many times in our society we focus so much on just the end result; when we finally reach that point we realize that was never the true goal.
  481. I tend to build bulk and muscle easily, and running seems to make sure I stay kind of stringy, if that makes sense.
  482. I rolled the second car that I ever owned, a Toyota 4 Runner. This was winter in Colorado, two weeks before the 2002 Olympic trials. I was driving in the outside lane, and my rear tire caught some black ice, and we totally turned sideways to the point where we were heading right toward the median.
  483. I only watch the last 40 seconds. Watching a whole marathon over time, the beginning, middle and end look very slow. I want to see action! I can’t help it.
  484. I never had one day that I didn’t want to be on the ice, because I always had an objective for that day. I had a rigorous plan and schedule in place that I had to adhere to. It was a step-by-step process of slowly but surely inching toward the Olympic Games and using every day as a series of goals to be accomplished.
  485. I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold.
  486. I know that BMW is now a sponsor of the USOC – of the United States Olympic Committee – so they offer the use of their aerodynamic speed-tunnel for testing and such for the athletes, which is a great advantage. But to be honest with you, I’d rather have a free car!
  487. I know exactly what I’m doing on the ice, and I’m in my element.
  488. I have a scar on my left thigh, kind of almost near my knee. I essentially fell in the 2002 Olympics and when I hit the wall – because of the impact – my right leg kind of came in at like a knife-type angle and stabbed my leg with my own skate blade.
  489. I had a ton of energy, ran around like crazy – more than a handful for my dad. I was crazy. Dad barely handled it. I was never diagnosed ADHD or anything like that, but I’m pretty sure I had it when I was younger. It’s the only thing that would explain me getting into trouble all the time.
  490. I don’t have great running technique, but I like to run. I’ve heard from countless people that the last six miles of the marathon is all mental. But what better city to have this in than New York City where there are millions of people there supporting you?
  491. I could never focus on my upper body as a skater, so I’m enjoying having symmetrical upper and lower body muscle.
  492. I can look into someone’s eyes and feel like I know her better, versus a phone call, where you can’t get that same type of emotion. That’s why text messaging gets you in trouble: You can’t bond, and emoticons explain only so much.
  493. I believe my father has and always will be the strongest influence in my life, as he has guided me on many paths.
  494. I am a believer in nutrient timing and supplementation, through 8Zone. I love eggs, apples, wild fish, leafy greens, brown rice, pasta, oatmeal, home grown Washington Potatoes, and cooking with coconut and olive oils.
  495. Generally, speed skaters don’t run that much. I’m a little bit of an exception in that I run a lot.
  496. For me, the ’60s in the automotive industry was awesome. The cars are heavy, huge, rolling works of art.
  497. First and foremost, my involvement within the Olympic pursuit and Games were obviously surrounded by only putting the absolute best nutrients into my body.
  498. Every Olympic athlete prepares differently. For me, I am 100 percent into the sport. And if I decide to really make a crucial career decision to say, ‘This is something I want to do,’ I want to leave no stone unturned in my preparation.
  499. Early in my career, I had difficulty breathing during workouts and my performance on the ice suffered. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with EIB and received the proper treatment that I was able to reach my peak performance.
  500. Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people’s lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves?
  501. Champions all get kicked when they’re down.
  502. Broadcasting is definitely in my cards for the future, and I’m determined to work hard at it – to perfect it and create my style and niche.
  503. Besides film, I’d like to be the young Regis. That would be great. Going back and forth from L.A. to New York. Doing stuff on food. Doing stuff on kids. Just talking about issues that are relevant. Doing things on the Olympic Games.
  504. Being a competitor, you always believe you can come back. I’ll be up at 3 in the morning watching World Cup races in my hotel whether I’m in Asia on a business trip or in New York City and have to get up in 2 hours.
  505. As seemingly impossible as it may seem of having zero regrets, when I look at my life now and all the mistakes I’ve made, all the bad decisions I’ve made, all the things I could have done differently or done more in, I don’t think I would have changed anything.
  506. As I grow older, I have a growing curiosity about my other half. My dad did a wonderful job raising me, and I wouldn’t change it for the world, but at the same time there is a growing curiosity about my other half.
  507. An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.
  508. All the suits I buy have to be tailored, no matter what. But it’s not just because of my height; it’s because I’ve been skating for so long. My waist is very small, but my legs are just huge. Most really nice suit makers are Italian, and usually they make suit pants for Italian men. I’m like, ‘Those Italians must have pretty skinny legs.’
  509. A lot of times, some of my best ideas happen when I’m running. That’s when I do my best thinking.
  510. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
  511. Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
  512. Eureka! – I have found it!
  513. You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
  514. Yes, I’ve always been fashion conscious.
  515. Yeah, I want a job in Barack’s Cabinet. How about a job, Mr. Obama? Please? Please?
  516. Women absolutely deserve respect.
  517. Who hasn’t had a weight issue? If not the body, certainly the big head!
  518. When I first started, I wore Ceil Chapman gowns. I’ve been wondering for years what happened to the Ceil Chapman line of clothing.
  519. When God loves you, what can be better than that?
  520. What is auto-tune? I don’t even know what auto-tune is.
  521. Well, Babyface brings his savoir faire to every project. He’s a very easy producer to work with, very detailed in listening to everything.
  522. We didn’t have music videos. You weren’t an overnight sensation. You had to work at it and learn your craft: how to take care of your voice, how to pace your concerts, all that trial and error.
  523. We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
  524. There’s a lot of great singers out here.
  525. There is no way in the world anyone else could do my wedding other than myself, along with whomever I select to do various things.
