Found 348 quotes starting with MY:

My advice to you is get married if you find a good wife youll be happy if not, youll become a philosopher.
– Socrates
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy.
– Thornton Wilder
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate--that's my philosophy.
– Thornton
My advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn't realize what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people.
– Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
– Ernest Hemingway
My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything. (running for mayor of Bucharest, Romania)
– Ilie Nastase
My Apology dose not mean I am admitting my wrong doing and you are Right. It only means that I value our Relationship more than the pride and Ego.
– The Omani Shed
My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy you don't make them because they are cheap you don't make them because they're popular you make them because *they're right*.
– Theodore Hesburgh
My belief has always been ... that wherever in this land any individual's constitutional rights are being unjustly denied, it is the obligation of the federal government-at point of bayonet if necessary-to restore that individual's constitutional rights.
– Ronald Reagan
My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
– Socrates
My beloved Anastasia was fifteen when I saw her for the last time in the summer of 1916. She would have been twenty-four in 1925. I thought Mrs. Anderson looked much older than that. Of course, one had to make allowances for a very long illness ... All the same, my niece's features could not possibly have altered out of all recognition. The nose, the mouth, the eyes were all different. ... As soon as I sat down by that bed in the Mommsen Nursing Home, I knew I was looking at a stranger. … I had left Denmark with something of a hope in my heart. I left Berlin with all hope extinguished.
– Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
– Frank Zappa
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
– Henry Ford
My best inorganic friend is science!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
My biggest emotional defeat and the greatest emotional pain I've had as an actor was when 'Wild Wild West' opened up to $52 million. The movie wasn't good. And it hurt so bad to be the No. 1 movie, to open at $52 million and to know the movie wasn't good.
– Will Smith
My biggest fear is that the world may become drowned in artistic mediocrity.
– Alex Prior
My birth was just an incident but my death will not go unnoticed
– Nishad Abubakar
My boat goes west, your's east. Heaven's a wind for both journeys.
– Chao Li-hua
My body is an avatar.
– Vanna Bonta
My boredom threshold is low at the best of times but I have spent more time being slowly and excruciatingly bored by children than any other section of the human race.
– William H. Borah
My boy will learn by what I am and what I do far more than what I tell him.
– Norman Lewis Smith
My brain is open.
– Paul Erdős
My brilliant Daddy!…1000000 times kiss your feet and hands and bow to you. Loving you. Your faithful daughter 13-year-old lass, first name Nastasya (Shvybzik), last name A.N.R.P.K.Z.S.G. Patron of the Popskiy, Atamanskiy (Chieftains) Regiment. Artichokes, ‘artechokes’ and ‘elmond’-trees and ‘elmond’-trees. Never grow on the nose never grow on the nose I wish they did I wish they did (thrice and more).
– Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -- he promised Dad he'd go straight.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
My business is not to remake myself, But make the absolute best of what God made.
– Robert Browning
My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God made.
– Robert Browning
My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920
My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I shall attack.
– Marechal Ferdinand Foch
My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own parenthood, but it didn't because parenting can be learned only by people who have no children.
– Bill Cosby
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.
– Michael H. Hart
My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
– Emo Phillips
My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct. (On campus radicals)
– Richard Milhous Nixon
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
– Jesse Louis Jackson
My cool judgement is, that if all the other doctrines of devils which have been committed to writing since letters were in the world were collected together in one volume, it would fall short of this; and that, should a Prince form himself by this book, so calmly recommending hypocrisy, treachery, lying, robbery, oppression, adultery, whoredom, and murder of all kinds, Domitian or Nero would be an angel of light compared to that man.
– John Wesley
My cosmos is mere free so spread it like a spree
– Iras
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
– Herbert Hoover
My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.
– G. K. Chesterton
My curiosity is my creativity on the way to discovery.
– "Why" on Quartz
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
– Helen Keller
My darling, we are about to depart on our first long journey in a long time.
– Ilse Luise Ledermann-Citroen
My dear and old country, here we are once again together faced with a heavy trial.
– Charles De Gaulle
My dear grandmother, we enjoy ourselves so much on our beloved Standart. Every day we go ashore with papa. Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksei go spearately. Olga and I go with papa, as papa walks a great deal, and Aleksei and the boys march up and down by the shore.
– Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.
– John Lennon
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
– Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going to be scared.
– P. J. Plauger
My design is organic, I don't control architecture, I grow it
– Marco Casagrande
My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.
– Ronnie Shakes
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes.
– Douglas Adams, Ford Prefect in "Life, the Universe, and Everything"
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.
– Douglas Noel Adams
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
– Orson Welles
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
– Orson Welles
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost 7.00 in dog money.
– Joe Weinstein
My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
– Mary Shelley
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
– Edward Gibbon
My empty waterdish mocks me.
– Bob the Dog
My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
– William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
My ex-wife thought that the grass was greener on the other side . . . so now she's mowing someone else's lawn.
– Tom Zegan
My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
– Robert E. Lee
My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.
– Anna M. Uhlich
My faith is that I don't believe in fate! We are not puppets or zombies of destiny. We are the main painters of our life's canvas.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
My fate cannot be mastered it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul I am only its noisiest passenger.
– Aldous Huxley
My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. (On steel industry executives who increased prices)
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. -- (Comment made 10 April 1962 in reaction to news that U.S. Steel was raising prices by $6 per ton, right after the unions negotiated a modest new contract under pressure from JFK to keep inflation down.)
– John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965]
My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'
– Jim Fox
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
– Lee Iacocca
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life.
– Elbert Hubbard
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
– Jorge Luis Borges
My father didn't tell me how to live he lived, and let me watch him do it.
– Clarence Buddinton Kelland
My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.
– Peter De Vries
My father just didn’t want to believe something like that [genocide of the Jews] was possible — it’s very understandable. He just couldn’t believe the humanistic Germans he knew would do such a thin
– Barbara Ledermann
My father just, literally, died in my arms. I notified all my kids and my lawyer notified Dina's attorney. Let's see if she has the decency and respect to bring my kids to the wake and funeral."OK! Magazine: Lindsay's Grandfather Dies (August 28, 2008)1
– Michael Lohan
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
– Fred Allen
My father said, 'Politics asks the question Is it expedient Vanity asks Is it popular But conscience asks Is it right'
– Dexter Scott King
My father said: You must never try to make all the money that's in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won't have many deals.
– J. Paul Getty
My father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it.
– Abraham Lincoln
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
– Abraham Lincoln
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
– Marianne Moore
My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'
– Cary Grant
My father was a management genius. But what I really wanted was a dad.
– Michael Jackson
My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.
– Indira Gandhi
My father was everything to me. Immersed in work as he was, he always spared that daily half-hour. … once my father showed me a very old album full of most exciting pen and ink sketches of an imaginary city called Mopsopolis, inhabited by Mopses. He showed it to me in secret, and I was thrilled to have him share his own childhood secrets with me.
– Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
My father was often angry when I was most like him.
– Lillian Hellman
My favorite animal is steak.
– Fran Lebowitz
My Favorite kind of animal is a stuffed one.
– Tom Zegan
My favorite part of the game is the opportunity to play.
– Mike Singletary
My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.
– Penn Jillette
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.
– Diane Arbus
My fear... is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
– Franz Kafka
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.
– Olive Schreiner
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
– Olive Schreiner
My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.
– Dejan Stojanovic
My feelings would never change, but... now she was gone, and this thought meant more to me than the impending destruction of the world.
– Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos
My fellow Americans I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes. (Comment while testing a microphone before a broadcast 11 Aug 84)
– Ronald Reagan
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
– Ronald Reagan
My fellow Americans, I must speak to you tonight about a mounting danger in Central America that threatens the security of the United States. This danger will not go away it will grow worse, much worse, if we fail to take action now.
– Ronald Reagan
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. (On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president)
– Gerald R. Ford
My fellow astronauts...
– Dan Quayle, beginning a speech at an Apollo 11 anniversary celebration
My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.
– Walt Whitman
My final warning to you is always pay for your own drinks. All the scandals in the world of politics today have their cause in the despicable habit of swallowing free drinks.
– Y. Yakigawa
My financial situation disables me...can I file for disability?
