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Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.~Abigail Adams

Mother Knowledge Thought

I have an inner satisfaction of having done what I thought was right at the time which I thought was propitious.~A. Philip Randolph

Time Thought Satisfaction

Who would have ever thought that, within a couple months of getting into the WWE, that I'd be wrestling in the main event for the world championship? Then, nine months after getting here, actually being the world champion.~A.J. Styles

World Champion Thought

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.~Albert Ellis

Thought Deeper Other

Scientific thought and the miraculous unconscious are two waves in the same ocean.~Alejandro Jodorowsky

Ocean Waves Thought

The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new.~Alexander Smith

World Thoughts Genius

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words Fool Thoughts

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!~Alexander Pope

Brain Thoughts Rise

Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.~Alexander Pope

Reflection Thought Sense

There was a period of time when I thought I had to be Alice Cooper all the time.~Alice Cooper

Time Thought Alice

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.~Alice Waters

Power Thoughtful Alive

I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs - when I was 17 - that I realized I was talking through an empty skull... I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts.~Allen Ginsberg

Thinking Thoughts Think

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.~Ann Landers

May You Thought

I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it.~Ann Richards

Texas Thought Size

There's something very addictive about people pleasing. It's a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate.~Anne Hathaway

Good People Thought

I love it when people are able to interpret thoughts and feelings on fabric or some kind of material.~Anne Hathaway

Love People Thoughts

No one ever thought Clint Eastwood was funny, but he was.~Annie Leibovitz

Funny Thought He

When I first began to write fiction, I didn't think I was a comic writer; I thought I was a serious writer. I was surprised when the first novel I wrote was regarded as a funny novel.~Anthony Burgess

Funny Think Thought

Prayer is a form of meditation, isn't it? It's laws of attraction: whatever you put out into the universe is what it receives. It's just kind of putting your thoughts out into the universe.~Anthony Joshua

Universe Prayer Thoughts

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.~Ansel Adams

Love Reality Thought

No amount of thought can ever reveal what comes unexpectedly.~Arthur Erickson

Thought Reveal Ever

I'm not glorifying it at all, I'm just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it's not that deep.~ASAP Rocky

Deep Thoughts Help

The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!~Ashton Kutcher

Smart World Thoughtful

On 'Phoenix,' I talk about thoughts of suicide and my whole life. It's called 'Phoenix' because it's talking about dying - but when a phoenix dies, it's reborn from its own ashes. I related to that.~ASAP Rocky

Life Suicide Thoughts

I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.~Audrey Hepburn

Movies Face Thought

I thought that, with so much current attention focused on the topic of North Korea, I might share what I think are three books which cast a rare light on the elusive realm of North Korea.~Adam Johnson

Light Think Thought

There's never been a moment where I sat down at my drawing board and thought, 'I'm a pro!'~Adrian Tomine

Moment Drawing Thought

I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did.~Adora Svitak

Reading Loved Thought

That's my actual payment, the fact that I can actually make something that I actually enjoy and put on repeat, and it's not related to anything else or anyone else's thoughts and ideas, it all came from me; I just love that aspect of it.~Akon

Love Thoughts Me

I wanted to make it in New York. I thought if I went out to the Midwest, I'd be burying myself. But I was wrong.~Alan Arkin

Myself Thought New

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.~Alan Perlis

Thoughts Within Toast

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought.~Alice Miller

Childhood Thought Most

It's not that I have resisted songwriting, it's just not something I felt I have had to do. I've just not woken up and thought, I must do this. But I have often heard music that I have instantly felt 'I have to sing that song'.~Alison Krauss

Music Song Thought

So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.~Alton Brown

Job Restaurant Thought

I never thought my ideas would actually get published.~Amish Tripathi

Ideas Thought Never

When I was a little girl, I thought I was Sydney Carton in Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities.' I don't think anyone else did.~Amy Bloom

Girl Think Thought

'Normal' is not clinical, it's not autobiographical, and I don't claim to be objective. It's strictly my perceptions and thoughts about the people that I met and the stories that I heard. It was never meant to be an academic work.~Amy Bloom

Work People Thoughts

I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression, I have experienced less the older I've gotten.~Amy Grant

Depression Great Thought

When I was younger, I just thought that my plans were probably going to be more exciting than my parents' plans or the establishment. I sort of got by on being a little bit of a rebel.~Amy Grant

Parents Thought Rebel

Going to India to do a film is not an everyday affair. I thought I would do that one movie to show my grandchildren when I am 60.~Amy Jackson

I Am Grandchildren Thought

I never thought I would be divorced.~Andrew Cuomo

Thought Never Divorced

It's so mental how I looked in the '90s. The fact that I thought my ponytail was a good thing - it was just terrible. Cutting it off was so monumental.~Andy Cohen

