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For the most part (with the exception of my own included three cents worth), the following quotes came from:


brainyquote.com link (3K)

I don't know if the person ascribed to each and every quote actually gave the quote or if they are the figment of someone's imagination meant as a compliment or disparagement. I can't say whether or not the quote is original or a derivative of some longer conversation, or if it is an echo of someone else's comment such as in the case of an actor merely parroting some writer's monologue or that a character out of a book is being quoted without any credit being given to the actual author. In short, I don't know if the quote is accurate or actual. In some instances I have placed variations of the same quote of the same person as they were found in the Brainyquote lists. And, granted, there are hundreds, if not thousands of other examples that could be provided. Some readers may notice that representative quotes by those of a given subject area (for example, law, physics, biology, theology, etc.,) are under or over-represented, and that other examples would be more profitable in terms of expressed wisdom. Be this as it may, I simply re-created the lists as I found them, with a few minor singular word adjustments.


Notice that in days of old people were known by one name (as are some today). As we move towards the present, some are know by two names, because some people have only two names... with no middle name. While many are now known by three names (first, middle, last), these are sometimes abbreviated with single letters. There are of course exceptions, with some people sprouting more than three, not including a title of profession or nobility. Additionally, in terms of quotations involving a particular number pattern, let us not forget to consider those which involve other than a "three" and that just because the word "three" is used, does not necessarily mean that which is expressed is a "three" in every context. Discussing the number three in terms of a symbol or its historical development in terms of cognitive development are very often different issues when compared to patterns-of-three as a singular unity.


If you were to take on a task of compiling a list of quotations, there are a number of questions one might consider for the compilation. For example:


  • Would you focus on the comments of actors, actresses, fiction writers, comedians, politicians, scientists, housewives, house husbands, blue collar workers, journalists, entertainers, professors, drug dealers, sports players, talk show hosts, lesbians, incarcerated criminals, playwrites, chess players, nudists, teenagers, vegetarians, portrait gang bangers, artists, corporate executives, armed forces personnel, medical practitioners, short-order cooks, pastry chefs, photographers, English speakers, German speakers, Japanese speakers, (etc.), musicians, gamblers, whores, or...?

  • Would you list quotes about food, health, politics, science, religion, habits, or...?
  • Would you conceal or state a motive for the compilation of such a list?
  • Would it be for your definition of fun or something more serious?
  • Would you confuse a pattern-of-three comment with a sentence (or expression) that only contains a reference to a numerical value of three?
  • Would you overlook those instances of a "3 to 1" ratio such as, for example, if someone were to say they have three cats and one dog? (See: --- Three to One ratios ---)
  • Would you overlook other-than-three references in conjunction to a "three" or pattern-of-three expression?
  • Would you primarily list those who provide a "three" about themselves, about someone else, or a different subject?
  • Would you overlook the many religious connotations being expressed in the sense that many people make an undisclosed analogy between "Manger" and manager, "Star" and guiding star as in the star of Bethlehem, and the "Chosen One" when they are selected amongst several others.

  • Would you catalogue quotations of different people on the same subject matter in order to be better able to distinguish differences of perception and perspective?

  • Would you be stringent in your definition of what is meant by a "Three" quote or more lax... permitting even questionable examples to take part?
  • Would you have a specific criteria for cataloguing or simply permit any definition whether or not repetition is evident?
  • Would you distinguish between different types and levels of vocabulary usage?
  • And if you had to choose just three quotes, which would you choose...and why?
  • ETC.





Here's the Brainyquote.com list:

Alvar Aslto

  • We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.

Hank Aaron

  • It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.



King Abdullah II

  • I look at Jerusalem as being a beacon for the three Monotheistic religions.

F. Murray Abraham

  • Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.


J. J. Abrams

  • With three kids you are just trying to survive. You can't be fastidious.


Brooks Adams

  • One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.


Bryan Adams

  • I'm amazed every time I come back to Vancouver at how much it's changed. You go away for a month and there's three more skyscrapers.
  • I like to be able to present myself in two or three different ways because I've never really wanted to rest on my laurels and be something that people expected.

Don Adams

  • I am a quick study - I can memorize a script in an hour - but I can't remember a name three seconds. I've even forgotten my wife's name on occasion.

Henry Adams

  • One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

John Adams

  • While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

Scott Adams

  • I'm not happy on vacation. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I'm terribly uncomfortable.

Joseph Addison

  • Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

George Ade

  • The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.

Isabelle Adjani

  • But no one frees himself from being in love in three days.

Felix Adler

  • For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.

Mortimer Adler

  • Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.

Steven Adler

  • 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.

Bhumibol Adulyadej

  • It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.

Louis Agassiz

  • Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.

Spiro T. Agnew

  • Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.

Sherman Alexie

  • The form I most enjoy writing is the sonnet or sonnet-like forms, where you have a - you know, three stanzas or two stanzas that lead into a concluding couplet.

Fred Allen

  • I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is.
  • You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Tim Allen

  • In the last three years of racing I've met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR it's the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.

will.i.am

  • I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.
  • If you listen to the songs I write, they are the most ADHD songs ever. They have five hooks in one and it all happens in three minutes.

Stephen Ambrose

  • It does you no good to see the number two or number three man in the corporation- you have to get through to number one.

Cleveland Amory

  • There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.

Trey Anastasio

  • We're never going to stop! Three hundred shows a year forever!

Gillian Anderson

  • In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school.

Laurie Anderson

  • I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.

Loni Anderson

  • Three cigarettes in, your body already craves it. It is that addictive.

Pamela Anderson

  • I'm never away from my boys for more than three days.
  • It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life.

Marc Andreessen

  • Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away.
  • I've been an entrepreneur three times. I started three companies.

Criss Angel

  • And you know, I'm so used to going 100 miles an hour in every direction and sleeping you know, two, three hours a night, and that's the way I live.
  • Well, I had an immense respect for Cirque du Soleil when I first say them in the '80s on a television show and just thought, you know, this group is really reinventing the circus, as you know. Because there wasn't three rings. There were no animals.

Francesca Annis

  • I don't want three million people digesting my private life over their cornflakes.

Aziz Ansari

  • Myself, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner decided to start a Food Club where the three of us go to restaurants with a couple of other people. The three of us are the captains of the Food Club, so we have to wear the captains' hats.

Adam Ant

  • I just became a vegetable for three months. I couldn't talk to people. I was very ill and that was part of the reason I left college.

Thomas Aquinas

  • Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
  • In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
  • Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.

Jeffrey Archer

  • And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life.
  • When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister.

Aristotle

  • In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

Dick Armey

  • Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.

William Henry Ashley

  • Snow is so common that I have omitted to note its falling at least two days out of Three.

Sean Astin

  • I'd never heard of the 'Lord of the Rings', actually. So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, 'Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?'

David Attenborough

  • I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.
  • I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival.

John James Audubon

  • If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America.

Paul Auster

  • It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.

Dan Aykroyd

  • I live in a high rise with my family part of the year in New York and I don't know three quarters of the people in the building. We live in the same square-footage and I wouldn't know who they were.

Hank Azaria

  • I bartended for a catering company for two or three years.

Irving Babbitt

  • Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.

Michele Bachmann

  • The Constitution is government's stop sign. It says, you - the three branches of government - can go so far and no farther.

Kevin Bacon

  • I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
  • I do better on the first three takes; I won't be better at 20 takes.

Sebastian Bach

  • I don't understand the mentality of a rock fan, being obsessed with two or three songs from 25 years ago. I'm not that kind of a fan.

Erykah Badu

  • I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record.
  • I've had two children. I've had three boyfriends. I've had a lot of things happen that can change your opinions and values and philosophies.

David Bailey

  • I didn't know a time when there wasn't a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really.

Oksana Baiul

  • I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes.

Russell Baker

  • Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
  • Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
  • A skillful playwright might have a good time with the story of the assassination of President William McKinley, and especially with the three most flamboyant political figures involved: Mark Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, and Emma Goldman.

Alan Ball

  • If a scene is longer than three pages, it better be for a good reason.

Eric Bana

  • Stand-up came out of three things. Frustration, necessity and arrogance. I didn't have a great career ahead of me in anything. Someone literally said to me, 'You should try stand-up,' and took me to a venue.

Tallulah Bankhead

  • I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

Ernie Banks

  • During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.

Roger Bannister

  • I raced supremely well. I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been, and as perhaps I might ever be. I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.

Travis Barker

  • And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
  • Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years.

Ellen Barkin

  • My husband thinks he's compromising if we have one cook instead of three.

Roseanne Barr

  • I'm never going to get married again. Three strikes, you're out. I think if I would try to get married again in California, I have to go to prison, don't I? I think you only get three.
  • I always felt that it was easier to take a funny person and teach them to write television than to take somebody who was a television writer and make them funny. And I discovered a lot of great writers that went on to do a lot of great shows like 'Seinfeld,' 'Friends,' you know, 'Three and a Half Men.'

John Barrymore

  • I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.

Mario Batali

  • When you cut that eggplant up and you roast it in the oven and you make the tomato sauce and you put it on top, your soul is in that food, and there's something about that can never be made by a company that has three million employees.
  • Just because you eat doesn't mean you eat smart. It's hard to beat a $1.99 wing pack of three at a fast-food restaurant - it's so cheap - but that wing pack isn't feeding anyone, it's just pushing hunger back an hour.
  • My kids and I make pasta three days a week now. It's not even so much about the eating of it; they just like the process. Benno is the stuffer, and Leo is the catcher. They've got their jobs down.

Jason Bateman

  • I would rather do three or four small parts every year as opposed to some of the lower-hanging fruit that might get my name above the title.

Charles Baudelaire

  • There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

Emmanuelle Beart

  • I can't just react on the strength of an email and three pages of synopsis, and say I'm going to take off for three months of my life.

Melody Beattie

  • I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer's disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked co-dependent but it wasn't because it was what I wanted to do.

Bob Beauprez

  • True enough, Osama bin Laden is dead and other al-Qaeda leaders have joined him. But, the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi is a brutal reminder that radical Islamic terror groups have not disappeared and certainly are not dormant.

Xavier Becerra

  • According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.

Victoria Beckham

  • I keep fit by running after my three boys all day.

Henry Ward Beecher

  • To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
  • There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.

Clive Bell

  • Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.

Robert Benchley

  • A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
  • A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

Walter Benjamin

  • Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.

Ezra Taft Benson

  • I rode horseback three miles each way to get to high school, and in bad weather it was a problem sometimes to make my eight o'clock class on time. Like others, I often missed school to help on the farm, especially in the fall, until after harvest, and in the spring, during planting season.
  • The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes - but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life.

Ingrid Bergman

  • Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough.

Annie Besant

  • The worlds in which man is evolving as he treads the circle of births and deaths are three: the physical world, the astral or intermediate world, the mental or heavenly world.

Henry Beston

  • The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.

Jeff Bezos

  • We've had three big ideas at Amazon that we've stuck with for 18 years, and they're the reason we're successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.

Mayim Bialik

  • I was raised on the purest comedy there is: 'I Love Lucy.' I was raised watching 'Three's Company' and sitcoms of the '70s and '80s.

Joe Biden

  • The American public's a lot more sophisticated than we all give them credit for. And on complicated issues, I'm going to give them straight answers. And if it takes more than three minutes, I'm going to do it.

Justin Bieber

  • I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.

Ambrose Bierce

  • Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

Buffalo Bill

  • The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely.
  • On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us, we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped, and literally cut into pieces.
  • Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart. A rider's route covered three stations, with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles - a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour.

Jeff Bingaman

  • I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.

Andrew Bird

  • Playing the violin and singing and whistling are just three different ways of making sound.

Jim Bishop

  • When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?

Otto von Bismarck

  • I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.

Jacqueline Bisset

  • Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together.
  • I can't believe I've been doing it so long. In the last three or four years, I've slowed down. I'm doing only the roles I really want to do.

Bjork

  • I'd done three solo albums in a row, and that's quite narcissistic.

Conrad Black

  • Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right.

Lewis Black

  • A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'

Selma Blair

  • I have three sisters, that's it for the family.

Tony Blair

  • My faith foundation works to bring about a greater respect and understanding between different faiths. We basically work with six popular religions in the world which are the three Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism and Sikhism.

Sara Blakely

  • I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it's a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.
  • My husband is such a healthy eater. Except when it comes to sweets. He never consumes anything except fruit until noon. And then from noon on he might have some brown rice and some tofu, and then, come eight or nine at night, he orders three mud-pie double-chocolate pieces of cake and eats all three of them.

Cate Blanchett

  • You can't really achieve anything in three years.
  • I've an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women - my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women.

Orlando Bloom

  • I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role.

Emily Blunt

  • I'm Sudafed-ed up, but it's alright because I'm having to do this rather sultry scene, so maybe it's OK that my voice is three octaves lower.

Tom Bodett

  • They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Bodhidharma

  • The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

John Boehner

  • It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress.
  • Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government.

Humphrey Bogart

  • The whole world is about three drinks behind.

John Bolton

  • I think that, especially among conservatives, there's a clear understanding that there are three legs to the conservative stool. There are the free-market economics conservatives, the social conservatives, and the national-security conservatives.

Erma Bombeck

  • If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
  • Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

Lisa Bonet

  • A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.

John Bonham

  • I hate it when people slag us off. We had done three tours during 1970 and we finished off feeling we had just about had enough. We had done so much in that short space of time, we were drained.

Louis E. Boone

  • Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.

Elayne Boosler

  • I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
  • I pray if I ever find out I have only about three minutes to live it's during a basketball game, because then I'll have, what, 10, 12 years to live?

Ernest Borgnine

  • Writers used to make such wonderful pictures without all that swearing, all that cursing. And now it seems that you can't say three words without cursing. And I don't think that's right.

Ian Botham

  • If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it?

Julie Bowen

  • I have three kids. I should know how to take care of them.

David Bowie

  • As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?

Danny Boyle

  • I love that sense of change that you'd get in pop music every three minutes, every four minutes.

Ray Bradbury

  • I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.

Ed Bradley

  • I stayed three weeks in Paris, fell in love with the city, and decided that I was born to live in Paris.

Terry Bradshaw

  • After three failed marriages, I know what it's like to be replaced. So that's kind of how Joey Harrington must feel today... A former No. 1 choice looks to me like he's going to be a bust in Detroit.

Tom Brady

  • All parents are concerned about their children's well-being. As a parent of three kids, I'm very concerned about their well-being.

Jo Brand

  • I've seen a lot of women give up after they've had three or four bad gigs in a row. It's very difficult to learn not to take nasty heckles personally.

Louis D. Brandeis

  • I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.

Eva Braun

  • I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had.

Sarah Brightman

  • I think I've probably re-invented myself three or four times now, if that's what one calls it.

Eli Broad

  • The first dream I had was just to get a college education. I got through college in three years, taking extra classes in summer school.
  • I never stay anywhere - parties, museums, meetings - longer than three hours.
  • The happiest people I've found are in science. These people have three times the IQ - maybe I'm exaggerating. They have a higher IQ than I do. They love what they're doing, they have a good family life, they're satisfied.

Tom Brokaw

  • Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style.

Heather Brooke

  • Traditional publishers require an author to submit a manuscript six months in advance, and if pressed, no later than two or three.

Geraldine Brooks

  • Certainly I'm still mining my experiences as a journalist. I think it's no coincidence that all three of my novels basically are about how people act in a time of catastrophe. Do they go to their best self or their worst self?

Terry Brooks

  • I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

Rita Mae Brown

  • The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Lenny Bruce

  • The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.

Jean de la Bruyere

  • Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
  • There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.

