1. You can never plan the future by the past.
  2. Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
  3. Whenever our neighbour’s house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
  4. Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
  5. When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
  6. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
  7. What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
  8. We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
  9. Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations – wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
  10. Tyrants seldom want pretexts.
  11. Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
  12. To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.
  13. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
  14. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
  15. To innovate is not to reform.
  16. There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.
  17. There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
  18. The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
  19. The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts.
  20. The traveller has reached the end of the journey!
  21. The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
  22. The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
  23. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
  24. The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
  25. The march of the human mind is slow.
  26. The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
  27. The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
  28. The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
  29. The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
  30. Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
  31. Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
  32. Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
  33. Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
  34. Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
  35. Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
  36. Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
  37. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
  38. People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
  39. Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
  40. Our patience will achieve more than our force.
  41. One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
  42. Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
  43. Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
  44. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
  45. Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
  46. No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
  47. Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
  48. Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
  49. Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
  50. Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
  51. Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
  52. Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
  53. Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
  54. It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
  55. It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
  56. It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
  57. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
  58. It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
  59. It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
  60. In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
  61. In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
  62. If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
  63. If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
  64. If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.
  65. I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
  66. I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
  67. Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
  68. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
  69. He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
  70. He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
  71. Good order is the foundation of all things.
  72. Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
  73. Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
  74. Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
  75. Falsehood is a perennial spring.
  76. Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
  77. Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
  78. Education is the cheap defense of nations.
  79. Custom reconciles us to everything.
  80. Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
  81. By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.
  82. But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
  83. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
  84. Beauty is the promise of happiness.
  85. Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
  86. Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
  87. Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
  88. Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
  89. Ambition can creep as well as soar.
  90. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
  91. All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
  92. All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
  93. A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
  94. A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
  95. A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
  96. You would be amazed at the number of doors a Nobel Prize opens.
  97. Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.
  98. Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
  99. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.
  100. When my father was born, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. When I was born, it was Lithuania. When I left, it was Hungary. It is difficult to say where I come from.
  101. When language fails, violence becomes a language; I never had that feeling.
  102. When did I learn the Bible? When I was four or five years old. It’s still the pull of my childhood, a fascination with the vanished world, and I can find everything except that world.
  103. When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
  104. When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.
  105. When I was young I lost everything.
  106. What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It’s close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
  107. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
  108. We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.
  109. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
  110. There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.
  111. There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
  112. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
  113. The Bible is not only laws, it’s also stories. It begins, ‘In the beginning God created Heaven.’ If I had written these words, I wouldn’t have written anything else; it’s just enough.
  114. The Bible is not only laws, it’s also stories.
  115. That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
  116. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life – that is what is abnormal.
  117. Sometimes I am asked if I know ‘the response to Auschwitz; I answer that not only do I not know it, but that I don’t even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response.
  118. Someone who hates one group will end up hating everyone – and, ultimately, hating himself or herself.
  119. Some stories are true that never happened.
  120. Religion is not man’s relationship to God, it is man’s relationship to man.
  121. Religion is a very personal thing for me. Religion has its good moments and its poor moments.
  122. Peace is our gift to each other.
  123. Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.
  124. One always goes back to one’s childhood in the beginning, and I come from a very religious family and surrounding. Very religious.
  125. Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
  126. Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.
  127. Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
  128. No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.
  129. No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
  130. My greatest disappointment is that I believe that those of us who went through the war and tried to write about it, about their experience, became messengers. We have given the message, and nothing changed.
  131. Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
  132. Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army.
  133. Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
  134. Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.
  135. Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.
  136. Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.
  137. Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
  138. It’s clear to me that one can’t be Jewish without Israel. Religious or non-religious, Zionist or non-Zionist, Ashkenazi or Sephardic – all these will not exist without Israel.
  139. It used to be said that when the Baal Shem Tov came into a town, his impact was so strong, he didn’t have to speak. His disciples had to dance or to sing or to preach to have the same effect. I think a real messenger, myself or anyone, by the very fact that he is there as a person, as a symbol, could have the same impact.
  140. It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
  141. Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.
  142. In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims came to die.
  143. In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn’t instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism.
  144. In any society, fanatics who hate don’t hate only me – they hate you, too. They hate everybody.
  145. In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
  146. If I were in the government, I would persuade the prime minister to see the beauty in the fact that people see Israel as a haven – from their sadness to their hope.
  147. If I were immersed in constant melancholy, I would not be who I am.
  148. I’ve given my life to the principle and the ideal of memory, and remembrance.
  149. I’m a teacher and a writer; my life is words. When I see the denigration of language, it hurts me, and it’s easy to denigrate a word by trivializing it.
  150. I’ll tell you what: I believe mysticism is a very serious endeavor. One must be equipped for it.
  151. I write to understand as much as to be understood.
  152. I would like to see real peace and a state of Israel living peacefully alongside a state of Palestine.
  153. I will say, with memoir, you must be honest. You must be truthful.
  154. I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ‘Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.
  155. I wanted to write a commentary on the Bible, to write about the Talmud, about celebration, about the great eternal subjects: love and happiness.
  156. I remember, May 1944: I was 15-and-a-half, and I was thrown into a haunted universe where the story of the human adventure seemed to swing irrevocably between horror and malediction.
  157. I never teach the same course twice.
  158. I never felt any attraction towards violence. I never tried to express myself through violence. Violence is a language.
  159. I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.
  160. I love teaching.
  161. I have to be self-conscious of what I’m trying to do with my life.
  162. I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.
  163. I don’t like docudramas. Documentaries should not go together with fiction, or half-fiction or quarter-fiction. The two should not go together. They cannot mix.
  164. I don’t know much about politics, and I don’t want to know. That’s why I rarely involve myself in politics.
  165. I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
  166. I do not belong to this world. I continue to write everything in longhand. If I have to see something on the Internet, I ask my secretary or students. I am lucky, because I have people who do it for me.
  167. I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
  168. I believe in superstitions. You don’t talk about a child who hasn’t been born.
  169. Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.
  170. Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
  171. Historically, I come from Jewish history. I had the classic upbringing in the Yeshiva, learning, learning, and more learning.
  172. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
  173. For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.
  174. For me, every hour is grace.
  175. For in my tradition, as a Jew, I believe that whatever we receive we must share.
  176. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
  177. Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
  178. After all, God is God because he remembers.
  179. A destruction, an annihilation that only man can provoke, only man can prevent.
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  200. Words cannot describe the indignation a proud woman feels for her sex in disfranchisement.
  201. Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.
  202. Woman’s discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
  203. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
  204. We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.
  205. We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?
  206. To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
  207. To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
  208. To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages.
  209. The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
  210. The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
  211. The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.
  212. The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
  213. The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
  214. The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
  215. The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
  216. The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.
  217. The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.
  218. The greatest block today in the way of woman’s emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.
  219. The best protection any woman can have… is courage.
  220. The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.
  221. Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
  222. Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
  223. Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
  224. It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
  225. I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
  226. I shall not grow conservative with age.
  227. I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.
  228. Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
  229. Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
  230. Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.