Good Thought Mental

I wish when I was 15 that I realized my voice was important and that even my thoughts and my opinions had value. Had I known, I probably would've spoken up more. I probably would've found my activism sooner and become a writer sooner.~Angie Thomas

Value Thoughts Important

They thought that I did conceive there was a difference between them and Mr. Cotton... I might say they might preach a covenant of works as did the apostles, but to preach a covenant of works and to be under a covenant of works is another business.~Anne Hutchinson

Business Thought Say

Before, I just spewed whatever it was I thought about everything. I tend to be more contemplative now.~Anne Heche

Thought Everything Now

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.~Annette Funicello

Father Dad Thought

We have to replace our focus on personalities with a focus on ideas so that the opinionated and self-serving pronouncements and forms of cyber-bullying are replaced by thoughtful dialogue and open-minded conversation.~Anthony Carmona

Focus Ideas Thoughtful

High thoughts must have high language.~Aristophanes

Language Thoughts High

I am going to be working on bathroom fittings for a company in the USA, and then I thought it was appropriate to simplify the fittings and, thus, lowering the cost.~Arne Jacobsen

I Am Thought Company

In 2010, I was 17 or 18 and thought, 'Yeah, the Olympics, that might happen.'~Ashley Wagner

Thought Happen Olympics

I have always thought of myself as an inventor first and foremost. An engineer. An entrepreneur. In that order. I never thought of myself as an employee. But my first jobs as an adult were as an employee: at IBM, and then at my first start-up.~Aaron Patzer

Myself Thought Employee

Sometimes people just need to be heard. They find happiness in sharing their thoughts.~Akkineni Nagarjuna

Happiness People Thoughts

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Research Think Thought

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Thinking Discovery Thought

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Thinking Discovery Thought

Our thoughts really do create our lives. They've done a lot of research showing if you're an optimistic, positive person you will be a healthier person than if you're a sad, depressed, negative person.~Alana Stewart

Positive Sad Thoughts

I grew up poor and used to look at people in big houses and thought they had everything. Then later on I looked at models in magazines and thought they had it all.~Alana Stewart

People Look Thought

I didn't want to get married - I thought it was like a cult! It seemed so conservative and unnatural.~Alicia Silverstone

Want Thought Conservative

I always had that sense of being censored for the things that I thought. Why is it wrong to embroider your pants, or paint with acrylics on your clothing? Why is that weird? Isn't it weirder to want to be like everyone else?~Alice Sebold

Weird Want Thought

I'm surprised by the fact that I like the word 'husband.' I thought I would hate it.~Alicia Silverstone

Hate Husband Thought

In my 20s, I railed against anything 'spiritual'; I thought it was all crap.~Alice Sebold

Spiritual Thought Against

They used to time our elementary fire drills so we could watch the launches. I thought that was normal. I thought every kid watched every NASA launch.~Allison Schroeder

Time Fire Thought

The great thing about running is that you can get away to your own thoughts and get in a little bubble.~Alistair Brownlee

Great Thoughts You

I started running outside when I was at 'Biggest Loser.' Then I got runner's knee, and thought I was never going to be able to shake it. When I overcame that and ran the L.A. Marathon, it was such an amazing thing, and now running is such a part of my routine.~Alison Sweeney

Amazing Thought Loser

My mother died of lung cancer last year. I felt helpless. As an economist, I thought, 'What can I do?'~Andrew Lo

Mother Cancer Thought

A lot of people thought Steve Jobs was a CEO of Apple but he never was until he came back to Apple in 1997.~Andy Hertzfeld

People Thought Apple

I'm not going to pretend that I never fantasized about winning the Hugo. Or the Nebula, for that matter. I just never thought it was an actual real possibility.~Ann Leckie

Winning Real Thought

Writing was something I always as a kid thought would be fabulous and glamorous to be a writer.~Ann Leckie

Writing Thought Kid

I know my predecessors have written a Green Arrow who has a lot of thoughts about social justice, but that was a more evolved, older, wiser Green Arrow.~Ann Nocenti

Justice Thoughts Green

I never thought to ever ask for money. I was so stupid.~Anna Nicole Smith

Money Stupid Thought

Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.~Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

People Discovery Thought

A man has always to be busy with his thoughts if anything is to be accomplished.~Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Man Busy Thoughts

We do not merely perceive objects and hold thoughts in our minds: all our perceptions and thought processes are felt. All have a distinctive component that announces an unequivocal link between images and the existence of life in our organism.~Antonio Damasio

Life Thoughts Thought

I think it's outrageous if a historian has a 'leading thought' because it means they will select their material according to their thesis.~Antony Beevor

Think Thought Thesis

I like my films to have a certain amount of realism - something that's thought provoking and intelligently written. More than the amount on the pay cheque, I look for a level of respectability as an actor.~Arjun Rampal

