250 Famous Leadership Quotes Collection [Part 1]

We have now under President Obama’s leadership had 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. That stretch of positive private sector job growth hasn’t happened since 2005. We still have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction.

Martin O’Malley

Leadership is one of the things I really strive to excel in in my life.

Nate Parker

While loyalists and defectors overall said John Smith did a better job of standing up for Labour’s values, they put Blair ahead on representing the whole country, appealing beyond traditional Labour voters and offering strong, competent leadership; switchers to the Tories gave him a clear lead in all categories.

Michael Ashcroft

As a brand, Ahla is one of Strauss-Elite’s strongest. But we need to do a lot of marketing in order to regain market leadership. I have no doubt that we will do that, even if it takes time.

Ofra Strauss

I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.

John Wooden

Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation’s position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

Dianne Feinstein

I wanted total control and leadership. I wanted to buy the horses and choose the players.

Adolfo Cambiaso

The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.

Michael Pollan

You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.

An Wang

People want to give everybody a pass, but leadership comes at a price.

Paul Gosar

Inspiration is an underexamined part of political life and presidential leadership.

George Packer

Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

Paul Keating

You were born to lead as mothers and fathers, because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family.

Sheri L. Dew

I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?

Zbigniew Brzezinski

In all of our efforts, we continue to emphasize the importance of inclusivity and transparency on the part of the Afghan government and leadership, especially in linking nascent local governing institutions to the decision-making and financial resources in Kabul.

David Petraeus

At a time when we are facing threats from nations such as North Korea and Iran, and attempting to convince others such as India and Pakistan to become responsible nuclear powers, it is vital that America reclaims the leadership we once had on arms control.

Ellen Tauscher

While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel

When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, ‘Safety begins in the boardroom.’ That’s as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.

Chesley Sullenberger

The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics.

Michael Burgess

I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential.

Denise Morrison

The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America.

Dennis Cardoza

The most significant barrier to female leadership is the actual lack of females in leadership. The best advice I can give to women is to go out and start something, ideally their own businesses. If you can’t see a path for leadership within your own company, go blaze a trail of your own.

Safra A. Catz

Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.

Henri Nouwen

Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.

Robert Kiyosaki

I think I can bring tremendous leadership.

Jared Goff

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Arnold H. Glasow

I am proud of the President’s leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

I think the most important leadership lessons I’ve learned have to do with understanding the context in which you are leading. Universities are places with enormously distributed authority and many different sorts of constituencies, all of whom have a stake in that institution.

Drew Gilpin Faust

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

Aristotle Onassis

All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies.

Thomas E. Mann

Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.

Nolan Bushnell

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.

Herb Kelleher

Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate. He oversimplifies, he exaggerates, and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation being passed, doesn’t provide leadership, and he has no real experience.

Peter T. King

I think leadership is knowing what you want to achieve and then purposefully and sensibly taking steps to achieve it, remembering always that you have got to bring people with you if you are seeking to be a successful political leader.

Tony Abbott

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement’s voice.

Adam Braun

Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership.

Margaret Heffernan

I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.

Kamala Harris

Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.

Simon Sinek

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America ‘s leadership and the sacrifices of our military.

Bob Riley

We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don’t want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male.

Abigail Disney

I don’t care tuppence whether I’m forced into a leadership position or not. I’d much sooner not.

E. P. Thompson

If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn’t run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We’re going to run on the president’s strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.

Ed Gillespie

Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.

Ben Roethlisberger

Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching.

Danny Meyer

The American president has a peculiar leadership responsibility to speak out for freedom.

Ted Cruz

I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation.

Margaret J. Wheatley

For success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organisations as well as for industries.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Everything rises and falls on leadership.

John C. Maxwell

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There’s the assumption being made by the national security advisers to the Obama administration that the North Korean leadership is not suicidal, that they know they will be obliterated if they attacked the United States. But I would point that everything in South Korea and Japan is well within range of what they might want to do.

Oliver North

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.

Tom Hopkins

Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into – they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves.

Michael Gove

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

James Buchanan

I see The Rock running in 2020 and being a two-term president. I think he would be great, and I’m joking when I say I think Stephanie McMahon wouldn’t be a fine president of the United States. I think she’s got the leadership qualities. I see those two as potential candidates, and I see Kane as a congressional leader.

Mick Foley

Leadership experts and the public alike extol the virtues of transformational leaders – those who set out bold objectives and take risks to change the world. We tend to downplay ‘transactional’ leaders, whose goals are more modest, as mere managers.

Joseph Nye

I think that my leadership style is to get people to fear staying in place, to fear not changing.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

If you don’t understand that you work for your mislabeled ‘subordinates’, then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.

Dee Hock

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.

Barbara Sher

What’s increasingly clear is that when you are open to a discussion of leadership, and you’re relating it to your company, it is much easier to get people to become open.

Kenneth Chenault

I wasn’t a very convenient person for the leadership. I had my own opinion about things and knew how to insist on this.

Gherman Titov

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

Deepak Chopra

Many citizens see all the leadership of these large institutions together in a conspiracy against them rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.

Robert Teeter

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people… to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.

Kofi Annan

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.

E. Joseph Cossman

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

Henry Kissinger

Such highly qualitative leadership is demanded especially in the realm of the fostering of right international relations. Here the demand is simply irresistible.

John Raleigh Mott

The function of combat is not merely to perpetrate violence, but to perpetrate violence on command, instantaneously and reflexively. The function of the service academies is to prepare men for leadership positions where they may someday exercise that command.

Jim Webb

I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.

Angela Ahrendts

In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly.

Eskinder Nega

I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the ’70s behind.

Kim Campbell

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

Mahatma Gandhi

As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It’s a gentler, more compassionate approach. I consult, I listen and I compromise where it’s in the best interest of the citizens.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

One of the best essays I’ve seen in recent years was by a young woman who wrote about how being chosen to choreograph a high school musical forced her to assume a leadership role she wasn’t sure she was ready for – but of course she was.

Kate Klise

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

Sun Tzu

There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.

Kevin Rollins

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.

Travis Bradberry

I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.

Joe Lieberman

I started my career in the U.S. military. Traditionally, in the military… you either start with a technical background or a more leadership-focused one. I took the leadership path.

Keith Kellogg

My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.

James Dobson

The Vatican’s recognition of the State of Israel in 1997 could not have occurred without John Paul’s leadership.

David Novak

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren Bennis

A C.E.O.’s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I’ve done that my whole career.

Bruce Rauner

Chinese entrepreneurs have to implement their work under the leadership of the Party and the government – it is very clear.

Li Shufu

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

Tom Landry

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Dee Hock

If you’re running an engineering or finance company, all companies depend on ideas and ingenuity. I think the principles of creative leadership apply everywhere, whether it’s an advertising company or whether you’re running a hospital.

Ken Robinson

Bipartisanship isn’t an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle.

Tom Daschle

Governments follow their people. A great deal has to do with the vision of the leadership of governments. They have a vision, and they translate that to their people and to their counterparts in other countries. You can fulfill and achieve a great deal if you get along well as individuals, as people, as persons.

Salman Khurshid

By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully – and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.

James Forrestal

Shouldn’t Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?

Bill Kristol

Basketball Without Borders is a leadership camp that takes basketball to different places around the world, to Africa, Europe, America and Asia. It’s a camp that brings players from different parts of the continent to one city that’s been assigned as the host city. We’ve been going to a different city every year.

Dikembe Mutombo

We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them.

Peter Chernin

Leadership is hard to train on.

Ben Horowitz

Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.

Andreas Schleicher

In terms of personalities – I don’t care about the personalities, I want leadership that’s in favor of my principles: free markets, adherence to the Constitution, and equal treatment for everyone under the law.

Dave Brat

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country’s never been the same since.

W. Averell Harriman

So long as the global economy continues to recover, that remains Obama’s No. 1 claim to successful leadership. Nothing else even comes close.

Thomas P.M. Barnett

I don’t want to over generalize, but I believe that women are typically drawn to leadership styles that focus on consensus building, effective listening and working in teams. That’s certainly been my leadership style, and I think it’s been very successful.

Margaret Hamburg

I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions. I am wealthy in that the people of Russia have twice entrusted me with the leadership of a great nation such as Russia – I believe that is my greatest wealth.

Vladimir Putin

The fact that companies are getting into building power plants that collect their own CO2 on-site shows there’s some leadership in that industry. Some industries have seen the writing on the wall: that carbon will have to be managed.

Klaus Lackner

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair

Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what’s unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.

Robin S. Sharma

Yahoo! is the only company with both scale and leadership in branded and search advertising.

Terry Semel

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

Bill Owens

In a leadership role in Iraq and in running my own business, what I’ve learned is if you don’t listen, you’re going to strike out. You’re going to fail miserably. The people you work with have got to know you’re engaged and you’re listening.

Brad Wenstrup

Leaders grasp nettles.

David Ogilvy

We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership, it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.

Katori Hall

Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example.

Jeff Landry

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

John Buchan

So, President Obama wants to change America. I understand that. We don’t need to change America. We need to change the White House. We need to change the leadership in the White House.

Mario Diaz-Balart

We’re trying to take a leadership role in solving the nation’s health-care crisis. We want everybody in this country to have health insurance.

Steven Burd

Mandela’s heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities.

Bono

We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed.

Lech Walesa

Obama is thoroughly mixed up with all these things he’s got. He’s got to solve Libya. He’s got to solve Afghanistan. He’s everywhere. And this nation, I don’t know why it’s not showing the leadership and capacity to attend different issues at the same time.

Vicente Fox

We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton’s, or Abraham Lincoln’s?

Thomas Frank

As a former member of JWA’s management team, and more recently as a director, I am delighted to have the opportunity now to take the reins of leadership of the company. I look forward to working with JWA’s management team to chart the course and execute the plan to further strengthen and broaden JWA’s leading product franchises.

Helen Johnson-Leipold

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

Dianne Feinstein

One of the main ways that leadership stays in power is by, in various ways, convincing people that they should just let those who are in government govern: ‘Trust us. Trust me. Just let us take care of things. Stay out of it.’ Your opinions don’t really matter. You are isolated. You are insignificant.

Viggo Mortensen

Leadership is about making the right decision and the best decision before, sometimes, it becomes entirely popular.

Martin O’Malley

I am deeply honored by the trust the board has placed in me to lead Duke Energy. I have a high degree of confidence in the strength of our company’s leadership and dedicated employees.

Lynn Good

I think the way to understand Teach for America is as a leadership development program.

Wendy Kopp

Charter laws do something really important. They give educators the freedom and flexibility that they need to attain results. But we also have to invest a lot in the leadership pipeline to take advantage of that freedom and flexibility.

Wendy Kopp

Frankly, our adversaries are emboldened by the lack of American leadership in the world, and our friends and our allies, they have lost trust in us.

Jack Keane

It’s through a leader’s actions – what he or she does and says on a daily basis – that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent.

Travis Bradberry

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

David Joseph Schwartz

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

Donald Trump

In ‘Henry V,’ the story of the assumption of true and responsible leadership by Henry I think is hard-won. He has to lose friends; he has to risk his life.

Kenneth Branagh

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.

J. P. Morgan

I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.

Alan Autry

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

Warren Bennis

I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that’s not always true the other way around.

John Mackey

The sharp employ the sharp.

Douglas William Jerrold

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?

Max de Pree

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

J. Donald Walters

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasow

The Republican Party is a composition of the members of the party and not just the leadership.

Paul Manafort

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

Barbara Sher

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine, includes the jihadists, people who have declared war on the United States of America and its ally, Israel.

Zach Wamp

I vote my conscience first and my constituents next, regardless of the direction of our leadership.

Tom Graves

Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.

Bill Owens

Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.

Michael Oxley

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It’s made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House.

Nancy Pelosi

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on.

John Sherman Cooper

A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.

John Lasseter

I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.

Jimmy Johnson

There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it.

Mo Ibrahim

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

I would assert that highly effective leaders are made more than they’re born. Every leader I know who’s been highly effective has worked hard at it, and they’ve been students of it. The more you’re a student of leadership, the more you figure out what works for you and the more effective you’re going to be.

Douglas Conant

I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.

Wendy Davis

We carry out our work under the leadership of the government.

Li Shufu

As much as you don’t like disciplining your kids, you have to sometimes. Kids want that structure, that leadership, that guidance. I think that’s what I try to give my children.

Mark Teixeira

President Obama chose politics over leadership. ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ have become bait-and-switch.

Lindsey Graham

All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.

Jim Ramstad

I think leadership is just something that comes really natural to me.

Carson Wentz

The Congress leadership always denied responsibilities to me both within the government and within the party organisation… They would always tell me my image as a Hindu leader was a constraint on my capacity as a political leader.

Satpal Maharaj

This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership.

Jim Cooper

The mission that unites all of the programs of the Teach For All global network is that of cultivating the leadership capacity critical to ultimately ensuring educational opportunity for all.

Wendy Kopp

A lot of people relate leadership to formalities. They believe that leadership is about being professional and strong and always right and being a booming voice. I just don’t buy that. I think that leadership is a soft skill; it’s a people skill.

Jason Fried

We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.

Theodore C. Sorensen

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.

Sherrod Brown

There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.

Shiv Khera

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Faye Wattleton

And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.

Eric Massa

Among the qualities most needed among those who aspire to true leadership in the fostering of peace and goodwill among the nations and in overcoming racial and religious antagonism is the cooperative spirit and objective.

John Mott

At HBO, my leadership had to inspire and gain the respect of employees in a large company with over 100 external business relationships in dozens of countries.

James Costos

They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.

Chris Christie

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker

Twenty-eight years in business and you understand the importance of problem solving and the importance of efficiency, because if you don’t become efficient, you don’t run a business well, and you are out of business. And I think some of those principles could be applied to leadership in Washington.

Steve Daines

Washington doesn’t have just a spending problem, or just an entitlement problem, or just a taxing problem. We have a leadership problem. Fix that, and the first three problems are solved.

Mark McKinnon

As a former minority leader who became the first Republican Speaker of the House in Florida since Reconstruction, I know that leadership is not an easy task.

Dan Webster

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil, our President displayed extraordinary determination, leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon him and the United States.

Olympia Snowe

Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton.

Jimmy Carter

This is not a political issue. I know Florida’s leadership has talked about a real commitment to helping our veterans. Now it’s time for them to show it.

Ted Deutch

The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.

Natan Sharansky

I’ve always been about the power of a woman – accentuating the positive, deleting the negative, whether you’re talking her body, her voice or her leadership.

Donna Karan

It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.

Lucy Powell

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.

Ibrahim Babangida

Leadership is standing with your people. People say you have to live to fight another day, but sometimes you have to show you are a true leader.

Leymah Gbowee

Anyone can show exceptional leadership ability in easy times. When all’s going to plan, anyone can be inspirational/excellent/innovative and strong. The real question is how do you show up when everything’s falling apart?

Robin S. Sharma

A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.

Bob Graham

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change.

Francis Maude

The conductor is the artistic leader and sometimes cultural arbiter of his or her community. It is their leadership that is looked to and should anything go wrong, they are the persons taking most of the heat.

Leonard Slatkin

When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired.

Cesar Chavez

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.

Steve Ballmer

Populist promises to reverse every tough decision are nothing but empty rhetoric, irresponsible leadership, and bad politics. They are not the solution to Ireland’s problems.

Enda Kenny

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.

Eric Hoffer

As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.

Michelle Bachelet

I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.

Michael Scheuer

The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington’s failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.

Ed Case

A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.

Robin S. Sharma

You’re only as good as the people you hire.

Ray Kroc

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.

William Pollard

The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.

Rosa Luxemburg

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.

Tony Dungy

I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party’s leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership.

Joe Donnelly

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.

Omar N. Bradley

I’ve been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I’ve tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family.

Margaret Hamburg

Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.

Jose Serrano

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief, what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief.

Paul Ryan

I have the right temperament. I have the right leadership. I’ve built an incredible company. I went to a great school. I came out – I built an incredible company. I wrote the number one selling business book of all time: ‘Trump: The Art of the Deal.’

Donald Trump

One of the lessons of leadership worth emphasizing is that you want to get to know other great leaders and take their advice. At some point in your development, it’s only people who’ve been in the seat of having to be leaders who can help you in a deep way.

Jim Yong Kim

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

Nelson Mandela

I have spent years as a leadership coach to the very wealthy and have been able to get behind the eyes of some of the world’s best, studying the minute details of what makes a person great.

Robin S. Sharma

The Washington leadership has put aside non-proliferation programmes and devoted its energies and resources to driving the country to war by extraordinary deceit, then trying to manage the catastrophe it created in Iraq.

Noam Chomsky

Preseason football is hard to evaluate. It’s never going to be clean for the quarterbacks. You have to overcome the ugly plays and be productive. It’s a component of leadership that is necessary. The guys that make it in the league survive that.

Mike McCarthy

In 2006 it was a horrible election year, and, you know, I lost. But I lost because I continued to be a constant conservative, and the last six years I was someone who was a national figure in the sense that I was the third ranking Republican in leadership and I had just run President Bush’s campaign in Pennsylvania.

Rick Santorum

Empowerment isn’t a buzzword among leadership gurus. It’s a proven technique where leaders give their teams the appropriate training, tools, resources, and guidance to succeed.

John Rampton

Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.

Seth Berkley

I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow.

Margaret D. Nadauld

Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.

Horst Koehler

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.

Sonny Perdue

But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership.

Martin McGuinness

I think that our leadership, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, are taking the right approach.

Phil Gingrey

Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.

Randi Weingarten

There is no substitute for American leadership and exceptionalism.

Michael T. Flynn

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.

Patricia Ireland

If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.

Chesty Puller

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

Duke Ellington

There is no international problem that can be addressed or solved without the engagement and leadership of the United States and everybody in the world knows that, its just fact of life. So sometimes I think we could conduct ourselves with a little more humility.

Robert M. Gates

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.

Harvey S. Firestone

People more than ever since I can remember are concerned about being out of step and out of line with their political party and won’t cross over. There is nobody, man or woman, who wants to be left out, and people are fearful of that. People are fearful of their leadership as well.

Gary Ackerman

The action of Rosa Parks, the words and leadership of Dr. King inspired me. I was deeply inspired. I wanted to do something.

John Lewis

The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course.

Dennis Cardoza

At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.

Gerry Adams

We know that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has some very dangerous, very important leaders who are tied directly to the top leadership of al Qaeda central, including a man who was formerly Osama bin Laden’s secretary.

Richard Engel

The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought.

Tom Lantos

We had a military and political leadership at that period which was genuinely deluded.

Neil Sheehan

For me, leadership is making a difference. It’s using your agency to bring about change.

Melanne Verveer

The cautious seldom err.

Confucius

Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt.

Ron Fournier

Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism, Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.

Nguyen Cao Ky

Over the years, I have studied church history as well as the contemporary church, and I noticed how rare it is for a God-glorifying transition of leadership to take place in a local church.

C. J. Mahaney

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.

Charles de Gaulle

Enter the candidates on horseback: While military leaders can sometimes be dangerous in politics, our best generals and admirals embody the democratic values and leadership skills for which the country is yearning.

David Ignatius

At the end the day because I believe so strongly in leadership, what I look for first, what I try to assess, is integrity.

Kenneth Chenault

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Casey Stengel

Showing leadership doesn’t mean every employee will run the organization; that would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it.

Robin S. Sharma

I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that’s an issue that’s going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership.

John Thune

Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.

George Ayittey

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I decided to leave the military, I realized that the skills I acquired there were transferable to the commercial world both in leadership and the information technology field. I made the decision to move to Oracle because of its strong leadership role.

Keith Kellogg

Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world.

Zainab Salbi

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The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

Ayn Rand

The conventional wisdom is that people come to the United States, and immigration is so great, and they say, ‘America, what a great country.’ And a lot of that is true.

James Gray

Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.

Francis of Assisi

The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.

Hugh Jackman

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.

George MacDonald

Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.

Gerald Brenan

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

Theodore Roosevelt

When I was at drama school, I wanted to change the world, and thought I had some great wisdom to impart to people about humanity. Now that I’m older, I know enough to realise that I know nothing at all.

Michael Sheen

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

Mahatma Gandhi

As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn’t assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers.

Bernhard Schlink

It’s very hard to know what wisdom is.

James Hillman

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.

John Webster

The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there’s a single numeric average. But if it’s a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that’s crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share.

Jaron Lanier

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Walt Disney

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

Thomas Jefferson

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.

John Wooden

My past is my wisdom to use today… my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.

Gene Oliver

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

William Cowper

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.

Havelock Ellis

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.

Ethel Barrymore

When in doubt, don’t.

Benjamin Franklin

What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.

Tony Campolo

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.

Friedrich Schiller

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.

Erica Jong

Conventional wisdom suggests the primary motivator for entrepreneurs is money or wealth creation and, in fact, much of the political debate tends to center around what kind of tax or regulatory policy changes will turn corporate suits into small business adventurers overnight.

Chip Conley

Europeans ridicule Muslim culture because they don’t understand the wisdom behind it. Take swine flu for instance: all the sudden you’ve got Europeans scared of pigs – we’ve been saying that for years!

Riaad Moosa

Everything important always begins from something trivial.

Donald Hall

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

Wilson Mizner

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.

Deepak Chopra

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.

Johan Huizinga

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.

E. O. Wilson

It’s one thing to really dream and have a vision and want all these cool things, but it’s a whole other thing when you actually have wisdom and understand things. Then you can truly make the best decisions.

Ciara

God knows and sees all. His wisdom and knowledge far outweighs mankind, and whether or not people ever recognize it – He is the creator. He is the giver of life, and only He has the power to take it away. That’s why its imperative to submit to Him.

Monica Johnson

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

Norman Cousins

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Robert Frost

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense.

Joyce Meyer

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.

Chen Shui-bian

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.

Cyril Connolly

It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.

Orison Swett Marden

Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.

Alan Paton

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.

Hal Borland

If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

Thomas A. Edison

It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.

Michel de Montaigne

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

Calvin Coolidge

In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.

Deepak Chopra

It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.

John Wooden

You make a product, and you put it out, and you do it with as much excellence and also wisdom as possible, and then it’s the Lord that drives it and determines where it will go.

David A. R. White

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.

John Henry Newman

No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.

John Selden

During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.

Xi Jinping

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.

Milan Kundera

It isn’t right to judge strength as better than good wisdom.

Xenophanes

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.

Joe Baca

And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which formed the plan is in the man, we have the very same evidence, that the power which executed it is in him also.

Thomas Reid

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

Sophocles

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Marcus Aurelius

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.

Thiruvalluvar

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.

Lucille Ball

I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.

Rod Taylor

Intuition is the wisdom formed by feeling and instinct – a gift of knowing without reasoning… Belief is ignited by hope and supported by facts and evidence – it builds alignment and creates confidence. Belief is what sets energy in motion and creates the success that breeds more success.

Angela Ahrendts

After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.

Charles Spurgeon

The greatest wisdom is to realize one’s lack of it.

Constantin Stanislavski

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s – I am 39 – lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks – thinner, drier skin.

Thandie Newton

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.

Ella Maillart

I don’t know that you’re able to measure your aggregate wisdom as you go through life. I can’t say that I ever feel that I’m sitting on top of a growing mound of wisdom.

Dylan Moran

When you’re used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.

Mayim Bialik

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Lao Tzu

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.

M. Scott Peck

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.

Thomas J. Watson

If we can return to a government that the Founders, in their wisdom, envisioned for us, we can return to a government that will allow our economy to thrive again, and our people to live in liberty.

Nan Hayworth

What I lack in energy, I have in wisdom.

Marcia Cross

Let deeds match words.

Plautus

If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.

Leo Buscaglia

Focus on the mind and the soul. Read. Study. Enrol in a course of lectures. Pray. Become a member of a religious congregation. Study the Bible or other ancient works of wisdom.

Jonathan Sacks

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

Charles Spurgeon

Experience is knowledge; but knowledge, when it is sought only as a material resource, is not always a blessing. Experience is wisdom; but wisdom, with those who lack vision, is not always power. Experience is tolerance; but tolerance, when it is induced by apathy, is not in the least a virtue.

Ameen Rihani

Economists often like startling theorems, results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.

Joseph Stiglitz

Wisdom cannot come by railroad or automobile or aeroplane, or be hurried up by telegraph or telephone.

John Burroughs

I love Winston Churchill. I love the wisdom he had, the sagacity. I like people who are independent-minded. People who aren’t part of clans or systems, who are talented and free, and able to do things without being corrupted by the system.

Lapo Elkann

There’s a real wisdom to not saying a thing.

Willem Dafoe

This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.

Brenda Ueland

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny

Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.

Epicurus

The tradition is a fence around the law; tithes are a fence around riches; vows are a fence around abstinence; a fence around wisdom is silence.

Akiva ben Joseph

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.

Alexis Carrel

Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.

Herbie Hancock

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.

Karl Kraus

Consider this point. It is a main point of true wisdom. Whenever there is an execution of purpose, there must be an agent.

Adoniram Judson

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

John Burroughs

What would help us preserve our natural resources are genetic traits that let us sacrifice the present for the sake of the future. You need wisdom to sacrifice something that is immediately useful or advantageous for the sake of something that will be important in the future.

Christian de Duve

Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid taking unalterable action while at a low point in life. I have never been conventional.

Therese Fowler

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.

Buddha

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.

Phil Jackson

Influential people are never satisfied with the status quo. They’re the ones who constantly ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’ They’re not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, and they don’t disrupt things for the sake of being disruptive; they do it to make things better.

Travis Bradberry

Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.

Amitabh Bachchan

The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.

Christopher Lasch

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

Charles Caleb Colton

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

Henry Ward Beecher

I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous.

Ben Elton

Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.

Sophocles

First a piece of Irish wisdom: you should always listen to a bookie. For they have a saying, ‘Money tells a good story,’ and somewhere in their odds is a kind of science-fiction existentialism that decrees that we, the people, know everything. In other words, betting patterns often make for good, unconscious soothsaying.

Frank Delaney

The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.

Don Shula

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.

J. Michael Straczynski

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

Homer

I’d love to spend more time on the Isle of Man. I love the anonymity of putting on a boiler suit and going down to buy parts for the compressor. And Norman Wisdom’s a neighbour; I salute him occasionally.

John Rhys-Davies

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon

The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom.

Ed Miliband

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

Richard Whately

Instant, soluble coffee has long been the unspeakable wasteland of the coffee business. Conventional wisdom would be that no premium brand should go near it. But Howard Schultz’s vision from day one has been to bring quality coffee to the mass market.

John Quelch

The conventional wisdom is that if you are gay, you cannot play the romantic straight lead in a movie.

Ian Mckellen

Though I am fascinated by knowledge, I am even more fascinated by wisdom.

Abraham Verghese

I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.

Gustave Courbet

The DISCLOSE Act is a testament to the wisdom of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. The First Amendment sought to place political speech beyond the government’s control, and we can be glad that it did.

Bradley A. Smith

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

I probably wouldn’t be a songwriter if I didn’t grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that’s served me well.

Ray LaMontagne

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Sigmund Freud

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health.

Francis Bacon

The wisdom of the crowds has peaked. Web 3.0 is taking what we’ve built in Web 2.0 – the wisdom of the crowds – and putting an editorial layer on it of truly talented, compensated people to make the product more trusted and refined.

Jason Calacanis

Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.

Charles Stanley

What is important to me is that when I write something, people listen to me. I provide my wisdom to people, whether they agree or not.

Nouriel Roubini

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra

I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.

Hillary Clinton

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Khalil Gibran

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.

Jane Wyman

Follow the wisdom of the great actor, James Cagney, you hit your mark, you look the other guy in the eye, and you tell the truth.

Larry Merchant

The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

William Blake

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.

Esther Williams

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.

Bo Bennett

Given the unprecedented ignorance of the Bible in contemporary America, it is likely that more young Americans will only know the Noah of ‘Noah.’ We can only hope that the film offers even a fraction of the wisdom of the original.

Dennis Prager

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.

John Denham

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.

William J. Clinton

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

Dean Inge

We are all responsible to Jesus first, and then, under him, to various other persons and offices. Discerning the path of love and obedience when two or more of these submissive relationships collide is a call to humble, Bible-saturated, spiritual wisdom.

John Piper

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I associate wisdom and grace with age.

Christy Turlington

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.

William Hazlitt

What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they?

Orson F. Whitney

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.

John Kenneth Galbraith

When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.

George C. Marshall

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.

Nick Clooney

It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats.’ That’s been true for my entire lifetime.

Ted Cruz

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.

Adam Clarke

If I can turn the most powerful part of the world into a land of wisdom and compassion, it’s going to change the rest of the world.

Chade-Meng Tan

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.

Paul Ricoeur

The Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile, and it can tell us everything about America – except whether we are proud to be Americans.

Robert Kennedy

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.

Omar N. Bradley

I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.

John F. Kennedy

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.

Anton Chekhov

If everything is going well in my life then I start to read the papers more and I start to worry about everything I can’t deal with. They say wisdom is knowing what you can fix and what you can’t change. I’m very unwise.

Josh Hartnett

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

I would like to do my own daily talk show. Wisdom is the gift of ageing; no young person can have or buy it. My success was and is self-evident. I’m alive. I’ve lived. I’ve thrived and have grown as a person. I’m now healthier than ever. Who can argue with that?

Suzanne Somers

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When I go out to direct a film, every day we prepare too much, we think too much. Knowledge becomes a weight upon wisdom. You know, simple words lost in the quicksand of experience.

Shekhar Kapur

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Buddha

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

Edgar Fiedler

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.

Plato

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in.

Wilson Mizner

Conventional wisdom tells us we’ll only be happier after a divorce if the marriage itself was a war zone.

Ariel Gore

Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.

H. L. Mencken

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.

Harold S. Geneen

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

Satchel Paige

A lot of people tell me a lot of things about my conduct, my game, my future… but I try to stay away from their words of wisdom. I don’t let it distract me. On the field, you will be facing the ball alone. If you fail, you will the only one to blame. So, you should be the one deciding for yourself.