  231. Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
  232. Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government.
  233. To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
  234. Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
  235. Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor’s son to marry.
  236. Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.
  237. There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
  238. There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible.
  239. The word must is not to be used to princes.
  240. The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
  241. The past cannot be cured.
  242. The end crowneth the work.
  243. One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without.
  244. My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
  245. Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
  246. Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
  247. It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.
  248. If we still advise we shall never do.
  249. If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
  250. I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
  251. I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
  252. I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
  253. I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
  254. I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
  255. I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
  256. I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
  257. I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
  258. I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.
  259. I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
  260. He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.
  261. God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
  262. God forgive you, but I never can.
  263. Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
  264. Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
  265. Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
  266. All my possessions for a moment of time.
  267. A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
  268. A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
  269. A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
  270. You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.
  271. Yeah I’m thirty-six, but on the show I’m thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow.
  272. While I was doing stand-up, I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. I’d say yes when I wanted to say no, and I even wore a few dresses.
  273. When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. And I mistakenly thought that if I was famous then everyone would love me.
  274. When people show me clothing that seems very, very feminine, it’s hard for me to embrace that, because it just doesn’t feel like me.
  275. Whatever you define family as, family is just a part of belonging to something that takes care of you and nurtures you… and when you have lost that, and you want to get that back, it’s pretty easy to get emotional about it.
  276. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
  277. We have two dogs, Mabel and Wolf, and three cats at home, Charlie, George and Chairman. We have two cats on our farm, Tom and Little Sister, two horses, and two mini horses, Hannah and Tricky. We also have two cows, Holy and Madonna. And those are only the animals we let sleep in our bed.
  278. We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.
  279. Usually, I wear tennis shoes because my feet are flat, and it hurts to wear anything other than shoes that are cushiony.
  280. Trying to get the talk show, looking back on it, we had to beg a lot of station managers to pick up the show because people thought no one would watch it because I’m openly gay.
  281. There would be nothing to get me to run for president. I don’t even understand how anyone would want that job at all. Although I would be able to play golf which I don’t seem to have time now.
  282. The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.
  283. The truth is – and this is corny – I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time.
  284. The stand up, everything was accidental. I never grew up and was the class clown and had to get the attention. It was – it really is, I have a career despite myself.
  285. The reason I do what I do is because I was influenced by Steve Martin, by Woody Allen, by Bob Newhart, by Carol Burnett, by Lucille Ball.
  286. The only thing I really recommend, if you’re starting out in stand-up is to not try to copy anybody else. You can be influenced by people. I was influenced by Steve Martin and Bob Newhart and Woody Allen, but I never tried to be someone else. I always tried to be myself. And the reason people are successful is they’re unique.
  287. The first time probably people really were aware of me, I unfortunately had the title of Showtime’s Funniest Person in America. And that’s a really tough title to travel around with when you’re not even known.
  288. The first house I bought was a little Spanish bungalow on Clinton Street in West Hollywood, right behind the Improv. I was renting it, and I asked the owners if I could buy it, and they were really nice and let me work out a deal. And I fixed it up and later sold it. That was when I realized that if you make some improvements, you can make money.
  289. Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
  290. So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
  291. Right before I decided to come out, I went on a spiritual retreat called ‘Changing the Inner Dialogue of Your Subconscious Mind.’ I’d never been to anything like it before, and all my friends were taking bets on how long I’d last with no TV, no radio, no phone. But for me that was the beginning of paying attention to all the little things.
  292. Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there.
  293. People love their animals so much so that they put little clothes on them and necklaces and booties and things like that. And if you love your animal, then you should feed them something that’s not dangerous for them. There’s a lot of poisonous stuff that they’re putting in a lot of that food, those by-products.
  294. People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.
  295. People give me such a hard time because I don’t wear dresses. What’s that got to do with anything?
  296. People are constantly asking Portia and me if we are going to have children. We thought about it. We love to be around children after they’ve been fed and bathed. But we ultimately decided that we don’t want children of our own. There is far too much glass in our house.
  297. People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’ Well, no, I was an accountant.
  298. Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.
  299. No matter how popular you are as a stand-up – you can go out and fill a 10,000-seat arena and be smart and funny – it’s delicate to host an awards show and know where your place is and know that it’s not about you, that it’s about the people who are nominated, and respect that, but at the same time have your moment to show them who you are.
  300. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.
  301. My father was a first reader in the Christian Science Church, which is similar to being a preacher. There was no drinking, smoking or cursing.
  302. My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
  303. Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.
  304. Just go up to somebody on the street and say ‘You’re it!’ and then run away.
  305. It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that’s what I know for sure… I think.
  306. It’s not like I grew up playing pranks on people, and I was not that girl in school.
  307. In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.
  308. If you’re going to be honest with yourself, you have to admit that you go into show business wanting people to talk about you and wanting everyone to know who you are. But that also means there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t like you. No matter who you are.
  309. If you want to get rid of stuff, you can always do a good spring-cleaning. Or you can do what I do. Move.
  310. If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
  311. If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world.
  312. I’ve moved about 10 times over the past 15 years. I don’t move for the sole purpose of getting rid of stuff. I’m not crazy. I also move so that I never have to wash any windows.
  313. I’ve gotten to a place where I really am just settled. Really.
  314. I’ve been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it’s pretty equal. I don’t know why that is. It’s been the same thing for a while. It’s hard for female comedians to stand out. That’s weird. That’s a shame.
  315. I’m sure there’s somebody out there who doesn’t like Betty White because she’s short and has white hair.
  316. I’m probably the most honest person you’ll ever meet – to a fault, like, I-will-hurt-your-feelings honest. I’m sure if I lied about anything, it would have been silly, but I haven’t retained that information.
  317. I’m on the patch right now. Where it releases small dosages of approval until I no longer crave it, and then I’m gonna rip it off.
  318. I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
  319. I’m grateful for everything. I’m grateful for my health, and I’m so grateful for the love in my life.
  320. I’m a lesbian, an Aquarian, and a vegetarian.
  321. I’m a fan of people getting together.
  322. I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things.
  323. I’d like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I’ve tried to meditate, but it’s really hard for me to stay still. I’d like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can’t shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.
  324. I would love to have the same rights as everybody else. I would love, I don’t care if it’s called marriage. I don’t care if it’s called, you know, domestic partnership. I don’t care what it’s called.
  325. I would love for the world to be happier.
  326. I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
  327. I was raised that you don’t use something nice until there’s someplace to go.
  328. I was raised in an atmosphere of ‘everything’s fine.’ But as I got older, I was like, ‘Well no, everything’s not fine. There is stuff that’s sad.’ I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes.
