Two quotes

  • It's a great historical joke that when the Spanish met the Aztecs, it was a blind date made in serve-you-right heaven. At the time, they were the two most unpleasant cultures in the entire world, and richly deserved each other. Still, the story of how stout Cortes blustered, bullied and bludgeoned his way to collapsing an entire empire with a handful of contagious hoodlums is astonishing.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Two #History #Heaven

  • Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Naps #Two

  • Come, come, come. Without a monster or two it's not a quest, merely a gaggle of friends wandering about.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Friendship #Two #Monsters

  • But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Math #Two #Piglet

  • There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Blessing #Two

  • The spiritual master and Krishna are two parallel lines. The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The spiritual Master and Krishna are like these two tracks. They must be served simultaneously. Krishna helps one to find bona fide Spiritual Master and bona fide Spiritual Master helps one to understand Krishna. If one does not get bona fide Spiritual Master, then how he can ever understand Krishna ? You cannot serve Krishna without Spiritual Master, or serve just Spiritual Master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Spiritual #Moving #Two

  • Indo-European peoples and Semitic peoples are today still completely different... Jews almost everywhere form a special society... Muslims (the Semitic spirit is today represented mainly by Islam) and the Europeans stand face to face like two beings of different species, having nothing common in the way of thinking and feeling...
    -- A. C. Cuza

    #Thinking #Two #Feelings

  • Back in the days when American billboard advertising was in flower [said Hemingway], there were two slogans that I always rated above all others: the old Cremo Cigar ad that proclaimed, Spit Is a Horrid Word-but Worse on the end of Your Cigar, and Drink Schlitz in Brown Bottles and Avoid that Skunk Taste. You don't get creative writing like that any more.
    -- A. E. Hotchner

    #Flower #Writing #Two

  • On occasions, after drinking a pint of beer at luncheon, there would be a flow into my mind with sudden and unaccountable emotion, sometimes a line or two of verse, sometimes a whole stanza, accompanied, not preceded by a vague notion of the poem which they were destined to form a part of.... I say bubble up because, so far as I could make out, the source of the suggestions thus proffered to the brain was the pit of the stomach.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Drinking #Beer #Two

  • If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don't know about it.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Sleep #Two #Southern

  • In the middle of nowhere, along a quiet stretch of road, the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Men #Two #Creepy

  • Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Book #Oxygen #Two

  • Eagleton has spent his life inside two mental boxes, Catholicism and Marxism, of both of which he is a severe internal critic—that is, he frequently kicks and scratches at the inside of the boxes, but does not leave them. Neither are ideologies that loosen their grip easily, and people who need the security of adherence to a big dominating ideology, however much they kick and scratch but without daring to leave go, hold on to it every bit as tightly as it holds onto them. The result is of course strangulation, but alas not mutual strangulation: the ideology always wins.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Winning #Two #People

  • There are two types of people in the world, and I'm one of them.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Two #People #World

  • I want to leave my readers with a sequence of ideas/phrases that makes them question something they'd taken for granted. Or that confuses them to the point that they laugh, but contains one or two phrases/lines that stick in their minds.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Taken #Ideas #Two

  • If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Men #Two #Together

  • My co-founder Dylan Smith and I left our junior year of college to move to the Bay Area. To the horror of our friends' parents, we actually had two other friends drop out of college to work on the product. The four of us were just working non-stop growing Box.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Moving #College #Two

  • What's so great about television. You're able to tell a long story, where you couldn't really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.
    -- Aaron Paul

    #Two #Long #Stories

  • Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything, the time of day, there is a scene to be written. That's what I look for.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Two #People #Looks

  • I think there are two ways to depict a family. One is what it's really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be. Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Thinking #Two #Way

  • Coming from a background of being onstage, you're onstage for two and a half hours and you're in it for the whole time no matter what you're doing. Even if you don't have a line, you have to stay in it.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Two #Matter #Half

  • That's the thing about stage: It's something you can't find anywhere else. It's a two-and-a-half, three-hour experience, and it's a real relationship. You're sending out energy from the stage, but the audience is giving you back so much also, so that's also lifting you and pushing you forward as you're performing and giving you so much energy. You can't find it anywhere else, and that's why people get addicted to being on stage, and when they're not on stage are kind of looking for that and constantly searching for it.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Real #Two #People

