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Paula Poundstone Quotes and Sayings

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The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

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I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone

I was born in Alabama, but I only lived there for a
month before I'd done everything there was to do.
- Paula Poundstone

Adults are always asking kids what they want to be
when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.
- Paula Poundstone

 

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out,
it's just sort of a tired feeling.
- Paula Poundstone

My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took
her out in the lake and threw her off the boat.
I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'
- Paula Poundstone

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

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

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

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

I love my attitude problem.
- Anonymous

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

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

My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted
to end the game as soon as possible.
- Dave Barry

I have no problem with my hips - I can still do the
things that I used to do.
I can run, I'm just not the fastest person on the field anymore.
- Bo Jackson

The problem isn't that Johnny can't read.
The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think.
The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is;
he confuses it with feeling.
- Thomas Sowell

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal
is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight.
And that's my problem with my fellow liberals.
- Paul Begala

But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem.
And that would have been the answer to my prayers.
It got worse when I started playing this character,
too.
- Fisher Stevens

Our problem is not to find better values but to be
faithful to those we profess.
- John W. Gardner

The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers
after the problems are solved.
- Gay Talese

The only problem with the way they do my character
is that they have her get redeemed too early.
- Hunter Tylo

I think the New Bohemians' inability to say no was
a big part of our problem.
- Edie Brickell

Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity,
the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one.
- Paul Ricoeur

What is wrong with George Bush? What is his problem?
- Ed Smith

I'm happy when I'm juggling, but I feel like I've gone from,
like, 3 balls to 10 bowling balls.
But, that's a good problem.
I don't really have a complaint about that.
- Kirstie Alley

Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme.
I really don't.
There are people who are just going to want to know
what it was like to play with Eddie.
- Gary Cherone

The World Cup is every four years, so it's going to be a perennial problem.
- Gary Lineker

For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound
of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle.
I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out.
- Lawrence Welk


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