  329. I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that’s where us gay people come from… you heterosexuals.
  330. I was coming home from kindergarten – well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It’s good for a kid to know how to make gloves.
  331. I wanted to have money; I wanted to be special; I wanted people to like me; I wanted to be famous.
  332. I used to beat myself up about weight and working out, and no matter what I did I never felt good about myself. I decided to accept myself and know that I am good.
  333. I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut.
  334. I think everybody should have the same anger towards the injustice that’s happening and the hatred that’s happening, and just fight it with love and compassion.
  335. I think anybody who wants to be president has to be a politician, but I would like to find somebody who’s coming from a loving place instead of a political place.
  336. I still have the shirt I wore my first time on Johnny Carson’s show. Only now I use it as a tablecloth at dinner parties. It was very blousy.
  337. I say always follow your passion, no matter what, because even if it’s not the same financial success, it’ll lead you to the money that’ll make you the happiest.
  338. I never buy a house thinking that I’m going to sell it.
  339. I love kids. But that’s such a big commitment. And it seems long-term. It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with. And I just don’t know if I can – it’s too risky. Like, what if I don’t like the kid?
  340. I love clothes, so when I wear clothes, they’re usually somebody’s. You know, I’m not wearing Kmart.
  341. I like being busy and juggling a lot of things at the same time. I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot.
  342. I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
  343. I know that every time I list something that I am, I am potentially alienating a whole group of people. Publicists and managers will encourage you not to say what political party you belong to, what you eat, what you don’t eat, who you sleep with and all that stuff.
  344. I just want to find somebody special, somebody that I click with.
  345. I just like observing people – it’s something I’ve done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That’s a big part of why I became a comedian. My audience is filled with every kind of person you can imagine, and I love that.
  346. I just feel like every kid is growing up too fast and they’re seeing too much. Everything is about sex, and that’s fine for me. I’m not saying I don’t like it. But I don’t think it should be everywhere, where kids are exposed to everything sexual. Because they have to have some innocence; there’s just no innocence left.
  347. I have sadness in me. I have anger in me. I have heartbreak in me.
  348. I have an amazing team; I have amazing producers; I have amazing writers, but at the end of it, it’s me making the decisions on the writing, the tone, the editing.
  349. I have a great career, and I have wonderful fans who really are supportive and loyal – because I’m not hiding anything from them.
  350. I hate having to do small talk. I’d rather talk about deep subjects. I’d rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter.
  351. I had everything I’d hoped for, but I wasn’t being myself. So I decided to be honest about who I was. It was strange: The people who loved me for being funny suddenly didn’t like me for being… me.
  352. I grew up in a very conservative home.
  353. I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I’m a human trying to make it through in this world.
  354. I get bored easily, so I need to do a lot. I’ve started a record label, so I get to nurture new talent and talk about music, which is a passion of mine. I’ve written another book. And I get to come to work and do the TV show, which is always really fun.
  355. I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore – like doing the plank for 10 minutes.
  356. I do like men and I had, you know, a guy in high school that I wanted to marry desperately. He’s the mayor of some small town in Texas. I could be the mayor’s wife right now.
  357. I do have ADD and in real life, I’m all over the place and can hardly focus. If we were talking for, for more than an hour or so, I’d start drifting off… I can’t sit still too long.
  358. I do fantasize about having my own shop one day.
  359. I didn’t see deep emotion from my parents. It was all very polite and very surface. I never knew how anybody was feeling.
  360. I didn’t grow up in a house – we moved a lot, and we always lived in apartments. But we looked a lot; we went to open houses almost every weekend. I think that’s why I always wanted a house.
  361. I collect old portraits. They’re all just interesting pictures of people, and you just kind of wonder who they were and what they were. There’s a guy – I don’t know who he is, but he’s wearing a suit. He’s got his arms folded, and he looks like he sold insurance or something. I’m just wondering why someone painted him.
  362. I became vegan because I saw footage of what really goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms.
  363. I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
  364. I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.
  365. I am a really sensitive person.
  366. Hosting the Oscars is pretty much the scariest thing you can do. To me, this is right up there with bungee jumping!
  367. Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
  368. For some reason, we can’t just enjoy somebody else’s success. Somehow, that’s going to affect us. If they have more, then I have less – and I don’t know why.
  369. Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.
  370. Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule.
  371. Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn’t want to have a child. I knew I didn’t want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I’m around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night.
  372. Designing is my hobby. If I didn’t do what I do for a living – at some point when I don’t do this for a living – I’ll probably just do design work. I love finding really special pieces of furniture.
  373. Comedy can be, especially in a writer’s room, really aggressive, kind of a very male-dominated room, and it would be hard for women. It’s not a nurturing place. It’s not like a lot of women are going to say, I can’t wait to live that lifestyle and be in a writer’s room until 2 or 3 a.m.
  374. But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let’s get our priorities straight. I think we all know what’s really important in life – winning an Oscar.
  375. A lot of money with the wrong career is not going to make you happy. If you have money without happiness, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s all about happiness.
  376. A kid should be told that you can have feelings.
  377. You need to live in a dome initially, but over time you could terraform Mars to look like Earth and eventually walk around outside without anything on… So it’s a fixer-upper of a planet.
  378. You need to be in the position where it is the cost of the fuel that actually matters and not the cost of building the rocket in the first place.
  379. You could warm Mars up, over time, with greenhouse gases.
  380. Yeah, well I think anyone who likes fast cars will love the Tesla. And it has fantastic handling by the way. I mean this car will crush a Porsche on the track, just crush it. So if you like fast cars, you’ll love this car. And then oh, by the way, it happens to be electric and it’s twice the efficiency of a Prius.
  381. With DNA, you have to be able to tell which genes are turned on or off. Current DNA sequencing cannot do that. The next generation of DNA sequencing needs to be able to do this. If somebody invents this, then we can start to very precisely identify cures for diseases.
  382. Winning ‘Motor Trend’ Car of the year is probably the closest thing to winning the Oscar or Emmy of the car industry.
  383. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
  384. When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
  385. When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.
  386. What most people know but don’t realize they know is that the world is almost entirely solar-powered already. If the sun wasn’t there, we’d be a frozen ice ball at three degrees Kelvin, and the sun powers the entire system of precipitation. The whole ecosystem is solar-powered.
  387. What I’m trying to do is, is to make a significant difference in space flight. And help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.
  388. We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
  389. We polled Tesla owners, do you want autopilot disabled or not. Not one person wanted it disabled. That’s pretty telling.
  390. We could definitely make a flying car – but that’s not the hard part. The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that’s super safe and quiet? Because if it’s a howler, you’re going to make people very unhappy.
  391. Trying to read our DNA is like trying to understand software code – with only 90% of the code riddled with errors. It’s very difficult in that case to understand and predict what that software code is going to do.
