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I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
– Fred Allen
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
– John Cage
I cannot accept the doctrine that in poetry there is a suspension of belief. A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.
– W. H. Auden
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
– Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz
I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
– Wayne W Dyer
I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you -- it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.
– Philip Roth
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
– Lillian Hellman
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
– Martin Luther, in front of his inquisitors at the Diet of Worms.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.
– Martin Luther
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy
– Louise Bogan
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
– Louise Bogan
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is (merely) to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate. I think it is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something. To have it make some difference that you lived at all.
– Leo Rosten
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
– Mark Twain
I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.
– Benjamin Franklin
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
– Charles R. Swindoll
I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success.
– Martin Van Buren, taking over from Andrew Jackson in 1837
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
– Winston Churchill
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
– Winston Churchill
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
– Sir Winston Churchill, Radio speech, 1939
I cannot forgive my friends for dying I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
– Logan Pearsall Smith
I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
– Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Age and Death"
I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody.
– Herbert B. Swope
I cannot help but wonder whether, by continuing and expanding the school lunch program, we aren't witnessing, if not encouraging, the slow demise of yet another American tradition the brown bag. ... Perhaps we are beholding yet another break in the chain that links child to home.
– Charles Mathias, Jr.
I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.
– Gerald R. Ford

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