Chinese quotes

  • I'm, I guess you could say, the Chinese-speaking, banjo-picking girl.
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Girl #Chinese #Banjos

  • I reside in a new colony for the Chinese-singing banjo player, with a population of one. At least I have something I have to do with my life.
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Player #Chinese #Singing

  • For most Americans, my Chinese music feels like a novelty and it's not what it is for me,
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Chinese #Novelty #Feels

  • I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #Art #Class #Chinese

  • Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Sex #Chinese #Cookies

  • Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Animal #Chinese #Principles

  • I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day!
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Chinese #Dresses #Pieces

  • Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.” - Chinese proverb
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Education #Learning #Chinese

  • What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it. pg 29
    -- Amy Chua

    #Fun #Parent #Chinese

  • Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Thinking #Chinese #Balance

  • When Chinese get together - what's buried stays buried. We don't even discuss our embarrassing early days struggling in Chicago.
    -- Anchee Min

    #Struggle #Chinese #Together

  • No matter how American I become, I'm considered part of the Chinese community by my own family.
    -- Anchee Min

    #Community #Chinese #Matter

  • I start by using Chinese and many of the sounds of other languages are similar.
    -- Andy Lau

    #Chinese #Sound #Language

  • For example, in Malay, there are pronunciations that are similar to Chinese.
    -- Andy Lau

    #Chinese #Example #Pronunciation

  • Making a martial arts film in English to me is the same as John Wayne speaking Chinese in a western
    -- Ang Lee

    #Art #Chinese #Film

  • I think that at heart I am an old-fashioned Chinese, really I am.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Heart #Thinking #Chinese

  • I look at American movies, the big muscles, and try to apply that to Chinese film-making.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Chinese #Trying #Looks

  • These days I'm mostly familiar with two parts of L.A.: one is movie culture, and the other is Asian culture. The Westside is work, and the Eastside is Chinese - which means my friends.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Mean #Two #Chinese

  • One shark turned to the other to say he was fed up chasing tuna and the other said, 'Why don't we go to Morecambe Bay and get some Chinese?'
    -- Ann Winterton

    #Sharks #Chinese #Tuna

  • So far we have not convinced the Chinese authorities. My own brother was refused a visa on what was probably my last chance of seeing him when he was going around the world on a tour. Scott Nearing was similarly refused.
    -- Anna Louise Strong

    #Brother #Chinese #World

  • At the point when I wanted to become a designer, I didn't think about, 'Oh, but I'm a woman,' just like didn't think about like, well, 'I'm Chinese' or that 'I'm in Michigan.' You know, none of those things were obstacles to me. I just had this idea that this is what I had to do.
    -- Anna Sui

    #Thinking #Ideas #Chinese

  • Only desperation can account for what the Chinese do in the name of 'medicine.' That's something you might remind your New Age friends who've gone gaga over 'holistic medicine' and 'alternative Chinese cures.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Names #Medicine #Chinese

  • All my pictures are a kind of revision of my original idea. This is surely very different from the way in which Japanese or Chinese artists work: their themes are pre-ordained, whereas mine are invented at will.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Artist #Ideas #Chinese

  • Now that Mandela has been released from prison we can all admit what has been apparent, that he is not a Tembu tribesman, in fact he is not an African at all. He is quite obviously Chinese. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it makes those who persist in seeing him as a great African statesman look rather foolish.
    -- Auberon Waugh

    #Chinese #Looks #Facts

  • If the United States wants access to Chinese, Indian or Vietnamese markets, we must get access to theirs. U.S. protectionism is very subtle but it is very much there.
    -- Azim Premji

    #Chinese #United States #Want

  • Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions... You follow and obey.
    -- Bai Ling

    #Chinese #Culture #Obedience

  • I have a blog in Chinese, which you can follow, Chinese signs. But I don't even update at all, often I don't.
    -- Bai Ling

    #Chinese #Updates

  • If we don't do it, somebody else will. The Chinese, the Europeans and the Japanese all have the goal of going to the moon. Certainly we don't want to wake up and see that they have a base there before we do.
    -- Bart Gordon

    #Moon #Goal #Chinese

  • If you are asking me if I would advocate that the Chinese go to greater flexibility in their exchange rate, I certainly would.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Chinese #Asking #Rate