  392. To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That’s what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world.
  393. There’s nothing – I’ve bought everything I want. I don’t like yachts or anything; you know, I’m not a yacht person, and I’ve got pretty much the nicest plane I’d want to have.
  394. There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
  395. There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.
  396. There have only been about a half dozen genuinely important events in the four-billion-year saga of life on Earth: single-celled life, multicelled life, differentiation into plants and animals, movement of animals from water to land, and the advent of mammals and consciousness.
  397. There are some important differences between me and Tony Stark, like I have five kids, so I spend more time going to Disneyland than parties.
  398. There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.
  399. The value of beauty and inspiration is very much underrated, no question. But I want to be clear: I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.
  400. The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.
  401. The rumours of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.
  402. The revolutionary breakthrough will come with rockets that are fully and rapidly reusable. We will never conquer Mars unless we do that. It’ll be too expensive. The American colonies would never have been pioneered if the ships that crossed the ocean hadn’t been reusable.
  403. The reason we should do a carbon tax is because it’s the right thing to do. It’s economics 101, elementary stuff.
  404. The reality is gas prices should be much more expensive then they are because we’re not incorporating the true damage to the environment and the hidden costs of mining oil and transporting it to the U.S. Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced.
  405. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
  406. The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.
  407. The pace of progress on Mars depends upon the pace of progress of SpaceX.
  408. The odds of me coming into the rocket business, not knowing anything about rockets, not having ever built anything, I mean, I would have to be insane if I thought the odds were in my favor.
  409. The lessons of history would suggest that civilisations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far – the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We’re obviously in a very upward cycle right now, and hopefully that remains the case. But it may not.
  410. The goal of Tesla is to accelerate sustainable energy, so we’re going to take a step back and think about what’s most likely to achieve that goal.
  411. The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions: Either it’s going to become multiplanetary, or it’s going to remain confined to one planet and eventually there’s going to be an extinction event.
  412. The fuel cell is just a fundamentally inferior way of delivering electrical energy to an electric motor than batteries.
  413. The factory is the machine that builds the machine.
  414. The United States is definitely ahead in culture of innovation. If someone wants to accomplish great things, there is no better place than the U.S.
  415. The U.S. automotive industry has been selling cars the same way for over 100 years, and there are many laws in place to govern exactly how that is to be accomplished.
  416. Tesla is here to stay and keep fighting for the electric car revolution.
  417. Tesla is becoming a real car company.
  418. Stationary storage will be as big as the car business long term. The growth rate will probably be several times what it is for the car business.
  419. SpaceX is only 12 years old now. Between now and 2040, the company’s lifespan will have tripled. If we have linear improvement in technology, as opposed to logarithmic, then we should have a significant base on Mars, perhaps with thousands or tens of thousands of people.
  420. SpaceX has the potential of saving the U.S. government $1 billion a year. We are opposed to creating an entrenched monopoly with no realistic means for anyone to compete.
  421. Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
  422. Some companies out there quote a start of production that is substantially in advance of when customers get their cars.
  423. So we originally expected to make about 35 gigawatt hours at the cell level and about 50 gigawatt hours at the module or pack level. Now we are expecting to do about 150 gigawatt hours in the same volumetric space as the original design.
  424. Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world.
  425. Silicon Valley has evolved a critical mass of engineers and venture capitalists and all the support structure – the law firms, the real estate, all that – that are all actually geared toward being accepting of startups.
  426. Selling an electric sports car creates an opportunity to fundamentally change the way America drives.
  427. Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.
  428. Rockets are cool. There’s no getting around that.
  429. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
  430. Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics. It’s really counterintuitive.
  431. People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.
  432. People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
  433. Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.
  434. Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.
  435. Obviously Tesla is about helping solve the consumption of energy in a sustainable manner, but you need the production of energy in a sustainable manner.
  436. Nobody wants to buy a $60,000 electric Civic. But people will pay $90,000 for an electric sports car.
  437. My vision is for a fully reusable rocket transport system between Earth and Mars that is able to re-fuel on Mars – this is very important – so you don’t have to carry the return fuel when you go there.
  438. My opinion is it’s a bridge too far to go to fully autonomous cars.
  439. My background educationally is physics and economics, and I grew up in sort of an engineering environment – my father is an electromechanical engineer. And so there were lots of engineery things around me.
  440. Mars is the only place in the solar system where it’s possible for life to become multi-planetarian.
  441. Life is too short for long-term grudges.
  442. Land on Mars, a round-trip ticket – half a million dollars. It can be done.
  443. It’s obviously tricky to convert cellulose to a useful biofuel. I think actually the most efficient way to use cellulose is to burn it in a co-generation power plant. That will yield the most energy and that is something you can do today.
  444. It’s not as though we can keep burning coal in our power plants. Coal is a finite resource, too. We must find alternatives, and it’s a better idea to find alternatives sooner then wait until we run out of coal, and in the meantime, put God knows how many trillions of tons of CO2 that used to be buried underground into the atmosphere.
  445. It’s important that we attempt to extend life beyond Earth now. It is the first time in the four billion-year history of Earth that it’s been possible, and that window could be open for a long time – hopefully it is – or it could be open for a short time. We should err on the side of caution and do something now.
  446. It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
  447. It would take six months to get to Mars if you go there slowly, with optimal energy cost. Then it would take eighteen months for the planets to realign. Then it would take six months to get back, though I can see getting the travel time down to three months pretty quickly if America has the will.
  448. It is theoretically possible to warp spacetime itself, so you’re not actually moving faster than the speed of light, but it’s actually space that’s moving.
  449. It is definitely true that the fundamental enabling technology for electric cars is lithium-ion as a cell chemistry technology. In the absence of that, I don’t think it’s possible to make an electric car that is competitive with a gasoline car.
  450. In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate.
  451. In the case of Apple, they did originally do production internally, but then along came unbelievably good outsourced manufacturing from companies like Foxconn. We don’t have that in the rocket business. There’s no Foxconn in the rocket business.
  452. In order to have your voice be heard in Washington, you have to make some little contribution.
  453. In order for us to have a future that’s exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we’re a space-bearing civilization.
  454. If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
  455. If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are ok, nurture the sapling, and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth.
  456. If you think back to the beginning of cell phones, laptops or really any new technology, it’s always expensive.
  457. If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.
  458. If you look at our current technology level, something strange has to happen to civilisations, and I mean strange in a bad way. And it could be that there are a whole lot of dead, one-planet civilisations.
  459. If you had to buy a new plane every time you flew somewhere, it would be incredibly expensive.
  460. If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.
  461. If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.
  462. If you don’t have sustainable energy, you have unsustainable energy. The fundamental value of a company like Tesla is the degree to which it accelerates the advent of sustainable energy faster than it would otherwise occur.