Look Thought Actor

I thought I would be governor of Massachusetts. I stood on a pile of my old albums and said, 'I'm the only one with a record to stand on.'~Arlo Guthrie

Stand Thought Said

They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.~Aaron Koblin

Elephant Thoughts Long

I sort of wrongfully judged 'Mamma Mia!' for so long. I thought of it as a jukebox musical that I wasn't interested in. I was so wrong.~Aaron Lazar

Long Thought Wrong

So when I had to make a decision whether I would like to do honors degree course in Islamic studies and Malay studies too, so I thought Islamic studies would be good.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Good Decision Thought

I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive - or both.~Adam Clayton

Sexy Thought Either

I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.~Adrian Belew

Thought Band Someone

I have always chosen roles that I believed in - not ones that I thought might further my career.~Adrian Grenier

Career Thought Chosen

When I first started modelling, as I was walking down the catwalk I just thought, 'Please don't fall over, please don't fall over, please don't fall over!'~Agyness Deyn

Walking Fall Thought

The thing that I was brought up to prize above everything else is the intellect. There is no problem that the intellect cannot solve, but it never had an original thought. Originality is the realm of the unconscious.~Alan Garner

Problem Thought Everything

Reading is a heady thing. You can be into the action of someone's thoughts and take a whole trip down someone's ruminations while seconds tick by in the world that they're in, but you can't really do that in film.~Alan Tudyk

World Reading Thoughts

Growing up in Waterloo, the Governor General's Award wasn't something I even thought to wish for.~Alexi Zentner

Growing Up Wish Thought

It so depends on each script, because you can say... I always thought I wouldn't have wanted to do something that was kind of like as big and commercial as 'The Dark is Rising,' but I really liked the script. I thought it was really clever.~Amelia Warner

Dark You Thought

I never thought that one day that this NAS Jax would be the center of aviation excellence in the Southeast and from pole to pole.~Ander Crenshaw

Day Excellence Thought

I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep.~Angela Bassett

Good Good Company Thought

I never really thought I wanted to become a movie star.~Anna Faris

Thought Star Never

Being a rather second-rate actress, I finally thought, 'I'd rather be a designer.' I knew I could make things look good.~Anouska Hempel

Good Look Thought

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.~Antoine Rivarol

Speech Thought Internal

I had never thought of myself as a director and found out that I was not. I am a writer who was able to direct the films that I write.~Anthony Minghella

Myself I Am Thought

I briefly thought of becoming a priest but quickly saw that would be ridiculous.~Armando Iannucci

Thought Ridiculous Quickly

I first met Michael Angel when he came to my office with a box of prints and asked me whether I thought he should make dresses from the prints.~Aslaug Magnusdottir

Angel Me Thought

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.~A. E. van Vogt

Space Thoughts Mission

Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.~A. E. van Vogt

Thought First Mine

But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.~A. E. van Vogt

Thinking Thought Alive

I always thought I was depressive, and I only recently realized that I have more of an anxiety disorder than chronic depression.~Autre Ne Veut

Depression Anxiety Thought

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.~Abbe Pierre

Society You Thought

It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism - because that's mainly what I've been exposed to - was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don't know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.~Adam Yauch

Direction Real Thought

I have been a fan of Dexter since the pilot. Once I got the audition I just squealed, and you would have thought I just won 45 million dollars.~Aimee Garcia

You Thought Audition

I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown. I thought my chances were fairly good, but I tried to stay low key about it, not too high and not too low. That was the way I played, too.~Al Kaline

Good Key Thought

It's a very big mental game, all day leading up to warm-ups. You're not sure if your curveball will break, or will you be able to throw it over the plate? It's all negative thoughts going into the game.~Al Leiter

Day Thoughts Game

The one I remember is going into London, as it was for us in Essex, on New Year's Eve in 1981. There were four of us and we'd had a few lagers on the way. One of my mates threw up in the Tube and then stood up and fell over in it. We thought it was the funniest thing we'd ever seen.~Alan Davies

Remember Thought London

My father-in-law and I always had great interest in Indian sport. At the Athens Olympics, watching the wrestling event, we started discussing the state of Indian sport - inadequate representation, lack of satisfactory results etc. We thought we should do something about it.~Amit Bhatia

Great Thought Results

While researching 'The Submission,' I went to a protest against the Ground Zero mosque in New York when I was about to give birth to twins. It was about 100 degrees. People thought I was very dedicated.~Amy Waldman

People Thought Twins

I wasted years worrying about what other people thought.~Amy Waldman

People Thought Other

Negative thoughts stick around because we believe them, not because we want them or choose them.~Andrew J. Bernstein

