Entertainment Quotes

 As the former head of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev was widely hailed as the man who brought an end to the Cold War. 
Author: Bryant Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 Be careful of something that's just what you want it to be. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Dream as if you'll live forever... live as if you'll die today. 
Author: James Dean
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1931  - d. 30 September 1955
  
 Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 He's the chief, right? What else is there to say? It's not bad sleeping with Einstein. 
Author: Lara Flynn Boyle
Nationality: American
b. 24 March 1970
  
 Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 Live fast; die young; leave a good-looking corpse behind. 
Author: James Dean
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1931  - d. 30 September 1955
  
 More than in any other performing arts, the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic. 
Author: Uta Hagen
Nationality: American
b. 12 June 1919  - d. 14 January 2004
  
 My first illness was that one most common to the children of the poor... a bad education and, like the bite of the goanna, it was incurable and ran for years. 
Author: Eve Langley
Nationality: Australian
b. 01 September 1908  - d. 1 June 1974
  
 My job is harder than Vanna White's. Not only do I have to know the entire alphabet, but I have to be able to make up words and sentences. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. 
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Nationality: English
b. 26 May 1689  - d. 21 August 1762
  
 Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it.Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set. 
Author: Harriet van Horne
Nationality: American
b. 17 May 1920  - d. 15 January 1998
  
 Journalism is the entertainment business. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 In the old days one merely gawked at these unfortunates. Donahue's genius is to get them to talk. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 If I had to put a name to it, I would wish that all my books were entertainments. I think the first thing you've got to do is grab the reader by the ear, and make him sit down and listen. Make him laugh, make him feel. We all want to be entertained at a very high level. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 When Murdoch took over a great chunk of the British press, the remaining newspapers had a choice whether to go up-market or down-market. Because it is the custom of people in the entertainment and information business to underrate the public, they selected, almost to a man, the downward route. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 Men go to a fire for entertainment. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 In order for the show to be successful, there simply has to be some entertainment value. There's no question about that. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself. 
Author: Bishop George Berkeley
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 March 1685  - d. 14 January 1753
  
 Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 What makes the problem really awful is that you're dealing with the entertainment industry, a group of people who are traditionally spineless.  
Author: Penn Fraser Jillette
Nationality: American
b. 5 March 1955
  
 Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 If we attend to the course of conversation in mixed companies consisting not merely of scholars and subtle reasoners but also of business people or women, we notice that besides storytelling and jesting they have another entertainment, namely, arguing. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot. 
Author: Steve Martin
Nationality: German
b. 14 August 1845
  
 Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 In movies, the balance between art and business has always been precarious, with business outweighing art, but the business was, at least, in the hands of businessmen who loved movies. As popular entertainment, movies need something of what the vulgarian moguls had - zest, a belief in their own instincts, a sentimental dedication to producing pictures that would make their country proud of their contribution, a respect for quality, and the biggest thing: a willingness to take chances. The cool managerial sharks don't have that; neither do the academics. But the vulgarians also did more than their share of damage, and they're gone forever anyway. They were part of a different America. They were, more often than not, men who paid only lip service to high ideals, while gouging everyone for profits. The big change in the country is reflected in the fact that people in the movie business no longer feel it necessary to talk about principles at all. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 It would be very convincing to say that there's no hope for movies - that audiences have been so corrupted by television and have become so jaded that all they want are noisy thrills and dumb jokes and images that move along in an undemanding way, so they can sit and react at the simplest motor level. And there's plenty of evidence, such as the success of Alien. This was a haunted-house-with-gorilla picture set in outer space. It reached out, grabbed you, and squeezed your stomach; it was more gripping than entertaining, but a lot of people didn't mind. They thought it was terrific, because at least they'd felt something: they'd been brutalized. It was like an entertainment contrived in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World by the Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. He popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Born of necessity, the little fellow literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium of cartoon animation toward new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Beliefs about how you live your life, matters of private decision, views best kept for private enjoyment, prejudice or entertainment, can't be imposed by the operation of criminal law. Attempts to enforce such views can only make the government the subject of ridicule. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 When life seems full of clouds and rain, And I am filled with naught but pain, Who soothes my thumping, bumping brain? Nobody. When winter comes with snow and sleet, And me with hunger and cold feet, Who says, "Here's two bits, go and eat"? Nobody. I ain't never done nothin' to Nobody. I ain't never got nothin' from Nobody, no time. And, until I get somethin' from somebody sometime, I don't intend to do nothin' for Nobody, no time. 
Author: Bert Williams
Nationality: African-American
b. 12 November 1875  - d. 04 March 1922
  