  • American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.
    -- Abba Louisa Goold Woolson

    #Women #Self #Two

  • People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.
    -- Abbe Pierre

    #Strong #Hands #Two

  • Sure, we had to be skinny. I lived on Diet Coke and apples for two years. For the couture, we had to get up at 4 am to be sewn into the clothes and there was huge pressure to be thin. But I made a million dollars by the time I was 20, I bought a town house in Manhattan and put myself through Columbia. Does that make me a victim?
    -- Abbey Lee Kershaw

    #Years #Two #Apples

  • Were you already here?" he asked. "Yeah." "Didn't you just bring her home from work two hours ago?" "Yeah." Tripp chuckled and shook his head. "Did you even leave?" "No.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Home #Two #Hours

  • Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #College #Race #Two

  • When I saw the plane, I was absolutely astonished! Two emotions crashed over me: surging joy and crazy fear.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Crazy #Two #Joy

  • For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Two #People #Type

  • English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Believe #Moving #Two

  • Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #Two #Islam #Important

  • I have talked with representatives from the two other parties who said they had no problem with the offer either.
    -- Abhisit Vejjajiva

    #Party #Two #Problem

  • Vain, weak-built isthmus, which dost proudly rise Up between two eternities!
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Life #Two #Eternity

  • There are no two hours alike. Every hour is unique and the only one given at the moment, exclusive and endlessly precious. Judaism teaches us to be attached to holiness in time; to learn how to consecrate sanctuaries that emerge from the magnificent stream of a year.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Unique #Years #Two

  • There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Flower #Men #Two

  • When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Sweet #Marijuana #Two

  • There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Government #Two #Evil

  • 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

  • Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Two #Study #Pleasure

  • I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Army #Two #Southern

  • If we exchange one dollar, we both have one dollar each. But if we exchange one good thought, we both have two good thoughts
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Two #Dollars #Good Thoughts

  • There is not a soul on Earth who can read the deluge of physics publications in its entirety. As a result, it is sad but true that physics has irretrievably fallen apart from a cohesive to a fragmented discipline. ... It was not that long ago that people were complaining about two cultures. If we only had it that good. today.
    -- Abraham Pais

    #Two #Discipline #Long

  • Pray tell us, what's your favorite number?"... "Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"... "And pray, why would this number interest us?" "It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Zero #Two #Numbers

  • I couldn't tell if any frames were removed. Seen as a whole it shows that I have seen. Seeing you have 18 frames a second you can take out one or two and I couldn't tell.
    -- Abraham Zapruder

    #Two #Vision #Shows

  • Neither happiness nor grief are everlasting in this life-but one of the two is everlasting in the next. Which one do you want?
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Grief #Islamic #Two

  • As a rule the person found out in a betrayal of love holds, all the same, the superior position of the two. It is the betrayed one who is humiliated.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Betrayal #Two #Betrayed

  • There are two kinds of people in the world - those who have a horror of a vacuum and those with a horror of the things that fill it. Translated into domestic interiors, this means people who live with, and without, clutter.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Mean #Two #People

  • I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case.
    -- Adam Arkin

    #Thinking #Two #Healthy

  • In moments of uncertainty, when you must chose between two paths, allowing yourself to be overcome by either the fear of failure or the dimly lit light of possibility, immerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Light #Two #Overcoming

  • As our values are the core to who we are as human beings, they are also the easiest way to identify and connect with others in meaningful ways. Think about it - most political campaigns are based around values. Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign galvanized millions of youth behind two very clear values - hope and change.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Meaningful #Thinking #Two

  • I have feelings that are to the right, and I have feelings that land on the left side of the aisle. The thing is if you have 10 views that land you on the left side of the aisle and two views that land you on the right side of the aisle, then people just put you on the right side of the aisle. I'm not sure why.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Views #Land #Two

  • I had two thoughts about it. One was I could do that, and the next one was I'll never get to do that.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Funny #Two #Next

  • If you're a guy, you have absolutely no idea what's going on at any time in the relationship, ever. Here's what you know: you know when you're getting laid, and you know when it's all over. Those are the only two things you're aware of.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Funny #Ideas #Two

  • When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
    -- Adam Clymer

    #Book #Two #Reason

  • I started tapping and I was okay. Then after about two years my feet knew what they were doing!
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Years #Two #Feet

