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Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama, leader
  • luck

Remember that you are unique. If that is not fulfilled, then something wonderful has been lost. Martha Graham, dancer
  • unique

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature. Michael Faraday, scientist
  • true

I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful. Alanis Morissette, musician
  • everyone

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • design

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • bed

I think singing traditional country is wonderful, because I'm bringing it to my generation and to the younger kids. LeAnn Rimes, musician
  • bringing

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples. Neil Simon, playwright
  • marriage

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. Robert A. Heinlein, writer
  • blunder

Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. A. R. Ammons, poet
  • anything

A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. Lois Wyse,
  • becomes

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. Septima Clark,
  • belief

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • motivational

Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed. Wim Wenders, director
  • changed

I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing. Coco Chanel, designer
  • bed

Dream research is a wonderful field. All you do is sleep for a living. Stephen LaBerge, psychologist
  • dream

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo, sculptor
  • hard

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • evening

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. Niels Bohr, physicist
  • hope

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. Kofi Annan, statesman
  • able

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones. Cher, musician
  • come

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful". Warren Buffett, businessman
  • assets

It's wonderful to travel with somebody that you love and we never travel anywhere without one another. Roger Moore, actor
  • another

Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. Yoda, jedi
  • mind

What a wonderful phenomenon it is, carefully considered, when the human eye, that jewel of organic structures, concentrates its moist brilliance on another human creature! Thomas Mann, writer
  • another

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. Desmond Tutu, leader
  • capacity

All in all, it's been a wonderful, wonderful ride. I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Teena Marie, musician
  • anytime

I still love the theology of the Mormon religion and think it is a wonderful way to grow up. Katherine Heigl, actress
  • grow

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. Shirley Maclaine, actress
  • fun

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire, writer
  • appreciation

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. Helen Keller, author
  • religion

Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes. Tori Amos, musician
  • boxes

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. Charles Dickens, novelist
  • constituted

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Groucho Marx, comedian
  • marriage

Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die. You have an obligation to value it - not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits. Anthony Bourdain, author
  • bits

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones? Joan D. Vinge, author
  • age

Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid. Dean Koontz, author
  • book

What I love about Brooklyn is there are more wonderful little joints than anywhere. Arthur Schwartz, composer
  • anywhere

It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages. Matt Lucas, actor
  • closets

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,' it never will be. Pepper Schwartz,
  • breed

I could be such a wonderful wife to another wife's husband. Judith Viorst, author
  • another

Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character. Stephen Colbert, comedian
  • character

I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it? Christian Bale, actor
  • actor

I would really hate it if I could call up Kafka or Hemingway or Salinger and any question I could throw at them they would have an answer. That's the magic when you read or hear something wonderful - there's no one that has all the answers. Regina Spektor, musician
  • answer

I met this wonderful girl at Macy's. She was buying clothes and I was putting Slinkies on the escalator. Steven Wright, comedian
  • buying

Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished. Georgia O'Keeffe, artist
  • against

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • evening

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers, journalist
  • accept

I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house. Yogi Berra, athlete
  • house

The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it. George Santayana, philosopher
  • bible

It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful. Sylvester Stallone, actor
  • failure

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see. Phyllis Battelle, journalist
  • broken

It must be wonderful sport to contradict each other. Queen Juliana, royalty
  • contradict

If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too! Angelina Jolie, actress
  • believe

It's so wonderful... if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt away. Donald O'Connor, musician
  • melt

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. Hans Christian Andersen, author
  • fairy

Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful. Kathleen Winsor, author
  • ability

Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances. Madeleine Peyroux, musician
  • chances

But when someone is on a winning horse, and everything looks wonderful, it's very hard as an outsider to persuade them something is wrong. James Wolfensohn, businessman
  • hard

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity. Mary Garden,
  • anger

I can only say that I have had a wonderful life. David Rockefeller, businessman
  • life

