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The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the
environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
- Gale Norton

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
- Herman Melville

 

Toots said to me, 'I gotta hand it to him,
thought, when he got into the big money,
he came by and handed me the cash, saying,
'Here's what I'm sure I owe you.'
- Audrey Meadows

I handed my passport to the immigration officer,
and he looked at it and looked at me and said,
"What are you?"
- Grace Hopper

My manager said it would more effective against left-handed hitters.
It seemed to me that was impossible to do without the high leg kick,
which I started that day.
- Juan Marichal

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But you're not necessarily ever going to be handed
a script where you can say:
it's all done and perfect.
- Alison Lohman

Once at the White House I was asked to conduct the Drum and Bugle Corp.
The man just handed me the baton and I finished the song.
It was great.
I got to keep the baton.
- Dom DeLuise

I've always tried to be fair, even-handed,
not an advocate for any group.
- Dan Rather

I'm used to being in the minority.
I'm a left-handed gay Jew.
I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.
- Barney Frank

I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed.
- Dustin Diamond

I don't believe in nirvana.
If nirvana was handed to us on a silver platter,
this would be the first day of our struggle to keep it.
- Holly Near

Continental directors, as opposed to British and American,
tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach.
- Donald Pleasence

The life history of the individual is first and foremost
an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally
handed down in his community.
- Ruth Benedict

Meyer and I have a bit in common because we're both left-handed.
I think it's great that he seeks out that advice because
he's not too cool or too uncomfortable to ask for it.
- Barry Zito

Yes, I'm a real fighter.
But I often ended up empty-handed.
- Hugo Pratt

Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments
were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai...
but he has never improved on God's law.
- Cecil B. DeMille

Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any
race or nation known to history,
but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age.
- Kelly Millar

I've had a normal life, but I have struggled to get here.
It hasn't been handed to me and it hasn't been easy.
- Ashley Tisdale

Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth
get things handed to them on platters.
- Doug Coupland

These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal.
Nothing was handed to me on the first try.
- Jacques Derrida

I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life.
I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving.
- Sheena Easton

I think the time has come for the United States to do even-handed justice.
- Tony Campolo

There are atheists and Christians, and there are people
in both groups who are a little too heavy-handed.
- Andy Dick

I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area.
- Willie Stargell

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who...
looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space...
on the infinite highway of the air.
- Wilbur Wright

In my case, things have pretty much been handed to me.
- Ethel Merman

We need three kinds of pitching: left handed,
right handed, and relief.
- Whitey Herzog

I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed...
When I was a kid I pitched, played first,
outfield and shortstop as well.
Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
- Josh Charles

I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler.
- Jack Kirby

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and,
mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught,
give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown

I wouldn't know how to handle serenity if somebody
handed it to me on a plate.
- Dusty Springfield

I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.
- Aldrich Ames

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public
restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and
paper under the stall door.
- Marlo Thomas

Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage
the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking,
without being overly heavy-handed about it.
- Richard Serra

American politics used to be an amateur sport.
But somewhere along the way, we handed over to professionals
all the things people used to do for free.
- Bob Schieffer

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
- John Huston

I had to learn how to become a real actor,
I had to suffer and be rejected and face that 100 times just like every actor.
It wasn't like someone handed it to me.
- Donnie Wahlberg

So I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me.
- Terrence Howard

The last time when I handed over information was in February or March 1949.
- Klaus Fuchs

I didn't know Albert back then - I just learned to play that way.
He and I were the only guys that played left-handed.
Then left-handed people came from every direction.
- Otis Rush

Some people with awful cards can be successful because
of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed,
and that seems courageous to me.
- Judith Guest

I couldn't stop looking at the award when I received it.
It was as if my whole career flashed in front of me,
from beginning to the moment I was handed the Golden Globe.
- Sharon Stone

I punch left-handed.
- Mike Weir

Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to
working families without increasing the deficit.
Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy
and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class.
- Rick Larsen

Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room
in the White House and walking in with the guards,
who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me
to send pictures to the guards at the White House.
- Majel Barrett

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained
characters who are never in trouble,
never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always
count their change when it is handed to them.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

And so our mothers and grandmothers have,
more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark,
the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see -
or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
- Alice Walker

Yet thousands of slaves throughout the southern states
are thus handed over by the masters who own them to masters who do not;
and it does not require much demonstration to prove
that their estate is not always the more gracious.
- Fanny Kemble

Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind.
Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said,
'Would you take my son with you?' He knew,
in Ireland, that his son would live,
and that in Ethiopia,
his son would die.
- Bono

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home,
goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having
everything handed to him on a platter -
for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me,
because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
- Eminem

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
- Ronald Reagan

When I handed over the names and compromised so many
CIA agents in the Soviet Union,
I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S.
would not compromise significant national defense,
political, diplomatic interests.
- Aldrich Ames

I loved to read and to write, but then something happened.
As I made my way through school, I kept getting handed
books to read that didn't excite me and didn't even
remotely connect to the realities of my life.
- R. A. Salvatore

I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word.
At the end he handed me, as he had done before,
an envelope with money in it.
It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a
greeting or a loving word.
I would have been so pleased if he had.
- Eva Braun

I ask the American people to consider the legacy this
administration has handed us in the defense budget
as we spend billions of U.S.
taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars.
- Rick Larsen

Severities should be dealt out all at once,
so that their suddenness may give less offense;
benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop,
so that they may be relished the more.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Everybody gets everything handed to them.
The rich inherit it.
I don't mean just inheritance of money.
I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes,
which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
- Toni Morrison

It was 1988, I believe, that I met Grit.
We were both appearing in a Canadian Folk Festival
and as we sat backstage he handed me his guitar.
I played it, loved it, and then found out that he'd made it himself.
- Tom Chapin

We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic
books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge,
and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs
upon observation and inference,
unmixed with considerations of a different order.
- Asa Gray

The nation's government has just handed me the bill
that grants us our civil rights.
I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting
this on behalf of all Argentinean women,
and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp
the laurel proclaiming victory.
- Evita Peron

It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were
the ones who kept the faith,
read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers
(by sending it out for me -
they would not hear no for an answer.
- Leslie Banks

People make suggestions on what to say all the time.
I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me.
People say, 'Here, here's your speech,
or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed.
Trust me.
- George W. Bush

This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles,
from which the true faith of the primitive church was received,
the apostles at first delivered orally,
without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God,
they handed it on in the Scriptures.
- Martin Chemnitz

I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary,
which report on all these events and the share I had in them;
but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the
officers of the American Army who arrested me.
- Hans Frank

This is not the first time that Mexican authorities
have handed over an Arab from a country with known
Al Qaeda connections to a local sheriff across the border.
FBI picks them up and disappears.
- John Culberson

When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June,
many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave
because civil unrest may erupt.
Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart,
but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June.
- Howard Coble

We cannot improve on the system of government handed
down to us by the founders of the Republic.
There is no way to improve upon that.
But what we can do is to find new ways to implement
that system and realize our destiny.
- Barbara Jordan

Oh, I started out young.
They handed me a cotton sack when I was about 8 years old.
Give me a little small one, tell me to fill it up.
I never did like the farm but I was out there with my grandmother,
didn't want to get away from around her too far.
- Muddy Waters

The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches.
I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows,
given to me by their great writers.
I'd love to be doing all that again.
- Ruth Buzzi


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