Bill Bryson

  • There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
  • I once joked in a book that there are three things you can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he is ready to see you, and you can't go home again.
  • Book tours are really kind of fun. You get to stay in nice hotels, you are driven everywhere in big silver cars, you are treated as if you are much more important than you are, you can eat steak three times a day at someone else's expense, and you get to talk endlessly about yourself for weeks at a stretch.

Martin Buber

  • There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.

James Buchan

  • Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age.
  • For 50 years, nuclear power stations have produced three products which only a lunatic could want: bomb-explosive plutonium, lethal radioactive waste and electricity so dear it has to be heavily subsidized. They leave to future generations the task, and most of the cost, of making safe sites that have been polluted half-way to eternity.
  • There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation.

Herb O. Buckland

  • Just because we can find "Threes" everywhere, in a variety of subject areas, doesn't mean that its commonplaceness is to be taken for granted as being unimportant. The fact that we are able to identify any number pattern is a telling point in itself.


William F. Buckley, Jr.

  • I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.

Buddha

  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  • H.O.B. note: Yet, each of these three will one day experience a demise... even though degradations occur everyday. If truth is to be considered one and the same forever, it can not be equated with that which is not eternal.

Gisele Bundchen

  • It was like two different photographers, and shot in three different locations and it was really fun to do. There were 12 beautiful girls in it. It was great.
  • I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.

Tory Burch

  • I could eat gazpacho three times a day.

Julie Burchill

  • As a militant troublemaker, I once wrote that it was the duty of every woman worthy of the description to upset men at least three times a day, on principle.
  • To believe that one, or even three, mates can supply all the things one needs from one's friends is as stupid as believing married couples must do everything together.
  • In my third husband I had discovered a blissfully laid-back type who thought it nothing less than hilarious when I misread the map on the way to Wales, so it took us an extra three hours, or when I was sick in a plastic carrier bag during much of the drive back from Devon - a bag that turned out to have a hole in it.

John Burroughs

  • Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.

Tim Burton

  • I never really got nightmares from movies. In fact, I recall my father saying when I was three years old that I would be scared, but I never was.

Gary Busey

  • Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that's your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that's your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that's your steering wheel. You can never over-do the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it.

Barbara Bush

  • Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries.

Sophia Bush

  • You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive. I'm an only child, so we're very close. There's just the three of us. They're exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me.

Candace Bushnell

  • I love Chicago. I lived there briefly for three months and kept a boat under one of those space-age buildings. It was very Jetsons.

Nolan Bushnell

  • These days when you say 'videogame', people think of immersive games that take over your life and require three thumbs to control. My goal is to create games that almost retreat into the background. I'm interested in bringing them back to their role as a social facilitator, the way party games help people to interact.
  • Learning ballroom dancing is great for your brain. But it only works for three to six months. After that, you've got all the benefit you can get, and so you have to move on to yoga, and then Tai Chi, and then bridge, always keeping on the steep part of the learning curve.

Frank Butler

  • When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years.

Samuel Butler

  • The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.

Smedley Butler

  • The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits - ah! that is another matter - twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and even eighteen hundred per cent - the sky is the limit.

A. S. Byatt

  • There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess.

Lord Byron

  • A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

Sid Caesar

  • The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.

Michael Caine

  • To disappear your complete self into a character is quite difficult. I've tried it 85 times, and I've succeeded two or three times.
  • If you go away on location for three months and your wife stays at home, you've made a whole new load of friends and she's made a whole new load of friends and you get home and you're kind of strangers.
  • The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They're all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho.

Taylor Caldwell

  • I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.

James Callaghan

  • I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.

Bryan Callen

  • I guess I am attracted to older women. I'm looking for a 40-something who has had her heart broken two or three hundred times. She's going to be fun!

Tony Campolo

  • Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.
  • Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.

Albert Camus

  • A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Roger Caras

  • There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.

Drew Carey

  • When the show's in production, we work for three weeks at a time and then take a week off.
  • I used to go to the Cleveland Comedy Club all the time. If there was a comic I liked, I'd go see him two or three times that week. Bob Saget was one of those guys.

Mariah Carey

  • One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting.

George Carlin

  • One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Robert Carlyle

  • The first thing you should know about me is when I was three years old my mother left me and my father. And that was traumatic obviously for my father - he suffered a nervous breakdown at that time in his life.

Thomas Carlyle

  • The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
  • He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.

Dale Carnegie

  • There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.

Adam Carolla

  • When you have kids, you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life, I couldn't imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas, every three years. If I'm gone for six days it feels like too much.
  • I think we're getting to the point where everyone's getting fat and everyone's getting allergic, or claims to be allergic to something and people can't walk from their front door to their car without a bottle of water in their hand because they have to hydrate every three and half steps.

Caleb Carr

  • I feel horribly vindicated. Three thousand people died who didn't have to die.

Lewis Carroll

  • There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.

Johnny Carson

  • For three days after death, hair and finger-nails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.

Graydon Carter

  • Magazine stories, the best ones anyway, are generally a combination of three elements: access, narrative, and disclosure.

Jimmy Carter

  • I remember the last three days that I was president, I never went to bed at all. I never went to bed until we had negotiated the final release of the hostages.

Julian Casablancas

  • I would prefer it if people thought that I didn't work hard, that I just played the guitar for three minutes a week and was like, 'Check out this song - what do you think?' That would be ideal. I would prefer telling people that I'm just truly talented.

Giacomo Casanova

  • Love is three quarters curiosity.

Willa Cather

  • There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.

Roberto Cavalli

  • Sometimes, because of my success, I am afraid that I was not a good father. With the first two I was too strong, and with the other three I was too weak.

Nicolas Chamfort

  • I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.

Chanakya

  • Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

Kyle Chandler

  • I work six months and get three or four with the family.
  • I work six months and get three or four with the family. I've stopped racing to get to the red light.
  • We ended up moving out to Texas. We live outside of Austin. We've got a couple horses, we've got three miniature donkeys, we've got four dogs. Miniature donkeys are very warm, loving animals.

John Jay Chapman

  • It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep.

Chevy Chase

  • I have three daughters. I wanted them to be raised where there are real seasons and where everyone their age wasn't trying to get into movies.

Dick Cheney

  • When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around.
  • We need to have a pro-growth policy put in place that offers people hope and offers the opportunity for businesses to expand and for them to have confidence in what the world is going to look like for the next two or three or four years with respect to economic policy.

Lee Child

  • I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer.
  • Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset.
  • In principle if I could not have a home I wouldn't. But not having a home would be too difficult procedurally, going from hotel to hotel, the gap of three hours where you're hungry and tired.

Margaret Cho

  • I get up around 7 a.m. That's very early for a stand-up comic. Then I'll have breakfast with my husband, the artist Al Ridenour, take my three dogs for a walk and commence with my work.

Deepak Chopra

  • No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.
  • And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.

Carol P. Christ

  • Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women's lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women's Menstrual cycles.
  • (H.O.B. note: The three stages are, in some cases, cited as being Virgin, Mother, Crone. Unfortunately, the word "Crone" most frequently takes on a negative definition even though there are very many loving, compassionate, wise, sensitive, and nurturing women in their twilight years.)

Chris Christie

  • The three top issues have to be restoring jobs and private sector job growth to our country, getting the entitlement mess under control, and restoring back to our country a sense of self-confidence that Americans can achieve whatever we want to achieve.
  • Well, let me tell you, after three years of Obama, we are hopeless and changeless, and we need Mitt Romney to bring us back, to bring America back.

Winston Churchill

  • My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.

Arthur C. Clarke

  • New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
  • Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.

Nick Clegg

  • I wish more people knew that the only one of the three main parties where not a single MP flipped from one property to the next, and not a single MP avoided capital-gains tax, where every single London MP did not claim a penny of second-home allowance, was the Liberal Democrats.

Harlan Coben

  • There are three things that make a person a writer: inspiration, perspiration and desperation.
  • I always say three things make a writer: inspiration, obviously; perspiration, doing the work. But the third is desperation. I'm not really fit for anything else, or to have a real job. That fear drives me. The pressure has always been self inflicted.

Jarvis Cocker

  • I'd been thinking I'd have to learn how to play really well, but obviously the message of punk was that you just learn three chords in a week and you're away.

Paulo Coelho

  • I was arrested three times and tortured once.

Leonard Cohen

  • Journalists, especially English journalists, were very cruel to me. They said I only knew three chords when I knew five!

Sasha Cohen

  • I'm used to a very busy schedule. Right now it revolves around training and preparing for Nationals in January. I'm usually at the rink from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then I attend public school for two hours, three times per week.

Stephen Colbert

  • The trouble with the jokes is that once they're written, I know how they're supposed to work, and all I can do is not hit them. I'm more comfortable improvising. If I have just two or three ideas and I know how the character feels, what the character wants, everything in between is like trapeze work.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are one, Security to possessors; two, facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all.

Tom Colicchio

  • We are not really privy to all that crazy stuff that goes on in the show. I go to work, eat, and talk about food. The wild things happen when we aren't around. I expected Top Chef to last three or four seasons and we are now shooting season ten.

Joan Collins

  • But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.
  • I've three children, three grandchildren, I work, I travel, and I'm very happily married. I'm very satisfied and happy with my life and there really isn't anything I want.

Phil Collins

  • Another time, we had three days off in Australia, so we went out of our way to fly to Ayres Rock.
  • In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan - my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents.

Charles Caleb Colton

  • There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
  • There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
  • To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
  • He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.

Auguste Comte

  • Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.

Confucius

  • 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.
  • Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
  • Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
  • 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.

Harry Connick, Jr.

  • I only tour in short bursts, I'm only ever away from my family and three daughters for a month or two.

Mason Cooley

  • Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.
  • There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.

Alice Cooper

  • What most people don't understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That's why they're always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there's possibly some connection between aliens and golf.
  • Throughout my life, there are four people I've met who were truly original people. The other three were Groucho Marx, Jim Morrison, and Pablo Picasso.

David Copperfield

  • In magic, it takes two or three years for me to create a 5-minute illusion for me to get it to the level I want.

Barbara Corcoran

  • I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn't want a boss.

Marie Corelli

  • I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.

Miranda Cosgrove

  • I've only had one serious boyfriend, but we dated for three years.

Kevin Costner

  • When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.

Ann Coulter

  • The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.

Doug Coupland

  • It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
  • There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.
  • Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without.
  • I think that in the future, clocks won't say three o'clock anymore. They'll just get right to the point and rename three o'clock 'Pepsi.'
  • Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler.

Stephen Covey

  • There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.

Simon Cowell

  • I didn't have any qualifications when I left school - I had three O-levels.
  • I'm obsessed with cleanliness for myself, so I will take a bath three times a day, sometimes a steam twice a day in addition to that.
  • (H.O.B. note: Recall that the wealthy Howard Hughes was also obsessed with cleanliness.)
  • I work out three or four times a week, I have Botox, take tons of vitamins and vitamin infusions - if you believe that these things work, you will feel better.

Marcelene Cox

  • When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.

Quentin Crisp

  • There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.
  • I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.

Justin Cronin

  • One of the traps or the pitfalls of writing a trilogy - or a triptych, or whatever term you want to use - is that the second book can be a long second act to get you from book one to book three, which borrows all of its energy from the first book.
  • One thing that worried me was how writers get categorized and so they end up having to write the same kind of book again and again. That is fine if it is what you want to do, but I would rather be locked in the trunk of my car with a weasel than write the same book every three years until I die.

Phil Crosby

  • No one can remember more than three points.

Sloane Crosley

  • Juice cleansing has been all the rage for some time. And I used the word 'rage' advisedly; one must push a violent flood of liquidised vegetables and fruit through one's system for at least three days in order to perform a 'cleanse.'
  • Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.

Macaulay Culkin

  • It's like, I don't think you understand, Michael Jackson's bedroom is two stories and it has, like, three bathrooms and this and that. So, when I slept in his bedroom, yes, but you understand the whole scenario.

Benedict Cumberbatch

  • There's a huge raft of roles that actors in our culture perform, and you can see any one of about three Hamlets in a year. It's not something to be completely daunted by.

e. e. cummings

  • It takes three to make a child.

George William Curtis

  • Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer.

Jamie Lee Curtis

  • I try to go to the gym three times a week. And I have to watch what I eat. I'm a normal person.

Elisha Cuthbert

  • I really know right from wrong and apply that to my life. At home, I was the oldest of three. My role was to be the responsible one.

Chuck D.

  • You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you're going to reach but that's going to even out in the next two or three years anyway. Computers are being bought faster than televisions right now.

Puff Daddy

  • I was proud of working 18 hours a day and sleeping three hours a night. It's something now that has turned into a problem for me: not being able to sleep... having insomnia.
  • Being from New York, there's three things you know about Hollywood. You know about the Hollywood sign, Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard with the stars.

Willem Dafoe

  • Let's hope I never end up on a deserted island, because I could never make a decision on which three CDs to take with me.
  • (H.O.B. note: In H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" story, one of the characters at the end of the tale wonders which three books were taken by his friend who travelled to the future.)

Matt Damon

  • It's usually the exact same three things which are, the Scripts, the Director and the Role those are the three things I look for and really any two of them, If I get two of them that's usually enough, but definitely those are the things I look for.

Claire Danes

  • Every three seconds in the developing world, a child dies needlessly due to lack of basic health care and other things we all take for granted.
  • I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity - sort of... I haven't graduated yet. I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
  • I think because I am as earnest as I am, people were accepting of my evolving into a certified, legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.

Rodney Dangerfield

  • I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.

Mitch Daniels

  • The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours.

Bobby Darin

  • I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.

Larry David

  • In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.

Leonardo DaVinci

  • There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.

Bette Davis

  • Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.

Evan Davis

  • In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade.
  • There is a strong link between the following three things: exporting, manufacturing and the degree of saving by the population. It's complicated, but if the population doesn't save, the economy will not tend to export as much, and if it doesn't export as much, it won't manufacture enough.

Jim Davis

  • There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

  • The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other.
  • The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
  • I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the book-makers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding.
  • During three decades, along all the highways of my youth, Frank had always been there for me.

Felicia Day

  • I'll be in a series for three or four episodes, but then I'll be off the series, and down-time, as an actor, is a little more than most people understand. Most of the time you're just sitting around taking coffee with friends.
  • I feel like maybe I'm part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It's always been something I've done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I'm not out partying. I'm probably playing video games.
  • The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I'd start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn't set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven't had a glass of sweet tea in three years.

Paula Deen

  • People see me on TV two and three times a day, and see me cooking all these wonderfully Southern, fattening dishes. That's only 30 days out of 365. And it's for entertainment.

Ellen DeGeneres

  • We have two dogs, Mabel and Wolf, and three cats at home, Charlie, George and Chairman. We have two cats on our farm, Tom and Little Sister, two horses, and two mini horses, Hannah and Tricky. We also have two cows, Holy and Madonna. And those are only the animals we let sleep in our bed.
  • I've been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it's pretty equal. I don't know why that is. It's been the same thing for a while. It's hard for female comedians to stand out. That's weird. That's a shame.Ellen DeGeneres

Don DeLillo

  • I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?

Patrick Dempsey

  • Housekeeping is incredibly difficult with three kids. I'm trying to be more relaxed. You'll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house.

Felix Dennis

  • I have been portrayed by actors in three television documentaries, two plays, one musical and a film. It's no fun watching yourself being traduced and imitated by an actor.
  • I write about whatever turns up. Every single day, I'm sitting down for three to five hours in the evenings wrestling away and producing far too much verse.
  • When you're writing, you're in a totally different zone... I can start a difficult poem and look up at the clock and see to my astonishment that three hours have passed.

Zooey Deschanel

  • My nursery school did a production of 'The Three Little Pigs.' I played the third pig. When the wolf knocked on my door, I refused to get up and answer it because, to me, he was knocking the wrong way. I just lay there, snoring away on stage, fully immersed in my character. My dad turned to my mom and said: 'Dustin Hoffman.'