To see my wife getting inspired from my notes and thoughts, going in the direction I wanted, and have her surprise me with wonderful choices was a real treat. Lasse Hallstrom, director
  • choices

I'm just having a wonderful time. It's an interesting thing that I'm very comfortable with this material and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I did MacBeth. F. Murray Abraham, actor
  • comfortable

There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off. Tobias Wolff, writer
  • certain

The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future. Jackie Kennedy, first lady
  • family

Everybody's saturated with the marketing hype of next-generation consoles. They are wonderful, but the truth is that they are as powerful as a high end PC is right now. John Carmack, scientist
  • consoles

I thank the Almighty for the most wonderful 18 years. Far, far, too short a time. John Zimmerman, athlete
  • almighty

Tape is wonderful at preserving evidence - fingerprints, hairs, fibers. Tape preserves this, especially on the sticky side, even if the body's been out there for a year. Michael Baden, celebrity
  • body

I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn't be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It's kind of unusual and wonderful! Paul Taylor, dancer
  • against

It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior. Scarlett Johansson, actress
  • behavior

I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors... It's incredibly romantic. Brooke Burke, model
  • amazing

It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.' Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • brought

That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends. A. R. Ammons, poet
  • certainly

I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that's, of course, wonderful. I'm really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors. Morgan Freeman, actor
  • award

I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show. Jason Dohring, actor
  • biting

All girls hit that phase where they like the bad boy. I grew out of that really young and I have a wonderful guy in my life who's not a bad boy at all. I like the satiric, consistent nice guy. Kristen Bell, actress
  • bad

Awards are wonderful. I've been nominated many times and I've won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn't, it's still been a blast. Tom Cruise, actor
  • awards

The only bipartisanship you ever see is when they finally sign a bill and everybody says, 'Gee, isn't that wonderful?' Colin Powell, statesman
  • bill

By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made. Kate Middleton, celebrity
  • best

It's a strange thing, but you get this click in your brain; the wonderful feeling that the entirety of a character is suddenly available and accessible to you. Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor
  • accessible

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor. Coco Chanel, designer
  • women

I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky. Annette Bening, actress
  • acting

In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We're in love with each other beyond belief. Christian Bale, actor
  • belief

Most films I've worked on have had large casts, but they've been wonderful people. I think the monkey in Pirates of the Caribbean is the most temperamental costar I've had. It would throw tantrums like you wouldn't believe. Geoffrey Rush, actor
  • believe

Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It's frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn't. Exploring your sexuality is important when you're growing up. Amanda Seyfried, actress
  • exploring

Actually, I'm happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That's a wonderful cooking store. Blake Lively, actress
  • cooking

A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show. I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing! Selena Gomez, actress
  • admit

I'd like to think that I'm brave. That's a really wonderful personality trait to have. I would love to think I'm the type of person to go rescue someone. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model
  • brave

I've not got a girlfriend at the moment. Somebody said, 'Do you worry girls are just giving you attention because of who you are?' I was like, 'I'm 17, it's wonderful.' Daniel Radcliffe, actor
  • attention

It's really wonderful that it's the whole franchise being recognized and it's a collective award. Each film has anywhere between 2,000 and 6,000 people working on it and so really the award is for each and every one of us. We are like a family. David Heyman, producer
  • anywhere

Sometimes I'm stressed and I'm sick of things and I need to forget about them for a while, so in Harry Potter you're taken to this wonderful imaginary world where everything is so different. Evanna Lynch, actress
  • different

She's not forgiven me, but we have a wonderful life from our family and that's the nature and quality of that woman that she can say that. John Prescott, politician
  • family

Tomorrow you might get a phone call about something wonderful and you might get a phone call about something terrible. Regina Spektor, musician
  • might

Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • basically

The grand old lady of bluegrass? Well, wouldn't that be a wonderful title to have? I hope I do enough to earn it some day. Alison Krauss, musician
  • bluegrass