  463. If we’re going to have any chance of sending stuff to other star systems, we need to be laser-focused on becoming a multi-planet civilisation.
  464. If we drive down the cost of transportation in space, we can do great things.
  465. If we could do high-speed rail in California just half a notch above what they’ve done on the Shanghai line in China, and if we had a straight path from L.A. to San Francisco, as well as the milk run, at least that would be progress.
  466. If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if you – the probable outcome is failure.
  467. If humanity doesn’t land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed.
  468. If anyone thinks they’d rather be in a different part of history, they’re probably not a very good student of history. Life sucked in the old days. People knew very little, and you were likely to die at a young age of some horrible disease. You’d probably have no teeth by now. It would be particularly awful if you were a woman.
  469. If anyone has a vested interest in space solar power, it would have to be me.
  470. I’ve been to Disneyland, like, 10 times. I’m getting really tired of Disneyland.
  471. I’ve actually not read any books on time management.
  472. I’ve actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don’t mean hybrid, I mean fully electric.
  473. I’m trying to construct a world that maximises the probability that SpaceX continues its mission without me.
  474. I’m reasonably optimistic about the future, especially the future of the United States – for the century, at least.
  475. I’m personally a moderate and a registered independent, so I’m not strongly Democratic or strongly Republican.
  476. I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’
  477. I’m glad to see that BMW is bringing an electric car to market. That’s cool.
  478. I’m anti-tax, but I’m pro-carbon tax.
  479. I’m a Silicon Valley guy. I just think people from Silicon Valley can do anything.
  480. I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just e-mail with a view.
  481. I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.
  482. I would like to fly in space. Absolutely. That would be cool. I used to just do personally risky things, but now I’ve got kids and responsibilities, so I can’t be my own test pilot. That wouldn’t be a good idea. But I definitely want to fly as soon as it’s a sensible thing to do.
  483. I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
  484. I was born in Africa. I came to California because it’s really where new technologies can be brought to fruition, and I don’t see a viable competitor.
  485. I usually describe myself as an engineer; that’s basically what I’ve been doing since I was a kid.
  486. I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side.
  487. I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.
  488. I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.
  489. I think there are more politicians in favor of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don’t believe in climate change – they think oil will last forever.
  490. I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It’s the Silicon Valley way of doing business: You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company.
  491. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
  492. I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved.
  493. I think long term you can see Tesla establishing factories in Europe, in other parts of the U.S. and in Asia.
  494. I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.
  495. I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
  496. I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.
  497. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.
  498. I think a lot of the American people feel more than a little disappointed that the high-water mark for human exploration was 1969. The dream of human space travel has almost died for a lot of people.
  499. I think Tesla will most likely develop its own autopilot system for the car, as I think it should be camera-based, not Lidar-based. However, it is also possible that we do something jointly with Google.
  500. I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.
  501. I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.
  502. I really do encourage other manufacturers to bring electric cars to market. It’s a good thing, and they need to bring it to market and keep iterating and improving and make better and better electric cars, and that’s what going to result in humanity achieving a sustainable transport future. I wish it was growing faster than it is.
  503. I like the word ‘autopilot’ more than I like the word ‘self-driving.’ ‘Self-driving’ sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. ‘Autopilot’ is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.
  504. I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don’t retire before I go senile, then I’ll do more damage than good at that point.
  505. I hate writing about personal stuff. I don’t have a Facebook page. I don’t use my Twitter account. I am familiar with both, but I don’t use them.
  506. I had so many people try to talk me out of starting a rocket company, it was crazy.
  507. I feel very strongly that SpaceX would not have been able to get started, nor would we have made the progress that we have, without the help of NASA.
  508. I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.
  509. I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.
  510. I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
  511. I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.
  512. I do love email. Wherever possible I try to communicate asynchronously. I’m really good at email.
  513. I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.
  514. Here in the West, people often don’t like listening to their leaders, even if they are right.
  515. Great companies are built on great products.
  516. Government isn’t that good at rapid advancement of technology. It tends to be better at funding basic research. To have things take off, you’ve got to have commercial companies do it.
  517. From an evolutionary standpoint, human consciousness has not been around very long. A little light just went on after four and a half billion years. How often does that happen? Maybe it is quite rare.
  518. For all the supporters of Tesla over the years, and it’s been several years now and there have been some very tough times, I’d just like to say thank you very much. I deeply appreciate the support, particularly through the darkest times.
  519. Facebook is quite entrenched and has a network effect. It’s hard to break into a network once it’s formed.
  520. Even if producing CO2 was good for the environment, given that we’re going to run out of hydrocarbons, we need to find some sustainable means of operating.
  521. Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
  522. Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
  523. Biofuels such as ethanol require enormous amounts of cropland and end up displacing either food crops or natural wilderness, neither of which is good.
  524. Automotive franchise laws were put in place decades ago to prevent a manufacturer from unfairly opening stores in direct competition with an existing franchise dealer that had already invested time, money and effort to open and promote their business.
  525. As you heat the planet up, it’s just like boiling a pot.
  526. Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
  527. An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.
  528. America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.
  529. A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that’s also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage.
  530. A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies.
  531. A battery by definition is a collection of cells. So the cell is a little can of chemicals. And the challenge is taking a very high-energy cell, and a large number of them, and combining them safely into a large battery.
  532. A Prius is not a true hybrid, really. The current Prius is, like, 2 percent electric. It’s a gasoline car with slightly better mileage.
  533. When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
  534. When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis.
  535. When I get married, it’ll be no secret.
  536. Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.
  537. Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.
  538. Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
  539. Too much TV hurts movies.
  540. Those people in New York are not gonna change me none.
  541. Those movies sure got me into a rut.
  542. They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure.
  543. There are too many people that depend on me. I’m too obligated. I’m in too far to get out.
  544. The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army.
  545. The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
  546. The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I’m doin’ now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them.
  547. The closest I ever came to getting married was just before I started singing. In fact, my first record saved my neck.
  548. The army teaches boys to think like men.
  549. The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.
  550. That’s why I hate to get started in these jam sessions. I’m always the last one to leave.
  551. Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now.
  552. Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.’
  553. Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
  554. People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody.
  555. My movements, ma’am, are all leg movements. I don’t do nothing with my body.
  556. More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
  557. Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis. They started playing it, and it got real big. Don’t know why-the lyrics had no meaning.
  558. Man, I really like Vegas.
  559. Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old.
  560. Just because I managed to do a little something, I don’t want anyone back home to think I got the big head.
  561. It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.
  562. I’ve tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example.
  563. I’ve never written a song in my life. It’s all a big hoax.
  564. I’ve been getting some bad publicity – but you got to expect that.
  565. I’m trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It’s so easy to get turned.
  566. I’m strictly for Stevenson. I don’t dig the intellectual bit, but I’m telling you, man, he knows the most.
  567. I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
  568. I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
  569. I’m no hillbilly singer.
  570. I’ll stay in Memphis.
  571. I’ll never make it, it will never happen, because they’re never going to hear me ’cause they’re screaming all the time.
