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I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful ...
by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I am quite a spendthrift but just being careful because my family was not rich,
was not a rich family.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

 

It must be a balance in everything we do,
not too much of everything, keep it simple,
not complicated.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish,
looking for birds and it was for kampong people,
the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life,
they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want,
I will not try to influence.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Of course education becomes very very important and
that's for our human resource development.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

But I have always said that it's important we must
make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have followed a path of moderation,
development is our priority, national unity,
good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims,
this is what has given us the advantage.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

You can't have too much of everything,
you must have a balance, that's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

As a child, the paddy field was my playground.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Very old fashioned to say that they will be well behaved
but I think it's very important.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So when I had to make a decision whether I would like
to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too,
so I thought Islamic studies would be good.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

So I went to English school, secondary English school,
so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very
good support in the party.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have now recently launched the national integrity plan.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change,
or the same vehicle to go for the race.
It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have been given a role to play.
We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on
the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here,
so the people who are Muslims there would understand
what the role of Islam is.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

When she was in United States, we maintained contact,
we talked to each other on the phone,
almost every night.
And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video
conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well
enough so better to talk on the phone.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant
Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress,
committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways.
So that's what we are doing here.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

We have also set up the national institute for ethics.
This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan,
that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I believe it is an important project,
it makes the cost of doing business lower and they
will make us more competitive at the same time,
it will also provide some satisfaction to the people
who demand services for them of the quality they want and also quickly.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Look at this butterfly, so beautiful, so delicate.
I can enjoy this butterfly from a distance,
but if I touched her, she would die.
While not quite as delicate as butterflies,
people also need private space and private time
away from the demands of the world -
even away from the attentions of those
with whom they are most bonded.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

I think you go through a period as a teenager of being
quite cool and unaffected by things.
- Miranda Otto

I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising,
and I smoke.
But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog.
That's all.
- Eva Green

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

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

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

It's quite a dangerous career move to go wilfully on
making films that may not find a distributor.
- John Hurt

No - I'm quite calm inside during the game for most of the time -
not 100%,
but generally very calm.
- Vladimir Kramnik

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

The logical man must either deny all miracles or none,
and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps,
in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
- Charles Eastman

Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful.
If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.
- Marton Csokas

I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard
enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
- Henry Bessemer

I've always chosen incredibly different roles and things that are quite offbeat.
That way you're not limited.
- Anna Friel

When I was young, I had one of those Yamaha drum machines,
and I used to practice to that quite a bit,
just to practice soloing and being in time and completing all my phrases.
- John Otto

I found that a bit unfair.
However, I did feel quite liberated when I left.
I'm very grateful to the show - it revived a flagging career,
but I'm glad to be away from it now.
- Louise Jameson

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own
pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully
share the hell of someone close to you.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Mathematics was hard, dull work.
Geography pleased me more.
For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
- John James Audubon

This was possible only by dint of extended periods
of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion.
- Brian Ferneyhough

An idea or institution may arise for one reason and
be maintained for quite a different reason.
- Joseph McCabe

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
- Edward Young

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

However light-hearted you try to be about it,
the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it,
is quite a trauma.
- Julian Clary

It was irritating to have one's physical shortcomings
pointed out quite so plainly twice in one evening,
once by a beautiful girl and once by a dying badger.
- Tom Holt

California is going to be quite good for the Democrats.
But the rest of the country is a draw.
- Stuart Rothenberg

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not.
Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
- Elizabeth II

But quite honestly I can't help being a passionate football supporter.
If that's my sin, I'm guilty.
- Delia Smith

Ironically, now that my children are older and gone quite a bit,
I find it harder to work when they're not around.
Too much free time!
- Alice Hoffman

Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.
- Lucian Freud

I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done.
- Bill Forsyth

I quite enjoy science fiction.
- Lexa Doig

The love of the famous, like all strong passions,
is quite abstract.
Its intensity can be measured mathematically,
and it is independent of persons.
- Susan Sontag

I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now,
but I'm actually a little indignant,
because I started taking singing lessons years ago -
I put the time in!
- Marisa Tomei

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
- Homer

Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects,
explored every possibility, every twist.
So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed
abroad are quite possible.
- Ajay Devgan


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