What's so wonderful about being 6'3". What is this mythical edge tall men have over average and short men? Regis Philbin, entertainer
  • average

It seemed like my favourite kind of job - a wonderful chance to ask something absolutely fundamental: the fate of the Universe and whether the Universe was infinite or not. Saul Perlmutter, scientist
  • absolutely

The further I get away from coaching, the more I know I made the right decision. You almost forget how wonderful family life is. Tony Dungy, coach
  • almost

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I've been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family. Trey Anastasio, musician
  • able

I've always been a strong family advocate. I had a wonderful family growing up. Cheryl Ladd, actress
  • advocate

I am content that the work that I've done is wonderful. Angela Bassett, actress
  • content

Stand on the stage in front of 15 people or 15,000. Have them look up to you and tell you how wonderful you are, and if you don't think that's a great feeling, okay, then you're unlike me. Richie Sambora, musician
  • feeling

I want to say a very sincere thank you for this welcome home - it is a wonderful welcome home. It is the place to where I return and where I will always return because it is of Galway that I am. Michael D. Higgins, politician
  • home

I will be a President for all the people, whether they voted for me or not, whether they are young or old and particularly for the Irish abroad. I'm looking forward to it and I think it will be exciting and wonderful. Michael D. Higgins, politician
  • abroad

My health is wonderful. I work out. I'm working. Playing music. I have a beautiful wife, a nice home, a nice car, I got money in the bank. I got three beautiful dogs that love me. Like I said, I'm blessed. I survived. Steven Adler, musician
  • bank

Being an astronaut is a wonderful career. I feel very privileged. But what I really hope for young people is that they find a career they're passionate about, something that's challenging and worthwhile. Ellen Ochoa, astronaut
  • astronaut

I can only say thank you and thanks also to all of the great songwriters who wrote those wonderful songs that became number ones. George Strait, musician
  • became

The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It's such a pleasure to see how they've embodied the characters and brought them to life. Suzanne Collins, novelist
  • absolutely

I get people to this day - I won my title 25 years ago - saying how wonderful a time they had during that dark period in our history when they came to watch me fight. Barry McGuigan, athlete
  • came

I think America did a great job. I think Carrie Underwood fits the bill of American Idol. She's a wonderful girl, and she's gonna have a great career. Bo Bice, musician
  • america

It's pretty easy for me because I have a wonderful wife. We put God first and it takes a lot of hard work. Bo Bice, musician
  • first

I'm a wonderful disaster. So are you. We're all a mess. We're in this culture that says take this pill and you'll be happy, go on this diet and you'll be thinner, have your teeth whitened, people will love you more. Emilio Estevez, actor
  • happy

I want to find something really wonderful to do next and take my time to search through the dearth of great material, especially for women. Emily Blunt, actress
  • dearth

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, writer
  • apple

It's wonderful to be in love. And it's definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it's OK if you don't find him and you're 24. You can find it someday. Leighton Meester, actress
  • definitely

I loved doing 'Countdown.' I now consider that I was very, very lucky - not just because it was such a wonderful show to do, but because it lasted for so long. Carol Vorderman, entertainer
  • consider

So finally, I can feel a sort of pride in all my family - Mum, Lynn, Corin, Tasha, my cousin Gemma - because, I think how wonderful that this troop of gypsies can carry on telling stories. Joely Richardson, actress
  • carry

The idea that we are not going to look after the Great Barrier Reef, which is just a wonderful tourism resource that it can be just for one example - we are not going to look after it, we won't have tight environment regulation, is frankly just not true. Campbell Newman, politician
  • barrier

If my kids are doing well, then my life is going pretty well. And if my kids aren't doing well, it doesn't matter how the other elements of my life are. It's kind of amazing to have a context like that. This is really wonderful. Ethan Hawke, actor
  • amazing

