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Rainn Wilson Quotes and Sayings

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Dwight is a sad clown.
You've seen those paintings of sad clown.
- Rainn Wilson

Scotland is the Canada of England!
- Rainn Wilson

Well, Dwight was born to be No.
2 and I don't think he would know what to do as a leader.
But he loves following.
He would have made a great fascist.
- Rainn Wilson

I've always been terrible on regular sitcoms with lots of jokes.
I don't know how to tell jokes.
- Rainn Wilson

 

What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured,
which makes it stylistically unique,
especially for American audiences.
- Rainn Wilson

Pretty much anybody who's ever worked can relate to our show.
- Rainn Wilson

There's like ten minutes when it's like,
'Okay, wait, who is this guy again?' And then,
you know, I just put on the calculator watch and the glasses,
and just be all, you know, inappropriate.
And then it just works out fine.
- Rainn Wilson

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There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team,
marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time.
And I would spend time with the computer club after school.
And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high,
but I let that go.
- Rainn Wilson

The great challenge working on this show for me is
wearing polyester all day long and having the worst
haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting
under fluorescent lights.
That is America, people.
Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.
- Rainn Wilson

I think we're the only jokeless show on television.
I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines.
It's not a joke show.
There are funny lines and funny moments but again the
comedy is born of the human experience and awkward
pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
- Rainn Wilson

I think Dwight loves being number two.
I don't think he has any desire to be number one.
He wants to be number two no matter where he goes.
It's like Avis.
'We try harder.' That's Dwight.
- Rainn Wilson

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower PHOTO

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

Once Dwight Eisenhower makes up his mind,
he's full of indecision.
- Oscar Levant

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity,
for in prosperity we forget God.
- Dwight L. Moody

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can,
only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think that people want peace so much
that one of these days government had better
get out of their way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Well, I was making a record, and I had to choose a name,
because they said, you know, you can't make a record
under the name of Reg Dwight,
because it's never going to - you know,
it's not attractive enough.
- Elton John

When you put on a uniform,
there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence,
is a continuing imperative.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

'm really proud of it.
To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the
pecking order of the pack,
as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
- Dwight Yoakam

Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts
by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

'UFO's' attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine.
It's not an advocacy; its philosophy is more 'I want to believe this,
but I want it proved.'
- Dwight Schultz

It is far more important to be able to hit the target
than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We will bankrupt ourselves in
the vain search for absolute security.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only beginning to present itself over the horizon.
- Dwight Yoakam

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down
on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them.
So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you.
My music is insular - I can choose that.
- Dwight Yoakam

There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord,
but few of us are willing to do little things.
- Dwight L. Moody

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It could be that people just want to be connected to
something that's bigger than they are that can't be proven.
I don't know, I don't think that's it.
- Dwight Schultz

The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency.
The country is entitled to both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower {political}

The sergeant is the Army.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

They've discovered that, where all the other galaxies
are moving in one direction,
ours is going in another.
Now, the Big Bang theory says that we're all moving outward.
- Dwight Schultz

I was very fortunate in having David Fincher,
the director come to me.
Now I've seen the finished product, I feel that every
bit of the nine months we spent on the film was worth it.
- Dwight Yoakam

But that is a valid, continuing service that that music -
which is,
in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering.
And proving its own timelessness.
- Dwight Yoakam

I tried to pay some small tribute to A Man and a Woman
(1966) with the recurring musical theme.
- Dwight Yoakam

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.
- Dwight L. Moody

No man can resolve himself into Heaven.
- Dwight L. Moody

It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in
this film and for the Old West,
for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century.
- Dwight Yoakam

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus
Christ as a personal friend.
His is not a creed, a mere doctrine,
but it is He Himself we have.
- Dwight L. Moody

It rolls off my back.
Ridicule doesn't mean anything - even from people you're
supposed to wear knee pads around,
like the scientific community.
- Dwight Schultz

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does,
we won't need to tell anybody it does.
Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining-
they just shine.
- Dwight L. Moody

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Control success before it controls you.
- Dwight Yoakam

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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