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I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
by Shimon Peres

I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
professors,
officials, the Minister of Finance -
but there were decisions that I had to make.
- Shimon Peres

We asked the workers to give up 25 percent of their salaries.
Imagine!
We asked the industrialists to freeze all costs,
no matter what the inflation is.
- Shimon Peres

He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read.
He was my personal mentor.
- Shimon Peres

I have a brother younger than me.
My mother was a librarian, so from her,
I got the taste to read.
- Shimon Peres

 

If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists,
I am taxing the people who have saved,
trusted.
It was very controversial, those sorts of things.
But finally, it worked out.
- Shimon Peres

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

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I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense.
I never knew, but I always learned.
- Shimon Peres

When you have two alternatives, the first thing you
have to do is to look for the third that you didn't think about,
that doesn't exist.
- Shimon Peres

I joined the army as a private.
I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused.
I preferred to remain a private.
First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks,
and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
- Shimon Peres

I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school.
My main interest was basically history and literature.
Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool.
I was so happy.
- Shimon Peres

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion.
Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war.
He mobilized me before the war.
The man was a very rare combination between a real
intellectual and a born leader.
There is a contradiction between the two.
- Shimon Peres

They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment,
so I was never under pressure from my parents;
I could do whatever I wanted.
I never had a negative word from them,
nothing whatsoever.
- Shimon Peres

Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl
that later on became my wife.
At that time, we were so naive.
I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx.
I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength
of his criticism about capital.
- Shimon Peres

He was the editor of our paper.
He created the publishing house in Hebrew.
He was - I wouldn't say the "guru" -
but really he was our teacher and a most respected man.
I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.
- Shimon Peres

There was one occasion when I was very young -
eight years or seven years old -
that Jewish businessmen went through the forest,
and they were assassinated.
And that was for the first time I saw in our paper
where there were assassinations in our place.
- Shimon Peres

Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three,
two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government.
Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking
organization and a spending organization.
- Shimon Peres

What should be the future of Israel? Is the land the most important choice,
and for that reason to keep the whole of the land at any cost,
or to have a partition and build the Jewish state on
part of the land? And the other part?
- Shimon Peres

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I understood jazz, I understood how it worked.
That's what I apply to everything.
- Van Morrison

In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer.
I was just one of the many workers trying to do my
part to help the community.
- Jimmy Smits

I worked for half a cent a word.
I'm not a fast writer to begin with,
so for the first few years I had do other things.
- Jack Vance

Women have worked hard; starved in prison;
given of their time and lives that we might sit in
the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
- Ellen Wilkinson

It's been about ten years since I've worked with actors who knew their lines!
- John Hughes

Well, this would be nice if it worked out,
but I'm not selling the farm.
- Jill Clayburgh

We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked,
or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it,
in terms of paint, the subject matter,
the size, the drawing.
- Helen Frankenthaler

I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams,
but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy's actual singing voice.
That was my way into that character.
- Jessica Lange

Sylvester has a great popular sense,
as good as any writer I've ever worked with.
He knows what audiences want to see,
and what they don't want to see.
- Ted Kotcheff

That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties,
but it doesn't do so now.
- John Schlesinger

I know I always worked hard on making sure we came
out with the best possible product and of course we
were working with four other people,
you have to balance that as well.
- Chris Squire

I have worked with some great directors.
- Dabney Coleman

And I've always worked on the principle that if it
interests me enough to write about it,
then it must interest a lot of other people.
- Morris West

This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read -
and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on.
- Will Arnett

I worked with him for ten years until he died and it
was the most wonderful time of my life.
- Mark Oliphant

We worked as a team...
I was one of the band.
- Jonathan King

We worked under a lot of pressure...
three days to do an episode, sometimes two in a week,
39 episodes a year.
- Lloyd Bridges

I've worked with some actors who can't act.
- Anthony Anderson

I had never done any theater in high school,
which actually worked to my benefit.
I didn't develop any bad habits.
- David James Elliott

One, I had never worked with John Woo before and I
wanted to see what that was like,
and two, Ben Affleck is a friend, so it would be fun to work with him again.
- Joe Morton

I worked at a local television station and I got a
chance to direct and do all those things -
worked kiddie shows,
Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
- Barry Levinson

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre.
I worked for free a lot.
- Christopher Parker

It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked,
what didn't work.
- Josh Lucas

I never worked in an office in my life.
- Jack Vance

As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers
about portfolio decisions,
writing reports.
- Merton Miller

No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with.
I was very impressed with her, I really was.
- Albert Finney

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's
comment to the effect that if we worked really hard,
we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.
- Marvin Minsky

In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client.
It was the only time I really worked in a proper office,
and I didn't like it-simple as that.
- Terry Gilliam

Work? I never worked a day in my life.
I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.
- Ernie Banks

What commercialism has brought into Linux has been
the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy
to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out.
- Linus Torvalds

Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing -
actually more real,
no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than
we did Renaissance Festivals.
- Penn Jillette

I became quite successful very young,
and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and
I just worked so hard at it.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre,
which was quite nearby where I lived.
And I worked there for about six or seven months,
as part of the stage crew.
- Ewan McGregor

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

When I left school I went to Australia for a year and
worked in the drama department of a school in Perth.
- James D'arcy

I worked with her on the second season of Dark Angel in Vancouver,
one of my first real jobs.
- Ashley Scott

I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with
has worked at something other than the subject they majored in.
I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest.
- Kent McCord

From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't
be satisfied with my work.
So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust,
because you only get a chance like this once.
- Zhang Ziyi

Power is my mistress.
I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone
to take her away from me.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I worked with the world's greatest talents and then
went home to the world's greatest woman.
It was, and is, a great life.
- Perry Como

I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun,
you'd better take one along that worked.
- Raymond Chandler

We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities,
to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a
place where people can achieve their dreams.
- Robin Hayes

We've worked with President Yeltsin.
He is the President of the country.
He's been a reformer.
We've been able to accomplish a number of things together.
- Warren Christopher

I've never worked for the sake of working.
There's probably enough crap out there for me not to add to it.
- Judy Davis

Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
- Conrad Hall

I have always passed the ball and worked on that part of my game.
- Jamie Redknapp


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