 We're told to go on living our lives as usual, because to do otherwise is to let the terrorists win, and really, what would upset the Taliban more than a gay woman wearing a suit in front of a room full of Jews? 
Author: Ellen de Generes
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1958
  
 If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Agnostics are just atheists without balls. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 If I had a dime for everytime that I was wrong, I'd be broke. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Tomorrow you're all going to wake up in a brave new world, a world where the Constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones, created in a stem-cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public Radio, and teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody's high! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Equations are the devil's sentences. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 It is a well know fact that reality has liberal bias. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 All Dogs Go To Heaven? Sorry, kids. It's only the dogs who've accepted Christ. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Here's an easy way to figure out if you're in a cult:If you're wondering whether you're in a cult, the answer is yes. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Atheism, a religion dedicated to its own sense of smug superiority. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Iím the frosting on Americaís cake, and tonight Iím willing to let you lick the bowl. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children. Guess which one I am. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Baby carrots are making me gay. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Wikipedia is the first place I go when I'm looking for knowledge... or when I want to create some. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 It's like watching a Disney movie about the news. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I am no fan of books. And chances are, if you're reading this, you and I share a healthy skepticisn about the printed word. Well, I want you to know that this is the first book I've ever written, and I hope it's the first book you've ever read. Don't make a habit of it. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The only thing that gets me high is the musky scent of my enemy's fear. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I may not agree with what you have to say but I will fight you to the death for the right to fight you to the death. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach...just make sure you thrust upward through his ribcage. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Clearly, America has no shortage of metephorical opportunities for the poor. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 So if animals aren't our friends, then what are they? The answer can be summed up between two buns. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The summer movies are coming out. My advice: just stay home and burn a good book. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 You said in your book that at the end of the day, every politician is human. What about during the day? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Women don't want all that. Women just want a partner who is considerate and attentive, who will spoon with them while reciting Keats, and feed them organic yogurt by candlelight on a seaside cliff at sunset. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I like the fact of John McCain's head being severed. Like that it will fit so much more nicely up George Bush's butt! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Researchers from Britain's Keele University have found that swearing after an injury may help alleviate pain. Evidently, the pain that you feel is inversely proportional to the number of middle names you give Jesus. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Knock Knock. Who's there? The Truth. No joke. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 What's the worst that can happen? A tidal wave? Glaciers with guns? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I guess 14% plus Jesus equals victory. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Oliver Cromwell can kiss my singing emerald scrotum! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Like O'Reilly, we'll grab the most important word of each sentence... 'The' for example. Also, I'll say, 'I'm angry,' and the graphic will read, 'Colbert angry.' 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Here's how it works: The president makes decisions. He's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday. Events can change; this man's beliefs never will. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Do you know what I like about comedy? You canít laugh and be afraid at the same time - of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 brb, ttyl ok? wow, i saved a 'ton' of time with those acronyms. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I love the truth. It's the facts I'm not a fan of. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 President Bush, have a hot dog with me. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Now I don't know why he's denying them habeas corpus. I can only assume the guys they got detained over there did something really unforgivable. Like remind Obama he was once a professor of Constitutional Law. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 It's back to school time. or as home-schoolers call it, stay-where-you-are time. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Turn up your hearing aid 'Grandpa', because I'm only going to say this once! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Rush are like the JD Salinger of Canadian Prog Rock. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Take it from me, there's nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I cannot stand people who disagree with me on the issue of Roe v. Wade... which I believe is about the proper way to cross a lake. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I report, I decide. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Ghost of Bobby: No, no you can't eat me. I'm a ghost. Stephen Colbert: That just means that there's less bones to pick out  
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Pain is the body's way of telling the brain it's in trouble. Similarly, confusion is the brain's way of telling the body, 'All right, buddy, drop that book.' 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 NASA scientist have discovered a new form of life, unfortunately, it won't date them either. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Twenty-two astronauts were born in Ohio. What is it about your state that makes people want to flee the Earth? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Arby's: If I was about to be killed, I would eat it. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I like talking about people who donít have any power, and this seems like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work, but don't have any rights as a result. And yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave. And that's an interesting contradiction to me. And, you know, "Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers," and these seem like the least of our brothers right now. Migrant workers suffer and have no rights. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I dont't have any problems with Republicans, just Republican policies. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Kids can't understand irony or sarcasm, and I don't want them to perceive me as insincere. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise. 
Author: Seymour Hicks
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1871  - d. 06 April 1949
  