Gail Devers

  • Looking back, I'm so proud to have gone to five Olympics - I believe only three other Americans have achieved that.

Marina and the Diamonds

  • Obviously when you're a teen you have no money, so you make, like, three outfits out of one dress. You're like, 'OK cut the arms here. Alright: New party, cut them to here.'

Princess Diana

  • There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

Junot Diaz

  • I have three storage units, and that's no lie. Three storage units. All books.
  • My father was a trigamist; he supported three families. We were never not poor.
  • For my first three books the setting (or place if you will) has always been a given - N.J. and the Dominican Republic and some N.Y.C. - so from one perspective you could say that the place in my work always comes first.

Charles Dickens

  • That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.

Denis Diderot

  • There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
  • Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

Vin Diesel

  • You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don't want to do those films every year because they're taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes.

Phyllis Diller

  • Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.
  • I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.'

Joe DiMaggio

  • If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family made it to the big leagues they just had to know how we helped each other and how much we practiced back then. We did it every minute we could.

Diogenes

  • The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.

Celine Dion

  • I have a wonderful husband. I have three amazing kids.

Benjamin Disraeli

  • There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
  • (H.O.B. note: Mark Twain is also credited with saying these three types of lies.)
  • Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

DMX

  • My mom put me away at 7. I enjoyed it... Being in institutions, I got three meals a day, clothes.

Placido Domingo

  • Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.

Vincent D'Onofrio

  • Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.

Dr. Dre

  • Engineering and mixing are absolutely key. Once a song is done, for me personally, it's usually two or three days to get the mix down.

Fran Drescher

  • I've lived three lifetimes in my short time.

David Duchovny

  • I had to work in one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world for almost three weeks. Pity me.

Tony Dungy

  • Did you know that nearly one in three children live apart from their biological dads? Those kids are two to three times more likely to grow up in poverty, to suffer in school, and to have health and behavioral problems.

Roberto Duran

  • Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.

Kevin Durant

  • I've heard a few times, in three or four years, this league is going to be yours. I don't like that. Because I think I'm established now.

Lawrence Durrell

  • There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.

Eliza Dushku

  • I was raised in Boston by three older brothers and a very strong and empowering single mom.

Robert Duvall

  • Sometimes you don't prepare much. I mean, when I did 'Lonesome Dove' way back I rode horses day and night for like three or four months, and that got me ready for that.

James Dyson

  • If you didn't have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents, if someone has a good idea and a competitor can't copy it, then that competitor will have to think of their own way of doing it. So then, instead of just one innovator, you have two or three people trying to do something in a new way.

Steve Earle

  • At home, I'm lucky if I can write three or four hours before the phone starts ringing and the kids want to go to soccer.

Sylvia Earle

  • My first encounter with the ocean was on the Jersey Shore when I was three years old and I got knocked over by a wave. The ocean certainly got my attention! It wasn't frightening, it was more exhilarating.

Dale Earnhardt

  • To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.

Sheena Easton

  • I'm terrible at relationships. I consider myself to be smart and a good mother but it's taken me this long to realise you don't have to marry a guy after three days or dump him.

Clint Eastwood

  • I had three points I wanted to make: That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who's not doing a good job. But I didn't make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.

Roger Ebert

  • Growing up, I missed the whole 'Three Stooges' thing. Either they weren't on the station in my hometown, or we hadn't bought a TV set yet, or they came to town too late for me. I'm pretty sure that at the right age, I would have loved them.

Jenny Eclair

  • I wouldn't say I was grumpy. It's more pathological - I have seismic tantrums. I get red in the face and cry at least three times a week, and I have to lie down and have a nap afterwards.

Umberto Eco

  • My grandfather had a particularly important influence on my life, even though I didn't visit him often, since he lived about three miles out of town and he died when I was six. He was remarkably curious about the world, and he read lots of books.

Thomas A. Edison

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

Elizabeth Edwards

  • You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
  • I was an English major in college, and then I went to graduate school in English at the University of North Carolina for three years.
  • I have three living children for whom this is a father who I want them to love and on whom they're going to have to rely if my disease takes a bad turn.

Zac Efron

  • In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!
  • I think if a girl is easy to talk to then that's the first thing I look for. It's great when you meet a girl and three hours later you're like, 'Oh my gosh, we've been talking for three hours, what happened to the time?'

Jennifer Egan

  • 'Goon Squad' took about three years to write and that's the short end. My second novel, 'Look at Me,' took six years.

Jesse Eisenberg

  • I have an iPad and I watch three things: 'The Daily Show,' '60 Minutes,' and 'Meet the Press.'

Britt Ekland

  • I'm not scared of snakes, spiders or heights. I have three children; as a mum, you can't be afraid of things like that.

Idris Elba

  • I knew that if I wanted to be all I could be, I would have to go to the U.S. It took three years to get the accent right.

Mohamed ElBaradei

  • Well, first of all, we now have everybody with the exception of India, Pakistan, and Israel, and I don't think these three countries are going to join by simply providing them an incentive, in terms of technology.

John Eldredge

  • I'm married. I have three children. I have a mortgage to pay. The plumbing breaks and the yard needs trimming. However, what my wife and children need most from me is my passion for them.

Black Elk

  • Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.

Albert Ellis

  • There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.

John Elway

  • I've always joked about Joe Montana not appreciating his Super Bowls nearly as much as I do because he never lost one. We lost three before we got one.
  • I would have loved to have played for Joe Gibbs. Look at his record of winning three Super Bowls.

Rahm Emanuel

  • When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America's bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.

Epictetus

  • He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.

Paul Erdos

  • There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.

Kevin Eubanks

  • I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn't afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn't have three heads. I want a regular human being.

Linda Evangelista

  • When I started in the business, I was told I had three good years in me.
  • I had no illusions that my career would be any longer than three years tops.

Rupert Everett

  • My grandfather was born in India and three generations of my family served there.

Paloma Faith

  • When I do my shows, it's really cross-generational. Sometimes there's three generations there.
  • I was mainly raised by a working mum who didn't have much time or inclination for making food. So I had three or four basic meals: fish fingers and a tomato; a packet scotch egg and a tomato; pasta with a tin of tomatoes; and extra mild plastic-y cheddar chopped into cubes with bits of cucumber.
  • I go running three times a week - outside in the park, come rain or shine, and I hate every moment of it. I hate everything about it. But I know it's important for health reasons and the reason why I run, in particular, is because my stage work is like cardiovascular work so I don't want to lose my breath on stage.

Dakota Fanning

  • That was really cool. I got to kiss a little boy. I was 7 and he was 10, and his name is Thomas Curtis. He was the first boy I've ever kissed in my entire life and he was three years older than me.

Nigel Farage

  • Greece isn't a democracy now it's run through a troika - three foreign officials that fly into Athens airport and tell the Greeks what they can and can't do.

Vera Farmiga

  • There really are three types of 'religious' movies: the ones that make fun of it, the ones that vilify it and the ones that literally preach to the converted.

Warren Farrell

  • I started to get very well recognized in the early seventies as the only man in the United States who had been elected three times to the board of NOW in New York City.

Paul Feig

  • The more suits I owned, the more I realized the best be-suited look a man can achieve comes from a harmony of three details: fabric, construction, and fit. If the suit fits you like a glove and it's well made, you simply feel better about everything in life when you're wearing it.

Corey Feldman

  • My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald's commercial.

Julian Fellowes

  • You see, in America, it's quite standard for an actor to sign, at the beginning of a series, for five or seven years. The maximum any British agent will allow you to have over an actor is three years.

Edward Felten

  • We're in a situation where the solutions that we have are not good enough. The way to improve anything is to have a discussion about its flaws. To understand what the one or two or three things are about it that would help fix it. The DMCA makes it dangerous to have that conversation.

Tom Felton

  • I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it's more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that's all clever stuff.
  • I have three brothers; I'm the youngest of four.
  • We went with the St. Lawrence Experience, which is run by Joe Babbitt, who is a close friend now. We went out there for 10 days and we had the best week of our lives, and we've been going back since. We've been back three times now.

James Fenton

  • I've not been a prolific poet, and it always seemed to me to be a bad idea to feel that you had to produce in order to get... credits. Production of a collection of poems every three years or every five years, or whatever, looks good, on paper. But it might not be good; it might be writing on a kind of automatic pilot.

Alex Ferguson

  • The culmination of three trophies was the pinnacle of my career and it has been rewarded with a knighthood.

Geraldine Ferraro

  • What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion.

Will Ferrell

  • I left home to go to college, and then I moved back home. I moved back for three years from 21 to 24.
  • I speak as much Spanish as anyone who has grown up in Southern California or Texas or Arizona. I had my three years of high-school Spanish and a couple of semesters in college.

Timothy Ferriss

  • If you do something as simple as 15-minute ice baths three days a week, and you time those baths properly, you can significantly multiply your fat loss.
  • As far as income goes, there are three currencies in the world; most people ignore two. The three currencies are time, income and mobility, in descending order of importance. Most people focus exclusively on income.

Nathan Fillion

  • I have a trophy case that contains all the action figures ever made of me. It also has items I've stolen from my movies, like three guns and holsters from 'Serenity'.

David Fincher

  • For a romantic comedy to be three hours long, that's longer than most marriages.

Carrie Fisher

  • I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic.

Helen Fisher

  • Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to - at best - three years.
  • Most of us make up our minds in the first three minutes of meeting someone whether there's a potential for a relationship.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
  • To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.

Gustave Flaubert

  • To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Bobby Flay

  • The first time I was cooking for my wife, Stephanie, way before she was my wife, I actually put three chickens on the rotisserie and I closed the grill, which is really a bad idea. But I just wasn't thinking very straight that day. And I looked outside and I saw, like, smoke and flames.

Renee Fleming

  • Some of my first teachers were incredibly tough. You could never sing more than three words without being stopped and having to do it over 20 times. I loved that - that sort of process of dissecting and trying to figure out and master this incredibly mysterious instrument.

Joshua Foer

  • To attain the rank of grand master of memory, you must be able to perform three seemingly superhuman feats. You have to memorize 1,000 digits in under an hour, the precise order of 10 shuffled decks of playing cards in the same amount of time, and one shuffled deck in less than two minutes. There are 36 grand masters of memory in the world.
  • Some memorizers arbitrarily associate each playing card with a familiar person or object, so that the king of clubs is represented by, say, Tony Danza. The grand masters associate each card with a person, an action, or an object so that every group of three cards can be converted into a sentence.

Jane Fonda

  • The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year.

Maureen Forrester

  • I have three grandchildren and am hoping for 20.

E. M. Forster

  • I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be.

Bruce Forsyth

  • It's the combination of marrying a beautiful woman three decades younger and my iPad that keeps me young.

Ron Fournier

  • If Mitt Romney is vanilla, Chris Christie is three hefty scoops of Rocky Road topped with whipped cream, Red Bull, and gravel.
  • '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.
  • Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whip-sawing stages of acceptance.

Jamie Foxx

  • Every two, three years there is a movie about the Holocaust because they want you to remember and they want you to be reminded of what it was. When was the last time you seen a movie about slavery?

Michael J. Fox

  • I wouldn't have wanted to miss the opportunity to make those three films that didn't do well. They were really important to me, and the things I learned doing them were important to me.

Jeff Foxworthy

  • I refuse to this day to do e-mail because everybody I know that does it, it takes another two or three hours a day. I don't want to give two or three more hours away.

James Franco

  • When I went to film school about three years ago, the first two years you're required to make a series of short films. I started making films based on short poems.

Thomas Frank

  • As you watch the world crumble, try taking your Armageddon with this sprinkling of irony: Over the last three decades, business has got virtually everything it wanted, and its doomsday scenario from the 1970s has come true because of it.
  • The revival of the Right is as extraordinary as it would be if the public had demanded dozens of new nuclear plants in the days after the Three Mile Island disaster; if we had reacted to Watergate by making Richard Nixon a national hero.

Al Franken

  • Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks.

Benjamin Franklin

  • Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
  • Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
  • All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
  • There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
  • There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

Michael Franti

  • I went to Iraq because I wanted to see what one year of occupation had done to Iraqi society, and I went to the West Bank and Gaza Strip because I wanted to see what three generations of occupation had done to Palestinian society. I found a lot more hopelessness and despair in Palestine.
  • My mother birthed three children and she adopted myself and another African-American son. My adoptive parents were Finnish. I grew up in a white picket neighborhood.

Martin Freeman

  • On the one hand, we're constantly told about recycling and cutting back, and on the other hand we have to buy the next gadget that comes along three weeks after the last one you bought. It's absolutely insane. We've been suckered into buying and buying and upgrading and upgrading. We're being given two very different mantras at the moment, I think.

Morgan Freeman

  • I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it.

Robert Frost

  • In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Hayden Fry

  • I'll be here in my home with three big screens. I'll be watching three games at a time, and when they're over, I'll look at three more.

Lady Gaga

  • I decided to pursue music, so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn't want any money from them. I got three jobs and I just hit the ground running.

Zach Galifianakis

  • I try to write three jokes every day. I don't sit down and write them, it's just things that pop into my head. Then I'll go watch it fail on-stage that night.

Joe Garagiola

  • It's pitching, hitting and defense that wins. Any two can win. All three make you unbeatable.

Valentino Garavani

  • There are only three things I can do - make a dress, decorate a house, and entertain people.

Ava Gardner

  • I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.

Marc Garneau

  • In 1983, NASA invited Canada to fly three payload specialists, in part because we had contributed the robotic arm that is used on the shuttle.

Haile Gebrselassie

  • Why should I say I will retire in three or four years? You retire the very moment you utter those words.
  • You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.

Steven Gerrard

  • There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening if we are to get back up among the top three because they are operating on another level to us at the moment.

Carlos Ghosn

  • You don't implement change easily in Japan unless you explain very clearly why you need to do this change, how you're going to do this change and what's going to be the outcome of this change. If you offset or you forget to explain one of these three steps you're not going to do it.
  • I approve designs not because I think I am more gifted or somebody who can see ahead three or four years from now, but just to make sure that the design is a logical, rational decision, taken after analyzing pros and cons.
  • I think we're going to have some difficulty in front of us. I have absolutely no doubt the next three, four years Europe are going to be at best stagnation. We are preparing for tough times.

Robin Gibb

  • The Bee Gees, to us, was the three brothers. In Maurice's name, we would respect that and not be the Bee Gees anymore.
  • Music became an obsession, and eventually we felt more comfortable with each other then we did with anyone else. The three of us were like one person.

Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Nothing in the last few years has dazzled me more than Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall,' which blew the top of my head straight off. I've read it three times, and I'm still trying to figure out how she put that magnificent thing together.

Newt Gingrich

  • President Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of - Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, and Scott Brown.

Rudy Giuliani

  • There is no city in America that has reduced crime as much as we have in the last three years. This is not the product of accident. This is the product of design.

William E. Gladstone

  • It is not a life at all. It is a reticence, in three volumes.

Evelyn Glennie

  • If we see someone in a wheelchair, we assume they cannot walk. It may be that they can walk three, four, five steps. That, to them, means they can walk.

Jean-Luc Godard

  • People come to Cannes just to advertise their films, not with a particular message. But the advantage is that if you go to the festival, you get so much press coverage in three days that it advertises the film for the rest of the year.

Tracey Gold

  • All I need to do to stay healthy is look at my three boys.

Andy Goldsworthy

  • Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently. I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't progressed enough and those about to go too far.
  • It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.

