Quotations on Interest

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Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Patriotism, Hope, Affection, Interest, Nation)

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Consideration, Custom, Force, Interest, Meeting, Public)

I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Society, Ideology, Interest, Risk)

Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Time, Life, Interest, Relationships)

I went to the Academy and studied with Stuck who was then a big man. But didn't interest me. I didn't know that before me there was Kandinsky and Klee who had also studied with Stuck. He had a good name at that time.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Time, Interest, Man, Name)

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Life, Impression, Interest, Trying)

It is commonly said that men are forward to believe whatever is connected with their own interest. This in common cases is true; but it is also true, that when some very great and unexpected good news is brought to us, we find it very difficult to credit it.
- Archibald Alexander
(Keywords: Men, Credit, Interest, News)

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
- Ethan Allen
(Keywords: Nature, Interest, Law, Order, Reason, Tyranny, Will)

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Failure, Harm, Hesitation, Indecision, Interest, Office, State, Will)

Yes, of course that's true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Accident, Interest, Irony, Pretty)

What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Country, Debt, Friends, Interest, Republican)

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Music, Growing up, Interest, Kids, Literature, Writing)

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)

It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Interest, Will)

They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances.
- Shiri Appleby
(Keywords: Fans, Interest, Questions)

I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Interest, Now, Writing)

The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Mother, Entertainment, Interest, Theatre)

One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today's kids are much more materialistic and there's a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh.
- Michael Aspel
(Keywords: Age, Danger, Experts, First, Interest, Kids, Today)

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can't raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can't cut anything, we're obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Truth, Progress, Interest, Taxes)

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Happiness, Humility, Interest, Needs, Self, Will)

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
- Alain Badiou
(Keywords: Truth, Development, Creation, Humanity, Interest, Order)

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Desire, Interest, May)

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
- George Ball
(Keywords: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

In fact I think now we've reached a point now, where the powers that be really have sort of vested interest in all of us being stoned out as much as possible all the time so we don't know what's going on, and we don't care.
- Lester Bangs
(Keywords: Time, Being, Care, Fact, Interest, Now)

Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Business, Interest, State)

Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Society, Interest, Public)

The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Hope, Being, Draft, First, Interest, Will)

There is, however, a change going on in the world. There's far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Change, Time, Beginning, Interest, Now, Schools, World)

It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Life, Time, Country, Deep, First, Interest, Land, Now, Years)

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.
- Francis Beaumont
(Keywords: People, Blind, Interest, Quick)

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach.
- Ludwig Bemelmans
(Keywords: Life, Father, France, Interest, Nothing)

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Egotism, Interest, Living, Self)

Show interest in all people, not just those from whom you want something. Making people feel important and good about themselves is just the right thing to do.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: People, Interest, Right, Want)

Leadership has become a heavy industry. Concern and interest about leadership development is no longer an American phenomenon. It is truly global. Though I will probably be in less demand, I wanted to move on.
- Warren Bennis
(Keywords: Leadership, Development, American, Concern, Interest, Will)

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Community, Interest, Talk, Understanding)

If I, taking care of everyone's interests, also take care of my own, you can't talk about a conflict of interest.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Care, Conflict, Interest, Talk)

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.
- Aneurin Bevan
(Keywords: Politics, Interest, Morals)

I like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I'd never move there. It's very much an industry town and that doesn't really interest me.
- Juliette Binoche
(Keywords: Hollywood, Interest, Will)

I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Energy, Interest, Vitality, Want)

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Americans, EnglEurope, Help, Interest, Party, Will)



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