Dear Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Dear Quotes from famous persons: Freddie Mercury, Jim Ross, P. J. O’Rourke, John Updike, Christopher Hitchens. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Dear Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.

I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.
On a very personal note, my dear friend, the late Steve ‘Dr. Death’ Williams was a four-time amateur wrestling All-American who also lettered and started four years on the football team at Oklahoma. I’ve met no man walking the face of the earth tougher than Doc. R.I.P., my friend.
In Henry Adams, I discovered not only the prototype of the modern thinker but also someone who is more interesting: a viper-toothed, puling, supercilious crank, thwarted in ambition, aging gracelessly, mad at the cosmos, and ashamed of his own jejune ideals. He is nevertheless very dear to me.
There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.
My dear wife has, I would say, probably never opened a religious book, and seems to be one of those people to whom the whole idea is utterly remote and absurd.
I have a dear friend called Kate St John who is a musical genius.
Like anyone who records music or writes a song, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t that be cool if someday I were able to do this for a living?’ But it was such a fluke, and it really all took me by surprise and I just held on for dear life. I really wasn’t prepared. I really went into it naively with no experience.
I have been in love with Emily Dickinson’s poetry since I was 13, and, like an anonymous post on says, ‘Dear Emily – I hope I have understood.’ Emily’s poems are sometimes difficult, often abstract, on occasion flippant, but her mind is inside them.
And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.
Dolley Madison
But, my dear, I knew when I was a baby what I wanted to do, and I’ll tell you, kiddo, if you don’t do what your heart tells you, you’ll never be real.
Shirley Booth
Our privacy, our rights as citizens – these are ideals that we Americans hold very dear.
I have some very dear friends I stalk consistently when I come home.
Kim Rhodes
Dear London, British fashion is a serious business. The British fashion industry is worth £21bn to the U.K. economy and employs 819,000 people across the country. With your help, we would like to see these numbers rise for the good of our industry, our talented designers, and our reputation worldwide.
The republic I fell in love with, the republic I risked my life to defend, the values I hold dear, the integrity that we all share – these do not know prejudice and they do not accept partiality.
I tell people I never got to hear Dylan Thomas read because my husband wouldn’t let me, because he thought it would be a sort of bad influence. People say, ‘And you didn’t go?’ They’re so surprised because the me they know would have gone. And I say I was very much a ‘yes, dear’ wife.
Carolyn Kizer
I want so much for my lover. At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow – sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed – and I kiss his hand, very softly so that it will not waken him.
Dawn Powell
Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away.
Jean Ingelow
In North Korea I literally believed that my Dear Leader was starving. He’s the fattest guy – how can anyone believe that?
Dear, never forget one little point. It’s my business. You just work here.
Elizabeth Arden
My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning.
James Otis
I’m the ‘Dear Abby’ of math problems. But if you understand something, shouldn’t you be able to explain it? Isn’t that the whole point?
I used to be on ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’; that character, Bridget Forrester, is dear to my heart, and of course, the reruns of that you can see.
Ashley Jones
The skeptical community is absolutely near and dear to the ‘Mythbusters’ heart and there’s no small reason that they’ve embraced us. That’s our people. That’s the way we like to think.
You know, Tupac is very near and dear to my heart. He started my career as an actor.
Michael K. Williams
We decided to have the baby at home because we wanted it to be a natural birth, and it turns out that it was 30 hours of natural. Eight hours of pushing – that’s the part that men don’t understand. Women go, ‘Oh, dear, oh, dear God, eight hours of pushing?’ And the men are like, ‘Okay, eight hours of pushing.’
Having been bullied growing up, it’s something that’s really near and dear to my heart. You probably won’t have many friends on Snapchat if you’re being a jerk.
Duff McKagen’s been a dear friend of mind for a long time, and he’s a Seattlelite.
I love filmmaking as a process and acting is one element that is dear to me.
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.
Never mind, dear, we’re all made the same, though some more than others.
Noel Coward
I’ve become a lot more relaxed about my career, but maybe that’s a part of growing up. I realise there are things I hold dear and value, aside from professional achievements.
I still went to church regularly every Sunday; that is we all went there together. I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years; and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it is associated in my memory with my mother.