  • The second 'Postal Service' album is threatening to become the 'Chinese Democracy' of indie rock. It will come out eventually, or maybe it won't.
    -- Ben Gibbard

    #Rocks #Chinese #Democracy

  • What we do in our group is the opposite of the bad effects of globalization. We produce in Italy and in France and we sell to China, when usually it's the opposite.
    -- Bernard Arnault

    #Opposites #Chinese #Groups

  • Wonderful to see with the whole family. It's like travelling from dynasty to dynasty, from one Chinese region to another.
    -- Bernard Drainville

    #Chinese #Dynasty #Wonderful

  • A huge Chinese population here in... Houston.
    -- Bill Walton

    #Chinese #Population #Houston

  • Our policy for the last many years has been to deter the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S. to cross the Straits of Taiwan.
    -- Bob Filner

    #Government #Years #Chinese

  • There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: ‘The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.’
    -- Bob Parsons

    #Believe #Temptation #Chinese

  • Not really. I'm not a fan of Chinese food
    -- Bobby Simmons

    #Basketball #Chinese #Fans

  • The prose poem Walk The Red Road is great stuff and deserves to be read aloud. It compares quite favorably to The Walls Of Emerald by Li Chiang Yen, a Chinese poet of the late Tang period.
    -- Brian Aldiss

    #Wall #Chinese #Red

  • I was always with a single mom, and we never had schedules or anything. We were just Bohemian, us against the world, which was kind of great, but it certainly didn't breed security. I've gotten hyper-sensitive to schedules and bath time and eating at the dinner table. We don't just 'Bohemian' go out at nine o'clock and go get Chinese food.
    -- Brooke Shields

    #Mom #Chinese #Schedules

  • I learned about Chinese ceramics and African sculptures, I aired my scanty knowledge of the French Impressionists, and I prospered.
    -- Bruce Chatwin

    #Chinese #Ceramics #Sculpture

  • [Speaking of Chinese president Sun Yat-sen] ...combined Benjamin Franklin and George Washington of China.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Chinese #President #Sun

  • Once, in Lisbon, I tried my best to work the phone book in a way that would assuage a longing [Alice and I] had for certain Chinese dishes . . . .
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Book #Phones #Chinese

  • Math and science fields are not the only areas where we see the United States lagging behind. Less than 1 percent of American high school students study the critical foreign languages of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, combined.
    -- Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    #School #Math #Chinese

  • Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that Chinese spies penetrated four U.S. weapons research labs and stole important information on seven nuclear warhead designs.
    -- Charles Bass

    #Design #Chinese #Spy

  • I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Interesting #Chinese #Thrive

  • I had always thought that I would do something that was connected to music as a career, or possibly Chinese, which was my major.
    -- Charles Soule

    #Careers #Chinese #Connected

  • The Chinese foreign ministry has said more than once that I am a free person. Did I do anything wrong by leaving my home?
    -- Chen Guangcheng

    #Home #Leaving #Chinese

  • I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
    -- Chen-Ning Yang

    #Civilization #Chinese #Heritage

  • It is shameful that there are so few women in science In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.
    -- Chien-Shiung Wu

    #Men #America #Chinese

  • No single character is ever so great that a nation can afford to form itself upon it. Imitation belittles. This appears in the instance of the Chinese. The Chinese are so many Confucii; in miniature. And so with the Jews. Moses, the lawgiver, is poorly represented by Moses, the old clothesman ; or even by Dives, the hanker.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Character #Chinese #Imitation

  • I have flown in just about everything, with all kinds of pilots in all parts of the world - British, French, Pakistani, Iranian, Japanese, Chinese - and there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between any of them except for one unchanging, certain fact: the best, most skillful pilot has the most experience.
    -- Chuck Yeager

    #Differences #Chinese #Dimes

  • The American electorate are getting disgusted with weaklings who blow where the wind takes them while frittering away our precious lifeblood and borrowing money from our new owners, the Chinese.
    -- Cindy Sheehan

    #Blow #Wind #Chinese

  • Words were written out for me phonetically. I learned to quack in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and German.
    -- Clarence Nash