Virat Kohli

If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.

Antonin Scalia

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Baltasar Gracian

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

George Eliot

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.

Abigail Adams

I love being. There’s so much wisdom in it. You wake up in the morning and you think, Hey, isn’t it great just being?

Gwyneth Paltrow

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.

Holly Near

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Jim Elliot

The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of ordinary people. Prosperity is more social and psychological: it’s about identification, affiliation, participation in society and a sense of purpose.

Tim Jackson

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

Sophocles

I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.

Billy Ray Cyrus

How do you rate works of genius? Partly by personal inclination, partly by accepted wisdom, partly by popularity.

Robert Gottlieb

Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.

Mary Astell

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

Rumi

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.

Gabriel Marcel

And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God’s loving wisdom become actualities – interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.

Rowan Williams

It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Leonardo da Vinci

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.

Erma Bombeck

Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story.

Bob Woodward

Young people, you need the wisdom of age, just as some of us older ones need your enthusiasm for life.

Ezra Taft Benson

You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.

Ravi Zacharias

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

C. S. Lewis

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Appearances are often deceiving.

Aesop

It’s received wisdom that the English are uniquely child-unfriendly.

Julie Burchill

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Through the years, I, like you, have experienced pressures and disappointments that would have crushed me had I not been able to draw upon a source of wisdom and strength far greater than my own. He has never forgotten or forsaken me, and I have come to know for myself that Jesus is the Christ and that this is His Church.

Sheri L. Dew

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

Baltasar Gracian

I think I got a lot of life skills; I got a lot of wisdom; I’ve seen a lot of bad things happen to a lot of good people.

Young Jeezy

I covered my face because they had taken my wisdom teeth out.

Josh Brolin

If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.

Orson Pratt

When spirituality is the basis of your life, it gives you the strength, wisdom and courage to surmount the many storms of life that could destroy a weaker person who doesn’t have this foundation.

Radhanath Swami

Even youngish men can acquire wisdom as time goes by.

John Bercow

But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.

Sylvia Plath

For those of you who pray, I ask that you pray that I will always judge with wisdom and integrity as a faithful servant of the law.

Charles T. Canady

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Khalil Gibran

Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views.

Nikolai Gogol

Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.

Owen Feltham

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

Richard M. Nixon

I always want to be a messenger, a person that, you know, that’s not afraid to pass on wisdom.

Mary J. Blige

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T. S. Eliot

Just look at what is right in front of you. People don’t do that. They see what they expect to see, what they want to see, what conventional wisdom tells them to see. They only hear the music and not the lyrics of human events.

Vincent Bugliosi

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.

Jose Bergamin

F. Lee Bailey had been an inspiration to me. It was my desire to have him behind the scenes, to rely on his great wisdom and his brainpower, but I did not feel he should be in the courtroom.

Robert Shapiro

Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.

Rush Limbaugh

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H. L. Mencken

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Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Joseph Campbell

Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.

Ravi Zacharias

The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.

William Gibson

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.

Francis Hutcheson

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.

William Ralph Inge

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?

W. Clement Stone

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.

Walter Benjamin

Wisdom is a sacred communion.

Victor Hugo

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.

Steve Albini

It was the Michael Jordan/Nike phenomenon that really let people see that athletes were OK, and black athletes were OK. Defying a previous wisdom – not only that black athletes wouldn’t sell in white America, but that the NBA as a predominantly black sport could not sell in white America.

David Stern

Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him.

Neil Gorsuch

After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.

Eliot Spitzer

While I have no empirical evidence to back this up, I bet that the number of homosexual people per thousand has not fluctuated all that much over the centuries. I do not believe the dented wisdom my father used to extol, that homosexuality was a sure sign of a civilization in decline.

Henry Rollins

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.

Bertolt Brecht

Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.

Mitt Romney

The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.

Frederick William Robertson

Being involved in movies is my passion. What’s gotten me off the mat is the sense of the child in all of us. I feel like the same guy as I did back in the mail room, but with more wisdom, from the depths of experience to the heights.

Mark Canton

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

Samuel Smiles

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Iris Murdoch

Success is a wonderful thing, but it tends not to be the sort of experience that we learn from. We enjoy it; perhaps we even deserve it. But we don’t acquire wisdom from it.

Timothy Noah

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Music is the marriage of the feelings of the living to the wisdom of the dead.

Cass McCombs

I love the music of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and more recently the music of Laura Marling. All these women share a strength and a wisdom in their voices and music that really makes me want to make music and sing.

Lianne La Havas

I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn’t taught by men – it’s a gift from God.

Joyce Meyer

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.

Plato

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

George Santayana

Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, ‘Just watch!’

Bill Bradley

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.

Bernard DeVoto

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.

Richard Cecil

Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.

Dale Turner

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Spend time reflecting on your emotional and physical existence and how that applies to the voice. You have to apply that wisdom and experience when you sing – it’s what comes through.

K. D. Lang

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.

Nhat Hanh

There’s a conventional wisdom that says that strategic thinking is much more important than relationship building, which doesn’t seem to be nearly as highly valued as it should be, based on what some of the leaders that I’ve spoken with have said to me.

Tom Rath

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

Thomas Fuller

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.

Rollo May

Start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

King Solomon

The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe.

Torquato Tasso

It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India.

Rahul Gandhi

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.

Wislawa Szymborska

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.

Evelyn Waugh

At 17 years old, STG took me under its wing and shared its resources and wisdom with me, even allowing me to take part in a show at the Edinburgh Festival. Without STG and the Ramshorn Theatre, I would not have found access to the world of drama that I later made my profession.

Peter Capaldi

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Igor Stravinsky

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.

Sidney Lanier

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.

Derek Luke

A mouse does not rely on just one hole.

Plautus

Critical in this process of wisdom being passed down is that you also need to take it in; you need to listen to it.

Andrew Zuckerman

But I do think it’s important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books, they can often learn about their own books.

China Mieville

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I’m going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.

Patricia Richardson

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Anton Chekhov

I have seen life from the top down and the bottom up. I know how it looks both ways. And I know there is wisdom and that there is hope.

L. Ron Hubbard

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

Francis Bacon

When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that. Thank God for the young people who go out and demonstrate against rampant capitalism or whatever.

Helen Mirren

Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.

Elizabeth Hardwick

Habit is the nursery of errors.

Victor Hugo

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

Brigitte Bardot

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy – well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I’m President, I never will.

Barack Obama

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.

Terry Pratchett

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people. I think that won’t be true in the future.

Roone Arledge

Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: ‘He/she was born, lived, died.’ Probably that is the template of our stories – a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds.

Doris Lessing

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron

I feel blessed – I am a woman who has been able to work in the entertainment business for five decades. I don’t want to age, but I would never take back a year for the wisdom I’ve gained in that time.

Marie Osmond

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

Sigmund Freud

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You can only make sense of the online world by going offline and by getting the wisdom and emotional clarity to know how to make the best use of the Internet.

Pico Iyer

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.

Bob Marley

I left school at 16 but I wish I’d gone to university – I think I would have studied English literature. I had a knack for that. But I don’t think you have the kind of wisdom at 16 to make that decision.

Brendan Coyle

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

Walter Scott

Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me.

Nelson Mandela

I’m grateful for my lines of wisdom. Of course, there are days when I think: ‘Oh my gawd, I look a bit tired.’ But I can pull it together if I have to.

Twiggy

The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.

Daisaku Ikeda

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Learning how to get in tune with your field of energy and understand how to create your energy, expand that energy, and move that energy through your body. Coming back to your center, and approaching life from that center-to-line place… That to me gave me strength and understanding and hopefully wisdom to solve life’s problems and challenges.

Erin Gray

I am deeply impressed with the gravity and wisdom with which most federal judges approach the responsibility of sentencing. It is a difficult, soul-searching task at best.

Robert Kennedy

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom.

Sam Houston

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Ellen Glasgow

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Khalil Gibran

A cardinal rule in budgeting and saving is to pay yourself first. Once your paycheck hits your account, wisdom has it that you should move some amount to savings even before you pay the bills.

John Rampton

Just the simple act of sharing wisdom is something that many parents have left to society to do; however, that is not what God teaches in His word.

Monica Johnson

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Socrates

Look twice before you leap.

Charlotte Bronte

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.

Carl Sandburg

Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure.

Marilyn Ferguson

I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.

Kenny Rogers

What’s different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It’s all part of the suffocating spin cycle we’re in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.

John Avlon

I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time, and wisdom transcends time.

Victoria Osteen

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Bill Cosby

I do interviews because it’s a chance to be myself. I sometimes wonder what I could have to say that would be of any interest. I don’t have any great wisdom.

Parker Stevenson

Never find fault with the absent.

Alexander Pope

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.

Paul Klee

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.

Edward Levi

Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.

Epicurus

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin

I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention.

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

The best wisdom is earned through experience, particularly mistakes.

Sophia Amoruso

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.

Edward Young

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The perceived wisdom is that people do not go in large numbers to black-and-white movies anymore – which is a great shame, but I’d love to make a black-and-white movie one day.

Sam Mendes

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

It is better to rust out than wear out.

Edwin Markham

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.

Joseph Story

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.

Arthur Helps

For me, good films and good books are irreducible to a lesson. You can’t just kind of translate them into one statement. On the contrary, the more you do that, the less wisdom in art there is.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

Abraham Cahan

Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.

Thomas Reid

We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance.

Dora Russell

With age comes a greater wisdom, an ease and comfort with oneself.

Cherie Lunghi

All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth – it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.

Henry Petroski

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann Georg Hamann

My dad was a man of great wisdom in his short time here.

Bonnie Hunt

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.

Lactantius

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.

Charles Simmons

A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.

Loretta Young

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

Katharine Graham

I’ve always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it.

Peter Jennings

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.

Jean Giraudoux

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Omar N. Bradley

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he has the weight and cares about the words.

Archibald MacLeish

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.

Herman Hesse

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Epictetus

Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

Donald Trump

The difference between a 20-something and a 30-something man? Wisdom. At 20 years old, we don’t really get how sensitive and beautiful women are. By 30, we’re finally starting to learn.

Gilles Marini

No man was ever wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.

Dr. Seuss

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Now it is time to turn to an older wisdom that, while respecting material comfort and security as a basic right of all, also recognises that many of the most valuable things in life cannot be measured.

Michael D. Higgins

The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.

Louise L. Hay

The Ohio Legislature’s passed a law to allow concealed weapons in day care centers, but interesting: this same Legislature, in its wisdom, doesn’t allow concealed weapons in the statehouse.

Sherrod Brown

While conventional wisdom has traditionally sided against borrowing from retirement savings, sentiment has shifted toward borrowing from one’s own assets with the realization that other forms of credit come at a much higher cost and often are not even available to borrowers with limited means and urgent needs.

Elaine Chao

I didn’t get where I am today by worryin’ about how I’d feel tomorrow.

Ron White

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.

Gordon Gee

If they can prove that I am wrong by that time, I will give it up to their wisdom, but not after to any one’s judgment, till I see the end of another year; for the Lord will begin with a new century; and I will see what he will do, before I will hearken to any man’s judgment.

Joanna Southcott

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, ‘Let’s make a wish on a star,’ there’s one thing I wish for: wisdom.

Rene Russo

I’ll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.

Barry White

What I like about graduation speeches is that they’re an opportunity for someone to make sense of their life and to impart that wisdom to someone else. It’s like a sanctioned self-help moment.

Bruce Eric Kaplan

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.

Octavio Paz

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Arthur Helps

You know, it’s sort of common wisdom among New York publishers that short story collections don’t make money.

Chad Harbach

I’m exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times. My experience is, ‘Oh, I’m never really going to get it right. I’m never going to get it done. But that’s not the point here.’ The point is the journey.

Melissa Etheridge

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.

Ray Comfort

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.

Joan Rivers

We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.

Michelle Bachelet

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Confucius

Commitment is an act, not a word.

Jean-Paul Sartre

America’s freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.

Parker Palmer

Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord.

Saint Bernard

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Jean de La Fontaine

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Socrates

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom.

John Burnside

People used to grow up in small communities where folk wisdom was passed down. But we don’t live there anymore. We can’t go next door to your aunt and ask her for the answers.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Money can be taken away from you, by the IRS or by pistol. That’s why I always measure riches in terms of wisdom. No one can ever take from you what you know.

Juan Gabriel

I’m always feeling like I’m lacking wisdom. This reassurance that one can ask God for that and it will happen is certainly reassuring to me.

Francis Collins

I love Tom Waits because he’s an artist who makes me not afraid to get old, and that’s rare. I think it’s a rare kind of thing to have that level of wisdom. And his lyrics are just astounding; everything in life is inside his lyrics.

Matt Bellamy

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.

Alfred Austin

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.

Mary Astell

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.

Julia Ward Howe

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

Henry David Thoreau

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.

John Updike

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Wisdom begins at the end.

Daniel Webster

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years. Doing that job right requires all the intelligence, wisdom, and determination you will be able to muster from day to day.

James Dobson

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that’s what was expected of me.

Sarah Kay

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

Baruch Spinoza

Memory is not wisdom; idiots can by rote repeat volumes. Yet what is wisdom without memory?

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.

Alexander Woollcott

The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.

Pauline Phillips

You know how people always talk about how vision is the key to entrepreneurship and perseverance and really seeing what other people don’t see? We can actually redeem a fair amount of that folk wisdom.

Eric Ries

The model a lot of companies use is a very pyramidal model which sort of designates that all creativity, all wisdom flows from the top. We think that’s the absolute wrong model.

Richard Hayne

In order to predict effectively, we need to use science. And the reason that we need to use science is because then we can reproduce what we’re doing; it’s not just wisdom or guesswork. And if we can predict, then we can engineer the future.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

I don’t believe in a golden mean; I don’t believe you find policy wisdom between two polar points. I don’t dismiss that possibility, but I look at the platform that’s so ideologically based, that’s so dismissive of facts, of evidence, of science, and it’s frankly hard to take seriously.

Thomas E. Mann

A grandparent can be simply affirming. A grandparent has been there, done that child-raising stuff, and has the wisdom of experience. And so in some ways, they’re free to love without the anxiety of being the actual parents. They’re free to give.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso

It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

I actually don’t think that I’m that much smarter than anybody else. It’s just that I frequently just seem to know what to do, and I think that’s wisdom.

Ben Carson

I’m a member of the 1960s generation. We didn’t have any wisdom.

P. J. O’Rourke

If your writing collides with the conventional wisdom, there’s going to be some kind of friction.

Pankaj Mishra

True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.

Akhenaton

The democratic system is premised on trust in the masses’ wisdom. We believe that the collective is wiser than its parts and that, at the end of the day, it shall make the right choices and take the right decisions.

Yair Lapid

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.

Jeremy Collier

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.

Randy Forbes

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

Michelangelo

I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.

Zoe Saldana

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

Leonard Nimoy

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity.

Arthur Cohn

We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell.

George William Russell

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

Walter Benjamin

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.

Jane Porter

As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.

Joseph Prince

When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’

Robert Redford

One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.

Sam Harris

As with many other folk beliefs, ‘feng-shui’ undoubtedly incorporates some scientifically correct observation or received wisdom based on direct experience of natural phenomena; but it needs to be dealt with skeptically as a credible system of thought. Some feng-shui prescriptions can certainly lead to desirable results.

Martin Filler

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

Walter Scott

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.

Robert South

Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films.

Beau Bridges

I’m not an academic philosopher, and don’t agree with the way the universities approach the subject. I’m a philosopher only in the very loose sense of someone interested in wisdom and well-being attained through reason. But I’m as interested in psychoanalysis and art as I am in philosophy.

Alain de Botton

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Francis of Assisi

All wisdom does not reside in Delhi.

P. Chidambaram

India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country.

Pratibha Patil

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Horace

I’m now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences.

Jane Fonda

God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.

Joel Osteen

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.

Lactantius

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.

William Penn

Leave no stone unturned.

Euripides

I don’t think anybody who has any wisdom regrets a minute of their life, as long as it takes you to the next minute, when things get a little better, and even when it doesn’t.

Allan Gurganus

As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago… I think if I feel any more free it’s simply because of the experiences that I’ve had, and the wisdom I’ve accumulated from that time.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.

Heber J. Grant

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the blue blazer’s a bit of a loose cannon. A suit decided long ago what it wanted to be, and it doesn’t want to hear your ideas, but a blue blazer only got around to half the job. So it leaves it up to you to find its bottoms. Gray slacks, blue jeans, patterns, white pants and different blue shades all work.

Willie Geist

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Albert Einstein

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.

Adam Schiff

But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end.

John Jewel

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.

David Icke

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Francis Bacon

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The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God’s Eyes.

Mary Astell

In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.

Gertrude Jekyll

It took me a long time to learn how to be brave enough to put myself out there and try everything, no matter how strange or silly. If I can impart that same wisdom to other folks – no matter what age – it would be an honor.

Alethea Kontis

I have no wisdom to share on dating.

Rachel Dratch

Big money is not a good thing for a little soul: it will only ensnare his feet, and he will fall to his ruin. Wealth is safe only for those who have a wealth of wisdom.

Edwin Markham

Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the Ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.

Edmund Morgan

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Joseph Addison

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

William Feather

Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.

Arnold Palmer

You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.

Harry Dean Stanton

Women’s strength, women’s industry, women’s wisdom are humankind’s greatest untapped resource. The challenge then for U.N. Women is to show our diverse constituencies how this resource can be effectively tapped in ways that benefit us all.

Michelle Bachelet

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.

Thomas Dekker

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang

Giving opens the way for receiving.

Florence Scovel Shinn

Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.

Bernie Siegel

Around ’93, ’94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.

Marc Andreessen

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent, the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

Vladimir Putin

In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.

Janet Jackson

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.

Laurie Colwin

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.

Dick Cheney

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

Horace

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

Solon

My father lived life to the fullest, even though it was cut short at a young age in 1962. He was known for his intelligence, wit, wisdom, a wonderful sense of humour, a great personality, and a genuine goodwill towards all.

Ajay Mehta

The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom.

Ezra Stiles

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.

Colin Powell

My own feelings of where I am in this world and the questions that I am asking myself, I started to explore them through the story ‘Four Feathers’ and through this actor called Heath Ledger. I knew that I had to find a 21-year-old who could play wisdom at the end. He’s only 21 or 22, and I tested him.

Shekhar Kapur

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

D. H. Lawrence

Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.

Laurence Sterne

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Walter Lippmann

You need to have extraordinary wisdom to be the forerunner.

Ma Huateng

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Pietro Aretino

What the tech industry often forgets is that with age comes wisdom. Older workers are usually better at following direction, mentoring, and leading.

Vivek Wadhwa

It used to be, it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.

Ted Cruz

The thing that we possess, that machines don’t, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.

Herbie Hancock

The conventional wisdom with David Mamet is, you do not change a word. And that agrees with me. If you want to change any of David’s words, it’s like wanting to change the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare – you should do something else.

John C. McGinley

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Samuel Johnson

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.

Wilfrid Sheed

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.

Sidney Hook

The problem with Google is you have 360 degrees of omnidirectional information on a linear basis, but the algorithms for irony and ambiguity are not there. And those are the algorithms of wisdom.

William Hurt

However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here before so distinguished an assembly, especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.

Knut Hamsun

I haven’t any wisdom – just a child like everybody else. I’m not as great as Frank Lloyd Wright.

Philip Johnson

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.

James A. Garfield

With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.

Ezra Taft Benson

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

Sacha Guitry

If people can’t acknowledge the wisdom of indigenous cultures, then that’s their loss.

Jay Griffiths

As a husband, father and public servant, I’m thankful for the counsel and wisdom of my older brothers – Bill, who was a priest, and Kevin, who is a priest.

Denis McDonough

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Benjamin Franklin

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

Robert H. Schuller

Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.

Mary Kay Ash

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.

William Law

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.

John Quincy Adams

So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.

Thomas Jefferson

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.

Stendhal

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard

What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park.

Louie Schwartzberg

Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.

Keith Miller

I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it’s more interesting to have an album – or, indeed, an individual song – which has variety rather than homogeneity.

Peter Hammill

At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty, but I know a great deal more about folly.

Mason Cooley

Only a well-rounded intellect, a spirit nourished in the eternal sources of intelligence and culture, of justice and wisdom, is a safeguard against both indifference and skepticism.

Ameen Rihani

He read his mind. He’s a strange sort of man, isn’t he? It’s not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.

Omar Sharif

When we contend, let us contend for all our rights – the doubtful and the certain, the unimportant and essential. It is as easy to contend, or even more so, for the whole as for a part. At the termination of the contest, secure all that our wisdom and valour and the fortune of war will permit.

John C. Calhoun

I do think that the standard media is controlled by the conventional wisdom about global warming. We’ve come to believe – from reading a lot of articles and talking to a lot of scientists – that there’s another side to be heard.

Steven Levitt

To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius.

Minna Antrim

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Hal Borland

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Josh Billings

If you’re a Supreme Court justice, the American people have elevated you to one of the highest offices in the land out of the goodness of their heart and out of deference to your legal wisdom. You get a lifetime appointment, limitless prestige, a great office, and what I have to assume is a very comfortable chair.

Donna Brazile

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.

Thomas Paine

To build a great company, which is a CEO’s job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.

Carly Fiorina

The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.

Reinhold Niebuhr

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?

Jim Carrey

Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.

Kris Kristofferson

It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.

Menander

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Some coaches pray for wisdom. I pray for 260-pound tackles. They’ll give me plenty of wisdom.

Chuck Noll

If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.

will.i.am

The wisdom of age: don’t stop walking.

Mason Cooley

Never cut what you can untie.

Joseph Joubert

I praise loudly. I blame softly.

Catherine the Great

I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things.

Tina Turner

I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions.

Bernie Siegel

There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source.

Brigham Young

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

Lucretius

Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It’s about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.

Tom Peters

The topic ‘Farm Wisdom’ is not a gospel doctrine or scriptural topic, although I found considerable scriptural support for the lessons learned on the farm.

John Bytheway

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.

Katherine Heigl

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.

Publilius Syrus

We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

Ludwig van Beethoven

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.

Janet Jackson

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

e. e. cummings

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.

Liu Xiaobo

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.

Maria Montessori

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.

Jimmy Carter

Someday in the distant cyborg future, when our internal and external memories fully merge, we may come to possess infinite knowledge. But that’s not the same thing as wisdom.

Joshua Foer

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

Aeschylus

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

Samuel Johnson

I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.

Abdullah II of Jordan

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.

John Patrick

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

I’m not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.

Maria Bartiromo

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.

John D. Rockefeller

If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

Yogi Berra

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.

Sara Teasdale

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.

Sam Walton

If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.

Nigel Farage

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.

George William Curtis

A grateful world, nation and cadre of surgeons general who followed in his shadow are forever indebted to Surgeon General Koop’s wisdom, fortitude, integrity and selfless service.

Richard Carmona

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.

Morihei Ueshiba

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

Elizabeth Gaskell

True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.

Kiana Tom

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.

Marlo Thomas

There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.

Daniel Dae Kim

Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action.

Krista Tippett

Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

When I wrote Living in the Light, I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.

Shakti Gawain

Surely wisdom will come as we listen to learn from children, parents, partners, neighbors, Church leaders, and the Lord.

Russell M. Nelson

Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody – and that grace is the opposite of merit – human labour, education or human wisdom.

T. B. Joshua

Though sages may pour out their wisdom’s treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

Lord Byron

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is one thing to oppose a bill and say, ‘Well, I’m smarter than the other side and have more wisdom than they do,’ but it is another thing to oppose a law because it violates the very principles upon which this country was founded.

Scott Garrett

I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything.

Ben Carson

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

Mason Cooley

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.

Josh Billings

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

Honore de Balzac

Good economic policy requires not so much the bravado to implement drastic change as the strength and wisdom to make reasonable trade-offs over the many years it takes to transform a country’s standard of living.

Peter Blair Henry

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Robert W. Service

After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.

James Prescott Joule

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.

Josh Billings

Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.

Bruce Lipton

While people are quick to praise the wisdom of the crowd, being an old-school journalist, I look at the wisdom of the crowd and know it can quickly turn into a mob mentality.

Jason Calacanis

Some wisdom you must learn from one who’s wise.

Euripides

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

Honore de Balzac

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

Marcel Proust

None knows the weight of another’s burden.

George Herbert

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle

Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this.

Michael Eric Dyson

It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God.

John Wycliffe

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Khalil Gibran

India and China have not shied away from addressing boundary questions, have wisdom to find a fair and mutually acceptable solution… We have been able to put all issues on the table.

Li Keqiang

I have tried at every point to seek God’s wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.

Jesse Helms

The extreme limit of wisdom, that’s what the public calls madness.

Jean Cocteau

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Felix Frankfurter

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.

Edith Wharton

Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.

Paul Greengrass

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

The advantage of age is that you swap youth for wisdom. You’re so full of insecurities when you’re young. ‘Who am I? What do I have to do for people to like me?’ You get caught up in things. You get very emotional about things.

Cherie Lunghi

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.

Sophocles

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.

Thomas Huxley

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore’s Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi’s Code.

Marvin Ammori

It’s funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.

Jacqueline Carey

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

Evelyn Underhill

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

Sophocles

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.

Pindar

Our ascendancy of the past two centuries – first Europe and then the U.S. – has bred a western-centric mentality: the West is the fount of all wisdom. We think of ourselves as open-minded, but our sense of superiority has closed our minds. We never entertained the idea that China could surpass the U.S.

Martin Jacques

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.

Origen

You should never ask a horse or an actor to do something they cannot do. Wisdom will teach you to find out what they can do and then make it easy for them.

Tommy Lee Jones

I feel like I’ve matured more musically than I have personally. But I totally embrace what becoming older has to offer. I find the wisdom that comes with each passing year is a trip.

Kirk Hammett

As a youngster, I used to try to pick up any bits of wisdom about the guitar I could. It’s not like now where you have books and books about every aspect of anything. Any little pearl of wisdom was welcome back then.

Johnny Marr

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The blowback against a bailout of Lehman would have been fierce. It is often forgotten, but the prevailing wisdom the day after Lehman fell was that its collapse was a good thing.

Andrew Ross Sorkin

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.

Friedrich Schiller

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.

Henry David Thoreau

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.

Walter Pater

I’m someone who’s done the opposite of whatever the received wisdom is, to keep your career going into your 50s.

Elizabeth McGovern

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.

Mary Wilson Little

Received wisdom is that if you spend time up front getting the design right, you avoid costs later. But the longer you spend getting the design right, the more your upfront costs are, and the longer it takes for the software to start earning.

Kent Beck

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.

Phillips Brooks

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul

My first paying gig was a play called ‘The Voice of the Prairie’ at a theater that no longer exists in Chicago called Wisdom Bridge. I played a fast-talking radio huckster – a salesman of crystal sets in the 1920s – and I actually won an award. Look at that! And then promptly didn’t get hired for a year.

Denis O’Hare

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.

Octavio Paz

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.

William Congreve

The problem lies with us: we’ve become addicted to experts. We’ve become addicted to their certainty, their assuredness, their definitiveness, and in the process, we have ceded our responsibility, substituting our intellect and our intelligence for their supposed words of wisdom.

Noreena Hertz

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.

Edward Everett Hale

A judge’s role is to ensure that the legislature remains within the limits of its assigned authority under the Constitution. Judges have no authority to second-guess the wisdom of the value judgments and policy choices the legislature has made.

Paul Watford

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.

John Barrymore

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.

Paul Ricoeur

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.

Milan Kundera

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.

Charles Inglis

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.

Stephen Gardiner

It’s not the having, it’s the getting.

Elizabeth Taylor

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It’s certainly one world economy. With billions of people online, I think we’ll appreciate the wisdom in many different traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn’t know anything about other religions 100 years ago.

Ray Kurzweil

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

It’s now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom.

Joko Widodo

Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality.

Michael Leunig

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.

Quintus Ennius

I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.

Shekhar Kapur

Today, education does not give you the wisdom and the understanding; it only indoctrinates you to believe something. So the mind knows very less but accepts so many things; it may be science, it may be technology, it may be anything.

Lobsang Tenzin

We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.

Robert Hall

What I’ve been able to do with my character, Madea, and the other characters, with the jokes, is use it as an anesthetic to get to the heart and soul of real issues. And what I’ve found on stage over the years is that, while making people laugh, I can drop in pearls of wisdom.

Tyler Perry

Linux is a complex example of the wisdom of crowds. It’s a good example in the sense that it shows you can set people to work in a decentralized way – that is, without anyone really directing their efforts in a particular direction – and still trust that they’re going to come up with good answers.

James Surowiecki

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.

Hal Borland

I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.

Eric Clapton

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

Plato

In your 20s you can be pretty, but you don’t accomplish real beauty until you find wisdom and depth.

Evangeline Lilly

Look at anyone’s bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you’re going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that’s at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine.

Jonathan Nolan

Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.

Guy Finley

Better than the strength of men and horses is our wisdom.

Xenophanes

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.

Alexander Pope

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.

Will Rogers

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.

William O. Douglas

We all grow up. Hopefully, we get wiser. Age brings wisdom, and fatherhood changes one’s life completely.

Frank Abagnale

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.

Richard V. Allen

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.

Robert Dale Owen

Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that ‘all people are really interested in’ are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.

Alastair Campbell

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Aristophanes

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

Wallace Stegner

The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.

Gerald Vizenor

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

Moliere

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

Dale Carnegie

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

James Allen

I feel increasingly like age is very irrelevant. Quite often, cynicism is confused with wisdom, and my scorn is confused with a knowing, which I don’t have.

Laura Marling

It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.

Freeman Dyson

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

William Blake

I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.

Cherie Lunghi

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.

Zhuangzi

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.

Thornton Wilder

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.

Ezra Stiles

You lose or you win the fight – and anything in life – in your mind. I can look at how the person walks, how he speaks, his expressions. It’s a wisdom. Eyes are the mirror of the soul. So you can read a lot.

