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I am following Nature without being able to grasp her.... I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. --Claude Monet (1840-1926)
I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. --John Lennon (1940-80) "The Beatles": I am the walrus
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-Périgord (1754-1838)
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist. --Max Lerner (1902-92)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. --Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
I assure you, this very night before a rooster crows, you shall deny Me three times. --Bible: Matthew Chapter 26
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. --John D(avison) Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960)
I cannot afford to waste my time making money. --(Jean) Louis (Rodolphe) Agassiz (1807-73)
I cannot be satisfied with a number, because it may not reflect how you did. If you set a goal, achieving it may satisfy you and you won't try to go beyond that goal. Every at-bat, there's something to learn from, something to improve. It's in the seeking that you find satisfaction. --Ichiro Suzuki (1973-): BASEBALL IS JUST BASEBALL-THE UNDERSTATED ICHIRO (edited by David Shields)
I can't stop wondering, Why whoever I ask laughs and says, "It's no wonder." --Kaneko Misuzu (1903-30): Wonder
I checked all the registered historical facts, and I was shocked into shame to discover. --"The Smiths": The Queen is Dead
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. --Voltaire (1694-1778)
I do not know what weapons WW3 will be fought with, but WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones. --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I don't believe in art. I believe in artists. --Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. --Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
I feel the earth move under my feet. I feel the sky tumbling down. --Carole King (1942-): I Feel the Earth Move
I found out drama was a fascinating exercise as a way to get out of myself and into somebody else's head. --Harrison Ford (1942-)
I got the message. All of us get the message, sooner or later. If you get it before it's too late or before you're too old, you'll pull through all right. --Nat King Cole (1917-65)
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68) (from the speech given Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington)
I have a picture pinned to my wall. --Tom Bailey/Alannah Currie/Joe Leeway "Thompson Twins": Hold me Now
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. --Hank [Henry Louis] Aaron (1934-)
I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand in hand with his idiocy. His emotion must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself. --Pierre Boulle (1912-94): Planet of the Apes
I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple. --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. --Jackie Mason (1931-)
I have made a lot of mistakes. But I've worked hard. I have no fear of death. More important, I don't fear life. --Steven Seagal (1951-)
I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one. --James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)
I have made this letter a rather long one, only because I didn't have the leisure to make it shorter. --Blaise Pascal (1623-62)
I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this--we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. --Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)
I just take one day at a time.
I just want to say, I think killing is wrong, no matter who does it. Whether it's me or y'all or your government. --Matthew Poncelet --Sister Helen Prejean (1938-): Dead Man Walking
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. --Anne Frank (1929-45): The Diary of a Young Girl
I know this world is killing you. --Elvis Costello (1954-): Alison
I must be cruel, only to be kind. --William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet
I must have a heroine to worship, to follow, to act as a mirror. It was how I was taught to live. --Anchee Min: Red Azalea
I never think of the future--it comes soon enough. --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist. --Harriet (Elizabeth) Beecher Stowe (1811-96)
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. --(Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
I pray hard, work hard and leave the rest to God. --Florence Griffith Joyner (1959-98)
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. --Cary Grant (1904-86): in Parade, 22 Sep 1985
I shut my eyes in order to see. --Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. --Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. --Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree. --(Alfred) Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918): Trees
I think, therefore I exist [am]. [Cogito, ergo sum.] --René Descartes (1596-1650)
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times. I'll take you just the way you are. --Billy Joel (1949-): Just the Way You Are
I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird. --Paul McCartney (1942-)
I want to be alone. --Greta Garbo (1905-90)
I want to live, I want to give; I've been a miner for a heart of gold. It's these expressions I never give that keep me searching for a heart of gold and I'm getting old. --Neil Young (1945-): Heart of Gold
I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams. --Susan Sontag (1933-): The Benefactor
I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. --Sally Field (1946-)
I would if I could, but I can't so I won't.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. --Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. --H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken (1880-1956)
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
Idle folk have the least leisure.
