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Yes, OK, farty is a silly word.
by Ben Elton

Yes, OK, farty is a silly word.
I wish I'd never used it.
I'm 34.
Perhaps it was a word for my 20s.
- Ben Elton

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by
an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
- Ben Elton

My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've
read it and learnt to understand it,
then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
- Ben Elton

I'm easy to work with, not a pushover,
but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.
- Ben Elton

 

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away,
which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running.
- Ben Elton

The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing
ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty
does not change its real value.
- Ben Elton

No collection of people who are all waiting for the
same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation.
Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.
- Ben Elton

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People who get through life dependent on other people's
possessions are always the first to lecture you on
how little possessions count.
- Ben Elton

If only the strength of the love that people feel when
it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive
as the love we feel when it is not;
then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
- Ben Elton

We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself,
that's all you can do.
I believe that we can act responsibly as a group,
it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.
- Ben Elton

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship.
Yes, baby.
- Star Jones

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal.
- Tea Leoni

Almost everything in 'A Day With Wilbur Robinson' has some basis in truth.
And yes, my sister did pay me to feed her grapes while
she talked to her boyfriend on the phone.
- William Joyce

Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation,
and not necessarily do you have to speak about it.
- Mark Spitz

Yes, I am a good singer.
- Peter Tork

I'm really schizophrenic about that,
because on the one hand I would say,
yes there is, there's something inherently,
even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
- Lester Bangs

I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings,
yes.
- Clarence Thomas

A diary means yes indeed.
- Gertrude Stein

I grew up in Baltimore.
And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams.
- Josh Charles

I only have 'yes' men around me.
Who needs 'no' men?
- Mae West

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is -
it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath -
as terrible as you like -
but a mask.
- Katherine Mansfield

I went up a straight crooked lane and,
I said 'No thanks, yes if yer please.
- Jack Finney

Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll
torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point.
- Richard Linklater

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves
and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows.
It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
- Jean Anouilh

My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you,
always say yes.
You can learn later.
- Natalie Wood

Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.
- Sigmund Freud

Yes, thanks to God...
my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities,
that is the struggle against Leukemia.
- Jose Carreras

Ah!
My Lord!
now I understand, Oh, yes!
What a voice!
What an artist!
I understand all!
- Landon Ronald

The depths of the Depression.
You didn't ask what the job was, what the pay was,
you didn't ask about stock options, or -
you said yes.
- Art Linkletter

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight,
yes, your whole life can be turned upside down.
Life is short.
It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
- Shania Twain

Yes, we get death threats every week...
from the Muslims.
- Jack Chick

Yes, we're trying some new stuff.
Some of it might work.
Some of it might not.
This, of course, is the nature of episodic television.
They can't all be gems.
- Marc Cherry

I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra,
and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
- Burt Bacharach

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

Yes, I've been very preoccupied with the survivor all through my work.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Oh, yes, we were on location with Another Man's Poison,
which I wrote for Bette Davis.
- Val Guest

I shall refract myself, yes, I shall no longer be known as the prism.
- Bruce Dickinson

Children are very cruel, yes.
Of course.
Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.
- Dennis Potter

People are still asking me if I knew Star Wars was
going to be that big of a hit.
Yes, we all knew.
The only one who didn't know was George.
- Carrie Fisher

Yes, God is the end of your work, but He is the beginning also.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot


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