Barry Goldwater

  • If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream.
  • (H.O.B. note: There was a 3-part "Barry Goldwater for President" opposition: Goldwater 64 - Hot water 65 - Bread & Water 66. I remembered this from an old list of threes: --- 3's poster column 6 ---)

Selena Gomez

  • If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.

Jeff Goodell

  • In the Arctic, things are already getting freaky. Temperatures have warmed three times faster than the global average.

Ginnifer Goodwin

  • I see girls who haven't had a carbohydrate in three years. The second you go back to eating right, you're going to put that weight on. You eat one piece of bread and you are screwed, lady!

Stephen Jay Gould

  • Evolution is one of the two or three most primally fascinating subjects in all the sciences.
  • Life began three and a half billion years ago, necessarily about as simple as it could be, because life arose spontaneously from the organic compounds in the primeval oceans.

Jennifer Granholm

  • If you opened up every single potential drilling opportunity in the United States, it would have the effect of lowering gas prices three cents, maybe. And that's because, of course, oil is traded on a global market.

Ashley Greene

  • I've gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish.
  • I'm lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that's important because I want to know that I don't have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don't want to and that I'll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.

Brian Greene

  • To tell you the truth, I've never met anybody who can envision more than three dimensions. There are some who claim they can, and maybe they can; it's hard to say.

Dick Gregory

  • If you take 12 waters from the coconut - not the ones you buy in the store, although that's good - but the fresh coconuts, the little brown ones with the three eyes, if you take 12 of those within 24 hours, your blood will go back to the way it was when you were born.

Lady Gregory

  • In writing a little tragedy, 'The Gaol Gate,' I made the scenario in three lines, 'He is an informer; he is dead; he is hanged.' I wrote that play very quickly.

Rupert Grint

  • I've just started school again, and it was a bit strange to start off with; it took me three or four days to get used to it. My friends have been great, they've been treating me normally.

John Grisham

  • I have learned not to read reviews. Period. And I hate reviewers. All of them, or at least all but two or three. Life is much simpler ignoring reviews and the nasty people who write them. Critics should find meaningful work.

Robert Grosseteste

  • Make your free men and guests sit as far as possible at tables on either side, not four here and three there.

Lev Grossman

  • I've only read three books by Stephen King. When I was 10 I read 'The Long Walk,' one of his pseudonymous Bachman books. In my early 20s, while trapped on a family vacation, I read 'The Dark Half,' which taught me a word I have never forgotten: psychopomp. Now I have read '11/22/63.'
  • I went to college at Harvard, then did three years of graduate school at Yale. At both places I studied comparative literature. People find it odd that I went to both Harvard and Yale, and I guess it is odd, but that's just what people did where I grew up.

Bear Grylls

  • Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.
  • I said 'no' to the 'Born Survivor' producer three times because I've never aspired to be a TV man.

Vinny Guadagnino

  • I graduated from CUNY College of Staten Island with a 3.9 GPA in three and a half years.

Tim Gunn

  • I have to have my coffee. I probably have three cups a day, but only before noon.

Jurgen Habermas

  • Manhattan... capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated me for more than three decades.

Buddy Hackett

  • Ninety-nine percent is in the delivery. If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes.

Larry Hagman

  • Well yes so far, I was recently in Germany and they had me do six book signings a day and that was too much so I had them cut it down to about three. It becomes taxing at times but its a lot of fun and you meet a lot of nice people.
  • Later on when it became a routine it was not as exciting I'll admit that. The first three years were wonderful, the rest were just money making and having fun.
  • There used to be three networks, and now there are 40 million networks. There's a lot more competition out there, too. We would bring in 27 million people. Now, they're lucky if they have 17. I looked at the ratings, for the first time in 25 years, just to see, and there were 130 shows on. There used to be maybe 30.

Alexander Haig

  • It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years.

Edward Everett Hale

  • Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.

Eddie Van Halen

  • There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.
  • When I'm home on a break, I lock myself in my room and play guitar. After two or three hours, I start getting into this total meditation. It's a feeling few people experience, and that's usually when I come up with weird stuff. It just flows. I can't force myself. I don't sit down and say I've got to practice.

Geri Halliwell

  • I'm never getting too lonely because it's the kind of disease where you might sit in front of the TV with three bags of biscuits, rather than communicate with the world.

Fannie Lou Hamer

  • There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.

Mohsin Hamid

  • Basically, asking me what kind of music I like is like asking what kind of food I like: 'Anything that tastes good,' is the answer. I'm the kind of guy who spends three times as much on his speakers as he does on his television.

Angie Harmon

  • I've got three daughters and I'm going to stand up for them and support them in whatever they want to do.

Woody Harrelson

  • So I just took some time off. I was maybe going to do two or three years and it turned into five years. But certainly, I'd say it was the best thing I ever did. And now I come back to this whole thing really energized about it.
  • I used to have terrible acne on my face: red, splotchy discoloration. And mucus - I was constantly blowing my nose. Then one day, this woman sits down next to me on a bus, and says, 'You're lactose-intolerant.' It all cleared up in three days. That changed my life. Doctors couldn't figure it out.

Neil Patrick Harris

  • So I've done my fair share of theater. I have also been very fortunate in that I've been able to come to New York two or three times a year just to see as many shows as possible. I think the live theater culture here is incredible.
  • Whenever I wasn't in school with a tutor three hours a day, I'd get a knock and be rushed to set and they'd be waiting and I'd film my thing and then I'd go back to school again.
  • We're trying to get as many people to become interested in seeing it, but if you like the theater and you're interested in seeing what live theater looks like in New York, you probably already set your DVR. It's gonna be a hard ask to get a bunch of college-basketball fans to tune in for three hours to watch the Tonys.

Sydney J. Harris

  • The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong'.

Randy Harrison

  • It's upsetting that it is such a big deal. I wish it weren't an issue all the time. It's funny that people say it's a departure, because I've been acting since I was a child. I've played three gay roles out of hundreds.

Ethan Hawke

  • If I do three movies in a year, I don't feel like acting ever again.
  • I don't know what has happened to movies, but lately every movie is at least 20 minutes too long. It used to be that if you were three hours long it was because it was epic - a movie about Gandhi; something with very important subject matters.

Stephen Hawking

  • Maybe I don't have the most common kind of motor neuron disease, which usually kills in two or three years.
  • Evolution has ensured that our brains just aren't equipped to visualise 11 dimensions directly. However, from a purely mathematical point of view it's just as easy to think in 11 dimensions, as it is to think in three or four.

William Hazlitt

  • If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.

Patricia Heaton

  • I just don't know a couple that's been married more than three years that doesn't annoy the heck out of each other every 15 minutes.

Jascha Heifetz

  • If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.

Katherine Heigl

  • My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her about three years before I was born and that is how I grew up.

Ernest Hemingway

  • For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.

Chris Hemsworth

  • I'd like to think I'm a normal sort of guy, but go to my mum and she'll probably say, 'You know,Chris was always the daughter out of my three boys.'
  • For three years, I had embarrassing haircuts.
  • I'm not into watching stuff I did last week, let alone three or four years ago.
  • At home in Victoria, we have three dogs, Tosh and Lucy, they're half Blue Heelers, and then there's Torrin a little Maltese terrier. She gets more attention in the house than anyone else! Yes, I miss them a lot.

Heraclitus

  • The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it - and sometimes three.

Gil Scott-Heron

  • I was one of the first three black students to go to an all-white school in Tennessee.

Carolina Herrera

  • Thank God my hair is always the same. And I get dressed very quickly. I am not one of those people who spend three hours getting dressed. I never understood that. What do you do for the two and a half hours after the half hour it takes you to get ready?

Lewis B. Hershey

  • A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.

Charlton Heston

  • I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

  • I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It's so good.

Faith Hill

  • When you're a mom and you have three children, nothing bothers you. Trust me. Who cares what people say? I've got other things to deal with.
  • When you're a mom to three children, nothing bothers you. Trust me. Who cares what people say? I've got other things to deal with.

Jonah Hill

  • Germany's amongst my top three places in the world I'd like to live.

Hans Hofmann

  • Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.

Hulk Hogan

  • They googled Hulk Hogan and there were 4,000 different websites and one guy was making like two and a half million dollars, three million dollars a year just selling my merchandise. We had to shut him down but he was making some serious money just selling my stuff.

Tim Holden

  • While approximately one in every 400 children and adolescents have Type I diabetes; recent Government reports indicate that one in every three children born in 2000 will suffer from obesity, which as noted is a predominant Type II precursor.

Billie Holiday

  • Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.

Evander Holyfield

  • I got three whippings a day from my mama.

Thomas Hood

  • There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.

John Lee Hooker

  • It don't take me no three days to record no album.

Anthony Hopkins

  • I would like to go back to Wales. I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there.

Anthony Horowitz

  • I had three brilliant English teachers at secondary school. They found the writer in me.

Douglas Horton

  • First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.

Khaled Hosseini

  • I remember reading 'The Grapes of Wrath' in high school in 1983. My family had immigrated to the U.S. three years before, and I had spent the better part of the first two years learning English. John Steinbeck's book was the first book I read in English where I had an 'Aha!' moment, namely in the famed turtle chapter.
  • I will say that there is an inordinate amount of medicine in my novels, especially the first one. There are a lot of medical things that happen. A hip fracture, three different kinds of lung cancer, pneumonia, blood poisoning, and so on.

Harlan Howard

  • Country music is three chords and the truth.

Mike Huckabee

  • You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis, and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
  • I love my kids; I'm very close to all three of them.

Vanessa Hudgens

  • I have three closets in my bedroom.

Jennifer Hudson

  • I feel like I've lived about three or four different lives.

Sarah Hughes

  • I started skating because I loved it. I started when I was three and I didn't know all the sacrifices and all the hardships and how difficult day-in and day-out it would be.

Victor Hugo

  • The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.

David Hume

  • The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.

Ellsworth Huntington

  • The coast of British Columbia was one of the three chief centers of aboriginal America.

Elizabeth Hurley

  • I don't know much about only children. I was the middle one of three, and if ever I was alone with mum and dad, it was a rare moment.

King Hussein I

  • For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great Monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace.
  • We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great Monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham.
  • Fundamentalism as it is called is not confined to the Muslim world. It is something that we have seen in different parts of the world. Let us hope that a dialogue between the followers of the three great Monotheistic religions could help in putting an end to this.

Josh Hutcherson

  • I've been on projects before where there's no rehearsal, and you walk in on set and that's literally the first time you've ever played the character, and then I've had times where there's been three weeks of rehearsal. I like both.

Aldous Huxley

  • Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.

Lee Iacocca

  • In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.

David Icke

  • The Christian Bible is a symbolic book, not a literal one. The one Christians know as Jesus was actually a symbol for the sun. Ancient sun worshippers believed the sun died at the end of the winter solstice and then three days later it would be reborn at the start of its cycle - December 25.

Natalie Imbruglia

  • I started dancing when I was three, Scottish dancing.
  • I exercise three to four times a week, doing the Tracy Anderson Method, which involves toning and strengthening our small muscle groups.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

  • If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.

Kathy Ireland

  • I believe there are three keys to success. For me it is keeping my priorities in order: It's my faith and my family, and then the business.

Washington Irving

  • Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

Walter Isaacson

  • When there are multiple versions of a story, you really have three ways to go. You can pick the most sensational version. You can try to balance things in your gut to get to what you think is the honest truth. Or you can err on the side of kindness.

Molly Ivins

  • I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road.
  • I need about three seats lengthwise to sleep on a plane. It's not easy for me to curl up.

Hugh Jackman

  • I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.
  • I have lots of older siblings, and as they started to leave the house, I went from cooking once a week to twice, three times, and so on. After a while, it was just like making the bed.

Michael Jackson

  • Well, especially now I come to realize - and then - I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the recording studio and record, and I'd record for hours and hours until it's time to go to sleep.

Mick Jagger

  • I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.

Naveen Jain

  • My children have been learning lessons about entrepreneurship since they were in kindergarten, and these lessons are paying off: even though they are only 22, 18, and 15, they have already collectively launched three nonprofit organizations and several new businesses.

Henry James

  • Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

Joan Jett

  • I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
  • A lot of people ask me why I don't expand and explore other musical areas, but I like the plain three- and four-chord rock-and-roll that I call the the semi-blues.

Steve Jobs

  • An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator... these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.
  • It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
  • With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do. Literally can blow it away. Corporate America has a need that is so huge and can save them so much money, or make them so much money, or cost them so much money if they miss it, that they are going to fuel the object revolution.

Billy Joel

  • I've crashed my car three times.

Elton John

  • The thing about Vegas is, I don't have to fly anywhere, and that really helps. It means I stay in one place for three weeks at a time instead of flying backwards and forwards.

Pope John XXIII

  • Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.

Daniel Johns

  • There was three or four years of my life where I hated myself and you know, would have quite happily ended it.

Don Johnson

  • Being with all those great bowlers was the greatest three days I ever had.

Shawn Johnson

  • I'm doing four hours of gymnastics training a day, six days a week and then an extra two to three hours in a fitness center as well.
  • I live for Pilates reformer class. I go at least three times a week. It's a great way to lengthen your muscles, stretch, and kind of relax your mind.

Adam Jones

  • As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

  • I'm quite a broad girl, not at all delicate. I watch what I eat to stay in shape, but I'm against diets. I eat when I'm hungry, three meals a day.
  • To make it more familiar to me, I ended up treating my swordplay scenes like choreography. So it was, 'One and two and three and four and five, and turn and step and down and up and lunge.'

Chuck Jones

  • I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.

Grace Jones

  • My mother was a champion high-jumper. My three brothers are basketball players. We've all been very athletic.

Quincy Jones

  • I went with Lionel Hampton for three years. Out of that came a trip to Europe.

Rashida Jones

  • In 2002 Mom and I got a chance to act together in a play called 'Pitching to the Star,' with her brother, Robert Lipton. The three of us on the same stage - that was such a special experience for me.

Barbara Jordan

  • Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

Michael Jordan

  • I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.

Jon Bon Jovi

  • Guys will take one pair of jeans, five T-shirts and three pair of socks and that'll get you by for 10 weeks.

Abdul Kalam

  • If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

Mindy Kaling

  • I'm not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I'm kind of a mess.
  • I always knew I wanted kids, but when my mom passed away I was like, 'I want a bunch of kids. I want three kids or four kids, and I want to have that relationship again.' I can't bring my mom back, but I can have children.

Immanuel Kant

  • All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

Paul Kantner

  • You can't plan for the future, because some guy's going to land in a spaceship with three heads and a big beak and take over everything.

Ryszard Kapuscinski

  • My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.

Alphonse Karr

  • Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.

Mary Karr

  • Childhood was terrifying for me. A kid has no control. You're three feet tall, flat broke, unemployed, and illiterate. Terror snaps you awake. You pay keen attention. People can just pick you up and move you and put you down.
  • For days on end, I avoid the Web, never logging in until about two or three, after I've written all morning. On a good week, I don't go online till after Wednesday, so four or five days might lapse without my checking e-mail.

Garrison Keillor

  • Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then.
  • I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy.

James Keller

  • Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.

Caroline Kennedy

  • I've raised three kids. I'm a lawyer. I've written books on the Constitution.

Charles Kennedy

  • Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.

Alicia Keys

  • When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.

Ben Kingsley

  • If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish a nd chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.

Greg Kinnear

  • My grandfather had two boys, my uncle had three boys, my dad had me and my two brothers, each of my brothers have had two boys. Then something happened with the chromosomal experiment and suddenly I've got three girls.

Klaus Kinski

  • I could be with a woman in a bed, for weeks even, and it would seem to me like three seconds. Or 300 years.

Henry A. Kissinger

  • People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.

Taylor Kitsch

  • Put paying your dues and all that puts so much into being a success. You have an understanding of what it's about, being on your own for three or four years and living day to day on $3, or living in an apartment with no electricity.