  526. The love of my life? I’m much too young to answer that question.
  527. The duet with Frank Sinatra, ‘What Now My Love,’ is one of my favorites.
  528. Sometimes, what you’re looking for is already there.
  529. Sam Cooke had a huge influence on me. He left the gospel field at one point and went into the secular, and he had this huge hit, ‘You Send Me.’ Irma, my older sister, and I heard ‘You Send Me’ on the radio while we were driving through the South one night. We had to stop the car. We got out and danced around the car out on the highway.
  530. Prince is gone. But the music will go on.
  531. President Clinton, I sang at his post-inauguration party out in Maryland.
  532. President Bush bestowed the Congressional Medal on myself.
  533. Politics are not my arena. Music is.
  534. People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.
  535. Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home.
  536. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum.
  537. My generation, we came along, we had to really know our craft.
  538. My faith always has been and always will be important to me.
  539. My American audiences are pretty mixed. I get all sorts of people, old and young. It’s nice.
  540. Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.
  541. Music changes, and I’m gonna change right along with it.
  542. Men have always been gentlemen to me – responsible people with healthy attitudes.
  543. Men don’t like eating out of cans. And I don’t like eating out of cans too much, either.
  544. Many of my friends were there at Motown. The studio was only a few blocks from where my dad’s home was, where we lived.
  545. Let’s start with the church. As you know, it’s my background, it’s a natural setting for me and it’s definitely my roots.
  546. It’s very satisfying. To perform the way you want to. And the way you know that you can.
  547. It’s easy for a singer to sometimes pick up on another singer’s sound, but that’s just copying.
  548. It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I’ve done my job.
  549. Intermittently in my concert format, I sing a little jazz, a little scatting.
  550. If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.
  551. I’ve probably cried with a lot of songs – in teenage crushes, adult crushes.
  552. I’ve never recorded anything I didn’t like.
  553. I’ve done the Kennedy Center many times. I’ve sang for Marian Anderson. I’ve sang for Marion Williams. I’ve sang for Lionel Hampton.
  554. I’ve been around long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they know me as a woman as well.
  555. I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage.
  556. I’m not ever going to retire. That’s – that wouldn’t be good, for one, just to go somewhere and sit down and do nothing. Please. No, that’s not moi.
  557. I’m never tired of going to the studio. I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things.
  558. I’m a big woman. I need big hair.
  559. I wouldn’t be without Google, and I love Facebook.
  560. I was in my dad’s church, his Baptist church, and I think the first song I ever performed was ‘Jesus Be a Fence Around Me.’
  561. I wanted to design a line based on Hollywood’s Golden Era. I talked with Stephen Burrows and with Willi Smith and with one or two other people, but it just seems like such a hard field to break into. I need someone like Calvin Klein’s manager to get behind me!
  562. I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches.
  563. I think you have a lot of really good artists today. You have your Beyonce, Usher, Nicki Minaj and the like. But our generation, the artists were stronger. You’re talking about myself, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops.
  564. I think women and children and older people are the three least-respected groups in our society.
  565. I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That’s the hardest thing more than anything else.
  566. I still have perfect diction!
  567. I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.
  568. I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.
  569. I remember singing around the house to records that were playing. All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well.
  570. I really don’t have any shelf music.
  571. I paid my dues; I certainly did.
  572. I loved going to church. I enjoyed being a part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church. But as a young girl, I certainly enjoyed watching and listening to my dad.
  573. I love the Ritz.
  574. I love producing, writing. I rarely write with other writers unless I have a real great respect for them. Like Burt Bacharach, or Carole Sager, or Stevie Wonder. Somebody like Smokey – like that. Otherwise, I choose to write alone.
  575. I love all music.
  576. I love Wal-Mart, and not just because my record is there. You can get some things there that you cannot find at Saks or Bergdorf’s or other upscale stores.
  577. I love ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ I have for years. That’s one of my favourite things. She’s such a can-do kind of girl; that’s why I’m crazy about her.
  578. I like writing and don’t confine myself to just the words or just the music. But I don’t particularly write songs with myself in mind.
  579. I like being married. It’s an institution that I like.
  580. I like Beyonce’s music – some of it, not all of it.
  581. I like ‘Bootylicious,’ ‘Survivor’ – my little granddaughter loves ‘Survivor.’
  582. I know people I feel are extremely talented, but I don’t know that I’ve ever heard any geniuses.
  583. I just got into Mike Tyson. My security people kept saying, ‘Haven’t you seen him yet?’ Well, I finally did, and he’s got a real knockout punch.
  584. I haven’t had the occasion to meet Adele. She lives in England. So when I’m flying, or when she comes over here, perhaps we’ll have a chance. I think she’s a very fine singer, a very strong writer and performer.
  585. I had not been in the jazz environment, having been brought up in the church. But once I got to New York, and I was signed to perform at The Village Gate and the Vanguard and clubs like that, and these – the Vanguard was one of the most elite, if not the most elite, jazz club out there.
  586. I guess I could’ve been a prima ballerina. Or a nurse. Aretha Nightingale!
  587. I go to the healthier foods that are less chemically treated. I am drinking lots of water to get rid of the toxins in my body. It’s a natural flushing. Water flushes your system and is also very good for your skin.
  588. I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks.
  589. I don’t think I was a catalyst for the women’s movement.
  590. I don’t feel one’s personal medical condition is everybody’s business. It just isn’t something you advertise, and it’s not open to discussion.
