Words of Wisdom : I

I accept all of the responsibility, but none of the blame.
I ain't got a dog in that fight.
I always ask for the best seat in a restaurant. Someone's going to sit in it. It's ok if it's not me, but it's not ok for me not to try to get it.
I always expected that you would see me through.
I never believed in much, but I believed in you.
I always think there's a band, kid.
I always want to know the things one shouldn't do…so as to choose.
I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
I always wanted to sell out-I just couldn't find anyone to buy me.
I am everyone's advisor and no one's boss -- not even my own.
I am human, and anything that is human is very much of concern to me.
I am much better with strangers.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
I apologize for what was said, even though I didn't say that.
I believe every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
I believe my kids are secretly proud of me.
I believe that what doesn't kill us makes us bitter.
I believe you don't motivate people. What you do is hire motivated people, then make sure you don't demotivate them.
I can think of few important movements for reform in which success was won by any method other than an energetic minority presenting the indifferent majority with a fait accompli, which was then accepted.
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
I care, but not that much.
I could have shaved the wrong way all my life and never have known it.
I could never make a sentence that means half as much to me as you.
I couldn't wait for success…so I went ahead without it.
I cry inside.
I didn't come down with yesterday's rain.
I didn't invent sugar or flour but I bake a mean apple pie.
I do everything for a reason. Most of the time the reason is money.
I do hate myself but it has nothing to do with being Jewish.
I do not think that you can write anything of value or understanding about the present. You can only write about life if it is far enough in the past. The present is too mixed up with superficial values; you can't know which thing is important and which is not.
I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
I don't argue with my enemies. I explain to their children.
I don't ask for too much. I don't ask for anything impossible.
I don't believe in democracy except as an extreme measure.
I don't believe in happiness that isn't based on effort, pain and work.
I don't deserve this award, but then I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
I don't do favors. I accumulate debts.
I don't do Litmus tests.
I don't even remember what her lips felt like on mine-most of the time.
I don't get problems. I give problems.
I don't have faith. I have experience.
I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. (Sandburg)
I don't like hunches, but if you only use real data, your conclusions will be uninspired.
I don't make art. If I want art, I'll buy it.
I don't make the mistake of assuming that because people like cheap art (popular songs), their feelings are cheap, too.
I don't play my best 11. I play my 11 best.
I don't think a shark thinks too much about what it eats. It just eats.
I don't think of leadership as a popularity contest.
I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually.
I don't think we're put down here to be nice. Not exclusively.
I don't want people who want to dance. I want people who have to dance.
I don't want to be saved. I want to be spent.
I don't want to meet someone who shares my interests. I hate my interests.
I dread success. I like a state of constant becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
I eat myself.
I feared you too much to become your enemy, so I became your friend.
I feel like a mosquito at a nudist colony. I don't know where to begin.
I feel so bad since you're gone. It's almost like having you here.
I find "speaking one's mind" pretty overrated, in that it usually turns out to be a way of aggrandizing the speaker at the expense of the helpless listener.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction are we moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. (Holmes)
I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.
I guess a collector starts to grow up when he finally learns to appreciate paintings he can't own.
I guess my anger pulled me through.
I had always loved her very much, but not always very well.
I have a rendezvous with death/ at some disputed barricade... and I to my pledged word am true/ I shall not fail that rendezvous. (Alan Seeger)
I have already paid for all future sins.
I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.
I have an exit strategy like everyone else – some day I'll die.
I have everything she wants but nothing that she needs.
I have exactly the same personality as my cat.. I am cold, furtive, callous, snobbish, selfish, and playful, but with a streak of cruelty.
I have felt the wind of the wing of madness.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
I have never accepted a bad check from anyone I did not trust.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
I have of late-but wherefore I know not-lost all my mirth.
I have reached an age where my main purpose is not to receive messages.
I have tried to be a trusting person. Now it's me that I don't trust.
I haven't been rich long enough to be casual about it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I hear words, I hear voices, I guess I was born with too many choices.
I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.
I know exactly what to do, but I'm not sure I know how to make it interesting. (Liz Taylor's 7th husband)
I know who you are and it does me no good at all.
I learned color theory from zip-lock bags. You know, yellow and blue make green.