Karlie Kloss

  • My entire high school career - my entire school career - I've been like three feet taller than everyone in my grade.

Alexander Kluge

  • Hidden in a long text, there are perhaps three lines that count.

Jeffrey Kluger

  • Is there anything sadder than the foods of the 1950s? Canned, frozen, packaged concoctions, served up by the plateful, three meals per day, in an era in which the supermarket was king, the farmer's market was, well, for farmers, and the word 'locavore' sounded vaguely like a mythical beast.

Heidi Klum

  • I like basketball, and I've been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think.

Bobby Knight

  • During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.

Keira Knightley

  • I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.

Johnny Knoxville

  • Of course I've had a bunch of broken bones, sprains and I've had five or six concussions, with three serious ones. I also got a real heavy duty blood clot and internal bleeding from where I was shot in the stomach with a beanbag bullet that the police use for crowd control. I've also had six stitches in my head.

Ed Koch

  • My brain is good, but my body is deteriorating. I probably have another two or three years. Or I can pass tomorrow, but it doesn't make a difference to me.

Jonathan Kozol

  • Governor Romney has said nothing about preschool. I think that giving the poorest kids in America wonderful preschool, and three years of it, starting when they are two-and-a-half, is absolutely crucial.

Dean Koontz

  • Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages.

Diane Kruger

  • I have three goddaughters - I'm not sure why they trust me, because I have no experience with children - but I try.
  • What I really tried to do with Helen was make her show this sad side of her. She was married off at 16, was so young and living in this castle that can't leave because of how she looks, and married to a man she hates and three times her age.

Madeleine M. Kunin

  • We continue to blame the poor for their own condition. They are lazy. We do not want to know that the poorest of the poor are toddlers under three years of age.
  • One reason the United States is one of three countries in the world that do not have any form of paid maternity leave is that many American business leaders, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, oppose any family-friendly policies. They scare people into thinking maternity leave will be a job killer.

Talib Kweli

  • Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record.

Aung San Suu Kyi

  • If you look at the democratic process as a game of chess, there have to be many, many moves before you get to checkmate. And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it's stalemate. There's a vast difference between no checkmate and stalemate. This is what the democratic process is like.

Shia LaBeouf

  • I drink protein shakes nonstop - three or four a day - and I run a lot, so you get rid of the bad carbs and keep the rest so you have the energy to make it through.
  • There's only so far you can take a relationship before you got to get into things that are too serious or over the top. I'm 20 years old. I was in a relationship with a girl I love for three years. Where do you go after three years? Then you've got to start thinking about other things, and I'm too young to think about those things.
  • I was in a relationship with a girl I loved for three years. Where do you go after three years? Then you've got to start thinking about other things, and I'm too young to think about those things.

Padma Lakshmi

  • Jewelry should not upstage you. I pick one hot point on my body that I'm going to highlight. Let one area do the singing - you don't want to hear three songs at once.

Emeril Lagasse

  • I've always done food that can work in a set time frame. The message I'm trying to get across is, it doesn't have to take three days to do this. With planning, you can do a lot and really have quality food every day.
  • The world has changed, and it's almost been 11 years. I have 975 employees. I have six restaurants. We haven't opened any new ones in almost three years.

Karl Lagerfeld

  • I eat fish, three times a week meat, and if not yogurt, something like this and it rarely continues.
  • I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.

Hedy Lamarr

  • I've been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only hve three close friends. I guess that's all anyone can expect.

Adam Lambert

  • I've only dressed in drag three or four times.
  • My first album was completed in three months.

Jon Landau

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  • he Stones were always exemplary of one of the best of all rock qualities: tightness. They have always been economical, the opposite of ornamental. Having a very clear idea of what they wanted to say they could go into a studio and make it all up on a three minute cut.

Ann Landers

  • One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one.

Michael Landon

  • I love my work. I've had three successful series, and I want to find out if I can make a fourth.
  • I've got nine kids, nine dogs, three grandkids - and one in the oven. And three parrots!

Frank Langella

  • Then, for a hot three or four weeks I wanted to be a concert pianist.

Doug Larson

  • Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.

Christopher Lasch

  • The last three decades have seen the collapse of the family wage system.

Tommy Lasorda

  • There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.

Cyndi Lauper

  • I've always wondered what it would be like if somebody from outer space landed with three heads. Then all of a sudden everybody else wouldn't look so bad, huh? Well, OK you're a little different from me but, hey, ya got one head.

Hugh Laurie

  • One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

  • There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.

Henry Lawson

  • The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train.

Denis Leary

  • Most movies suck, even the independent ones. Hollywood is like baseball: Hit three good ones out of 10 and you're a Hall of Famer.

Timothy Leary

  • There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.

Chris LeDoux

  • You'll probably get three horses and you have to draw a good buckin' horse. That's mighty tough.

Amy Lee

  • The first real concert, other than going with my dad to see Three Dog Night, was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. I was fourteen or fifteen. I liked Shirley Manson because she reminded me of Annie Lennox. They both have these deep, sexy, powerful alto voices.

John Legend

  • Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&B pretty well, and it's all a part of what we consider to be 'black music.' There is a natural synergy between the three.

Tom Lehrer

  • On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.

Ivan Lendl

  • I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That's not exactly where I wanted to be.

Jay Leno

  • The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.

David Letterman

  • USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.

Jet Li

  • I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
  • Zhang Yimou is an artist. Sometimes we did only two or three shots a day because we were waiting for the sun.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

  • Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.

Jeremy Lin

  • My dad was the one who really loved basketball, and he was the one that put the basketball in my hands, and my mom was 'Team Mom' of all my teams. I used to play for three or four teams at once and she would just spend her entire afternoon driving me from practice to practice to practice.

Laura Linney

  • I could have gone to the gym for three hours a day and bought into all that, but I just wasn't interested.

Ray Liotta

  • I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.

Kenneth Robert Livingstone

  • I swim three times a week.
  • Global warming could be solved by shifting three to four per cent of global GDP to pay for it.

Lisa Loeb

  • I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer.

Christian Louboutin

  • I was born 20 years after my eldest sister. I was the pampered child. That kind of love gives you an almost unbreakable backbone. My mother had three kids before me. She let me be completely free. I just never had anything to beat myself up over.
  • What was called extreme 20 years ago definitely isn't extreme anymore. When I started, I remember people saying, 'Oh my God, I can't walk in that!' It was like, three inches - they look like kitten heels now.

Jack London

  • I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.

Eva Longoria

  • I never had a time line for my life. I didn't say I wanted to be married at 28 and have three kids by the time I was 32.
  • On a television show, you basically make a movie a week. Movies take three months - it's crazy. They're so slow, it's like vacation to me.

Diana Lopez

  • Most everything I do revolves around tae kwon do. That said, I like to be a typical girl and go shopping. I have three nieces and nephews that I like to hang out with. I'm also finishing my last semester at the University of Houston, where I'm majoring in childhood education.

Mario Lopez

  • There's three things men always talk about - women, sports, and cars.

Sophia Loren

  • No press conference announcing a last film. I'd just steal away. Best way because, if by chance after two or three years something interesting comes up, I would not - like Sinatra - have to say: 'Well, I've thought it over and decided to come back.'

Joan Lunden

  • I had three children while doing a show, as demanding as 'Good Morning America,' so this is - you know, it's almost like I'm less daunted about motherhood, and parenting at this point in time. And I think I'm just much more fit and healthy than I was 20-years-ago.

Paul Lynde

  • I can't even get three weeks off to have cosmetic surgery.

Douglas MacArthur

  • Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

Niccolo Machiavelli

  • There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.

Hugh Mackay

  • On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day, compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average couple talking to each other.

Bill Maher

  • Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.

John Major

  • If you look back historically, admittedly a long time ago, there were three Afghan wars in which Britain didn't even come a good second. In more recent years the Russians were there with 120,000 men for ten years.

David Mamet

  • When the three branches of government have failed to represent the citizenry and the mass of the media has failed to represent the citizenry, then the citizenry better represent the citizenry.

Joe Manchin

  • I'm a sportsman. You know, I go out clay shooting and put three shells in.

Barbara Mandrell

  • By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.

Barry Manilow

  • You know, when I did 'American Idol' the three times, I tried to tell these kids you have to tell the story of the lyric.

Thomas Mann

  • I shall need to sleep three weeks on end to get rested from the rest I've had.

Peyton Manning

  • You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.

Ray Manzarek

  • I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack.

Robert Mapplethorpe

  • Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil.

Imelda Marcos

  • I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.

Bruno Mars

  • I guess if I'm a product, either you're chocolate, you're vanilla or you're butterscotch. You can't be all three.

Wynton Marsalis

  • Jazz is not the kind of music you are going to learn to play in three or four years or that you can just get because you have some talent for music.

Dean Martin

  • I've got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are 'hello,' 'goodbye,' and 'I'm pregnant'.

Demetri Martin

  • I went to law school. I found it interesting for the first three weeks.

Walter Martin

  • The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity.

W. Somerset Maugham

  • There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
  • If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.

Theresa May

  • The U.K. needs a system for family migration underpinned by three simple principles. One: that those who come here should do so on the basis of a genuine relationship. Two: that migrants should be able to pay their way. And three: that they are able to integrate into British society.

Rachel McAdams

  • I had a small-town life - I worked at the local McDonald's for three years. I'm not sure why they kept me: I am something of a daydreamer and a dawdler, so they would only let me be the 'friendly voice' that greeted you when you entered the restaurant.

James McAvoy

  • If a scene is three pages long, quite often people break it up and do a page, say 'cut' then move on to the next bit, they do it in cuts. I don't really like doing that; I like to go through it all in one organic run, then give notes afterward. A little bit more like theater.

Martina McBride

  • Raising three girls, I think it's important to teach them to support other women.

Barry McCaffrey

  • So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.

Mercedes McCambridge

  • I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it.

Claire McCaskill

  • There are three legs of the stool; spending, entitlements and making the tax code fair and equitable. That's the three legs of the stool. If we do all of those in a responsible, bipartisan way, I think the American people would all be very, very happy.

Michael McCaul

  • Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much.

Reba McEntire

  • To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.

George McGovern

  • I was tired. I hadn't slept eight hours in two, three years. I lived on four, five hours of sleep. You can do it during a campaign because thousands are screaming for you. You're getting adrenaline shots each day. Then the campaign ends, and there are no more shots.

Phil McGraw

  • Well, let me tell you, if you're 45, had three children and are post-menopausal, you're not going to weigh what you did the day you graduated from high school. Get that out of your head. That's a media-driven ideal that you're never going to healthfully obtain.

Tim McGraw

  • I have three daughters, so I can't be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids - especially daughters - they know how to work you. They're a lot smarter than we are, that's for sure. But I'll be more tough on their boyfriends.

Ewan McGregor

  • From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife, and then three years of drama school in London.

Mark McKinnon

  • Wages, investments, and home values are the three legs of the economic stool for most Americans.
  • There are three opportunities that you have during a general election campaign where you can substantially move the needle of public opinion. One, is your convention speech; two, are the base; three, is the selection of your vice president.
  • 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.
  • A few words about Sarah Palin: She is one of the most fascinating women I have ever met. She crackles with energy like a live electrical wire and on first meeting gets about three inches from your face.

Alexander McQueen

  • I was three years old when I started drawing. I did it all my life.

Christopher Meloni

  • My mother raised three children on her own and my dad was a doctor working 16 hours a day.

Angela Merkel

  • I don't carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that's what you're hinting at. The story of the bicycles - and there were three of them which were stolen from me - I've dealt with it well.

Lea Michele

  • I'm five foot three. I don't look like a lot of other people, you know what I mean? I look like I'm 12.

Bette Midler

  • When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.

Harvey Milk

  • If I do a good job, people won't care if I am green or have three heads.

Bode Miller

  • The same people who recognize I came out with no medals should recognize I could have won three.

Sienna Miller

  • I have the same group of friends I've had since I was three.

Wentworth Miller

  • I worked with the same trainer that worked with Denzel Washington in THe Hurricane. It was three months of training, five days a week, 4 to 5 hours a day. This was followed by a month of choreography.

Heather Mills

  • Nobody is on the Paralympic Team until three months before those games.

A. A. Milne

  • To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.

Yuri Milner

  • I must analyze, from what I do now, what will be the impact two or three or five years in the future. What is the statement I want to make?
  • We've only made three investments: Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga.

Helen Mirren

  • I still have a Gypsy sense of adventure. I don't think I have slept in the same bed for more than three or four months my whole life. I am always planting vegetables that I never get to eat and flowers that I never see flower. I have always moved around the world.

David Mitchell

  • Write something every single day, even if it's just three lines. And it doesn't matter if it's any good - just write something every day.
  • In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we're now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.

Joni Mitchell

  • Augustine, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are confessional writers and all three make me sick. I have nothing in common with them.

Maria Mitchell

  • I made observations for three hours last night, and am almost ill today from fatigue; still I have worked all day, trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again tonight.

Brian Molko

  • I'm tired of being around men all the time. I'm going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I'll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag. I went window shopping when I was in New York, saw a lot of amazing dresses.

Janelle Monae

  • Some songs you get. Some songs you may not. And I think that's the beauty of art: to question and to ask, to understand the deeper meaning after two or three or four listenings.

Dominic Monaghan

  • I used to get quite upset that I'd make friends with a guy or a girl and then within the space of three years we'd move and go and live somewhere else, and you'd have to say goodbye to that person.
  • I don't need to have three feather pillows in my trailer. I just don't work that way.
  • I get involved with projects based on three parameters - the script, the actors involved and the director.

Robert Mondavi

  • Even more importantly, it's wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.
  • I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food.
  • If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life.

Marilyn Monroe

  • What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me?

Charles de Montesquieu

  • If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
  • If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.

Alan Moore

  • Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'.
  • Everything you've ever read of mine is first-draft. This is one of the peculiarities of the comics field. By the time you're working on chapter three of your masterwork, chapter one is already in print. You can't go back and suddenly decide to make this character a woman, or have this one fall out of a window.

Gordon Moore

  • It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers.

Mandy Moore

  • People who grew up watching Disney films like myself, there are films that are certain benchmarks in my childhood. 'The Little Mermaid' was the first movie I remember seeing. 'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Aladdin,' those are three I remember right off the bat.

Charles Morgan

  • If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.

Robert Morgan

  • The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.

Alanis Morissette

  • Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.
  • My three addictions of choice are food, love and work.

Christopher Morley

  • There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

Evgeny Morozov

  • In short, Google prefers a world where we consistently go to three restaurants to a world where our choices are impossible to predict.
  • If you use your smart toothbrush, the data can be immediately sent to your dentist and your insurance company, but it also allows someone from the NSA to know what was in your mouth three weeks ago.
  • To understand the limits and opportunities of algorithms in the context of artistic creation, we need to understand that the latter usually consists of three elements: discovery, production, and recommendation.

Michael Morpurgo

  • When I sit down I write very fast... if I haven't finished a book in two or three months then I think it's not going well.

Steven Morrissey

  • Whether it be Beyonce or Justin Bieber, we see singers who have absolutely nothing to offer anyone as they walk off stage clutching three Grammys in each hand.

Van Morrison

  • My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week. And that's what I'm doing.

John Mortimer

  • I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.

Robert Motherwell

  • If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.

Jose Mourinho

  • The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.

Nana Mouskouri

  • Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.

