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David Ives Quotes and Sayings

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Lists are anti-democratic, discriminatory,
elitist, and sometimes the print is too small.
- David Ives

Writing a play, you start with less,
so more is demanded of you.
It's as if you have to not only write a symphony,
but invent the instruments as well.
- David Ives

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.
- H. Allen Smith

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

 

We have to draw the line somewhere.
I don't let my picture be taken.
I'm on too many hit lists.
- Jack T. Chick

We're parents first, and once you have kids,
everybody knows that you have priority lists.
Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place.
- Tim McGraw

Most directors have little lists in their heads of
people they really want to work with.
- Alan Parker

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We don't need lists of rights and wrongs,
tables of do's and don'ts: we need books,
time, and silence.
Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
- Philip Pullman

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures,
and carried with me a book of facts.
- Charles Van Doren

When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists...
I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier,
they wouldn't be wanted now.
- Eddie Cantor

I am a goal setter and I set more goals everyday.
I keep lists of goals in my office to stay on track.
- Kiana Tom

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer
reading lists until I went to college.
So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.
- Margaret Haddix

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!-
An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism
against the mighty Johnson!
- Anne Seward

I'm more of a tomboy than anything and then you see
your name on these Top 50 Most Beautiful People lists and you're like,
"What?"
- Lisa Marie Presley

I don't let my picture be taken.
I'm on too many hit lists.
- Jack Chick

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish
tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
- Russell Banks

So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience,
but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil,
Japan and at least a dozen other countries.
- Bernard Cornwell

Value will always be on top of everyone's lists now,
right along with safety.
- David Neeleman

The few remaining truths are graffiti,
suicide notes, shopping lists.
- Francesca da Rimini

Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged
them in alphabetical order so that he could put his
finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about.
- Joseph Heller

I don't like the sound of all the lists he's making.
- Ben Stein

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows.
They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them,
but they just don't live up to their promises.
- John Dobbin

When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy,
but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers
didn't have an adult fantasy list.
They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a
little bit of fantasy into.
- Terri Windling

I keep lists of names of people that I have met,
a list of things to do day by day as well as a log
of how my time is consumed throughout the day.
It's a very important part of my personal discipline.
- Bob Graham

Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction,
rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre
more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though
I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature,
both fiction and nonfiction.
- Joan D. Vinge

First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs,
especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where
the critical-thinking action was at,
to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock
writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.
- Carl Wilson

Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior
can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate
inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals
of humanness we have erected.
- Marilyn French

I'm definitely a messy person...
I know where everything is but I just can't organize.
I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine,
and under my bed, or in the bathroom,
kitchen.
It's bad, I really need to take control.
- Katie Holmes

Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism
of our Secretary of State,
Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists
in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority.
- Marcy Kaptur

We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections
as they have been incorrectly purged from lists,
their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine
integrity and security not assured.
- Marcy Kaptur

Well, your premise is correct, that we have to first
guard against those who have an affiliation with terrorists and a connection,
and so we have watch lists and systems that can make that connection.
- Asa Hutchinson

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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