I learned early on if I didn't take care of things myself, they wouldn't happen.
I like myths with a little promise in them.
I like songs that should only be sung at night – when your heart is breaking.
I like the early days, when love is given freely.
I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
I like young girls. Their stories are shorter.
I like your ass. Could I wear it as a hat?
I lived by luck and fate.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I love how nothing in my life is complete until I share it with you.
I love two things-you and the rose. The rose for one moment, you forever.
I love you more today than yesterday. Yesterday you really got on my nerves.
I love you not because of who you are but because of who I am when I am with you.
I made a lot of people reach beyond what they thought their capacities would be, to find themselves, to do more.
I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.
I may not always be right, but I'm never wrong.
I may not always play my best…but I always play my hardest.
I may not be innocent, but I'm not guilty.
I meant to bring it with me that their faces might sustain me in my darker moments.
I need this like a fish needs a bicycle.
I never ask a man to work harder than I work.
I never blame failure-there are too many complicated situations in life-but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.
I never get the same exhilaration from success as I do depression from failure.
I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
I never hold grudges. I share them with as many people as possible.
I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
I never thought I'd have to pay so dearly for what was already mine.
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the wisdom of complacency.
I prefer revolutions to war; at least in a revolution only those go who want to.
I prefer to live without hope to protect myself from disappointment.
I prefer young doctors, but old politicians.
I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.
I pretended to be someone that I wanted to be and I finally became that person – or he became me.
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.
I smell you on my clothes.
I started out with nothing. I still have most of it.
I stick my neck out for nobody.
I sucked until I sucked the air right out of my life.
I suppose, from force of habit, that the level of intensity with which you approach any competitive activity carries over, if you're lucky, right into what you do to earn a living.
I talk about myself behind my back.
I tell the players there are only two times when I'm going to stop criticizing them-when they become perfect or when I've given up on them.
I think it is very critical that you don't answer a tuba with a piccolo. If he's hit, and he will be, he needs to stand up and fight.
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.
I try to be a peacemaker. But sometimes you have to kick the shit out of people to be an effective peacemaker.
I try to imagine someone smarter than I am, and then do what he would do.
I try to tell the truth whenever I can.
I understand how you feel.
  I've felt that way, too.
  I've found that the best way to deal with this is...
I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
I used to rob banks and the trick is – it's not important that everybody in the car likes each other. It's just important that we all know how to do our jobs.
I used to think that art was about not compromising, but I finally realized that compromising is an art in itself.
I usually work in a direction until I know how to do it, then I stop. At the time that I am bored or understand, another appetite has formed.
I want Coke to be within arm's length of desire.
I want everyone to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.
I want to know what you ache for.
I want to live like a pilot who survives because he neglects no detail, takes nothing for granted, and expects even then that something may go wrong.
I want to make my own mistakes, not yours.
I want to see how big we can get before we get bad.
I want to thank everybody who made this day necessary.
I want what I have.
I was a free man in Paris.
  I felt unfettered and alive.
  There was nobody calling me up for favors
  And no one's future to decide.
  --- Joni for Geffen
I was a teenaged gefilte fish.
I was born at night, but it definitely wasn't last night.
I was born too soon and I started too late.
I was extremely popular among people who didn't want to be bothered.
I was misled by the quality of your writing.
I was not the lion but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
I was Snow White, but I drifted.
I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
I will not trade underwear.
I will out-prepare all others.
"I will tell you the beginning, and if it pleases your ladyships, you shall see the end, for the best is yet to do."
I wonder what you mean. I wonder if you wonder.
I would be sitting my head in a moose.
I would die for the safety of the people I love.
I would rather be able to love things I cannot have than have things I cannot love.
I would sum up those values as: excellence, unstinting effort, craft, courage, loyalty and love.
I wouldn't have a career if I'd taken a lot of advice.
I wouldn't know a Calvin Klein from a load of coal. (Halston)
I wouldn't want to be me.
I'd come a long way only to find that what I really sought was something I had left behind.
I'd rather be pissed off than pissed on.
I'd rather eat dirt.
I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.
I'd say we have a mature, responsible attitude toward our major competitors. We'd like to see them dead.
