In this post, you will find great Been Quotes from famous people, such as Alexander Hamilton, Armistead Maupin, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Hawking, Desmond Tutu. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid.
Less than 1 percent of ancient Egypt has been discovered and excavated. With population pressures, urbanization, and modernization encroaching, we’re in a race against time. Why not use the most advanced tools we have to map, quantify, and protect our past?
One may as well dam for water tanks the people’s cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.
It’s always great to see old friends, especially those I have not been able to see in 15 months.
Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
When we look at our justice system, we have this image of a balancing scale: truth and justice, right and wrong. But for years, our system has been lopsided, where it’s not about truth and justice or balance. It’s about being tough on crime, and sometimes that means you’re putting the wrong person behind bars.
Fool! Don’t you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.
Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
The most obvious characteristic of science is its application: the fact that, as a consequence of science, one has a power to do things. And the effect this power has had need hardly be mentioned. The whole industrial revolution would almost have been impossible without the development of science.
And when I’ve been away from my family and friends, I have felt good hearing some of those old songs.
The more I’ve been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can’t really pick it apart. It’s all intertwined.
I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment.
I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
Red has always been my color, because red stands out.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
No, we’ve been performing our old songs a little differently each performance.
My whole life has been one big improvisation.
To campaign against colonialism is like barking up a tree that has already been cut down.
I have been very blessed in my life and rewarded with good friends and good health. I am grateful and happy to be able to share this.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people‘s lives… for that I give thanks.
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.
But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.
Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.
I’ve always been a bit of a drama queen. I was into make-believe and dressing up.
Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.
The spirit’s foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
Rock ‘n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
People have been fed this diet of pabulum, rights, and impulsive freedom. There’s just an absolute starvation for the other side of the story.
If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.
I don’t like magic – but I have been known to make guys disappear.
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
I’ve never been booed in my hometown.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
It’s been a long road for me, with a lot of ups and downs. Thankfully there have been more ups than there have been downs. For me, what brings me down has only made me stronger because of it.
If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
I personally think that money can do very little. And this has been my experience all across.
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
Travel stories teach geography; insect stories lead the child into natural science; and so on. The teacher, in short, can use reading to introduce her pupils to the most varied subjects; and the moment they have been thus started, they can go on to any limit guided by the single passion for reading.
All art is propaganda, and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda.
The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that’s always been my philosophy.
Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.
A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society.
One of the very rewarding aspects of my work has been the interaction with a superb group of colleagues and friends in the atmospheric sciences community.
In general, the spotlight has been on me.
I’ve never been reckless – it’s always calculated. I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.
It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.
Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I’ve been labeled – short, nerdy, skinny, weak, impulsive, ugly, tomboy, poor, rebel, loud, freak, crazy – turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn’t become successful in spite of them. I became successful because of them.
A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead for 15 years.
Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
The people who despise America are the editors of the ‘New Statesman.’ Their green-card applications must have been turned down.
I can honestly say I am a Christian, but my spirituality has been developed on the road and is based on my experiences with God.
I feel incompetent to perform duties… which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
If you look at the history of innovation, the innovations coming through the defence department have been some of the most important innovations ever. Little things like drones, sensors, and the Internet of Things are defence-type initiatives, but the big one is the Internet itself.
Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.
We feel very honored to have been offered the responsibility to host this great event, Berlin is a wonderful city that is developing at a tremendous rate, and this decision means that we can now prepare to welcome the world’s best athletes to a fascinating place.
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.
I have said that propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation have always been part of political warfare. Social media and other new platforms have given it a new life and reach through which the fake news phenomenon can reach everywhere.
Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.
I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.
I’m not one for those motivational speeches. I’ve always been more of an example guy.
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Coffee has always been a significant part of my life. For me, it’s a chance to start my day and gather my thoughts – it’s fuel for my creative process.
Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me.
There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.
There’s no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.
The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them ‘more’ illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
My mother loved children – she would have given anything if I had been one.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
I’ve been so blessed to be part of a family that has dedicated its life to public service.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He be glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.
It has been great journey from where I have started to where I am today. I am really blessed with God’s grace.
For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
I’ve never been socially outgoing, but I suspect I’ve gotten more and more ambivalent about making new friends. I’m irritated by how-do-you-do chit-chat, but that’s how new relationships usually begin.
I’ve always done whatever I want and always been exactly who I am.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.
She’s been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.
I am truly blessed to have been a part of the MTV family for so long.
Every day is a new journey for me, and I feel like, in my lifetime, I’ve been blessed to experience such a lot.
Sometimes, the aftermath is more devastating than the storm. That is the story of the 2008 financial crisis. It was disastrous at the time, but what has been worse is how long it has lingered.
I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old. There haven’t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back.
Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else.
Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Migration isn’t a one-directional process; it’s a colossal process that has been happening in all directions for thousands of years.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
I’ve been no stranger to change.
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it’s been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.
If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.
Anytime I’ve been photographed with a glass of champagne in my hand, it’s really Red Bull.
I’ve been things and seen places.
Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them.
Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
If I could explain it to the average person, it wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.
It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.
All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years.
You may have heard the world is made up of atoms and molecules, but it’s really made up of stories. When you sit with an individual that’s been here, you can give quantitative data a qualitative overlay.
I am overwhelmed with the love I have been receiving.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.
You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.
Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
It’s always been a dream of mine to get somewhere and to have my mom and dad with me up there.
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
We are a multicultural country – always have been, and to our credit, always will be. It is something that we should be very proud of and embrace.
My kids are my No. 1 priority. They’re the light in my everyday life. The sunshine. The miracle. Those eyes. Those smiles. At the same time, I have an extended, amazing family that is my audience. All these people have been with me for such a long time. I have these two responsibilities.
