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We are certainly influenced by role models,
by Alain de Botton

We are certainly influenced by role models,
and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people,
we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important -
just as in the Middle Ages,
people were surrounded by images of religious piety.
- Alain de Botton

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers.
But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
- Alain de Botton

I was uncomfortable writing fiction.
My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
- Alain de Botton

What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married.
- Alain de Botton

 

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely,
given the numbers of books that were written because
authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to
secure the respect and attention of people who would
otherwise look straight through us.
- Alain de Botton

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I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many
philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
- Alain de Botton

I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts,
it's also how you say it - that the success of your
argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.
- Alain de Botton

Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV,
and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life.
Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our
own projects and priorities -
and we should take care.
- Alain de Botton

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status:
it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other,
who want the other to respect them.
Battles over status can be even more intractable than
those over land or water or oil.
- Alain de Botton

I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing.
It's always surprised me how little attention many
non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
- Alain de Botton

In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into
problems of envy and competition.
But all this is just in a day's work for a writer.
You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool.
Oh, well.
- Alain de Botton

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship is certainly the finest balm
for the pangs of disappointed love.
- Jane Austen

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh at Life - it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may as well laugh at life,
because it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

Priorities - what's really important -
health, and doing what one wants to do -
it's certainly not money.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is your own life, certainly, to spend as you choose.
- Tanya, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League
uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
- Erma Bombeck

It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online,
but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
- Esther Dyson

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
- Winston Churchill

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I certainly don't sit around in the morning making
pancakes listening to Whitehouse or anything.
- Thurston Moore

Certainly, we need to support the communities around the country,
and we do.
- Jim Walsh

I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills.
- Iris Chang

Translation is like a woman.
If it is beautiful, it is not faithful.
If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

While women certainly have made great strides toward
pay parity in the past 30 years,
there is still a gap in earnings between men and women
in equivalent professions.
- Ginny B. Waite

I certainly look at them very differently now,
and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

Nobody deserves this much money - certainly not an actor.
- Jack Lemmon

Certainly, its important to protect the water system and that covers,
certainly, everything from vandals to terrorists.
- James Wilson

I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years,
because it's really, really hard to do something different
when you have a show going on as long as this has.
- Dan Castellaneta

I don't envy men and I certainly wouldn't like to become one now.
- Louise Brown

I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail
to defend confidential sources.
Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this.
But I can't say that's the norm.
- Floyd Abrams

Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry,
Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq.
In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait.
- Dick Cheney

Final Destination was the closest thing I've done to
a teen movie but it certainly had an edge to it.
- Devon Sawa

I certainly don't have any airs about myself.
- Jamie Farr

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew,
I read every book in German that came my way,
and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage.
I haven't actually played very many nice characters,
certainly not on stage.
It's not a quality that attracts me.
- Patrick Stewart

I write music just for me.
I'm certainly not good enough to do it on any kind
of a level but I enjoy that time because it's quiet.
- Alex O'Loughlin

The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing
everything from point A to point B,
and certainly there's a bit of politics involved,
so it's a different thing.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I think it was more personal, but I certainly tried
to adapt certain concepts of Surrealism.
- Trevor Dunn

I think all of us certainly believed the statistics
which said that probably 88% chance of mission success
and maybe 96% chance of survival.
And we were willing to take those odds.
- Alan Shepard

Certainly there's got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening.
- Josh Schwartz

I worked with Rocky Graziano and Rocky was certainly a character.
- Dick Schaap

Whether women are better than men I cannot say -
but I can say they are certainly no worse.
- Golda Meir

I've been able to go on and have a successful career
on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing.
- David Cassidy

I've been around horses, but I certainly wouldn't call
myself a horseman by any means.
It's a combination of being very aware of them,
and not trusting them.
- Chris Cooper

All of which was OK, as that proved then,
I certainly wouldn't contradict it as a necessary sense of things.
- Robert Creeley

Nobody was playing the soprano saxophone and certainly
nobody was trying to do anything with it.
So I was all alone.
I didn't know that at first.
- Steve Lacy

We certainly will prepare consciously and professionally,
but still you cannot predict the future.
- Laurent Jalabert

I am certainly not a mainstream religious man.
- David Ogden Stiers

The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly
gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.
- Gore Vidal

I love working with children and this young boy,
Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor.
He raises your game, you know.
He certainly raised mine.
- Liam Neeson

Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show.
I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered;
it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do.
- Steve Burns

Well firstly, that points certainly at the need for
international standards on biometrics that would move
in the same direction so that we can have the same technical requirements.
- Asa Hutchinson


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