I'd sooner walk on my lips than speak ill of someone.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
Ideals are like stars; you can't touch them with your hands, but if you choose them as your guides, you will reach your destiny..
Ideals are replaced by conventional goals at a certain age.
Ideas are a commodity, execution of them is not.
Ideas are active even when men are asleep.
Ideas are like assholes. Everyone has one. But even assholes can have good ideas.
Ideas come easier than execution. And execution is the difference between winning and losing.
Ideas, in contrast to things, have an influence that is way out of proportion to their apparent size or power.
Ideas last longer than people or things. Your ideas will go further if you don't insist on going with them.
If a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump its tail on the ground.
If a Jew forgets he is a Jew, a gentile will remind him.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact, not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
If a thing has enough style, substance takes care of itself.
If all else fails, lower your standards.
If all else fails, one must scream.
If all this was easy, we'd be making $12,500 a year.
If an institution is going to be responsive, it must be insecure.
If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.
If at first you don't succeed, deny you were trying.
If change were easy, it would happen of its own accord.
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.
If constant change is the only given, then focusing on avoidance of major blunders yields better results than the single-minded pursuit of the big win.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me. (W.H. Auden)
If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking.
If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I could control my enthusiasms, I'd be a lot easier to live with.
If I don't remove the pebble from my shoe, who shall I blame for the bruise on my heel?
If I don't rouse my soul to higher things, who will rouse it?
If I had more time, I would be briefer.
If I had some idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it by now.
If I knew how great grandchildren were, I would have had them first.
If I rest, I rust.
If I skip trying to improve my work for even one day, I notice it. Two days and the critics know. Three days and the audience can tell.
If I tell people that chickens can pull trains, it's their job to hook ‘em up.
If I'm going to be there for the crash, please invite me to the takeoff.
If I'm awake, I'm working.
If in doubt, don't.
If it ain't on the page, it ain't on the stage.
If it ain't on the screen, it don't mean a thing.
If it doesn't make you crazy, it will make you humble.
If it don't kill you, it just makes you stronger.
If it is to be, it's up to me.
If it makes you happy to be unhappy, then be unhappy.
If it takes all the future, we'll live through the past.
If it works, copy it.
If it works, use it; if not, take no prisoners.
If it's almost right, it's wrong.
If it's not true, it's still well founded.
If nerds could fly.
If nobody pays attention, people stop caring.
If not this, then what?
  If not now, then when?
  If not you, then who?
If not now, when?
If mind-boggling change is the only constant, focusing on avoidance of major blunders yields better results than the single-minded pursuit of the big win.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unimagined in common hours.
If one outcome seems overwhelmingly preferable, take it – even if it is not certain.
If our service doesn't meet your standards, lower your standards.
If people don't want to come out to the park, nobody's going to stop them.
If something doesn't feel right, you're not feeling the right thing.
If someone is kicking my ass, I want to know what kind of shoes they're wearing.
If the answer is no, save your breath.
If the bird ain't happy, the bird don't sing.
If the chicken had lips, he'd whistle.
If the dream is big enough, the facts don't matter.
If the media builds you up, the media's going to bring you down.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you treat everything like a nail.
If the perception is necessarily partial, it is not for that reason false.
If the primary aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
If the rascals understood the advantages of virtue, they'd be virtuous for the sheer rascality of it.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
If there are things you don't like about a job candidate, you'll like them even less after you hire him.
If there is no dull and determined effort, there will be no brilliant achievement.
If there's a well-worn path, it's not yours.
If three people tell you you're drunk, lie down.
If we could find God's phone number, we would call him too.
If we didn't come here to be this, then who did we intend to be?
If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't turn around now, we just may get where we're going.
If we look for something, we never find it. But if it finds us, we immediately know when it feels right.
If we manage our growth, we'll be a lot happier with what we grow into.
If we're going to be gods, we might as well get good at it.
If wishes were Porsches, poor boys would drive.
If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
If you allow me my friends, I'll accept my enemies.
If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
If you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for 20 years, grow trees. If you are planning for centuries, grow men.
If you build it . . . he will come.
If you can bear to hear the honest words you've spoken, twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools. (Kipling)
If you can do it, it ain't braggin'.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same, if you can do that, you will have class.