    #Chinese #Language #Portuguese

  • I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27
    -- Clement Attlee

    #Clever #Numbers #Chinese

  • I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to further explore the Chinese question that I have raised. There will be more about that in a sequel.
    -- Colleen McCullough

    #Writing #Chinese #Want

  • Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food.
    -- Confucius

    #Appreciate #Chinese #Taste

  • What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
    -- Confucius

    #Character #Men #Chinese

  • He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
    -- Confucius

    #Successful #Intelligent #Chinese

  • What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others.
    -- Confucius

    #Chinese #Wish

  • I've done some collaborations which have ended up like Chinese whispers, but the most successful was with Tilda Swinton... Together we transcended our previous work and made something better together than we could have done apart.
    -- Cornelia Parker

    #Successful #Chinese #Together

  • Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence - what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.
    -- Curtis LeMay

    #Years #Chinese #Situation

  • Can a president who’s presided over, and possibly encouraged, Chinese-style surveillance of The Land of the Free honestly expect to serve out his full term?
    -- Damian Thompson

    #Land #Style #Chinese

  • You're birthday reminds me of the old Chinese scholar..... Yung No Mo
    -- Dana Rosemary Scallon

    #Birthday #Chinese #Scholar

  • Clearly, the Chinese need the resources, but I don't think they want to clash with the industrial world which happens to be the market for their goods.
    -- Daniel Yergin

    #Thinking #Chinese #Want

  • In a couple of years, the Chinese will be seen as regular participants in international industry. Their companies have to report to shareholders as well as to the Chinese authorities. They need to make money, they have to be efficient.
    -- Daniel Yergin

    #Couple #Years #Chinese

  • The verb 'to darn' is explained in my pocket dictionary as follows: 'To mend by imitating the texture of the stuff, with thread and needle.' But this definition does not correspond to the work accomplished by good Chinese housewives. When they mend a sock, they do not try 'to imitate the texture of the stuff'. Their art makes no attempt at concealment: it even takes a certain pride in revealing itself.
    -- Daniele Vare

    #Art #Pride #Chinese

  • When I was living on the street I would be standing out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater, leaning against my car and signing autographs and nobody had any idea that I was living in it.
    -- Danny Bonaduce

    #Ideas #Car #Chinese

  • We need the Chinese to - you know, spend more, save less - consume more and not be so focused on exports. There are big changes we need in the world.
    -- David Cameron

    #Chinese #Needs #World

  • I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu, but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act, without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.
    -- David Carradine

    #Chinese #Needs #Kung Fu

  • We're told we need this trade deal to open up vast markets to American goods, ... But the reality is that most Chinese workers cannot afford to buy the goods that even they make.
    -- David E. Bonior

    #Reality #Chinese #Needs

  • When I was given this job I said I would only teach the people that I truly, truly love. Unfortunately, none of those happen to be Chinese, or women.
    -- David Gilmour

    #Jobs #People #Chinese

  • Chinese culture in general is not very religious. Confucianism is more a code of ethics than a religion, and ancestor worship is a way for parents to control you even after theyre dead.
    -- David Henry Hwang

    #Religious #Parent #Chinese

  • I knew I was Chinese, but growing up, it never occurred to me that that had any particular implication or that it should differentiate me in any way. I thought it was a minor detail, like having red hair.
    -- David Henry Hwang

    #Growing Up #Hair #Chinese

  • Ive studied Chinese in college, but basically, Im not bilingual.
    -- David Henry Hwang

    #College #Chinese

  • Maybe I'm like acts of Congress or your favorite Chinese restaurant - you don't really want to know what's going on behind the door. I'm a real study in contrast, I expect, looking from without. But it adds up to what you get on stage.
    -- David Lee Roth

    #Real #Doors #Chinese

  • America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
    -- David Riesman

    #Humorous #America #Chinese

  • Cantonese, which has up to nine tones as opposed to the five in Mandarin, is much more versatile and one of the richest dialects in Chinese.
    -- David Tang

    #Chinese #Dialect #Nine

  • You get a series of super-typhoons into Shanghai and millions of people die. Does the population there lose faith in Chinese government? Does China start to fissure? I'd prefer to deal with a rising, dominant China any day.
    -- David Titley