Wladimir Klitschko

A wholesome oblivion of one’s neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.

Richard Le Gallienne

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.

Janet Jackson

There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin

I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I’ve probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I’ve got more experience. But I haven’t really changed. I’m still driven by the same philosophy.

Ted Turner

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.

Theodore Dreiser

I have wisdom of a 60-year-old. Also it takes a lot for me to respect a person, so when a person has a body of work behind him, it draws my respect.

Rani Mukerji

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.

Emile Zola

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.

Isaac D’Israeli

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.

John Keats

Wisdom comes from within. Knowledge is acquired and can sometimes put a screen on your wisdom.

A. R. Rahman

For me, the perfect romantic suspense hero has got to be tough on the outside but tender at his core. A take-charge kind of guy who has his own inner strength and a strong sense of right and wrong – which might not dovetail with the conventional wisdom. I mean, he might bend the law if he thinks the ends justify the means.

Ruth Glick

Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.

Bryant H. McGill

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

Edmund Burke

History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.

Daisaku Ikeda

Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy?

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that.

Vera Wang

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.

James Huneker

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow.

Stephen Colbert

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.

Greg Anderson

There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.

Amy Grant

In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind.

Kenichi Fukui

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

What’s unique about the Mormon Church is that it encourages inquiry. I really do think my research and religion are all on the same page. I never could have come up with the notion of disruptive innovations, which went against a lot of conventional wisdom, if I hadn’t been raised to always be asking questions.

Clayton M. Christensen

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The common wisdom is that only about 1 percent of a novelist’s research ends up in his or her book. In my experience, it’s even less – closer to a tenth of a percent.

Gayle Lynds

Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.

Yoko Ono

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.

John Woolman

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.

George Allen, Sr.

I reject most conventional wisdom.

Rush Limbaugh

I’m not a mom, but I think the word ‘mother’ is about wisdom.

Margaret Cho

In the end, the real wisdom of menopause may be in questioning how fun or even sane this chore wheel called modern life actually is.

Sandra Tsing Loh

What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.

Wade Davis

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.

Alan Kay

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

John Wooden

My own life is wonderful, but if I had to live the life of someone else, I’d gladly choose that of Julia Child or Dr. Seuss: two outrageously original people, each of whom fashioned an idiosyncratic wisdom, passion for life, and sense of humor into an art form that anyone and everyone could savor.

Julia Glass

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it’s a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.

Jane Byrne

I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you.

Maya Angelou

We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.

Michel de Montaigne

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on.

Troy Polamalu

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.

Xenophon

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.

Ram Dass

It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.

Aeschylus

You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself.

Teri Garr

Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.

Christopher Reeve

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

John Steinbeck

Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it’s filled with wisdom. Sometimes it’s filled with feet.

Robert Orben

Sometimes it might seem like I’m using my songs to give other people pointers. But mainly, they’re for me, just little notes to myself that I collected, and the wisdom that I’ve read. I give myself a lot of advice.

Seinabo Sey

I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it’s important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.

Sally Kirkland

I think there is a complicated side effect to overcoming evil in that we are forever changed by it. I think after we ingest some of the cruelty of the world, it takes years off of our lives, but it also gives us wisdom and a little grace, hopefully a sense of compassion.

Adam Rapp

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

Doug Larson

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

Alexandre Dumas

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Juvenal

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France

We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.

Adrian Grenier

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

Orison Swett Marden

It’s really important, whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, to always challenge the conventional wisdom, which is what I’ve tried to do in all my work.

Nina Easton

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Arthur Conan Doyle

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.

Greg Walden

As a parent and a citizen, I’ll take a Bill Gates (or Warren Buffett) over Steve Jobs every time. If we must have billionaires, better they should ignore Jobs’s example and instead embrace the morality and wisdom of the great industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

Eric Alterman

I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.

Rosemarie DeWitt

The result showed the wisdom of your orders.

John Bigelow

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot

Consensus wisdom has it that all modern commercial fantasy novels fall into two camps: those derived from J.R.R. Tolkien and those derived from Mervyn Peake. The ‘Lord of the Rings’ template or the ‘Gormenghast’ mold.

Paul Di Filippo

If men possessed wisdom, which stands in the same relation to the form of man as the sight to the eye, they would not cause any injury to themselves or to others; for the knowledge of truth removes hatred and quarrels, and prevents mutual injuries.

Maimonides

The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.

William Hazlitt

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.

Ralph Cudworth

Blessed are they who seek to learn wisdom.

Ezra Taft Benson

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

Harvey Mackay

I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.

Susan Orlean

Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.

Francis of Assisi

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Robert Kennedy

Honesty is the best policy.

Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

Tom Wilson

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

Herb Caen

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

Lucille Ball

My company survives because I’ve learned to respect the ideas of people younger than me and recognize when my wisdom is obsolete.

Robert Kiyosaki

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

John Burroughs

With age comes common sense and wisdom.

Nas

Thinking is not enough. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience – any… thing.

William S. Burroughs

People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.

Anna Quindlen

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.

Michelle Obama

Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired.

Joseph Roux

I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

Chris Christie

Global security can be formed or threatened by heads of state whose wisdom, folly and obsessions shape global events. But often it is the security practitioners, those rarely in the headlines but whose craft and energy quietly break new ground, who keep us safe or put us in peril.

Michael Hayden

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

John Lubbock

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.

Louis D. Brandeis

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.

Abbott L. Lowell

Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

Joan Rivers

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

Swami Vivekananda

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A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.

Michael Leunig

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

Anatole France

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.

Riccardo Muti

Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27.

Solange Knowles

God in His wisdom has decided that He will reward no works but His own.

Johannes Tauler

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Buddha

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation, rather than as the results of thought and resolution.

Anthony Trollope

Once you label me you negate me.

Soren Kierkegaard

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.

Christopher Reeve

Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.

Debra Winger

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

Thomas Huxley

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

No single person can possess the wisdom to chart our course.

Jonathan Schell

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.

James Stephens

Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.

Pope Paul VI

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Michel de Montaigne

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.

Herbie Hancock

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.

Paul Engle

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.

Shaun Tan

We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.

Marcia Fudge

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.

Michael Caine

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.

Henry Van Dyke

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.

Saadi

The long-standing wisdom that everyone wins in a single world market has been undermined. Global trade, capital flows, and immigration are declining.

Roger Altman

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

John F. Kennedy

I’ve always enjoyed doing challenging things and also challenging common wisdom.

Stefan Hell

Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.

Paul Ryan

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Confucius

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Quintilian

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

H. L. Mencken

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.

Thomas Carlyle

There’s something peculiar about writing fiction. It requires an interesting balance between seeing the world as a child and having the wisdom of a middle-aged person. The further you get from childhood and the experience of the teenage years, the greater the danger of losing that wellspring.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.

Og Mandino

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

Herman Hesse

The soul’s joy lies in doing.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.

Robert Duvall

I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.

Yehuda Berg

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley

It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.

Richard Dawkins

Common wisdom dictates that the vice president should provide balance to the ticket by representing a different part of the country, another set of experiences, or a basketful of electoral votes.

Madeleine M. Kunin

My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.

Ray Lewis

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.

Shakti Gawain

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.

Ben Carson

Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms.

Mike Myers

If you want to go east, don’t go west.

Ramakrishna

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.

George Santayana

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.

Arianna Huffington

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

A. C. Benson

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

William Temple

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

There is often, in the affairs of government, more efficiency and wisdom in non-action than in action.

John C. Calhoun

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.

Dan Rather

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be as you wish to seem.

Socrates

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.

Sophocles

What evolution tells us is that we are part of a grand, dynamic, and ever-changing fabric of life that covers our planet. Even to a person of faith, in fact especially to a person of faith, an understanding of the evolutionary process should only deepen their appreciation of the scope and wisdom of the creator’s work.

Kenneth R. Miller

One of the advantages of having gone to Penn State was having had a scholar for a mentor – Philip Young. Also, a professional writer named Philip Klass taught there. He was a science fiction writer whose pseudonym was William Tenn. As a professional writer, he brought wisdom to teaching because he’d done it for a living.

David Morrell

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

William Tecumseh Sherman

All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.

Saint Teresa of Avila

The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.

Hans Jonas

First appearance deceives many.

Ovid

The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.

Euripides

In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow – not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother’s place is in the home!

Ezra Taft Benson

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

Charlie Parker

The online musical universe has become Balkanized, with many sites focusing on minute niches. That works well for reaching very specific demographics, which is wonderful for advertising, but it flies in the face of the common wisdom that people’s tastes have become more diverse as music of any description has become a mouse-click away.

Michael Azerrad

The key to wisdom is this – constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.

Peter Abelard

Democracy, loudly upheld as a cure for much of the ailing world, has proved no guarantor of political wisdom, even if it remains the least bad form of government.

Pankaj Mishra

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

Alice Walker

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Khalil Gibran

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Dee Hock

But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father’s power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

‘Focusing’ is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. It is at once a manual and a philosophy. It talks about the body’s wisdom, the steps of the focusing technique, how to discover the richness in others by learning to listen.

Marilyn Ferguson

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin H. Fischer

The gods do not need sacrifices, so what might one do to please them? Acquire wisdom, it seems to me, and do all the good in one’s power to those humans who deserve it.

Apollonius of Tyana

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.

Sara Teasdale

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.

Johannes Tauler

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

Plato

Everyone has always underestimated a company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The New York boys thought they could take me on, that nobody out here has any knowledge or wisdom.

Jon Huntsman, Sr.

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.

Samuel Smiles

Knowledge is not just the preserve of the educated elite. Just because someone has not had a formal education, that does not mean he does not have wisdom and common sense.

Vikas Swarup

I’m particularly interested in black swan events: unprecedented surprises that destroy the conventional wisdom about how the world works.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

William Cowper

In my fifties, I was still in creation mode. Now I have more of a responsibility to step back and mentor and offer wisdom, offer sign posts on the path.

Jodie Evans

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Max de Pree

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.

Jenny Shipley

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

Epictetus

For the Holy Ghost blesses us with optimism and wisdom at times of challenge that we simply cannot muster on our own.

Sheri L. Dew

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

Ausonius

After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.

James Newman

Kindness is wisdom.

Philip James Bailey

The ‘wisdom of the crowds’ is the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard in my life. Crowds are dumb.

Drew Curtis

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search. Patience is a virtue, gluttony a sin.

James Gleick

What I want is to have people’s notion of adulthood no longer be so defined by being a parent. There is some kind of conventional wisdom that you’re not really a mature person until you become a parent.

Meghan Daum

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

Bodhidharma

I’ve led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I’ve learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I’ve learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.

Elena Kagan

Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.

Cat Cora

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Charles Caleb Colton

The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche.

Alain de Botton

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Charles Caleb Colton

Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.

Donella Meadows

In regard of the rich grace and wisdom of his love toward his people; for who sees not, but that it is a curse to be unready as these foolish virgins, who were therefore shut out.

Thomas Shepard

I know more about what it’s like to be elderly and infirm and kind of stupid, the way you get forgetful, but on the other hand I’m a littler, wiser, dare we say? The word ‘wisdom’ has kind of faded out of our vocabulary, but yeah, I’m a little wiser.

John Updike

If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American people. But we will also have the wisdom to listen to our constituents and each other so that we always move forward together.

Kevin McCarthy

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

James M. Barrie

If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.

Charles Stanley

I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.

Alex Grey

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

History does not repeat itself. Nor does it unfold in cycles. The real future is contingent, rich beyond imagining, a perennial gobsmack, tragic and glorious in equal measure; the pundits’ future, spun of ‘conventional wisdom,’ is only a sucker punch to that common-sense fact.

Rick Perlstein

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll

It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.

Roger Ascham

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

William Penn

I listen to the older people who talk to me. I call them my old heads, people with a lot of wisdom. They’ll teach you a lot if you listen.

Stefon Diggs

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.

William Dunbar

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

Akhenaton

Arianna Huffington has exercised her renowned wisdom to give journalism another boost along the ever busier Internet. Her blog site promises to be an interesting challenge for those of us lucky enough to be invited to participate with our occasional contributions.

Walter Cronkite

If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.

Leo Strauss

Knowledge is marvelous, but wisdom is even better.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Mary Browne

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly.

John George Nicolay

A musical, like most religions, provides the audience or followers with a sense of belonging. Religious services, on the other hand, with their staged performances, invigorating songs, popular wisdom and shared experience, are almost a form of community theater.

Lisa Randall

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

We live in a culture that doesn’t acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn’t encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.

Shakti Gawain

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

Saint Augustine

In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom.

Simon Van Booy

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.

Aeschylus

There should be a point to movies. Sure, you’re giving people a diversion from the cold world for a bit, but at the same time, you pass on some facts and rules and maybe a little bit of wisdom.

George Lucas

Nothing energizes me more than to burrow myself under a pile of received wisdom and emerge triumphant with the truth.

Timothy Noah

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Amelia Earhart

I’m at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I’m playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It’s exciting and scary.

Tatiana Maslany

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Brian O’Driscoll

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

William Cowper

The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.

Robert E. Lee

God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

There’s always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the ‘best’ courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.

David Puttnam

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.

William Dean Howells

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ‘Wisdom.’ And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.

Margaret Fuller

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

Doug Larson

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.

Bennie Thompson

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.

Stanford Moore

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.

Orison Swett Marden

The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field.

Aubrey de Grey

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

When you doubt, abstain.

Ambrose Bierce

Slow and steady wins the race.

Robert Lloyd

I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.

Anthony Hopkins

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.

Elizabeth George

You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.

Clarence Day

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

John Florio

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.

Jay Griffiths

The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.

David Brainerd

We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.

Radhanath Swami

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

Edna Ferber

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

Aristotle

Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.

Julian Casablancas

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Phil Jackson

Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn’t true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I’m just fascinated by.

Dan Gilroy

Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.

Alex Grey

‘Swan,’ by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page.

Jessye Norman

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.

George Crabbe

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.

Robert Bridges

Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.

Doug Ducey

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Euripides

Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!

William Eardley IV

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Hermann Hesse

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

Sidney Lanier

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.

James Buchanan

I understand that there’s a certain energy in youth, no question, in terms of pursuing jobs. But there is wisdom in age. It’s too bad that the two can’t come together because I do think that people are dropped from what they’re really good at too soon.

Rene Russo

In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything.

Ben Carson

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

Francis Quarles

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.

Thomas Traherne

Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.

David Limbaugh

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.

Sophocles

‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.

Gene Roddenberry

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don’t know we have it.

Shakti Gawain

Most people in the Western world grow up with the received wisdom that Mozart was a genius. But few people necessarily know why. More than anyone else, he captured this something which is the human condition, the fine line that we all constantly dance between joy and pain, between absolute happiness and absolute heartbreak.

Charles Hazlewood

If to live is to progress, if you are lucky, from foolishness to wisdom, then to write novels is to broadcast the various stages of your foolishness.

Jane Smiley

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.

Francis Quarles

We are wiser than we know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.

Franz Grillparzer

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Francis Bacon

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Plutarch

Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.

Robert Frost

What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

Shinichi Suzuki

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That’s a wisdom I’ve garnered.

George Allen

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.

Venerable Bede

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

John Muir

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

Josh Billings

Courage is always the surest wisdom.

Wilfred Grenfell

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.

Ezra Stiles

Practical wisdom is what’s called for in situations that have a moral dimension to them.

Barry Schwartz

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

William Osler

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.

John Updike

They are few in the midst of an overwhelming mass of brute force, and their submission is wisdom; but for a nation like England to submit to be robbed by any invader who chooses to visit her shores seemed to me to be nonsense.

George Combe

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.

Cyril Connolly

When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don’t get wise, but you don’t get wise unless you age.

Erik Erikson

Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

Chris Christie

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.

Joseph Addison

I don’t think I really have any wisdom. Stay out of trouble. Good luck. Stay away from women because they will burn you, haha.

Jason Aldean

Man is only great when he acts from passion.

Benjamin Disraeli

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

Benjamin Franklin

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what’s behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.

Trent Reznor

One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.

Jane Fonda

Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.

bell hooks

I know conventional wisdom has always been to go to Europe, and I did that early on, and I tried it, but I realised pretty quickly if I wasn’t playing, nothing else mattered – I wasn’t going to be happy.

Landon Donovan

Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.

Gary Hamel

Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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I did an interview once where I was asked who I found attractive and I went on about cartoons and Nala from ‘The Lion King’ – and it’s a bit weird but various of my ex-girlfriends actually did look like Nala.

Eddie Redmayne

Fake eyelashes can instantly give me a more dramatic look and also help to accentuate my eyes, which are a focal point to achieving the Lion Babe look.

Jillian Hervey

Several countries – among them Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Israel and Sweden – ban or severely restrict the use of wild animals in circuses. In Brazil, a movement to ban wild animals from circuses started after hungry lions managed to grab and devour a small boy.

Peter Singer

Men are like lions. We hunt.

Kevin Hart

When a lion doesn’t get its prey, it remains hungry. When the prey saves himself, he has not won, but has saved his life.

Uday Kotak

My time at Barnard was fun but stressful. I transferred there from the acting conservatory at NYU, and my Rolling Around On the Floor Pretending to Be a Lion classes didn’t translate into many academic credits.

Lauren Graham

The lion’s share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the ’60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.

Branford Marsalis

I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people – one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion’s den. You can’t just play around with all those big cats – you’ve got to take somebody on.

Maya Angelou

A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.

Chuck Jones

An injured lion still wants to roar.

Randy Pausch

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians – except for the occasional mountain lion steak.

Ted Nugent

When I was a kid, I worked in the circus. It was a touring circus that was owned by a man named Terrell Jacobs. It was just one big tent, and he was a lion tamer. He didn’t have any kids, but the bit was that I would dress up as his son in an identical outfit.

Christopher Walken

Perhaps Western civilization is in a post-decline phase, or maybe the decline is just taking a really long time, like the Roman Empire’s did. The Romans had gladiators and Christian-hungry lions and that sort of thing. We have MTV.

Tom Shales

A lion is not a lion is not a lion. As individuals, as mates, as members of a society, they’re all very different.

Frans Lanting

Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the ’84 Olympics.

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

What we are effectively doing, I say this to the young people of America whom my colleagues represent, is leaving our children and grandchildren the tab for fighting a war, letting them pay for the lion’s share of it by simply adding it to the national debt.

John Spratt

It’s an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down. They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet.

Joanna Lumley

I shot my first lion at the age of 14 when a pride threatened my father’s livestock while he was away on holiday.

Wilbur Smith

There is something about seeing rhinos and lions running free that excites you. It’s not that you feel afraid; it’s more like you’re liberated by seeing them.

Michael Douglas

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.

John Steinbeck

I loved the Scarecrow and the Tin Man and the Lion and you could kind of see the actors’ faces in them. It wasn’t an entirely new face sculpted around them. What made those characters so human and appealing to me was seeing those great actors underneath there. They weren’t lost behind a bunch of appliances.

Rich Moore

Natasha Lyonne is fantastic on Twitter. She posts hilarious pictures. I don’t even know where she finds some of them; it’ll be like a random picture of a chinchilla kissing a lion or Bill Murray and Jim Belushi out on a boat or something.

Uzo Aduba

I had to have help getting up these stairs because I’ve been tackled by so many lions and tigers. Really. I’m like an old football player.

Tippi Hedren

I thought I’d write a massive postmodern novel about Richard the Lionheart and Robin Hood, but it turns out they couldn’t have met because the first mention of Robin Hood appears 60 years after Richard died.

Justin Cartwright

From a very young age, music was very much in my house. I would sit with my mom, with the old LPs, listening to The Beatles and Carly Simon and Lionel Richie. The old LPs used to have the lyrics. From there, I would put on dance and music displays for my family, just to entertain them and make people laugh and smile.

Lara Pulver

I feel like my Lion Babe look is an embellishment of my everyday look – it’s definitely more extravagant and more artistic.

Jillian Hervey

The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The American Right has an amazing ability to lionize leaders whose lives are the precise antithesis of the political values that define their image.

Glenn Greenwald

A lioness has got a lot more power than the lion likes to think she has.

Jacki Weaver

If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Well, you know, I played Mufasa in the workshop of The Lion King.

Keith David

There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.

Norman Ralph Augustine

I don’t know how many lions and leopards I’ve shot. I’ve shot two elephants, which was enough – never again. It’s a melancholy and moving thing to hunt an elephant. It’s like shooting an old man.

Wilbur Smith

I know, it’s weird that I’ve never done a musical. I turned down two of them. ‘The Lion King’ and ‘The Producers.’ I turned two of the biggest Broadway musicals down, am I a mess?

Mario Cantone

What I hope is that I don’t just become ‘Peter from ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’ I want to try and do something else to be a good actor and a respected actor.

William Moseley

That’s the thing about Lionsgate. They are fearless. No other studio would have made ‘Hunger Games’ the way they did. They’re being fearless in the way they make decisions, and it’s paying off for them.

Drew Goddard

The ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ have been favourites of mine since my childhood when I misread ‘Aslan’ as ‘Alsatian’ and was struck by the genius of naming a lion after a dog!

Chris Riddell

I got to know Elton John’s older music by learning to like his newer stuff. ‘The Lion King?’ That’s what I like.

Aaron Schock

I love watching the Serengeti, the way lions live. The only way the king lion loses his crown is by somebody physically defeating him.

Ray Lewis

I love soccer, love tennis… Roger Federer has been a favourite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles… The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable… He is so calm… In soccer, I’m a huge fan of Barcelona… I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.

Virat Kohli

‘Argo,’ ‘Lincoln,’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ three films honored with Best Picture Oscar nominations, lionize their Washington-anchored protagonists as crafty, competent, and virtually incorruptible.

Ron Fournier

Once I climbed into a mountain lion’s cage and she bounded at me and put her paw on my face, but she kept her claws withdrawn.

Edward Hoagland

I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them.

Heidi Klum

Until you win a series, it’s difficult to place yourself in that elite group of great Lions players. It’s not enough to produce one-off performances or be nearly-men.

Brian O’Driscoll

The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There’s no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you.

David Mellor

People listen to music with cavemen ears: Is it a bird song or the call of a lion? The audience at a musical is dancing in their hearts.

Marsha Norman

I was in Australia in 1983 and did a stunt in a lion’s cage.

Tiny Tim

I first read ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ when I was a kid. And I think it was read to me. Me and my sister both had a copy and loved the books.

Will Poulter

In first grade, I told my friends I had a third story in my house filled with jewels and lions.

Kendall Jenner

I spent a lot of my life – 20 years of it – in war, training army trackers and commanding a tracker unit, and then in the Game Department, tracking lions and elephants and poachers. So I’ve spent literally thousands of hours tracking people or animals, and training others to do it.

Allan Savory

My first day at MGM they decided to bring this lion out, male, and it was not the best time for him to see me. All of a sudden he thought I was in heat and this lion went into the dressing room, which was just a trailer on the sound stage, and went crazy.

Kim Novak

I like vampires, tuberculosis, anything to do with blood. Then I read a biography of Rasputin and found out he’d had this daughter who had become a famous lion tamer and been billed as the daughter of the mad monk who was able to hypnotize animals with her eyes. It gave me a vision.

Kathryn Harrison

On behalf of the entire Lionsgate team, it is a tremendous honor and deeply humbling to join the elite group of recipients previously honored with the Milestone Award.

Jon Feltheimer

We have a lion, tiger, liger, which is the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger, black and spotted leopard, mountain lion, Asian leopard cats. Weve got a tremendous number of the exotic feline.

Tippi Hedren

I saw my first two Broadway shows when I was 4 years old, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and after both of them I came home and reenacted the entirety of the shows on my living room table for my family and friends. I started doing that after every show I saw until I actually did my first youth production when I was 5.

Max Schneider

There is no comparison. The American landscape is so much more dangerous. They have real snakes, mountain lions, bears; we only have adders, and they’re more frightened of us than we are of them.

Jim Crace

Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.

Will Cuppy

Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain’s ready room died it was always a sad moment.

Patrick Stewart

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

Vernon Howard

The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen.

John Hanning Speke

When General Allenby conquered Jerusalem during World War I, he was hailed in the American press as Richard the Lion-Hearted, who had at last won the Crusades and driven the pagans out of the Holy Land.

Noam Chomsky

I’ve eaten lion, leopard, crocodile, python. I don’t recommend lion. It tastes exactly like when a tomcat comes into your house and sprays. Snake and crocodile are great – a cross between lobster and chicken.

Wilbur Smith

Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.

Aaron Hill

I came back from university thinking I knew all about politics and racism, not knowing my dad had been one of the youngest-serving Labour councillors in the town and had refused to work in South Africa years ago because of the situation there. And he’s never mentioned it – you just find out. That’s a real man to me. A sleeping lion.

Johnny Vegas

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

Elizabeth I

I’ve always had the hair of Lionel Ritchie since I was a boy, but the mullet sadly is a hairpiece. My wife won’t let me rock that hairstyle.

Danny McBride

In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.

Anthony Joshua

After World War II, scientific research in the U.S. was well supported. In the 1960s, when I came to America, the sky was the limit, and this conducive atmosphere enabled many of us to pursue esoteric research that resulted in America winning the lion’s share of Nobel Prizes.

Ahmed Zewail

I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important.

Roberto Benigni

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.

Woody Allen

I can’t see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting… it’s one of those things, the money’s great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here.

Jonathan Brown

You know, I am a Leo. Lion is a giant part of me.

Patrick Swayze

There is something really mysterious about lions. They could rip you apart if they wanted to, but at the same time they look so cuddly. Can you imagine what humans look like to animals? They must think we’re so weird.

Lee Ryan

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.

Walter Winchell

We had a lion that was living in somebody’s basement outside of Branson, Missouri.

Tippi Hedren

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.

Baltasar Gracian

If you’re a girl, you’re always Daddy’s little girl. You’re vulnerable, no matter how worldly or sophisticated or strong you’d become along the way. My dad Lionel let me know how proud he was, even as he kept me from being too big for my britches.

Donna Brazile

The 2001 tour to Australia would have been a great highlight in my career if the Lions had won the series. That might sound strange because it was a great tour in many ways, but, for me, the more time goes by, the less of a career highlight it becomes, and just more of a frustration.

Brian O’Driscoll

My mum loves cats so I took her to see the lion cubs which at about a year old are actually quite big. She wasn’t scared at all and went straight over and kissed one on the mouth! She thought they were just like her pets at home.

Amanda Holden

What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet? It ain’t going to happen. That’s the type of person that I am. I’m that lion.

Cam Newton

The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion’s roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance.

Nhat Hanh

It’s not about being thin, it’s about being healthy. And when you are a child you like to eat all these unhealthy things like chocolate and sweets. Oh my God. I love strawberries dipped in chocolate and Lion bars and Toffee Crisps – and as you grow up, you have to learn that those things are only good in moderation or you will become very fat.

Dionne Bromfield

I was just so excited to have a child! I held him up like he was Simba in ‘The Lion King.’ I wanted to sing ‘The Circle of Life.’

Aaron Lazar

I would rather be the tail of a lion than the head of a mouse.

Daddy Yankee

I wish my teammates, coaches and the entire Lions organization all the best.

Barry Sanders

My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion.

Jimmy Smith

It’s fun to just get out there and have a nice conversation when I’m running. To be honest, when I do longer runs, the trail that I like to run up in Malibu has mountain lions, so I always feel I want to run with someone else.

Flea

I’m not a very violent dude, and if something can be settled without any physicality, I’m always in favor of that. But if somebody comes near my kids, the atavistic crazy lion comes out.

Stephen Moyer

I learned to be a hot-air balloon pilot to take tourists over the Masai Mara Reserve in order to earn some money and finance the work I was doing with my wife, Anne. We were studying the life of a family of lions for more than two years. Taking pictures was a way to capture information we could not put in words.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

I grew up in a small hotel with many rooms, so when I became aware of ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ I inspected all the wardrobes, sure one had to be a portal to another world. I was also a true believer in faeries, and perhaps still am.

Jo Beverley

I’m sure back in the Greek days or the Roman Empire days, when guys fought in arenas and were fighting lions, people were talking smack. Every era in history has someone talking smack. No way you can have talent and not proclaim your victory.

J. B. Smoove

When people talk about South Africa, it’s all about lions and elephants. But when we talk about India, we talk about tigers.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I have always liked lionesses. Female lions have always seemed like the best. They were really strong and took care of their babies and are beautiful.

Brooke Shields

I’ve always known what I’ve wanted, but I used to be shy about expressing that in regards to my career. So I’ve become a lioness. If something’s happening that I don’t necessarily feel comfortable about, I will speak my mind. Or if I want to do something, I go for it.

Tia Mowry

My number one inspiration was my mother. She worked two jobs and had breakfast and dinner prepared. I essentially called my mother, The Lion. She’s fierce and she’s proud. I’d like to think some of that rubbed off on me.

Christopher Judge

But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.

Xenophanes

As far as a nuclear weapons-free zone, you know, when the lion lies down with the lamb, and you don’t need a new lamb every day to satisfy the lion, then we might have this kind of transformation in the Middle East.

Benjamin Netanyahu

In every advanced mammalian species that survives and thrives, a common anthropological characteristic is the fierce behavior of the adult female of the species when she senses a threat to her cubs. The lioness, the tigress and the mama bear are all examples.

Marianne Williamson

I have this huge lion tattoo embossed on my arm. I was a little worried as to how we would cover it up. But my makeup man covered the tattoo with makeup. It took close to two hours.

Sanjay Dutt

Shall we, who have laid the proud British lion at our feet, now be afraid of his whelps?

Patrick Henry

Eyeliner is a go-to for me, and gold has always been a color that I really like. It’s reminiscent of a lion; it’s a strong color.

Jillian Hervey

Don’t ask who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.

Giorgos Seferis

Didn’t Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time… and God bless him – I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old.

Guy Oseary

I went with Lionel Hampton for three years. Out of that came a trip to Europe.