I just don’t think human beings are designed to have that big of a swing of emotions. I mean, I’m standing in Victory Lane literally seconds after Dale Earnhardt died. Dale Earnhardt was not only my car owner that day, my first victory in 463 tries, but he was my dear friend, too.
Paul Ryan, along with Daniel Webster, is a totally, deeply revered and respected individual in this Congress. And I love both of them. Both of them would have made good speakers. Both of them would make a good pallbearer for a man like me. They’re that dear to me.
John Cleese was my personal favorite because he played my husband for a whole season – and Minnie Driver. We almost had our own, like, show all living in a house together. And Gene Wilder was just so dear.
His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.
Edmund Wilson
Karl Malden! A dear, dear, dear friend. I loved Karl. He was great.
I said to Ruth Rendell, ‘When you’ve written as many books as you have, it’s easier.’ She said, ‘No dear, it gets harder‘.
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
It’s sad when you see most of your friends in the business gone, like Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howard, Eric Morecambe, Roy Castle, Les Dawson. They were very dear to me. You no longer have the chance to bump into them at a celebrity do.
Unfortunately, I am not the typical, old-school, ‘Yes dear, you’re right,’ just to get out of a situation. I am more of the type to work it out until you think I’m right or I think you’re right.
What’s near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation.
Gale Norton
One of my dear friends became Michael Jordan. That gave me a lot of access there. But I had access to everybody from Larry Bird to Magic Johnson to all of the other guys.
Ahmad Rashad
There was a story saying I didn’t like contemporary comedians, but it’s completely untrue – a lot of them are very dear friends of mine.
I lost a dear friend of mine from a rugby injury at 26. We don’t usually deal with mortality at that early age and it’s given me an appreciation of time, of trying to fit everything in.
Inflation is not always the main problem, or indeed a problem at all. Sometimes, though rarely, deflation is a more serious threat, and we need to shelve many of the orthodoxies we have held so dear.
Gavyn Davies
‘Dear Society’ really is my letter to society where I express the anguish I’ve been caused from such an image-based industry and culture we live in.
I went on tour with the Rolling Stones in 1972 for two or three cities. And in 1975, I was the tour photographer for the Rolling Stones. I hung onto my camera for dear life. Because it scared the hell out of me.
The stage is near and dear to me.
Daring to make films of any kind and thus invite the possibility of ridicule was an internal battle of mine for many years as I worked on the screenplay for what would become ‘Dear White People’ beginning at the end of George W. Bush‘s second term.
I loathe hecklers. I haven‘t got a good syllable to say. When you come out of the club circuit and into the concert hall, they should be gone. There’s an element of manners that should tell you that the ticket is dear and it’s a different venue.
I care about Bahrain. Bahrain is very dear to me. I will not allow people to play around with our laws.
My dear friend Randeep Hooda says I am more a unionist than an actor. I reminded him I was a star and not just an actor.
Karaoke is something that’s near and dear and very close to my heart. I was a karaoke host when I was working my way through university. I was a full-time student and karaoke was my night job.
Margot Livesey, my dear friend, reads all the drafts of what I write, and I read hers. We have an intense working relationship. I’ve been really lucky to know her. She’s a great reader and teacher as well as an astonishingly good writer.
The workers have nothing to gain from this war, but they stand to lose everything that is dear to them.
Few things are more important to me than the values that we hold dear in this country, and so I believe that there are few things that could be more important to teach our students in the classroom.
It’s true that I’m taking a break from writing a regular column to do other things but it’s got nothing to do with what dear Simon has or has not written.
Ferdinand Mount
I was happy to play for Athletic Bilbao, another club that is dear to me, and for Manchester United, the biggest club in the United Kingdom, where I felt loved.
It’s so hard saying goodbye… it’s hard saying good bye to all the things that one has held dear for weeks, months, sometimes years.
Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen.
I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more.
Richard Lovelace
Most of my songs have names of people I’ve met or are dear to me. There are people who have privacy issues and about people knowing about their private life. But for me, I like to include few special names and few details about them to make the song very special to me.
I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend, Dudley Moore.