  • I love travelling, and had the pleasure of being in the most developed country in the world and then parts of two of the most pristine natural areas of the world: the Galapagos islands and the Equador Amazon jungle. The contrast was incredible.
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Country #Islands #Two

  • I have done all the work I usually do and a little bit more, so hopefully that will produce results in at least one of the last two Tests.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Two #Done #Littles

  • You can't have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Growing Up #Coffee #Two

  • There are two kinds of travelers. There is the kind who goes to see what there is to see, and the kind who has an image in his head and goes out to accomplish it. The first visitor has an easier time, but I think the second visitor sees more.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Thinking #Two #Firsts

  • In his fierce, bold determination to see the lives of modern-day slaves up close, Benjamin Skinner reminds me of the British abolitionist of two hundred years ago, Zachary Macaulay, who once traveled on a slave ship across the Atlantic, taking notes. Skinner goes everywhere, from border crossings to brothels to bargaining sessions with dealers in human beings, to bring us this vivid, searing account of the wide network of human trafficking and servitude which spans today's globe.
    -- Adam Hochschild

    #Determination #Years #Two

  • Hey, bro...So there's like 7,000 paparazzi outside. Maybe two of you guys can roll over, and one of you can grab the Ferrari, and then we can just split? Thanks, bro.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Two #Gossip #Guy

  • Question not, but live and labour Till yon goal be won, Helping every feeble neighbor, Seeking help from none; Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Life #Kindness #Two

  • Anyone in the comedy world knows that Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell are two of the funniest guys around.
    -- Adam McKay

    #Two #Guy #World

  • I am open to doing anything. I don't think in this day and age that, aside from two or three people, there isn't an actor who can just do one thing. I also think you can go back and forth between film and television pretty seamlessly.
    -- Adam Pally

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • When I was younger and did a stand-up gig, it would take me two weeks to recover. Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Two #Gigs #Sometimes

  • The problem with breaking up with someone, if you are a little unsure — and so often, people are unsure — is that breaking up involves persuasion. You have to persuade your ex that it is better this way for everyone. And this is difficult if you have not entirely persuaded yourself. It is especially tricky to do this if you are also naked, and making two cups of coffee.
    -- Adam Thirlwell

    #Coffee #Two #People

  • Once in a while it vanishes - in the sense that I become deaf to beauty for a week or two or three. This coming and going of the inner life - because this is what it is - is a curse and a blessing. I don't need to explain why it's a curse. A blessing because it brings about a movement, an energy which, when it peaks, creates a poem. Or a moment of happiness.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Blessing #Two #Energy

  • It's disheartening that animal people criticize societies that enlist the help of actors or organize creative acts like 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur,' to increase public awareness to our cause. These are great/courageous ideas which time has come! Liberation of animals is REVOLUTION - not elegant performance/ intellectual competition. We should do most anything to advance the animal rights cause. All the bickering may make the one step forward... TWO STEPS BACKWARD???
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Animal #Ideas #Two

  • People with yuan fen are destined to like one another; Friendship develops even if a thousand miles apart. But should yuan fen be absent between two individuals, They will remain strangers despite sitting face-to-face
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Two #People #Sitting

  • As I see it every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.
    -- Adelle Davis

    #Health #Two #Disease

  • Men have only two emotions: hungry and horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.
    -- Adi Da

    #Hilarious #Men #Two

  • The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges : the pox and Christianity.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Two #Light #World

  • Germany has solemnly recognized and guaranteed France her frontiers as determined after the Saar plebiscite... We thereby finally renounced all claims to Alsace-Lorraine, a land for which we have fought two great wars.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Land #Two

  • The best characterization is provided by the product of this religious education, the Jew himself. His life is only of this world, and his spirit is inwardly as alien to true Christianity as his nature two thousand years previous was to the great founder of the new doctrine.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Years #Two

  • A meeting between two people who complete each other, who are made for each other, borders already, in my opinion, on a miracle.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Two #People #Miracle

  • When our party had only seven men, it already had two principles. First, it wanted to be a party with a true ideology. And second, it wanted to be the one and only power in Germany.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Party #Men #Two