Quincy Jones

I am an employment hyena. I am happy to make a meal of what the lions leave behind.

Henry Rollins

Right now I’m looking at a liger out my bedroom window. He’s half lion and half tiger. And he’s absolutely beautiful. His name is Patrick.

Tippi Hedren

This first print run of the first edition of my first novel, ‘When The Lion Feeds.’ back in 1964, is so rare it can fetch several thousand pounds at auction. I always wanted to be an author, and I decided to write about what I knew.

Wilbur Smith

Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone, and with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions.’

Eugenio Derbez

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys.

Dick Dale

The San Gabriel Mountains rise like a rampart at the edge of the city, safeguarding more than 500,000 acres of mature forests, mountain streams, dramatic waterfalls, and towering peaks that reach over 9,000 feet. These untamed places attract bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and other threatened or endangered species.

Frances Beinecke

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.

Martin Amis

At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point there’s a younger lion that is stronger, and everyone knows it.

Josh Lucas

I went through quite a few establishments that maybe weren’t great for myself – security units, youth-offender places. I guess that was going to the lions’ den. Social services said, ‘You’ve got to go to some sort of school.’

King Krule

No other creatures of the savannah sleep as deeply or as soundly as lions, but after all, lions are the main reason for not sleeping soundly.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.

Casey Affleck

I grew up watching Pixar movies. And my favourite – if you don’t count ‘The Good Dinosaur’ – is the first Pixar movie my older brother showed me. That would be ‘Monsters, Inc.’ I also like Disney – ‘The Lion King’ is probably my all-time favourite movie.

Raymond Ochoa

After The Wizard Of Oz I was typecast as a lion, and there aren’t all that many parts for lions.

Bert Lahr

I think if you look back at the lead singers that left groups that didn’t make it, you’ll see that a lot of them were songwriters like Lionel Richie. I mean, they were able to control their own destiny.

Jeffrey Osborne

One time, I got to go play with lion cubs in Johannesburg. It was amazing. But it’s difficult when you’re on the road. We’re always playing tennis, and there’s a lot of pressure. So sometimes you don’t get to do the things you’d like to do, because the priority is tennis.

Milos Raonic

The reason advertising is governed by fear, after all, is that most agencies rely on just a few clients to bring in the lion’s share of their revenues.

James Surowiecki

Though every nation must do its part to address climate change, developed nations are responsible for the lion’s share of carbon pollution in the atmosphere, and they have an obligation to help developing nations transition to a sustainable future.

Frances Beinecke

When I was thinking about The Lion King, I said, we have to do what theater does best. What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality.

Julie Taymor

I would love to go into an animal’s dream – like a lion’s or a cat’s. I’m sure that’s pretty awesome.

Marion Cotillard

Do I believe in arbitration? I do. But not in arbitration between the lion and the lamb, in which the lamb is in the morning found inside the lion.

Samuel Gompers

To be honest, I’m in love with denim. It hasn’t been my go-to Lion Babe look, but it’s very much my ‘everyday Jillian look.’ I am in denim every single day.

Jillian Hervey

I’ve done the Kennedy Center many times. I’ve sang for Marian Anderson. I’ve sang for Marion Williams. I’ve sang for Lionel Hampton.

Aretha Franklin

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.

Carlos Castaneda

I always have my journal with me. It was handmade by a guy at the San Telmo market in Buenos Aires. If you go there he can make you one. It’s leather and bronze and I’m able to replace the paper when it runs out. It has a lion on the cover that I say is there to protect my thoughts.

Blake Mycoskie

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Alexander the Great

As far as heroes thorough the years, I’d say definitely Alabama and Randy Owen, Conway Twitty was a big influence of mine, George Strait, Lionel Richie.

Luke Bryan

I love Africa, and Ulusaba, our home in South Africa, is pretty special. It’s on a rocky hill overlooking the bush, and from your room, you can see lions stalking zebras by the waterhole.

Richard Branson

If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods’ bodies the same shape as their own.

Xenophanes

I don’t mind going into a liberal lion’s den. That’s where you test yourself.

Charles Krauthammer

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Of course my uncle was a giant, but my dad, in particular, had the house filled with these great Dixieland jazz stars, really the best of them: Henry Red Allen, Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith, Buster Bailey, Cutty Cutshall, Tyree Glenn, Zutty Singleton. These are all big names in the Dixieland world.

Billy Crystal

With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It’s no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you have to run faster than others to survive.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

You may as well say, ‘That’s a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.

William Tecumseh Sherman

I remember watching Barry Sanders highlights as a kid, and the Lions always being a fun team. I, personally, really never had a real negative connotation with the team. And I didn’t really listen to those who did after I was drafted.

Ndamukong Suh

That was my one big Hollywood hit, but, in a way, it hurt my picture career. After that, I was typecast as a lion, and there just weren’t many parts for lions.

Bert Lahr

I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up!

Ingrid Bergman

I really enjoyed staying at an encampment at the top of a hill in the Samburu Reserve in Kenya. You reach it on a small plane; there is no electricity, no city noises and you sleep and shower under the Milky Way, with moths fluttering around a kerosene lamp, knowing that there are elephants and lions roaming free in the valley.

Cherie Lunghi

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.

Oliver Herford

When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.

Saskya Pandita

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go, lions and tidal waves follow.

Wally Lamb

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

George Bernard Shaw

Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him.

Neil Gorsuch

New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, you’re going to the center of the world, the lion’s den.

Zubin Mehta

I quit because I didn’t feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.

Barry Sanders

Mushrooms provide a vast array of potential medicinal compounds. Many mushrooms – such as portobello, oyster, reishi and maitake – are well-known for these properties, but the lion’s mane mushroom, in particular, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties.

Paul Stamets

The SEC got more than 100 rules to write under Dodd-Frank, the lion’s share of all the agencies. And we’ve moved, I think, with a tremendous sense of urgency. But it takes a long time to write rules and get them approved by a five-member commission.

Mary Schapiro

A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry.

Salman Khan

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn.

Martin Amis

Human beings are a social species. We like to hang together in groups, just like wildebeests, just like lions. Wildebeests don’t hang with lions because lions eat wildebeests. Human beings are like that. We do what that group does that we’re trying to identify with.

Dan Phillips

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The severity of punishments ought to be relative to the state of the nation itself. Stronger and more easily felt impressions have to be made on a people only just out of the savage state. A lightning strike is needed to stop a fierce lion who is provoked by a gunshot.

Cesare Beccaria

The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.

Ed Markey

The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.

Chanakya

There hasn’t been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions.

Sid Waddell

If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that’s what I’d be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.

Marlon Wayans

I carry around this little lion named Leo, which I’ve had for as long as I can remember.

Shawn Mendes

You know you’re going to have a good day when your morning begins with breakfast in the same room as Carrie Tiffany, David Vann and Lionel Shriver.

Hannah Kent

Tyria’s a big world. We get a grand tour in ‘Ghosts of Ascalon.’ We’re in Divinity’s Reach, we’re in Lion’s Arch, we’re in Ebonhawke, we’re in the Dragon’s Land, we’re in Ascalon. We’re basically hitting a lot of the major human and charr locations.

Jeff Grubb

Those who are preparing for the coming of Christ should be sober, and watch unto prayer, for our adversary, the Devil, goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; whom we are to resist steadfast in the faith.

Ellen G. White

I’ve always loved history, from my youngest memories. My father enjoyed the great stories of history, like Hereward the Wake, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart, and he shared them with me. I went on to do a degree in history, though I found it rather dry, because it was mostly about politics rather than dashing individuals!

Jo Beverley

I loved making ‘The Hunger Games’ – it was the happiest experience of my professional life. Lionsgate was supportive of me in a manner that few directors ever experience in a franchise: they empowered me to make the film I wanted to make and backed the movie in a way that requires no explanation beyond the remarkable results.

Gary Ross

Our logo for Lanvin is a mother and a daughter. I’ve always said, ‘It’s not a lion, and it’s not a horse. It’s a mother and a daughter.’ I find the logo very emotional.

Alber Elbaz

Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.

Sigmund Freud

There’s an expression in Persian, ‘to play with the lion’s tail.’ I wasn’t what Iranian society wanted me to be – a good girl. I played with the lion’s tail.

Golshifteh Farahani

Madison Square Garden, November 1984. I don’t recall taking too much fear into the ring. I knew I could fight. But I got a big shock. They put me in with this rough, tough veteran called Lionel Byarm. He tested me to the limit. But I fought my heart out and, in the end, I prevailed. The story of my life, in my very first fight.

Evander Holyfield

I was a creative player, but I got some bad injuries early on and I decided that if this was a jungle we were playing in then it’s better to be a lion than a lamb.

Johnny Giles

Anyone who thinks hunters are just ‘bloodthirsty morons’ hasn’t looked into hunting. If you wait through long, cold hours in the November woods with a bow in your hands hoping a buck will show, or if you spend days walking in the African bush trailing Cape buffalo while listening to lions roar, you’re sure to learn hunting isn’t about killing.

Donald Trump, Jr.

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

Gerald R. Ford

Yep, I’ll stay a Brisbane Lion, you’ve heard it first.

Jonathan Brown

I’ve eaten sheep’s eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.

Bear Grylls

I’ve loved musicals ever since I saw ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway.

Mark Indelicato

An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.

George Chapman

I’m not good at being lionized, and when I’m in ‘Grateful Dead’-type situations, that happens.

Robert Hunter

Once again the mastermind was Lionel Curtis, and the earlier Round Table Groups and Institutes of International Affairs were used as nuclei for the new network.

Carroll Quigley

Teddy Kennedy rose to become a liberal lion by collaborating with Republicans.

Juan Williams

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.

Jeremy Taylor

I remember myself as an asthmatic child, having great difficulties at 7, 8 and 9 years old, falling totally in love with ‘Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle’ and dreaming of having his strength to leap into trees and throw mighty lions to the ground.

Gene Roddenberry

You go into the Lions camp with preconceived ideas about players and teams and then find guys are actually very different, and the beauty of the Lions is that all those characters are moulded into it. I find that exciting.

Brian O’Driscoll

I wanted to be a scientist. I did a thesis on lions. But I realised photography can show things writing can’t. Lions were my professor of photography.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions’ players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization.

Barry Sanders

Even when I went to the Lion’s Head in the Village, where all you journalists would hang out, I was always peripheral. I was never really part of anything except the classroom. That’s where I belonged.

Frank McCourt

I used to love ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,’ and I can still remember listening to them before I would fall asleep. I can remember the first ten minutes of the book perfectly, but whether I knew the rest of it was slightly more dicey.

William Moseley

All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.

Christian Lous Lange

Seeing the actual ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’, I absolutely loved it. It became one of my favourite films. It was a real Christmas classic, and it was one of the most popular films ever in British history.

Will Poulter

The difference between great actors and the rest of us isn’t simply that they know how to make more out of less, but that, like lions at the watering hole, they will always take more than their share from the pool of available resources – extra air from the room, added knowledge from our faces.

John Burnham Schwartz

Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.

Charles de Gaulle

Instead of being lionized and admired for her genius, instead of being able to earn a decent living as a writer, Andrea Dworkin was misrepresented and demonized.

Catharine MacKinnon

To say I have played through four World Cups, two Lions tours, 91 international games and a ridiculous number of injuries and other setbacks gives me an incredibly special feeling of fulfilment. I know myself well enough to know that I will never truly be satisfied.

Jonny Wilkinson

There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients. Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion’s share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps.

Dennis Hastert

For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Jerry Springer’ is just kind of the chubby, redneck version of throwing Christians to the lions.

Hal Sparks

Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.

John Dryden

Have you recently been through a challenge, disappointment, break up or disloyalty with somebody in your life? If so, it’s important after you’ve been hurt, to take some time to think like a lion tamer about your pain, so you can tame the possibility of more negativity coming back to bite you again!

Karen Salmansohn

When I was 15, I went on a cricket tour of Zimbabwe with my school. My defining memory of it was stroking a semi-tame lioness at a game reserve. I grew up on a farm, so I felt I had an affinity with animals, and when it put a paw out, I thought I’d connected with it. But its claws came out and nicked my leg. Then I did the most stupid thing: I ran.

Rupert Evans

A lion is called a ‘king of beasts’ obviously for a reason.

Jack Hanna

I have never been a social lion; I was misidentified as one because I have a very attractive second wife.

John Gutfreund

Working on a film, you don’t get time to develop rivalries, but the theatre is like a little village, and the differences between me, Lionel and Georgia grew.

Ron Moody

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny

I was once, I think, bitten on the nose by a lion cub.

Newt Gingrich

I’m a mother lion when it comes to protecting my children.

Joanna Cassidy

These are the animals that are the reason why you don’t see old animals in the wild. You don’t see sick animals in the wild. You don’t see lame animals in the wild, and its all because of the predator: the lion, the tiger, the leopard, all the cats.

Tippi Hedren

Dressed in the lion’s skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.

Jean de La Fontaine

When I first started Lion Babe, I wore a lot of denim to perform in because I had a limited closet. A lot of the time, I was in cutoff shorts – either dark or light denim – and then I would pair them with whatever top I had.

Jillian Hervey

I can’t ignore what I grew up listening to. My parents used to listen to Michael Jackson non-stop. They used to listen to Luther Vandross, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder.

Fleur East

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.

Daniel Defoe

One lion thinks it’s just hilarious to tackle us. He’s very funny about it… and we always know when it will happen.

Tippi Hedren

I’m for conservation, but it’s mostly a con. That’s the trouble. It’s sentimental. Buy an elephant a drink, a lion an acre.

Peter Beard

James Taylor may be an all-American boy but he isn’t Horatio Alger, and the lionizing of many rock stars by the rock press has as much to do with old fashioned rags-to-riches stories as does the straight culture’s deification of its idols.

Jon Landau

There’s more depth to Lionel. What I am finding so interesting about playing him is there’s all these different layers. I prefer playing Lionel because he’s a human being.

John Glover

Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And – and we have bus loads of kids, who don’t get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it.

Michael Jackson

People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd.

Hannah Kent

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion’s heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.

Winston Churchill

For the women in California, they’re just downtrodden because they’re so gorgeous here. Every hot cheerleader comes to California to make it. The men don’t want to get married, they’re lazy lions. Matthew McConaughey is their poster boy so they can procreate and live on the beach in the trailer and have kids and have money and be hedonistic.

Patti Stanger

‘The Lion’ all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.’

C. S. Lewis

Under the Dodd-Frank law, the SEC got the lion’s share of the rules to write, more than 100 rules, and we have done an extraordinary amount of that. Eighty percent have been either proposed or adopted. So, a lot, a lot accomplished but of course, more to do.

Mary Schapiro

Everybody in my band is a lion, and everyone’s mastered their own domain… And we have a platform, and we have built it painstakingly and punched ourselves in the face every way we could to get where we are.

Zac Brown

My father died when I was young, and my mother, Ruth, went to work in an office selling theater and movie parties. She put me through private school, Horace Mann, in Riverdale. She sent me to camp so that I would learn to compete. She was a lioness, and I was her cub.

Alan Furst

The Lion King always makes me cry, especially when Simba’s father gets trampled.

Vanessa Hudgens

The spirit of L.A. is untamed wilderness. It’s earthquakes and wildfires and oceans and mountain lions and fog. There’s great physical beauty.

Dan Gilroy

We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain lion that’s been hanging around and killed our dog, we don’t have a care in the world.

Dirk Benedict

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Love for Music Quotes Latest 2020 Collection [Part 6]

I don’t listen to a lot of music any more and even the people I’ve loved for years – the Nick Drakes of this world – I can’t go back to them and listen to them over and over.

David Sylvian

I’m not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I’ve never had that attitude to music.

Harrison Birtwistle

I had a brother six years older than me, so I wasn’t just listening to teenybopper stuff. My brother had the cooler music, but my parents had the Burt Bacharach, Tom Jones, the Association, the Fifth Dimension; these groups were un-cool, but I secretly loved them.

Jill Sobule

We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.

Lawrence Welk

I love to talk about the drums and music. I started playing drums when I was probably six and played a lot until I was about ten or eleven years old. So, I guess five or six years where I played. I had a drum set at home, and I would just bang on it. I’d even go on the Internet and study basic beats and so forth.

Sean Berdy

My previous visits to Australia created fantastic memories, so I’m definitely looking forward to another visit. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I think every person in the entire country is nice. Seriously, I haven’t seen or heard of a mean person yet. And they love country music.

Joe Nichols

That type of autograph, pictures and apparel thievery was not part of what I grew up with. I loved the artists and their music. I would be thrilled to meet them, but the thought of getting a scribble or stealing an article of clothing never occurred or appealed to me.

Davey Havok

This music business can suck all the love out of you, all the compassion for people – you can start to think you’re better than them. But I want to continue to let people know that I’m no better and no worse, I’m just like you.

Mary J. Blige

I still absolutely love ‘The Sound of Music’ and anything with Julie Andrews in it.

Kristin Scott Thomas

My first album was full of ideas and attempts to go in all kinds of directions. I was young. I loved making music, but I didn’t have a clear path. I also lacked in confidence.

Yael Naim

I love music but, of course, I’d choose love over that.

Leona Lewis

I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He’s my cousin by birth and my brother in music.

Mike Love

I don’t know where people think I’m from, but I’m from Chicago. It’s really just that. People wanna romanticize it and say, ‘There’s two sides to it, and it’s a beautiful love/hate story of violence and music.’ But it’s really just a very scummy place where people don’t have respect for other people’s lives.

Chance The Rapper

I always had a love of music, from the time I was a little kid, dressing up and singing along with Michael Jackson songs.

Matisyahu

I listen to music cinematically. I think about music and how it would make me feel when it’s put to an image, a moving image, and I love it.

Walton Goggins

Before ‘Lost Boy,’ I was singing, doing six-second covers on Vine, working part-time and in school, but music was always my true love.

Ruth B

One of the things I love about music is live performance.

Yo-Yo Ma

I love, love, love music – have since I was a kid, and I’m still really into music – and I became a singer because I was too stupid to learn how to play an instrument, I guess.

Cassandra Peterson

I just love making music, and that’s my focus.

Kiiara

I got my interest in Lotte Lenya and the Brecht-Weill canon from my parents. And I love classical music – I got that from my parents. I love Cole Porter – that I got from my dad.

Marianne Faithfull

Music, in Mexico, just wasn’t working out. So, I fell into acting and I just fell in love with it. It was amazing! It was a great safe place to just vent.

Adan Canto

I was always into music, but I wanted to do film when I was kid. I remember seeing big movies and wanting to do them. Then I was lucky enough to act in some of them, and I fell in love with it.

Matthew James Thomas

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.

Charles Baudelaire

I love singing. It makes me feel good. It’s like a release, especially when I’m singing soul music.

Michael Kiwanuka

I love when people are coming up and they’re working hard and you can see that they’re really focused on the process to their music. I really dig that. As a musician, it’s nice to see people who really care about the process.

Amos Lee

Look at music: I’ve always loved hiphop and rap, and now there’s this whole progressive movement, with De La Soul and Mos Def, Common. It’s some of the best stuff around.

Ryan Phillippe

The music of the Clovers and Spaniels and the rest was like candy to me. I couldn’t get enough; my teachers probably thought I had attention deficit disorder.

Aaron Neville

I love singing! I was a musical theater girl in high school. We were always singing and dancing around, and just doing little community theaters and high school musicals. Then, when I got to NYU, I focused more on drama.

Katie Lowes

Music is what I breathe, what I love to do. It keeps me alive.

Miley Cyrus

I only discovered electronic music as a teenager and I still love the Prodigy and Massive Attack.

Dhani Harrison

I love heavy music, but you see, I had fallen in love with a radio station in Vegas that played nothing but Eighties music. That had a real profound impact on me.

Dave Keuning

I love knowing that people are connecting to my lyrics, my music and me.

Lee DeWyze

I think Edward Sharpe’s music is counter-cultural music in the strangest sense where you have a time now where love, optimism, hope and community are uncool and not part of the mainstream culture.

Alex Ebert

I’ve always been in love with music, but I’ve never thought to sing.

Tamala Jones

I recommend my students not to be professional unless they really have to be. I tell them, ‘If you love music, sell Hoovers or be a plumber. Do something useful with your life.’

Robert Fripp

My job as an entertainer is to take you some place else. I love exploring different genres of music to please my fans.

Gloria Estefan

I’m pretty much living my dream job, but one day I would love to dedicate more time to writing and performing my own music.

Kendall Schmidt

I felt that with ‘In A Perfect World’ I was still kind of finding myself – not just as a musician, but also in love and in life.

Keri Hilson

As I grew up, I wasn’t a great buyer of albums, but I really liked ‘The Jam.’ I like good musicians and loved the energy of their songs.

Anton du Beke

I love going to the cinema, listening to music, yoga and long walks along Holkham beach in Norfolk.

Saffron Aldridge

I hadn’t played any music since freshman year of college, more than thirty years ago, so I had to relearn everything. I started writing songs. Some were dance and trance songs (I listen to them a lot while I’m writing), and some were love songs, because that after all is what music is about – dancing and trancing and love and love’s setbacks.

Nicholson Baker

Both of my parents were super music lovers when I was growing up – they had a massive record and tape collection. I think my dad even had a couple of laser discs, but that was a short-lived thing.

Madi Diaz

What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.

Gertrude Stein

When I was first going out to funky events, it was a lovely kind of music to dance to – it had such a nice vibe.

Kyla Reid

I fell in love with funk music through my father – Funkadelic – as well as soul and classical early on.

Miguel

I’m inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art.

Alicia Keys

Oh, I will always be honest with my music. The records are black boxes for me. Like if you want to know who I am, my views, my perspective, things I love, things I hate, my convictions, my anthems. I’ve never let people’s opinions affect the way I write.

Katy Perry

I find that it isn’t wise to attempt to judge people on their public persona, and even on the music they make. Because I’ve met so many people whose music I cannot stand, and they’re very nice. At the same time, I’ve met people whose music I’ve loved, and they’re not the person you’ve invested all this emotion in.

Morrissey

I’d say that my musical influences are anywhere from pop-rock electronica, new age and classical. But I think that specifically, bands – I love Jem, I love Sigur Ross, I love David Gray, I love Elliot Smith… a lot of different people. But I don’t find lyrical inspiration from anybody.

Emmy Rossum

Music gave me something that was not only good for me – it gave me something to work on, something to be proud of and something that I really loved and have a love for – but also music was good for other people because you put joy into the world.

Flea

The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.

Al Green

For me, I just want to continue telling stories – whether it’s musically or theatrically, this is what I love to do. So, I want to create more.

AJ Michalka

Obviously, fans are the beginning and end for any artist. The minute your fans embrace you and accept you, you begin this ride of being in music and having a career doing something you love. You get to go be a kid and live out your dreams by performing music for fans who come out to your shows.

Luke Bryan

Finding great songs is the hard part of my gig – it’s not as hard as songwriting, that’s much more daunting – but I love playing other people’s music.

Bonnie Raitt

I just play the music that I love with musicians that I respect, and fortunately, I’m in a position where people are willing to play with me, and perhaps I can do something to help them.

Bonnie Raitt

I never studied jazz technically; I just know and love the music.

Mark Ronson

I don’t want to put any pressure on the music; it’s my hobby and my release – a thing that I love.

Iwan Rheon

You have to be careful not to make music something you don’t want to do. Which happens. I’ve gotten off the road and been like, ‘I hate it. I hate singing, I hate playing guitar.’ Six days later, I’m in my bedroom singing at the top of my lungs because I love it so much.

Shawn Mendes

I would love to do a big-budget movie musical – I feel like there is one big musical movie a year. And I’m always there at the theater to see them – I love them.

Autumn Reeser

Ever since the Beatles, the concept of lovable mop tops, it’s a bit of a fantasy, but it’s a lovely idea that people make wonderful music and live a wonderful life being friends together. Sadly, life isn’t quite like that.

Nick Mason

Fashion and music have always played off each other and certainly do for me; I love both so much. But there are definitely those moments when you’re playing the right song at the right time in the right place, and it feels like the best job in the world.

Harley Viera-Newton

There’s something in me that loves to inspire people: when I’m playing music, I imagine all this sparkly stardust going through everyone. I want to make people come alive.

Bat for Lashes

It’s like there’s the rest of the world, and then there’s America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over here because so much of American music has inspired me, whether it’s Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen.

Tom Odell

I believe I was born for this, to tell people about the Lord. I just wanted to find the best way that I could do it, and music, God graced me to be able to do it, and that was the way that I chose to be effective and tell people that the Lord loves them.

Fred Hammond

There aren’t that many songs that pay homage to the DJ. They are the ones getting artists’ music out there. They are the ones getting the club popping. But no one’s giving them any love.

Tila Tequila

The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I’m not really a fan of Goth music. I’m more a piano and guitar man – that’s what I love.

Richard Fleeshman

I love the dancing and the music from Latin cultures. I went to a Flamenco show in Spain once, and it completely took my breath away!

Torrey DeVitto

I’m sure I would have been considered a more significant artist if I was a singer-songwriter. It’s just not the way I roll. I love being a curator and a musicologist. People write me letters and thank me for turning them on to Fred McDowell and Sippie Wallace, and that’s partly my job this time around.

Bonnie Raitt

I love most melodic music – classical, reggae, big band, jazz, blues, country, pop, swing, folk.

John Lescroart

I did a pop album, ‘Sogno,’ in 1999. I think it’s important to record another pop album because many people love pop music. By this kind of repertoire, some people can later discover classical music.

Andrea Bocelli

I took tap and ballet, which likely contributed to my sense of rhythm and showmanship. I love creating music that gets people moving together, free of inhibitions.

Bria Skonberg

I don’t relate to what’s left of the music business. There doesn’t seem to be any point to it anymore. The business that I grew up in and loved, we made records a different way – there were record companies, there were stores where you could buy albums.

Don McLean

This quality, I mean Geoffrey was with me, was very easy doing – he loved me very much, I loved him very much, and we understood each other so well that it was a pleasure to make music.

Victoria de los Angeles

I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music.

Charlie Puth

If I couldn’t act, I’d really love to try music.

Ryan Eggold

I love any opportunity I have to make music.

Barry Manilow

Reggae music is a music of integrity; reggae’s consciousness was built on a message. My music speaks of love, equality and spirituality, and I would hope that one finds this integrity in my music.

Stephen Marley

I am a good boy. Sweet. I love to chill. I have a select set of friends, am big on house music, love Goa. I don’t read much. Though that is one habit I am trying to inculcate.

Shahid Kapoor

The musicals that I love on stage are generally meant for the stage.

Joss Whedon

I actually write film music because I’m classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies.

Vanessa Brown

I just love music, and I love what music does for people.

James McBride

We listened to a lot of drama, adaptations of books, comedy. There was a real love of music expressed in choirs, because you didn’t have to have instruments except your voice.

Melvyn Bragg

My parents taught me everything and set me up for life. I owe to them all the things I’m passionate about: music, art, the people I love, my career and family life, the fact that I have children and the way that I raise them.

Olivia Williams

I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.

Dr. Dre

I love musical theater. That’s what I started off to do when I was 7, and my first show was ‘Peter Pan.’

David Hasselhoff

I’m a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences.

Lee Ann Womack

I love being a musician. I love the lifestyle. But I think it’s probably as difficult and frustrating as anything.

Trevor Dunn

That’s what I’ve tried to do: I’ve tried to make music that I really love.

Rebecca Ferguson

I just love storytelling. I write music to tell stories. So when I’m done writing a song, I take it and go, ‘Okay. How can I interpret these lyrics differently?’ I love taking lyrics that were so close to me at a certain point in my life and then revamping them. I always want to take things to the next level.

Hayley Kiyoko

I was sort of in denial about doing country for awhile but I sort of grew up and realized who I was, what I wanted to say. I think country music is the best music in the world and I’m glad to be doing a country album. I hope people will love it as much as I loved making it.

Lucy Hale

Aretha Franklin was a teenage mom, a musician who came from an incredibly Christian background, but there was a lot of love, which is really inspiring in a feminist way.

Beth Ditto

I’m in my father’s car at age 9 or 10 crying to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat,’ thinking that you could write nearly a love letter to a man who betrayed you by having an affair with your wife. I was thinking how wonderful and pure music can be for explaining situations.

Lou Doillon

I love Adele and Lykke Li. I also listen to classical music as well.

Birdy

Success was one of my weakest points. I was so ill-prepared for it. I never appreciated within myself the gift of success. I never accepted it. People gave me so much momentum and love, and people really got my music, but I didn’t accept it. That’s probably one of my biggest regrets.

Sophie B. Hawkins

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

Lord Byron

My favorite music isn’t necessarily the songs that One Direction come out with. That doesn’t mean to say I don’t secretly really love some of our songs, which I do. My personal tastes… I actually like quite a bit acoustic and more mellow kinds of things.

Louis Tomlinson

I love hip-hop; I love Sleigh Bells. I also love classical music and musical theater.

Tatiana Maslany

Acting was my first love before music.

Crystal Bowersox

Every girl likes to just rock out when they put music on in their room – I learned that personally when fans would tell us how much they loved to make up their own dances to Cheetah Girls songs.

Sabrina Bryan

I am a very musical person. I love music, and I don’t just love Cape Breton fiddling, although it’s my favorite.

Natalie MacMaster

I like to read, especially nonfiction. I love learning, so I study languages, cook, learn basic HTML, and enjoy other activities that stimulate communication and the dark recesses of my musician’s brain.

Joshua Roman

I’ve never done a musical, and I don’t think I could do one, but I would love to play Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret.’

Lydia Leonard

I don’t hate the music, but I hate the process. When I look at it, I don’t see song titles and artwork, I see the fight – I see the emotions, the blood, sweat and tears. There are a couple of songs on there that I love; but ‘Lasers’ is a little bit of what you love, a little bit of what you like, and a lot of what you had to do.

Lupe Fiasco

David Bowie’s my favorite musician. I love him above all, but I’m really into rap a lot right now.