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
The thing which attracted me to Google and to the Internet in general is that it’s a great equalizer. I’ve always been struck by the fact that Google search worked the same, as long as you had access to a computer with connectivity, if you’re a rural kid anywhere or a professor at Stanford or Harvard.
Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel.
Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
I think there is an enormous sea change happening in the global workforce. It has a lot to do with globalization. I think that people used to have a hope for a career or meaningful employment, and its been reduced to internships, part-time work or just grossly underpaid work.
Awards are wonderful. I’ve been nominated many times and I’ve won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn’t, it’s still been a blast.
I’ve been around a long time. Maybe the people like me.
Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose.
Freedom has never been free.
Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues.
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.
Well, baseball was my whole life. Nothing’s ever been as fun as baseball.
I have been in my fair share of both onscreen and off screen fights.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
The love of power, like the love of money, increases with the possession of it; and we know in what ruin these baneful passions have involved human societies in all ages when they have been let loose and suffered to rage uncontrolled – There is no restraint like the pervading eye of the virtuous citizens.
Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.
I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.
The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.
I’m really thankful to everyone who has been part of my journey.
To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
I’ve been a cook all my life, but I am still learning to be a good chef. I’m always learning new techniques and improving beyond my own knowledge because there is always something new to learn and new horizons to discover.
I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
I always say that the times in my life when I’ve been happiest are the times when I’ve seen, like, a sunset.
Barack Obama is probably the most exciting candidate that either the Democratic or Republican party has produced at least since I’ve been around. He’s fresh, he’s new, he’s insightful.
Self-confidence has always been one of my good qualities. I am always very confident. It is in my nature to be confident, to be aggressive. And it applies in my batting as well as wicketkeeping.
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.
I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell.
A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.
Everything I’ve ever thought about doing has been, in some sense, about helping people.
Not everybody’s journey is easy, and it wouldn’t be worthwhile if you can’t see what you gained without realizing what kind of battles you’ve been through, what kind of scars you have.
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.
I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.
I cherish my entire life. I’ve been blessed with a life full of good memories.
The answer to the problem of inequality is for the people who are fortunate enough to either have been gifted or deserved more to do everything they can to make the communities around them as strong as they possibly can.
My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad.
I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist‘.
To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.
Daytime soap operas, which I used to adore, have been declining in quality and importance for over a decade, and I gradually stopped monitoring them.
There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life… I think I must have been crying for some attention.
I’ve always been motivated and I’ve never lost my smile.
People call me wild. Not really though, I’m not. I guess I’ve never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I’m country.
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement.
Wild globalisation has benefited some, but it’s been a catastrophe for most.
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
I was always fascinated, even as a child, by antiques and ancient times. I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture.
Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.
I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game.
This life that has been given to us as a gift, as such a precious gift. To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it, is the greatest meditation. Through the media of this Knowledge we can tap into our inner sources that are so beautiful.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Life on our planet has been a constant series of cataclysmic events, and we are more suitable for extinction than a trilobite or a reptile. So we will vanish. There’s no doubt in my heart.
‘The bigtime for you is just around the corner.’ They told me that first in 1952 – boy, it’s been a long corner. If I don’t hit the bigtime in the next 25 or 30 years, I’m gonna pack in the music business and become a full-time gigolo.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I feel beautiful when I’m at peace with myself. When I’m serene, when I’m a good person, when I’ve been considerate of others.
The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
I’ve never regretted not having children. My mindset in that regard has been constant. I objected to being born, and I refuse to impose life on someone else.
I’ve been a Christian for a long time, and I think that Christianity gets a bad rap. I think that people’s perception of what a Christian is today is something that is close-minded and narrow, and that’s not what I am.
When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.
I think in order to move forward into the future, you need to know where you’ve been.
I see possibilities in everything. For everything that’s taken away, something of greater value has been given.
Snoop Dogg eats terrible. That’s another reason I had to leave him. I would have been dead of a heart attack. He literally eats at 7-11. That’s where he does his grocery shopping or it’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or it’s Denny’s delivery. There’s not a piece of salad or vegetable within two miles of this dude.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
When you have good friends you’ve been around, every time they talk, you don’t give them your full attention. You don’t look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you’re listening, half the time, you are ignoring them.
I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I never really had a job. I was a football player, then a football coach, then a football broadcaster. It’s been my life. Pro football has been my life since 1967. I’ve enjoyed every part of it. Never once did it ever feel like work.
I’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry. Obviously, I’m not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’
Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball‘s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
Perhaps we’ve never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there’s no sign of intelligent life.
Most people give Kennedy a passing grade, a good grade on the Cuban Missile Crisis handling, but what they don’t realize, if he had had strength, if he had showed strength before, there would never have been a Cuban Missile Crisis.
Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.
Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Every kid goes through puberty, wondering what to do about girls and struggling with homework, and every adult has been through that.
The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Always be original. Never duplicate what you’ve seen another actor do. Be true to the character that you’ve been given, and the rest will come easy.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
I think being very thin has had a lot to do with how I’ve been cast.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
When you get something for nothing, you just haven’t been billed for it yet.
I have accomplished my childhood dream: to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true. I’ve been truly blessed.
Such is life and life is such and after all it isn’t much. First a cradle. Then a hearse. It might have been better, but it could have been worse.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right person shows up.
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown.
I feel like anything I’m doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I’ve always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life.
I grew up in East Germany, so we had to learn Russian in school… everybody hated it. I never thought it would come in handy… And being an actor, I’ve been able to use it quite a bit.
All religions have been made by men.
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.