If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
If you can't be alone, you cannot be yourself.
If you can't be first, be best.
  If you can't be best, be first.
  If you can't be good, be fast.
If you can't be kind, at least be vague.
If you can't change your mind, are you sure you still have one?
If you can't commit to something big, commit to something small.
If you can't join them, beat them.
If you can't run with the big dogs, stay up on the porch.
If you can't see your business, it won't be your business for long.
If you clearly define the goal, you are halfway to achieving it.
If you could have won, you should have won.
If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
If you don't come in on Saturday, don't bother coming in on Sunday.
If you don't got the ball, you can't shoot the ball.
If you don't inherit it, you have to borrow it.
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not exciting.
If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
If you don't know where you are going, when you get there, you'll be lost.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
If you don't make dust, you eat dust.
If you don't own the masters, the master owns you.
If you don't put the work into something, you don't know the worth of it.
If you don't respect us, don't expect us.
If you don't seize the opportunity, you've set the table for someone else to eat your lunch.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them. (Yogi Berra)
If you don't visit a bad neighborhood, it will visit you.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
If you get a group that wants to win, you gotta let 'em.
If you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
If you get the objectives right, a lieutenant can write the strategy.
If you give a consumer a choice between free with ads or subscription, they always pick free.
If you go into a battle, it's better to win the first time.
If you got a frog to swallow, don't look at it too long.
If you had the real thing, how could you tell?
If you have a dream and it becomes a reality, find another dream fast.
If you have anything of importance to tell me, begin at the end.
If you have built castles in the air,
  Your work need not be lost;
  That is where they should be.
  Now put the foundations under them. (Thoreau)
If you have money, people doubt your talent.
If you have potential, it means you haven't done it yet. (Yogi)
If you have to ask, you'll never know.
If you have to have enemies, let them be weak ones.
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.
If you haven't got a hernia yet, you ain't pulling your share.
If you haven't got a hit, you ain't got shit.
If you know what I mean.
If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.
If you leave a small problem alone, it becomes a big problem.
If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.
If you make a mistake, make it your own.
If you make one or two ridiculous assumptions, you'll find everything I say or do totally justified.
If you pay enough attention to the top line, the bottom line will take care of itself.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
If you piss on a boulder for a thousand years, you'll be surprised at the mark you'll make.
If you predict an event, don't make the mistake of predicting the time as well.
If you pretend you're making a film long enough, eventually you will make that film.
If you put a wig on a pig, it's still a pig.
If you really want to be moved, don't read a book-take an enema.
If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
If you see a band wagon, it's too late.
If you see a turtle sitting on top of a fence post, it didn't get there by accident.
If you see everything with innocent eyes, everything is divine.
If you stand by the river long enough, all your enemies will float by.
If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.
If you stop pedaling, you fall down.
If you teach a bear to dance, you'd better be prepared to keep dancing till the bear wants to stop.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
If you think you're boring your audience, go slower, not faster.
If you torture the numbers long enough, they'll confess to anything.
If you try to please everybody, somebody's not going to like it.
If you walk, just walk; if you sit, just sit; but whatever you do, don't wobble.
If you want people to think you are wise, agree with them.
If you want something badly enough, you will get it.
If you want the future to be different from the past, study the past.
If you want to be in the fast lane, be prepared to run like hell.
If you want to have a lot of friends...lose.
If you want to have short meetings, don't provide chairs.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
If you want to play with the big boys, you gotta learn to play in the tall grass.
If you want to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh or they'll kill you.
If you want to win the uncommitted, you got to stay uncommitted.
If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.
If you will it, it is no dream.
If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you have to fight with all the odds against you. You may even have to fight when there is no hope of victory.
If you won't talk to your cat about catnip, who will?
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
If your enemy surrenders, it's only because he couldn't kill you.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.
If you're all fired up, you're harder to extinguish.
If you're angry, people will focus on your anger.
If you're going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.
If you're going to rebel against high-heeled shoes, it is best to do it in a smart hat.
If you're going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
If you're hungry, sing; if you're hurt, laugh.
If you're in a hurry, you're in the right place.
If you're losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.
If you're not criticized, you're probably not doing much.
If you're not enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.
If you're not having a bad week, you're not in a good start-up.