    #Government #People #Chinese

  • Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding.
    -- Dean Acheson

    #Feet #Chinese #Advertising

  • The Chinese, the Russians, the Nazis and Saddam Hussein all agree! Gun Control Works!
    -- Dean Armstrong

    #Gun #Chinese #Hussein

  • When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself.
    -- Deng Xiaoping

    #Home #Chinese #Return

  • California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?
    -- Denis Kearney

    #Sympathy #California #Chinese

  • There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.
    -- Denis Kearney

    #Chinese #Borders #Mexico

  • I think you can go back in history and look at what the effect in Asia and the world was of a divided, fractured China from, you know, the opium wars through the Chinese civil war, and I don't think it was pretty for Asia or the world.
    -- Dennis C. Blair

    #War #Thinking #Chinese

  • I write on sacred stories, symbols and rituals of all cultures - European, American and Chinese - but my audiences, typically, like me to focus on India.
    -- Devdutt Pattanaik

    #Writing #Focus #Chinese

  • I eat at this German-Chinese restaurant and the food is delicious. The only problem is that an hour later you're hungry for power.
    -- Dick Cavett

    #Chinese #Problem #Hungry

  • China protects the Chinese, America protects the Americans, I don't see why Europe should not protect the Europeans.
    -- Dominique de Villepin

    #Europe #America #Chinese

  • A lot of Chinese martial arts films were based on Chinese martial arts novels. And these novels created a world of putting history, calligraphy, and martial arts into one.
    -- Donnie Yen

    #Art #Chinese #World

  • In an era of billion-person countries and trillion-pound economies, we need to find ways to amplify our voice. We are most likely to be heard when the Chinese negotiate with a �10 trillion E.U., not a �1.5 trillion Britain.
    -- Douglas Alexander

    #Country #Voice #Chinese

  • On Christmas, my family and I see a movie and go out for Chinese food. We dont celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, in that we do not actually celebrate Christmas.
    -- Eden Sher

    #Chinese #My Family #Celebrate

  • Preaching Christianity to skeptics without first setting out the praeambula fidei [preambles of faith], and then complaining when they don’t accept it, is like yelling in English at someone who only speaks Chinese, and then dismissing him as a fool when he doesn’t understand you. In both cases, while there is certainly a fool in the picture, it isn’t the listener.
    -- Edward Feser

    #Yelling #Chinese #Complaining

  • Like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant!
    -- Elena Kagan

    #Chinese #Restaurants #Jew

  • I was the female lead in a romantic comedy. It's a little indie film that we shot in China called 'America Town,' starring Daniel Henney and Bill Paxton. I actually had to speak Chinese in the film. It was funny because I found out I was doing the film and then a week later, I was in Shanghai.
    -- Eliza Coupe

    #America #Chinese #Female

  • I'm a big fish eater. Salmon - I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I'm not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I'm beginning to like it more. I don't like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything.
    -- Elle Fanning

    #Sister Love #Big Fish #Chinese

  • In Dogtown, skateboards are like bikes to the Chinese.
    -- Emile Hirsch

    #Chinese #Bike

  • This is a wrong course the Chinese comrades are trying to lead us on to, it is an opportunist road of vacillation and concessions to the Khrushchev traitor group which finds itself in grave difficulties, and is intriguing in order to escape defeat.
    -- Enver Hoxha

    #Order #Chinese #Trying

  • A scholar like myself who is not a Sinologist and yet ventures the proposition that Chinese languages should be rewritten in the Greek alphabet (or "Romanized", to use the current term) is treading on uncharted territory (for him) and does so at his peril.
    -- Eric A. Havelock

    #Greek #Chinese #Doe

  • Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
    -- Eric Allin Cornell

    #Character #Interesting #Chinese

  • As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese literature as my life's work was probably a mistake.
    -- Eric Allin Cornell

    #Mistake #Chinese #Literature

  • Apple is a wonderful company for its customers and investors. So, too, Pixar. (NeXT, not so much...) But Apple is also an engine of misery for its subcontracted Chinese workers.
    -- Eric Alterman

    #Apples #Chinese #Next

  • As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.
    -- Eric Hobsbawm

    #Xenophobia #People #Chinese