Ethan Suplee

I still have all the faith and love for my music and yet I’m still playing places for kids.

Juliana Hatfield

I loved Art Tatum! And, through him, and other different jazz musicians, I actually found my technique.

Tony Bennett

I love music, from shanty sea-songs to Calvin Harris.

Brian McDermott

Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don’t pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate that auditioning thing.

David Johansen

I’d love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music.

Brian Eno

I have a confession to make – I truly love country music.

Sarah Rees Brennan

Up until I started on YouTube, my first love was musical theater.

Sam Tsui

You have the ability to write melodies and to put lyrics that mean something: to speak about life and what people are going through in their every day ups and downs, the good times and the bad times. Country music has always talked about life, I think; that’s what I’ve always loved about it.

Jimi Westbrook

I loved music and dance, and that was exciting to me.

Debbie Reynolds

I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing; my kids, too.

Sylvia Earle

I would love to bring the children from my foundation Sinfonia por el Peru to play with some of the best musicians in the world.

Juan Diego Florez

I like to dabble in different things, but music is my first love. It connects to me in a way my side projects don’t because it’s so personal. I write the words. Music is like my diary. It’s my therapy.

Eve

Music is what I love to do; it’s in my veins.

Demi Lovato

Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it’s music or feelings or love. They’re things we can’t really see or touch. They’re not material, but they’re vitally important to us.

Judy Collins

Retire? Not on your life. I have no plans to stop singing. What are you going to do when you love music? It’s a terrible disease. You can’t stop. Of course, I’d like to get off the road.

Peggy Lee

I grew up loving Etta James and Aretha Franklin and Al Green and Otis Redding, and I just love old-school R&B. It’s just music that moves you and grooves you, and it was very important, I think, for music.

Elle King

My first memories of music are of my mother playing Dominican music in the house because my parents love to dance. They love to throw parties and dance, so there was a lot Latin music in the house.

Cyrille Aimee

My secret to success is that I’ve always loved good music and people.

Sid Bernstein

I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately.

Sabrina Lloyd

The passion for doing music, the passion that I have for going out and playing it live – my love for country music is back.

Joe Nichols

I think my intention was there, and my love for the music was apparent. And there are very few singers who get up and desire to take the kinds of risks that jazz musicians routinely need to be taking.

Kurt Elling

It’s more difficult to write a song about having your heart ripped out of your chest while you’re in love. Because it lacks honesty. And the honesty comes through in the music, it really does.

Chad Kroeger

Musically, I actually grew up listening to country music as a kid, like George Strait, Alan Jackson… all those guys. So it was kind of weird crossing over from that to pop and R&B, but you know, I love Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Usher, R. Kelly, Drake, Boyz II Men.

Austin Mahone

Since I was a child, I always loved music that made me want to dance. As a teenager, I used to dance the night away to electronic music.

Nadia Ali

Classical music has been based on works people love and come back to for aural comfort.

Leila Josefowicz

Certainly, I’ve loved musicals for a while, so I did some short films in college that had musical numbers and things like that, so I’ve kind of been obsessed with Fred and Ginger and Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen and Jaques Demy forever.

Damien Chazelle

My experience with music, I’m not going to say extremely negative, but it’s definitely been a grind; it’s been grimy – it hasn’t been a pretty process. It’s left me crying, you know, on the carpet in my tiny apartment with, like, no money. But it’s been worth it, it’s my passion, my dream, it’s what I love to do.

Kat Graham

‘Partita’ is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.

Caroline Shaw

I’ve always loved acoustic music because I’ve always loved to hear someone’s words or just watch them and just get into them. The distancing thing about rock is it’s so assaulting.

Jane Siberry

When you don’t act right to your family and friends, that’s bad, but they also have the opportunity to experience the ‘good’ side as well. Disappointing the fans is an entirely different thing because the fans love your music and save up money to see you in concert.

George Jones

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments.

David Del Tredici

I’m completely in love with the world but also terrified of it. It creates some overwhelming feelings. Wanting to battle out that joy and fear is part of my music.

Florence Welch

I would love to be able to pursue music as a career but honestly, I’m just not good enough.

Shawn Ashmore

I’d love to do a modern-day musical that’s full of original music. To get your contemporaries to sing and dance without looking foolish and for it to be transformational and magical and all those things a musical is supposed to be.

Danny Boyle

I’d love to do a musical. I have a little list of them in my head.

Swoosie Kurtz

For me, and this may not be everybody, but because I do love country music so much, there’s such a feeling of home in Nashville, especially because it’s such a small town. You bring up one song, everybody knows who wrote it, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories.

Garrett Hedlund

I love music. I have a fondness for Chopin, and I very much like his ‘Raindrop Prelude.’

Daniel Tammet

Billie Holiday I never met, but I love her music.

Nichelle Nichols

It was a free-for-all with music when I was growing up. My mother was a huge music fanatic so I was listening to everything from country to heavy metal to Indigo Girls to Elton John. I guess when I was really young I didn’t like Willie Nelson, and she obviously loved him. Now I do too, I’m so thankful to her for playing his music nonstop.

Tig Notaro

I really believed that my songs were good enough for the whole world to listen to. I had fans from America or the U.K. who would be like, ‘Oh my God, I love your music’.

Yuna

A lot of R&B cats are doing a lot of auto-tune. Tyrese went back to the basics. I love classic soul music and Ginuwine. Ginuwine and Usher laid the foundation back in the ’90s. There’s no one doing that anymore.

Leon Bridges

I love finding talents to pair my music with such as Conrad on ‘Firestone’, Parson James with ‘Stole the Show,’ and Will Heard on ‘Nothing Left.’

Kygo

My audience went, ‘Wait, why is she singing jazz? What’s going on?’ And then they went, ‘Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.’ And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.

Lady Gaga

But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.

Amy Sedaris

A lot of music doesn’t do one thing or another. It just doesn’t do anything. Then there are those pieces of music that thrill your soul. It’s such a wide range, and it’s really interesting that we all love different things.

David Lynch

One of my heroes is a composer named James Bernard, and oh my God… I can still listen to his music today and be stirred and moved by it. But I think that you fall in love with… Well, again, when you’re young, it really is more powerful. Much more terrifying.

John Carpenter

I love to listen to pop all the time! I like to be updated on the new hits; I think it’s important for what we do. Among my favorites of all time is, of course, Madonna. But I also love Kylie, our little princess; Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber. And I listen to Italian pop music like Tiziano Ferro.

Domenico Dolce

John Mayer and Jack Johnson are two of my all-time favorites. I love Colbie Caillat and really cool, beach-y, guitar, acoustic type music.

Halston Sage

But I’m also a music lover, and I’ll always try a lot of different things.

Lee Ann Womack

Music is my passion – it’s what I love and it’s in my blood. You can never take me away from my work.

Nicole Scherzinger

At the beginning, my folks were pretty upset with the whole thing at first, the music, the tattoos – but after observing the music scene I’m in now for a couple of years, they totally get it – they actually love it. They are so proud. My dad actually flew to Japan to see us play. My mom comes to the shows near home in Washington.

Matty Mullins

I’d love to do a musical. I’ve been known to have a good step or two. I’m half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.

Dwayne Johnson

It’s always a pleasure to perform for people who love country music. And Australians definitely fall into that category. Each time I go back, I learn something new about the country, and I get to see some of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Joe Nichols

I love going into a dive where they have no idea who I am or haven’t heard my music and try to win them over.

Schuyler Fisk

I’m that girl that’s a hardcore musician and loves to sing and write and play instruments but, at the same time, loves video games, metal music, and just being a goofy person.

Christina Grimmie

I love being in the studio, and I am a huge fan of live music. Without writing good stuff in the studio, you have nothing to play live.

Anthony Hamilton

I don’t really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.

Ashlee Simpson

Music is more of a hobby to me than my hobbies, if that makes sense. I love music; my dad and brother were very musical, and music just happens to be one of my hobbies that became my vocation.

Al Jardine

I’d always loved poetry and I’d always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn’t thought of putting the two together until around that time.

Bruce Cockburn

There’s some places where, I don’t know if they’re fiddle fans, or Natalie fans or if they just love Celtic music, but there’s some places where there’s just awesome crowds.

Natalie MacMaster

Playing sport was somewhat frivolous, but I liked it. I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn’t go to music lessons and things like that, but I would go and play ball. My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it.

Mike Krzyzewski

My dad has actually really influenced me musically. I have a weird love for ’80s and ’90s music. A lot of people are like, ‘Are you serious? It’s so lame.’ But my dad always plays that in the car whenever we’re together.

Harley Quinn Smith

I love that there’s this tradition of being able to discuss the heaviest topics and the gnarliest stuff that goes down in people’s lives in traditional Southern American music.

Gillian Welch

It’s fun and super exciting to see how other people work, how other people write music, and how other people put things together. To me, it’s an endless learning process, and I love doing it because everybody works so completely differently.

Alison Mosshart

He’s the reason why I write music. If he’s reading this – James Taylor, I’d love to work with you! My mom would put headphones on her belly before I was born, so I’ve been listening to him literally all of my life. When my dad played me ‘Walking Man,’ I heard those chord changes and that melody, it completely blew me away.

Charlie Puth

Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?

Mary Douglas

This is sort of not expected, but I would love to produce a record for Missy Elliott. It would be totally different, but she makes party music. ‘Lose Control’ was my favorite song when I was in 5th or 6th grade.

Ansel Elgort

The music industry is such a different world from the acting world. Everything is really last minute, but I love the challenge, and I love owning my material and being able to put out what I want.

Hayley Kiyoko

Every day I feel different about music, but what never changes is my love for it.

Kid Rock

My mom loved rock n’ roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around. He liked classical music and Duke Ellington.

Patti Smith

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I love all sorts of music. I’m really into Damian Rice and Amos Lee.

Odette Annable

I did Hilary Duff’s ‘With Love’ music video-slash-fragrance ad.

Kellan Lutz

The thing I love about music is that you can take things that are painful, deep things that hurt you, and you can turn them into something beautiful.

Ray LaMontagne

When I was a kid, I went through a lot of musical phases, and one was when I’d learn everything that The Beatles ever recorded. After I started drums, I fell in love with their music so much that I just wanted to learn everything.

Eric Carr

The coolest thing, too, is that people that have never even seen ‘One Tree Hill’ tell me, ‘I love your music.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, do you watch the show?’ And they say ‘No.’ And to me that’s even cooler because that means I’m actually starting to get country fans.

Jana Kramer

My father was a fighter pilot, so I moved around the world when I was young. Then I ended up in Kansas. I’d just sort of gravitated toward the arts, and I had always loved music and really loved theater even though I didn’t want to act.

Patty Jenkins

I love conducting. What I’m tired of is music administration. I don’t want that. I just want to make music.

Daniel Barenboim

I think ‘pop’ can be a bit of a dirty word. People are very cool in Australia. They don’t like to admit that they like pop. There are people who listen to Triple J and cool stuff like that, but commercial radio is massive, and if you look at the sales of the pop songs every week, people love pop music.

Ricki-Lee Coulter

When I’m not shooting, I love going on adventures with friends. I love zip-lining through rainforests and different natural habitats, and I love writing music on the side, and I love drinking coffee. I’m a big coffee drinker and go to a lot of cafes and stuff.

Max Schneider

That’s the thing about music: It’s forever. Hopefully, you captured a moment musically that has a timeless quality people will find relevant to their lives at any point. That’s the whole idea about what I love about art and music.

Robert Coppola Schwartzman

I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music.

Carmen Electra

I’m just going to make the music I love to make, and I’m going to mature with my music.

Jay-Z

We love ‘Fiddler.’ We love ‘West Side Story.’ I want to be in that club. I want to be in the club that writes the musical that every high school does.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

I really love the ’90s. I love the music from then for sure, and to go back to New York then would be a really wonderful thing.

Imogen Poots

I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I’d love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I’d love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith.

Stacie Orrico

To me, the concept of distance is not important. Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.

Yoko Ono

Europe in general is a great place for me, but specifically Germany has been very good to me. Germans love classical music… Electronic dance music is massive over there, so I’m kind of the marriage between the two.

Lindsey Stirling

I love everything, but I really love rock music. Incubus, Augustana, Nirvana, Chevelle, iHi-Hi-Fi, they’re my really good friends.

Audrina Patridge

I started making music that I loved and was passionate and excited about, but it was really cool when I started touring to realize it’s an extremely diverse group of people who come out. In the front row, I’ll have everyone from a little girl in a frilly tutu, to rockers and gamers and older couples. I love it that it’s just everybody.

Lindsey Stirling

I’ve always loved music. I listen to music the way a lot of actors watch movies.

Penn Badgley

Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.

Marc Almond

If we have any hope for survival of the music that we all love, compassion must replace name-calling, fairness must replace greed, and we need to come together as a musical community and try to understand each other’s problems.

John Mellencamp

I live cinema and passionately love music, and my efforts in both these crafts are unfolding.

Priyanka Chopra

That’s what I love about Nashville and the music community – seeing kids around acoustic music and bluegrass picking parties is the best.

Dierks Bentley

It’s true that my mom loved it when I played Joanie Cunningham in the musical ‘Happy Days,’ but I think she finally realized I am never going to do ‘Oklahoma!’

Christine Lakin

I always loved Little Anthony and the Imperials. They were like the precursors of the Temptations. I loved their music.

Bobby Keys

Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.

A. J. McLean

I’ve always wanted to be a DJ so I could play the music I love for other people. That feeling hasn’t changed, but my sets are always evolving. In terms of tailoring to a specific crowd, certainly I do play differently depending on the situation. It’s a different feel, for example, in a small club versus a festival.

Tiesto

I think it’s awesome to see people of all different ages from all kinds of backgrounds come together for the love of music.

Miranda Lambert

I love to perform, to give glory to God with my own brand of funky gospel music. I think it’s my mission to show people that God, that Jesus, can be cool.

Tyka Nelson

Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn’t consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done – unable to play except from paper.

Mary Lou Williams

From the beginning, I’ve always had a knack for catchy melodies. But I went through a period when I was trying to be rock n’ roll and have a rock n’ roll attitude. I was fighting my nature by trying to play really hard and sing really hard. But at a certain point, I realized that I loved syrupy pop music with tons of harmony.

Juliana Hatfield

I respect music, I do. I love it.

Youssou N’Dour

You’re in good spirits when you create and produce great music. All situations inspire music in different ways, man, from good situations, bad situations, depression, falling in love, falling out of love. I’ve been going through all those type of things.

Big Sean

Usually, when I see films that don’t have any score attached to them, I think they’re beautiful. I love just the naked sound of the voice. That’s already music.

Jason Moran

People will always need love, romance, a tender touch, and really personal and deeply felt music.

Susannah McCorkle

I hope my fans will grow with me. I want to be like Michael Jackson: 5-year-olds love his music, and 75-year-olds love his music.

Drake Bell

I love Cher Lloyd’s music. I didn’t actually hear her music as I was creating my own, but it’s cool that we have styles that are considered to be similar.

Bridgit Mendler

Bob Marley performed the ‘One Love Peace’ concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There’s always been that in black music and culture in general. It’s no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what’s going on in black life. It’s not unusual for hip-hop.

Mos Def

As a child, I was always very interested in music and had friends who were in the music business. I kind of accidentally fell into it and loved it. There was no reason not to – it was a great career.

Hooman Majd

I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally – with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.

Bruce Springsteen

I love music, particularly Radiohead, TV on the Radio, The XX and Tribes – they’re a great new band from Camden and well worth a look at.

Luke Treadaway

I’m a musician because I love it and it’s supposed to be fun.

Norah Jones

I’ve no grand designs to conquer the music industry, but I’d love to be able to tell my mates that I’m playing in a pub in Camden one night.

Luke Treadaway

I’ve always loved music and felt connected to it, but was too afraid to explore that avenue.

Nikki Reed

Especially now, with ‘Glee,’ it’s allowed a lot of kids to love music and performing at a young age. All ages watched ‘American Idol,’ but I think it was nice to be able to show kids, ‘Hey, you can be here, too.’

David Archuleta

I always have music. I love it to be very upbeat. When you’re having drinks, I like something like Cesaria Evora. During dinner, I like the much more traditional – old Frank Sinatra and things like that.

Ina Garten

I think music is a lifting force, I think love is the lifting force in the human condition. I think you see someone loving on their child, and it moves you, and you can’t help it. It rings a bell inside of us that elevates us as human beings, and I treasure that. I think it’s one of the few great things about human beings.

David Crosby

It’s about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they’ve made love to my records so what I’ve delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it’s booty music!

Tyrese Gibson

For me, visuals are as important as the music. I just love escapism and giving people something to escape to. To me, that’s what art is.

Iggy Azalea

I have loved music so much from when I was little, and I don’t know whether it was because I saw my dad doing it and then I got the idea; I don’t know what came first… But I always had a hairbrush in the mirror singing. I was always with him backstage; I would go out and be pulled in for the last song.

Lisa Marie Presley

I first got interested in DJing when I was a little kid. I just love music… Music’s my passion; it’s always been my whole life.

Pauly D

Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.

Rainn Wilson

I grew up singing ballads, but what I really wanted to get into was the mainstream music on the radio because I really love the beats and everything.

Jessica Sanchez

When you are a real artist who is serious about your craft, you love good music. Period.

Lil’ Kim

I love 50 Cent. I know it sounds weird ’cause a lot of kids might not say that right now, but I definitely want to work with 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Coldplay: I want to work with different artists that are going to push my music to a new level. Not just in urban music.

Tory Lanez

I’ve loved music always, and my music fire was lit by Elvis Presley, really, and all that was happening back then.

David Lynch

Maybe I’ll put my iPod in two minutes before. But truly, I’ve listened to actors say that they loved to listen to music before a shot, and I really understand that now because it puts you in the mood and gives you energy.

Berenice Bejo

I’m doing what I do for the right reasons. I love the music that I make.

Isaac Hanson

I’d love to claim the title of ‘songwriter’ or ‘intellectual,’ but the truth is that anything that I ever learned how to do in conjunction with music was purely so that I would have a platform to sing from.

Brandi Carlile

I love playing music. And that’s what it’s all about.

Jason Aldean

There was always music in our home. My mom and my dad loved music. I remember when we were kids we would have these great parties at the house with congas and bongos and African drums, and it was amazing. It wasn’t until years later that I found out that they were actually Black Panther meetings.

Queen Latifah

Ireland and America, music-wise, are very closely related. The Irish came over with their fiddles in hand, and you can hear it in the bluegrass and rockabilly. I love it when music from different countries combine.

Imelda May

The great love of my life is music.

Mandy Patinkin

I love that period, between the ’20s and the ’60s. I love doing period pieces, and those eras are my favorite period in time, music wise, and the elegance and the way of being.

Laz Alonso

I worked with Snoop, but I would love to work with him again, but DMX… I would love to work with him as well… I met him in Atlanta; I went to one of his concerts; I would love to do a song with him. I respect him and really like his music.

Bow Wow

I’ve always been a fan of country music. It’s America’s music – I love the songs, love the lyrics.

Charles Koppelman

I don’t always have to be on what is the newest in music is. I’m slowly educating myself in music. For me, I feel more free in not knowing everything in what I’m doing. You can start making up too many rules for yourself. It should just be love and fun and feeling good.

Erik Hassle

I used to love ‘Jeeves And Wooster.’ That theme tune was great. I remember writing to them when I was little to get the music so I could learn it on the piano, and they sent me the sheet music.

Lydia Leonard

Music is my love.

Melissa Auf der Maur

I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I’m so happy she really cares about her female fans. She’s not catering to a male audience and is writing music for other girls.

Kathleen Hanna

Music is my thing. It’s my thing; it’s what I love. It’s what I do. It’s football to me; it’s Christmas to me; religion to me; poetry to me.

Ryan Adams

I’ve been writing music since 4th grade, and I love putting words together and expressing things in a way that you can move your head to and you can really relate to, because I have a lot to say.

Adam Hicks

My parents were big music fans, and my dad plays music, so I grew up with Madonna, Frank Zappa, the Beatles, Alice In Chains… it was all over the place. I had a Third Eye Blind record, but I also had Korn, Courtney Love, and Shania Twain.

Madi Diaz

I’m a people person, very approachable. I go out every night, tons of functions. I love all facets of this industry… Music, film, TV, books, art. I love being around creative people.

Guy Oseary

But Buddy was an upper. He was happy. He loved music, and he was really happy. I don’t know… I don’t believe in reincarnation at all, but if all that stuff is true, then he might have been on his last time around.

Waylon Jennings

I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It’s my fascination, my ongoing passion.

Siobhan Fahey

House music is about love, and lots of hip hop is about hate and intolerance, so in that respect, it’s not good at all.

Chris Lowe

I’m not really a musician. I’m a performer, and I love rock n’ roll. I’ve embraced rock n’ roll because it encompasses all the things I’m interested in: poetry, revolution, sexuality, political activism – all of these things can be found in rock n’ roll.

Patti Smith

My big love was the Beatles. I was more into music.

Gary Oldman

I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock, hip-hop. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It’s either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there’s always a buzzing beneath you.

Chadwick Boseman

I always find music guys writing about love. Think of something else for a change. I’m sorry, but it’s been done, and it does work and it’s good and all that, but I think something else would be nice.

Jesse Spencer

Journalism is my first love. But music comes in a close second. What’s important for me is that whatever you do, whatever your passion is, you should have another passion – something in your life. And when I put on that musician hat and I put the bass in my hands, I’m not Lester Holt the TV guy anymore. I’m just Lester Holt who likes music.

Lester Holt

I always try to keep a little bit of space in the year to work with other people. Because I love doing musicals, films and plays – projects where I’m not in charge, where I’ve got somebody else telling me what to do and I have to work with their vision.

Wayne McGregor

It wasn’t until my late teens that I really got into soul music and then I was like ‘Ooh, this is good!’ You’d always here it at old family parties, like, Gladys Knight and I’d always love it but I didn’t really get to know it and respect it until I was a bit older.

Rebecca Ferguson

You can fill this table up with people who are racist, homophobic, Satanist worshippers, sexist and we can be arguing but if you put on a song, I guarantee that people will stop and listen and that’s what I love about music, it can bring people together.

Charles King

If it came down to it, I wish people heard different records from me that I know give you a soul R&B sound of music that I know is really my gift, gift. But the ones that usually go are the records that radio, the fans and the clubs really love the most.

Jeremih

I’m thrilled that country music fans like my stuff, but so do a lot of people outside of country music, people who just love music. My goal is more to reach music lovers than to appeal to a genre. I love country music, and I’m proud to represent it, but I don’t obsess over it as a category.

Kacey Musgraves

My favorite type of music to sing is definitely those big ballads, I just love doing those power ballads.

Pia Toscano

When it all started, record companies – and there were many of them, and this was a good thing – were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music.

David Crosby

I think a lot of my appreciation for the Doors’ music, which I love, originates with my discovery of them through seeing ‘Apocalypse Now.’ It’s my second favorite film of all time.

Scott Derrickson

I find inspiration in many places. Sometimes music gives me the kernel of a story. Sometimes it’s dissatisfaction with the plot of a movie or a book that gets me thinking. Sometimes it’s love of a movie or book.

Christopher Paolini

I really love music that’s on the periphery of not fitting into a clear genre. I felt like I was constantly being described as something I didn’t really feel like I identified with.

Kathleen Edwards

I believe that if writers want their readers to care about a character, they have to care themselves. I have to root for a detective who screws up as much as Thorne does, who shares my birthday, my North London stomping ground, and my love of country music, both alt and cheesy.

Mark Billingham

I didn’t take music seriously in the beginning. It just kind of a hobby to me. It was something that I love doing for fun.

Yuna

That’s what I love about our music – it’ll never be a hit because you can’t dance to it.

Adam Jones

Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it.

John Corigliano

I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He’s one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera.

Cecilia Bartoli

I used to listen to Judy Garland all the time – I love Judy Garland and her music. But I started to realize that if you keep singing like that, singing songs of being victimized by love over and over and over again, it can’t help but have a profound effect on your life.

Diane Keaton

When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.

Terri Windling

That’s what I love from metal, and that’s what I love from hip-hop. That’s what I love from any music that’s hard, that’s got an edge to it-The attitude in it.

Kid Rock

All my life I wanted to play music with love to every member of the audience.

Mstislav Rostropovich

I love the notion of a dude sitting there with an untuned guitar tapping his foot and just singing his passion out; that’s what got me into music in the first place.

Ato Essandoh

I remember hanging out at Starbucks. There were these older guys who would sit around and play Crosby, Stills & Nash songs. I was just so in love with music. I would just go hang out with them, and I would try to sing and harmonize with them. I didn’t even know the songs.

Leon Bridges

We talk a lot on ‘Biggest Loser’ about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I’m always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music.

Alison Sweeney

The CD is now the wax album and so it is a collector’s item for people who collect music and love to look at the liner notes and feel paper. I don’t know what would turn them on about having to go through that terrible exercise of trying to open the packaging – it’s unbelievable when you’re trying to open a CD, right? You need a box cutter .

MC Hammer

I have to tell you that I love people. When I see the kids coming up and see what they have done with the music, it’s amazing.

Betty Wright

I love electronic music, and I love drum and bass.

Fred Durst

I’ve loved musicals ever since I saw ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway.

Mark Indelicato

I remember seeing McCoy Tyner in concert, and thinking that the music was incredible, but wanting to be invited in. I figured that humor was the way of letting the audience in. I’ve gotten a hard time about it, but I love to be funny onstage.

John Lurie

Most importantly, I don’t do music for people to want to be a singer, actor, or dancer. I do it because I love it and I want to show others you can accomplish goals.

Trevor Jackson

People don’t appreciate music any more. They don’t adore it. They don’t buy vinyl and just love it. They love their laptops like their best friend, but they don’t love a record for its sound quality and its artwork.

Laura Marling

The game Rock Band has been haunting me like a bad ring tone. It gets stuck in my head and momentarily effaces all that I love about music.

Carrie Brownstein

I love school and science; I also love piano and music.

Isaac Hempstead Wright

I do music for the love of it, and I’ve been doing it from a very young age: about 11.

Wyclef Jean

I love playing music, so I think the whole John Varvatos look is kind of cool. I think he has a great style.

Henrik Lundqvist

That said, I’d love to do a musical, either in film or on stage.

Reese Witherspoon

I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat – a sailboat. I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.

Nina Simone

I guess, for me, what started me getting real excited about music was the New York punk and new-wave scene. All those bands looked back to the Velvet Underground and the Stooges and the Modern Lovers as well. But that was back when Television were punk, and the Talking Heads were punk.

Dean Wareham

I love music; I come from a region of Kurdistan that is a base for music.

Bahman Ghobadi

I can have a song with Ariana Grande that is going to be the song for all the kids and the teen girls, and then another song that could be for a different group of people who all love the song. I’m with whoever. Whatever type of people want to love the music and whatever they love about the music is fine with me.

Mac Miller

I’d love to do something where I played a musician.

Theo James

Since I first fell in love with choral music when I was 18 and began composing at 21, I’ve been listening to these recordings of British choirs. I just fell in love with that sound – that pure, clean, pristine sound – and I think it’s probably been the biggest influence on my sound.

Eric Whitacre

I’m in love with music, and I’m pregnant by it. It’s like having twins. Or triplets. Or eight-lets!

R. Kelly

My dad wasn’t the biggest role model, but he was a great musician and I loved him very much. He was a character.

Randy Houser

I first fell in love with music when I was a little boy. When I first heard music, I felt the beauty in it. Then, being able to tap along on a table top and box was great, but my favorite thing to do was to watch records spin. I would almost get hypnotized by it. These things are what drew me in initially.

Narada Michael Walden

I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music, if thought of as a language, would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial.

Yo-Yo Ma

I love music, so if I wasn’t singing, I would probably still be working in the music industry. I love songwriting, so I’d probably be a songwriter.

Trey Songz

I love stage actors. There’s something special about all people who have to do a performance eight shows a week, and musical people, especially, are so much fun.

Kelly Bishop

I love rock-n-roll. I think it’s an exciting art form. It’s revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.

Nick Cave

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.

Maya Angelou

My father loved all different types of music. He wasn’t a snob. He wasn’t a purist.

Ziggy Marley

I like to play music; play guitar – I love that. Play some golf in the summer. Just relax, enjoy the summer. That’s nice.

Henrik Lundqvist

I think every revolutionary act is an act of love. Every song that I’ve written, it is because of my desire to use music as a way to empower and re-humanize people who are living in a dehumanizing setting. The song is in order to better the human condition.

Zack de la Rocha

I’ve loved musical theater ever since I was a kid. My mother’s a pianist, and my grandfather was an amateur theater director and stand-up comic. And I was an only child. And I loved attention. So from an early age, my family was teaching old musical songs.

Rachel Bloom

I was always artistic – right from childhood – but my love of painting came a bit later. It followed my love of music.

Sean Scully

I hope that country music embraces me because I grew up on it and have a love for the music.

Crystal Bowersox

Dance music is my love, is my passion, is my life. I live for my fans and take my art very seriously.

Steve Aoki

I don’t think I’d want to concentrate on just acting because I love music, and things are going really well, so I think I will always continue to make music.

Ashley Thomas

In the film work, I love to work mainly from the script and from talking to the directors, so a lot of the music, big portions of the scores that I’ve made, have been composed before the movies were even shot.

Gustavo Santaolalla

The first Decline I did was out of sheer love and appreciation for the music. In 1977, it was more about bands, because punk was a new form of music. It was groundbreaking and political.

Penelope Spheeris

You know, I love plays. I love the smell of a theater. The old rooms and the carpet and all that stuff. I love to tell stories. Even before I was doing music, I saw myself as a director.

R. Kelly

I grew up listening to pop music with my dad in the car, and we’d just listen to Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band – all that good stuff. So to see it snaking its way back around again is really exciting, and I love listening to the radio.

Megan Nicole

I love stretching myself musically.