If you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.
If you aren't taking anti-aircraft fire, you are not over the target.
If you're the top guy, every problem is your problem.
If you're waiting for a schedule, you'll be too late.
If you've got more than one frog to swallow, swallow the biggest one first.
Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.
Ignorance is curable; stupidity is forever.
Ignorance is not bliss-it is oblivion.
Ignoranus – a person who's both stupid and an asshole.
Il connaissait les risques. (He knew the risks.)
Illness opens doors to a reality which is closed to a healthy point of view.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
I'll love you more when you're gone.
I'll try to be nicer if you'll try to be smarter.
I'm feeling like butter, scraped over too much bread.
I'm from the I.G. School (Instant Gratification).
I'm gonna love you 'til I don't.
I'm inclined to think that if you're going to cock it, you throw it and you don't talk about it a lot.
I'm like the grass. I get trampled down one day and spring right back up the next.
I'm not a fatalist, but even if I were a fatalist, what could I do about it?
I'm not deaf. I'm ignoring you.
I'm not going to tell the story the way it happened. I'm going to tell it the way I remember it.
I'm not ignorant enough to start over from scratch. It's not just a question of time and money. It's a question of being able to fool yourself. If you can fool yourself long enough and work hard enough, you may have a shot at becoming what you were pretending to be.
I'm not looking at the calendar, I'm looking at my watch.
I'm the boss, that's why.
I'm sure Hitler was great with his family.
I'm tired of the fantasy. It never delivers.
I'm too tired not to be with you.
I'm very scared . . . it could go on forever. Not knowing what is yours until you've thrown it away.
Imagination bodies forth, the forms of things unknown.
Imagination is imitative—the real innovation lies in criticism.
Imagination is our strongest tool – basically, the ability to see ordinary things in new ways.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Einstein)
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Imagination lies in wait as the most powerful enemy. Naturally raw, and enamored of absurdity, it breaks out against all civilizing restraints like a savage who takes delight in grimacing idols.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Imperfect standards always yield unmemorable results.
In a campaign, you need help from your friends; in Washington, you need it from your enemies.
In a culture of spectacle, genuine feeling drains away, replaced by a rat like craving for new sensations.
In a fast-growing market, what matters is your share of new machines, not existing ones, because new machines quickly come to dominate the market.
In a fight between you and the world, bet on the world.
In a full heart, there is room for everything.
In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.
In a war of attrition, victory goes to the side most able to bear casualties and replace losses.
In a world of change, successful management cannot react to change-it must anticipate change.
In a world of destruction, one must hold fast to whatever fragments of love are left.
In a world of machines, we still work with our hands and our hearts.
In an age that is utterly corrupt, the best policy is to do as others do.
In an ambitious start-up, it is tremendously valuable to hire adults and to hold out for the very best.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
In any recollection, much is reduced to ruin.
In art, the trick is not to tell everything at once.
In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
In business, paranoia is not a psychosis, it's reality; it's probably survival.
In defeat, indomitable; in victory, insufferable.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
In dreams begin responsibilities.
In every cliché, there's an element of truth.
In every laugh, a tear.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. (Albert Schweitzer)
In good times people want to advertise; in bad times they have to.
In her first passion woman loves her lover; in all the others, all she loves is love.
In innovation as in any other endeavor, there is talent, there is ingenuity, and there is knowledge. But when all is said and done, what innovation requires is hard, focused, purposeful work. If diligence, persistence, and commitment are lacking, talent, ingenuity, and knowledge are of no avail.
In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
In judging character, too often we mistake rigidity for morality.
In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
In most businesses, inefficiency is a problem; in education, it is a sin.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.
In our hearts there's a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
In quiet places, reason abounds; in quiet people, there is vision and purpose; many things are revealed to the humble that are hidden from the great.
In places like universities, where everyone talks too rationally, it is necessary for a kind of enchanter to appear.
In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it is perched.
In short, we should like, at the same time, to cease being guilty and yet not make the effort of cleansing ourselves.
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
In some instances, it's better to die than to continue.
In the absence of a direct "no," managers used their best judgment.
In the best institutions, promises are kept no matter what the cost in agony and overtime.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through perseverance.