 What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. This is bad for everyone; the majority lose all genuine taste of their own, and the minority become cultural snobs. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 Thinking back to when we met and the many times that we spent together and whenever we were out together, there would be a caption of some kind, and the caption usually said something like 'an odd couple' or 'an unlikely pair,' but to us it was the most natural and easiest of friendships. Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date and that we would have fun no matter where we were. We had a bond... Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Eight shows a week is daunting, and it can be terrifying. But it just instills such a sense of confidence and growth. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Have faith in your own thoughts. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm just starting to realize the type of work that I want to do. Not everyone can fit into the sitcom world because it's so fast-paced, but it feels comfortable to me. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Modeling is the world that I feel most welcome in. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My younger years of modeling were really just filled with fun trips. I was doing catalogues for Alexander's and Bloomingdale's. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 'Suddenly Susan' is my life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The thing about Broadway, they always welcome you with open arms. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 What does good in bed mean to me? When I'm sick and I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows watching TV and my mom brings me soup - that's good in bed. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 You don't necessarily have to be in misery to be talented. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 If my jeans could talk, I'd be ruined. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Rigorous, published, peer-reviewed research clearly demonstrates that treatment works. Medications can be an important and even life-saving part of a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My responsibility is not to say 'do exactly what I've done.' It's just to say this is what I did. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I have now appeared on Broadway four times and would not have been able to do it without the center. I learned how to dance there. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Yeah, rumor has it. Again, I was pretty distracted. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 You know, the irony is perfect. The world works in an interesting way, but we were both pretty busy that day. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That`s like three Mercedes.' Then I understood. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm always amazed when people assume things about me - that foul language must upset me, or someone's being gay must upset me. They think, `O-o-oh, she's the most celebrated virgin. And really, I was surrounded by such an eclectic group of people my whole life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 People think of me as a mannequin, all show and no substance. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 After 9/11, I am proud to live downtown. There`s something slightly defiant about living down here. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Princeton gave me something that can never be taken away from me. It taught me how to think. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Tom Cruise's comments are irresponsible and dangerous. Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm not enamored by fame. I don't covet it, the way someone who's anonymous wants it, and then their life changes. This has always been my life. You don't romanticize it when you've seen the underbelly of it, when you've seen rejection, the games, the way self-esteem is challenged and threatened. It's an industry that's predicated on knocking people down. Only the strong survive. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Being nice to everybody, saying hello to everyone in the room, signing every autograph; it was instilled in me at a very young age that this was what I was suppose to do. But I don`t think it helps at all. I see more people who are rude or arrogant being rewarded - but, this way, I can put my head on the pillow at night. I can look at my child and know that, to my daughter, I`m the best example I can possibly be. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown. I'm not like Gwyneth and all those fashion-savvy girls, although someone told me they all have stylists. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Though the main objective has been to raise consciousness and put pressure on the G8 leaders, I will not profit from the concert. This is money that should be used to save lives. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I think enough is enough. I am 60 years old. I don't have the will to work as much anymore. Pink Floyd was an important part in my life, I have had a wonderful time, but it's over. For me it's much less complicated to work alone. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 There was more than one reason, firstly to support the cause. The second one is the energy consuming an uncomfortable relationship between Roger and me that I was carrying along in my heart. That is why we wanted to perform and to leave the trash behind. Thirdly, I might have regretted it if I declined. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten. He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound. Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously. I have never played with anyone quite like him. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I'm rather hoping that with this tour announcement, people will believe me when I say, honestly, this is the only band I plan to tour with! 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Intrepid Aviation was a way for me to make my hobby pay for itself a little bit, but gradually over a few years Intrepid Aviation became a business because you have to be businesslike about it. Suddenly I found instead of it being a hobby and me enjoying myself, it was a business and so I sold it. I don't have Intrepid Aviation any more. I just have a nice old biplane that I pop up, wander around the skies in sometimes... 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 All grocery stores used to be closed on Sunday, ... There's the sane world and the insane world - I choose to live in the sane world. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity and mortality. There is a line which people cross that turns it into some magical, mystical realm, for which I don't claim responsibility and don't hold any great truck with. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Any squabble Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if re-forming for this concert will help focus attention, then it's got to be worthwhile. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I told him, 'This stuff better taste better than it looks, and it better look really good. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 My technique is laughable at times. I have developed a style of my own, I suppose, which creeps around. I don't have to have too much technique for it. I've developed the parts of my technique that are useful to me. I'll never be a very fast guitar player. I don't really know what to say about my style. There's always a melodic intent in there. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Usually, in the studio, on this sort of thing... you just go out and have a play over it, and see what comes, and it's usually - mostly - the first take that's the best one, and you find yourself repeating yourself thereafter. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 A little girl came up to me the other day and said, 'Do you live here?' ... I have a great staff that helps me run the place, but I really love being out on the floor, helping people stock shelves and talking to customers. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I've had a fantastic time making On an Island and really want to perform tracks from it, along with my more familiar repertoire. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I do really think it is about as good a piece of work as I have ever done. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 They liked the thought of riding around the countryside dispensing justice under a banyan tree. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I'm very relieved not to be carrying the burden around, the big snail shell. Because it sometimes does feel like a big weight. The pressure of expectation is just too big. The whole Pink Floyd name, carting it around ... I don't want to be there at the moment. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 It's a powerful thing, this old Pink Floyd business. Look at all the stories that followed Live 8 - 'Will they get back together? Will they tour together?' It's all so mysterious. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I had a fantastic time. We hadn't played as Pink Floyd in 10 years and hadn't played with Roger in 25. The main thing was obviously the cause, but I was also pleased to get some of that personal, trivial antipathy that's been part of our lives for so long and pack that away. For several days, Roger and I went out together. I'm very pleased that we're now at a point where we can talk. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I wish Roger absolutely well. But I can't imagine doing more than a one-off with him and the other guys at this point. It's been such a joyful experience working with the team I have now; nothing could make me happier than the situation I'm in. I'm extremely lucky. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I had a fantastic time. We hadn't played as Pink Floyd in 10 years and hadn't played with Roger in 25. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 It's an atheistic song, you could say, about how people live on in your dreams and your memories. And that's the only place I can meet up with these people. It's a very sad thing, remembered with joy. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife. You could say that I'm resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is it. And having hit 60, it's a good time to get resigned to these things and not be too nervous or upset - and enjoy what great times one can have. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I had a great party for my 50th birthday, and I'm having a nice little one this time. But it's sad how many people aren't going to be there, because they've died in the intervening years. There's been a lot of carnage around me, and I'm sort of looking at that list. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Where would rock and roll be without feedback? 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Jimi Hendrix isn't as good as me! 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Obviously, they're all a gang of idiots. But, you know... live and let live. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Syd's story is a sad story romanticised by people who don't know anything about it. They've made it fashionable but it's just not that way. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 My technique is laughable at times. I have developed a style of my own, I suppose, which creeps around [...] I don't have to have too much technique for it. I've developed the parts of my technique that are useful to me. I'll never be a very fast guitar player. I don't really know what to say about my style. There's always a melodic intent in there. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Roger doesn't have the right at present to tell me what to do with my life, although he believes that he does. And he'll not ruin my career, although lately he's been trying to. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 He had developed his own limited, or very simple style. He was never very keen on improving himself as a bass player and half the time I would play bass on the records because I would tend to do it quicker. Right back to those early records; I mean, at least half the bass on all recorded output is me anyway. [...] Rog used to come in and say, 'Thank you very much' to me once in a while for winning him bass-playing polls. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 I've been in The Who, I've been in The Beatles and I've been in Pink Floyd! Top that! 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 Usually, in the studio, on this sort of thing ... you just go out and have a play over it, and see what comes, and it's usually - mostly - the first take that's the best one, and you find yourself repeating yourself thereafter. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 It's crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 The band? It's over. Reunited because of the good cause - Live 8, to get over the bad relationship, and not to have regrets. 
Author: David Gilmore
Nationality: English
b. 06 March 1946
  
