Friendly quotes

  • But, of course, it isn't really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there... and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Bye #Friendly #Forests

  • A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax–and out here if there's anything wrong, you can see it coming with bags of time to do what's next. This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.
    -- A.L. Kennedy

    #Weather #Mind #Friendly

  • Some men, like spaniels, will only fawn the more when repulsed, but will pay little heed to a friendly caress.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Men #Friendly #Littles

  • Surrogate experience and surrogate environments have become the American way of life. Distinctions are no longer made, or deemed necessary, between the real and the false; the edge usually goes to the latter, as an improved version with defects corrected - accessible and user-friendly ...
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #Friendly #United States

  • I'm not making every decision due to my children. But I do hope they never see some movies I'm doing. But I do want to do more family-friendly movies.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Children #Decision #Friendly

  • I do feel good doing them [family-friendly movies], but it's not going to be my way of life. I'm a comedian.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Feel Good #Comedian #Friendly

  • Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes us fearful or suspicious of others. We can forget that most of the people that we know, or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
    -- Adrienne Clarkson

    #People #Friendly #Too Much

  • The Sicilian Defence was our attempt at quickly fulfilling our contractual obligation after I Robot, Pyramid and Eve had been delivered. The album was rejected by Arista, not surprisingly, and we then renegotiated our deal for the future and the next album, The Turn of a Friendly Card. The Sicilian Defence album was never released and never will be, if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Pyramids #Friendly #Robots

  • The most important question a person can ask is, "Is the Universe a friendly place?
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Important #Friendly #Persons

  • Silences, as every observer knows, have strange characteristics all their own - passionate silences, and hateful silences, and silences full of friendly, purring content.
    -- Alice Duer Miller

    #Silence #Friendly #Passionate

  • The exchange between different cultures can not possibly be seen as a threat, when it is friendly. But I believe that the dissatisfaction with the overall architecture often depends on the quality of leadership.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Believe #Friendly #Quality

  • Mrs. Obama has a hug - a sincere and friendly embrace - that has become familiar to countless supporters from coast to coast. And when she talks to you, she focuses all her calm attention on your face.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Hug #Friendly #Attention

  • Avon is a unique place to work; we've got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company; 46 percent of our officers are women.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Senior #Unique #Friendly

  • The kernel is the belief that God is love and, in Catholicism, God's love is present in the world. It is in the sacraments, in the Eucharist, in our families, in our friends, in our neighborhood, and forgiveness in the touch of a friendly hand, in a rediscovered love God is there.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Love Is #Hands #Friendly

  • The first American insurance company was the Friendly Society for the Mutual Insurance of Houses Against Fire, founded in Charles Town in South Carolina, in 1735.
    -- Andrew Tobias

    #Fire #House #Friendly

  • I think we can say our energy system will be the most efficient and environmentally friendly in the world.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Thinking #Friendly #Energy

  • I will provide friendly and courteous service and will work closely with all departments in the county. I will abide by the Texas Information Act in providing information to the public.
    -- Anne Grant

    #Texas #Friendly #Information

  • The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.
    -- Antonia Fraser

    #Photography #Book #Friendly

  • I joined the Army in 1965 and served with the 11th Hussars, which I loved. The regiment was so relaxed - a salute was more like a friendly wave.
    -- Antony Beevor

    #Army #Friendly #Wave

  • Christians appeal to those who wrong them and make them friendly to themselves; they are eager to do good to their enemies; they are mild and conciliatory.
    -- Aristides of Athens

    #Christian #Enemy #Friendly

  • All friendly feelings toward others come from the friendly feelings a person has for himself.
    -- Aristotle

    #Friendship #Feelings #Friendly

  • America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Dog #America #Friendly

  • There's some good news, too, and the good news is that the players [finally] have become more aware of the fact that we [in golf] need sponsors, and we need the good will that is created by the players being, let's say, cooperative with the sponsors - meaning friendly.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Golf #Player #Friendly

  • Santa Monica was a big song, and I always knew it would be radio friendly. But its not a defining song for me, though for a lot of people it is.
    -- Art Alexakis

    #Song #People #Friendly

  • You never know, when you're going in to work with people if they're gonna be friendly or judgmental, or what have you. There's a ton of insecurities that go into my head, before I start working with someone.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #People #Insecurity #Friendly

  • I just look at her and she creeps me out. She looks like she would eat a baby. Not that she's fat. She just looks hungry in some dangerous way that can't be explained. She's always so nice and friendly. Exactly the disposition of a baby killer.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Baby #Nice #Friendly