In the course of fighting the present fire, we must not abandon our efforts to create fire-resistant structures of the future.
In the entertainment business, you've got to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it's important.
In the factory, we make cosmetics. In the stores, we sell hope.
In the final analysis, freedom is a purely negative goal. It simply says something is bad. It offers no alternatives.
In the final analysis, it's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
In the history of art, late works are the catastrophes.
In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rental car.
In the knowledge sector, the key issues are rate of innovation and depth of penetration. You must anticipate change.
In the last resort, everything invariably turns upon a trifle.
In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
In the midst of Winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible Summer. (Camus)
In the minors, with decent skills and by exploiting another's weaknesses, you can win. In the pros, strengths are more important than weaknesses.
In the misfortune of our best friends we often find something that is not displeasing.
In the quiet of your solitude, close your eyes, bow your head, grit your teeth, clutch your fists, ache in your heart, vow and dedicate yourself to achieve, to achieve.
In the real world, management is an art, not a science.
In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
In the Soviet Union, the future is known, it's the past that's always changing.
In those years we lived our best, and what has come after and what there is to come can never carry us to those heights again.
In times of change, experience is your worst enemy.
In war, you don't have to be nice-you only have to be right.
Inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning.
Income derived from habit and hype may be a safer bet, since love is a risky and volatile commodity.
Indecision is the key to flexibility.
Independent films unsettle us -- Hollywood films reassure us with truths we already know or a falsehood we want to believe in.
Indifference is not part of the process-it's the end of it.
Indifferent sex, great companionship.
Individuality should not be the first casualty of a relationship.
Individuals can improve themselves only in the direction of their natural bent, and not against the grain.
Information deteriorates as it moves upward through an organization.
Information has no value unless it's communicated.
Information levels: filter, find, learn, graze, enjoy.
Information wants to be free.
Insanity-doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result.
Inspiration is highly overrated. If you sit around and wait for the clouds to part, it's not liable to ever happen. More often than not, work is salvation.
Instant gratification takes too long.
Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
Instinct is partly learned, but experience must come one day at a time.
Intelligence combined with integrity.
Intensity is so much more becoming in the young.
Internet is like pre-revolutionary France: five rich guys, no middle class, and a lot of peasants.
Investors do not fear losing money as much as they fear solitude.
Is it? What is it? What is it like? Why is it?
Is there anything in life so disenchanting as achievement?
Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objectives?
It ain't done right until it's done twice.
It ain't gonna help. "Vil gurnisht helfin"
It ain't over 'til it's over.
It ain't right, but it's so.
It ain't so much the things you don't know that get you in trouble. It's the things you know that just ain't so.
It can be helpful to keep going no matter what.
It costs ten times the cost of an application to implement it.
It didn't kill me. It just killed the kid in me. Not that I could let on or let anyone see.
It doesn't depend on size, or a cow would catch a rabbit.
It doesn't pay to come to play, it pays to come to win.
It from bit.
It gets late early out there.
It happens when it happens.
It has struck me that all men's misfortunes spring from the single cause that they are unable to stay quietly in one room. (Pascal)
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done... I defy the tyranny of precedent.
It is a dream of ourselves as better than we are.
It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
It is a long time since I have asked heaven for anything, but still my arms will not come down.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
It is always the thousands of little things that add up to the unassailable advantage.
It is as hard to tell the truth as to hide it.
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
It is better to know than to worry.
It is better to live one day as a lion than a month as a sheep.
It is blind rage, the nastiness of others, and their deplorable mediocrity that drive the genius to his greatest creations.
It is brilliant, it is swift, it soars. Of course, to see it, you must lift your eyes. But he showed us how to do that.
It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.
It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.
It is doubtless easier to give up something one has known than something one imagines.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
It is far more important to be right than quick.
It is forbidden to give oneself permission to lose.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
It is harder to be kind than it is to be clever
It is important not to mistake the edge of the rut for the horizon.
It is important to have data; it is infinitely more important to know how to interpret data.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
It is in our thirties that we want friends. In our forties, we know that they won't save us anymore than love did.
It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.
It is man's fate to outsmart himself.
It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true.
It is not enough that I win, all others must lose.
It is not enough to be good if you have the ability to be better. It is not enough to be very good if you have the ability to be great.