Haruki Murakami

  • Confidence, as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I loved cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved.
  • I am 55 years old now. It takes three years to write one book. I don't know how many books I will be able to write before I die. It is like a countdown. So with each book I am praying - please let me live until I am finished.
  • It's physical. If you keep on writing for three years, every day, you should be strong. Of course you have to be strong mentally, also. But in the first place you have to be strong physically. That is a very important thing. Physically and mentally you have to be strong.
  • I get up early in the morning, 4 o'clock, and I sit at my desk and what I do is just dream. After three or four hours, that's enough. In the afternoon, I run.
  • Mere humans who root through their refrigerators at three o'clock in the morning can only produce writing that matches what they do. And that includes me.
  • I used to run a full marathon in three hours and 25 or 26 minutes. Not any more.

Alfred de Musset

  • Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.

Walter Dean Myers

  • I came to Harlem from West Virginia when I was three, after my mother died. My father, who was very poor, gave me up to two wonderful people, my foster parents.

Bess Myerson

  • Mama never told me, 'Bess, you did good.' She wanted the best for us and she was an incredible administrator. She ran those three kids, that house, the whole bit. But if I looked fine, she'd find something wrong - the color, the hem... I used to tell her, 'Mama, don't worry when you're not with me, because you're with me.'

Nathan Myhrvold

  • Three things about water affect almost all of cooking. First are the hydrogen bonds, which is why it has an incredibly high boiling point. Another is that it's a polar molecule, so that it dissolves a lot of things, and there are things that won't mix with it. And then there's how much energy it takes to heat water.

Li Na

  • Tennis is best of three sets, so even if I lose the first set, I still have a chance.

Mira Nair

  • It took me three years to learn to dress in the American way, especially in winter. That was just like me. I barely wear socks even now.
  • We have three generations at home, including my father-in-law. I keep a very low profile, and a lot of things I do are very much with the family in mind. I have actually made films with the family around me.
  • I've been able to look at the world differently from three continents practically. I've always lived between India and the U.S. When I married Mahmood I became a daughter-in-law of Africa. That really changed my worldview. I can see it from so many perspectives.
  • I am at home in many cultures. I live actively in three continents and I've done that for most of my life, so I just make films as I see the world, and that happens to speak to people. I do things that I want to do.

Graham Nash

  • The Hollies, after I left in 1968, had the audacity, the gall, to have three number one records after I left. Thanks a lot, guys.
  • I don't have to ask anyone's permission to do anything. It's nice not have to get decisions out of three, sometimes four people, which can be like pulling teeth. So the amount of control that I have over what I'm doing is better for me as a solo artist.

Steve Nash

  • Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots. We can play pick and pop.

Kevin Nealon

  • I was born in St. Louis; I lived there for three weeks and then my father graduated from St. Louis University, so we all got in the car and split. I don't really remember much. I grew up in Connecticut most of my life and then four years in Germany. My father worked for a helicopter company, so we went over there.

Willie Nelson

  • Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is.

Jack Nicholson

  • Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.

Jack Nicklaus

  • If I have a weakness, it's probably ice cream. That's where I get lax, sloppy. I'll sneak into the refrigerator at night and take two or three bites and put it back. Butter pecan. Only two or three bites, but it shows.

Bill Nighy

  • There are only three men in the world who are licensed to wear shorts: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise.

Cynthia Nixon

  • My mother has battled breast cancer three times.

Indra Nooyi

  • Every year in consulting is like three years in the corporate world because you have multiple clients, multiple issues - you grow so much.

Grover Norquist

  • I read murder mysteries. I exercise 40 minutes a day. I watch videotapes while I exercise. I listen to audiotapes when I am in my car. And I try to stay in three different centuries.
  • There are several reasons to oppose tax increases. First, every dollar of tax increase is a dollar you didn't get in spending restraint. Two, if you walk into the Democrats' Andrews-Air-Force-Base, Lucy-with-the-Football trick for the third time in a row - they don't have a saying for being fooled three times!

Jacqueline Novogratz

  • I studied international relations and economics at the University of Virginia. I paid my way by working as a bartender in the summer and at three part-time jobs during the year.
  • Malaria is a disease that kills one to three million people a year. 300 to 500 million cases are reported. It's estimated that Africa loses about 13 billion dollars a year to the disease. Five dollars can save a life. We can send people to the moon; we can see if there's life on Mars - why can't we get five-dollar nets to 500 million people?

Gary Numan

  • Being a display pilot is probably the thing I've been most proud of in my life. Don't really fly anymore now though. I have three small children and as most of my friends were killed in different accidents, I realised that it was probably just a matter of time before I went that way.
  • My dad was a baggage handler at Heathrow and careful with money. He worked hard and had three jobs when I was young. I wish I'd inherited his care for money. Sadly, I've grown up to be rather scatty when it comes to finances.

Conor Oberst

  • To outsiders it probably seems like splitting hairs, but to me, Bright Eyes is simply the collaboration between myself and Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott. What you hear is definitely the sum of all our ideas and represents all three of us. But I still write the songs myself.
  • I have many friends who are both Mexican and Mexican-American and others who, I guess you would say, are somewhere in between. The ironic thing is that all three of those categories often exist inside of the same family.

Sandra Day O'Connor

  • It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.

Chris O'Dowd

  • I'm probably working on three different scripts at any time, so there's never a time where I've got nothing to do.
  • I cook rarely, but I've kind of got two or three dishes that I stick to. I do a great sweet potato and lentil curry.

David Ogilvy

  • Many people - and I think I am one of them - are more productive when they've had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I'm far better able to write.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

  • I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me.

Apolo Ohno

  • An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.
  • One things guys have to remember is consistency... You can't make up for three years of eating poorly in just one workout.

Gary Oldman

  • Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.
  • I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books; the other two are too small but they like the movies.

Jamie Oliver

  • I wouldn't say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren't relevant to modern life, it's just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.

Mary Oliver

  • To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.

Shaquille O'Neal

  • I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just looking at stats I guess.
  • But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.

Bill O'Reilly

  • I've been to Africa three times. All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture. The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.

Susan Orlean

  • Even after I'd published three books and had been writing full-time for twenty years, my father continued to urge me to go to law school.
  • I remember three- and four-week-long snow days, and drifts so deep a small child, namely me, could get lost in them. No such winter exists in the record, but that's how Ohio winters seemed to me when I was little - silent, silver, endless, and dreamy.
  • Who on earth is going to use 'utilize' in a text message, a whopping seven characters including the always-hard-to-type 'z,' when you can say the exact same thing in three characters? I can't think of a sentence in which 'use' can't replace 'utilize.'

Suze Orman

  • Never, ever invest money that you will need prior to three to five years - minimum.

P. J. O'Rourke

  • The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.

Patton Oswalt

  • I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors to beat it out if me with steel pipes.

Ovid

  • First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times.

Brad Paisley

  • I've been on the road I think probably three years.

Gwyneth Paltrow

  • My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.
  • I was having such a hard time when I made Sylvia. I gave everything I had for that role. It's one or two or three things I'm most proud of in terms of my work. But it was very dark.

Vanessa Paradis

  • It has been extraordinary, wonderful, I've been three feet off the ground since I made that first record.
  • You know, when I eat three peas, I'm pregnant. When I visit a city, I'm buying a house.

Tony Parker

  • Everything feels like you're in slow motion and everything you do seems like it's about two or three plays of what everybody else is doing.

Trey Parker

  • I try not to tune in to politics until it's two or three months before the election. Till then, it's like watching preseason football.

Talcott Parsons

  • If there are four equations and only three variables, and no one of the equations is derivable from the others by algebraic manipulation then there is another variable missing.

Dolly Parton

  • I'm almost like three people. There's me the, Dolly, the person. There's me, the star. And then there's me, the manager.

Sean Paul

  • Most people are fortunate enough to stay two, three years in this game. I've been in it for seven years, and I feel like now, I'm just beginning.
  • By the time my first album was out, I had been out in Jamaica three or four years, but I had hits out at that time that were bona fide hits.

Alexander Payne

  • I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three.

Pele

  • Everybody knows my life. I won a lot of tournaments and scored more than 1,000 goals, won three World Cups but I could not play in Olympic Games.
  • Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.

Nancy Pelosi

  • Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform.

Shimon Peres

  • Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization.
  • (H.O.B note: Some might want to say that the "talking and spending" model is in use most prominently because we have had several generations of men in the government who bought into the idea that they need to be in touch with their "feminine side".)

Richard Perle

  • To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country.

Itzhak Perlman

  • One of the most important elements in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening.

Ross Perot

  • Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?

Katy Perry

  • I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.' I have to leave a legacy.

Rick Perry

  • Being the Republican front-runner was three of the most exciting hours of my entire life. I've come to grips with it, and the only lasting effect is that I refuse to go on a stage that has more than one podium on it.

Tyler Perry

  • I work three months really hard, nonstop, and then I take a month off. Then I do it all over again. I work hard but I give myself four breaks a year.
  • It takes a week to do a sitcom in Hollywood. I do a show a day in my studio, three or four shows a week.

Laurence J. Peter

  • If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
  • Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.
  • Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.

David Petraeus

  • People often ask, why aren't you reading about what it is you're working on right now? And the truth is, you only get three pages a night before your eyelids close.

William Lyon Phelps

  • In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.

Todd Phillips

  • When I was younger I was obsessed with 'Star 80,' and it's just a great movie - I think I saw it three times in the theater.

Jodi Picoult

  • I know that books I have written will still resonate in 50 years - particularly 'My Sister's Keeper.' It has sold three million copies in the States alone. I strongly feel that, as a novelist, you have a platform and the ability to change people's minds.
  • It's a fallacy that writers have to shut themselves up in their ivory towers to write. I have all these interruptions, three of which I gave birth to. If I was thrown for a loop every time I was distracted I could never get anything done.
  • I started writing when I had three kids under the age of 4. I used to write every ten minutes I got to sit in front of a computer. Now, when I have more time, I function the same way: if it's writing time, I write.
  • I write about all the horrible things that can happen to kids as a way of keeping those things from happening to mine. Write the books, spit three times over your shoulder and you're safe.

Kevin Pietersen

  • The only way to get a three to four-month break would be to tear a tendon or a hamstring or something like that.

Pitbull

  • I already had three strikes against me. One, I have light skin. Two, I'm from Miami, which wasn't getting looked at at the time. Three, I'm Cuban. But now, I've made everything that stacked against me into a virtue.
  • With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They're not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance.

Robert Plant

  • Led Zeppelin has been there through three generations of teenage angst. And there's a generation of kids now who won't know it, post-Linkin Park.

Plato

  • Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
  • There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.

Plautus

  • No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.

John Podhoretz

  • You'd think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.
  • Why, listening to Obama talk about his economic triumphs over the last three years might make you want to move to the country he was describing. Too bad that country exists primarily in his own head.

Sidney Poitier

  • I cannot be understood in three minutes.

Georges Pompidou

  • There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.

Chaim Potok

  • It is inconceivable to me that a million or three million or half a million human beings will think and feel precisely the same way on any single subject.

Ezra Pound

  • It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.

Paula Poundstone

  • I'm thankful for the three ounce Ziploc bag, so that I have somewhere to put my savings.
  • I mean, I do love clever and witty, but I think that the 'Three Stooges' were geniuses. They'd have to be for their appeal to have lasted this long.
  • (H.O.B. Note: The Three Stooges weren't geniuses, they simply repeated themselves during a time when the world presented no other consistancy. Not politics, not journalism, not music... despite all the arguments involving interpretations of a "creative license".)

Alain Prost

  • In 1980 I finished three or four times in seventh place.

Philip Pullman

  • If you can't think of what to write, tough luck; write anyway. If you can think of lots more when you've finished the three pages, don't write it; it'll be that much easier to get going next day.

Terry Pratchett

  • I know three people who have got better after a brain tumour. I haven't heard of anyone who's got better from Alzheimer's.
  • I must have read every issue of 'Punch' published in the 20th century, and I think in the process I picked up the true voice of English humour - that amiable, fairly liberal, laconic voice which you find in something like 'Three Men in a Boat.'

Katie Price

  • I'm not into one-night stands. I've only slept with three guys in my life and they all involve relationships.

Paul Prudhomme

  • Don't get fancy. Have you cooked an apple pie? You don't know what you did wrong? Do this: Take two or three apples. Put them on a table. Study them.

Wolfgang Puck

  • A good chef has to be a manager, a businessman and a great cook. To marry all three together is sometimes difficult.

Paula Radcliffe

  • I've been to three Olympics and I don't feel I've ever quite achieved my best at any of them.

Robert Rauschenberg

  • Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago, maybe even longer than that, closer to three.

Rachael Ray

  • I tried to bake a cake for my mother's birthday - it took me four hours. It was terrible, and I cried for three days.

Satyajit Ray

  • I wouldn't mind taking a rest for three or four months, but I have to keep on making films for the sake of my crew, who just wait for the next film because they're not on a fixed salary.
  • Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can't leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule.

Ron Reagan

  • We have three cats. It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
  • (H.O.B. note: He is also quoted with saying that a Hippie is someone who dresses like Tarzan, has hair like Jane and smells like Cheetah.)

Lou Reed

  • One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.
  • If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.
  • I don't mind a repetitive chorus; I mind repetitive verse. I mean, it's the same amount of space. Why would you have only three diamonds if you can have six?

Keanu Reeves

  • Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don't have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective.

Jason Reitman

  • Well, Toronto, I consider to be the birthplace of my films. I've made three films and this is the third one to premiere here in the same theater on the same day at the same time - they are my audience. They're the people that I think about while I'm writing, directing, and editing. I specifically make movies for them.

Jules Renard

  • Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on(e) page, it writes three hundred.

Lana Del Rey

  • I made that first record in 2008, alongside the EP, but my label at the time waited three years to release it. They thought maybe someone bigger would buy it, but they didn't, so in the end they just released it themselves.

Ryan Reynolds

  • When I'm not training for a movie, it's more relaxed. I do a lot of running. Usually I'll run four to six miles about three times a week. You try to eat right, but you don't always.

Trent Reznor

  • Nine Inch Nails is like building an army to go conquer. We build it, then we play, and we have to play so much to validate building it, financially. It leads to getting burn-out because a tour that would be fun if it lasted three weeks has to last 15 weeks.

Howard Rheingold

  • The Chinese government tried to keep a lid on the SARS crisis, but there were 160 million text messages in three days sent by Chinese citizens. These are early indications that it's going to be difficult for people who used to have control over the news to maintain that level of control.

Christina Ricci

  • I once ate McDonald's three times in one day.

Alan Rickman

  • Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.

Samuel Richardson

  • Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go.

Eric Ries

  • Customers don't know what they want. There's plenty of good psychology research that shows that people are not able to accurately predict how they would behave in the future. So asking them, 'Would you buy my product if it had these three features?' or 'How would you react if we changed our product this way?' is a waste of time. They don't know.

Cathy Rigby

  • I have three dogs and a cockatoo.

Bob Riley

  • I hope we never get to the point that we put ourselves in Jesus' place. But when I read the New Testament basically, we get three mandates: to love God, to love each other, and to take care of the least among us. And I think this is at least a step in the right direction.

Rick Riordan

  • Turkey, Australia, and Japan are three of my top destinations.

John Ritter

  • If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'.

Jenni Rivera

  • When I started getting so many haters and closed doors, I decided to prove that it could be done. I was a divorced single mother of three at the time and a size 12 - not your typical model artist that labels feel work for the music industry.

Joan Rivers

  • I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.

Emma Roberts

  • When I was homeschooled, I fell so behind - months behind at school - because I'm not good at keeping up. And so I had to sit down for literally three weeks to a month and just do all of it. And it was not fun, and I didn't want to do it, but I had to.

Tim Robbins

  • When you make the judgement as a network that there are only three candidates, you are censoring points of view.