  • The idea that if people are just friendly and demonstrate they want peace, that will be answered with good will - that is really naive.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Ideas #People #Friendly

  • while everything else in our lives has gotten simpler, speedier, more microwavable and user-friendly, child-raising seems to have expanded to fill the time no longer available for it.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Children #Friendly #User Friendly

  • We have eco-friendly shrimp. We can make them; we have that technology. But we can never have an eco-friendly all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet. It doesn't work.
    -- Barton Seaver

    #Technology #Friendly #Shrimp

  • That's really eco-friendly of you," Vee told Marcie. "Recycling Nora's old trash.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Friendly #Recycling #Trash

  • I remember very clearly someone saying, 'Don't shake hands with the cactus,' and I thought, 'Well, why not? What could possibly go wrong?' Shaking hands is a friendly gesture.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #Hands #Friendly #Gestures

  • Fundamental happiness depends more than anything else upon what may be called a friendly interest in persons and things.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Happiness #Friendly #Fundamentals

  • First of all, I'm a Midwesterner, being from Kansas, and Chicago is basically a big Midwestern cow town. It was built from the stockyards, and everyone is very friendly, and it's at the edge of the tallgrass prairie. There's just a good feel to it.
    -- Bill Kurtis

    #Kansas #Friendly #Chicago

  • Be friendly to everyone. Those who deserve it the least need it the most
    -- Bo

    #Friendly #Needs #Deserve

  • There are so many great things about this business. Almost everybody is on the same team. It is all for one-friendly competitiveness. No one is out to hurt anyone.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Hurt #Team #Friendly

  • A grill is just a source of heat. Just like a stove, it is very user-friendly.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Friendly #Heat #Source

  • We stay in U2's hotel. They bought a hotel, The Clarence, a nice place and it's in an area where everything's happening, so many fantastic restaurants and bars and the people are so friendly.
    -- Bonnie Tyler

    #Nice #People #Friendly

  • You think the Welsh are friendly, but the Irish are fabulous.
    -- Bonnie Tyler

    #Thinking #Friendly #Fabulous

  • Charlie Chaplin and I would have a friendly contest: Who could do the feature film with the least subtitles?
    -- Buster Keaton

    #Friendly #Film #Subtitles

  • Low self-esteem is not possible when you understand the nature of everything. Depression is not possible. The universe is absolutely friendly.
    -- Byron Katie

    #Self Esteem #Friendly #Lows

  • When you are not feeling particularly friendly but know you ought to be, the best thing you can do, very often, is to put on a friendly manner and behave as if you were a nicer person than you actually are. And in a few minutes, as we have all noticed, you will be really feeling friendlier than you were.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Feelings #Friendly #Being The Best

  • The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Friendly #Facts #Evidence

  • Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms.
    -- Chanakya

    #Political #Enemy #Friendly

  • Say what you want about it, Hell is story-friendly... The mechanisms of hell are nicely attuned to the mechanisms of narrative. Not so the pleasures of Paradise. Paradise is not a story. It's about what happens when the stories are over.
    -- Charles Baxter

    #Writing #Friendly #Stories

  • Reapportionment is not friendly to a lot of communities and it hasn't been too friendly to mine.
    -- Charles Rangel

    #Community #Friendly #Not Friends

  • When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution.
    -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    #Mother #Race #Friendly

  • I'm a very friendly socialist.
    -- China Mieville

    #Friendly #Socialist

  • A goat does not eat into a hen's stomach no matter how friendly the two may be.
    -- Chinua Achebe

    #Two #Friendly #Matter

  • I love John Stamos. John's a really friendly, cool dude.
    -- Chord Overstreet


  • Satanic forces are here and they are not friendly!
    -- Chuck Missler

    #Friendly #Satanic #Force

  • I am a very open, social, friendly person, and when it comes to people approaching me and asking for an autograph, I am totally cool with doing any of that. It's a lot of fun.
    -- Corbin Bleu

    #Fun #People #Friendly

  • Everybody at school knew who I was because I'm just a really friendly person.
    -- Corbin Bleu

    #School #Friendly #Friendly Person

  • Meggie Folchart: Having writer's block? Maybe I can help. Fenoglio: Oh yes, that's right. You want to be a writer, don't you? Meggie Folchart: You say that as if it's a bad thing. Fenoglio: Oh no, it's just a lonely thing. Sometimes the world you create on the page seems more friendly and alive than the world you actually live in.
    -- Cornelia Funke