Believe Thoughts Negative

Like most manic depressives, some of my symptoms included racing thoughts that I simply had to act upon - flying from New York to Paris and taking the train to Berlin; flying to Argentina in the middle of the night; spending tens of thousands of dollars on unnecessary garments, dinners and gifts.~Andy Behrman

Night Flying Thoughts

We discovered that there was a great deal of keen interest in America for the kinds of products that we thought could be produced here. Also there was an interest in Britain for Australian material generally.~Ann Macbeth

Great America Thought

And I had known Peter O'Toole before in London. And I'd liked him very much. And the thought of being in a picture with him was very challenging to me. And he was playing the starring role.~Anthony Quinn

Me Picture Thought

Democracies do not go to war. War is not our expression of thought.~Asif Ali Zardari

War Thought Go

I have trouble voicing my thoughts... I can't communicate very well that way.~Ayumi Hamasaki

Thoughts Trouble Way

Classical music is something that we're very passionate about, but we always thought it was presented in a stuffy way.~Aleksey Igudesman

Music Thought Passionate

Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that.~Alfre Woodard

God Thoughts Me

I gained the weight on purpose for 'Little Nicky,' and it was one of those cases where I'd done a few roles where I looked the same way, and I wanted to be the roommate because I thought that was the funniest part for me.~Allen Covert

Purpose Me Thought

I don't think I could have thought of any place other than Stanford to leave Harvard for.~Alvin E. Roth

Think Thought Place

I thought maybe I'd be a female sportscaster.~Amy Landecker

Thought Maybe Female

When I was younger, everyone thought I was Courteney Cox.~Amy Landecker

Thought Everyone Younger

Unlike other Taliban groups, the Haqqanis' approach to mayhem was worldly and sophisticated: they recruited Arabs, Pakistanis, even Europeans, and they were influenced by the latest in radical Islamist thought.~Anand Gopal

Thought Sophisticated

Once again, no one in charge had given any thought to the possibility that a woman would be involved.~Andrea Mitchell

Woman Thought Possibility

In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones - 'cause there are five billion of them - it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film.~Andrew McCarthy

Good Learn Thought

Hip-hop has survived as a sonic practice more than anything else. It's an approach to music-making based in sampling and rhyming over beats, that's proven far more versatile than its detractors thought it would.~Ann Powers

Practice Thought Hip-Hop

I mean, every thought starts over, so every expression of a thought has to do the same. every accuracy has to be invented... I feel I am blundering in concepts too fine for me.~Anne Carson

I Am Me Thought

We're talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy.~Anne Carson

Struggle Language Thought

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.~Aaron Hill

Thoughts Consequences

Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.~Abdus Salam

Thought Creation Heritage

I thought writing about somebody current would be a little closer to what I'm used to doing.~Adam Clymer

Writing Doing Thought

I'm a sucker for Thought Catalog. Shelby Fero is really funny on Twitter. And Patton Oswalt, he's sort of like a Twitter throb.~Addison Timlin

Funny Thought Like

You know, a lot of people are loath to go to an orchestral concert because they are intimidated by the thought.~Anthony Daniels

People You Thought

From when I was about seven, I thought I wanted to be an architect. I've always loved spaces and dwellings in general.~Arizona Muse

Loved Thought Always

I thought my Beatles LPs sounded pretty good on a record player, but that was before I had heard a CD.~Alastair Wood

Good Thought Beatles

We have three daughters, our own. And, of course, there's nothing more frightening than something bad happening to them. And also, the thought of our children turning bad in some ways is another frightening thought.~Alexander Ahndoril

Children Nothing Thought

It's no fun feeling your thoughts are being controlled by an electrode, and someone else is holding the clicker.~Alice Weaver Flaherty

Fun Thoughts Feeling

My husband is actually Italian-American, and he thought I was Italian when he first met me.~Andrea Navedo

Husband Me Thought

I mean, that was a throwaway thought, because my focus was - my intent and my focus was to never go public.~Andrea Mackris

Focus Thought Go

Life's more amusing than we thought.~Andrew Lang

Life Thought More

I write pretty much when I can. I used to be very particular about needing certain conditions for writing, but when I had children, I discovered that I was a lot more flexible than I thought.~Ann Packer

Children Writing Thought

The dead of midnight is the noon of thought.~Anna Letitia Barbauld

Thought Dead Midnight

The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century, of houses he lives in and places he works, in terms of the kind of light the windows in these places let through and by which we see him every day.~Arnold Newman

Light Day Thought

I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.~Arthur Balfour

Man Young Thought

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.~Arthur Machen

Better Succeed Thought

I thought we were making a nice little movie. That's how it was regarded by everyone else, too.~Arthur Hiller

Nice Thought Everyone

I never thought that I could reach such a high political position. But I have always been ready to serve my country.~Atifete Jahjaga

Political Thought High

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

educated thought

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. ~Aristotle

deeds thoughts feelings