It is not impractical to consider seriously changing the rules of the game when the game is clearly killing you.
It is not necessary to enter the black box to understand the nature of the function it performs.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
It's not power that corrupts, it's fear of losing power.
It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control.
It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.
It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backward. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forward. (Kierkegaard)
It is personalities, not principles that move the age.
It is possible for a man in my generation to live and die a coward and not know it.
It is possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.
It is quiet now, save for the rustle of intimation and the white hiss of menace.
It is said that marriages are made in heaven, but the Lord above is not always as wise as we would hope him to be, which is why second marriages are made on earth.
It is the blood of the soldier that makes the general great.
It is the duty of every author of children's books to conspire with children against adults.
It is the time you have devoted to your rose that makes your rose so important.
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. (Occam's Razor)
It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
It is what it is.
It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written. (Gide)
It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time on acrimony and division.
It isn't given to us to know those rare moments when people are wide open and the lightest touch can wither or heal.
It isn't possible to love and to part... true love is eternal.
It isn't the employees you fire that make your life miserable. It's the ones you don't.
It isn't writing at all – it's typing.
It made her famous, but she'd rather be known for something else.
It made him lose his belief in beliefs.
It may be that those who do most, dream most.
It may be that trying to be happier is as futile as trying to be taller.
It never feels real from the inside.
It pays to be good-but it don't pay much.
It requires more than wings to be an eagle.
It seems that talented people must always be in great pain. Their sensitivity is what makes them great artists, but what a price to pay.
It seems to me that you live your life like a candle in the wind never knowing who to cling to when the rain sets in.
It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.
It takes away from your soul when you do what you don't believe in.
It takes more talent, and more energy, to grow or change a company than to run one.
It takes more than a sharp stick and earnestness to make a garden produce food.
It takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
It taught me a lesson, but I'm not sure what it is.
It was a body capable of great leverage.
It was a supportive kind of thing then, you know, sharing idealism. What could be.
It was like a rock group making their second album, all fear and no instinct.
It was like being F.D.R.'s tap-dancing teacher.
It was like cheap wood that burns too fast.
It was like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.
It was like you offered them syphilis.
It was not an industry where experience necessarily paid off.
It was the beauty of banal details that was inspirational.
It was the beginning and the end of imagination, all at the same time.
It was the loneliest job in journalism, like being picture editor of the Talmud.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
It will always have enormous potential.
It would take as long to read his mind as it would to read the side of a pencil.
It's a long, hard ride to the finish line. But it's a longer walk.
It's a lot easier to slow down a stallion than kick a mule and make him move.
It's a Jones worse than China White.
It's a sin to go to bed on the same day you get up.
It's a stark, brilliant moment of implicit prophesy, a shivery reminder that men are trapped in a game where the rules and the outcome are predetermined.
It's a strange ship that leaks from the top.
It's a strange thing about growth companies-when they hit the wall, there are never any skid marks.
It's a world of secrets; now you have yours.
It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
It's all true, except for the facts.
It's always easier to be the suitor than the spouse.
It's always something.
It's always too soon to quit.
It's always wrong before it's right.
It's an enormous job. A methodical, painstaking process. Pure nuts and bolts work. Not to mention plain old professionalism. No excuses, no complaints. Just get it done and get it right. Every single time.
It's been an experience of mine that quite often talent and character don't reside in the same place. The talent is of more interest to me.
It's been too late for a very long time.
It's best to be bought, not sold.
It's better to act too quickly than to wait too long.
It's better to be naïve than jaded.
It's better to be a pirate than join the navy.
It's better to be competent than well liked.
It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
It's better to eat your own lunch than to have someone else eat it for you.
It's better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.
It's better to hire people who can get you to where you want to go than to hire people who claim to have been there before.
It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
It's better to seek forgiveness than beg permission.
It's déjà vu all over again.
It's dumb to be too smart.
It's easier to move a problem around than it is to solve it.
It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
It's easy in music to tell what's good. It's hard to tell what's bad.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
It's far better to be feared than to be loved. In the end, love fades.
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
It's hard for a large man to fully exercise his wits.
It's hard for someone to hit you when you've got your fist in their face.
It's hard-that's the deal.