– Katherine Markovich
My first few weeks in America are always miserable, because the tastes I am cursed with are all of a kind that cannot be gratified here, and I am not enough in sympathy with our gross public to make up for the lack on the aesthetic side. One's friends are delightful; but we are none of us Americans, we don't think or feel as the Americans do, we are the wretched exotics produced in a European glass-house, the most displaced and useless class on earth!
– Edith Wharton
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
– Cary Grant
My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit.
– Igor Stravinsky
My friend Harry just sent me a toilet seat for my birthday. I am not sure what he is trying to tell me!
– Paul. F. Meekin
My friend I consider you my brother. I know we are not blood, and blood is thicker than water, but your body already has all the blood it needs. You will always need water.
– Eric Pio
My friend is one... who take me for what I am.
– Henry David Thoreau
My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would wish for you the ability to see yourself as others see you. Then you would realize what a truly special person you are.
– B. A. Billingsly
My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
– Kahlil Gibran
My friends are my estate.
– Emily Dickinson
My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them
– Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
My friends, I like them; my morals, I like them more!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
My friends, there are no friends.
– Coco Chanel
My friends, your people have both intellect and heart; you use these to consider in what way you can do the best to live.
– Spotted Tail (Sioux Indian)
My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
– Miles Davis
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
– Peggy Noonan
My girlfriend sleeps in a queen-sized bed and I sleep in a court jester-sized bed.
– Steven Wright, I Have a Pony
My goal in life is to make everyone else happy and when I'm happy I try to make them believe they're the cause of it
– Mike Zmija
My goal in life is to survive. Everything else is just a bonus.
– The Lockhorns
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
– Stephen Hawking
My goal is simple. It is the complete understanding of the Universe.
– Stephen William Hawking
My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets -- no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!
– Philip Roth
My God, these folks don't know how to love -- that's why they love so easily.
– D. H. Lawrence
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
– Indira Gandhi
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group there was much less competition.
– Indira Nehru Gandhi
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
– Indira Gandhi
My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel.
– Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
My grandkids say, 'Reality Bites.' O.K., but it also challenges and rewards...I believe our best days are yet to come.
– George Herbert Walker Bush
My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
– Henny Youngman
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
– Ellen DeGeneres
My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
– Katharine Hepburn
My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
– Katharine Hepburn
My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
– Elizabeth Gaskell
My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
– Richard Adams
My heart is a bargain today. Will you take it?
– W. C. Fields
My heart is pure as the driven slush.
– Tallulah Bankhead
My heart is wax moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain.
– Miguel de Cervantes
My heart lays on the ground, hopeing one day you will be there to pick it up
– Brandon T. Smith
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
– Martin Luther
My home is not a place, it is people.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
My hometown was so dull that one time the tide went out and never came back.
– Fred Allen
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
– Ovid
My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head.
– Rita Rudner
My husband said he wanted to have a relationship with a redhead, so I dyed my hair.
– Jane Fonda
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
– Benjamin Disraeli
My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent With the awful order of things.
– Mary Manin Boggs
My image was all daring deeds, until my swash began to buckle a bit
– Richard Todd
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
– John Keats
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.
– Noël Coward
My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film's story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it.
– Saul Bass
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
– Charles Franklin Kettering
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
– Barack Obama
My job is to bore you and let the hardness of your seat and the warmth of your robe prepare you for what is to come.
– William H. McNeill
My Karma ran over your dogma.
– Unknown
My kids can do whatever they want as long as they are not Republicans or junkies. That is where I draw the line.
– Steven Bernstein, Interview
My kittens look at me like little angels, and always after doing something especially devilish.
– Jamie Ann Hunt
My library
Was dukedom large enough.

– William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2
My life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself.
– Maya Angelou
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right
– Charles Monroe Schultz
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right.
– Charles M. Schulz
My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary.
– Albert Einstein
My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life.
– Stan Getz
My life is one long curve, full of turning points.
– Pierre Elliott Trudeau
My life is the story of a man who always wants to carry too much. My spiritual quest is the painful process of learning to let go of things not essential.
– Real Live Preacher
My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way.