I am left alone in the wide world. My own dear family I have buried: one in Rangoon, and two in Amherst. What remains for me but to hold myself in readiness to follow the dear departed to that blessed world, ‘Where my best friends, my kindred dwell, where God, my Saviour, reigns.’
Mike Nichols asked if I would do The Birdcage. Mike and I are dear friends but he had never offered me a feature role in a movie. My television career opened other doors for me.
I have many dear friends in the film industry, but finally, the roles come to me on merit, not because of personal equations.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Since I carry my father‘s name, I believe it is my responsibility to use that name as he would have to support the causes that were so dear to his heart. Dad strongly supported Huckabee when no one thought that he had any chance to succeed in the presidential race.
You know, my dear, I insured my voice for fifty thousand dollars.
Miriam Hopkins
My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination.
If I can get together once a month with eight people I hold dear, that’s a real win to me.
Shira Goodman
In ‘The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow,’ part of the ‘Dear America’ series, I took my childhood bravery and stubbornness and put that at the core of the Navajo girl, Sarah Nita. It helped me to identify with her survival and to write about her courageous journey and that of her people.
Ann Turner
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
John Gay
Mark Ronson was a dear friend through family and through growing up in New York, being in that scene, and Mark came to a show and really liked it and asked us to join his record label Allido records, or ‘all I do’ records, and that was sort of a development deal.
The Broadway community means the world. That goes for the actors, that goes for the crew, the producers, the writers, and most importantly, that goes for the fans. The Broadway community is one that I will always hold very near and very dear to me.
Remembrance Day is a timely reminder that, in what may be some of Britain‘s darkest hours, it is the bravery of millions of ordinary people from all races, religions, and backgrounds that have kept our country’s flame burning and stood up for the values we hold dear.
You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear – things like hamburgers and hot dogs – were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.
Be true to yourself, pick something that really matters to them and is dear to them.
Christine Leunens
We are not our own. We do not belong to ourselves. But we have been purchased with a dear price. We have cost an immense sum, even the sufferings and death of the Son of God.
Passover is my idea of a perfect holiday. Dear God, when you’re handing out plagues of darkness, locusts, hail, boils, flies, lice, frogs, and cattle murrain, and turning the Nile to blood and smiting the firstborn, give me a pass. And tell me when it’s over.
I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.
That’s metaphysics, my dear fellow. It’s forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won’t take it.
Boris Pasternak
People across the country think I’m jealous of my dear, beloved, sweet, angel sister. But there is no-o-o-o jea-ea-ea- lou-ou-ou-ou-sy-y-y-y. I love her too much.
Living with AIDS is like always having the sword of Damocles over your head. The disease is scarier than death itself. The disease is so messy, so devastating, so pervasive. It robs you of everything you hold dear.
We’re in Brazil here: Great Brazil just like the Great America of our dear Trump.
I definitely have fun commenting on the real world and interpreting through the ‘Dear White People’ lens.
I used to have a little silent prayer: ‘Dear God, let my ability to get work be the same as my celebrity.’ That would be a hard burden: to be a household name and not be able to get work.
Radicalization is very easy when you mock what people hold dear.
‘Broadway Bound‘ is near and dear to my heart, as it was one of my happiest times on Broadway.
Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by.
Dear God, let this be just a bad nightmare.
Roy Horn
One of the greatest things about the theatre is how it can completely change the way you see the world around you. ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ did this for me.
I have dear friends of mine who represent real Republicans. Goldwater Republicans. Strong on defense. Tough on immigration. Fiscal conservatives.
The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master.
Don’t talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.
Maria Callas
I’m a child of the Disney Renaissance, so the new classics are near and dear. I suppose this is a legend more than a fairy tale, but ‘Mulan’ is easily my favorite. Not only is it a fun, action-packed, beautiful movie, but it’s so important for young girls to have.
My father built me a theatre behind the house where I could put on plays. Dear me, I’m making it sound a bit grand, and it wasn’t an amphitheatre or anything like that, just a little place with a roll-up curtain box and I’m sure the plays were childish lopsided things.