Idle folks have the most labor.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. --John F(itzgerald) Kennedy (1917-63)
If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
If a man will begin in certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin in doubts he shall end in certainties. --Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. --Socrates (469?-399B.C.)
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
If anyone fancies he knows anything, he does not yet understand as he should. --Bible: 1st Corinthians Chapter 8
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? --Jewish saying
If I could reach reach--higher, just for one moment to touch the sky, from that one moment in my life I'm gonna be--stronger. Know that I've tried my very best I put my spirit to the test, if I could reach. --Gloria Estefan (1957-): Reach
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. --Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
If I don't do it, who will ever do it? And if not now, when? --Take Moon OK (1963-)
If I wasn't hard, I wouldn't be alive. If I couldn't ever be gentle, I wouldn't deserve to be alive. --Philip Marlowe --Raymond Chandler (1888-1959): PLAYBACK ch.25
If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. --Lewis Carroll (1832-98): Through the Looking-glass Tweedledum and Tweedledee
If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
If life gives you lemons [a lemon], (just) make (a/some) lemonade.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. --James Madison (1751-1836)
If money goes before, all ways lie open.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. --Jesse (Louis) Jackson (1941-)
If someone says can't, that shows you what to do. --John (Milton) Cage (1912-92)
If the counsel be good, no matter who gave it.
If the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. --Bible: Matthew Chapter 24
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. --Charles (Robert) Darwin (1809-82)
If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain. --Muhammad [Mohammed, Mahomet] (570-632)
If the nose of Cleopatra had been shorter, the whole history of the world would have been different. --Blaise Pascal (1623-62)
If today will not tomorrow may.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. --(Avram) Noam Chomsky (1928-)
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place. --Robert (Alexander) Schumann (1810-56)
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? --Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822): Ode to the West Wind
If wishes were horses, beggars would [might] ride.
If you are not excited about your own dream, how can you expect anybody else to be? --Les Brown
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse. --Walt(er Elias) Disney (1901-66)
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. --Lin Yü-t'ang (1895-1976)
If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. --Marvin (Pentz) Gaye(, Jr.) (1939-84)
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you don't have anything to laugh at when you're old. --E(dgar) W(atson) Howe (1853-1937)
If you don't like it, you can lump it.
If you don't have enough time to accomplish something, consider the work finished once it's begun. --John (Milton) Cage (1912-92)
If you don't think too good, don't think too much. --Theodore Samuel [Ted] Williams (1918-)
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. --Sun-tzu (c. 4c.B.C.): The Art of War "Attack by Stratagem" (trans. by Lionel Giles)
If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much. --Lewis Carroll (1832-98)
If you love somebody, if you love someone, set them free. --Sting (1951-): If You Love Somebody Set them Free
If you love your children, if you love your country, if you love the God of love, clear your hands from slaves, burden not your children or country with them. --Richard Allen (1760-1831)
If you must fly, fly well.
If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
If you think you're in love, just think of him sitting on the lavatory. If you still love him, marry him. --Jean Boht
If you want peace you must prepare for war.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past. --Baruch [Benedict de] Spinoza (1632-77)
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself.... All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. --Mao Zedong [Tse-tung] (1893-1976): Speech, July 1937, Yanan [Yenan], China
If you want to learn the value of money, try to borrow some.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. --Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
If you're going to tell people the truth, make them laugh, or they'll kill you. --Billy Wilder (1906-2002)
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you know it, then you really ought to show it [then your face will surely show it / and you really want to show it]. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. --Spanish Folk Song
Ignorance is bliss.
Ill gotten, ill [soon] spent.
Ill luck is good for something.
Ill news has wings.
Ill news travels fast.
Ill weeds grow apace.
Illness is all in the mind.
I'm a rock star because I couldn't be a soccer star. --Rod Stewart (1945-)
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. --Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)
I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end. --Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925-)
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. --Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere. --Carl (Edward) Sagan (1934-96)
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time. --John (Patrick Jr) McEnroe (1959-)
In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. --T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot (1888-1965): The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. --Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
In all mankind's history, there's never been more damage done by people who thought they were doing the right thing. --Lucy Van Pelt --Charles (Monroe) Schulz (1922-2000)
In at one ear and out at the other.
