Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

With everything that's thrown at you, whether it be problems at home, problems at work - whatever - basically, if you remain positive, you can see your way out of that.

Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they're not discerning about whether it looks great or it's a great story or anything.

Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.

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A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.

Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

Basically, there's not enough sex in movies, that's it.

I'm trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.

Basically, I was a freak show. This kid with this big old voice. I was a travelling freak.

Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next.

Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times.

It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.

Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.

I am alone, some people help me, but, basically, I can do what I want.

Our character is basically a composite of our habits.

Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.

The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery.

I learned that people everywhere are basically the same and have similar goals that we do. They want health and happiness and the opportunity to provide for their families.

I'm basically a gift-giver.

I think I'm basically the same guy I always was.

Maybe I've learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.

Basically, the start of my thinking process is: 'OK, if you didn't have to worry about re-election, what would you be doing?' That's kind of how I'm starting to think.

I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort.

I like to write a joke without any fat on it.

The shorter the better. I cater for people with ADD, basically.

Basically, you're selling a world as an actor, right? I mean it's like any sales person: if you believe in your product, you know your product, you sell it a lot better.

My mum was Labour-voting, but wanted us to know we were important.

Basically, everyone's equal, but you, my children, are a bit better.

So basically, I don't know what I'm talking about. But maybe I do.

The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness.

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

It's clear that people are going to download media files, and they're going to talk to each other, and they're going to exchange information and knowledge and so forth. So this system logic is basically what you bounce off of.

Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.

It gets to be part of your everyday routine.

I expect to be there on Sunday. I expect to be there at practice. I think back to when I first started school in the first grade and how long it seemed to take to go from first through 12th.You figure in ninth grade you're never going to get out of high school, and you couldn't wait. Here I am in my 14th year and going on 13 for not missing basically a day of school

The car as we know it is on the way out.

To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society.

In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.

To be conservative requires no brains whatsoever.

Cabbages, cows and conifers are conservatives, and are so stupid they don't even know it. All that is basically required is acceptance of what exists.

The world basically and fundamentally is constituted on the basis of harmony.

Everything works in co-operation with something else.

To see life from the perspective of intuition is to have vision.

To see life from the perspective of intuition is to see life from the perspective of wholeness. It is to understand that life is basically one and that we are part of life. While the intellect can only see the details, intuition sees the whole. To see life from the perspective of intuition is like looking at life from the summit of the mountain, whereas seeing life only from the perspective of intellect is like looking at life from the foot of the mountain. Through learning to listen to our intuition, we learn to be in contact with the Whole.

A journalist is basically a chronicler, not an interpreter of events.

Where else in society do you have the license to eavesdrop on so many different conversations as you have in journalism? Where else can you delve into the life of our times?

We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise.

In asking forgiveness of women for our mythologizing of their bodies, for being unreal about them, we can only appeal to their own sexuality, which is different but not basically different, perhaps, from our own. For women, too, there seems to be that tangle of supplication and possessiveness, that descent toward infantile undifferentiation, that omnipotent helplessness, that merger with the cosmic mother-warmth, that flushed pulse-quickened leap into overestimation, projection, general mix-up.

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece.

The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.

Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story -- a story that is basically without meaning or pattern.

We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time;

it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, We have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

To me the female principle is, or at least historically has been, basically anarchic. It values order without constraint, rule by custom not by force. It has been the male who enforces order, who constructs power structures, who makes, enforces, and breaks laws.

It would be helpful if humanity got into the habit of thinking of the now not just as next week or next quarter, but the next 10,000 years and the last 10,000 years - basically civilization's story so far.

The cow basically eats three basic things in its feed: corn, beets and barley.

Can we take what the cow eats, remove the cow, and make hamburgers out of that?

[Carrie Rethlefsen] wore an 'I heart my vagina' button to her high school in Minnesota. She was basically threatened to be expelled from school. They told her she couldn't love her vagina in high school.

It's been suggested that basking sharks would make fantastic indicators of climate change, because they're basically continuous plankton recorders swimming around with their mouth open.

The software programs that make our body run .

.. were evolved in very different times. We'd like to actually change those programs. One little software program, called the fat insulin receptor gene, basically says, 'Hold onto every calorie, because the next hunting season may not work out so well.' That was in the interests of the species tens of thousands of years ago. We'd like to turn that program off.