  591. I don’t do crazy things – I just don’t.
  592. I certainly enjoy Usher, Beyonce, Chris Brown, and there is Fantasia; these people will be around a while. They’ve got it. They’ve got the ‘it’ factor.
  593. I came up in gospel.
  594. I am doing what I love to do, and you cannot beat that, especially when the audience appreciates what you prepare for them. It’s very, very gratifying.
  595. I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
  596. He was definitely an original and a one-of-a-kind. Truly there was only one Prince.
  597. Gospel goes with me wherever I go. Gospel is a constant with me.
  598. For many years, I’ve wanted to do one, and I’ve always mentioned it to the chieftains, and they would say things like, ‘Oh well. Christmas albums don’t sell,’ and things like that. But that’s not the point. Christmas albums are important. The music is important. The season is important.
  599. Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.
  600. Everybody wants respect. In their own way, three-year-olds would like respect, and acknowledgment, in their terms.
  601. Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
  602. Don’t say Aretha is making a comeback, because I’ve never been away!
  603. Columbia was a wonderful label for me. Wonderful. The records I made there garnered me an audience. I won a number of polls during the years that I was at Columbia. The Downbeat Jazz Poll. Leonard Feather, who was a huge critic back in the day, different polls that he had. The Playboy poll, a number of polls. So the music was great.
  604. Christmases past, my sister Carolyn and I – we’d been waiting for Santa all night. Nothing! Where is this man?
  605. Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.
  606. Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.
  607. Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
  608. As long as it’s good music. I love all music. It’s got to be constructed properly.
  609. As a very small girl, I listened to Charlie Parker and loved him and Max Roach and people like that.
  610. Ariana Grande – I like her a lot.
  611. And I was booked once to go on ‘Ed Sullivan’ and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying.
  612. To be honest, I never really considered myself to be too much of an actress. So, whenever I get the chance to do music, I’m always, like, just in it. It’s like, ‘Oh my God, I finally get to do this. I’m so happy.’
  613. The best fashion advice I’d say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that’s how you’re gonna look your best ’cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too.
  614. Sometimes, people can be extraordinarily judgmental and closed-minded to anyone different or special, which is why it’s so hard for young people in this day and age to be comfortable enough in their own skin to not listen to the people picking on them.
  615. People tend to think that because I’m a performer and I don’t go to a regular high school that I haven’t personally been affected by bullies. But it’s actually quite the contrary.
  616. One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn’t like you. Especially when you don’t know what you’ve done to deserve it.
  617. Nothing burns more calories than dancing in 5-inch heels… try it!
  618. My personal style is a mixture of, like, girly, throwback, like retro ’50s pin-ups, floral, like hippies, like anything feminine, and like flirty.
  619. My performance outfits are very Marie Antoinette, sparkly corsets… and full skirts. And then we do another look that’s ’50s-inspired. Poufy skirts, big bows. Very fun, girlie and young, but otherwise, when I’m not in costume, I dress really normal.
  620. Music is really driving my whole life.
  621. Meditation is a great way to keep my body well-centered while juggling shooting schedules and recording sessions.
  622. Mariah and Whitney Houston were my goddesses growing up.
  623. Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
  624. If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.
  625. If I could, I would not do anything else. I’d just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don’t even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music.
  626. I’ve dreamed about doing music since I was three or four years old.
  627. I’ve done the bad-boy thing. It was fun for a good three months. But the thing about bad boys is, you have to keep in mind, you’re never gonna marry a bad boy.
  628. I’m so thankful for the Internet because actors and singers and performers now have a way to connect with their fans on a very personal level which I think is quite special.
  629. I’m pretty sure my house in Florida is haunted! He’s a nice ghost though.
  630. I’m not going to do anything crazy, but I want to do music that I’m passionate about. I’m finally at an age where I can do the music that I grew up loving, which was urban pop, ’90s music. I grew up listening to the divas, so I’m very happy to finally do urban pop. I hope that it’s received well, and it has been so far.
  631. I’m a big perfectionist! I’m trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.
  632. I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.
  633. I want to be a recording artist for my whole entire life. But Broadway is something I would come back to at any given moment. I love, love, love doing theater.
  634. I think it’s so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.
  635. I met India Arie, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. It was really sweet; I was broken up with a month before, and she stayed up texting me all night and was helping me through it. Her text message looks like a song of hers. She’s sort of become my fairy godmother.
  636. I love, love, love just being hands on at all times in the studio.
  637. I love ripped jeans! They are flattering. I’m very petite, so I think they make my butt look lovely.
  638. I love nerdy, cute, quirky boys who don’t take themselves too seriously.
  639. I like very girly, retro inspired, feminine, floral things. I’m not very edgy.
  640. I like either skinny jeans or the ripped, casual, super-sloppy boyfriend jeans. A lot of ripped jeans. They are so early 2000, but they are so cute, I love them. I love surfer jeans, too!
  641. I like Aurora, ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ because she’s just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life – lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you.
  642. I just love to shop. If I could, I would shop every single day in every single store and spend all of my money which, you know, I do anyway.
  643. I jog up to the Hollywood sign every weekend. It’s fun and what a view!
  644. I have a garden in my backyard that’s completely organic, which I’m very proud of.
  645. I grew up writing songs in my room on GarageBand, and I would make the beats just out of layering my vocals over and over again. Very Imogen Heap-inspired.
  646. I feel like when I try to fit in, it comes across as not genuine, and that is not good. I’d rather just do me and have people say, ‘Oh. That’s interesting,’ than try to fit in.
  647. I don’t feel much pressure to fit in. I never have. I’ve always just wanted to do my thing. I have really good friends and good family, and if I don’t fit in somewhere else, I fit in at home.
