Differences quotes

  • If there had been no troublemakers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Freedom #Differences #Caves

  • I can't decide if this movie is so spectacularly, breathtakingly dumb as to induce stupidity in anyone who watches, or so brutally brilliant that it disarms all reason. What's the difference?
    -- A. O. Scott

    #Differences #Stupidity #Dumb

  • The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Differences #Tragedy #Awful

  • The chief difference between horror fans and science fiction fans lies in why they won't walk backwards. A horror fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll be knifed by a madman. A science fiction fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll step on the cat.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Lying #Cat #Differences

  • It's nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There's a difference.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Nice #Hbo #Differences

  • I'm not interested in the difference between good and bad, I'm interested in the differences between good and great.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Differences #Good And Bad #Not Interested

  • If you don't acknowledge differences, it's as bad as stereotyping or reducing someone.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #Differences #Stereotype #Reducing

  • Tragedy is the difference between what is and what could have been.
    -- Abba Eban

    #Differences #Tragedy

  • All the different nations in the world, despite their differences of appearance and religion and language and way of life, still have one thing in common, and that is what's inside of all of us. If we X-rayed the insides of different human beings, we wouldn't be able to tell from those X-rays what the person's language or background or race is.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Race #Differences #World

  • Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!!!
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Attitude #Differences #Common

  • At some point, a flash of sustained clarity reveals the difference between what someone would have you believe is true, and what you know from the depths of your own heart to the peaks of your soul to be true. What happens after that is up to you.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Believe #Heart #Differences

  • The purpose of life is to amount to something and have it make some difference that you lived at all.
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Differences

  • The difference between a gourmet and a gourmand we take to be this: a gourmet is he who selects, for his nice and learned delectation, the most choice delicacies, prepared in the most scientific manner; whereas the gourmand bears a closer analogy to that class of great eaters ill-naturedly (we dare say) denominated, or classed with, aldermen.
    -- Abraham Hayward

    #Nice #Class #Differences

  • Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Men #Differences #Religion

  • If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Angel #Differences #Criticism

  • I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Two #White #Differences

  • Thus let bygones be bygones. Let past differences, as nothing be.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Forgiveness #Past #Differences

  • I got drunk in Canada. I was there for 2 days but I was drunk there for 4 days. I don't know how it worked. I guess it was with the time difference or something.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Funny #Differences #Drunk

  • Focus attention and energy on making a difference in the lives of others, and success might follow as a by-product.
    -- Adam Grant

    #Differences #Focus #Making A Difference

  • I do believe that I deserve what I have. I don't think I'm entitled to it. That's a big difference.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Believe #Thinking #Differences

  • The main difference between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution was that the former was mostly the work of Communist party members and others who wanted to bring about socialism with a human face.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #Spring #Party #Differences

  • For me it's more important to look at each constituency individually and find a community I feel I can serve to the best of my abilities, and where I feel I can make a real difference, and further their cause.
    -- Adam Rickitt

    #Teamwork #Real #Differences

  • The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Writing #Differences

  • On every level, despite differences in personalities and jobs, every single human being needs recognition and support.
    -- Adele Scheele

    #Jobs #Differences #Personality

  • Difference which exists between the lowest, so-called men, and the other higher races is greater than between the lowest men and the highest apes.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Men #Race #Differences

  • I've always envied the kind of coach who could go completely out of his mind and nobody would know the difference.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Leadership #Sports #Differences

  • Our words can have power that we don’t think we have in everyday life. Anyone can make a difference!
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Thinking #Differences #Everyday

  • Food is so important - it sustains us, it provides a social focal point, and it is fun. I cannot unravel the difference between love in my family and the preparation of food because they are so closely woven.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Fun #Differences #Preparation

  • The only difference is now more young black men are in the spotlight.
    -- Afeni Shakur

    #Men #Differences #Black

  • But remember that intent is everything. One does not just jump, one lifts into the air, one rises. In the same way the lifted leg of an arabesque becomes a wing, and not a mechanical leverage like a raised trap door. This is the precise difference between dancing and acrobatics. The dancer tries to express something; the acrobat merely pulls, raises, stretches and grinds. The acrobat is lost in a web of muscles the dancer is all but invisible in projected idea.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Differences #Air

  • In the past there was a difference between the conditions in which Hizballah operated in Lebanon and the conditions of resistance operated in Palestine.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Past #Differences #Lebanon

  • If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Light #Differences

  • If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Differences #Church

  • There’s an important difference and distinction between the objective medical fact of my being an amputee and the subjective societal opinion of whether or not I’m disabled. Truthfully, the only real and consistent disability I’ve had to confront is the world ever thinking that I could be described by those definitions.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Real #Thinking #Differences

  • The difference being that in films, unlike in life, good does always win over evil in the end.
    -- Ajay Devgan

    #Good Life #Winning #Differences

  • With so many scientific achievements we know so little of where we came from and where we are going. But we know even less of the most important discovery of all – Love. Only love can accept our differences as we journey through life. And only love can allow space for our growth.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Journey #Discovery #Differences