Liz Phair

I’ve gotten to a place where I still love to play and sing, but I don’t have any ego agenda left, outside of just wanting to stay in a creative place and play music. I much prefer to sing for somebody else, and to somebody else.

Ryan Adams

If you don’t have any ties to the music industry, you just love ‘American Idol,’ you can sit there and do exactly what you do in your living room, which is stare at them and judge them.

Neil Patrick Harris

I love recording music.

J. J. Abrams

I love the Mexican muralists – like Rivera, Orozco – and the music of Walter Benton. They gave you a sense that reality was much more than life.

Billy Dee Williams

I love church buildings, particularly cathedrals, and I like living in spaces that remind me of music or evoke that creative energy.

Laura Mvula

I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music – which is usually older pop music – to R&B and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you’d expect.

Amy Lee

I grew up listening to Switchfoot. I love Switchfoot; they’re a great band. John Foreman is awesome. I really dig mainstream pop music, but I also have a heart for jazz and rock. Oh! Coldplay! I cannot miss Coldplay! I think ‘Fix You’ is one of the most brilliantly written songs ever. It’s, like, my favorite song of all time.

Shane Harper

I love music and love a good audience and still have to make a living. Why would I quit?

Doc Watson

Growing up, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I felt with The Beatles legacy that there was pressure on me to do music, and while I always loved music and it was always around me at home, I thought about doing other things.

James McCartney

That’s what I love. Not being interrupted, sitting in a car by myself and listening to music in the rain. There are so many great songs yet to sing.

Alison Krauss

I’ve got great joy from rediscovering Western music. I love Schumann and Chopin, and those amazing symphonies of Bruckner.

John Tavener

I loved the Cure and Bauhaus and the Smiths. The people in my town weren’t privy to that kind of music and I got abused. I discovered the microphone to get out some of that angst.

Fred Durst

I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

Eminem

I’ve always been a fan of Drake’s. I wouldn’t say I listen to all of his music, but I would say that I pick tunes out of his that I love and then put them on repeat.

Kyla Reid

My real interest in music was the old 78 records and the sound of the music. I loved it and began to realize that one of the main sounds on those old records I loved was the guitar.

Doc Watson

There is a bit of a movement as far as younger people in country music. That is cool because people are saying things like, ‘I didn’t listen to country music until so-and-so came along.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah! Now you know why I love it.’

Hunter Hayes

Some of my favorite films are musicals, like ‘Walk the Line,’ ‘The Rose’ and ‘Lady Sings the Blues.’ I just love the way the music and the story fuel each other.

Gina Prince-Bythewood

I grew up listening to a lot of different types of music, and R&B in particular was something that I loved – Aaliyah, Usher, Alicia Keys, TLC.

Yuna

I’d go over to my grandmother’s house, and she’d be playing opera. They loved opera. Not only did they play it on the radio, but they played it on their piano. Everybody learned how to read music and how to play.

Linda Ronstadt

My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar. I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it.

Randy Travis

I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn’t me.

Alicia Keys

I find music distracting – it takes me out of my head. What I love so much about skiing is the peacefulness.

Julia Mancuso

I’m not a goddess, for crying out loud. I’m a regular person who took feminism – which I have a deep connection to – and mixed it with music, which I really love to do.

Kathleen Hanna

I love every kind of music.

Kimberly Caldwell

Ultimately, I love making music more than anything. And I want to do that for ever. I don’t want be on the top. I just want to keep doing what I’m doing.

Chet Faker

I personally love J.Lo because she’s a fashion icon and I love her music.

Jessica Sanchez

So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it’s wallpaper to them, it’s elevator music, it’s just the thing that’s playing in the background that helps them through their day.

Michael Stipe

I would love to do more theatre, musicals… everything.

Chris Pine

I love musicians. I think artists are the most amazing people because they’re constantly creating beauty for the world. With all the crazy stuff going on in the world, then there’s artists reminding us of our humanity and reminding us of our heart and soul and what really matters.

Christie Brinkley

I had always loved music. I grew up listening to classic country, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard. My dad loved Vern Gosdin and Keith Whitley. So I kept going to class and started getting totally into playing guitar and teaching myself these songs.

Jake Owen

I’ve had so many hot, cheesy, corny loves of music in my life. I had a very intense Billy Joel period. So once you’ve really Joeled it up – there’s some good periods of Joel; it’s not all hot cheese. But I can’t judge anyone else for their cheese. I’ve deep-sea dived in the Gouda.

Jack Black

That was a time when I did love music, I couldn’t get enough of what was going on. Maybe it was Nirvana that brought me back. I guess it was a comfort because something that sounded so right – and non-commercial – had become so influential, so immediately.

Marc Jacobs

I think the main focus as a musician should be to play the music you love to play, and the rest is going to come naturally.

Gerald Clayton

When I perform Strauss, it is as if the music fits me like a glove. My voice seems to lie in a happy area in this music, which is lyrical and passionate at the same time.

Kiri Te Kanawa

I think it’s important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There’s no code, there’s no craft… it’s just let yourself shine through your music. If it’s meant to be loved and heard, it’ll happen.

Chantal Kreviazuk

I am an actor, and although I love music, and at times can’t live without it, I eat, sleep, breath, sweat, and bleed acting.

Tyler James Williams

When I started off in music, I started with a real innocence, a real love for the instrument, the writing the songs, the playing the songs and the sharing and the recording and experimenting. It was exciting. Then, this thing called success came, and something happened at some point where I became disenchanted, and I lost the innocence.

Damien Rice

I love clubbing – the abandon of it, the release of dancing, and being with my friends and the people I love. For me, it’s never been about going out to meet guys or to show off my latest dress – it’s the music.

Katy B

I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.

Katy Perry

I love seeing the fans of the music that I make.

Gavin Rossdale

I want to do a big Broadway musical, at some point. I would love to do that. To do something there would be super-cool.

Lara Pulver

The music I love to sing would have to be gospel – it just uplifts me, it takes me to a really good place.

Jacob Lusk

I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook.

Joan Jett

My father is a jazz musician, so I grew up hearing jazz. My parents loved it, but I didn’t like it. It went on for too long. Yes, I had certain teachers that really inspired me, like Danny Barker, and John Longo. And I had no idea that I would have any impact on jazz.

Wynton Marsalis

I love traditional music. But in any culture around the world, there is the historic and cultural music and everything that’s been passed down and passed down, and hopefully you take that, and then you take it, you know, the next distance, and then somebody else takes it the next distance.

Robbie Robertson

Funny enough, there have been puppets in everything I’ve written because I have a huge love of puppets. There’s a big puppet musical at the end of ‘Sarah Marshall.’ I wrote ‘The Muppets.’

Jason Segel

I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It’s a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running overtime.

Kylie Minogue

I loved a lot of different kinds of music, but for my own thing, I went for the singer-songwriters.

Patti Scialfa

I love to play music.

Gavin DeGraw

Hearing things like ‘Wake Up’ by Lora Logic, or the Raincoats’ ‘In Love’ – that was something I wasn’t prepared for. I couldn’t hear anything that came before it in the music, and I didn’t want to. I was absolutely in love with its out-of-nowhereness.

Greil Marcus

I’ve been making demos at home for many albums now. So over those years, I’ve learned how to record music, and I love being at home. I excel when I can make things at home.

Jason Mraz

There are plenty of millionaires who would pay millions to hang a Van Gogh painting on the wall, but hardly one that would have ever had the crazy nut over for dinner. I feel like the big companies are like that with musicians. They’ll say, ‘We love music! It’s all about the music!’ – but if a musician shows up at the door, they call security.

Derek Sivers

I gravitate towards happy music. I love the Beach Boys.

Zooey Deschanel

Everybody in Lynyrd Skynyrd loves different styles of music, and our minds are very open when it comes to writing our songs and making the band true to what the band is, but also stepping out and doing something current.

Johnny Van Zant

I love my complexion, but like so many of us, in the early years at primary school, I grew up thinking that my dark skin wasn’t a great thing. I’ve found freedom in music and songwriting, which has given me a freedom in how I present myself. I’m glad I’ve got makeup to celebrate that with.

Laura Mvula

I love music, especially classical like Verdi; it’s a great way to relax.

David Suchet

My view is that musicals are love stories with great final scenes. It’s just that simple. Musicals are also conflicts between two worlds. And by those criteria, ‘The Color Purple’ is actually exactly the kind of story that makes for a great musical. Yes, it’s got hard stuff in it, but so does ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera.’

Marsha Norman

You must play for the love of music. Perfect technique is not as important as making music from the heart.

Mstislav Rostropovich

It’s really important to me that my niece and nephews can come and see my show, as can my grandad and nan. I love spending time with my family, and music has always bonded us.

Jessie J

People tend to forget that celebrities are human beings. We live our lives. We try to do what we love, which is music. And to share it with everyone in our job usually is to entertain and to make people forget their troubles.

Gloria Estefan

I hitched up to Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love, you know? And I was very much politically aligned with that whole mentality, the whole ideology of that generation, the music, the culture, the behavior.

David Cassidy

I really, really love new work, and that’s why, you know, I produced a concert series supporting new musicals and stuff like that. I hope to do more things like that.

Josh Young

I want to be in a musical. I love music, and just to be able to mash the music and the acting together, it would be just incredible.

Stefanie Scott

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock’n roll.

Adrian Mitchell

My music is about the journey, about love and the human experience.

Wynonna Judd

I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He’s my cousin by birth and my brother in music.

Mike Love

I think, for a love story, the most important element is the music, since you don’t have action sequences or item numbers. It really draws in the audience and adds to at least 70 percent of the opening of the movie.

Ranbir Kapoor

I love musicals – that’s probably one of my most gay traits: that’s one of my giveaways!

Russell Tovey

I love writing for dancers. You don’t have to worry about the lyrics. I think to write words without music must be so frustrating. It must be always be so good, so perfect.

Nellie McKay

I’m the biggest music lover in the world. I mean, I have seen everybody. I went on tour with Michael Jackson and the Jacksons four or five times.

Magic Johnson

I want my fans to love themselves. It’s almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.

Lady Gaga

I’m a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That’s just me and what I do, and I’m not going to change it.

George Strait

Sometimes when I get home after a long day, I’ll turn on music – I love Latin, disco, and pop – and do my own workout, even if it’s a short one. Know a good song to work out to? ‘I Will Survive.’

Summer Glau

I still love a variety of kinds of music.

Gloria Gaynor

In the 1950s in the United States, few music lovers were listening to chamber music. Daddy played Bach and Haydn on our phonograph for me. Not only did I become familiar with the form; he discussed the concerti. My own head start. My own Head Start.

Karen DeCrow

I’ve been reading scripts where they’ve been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realistic story line. I would love, love, love, love to do that. But not a musical on Broadway, I don’t have that kind of energy or stamina.

Alia Shawkat

My first transistor radio was the heart of my gadget love today. It fit in my hand and brought me a world of music 24 / 7.

Steve Wozniak

I am permanently a student of people who make great songs, but besides sort of learning by absorption, I just love listening to music, hearing what’s going on, hearing new things or new old things.

John Darnielle

Being a musician, people ask you a lot about what musicians inspire you, and there’s plenty of musicians that I love and respect, but I think that I’m the most inspired by cinema.

Halsey

Taylor Swift dates guys so she can write a breakup song about them. I don’t think she’s dating for love – I think she’s dating for creativity. So let’s get her off the market and put her in dating detox. If she really wants love, she has to stop writing music about them.

Patti Stanger

Lots of people, from what I can see, just want to get into the music business for the glamour of it. But there isn’t any, really. It’s so up and down this industry, but if you really love it, nothing can stop you.

Eliza Doolittle

I have fans, and I have family that love me, and I have my music, and I have my breath going in and out.

R. Kelly

When I was in school, you could pick any instrument you want, and they’d teach you how to play it. That changed my life. I loved playing music in school, and it sent me on my path as a musician.

Flea

I’ve been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn’t consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I’m a great listener to music.

Kyrie Irving

I was definitely Theater-Band Geek/Straight-Up Boss Subgroup C. I was really into band and theater and super into music at the time. I loved performing arts, and that would definitely be my group.

RJ Cyler

I write plays, and I have a musical that’s starting to get produced now. That’s what I would love to do, but it’s so hard. The only reason people are reading my plays and musicals is because I’m in movies.

Jesse Eisenberg

I was a piano player. I love piano playing. I just love all music.

Maceo Parker

My fans saw ‘Roll Bounce,’ but also that older crowd who might not have been familiar with me on the music tip saw ‘Roll Bounce’ and loved it. ‘Roll Bounce’ opened up that door for me to have older people love Bow Wow and opened up that door so all of the kids would love Bow Wow. My fan base is really diverse; it’s all ages and all colors.

Bow Wow

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy.

Alban Berg

I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios – the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us – and the feeling of ritual the classes had.

Suzanne Vega

I turn on the radio. I’m a really big fan of old-fashioned dial radio. I love WNYC and NPR and also 88.3 in New York, which is the jazz station, and it’s usually good for background music. If I’m not in New York City or by a traditional radio, I’ll stream it on my phone, although I usually try not to look at my phone first thing in the morning.

Julia Stiles

No one dislikes LL Cool J. If you meet LL Cool J, you fall in love with LL Cool J. LL and I had mutual friends, and he and I had always talked about doing something. My fans know LL’s music. And I love him – we’re blood brothers at this point. We’ve been through the fire together. I know no finer person.

Brad Paisley

In the long, nonillustrious history of white people pilfering African American culture, have I just perpetrated that? I’m motivated by a love for the music and by a love of the performances, and I really hope I haven’t done anything bad.

Moby

When I do a festival, I want everyone to have a party, I think it is kind of similar to a club where everyone is there to have a good time and celebrate not being at work or just being able to have fun. I love people dancing to my music as well; if I can make them dance I feel happy.

Katy B

I loved Roy Acuff with all my heart, and I never dreamed I’d be able to meet him or see him onstage, or especially become good friends with him. For all this to happen, it’s hard to explain what a dream this is when you love something as much as I love traditional country music.

George Jones

My passion for music is one of my greatest loves.

Naya Rivera

Of all the parts that make up my somewhat quirky life, there are few things that raise a stranger’s eyebrows faster than discovering I love country music.

LZ Granderson

I love entertaining people, I love playing music, and I love rocking like an animal. But at a certain point, you’re playing gig after gig after gig, in town after town after town, and you’re lying down, staring at another hotel-room ceiling, and it’s like, ‘I want to be home. I’m a dad. I’ve got kids.’

Flea

I’m very into Taylor Swift. From her music to her wardrobe, she is absolutely killing it. Also, she has adorable cats that I would love to pet.

Connor Franta

I love pop music because you can really see what’s currently happening in society.

Marina and the Diamonds

I am a lover of all sorts of different music. I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has become an influence.

David Gilmour

I love working with an orchestra, but there are many ways to make music.

Howard Shore

‘American Music’ is an inventive, passionate, pithy novel whose major theme is love itself and whose minor theme, music, is an emotional, meaningful counterpoint. Like Count Basie and His Orchestra, this book swings.

Kate Christensen

I love classical. I have a lot of, like, Bach and Mozart and stuff. Then you flip on over, and I’ve got, like, Kanye West and, you know, just a bunch of – I am very eclectic. I love every sort of music.

Kaley Cuoco

The bottom line is that musicians love to make music and always will.

Jennifer Lopez

My family wasn’t in the music business, but they loved music.

Andra Day

Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach… love is close by… and you are not alone! With such potency, music should be treated with care. The sound, the feel, the presentation… everything! It is a medicine. It is a teacher!

Dave Sitek

Yeah, exactly, you can talk about politics in music, you can talk about something else, but that’s always going to change, and love is never going to change.

Enrique Iglesias

I come from a world of hip-hop, but I love all types of music, and that’s what Revolt will reflect. It will be home to electronic dance music, pop, hip-hop.

Sean Combs

I’m having a blast being the music director at the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. It certainly is challenging for me, but I love challenges.

Joshua Bell

I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.

Ice Cube

The music itself is very challenging, so I’ve never really felt the lack of stimulation. I love to be creating; I love to be making things and solving problems, I suppose, and when I’m not, then I’m not an incredibly good person to be around. If I’m not busy, then I think I would be disaster. That’s just the way things are.

Brian May

I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the ’70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories.

Lisa Marie Presley

DJ Sliink is amazing, and his production is on the next level. There are a lot of EDM producers that I’d like to work with, not for the sake of having an engineered record, but for the fact that I love their production and music.

Travie McCoy

I’m a guitar player, really – I mean, first and foremost – I grew up with all that great 1960s music, in terms of growing up, becoming a musician, so it’s like first-love stuff; I’m always going to go back to it.

Todd Rundgren

I’ll never stop acting, but music is another passion of mine. I just love creating projects in the entertainment field and performing onstage or in front of a camera.

Katherine McNamara

What I loved with Billie Holiday is she had a good way of parlaying the sorrow with a positive musical twist.

Rebecca Ferguson

Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.

Adele

Musicians play music because you love… I loved to play drums since I was five. It’s all I ever wanted to do. Rock stars, or as we call them, posers, guys who want to just look great, dress great. They’re not musicians; they’re looking for the fame.

Peter Criss

I love punk rock, The Clash, The Ramones, The Cramps. I love where it all came from, and music for my ears now, it has to have that same electricity, adrenaline and danger.

Imelda May

I love all types of music. I love top 40 dance pop, hip-hop, I don’t even know what they call it now. I’m a huge fan of all that.

Dustin Lynch

I love to look back, but I don’t want my music to be nostalgic. I want it to have the same vibrancy that the music I love had when it came out. I’m trying to get that electricity.

Imelda May

What I love the most is getting on the ice and just popping in a fabulous CD and skating – all by myself, the rink completely empty, just me and the music.

Michelle Kwan

I love classical music; I love the way it’s worked… all those chord sequences so I often use that sort of effect in my solos.

Jon Lord

I’m really very glad that I had skating to be my love and my escape. I think that it always gave me something that made me feel good, and it was music, and it was peaceful, and not a lot of the other stresses of life.

Dorothy Hamill

Both of my parents are actors and directors and whatnot. My dad loves really solid, old school, Broadway musicals, and one of them is ‘Assassins’ by Stephen Sondheim. All of the successful or non-successful assassins that have ever existed in the United States come together, and they talk about their killing or attempts through songs.

Will Rothhaar

I got involved in music because I love everything about it, but now I’m in it you see the other side and it isn’t much fun. Not as glamorous and enjoyable as you imagine.

Gary Numan

I went through a phase when I was 13 where I would only fall in love with people over the age of 19 or 20. I never had a real relationship with any of these people, but it was definitely the guy I wanted to hang out with and wanted to go on trips with. I would be like, ‘But, Daddy, he’s a musician!’.

Olivia Wilde

I love Beyonce. She’s so fierce. I also love Lily Allen, and she was an influence on my music.

Bridgit Mendler

And for the past 10 years I’ve been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, they’re all about that bottom line. So it’s nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine.

Lee Ann Womack

I think it had something to do with my love of music, especially rock music.

Gary Cole

Oh man, I love what the South brings as far as the soul, and I really have noticed from even the early days of listening to OutKast and Goodie Mob that Atlanta and the South has a diverse sound to it. You have bounce music. You have soulful musicians. You have artists with vocals who try to do different things.

Common

Tons of musicians who I love are imprisoned by their identity. That can be totally fine because they are so amazing in their technique, but for me, I’m a little too restless for that.

Jason Moran

I would love to do a musical so hopefully I will be blessed with doing one.

Heather Matarazzo

I joke to people in the press that I realize I’m not black, I’m actually white. But I’ve got these roots in black American music. I love it.

Glenn Hughes

I’m my own favorite artist, but I love everybody’s music.

Desiigner

I’m very proud of my love for Whitney Houston. She really changed my life. She made my life a better life. She was so beautiful in her love for God, her love for her family and her love for music. She truly loved her music. She could do everything! She had flawless rhythm, flawless pitch, flawless feeling, and flawless beauty.

Narada Michael Walden

I love the conversation between film and music.

Agnes Obel

I ended up doing a local AmDram musical when I was nine or so. We had to sing and dance and act. It was probably terrible, but I loved it.

Gemma Chan

I wish I had the guts and talent to be a good comedian. I love the idea of it, yet I’m terrified of it. I’d also love to play music in front of people.

Charlie Rowe

I play bass. I play a bit of guitar. I’ve never been to a lesson, so my theory of music is non-existent in any instrument, but we always had guitars around. My dad taught me to play drums for ‘Love Actually,’ and I still play drums now. But I’m not a ‘drummer.’ I’m not a ‘guitarist.’ I’m trying to be a bassist.

Thomas Sangster

I love form, but I’m not interested in forms. I’ve never written a sonnet or villanelle or sestina or any of that. For me, it’s a kind of line. It’s a rhythm. It’s something musical.

Robert Pinsky

I have terrible taste in things: music, movies, TV shows. I love all the guilty pleasures: Bravo, ‘Real Housewives.’

Grace Helbig

I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She’s a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.

M. J. Rose

I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.

Alek Wek

I just loved the guitar when it came along. I loved it. The banjo was something I really liked, but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music.

Doc Watson

When I look at music, everything is blurred, and I like it that way. I grew up like that, hanging out with different types of people who listened to so many different types of music. I never wanted to be part of any one clique. I loved it all.

Travis Barker

And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.

Lynn Johnston

I love hip hop music, I make hip hop music.

Charlie Hunnam

I love to get to that place where I don’t know what kind of music I’m doing; I don’t know if it’s any good. I don’t know if it’s anything. It’s a big question mark. The idea is to have interesting results. That’s my bottom line.

Ariel Pink

I would love to document the Roots; I think they have an interesting story. I have a curiosity about them. Their musicality and their live performances I think would be great, and I have a feeling that there are stories behind each one of them.

Michael Rapaport

I love music, and I loved dance music immediately. So I bought some equipment and started making my own. When I started this, I didn’t say, ‘okay I’m going to do this step and then this step’ to become popular. I just created music that I loved.

Armin van Buuren

People love events – they love performances, they love music – and I think Australians are great entertainers.

Cate Blanchett

I know that one day I would love to do a musical.

Guillaume Canet

I love the life of a musician but I live the life of a bodybuilder.

Warren Cuccurullo

When I was young, my parents made me listen to old music and watch Jimmy Durante. I fell in love with the whole mystique of acting and entertainment.

James Wolk

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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.

Benjamin Britten

I would love to do a play, but I don’t know about musical theatre. I’ve never done anything like that.

Chandra West

People like music when they’re in love, but they don’t need it as much. You need music when you’re missing someone or you’re pining for someone or you’re forgetting someone or you’re trying to process what just happened.

Taylor Swift

My love of music comes from as long as I remember. I begged my mum to learn piano for a year when I was 4; she wanted to make sure I was serious, and I wanted to be Chuck Berry when I grew up! We were a very musical family; my mum would play guitar, and her, my dad and aunt would sing and harmonize!

Natalia Tena

If it weren’t for how esoteric the art world likes to be, I would love actually to play the music in the shows, painting the music that influences me most.

Damian Loeb

‘Just Can’t Let You Go’ is a song about passion. It’s when you have such a strong passion and love for someone or something that your heart just can’t let it go. Whether it’s a special boy, girl, or that feeling you get when performing on stage or playing a sport. For me, my passion is music. I just can’t let it go!

Manika

The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it.

Cliff Richard

Even for the people in the business who are real music lovers it’s really about putting things in the right boxes, and my style doesn’t fit into a box.

Teddy Thompson

I love pop music. I love drum and bass, Calvin Harris, all these electronic things, but it’s nice to have something organic as well.

Gabrielle Aplin

I originally had opened the studio in New York to combine my two loves, music and design. And we created videos and packaging for many musicians that you know, and for even more that you’ve never heard of. As I realized, just like with many, many things in my life that I actually love, I adapt to it. And I get, over time, bored by them.

Stefan Sagmeister

I’m not going to say I’m not a fan, but I’m a fan of house music, essentially, and kind of indie, and I was always into the kind of sub-pop Seattle Mud Honey and Pearl Jam kind of sound. But my kind of big love was house music ever since I was 15/16, going to raves when I was 15 or 16 years old and not going to school, like a naughty boy.

Nick Frost

I’m basically just a normal girl from West London who speaks from her heart and who loves music.

Rita Ora

I love the smell of a theater. The old rooms and the carpet and all that stuff. I love to tell stories. Even before I was doing music, I saw myself as a director. So most of my songs come in a play form, you know, where there are characters and stories, so I like to go beyond just the song sometimes.

R. Kelly

I love music, I love all kinds of music, particularly jazz. Jazz is an extension of America. There’s no other country in the world that could have produced jazz.

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

My parents were very musical in the sense that they were, you know, music lovers and avid buyers of records, but none of them actually play an instrument.

Gustavo Santaolalla

I love musicals; I love the ballet, opera, the circus. It’s all performance to me.

Ian Mckellen

I love anyone who breaks the rules, and musicians always break the rules – in an aggressive way.

Donatella Versace

I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don’t ever feel restricted by the genre. I’ve been able to have a solid career that we’ve built one step at a time and a family. I know that I’m in a good place.

Martina McBride

I love loud music. I listen loud, and that’s part of how I’ve learned how to do this. Record softly and play back loud and a whole other thing happens.

T Bone Burnett

The studio is really fun because I don’t make it into the studio unless I’ve got something I really like. I love working with different musicians in the studio; that’s a real joy, working with someone for the first time.

Bob Seger

What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.

Adam Braun

I grew up listening to hits, and if I write something I feel, I think that’s pretty mass appeal. I’m not very elitist with music. Love is universal; a great melody is universal; it goes around the world; it’s not just American. A great song can touch the world.

Diane Warren

I just love a slow groove. I feel so comfortable in it. But I listen to a lot of fast music, a lot of techno and house.

Chet Faker

My parents were music lovers and collectors. It was around.

Boz Scaggs

I love song writing, so I’m always happy to write for other musicians.

Sean Kingston

I love slow music.

Norah Jones

I love to sing! To be in a movie with musical number is the coolest thing ever!

Ashley Tisdale

I love music more just in and of itself. I love harmony and rhythm.

Edgar Winter

Grade 9: I was too small for football, too shy for drama class, but I did have a passion for music. And so, with a mouth full of braces (and a glorious mullet), I accepted that the trombone would be a fantastic scholastic counterpart to my extracurricular loves: country music, and the guitar.

Jason McCoy

Up until the last minute, it was art and drawing for me. That was the first real and natural thing I thought I was good at and loved to do. But I developed a similar kind of love for music.

James Bay

To be in the music industry, to be in any kind of entertainment industry, you really, really have to be passionate about it and love it and persevere, because if that passion isn’t there, it’s easy to give up. If you really want it, the ambition is there, it’ll come. It’s definitely harder work than some people think.

Alexandra Chando

I just love to play and I get a chance to play with other musicians and I jump on it.

Chad Smith

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

George Jean Nathan

A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect. That’s why I think I’ll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?

Gotye

I hope people half my age and twice my age will listen to my music – I want it to live forever and for my audience to feel like they have a friend in my music. Music is a spirit. It heals. It’s an amazing thing to be loved and appreciated, and sometimes, music has not just been my best friend, it’s been my only friend.

Hunter Hayes

I love arranging my music, not in alphabetical order but by mood, creating playlists for when I have energy and want to work out or go-out party mixes and music to chill out to.

Natasha Bedingfield

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.

John Fahey

I was always in love with music, but my parents never really saw that I had talent, and it was really just by chance that I made it into the Menuhin School, and from then on my life changed. And that was when I realized, OK, this is what I want to do. But, until then, it was really just a passion, a hobby.

Richard Hyung-ki Joo

If you are a reader of ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ to me, you are a woman who loves fashion, but not just fashion; you love fashion, you love travel, you love art, you love music.

Carine Roitfeld

For people who love Tribe, I’m the defector. They say, ‘You should get back with Ali to do the beats.’ But a lot of people don’t realize I did all the music in Tribe. In the first three albums, I did all the beats!

Q-Tip

There are plenty of actors who’ve caught the singing bug and vice versa, but with musical performers, you’re constantly a persona – which is something I love about acting: you play a character, you leave and you get to be yourself again.

Freddie Stroma

English and world music were something that I had immense love for, and to get together with a fellow Indian and bring this sound and vibe to the world feels great.

Armaan Malik

Music has always been a large part of my life, and I’m very fortunate to be able to start a career doing something I love.

Armaan Malik

What I love about Beyonce is she’s not a slave to a genre of music.

Tessanne Chin

I just wanted to be like J.Lo when I started. The last thing I want to be is a model-slash-actress. But I love actress-slash-musicians.

Cara Delevingne

Dancing and music were my first love. I was happiest at being a chorus boy.

Adam Shankman

I’ve always loved English and loved English music and TV shows.

Sara Sampaio

When I heard Elvis Presley, then I knew I had to do music. Music is my god, and is the only love that has never left me. It has always been there and is my best friend.

Ville Valo

I love film, but it’s bringing me away from music. Singing is what I’m probably most passionate about.

Mandy Moore

My favorite music is ’80s music which drives people around me crazy. I really love it.

Michael Buble

It’s such a lonely existence, living with a rock n’ roller. No matter how much he loves you, he will always love his music more.

Anita Pallenberg

I really like jazz and soul, but I also love so many other types of music, and I didn’t want to be afraid to blend and experiment.

Andra Day

I felt from time to time that shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do. Ideally, the cinema is becoming one with the music. There is little artifice involved. There’s no acting. I love it.

Jonathan Demme

When I decided to be a musician I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to do. I would have done it anyway. If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.

Tom Petty

I’m surrounded by music; I always was when I was growing up and continue to be. And I love music. And when I imagine a fictional world, I imagine there’s music in it for those people, too.

Lorrie Moore

I have to have music playing constantly. It creates the tone and mood for anything you are doing. I specifically love rock, and Jimi Hendrix is one of my favorite artists. My favorite song is ‘Red House,’ because it’s heavy on the blues.