  572. I’ll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I’ll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don’t think those things are right for me.
  573. I’d just like to be treated like a regular customer.
  574. I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.
  575. I was an overnight sensation.
  576. I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it’s a natural thing.
  577. I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.
  578. I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were.
  579. I never expected to be anybody important.
  580. I miss my singing career very much.
  581. I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I’m singing now is what makes the money.
  582. I like entertaining people. I really miss it.
  583. I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play.
  584. I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean’s films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
  585. I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story.
  586. I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
  587. I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
  588. I don’t think I’m bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this.
  589. I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
  590. I don’t do any vulgar movements.
  591. I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show.
  592. From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.
  593. Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
  594. Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
  595. After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.
  596. Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
  597. A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts.
  598. Where thou art, that is home.
  599. Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
  600. We were never intimate mother and children while she was our mother – but… when she became our child, the affection came.
  601. Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
  602. Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
  603. To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
  604. To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
  605. To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
  606. They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
  607. They might not need me; but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
  608. There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
  609. The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
  610. The brain is wider than the sky.
  611. That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
  612. Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
  613. Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
  614. Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!
  615. Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.
  616. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
  617. Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
  618. Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
  619. Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
  620. Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.
  621. My friends are my estate.
  622. Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
  623. Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
  624. Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
  625. It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
  626. In such a porcelain life, one likes to be sure that all is well lest one stumble upon one’s hopes in a pile of broken crockery.
  627. If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me then. My barefoot rank is better.
  628. If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
  629. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
  630. If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
  631. I’m nobody, who are you?
  632. I never had a mother. I suppose a mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
  633. I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
  634. I have a brother and sister; my mother does not care for thought, and father, too busy with his briefs to notice what we do. He buys me many books, but begs me not to read them, because he fears they joggle the mind.
  635. I had no portrait, now, but am small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut bur; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass, that the guest leaves.
  636. I dwell in possibility.
  637. I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
  638. I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
  639. I am growing handsome very fast indeed! I expect I shall be the belle of Amherst when I reach my 17th year. I don’t doubt that I shall have perfect crowds of admirers at that age. Then how I shall delight to make them await my bidding, and with what delight shall I witness their suspense while I make my final decision.
  640. How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
  641. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.
  642. He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
  643. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally.
  644. Fortune befriends the bold.
  645. Forever is composed of nows.
  646. Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
  647. Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
  648. Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
  649. Dying is a wild night and a new road.
  650. Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
  651. Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
  652. Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
  653. Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
  654. Beauty is not caused. It is.
  655. After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
  656. A wounded deer leaps the highest.
  657. A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
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  701. You’re not going to say anything about me that I’m not going to say about myself. There’s so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I’m going to say it before they can. It’s the best policy for me.
  702. You know, not to sound corny or nuthin’, but I felt like a fighter comin’ up, man. I felt like, you know, I’m being attacked for this reason or that reason, and I gotta fight my way through this.
  703. You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it’s kind of a lifestyle and it’s easy to get caught up in it – you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone’s doing a certain thing… It’s tough.
  704. Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it’s like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can’t really speak on it, because I wasn’t there. I don’t feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
  705. Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn’t say I lived in a ghetto; I’d say I lived in the ‘hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now.
  706. When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
  707. When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn’t concentrate on my problem.
  708. When ‘Paul’s Boutique’ came out, I was one of the fans that didn’t get it.
  709. Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble!
  710. Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.
  711. Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.
  712. Touring is hard on the body.
  713. To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway.
  714. Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me.
  715. These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.
  716. There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
  717. There was a while when I was feeling like, ‘Damn, if I’d just been born black, I would not have to go through all this’.
  718. The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do’.
  719. The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
  720. The kids are old enough now – I just want to let them be kids. I don’t want to comment on them too much. They’re at an age where I just want to let them be kids.
  721. The emotions in a song – the anger, aggression – have got to be legitimate.
  722. The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
  723. The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can’t really explain – let’s just say it’s all I can really do while I’m doing it.
  724. Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour.
  725. Somewhere deep down there’s a decent man in me, he just can’t be found.
  726. Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
  727. Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion.
  728. Rap was my drug.
  729. Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.
  730. People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.
  731. Now that I understand that I’m an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.
  732. Nothing on ‘Relapse’ and very little on ‘Recovery’ was produced by me.
  733. Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much. But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have?
  734. My thing is this; if I’m sick enough to think it, then I’m sick enough to say it.
  735. My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.
  736. My only scheme was to be a rapper.
  737. My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
  738. My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood.
  739. Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.
  740. It’s kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else’s hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.
  741. It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.
  742. It’d be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren’t kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I’m not a baby sitter.
  743. It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
  744. It feels good to have your work respected again.
  745. It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people.
  746. If you’re the parent, be a parent. You know what I mean? I’m a parent. I have daughters.
  747. If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
  748. If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.
  749. I’ve been running a lot, taking care of myself.
  750. I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.
  751. I’m very much a creature of habit.
  752. I’m stupid, I’m ugly, I’m dumb, I smell. Did I mention I’m stupid?
  753. I’m not really book-smart.
  754. I’d go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
  755. I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.
  756. I was going to McDonald’s and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn’t even faze them. Or I’d sit up at Denny’s or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.
  757. I was a smart kid, but I hated school.
  758. I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I’m going to grow artistically.
  759. I want to keep making records as long as I can, but I don’t know how long you can be taken seriously in rap.
  760. I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.
  761. I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
  762. I stopped watching TV because of ‘The Wire.’ Like, ‘The Wire’ ruined everything for me because I don’t even want to watch anything else now.
  763. I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
  764. I realized, ‘Yo, I can’t do anything in moderation. I don’t know how.’
  765. I need to keep working on myself for a while.
  766. I need drama in my life to keep making music.
  767. I might talk about killing people, but that doesn’t mean I do it.
  768. I love the attention but I don’t like too much of it.
  769. I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I’m not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it.
  770. I felt like I had a really bad case of writer’s block… Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.
  771. I feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything.
  772. I don’t think I’ve ever read poetry, ever. I’m not really book-smart.
  773. I don’t think I’ve ever read poetry, ever.
  774. I don’t think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little.
  775. I don’t know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.
  776. I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad.
  777. I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.
  778. I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice.
  779. I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don’t do things to shock people. I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long I’m going to be on this planet. So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it.
  780. I didn’t just invent saying offensive things.
  781. I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
  782. I come from Detroit where it’s rough and I’m not a smooth talker.
  783. I am who I am and I say what I think. I’m not putting a face on for the record.
  784. I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.
  785. I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
  786. I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.
  787. I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I’m going through or what’s going on in my life at that moment.