 But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 It wasn't success, because Teller and I, by the time Asparagus Valley got together - within a year, we had achieved all our goals. I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted. Which is many people's goal.  
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing - actually more real, no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than we did Renaissance Festivals. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 The fact is that violence gives you a rush. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don't believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you're being censored. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 The medium is not the message - the message is the message. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 The only place we were really told to tone it down - where other people would use the word censorship, but I wouldn't - was when we did MTV right after the Beavis and Butt-head thing. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 We aren't people who believe that just because we're performers our opinions on everything need to be known. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 We knew that we were kind of odd and creeps, and we wanted to do odd, creepy stuff for people who wanted to see that. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1955
  
 Actually the copies of characters is something I don't particularly like to talk about in articles but just for your information, most characters there's only one. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're trying to go toward a sense of realism - toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white, too, so you're right. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 I think my own strengths are in television production. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 If anything, there's a difference in working with color in England and the color in the US. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 If you're doing a large, complicated character with radio controls, it might take a number of people several months to make it and if you're talking about a quick little hand puppet, it could be made in 2 days, so there's enormous range there, and no real easy generalities. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty. Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 It's into the same bag as E.T. and Yoda, wherein you're trying to create something that people will actually believe, but it's not so much a symbol of the thing, but you're trying to do the thing itself. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 NBC was trying to convert all of their local programming to color right away to encourage the sale of the sets, so I barely remember working in black and white, although I do know that I did do it, but there was not a major difference, though. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 No, there's not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody's working their own style. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Somebody like a Piggy or a Kermit, there needs to be several versions and so there will be several of them. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 There was a little afternoon show that was called Afternoon. Back in those days in television, most local stations had a midday show for housewives that had a series of things. It was like a variety show for midday. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that' s what we're intending to do with Fraggle Rock, and we are indeed now selling it around the world. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key - probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said, what kind of television show would we like to do. We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter I settled into the backstage scenery, and then at the University of Maryland I was doing posters for their productions. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Yeah, I think we did the term Muppets before we got the show Sam and Friends - a few months after I started working. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time - a style - and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 Yeah, well when I first started working, it was $5 a show; it was probably a little higher by the time I got to my own show, but I remember that they put me under contract at $100 a week, which to me was really an astronomical price. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 You're assisting the audience to understand; you're giving them a bridge or an access. And if you don't give them that, if you keep it more abstract, it's almost more pure. It's a cooler thing. 
Author: Jim Maury Henson
Nationality: American
b. December 1936  - d.  December 1990
  
 I am always joking and always clowning, giving and helping. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 I'll tell you the truth; I wanted to leave me for Sid Caesar. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 If I lose show business - I'll really be an orphan! 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 Then, there was Cary Grant. He spent three hours a week in hospitals teaching nervous people how to eat jello. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 There is only one goal. That's to keep working and keep flossing. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 When people ask me if Dean Martin drank, let me put it this way. If Dracula bit Dean in the neck, he'd get a Bloody Mary. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 The last time I heard booing like that was when I was doing my act.  
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 He's a real loser. He moved into a new neighborhood and got run over by the Welcome Wagon. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 Elizabeth Taylor has a big heart. She recently built a halfway house for girls who don't want to go all the way. 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 Ninety isn't old. You're old when your doctor doesn't X-ray you any more. He just holds you up to the light! 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 Some of the most famous people in history never got a dinner! 
Author: Red Buttons
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1919  - d. 13 July 2006
  