Marisa Miller

Pop music I have always loved best.

John Lydon

I totally love to act. I don’t care if it’s a musical, a comedy. I just like to work and interact with other people.

Reba McEntire

When you look at Michael Jackson, there’s nobody who loves him in that family, nobody. If they did, they’d tell him he didn’t have to do all that in order to be famous. All he has to do is keep doing his music and be himself. Michael’s been a little touched for about 20 years, but somebody needs to pull him aside and tell him they love him.

Jamie Foxx

My mum was a big fan of E.L.O. and Elvis Costello. She used to play that, consistently, all the time when we were kids. And my dad, he would claim to be a singer… You know, he loves singing, and he used to sing a lot when he was a kid and at parties and stuff like that. So I come from a very party-musical family.

James Vincent McMorrow

I love making music so it’s important for me to keep doing that even if the schedule is busy.

Michael Kiwanuka

Music has been a huge passion of mine ever since I started playing the piano at age 3. Going to concerts, performing on my own, and listening to my favorite artists growing up confirmed that love for music and made me want to pursue it as a career.

Daya

There are many things I love in this world. Music, acting, and animals are at the top of that list.

Orlando Brown

As much as I love music, in my mind, photography is what makes me the happiest – that’s for sure.

Julian Lennon

People that love this form of music have loved it from way back – Sabbath, Zeppelin, the early days.

Dimebag Darrell

Though I’m getting a lot of acting offers, I’d like to enter only when I’m ready. My first love will always be music.

Armaan Malik

The U.K. is one of the places that has always been an advocate of my music and I spend a lot of time touring here. I’ve got family and friends over here, but more than that, there’s a large Jamaican community and the Jamaican culture is very widespread in the U.K. which I love.

Damian Marley

I really love music, and I definitely love playing music and getting to be a part of music.

Tift Merritt

I love to make music and stay grounded.

Annie Lennox

I love 70’s music.

Laura Linney

I’ve always loved music and held it as a sacred thing that I can’t touch, as I don’t really want to deconstruct it or be a musician.

Aaron Koblin

Music is the best way for me to say I love you.

Mireille Mathieu

The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.

John O’Donohue

I love spin classes. I’m also very big on music, so I make a mix on my iPod that’s 45 minutes to an hour long of music that pumps me up so I know how much time I’ve been at the gym without looking at the clock. Put your favorite songs towards the end of the mix, so this way you keep going until you hear your favorite song.

Candice Accola

Everybody comments that I’m white. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten more criticism for it. I’m always expecting any day now it’s gonna come. I guess I just attribute the lack of hate to people hearing the music and hearing how much I genuinely love it.

Mayer Hawthorne

I started playing guitar when I was 6 or 7 years old, and I think that, within a week of getting my first guitar, I started writing music. I just love it.

Robby Benson

You can go to see a singer and love the show, but you don’t need to know all the songs. What you want to do when you leave is go and find out more about the music.

Savion Glover

Personally, I love music, as it’s my first love, and if I ever act, it has to be something close to music. That’s when I will feel great about doing it.

Armaan Malik

I believe that tracks speak to me. Some tracks make me write certain music or make me feel sad or inspire me to write a sad love song. Each track has its feeling to me.

Missy Elliott

I’m a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.

Tori Amos

I love film, and I would love to be a part of something that people universally love as a piece of film. Sure. Of course I would. And I would love to take acting lessons, and see that side of it someday. But I’m a musician.

Norah Jones

I’m never uncomfortable with anything I do. I never feel like I regret anything. I love music, you know? All kinds of music.

Juicy J

I love doing the voice of Batman because of the quality of the animation. The music is particularly incredible. Another bonus is getting the opportunity to work with some very respected actors who do not usually do voice work.

Kevin Conroy

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.

Bobby Vinton

All guys get into music because they love music and they also want to get the girls.

Quincy Jones

I really look forward to putting on a record. I love writing music and think that may be my strong suit even more than singing. I can’t wait to take that music on tour and share it with as many people as I can.

James Wolpert

My grandfather played a mandolin, so I got my hands on that. Then on down to a banjo, and I found I couldn’t play any kind of soft or mournful music with that so I took up the fiddle in my late 20s or early 30s – and that was far too late. But it keeps me off the streets. It has been a love of mine since I was 17 maybe.

Brendan Gleeson

As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It’s like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music – making a space for art is the same thing.

Renzo Piano

I’d love to make short film videos pushing the conventional standards of what a country music video can be.

Sturgill Simpson

I’ve always just adored music. It’s my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can’t do that if you’re a musician.

Blythe Danner

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ has eighteen people onstage at one point. Musicals entail a larger collaboration, and I love that.

Scott Ellis

I get up, and boy, I can’t wait to paint and study music and keep learning. I just love it.

Tony Bennett

I love country music so much. I love all kinds of music. But when it comes down to it, I’m from East Tennessee, and country melodies and country songs have always just sliced me in the heart.

Ashley Monroe

I’ve been singing since I was two. Music was my first passion and I love writing, singing, creating and being creative.

JoJo

I love to listen to lots of different genres of music, but mostly movie soundtracks and music theater.

Joseph Gatt

I love dive bars, old movie theaters, live music and good food. The simplest things in life for me are the most important.

Tanya Fischer

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank’s music. It’s not an easy task because It’s not ever going to be plastered all over the radio for the masses.

Dweezil Zappa

I love all kinds of music.

Boz Scaggs

I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music.

Amandla Stenberg

I love making music. That’s what I love to do. So I don’t feel like there’s any need to take a break unless I want to.

Rihanna

I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger.

Hilary Duff

When I first was exposed to ‘Porgy and Bess’ many, many years ago, I was blown away by it – loved the music, overwhelmed by the production at the Met that I saw, and thought I want to play Bess someday. But I also knew they were stereotypes that were considered racist.

Audra McDonald

Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That’s what we love to do with our lives.

Chick Corea

I buy everything India Arie, just because she’s such a positive person, and I just love her music. Her music’s so soulful… I think Kanye West is a genius musically.

Tika Sumpter

I give my heart in every single session I’ve done, and I get into the music. I love all kinds of music, and I try and really be as authentic as possible and give from my heart.

Harvey Mason, Jr.

Cooking is like music: you can tell when someone puts love into it. I come from a place where there was so much attention to detail. The population is smaller in the South, so more attention is given to serving smaller numbers of people.

Taylor Hicks

To be honest, I’m really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists.

Justin Chon

As soon as I went to painting school in New York, I took an experimental film course, and everything clicked and came together. I realized my love of music and drama and the visual arts all came together. This happened in 1989. Since then, it’s been a long road of educating myself in every possible way.

Patty Jenkins

I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.

Anita Diament

Whatever my recorded output is, it’s a reflection of a general love of music.

Pat Metheny

I feel so at home on the stage, and I love making people happy with my music. Whatever I have to go through to make that happen and get that sunshine is worth it.

Hiromi Uehara

I just love music gear, I’m a total geek all around.

Hunter Hayes

If people would like to come to my concerts I’d love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.

David Gilmour

I’ve made money, and I’ve been ripped off. I’ve had creative freedom, and I’ve been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will.

David Byrne

That’s what I love about music. It’s immediate. There’s a connection whether you are playing at Hyde Park or Chicago, and it’s been happening since the beginning of time and the troubadours.

Joe Perry

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.

Hector Berlioz

I’ve always been in love with that Delta-flavored music… the music that came from Mississippi and Memphis and, especially, New Orleans. When I was 14, I was in a wanna-be New Orleans band in Toronto.

Robbie Robertson

I love the music of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu and more recently the music of Laura Marling. All these women share a strength and a wisdom in their voices and music that really makes me want to make music and sing.

Lianne La Havas

I’d really started hating music. I’d started hating all the songs, hating being in the industry, hating doing the shows. So I had to learn to love music again if I wanted to continue doing this.

Estelle

I’m such a lover of music that it would be very hard for me to pinpoint it to a particular artist.

Bobby Sherman

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually – in high school especially – classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It’s just different instrumentation.

Amy Lee

I really love jazz, but I will never be a jazz musician as much as I dream. But, I think that the jazz music I love is there in my music.

Laura Mvula

I love my pop music.

Rita Ora

I ended up having my first girlfriend when I was 13, and she was obsessed with Justin Bieber. I remember watching the ‘Baby’ music video and being so jealous of him. So I posted a cover of ‘One Time’ on YouTube, and she loved it.

Jacob Whitesides

I’ve wanted to be Mick Jagger since I was 18. One of the things I love about music is that you don’t have to be dependent on other people like you are in the film business. I hate being dependent on anyone. With my music, I can do whatever I want. I also think it’s made me more relaxed as an actress.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I completely love playing and designing games and always will. I am so into games that I listen to game music all day. That may sound strange, but you can guarantee I’m a hardcore gamer and would never let you down by designing a crappy title.

John Romero

My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen – I love all of them. I love singing to them because they’re all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.

Casey Abrams

We do it because we love to play music and that’s what we’re all about.

Caroline Corr

I love making music and all that, but at the end of the day I don’t think that’s what people are going to remember about a person.

Carrie Underwood

I’m not giving up my history and what I’ve done in my music because I love it and I’m very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.

LL Cool J

I love acting, but music is so much more rewarding because it’s more personal.

Drake Bell

I saw some musicals at dinner theaters where I grew up. But I didn’t go to a big theater to see one until probably after I graduated from high school when I took myself to see ‘Tommy’ when it was on tour. I absolutely loved it.

Amy Adams

I love English rock music the best and have always been fascinated by The Clash, especially Joe Strummer, their singer.

Carla Bruni

I would love to be able to program myself to pick up any instrument and to be able to play it very, very well, and to be able to read music and dance as well. I’m very uncoordinated, and I’d love to be able to bust a really great move.

Dichen Lachman

I love rock music, I love country music – I love all music, let’s be honest!

Fefe Dobson

I genuinely love Oasis, and I also genuinely love Beyonce. My body gets the same pleasure. If you like different types of music, it’s OK to say it.

Chris Martin

If I am able to carry on modeling, I’ll be very happy to, but my passion is definitely in music and acting. I would love to do what Meryl Streep is doing. Her or Judi Dench, or maybe Charlize Theron as well.

Cara Delevingne

What’s great about musicals is their energy and go-for-brokeness – stopping the story to sing and dance. How can you not love that?

Damien Chazelle

I kind of consider myself a chameleon in music. I love all sorts of music.

Nick Carter

I play music because I love it and I’ll keep playin’ till I’m old.

Jake Bugg

Religion is a huge part of me; I’m a practicing Muslim. I’m pretty much open about it if people were to answer questions. At the end of the day, I’m just a normal girl. I have my own beliefs just like everyone else. I have a strong belief in something, but I also love music.

Yuna

I love music, I make films with music, I eat with music, I sleep with music, I think with music. Music makes me dream; it strengthens my creativity.

Bahman Ghobadi

It’s really important to me that my sound is a combination of beats and melody. I love hearing strong, confident beats in music because I love to dance. At the same time, melody is really important to me because I love singing.

Manika

I remember Alicia Keys and Usher had released a song called ‘My Boo,’ and my music teacher got me to sing a duet with a friend of mine, and I remember being so nervous because I loved to sing, but I could never fathom singing by myself. And when I did that, I remember how proud I was of myself. I was 12.

Seinabo Sey

It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing. Growing up, I was inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Damian Rice was a huge influence for me musically.

Ed Sheeran

Romantic music really stirs my soul. And, of course, I love Chinese music; it makes me feel closer to home.

Liu Wen

I gave up on music. I still love to play, but it’s too hard to make a living. And I think that was a mature decision to make.

Levi Dylan

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Billy Joel

I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.

Andrea Bocelli

Most people can’t see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine.

Maurice White

I love the incredible variety of demands directing makes on you, from the entrepreneur to the hustler to the deal-maker to the writer; to directing actors and the camera and working with music, sound, marketing and promotion. It uses so many sides of your brain.

Tom Hooper

AC/DC, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper – I learned stories of all these guys. That’s when I fell in love with Queen, which is one of my favorite bands of all time… I started paying attention to what made music good. I started paying attention to why I liked it.

Rico Love

I think I’ll always live in Fort Worth. It’s great that I can now go anywhere I want to play music, but I love coming back here. I can roll down the streets and just reminisce.

Leon Bridges

Music is something that I have to do on a regular basis. It really is my life and I absolutely love it. It’s a part of my day-to-day. So if I had to choose, it would be music. But I love acting too.

JoJo

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives.

James W. Black

A studio is like a meditation room where music is created. And a live performance is the place where the creation of the studio is taken ahead. I love both.

Shreya Ghoshal

I’m a songwriter; that’s where it starts. I love writing with someone that shares that same feeling of accomplishment. I’ll play music for my fans as long as they’ll listen, but I fancy myself as a writer first.

Randy Houser

Music expresses longing and love and joy better than any piece of dialogue you can ever write.

Marsha Norman

I have no clue as to where my interest and love for music came from. In fact, I have never learnt any music either, though I wish that I could just close my eyes and play the piano – that is my most cherished desire.

Dhanush

Music is only love looking for words.

Lawrence Durrell

I love ‘White Christmas.’ That’s one of my favorites just because I love the music. I love the story, Bing Crosby. It’s just one of my all time favorites. And it’s hard to have a Christmas without seeing a little bit of Jimmy Stewart and angels running around town.

Scott Bakula

I just love making music, and I wouldn’t want to stop.

Brendon Urie

I love Indian music very much, but I haven’t studied that specifically.

Lee Konitz

I had no idea that I could sustain a career as an artist. But, I loved music and wanted to be in the music business.

Ray Stevens

If you listen to my tapes, you’d hear 14 different ways to arrange the rhythm guitar behind the harmony vocal, and then 14 different ways with a different vocal. You’d have to really be a music lover to sit through that and find it entertaining. I enjoy it, but I’m easy to please.

Tom Scholz

‘m not saying I would never do acting again, because I love it, but there really is nothing compared to getting up in front of people and singing your music.

Schuyler Fisk

I was born with this love for music, and I say ‘born with’ because I don’t really remember a day waking up and deciding that I’m going do to music. It’s been all I’ve ever done and all I’ve ever wanted to do.

Hunter Hayes

I never watch TV. I’m a Radio Four addict. I love listening to music too.

Louise Jameson

People say, ‘Gee, you don’t really do political music.’ Well, I sing a lot of songs about how men and women and lovers treat each other, and none of us want to be talked down to or belittled or ignored or disrespected… So I’m proud to be a feminist.

Bonnie Raitt

I always wanted everyone to love me, probably because I didn’t love myself enough. But now I realize that when you’re an artist, you’re making the music that’s in your head and in your heart, and not for any other reason.

Mike Posner

I love doing fiction. I love doing performance films and I love doing documentaries that don’t have music. I love to shoot and I love to shoot things I’m enthusiastic about.

Jonathan Demme

When I was first writing, I was writing mostly about sporting events, which was really what my assignments were. I was working on the Tour de France bike race and the Barcelona Olympic Games, and those songs tend to be very big, very bombastic-type music, which is the type of music that I love to write.

John Tesh

It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.

Helen Slater

One of my favorite places I’ve visited is Havana, Cuba. On my way home from Costa Rica, I did a week in Havana. The colors, the music, the beautiful men and the cars! I love vintage and antique cars and own a couple myself.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Man, I just feel so fortunate to be a jazz musician at all. I have a hard time thinking of it any other way. It’s such a fulfilling vocation. I love it.

Kurt Elling

My music is just about story telling. I don’t have much to say, and I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind. I’m just singing through conviction about what I love and what I care about, starting with the very small.

Sufjan Stevens

I love music. I think it’s a higher art form, in a way, than movies. You know, a film you see once, maybe twice. A song will follow you forever. It’s a magical thing.

Malik Bendjelloul

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion.

Tony Snow

What you want is for music to love you back. That’s why you pay your dues. You want to feel like you belong and are part of this symbiosis, metamorphosis, whatever you want to call it.

Tom Waits

I grew up with music very much in my life. I achieved success by combining my training as an accountant with my family upbringing and love of music.

Zarin Mehta

Everyone has their own path in life, no matter if it’s being a celebrity or a singer. Quite frankly, I didn’t move to Nashville and tell myself I wanted to be a singer because I wanted to be a celebrity or I wanted to be somebody that people admired. I wasn’t about that. I just loved music.

Jake Owen

I just love music – by no stretch of the imagination am I professionally competent.

Vikram Seth

In some ways, I feel like I was Nirvana’s biggest fan in the Nineties. I’m sure there are a zillion people who would make that claim, but I was just so passionately in love with the music that it made me feel sick. It made my heart hurt.

Rivers Cuomo

When I was growing up, there were so many musicals you could watch. I like the fantasy of musicals and I love music.

Queen Latifah

My mother and dad loved music, were very much into music.

Jim Foglesong

Tower Records was a place to meet your friends, your co-workers or a place to meet new friends who shared a common love of music, literature and all things cultural.

Colin Hanks

While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument.

Yanni

I love music videos, I really do. I think it’s kind of sad that it’s a dying art form.

Adam Levine

High school and college were my punk, formative years. I was playing hardcore, learning to be a musician. In bands, you tour, but you’re paid nothing; you’re playing to 50 people in a basement, sleeping in a van, and you love it.

Steve Aoki

I love Ray Charles. He can still teach everybody a lot about how to make great music. Not necessarily how to make hits, but how to make great music. Of course, part of it is his incredible talent. Who are the greatest jazz singers in the world? Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.

Ahmet Ertegun

Pop music I have always loved best. But the more extreme, fascist-led examples of the music business I tend to detest the most.

John Lydon

Nashville is wicked. It’s like a proper music community, but it’s also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hats that spit in jars and call you ‘boy.’ I just love that.

Ed Sheeran

Just coming from a musical family, I was always surrounded by it. On the car rides to school, my mom loved playing A Tribe Called Quest and the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ and then my dad was listening to a lot of Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder.

Jillian Hervey

I miss my dad, yes. But I try to honor his memory, as well as all the victims of Hurricane Katrina, through the love I have for all humanity, a love I try to express through my music.

Irvin Mayfield

I’ve grown up with country music. I love how real everybody is, not just the artists, but the fans.

Julianne Hough

I do know that country music is driven by the songs. I think there’s probably a core of what the material is about, which is family and love and the ups and downs of life, and I think that resonates with people.

Jimi Westbrook

Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.

Fiona Apple

The ’60s is one of my favourite eras in general. I love ’60s music, and I’ve always wanted to do a period film.

Zoe Kravitz

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.

Aaron Neville

Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There’s something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.

Ben Gibbard

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that’s all you can ask isn’t it? I think I don’t really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

I’ve grown to love California: It’s the dream of every English musician to come here and work in the sunshine. To walk up Sunset Boulevard, knowing you’re going to make music – that’s it.

Noel Gallagher

I love the outdoor festival feeling. When I’m on stage, it’s very gratifying to watch people on the lawns enjoying the music with a glass of wine.

Joshua Bell

I’m making music for the people. If y’all love the music, y’all gonna buy the music.

The Notorious B.I.G.

It’s not like if I play in big places I won’t be happy. But I don’t want to start adapting to what’s in style to make my music. I want to stay true to my roots, to keep making the music I love, that comes from my soul. And if there are people who want to listen to it, I’m happy.

Juanes

Anyone who knows classical music and loves classical music has heard the Beethoven Seventh hundreds of times probably in their life.

Joshua Bell

I love doing music, and I plan to do it until I die or as long as I can walk to the piano.

Andrae Crouch

I have studios in the different places where I live – in Ibiza, Paris and London – but they’re not crazy studios, they’re just rooms with good monitors, and all I do is plug my laptop in. It’s a different way to make music, but for me, I love it, because it’s more connected to the world.

David Guetta

I don’t regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I’m not a great player. I just like music. Drums ‘n’ bass is pretty exciting and I’d love to explore it.

Keith Emerson

The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.

Jack White

Well, growing up in the ’90s, my first true love was ska music.

Ezra Koenig

Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.

Yoko Ono

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.

Luciano Pavarotti

Only in country music can you compare an old pickup truck and an old guitar to your wife and turn it into a love song… Thank God for country music.

Dierks Bentley

All the musicians I loved growing up were men. I loved Leonard Cohen, Mick Jagger. I loved Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Even today, I love Van McCann from Catfish and the Bottlemen and Matt Healy from The 1975.

Halsey

Before college, I acted in my room, to classical music, because music tells stories. I’d put on a record and proceed, silently. I’d keep putting the needle back to a certain segment because I hadn’t died well enough. I had to really, really feel dead. I’d love to do a death scene.

Amanda Plummer

I grew up listening to everything. I have such a love for music, but I don’t want to make the same album over and over again.

Carrie Underwood

The industrial thing came about mainly through giving up trying to write pop songs in the early ’90s. I don’t think I was ever very good at pop music and as soon as I stopped trying, and started to write more the things I loved, it became much heavier and more aggressive.

Gary Numan

TLC has helped me to know that as a musician, I can talk about anything; that there are no barriers, and that you can be yourself. That’s what I love about them. Left Eye in particular helped me to stay on top of my A game. She’s one of the best female MCs that I’ve heard.

Lil Mama

I love films. I love music. I love poetry and stories. All of that I feel… I sort of get very excited and fed by.

Ben Whishaw

I’ve always loved to incorporate music into acting because I have a passion for both.

Luke Benward

I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.

Joanna Newsom

I made the big turnaround in the early Nineties when I started hearing all the tenth generation punk bands like Green Day and Offspring and all those people. It just made me fall in love with punk again and remember my roots, and since that time I’ve always wanted to do more of that kind of music again.

Jane Wiedlin

I would love to continue in music, with writing… but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don’t need to be blonde when I’m 60!

Taylor Swift

Singing is more of a hobby than really something I want to do for a career. But I love musical theater, so I’m hoping I can go back to it and do a role on Broadway for a few weeks. That would be a dream come true. My dream role would be Roxie in ‘Chicago.’

Jillian Rose Reed

I’ve been gearing up for this future of writing a lot of new music by digging into my favorite old stuff, and twisting it around and highlighting the things I really love.

Caroline Shaw

We have this really retro vibe and style of songwriting and, personally, I wasn’t embracing the current state of music until I fell in love with hip-hop. It felt good to suddenly embrace where music was headed, and I think hip-hop is the best at that, because it feels so progressive and everybody wants to be the best.

Nate Ruess

I do love country music.

Kesha

We love playing music but we’re too weird to play music.

Wayne Coyne

The most moving scene for me in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is the Pemberley music room scene: Elizabeth has just saved Darcy’s sister from embarrassment and confusion, and as the music plays on, Darcy’s look of gratitude becomes a look of love, which we see reciprocated in Elizabeth’s eyes.

Andrew Davies

I was just a music lover who wondered what it would sound like if Otis Redding strapped on a guitar and played in a punk band. That’s it.

Benjamin Booker

I do what I love, thank God. I get to make music and get inspiration through Judaism. I can see why people might be surprised, because it’s not been done before. It’s certainly not typical. People are always trying to wrap head their around it. But it’s probably simpler than everyone thinks.

Matisyahu

I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not super-poetic, it’s just from the heart.

Bruno Mars

I started as a musician. I play the saxophone, but from the age of 17, I realised that it’s very hard to make a living as a jazz musician in Australia. So I went for an audition and got an acting job and, fortunately, I completely fell in love with that.

John Polson

The relationship between art and a job is not quite linear, but I really love any and all manifestations of art, really respect any kind of artistic impulse, whether it’s paintings and sculptures or really good filmmaking or music. I really see the relationships between these different mediums as very fluid.

Lily Cole

I love working and writing new songs. But sometimes you need to wait, to have something in your mind, and then you can let yourself play music.

Yann Tiersen

I see my fans as music lovers. I really love that. There’s no age group or demographic. It’s people of all ages and backgrounds. Country people and non-country people. I wanted to make music across the board.

Kacey Musgraves

Of course I have bills to pay, but at the same time, it’s more about the passion and the love, and I think that’s where music should come from, the heart, not necessarily just to cash a check.

Ludacris

I don’t care if Margot is a Dame of the British Empire or older than myself. For me she represents eternal youth; there is an absolute musical quality in her beautiful body and phrasing. Because we are sincere and gifted, an intense abstract love is born between us every time we dance together.

Rudolf Nureyev

I always loved music and was drawn to it and affected by it. But it wasn’t until I got to San Diego that I started exploring music more.

Andra Day

I’ve always, especially through old Hollywood musicals, loved just to watch tap dancing; I adore it. I think it’s fantastic.

Damien Chazelle

I hardly ever get asked about music. I do, however, get asked about the ‘Addicted to Love’ video and my suits on a daily basis.

Robert Palmer

I really do love bluesy-jazzy music, so I love Etta James, B.B. King and Billie Holiday. I love that they have soul in their voices – I think that’s something important is having.

Bridgit Mendler

I understand why it’s hard to pin me down because I really relate to so many things. Like, for example, when people ask me what’s my favorite music, I can’t tell them. I love everything.

Lindsay Pearce

I have such a love of good music that I find even melancholic music uplifting. Maybe I’m a rare breed.

Anton Corbijn

Once I discovered how important writing music was to me and just what a huge weight it lifted off of me, I knew that it was going to be the biggest part of my life, the biggest love of my life, the biggest thing in my life.

Banks

My main goal in life is to be happy. If I can make other people happy by doing what I love, then I feel like I’ve done everything in life that I’ve wanted. I just want to make people feel good and change people’s lives with music, and that’s it.

Cyrille Aimee

I love heavy music. I keep Flume nice and melodic, so I save the angry, testosterone-fueled heavy stuff for What So Not. I think it’s a good defining thing for the two projects.

Flume

I don’t want to be an artist, go on tour and make a video and wear sexy clothes. I would just love to make music.

Rashida Jones

I am fascinated by the places that music comes from, like fife-and-drum blues from southern Mississippi or Cajun music out of Lafayette, Louisiana, shape-note singing, old harp singing from the mountains – I love that stuff. It’s like the beginning of rock and roll: something comes down from the hills, and something comes up from the delta.

Robbie Robertson

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I love working with different musicians in the studio, that’s a real joy working with someone for the first time.

Bob Seger

Dirty martinis and music – that’s the big motto in our family. We get the booze going, and the music starts playing. Always old-school hip-hop. Jay-Z. Tribe Called Quest. The Pharcyde. My parents love that stuff.

Matt Harvey

Egon Schiele is my favorite painter. There’s just something about art – photography, painting, music, plays – whatever you see, sometimes there’s a gut reaction that’s more important or more visceral than what your brain is thinking about. You can’t explain that reaction. It’s like what happens when you fall in love.

Albert Hammond, Jr.

I love music. It’s always been very dear to me. It’s a big passion.

Tiffany Trump

One of things I’d love to do one day is a Shakespeare with Trevor Nunn. I’ve done musicals with him, but never Shakespeare. There’s no one better.

Hugh Jackman

As a musician, you just want to be able to do what you love.

Andy Grammer

I love to perform not only music, but to make performances extremely visual, and create almost a magical fantasy. It’s really an uplifting style of art that combines visuals and music in very dreamlike ways.

Lindsey Stirling

We love a good, hyped sound, but when it starts to sound insincere, that’s when I lose interest. I hope that our music, even if it sounds polished, doesn’t sound insincere.

Nate Ruess

Music has always been my first love, so making music happen is a big priority of mine.

Hayley Orrantia

People ask you all the time, ‘Why do you do this? Why don’t you quit, man, take your money and go home?’ I just do it because I love making music.

Ronnie Dunn

The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn’t be able to do that.

Oscar Peterson

I know there’s a certain love and affection for the homemade on the Internet, and I’m all for that, too, and I appreciate it in alternative music, and I appreciate it in B-movies and in Sundance, independent films.

Robert Englund

Well, I love what you would call boys’ music, you know, the prodigy, banging techno, music that girls generally don’t like.

Chris Lowe

I feel blessed and humbled that people have loved my music. Nothing would be possible without their acceptance.

A. R. Rahman

I love music so much. I’ve got something going all the time. I’ve gotta be singing. I’ve gotta be creating music, or I’m not happy.

Ashley Monroe

I’m not a big fan of the thought that you can become a star by winning a contest. I’m sort of old-fashioned. I think people need to get out there and they need to work and they need to do their music because they love it. If they become successful, then great, and if they are not, whatever.

Rob Zombie

I try to make an album that reflects what I love about country music. It’s not just all about happy parties all the time. There are some sad songs.

Dierks Bentley

As a songwriter, pop music really is a love and a joy and a science, and I feel like a lot of people look at pop music with a very formulaic perspective in numbers and patterns, but an outsider would think that the process is very natural.

Halsey

I play guitar and I love the Beatles and melodic music.

Stephen Dorff

I love seeing live music.

Jessica Szohr

I think most music provides the same messages – whether it be ‘I’m unhappy’ or ‘I love a girl.’ I just liked the package of rap music.

Iggy Azalea

If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there’s very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it’s melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold.

Branford Marsalis

I think you really have to remember what you loved about making music in the first place. Ultimately, people can be like, ‘We’ve seen this dude in many movies,’ but if they hear a song and they’re feeling it, they can look past all the personal things and not hold it against you that you’re also an actor.

Common

I also loved musicals because I was a dancer.

Donna Mills

Pop music can absorb so many peculiar talents, ranging from the completely nonmusical poseur who just uses music as a kind of springboard for a sense of style, to people who just love putting all that complicated stuff together, brick by brick, on their computers, to people like me who like playing conceptual games and being surprised.

Brian Eno

I never wanted to really make a career out of doing Christian music exclusively, but I love it to my core. I love music. I love what I’m doing now.

Debby Boone

I equally love both, classic rock and hip-hop. I love all music, really, and I really use classic rock a lot. I’m heavily influenced by that melodically in my music. I can’t really separate the two.