  788. I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.
  789. Honestly, I’d love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I’m doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I’m doing.
  790. Honestly, I never really put the mic down.
  791. Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else.
  792. Hip-hop is ever changing but you’ll always have the pack. And you’ll always have those people who are separated from the pack.
  793. Hip hop has always been braggin’ and boasting and ‘I’m better at you than this’ and ‘I’m better at you than that.’
  794. Guns are bad, I tell you.
  795. Five or six songs leaked from the original version of ‘Encore.’ So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.
  796. Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
  797. Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
  798. Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.
  799. Certainly I’m not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I’m a sponge. I’ve always been a sponge.
  800. Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.
  801. Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
  802. As for my stuff, I’m just doing guest verses for other people’s records. I try to stay recording, because if I don’t, I get rusty.
  803. Anything I’ve ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.
  804. Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
  805. A lot of truth is said in jest.
  806. A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I’m learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, ‘I can’t go to Kmart. I can’t take my kids to the haunted house.’
  807. A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I’m joking and when I’m serious.
  808. Yes, I will put it out there – I will work for anyone for free if they’re prepared to make their clothing Fair Trade and organic. It’s really hard to get people interested in it.
  809. With ‘Harry Potter,’ I’ve been all over the world. I probably wouldn’t have gone to New York so young if it weren’t for the films.
  810. When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.
  811. When I haven’t been working I’ve tried to travel a lot.
  812. To be honest, I’ve always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?
  813. The entertainment industry is pretty nuts, and having had that experience outside of it and going to university has really made a big difference. It’s important to me to feel like I have my own life.
  814. The difficulty for me is that I’m interested in so many different things. I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll end up doing four or five different things.
  815. Some days, for some reason, I can’t go anywhere, and I’m like, ‘That was a mistake,’ and other days no one will even notice me.
  816. People don’t really understand, but having people stare, and point, and take pictures, even if it is in a positive framework, is quite isolating; there’s no two ways about it. You feel a little bit, you know, freakish.
  817. Now, honestly, every movie set that I go on, I walk onto set with the confidence that there is nothing that they can throw at me that’s gonna surprise me.
  818. My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.
  819. My grandma said – when I was really young and I’d sing along to the radio – why do you sing in an American accent? I guess it was because a lot of the music I was listening to had American vocalists.
  820. My friends are all really nice about my fame, they’re just curious really, they ask lots of questions.
  821. My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner.
  822. Make-up is actually something I’ve always really loved.
  823. Let’s be honest, I have enough money to never have to work again.
  824. It’s very hard to describe your own style. And I’m young, so I’m still experimenting. But I think it’s quite British and very much about individuality.
  825. It’s quite stressful knowing that every time you walk out the door, someone is going to be giving you a very good look up and down, judging everything you wear.
  826. It’s amazing people get so detached from what they eat and what they wear. No one has any contact with how things are made that are put in their body and put in their mouths and I just find it alarming that no one questions it.
  827. It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going, ‘Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved. I can’t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone’s expectations of me are.’
  828. It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I’m not working on ‘Harry Potter,’ then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.
  829. It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you’re not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are.
  830. In terms of men I fancy, I think the actor James Franco is gorgeous. But I find it odd to be described as a sex symbol myself.
  831. Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.
  832. If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me.
  833. If I went to somewhere busy, I wouldn’t last very long. I can’t go to a museum – I’ll last 10 or 15 minutes in a museum. The problem is that when one person asks for a photograph, then someone sees a flash goes off, then everyone else sort of… it’s sort of like a domino effect.
  834. If I hadn’t done ‘Harry Potter,’ I would have gone and done years of art. I really do love it, and I’d love to write.
  835. If I could wear any label forever it would be Burberry. It covers a huge span of stuff. You can’t go wrong with a classic trench and a pair of jeans.
  836. I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
  837. I’ve never understood having crushes on people who you don’t know in real life.
  838. I’ve got about eight pairs of shoes, and that’s it.
  839. I’ve always been like that; I give 100 percent. I can’t do it any other way.
  840. I’ve always been fascinated by Elizabeth Taylor, and I had read that her first kiss happened on a film set, which actually made me a little sad. You need to have normal experiences of your own.
  841. I’m very romantic and of course I want to be in love.
  842. I’m very crafty! One time I made a television set out of a cardboard box – Everybody thought it was a lark! This was the beginning of a love affair with the arts.
  843. I’m really interested in modern history, but to fulfill a History degree at Brown you have to do modern and pre-modern.
  844. I’m not going to school just for the academics – I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.
  845. I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.
  846. I’m a very heady person; I’m in my head a lot.
  847. I’m a real Londoner. We have very grey weather in London, and I think it encourages a very eclectic and crazy fashion sense. I mix high-street stuff with more high-end fashion, and I love vintage.
  848. I’m a perfectionist, so my bossiness definitely comes out.
  849. I’m a multidimensional person and that’s the freedom of fashion: that you’re able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.
  850. I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation. I think what people connect with in novels is this idea of an overpowering, encompassing love – and it being more important and special than anything and everything else.
  851. I would love to persuade Christopher Bailey to get even just a section of Burberry that’s, like, organic or free trade. I love him, he’s a very good person and an amazing designer, and I have a lot of respect and time for him.
  852. I would love to not date someone in the same industry as me. Otherwise it becomes what it means to everyone else.
  853. I went from being totally unknown and never acting professionally to being in a major movie and being very famous. It all happened so quickly, I didn’t have any time to work things out. It’s been pretty scary at times.
  854. I wasn’t one of those girls who always dreamed of being an actress. I went to a normal school and then these film auditioners turned up when I was nine. Then I just fell into this whirlwind.
  855. I was working on ‘Harry Potter’ while I was growing up, and the attention it brought me made me feel quite isolated.
  856. I was very keen. I was super-eager to please and be good. And I was always kind of bossy.
  857. I want to be normal. I really want anonymity.
  858. I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.
  859. I want to avoid becoming too styled, too ‘done’ and too generic. You see people as they go through their career, and they just become more and more like everyone else. They start out with something individual about them, but it gets lost.
  860. I used to look back at pictures and cringe but actually I’m quite proud that I’ve had fun with fashion and don’t always look perfect. The only regret I have is when I look at something I wore when I was very young and it obviously looks like it belonged to someone else.
  861. I try to avoid wearing black because sometimes it’s the easy option. But I’m young, so it’s nice to be able to play with color and not just wear black all the time. I can save that for when I’m older.
  862. I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn’t even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I’d found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged.
  863. I thought, If people are going to write about what I’m wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.
  864. I think when you take away all, like, the premieres and press stuff and all the special effects, then you just come down to the fact that it’s all about acting, and I think that has been the best bit for me.
