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If humanity doesn’t land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed.
Girls and boys would call me the Pillsbury Doughboy because I was overweight and pasty.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
Where there’s water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it’s bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology.
Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation‘ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.
Were I not a king, I would be a university man.
My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world’s poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much of the economics of being poor.
If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
I’m not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God’s will.
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
I wish they would only take me as I am.
I knew I wanted to do music, but leaving such a successful career one would think I’d kind of shot myself in the foot. I knew I made the right decision, and at the end of the day it’s up to me to get where I want to go, but it’s a lot to take on.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.
You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.
Death is such a strange thing. One minute you’re here and then just gone. You’d think there would be an anteroom, a place where you could be visited before you go.
If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Climbing Mount Everest was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my life. I wish I’d never gone. I suffered for years of PTSD and still suffer from what happened. I’m glad I wrote a book about it. But, you know, if I could go back and relive my life, I would never have climbed Everest.
God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
To doubt God is to doubt one’s own conscience, and in consequence, it would be to doubt everything; and then what is life for?
I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
I don’t know what else I would be if I wasn’t me. I am not looking from the outside, looking back. I am who I am.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
I certainly know that I would not be able to survive if it were not for the fact that I am being upheld by the prayers of so many people.
Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
I did have two dads; one was a socialist, and one was a capitalist. I really decided I would rather be a capitalist.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.
I’m obsessed with insects, particularly insect flight. I think the evolution of insect flight is perhaps one of the most important events in the history of life. Without insects, there’d be no flowering plants. Without flowering plants, there would be no clever, fruit-eating primates giving TED Talks.
Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.
I think if everyone would write down the funny stories from their own childhoods, the world would be a better place.
One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.
The solar system is completely wide open. Almost anywhere we go, I’m sure we would learn a lot.
Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.
I’ve never done anything because I thought it would look cool.
Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
The good Lord didn’t see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is.
What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.
When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it.
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
I would describe my style as refreshing.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it’s more interesting that in real life, things aren’t exactly the way you planned.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.
I was an only child and I had a mother and father who were just – there wasn’t a straight man in the house, and I mean that in a very nice way. They were fun, and we would laugh a lot.
If two people were exactly alike, one of them would be unnecessary.
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.
To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.
I always play women I would date.
I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Mental effort, I would argue, is relatively rare. Most of the time we coast.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.
Everybody has a hacking capability. And probably every intelligence service is hacking in the territory of other countries. But who exactly does what? That would be a very sensitive piece of information. But it’s very difficult to communicate about it. Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they’re doing.
Money is not the most important thing, but when you need it, there are few substitutes. So while I like the things money can buy, I love what money won’t buy. It bought me a house but it won’t buy me a home. It would buy me a companion but it won’t buy me a friend.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you’re available.
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
We can start with housing, the sturdiest of footholds for economic mobility. A national affordable housing program would be an anti-poverty effort, human capital investment, community improvement plan, and public health initiative all rolled into one.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Positive energy knows no boundaries. If everyone were to spread positive energy on the Internet, the world would be a much better place.
Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
If I told you I was a Republican and you were a Democrat, no matter what I said after that, it would be tempered with your opinions.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility – along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure – would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
Vulnerability is the strongest state to be in. How boring would it be if we were constantly dominant or constantly submissive?
If I were an animal, I would be an eagle.
I prayed about it consistently – that God would direct me in the right path and that, when it would happen, I would know that I’m in the right place.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something that I’m doing, they should do it. And what I want to do is find things that would represent a unique contribution to the world – the contribution that only I, and my portfolio of talents, can make happen. Those are my priorities in life.
I never thought in a million years that I would do a weekly series.
You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.
If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!
Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer‘s disease where they slowly began to recover other people’s lost memories.
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
Collaboration is like carbonation for fresh ideas. Working together bubbles up ideas you would not have come up with solo, which gets you further faster.
I feel that public service is so important and giving back, being a role model and helping people in need is something that I would love to do.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
I have retired, but if there’s anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
I’m not a gay-basher, because gay people buy my records. Why would I be offended by your sexual preference, unless I’m in the closet? If ya like boys, go get all the boys ya want.
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
If oil prices will go too high, it will slow down the world economy and would trigger a global recession.
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
I would hope that young girls could relate to me and see that the lives of people on the internet are not as perfect as they seem.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.
How great it would be for us all to have the pride of knowing that we, as a country, are one of the best countries to be a child.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Poetry, at its best, is the language your soul would speak if you could teach your soul to speak.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Just remember your thoughts control your whole reality. Everything you think of you can accomplish. Your thoughts are your reality. People realize that and everybody would be up.
Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.
‘Changes in Latitudes’ began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that.
There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that would be shocking if seen with fresh eyes.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
I would love to date a chef. I’d probably get really fat, but I don’t care.
I would probably have more in common with a whale than with a bourgeois married couple employed at worthy institutions that I would wipe from the face of the earth if it was given to me to do so.
A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.
True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’
I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could.
If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.
When I was a child, there’s one thing I said: ‘I never want to be alone.’ That’s what I would say. I don’t want to be alone.
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!
Believe it or not, cricket was my first love. I would genuinely have swapped the dream of a winning goal at Wembley for a century against the Australians at Lord’s.
Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more.
Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.
That’s the amazing thing about music: there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
If I ever found a place where I belonged, that in itself would be an identity crisis to me.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
I’m cut from a different cloth. I would never moon someone. I was raised in a good family.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
We would consider it our moral duty to lend all support to the ending of colonialism and imperialism so that people everywhere are free to mould their own destiny.