  • Under the guidance of the Reich, Europe would speedily have become unified. Once the Jewish poison had been eradicated, unification would have been an easy matter. France and Italy, each defeated in turn at an interval of a few months by the two Germanic Powers, would have been well out of it. Both would have had to renounce their inappropriate aspirations to greatness. At the same time they would have had to renounce their pretensions in North Africa and the Near East; and that would have allowed Europe to pursue a bold policy of friendship towards Islam. (4th February 1945)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Greatness #Europe #Two

  • The struggle for world domination is between me and the Jews. All else is meaningless. The Jews have inflicted two wounds on the world: Circumcision for the body and conscience for the soul. I come to free mankind from their shackles.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Two #Soul

  • Only in the struggle between two philosophies can the weapon of brutal force, persistently and ruthlessly applied, lead to a decision for the side it supports.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Philosophy #Struggle #Two

  • There is no portion of our time that is our time, and the rest God's; there is no portion of money that is our money, and the rest God's money. It is all His; He made it all, gives it all, and He has simply trusted it to us for His service. A servant has two purses, the master's and his own, but we have only one.
    -- Adolphe Monod

    #Two #Giving #Purses

  • Flow systems have two basic features (properties). There is the current that is flowing (for example, fluid, heat, mass, or information) and the design through which it flows.
    -- Adrian Bejan

    #Two #Design #Example

  • The first two months were painful and they really tested my manhood because there were times I didn’t want to get up because I was in pain. That willpower has to kick in.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Pain #Two #Want

  • Two words that will change your life.... Yes Lord!
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Two #Changing Your Life #Lord

  • Two different things. Work is survival, and love sustains you. You have work anytime. But love? Not always.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Two #Survival #And Love

  • There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who want to know the facts, and those who want to make up a nice story to feel better. I wish I was the kind who made up stories.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Nice #Feel Better #Two

  • Honestly, I don't want to get into two grown men's personal business...I like both of them as a person and I love Mayweather as a boxer so I leave it up to them to handle.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Men #Two

  • I think my work comes out of both an intense desire for connection and what it means to feel isolated. There's always going to be a kind of tidal movement back and forth between the two.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Mean #Thinking #Two

  • The more I live, the more I think, two people together is a miracle.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • An honorable human relationship- that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word "love"- is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other. It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation. It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity. It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Love #Self #Two

  • Christian love means two things at once: to recognize the Lord in one's neighbor and to recognize one's neighbor in the Lord.
    -- Adrienne von Speyr

    #Christian #Mean #Two

  • Real meditation is not about mastering a technique; it’s about letting go of control. This is meditation. Anything else is actually a form of concentration. Meditation and concentration are two different things. Concentration is a discipline; concentration is a way in which we are actually directing or guiding or controlling our experience. Meditation is letting go of control, letting go of guiding our experience in any way whatsoever. The foundation of True Meditation is that we are letting go of control.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Letting Go #Real #Two

  • Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbors' faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.
    -- Aesop

    #Men #Two #Bags

  • The Muslim world, with its history and cultures, and indeed its different interpretations of Islam, is still little known in the West... The two worlds, Muslim and non-Muslim, Eastern and Western, must, as a matter of urgency, make a real effort to get to know one another, for I fear that what we have is not a clash of civilisations, but a clash of ignorance on both sides.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Real #Ignorance #Two

  • The tree is made by nature, mathematics by people. And combining the two is creating this beautiful alliance between humanity and nature. That's why my forests are mathematical expansion systems, all of them.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Beautiful #Two #Creating

  • The piano and the singing are two equal things to me - maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.
    -- Agnes Obel

    #Voice #Piano #Two

  • [Mary Wortley Montagu] wrote more letters, with fewer punctuation marks, than any Englishwoman of her day; and her nephew, the fourth Baron Rokeby, nearly blinded himself in deciphering the two volumes of undated correspondence which were printed in 1810. Two more followed in 1813, after which the gallant Baron either died at his post or was smitten with despair; for sixty-eight cases of letters lay undisturbed ... 'Les morts n'écrivent point,' said Madame de Maintenon hopefully; but of what benefit is this inactivity, when we still continue to receive their letters?
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Eight #Two #Nephew

  • I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Strong #Independent #Two

  • Biologists can be divided into two classes: experimentalists who observe things that cannot be explained, and theoreticians who explain things that cannot be observed.
    -- Aharon Katzir

    #Class #Two #Biologist

  • In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path.
    -- Ahmed Ben Bella

    #Military #Years #Two