  • The Difference Between Dreams & Success Is, Dreams Need Effortless Sleep & Success Needs Sleepless Efforts
    -- Akon

    #Dream #Sleep #Differences

  • The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.
    -- Al Capp

    #Life #Differences #Secret

  • They call me eccentric. They used to call me nuts. I haven't changed. The only difference between being eccentric and being nuts is the number of security boxes you own.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Money #Nuts #Differences

  • People didn't know the difference between a blue line and a clothes line.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Hockey #Blue #Differences

  • The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
    -- Al Neuharth

    #Differences #Perspective #Mountain

  • The difference between the actor and the painter is that the actor would buy somebody a knish in order to have them watch him act.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Order #Differences #Watches

  • The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Differences #Despair #Different

  • The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I’m willing to let them change me, something happens between us that’s more interesting than a pair of dueling monologues.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Real #Thinking #Differences

  • The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don't have the leisure of time in television.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Differences #Pace #Television

  • Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Art #Character #Differences

  • There is a difference between constitutional government and judicial dictatorship. And I think it's time we remembered that our Constitution was not put together in order to establish the sovereignty of the judges, it was framed in order to guarantee the sovereignty of the people.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Thinking #Order #Differences

  • The power of both myth and art is this magical ability to open doors, to make connections — not only between us and the natural world, but between us and the rest of humanity. Myths show us what we have in common with every other human being, no matter what culture we come from, no matter what century we live in. . .and at the same time, mythic stories and art celebrate our essential differences...
    -- Alan Lee

    #Art #Differences #Doors

  • A rock band is a mysterious thing. Somehow, every once in a while, a few individuals bump into one another, and they look exactly right together and share a focus and an aspiration and the right balance of musical similarities and differences.
    -- Alan Light

    #Rocks #Differences #Focus

  • I think that the scienti?c way of looking at the world, and the humanistic way of looking at the world are complementary. There are important differences which should be preserved, and in trying to do away with those differences we would lose something the same way as if we tried to make all religions one religion or all races one race. There is a cultural diversity that's very valuable, and it's valuable to have different ways of looking at the world.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Thinking #Race #Differences

  • Those with a high level of confidence may have as many or more weaknesses than those with low self-esteem. The difference is this; instead of dwelling on their handicaps, they compensate for them by dwelling on their strengths.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Self Esteem #Differences #Dwelling

  • You can’t buy that kind of empowerment. To just know that as far as you are aware, you have not got a price; that there is not an amount of money large enough to make you compromise even a tiny bit of principle that, as it turned out, would make no practical difference anyway. I’d advise everyone to do it, otherwise you’re going to end up mastered by money and that’s not a thing you want ruling your life.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Differences #Empowerment #Principles

  • For me, there is very little difference between magic and art. To me, the ultimate act of magic is to create something from nothing: It's like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Art #Differences #Magic

  • A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there's no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned?
    -- Alan Moore

    #Differences #Numbers #Life And Death

  • The difference between being an actor and a director is simple. The director has to hide his panic; the actor doesn't.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Simple #Differences #Directors

  • Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Book #Differences #Making A Difference

  • No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Differences #Anxiety

  • Where-so-ever beings exist throughout all galaxies, it doesn't make any difference - you are all of them....and when they come into being, that's you coming into being.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Differences #Galaxy

  • Enjoy it, kid. Enjoy feeling that you can make a difference.' Floyd flashed him a smile. 'It won't last for ever.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #Kids #Differences #Feelings

  • 'Smart growth' destroys the environment. 'Dumb growth' destroys the environment. The only difference is that 'smart growth' does it with good taste. It's like booking passage on the Titanic. Whether you go first-class or steerage, the result is the same.
    -- Albert Allen Bartlett

    #Smart #Class #Differences

  • Thus, I always began by assuming the worst; my appeal was dismissed. That meant, of course, I was to die. Sooner than others, obviously. 'But,' I reminded myself, 'it's common knowledge that life isn't worth living, anyhow.' And, on a wide view, I could see that it makes little difference whether one dies at the age of thirty or threescore and ten-- since, in either case, other men will continue living, the world will go on as before. Also, whether I died now or forty years hence, this business of dying had to be got through, inevitably.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Differences #Views

  • When Van Truex defined the difference between designing and decorating, he used the analogy of preparing a roast of beef. Design, he said, is the preparation and cooking; decorating is the final seasoning, the savoring.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Differences #Design #Cooking

  • Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Differences #Stranger

  • Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog's owner. But no man --spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort-- may become a dog's Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Men #Differences

  • If humans were in fact the members of a truly social species, and if their individual differences were trifling and could be completely ironed out by appropriate conditioning, then, obviously, there would be no need for liberty and the State would be justified in persecuting the heretics who demanded it.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Differences #Liberty #Facts

  • The effectiveness of political and religious propaganda depends upon the methods employed, not upon the doctrines taught. These doctrines may be true or false, wholesome or pernicious it makes little or no difference.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Religious #Differences #Effectiveness

