Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.

Herbert Spencer

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Al Pacino When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.
Jon Meacham The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.
Steve Coogan I'm just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That's not to say that there's something in there that makes you care. It might be that you just find them so awful that you just can't stop watching, like a car crash.
Caroline Wozniacki One day my dad would say, 'OK, if you want to play tennis I can help you out.' And that's how it started. And I had a goal. I wanted to beat my mom first. And my parents and my brother. And that was the ultimate goal.
John Rowland I hope there have been times when I made you all proud, or made you all smile or at least piqued your interest in this wonderful institution we call government.
Tom Waits My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.
Talib Kweli You know, I've learned a lot from every person I've collaborated with, from Madlib to Jean Grae and Hi-Tek, to Mos to DJ Quik, to even somebody like Jermaine Dupri. I've taken something important away from every experience.
Ben Barnes My mum was raised Jewish, my dad is very scientifically minded, and my school was vaguely Christian. We sang hymns in school. I liked the hymns bit, but apart from that, I can take it or leave it. So I had lots of different influences when I was younger.
Gilbert K. Chesterton We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.
Franklin P. Adams There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
Margaret Mead Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Ben Stein If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
Sienna Miller I think as a young actress, it's very rare that you read something where you're not either 'the girl' or there to serve some romantic purpose in a male dominated cast.
Charlie Sheen Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.
Ajay Naidu In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me.
Umberto Eco A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
William Shakespeare If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.
Abraham Lincoln Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
C. S. Lewis Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Theodore Bikel No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.

Herbert Spencer

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