Julia Roberts

  • I never really did years of movie-after-movie-after-movie but when you've got three toddlers in the house you're performing all day long, anyway, with puppet shows and stories - I act around the clock.
  • I tried Botox one time and was permanently surprised for a couple of months. It was not a cute look for me. My feeling is, I have three children who should know what emotion I'm feeling at the exact moment I'm feeling it... that is critical.

Frederick William Robertson

  • There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.

Chris Rock

  • There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.

Nelson Rockefeller

  • There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and 'how well you look'.

Dennis Rodman

  • The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.

Michelle Rodriguez

  • I use to watch like maybe three or four movies, five days out of the week. I was a movie buff, but I really didn't know what it was like behind the scenes, or the whole political process of it.

Will Rogers

  • There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  • Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.

Jim Rohn

  • To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?

Mitt Romney

  • Three years ago, this week, a newly elected President Obama faced the American people and he said, look, if I can't turn this economy around in three years, I'll be looking at a one-term proposition, and we're here to collect! You know the results. It's been 35 months of unemployment above 8 percent.
  • Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.

Joel Rosenberg

  • I'm a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.

Hanna Rosin

  • I grew up with a pretty tough mom. She was a self-appointed neighborhood watchdog, and if she saw that any of the local boys were up to no good, she would scold them on the spot. Although she is only 5 feet 2, she was famous in our neighborhood for intimidating men three times her size and getting them to do the right thing.

Jean Rostand

  • In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.

Diana Ross

  • I have three girls, and I say the same thing to them. I'm not involved in their careers because I've learned that it's important for them to stand on their own two feet. They'll feel better and prouder of themselves if they do.
  • Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce - I had three children, I was in show business and black. It was, like, impossible.

Valentino Rossi

  • I was lucky. My father raced bikes. He gave me the passion very early. I had my first bike when I was three or four years old.

Eli Roth

  • Believe it or not, but I was a camp councilor for three years. I love kids.

Johnny Rotten

  • Move to Italy. I mean it: they know about living in debt; they don't care. I stayed out there for five months while I was making a film called 'Order Of Death,' and they've really got it sussed. Nice cars. Sharp suits. Great food. Stroll into work at 10. Lunch from 12 till three. Leave work at five. That's living!

Mickey Rourke

  • I still work out most days. When I do it, I go full blast five or six days a week, two to three hours a day. I enjoy it. It's therapeutic for me.
  • I grew up in a gym in Miami, the one where Muhammad Ali trained. I had 142 amateur fights and lost three.

Helen Rowland

  • Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

Darrell Royal

  • Three things can happen when you pass and two of 'em are bad.

Marco Rubio

  • I'm going to be working the next 25 or 30 years. People like me, if we want, number one, for no benefit reductions for our parents and our grandparents, number two, for the system to survive and exist for us, and, more importantly, number three, for the system to exist for us children, we are going to have to make reforms to that system.

Rita Rudner

  • My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.
  • My mother's mother is a very tough cookie. She buried three husbands. Two of them were just napping.

Wilma Rudolph

  • The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.

Nate Ruess

  • I picked up 'The Hunger Games' thinking it was written at my regressed reading level. I've spent hours reading it, and I'm not even halfway through. Our bass player, whose name is also Nate, ended up reading all three novels and loved them.

Mark Ruffalo

  • Literally, I think I've quit acting three or four times, only for a few days. Maybe for a few weeks.

John Ruskin

  • Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
  • In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

Bertrand Russell

  • To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
  • Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Fred Saberhagen

  • If people ask me for the ingredients of success, I say one is talent, two is stubbornness or determination, and third is sheer luck. You have to have two out of the three. Any two will probably do.

Jonathan Sacks

  • Religion survives because it answers three questions that every reflective person must ask. Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?
  • Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity.

Katey Sagal

  • I think the biggest change has been realizing I now have three children.
  • So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show.

Francoise Sagan

  • Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
  • Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.

Jerry Saltz

  • Marlene Dumas is one of the two or three most successful female artists alive, if you judge by prices. I've never reviewed her work, because I find nothing in it to get excited about no matter how hard I look.
  • A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art theory, Lawler has spent three decades documenting the secret life of art. Functioning as a kind of one-woman CSI unit, she has photographed pictures and objects in collectors' homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and off the walls, in museum storage.
  • The alchemy of good curating amounts to this: Sometimes, placing one work of art near another makes one plus one equal three. Two artworks arranged alchemically leave each intact, transform both, and create a third thing.
  • I wish I could write about shows outside New York. I often feel like the last person to know anything, because I almost never get to leave town, and when I do, I tend to go for three days max. Seeing between 30 and 40 shows a week in 100 or so galleries and museums takes up nearly all my time.

Pete Sampras

  • In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win. Not in golf. I played three rounds in that Tahoe event, and I was drained. Mentally, not physically.

Sheryl Sandberg

  • I have a five year-old son and a three year-old daughter. I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. And I want my daughter to have the choice to not just succeed, but to be liked for her accomplishments.

Carl Sandburg

  • A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.

Rick Santorum

  • It's very interesting, if you look at a study that was done by the Brookings Institute back in 2009, they determined that if Americans do three things, they can avoid poverty. Three things. Work, graduate from high school, and get married before you have children.
  • I don't think most people understand that when I wasn't running for president, I was working. Because I have to earn income. I have three kids in college. And three in school. And I have a little girl that has a lot of special needs. So I've got to work for a living. I was working already.

Jean-Paul Sartre

  • Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

Marjane Satrapi

  • I took three years of karate because of Bruce Lee, you know. I was a green belt.
  • To tell you the truth, I never wanted to become a moviemaker. It was like I was a cinepihile, and I go, like, three or four times per week to the cinema, and I like to watch films.
  • My culture comes from everywhere. I'm sick of this notion of nationality, that if you're brought up in the same city or same country you're the same. Even three kids brought up in the same family with the same genes, they are not the same. Just consider a human a human.

George Saunders

  • For me, the game would be to assume a very intelligent reader who can extrapolate a lot from a little. And that's become my definition of art; to get that pitch just right, where I can put a hint on page three, and the reader's ears go up a bit, as opposed to dropping it all on the first page.
  • I could actually care less about the poor. We have some living near us, and pee-yew. They are always coming and going to their three or four jobs at all hours of the day and night. Annoying!

Marilyn vos Savant

  • Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative or acquaintance that you dislike.
  • A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.

George Savile

  • Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them.

Alexei Sayle

  • The optimum frequency with which comedians should do a series is every year. I do one every three years. My audience is literally dying off.

Philip Schaff

  • The apostolic writings are of three kinds: historical, didactic, and prophetic.

Stacy Schiff

  • I have three children, each of whom is having an idyllic childhood, probably because I have been at the office the entire time.

Friedrich Schiller

  • Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

Curt Schilling

  • I had three jobs my junior and senior year of high school. I worked for the gas station and worked for a pizza place.

Rob Schneider

  • A woman can laugh and cry in three seconds and it's not weird. But if a man does it, it's very disturbing. The way I'd describe it is like this: I have been allowed inside the house of womanhood, but I feel that they wouldn't let me in any of the interesting rooms.

Arthur Schopenhauer

  • All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Liev Schreiber

  • Hamlet is a remarkably easy role. Physically it's hard because it tends to be about three hours long and you're talking the whole time. But it's a simple role and it adapts itself very well, because the thing about Hamlet is, we all are Hamlet.

Charles Schumer

  • You know, we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a President.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
  • My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.
  • (H.O.B. note: One must wonder whether this mentality of "going through pain no matter what happens", takes on the form of making one or more others suffer through pain when they themselves are not having an experience such as this that they are accustomed to... He made his wife suffer by having an affair.)


David Schwimmer

  • With the success of the last three or so years, when a lot of people start treating you differently, there's a danger that you may start to think of yourself differently. You rely on your friends to say, 'Hey, wake up!'
  • London is completely unpredictable when it comes to weather. You'll start a scene, and it's a beautiful morning. You get there at 6 in the morning, set up, you start the scene, start shooting. Three hours later, it is pitch black and rainy.

Bon Scott

  • All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock-n-roll.

H.O.B. note: The reason for this may be that either or both singers/song writers and those listening to such have the mentality of a sociologically unlabeled-as-such wide spread class of expressed ignorance mated with music. (Music, in terms of vibration, reverberation, and resonance could play a more significant, meaningful and deeper role if we could get the idiotic public past its nonsense usage of what is labeled "music" but whose definition is as wide as any ocean.)


Like police officers, politicians and talk show hosts who are not recognized for their intellectual acumen, neither should most song writers or their audiences. The so called "common sense" of this sociological class-(ification) should rightly be seen for what it is: An undocumented simple-mindedness. For those who don't fit into this classification, they are like a sane person trying to manuever their way amongst the insane without being recognized for "being different" and thus might become labeled as weird, bizzare, or even insane!... as judged by those who truly are crazy. And with respect to this "primivity of thought", when they feel they are being attacked at the doorstep of their lair, they retaliate just like any insect or animal in the wild.


Present day "Music" is in a Dark Ages. There is a seething Black Plague debilitating the hearts, minds and souls of civilization. Whereas a cure for this Plague exists, it is afraid to come out and begin a needed Renaissance. The creativity is there. The orignality of thought is there. But all the singers, song writers and muscians throughout the world lack a Pied Piper's courage. Whereas many of them think of themselves as being the Avant Guard of this or that style, they're all simply using the same retinue of traditional tricks and conjurings cloaked with different scenery to influence and create yet another generation of puppet citizenry whose sole 3-dimensions of consciousness are limited to thinking in terms of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll, with it many colors, flavorings and word-of-mouth descriptives which are meant to be interpreted as being different when they are actually the same.


But not only is a Renaissance needed in music, but in science, religion and politics as well. Whereas many people think we live in an age of progressive electronic technology, there are some of us, for example, who realize that the wide-spread usage of cellphones is akin to meaning little more than most kids in the "neighborhood" now have a walkie-talkie and not just the rich kids. (You would've had to have grown up poor in an era just after the advent of hand-held transistor radios in order to fully appreciate this example. Even the three to five-dollar cost of one of these radios was perceived to be an oppulence.) In other words, cellphones are little more than a re-packaging trick of an old idea sold to an unsuspecting public that has been "stupefied" into cyclical thinking by those practiced in regurgitating the same type of thinking over and over and over again, sometimes refered to as the three-pronged "hook" of popular music that repeats itself like so many mind numbing commercials, political speeches, sermons, and scientific "discoveries".


Ridley Scott

  • Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction. It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction, urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that area because I feel I've done it.

Seann William Scott

  • In high school I went on about three dates.
  • I did this TV show, which was my first job ever. It wasn't a real acting part. It was like this promo for this sitcom and the main actress was meeting three different real people and then she was going to decide who was going to be on the episode.
  • Everyone should walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. I did it three days in a row because it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever had. The view is breathtaking.

Leah Ward Sears

  • I had very supportive parents that made the way for me, even at a time when there were very few women - no women, really; maybe two or three women - and very few, fewer than that, African-American women heading in this direction, so there were very few people to look up to. You just had to have faith.

Charles de Secondat

  • There are three species of government: republican, monarchical, and despotic.

Pete Seeger

  • Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties.

Andres Segovia

  • I've had three wives and three guitars. I still play the guitars.

Jerry Seinfeld

  • I won't do something unless I can get at least two or three good laughs out of it. If I can't, it's not gonna make the team.

Will Self

  • Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.
  • In survey after survey, people report that the greatest dangers they face are, in this order: terrorist attack, plane crashes and nuclear accidents. This despite the fact that these three combined have killed fewer people in the past half-century than car accidents do in any given year.

Maurice Sendak

  • I have a little tiny Emily Dickinson so big that I carry in my pocket everywhere. And you just read three poems of Emily. She is so brave. She is so strong. She is such a sexy, passionate, little woman. I feel better.

Jane Seymour

  • My mother lived in Holland, and during World War II was incarcerated in a Japanese camp for three years.
  • I learn my lines while on the golf course. I try to do two or three things at once. I have ideas for books all the time, I have ideas for paintings all the time, and I write them all down. I take my sketchpad and my iPad, which I design on, and I do sit down and do specific tasks at specific times.

William Shakespeare

  • Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

Maria Sharapova

  • The forehands or backhands don't mean much after three hours.

William Shatner

  • My wife and my three kids and my grandchildren are my life, but my horses and my dogs are everything else.
  • I had been in a Shakespeare company for three years and done a lot of Shakespeare. That was fun. That was interesting.
  • At 40, I went to bed for three days. I thought my life is over.
  • It was the early 1970s and I was recently divorced. I had three kids and was totally broke. I managed to find work back east on the straw-hat circuit - summer stock - but couldn't afford hotels, so I lived out of the back of my truck, under a hard shell.

Fiona Shaw

  • Honestly, I get more recognized for 'Three Men and a Little Lady' than 'Harry Potter'.

George Bernard Shaw

  • Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
  • Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

Rob Sheffield

  • Thank you for the music, Sleater-Kinney. This gang of three was the best American punk rock band ever. Ever.

Sherri Shepherd

  • If it wasn't for my trainer - who comes looking for me three times a week before 7 A.M. - I wouldn't get my butt out of bed and into the gym. There are many mornings when I think about faking a sprained ankle, but I just put it out of my head and make myself go.

Frank Shorter

  • My goal is to break three hours in a marathon.

Sargent Shriver

  • Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years, the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration.
  • Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability.

Elisabeth Shue

  • Growing up with three boys in a heavily male-dominated world, I especially needed to express myself as a woman.

Nate Silver

  • Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie.

Sarah Silverman

  • And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I'd quit school he'd pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school.
  • I'm doing a lot of stand-up, but not like when you're living in New York and you can do three sets a night and it's your life, and you sleep all day and you wake up and you eat with a bunch of other comics and then get ready for the night.

Kimora Lee Simmons

  • I'm not one of those Hollywood moms where my kid is three weeks old and I'm a size zero. I'm a real woman and I'm a working woman and a working mom.

Richard Simmons

  • Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula.

Peter Singer

  • Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn't do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years.

Slash

  • And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.

Jane Smiley

  • A love story, at least a convincing one, requires three elements - the lover, the beloved, and the adventures they have together.
  • We sort of read two or three big newspapers but we don't get the flavor of the local events, the local news as much.
  • It once amused me that it took me three tries to pass my driver's test and that my driving instructor told my mother that I was the least talented person behind the wheel that she had ever taught.

Yakov Smirnoff

  • Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Alexander McCall Smith

  • I have three older sisters, so we were a reasonably large family and, in general, a happy one.

Anna Deavere Smith

  • If I do three interviews in a day, I can be exhausted, because the process of hearing everyone requires that I empty out myself. While I'm listening, my own judgments and prejudices certainly come up. But I know I won't get anything unless I get those things out of the way.

Emmitt Smith

  • Charles Haley changed the way the Cowboys played football in the 90s. And the reason why I say that is because he was such a dominant force coming off the edge, where it took two and three to block him.

Sydney Smith

  • As the French say, there are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen.

Wilbur Smith

  • I have done everything I have ever wanted to do. I have swum with tiger sharks, been charged by lions and elephants. I have been shot three times, chased by crocodiles and, God be praised, I've made enough money that I can continue to do all the things I want to for as long as I am able.

Wesley Snipes

  • I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form.

Ian Somerhalder

  • I have a million acquaintances but just two or three true friends. I can't hide anything from them.
  • I work with the Humane Society a lot and have three rescue cats.

Suzanne Somers

  • I eat a lot. I eat three times a day and I snack.

Thomas Sowell

  • Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

Jordin Sparks

  • When I go out clubbing I can dance 'til three o'clock in the morning with just a water bottle in my hand. I love dancing to anything with a good beat really. My favorite song to dance to at the moment is probably Drake's 'Best I Ever Had.'

