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The guy that just arranges things so that the stock
by James Stockdale

The guy that just arranges things so that the stock
market holds up is nobody in my -
in my estimation.
- James Stockdale

They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech.
- James Stockdale

In order to do something you must be something.
- James Stockdale

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

 

And we had our own laws.
I mean, I wrote them.
And we had our own customs, and traditions,
and proprieties.
- James Stockdale

There was nothing there but black water and American fire power.
- James Stockdale

Sybil's my wife, and on the first day of October,
that's the first time I knew Ross was going to run.
- James Stockdale

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So the first thing that went on was to decide...
trying to find a time when we could get reprisal raids out.
- James Stockdale

I'm a grown man.
You know, I've been in a lot of scrapes,
but I never felt like I got so - there are probably
a lot of things I should have done that I didn't do.
- James Stockdale

I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe,
or something like that that might have backfired.
This I would just take as it came.
- James Stockdale

I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.
- James Stockdale

I never had a single conversation about politics with Ross Perot in my life;
still haven't.
- James Stockdale

I was commanding officer of a supersonic fighter squadron,
FA Crusaders.
- James Stockdale

Yeah.
I mean, it just seemed to me that it was -
I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers.
That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy.
- James Stockdale

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced
in leadership in tight circumstances.
He started - he dropped the first bomb,
led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
- James Stockdale

Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a
telephone call in March of 1992 if,
since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming
a candidate for president,
to get on all 50 ballots.
- James Stockdale

But there were highs as well as lows,
it was as though they said everybody was picking on
the man who had more practical real life experiences
than the whole batch of them put together.
- James Stockdale

We couldn't generalize on the people.
Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much,
but some of them were kind of soft-headed,
but they did that.
That was an East German film.
- James Stockdale

On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought
we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids,
we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad
yards and this went on for about thirty minutes.
- James Stockdale

They were heading out to the middle of the bay -
the Gulf -
that's another thing that became kind of standard practice,
we didn't hurry the destroyers around the beach any more,
when it got dark, we'd take 'em out thirty or forty
miles out in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.
- James Stockdale

And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then
in so many words and Alex says later in the book,
nobody in the White House from that point on had any
doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.
- James Stockdale

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission.
They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes,
giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time,
bending you double.
- James Stockdale

This idea, as you know, that I have firm convictions
that the idea of issues being a big deal where our
mutual friend went back and he felt so strongly that
the determining factor in electoral success should be a proven character.
- James Stockdale

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live.
- Bob Hope

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
- Rupert Murdoch

Whenever I date a guy, I think,
"Is this the man I want my children
to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know.
Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
- Muhammad Ali

If I had to name the number one asset you could have
for any sport I'd say speed.
In baseball, all a guy with speed has to do is make contact.
- Ron Fairly

Now, I was the Summer Concert guy.
I played every Summer concert there was.
- John Sebastian

Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it.
And Buddy Guy deserves it.
- Luther Allison

I'm a smart guy, I know the history of this issue and
why people care about it.
- Gregg Easterbrook

The first guy who came up with the concept of religion
was sitting out under a tree.
I'm sure of that.
- Tom T. Hall

Basically it's the core story.
About a guy having an affair with the mother of the
girl he falls in love with.
- Buck Henry

At a pool party, with everybody around,
a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it.
- Krista Allen

It was always me and the other guy.
I came in second for a long time.
- Joel Gretsch

It's difficult to gauge that.
With a bad guy you just know you're bad.
To play a nice guy is harder - unless you are a very
nice person like me of course.
- James D'arcy

I'm not a leading guy.
- Steve Zahn

Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar,
then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it.
Jimi was just different.
- Bobby Womack

Fame comes with its own standard.
A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch -
unless he's Humphrey Bogart.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I think I'm the most positive guy still going in my generation,
and I'm out there to prove that.
- Luther Allison

It's hard not to like Asimov; he's a really likable guy.
- Cory Doctorow

My personality is that I'm a human being like everybody else,
just a citizen and a blue collar guy.
- Lee Greenwood

I'm not an easygoing guy as a director.
- Ted Kotcheff

When little old ladies recognize a guy who was Mr.
Olympia, that's saying something.
That means I've been able to cross lines as far as
marketability is concerned.
- Lee Haney

The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is,
the better ballplayer he's going to be.
- Bill Lee

When a guy can make fun of you, thats attractive.
Who knew that teasing could have so much power over women!
- Rachel Bilson

But let me tell you, this gender thing is history.
You're looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret
Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.
- George H. W. Bush

People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son,
we don't have any question about those personal qualities
that we were fooled on by Clinton.'
- Robert Teeter

I am like Howard Beale.
When he came out of the rain and he was like,
none of this makes any sense.
I am that guy.
- Glenn Beck

I was out on the golf course, a guy came riding out in a golf cart and said,
Did you know that Elvis died? And I just said,
Well, there you go.
It was like I had kinda been expecting it.
- Mac Davis

A policeman, as you discover, has to put up with a hell of a lot of abuse.
A man in any other line of work would nail a guy who
laid that kind of abuse on him.
I know I would.
- Kent McCord

We all were there for the readings, the screen tests,
and we knew.
We knew Dustin was the guy right away.
- Buck Henry

The guy was infected with bird flu because he took a sick chicken,
slaughtered it and and then ate it.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

You don't face Nolan Ryan without your rest.
He's the only guy I go against that makes me go to bed before midnight.
- Reggie Jackson

When a guy knocks ya down, never get up unless he's gonna kill ya.
- Gennaro Angiulo

I've gone for each type: the rough guy;
the nerdy,
sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy.
I don't really have a type.
Men in general are a good thing.
- Jennifer Aniston

I don't like the designated hitter.
A guy who plays should be able to catch and hit.
- Marge Schott

At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.
- Layne Staley

I'm a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good
breaks and who has been very,
very fortunate.
- Vince McMahon

I play out negative fantasies for people.
I'm the guy people love to hate.
And they always remember the bad guy.
- Brion James

And look, I was a big, brassy guy who won and won big.
I did what I wanted.
- Brian Mulroney

I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances
on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

I'd rather know a square guy than own a square mile.
- Wilson Mizner

I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy.
I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people.
- Peter Jennings

It really comes down to the fact that,
because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show,
I think people were rooting against the movies.
That was really unfortunate.
- David Caruso

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in
Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements
who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
- Jello Biafra


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