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The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

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Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired.
He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
- Hugh Leonard

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
- Jean Cocteau

Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor
while at the same time they admired him.
- Leon Askin

 

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

Egotism is not a good quality.
It's not something to be admired or even tolerated.
It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it
shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director.
- John Milius

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic,
there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
- Edward Young

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I had always loved expressionist painting,
like every European.
In fact I admired it all the more because these were
precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation.
- Georg Baselitz

No two people take on the information of being admirable
and being admired in the same way.
- Jock Sturges

Dickens is a very underrated writer at the moment.
Everyone in his time admired him but I think right
now he's not spoken of enough.
- Anne Rice

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five
years without having a cross word suggests a lack of
spirit only to be admired in sheep.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk -
but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk.
- Lucy Liu

When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself.
- Georg Brandes

The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts,
just because I've admired her work for a long time,
well Brad Pitt.
I think you know my reasons.
- Christina Milian

In a spiritually sensitive culture, then,
it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.
- Rowan D. Williams

I always admired virtue - but I could never imitate it.
- Charles II

The good things of prosperity are to be wished;
but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I was reading a lot of books I admired,
and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The American work ethic is something to be admired.
Our workforce, regardless of position,
works hard to produce the best product and serve customers
to the best of their ability.
- Leonard Boswell

I admired what my students were writing,
but I think their improvement doesn't directly result
from me but from being in a class,
being with each other.
- Thom Gunn

The modest person is usually admired,
if people ever hear of them.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Now that I am much older, I have had a number of sax
players tell me I was responsible for them playing sax.
Some of them I have admired over the years.
- Clarence Clemons

I've always admired President Chavez for standing up
to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America.
- Cindy Sheehan

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family,
my first loyalty was to Jackie.
- Pierre Salinger

I've studied a lot of great people over the years -
Pete Seeger,
James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired,
though I can't say I dance like James.
- John Fogerty

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe,
who is my total hero.
- Dawn French

A desire to be observed, considered,
esteemed,
praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one
of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions
discovered in the heart of man.
- John Adams

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
- Aeschylus

I had admired Richard Burton for years and years before
I had ever worked with him.
He was a great, great actor.
It was a joy to get to know him as a person.
- Gale Gordon

I always admired Stanley Kubrick for the fact that
he managed to beat the system somehow.
I think he kind of had it all figured out.
- Joel Coen

Some guys are admired for coming to play,
as the saying goes.
I prefer those who come to kill.
- Leo Durocher

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

Few men have been admired of their familiars.
- Michel de Montaigne

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was
glad for the chance to work with him.
Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.
- Piers Anthony

Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent.
- Cleopatra

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of
government unfounded in nature,
are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have
been assessed too high and collected too rigidly.
- Henry Knox

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a
man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and
to go on with one's life as if it were interminable.
I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when
he was dying of tuberculosis.
- Leon Edel

Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with
an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired.
- Steven Bochco

That's why I have always admired documentaries,
because they open windows that can make you understand
much better where you come from,
much better than fiction, I think.
- Walter Salles

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you,
and were tender with you, and stood aside for you?
Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you,
and disputed passage with you?
- Walt Whitman

Someone I've always admired is Catherine O'Hara...
I think she's one of the best actresses in the country,
not only comedy.
I just think she's just a step aside from everybody,
she's just wonderful.
- Fred Willard

A lot of directors don't know what they want to do.
Every director I've seen that was a good director that
I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do.
They didn't sit there and think about it.
- John Milius

CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America.
Women admire her because she's strong and successful.
Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.
- Jay Leno

It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors;
but he does address a great congress of persons who
dwell at the back of his mind,
a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired;
they constitute his ideal audience and his better self.
- Richard Wilbur

I can't tell you exactly how I found it.
It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and
reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working
and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School
and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated.
A man who invested wisely would be admired,
but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
- Barbra Streisand

Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected
everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance,
the pillars of her life, the loyalties,
the relationships.
It all got my interest and also the looks.
- Andre Agassi

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence
on generations of American because,
even if people disagreed with them, they admired them
because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in.
- Phil Crane

That's what I so admired about Johnny Cash and June Carter.
Their music wasn't a big influence on me.
It was their character, their individual styles,
what they were like as people.
They weren't afraid to stick out.
- Shelby Lynne

I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries -
people whom I've admired,
people who I thought were ten times better than me
when I was in my twenties and early thirties.
I may have been right.
- George Woodcock

Obviously the people that I admired,
like the Beatles,
were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a
little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and
making my own choices about music.
- Elvis Costello

One of the things that's influenced me musically was
my experience at Brown University.
I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired,
and felt challenged to come up with music,
lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations
of those musicians and myself.
- Lisa Loeb

Getting to meet people that I've admired my entire life,
and getting to meet them in such a way where they're
coming in to play completely different characters than
I had ever seen them do is just wonderful.
- Will Friedle

Many people when they fall in love look for a little
haven of refuge from the world,
where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable,
and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
- Bertrand Russell

I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging
the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly
admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered
a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.
- Damon Runyon

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally,
we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor,
admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
- Randy Forbes

I always admired Walt's optimism.
He seemed to know the direction he was going to.
When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving
all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time.
- John Hench

I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life.
I've admired him for 35 years.
He's someone who represents integrity,
honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.
- Shirley MacLaine

The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script.
For one thing, I've always admired trees.
I just worship them.
Think what trees have witnessed, what history,
such as living through the Civil War,
yet they still survive.
- Kim Novak

It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts,
people whose skill at using computers to solve technical
problems and puzzles was -
and is -
respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills.
- Kevin Mitnick

I started writing while I was a little boy.
Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired,
and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.
Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
- Naguib Mahfouz

During our stay in London for the first time I was
able to establish personal contact with some of the organic chemists,
whose work I knew and admired from the literature.
I found them most gracious and helpful.
- George Andrew Olah

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich


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