It's hard to be consistent when you're making it up every day.
It's hard to grow an organization unless its people are growing.
It's hard to play slow.
It's hard to predict, especially the future.
It's hard to run straight and true when you're on tiptoes.
It's harder to keep a business great than it is to build it.
It has the air not of something that you reach, like your top speed, but of something that you give in to, like baldness or old age.
It's heroic to try to stop time.
It's important to know what you think, but not always to say it.
It's like a bird sitting on a rhino. The rhino moves, but no one believes the bird is controlling it.
It's like a nail in the eye. The pain goes away, but the wound stays forever.
It's like being a virgin. You can't be sort of a virgin.
It's like being bitten to death by ducks.
It's like childbirth. It's uncomfortable, painful, sometimes bloody, but you're always being stretched.
It's like eating caviar and dirt.
It's like feeding an alligator, hoping it eats you last.
It's like having people sit on tacks. It's hard for them to think of anything else while they're doing it.
It's like having Ronald McDonald criticize your taste in clothes.
It's like inviting a busload of fat people to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
It's like pissing in a wind tunnel-what you put into it comes back to you.
It's like playing right field in little league. There's a position for you, and you can make it fun, but you know deep inside it was the last one available.
It's like prediction of earthquakes: you know it's statistically certain to occur, but it's still kind of rattling when it happens.
It's like roaches for RAID.
It's like setting your hair on fire and putting it out with a hammer.
It's like sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
It's like someone just came up and told me there aren't going to be any more cheeseburgers in the world.
It's like standing in the rain without an umbrella and trying not to get wet.
It's like teaching an elephant to tap dance. You find the sensitive spots and you keep poking.
It's like the fat girl at the end of the bar. As the night wears on, she starts to look really good.
It's lonely at the top, but at least it's not crowded.
It's lonely at the top, but you eat better.
It's man's fate to outsmart himself.
It's more important to be a good man than a good manager.
It's much easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
It's never about reality; it's always about the dream about reality.
It's never really about the other person, it's always about you.
It's nice to smell the roses, but how long can you smell them for?
It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
It's not a matter of life and death—it's more important than that.
It's not a small world. It's just too crowded.
It's not about how good I am, but how good I can be.
It's not easy to say what no one wants to hear.
It's not enough just to aim, you gotta hit.
It's not enough that I succeed, my friends must fail.
It's not good to operate on credit.
It's not how brightly you shine, it's how long.
It's not how far you fall, but how well you bounce.
It's not how you handle the hills, it's how you handle the valleys. (Count Basie)
It's not how you start the race, it's how you finish.
It's not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.
It's not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.
It's not the goal that's important-it's the fight to get there.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
It's not what they're selling, it's what you're buying.
It's not what you are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
It's not what you tell them that's important. It's what they hear.
It's not who you know, it's who knows you.
It's okay to hurt. You just can't let them see you hurting.
It's okay to sleep with a hypothesis, but you should never marry one.
It's one of those moments in history - a watershed. It's not coming back and you can't sleep through it. If you're in, you're in. You can't be half in. That's it. We're the birthers of something being born on the planet. It will be born regardless. Our job is to still be standing once it's here.
It's only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
It's pretty far, but it doesn't seem like it.
It's so crowded that nobody goes there anymore.
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.
It's the worst possible system, except for all the others.
It's too late to try anything else. I'm too old and too incompetent to figure out another vocation, whether it wants me or not.
It's very bad when grandma marries a crook, but it is even worse when she divorces the crook.
It's very dangerous to try to leap a chasm in two bounds.
It's what a company lives for, not what it dies with, that counts.
It's what you do-not when you do it-that counts.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
I've always felt that it is necessary, when trying to reach a particular end, to be emphatic about the means that are to be used to reach that end.
I've been married to the same man for thirty-five years. If he's been married for thirty-five years, he's not the same man.
I've been pure and lost. I've been tough and won. I'd like to go back to winning.
I've been too fucking busy and vice versa.
I've got ideas but I choose not to carry them out.
I've had better conversations with cheese.
I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
I've never found anything in the middle of the road but a yellow line and a dead skunk.
I've wrestled with reality for thirty-three years, and I'm happy. I finally won out over it.

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