Nicholas Sparks

  • I write 2,000 words a day when I write. It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours.

Eliot Spitzer

  • I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP's tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society; Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare; and remnants of the pro-business moderates.
  • Facts matter. Science matters. Reason matters. Mitt Romney has shown an inability to respect any of the three. President Barack Obama not only respects them, he relies on them. He is an overwhelming and unquestioned choice to continue as president.

John Spratt

  • Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation.

Charles Stanley

  • The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the result of Satan's attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful choices.
  • I hear people all the time say, well I read through the Bible last year. Well, so what? I'm all for reading through the Bible. But how much of that got on the inside, or did they just cover three more chapters today? I would never discredit reading the Scriptures, but it is important to meditate on it.

Jason Statham

  • The oil sequence was about two or three days. It was very cold and was snowing.

Danielle Steel

  • I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools.

Casey Stengel

  • Now there's three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain.
  • There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
  • You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
  • The Yankees don't pay me to win every day, just two out of three.
  • I don't like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.

Robert Sternberg

  • The three parts of the theory are analytical ability, the ability to analyze things to judge, to criticize. Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical, the ability to apply and use what you know.

Cat Stevens

  • I looked at some of the statues of Jesus; they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.

David Ogden Stiers

  • I've played Lear three times, I would love to do it again.

Peter Stone

  • I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.

George Strait

  • I'd say three years ago we played in my hometown of San Antonio for 55,000 people at the Alamodome and walking out there with a crowd like that is just, you're excited, you're scared. There are just so many emotions going on. I still get nervous for things like that until after I sing about the first one or two songs, then I settle down.

James Surowiecki

  • Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence.

Gloria Swanson

  • All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.

Emanuel Swedenborg

  • I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord.

Alison Sweeney

  • I maintain by going to spin four or five days a week. I love that I can get a solid butt-kicking in 40 minutes. I also strength train two or three times a week.

Antonio Tabucchi

  • But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • If you are an Arabic-speaking, Greek-Orthodox going to a French school it makes you deeply sceptical if you have to listen to three different accounts of the Crusades - one from the Muslim side, one from the Greek side and one from the Catholic side.

Daniel Tammet

  • My first memory - at about four - was of numbers. The doctors who study me think a combination of mild autism and seizures I had when I was three have made me experience numbers the way I do.

James Taylor

  • People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.

Chuck Tanner

  • There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.

Channing Tatum

  • I don't think there's a date minimum or maximum. I don't get the whole 'All right, you've got to wait three days to call after the date.' If I got a number from a girl, I'd call that night. There's no science to it for me. You just do what it is that you feel like doing.

Tim Tebow

  • My rookie year was huge for me as far as the learning curve, especially those last three games.

Tinie Tempah

  • I lived in Peckham for the first 12 years of my life and then my mum and dad decided they really didn't want to bring up their children there. So they saved up money and bought a house in Plumstead, semi-detached, three bedrooms.
  • I'm starting to think about my life, thinking about where I'm going to be in three years time: who I'm going to be with, where I'm going to be situated myself.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.

Twyla Tharp

  • What I do remember is visualization of the sound of music, seeing bodies in movement in relation to how music sounded, because my mother practiced at the keyboard a lot and I also went to her lessons. As a two year old, three year old I remember seeing things in movement.

Charlize Theron

  • I only worked on Men of Honor for three weeks, but I walked away with so much. Because Bob is the kind of actor who gives you the opportunity to really go there. And we really had to go there. I mean, we were both playing drunks.

Paul Theroux

  • People write about getting sick, they write about tummy trouble, they write about having to wait for a bus. They write about waiting. They write three pages about how long it took them to get a visa. I'm not interested in the boring parts. Everyone has tummy trouble. Everyone waits in line. I don't want to hear about it.
  • Mark Twain was a great traveler and he wrote three or four great travel books. I wouldn't say that I'm a travel novelist but rather a novelist who travels - and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places.

Kristin Scott Thomas

  • Baths are my favorite thing. I can have two, three a day.

Ken Thompson

  • In fact, we started off with two or three different shells and the shell had life of its own.

Virgil Thomson

  • Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

Henry David Thoreau

  • I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Johnny Thunders

  • We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over.

James Thurber

  • One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.

Tiesto

  • Remixes come very quickly, because you already have the melody and the vocals. I have a great passion for music, so it doesn't matter to me if it's a remix or an original production. I don't think about it as, 'Well, I have to spend three hours on a remix or I have to do something all original.'

Ashley Tisdale

  • I grew up in the business since I was three years old so I've always kind of been in front of the camera and grew up in commercials and I knew that I wanted to do it no matter what, I just loved it.

Carrot Top

  • It's weird, I never wish anything bad upon anybody, except two or three old girlfriends.

Pete Townshend

  • Everything that I had done creatively related to two or three incidents that happened to me when I was a child that I'd forgotten. Everything, absolutely everything.

Brian Tracy

  • Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.

Lee Trevino

  • I've played golf with three U.S presidents.

Calvin Trillin

  • I've written three books you could think of as memoirs.

Anthony Trollope

  • Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
  • Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she, breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh and music about affairs masculine and feminine, then take the leap in the dark.

Yani Tseng

  • I want to improve my bunker, fairway and putting status because that's been my weakness over the last three years. If I can just focus on this, then everything else will come.

Chris Tucker

  • I tell people that stand-up's like golf: you gotta do it every day to get it down - or at least three times a week to get it down.

Robin Tunney

  • Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy.

Josh Turner

  • Raising three boys is a huge responsibility for me, especially in this day and time when I look around and there's a lack of good, strong, upstanding Christian men who are not afraid to be men and just own up to their responsibility.
  • I come from big families. My momma was the oldest of three and my daddy was one of six - and I've always loved children. They bring a lot of joy to the world and they make us adults look at things in a better way.

Ted Turner

  • Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.

Mark Twain

  • It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
  • It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Anne Tyler

  • At most I'll spend three or four hours daily, sometimes less.

Steven Tyler

  • The band's never taken a year off. Last August we decided to take one, and three months in I was bored to tears.
  • We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft, where you go away for the service of your country for three years.

Lao Tzu

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

Bob Uecker

  • The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud.
  • When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth, I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes.
  • If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.

Skeet Ulrich

  • My mom's been married three times; my dad has been married a lot. I didn't really see my dad that much.

Gabrielle Union

  • When you want a break from dogs, and you take them to the kennel to the stars, no one thinks you're a bad pet owner. But when you have kids, you can't drop them off for three weeks without someone calling Child Protective Services!

Peter Ustinov

  • I have three daughters and I find as a result I played King Lear almost without rehearsal.

Jim Valvano

  • People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who's right here too.

Nia Vardalos

  • My New Year's Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.

Bill Vaughan

  • A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.

Gary Vaynerchuk

  • I really chess-play culture shifts. I'm really good at understanding what worldwide cell-phone use means. That's what I do. I try to picture it three to four to five steps ahead.

Eddie Vedder

  • I probably get strangers coming up to me two or three times a week to just say something nice. I get more than my share of compliments as I walk through my daily life. I'm not having to show off or make a point about how good I am at doing something. I think I've always kind of been that way.
  • The one thing about going from the audience to the stage in just three years is that you know how it feels to be down there.
  • You know, punk bands now sell with one record - their first or second record - sell 10 times the amount of records than the Ramones did throughout their career with 20-something records. That's why I go over to Johnny Ramone's house and do yard work three times a week, just to absolve some of the guilt.

Bill Veeck

  • Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.

Johnny Vegas

  • There have been times I've finished a big job and thought, 'Great, a couple of weeks off.' But then a couple of weeks turns to three weeks and then after a month you're staring at the phone willing it to ring.

Jules Verne

  • The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?

Donatella Versace

  • The three biggest fashion mistakes are cheap suits, shoes, and shirts. Spend your money on something good.

Gilles Villeneuve

  • If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.

Tom Vilsack

  • Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.
  • In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education.

Leonardo da Vinci

  • There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Miroslav Vitous

  • I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn't really know how to successfully get me going.

Carol Vorderman

  • Everything has to be organised for kids in London - you can't just walk three roads to see a friend.
  • My father was having an affair with a 16-year-old when Mum was pregnant with me. She found out when I was three weeks old and left, not surprisingly.

Frans de Waal

  • I was raised Catholic. Not just a little bit Catholic, like my wife, Catherine. When she was young, many Catholics in France already barely went to church, except for the big three: baptism, marriage, and funeral. And only the middle one was by choice.

Sid Waddell

  • That was like throwing three pickled onions into a thimble!

Jack Wagner

  • We all grew up, our grandmothers and mothers had about three channels to watch, so we watched those soaps and now, a generation has grown up with the Internet and computers and video games.

Rufus Wainwright

  • When it came to using elements of your personal life in your work, my mother was the master, or the mistress. There were three or four songs she wrote about my father - songs about failed love.

Ayelet Waldman

  • I wrote three novels in six months, with a clarity of focus and attention to detail that I had never before experienced. This type of sublime creative energy is characteristic of the elevated and productive mood state known as hypomania.

Jimmy Wales

  • I tend to eat things in fours. I'll eat four nuts, four grapes, four chips at a time. I don't know why. It's not really a superstition. I don't think anything bad will happen if I don't, but three potato chips doesn't seem right.
  • Almost anything is better than three network TV outlets completely controlling the national discourse with their nightly broadcasts. We've moved a long way from that, and that's important.

Lech Walesa

  • Democracy is made up of three elements. One is whether the laws support pluralistic principles. The second is whether the people take advantage of these laws. The third element is whether the peoples' wallets are thick enough to benefit from this democracy.

Christopher Walken

  • I've made three musical movies which is pretty good considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways. I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.

Larry Wall

  • The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.

Mike Wallace

  • Let the answer hang there for two or three or four seconds.

Rick Warren

  • The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.

George Washington

  • My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.

Kerry Washington

  • So many struggled so that all of us could have a voice in this great democracy and live up to the first three words of our constitution: We the people. I love that phrase so much. Throughout our country's history, we've expanded the meaning of that phrase to include more and more of us. That's what it means to move forward.

Mia Wasikowska

  • Everybody who is an actor has been acting since they were three.

Earl Weaver

  • The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.

Max Weber

  • One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
  • H.O.B. note: speaking of three-patterned proportions: --- Proportionality ---

Simone Weil

  • Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

Rachel Weisz

  • I feel like I'm one of the many working mothers. And I only have one child. I know working mums who have three or four. It's definitely a challenge but it's a wonderful challenge to be able to do both.

Ai Weiwei

  • I'm always followed by two or three cars and have police around. Even walking in the park, you see them taking photos behind the bushes and trying to videotape everything.
  • So maybe there are three parts in my life - earlier background living in exile in Xinjiang in a very political circumstance, then later the United States from 24 to 36 years old. I was quite equipped with liberal thinking. Then the Internet. If there is no Internet, of course, I cannot really exercise my opinion or my ideas.

Florence Welch

  • I think an encore is perfectly acceptable, but I find it so weird when people do two or three.

Jack Welch

  • Number one, cash is king... number two, communicate... number three, buy or bury the competition.

Orson Welles

  • My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.

H. G. Wells

  • Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
  • (H.O.B. note: Many of H.G. Wells' stories have a "three" theme such as in the "War of the Worlds".)

Paul Wellstone

  • There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.

Mae West

  • I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

James Whistler

  • I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.

Betty White

  • If you have one good series, you know, it's a blessing. Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I'm working with these wonderful women on 'Hot in Cleveland,' and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it's like the buddy-ship we had on 'Golden Girls' and 'Mary Tyler Moore.'
  • It's a little known fact that one in three family pets gets lost during its lifetime, and approximately 9 million pets enter shelters each year. That's why it's a wonderful thing to get your pet microchipped and registered with your contact information because then they can be located and the owners can track where their pets are.

Jack White

  • Some people remaster their records six, seven times, remix it three, four times, spend a million hours, then they always go back and hear a demo of it and they'll say, 'Aw that sounds so much better than the final mix.'

Mike White

  • Most of the shows I've worked on have aired three times and are in the dustbin of history.

William Allen White

  • I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar: one, when you make it; two, when you have it. The third kick it when you give it away - and it is the biggest kick of all.

Oscar Wilde

  • In married life three is company and two none.

David Wilkerson

  • Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters.

George Will

  • Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won't matter.

Esther Williams

  • Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.
  • Life magazine ran a page featuring me and three other girls that was clearly the precursor of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.

Ian Williams

  • There is something magical about three you know - a trio is tight and nicely economical.

Juan Williams

  • In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore got more votes than George W. Bush, but still lost the election. The Supreme Court's ruling in Florida gave Bush that pivotal state, and doomed Gore to lose the Electoral College. That odd scenario - where the candidate with the most votes loses - has happened three times in U.S. history.
  • See the following page for a reference to the three incidents: --- Cenocracy.org ---

Roy H. Williams

  • What this means is that the first week of every new series of ads will continue to yield softer results than you can expect to see in weeks two and three.

Tad Williams

  • A well-aimed spear is worth three.

Ted Williams

  • Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.

Treat Williams

  • The wonderful thing about Food for Thought is that it lets you keep your hand in theater and be in front of a live audience without a commitment of six months, or even three months.

Venus Williams

  • The thing about tennis is if you stay off for two weeks, or just for three days, you can lose your rhythm quickly. So it's just a question of constant diligence and vigilance.

Bruce Willis

  • I'm always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican, but I'm not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great.

John Wilmot

  • Before I married, I had three theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories.

E. O. Wilson

  • All three of the Abrahamic religions were born and nurtured in arid, disturbed environments.

Fred Wilson

  • My venture investing career has three phases, all roughly 6-8 years long. The first, at Euclid, was software to Internet. The second, at Flatiron, was Internet to bubble. And the third, at USV, has been web 2 to mobile. I have always used a new firm to denote a new investment phase for me. Throw away the old. Start with the new.
  • Venture capitalists are professional money managers. We are provided capital to invest as long as we can return it to our investors with a strong return in a reasonable amount of time. A strong return is three times cash on cash. A reasonable amount of time is ten years max.

Oprah Winfrey

  • Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Robert Winston

  • Carbon dioxide is unusual because it doesn't go through the usual three phases of matter, from solid to liquid to gas, but it goes straight from solid to gas. The volume of the gas is much greater than the volume of the solid. When a solid turns into a gas, we say it sublimes. The process is sublimation.

Jonathan Winters

  • I began painting well before I started doing comedy. In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold.

Norman Wisdom

  • As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
  • My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven't got that, it's very sad.

Edward Witten

  • As of now, string theorists have no explanation of why there are three large dimensions as well as time, and the other dimensions are microscopic. Proposals about that have been all over the map.

Tom Wolfe

  • On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe.
  • At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan.

Tiger Woods

  • If you're lucky to have three close people in your life, you're blessed.

William Wordsworth

  • Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.

Kristi Yamaguchi

  • There are two or three performances in your life that are absolutely on, where all the planets are lined up for you and you feel you're invincible.

Al Yankovic

  • One of the hardest things I've had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every three or four years.

Muhammad Yunus

  • Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.

Steve Yzerman

  • I look forward to a lot more free time, at least initially, with my wife, Lisa, and our three children.

Jay-Z

  • The average rap life is two or three albums. You're lucky to get to your second album in rap!

Warren Zevon

  • So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had, about three years total of piano lessons, off and on.

Zinedine Zidane

  • I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
  • It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.

Philip Zimbardo

  • Boys are 30 percent more likely than girls to drop out of school. In Canada, five boys drop out for every three girls. Girls outperform boys now at every level, from elementary school to graduate school.

John Zorn

  • I have about two or three people, we don't have an office, we don't even have a dedicated phone line. We do it out of our own homes, and we make it work.



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