  648. I did stand-up for my grandparents every day when I was, like, eight.
  649. I can’t stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people – it really cheers me up.
  650. I always knew that St. Jude was an amazing organization but meeting the kids and seeing how the hospital works first hand was truly beautiful. It doesn’t feel like a regular hospital all dreary and sad. It’s a colorful, beautiful, comfortable, fun place to live and the energy is wonderful.
  651. Every day, my mom and I would watch a different Judy Garland VHS. I love how she tells a story when she sings. It was just about her voice and the words she was singing – no strings attached or silly hair or costumes, just a woman singing her heart out. I feel like that doesn’t happen that much anymore.
  652. Don’t ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It’s too short, and you’re too special.
  653. Dancing in high heels is kind of tough. I learn the dances without the heels, and then we add them. We just practice, and I get used to it. My feet hurt really badly at the end of the shows, but it’s fun. While it’s happening it’s fun. I feel tall.
  654. But as far as dream roles – I know this is so expected of me, but I would to play Elphaba in ‘Wicked’ on Broadway. I have a lot of dream roles, but that’s like my main one because of the vocal track. I love belting high things!
  655. Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.
  656. All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting, and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it – no matter where it is.
  657. We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
  658. Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.
  659. There’s no love more intense than the love we have for our kids – and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.
  660. There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear.
  661. The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are – as women and as mothers.
  662. The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 – only this time, it’s not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it’s tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
  663. The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
  664. The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
  665. Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
  666. Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.
  667. Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
  668. Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred – it is the amphetamine of its believers.
  669. It’s no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
  670. It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
  671. Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance.
  672. I’m pulling out, and I’m going to concentrate every ounce of time and energy over the next week working to defeat the recall because I realize now that’s the only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  673. I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
  674. Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
  675. But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent – because everyday fears – like not being approved of – pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
  676. But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.
  677. America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
  678. You don’t have to be a scared person. I’ve had so many tragedies. I’ve managed to withstand things that you may think you cannot tolerate. But I have the strength.
  679. You cannot like the word, but what is happening is an occupation – to hold 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation. I believe that is a terrible thing for Israel and for the Palestinians.
  680. When it comes to matters of war and peace, we must not act rashly.
  681. When I was born here on one of the farms in Israel, my childhood, I never thought for one day that we will not be living together with Arabs.
  682. What would happen in the U.S. to terrorists who are not citizens? In less than 24 hours, they would be rounded up, taken to the airport and expelled.
  683. We have to remember that Arafat was the one that started with hijacking airplanes already in 1968.
  684. We have no desire to permanently rule over millions of Palestinians, who double their numbers every generation. Israel, which wishes to be an exemplary democracy, will not be able to bear such a reality over time. The Disengagement Plan presents the possibility of opening a gate to a different reality.
  685. We have learned a long time ago that one cannot compromise with terrorists.
  686. We have evidence that Iran makes a reactor to possess nuclear weapons.
  687. We have built cities, developed industry and cultivated agriculture – we have transformed the State of Israel into an example and symbol for many other countries in the world.
  688. We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
  689. We don’t have any intention whatsoever to use military force to solve the Palestinian problem. But when it comes to terror – when it comes to terror, I believe that military – the right military steps is a very, very complicated kind of warfare, where I make every effort not to escalate the situation.
  690. We do not build new Jewish communities in Samaria, Judea and Gaza. The United States has never accepted our building of communities or of the fence. Yet, I’ve managed to develop relations between Israel and the United States even though President Bush never supported settlements.
  691. We are together with the British and Americans because one should fight terror. But we are not going to pay the price for it by endangering Israel and its citizens.
  692. To the citizens of Israel, I say: we have passed difficult years, faced the most painful experiences and overcame them. The future lies before us. We are required to take difficult and controversial steps, but we must not miss the opportunity to try to achieve what we have wished for, for so many years: security, tranquillity and peace.
  693. To our Palestinian neighbours, I assure you that we have a genuine intention to respect your right to live independently and in dignity. I have already said that Israel has no desire to continue to govern over you and control your fate.
  694. There is no good terror and bad terror. Terror is terror. There’s not terror that you can accept and terror that you cannot accept. Terror is terror. Murder is murder.
  695. There is no bullet-proof vest in my size.
  696. There is a feeling among the Arabs – encouraging terrorist activity is part of the broad new Arab strategy – that sooner or later, Israel will be forced to withdraw from Samaria, Judea and Gaza.
  697. There is a famous saying: ‘It’s hard to be a Jew.’ It’s also hard to be a Palestinian. I know that.
  698. There is a deep-felt desire among the people to stand firmly together in dealing with the challenges of the future.
  699. The strength that I have comes from irrigating the citrus plantation, ploughing in the vineyard, guarding the melon fields at night. I believe that’s what gave me the strength.
  700. The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered… This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us.
  701. The right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel does not mean disregarding the rights of others in the land.
  702. The problem is that Abu Mazen signed an agreement with the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.
  703. The power of a person derives not from the office he occupies but from a clear sense of direction and aspiration and from a willingness to struggle for his ways and beliefs.
  704. The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change.
  705. The great question of our day is whether we, the Jewish people of Israel, can find within us the will to survive as a nation.
  706. The government, under my leadership, will act to implement the rule of law and to maintain the independence of the judicial system, which is one of the pillars of maintaining a democratic system.
