Quotations on Saying

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America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest, saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Love, America, Innocence, Saying, Training)

There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now.
- Bryan Adams
(Keywords: Now, Right, Saying, Songs)

I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Saying, Suicide, Will)

When we are honest - that's my saying - if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves. But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic, different from others.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Effort, Saying, Will)

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
- Alcuin
(Keywords: God, People, Madness, Saying, Voice)

Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Saying, Weight)

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.
- Elena Anaya
(Keywords: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Science, Quality, Being, Confidence, Saying, Sound, Will)

Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Children, Saying, Singing)

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

I never thought I'd be in a position where people would be talking about my sexuality and saying how good I look in underwear.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Thought, People, Saying, Sexuality, Talking)

After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other, still more remote candidates - but being in the general vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Being, Difficulty, Europe, Saying, Turkey)

Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else, you're really saying that you're not.
- Christopher Atkins
(Keywords: Saying, Want)

People in England were coming up to me, saying, My mother and father turned me on to your music. This happened to me 20 years ago. When I was 40 they were saying that.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Music, Mother, Father, People, England, Saying, Years)

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Time, President, Saying, Statistics)

To say that most of us today are purely expansive is only another way of saying that most of us continue to be more concerned with the quantity than with the quality of our democracy.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Quality, Democracy, Quantity, Saying, Today)

I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works.
- Ralph Bakshi
(Keywords: Animation, First, Problems, Saying, Today)

I've directed a fair amount of television series - so I'm always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: People, Saying, Television, Trying)

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

The question is no longer whether the United States should contribute to assuring Israel's survival and prosperity; that goes without saying.
- George Ball
(Keywords: Survival, Israel, Prosperity, Question, Saying, states, United)

You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Religion, People, Hobbies, Saying, Will)

Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.
- Roland Barthes
(Keywords: Literature, Saying, Trouble, Worth)

It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald's, that they are... attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we're talking right now... it seems that you're saying they need to make more responsibility.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Now, Responsibility, Right, Saying, Talking)

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see.
- Phyllis Battelle
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Saying, Smoking, Years)

I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: America, Help, Saying, Senate, states, Want)

If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it.
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Keywords: Saying, Worth)

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Forget, Saying, Will)

And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
- William R. Benet
(Keywords: Now, Saying, Silence)

Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Hope, Saying, Will)

Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Time, Diplomacy, Right, Saying, Wrong)

My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years.
- Polly Berrien Berends
(Keywords: Saying, Years)

When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Money, People, Driving, Kitchen, Saying, Trying)

Forget words like 'hard sell' and 'soft sell.' That will only confuse you. Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you're saying it like it's never been said before.
- William Bernbach
(Keywords: Advertising, Forget, Saying, Will, Words)

I think that, on the reconciliation issue, if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit. And if they try to go through reconciliation, it will be a change in semantics. Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,' it's all going to be about repealing the bill. That's not the kind of discussion that they want.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Change, People, American, Saying, Semantics, Want, Will)

Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!
- Felix Bloch
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Future, Luck, May, Saying, Want)

What is the source of all this trouble? I'm saying that the source is basically in thought. Many people would think that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems. That's part of our tradition.
- David Bohm
(Keywords: Thought, People, Problems, Saying, Tradition, Trouble)

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Car, Children, Saying, Windows)

At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Time, Iraq, Measure, Saying, Will)

Now I'm kind of different. I'm not saying I lost my spark - I still have it - but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to. I'm playing for the team and I still know I can score, but it's different than two or three years back.
- Peter Bondra
(Keywords: Goal, Now, Saying, Years)

I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: War, First, Letters, Listening, Saying, Soldiers, Songs)

No-one really feels self-confident deep down becuase it's an artifical idea. Really, people aren't that worried about what you're doing or what you're saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persucted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.
- Russell Brand
(Keywords: People, Idea, Deep, Saying, Self, World)

It bothers me that I won't live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years.
- Harold Brodkey
(Keywords: Sister, Adoption, End, Saying, Years)

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Truth, Saying, Taste)

As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying.
- David M. Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Flying, Pretty, Saying, World)

We have an open society. No one will come and take me away for saying what I am saying. But they don't have to, if they can control how many people hear it. And that's how they do it.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Society, People, Control, Open, Saying, Will)

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest.
- Pat Buchanan
(Keywords: Country, Post, Saying, Washington)

Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Dreams, Prayer, Saying, World)



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