  865. I think when I was younger I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to act, so I played around with a few different ideas. I wasn’t sure whether I might want to write or whether I might want to do something in fashion.
  866. I think there’s this idea that lipstick is something quite old or something you’d only wear at night.
  867. I think the actresses who are really successful are the ones who are comfortable in their own skins and still look human.
  868. I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix’s vault on this film. And I’ve taken my wand and I’ve got my cloak.
  869. I still have friends from primary school. And my two best girlfriends are from secondary school. I don’t have to explain anything to them. I don’t have to apologize for anything. They know. There’s no judgment in any way.
  870. I really want to write a novel. I also want to learn to play the mandolin.
  871. I really love animals and enjoy working with them.
  872. I paint and I draw and I write and I do other things too, and recently some people at school were asking if I’d ever publish any of my work. But I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name because there’s a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed.
  873. I mean, I have done scenes with animals, with owls, with bats, with cats, with special effects, with thespians, in the freezing cold, in the pouring rain, boiling hot; I’ve done press with every syndication, every country; I’ve done interviews with people dressed up as cows – there’s honestly nothing that’s gonna intimidate me!
  874. I love painting and have a need to do it.
  875. I love fashion. I think it’s so important, because it’s how you show yourself to the world.
  876. I love Karl Lagerfeld. I worship him. I was brought up in Paris, and my mum used to wear a lot of Chanel. I love the brand.
  877. I like men with quick wit, good conversation and a great sense of humour. I love banter. I want a man to like me for me – I want him to be authentic.
  878. I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.
  879. I like Valentino a lot – they never use actresses in their campaigns.
  880. I just try and surround myself, for the biggest proportion of time that I can, with people who make me feel normal, because constantly feeling abnormal is quite difficult.
  881. I just loved performing. It just made me feel alive. It’s scary, but that’s part of it. I think it’s important to have that extra adrenaline. It gives you that extra zing.
  882. I just feel like if I start opening the door to talking about my university experience, then people just kind of… own everything. There was a lot of stuff a couple of years ago saying that I was bullied at Brown and awful things like that, none of which were true.
  883. I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK.
  884. I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble. They found me and picked me for the part. And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it.
  885. I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.
  886. I have collections of quirky things from places I’ve been to, like a set of Russian dolls.
  887. I have a real thing for Mexican directors. And I love Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
  888. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?
  889. I guess what really forms you as a person is what you do within your family to receive love or attention. In my family, what you had to do to receive attention was to have good conversation at the dinner table or for me to do well at school, and those were really my focuses because that was what was valued the most.
  890. I genuinely haven’t really had a rebellious phase. I think it’s just because of the way I was brought up. I think it’s because I left home when I was ten years old.
  891. I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot, people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me.
  892. I feel like a voodoo doll. It’s grim. It’s gross.
  893. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
  894. I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. I want to avoid becoming too styled and too ‘done’ and too generic. You see people as they go through their career, and they just become more and more like everyone else.
  895. I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.
  896. I don’t think my dad really knew what to do with me, as a daughter. He treated me like a boy; my brother and I were treated the same. He didn’t do kid stuff. There were no kid’s menus; you weren’t allowed to order off the kid’s menu at dinner – we had to try something from the adult menu.
  897. I don’t really buy designer stuff. I have a few nice things, but I don’t really have the occasion to wear couture too often.
  898. I don’t know, I’d love to try some theater. That’s my other thing. I’d love to do some Shakespeare.
  899. I don’t have perfect teeth, I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.
  900. I don’t have makeup on all the time, but when I want, I have fun with my friends choosing clothes and putting nail polish on.
  901. I don’t consider myself to be a celebrity. I don’t fit that mould.
  902. I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way.
  903. I didn’t come from a background of films. I didn’t even really ever watch films. The fact is, my parents weren’t into that stuff, and neither was I.
  904. I dance a lot and I run and do yoga and play field hockey and tennis. I like to be active. I don’t always have time for that stuff, but I do always feel better afterward.
  905. I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll end up doing four or five different things. I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.
  906. I could be 100 years old and in my rocker, but I’ll still be very proud that I was part of the ‘Harry Potter’ films.
  907. I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She’s, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.
  908. I always have several books on the go at any one moment, so it’s no good you asking ‘What’s on the bedside table at the moment, Emma?’ because often I can’t even see the table!
  909. Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don’t know what she’s going on about half the time!
  910. Hermione is so close to who I am as a person that I’ve never really had to research a role. I’m literally rediscovering what it means to be an actress.
  911. Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it.
  912. Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint to me are like a pair of warm-hearted brothers.
  913. But sometimes I’ve felt a little constrained by that idea of who I’m meant to be.
  914. But it’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.
  915. Being an actress, I find myself people-watching and I can be quite shy.
  916. As an actress I take roles I find interesting.
  917. As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.
  918. As I’ve got older, and since I cut all my hair off, I’ve felt a bit more liberated about trying different things out.
  919. And I always keep cards people send me. I have a whole wall covered with them.
  920. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I’ll never please everyone.
  921. Acting never was about the money for me… Maybe in 10 years, I’ll be able to appreciate the fact that I am financially stable and independent and I don’t have to make bad choices. I can be very picky.
  922. You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
  923. You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
  924. Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
  925. Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
  926. When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
  927. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
  928. We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
  929. We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
  930. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
  931. We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
  932. Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
  933. To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.
  934. There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
  935. There is nothing good or evil save in the will.
  936. The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
  937. The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
  938. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
  939. The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
  940. The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
  941. Silence is safer than speech.
  942. Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
  943. People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
  944. Only the educated are free.
  945. One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
  946. Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
  947. Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
  948. No man is free who is not master of himself.
  949. No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
  950. No great thing is created suddenly.
  951. Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
  952. Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
  953. Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
  954. Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
  955. Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
  956. Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
  957. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
  958. It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
  959. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
  960. It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
  961. It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
  962. It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
  963. Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
  964. Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
  965. If you wish to be a writer, write.
  966. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
  967. If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
  968. If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
  969. If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
  970. If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother.
  971. If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.
  972. If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
  973. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
  974. He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
  975. God has entrusted me with myself.
  976. Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
  977. Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
  978. First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
  979. First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
  980. Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.
  981. Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
  982. Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
  983. Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
  984. Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
  985. All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
  986. All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
  987. Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.
  988. Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It’s like stealing a two-year-old.
  989. Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
  990. When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
  991. When humor goes, there goes civilization.
  992. When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.
  993. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
  994. What’s with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
  995. There’s something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she’s only measured water in it.
  996. There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
  997. There is one thing I have never taught my body how to do and that is to figure out at 6 A.M. what it wants to eat at 6 P.M.
  998. There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
  999. There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
  1000. The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.