  707. The fight against terrorism is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness.
  708. The United States cannot live with terror.
  709. The State of Israel is not collapsing and will not collapse.
  710. The Palestinians should have understood by now that what they haven’t gotten today they won’t be given tomorrow.
  711. The Palestinians have arrived at the conclusion that nothing can be achieved using terror.
  712. The Jewish people remember the dramatic vote in the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947, when representatives of the nations recognized our right to national revival in our historic homeland.
  713. That is all that we want, what people want, what people want in New York, in Washington, in Pittsburgh, in any other place in the United States or in Europe. People want to live peacefully. That’s what we want.
  714. Terrorists are trained in Syria, and weapons come from Iran and Syria, and I believe that’s something that should be stopped.
  715. Syria is hosting the most dangerous terrorist organizations.
  716. Staying in Likud means wasting time in political squabbles rather than acting on behalf of the good of the country.
  717. Pope John Paul II was a man of peace, a friend of the Jewish nation… and worked for the historic reconciliation between the nations and for the renewal of diplomatic ties between Israel and the Vatican at the end of 1993.
  718. Political life is like a big wheel: constantly turning. At times you are up, at times down. But always, the wheel keeps moving.
  719. Peace should provide security. It should be durable. I’m ready to go far in making painful concessions. But there is one thing I will never make any concessions on and that’s the security of the Israeli citizens and the very existence of the state of Israel. The Palestinians are losing time.
  720. One must remember that the Jews have one, tiny country, the only place they have the right and capability to defend themselves by themselves. And it is our duty and my responsibility to see that we will never compromise about that.
  721. One has to view things realistically.
  722. One generation after another is drifting away from anything Jewish.
  723. One cannot negotiate under fire.
  724. On April 19 1943, the Bermuda conference gathered, with the participation of representatives from Britain and the United States, in order to discuss saving the Jews of Europe. In fact, the participants did everything in their power to avoid dealing with the problem.
  725. No one wants to be beaten, even myself.
  726. Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic, and loses his senses… to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have reason and judgment and nerves of steel, two traits he does not have.
  727. Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me.
  728. My strength never came from political echelons, it came from the family. And from the fields and the lands and the flowers and everything I see there. My strength came from there.
  729. My opinions are aggressive, I admit that. But not my personality. I’m sociable.
  730. My grandfather was facing this terror, my parents, myself.
  731. My first love was, and remains, manual labor; sowing and harvesting, the pastures, the flock, and the cattle.
  732. Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
  733. Legitimate steps of self-defence which Israel takes in its war against Palestinian terror – actions which any sovereign state is obligated to undertake to ensure the security of its citizens – are presented by those who hate Israel as aggressive, Nazi-like steps.
  734. Jordan is Palestine. The capital of Palestine is Amman. If Palestinian Arabs want to find their political expression, they will have to do it in Amman.
  735. Jerusalem is the holiest place for the Jewish people.
  736. It’s very, very clear that you cannot move to the next phase unless the former one has been fully accomplished.
  737. It was a grave mistake to dismantle the Jewish communities in Sinai.
  738. It is in Israel’s interest not to govern the Palestinians but for the Palestinians to govern themselves in their own state.
  739. It is impossible to have a Jewish, democratic state and at the same time to control all of Eretz Israel. If we insist on fulfilling the dream in its entirety, we are liable to lose it all. Everything. That is where the extremist path takes us.
  740. Israel, an embattled democracy, has been fighting terrorism for over 100 years.
  741. Israel’s security policy is determined by our needs. I strongly reject all the unfounded publicity suggesting that Israel is prevented from taking action because of international pressure.
  742. Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.
  743. Israel is the only democracy in this part of the world.
  744. Israel is the only country in the world that is ready to make compromises – even though it did not lose any wars.
  745. Israel is an independent country with a large army, and it has the ability to do what it thinks is right.
  746. Israel is a wonderful country. It’s a beautiful country. It is ours. But it is a country with 10,000 problems that we have to solve and deal.
  747. Israel is a society governed by the rule of law.
  748. Israel has many hopes, and faces extreme dangers. The most prominent danger is Iran, which is making every effort to acquire nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and establishing an enormous terror network together with Syria in Lebanon.
  749. Israel doesn’t have to hide anything.
  750. Israel does not start wars.
  751. Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve.
  752. In times of peace, just as today in our fight against terror, the United States and Israel stand together.
  753. In all of my possessions, in all moments, whether hard or happy, I was accompanied by my dear wife, Lilly, who supported me wholeheartedly.
  754. If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
  755. If there is something that I respect about the Arabs, it’s the fact that they never change their position.
  756. If there is ever to be an end to the conflict, the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish people’s right to a homeland and the existence of an independent Jewish state in the homeland of the Jewish people.
  757. If cars and buses were attacked daily by petrol bombs or stones for 16 months in Washington, could you imagine it would be tolerated? It would not, because in the name of democracy, to preserve democracy, steps would be taken.
  758. If I have to advise our brothers in France, I’ll tell them one thing – move to Israel, as early as possible. I say that to Jews all around the world, but there I think it’s a must and they have to move immediately.
  759. I’ve been under security protection since 1978.
  760. I’m an optimist.
  761. I’m a friend of Colin Powell. We talk quite often.
  762. I wouldn’t go so far to say that destiny preserves me. I managed to survive and to succeed.
  763. I would like to be on the farm. To ride the horses. To watch the cattle, and the plantations, and the beautiful vegetables that my sons are growing there. I would like it. I am one of those who do not have to worry about what I am doing later. I love the fields.
  764. I was born on a farm. My strength has nothing to do with political apparatus. I get my strength from nature, from flowers.
  765. I was born in the Land of Israel, the son of pioneers – people who tilled the land and sought no fights – who did not come to Israel to dispossess its residents.