When asked what he was fighting for, General Washington, in writing to General Thomas, said the object was ‘neither glory nor extent of territory, but a defense of all that is dear and valuable in life.’ He must have been an umpire. That’s what umpiring is about.
‘Madea’ is a Southern term. It’s short for ‘mother dear.’ So there are a lot of Madeas out there.
Today 23 years ago dear Grandmama died. I wonder what she would have thought of a Labour Government.
King George V
I fell in love with hip-hop a little bit late; I grew up on Another Bad Creation and Kris Kross. But my mom got me a TV in my room, and I remember seeing Biggie‘s ‘Give Me One More Chance,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, this is how a house party looks!’ I really, really fell in love with it when Tupac created ‘Dear Mama.’
I love my gay posse of dear friends who for decades know, love and support me as I am. God bless them!
Do not let us despair of the cause of liberty: it is still dear to the hearts of Frenchmen, and we shall one day have the felicity of seeing it established in our beloved country.
Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.
Dear though the reader might be, I’d be silly to cater to what the reader wanted.
I love coming to Edinburgh and last time I was here, Claire and I found out we were expecting our daughter Eleanor, so it’s a place dear to my heart.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
William Dean Howells
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
I like to feel that what I’m doing portrays this: a family where there is love between mother, father and the kids. It’s a subject that is near and dear to me.
The Libertines is a lifelong trip with very dear friends that, for one reason or another, will never end.
You can run into people, and they can be someone you thought you were never going to hear from again or never gonna talk to again, and they end up becoming dear friends.
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
This life, this purpose, this American spirit that we hold dear – we are not alone. We do it together.
The people that elected Donald Trump are Americans. They are every bit as entitled to weigh in on who should lead as any of us. The fact that they disagree with the values some of us hold dear is the point – America has always been about a battle of ideas that plays out over time.
Once I was in a cafe in Portland and the woman at the next table and I began chatting and in the course of our conversation she strongly recommend I visit this web site called ‘The Rumpus’ so I could read this advice column called ‘Dear Sugar.’ It was so painful not to tell her that in fact I was Sugar, but I didn’t.
Cheryl Strayed
Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
‘Dear White People’ started a conversation about race. It’s such a difficult thing to talk about, especially in America because of our history. I love that you can confront it with humour and with satire.
Alan Alda is a dear friend, nothing like the cynical, bitter Hawkeye.
I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile.
When you want something that is very dear to you, somewhere along the line, you become the child.
Blue Peter‘ scarred me for life. I was kayak-surfing in Cornwall and the waves were so strong it was more like white-water rafting. I had to hang on for dear life. At one point I let go and my hand was crushed on a rock.
What little success I may have won in life I attribute to the loyalty I had for a dear old friend who was my first steel master, whom you perhaps have never heard of: Captain Bill Jones.
The House of Lords has many fine aspects, but at its heart, it is a betrayal of the core democratic principle that those in the enlightened world hold so dear – that those who make the laws of the land should be elected by those who must obey those laws.
New York City is crazy and beautiful and really close to my heart, and I’ve always had dear friends here – family, actually, I would say.
You will never exaggerate when you speak good things of God. It is not possible to do so. Try, dear brethren, and boast in the Lord.
People who write to ‘Dear Abby’ don’t always have the most earthshaking problems in the world.
Jeanne Phillips
I make movies for teenage boys. Oh dear, what a crime.
It is very painful to talk about my dear friend Rishi Kapoor in ‘past tense.’
I enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s a nice way to say you’re thinking about your family, someone special, or dear friends.
The truth is, none of us is OK, not really. The best, most dear, most thoughtful and engaged and open and feminist men in my life have occasionally come out with some statement that’s made me gasp. Then again, so have almost all the women.
There was this lynx at a zoo that was called Tove, and that I totally fell in love with. It was my dear godmother who decided to call me Tove Lo, after that lynx. It stuck.
I feel in some ways I’ve had a difficult life. And it makes me the kind of writer I am, in what I value, what I respect, what I hold dear.
Melissa Bank
There’s a clip where he had someone miming me running around from keyboard to keyboard. Oh dear, I am sure a lot of people didn’t know what he was going on about.
I want to use my platform to highlight and shed light on issues that are dear to me.