 There is a lot to life, and a lot more than just television to life. 
Author: Bryant Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 It's not that I dislike many people. It's just that I don't like many people. 
Author: Bryant Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 For a hundred years the owners screwed the players. For 25 years the players have screwed the owners - they've got 75 years to go. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices as opposed to necessarily successful comedic choices. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Don't cry over spilled milk. By this time tomorrow, it'll be free yogurt. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Such a proud moment of professionalism. You work for years crafting cogent satirical essays and the thing that everybody remembers is me making love to a Chiquita and bursting into laughter. What you can't see off camera is Jon started laughing first. And then I'm weak. As much as I want to make the audience laugh, I really want to make Jon laugh. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 My character is self-important, poorly informed, well-intentioned, but an idiot. So we said, "Let's give him a promotion." 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It's certainty. People love the president because he's certain of his choices as a leader, even if the facts that back him up don't seem to exist. It's the fact that he's certain that is very appealing to a certain section of the country. I really feel a dichotomy in the American populace. What is important? What you want to be true, or what is true? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I think of him as well intentioned, poorly informed, high status idiot. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 You said the war would pay for itself in fruit baskets. You said that our soldiers would march in the streets of Havana and people would shower them with bananas and cigars. That didnít happen. Would you like to look into the camera and apologize to the American people? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Donít be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics donít learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. "Yes" is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 If I want to say he didn't that's my right, and now, thanks to Wikipedia - it's also a fact. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Get your own entry in an encyclopedia. In the media age, everybody was famous for 15 minutes. In the Wikipedia age, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Well folks, it's October and you know what that means: only a few more weeks 'til Hallowe'en when my family traditionally puts up our Christmas decorations. People come from far and wide to visit our haunted manger. We make their kids stick their hands in a spoooky bowl of Frankincense!! It's actually just spaghetti. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Language has always been important in politics, but language is incredibly important to the present political struggle. Because if you can establish an atmosphere in which information doesn't mean anything, then there is no objective reality. The first show we did, a year ago, was our thesis statement: What you wish to be true is all that matters, regardless of the facts. Of course, at the time, we thought we were being farcical. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I have tender feelings for Nixon, because everybody has warm feelings about their childhood. Actually, I didn't like the Watergate trials 'cause they interrupted The Munsters. Nixon was the last liberal president. He supported women's rights, the environment, ending the draft, youth involvement, and now he's the boogeyman? Kerry couldn't even run on that today. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 We claim no respectability. There's no status I would not surrender for a joke. So we don't have to defend anything. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I don't perceive my role as a newsman at all. I'm a comedian from stem to stern. You can cut me open and count the rings of jokes. If people learn something about the news by watching the show, that is incidental to my goal. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Answer honestly. Disabuse me of my ignorance. Donít let me get away with anything. Donít try to play my game. Be real. Be passionate. Hold your ideas. Give me resistance. Give me traction I can work against. The friction between reality, or the truly held concerns of the person, and the farcical concerns that I have, or my need to seem important, as opposed to actually understanding whatís true. Where those two things meet is where the comedy happens. So be real. That's the best thing you can do. And call me on my bullshit. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I would say laughter is the best medicine. But itís more than that. Itís an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids. Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche, and then applies an antibiotic cream. Obviously, itís a challenge to make light of the darkness but, um, itís better than crying about it. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I'm surprised at the reaction it got. I went down there and did exactly what I wanted. I didn't expect it to be some sort of cultural-political line in the sand. I did the style of jokes I'd been doing for six months. The fact that anybody found it surprising or alarming that I would do that was educational to me. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 At Pottery Barn, if you knock over a lamp, you have to glue it back together, even if when you're done it looks terrible and it doesn't work. Oh, and you have to stay in the store forever. Oh, and it's an exploding lamp. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 We decided that my character had a pre-show tradition, like a ritual, which was to sing the lyrics to "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick into the mirror. Because, more than anything else, as much as he says he's bringing the truth, he just wants to be liked. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Not living in fear is a great gift, because certainly these days we do it so much. And do you know what I like about comedy? You canít laugh and be afraid at the same time - of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 We worked very hard to keep him from being a jerk by keeping in mind he's well intentioned. Just poorly informed. He wants to do the right thing but has none of the tools to achieve it. Because he has no curiosity, he doesn't like to read and he won't listen anybody, except the voices in his head. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Winning the Nobel Prize does not automatically qualify you to be commander in chief. I think George Bush has proved definitively that to be president, you donít need to care about science, literature or peace. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 While skin and race are often synonymous, skin cleansing is good, race cleansing is bad. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Well, I thought it was funny. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I teach Sunday School, motherfucker. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 It would be a very short pint. It would be gummy bears and matzah, and be called Chewy Jewy. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a man a sub-prime fish loan and you're in business, buddy. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The market is not finished. The market still has over nine thousand points to drop. We'll get to Christmas at least. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore - and you actually have power over those people. So, if you can, realize that the things that people say about you - they don't really matter - it's who you are. And the older you get, the more you'll understand that - because it gets better. And people get nicer too. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Before I get started, if anybody needs anything else at their tables, just speak slowly and clearly into your table numbers. Someone from the NSA will be right over with a cocktail. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I believe democracy is our greatest export. At least until China figures out a way to stamp it out of plastic for three cents a unit. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I believe in America. I believe it exists. My gut tells me I live there. I feel that it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I strongly believe it has 50 states. And I cannot wait to see how the Washington Post spins that one tomorrow. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Somebody pinch me. You know what? I'm a pretty sound sleeper, that may not be enough. Somebody shoot me in the face. Is he really not here tonight? Dammit. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound - with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Mayor Nagin is here from New Orleans, the chocolate city. Mayor Nagin, I'd like to welcome you to Washington D.C., the chocolate city with a marshmallow center, and a graham cracker crust of corruption. It's a Mallomar I guess is what I'm describing. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I've got a theory about how to handle these retired generals causing all this trouble: Don't let them retire! Come on, we've got a stop-loss program; let's use it on these guys. I've seen Zinni and that crowd on Wolf Blitzer. If you're strong enough to go on one of those pundit shows, you're strong enough to stand on a bank of computers and order men into battle. Come on. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I give people the truth, unfiltered by rational argument. I call it the "No Fact Zone. Fox News". I hold a copyright on that term. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in "reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass, is my point. But I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.  
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Jesse Jackson is here. I had him on the show. Very interesting and challenging interview. You can ask him anything, but heís going to say what he wants at the pace that he wants. It's like boxing a glacier. Enjoy that metaphor, by the way, because your grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is.  
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 As excited as I am to be here with the president, I am appalled to be surrounded by the liberal media that is destroying America - with the exception of Fox News. Fox News gives you both sides of every story: the president's side, and the vice president's side. But the rest of you, what are you thinking, reporting on NSA wiretapping or secret prisons in eastern Europe? Those things are secret for a very important reason: they're super-depressing. And if that's your goal, well, misery accomplished. Over the last five years you people were so good - over tax cuts, WMD intelligence, the effect of global warming. We Americans didn't want to know, and you had the courtesy not to try to find out. Those were good times, as far as we knew.  
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works: the president makes decisions. He's the Decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know ó fiction. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday - no matter what happened Tuesday. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 And though I am a committed Christian, I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion - be you Hindu, Jewish, or Muslim, I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 By the way, Mr. President, thank you for agreeing to be on my show. I was just as shocked as everyone here is, I promise you. How's Tuesday for you? I've got Frank Rich, but we can bump him. And I mean bump him. I know a guy. Say the word. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, welcome! Your great country of China makes our Happy Meals possible! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I believe in pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. I believe it is possible - I saw this guy do it once in Cirque du Soleil. It was magical. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Who's Britannica to tell me that the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say that it was built in 1941, that's my right as an American. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 And I just like the guy. He's a good joe. Obviously loves his wife, calls her his better half, and polls show America agrees. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I spend so much time in the world that is spinning all the time, that to be in the no-spin zone actually gives me vertigo. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 They're New York Times, Bill! They hate George Bush, of course they're gonna hate you! They're haters, Bill! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 We on my show, and by "we" I mean ME! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Absolutely! You have to be high to understand Jon Stewart. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I do fear bears. They're giant, marauding, Godless killing machines! 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 You know what I hate about people who criticize you? They criticize what you say, but they never give you credit for how loud you say it. Or how long you say it. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I wanna thank you for not asking me about that thing we pre-agreed you wouldn't ask me about. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them. 
Author: Mary Theresa Schmich
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1953
  