    #Lonely #Block #Friendly

  • Our laws can be friendly to those who obey them, and too often useful to those who don't.
    -- Cullen Hightower


  • We live in a friendly universe. At the heart of all things is goodness. We receive this goodness in the measure to which we cultivate friendship with the universe.
    -- Dada Vaswani

    #Heart #Friendly #Goodness

  • If you have an impossible dream, a dream that cannot be fulfilled, the friendly thing for me to do is to put a stop to you wasting your life at it.
    -- Danny Bonaduce

    #Dream #Friendly #Impossible

  • Under crowded conditions the friendly social interactions between members of a group become reduced, and the destructive and aggressive patterns show a marked rise in frequency and intensity.
    -- Desmond Morris

    #Friendly #Groups #Crowds

  • I wouldn't mind paying taxes... if I knew they were going to a friendly country
    -- Dick Gregory

    #Country #Mind #Friendly

  • The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it, if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous, for studios to take on deficits.
    -- Dick Wolf

    #Trying #Friendly #Steps

  • Good design is innovative 2. Good design makes a product useful 3. Good design is aesthetic 4. Good design makes a product understandable 5. Good design is unobtrusive 6. Good design is honest 7. Good design is long-lasting 8. Good design is thorough, down to the last detail 9. Good design is environmentally friendly 10. Good design is as little design as possible
    -- Dieter Rams

    #Long #Design #Friendly

  • As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital.
    -- Donald Evans

    #Government #Environmental #Friendly

  • The life expectancy in Hong Kong is among the highest in the world ... you can come to only one conclusion: we have the most environmentally friendly place for people, for executives, for Hong Kong people to live
    -- Donald Tsang

    #People #Friendly #World

  • she got a reputation for an easy smile and a sharp tongue, and using one to balance the other, she seemed friendly but distant
    -- Dorothy Allison

    #Balance #Friendly #Tongue

  • So she was on her own, Kate thought, and instilled all the friendly helpfulness she could into her next question. “Excuse me, but are you the bad company young Mr. Scott has got into?
    -- Dorothy Dunnett

    #Friendly #Next #Excuse

  • We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they're so rude.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Writing #Rude #Friendly

  • The way I see it, the difference between farmers and suburbanites is the difference in the way we feel about dirt. To them, the earth is something to be respected and preserved, but dirt gets no respect. A farmer likes dirt. Suburbanites like to get rid of it. Dirt is the working layer of earth, and dealing with dirt is as much a part of farm life as dealing with manure. Neither is user-friendly but both are necessary.
    -- E. L. Konigsburg

    #Differences #Friendly #Earth

  • On the surface it seems that the present moment is only one of many, many moments. Each day of your life appears to consist of thousands of moments where different things happen. Yet if you look more deeply, is there not only one moment, ever? Is life ever not this moment? This one moment, now, is the only thing you can never escape from. The one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens. No matter how much your life changes. One thing is certain. Its always now. Since there is no escape from the now, why not welcome it, become friendly with it.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Life Changing #Friendly #Looks

  • We thought it was only in science fiction that things created by humans could actually take over what is inherently our human heritage. But Thom Hartmann shows how we've already let that happen on a frightening scale - not in Frankenstein's monsters or Kubrick's creeping computer Hal - but in the corporations that present their friendly 'faces' to us as if we have nothing to fear from this ultimate usurpation of our rights as real humans.
    -- Ed Ayres

    #Real #Rights #Friendly

  • I can trace my environmentally-friendly lifestyle back to my childhood. My father was a conservative Republican that liked to 'conserve'.
    -- Ed Begley, Jr.

    #Father #Childhood #Friendly

  • The most guileful amongst the reporters are those who appear friendly and smile and seem to be supportive. They are the ones who will seek to gut you on every occasion.
    -- Ed Koch

    #Supportive #Friendly #Guts

  • Definition of good neighbor: someone to be trusted; a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.
    -- Edward B. Rust, Jr.

