Quotations on Fact

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But clearly the fact that we've gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it's not enough.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Duty, Fact, May, Security, Today)

As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri, gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours, your movements are kind of slow.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Fact, Man, Old, Preparation)

I had no idea I could make it this far. And the fact that they told me I made it this far and that America is going to vote for me, I freaked out.
- Casey Abrams
(Keywords: Idea, America, Fact, Vote)

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Morality, Authority, Fact, Obvious, Religious)

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer
(Keywords: Intelligence, God, Fact, Man, Stupidity)

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Censorship, Fact, Military, Press, Right, Struggle)

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
- James Agate
(Keywords: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Fact, Film, Reading, Theatre)

We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Fact, Want, Weapons)

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Fact, Information, May, Now)

The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Disaster, Fact, Iraq)

The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore, these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Travel, Country, Fact, Foreigners, Will)

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Reality, Will, Writer, Writers)

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Women, Fact, Jury, Leaders)

To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Fact, Name, Parents)

That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Being, Fact, Rest, World)

But there is something to the fact that we don't see games on the West Coast, or we don't see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It's so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Fact, Games)

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Men, Church, Christ, Contradiction, Fact, Spirit, Spiritual, Theory)

Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Culture, Fact, Old, Pity, Population, Years)

The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all.
- Al Alvarez
(Keywords: Fact, Play)

In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

Layers are not difficult for me. You have the luxury of takes, so if you feel like, say, you did not take in the fact that your aunt is across the way in one take, you do it again and try to add that piece.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Fact, Luxury)

One of the things that was kind of shocking for humans... was to come to terms with was the fact that, hey, we may not be the center of the universe.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Fact, May, Universe)

None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Quality, Character, Fact, Skin)

The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Fact, First, Months)

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Man, Present)

The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: Movies, Fact, World)

In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Education, Sex, America, Culture, Disease, Fact, Folk)

I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships.
- Christina Applegate
(Keywords: Fact, Relationships)

Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we're normal.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Fact, Satan)

It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.
- Mary Archer
(Keywords: Balance, Fact, Reading)

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

I'm always honored, but I think for every 100 of those that come along, one of them is actually going to happen. And, the fact that this was an offer on a major film that had a start date, was pretty impressive.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Fact, Film, Pretty)

In fact, I had a series of offers which would have brought me a lot of money to make films and package TV programs. There were people who said to me, we'll put a million dollars in your bank account tomorrow, which is a hard thing to turn down.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Money, People, Bank account, Fact, Tomorrow)

Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani - even if it's a fake. I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: People, Fact, Popular, World)

When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
- Antonin Artaud
(Keywords: Life, Fact, Word)

My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that.
- Gemma Arterton
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: Fact, Weight)

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Car, Conscience, Driving, Fact, Hate)



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