 You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when. 
Author: Mary Theresa Schmich
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1953
  
 You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same. 
Author: Mary Theresa Schmich
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1953
  
 Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.  
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older - and I shouldn't admit this - there are other things that become more important in your daily life. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 We are all experts in our own little niches. 
Author: Alex George Trebek
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1940
  
 A lot of times they don't want to hear it. But you know, if some good is done to you, you should pass it on. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 And the whole thing is that you're treated like a step-child. Here it was down here, everything in the black, because they were stealing, basically. Stealing from us old country boys down here. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Because Ritchie Valens WAS the real deal. He was only starting, but in the time he spent in the business, he made big impact. I don't know if anybody could have made a bigger one. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Besides that, I felt guilty. I thought for some reason... I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead, and I didn't know how, but somehow I'd caused it. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 But Buddy was an upper. He was happy. He loved music, and he was really happy. I don't know... I don't believe in reincarnation at all, but if all that stuff is true, then he might have been on his last time around. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 But ya know what, I am a part of something that happened. I'm a part of the music that happened. My voice is one more instrument, is what it is. So that's the way I feel about people who play on sessions. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while it was goin' on trying to destroy us. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Chet loved artists. He did. But he was caught up in the system. He had two hats. He had to have 'em because he did two things: he was an artist, and he was an executive. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Don't ever try and be like anybody else and don't be afraid to take risks. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Honesty is something you can't wear out. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I didn't aim at anything except good music. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash. He's the biggest. He's like an Elvis in this business, but no, he's never been the rebel. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I mean, I think we're put here on earth to make your own destiny, to begin with. I don't think there's anything you can do this way or that way to change anything. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I never have any problem getting enthusiastic with a good song and a good band. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 I was king of the mountain for a long time, well, I don't want that no more. I like to perform every once in a while for people who want to see me, and cut albums of music that is what I'm really about. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 It was all devastating. I'd never dealt with losing anyone close to me, and I didn't know where to put it in my life. I was very young then. Buddy taught me so much in such a short time. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Jessi is a great person. She really is. She's been a friend to me all through all my bad times, and she's understood what I was doing. She came up with that one saying, which was great. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Mainly what I learned from Buddy was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn't have any barriers to it. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Now, I don't know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 Now, I was on drugs, and that didn't help a whole lot. He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 One thing is that I wasn't getting booked that well, and they had control over who got the awards, they had control over who sold. And they really did not want Willie or me, either one, to have a hit record. They wanted the money, but they didn't want us to be the ones. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England. His looking at it from over there and it not being a part of his history made it so he could be objective. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 You know, I feel sorry for the young artists. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 You know, in the days when I started, if you had Chet Atkins' name on your record as a producer and it was on RCA, you could work the road. It didn't have to be a big hit record, it just had to have that on it. 
Author: Waylon Jennings
Nationality: American
b. 15 June 1937  - d. 13 February 2002
  
 There's good news tonight. 
Author: Gabriel Heatter
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1890  - d. 30 March 1972
  
 The streets are rough. 
Author: Karl Wallenda
Nationality: German
b. 21 January 1905  - d. 22 March 1978
  
 We just didn't have enough time to bring someone new in. 
Author: Karl Wallenda
Nationality: German
b. 21 January 1905  - d. 22 March 1978
  
 I found out that Hollywood is more crooked, dumber, crueler, stupider than all the books I've read about it. They didn't go deeply enough into how it lacks art, and soul, and heart - how it's really a piece of crap. There are too many hands directing, there're too many fingers in the pot, and they're all kind of ignorant about what they're doing. They're greedy, and they're vicious. So you don't get much of a movie. 
Author: Charles Bukowski
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1920  - d. 09 March 1994
  
 I decided to move to New York. Every actor I cared about - Brando, Clift, even Whitmore - all worked in New York. New York was big and lonely - I loved it. Being a struggling actor in New York in the nineteen-fifties was the best, it was the right place at the right time. Stopped worrying about my mother and father for a while. I was dead broke - didn't matter, 'cause I was home. 
Author: James Dean
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1931  - d. 30 September 1955
  
 You know you keep me waiting for hours preparing for some scene. You never get around for shooting. Co's I aint working today. And you do it again, I'm gonna take two days and than three. 
Author: James Dean
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1931  - d. 30 September 1955
  
 I'm playing the drums! Go to hell!. 
Author: James Dean
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1931  - d. 30 September 1955
  
 I don't want to be just good. I want to be great. 
Author: James Dean
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1931  - d. 30 September 1955
  
 Frank Sinatra taught me how to do him. It took me seven years to master him. He would tell me, tap your foot, Rich, and don't forget to grasp your sleeve. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 I'm not really a political satirist. I don't kid myself. I'm more interested in doing the mannerisms and the personality. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 If I have a rough day, and I'm angry, I'll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table. And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 Not too many people are - were as good as Bob Hope. George Burns was great at thinking, you know, on the spot. Steve Allen was marvelous, and so was George Burns. But Bob may be the king of them all, you know. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 Ross Perot. I could have had a ball with him. 
Author: Rich Little
Nationality: Canadian
b. 26 November 1938
  
 I've dated men my age, younger than me and older. The only difference is the young ones are quicker at taking out the garbage. 
Author: Lara Flynn Boyle
Nationality: American
b. 24 March 1970
  
 I do not promote breast jobs. But I am a believer in enhancing. 
Author: Lara Flynn Boyle
Nationality: American
b. 24 March 1970
  
 I don't let those women anywhere with me. I'm very selfish, and I hold myself in the highest regard. 
Author: Lara Flynn Boyle
Nationality: American
b. 24 March 1970
  




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