    #Friendly #Who Cares #Definitions

  • Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    #Work #Friendly #Sticks

  • Chile could work as a double for L.A.; it's very production-friendly and there's terrific talent down there.
    -- Eli Roth

    #Friendly #Talent #Chile

  • When I look back on the stuff I used to wear, I wonder why somebody didn't try to stop me. Just a friendly warning, "You may regret this," would have been fine.
    -- Ellen DeGeneres

    #Regret #Trying #Friendly

  • Cost-effective, attractive to business partners, environmentally friendly, easy access to a wide range of guidance and support - it makes good business sense to implement and maintain a robust and effective environmental management system
    -- Elliot Morley

    #Business #Support #Friendly

  • To make a pleasant and friendly impression is not only good manners, but equally good business.
    -- Emily Post

    #Good Man #Friendly #Good Business

  • He [Kenneth Branagh] is the nicest guy. He is absolutely fantastic. Hes really down to earth, really friendly, and he has a great sense of humor. I really liked working with him. Hes a fantastic actor as well. Theres such a presence about him.
    -- Emma Watson

    #Guy #Friendly #Actors

  • Fast. Powerful. User-friendly. Now choose any two.
    -- Eric Daniels

    #Powerful #Two #Friendly

  • I was introduced to Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson. The young Congressman was very friendly.
    -- Erich Leinsdorf

    #Friendly #Young #Johnson

  • Can any thing, my good Sir, be more painful to a friendly mind than a necessity of communicating disagreeable intelligence? Indeed, it is sometimes difficult to determine, whether the relater or the receiver of evil tidings is most to be pitied.
    -- Fanny Burney

    #Evil #Mind #Friendly

  • Really, one has some friends, and when one comes to think about it it is impossible to tell how one ever became friendly with them.
    -- Francoise Mallet-Joris

    #Thinking #Friendly #Impossible

  • A computer is a wonderful and friendly machine, because it's always just a little better than you are. You're always a little bit behind, but it stays right there with you anyway. It allows you to make the mistakes, and then to try to find out what the mistakes are, and then to repair the mistakes. It's always your friend. It quits on you, but it doesn't leave the apartment.
    -- Frederick Barthelme

    #Mistake #Trying #Friendly

  • Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option...they will become a necessity.
    -- Fujio Cho

    #Nature #Car #Friendly

  • Business friendly is the middle ground between being too cold and uncaring and the other extreme of being too familiar
    -- Garrison Wynn

    #Friendly #Cold #Middle

  • On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
    -- Georg Brandes

    #Friendly #World

  • The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance: and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
    -- George Catlin

    #Crow #Friendly #Handsome

  • It is always chilling, in friendly intercourse, to say you have no opinion to give.
    -- George Eliot

    #Giving #Friendly #Opinion

  • Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.
    -- George Washington

    #Friendship #Friendly #Firsts

  • I think I'm very open and friendly and warm.
    -- Gina McKee

    #Thinking #Friendly

  • In addition to hydropower, Oregon and the Northwest have pioneering companies leading the way in environmentally friendly energy technology.
    -- Greg Walden

    #Technology #Oregon #Friendly

  • History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever, nor do friends remain friendly forever. For that reason, we intend to have normal relations with all.
    -- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

    #Forever #Enemy #Friendly

  • The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.
    -- Haniel Long

    #Drama #Friendly #Watches

  • If you were to write down all the possible ways to motivate people to do better work, friendly praise would have to come near the head of your list.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Writing #People #Friendly

  • I don't find any real rivalries with crime and thriller writers anyway. That might sound a little Pollyanna, but for the most part the writers I compete with, if you want to use that word, it's a pretty friendly rivalry. I think we all realise that the boat rises and sinks together.
    -- Harlan Coben

    #Real #Thinking #Friendly

  • Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.
    -- Heather Brewer

    #Teacher #Evil #Friendly

  • The world is full of monsters with friendly faces.
    -- Heather Brewer

    #Friendly #Monsters #World

  • Triathlon is a very friendly sport. You can make friends quite easily. You don't have to be the most talented person. I was never outstanding at any one of the disciplines, but if you're dedicated and you're willing to put the time in, you can really achieve some good results.
    -- Helen Jenkins

    #Sports #Discipline #Friendly

  • Once I've met someone, the years cannot erase, the memory of a pleasant word or a friendly face.
    -- Helen Steiner Rice

    #Memories #Years #Friendly

  • Experience was to be taken as showing that one might get a five-pound note as one got a light for a cigarette; but one had to check the friendly impulse to ask for it in the same way.
    -- Henry James

    #Taken #Light #Friendly

  • The true poet is a friendly man. He takes to his arms even cold and inanimate things, and rejoices in his heart.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Heart #Men #Friendly