– Hilary Duff
My life needs a rewinderase button. - Calvin
– Bill Watterson
My little Barbara, we will see each other again.
– Ilse Luise Ledermann-Citroen
My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
– Vladimir Nabokov
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
– Vladimir Nabokov
My Lord, my Lord! What hast Thou done, lately?
– Woody Allen, "Without Feathers"
My love for you, Lord, is not an uncertain feeling, but a matter of concious certainty. With your word you pierced my heart, and I loved you. But heaven and earth and everything in them on all sides tell me to love you.
– Saint Augustine, Confessions
My main hope for myself is to be where I am.
– Woody Harrelson
My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.
– Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.
– George Bernard Shaw
My Mama always use to tell me, If you can't find something to live for, you best find something to die for...
– Tupac Shakur
My masculinity isn't hinged on whether or not I knit.
– Robin Green
My mathematics is simple: one plus one = one.
– Dejan Stojanovic
My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient.
– William Shakespeare
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
– George Bernard Shaw
My middle name is Shenanigans
– Scott Carneghi
My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won't let me.
– Jennifer Tyler
My mind to me a kingdom is, Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss.
– Sir Edward Dyer
My mind to me a kingdom is,
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss.

– Sir Edward Dyer
My mind's sunk so low, Claudia, because of you, wrecked itself on your account so bad already, that I couldn't like you if you were the best of women,--or stop loving you, no matter what you do.
– Catullus
My most favorite weapon is a chainsaw!
– Jeremy Polen
My mother buried three husbands ... and two of them were only napping.
– Rita Rudner
My mother buried three husbands, and two of them were just napping.
– Rita Rudner
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'
– Helen Hayes
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
– Helen Hayes
My mother groan'd, my father wept Into the dangerous world I leapt, Helpless, naked, piping load, Like a friend hid in a cloud.
– William Blake
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
– Mark Twain
My mother had morning sickness after I was born.
– Rodney Dangerfield, monologue
My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabar
My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.
– Rita Rudner
My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one.
– Groucho Marx
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.
– Julius Henry Marx
My mother loved her children very much: me, my brothers Cor and Joop and my sister Anne.
– Ton Voskuijl
My mother never boasted about it. She always kept it to herself, kept it secret. Spoke about it as little as possible. I would have preferred if she had also told us about it. Otto Frank visited us regularly and then you sometimes heard things, but I’ve never heard the whole story.
– Ton Voskuijl
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a- bitch.
– Jack Nicholson
My mother said to me, if you go into the military, you will become a general. If you go into the clergy, you will become Pope. Instead, I became an artist, and I am Piccaso.
– Pablo Piccaso
My mother used poetry and the arts as a thermometer—if I cried, it meant my heart had not grown cold, my sensibility was alive and well.
– Vanna Bonta
My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.
– Dame Edna Everage
My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.
– Phyllis Diller
My motto is that I enjoy life. I think there's a kind of simplicity to that way of thinking.
– Jenna Elfman
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
– Charles Lamb
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
– Hank Aaron
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
– Robert Bresson
My music is best understood by children and animals.
– Igor Stravinsky
My music is not modern, it is merely badly played.
– Arnold Schoenberg
My name translated into Chinese is "Hy Yu"
– Tom Zegan
My name will live forever, but I should not care about this at all, because I am not my name and my name is not me!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
My name's Munzer not God.
– Aaron J. Munzer
My new millionaire idea is one regular shoe and one 'swollen' shoe, for when you get bit by a rattlesnake.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time...
– W. S. Gilbert
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
– Thomas Arnold
My one aim was to do a thing well and to excel if possible.
– Josephine demott Robinson
My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
– Woody Allen
My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else.
– Woody Allen
My only aversion to vice, is the price.
– Victor Buono
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
– Thomas Jefferson, 1801
My only hobby is laziness, which naturally rules out all others.
– Granni Nazzano
My only wish is that my wishes be at rest.
– Ruckett
My opinion is that the only two computer companies that are software-driven are Apple and NeXT, and I wonder about Apple.
– Steve Jobs
My opponent called me a cream puff. ... Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.
– Claiborne Pell
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
– W. Somerset Maugham
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
– Allen Ginsberg
My own mind is my own church.
