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Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven.
- George Allen
(Keywords: Commitment, Communication, May, Open, states, Terrorism, United)

Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.
- Joan Allen
(Keywords: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

All men will commence in their present rank and promotion will be open to all men alike, without any distinctions or qualifications, political or otherwise.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Men, Open, Present, Promotion, Rank, Will)

I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air.
- Keren Ann
(Keywords: Travel, Open, Sense)

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: People, Hope, Countries, Open, Poverty, Prosperity, World)

I think well-read people - the world is open to them.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: People, Open, World)

Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Eyes, Open, Will)

It's like taking over This Is Your Life from Eamonn Andrews - you just open your mouth and hope you sound like yourself. That's all you can possibly do.
- Michael Aspel
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Open, Sound)

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Man, Open, Question)

So I let them be responsible for there particular areas. Then by the time it gets to me that means that there is a problem. I have my eyes open and I need to know something about every department but you don't want to micro manage any particular department.
- Dusty Baker
(Keywords: Time, Eyes, Open, Want)

We have a very active testing community which people don't often think about when you have open source.
- Mitchell Baker
(Keywords: People, Community, Open, Testing)

Many people think that open source projects are sort of chaotic and and anarchistic. They think that developers randomly throw code at the code base and see what sticks.
- Mitchell Baker
(Keywords: People, Open, Projects)

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Man, Open, Sea, Woman)

Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: Work, Business, Friend, Community, Open, Years)

The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Success, People, Ability, Internet, Open, World)

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

In my first year as governor, we solved some of the problems that had begun to undermine the Open Records Act. We gave the act teeth by providing criminal penalties for knowing violations.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Act, First, Open, Problems)

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie
(Keywords: Force, Open, Past)

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Golf, Open, Today)

Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: Time, Now, Open, states, United)

It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
- Greg Bear
(Keywords: People, Open, Thinking, Writers)

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Concern, Eyes, First, Future, Globalization, Open, Present, Will)

I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Freedom, Open, Parents)

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further.
- James Van Der Beek
(Keywords: Life, Open, Romantic, Talk)

When I was engaged in the struggle for my country, I was very young. My horizons were open.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Country, Open, Struggle)

We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Abuse, Children, Exploitation, Labor, Open, Public)

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: Friendship, Men, Loneliness, Open, Space, World)

Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
- Peter Benenson
(Keywords: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Dreams, Imagination, Difficulty, Living, Open, Philosophy, Practice)

In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education.
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Keywords: Education, Knowledge, Actor, Living, Open, Theater)

If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
- Ben Bernanke
(Keywords: Policy, Committee, Focus, Open, Prosperity, Stability, Will)

Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Civil rights, Open, Will, Windows)

All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Life, Possibility, Day, Open, Right, Will, Worry)

The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision will be whether we ration care with our eyes open.
- Donald Berwick
(Keywords: Decision, Care, Eyes, Open, Will)

I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Time, Doubt, Open, Saying)

Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, 'This is going to be huge for me!' And it really wasn't at all.
- Jessica Biel
(Keywords: Thought, Being, Open, Woman)

Our country is the most generous, open, tolerant, and democratic in the world.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Country, Open, World)

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
- Jim Bishop
(Keywords: Car, Love, Open, Parents, Patience, Treasure)

Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money.
- Joey Bishop
(Keywords: Money, Open, Today, Worth)

I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Being, Gay, Open, Sexuality)

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Religion, Open, Repression)

I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Keywords: Time, Open, Summer, Winter)

Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities - and we should take care.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Life, Successful, Care, Open, Priorities, Projects)

I grew up in a very open-minded family. My father died when I was very little, so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us.
- Sonia Braga
(Keywords: Family, Mother, Father, Open, Trying)

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
- Dorthea Brande
(Keywords: Mind, Open, Will)

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Life, Animals, Open, Plants)

I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
- Benjamin Bratt
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Film, Mind, Open, Options, Television)



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