If something happened where I couldn’t write music anymore, it would kill me. It’s not just a job. It’s not just a hobby. It’s why I get up in the morning.
We know that without food we would die. Without fellowship, life is not worth living.
Growing up, my grandmother did not want worldly music in the house. Then when I went out to California, I started listening to Spanish music, mostly Mexican music. But were I in Egypt, I would listen to the music of the people, or if I was in Italy, I’d listen to Italian music.
Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summoning our people together.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
And the greatest lesson that mom ever taught me though was this one. She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Now she said to always pick being respected.
If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.
Being surrounded by love and people that care about your heart is the dream. That’s what I would like on my last day.
Do what you say you’re going to do. And try to do it a little better than you said you would.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
If a projectile were deprived of the force of gravity, it would not be deflected toward the earth but would go off in a straight line into the heavens and do so with uniform motion, provided that the resistance of the air were removed.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
Many big and small things happen in our lives, almost on daily basis, and I hope that everyone would not lose the trust that they have in themselves, and never lose positive attitude.
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.
O! Desolated Scotland, too credulous of fair speeches, and not aware of the calamities which are coming upon you! If you were to judge as I do, you would not easily put your neck under a foreign yoke.
If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
The risk for me would be in not taking one – that’s the only thing that’s really risky for me.
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Without electricity, the air would rot.
As we grow, we learn to handle situations differently than we normally would.
It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren’t doing.
Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is.
All the aggressive actions I do to myself I would never dream of doing in my own life – I am not this kind of person. I cry if I cut myself peeling potatoes. I am taking the plane, there is turbulence, I am shaking. In performance, I become, somehow, like not a mortal.
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.
I would like to thank the press from the heart of my bottom.
A writer without a pen would be like a duck without water!
Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.
We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Snoop Dogg eats terrible. That’s another reason I had to leave him. I would have been dead of a heart attack. He literally eats at 7-11. That’s where he does his grocery shopping or it’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or it’s Denny’s delivery. There’s not a piece of salad or vegetable within two miles of this dude.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
I have a long way to go as far as my acting career is concerned. Lots of milestones are to be achieved and dreams to be fulfilled. I would someday want to do playback singing, too, as I am a very passionate singer.
I would never like to endorse a fairness cream. I believe in natural beauty.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I’m right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.
I am a big car enthusiast. I totally understand guys like Jay Leno who have a thousand cars. But asking me my favorite car would be like asking my favorite song or favorite food – it changes everyday.
Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.
We shot ‘Breaking Bad‘ on film; we capture ‘Better Call Saul’ digitally. In the shooting of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we would have this steady, handheld, cinema verite sort of look, so we purposely went the opposite way with ‘Better Call Saul’ – locked in the cameras and made the movements smoother and more mechanical.
Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means ‘serving officers daughters association.’ I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.
Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering.
Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn’t get some of that stuff out.
Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality.
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time.
If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.
I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.
We live by the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?
I feel more like I’m a person who has so much to offer in different capacities that it would be a danger for me not to give myself a chance to spread my wings in all different directions.
Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?
Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what’s going to happen.
Few would deny the importance of tackling online hatred or child abuse content. The internet, after all, has become a key weapon for those who disseminate and incite hatred and violence against minorities, and for those who pose a horrifying threat to children.
I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.
Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as ‘Western Civilization,’ long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.
I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them.
I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
The public doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We don’t know what stories are supposedly true, this idea of ‘fake news.’ We watch it on what I guess you would call a split-focus. It’s half entertainment and half mystery.
If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very good, I’m a loyal person and I would never treat anyone badly – what goes around comes around. But I do go for the bad boy. I haven’t outgrown that.
A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
I was shaped by a pit environment and the Second World War. My playground was on the pit tip at Clay Cross and I grew up with that mining background. My father was a miner and my granddad was a miner, and I would say three out of ten on the street where I was born were working in the pits.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
I can observe the game theory is applied very much in economics. Generally, it would be wise to get into the mathematics as much as seems reasonable because the economists who use more mathematics are somehow more respected than those who use less. That’s the trend.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?
A lot of people would say ‘sexy‘ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.
If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.
Renewable energy is not unaffordable as the fossil fuel giants would like us to believe.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it.
I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.
I’ve learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I’m looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be.
I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing.
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.
When I was an orphan, I was the richest kid at the orphanage because everyone else was complaining about not having anything. But when I discovered that you could get two cents for a Coca-Cola bottle, I would follow people around who were drinking it and ask them if they were almost through with it.
If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
People usually compare the computer to the head of the human being. I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom. And data is the knowledge.
My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it’s incredibly romantic.
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
I would say it simply: No one can give that which he doesn’t personally possess, which means we cannot transmit the Holy Spirit in an effective way, render the Spirit perceptible, if we ourselves aren’t close to the Spirit.
Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.
There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.
For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the ‘light’ and never mentioned the other, then as an artist, I would be a liar.
If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.
Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
The one question I would have for Donald Trump is inspired by his ‘Make America Great Again’ cap. I would ask him, ‘When was America great? When did America not have an economic depression or a war?’
I was never a Certified Public Accountant… I just had a degree in accounting. The reason I was never a Certified Public Accountant was because it would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
I never thought I’d live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.
People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement.
I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
I think it would be interesting to know what it feels like to be the most beautiful woman in the world.