– Carl Lotus Becker
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we *can* suppose.
– J.B.S. Haldane, "On Being the Right Size" in the (1928) book "Possible Worlds"
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose.
– John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.
– Albert Einstein
My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.
– Cathy Ladman
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
– Barack Obama
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today I knew it then as purpose.
– Bette Davis
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
– Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery --- just stark me.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
My past is my wisdom to use today. . . my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
– Gene Oliver
My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.
– M.K. Ataturk
My performances have finally caught up with my ego.
– Ato Boldon
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
– Edith Sitwell
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
– Jean Rostand
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
– Jean Rostand
My philosophy is : there is no use of trying to be kind to those who are always rude to you.
– Vikrant Parsai
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
– Oprah Winfrey
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose -- somehow we win out
– Ronald Reagan
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
– Ayn Rand
My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.
– Hannah More
My poor head is in such a whirl, my mind is all in bits.
– Johann von Goethe
My position as regards the monied interests can be put in a few words. In every civilized society property rights must be carefully safeguarded; ordinarily and in the great majority of cases, human rights and property rights are fundamentally and in the long run, identical; but when it clearly appears that there is a real conflict between them, human rights must have the upper hand; for property belongs to man and not man to property.
– Theodore Roosevelt
My positions are very clear: I never hide the fact that I categorically oppose a Palestinian state inside our country
– Naftali Bennett
My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment.
– Britney Spears, on her web site, October 2004
My primary motivation for writing is to communicate my perceptions and insights into the human condition, in a way that may provide understanding, comfort, and company to others.
– Vanna Bonta
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
– Errol Flynn
My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.
– James Dean
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
– Al Capone
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
– Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God
– Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
– Albert Einstein
my rice always tastes like rice.
– Tung No Wok
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.
– J. Brotherton
My salad days, When I was green in judgment.
– William Shakespeare
My salad days,
When I was green in judgment.

– William Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra", Act 1 scene 5
My schoolmates would make love to anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself.
– Emo Philips
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
– Erma Bombeck
My sense of God is my sense of wonder about the Universe.
– Albert Einstein
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
– Helen Keller
My shoes are so tough, I give them a beating every day and they never complain. -Johnny The Walker
– Johnny Wowk
My soldiers ask of me, why surrender a military advantage in the field ... I could not answer.
– General Douglas MacArthur, His final address to the joint session of the congress
My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father.
– Clifton Paul Fadiman
My son, give me thine heart...
– Book of Proverbs
My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
– Josh Billings
My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.
– Mary
My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.
– Mary
My specific goal is to revolutionize the future of the species. Mathematics is just another way of predicting the future.
– Ralph Abraham
My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
– Alan Alexander Milne
My story is one of many thousands, and the world will not suffer if it ends too soon.
– Ezio Auditore da Firenze
My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
My strength is my weakness and weakness is my strength
– Ray Mancini
My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises-those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
My style is my signature
– Suzanne Belperron
My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.
– Johnny Carson
My sun sets to rise again.
– Robert Browning
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
– John Bunyan
My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.
– Peter Stack, in a movie review in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 2, 1983
My teen angst has a body count.
– Veronica - "Heathers"
My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford)
– Richard Milhous Nixon
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
– Christopher Morley
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated, but not signed.
– Christopher Morley
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
– Thomas Jefferson
My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
– Steven Wright
My thinking had been opened up wide in Mecca. I wrote long letters to my friends, in which I tried to convey to them my new insights into the American black man's struggle and his problems as well as the depths of my search for truth and justice. “I've had enough of someone else's propaganda,” I had written to these friends. “I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I am a human being first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” The American white man's press called me the angriest Negro in America. I wouldn't deny that charge; I spoke exactly as I felt. I believe in anger. I believe it is a crime for anyone who is being brutalized to continue to accept that brutality without doing something to defend himself. I am for violence if non-violence means that we continue postponing or even delaying a solution to the American black man's problem. White man hates to hear anybody, especially a black man, talk about the crime that the white man perpetrated on the black man. But let me remind you that when the white man came into this country, he certainly wasn't demonstrating non-violence.