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)
In every life we have some trouble. But when you worry, you make it double. Don't worry, be happy. --Bobby McFerrin (1950-): Don't Worry, Be Happy
In everything one must consider the end. --Jean de La Fontaine (1621-95)
In fair weather prepare for foul.
In little business stands great rest.
In love is no lack.
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. --Will(iam James) Durant (1885-1981)
In space comes grace.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.  --Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536)
In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. --Paul McCartney (1942-) "The Beatles": The End
In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us. --Dag Hjalmar Hammarskjöld (1905-61)
In the life of each of us, I said to myself, there is a place remote and islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness. --Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909): The Country of the Pointed Firs
In the sweat of the face shalt thou eat bread. --Bible: Genesis
In the time of mirth take heed.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. --Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-74)
In youth we learn; in age we understand. --Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916)
Inscrutable are the ways of Heaven.
Inspiration comes of working every day. --Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-67)
Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless. --Max Born (1882-1970)
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. --Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
Into each [every] life some [a little] rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82): The Rainy Day
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. --Victor Hugo (1802-85)
Iron not used soon rusts.
Iron with use grows bright.
It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that makes men. --William Matthews
It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged. --Edward W. Ziegler
It is a long lane that has no turning.
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. --Arnold Toynbee (1852-83)
It is a wise child that knows its own father.
It is a wise father that knows his own child. --William Shakespeare (1564-1616): The Merchant of Venice
It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks. --Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
It is art to hide art.
It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
It is blood of the soldiers that makes the general great.
It is comparison that makes men happy or miserable.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. --Voltaire (1694-1778)
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. --Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945)
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. --Martin Van Buren (1782-1862)
It is easy to be wise after the event.
It is easy when you are beaten. --Ernest (Miller) Hemingway (1899-1961): The Old Man and the Sea
It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy. --George Horace Lorimer (1867-1937)
It is ill to drive black hogs in the dark.
It is ill to waken sleeping dogs.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. --Bible: the Acts
It is more pain to do nothing than something.
It is never a bad day that has a good night.
It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear. --Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909)
It is never too late to mend. --Charles Reade (1814-84): It Is Never Too Late to Mend (Title of Novel)
It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too. --Eugene Paul Wigner (1902-1995)
It is no use crying over spilt milk.
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well. --René Descartes (1596-1650)
It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness. --John Milton (1608-74)
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking ... in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet. --Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. --Eugène Ionesco (1912-94)
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. --Sir Edmund (Percival) Hillary (1919-)
It is not until we lose our health that we realize its value.
It is not work that kills, but worry.
It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. --Napoléon I [Bonaparte] (1769-1821)
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. --Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44)
It is really important that young people find something that they want to do and pursue it with passion. I'm very passionate about filmmaking. It's what I love to do. --Spike Lee (1957-)
It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike. --Sir Thomas Browne (1605-82)
It is the unexpected that always happens.
It is too late to lock the stable when the horse has been stolen.
It means your future hasn't been written yet. No one's has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one. --Doc --Bob Gale: Back to the Future Part III
It never rains but it pours.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
It's getting better all the time. --Paul McCartney (1942-) "The Beatles": Getting Better
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is. --Jack Lemmon (1925-2001)
It's kind of fun to do the impossible. --Walt(er Elias) Disney (1901-66)
It's necessary to be slightly underemployed if you are to do something significant. --James Dewey Watson (1928-)
It's not enough to be busy. The question is what we are busy with. --Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. --Lena Horne (1917-)
It's one thing to have talent. It's another to figure out how to use it. --Roger Miller (1936-92)
It's really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs. --J(erome) D(avid) Salinger (1919-)
It's the change of rhythm which I think is what keeps me alive. --Geraldine Chaplin (1944-)
I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves--it's just a question of finding the subject. --Clint Eastwood (1930-)