  766. I think that Hezbollah, no doubt that they work together with the Syrians.
  767. I prefer to stay with Likud. I think I have to be in the party I managed to build.
  768. I never had a political power base.
  769. I like animals.
  770. I know more about wheat and olive trees than I do about politics.
  771. I have worries, but in difficult times, that is when I am quiet.
  772. I have always maintained that the only group I belong to consists of my family, my wife Lily, my mother, my sons Omri and Gilad.
  773. I have absolute faith in the correctness of my course.
  774. I established the Likud to serve a national idea and provide hope to the people of Israel, but it unfortunately can no longer do that.
  775. I don’t think I have accomplished what I still have to accomplish. There is one thing that I would like to do, and that’s to bring security and peace to the Jewish people.
  776. I don’t see any situation where Israel will not be sitting on the Golan Heights.
  777. I don’t hate anyone.
  778. I do know that Syria never will recognize Lebanon as an independent country, and the declaration of independence of Lebanon took place in 1943. Syria never – Syria never have recognized Lebanon. They regard Lebanon as part of Syria.
  779. I cannot say that the attitude of the United Nations always is for the Israeli attitude. Israel, I think, has been under severe attacks by members of the United Nations many times.
  780. I call on the Western democracies and primarily on the leader of the free world, the United States: Do not repeat the dreadful mistake of 1938, when enlightened European democracies decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a convenient temporary solution… Israel will not be Czechoslovakia.
  781. I believe that the Jewish state will exist forever.
  782. I believe that Israel is much stronger than many of its leaders.
  783. I believe orders should be obeyed, but sometimes you have to think about the orders you get.
  784. I believe Prime Minister Blair is a friend, and a friend of Israel.
  785. I am working on the assumption that in the future there will be no Jews in Gaza.
  786. I am the last person who would divide Jerusalem. I have said this many times. I don’t plan to discuss any division of Jerusalem.
  787. I am 73 years old. I’ve seen everything. I’ve met the kings, the queens, the presidents, I’ve been around the world. I have one thing that I would like to do: to try to reach peace.
  788. Hamas is a terror organization with a covenant that speaks about the elimination of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. They are not partners for negotiations.
  789. For me, peace should provide security to the Jewish people.
  790. Expressions of disobedience naturally encourage terrorist organizations and motivate them to intensify their actions.
  791. Every leaving of a Jewish community is a most difficult thing.
  792. Every Jew has the right to ascend onto the Temple Mount.
  793. Even the sheep are afraid of me.
  794. Even a superpower has limits.
  795. David Ben-Gurion understood that the public’s trust is given to a leader in order to lead, determine clear goals and make difficult decisions. The fate of the people and the good of the state guided him, not polls, media treatment or measures of prestige.
  796. Countries such as Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria, which support terrorist organizations and use terror to achieve their objectives, are precisely the same countries working tirelessly to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This combination creates a new dimension to the threat on our way of life in the 21st century.
  797. Close to 80 percent of all terrorist activity in Samaria was directed and financed either by Hizbullah or the Iranians. Iran continues to increase its involvement in terror attacks inside Israel, particularly through a small but radical minority of Israeli Arabs which Iran supports and directs.
  798. But there’s one thing we are not going to compromise at all: when it comes to security of Israeli citizens and the State of Israel, there are not going to be any compromises – not now and not in the future.
  799. Both during the elections and as Prime Minister, I have repeatedly and publicly said that I support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel.
  800. As one who participated in all the wars of the state of Israel, I saw the horror of wars. I saw the fear of wars. I saw my best friends being killed in battles. I was seriously injured twice.
  801. As one who has been in hard situations, I believe that I know how to deal with complicated and hard situations.
  802. As long as I’m needed. I’ll be ready to serve. I look forward with optimism. We need the Jews here. Move to Israel! Move to Israel!
  803. As a Jew, it is my historic responsibility to defend the Jewish people. I feel this responsibility for the survival of the Jewish people. We’re not going to accept any decision by anybody else about security of the State of Israel. It is our role and only our role.
  804. Arafat is the greatest obstacle to peace and stability in the Middle East.
  805. Arafat is hosting, training, supporting, sponsoring terrorist organizations.
  806. Arafat conducts terror; his strategy is the strategy of terror.
  807. Arabs have the right to visit everywhere in the Land of Israel, and Jews have the right to visit every place in the Land of Israel.
  808. And Israel, being a tiny, small country, of course has interest to strengthen – we have interest to strengthen our relations with other countries, mostly countries that were hostile for many, many years.
  809. All together, we know for many years that terror is the most dangerous thing for local, regional and international stability.
  810. Abu Mazen understands that it is impossible to vanquish Israel by means of terrorism.
  811. Abu Mazen is not a member of the Zionist movement. He is a Palestinian.
  812. A people cannot exist if there is no social solidarity.
  813. A lie should be tried in a place where it will attract the attention of the world.
  814. A day will come when other Israelis will be launched into space in the service of science and progress. For them and for us, Ilan Ramon will always be a source of inspiration as Israel’s space pioneer, and his memory will be engraved in our hearts forever.
  815. We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
  816. To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
  817. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
  818. The more you own, the more you know you don’t own.
  819. Since I am known as a ‘rich’ person, I feel I have to tip at least $5 each time I check my coat. On top of that, I would have to wear a very expensive coat, and it would have to be insured. Added up, without a topcoat I save over $20,000 a year.