Oxford is wonderful. I'm having a great time. We do go out, but I still try to spend most of my time studying in the library. Chelsea Clinton, celebrity
  • time

I feel responsible that everyone has a really wonderful experience and to do the best work possible, and to always know my lines and to always be on time and to bring a level to the show in terms of quality that other people will follow. Julianna Margulies, actress
  • best

Most people have excellent necks. Now they cover them with curtains, which is kind of ridiculous. But there are some beautiful necklines that you can cut into and create wonderful backs, as well as bone structure for the face. Vidal Sassoon, businessman
  • backs

Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye. Vidal Sassoon, businessman
  • another

If I did not have my wife, I wouldn't be married, I wouldn't have the life that I have and I wouldn't have my wonderful baby boy who's not a baby anymore - he's going to be eight-years-old. Brian Littrell, musician
  • anymore

Anything that we think is incredible and beautiful and wonderful, we ascribe to something that we don't know what it is. Chris Martin, musician
  • anything

Of course, of course I'm grateful. How can I not be grateful? I have been afforded such a wonderful life. Katherine Heigl, actress
  • afforded

Unraveling the euro is a terrible thing. This is a 50-year endeavor to get this continent together and that's a wonderful endeavor. Jamie Dimon, businessman
  • continent

I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up. The pursuit of wealth is a wonderful thing, but the thing is you have to be honest about it, you have to tell the truth. Kevin O'Leary, businessman
  • bed

I've been working so hard for the past eight years and I'm tired - but I'm also deliciously tired because what a wonderful life I've lived. Marcia Cross, actress
  • eight

Some of the most interesting questions needing to be asked today can best be asked on television, or on stage, and they can be wonderful, great dramas, but they won't necessarily be blockbusters. Julie Walters, actress
  • asked

You know who my gods are, who I believe in fervently? Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson - she's probably the top - Mozart, Shakespeare, Keats. These are wonderful gods who have gotten me through the narrow straits of life. Maurice Sendak, artist
  • believe

I got to play a real D-bag lawyer, and comb my hair really awfully and kiss Emma Stone, so it was a really wonderful day on set. Josh Groban, musician
  • awfully

My parents were amazing and wonderful, but there was a lot of pressure to do my best and in every way possible. Kate Bosworth, actress
  • amazing

It's wonderful to feel supported, but there's a lot of negative energy towards me as well. So I ignore it, to be honest. If I started to read it all it would completely mess up my head. Sienna Miller, actress
  • completely

My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths. Rima Fakih, clergyman
  • amazing

Everyone should be proud of who they are and where they come from because America is a big melting pot of diverse ethnicities. It's great to be part of this wonderful country. Rima Fakih, clergyman
  • america

If people are made to feel uncomfortable in the kitchen, they won't go in there. That's why I think children learning to cook can be such a wonderful thing. Giada De Laurentiis, chef
  • children

I have been blessed with a good, fun, and wonderful life, but I've also seen a whole lot of pain. Giada De Laurentiis, chef
  • blessed

It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago. Dan Quayle, vice president
  • chicago

What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote. E. M. Forster, novelist
  • condition

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. Billy Connolly, comedian
  • marriage

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself. Jacob Bronowski, scientist
  • discovery

My good health is due to a soup made of white doves. It is simply wonderful as a tonic. Chiang Kai-shek, soldier
  • doves

You have a wonderful child. Then, when he's 13, gremlins carry him away and leave in his place a stranger who gives you not a moment's peace. Jill Eikenberry, actress
  • carry

This has been a most wonderful evening. Gertrude has said things tonight it will take her 10 years to understand. Alice B. Toklas, editor
  • evening

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful. Betty Smith, novelist
  • brass

All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful. Liz Smith, journalist
  • wedding

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity. Julie Harris, actress
  • ballet

I have a wonderful make-up crew. They're the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty. Bob Hope, comedian
  • crew

The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful. Carson Mccullers, novelist
  • freedom


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