Quotations on Variety

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We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: People, Achievement, Country, Diversity, Unity, Variety, World)

If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)

I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)

I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Fashion, Lies, Responsibility, Variety, World)

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Family, Careers, Community, Help, School, Variety, Will)

I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.
- Kenny Baker
(Keywords: Business, Act, School, Variety, Years)

I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: People, May, Variety, Want)

Singing for royalty is a dream of mine - I'd absolutely love to sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show. All the contestants are very good. I will just have to do my best and see what happens.
- Susan Boyle
(Keywords: Love, Dream, Queen, Royalty, Singing, Variety, Will)

I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: People, Class, Variety, Years)

People want variety and something that is affordable.
- Bobby Brown
(Keywords: People, Variety, Want)

The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches. I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows, given to me by their great writers. I'd love to be doing all that again.
- Ruth Buzzi
(Keywords: Love, Comedy, Martin, Variety, Writers)

The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
- Italo Calvino
(Keywords: Cities, End, Variety, Will)

For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Economy, Variety, Years)

We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free.
- Walter Crane
(Keywords: Art, People, Agreement, Unity, Variety, Want)

Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

However, it may occur that we will find ourselves using a variety of fuel sources to give us the energy we need support our lifestyles and boost our economy.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Economy, Energy, May, Support, Variety, Will)

I directed an episode of Touched by an Angel a couple of months ago, and I will be doing more of that. I just like to keep a bit of variety going; it keeps things interesting.
- Gregory Harrison
(Keywords: Months, Variety, Will)

The hardest part of directing is the choosing. Unlike an actor who can do a variety of work, it is a year of your life, you can't afford to get it wrong.
- Tom Hooper
(Keywords: Life, Work, Actor, Variety, Wrong)

Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.
- Ashley Judd
(Keywords: Imagination, Fact, Understanding, Variety, World)

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
(Keywords: Time, People, Glamour, Variety, World)

The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem.
- Dan Lipinski
(Keywords: Home, America, Animals, Plants, Variety, Wilderness)

I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety.
- John McEnroe
(Keywords: Strategy, Example, Variety, Wood)

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.
- Audrey Meadows
(Keywords: Men, Actor, Variety, World)

I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination.
- Breckin Meyer
(Keywords: Imagination, First, Information, Reading, Variety, World)

Traveling has a major impact on what I do, cause all over the world I'm meeting all kinds of people. And relationships is the second major impact that I have. I just enjoy the variety that the world has to offer.
- Jason Mraz
(Keywords: People, Cause, Meeting, Relationships, Traveling, Variety, World)

The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
- Michael Oxley
(Keywords: Army, Military, Mission, Navy, Now, Variety, Workers)

I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing.
- Thomas Perry
(Keywords: Jobs, Variety, Writing, Years)

Perhaps, to the uninformed, it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning; but the close alliance with each other, of the different branches of science, will explain the difficulty.
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Keywords: Science, Alliance, Difficulty, Learning, Man, May, Memory, Variety, Will)

Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary.
- Jon Porter
(Keywords: Experience, History, American, Understanding, Variety, Years)

The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
- Quintilian
(Keywords: Character, Virtue, Contemplation, Mind, Multiplicity, Variety, Vice)

A protracted legislative fight will not move us closer to where the music industry wants to be - delivering music to fans through a variety of different, innovative Web sites.
- Hilary Rosen
(Keywords: Music, Fans, Fight, Variety, Will)

Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes, eventually, for the first time in their history, experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their own soil during World War II.
- Eisaku Sato
(Keywords: Time, War, History, People, First, Variety, World, World war)

Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Keywords: Day, Variety, Weather)

For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho.
- Michael K. Simpson
(Keywords: Time, Land, Recreation, Right, Variety, Wilderness)

Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local regulations as they grow the crops and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world.
- Ike Skelton
(Keywords: Country, Nation, State, Variety, World)

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.
- Nicholas Sparks
(Keywords: Books, Focus, Mind, Questions, Variety, Want)

By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
- Nicholas Sparks
(Keywords: Questions, Reading, Variety, Writing)

You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.
- Jon Stewart
(Keywords: Work, Hope, Career, Trying, Variety, Want)

I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!
- Patrick Stewart
(Keywords: Time, Sheep, Variety, Will)

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
- Igor Stravinsky
(Keywords: Genius, Variety, Will)

Cultural variety is always worth striving for, but must never precede the declaration of human rights.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus
(Keywords: Rights, Human rights, Variety, Worth)

It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined.
- Gilbert White
(Keywords: Nature, Variety, Zoology)

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.
- Mary Wortley
(Keywords: Company, Entertainment, Loss, Pleasure, Reading, Regret, Variety, Want, Will)

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
- Christopher Wren
(Keywords: Beauty, Confusion, Geometry, Respect, Rules, Variety, Vice)

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