Paris is where my family are, but it’s not really home now because I have dear friends in London and dear friends in New York.
I’m lyric conscious. I like to tell stories, give advice. Instead of writing a ‘Dear Abby’ column, I do it on records.
An independent state does not pay too dear a price for its independence in accepting the sufferings of war when it cannot avoid them; a state which has lost its independence may find at least some compensation in the fact that its protector procures for it peace with its neighbours.
Trying to forget or hide your mistakes is a huge error. Rather, hold them near and dear to your heart. Wear them proudly.
I am consistently amazed at Sean Hannity’s inability to host his own show. He’s a dear, dear man – a very nice person… these liberals who aren’t even that smart just come in and absolutely bulldoze him like a child.
Sometimes we need to step back and understand the power of video games. ‘Dear Esther’ does just that. Through visuals, audio, and narration, this title weaves a story around the player as they explore different areas in the game.
Evan Wolfson is a dear friend of mine. Almost more than any other, Evan is responsible for bringing the issue of marriage equality to the forefront of our struggle for civil rights. He is a courageous pioneer who has been relentless in this battle for marriage equality.
Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
I have read a lot about what I am and who I am: ‘mini,’ a copy, simply ‘more of the same.’ Dear delegates, I stand before you as I am and as life made me and I am proud of that.
Nationalism – in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies – consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
I wanted to tell the story of Luong Ung, who’s a dear friend of mine.
As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.’
I had this one dear friend in college who was a chain smoker. His smoking habits led him to major health problems. That’s the time I remember telling him to let go. And after a point, he did listen to me and gave up smoking.
But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter.
You write these songs which are really dear to you about your family or friends, loved ones, and then you get this call, and they say, ‘It’s perfect for two vampires making out in the back of a car.’ It’s some random TV show, and so I say, ‘Oh, yeah, perfect – that’s what I meant it for.’
Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me – a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness.
My dear, I don’t give a damn.
Margaret Mitchell
I’ve always thought that ‘Dear White People’ should live on as a TV show, so I’ll leave it at that.
My integrity is something I hold dear.
Have you ever noticed when people stop laughing, they say, ‘Oh dear?’
‘Pain’ is more indicative of what I like to do. I’m lyric-conscious. I like to tell stories, give advice. Instead of writing a ‘Dear Abby’ column, I do it on records.
Kansas City is dear to me and I am honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I’m sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.
Thomas Campbell
You have doubtless heard, my dear mother, the misfortune of Madame de Chartres, whose child is born dead. But I would rather have even that, terrible as it is, than be as I am without hope of any children.
Party Rock’ is something that is dear to my heart and my goal is to turn this planet into a ‘Party Rock,’ if you will.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings.
As a screen composer or film-music writer, I need something that I can work with in the body of the score. Like ‘Charade,’ ‘Moon River,’ ‘Wine and Roses,’ ‘Dear Heart’ – they were all just themes that grew out of the picture.
Nothing but a miracle of sovereign mercy could have arrested and saved me from eternal perdition. How I could have so long resisted the entreaties, the prayers, and the tears of my dear parents, and the influences of the Holy Spirit, is, to me, a wonder entirely incomprehensible.
No one can sustain rage for long. I am still angry and always will be. My dear son was stolen from me and his family to never return. He was killed for profit and lies. How can I not be angry? Sometimes though, the rage comes back.
Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
I lost a very dear friend who lived with AIDS for about 17 years. Rejecting early treatments that were iffy, he thought he saved himself. I really miss him a lot.
The fight against international terrorism isn’t just a fight against a bunch of misguided extremists; it is a fight to defend the values that we hold dear.
Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.
Peace is something very dear. If you’ve been through wars and operations and battles, you want peace.
I still have some very dear friends from school, and we get together whenever possible.
When I went to college, I discovered the Sega console, and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ became very dear to me.
The two most important words in marriage for me are ‘yes, dear.’
Eric Close
A whole generation is moving away from highly ritualistic practices into a more thinking, spiritual process. By spiritual, I don’t refer to a cult or a guru. In your heart, you continue to feel the presence of people who’ve been dear to you even after they’ve left.