  820. Never ask for small loans.
  821. If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
  822. I have no friends and no enemies – only competitors.
  823. Find a priest who understands English and doesn’t look like Rasputin.
  824. Don’t sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half to succeed in.
  825. After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
  826. What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
  827. The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it.
  828. The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
  829. The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
  830. Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
  831. Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
  832. Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
  833. Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.
  834. Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.
  835. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
  836. Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
  837. Nothing lasts forever – not even your troubles.
  838. Make your life a mission – not an intermission.
  839. Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
  840. Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
  841. It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
  842. In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
  843. Improvement begins with I.
  844. Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.
  845. Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
  846. Half a psychiatrist’s patients see him because they are married – the other half because they’re not.
  847. Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
  848. Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
  849. An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
  850. All some folks want is their fair share and yours.
  851. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
  852. A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
  853. A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.
  854. To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
  855. The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
  856. The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.
  857. The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
  858. The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
  859. The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
  860. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
  861. Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.
  862. It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
  863. I do not believe that civilizations have to die because civilization is not an organism. It is a product of wills.
  864. I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
  865. History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don’t use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
  866. History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.
  867. Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.
  868. Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
  869. As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
  870. Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
  871. America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
  872. A life which does not go into action is a failure.
  873. A city that outdistances man’s walking powers is a trap for man.
  874. You must play boldly to win.
  875. You don’t go to Palm Springs in the summer unless you’re building a golf course.
  876. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.
  877. Why hit a conservative shot? When you miss it, you are in just as much trouble as when you miss a bold one.
  878. When you lose the ability to step up and hit the ball as hard and as far as you want, that also affects your ability to will the ball to go where you want it to go, if you know what I mean.
  879. What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
  880. What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
  881. We can argue about major championships and whether Tiger will ever surpass Jack’s 18 majors, but what can’t be argued is this: Tiger Woods is the most dominant, most skilled player we’ve ever seen.
  882. To me, wearing glasses is no pleasure, but once I conceded that I simply couldn’t properly judge distance without them, I began to experiment. I tried glasses and found them uncomfortable. I switched to contact lenses, and they also bothered me.
  883. There is no king of golf. Never has been, never will be. Golf is the most democratic game on Earth… It punishes and exalts us all with splendid equal opportunity.
  884. The winners at the Olympics step up, bursting with pride, because everything that they have worked for and all their dedication is rewarded in a climax that I, and most golfers, will never experience.
  885. The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.
  886. The road to success is always under construction.
  887. The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
  888. The more I practice the luckier I get.
  889. Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
  890. Some players are wonderful hitters of the ball, but they can’t figure out ways to get out of trouble. Eighty percent of the time, there is a way. You just have to know how to look for it.
  891. Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.
  892. My search for ways to improve my touch has never ended. We players tried a lot of different things and compared notes. Little fads would set in.
  893. My problem happens to be near-sightedness – inability to see distance. And this is pretty tough on a golfer.
  894. My grandson Sam Saunders has been playing golf since he could hold a club and I spent a lot of time with him over the years. Like my father taught me, I showed him the fundamentals of the game and helped him make adjustments as he and his game matured over the years.
  895. Look at the better players of my era – Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd. They had pros they worked with from time to time, but out on Tour, thousands of miles from home, each of them learned to be his own best coach. I think Tiger can do the same.
  896. It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He’s aware of where he is and what he’s doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness.
  897. It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.
  898. I’ve stated my position, and that is we do not need a contraption to play the game of golf. I would hope that we’d play under one set of rules, and those rules would include a ban on the long putter hooked to the body in some way, shape or form.
  899. I’ve stated my position, and that is that we do not need a contraption to play the game of golf. I would hope that we’d play under one set of rules, and those rules would include a ban on the long putter hooked to the body in some way, shape or form.
  900. I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
  901. I’m sorry that I haven’t won the PGA Championship. That would be something that would have pleased me very much. I suppose when I look back, I have a lot of reasons and excuses for not having won the PGA.
  902. I’m not much for sitting around and thinking about the past or talking about the past. What does that accomplish? If I can give young people something to think about, like the future, that’s a better use of my time.
  903. I was mixing iced tea and lemonade in my kitchen since as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until some time in the early 1960s that it became associated with me publicly.
  904. I used to get tired of drinking iced tea, so I’d ask my wife if we had some lemonade, and I would just dump it right in there.
  905. I try to deign golf courses that are individual in character and individual in their own standing.
  906. I think a firm grip helps you control the club and prevents it from turning in your hands. Another thing about feel is, if you make a change in your grip, it takes time for your brain to adapt.
  907. I think I’ve heard somebody say that I was a well-dressed golfer. I guess that has something to do with the fact that a lot of people who play golf don’t dress very well.
  908. I started flying because I had a fear of it early on. I figured if I learned to fly, I would understand better what was happening and started taking lessons in the late 1950’s, once I had made some money on tour.
  909. I quit flying myself last year and that was difficult for me because I enjoy it as much as playing golf. It was an adjustment sitting in the back of the plane, rather than at the controls, but I’ve grown accustomed to it and enjoy reading a book, doing some work or challenging my wife to a game of dominos.
  910. I putt like I did when I was a kid. When you’re a kid, you’re not scared of anything.
  911. I probably have a club in my hands 360 days a year, one way or another, playing with friends or just fiddling around or hitting balls.
  912. I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.
  913. I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
  914. I never heard Jack Nicklaus say, ‘I’m a great player,’ or Tiger Woods, as a matter of fact. They just get out and do it. And I think that’s far more appealing… than talking about how good you are.