Yelawolf

I’ve never been bored in my life, man. I’ve never been bored or lonely. Are you kidding? No way! I’m an orchestrator, a musician, a producer. I love everything. I’ve studied languages from Farsi to Greek to French, Swedish, Russian… How can you get bored?

Quincy Jones

I always loved all kinds of music. I would watch musicals a lot as a kid, on TV, watch the Fred Astaire movies. I’d watch ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ I was a big Jerry Lewis fan, and they’d have these big bands and someone singing – some siren, or some guy singing some gorgeous song. I was always enamored of that style of music.

Queen Latifah

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.

Travis Barker

I think, for one thing, all of us remember those teenage years and those songs that we fell in love with and the music scene that we were part of. So, in a certain way, music cuts through time like almost nothing else. You know, it makes us feel like we’re back in an earlier moment.

Jennifer Egan

In ‘Seesaw,’ I played Gittel Mosca, and because it was a musical, I loved it more because I was able to do anything. I was able to use all parts of me that I don’t get to use… the comedy and the singing and the dancing.

Michele Lee

I can’t understand Urdu, Bahasa or Russian, but when the Pakistani Faiz, the Indonesian Rendra and the Russian Rosdentvensky declaim, I can feel the living throb of rhythm and music, the warmth and passion of their poetry, as do the hundreds, not a mere roomful, of poetry lovers in the audience.

F. Sionil Jose

I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.

Barry Gibb

Being queer you’re supposed to adore figure skating. It’s a sport, not an art. I love the costumes and hate the music and of course I worship Johnny Weir because so does he. Also he’s real. It’s a full gay thing and it always has been.

Mark Morris

Working on music is the funnest thing for me, and I love it, and I could do it all day, all night.

Julian Casablancas

I started out playing traditional jazz, and I still do: I love standards, I love the music. But it must move on, and it must live and breathe, and continue to grow, and continue to change, and continue to mesh with other music – all that kind of stuff. Jazz can be on the playground too, you know.

Robert Glasper

Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.

William Christopher Handy

Music is where I have the most creative freedom, but I love producing. To me, that’s kind of where all the action is. You get a chance to have your hands in every aspect of a film. From picking a director, sometimes picking a writer, to the actors, the wardrobe, set design, editing, music, and marketing.

Ice Cube

I still feel like that 17-year-old-kid that fell in love with country music, but I also am allowed to write songs about being a man, too, which I think is the coolest place I’ve ever been in my life.

Dierks Bentley

I know, for me, ‘Grease’ was one of the first musicals that I can really remember watching as a kid, and I kind of fell in love that that genre.

Jacob Artist

I’ve always been real close to film world. I love film, and I will do things in film, but music is more satisfying. It feels more like me.

Robert Coppola Schwartzman

I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry – just making them feel – is paramount to me.

Stephen Sondheim

I never thought then I’d be doing what I’m doing now. At my high school, being on the girls soccer team was the cool thing to do, but that was definitely never going to happen for me, so I played music. Not because everyone thought it was awesome, but for the love of it.

Kate Voegele

I love dancing to the radio every morning, to start the day with such passion. Otherwise, life is too sad. My little daughter and I like dancing to classical music: Bach and Schubert.

Anna Mouglalis

I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.

Lana Parrilla

‘White Christmas’ is one of my favorite movies, so I’ve always just had a love for that kind of golden era musical.

Jessie Mueller

I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They’re the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa.

Grimes

If I wanted to be a pop singer, I would have done that 20 years ago. I love country music.

Chely Wright

The reason I like doing these acting projects is because no matter how much acting I do, I’ll always have music in my life. I love having both.

Tyler Hilton

I think I made this decision that I just loved making music, and it didn’t matter what level I got to do it on, and ‘Fight Song’ was this declaration that I’m going to keep going, and I’m going to keep believing in myself, even if it seems like it’s impossible.

Rachel Platten

I love putting the music together. It’s like art.

Erykah Badu

Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play.

Van Morrison

My mum loved Joan Armatrading and used to play her records all the time and even took me to see her a couple of times when I was really quite young. I didn’t really like her music back then because my mum was always playing it, but I’ve grown to appreciate it more.

Katy B

If you took away all pain, if everyone lived forever, everything would be bland, flat and boring; there would be no reason for art, music, newspapers, love because we would all be in a mono state of happiness.

Matt Haig

I love New York, it’s always been my home. It has everything – music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it’s very international, with people from all over the world.

Sean Combs

I grew up listening to The Band. I love Lowell George. I love Little Feat, and I was listening to some Springsteen, some of the deep album cuts. I just like the looseness of that kind of music. It all feels like they did it in one take. They let whatever happened happen. If it felt good, they kept it.

Eric Church

I love what I do. I was given the most incredible gift that can be given to anyone. I could never imagine a world without music, and I feel grateful that I’ve been given the ability to share that.

Dionne Warwick

Since I loved underground music, I tried to carve a space for feminism within it. Those were my hopes.

Kathleen Hanna

I get to go make music, and I get paid to do it, and this is what people love me for. I couldn’t ask for anything greater, so how could I not go in the studio and make a million songs?

Trey Songz

I love pop music, but at the same time, I’m seeking to write whatever I’m organically inclined to.

Halsey

Mexican music runs through my veins. I loved it. Growing up, my father didn’t allow us to listen to English music at home. That’s all I heard. I had no choice.

Jenni Rivera

I really, really love music. I’m affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me.

Siobhan Fahey

My health is wonderful. I work out. I’m working. Playing music. I have a beautiful wife, a nice home, a nice car, I got money in the bank. I got three beautiful dogs that love me. Like I said, I’m blessed. I survived.

Steven Adler

I’m hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career – they are so fun and witty.

Louise Jameson

I can never say that I will never return to musical theatre. There may be a part in the future that I really want to do. I love plays as well. I am very open to ideas. I hope to do many things in the future.

Sarah Brightman

It was very interesting in my world, because I grew up as a fan and I did not know that there was a thing called R&B, pop, country, classical – I just knew that I loved music.

Lionel Richie

I’d love to do my own music for sure. I’d love to have a band.

Selena Gomez

If you play music for the right reasons, the rest of the things will come. The right reason to play music is that you love it. That’s why I play music. I never imagined that I was going to be doing this, especially because I never thought of myself as an instrumentalist.

George Benson

I like fashion, but I love, love, love music and film; they are my two passions. I would love to pursue my acting and my love of music more than anything.

Cara Delevingne

I want to work on projects that I feel passionate about and do things that are fun and challenging. I would love to do a live musical. I’m not interested in doing the same thing over and over or the fame and exposure that comes with it. When people keep doing that, they just end up doing the same dumb stuff again and again.

Holly Madison

If someone wants to say ‘I love you’ in a straight play, they say it, and then it’s the other person’s turn to talk. But in a song, you can sing about it for another three minutes. The musical form has that unique opportunity to express at length what joy really feels like.

Marsha Norman

Yeah, it’s a lot harder to find a musical partner than a love partner.

Victoria Legrand

But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I’m always moving around.

Suzanne Farrell

I love painting and music, of course. I don’t know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I’ve certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn’t read it until I was in my late 20s.

Kenneth Koch

I’ve always loved music, not necessarily just the Osmonds.

Kevin Richardson

I love the musicality of English. French sounds flat. In English, you can play with pitch.

Eva Green

It was an amazing adventure, it was my dream to be in an American musical… I really hope you are going to love what you are going to see.

Marion Cotillard

It’s so wide; that’s what I love most about my career. It’s been varied, and the music has been varied, because I find myself getting bored pretty easily. So for me, to work in the studio has been great. I didn’t go on the road; I just worked on a different project every day, a different kind of music, and that’s the challenge I love.

Harvey Mason, Jr.

I’m not trying to compete with any other revival soul acts. It’s just Leon Bridges, a kid from Fort Worth trying to be himself and give people hope. It’s great music to dance to and just love.

Leon Bridges

I just had lunch with Slash two days ago. He loves Axl. He holds no grudges towards him. Twenty years of great music wasn’t created because of some stupid grudge. That’s a shame.

Steven Adler

For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it’s doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It’s amazing. And it’s free. I love it. It’s absolutely brilliant.

Simon Cowell

I did ‘Love Letter’ and ‘Write Me Back,’ and those were fun albums for me to do because they took me back to music I love.

R. Kelly

I can play the flute. Music was my favourite A-level, and I used to love composing my and stylising my voice to sound like 90’s singing sensation Tori Amos.

Erin O’Connor

Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies.

Sharon Lawrence

My music is inspired by my life: the people in my life, the people I have relationships with, the people I love, the people that make me feel something.

Jillian Rose Banks

I still love playing music. It was all I ever wanted to do, and I got the chance to do it.

Paul Weller

A lot of the music I write is about love. Sometimes I won’t understand how I am feeling until I write a song about it.

Camila Cabello

I do listen to music. Movie scores, exclusively, because it’s all about mood and nonspecificity. I love the way modern movie scoring is all about nonspecificity. You know, if I shuffled the tracks from ‘Inception,’ I challenge you to tell me which is which.

Joss Whedon

I definitely love record stores. And worked in many over the years. Having said that, it’s not necessarily that I love vinyl per se. I mean, I’m happy to use CDs and MP3s: to me, it’s the music that’s top priority. I do have a good collection of vinyl, but I rarely actually pull it out.

Gary Calamar

I’ve been told the weirdest things: ‘Yeah, I love taking a bath to your music!’ or ‘I gave birth to my daughter while listening to your music.’

Norah Jones

I love art, and it plays a huge role in my life. It’s definitely one of my greatest joys, and I’m a bit fanatical about certain painters and poets and musicians and sculptors.

Jandy Nelson

I embrace country music because of love, a love of what I came from.

Dwight Yoakam

We’re proud to be lifetime musicians and a band that lives like a band and loves the music and gives our lives to it.

Zac Brown

In ’92 – ’93, I was at that age when I was looking for my identity and that’s when I found dance music and I really fell in love with it.

Armin van Buuren

When I’m with my wife, I know she’s a beautiful woman. I know that, and more than that, it’s what she is inside. She’s beautiful inside; she loves music like I do. That’s the thing that brought us together and probably keeps us together.

Ronnie Milsap

I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn’t really happen in life is what I’m interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I’m really interested in is people.

Joss Whedon

From the first moment that I can remember, I had identified myself as a bass player and it had everything to do with my father, who was a bass player. And he loved music, you know, as much as anybody I’ve ever seen. And that dynamic I just thought as somehow was a straight pass to me.

Edgar Meyer

I respect artists so much, and I absolutely love music as the ultimate art.

Christie Brinkley

You’re born with a certain love of something. Music was my first love, and that’s the world I work from. Growing up, I was surrounded by artists, so my upbringing supported this lifestyle.

Condola Rashad

I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make.

Morrissey

I discovered after going to music festivals that I am a rock fan. I love the guitars, the phrasing, and the abandon of rock fans.

Beyonce Knowles

My love, growing up on the Prairies, was country music.

Randy Bachman

I had all the normal interests – I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater.

Carlisle Floyd

I love the pioneers like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, but when I write music, it comes out in my own way.

Leon Bridges

I love Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert – they write from the heart. But it’s hard to find a country music lover in L.A. None of my friends really listen to it, and they hate getting in the car with me because I just blast Taylor Swift.

Lucy Hale

The great thing about Nashville back in the day was that the old guys hung out where the young guys were. The established writers like Harlan Howard and Jack Clement gave us encouragement and passed the guitar, you know? Chet Atkins let me sit in on his sessions. Everybody was good to us, and everybody loved the music.

Kris Kristofferson

I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.

Amar Bose

I’d love to be a saxophonist. I don’t know why, but I pretend I’m the saxophonist when I listen to music. I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.

Richard Price

I try not to shut any doors before I even get there. I like doing music. I like singing. I love all music. Music kind of goes hand in hand with acting anyway.

Jeremy Shada

My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.

Bill Kreutzmann

I love classical music and often listen to symphonies or opera in the morning.

William Mapother

What I’d love to do is work with kids in the U.S. to raise their awareness and encourage them to be global citizens. We’re all connected these days; we can listen to the same music as kids all around the world and share our ideas.

Jason Mraz

Music’s another big love of mine.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music. I’m an East Coaster – I’m from New Jersey, so I’ll probably feel like that forever.

Charlie Puth

I first came to Brazil in the Sixties. Then I started coming back every year since touring most of the country. I grew to love it, the people, the music. I thought this is where I belong. I’ve been living in Brazil for the past 23 years. I call it my stress-free country.

Dionne Warwick

I know that I’m here because of the grace of God. But I also know that I’ve been given this second chance for a specific reason, and that is to bring love to the world again through the voice of my music, and I’m so honored to be able to do it. I’m so blessed that God has chosen me to do that.

El DeBarge

Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony.

Cat Stevens

I would love to continue working behind the scenes in music – to produce and manage up-and-coming musical talent would be a dream!

Connor Franta

The whole issue is that everyone would love to do theater, but it doesn’t pay enough, so to do music theater on TV, that’s the ultimate dream.

Taye Diggs

My dad put me with all the greatest people. It definitely helped me now, because I know so much more about music and composition. It’s cool. I love Pops. I’m super thankful for everything he’s done to help my career.

Ty Dolla Sign

I love the music, I love the times, so to me that was exciting personally just to play something that starts in 1986 with graduating high school, we’ve got a great soundtrack in the pilot.

Will Estes

I love being a part of the country-music community.

Taylor Swift

I love the ’70s. I think the ’70s had the best music and the best movies.

Michael Jai White

Even though I am signed to an American label, I want Australia to fall in love with my music because if it doesn’t work here, it won’t work anywhere.

Conrad Sewell

I’m an advocate of music in schools. It’s important to me that music is in as many schools as possible across this country and across the world. I think that it’s a lost art form because kids aren’t as exposed to it as maybe they used to be, or should be. I was exposed heavily to jazz and that’s why I love it.

Chrisette Michele

I pretty much spent my twenties as a musician and taking acting classes. I loved it. I was at UCLA getting As and Bs in English and creative writing, basically trying to stay out of the Army. All I really wanted to do was play music.

Robert David Hall

No matter what is happening in life or in the world – war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones – if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.

Karen DeCrow

It’s VH1, it’s everywhere, and you know music is just the world right now. People love music.

Brandy Norwood

I’m completely absorbed by Peter Guralnick’s definitive, two-part biography of Elvis Presley: ‘Last Train To Memphis’ and ‘Careless Love.’ Meticulously researched, this is a compelling mix of history, myth-busting, and, of course, some timeless music.

Mark Billingham

We’re all music fans and we just love being in a band, and that’s why we do it.

Joel Madden

I always loved music, and I always wanted to make a film about it, but I could never do it because of the censorship that was around.

Bahman Ghobadi

I love making music, though. I love playing.

Pharrell Williams

Yes, I would loved to have just sustained myself through my art, but less than one in a billion musicians gets that life. So rather than being like, ‘I’m an exception!’, like a moron, I thought I’d get a real job.

Mary Lambert

I would love to go into musicals. I got a chance to sing in ‘Big Momma’s House,’ and that’s something I would love to do more. But only in Broadway or in the movies. I don’t think I would ever seek a career as a singer.

Jessica Lucas

I loved the music, but the excesses of rock n’ roll never really appealed to me at all. I couldn’t see the point of getting up in front of a lot of people when you weren’t in control of your wits.

Robert Palmer

People send me CDs all the time because I love music. It’s great. I listen to them in my dressing room or in my car.

Ted King

The musicians in the band, and myself as a performer, love the risks of the unpredictable and the feeling of jumping off cliffs musically.

Jenny Scheinman

I’m really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn’t grow up freestyling.

Billy Idol

The work I’ve done through my Common Culture Music series has enabled me not only to share my joy of music at scale but also promote the artists I love.

Connor Franta

Ironically, being a coach on ‘The Voice’ and spending time with those kids, Xenia and Dia especially, I learned a lot about myself. It reminded me how lucky I am that this happened for me, and it kind of lit the spark inside me again for my love of music.

Blake Shelton

The first time I toured the U.K. was in the early ’90s with Billy Pilgrim, so I know how much the people there love music.

Kristian Bush

I love architecture almost as much as I love my musicals.

Cameron Mackintosh

If I was rich enough, I would love to launch my own record label. I would love to try and give all my musically talented friends a start in the industry.

Cara Delevingne

Sometimes I feel like music has made love to me.

R. Kelly

It’s a bit like school camp, shooting a film. Everyone’s on heat. It’s a strange energy. It’s full of adrenalin. I funnel my excess energy in funny little ways. I do a lot of dancing in my trailer. I love music.

Alice Englert

As for the symphonic activities… when I was a student at the Eastman School of Music, I became exposed to a lot more musical forms, elements, opportunities, and I fell in love with strings and their uses.

Chuck Mangione

I love music, and after my first experience with movies, I can’t wait to do more.

Rihanna

I want to continue to remain present and grateful each day that I get to be doing what I love. Making and performing music I believe in.

Rachel Platten

I have loved Elliott Carter’s music for many years.

Daniel Barenboim

I love playing in Germany. I love playing anywhere where people are going to enjoy the music. Germany is especially nice to play.

Taj Mahal

I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I’ve had to learn about EQ frequencies and programming and space and clutter and how to be a better piano or bass player – everything.

FKA twigs

Analog, electronic, whatever it happens to be, I simply love and adore literally every aspect of making music.

John Lydon

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds.

Mahavishnu John McLaughlin

My father was a jazz tenor sax player. He played in a lot of big bands. So I had that sound around me all the time. The first record that really caught my ear was Clifford Brown’s ‘Brownie Eyes.’ I grew up listening to John Coltrane and Illinois Jacquet. This is where I come from… I love improvisational music.

Meshell Ndegeocello

Actually, I would love to make a music video. Maybe it would finally put to rest those persistent rumours that have followed me throughout my career – particularly when I was on camera performing – that I had died.

Perry Como

I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.

Billy Sheehan

I am a classical music lover – not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff.

Eberhard Weber

I was never really a Mod. I thought I was more of a beatnik with the brown corduroy jacket, blue jeans, etc. I loved the music Mods liked, and I loved the clothes, but I didn’t have any money to spend on them.

Ian McLagan

I loved the Brazilian music I played. But this is finally me. For the first time I think it’s really me.

Herbie Mann

For me, music is my joy. It’s my happiness. As long as this medicine, this chemo is in my body, I didn’t have my love, my joy.

Sharon Jones

There weren’t a lot of career opportunities in crazy-fast hardcore punk, so you didn’t have a lot of ambition, just the love and passion to play music with your friends.

Dave Grohl

The only love affair I have ever had was with music.

Maurice Ravel

I love Broadway. And, I listen to country music, which I think a lot of people find surprising.

Bryan Clay

The only thing I’m really, truly good at is music – I just love it.

Alessia Cara

I was at a school in England, a prep school, from the ages of 8 and 13. And every play they did was a musical. Parents love musicals. And I don’t sing. It was driving me crazy. ‘We’re doing ‘Macbeth.’ ‘Yes!’ ‘The musical!’ And I was always in the chorus, because of course, in all the main parts, you had to be able to sing.

Charlie Cox

I’d love to give my music to someone who really likes to wow the crowd. I feel like half the time I just want to hide in the dressing room!

Nellie McKay

My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.

Tom Glazer

I love music and I love acting. I always keep that in the forefront, not all the other distractions around me.

Keke Palmer

I do love brash pop music. It’s fun.

Romy Madley Croft

I adore watching movies; movie marathons are my favorite pastime. I can watch up to five movies back to back. I also love music and like reading whenever I get the time.

Priyanka Chopra

Art is basically communication, and I think everyone who’s a music lover has had that experience where a record or a recording has kept you company when no one else is around. And I think that is what I’m hoping that people get out of my music.

Conor Oberst

I love going on tour and playing music for people.

Moby

Music has always been a part of me and art in general. I love visual art as well.

Marketa Irglova

I am in love with old school funk and soul music. That’s what I grew up listening to, and I want to bring that style back with my music. I love artists like Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and more!

Raini Rodriguez

I’ve been playing music since I was 12. I love performing live.

Jonathan Jackson

My husband, Gabriele, is a musician, and I love music, so you can bet it’s a really important part of our home entertaining repertoire, even if it means Gabriele making a really good playlist for a dinner party.

Debi Mazar

With L.A. it’s like, yeah, there’s Death Row and whatever. But I always wanted to know what those artists were sampling. It’s how I fell in love with music.

Ty Dolla Sign

When I hear that young people have come to the theater for the first time to listen to opera, I’m very happy. Because it’s the same thing that happened to me as a child. When I first heard the tenor voice, I immediately fell in love with this kind of music.

Andrea Bocelli

I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything.

Harvey Fierstein

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do – can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.

Barbara Sher

‘Free the Gang,’ that’s my favorite song because it’s so real. All my music is real, it’s authentic, but it’s something about that song that I love.

Shy Glizzy

I felt like when I got with Kanye, and we discussed me being on G.O.O.D. Music, he just really took me to a place in regards to music that I love and music that I had made previously. We had a clear understanding of what I wanted to make, and he just seemed like he was an advocate for hardcore, uncompromising hip-hop.

Pusha T

Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.

Bernie Siegel

I do love the music aspect of the Internet. The Internet made me.

King Krule

I loved music – listening and playing – but of course I could not imagine I would be a professional musician. It really happened step by step.

Rokia Traore

I have really diverse tastes, which can be problematic sometimes, but it’s good because it means I’m always listening to as much music as possible. I love listening to music, whatever genre it is.

Richard Fleeshman

I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she’s a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.

Anita Baker

All I tell artists is, ‘Do what you love. Never let anybody talk you into changing what your musical idea is just to try to get a hit, because you’re chasing your tail that way. It’s not going to happen, and if you’re successful, you have to do it the rest of your life. Stay true to it and do it for the sake of the art.’

Gloria Estefan

My parents loved classical music. And my father adored Mozart. But for some reason, I always had a reaction against it.

Simon McBurney

I love scoring. Putting music to picture is a rewarding challenge and one that relies on interpretation of emotion – as in, what is the pivotal feeling in a scene and which character’s point of view is driving it at any given moment?

Liz Phair

My debut album, ‘Forget the World,’ is all about not listening to the negativity around you and to continue to do what you love, no matter what people think. I love what I do. Dance music is my passion, my life. There is no greater feeling than being one with my fans, partying to the music we love.

Afrojack

I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week.

Gareth Gates

Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands.

Lionel Hampton

I love Barbra Streisand and Sade who’ve both had careers in soul and I want my music to have that timeless quality that isn’t necessarily now.

Jessie Ware

I do covers for CDs and LPs of music that I like, reissues of old-time music, and then I’m inspired to make some kind of drawing based on this love of the music. I don’t do album covers or CD covers for groups or musicians I don’t like or have no interest in.

Robert Crumb

If I went crazy and tried to make pop music, my band wouldn’t record it! I love them too much to do that.

Leon Bridges

When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.

A. N. Wilson

This person loves tangerines, This person loves raspberries – and my son won’t even look at berries. Isn’t that amazing? And so I have to apply that to music; otherwise, I would always hide in a hole because of all the people that don’t like Coldplay.

Chris Martin

That’s my contribution – running a sound, healthy company that serves millions of customers well and employs hundreds of thousands of people. What else am I going to do? I’m not an artist. I’m not a writer. I’m not a musician. I’d love to be a tennis player or musician. I’m not.

Jamie Dimon

I can’t even tell anyone how it feels when I’m acting, I don’t mean to say that I don’t have to try. But there’s something in my heart that explodes, and I feel like I understand. When I’m acting, I feel like so in control and so centered. This is something that I solely get from acting and music. It’s like love itself.

Keke Palmer

Actually, I’ve had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.

Benny Green

There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.

Boris Vian

Through my work, I’ve learned that if I love it, whether it’s music, acting or any type of entertainment, I can overcome any of the obstacles that come my way.

Trevor Jackson

I believed in fictional characters as if they were a part of real life. Poetry was important, too. My parents had memorized poems from their days attending school in New York City and loved reciting them. We all enjoyed listening to these poems and to music as well.

Alice McDermott

I’m an island boy, so I love my reggae and soca music.

Dule Hill

I love the Italian culture – it’s a beautiful culture. I love the language, the Italian people, their music, their attitudes… I just love it! Sometimes I think I’m an Italian trapped in a Spanish woman’s body.

Penelope Cruz

I’d love to do a film like ‘Chicago.’ Something musical because I’ve obviously come from that background.

Leona Lewis

I love the power of words – no music or special effects – and I want to demonstrate that power.

Chuck Palahniuk

Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans – they love their music, and want more.

Hilary Rosen

I always loved music. You know, my parents said I started singing when I was 4, in the car.

Bob Seger

I love what I do. I made my first record in ’57. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of making records and writing songs and singing and being in the music business.

Ray Stevens

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

Jimmy Carter

My father loved music. He loved Motown and R&B, and my mother loved Journey and Fleetwood Mac, so they were always listening to it and playing it.

Andra Day

I love plays that have musical moments. I’m not a big fan of musicals per se, but I love straight plays that have musical edges to them. I don’t know if I will ever be able to structure a musical, but ‘Finer Noble Gases’ is as close as I’ve gotten.

Adam Rapp

I love country music. I don’t ever feel restricted by the genre.

Martina McBride

There’s a new hit rock group or singer every five minutes, but with country music, you have one hit and those people love you forever.

Kenny Rogers

Jazz in the 1920s and ’30s was dance music, teenage music for parties, for being wild and young. There’s this punk feeling I really love. It was something so radical and different and new and not codified. People didn’t have a definition of what they were doing.

Cecile McLorin Salvant

I love Florida Georgia Line. I love ‘Round Here.’ So if a fan wants to listen to that, and if a fan that wasn’t listening to country music before is listening to ‘Cruise’ on Pandora, and after that a song by George Jones comes on, they may have never heard George Jones before. I think it’s a good thing for the genre.

Scotty McCreery

I really love rap music. I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s with Public Enemy, N.W.A., LL Cool J – I’m a hip-hop encyclopedia. But I got kind of frustrated with the chauvinistic side of rap music, the one that makes it hard to write songs about love and relationships.

Mayer Hawthorne

I got my love of jazz from my stepfather, who was a jazz musician.

Flea

I love Nashville. It’s such a great town, and I’m a huge country music fan. That’s what I listen to on the radio in the car.

Joanna Garcia

When I was four, we had to choose a musical instrument to play at school, and I chose the cello. I played until I was 18, and although I found it nerve-racking to play solo, I loved playing in an orchestra. When I left school I didn’t carry on with it, which I regret.

Emilia Fox

I love music so much I love what I do. I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it.

Diana Krall

I love what I do and the music I make and the bands I’ve done, especially Fall Out Boy. I also love what I love, and I don’t care if other people like it.

Joe Trohman

When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator… It was one of the craziest festivals I’ve ever been to in my life, but I loved it.

Alexander Skarsgard

We don’t live in a jazz world, unfortunately. I think if I had lived in a jazz world, I would have done OK. I’m not sure I would have done great. I’m a lover of jazz music, so I would have been happy, don’t get me wrong. I go to jazz concerts like the biggest jazz fan in world. The drag is that I don’t play jazz for a living.

George Benson

One of the things that was a blessing for me is my parents were music lovers. Neither of my parents played an instrument, but they were avid record buyers. And I grew up at every age listening to all kinds of music.

Gustavo Santaolalla

I love all music.

Aretha Franklin

When I started out, I wanted to be Billy Joel. The plan was to be a singer-songwriter of that ilk, and, then, I got waylaid – that’s probably an unfair way to say it – from being a rock star by the musical theatre stuff, which I love doing.

Jason Robert Brown

I’m primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly ‘Frankenstein’ had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there’s one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.

Edgar Winter

The greatest music is made for love, not for money.

Greg Lake

It is, we wanted to make a record that reflected our love of Hard-Rock music and it is sort of Metal though we don’t really describe ourselves as Metal.

Adam Rich

I did a lot of musical theatre when I was younger, so I would love to go back and do that again someday.

Hayley McFarland

I love Frank Ocean. I think he’s so talented and his music is so great. So, I would love to do one of his songs like ‘Bad Religion’ or ‘Pink Matter.’

Jacob Artist

Engineering was the safe and sensible choice, but music was what I loved and wanted to do.

Stormzy

I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, ‘I want to be a country music star.’ Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, ‘I want you to go to college.’ So we had a discussion. And I’m pretty stubborn. I’m a lot like him. And he said, ‘If you go to college and graduate, I’ll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.’ So he bribed me.

Eric Church

I play guitar, the ukulele and the piano. I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee, and we had ‘The Mountain Opry,’ where anyone could just get up on stage to perform. It was just about the soul and heart of music. My upbringing was less about being great and more about just doing what you love. It was always for joy.

Rachel Boston

I love gentle, gorgeous classical music such as Mozart.

Felicity Kendal

Paul Hicks is the only guy The Beatles will allow to arrange, mix and engineer their music, so he did the Cirque du Soleil ‘Love’ show.

Richard LaGravenese

I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.

Harry Connick, Jr.

I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it’s also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.

Cecilia Bartoli

Find something you really love doing and mix it with something you really care about. That’s why I’ve had such longevity as an artist. I really, really care about ending violence against women, and I really, really love playing music. It’s super enjoyable!

Kathleen Hanna

Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that’s one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I’m just telling you from my heart, I’m so in love with life.

Roy Ayers

I love music so much; I’ve always played.

Creed Bratton

I really love Anglo music, and the language as well. Like, my kids, they – born here, Miami. So I just – a little bit more familiar with the language.

Juanes

The closest I’ve come to knowing myself is in losing myself. That’s why I loved football before I loved music. I could lose myself in it.

Kris Kristofferson

I love everything from country to alternative to Blink-182 and ’90s music to Dave Matthews.

Spencer Boldman

My students frequently ask what their next project should be. My advice: immerse yourself in the music you love and you will find what you want to do; you will discover your next project.

Lukas Foss

I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.

Christina Applegate

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