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When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
– Henny YoungmanRate it:
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
– James Earl JonesRate it:
When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly...I think-- Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it.
– Henry David ThoreauRate it:
When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew that World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, The Crazy ApeRate it:
When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.
– Richard Milhous NixonRate it:
When I say beautiful things, I'm not necessarily living them when I live them, the beautiful thing is that words aren't necessary.
– Brock TullyRate it:
When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean ... to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.
– Theodore RooseveltRate it:
When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.
– Bayard RustinRate it:
When I see a dancing butterfly, when I see a half blooming flower, their eager wish to make this world happy, my mind dances with joy, my soul emerges in happiness.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.
– H. G. WellsRate it:
When I sit down I don't really think, "Who is my target audience?" I think about, "What's the best way to tell this story?" I try to imagine my audience really being grabbed by it, including the kind of knucklehead guys sitting in the back who often don't think stories are for them.
– Jon ScieszkaRate it:
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me..
– Erma BombeckRate it:
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.
– Erma BombeckRate it:
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
– Rabindranath TagoreRate it:
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
– Marie de SevigneRate it:
When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.
– Nancy FridayRate it:
When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.
– William BlakeRate it:
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
– William BlakeRate it:
When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -- and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -- which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
– Queen VictoriaRate it:
When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman
– Oliver Wendell HolmesRate it:
When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman?
– Oliver Wendell HolmesRate it:
When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority.
– Charles R. SwindollRate it:
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe
– Quentin CrispRate it:
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.
– Bill ClintonRate it:

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