  915. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
  916. I like my airplane. It’s as much a part of me as anything but my wife and kids.
  917. I have a tip that will take five strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.
  918. I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone’s golf game. It’s called an eraser.
  919. I grew up in poverty on the edge of a golf course. I saw how people lived on the other side of the tracks, the upper crust and the WASPs at the country club. We had chickens and pigs in our yards. We butchered every year. I’ll never forget those things.
  920. I fly my own airplane, and I have since 1960. I rarely fly anywhere other than my own airplane.
  921. I find myself getting associated with a lot of younger people in the game. I still enjoy playing with them, and I think they still enjoy playing with me. As long as I can stay competitive and have fun doing what I’m doing, I guess I’ll keep doing it.
  922. I don’t think that golf has a place for two sets of rules. I think one of the reasons that the game has progressed in the way that it has over the years is the fact that the amateurs and the pros all play the same game, and they play under the same set of rules.
  923. I don’t see myself as a full-time broadcaster. I’ve done some of it, and I enjoy it, but I don’t think I should try to make a career out of it.
  924. I can’t be casual about losing. I always think I have a chance to win until winning is absolutely impossible.
  925. I can remember back to my early tour days when some fellows didn’t think I’d last too long. Nothing physical – they said it was my swing. Some said it was too much of a ‘muscle swing’ to stand the test of time. One fellow predicted I wouldn’t get past 30 out there.
  926. I am a sentimental guy, and occasionally, that lump in my throat when I speak has stopped my tongue from working.
  927. Had I not become a professional golfer, I think I would have pursued some type of career in aviation.
  928. Great touch is often written off simply as ‘talent,’ which is crucial, because a good swing can take a golfer only so far. I’ve seen thousands of fantastic swings in my day, but that doesn’t guarantee anything.
  929. Golf would be my ticket somewhere, I told myself. I just couldn’t say where it would lead me.
  930. Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.
  931. Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.
  932. Golf challenges you mentally at any age, and when you become my age, it’s a challenge physically to try to make your game work as well as it ever did. That’s close to impossible, but that doesn’t keep you from trying to hit the ball where you used to hit it and make the putts you used to make all the time.
  933. Feel is the most perplexing part of golf, and probably the most important.
  934. Everyone I built a course for thinks they have the best golf course in the world and I’m very pleased and proud of that.
  935. Every day I play golf, that’s my goal. To break 70 the other way. To shoot 70 or better.
  936. Ever since I bought and started flying an airplane, it’s been almost exclusively for business. I love to fly. It’s a great joy to me. But rarely do I use it for any kind of pleasure, other than it is a pleasure to fly.
  937. Critics who have said a safer shot here or there would undoubtedly have won me a few more tournaments are probably correct. Going for the green in two was who I was as a boy – and it’s who I remain as a man.
  938. Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.
  939. Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
  940. As my father taught me, and he drove home that point, he said, ‘Just remember something. You don’t need to tell anybody how good you are. You show them how good you are.’ And he drove that home with me. So I learned early not to brag about how good I was or what I could do but let my game take that away and show them that I could play well enough.
  941. As a kid growing up in Latrobe, PA, I could dream about being an Olympian like Jesse Owens or Johnny Weissmuller. I could also dream about being a great golfer like Bobby Jones or Byron Nelson. But the idea of being an Olympic golfer never occurred to me.
  942. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
  943. You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.
  944. You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours – as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.
  945. Women are the engine driving the growth in California’s economy. Women make California’s economy unique.
  946. When you campaign and have to participate in so many debates just to the win the nomination of your party, you’ve had a lot of practice. You get to figure out as you go from one debate to another where you made your mistakes. By the time you get to the big debate you’re pretty polished.
  947. When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
  948. What’s fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.
  949. What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
  950. Well, you know, I’m the forever optimist.
  951. Well, I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in.
  952. We are a forward-looking people, and we must have a forward-looking government.
  953. Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
  954. To restore the trust of the people, we must reform the way the government operates.
  955. There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.
  956. The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression – all of that is very important.
  957. The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
  958. The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
  959. The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
  960. The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
  961. The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.
  962. The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.
  963. The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that.
  964. Teddy Roosevelt is still a hero among environmentalists for his conservationist policies.
  965. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
  966. Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
  967. Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level, there were tremendous failures.
  968. Political courage is not political suicide.
  969. People should make up their own mind about what they think of me.
  970. People need to be insured so when you have an accident out there, or when something catastrophic happens to you, that you’re covered and there’s not someone else has to pay for you. That is as simple as that.
  971. One of my movies was called ‘True Lies.’ It’s what the Democrats should have called their convention.
  972. No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.
  973. My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
  974. My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
  975. My friend James Cameron and I made three films together – True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.
  976. My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it.
  977. Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
  978. Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
  979. Maria is the best reason to come home.
  980. Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.
  981. Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
  982. It’s time to stop thinking of the Republican Party as an exclusive club where your ideological card is checked at the door, and start thinking about how we can attract more solution-based leaders like Nathan Fletcher and Anthony Adams.
  983. It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.
  984. In this country, it doesn’t make any difference where you were born. It doesn’t make any difference who your parents were. It doesn’t make any difference if, like me, you couldn’t even speak English until you were in your twenties.
  985. In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.
  986. If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.
  987. If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.
  988. If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.
  989. If it bleeds, we can kill it.
  990. I’m sure a lot of people out there make mistakes.
  991. I’m not perfect.
  992. I’m not looking for sympathy at all.
  993. I’m addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.
  994. I’ll be back.
  995. I would never exchange my life with anybody else’s.
  996. I went from being the Terminator to being the governator.
  997. I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.
  998. I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have.
  999. I was born in Europe… and I’ve traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.
  1000. I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups.