Simply Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Simply Quotes from famous persons: A. S. Byatt, Matthew Arnold, Gyles Brandreth, Doug McMillon, Tim Ferriss. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Simply Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle – telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.
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The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion.
Matthew Arnold
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And the purpose of small talk is not to be controversial, clever or even interesting. It’s simply to fill the silent void with a small gesture of common humanity. It’s a spoken smile, a verbal handshake.
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We simply won’t be here if we don’t take care of the very things that allow us to exist: our associates, customers, suppliers and the planet. That’s not up for debate.
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A ‘social media fast’ is a fast, I suppose like any other. In this case, you’re simply giving up whether it be a device or a particular type of social media site. And I do this at least once weekly.
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Religion is simply one of a multitude of factorseconomic political, cultural, social, tribal, racial – which shape and drive human action and reaction and often is the least important of those factors.
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Sometimes I play as simply as possible, in one or two touches. But I also make bad decisions, I make mistakes, and I try too-complicated things.
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This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed.
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Some plants become weeds simply by virtue of their success rather than any other factor. You merely want less of them.
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If you actually believe in free speech and not simply the free distribution of other people’s intellectual property, you should let journalists, law firms, and investors exercise their rights to it alongside your own.
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Some of the cases which have come to light of employers being disciplined or sacked for simply trying to talk about their faith in the workplace I find quite extraordinary. The sanitisation will lead to people of faith excluding themselves from the public space and being excluded.
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Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
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We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.
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As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression.
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We’re not all equal, it’s simply not true. That isn’t science.
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Bringing a child into the world makes sense only if this child is wanted consciously and freely by its two parents. If it is not, then it is simply animal and criminal behavior.
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On June 3, 2015, in keeping with a long tradition, I visited my home club in the Pepper Pike suburb of Cleveland, known simply as The Country Club. It’s an old William Flynn design and perhaps the most underrated course in America. It’s elegant, challenging and filled with old-world charm.
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Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.
James A. Garfield
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The improvisational nature of jazz musicianship is such that a truly competent performer must be prepared to function as an on-the-spot composer who is expected to contribute to the orchestration in progress, not simply to execute the score as it is written and rehearsed.
Albert Murray
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Beauty is not all there is of poetry. It must contain the truth. It is not simply an oak, rude and grand, neither is it simply a vine. It is both. Around the oak of truth runs the vine of beauty.
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People who achieve the highest levels of success – whether in business or in raising families or simply in discovering fulfillment and satisfaction and purpose in life – are those who place their focus on other people rather than themselves.
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The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave – caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition – cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
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There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
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Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
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I am simply not such a slave to my vanity, and I don’t want to be, because as you get older you really have to start accepting the inevitable.
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A woman simply is, but a man must become.
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Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
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We don’t sign an artist to fill a void, ever. I’ll never find a Taylor Swift. You can’t find a new Madonna, you cannot find a Prince, a Bob Marley, a John Lennon. You won’t find another Kanye West. We simply deal with people as they walk in, and we say we either love them or we don’t.
L.A. Reid
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It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
A. E. Waite
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Values-based business behavior is no longer simply an interesting option – it’s crucial to your survival. Once you understand your mission and values, you have a strong basis for evaluating your practices and aligning them accordingly.
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Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity.
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This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true. I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’ I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.
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Getting all of the nutrients you need simply cannot be done without supplements.
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I have always enjoyed vampire stuff without ever having been a full vampire geek. I suppose I love the idea of blood thirst because it can say so much about us, not simply about addiction but about all those desires that can tear a family apart.
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People think the free market is a philosophy, they think that it is a creed. It is none of those things. Free market is a bathroom scale, it is a measuring tape, it’s simply a measurement.
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Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
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I came through folk music simply because it was easy to get into it.
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After all, what is your host‘s purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they’d have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.
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When I harnessed its seemingly uncontrollable might, I realized bipolar disorder‘s powers could be used for good. My diagnosis didn’t have to be an affliction. It could simply be the gift of extraordinary emotions.
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I want to be a good leader, not a good lady leader. I don’t want to be known simply as the woman who gave birth.
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Emancipation – what is meant by it? Simply that the slaves shall cease to be held as property and shall henceforth be held and treated as human beings. Simply, that we should take our feet from off their necks.
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Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
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Now the problem with standardized tests is that it’s based on the mistake that we can simply scale up the education of children like you would scale up making carburetors. And we can’t, because human beings are very different from motorcars, and they have feelings about what they do and motivations in doing it, or not.
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If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity.
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Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.
Frederick W. Smith
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I do not regard it as wrong to take my life, because I simply change my place of residence and go where my wife and baby are.
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Mirroring is simply repeating what someone just said. It creates more reception from the other side, it focuses attention, and it gives them an opportunity to dial in more with you and you to dial in more with them. It causes an almost completely unconscious response for the person to want to go on.
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Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
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People never think of themselves as choosing to be politically correct. They simply think in the way that they do.
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When you come to Jamaica, there’s a handful of things you simply have to try that’s right on the top of the list, and I think jerk chicken definitely has to be number one.
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You do get to a certain point in life where you have to realistically, I think, understand that the days are getting shorter, and you can’t put things off thinking you’ll get to them someday. If you really want to do them, you better do them. There are simply too many people getting sick, and sooner or later you will.
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I do think that fashion may end up being the ‘killer app‘ for wearable augmented reality systems. This is in part because it’s not simply task-oriented – like finding a restaurant or where your friend is currently lounging about – but experience-oriented. It becomes part of your life.
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What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
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My symphonies would have reached Opus 100 if I had but written them down… Sometimes I am so full of music, and so overflowing with melody, that I find it simply impossible to write down anything.
Robert Schumann
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The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes.
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Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on ‘being more’ rather than simply having more.
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We can begin to become more diligent and concerned at home by telling the people we love that we love them. Such expressions do not need to be flowery or lengthy. We simply should sincerely and frequently express love.
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You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they’re simply unbearable.
Marguerite Duras
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I would not have been interested in doing just a revenge film simply because I have seen so many revenge films right from Clint Eastwood films to Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Sholay’ and ‘Ghayal’ and various variants of them.
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Venice is unlike any other city simply because you travel primarily by boat. Time warps, and I love the feeling of it slowing down.
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I love fashion, and I simply enjoy good design in clothes and regard that as one of my hobbies.
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China‘s government has far more control over the country’s economy than our government has over ours, and it is moving from export dependence to a model of growth driven by domestic demand. Any restriction on exports to the U.S. would simply accelerate a process already underway.
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Life is an affirmation, not a defamation. Life means living. Life means taking that one tiny or giant leap beyond what you know you can do, or simply beyond what you know. It is in these moments that we live.
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The mistake British comedians often make is trying to beat the Americans at their own game – getting visiting American singers on their shows, talking about ‘sidewalkinstead of ‘pavement,’ sitting on high stools in a white dinner jacket doing ballads. That way, you simply end up with a mid-Atlantic mishmash.
Benny Hill
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Quite simply, if you’re feeling anxious, angry, a sense of shame, whatever it is, breathe in and agree to touch or feel it. Breathing out, offer space and care to whatever’s there. If there’s blocking to touching it, emphasize the in-breath and stay embodied.
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We all agree on the core values of a free and open Internet. We simply may disagree on the appropriate regulatory framework for securing those values. And I would much rather have an open and honest debate about the appropriate regulatory framework as opposed to throwing misinformation out there to achieve political ends.
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Most poets are young simply because they have not been caught up. Show me an old poet, and I’ll show you, more often than not, either a madman or a master… it’s when you begin to lie to yourself in a poem in order simply to make a poem that you fail. That is why I do not rework poems.
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I have an internal protectiveness where it’s like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I’m like, It could happen and I’m okay, I’m prepared.
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To put it simply and a bit crudely: Our economy is demanding more well-educated workers than our schools are providing. To attract this scarce resource, communities have to offer more than just jobs.
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Beware of the gap: the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Simply thinking of the gap widens it, and you end up falling through.
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My object in life is not simply to make money for myself or to spend it on myself in dressing or running around in an automobile, but I love to use a part of what I make in trying to help others.
Madam C. J. Walker
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I simply haven‘t the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.
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In this age of growing interconnectedness, we understand that turning our backs on the world is simply not an option.
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Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
Andre Breton
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I’m quite interested in my own mental processes, simply because I’m a failed scientist, and because I’m interested in how the brain and the mind works, and I like to avoid easy descriptions.
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I simply don’t know how to act as if I am drunk.
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It’s a shame to call somebody a ‘diva‘ simply because they work harder than everybody else.
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Sticking to good habits can be hard work, and mistakes are part of the process. Don’t declare failure simply because you messed up or because you’re having trouble reaching your goals. Instead, use your mistakes as opportunities to grow stronger and become better.
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Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left.
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If I have any justification for having lived it’s simply, I’m nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There’s some value in that.
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Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.
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Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn
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Better to say something simply instead of giving people a bunch of vague metaphors to mull over.
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Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
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I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.
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As I get older, the idea of wasting time is becoming more and more abhorrent to me and I can’t stand the idea of simply lying in bed.
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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
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Great touch is often written off simply as ‘talent,’ which is crucial, because a good swing can take a golfer only so far. I’ve seen thousands of fantastic swings in my day, but that doesn’t guarantee anything.
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There are huge pluses in Scottish archaeology that you simply don’t get elsewhere. Partly that’s to do with the tragedy of the clearances, and that so much of the landscape has been owned by so few people that didn’t want it messed around with.
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If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.
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Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don’t apply to you.
Dick Francis
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Here, on the river’s verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
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I simply can’t believe nice communities release effluents.
William Hamilton
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I don’t think I’m curvaceous. It’s simply that most other actresses are really, stupidly tiny.
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I never aspired to be Speaker simply so I could say, ‘I am the Speaker of the House of Commons,’ and tell my children that.
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Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Earl Wilson
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I’m not a masochist. I’m simply into trying to enjoy what I do, because otherwise there’s no point.
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‘Cars’ is simply near and dear to my heart.
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Cinema has become my life. I don’t mean a parallel world, I mean my life itself. I sometimes have the impression that the daily reality is simply there to provide material for my next film.
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You can get along very well in this world by simply coming up with a quantity of reasonably valid statements.
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If you accept my thesis that the universe and this earth are the most outrageous miracles by an infinite margin, then you will understand that simply for us to exist requires a miracle.
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To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.
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I turn to someone, I’m not sure, to God I think, but I never ask for anything. I would never pray to win a title; it makes no sense. I’ve never understood those who pray before a match. I simply give thanks for what I have received.
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I think my music covers a broader sound than just ‘Tropical House’… My goal is to simply be a great producer in my own right without being pigeonholed.
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Pluralism is no longer simply an asset or a prerequisite for progress and development; it is vital to our existence.
Aga Khan IV
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There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
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For good or for ill, Britain is in some respects moving away from a prime-ministerial system towards a presidential one. This is emphatically not, as is sometimes argued, simply a function of Tony Blair‘s personal ambition. The shift towards a more presidential style was already visible under Margaret Thatcher.
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We were advised that nobody could stop us from pursuing our craft simply because we had honed, or even developed that craft while working at a company.
David Crane
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Symbolism is alright in ‘fiction,’ but I tell true life stories simply about what happened to people I knew.
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When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, ‘Ours.’
Vine Deloria, Jr.
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We have to improve our ability to deliver tangible results, namely sales, not simply awareness or change of attitude among opinion formers.
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Transforming a brand into a socially responsible leader doesn’t happen overnight by simply writing new marketing and advertising strategies. It takes effort to identify a vision that your customers will find credible and aligned with their values.
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To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.
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When I was 12, I forgot the keys to my parent’s apartment. So I simply climbed up seven floors to get in.
Alain Robert
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What happens in the heart simply happens.
Ted Hughes
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Erdogan’s persecution of his people is not simply a domestic matter. The ongoing pursuit of civil society, journalists, academics and Kurds in Turkey is threatening the long-term stability of the country.
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Gay life in 1970 was very bleak, compartmentalized. You didn’t take it to work. You had to really lead a double life. There were bars, but you sort of snuck in and snuck out. Activism and gay pride simply didn’t exist. I don’t even think the word ‘gay’ was in existence.
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When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.
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My own people, the South Vietnamese, had been bombing trade routes used by the Viet Cong rebels. I had not been targeted, of course. I had simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
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There’s no question in my mind of the value in technology in fueling young minds. Like any other tool, if you simply throw it in the classroom and don’t consider how best to take advantage of that tool, and you try the old ways with a new piece of technology on the desk, it’s no panacea.
Craig Federighi
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Many of my favorite films, if someone were to tell me simply what they’re about, I probably wouldn’t be that interested. Plot often has so little to do with what’s at the heart of a film.
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Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.
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The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time.
Alvin Ailey
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The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.
Brennan Manning
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I simply want people in the city to know where their food comes from.
Li Ziqi
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Until someone is prepared to lay out the systemic problem, we will simply go through cycles of finding corruption, finding a scapegoat, eliminating the scapegoat, and relaxing until we find the next scandal.
128
When people think of chronic fatigue syndrome, they imagine someone simply sleeping a lot or who’s always tired. The stigma from that name, and the name itself, desperately needs to change. In reality, sleeping doesn’t mean rest at all, and it’s never enough.
129
Simply put, we have to take charge and take responsibility and support what’s in the marketplace. Because, quiet as it’s kept, the powers that be are cognizant of what our spending dollar means. And it is kept a little quiet, and we have to become aware of what we mean in the marketplace and take advantage of it.
Richard Roundtree
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The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
Aleister Crowley
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Prosperity or egalitarianism – you have to choose. I favor freedom – you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
132
Aggression is simply another name for government.
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I was once a graduate student in Victorian literature, and I believe as the Victorian novelists did, that a novel isn’t simply a vehicle for private expression, but that it also exists for social examination. I firmly believe this.
134
He who cannot eat horsemeat need not do so. Let him eat pork. But he who cannot eat pork, let him eat horsemeat. It’s simply a question of taste.
Nikita Khrushchev
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Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
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Hitler was such an anomalous character – he was so over-the-top chaotic in his approach to statesmanship, his manner and in the violence which overwhelmed the country initially. I think diplomats around the world… felt like something like that simply would not be tolerated by the people of Germany.
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Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That’s why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It’s the number one qualification.
138
Simply because you do not have evidence that something exists does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn’t exist.
139
To put it simply, people who are strangers to me will come up and say, ‘Are you that guy from that show?’ I’ll be like, ‘Yeah,’ and they’ll say, ‘Oh, nice job.’ And really, for the most part, it’s people showing appreciation for the work you’ve done.
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Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe.
141
People simply don’t make eye contact anymore.
Eric Kripke
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My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.
143
Simply put, broadband voice is an interstate matter that must be dealt with through clear national standards.
144
People have been told so often that resurrection is just a metaphor, and means Jesus died and was glorified – in other words, he went to Heaven, whatever that means. And they’ve never realized that the word ‘resurrection’ simply didn’t mean that.
145
To put it simply, it doesn’t matter how many other messaging apps are out there if all of them suck.
146
To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.
Bess Myerson
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Sometimes, when I hear people without experience of addiction blame addicts for their behaviour, I feel like saying to them: ‘You simply don’t understand – how can a child be held responsible for doing such a dreadful thing to himself?’ But then again, at other times I have to acknowledge: it was done wilfully.
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Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.
149
If women’s rights are a problem for some modern Muslim men, it is neither because of the Quran nor the Prophet, nor the Islamic tradition, but simply because those rights conflict with the interests of a male elite.
150
The Queen is frequently on her own, walking the dogs, riding her horses, playing patience, completing a jigsaw, sorting her photograph albums, watching television, phoning friends, doing the Telegraph crossword. Is she neglected? Is she suffering? Or does she simply understand her man?
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Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Robert Anthony
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Everyone has their own insecurities, regardless of how you look or how people perceive you, but sometimes people give their insecurities too much power. Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion. For me, real beauty has very little to do with the structure of someone’s face or body.
Devon Aoki
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There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
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Highly functioning self-actualized people simply never imagine what it is that they don’t wish to have as their reality.
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It really is true that an orator is simply a good man who speaks well.
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Changing people’s preconceptions is something you have to do in order to search for truth. Of course normally, that’s not done because it also challenges social stability, and stories, as a result, are often told much more simply.
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You simply can’t judge a team’s football from the country it comes from.
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Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle.
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The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.
160
I actually don’t invest in anything that is social, mobile, deals or ad networks simply because those are areas where there are so many players and so many other smart people in the space, I feel like I don’t have a competitive advantage. So I tend to go after things that are e-commerce, like healthcare.
161
I think we need to just be very clear about what we’re trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we’re not trying to create the perfect democracy. We’re never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security.
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Reality simply consists of different points of view.
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When I got started in my own engineering course, my interest in physics and maths was very high. After all, engineering is all about applied maths and physics. If I were to learn anything further in physics or mathematics, it simply was not there.
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I grew up with plenty of smart people. They would beat me at chess; they could solve brain teasers before I could, but then they would struggle in algebra. These were incredibly smart people who simply did not have the foundation in math that I had.
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In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
Althea Gibson
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Man is not on this earth merely to be happy, or even to be simply honest. He is there to realize great things for humanity, to attain nobility and to surmount the vulgarity of almost everybody.
Ernest Renan
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I am not trendy. I am not ‘in fashion.’ I am simply a positive human being who has a positive outlook on life.
Thierry Mugler
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I now have a home recording studio, which I can operate entirely on my own, as well as a portable version of the same which allows me to record anywhere I like and simply swap out the hard drives for use in the home studio.
Clint Black
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A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
Lana Turner
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From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don’t think it’s sentimentality or nostalgia, it’s often that they are simply the best stories.
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It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is intimately bound up with a specific material simply because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
Adolf Loos
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Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with, simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
Roger Mudd
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Romanticizing the act of writing or any other art is not very helpful to the artist or the art. It’s much better if one simply does.
Anne Roiphe
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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
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The claims I’m making for art are simply the claims that we naturally make around music or around poetry. We’re much more relaxed around those art forms. We’re willing to ask, ‘How could this find a place in my heart?’
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What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
177
Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky. They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives.
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School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of ‘going over the top’ on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man’s-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
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There’s no pleasing the British, or winning their favor. They simply hate politicians. All politicians. Hatred goes with politicians like mint sauce with lamb. It’s as old as Parliaments.
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Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
182
For me, ‘revolution’ simply means radical change.
183
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
184
Laziness works. And the simple way to incorporate its health benefits into your life is simply to take a nap.
185
There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
Dorothy L. Sayers
186
For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality consists. In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.
187
Life is simply the reification of the process of living.
Ernst Mayr
188
Our Supreme Court has been very clear that the government can’t just simply say something and make it so.
189
During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities.
190
One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
191
There’s been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that’s simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we’ve won when I score 10.
192
We’re simply trying to say that Congress has a constitutional role to approve any deal, to make sure that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon. Not today, not tomorrow, not ten years from now.
193
If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
Enoch Powell
194
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’
James Naismith
195
I can’t think of a subject that is taboo for me, unless it’s one I simply don’t know anything about.
196
In the future, we will probably see cyber operations that change or manipulate electronic information to compromise its integrity instead of simply deleting the access to it.
197
Once parents see that Roblox isn’t simply a video game, but a platform for creativity, building, coding, collaboration, and more, they become some of our biggest advocates.
198
At the age of five, of six, at the age of seven, I used to begin weeping sometimes without warning, simply for the sake of weeping, my eyes open wide to the sun, to the flowers… I wanted to feel an immense grief inside me, and it came.
Violette Leduc
199
I’m obviously fighting for my community simply because I’m trans, and I have to do that, and I do it because that’s my existence. I wake up in the morning, and that is my activism.
200
I believe that there are definitely creatures out there in this world that we haven’t classified yet, and whether or not they can transcend dimensions is yet to be seen, but I… well, to put it simply, I want to believe in that kind of stuff.
201
I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life. I really don’t know exactly why I didn’t.
Edward Carpenter
202
To reconstruct stories and scenes, nonfiction writers must conduct vigorous and responsible research. In fact, narrative requires more research than traditional reportage, for writers cannot simply tell what they learn and know; rather, they must show it.
Lee Gutkind
203
Human beings are social creatures. We are social not just in the trivial sense that we like company, and not just in the obvious sense that we each depend on others. We are social in a more elemental way: simply to exist as a normal human being requires interaction with other people.
204
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
205
My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.
206
He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I’ll show you a loser, show me a hero and I’ll show you a corpse.
Mario Puzo
207
Professors simply can’t discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture.
Hal Boyle
208
Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system.
Lars Ulrich
209
Scent is very important to me but it is the case that my colleagues think it is hilarious that I simply cannot smell, ever, the smell of cannabis.
210
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.
211
I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital, providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing.
212
There is no fundamental social change by being simply of individual and interpersonal actions. You have to have organizations and institutions that make a fundamental difference.
213
We cannot go on as we are with 2.6 million people on incapacity benefit, 500,000 of them are under 35. Are we really saying there are half a million people in this country under 35 who are simply too ill to work? I don’t think that’s right.
214
I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist. I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist.
215
Human beings never think for themselves; they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.
216
The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement. If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you’re simply using a pen to record what you have thought out.
217
Being reminded of your past doesn’t mean that you have to live with constant grief. It simply means that you have been given the opportunity to transform your past into something positive.
218
The reason to be an atheist is not that it makes us feel better or gives us a more rewarding life. The reason to be an atheist is simply that there is no God and we would prefer to live in full recognition of that, accepting the consequences, even if it makes us less happy.
219
Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
Aristophanes
220
It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.
221
I read something recently about authorities using facial recognition in cities to track people simply walking around. That’s kind of unsettling.
222
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
223
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
224
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
225
The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
226
The idea that myth is the opposite of knowledge, or the opposite of truth, is simply to disallow it. It is like saying poetry is the opposite of truth.
227
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
228
One would expect that private property taken by eminent domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads. Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for government to manipulate the definition of public use simply to generate greater tax revenue.
229
Some people take the view that the universe is simply there, and it runs along – it’s a bit as though it just sort of computes, and we happen by accident to find ourselves in this thing. I don’t think that’s a very fruitful or helpful way of looking at the universe.
230
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
231
Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
232
Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.
233
I say that I’ve never been late with a manuscript, but I don’t mean to be arrogant; it’s that I simply want to get it done as soon as possible so I can be set free.
234
A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
235
But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I’ve been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.
236
Live simply so that others may simply live.
237
That’s the beauty of short films; their strength lies in delivering a message creatively and simply.
238
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true.
239
Simply put, I’m glad that manga as an expressive form is expanding.
Natsuki Takaya
240
Urbanization is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities. More importantly, it’s about a complete change from rural to urban style in terms of industry structure, employment, living environment and social security.
241
Character is simply habit long continued.
242
For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country.
243
We observe that in the scriptures, fasting almost always is linked with prayer. Without prayer, fasting is not complete fasting; it’s simply going hungry.
244
Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
245
Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.
Gilbert Murray
246
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.
247
Fantasy is an area where it is possible to talk about right and wrong, good and evil, with a straight face. In mainstream fiction and even in a good deal of mystery, these things are presented as simply two sides of the same coin. Never really more than a matter of where you happen to be standing.
Robert Jordan
248
This is what I have learned: Any white person living in the United States will develop opinions about race simply by swimming in the water of our culture. But mainstream sources – schools, textbooks, media – don’t provide us with the multiple perspectives we need.
249
We in Scotland need fiscal responsibility. Quite simply, we need to be responsible for what we raise in tax and what we spend in tax.
Tom Hunter
250
I think we are here to challenge ourselves and make ourselves better people and not just sit around in the world simply floating through life. You should be trying to do something great and making yourself better. You should be trying to evolve. That’s what I’m trying to do, and that is very important to me.
251
To be a champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
252
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
253
The ‘Rule of Three’ is simply getting the other guy to agree to the same thing three times in the same conversation, it’s really hard to repeatedly lie or fake conviction.
254
To me, wearing glasses is no pleasure, but once I conceded that I simply couldn’t properly judge distance without them, I began to experiment. I tried glasses and found them uncomfortable. I switched to contact lenses, and they also bothered me.
255
Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept.
John H. Johnson
256
Films can’t change the society; they can simply open the space for the discussion which can lead to social change and can start new forms of social activism.
257
I wanted to be a novelist from a very early age – 11 or 12 – but I don’t think I ever thought I would write historical fiction. I never thought I might write academic history because I simply wasn’t good enough!
Pat Barker
258
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘equal pay for equal work.’ Many of those who habitually repeat this mantra may not realize that it is simply a variation of the discredited labor theory of value (LTV), which is generally associated with Marxian economics.
259
My wife never went to many Liverpool games but if she was out on a Saturday, she would always ask someone for the score. If we had won, she’d simply be relieved that I would be coming home in a good mood.
260
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
261
You need to lift weights and do more resistance training. Get more sleep. I’m the first one who’s guilty of not doing that, but I work on it, and I’m aware of it. And drink more water. Drink Propel. You have to hydrate. You simply can’t perform at the level you could perform at if you’re dehydrated. Period.
262
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
263
Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
Benjamin Whorf
264
Wild at Heart’ simply came out of my journey as a man and then my work with men.
265
All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors.
266
I grew up with a lot of guys, some of them are dead, some of them are this and some of them that, and some of them very, very powerful, bright young men, who became this instead of that simply because of a lack of guidance – that’s all.
267
I’m often accused of being ahead of my time, but it’s simply not true. The truth is that everybody else is behind.
268
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
269
Our Constitution does not profess to have been established simply by the majority, but by ‘the people’ – the minority as much as the majority.
270
Forecasting is simply not a strength of the species; we are much better with tools and narrative storytelling.
271
When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man’s name live for thousands of years.
272
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee
273
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.
274
I simply can’t do one-word message replies: Yes. Ok. No. Sure. Cool. None of these are options for me. I must write something extra. Something personal. I put kisses and emoticons. Emoticons, by the way, are my very best friends. They have removed all the pressure of thinking up something personal to say.
275
If the crisis lasts moments, rapid action is critical. But if it’s simply the beginning of a broader issue, especially one where the root cause isn’t known yet, the worst thing a leader can do is act immediately.
276
People have been turned away from hospitals simply because they have no insurance. People have been put out of hospitals because they have reached the lifetime caps.
277
Richard Nixon had a kind of Walter Mitty fantasy life. He was a man with a grandiose thoughts: dreams of not simply being president but maybe becoming one of the truly great presidents of American history.
278
When air is hot, the molecules move fast and they have high kinetic energy. The colder the molecules are, the smaller their velocities are and, subsequently, their energy. Temperature is simply a way to characterize the energy of a system.
279
Although the precariat does not consist simply of victims, since many in it challenge their parents’ labouring ethic, its growth has been accelerated by the neoliberalism of globalisation, which put faith in labour market flexibility, the commodification of everything, and the restructuring of social protection.
280
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
281
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
282
You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.
William Langewiesche
283
Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
284
The bull market, rising prices, earning lots of money, make it seem as if the good days will never end. When prices are falling and there is a recession, that also feels as though it will last for ever. Politics is the same. People simply can’t imagine changing circumstances.
285
When the truth is spoken, it doesn’t need to be adorned. It just needs to be simply stated, and often it only needs to be said once.
James Nachtwey
286
To assert that it is possible to establish peace between men of different nations is simply to assert that man, whatever his ethnical background, his race, religious beliefs, or philosophy, is capable of reason.
Leon Bourgeois
287
When I go out, I love to put on mascara and lipstick, but I simply don’t have time for leisurely facials and treatments. Going to the beauticians is not a priority for me, as when I’m off work, there is always so much catching up in the house to do.
Phyllis Logan
288
Study after study has demonstrated that people are better off financially, healthier, happier if they are married, and indeed, I repeat, if they are formally married as opposed to simply living together.
289
A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising.
James Collins
290
I long ago ran out of bookshelf space and so, like a museum with its art, simply rotate my books from the boxes to the shelves and back again.
291
When I was a little kid, I simply loved music and enjoyed expressing myself with my body.
292
Without perestroika, the cold war simply would not have ended. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace of nuclear war ever present.
293
I can, of course, think what I want, just like everyone else. I simply have to refrain from saying everything I think.
Margrethe II of Denmark
294
Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.
295
The main reason for our achievements is teamwork. It’s quite simply the group of people that are here at Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Technology working as one unit.
296
I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish.
297
Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won.
Paul Celan
298
I simply could not have done as well in either football or wrestling if I had not taken Energol.
299
This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
300
I simply told people what I thought about the state of the war in Vietnam, and it was that we better get out of this.
301
Quite simply, my friends inspire me to strive.
302
Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply ‘given,’ elegant mathematical relationships that were somehow imprinted on the universe at its birth, and fixed thereafter. Inquiry into the origin and nature of the laws was not regarded as a proper part of science.
303
It’s true that at the time I was fond of Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and it was from them that I learned about this kind of simple, swift-paced style, but the main reason for the style of my first novel is that I simply did not have the time to write sustained prose.
304
We should recognize that nationalism does not mean discriminating against people of a different nationality. It simply means not allowing such people to seize our political power, for only when we Han are in control politically do we have a nation.
305
An athletic man, or whatever you want to call him, will only look good in a very classic suit, a pair of classic jeans, athletic clothes or simply naked. Forget fashion. This is not going to happen, unless you want to look like a Chippendales dancer in designer clothes.
306
Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society, at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies, corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues.
Ajay Devgan
307
You’ll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don’t have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.
Sam Rayburn
308
Just by making a decision to stay out of politics, you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it, if you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it.
Joan Kirner
309
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
310
That is why I come forward tonight without any political label, without any bias, but just simply as an Englishman to say to you: a crime is being committed against civilization.
John Amery
311
You simply have to accept that your demons are a part of you.
312
Today a minimum wage earner has to work a day and a half just to pay for a full tank of gas. That is simply shameful.
Bill Pascrell
313
Who is a terrorist? Is it not the person who has been persecuting human beings simply because they are black?
314
In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
315
The consequences of turning a blind eye to government corruption go far beyond simply letting some corrupt politicians and bureaucrats walk free.
316
Simply, there are many things I would like to do.
Namie Amuro
317
Gastronomy is my hobby. I’m simply the casting director. Once I’ve brought all the right people together, it is they who must work together to tell a story.
318
There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
Rod Serling
319
There are people hell-bent on the idea that we’re a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It’s simply about life experience.
320
The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
321
It was an egregious violation of the American Constitution. We were innocent American citizens, and we were imprisoned simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. It shows us just how fragile our Constitution is.
322
What we perceive as a failure may simply be our inner being’s way of telling us that we are ready to move to a new level of growth.
323
All, or nearly all, the advantage there is in fixing any constitutional limits to the power of a government, is simply to give notice to the government of the point at which it will meet with resistance.
324
Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position.
Malcolm Boyd
325
Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.
326
Animals praise a good day, a good hunt. They praise rain if they’re thirsty. That’s prayer. They don’t live an unconscious life, they simply have no language to talk about these things. But they are grateful for the good things that come along.
327
Many people have told me that once they learn of Madam Walker‘s accomplishments they are surprised, even embarrassed, that they have never heard of her. But they shouldn’t be. Her extraordinary story was simply omitted from the history books.
328
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
329
To leave Afghanistan as a playground for terrorists and adventurers was simply not possible anymore.
330
Be not simply good – be good for something.
331
What is social proof? Put simply, it’s the positive influence created when someone finds out that others are doing something. It’s also known as informational social influence.
332
The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be, ‘Yes.’ And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’
Aaron Copland
333
The duty of a historian is simply to understand and then convey that understanding, no more than that.
334
All tweets are tasty. Any tweet anybody writes is tasty. So, I try to have each tweet not simply be informative, but have some outlook, some perspective that you might not otherwise had.
335
Pharrell has definitely influenced my style in regards to streetwear. Simply because we’re from that era that Nigo and A Bathing Ape started. That’s where it all started at for us.
336
Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.
337
I think there’s a huge amount of magic on television, which is slightly vapid: there’s no real meaning or message behind it; it is simply a trick.
Drummond Money-Coutts
338
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
339
If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to.
Emil Zatopek
340
You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.
341
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
342
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
343
The terror of the ordinary is what keeps many affluent, educated parents and their kids out of the merely ‘decent‘ schools, the ones that are simply ‘fine.’
344
The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art, rather than being simply an admiring viewer.
Christian Morgenstern
345
The tradition of the South is not urban… I think we are a region of storytellers, naturally, just from our tribal instincts. We did not have the pleasures of the theater or the dance, motion pictures when they came along. We simply entertain each other by talking.
Harper Lee
346
So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is really completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?
347
Socialism is the democratisation of every level of society, or it is nothing. It is based on an understanding that the concentration of wealth and power leaves democracy hollowed out, and that simply trooping to a polling station every few years is an insufficient counterweight to the behemoths of global capital.
348
The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something.
349
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
350
People don’t want to think… I mean, they don’t! They just want to say, ‘Oh, okay, feminists are humorless man-haters,’ and that’s simply not the case. There are radical people and radical ideas in absolutely every movement, but that doesn’t mean they define the ideals.
351
In the first half of the 20th century, fashion was simply not a very English thing to do.
352
I simply refuse to play by the rules.
353
My belief is that the vast majority of people using digital currency today are not seeking to evade taxes. They are simply investors seeking returns and people interested in a nascent new technology.
Brian Armstrong
354
I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
George Grosz
355
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
356
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin
357
For me, the Immaculate Conception is the feast of ‘passive action,’ the action that functions simply by the transmission through us of divine energy. Purity, in spite of outward appearances, is essentially an active virtue, because it concentrates God in us and on those who are subject to our influence.
358
It occurred to me that a food drive would be a natural way to talk to kids about hunger, which so many of them simply aren’t aware of.
359
When Jews left Judaism, they didn’t stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion.
360
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
361
American people simply will not countenance being lied to by their own President.
Pierre Salinger
362
Trust is not simply a matter of truthfulness, or even constancy. It is also a matter of amity and goodwill. We trust those who have our best interests at heart, and mistrust those who seem deaf to our concerns.
363
If anyone boos you offstage, that is simply applause from ghosts.
364
Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.
Robert G. Allen
365
I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise.
366
There is the glamour side of it, which allows you to meet great variety of people with whom you simply can have a good time, but there’s also the sad side of it that drags you into a superficial and artificial world.
Karolina Kurkova
367
What I’m thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson‘s saying that he’d rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press.
368
You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
369
In a universe that’s an intelligent system with a divine creative force supporting it, there simply can be no accidents. As tough as it is to acknowledge, you had to go through what you went through in order to get to where you are today, and the evidence is that you did.
370
Best way to measure your passion is simply asking would you do it for free? If money is your motivation, then it’s not really your passion.
371
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.
372
I follow Ronda. I am big fan of her. She is simply the best for me.
373
Let’s not confuse traditional behaviours with good manners. The definition of etiquette is gender neutral – it simply means we strive at all times to ensure a person in our company feels at ease.
374
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
375
The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people’s skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives.
Arthur C. Brooks
376
Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
377
Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
378
What’s happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous.
379
The events of the Civil War are so odd, ferocious, and poignant that fictional characters do well simply to inhabit them.
380
Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people simply list everything they’ve ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.
381
I hope that, even when I’m simply just Kwon Ji-yong, I can be someone who still shines even without all these ‘flashycostumes on.
382
One of the reasons we are profitable is the changes that we’ve made and the long-term relationships we’ve built with major corporations. We have gotten out there and put our nose to the grindstone and simply been competitive.
383
The ‘punch‘ of a truly weird tale is simply some violation or transcending of fixed cosmic law – an imaginative escape from palling reality – hence, phenomena rather than persons are the logicalheroes.’
384
All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
Evelyn Underhill
385
I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don’t want to meet them.
386
I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.
387
If you give an answer to your viewer, your film will simply finish in the movie theatre. But when you pose questions, your film actually begins after people watch it. In fact, your film will continue inside the viewer.
388
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
Paul Klee
389
If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.
Paul J. Meyer
390
The primary and most beautiful of Nature’s qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.
391
If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
392
Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.
393
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
394
When I was a young man, Dirac was my hero. He made a breakthrough, a new method of doing physics. He had the courage to simply guess at the form of an equation, the equation we now call the Dirac equation, and to try to interpret it afterwards.
395
The reality of most software development is that the consequences of failure are simply nonexistent.
Dan Kaminsky
396
If we are to believe that our immigration laws simply have no value, as our current policies would have us believe, should we then simply throw them all out, the entire lot of immigration law? I hope not.
397
I’ve found contemporary Britain difficult to write about because it seems to me to have lacked gravity or grandeur. This is some cultural problem which I don’t really understand. It simply isn’t the same in the United States.
398
Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.
399
With every little bit of change we make in our lives, we can maximize that small change simply by asking ourselves: ‘What’s next? What can I do now? What additional responsibility can I take on?’
400
The illusion is that most of my work is simply about past events: a point in history and nothing else.
401
From a parent’s right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch.
402
Human adaptability simply doesn’t get accurately captured in econometric models.
403
Digital brand integration is part of the evolution of product placement. It’s simply another tool marketers use to get products integrated into shows. If you can put it in a package, we can put it in a show.
David Brenner
404
Endless cricket, like endless anything else, simply grinds you down.
Ted Dexter
405
Simply put, girls and women are the keys that will unlock sustainable development. They are also at the center of the healthier and more resilient societies we desire.
406
Put simply, the doctrine of ‘Fair Use’ applies to content republished from copyrightable material and how much of that content is, literally, fair to use.
407
Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
Richard Rorty
408
Parents of recovered children, and I’ve met hundreds, all share the same experience of doubters and deniers telling us our child must have never even had autism or that the recovery was simply nature’s course. We all know better, and frankly we’re too busy helping other parents to really care.
409
For me as a writer, Albanian is simply an extraordinary means of expression – rich, malleable, adaptable. As I have said in my latest novel, ‘Spiritus,’ it has modalities that exist only in classical Greek, which puts one in touch with the mentality of antiquity.
410
One simply cannot pay tribute to Stephen Covey without saying at the outset that he was a lovely human being.
411
Saying ‘I’m wrong’ is meaningless unless it comes from our heart, not just our lips. That often requires a genuine and profound change within ourselves, because we need to realize it’s simply human nature and that everyone makes mistakes.
412
I hope that if you are employed full-time, you are doing it to ensure that basic needs are met and not simply to indulge a taste for an elaborate home, fancy cars, and other luxuries.
413
All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is.
414
Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.
415
There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.
416
Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love, but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos.
William Irwin Thompson
417
I would want the audience to simply see the character I portray in each movie in its true essence because I feel acting is all about truthfully portraying the character.
418
And there isn’t any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn’t seem to be any moral place for flesh.
Margaret Drabble
419
To be a soldier one needs that special gene, that extra something, that enables a person to jump into one on one combat, something, after all, that is unimaginable to most of us, as we are simply not brave enough.
420
Foreign policy simply cannot be judged by today’s headlines that chalk up victories and defeats like so many box scores in the sports sections.
421
In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization’s hardest winters.
John Fowles
422
There is a misconception that young Muslim women are oppressed. That simply isn’t the case. I choose to dress modestly and choose to cover my hair with a hijab; not all Muslim women make that choice, and that’s okay. We are all different!
423
Money and one of its embodiments, social class, are both riveting and mysterious to children. And if we don’t challenge today’s stigma around class status, it will warp a new generation‘s experience of an even more important class – the kind in which they learn. And that’s one thing we simply can’t afford.
424
Biography is, simply, the orphan of academia.
425
Quantum theory also tells us that the world is not simply objective; somehow it’s something more subtle than that. In some sense it is veiled from us, but it has a structure that we can understand.
426
When I had to make a decision whether or not an activity was appropriate for the Sabbath, I simply asked myself, ‘What sign do I want to give to God?’ That question made my choices about the Sabbath day crystal clear.
427
What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that’s just not what the founders intended.
428
I think the novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers. The novel receives streams of science, philosophy, poetry and contains all of these; it’s not simply telling a story.
429
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
430
I personally want to have children. I love children, and I simply can’t wait to have a family of my own.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
431
For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by ‘survival.’ As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass.
432
The House Republican leadership has simply run out of ideas.
433
The less you think counterfactually, the less you experience stress. Stress, in this light, isn’t a bad thing. It’s simply a warning system telling you that your mind has lost touch with what’s real.
434
Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody.
435
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
436
Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don’t have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially.
437
Dog whistles about women who want handouts are simply an acceptable way to say that women are not worth as much as the men who must dominate the government. At the heart of Movement Conservatism is the conviction that America belongs to elite men alone.
438
Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. he will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time.
439
Our friendship was based on my payouts. That wasn’t a friendship when – as, for example, it’s me, my friends, we are friends for many years, and it doesn’t matter for me what the position is, where they work; we simply are friends. And with Mr. Berezovsky, our friendship was based on my payoffs.
Roman Abramovich
440
I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for days with a fever that just wouldn’t go away. After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
441
In spite of what are unprecedented measures in scale and scope, I can’t stand here and say I can save every single job, protect every single business or indeed every single charity. That’s just simply not possible.
Rishi Sunak
442
Which is supposed to mean they’re doing something in their broadcasting they would not do is they were simply out to maximize profit; if they were really public service institutions, not purely profit maximizing institutions.
443
Food simply isn’t important to me.
444
I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space.
Michelangelo Antonioni
445
I think humans have always felt watched back by whatever is out there flickering in the distance. What excites me is what the imagination creates, not simply in explanation of what is there but also to explain or justify the feeling of awe and attachment that the heavens inspire.
446
In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
John J. Sirica
447
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
448
Maybe Elvis was inhibited by inbred religious prohibitions or an Oedipal complex, or maybe he simply preferred the thrill of a denied release. Whatever put the brakes on the famous pelvis, it ground to a halt at a certain point, and that was it.
449
An artist’s job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It’s not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.
450
Words are beautiful but restricted. They’re very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there’s nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is.
451
I simply adore getting dressed up for a special occasion. I feel incredible stepping out in luxurious fabrics and a bit of bling. That’s also how I feel about special-occasion dining rooms. Because these aren’t everyday spaces, they contain all sorts of drama for that once-in-a-while ‘wow‘ event.
452
Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
Lydia M. Child
453
Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
454
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
455
Simply put, investors should own less equities, more bonds, more global investments, more cash and more dry ammunition.
Mohamed El-Erian
456
As someone who is both an ethnic minority and openly gay, I often talk about how simply being who I am has given me a double awareness of the vulnerability that some Americans may be facing.
Mark Takano
457
My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good… I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx – though this undoubtedly will be suggested – but from Fichte and Hegel.
John Grierson
458
At D.O.J., we don’t want to go after the corporate wrongdoers simply as an end unto itself; we want to decrease the amount of corporate wrongdoing that happens in the first place. We want to restore and help protect the corporate culture of responsibility.
Sally Yates
459
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
460
Globalization is simply opening the free marketplace to encompass the entire world.
461
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
462
We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
463
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
464
Anarchists are simply unterrified Jeffersonian Democrats.
465
The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there, is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else you’ll perish.
466
A lot of people simply don’t realize their potential because they’re just so risk adverse. They just don’t want to take the risk.
467
The spread of information technology and the long-term decline in the cost of computing power have created opportunities that simply did not exist before. Airbnb, for example, could not have existed before the Internet.
468
To draft a bill of rights that simply replicates the European convention on human rights gives the game away; namely that the Human Rights Act does, in fact, offer appropriate protection to all of our citizens according to universally accepted standards.
469
I would say that the whole way that I have approached the body is as a space, not a thing – not an object to be improved, idealised or whatever, but simply to be dwelt in.
470
It isn’t brave to stand up for gun control in a building surrounded by armed guards. It’s simply elitist.
471
When consumers purchase a Toyota, they are not simply purchasing a car, truck or van. They are placing their trust in our company.
Akio Toyoda
472
Resource-rich nations should not ignore efficiency simply because energy is abundant.
Khalid A. Al-Falih
473
While I’d like to be able to simply do all of my financings with a handshake or, possibly, on a napkin written in crayon, I also wish I had a herd of unicorns surrounded by rainbows, a balanced U.S. government budget, and agreement on how to address the debt ceiling issue.
474
No matter how many people you kill, using a machine gun in battle is not a war crime because it does not cause unnecessary suffering; it simply performs its job horrifyingly well.
475
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
John Fowles
476
Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early?
477
Perhaps this is the most important thing for me to take back from beach-living: simply the memory that each cycle of the tide is valid; each cycle of the wave is valid; each cycle of a relationship is valid.
478
Many people see my early work simply as portraits of black and brown people. Really, it’s an investigation of how we see those people and how they have been perceived over time.
479
I’m fighting the label of ‘Black’ actress simply because it’s very limiting in people’s eyes, especially people who are making movies.
480
‘Women’s’ war has its own colors, its own smells, its own lighting, and its own range of feelings. There are no heroes and incredible feats; there are simply people who are busy doing inhumanly human things.
481
In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
482
They say in the Middle East a pessimist is simply an optimist with experience.
483
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
484
Socialism is simply Communism for people without the testosterone to man the barricades.
Gary North
485
As much as I’d love to give everybody a really cheap option, it’s just simply not possible in certain sorts of extreme events… I guarantee that our strategy on surge pricing is the optimal way to get as many people home as possible.
486
You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don’t even believe in astrology.
487
You know the green grifters have no argument when they start raising the ‘no blood for oil‘ cry on the blogs. Excuse me, if Obama‘s make-sure-your-tires-are-properly-inflated administration would simply allow more energy production here in the U.S., that wouldn’t be a problem very long, would it?
488
It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
489
Free education for all – whilst it is a desirable notion, in South Africa it will simply not be affordable.
490
Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.
491
When I wrote ‘Before The Dawn,’ I made it quite clear that there are lots of people involved in my life who I can’t talk about simply because I’d put them at risk.
492
If we want to set and enforce a limit on immigration, we have to be willing to say no to would-be immigrants who look a lot like our own ancestors, not because there’s anything wrong with them, but simply because admitting them would exceed our legal limit.
493
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.
Margaret Millar
494
I don’t steer clear of genres. I simply haven’t steered myself toward some of them.
495
An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information.
496
When a plan or strategy fails, people are tempted to assume it was the wrong vision. Plans and strategies can always be changed and improved. But vision doesn’t change. Visions are simply refined with time.
497
What am I? Do I know? I am a man: quite simply, a ‘breather.’
498
I am basically analytical, not creative; my writing is simply a creative way of handling analysis.
499
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
500
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
501
It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to form a party by themselves.
Wilfrid Laurier
502
It’s almost impossible to explain how little the NBA amounted to when I started covering it in 1963. It wasn’t fair to call it bush, although everybody did. It was simply small – only nine teams – and insignificant.
503
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
504
The central question is simply put: What did the president know and when did he know it?
Howard Baker
505
One of the best mental disciplines for people to implement is simply putting together a schedule or a task list and actually executing it. Write the list or the schedule the night before, and then do what you said you would do. Life becomes much better when you do that.
506
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
507
Weaken American encryption and consumers – both good and bad actors – will simply seek their technology from companies based abroad. Weaker encryption also means weaker national security.
508
Middle Eastern wars rarely end with outright victory and permanent stability, so the word ‘settlement‘ may promise too much. At best, for many years, it may simply mean stable ceasefire lines, reduced bloodshed, fewer refugees, and less terrorism.
509
Not using fly ash in our highways would just be a plain waste of taxpayers‘ money, which I find unacceptable. Most people don’t realize that without fly ash, many of Montana‘s infrastructure projects simply would not have been possible – like the Hungry Horse Dam near Glacier National Park.
510
Don’t put my name on it. These are simply documents I make.
Man Ray
511
White liberals are the most racist people I’ve ever met in my entire life. They define everything by race. They want people to be able to get into college with lower grades and lower school scores simply because they are African American. That’s insane.
512
Try as you may, you cannot put the Lord in your debt. For every time you try to do His will, He simply pours out more blessings upon you.
513
When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences.
514
Having had that experience… I think, what modern culture wants to see is the relationship with the woman. I don’t think you can tell a story on film nowadays where the woman simply is there for the man when he decides to settle down.
515
Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.