  • I believe we can balance the scales if Tom Cruise would lower his quote by a mere $29 million... I assure you my salary would not make a difference. My annual salary is the budget for Altoids on one of Tom's movies.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Believe #Differences #Balance

  • Normality is to be different. Every person is a different person. And one day you need to be aware of your difference. Aware that you are not the same as the others. That is to be normal.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Differences #One Day #Different

  • My wife is 37 years younger than me. I don't feel the difference.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Years #Differences #Wife

  • To me there's no difference between a book of stories and a novel - they're just slightly different shapes.
    -- Aleksandar Hemon

    #Book #Differences #Different

  • There's a difference between expectations and aspirations.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Differences #Expectations #Aspiration

  • There is a difference between image and reputation. Image is nice. Reputation is developed over an entire career. Reputation is what I'm searching for.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Nice #Careers #Differences

  • As far as wages are concerned, the only difference between immigration and birth is that birth takes longer.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Differences #Immigration #Wages

  • Writing on the blog, you want to get attention and make strong claims. In academic work, that often doesn't pay, so sometimes it's a little bit difficult going back and forth to navigate these differences.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Strong #Writing #Differences

  • Yeah, we have our differences, but we put those aside, and now we're making music. It's great.
    -- Alex Van Halen

    #Differences #Yeah

  • Whatever our personal differences are, there are no bigger fans of this band than the people who are in this band.
    -- Alex Van Halen

    #Differences #People #Fans

  • I don't like it when people don't know the difference between 'their', 'they're', 'there'.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Differences #People

  • I think it really makes a difference when you know the people that you're working with, when you develop a relationship.
    -- Alexa Vega

    #Thinking #Differences #People

  • Know the difference between your necessary and discretionary expenses.
    -- Alexa Von Tobel

    #Differences #Expenses

  • The infallible criterion by which to distinguish the true from the would-be strategist is the degree of originality of his conceptions. It makes little difference whether this originality is carried to excess, as was the case with Steinitz and Nimzowitsch.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Differences #Degrees #Would Be

  • The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Procrastination #Differences #Action

  • Ah, there is nothing more beautiful than the difference between the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a holy being, and the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a self-righteous being. The one is all contempt; the other, all pity.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Beautiful #Self #Differences

  • The problem, of course, was that people did not seem to understand the difference between right and wrong. They needed to be reminded about this, because if you left it to them to work out for themselves, they would never bother. They would just find out what was best for them, and then they would call that the right thing. That's how most people thought.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Differences #People #Work Out

  • The difference is as great between The optics seeing as the objects seen. All manners take a tincture from our own; Or come discolor'd through out passions shown; Or fancy's beam enlarges, multiplies, Contracts, inverts, and gives ten thousand dyes.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Passion #Differences #Giving

  • Nothing is more subtly destructive than a closed circle of artists feeding on one another. Envy grows from insignificant differences between people, not from overwhelming inequalities... it was envy that forced them to emulate each other, not esteem.
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Artist #Circles #Differences

  • Ordinary persons, he said, smiling, found no differences between men. The artist found them all.
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Artist #Men #Differences

  • The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Differences #Matter #Treason

  • Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.
    -- Alexis Arguello

    #Education #Differences #People

  • Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Patriotic #Equality #Differences

  • It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Men #Differences #Giving

  • The difference between a good educator and a great educator is that the former figures out how to work within the constraints of traditional policies and accepted assumptions, whereas the latter figures out how to change whatever gets in the way of doing right by kids. 'But we've always...', 'But the parents will never...', 'But we can't be the only school in the area to...' - all such protestations are unpersuasive to great educators. If research and common sense argue for doing things differently, then the question isn't whether to change course but how to make it happen.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #School #Kids #Differences

  • Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
    -- Alfred Marshall

    #Differences #Degrees #Kind

  • One can state, without exaggeration, that the observation of and the search for similarities and differences are the basis of all human knowledge.
    -- Alfred Nobel

    #Differences #States #Observation

  • The difference between ancients and moderns is that the ancients asked what have we experienced, and moderns asked what can we experience.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Differences #Experience

  • If you place the imperfect next to the perfect, people will see the difference between the one and the other. But if you offer the imperfect alone, people are only too apt to be satisfied by it.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Differences #People #Perfect

  • Today, the Muslim world is injured and corrupt people who are the enemies of all Muslims are trying to cause disunity in the Islamic world by intensifying ethnic difference and separating people under names such as 'Shia and Sunni', 'Arabs and non Arabs'.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Islamic #Names #Differences

  • I want to be a person who makes a quiet difference.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Differences #Want #Quiet

  • There was a time when everyone thought that Earth was flat. Did this unanimous consensus make any difference to the shape of Earth?
    -- Ali Sina

    #Differences #Earth #Shapes

  • It's essential that we understand that taking care of the planet will be done as we take care of ourselves. You know that you can't really make much of a difference in things until you change yourself.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Differences #Justice #Essentials

  • It's important to see what we can do to make a difference, but it's more important to me to do it every single day.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Helping Others #Differences #Important