No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
There is nothing funny about Halloween.
This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
The supply of government exceeds demand.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair;
but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
One cannot buy, rent or hire more time.
The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.
Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.
The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling.
Let deeds follow words now.
It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power;
but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.
Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
I think it's a little early to tell what the economic impact will be.
This year our cattle prices have been particularly high. The demand for beef has remained strong in this country, even though there was the single find in Canada earlier this year.
You have to demand things and believe you're worth more.
And once you do demand them, you're usually going to get them. The players who first came in were very humble because we came from obscurity. Today's players, on the other hand, have a sense of entitlement.
Interestingly, the best way to promote intimacy is to demand it.
A quality life demands quality questions.
Until the building of Solomon's temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand.
If there is no struggle there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
There are similarities between absolute power and absolute faith: a demand for absolute obedience, a readiness to attempt the impossible, a bias for simple solutionsto cut the knot rather than unravel it, the viewing of compromise as surrender. Both absolute power and absolute faith are instruments of dehumanization. Hence, absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
I have no conscience, none, but I would not like to bring a soul into this world. When it sinned and when it suffered something like a dead hand would fall on me, -- You did it, you, for your own pleasure you created this thing! See your work! If it lived to be eighty it would always hang like a millstone round my neck, have the right to demand good from me, and curse me for its sorrow. A parent is only like to God: if his work turns out bad so much the worse for him; he dare not wash his hands of it. Time and years can never bring the day when you can say to your child, Soul, what have I to do with you?
To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind;
or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called?