I have always had a good relationship with Real Madrid fans, and I feel dear to them.
People look to ‘Dear White People’ as an encyclopedia of our culture. But it’s also art, and there are characters with different perspectives.
As a man, I’ve been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.
Dear is your heart and close your hand, I relinquish all to love‘s dysmorphic command.
Isabel Yosito
Dear motorist on the information superhighway. I’m sorry I do not have a car.
Eric San
My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
If I am honored to serve as first lady, I will use that wonderful privilege to try to help people in our country who need it the most. One of the many causes dear to my heart is helping children and women.
I was one of the artistic directors of the Steppenwolf Theatre, which me and many dear buddies started all the way back in 1974, and I have a lot of that in my makeup.
Jeff Perry
I’ve been going bald since I was about 17. I’m still hanging on to my hair for dear life, but I do sometimes wonder – should I get a wig?
Even though we didn’t actually record it as the Move I had already written a song called ‘Dear Elaine’, which I subsequently put on the Boulders album. I thought at the time that was probably the best song I’d written.
Roy Wood
‘Dr Who’ is an extraordinary association that I have because I didn’t realise until I was in the show quite how worldwide it is and how popular and how dear it is to so many people‘s hearts.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
With ‘Dear Black Boy,’ I wanted to encourage BIack boys to dream outside of sports and think differently.
In the true sense one’s native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.
We at the NRA embrace and hold dear what makes us uniquely American. Family, responsibility, patriotism, mutual respect, honesty, civic duty.
I have a very dear family and very dear friends. They’re my rock. These are people who knew me from the beginning, you know, as a loser in a 1972 Dodge Dart with the bumper literally duct-taped to the body.
For us she is not the iron lady. She is the kind, dear Mrs. Thatcher.
Alexander Dubcek
The way Everest is guided is very different from the way other mountains are guided, and it flies in the face of values I hold dear: self-reliance, taking responsibility for what you do, making your own decisions, trusting your judgment – the kind of judgment that comes only through paying your dues, through experience.
So many of us have loved ones and people we really care about, and the only time we show affection is when they are gone. I have preached at funerals, and you see loved ones who didn’t even say hello to dear ones when they were alive. Give them hugs, kisses while they are alive and need it.
I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn’t around and he didn’t have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.
We’re a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .
I don’t really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.
This June, I’ll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage.
My public Facebook page is what it is. My Twitter account is sort of what it is, but if I’m totally honest with you, that is not my personal, private self. I have another Facebook page that is devoted to my dear friends and family, and they can keep in touch with me that way.
I love Jen Meyer – she’s a dear friend, and Tabitha Simmons as well.
‘Liv and Maddie’ is very near and dear to my heart. I’m very proud of it.
Police have two rights that even the president does not have, the right to take liberty and to take life. Those are dear to America. And we must ensure that the highest level of scrutiny and standard goes to anyone who is given that right.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
When I lived summers at my grandparentsfarm, haying with my grandfather from 1938 to 1945, my dear grandmother Kate cooked abominably. For noon dinners, we might eat three days of fricasseed chicken from a setting hen that had boiled twelve hours.
I feel more and more, every day of my life, how much my dear mamma has done for my establishment. I was the youngest of all her daughters, and she has treated me as if I were the eldest, so that my whole soul is filled with the most tender gratitude.
I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.
Maria Callas
Knowledge is never too dear.
Francis Walsingham
The only relationships I wish to honour and keep are with my family and my dear loved ones.
My dear citizens, fellow citizens, French people, this 6th of May, have just chosen change by bringing me the presidency of the French republic. I feel the honor, which has been given to me and the task, the important task faced beyond – in front of you to serve my country.
My dear dad always tried to introduce me to children of his friends, but I just never took to them. Those were the people we were shoved with at school dances, usually Eton boys because it was the cleverest boys’ school, and ours was supposed to be the cleverest girls’ school.
My dear sisters, whatever your calling, whatever your circumstances, we need your impressions, your insights, and your inspiration. We need you to speak up and speak out in ward and stake councils.
Yes, I first visited Korphe village, Braldu valley, Baltistan, Pakistan, after failing to summit K2 in 1993, and met Haji Ali, a long time dear mentor and friend. My second visit to Korphe was in 1994.