– malcolm X, Autobiography of malcolm x
My thinking is that the conclusion of the collapse of these two ideologies, is that it is not for peace we should aspire, but for a solid agreement which would help us separate as efficiently as possible.
– Yair Lapid
My thoughts are my company I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
– Walter Landor
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
– Walter Landor
My time has been passed viciously and agreeably at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that 'Carpe Diem' is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds-for who can trust to tomorrow
– George Gordon Byron
My tongue is a knife that is very sharp and you know, it can hurt you very easily.
– Vikrant Parsai
My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.
– Euripides
My tongue will tell the anger of mine heart, Or else my heart, concealing it, will break.
– William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew
My toughest fight was with my first wife.
– Muhammad Ali
my trip is like, turn the lights down low so we all look good
– Chris Seefried
My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
– Colette
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
– George Gordon Byron
My two rock idols are Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Not just because they are from Jersey, but, because they conduct themselves with humility and give a lot back to the public and their respective communities. And, the fact they both ended up marrying someone that "knew them when" is something I admire and hope to have with Tina (Rinaldi) one day.
– John McNerney
My ultimate dream is to sow seeds in the desert. To revegetate the deserts is to sow seed in people's hearts.
– Masanobu Fukuoka
My utterance is mighty, I am more powerful than the ghosts; may they have no power over me.
– Egyptian Book of the Dead
My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
– Richard Brinsley Sheridan
My view is that at your age you shouldn't worry too much about losing love. If it is right, it happens, its meant to be. The main thing is not to hurry, especially when your young and new to love. Love must come to both. Know for sure that nothing good, true and real gets away when it comes to love. And if it doesn't work out (for whatever reason) also know that God is closest to those of us with broken hearts.
– Paul. F. Meekin
My view is that one should not break up a winning combination.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.
– Thomas Jefferson
My vigor, vitality, and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
– Nancy Astor
My voluntary confinement here is restricted less by time than by my earthly existence. In essence I am dead -- dead for my children -- dead for my work ... I am dead but not yet buried, or buried alive -- whichever, the consequences are nearly identical ...
– Eugene Botkin
My wallpaper and i are fighting a duel to death. One or the other has to go.
– Oscar Wilde
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
– George Bernard Shaw
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
– Sir Walter Besant
My whole teaching consists of two words, meditation and love.
– Osho
My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
– Winston Churchill
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
– Rodney Dangerfield
My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
– Henry Youngman
My wife is a flower of the garden and I am her fence around it.
– Vikrant Parsai
My wife is a light eater ... as soon as it's light, she starts to eat.
– Henny Youngman
My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it.
– Rodney Dangerfield
My wife is the kind of girl who will not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere.
– John Barrymore
My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.
– Jack Benny
My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself...
– Trieu Thi Trinh
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
– William Shakespeare
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

– William Shakespeare
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

– William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3
My work as a painter… is the condensation, the concentration of the hidden, but ever present, sadness that is in all people
– Johannes Meintjes
My work feels like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialise.
– Chiho Aoshima
My work is a game, a very serious game.
– M. C. Escher
My work is done, why wait?
– Kodak founder George Eastman, in his suicide note
My writing is like a ten gallon spring. It can issue from the ground anywhere at all. On smooth ground it rushes swiftly on and covers a thouasand li in a single day without difficulty. When it twists and turns among mountains and rocks, it fits its form to things it meets: unknowable. What can be known is, it always goes where it must go, always stops where it cannot help stopping -- nothing else. More than that, even I cannot know.
– Su Shih
Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great Argument About it and about but evermore Came out by the same Door as in I went.
– Omar Khayym
Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
– Omar Khayyám
Mystery is the wine of this universe. It makes us dizzy and makes us feel happy! Man needs enigma so that he can get rid of the dullness of the reality!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Mystery is underrated, and understanding is overrated.
– Larry McMurtry, "Flim Flam - Essays on Hollywood"
Mystery keeps man alive; it opens his ears, his eyes, and his mind! Find a mystery and try to solve it!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
– D. H. Lawrence
Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
– Roland Barthes
Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final.
– Hunter S. Thompson

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