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Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint. ...
by Billy Connolly

Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint.
- Billy Connolly

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god,
and he's telling them all different things.
- Billy Connolly

I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra...
I'm never likely to go there.
- Billy Connolly

 

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.
- Billy Connolly

I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what
the army does with those wee red knives.
- Billy Connolly

Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey...
Doesn't try it on.
- Billy Connolly

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If Jesus was a Jew, how come he has a Mexican first name?
- Billy Connolly

Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet.
- Billy Connolly

I love Los Angeles.
It reinvents itself every two days.
- Billy Connolly

I loved Japan.
I used to read a lot about it when I was a child.
And I always wanted to go.
And it was delightful.
I absolutely loved it.
What a smashing place.
- Billy Connolly

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can
listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
- Billy Connolly

My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo.
- Billy Connolly

I don't have wild dogs chasing people with scripts away from my door.
I get my share.
I've done okay.
But I usually do independent stuff because that's mostly what I'm offered.
- Billy Connolly

I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow;
redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless.
- Billy Connolly

I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities.
I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.
- Billy Connolly

I don't believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing.
I don't want to say I don't believe in God,
but I don't think I do.
But I believe in people who do.
- Billy Connolly

The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a
nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards.
- Billy Connolly

I don't believe in angels, no.
But I do have a wee parking angel.
It's on my dashboard and you wind it up.
The wings flap and it's supposed to give you a parking space.
It's worked so far.
- Billy Connolly

I'm a citizen of the world.
I like it that way.
The world's a wonderful.
I just think that some people are pretty badly represented.
But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful.
They all want so little.
- Billy Connolly

The only time I would like to see was the 20s and 30s
in America because I love the music and the style and the optimism,
I wanted to see New York being built.
I wanted to see all that, you know.
- Billy Connolly

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

To tell an ally - who is shedding blood next to you -
that you can't share information is a crime.
- David Warner

Israel has always been and must always be America's strongest ally.
- George E. Pataki

Pakistan is both an ally in the war on terror,
and in some sense, a battleground of the war on terror.
- Stephen Hadley

Reducing trade barriers with this key ally will go
a long way toward increasing market access for American farmers,
manufacturers and service providers.
- Jim Ramstad

The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother.
- Joe Bob Briggs

It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause
that you become really committed to winning and become
a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
- Robin Morgan

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

Yes, Israel's our ally.
But, are the Palestinians our enemy? No,
they are not.
- Brent Scowcroft

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

There are only two cases in which war is just:
first,
in order to resist the aggression of an enemy,
and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
- Charles de Secondat

We have no stronger ally anywhere in the world than Israel.
- John Boehner

Pakistan's being an ally and helping the United States,
we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative
for the help that's been extended.
- Al Green

I embrace everything about Ally...
I don't particularly see her as a whiner.
One week she's tough, the next she's really weak.
I love that.
She's human.
- Calista Flockhart

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States
on international initiatives and a committed ally in
fighting the War on Terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

Poland is an ally of the United States of America.
It was our duty to show that we are a reliable,
loyal, and predictable ally.
America needed our help, and we had to give it.
- Adam Michnik

Japan is an important ally of ours.
Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity,
60 percent of the GNP, two countries.
That's a statement in and of itself.
- Dan Quayle

There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation,
a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you're
not a true ally to the person who's in charge of all that.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were
an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
- Leonard Cohen

We must do our utmost to preserve our British ally's
strategic independence from Europe.
- Richard Perle

George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity.
- Helmut Kohl

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius...
he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine,
includes the jihadists, people who have declared war
on the United States of America and its ally,
Israel.
- Zach Wamp

I think that acting involves doing your job so well
that you are able to help the viewer identify with the character.
- Ally Sheedy

No one can truly be prepared for such devastation and pure malevolence,
but the United Kingdom can always look to the United
States as an ally resolved to stand firm in the war on terrorism.
- Michael Burgess

We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies.
Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally.
We are playing again with national and global security matters.
- Stephen Harper

Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become
even more problematic now,
when the world is at war with terrorism and the United
States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
- Adam Schiff

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.
- Ally Sheedy

I think everybody has the ability to fall in love with
a man or with a woman or a white person or a black
person or a Jewish person or a Protestant person or whatever.
- Ally Sheedy

For so long as the Jew has even one ally,
he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind -
that his salvation came from that ally.
It is only when he is alone - against all of his own
efforts and frantic attempts -
that he will,
through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d.
- Meir Kahane

I never thought to myself, I'm going to grow up and
fall in love with a man or I'm going to fall in love
with a woman because my mother is a lesbian.
- Ally Sheedy

While it may be true that the UAE has been an ally since the September 11,
2001, attacks, the American people know it has also
harbored and aided some of the al Qaeda agents who
were involved in that attack.
- Bart Gordon

As Taiwan's friend and ally, I believe it is important
for the United States to monitor the situation in the
Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan
is not forced into a position which would endanger
its freedom or its democracy.
- Jim Costa

The United States is our most important ally.
They helped us many times.
Without the United States, the unification or German
democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated,
or almost impossible.
- Joschka Fischer

Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as
we wage the War on Terror.
We do know that we can count on the strong support
from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning
this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for
all peoples throughout the world.
- Kit Bond

I think that the character that I'm playing now is
so fundamentally different than Ally that I haven't
I haven't felt like I had to worry about it at all.
But I definitely wanted to make a different choice.
- Calista Flockhart

I have the desire to work as an actress,
but I have no ambition to be a star.
- Ally Sheedy

The USDA is not our ally here.
We have to take matters into our own hands,
not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone -
and that's the hard part -
but by improving our own.
And that happens to be quite easy.
Less meat, less junk, more plants.
- Mark Bittman

The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear,
are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way.
And once we understand nature's transformative powers,
we see that it is our powerful ally,
not a force to feared our subdued.
- Thomas Kuhn

I'd rather not pinpoint my mistakes.
- Ally Sheedy

And conservatives know that if you reject these principles
of limited government and urge others to reject them you can be my ally,
you can be my friend but you cannot call yourself a conservative.
- Mike Pence

Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the
middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come,
my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's
legislation and America's middle class will surely
suffer that choice greatly.
- Ellen Tauscher

And I think people who sort of glibly say,
'Well, you know, they're not going to handle security,
UAE is a great ally,' four and a half years ago,
they were not an ally, they were working with the enemy,
and if those same people are still there today that were there then,
these are real serious issues.
- Peter King

Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message:
that Congress is united in its opposition to terror
and we are all deeply concerned about the future and
security of our close friend and ally,
Israel.
- Earl Blumenauer

The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel.
The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree.
I think what's important is that world leaders are
able to sit down with one another,
have frank conversations and move forward.
- Valerie Jarrett

But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to,
and I really wanted to.
- Ally Sheedy

The world has become one big grassy knoll,
crawling with lone gunmen who think they're the Warren Commission.
- Ken MacLeod

Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out
long narratives or have complex character development.
- Norman Macleod


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