Greg Mortenson
The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States.
John Ashcroft
I’ve been writing for people long enough to know that it has got to feel comfortable coming out of their mouths, especially when you’re doing something that is first person and is so near and dear to you.
Alan Zweibel
We considered the Dear Leader our god. That’s huge. He’s more than our parents. I thought all of the world respected Kim Il Sung. That’s why we were bowing to their pictures.
My Mickey Mouse ears were given to me by a dear friend. They remind me of how I need to be silly.
DSP is not only a music director for many of my films, but he is also a very dear friend.
It occurred to me that by naming the film itself ‘Dear White People,’ I could tap into the burgeoning meme culture as well as make a meta-commentary about the controversies within the film.
God has taken care of me, and mother dear has taken care of me, too. All my life.
Barbara Lynn
Well, Smoke n’ Mirrors has very much a world music flavor and it doesn’t park itself in one country. It borrows heavily from the Brazilian angle, which is dear to my heart, and I recorded several albums with that flavor.
Lee Ritenour
I was 20, and my reality was that people either went to college full-time, or they were draftable. The dear friends that I went to high school with that didn’t go to college eventually wound up in Vietnam, and I noticed that they came home different. I was in Ohio during the Vietnam War era.
For a profession that holds dear both the ability to vivisect politicians in prose and the expectation that these carved-up subjects will not complain, the media is horribly thin-skinned and vengeance-seeking when on the receiving end of criticism.
I played video games for years. I immersed myself in them. They’re so beautiful. They have these gorgeous imaginary landscapes. And they were just very dear to me.
However near and dear to you may be your wife, children, friends, they are not you; they are outside of you.
Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
Marguerite Gardiner
What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!
When I was in elementary school, I used to write letters to myself. I’d write letters and go ‘Dear Kristen-at-16-years-old, happy birthday. I hope you’re doing something.’
Kristin Kreuk
You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.
Maria Callas
I don’t think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously, otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
That’s what my mother did. And my father was the first person she’d met who treated her kindly. She was terrified of men, and she married a very meek, kind, dear man. And she had the upper hand. She ruled the roost.
I was terrible when I first started skating and was clinging onto the side for dear life, but it’s something I’ll always have now, and the tour is always so much fun.
A lot of people talk about what the 1982 team did on the pitch but that side was so dear to Brazilian fans also because it featured players that supporters would see in flesh and bone on a regular basis, either at games or even on the streets. Now they basically only see the Selecao on the TV.
My whole reputation and creative thought as a novelist is really wrapped around Harry Bosch, so he’s near and dear.
I get an abundance of e-mail every day, some say ‘dear Richard, can you call my husband, he weighs 400 pounds…’ or ‘my 14-year-old is 200 pounds…’ or ‘I just got divorced, no one wants me, I am 500 pounds.’ So I pick up the phone and I call people.
Years ago I went into my laboratory and said, ‘Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?’ The Great Creator answered, ‘You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size, little man.’
I mean, dear old ‘Bergerac’, or dear young ‘Bergerac’ as he was then, he had a gammy leg, he was going through a nasty divorce with his wife, he was a recovering alcoholic, it’s a wonder he can get up in the morning let alone solve any crimes. And he also had to drive that ridiculous car.
Ramesh Vinayakam is a maestro music composer and a dear friend, too.
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.
I’ve had the honor and privilege of knowing Jeff for over 25 years. He’s been a dear friend and a mentor, and there is no finer person in public service than Jeff Sessions. He’s conducted himself with the greatest integrity of any public official I’ve ever met.
We, after a certain age, after college, are so consumed about what we want to achieve in life, and we fiercely are ambitious and we go after that, but sometimes we tend to take all our loved and dear ones for granted.
Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
George Mason
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
Bram Stoker
My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.
Dear friends of Haiti, we are indeed on the right track. Slowly but surely we are rising from the ashes.
Laurent Lamothe
The first LP, ‘Inner Mounting Flame,’ is, of course, one of my favorites, and also ‘Visions of the Emerald Beyond.’ But the others are also very dear to me.