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No matter how smart you are, you spend most of your day being an idiot.

Scott Adams

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

He who's not busy being born is busy dying.

Bob Dylan

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

Being natural is simply a pose.

Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Lao tzu

Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.

Sri Chinmoy

They say, best men are moulded out of faults, And, for the most, become much more the better For being a little bad.

William Shakespeare

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.

Katharine Hepburn

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

Saint Teresa Of Avila

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.


Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.

Michel de Montaigne

I can't imagine anything worse than being required to have fun.

Scott Westerfeld

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin

The entire being of a woman is a secret which should be kept.

Isak Dinesen

I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.


He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical.

G. K. Chesterton

Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.

Randy K. Milholland

An honor is not diminished for being shared.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

Jawaharlal Nehru

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

Ayn Rand

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.

William S. Burroughs

The image is one thing and the human being is another, it's very hard to live up to an image.

Elvis Presley

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.

Jonathan Swift

Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision.

Helen Keller

I've never heard of any president being so close to his people.

Ho Chi Minh

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

Jules Renard

The secret of being boring is to say everything.


He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Samuel Johnson

I didn't even know him, but I was tearing up just being there. I had to go somewhere else.

Amy Hunt

He was an unbelievable human being. He is the last of the old Austrian ski instructors; it is the absolute end of an era.

Warren Miller

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

Franklin P. Jones

They are being conservative because people have been jacking up estimates on them.

Steve Kamman

I do feel that we are being rushed.

Jack Davis

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

Kate Reid

If there was an innocent bystander being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was her.

Tony Lawrence

You may be on your way to being a victim.

Jodie Bernstein

Even if there's no absolute answer at that stage, being seen to be doing something about it is a very positive thing.

Ian Bellhouse

It is nasty and brutish without being short.

Anthony Lake

It was fun, like being back in high school.

Jumaine Jones

I continue being young, and every day I learn something new.

Omara Portuondo

He is one who is always doing what he is supposed to do without being asked.

Mark Bedenbaugh

The thrill of being right is a drug that few can resist.

Bill Purdin

Active adults see themselves as being much younger than they are. And they're much more active than my parents were at 55 or 60 years of age.

Casey Hill

They are being terrific to us.

Mike Evans

I'm afraid of nothing except being bored.

Greta Garbo

Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted.

Andre Malraux

We talked about 'being back' at the pep assembly and that is what we are now.

City High

They feel it's being taken care of, but if you look at it, it's not being taken care of.

Tom Foley

All religions die of one disease - that of being found out.

John Morley

These are very serious claims being made.

Shane Smith

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

George Orwell

This is the kind of human being testifying against these officers.

Harland Braun

Children being left alone in vehicles is a very big problem.

Janette Fennell

None of this is being paid for.

Leon Panetta

It lets you see the human being behind the voice.

Susy Moorstein

It was being done at the lower levels within the agency.

Geraldine Conrad

Fed up with being their whipping boy.

Joe Arpaio

I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.

Roger Moore

It wasn't a question of being upset. It was disappointment with the way things have been going.

Randy Carlyle

Being kind to your dog doesn't make you a better artist.

Margaret Atwood

We're not being greedy. We understand we got a bad law.

Sam Gordon

It is hugely worrying. I have never heard of this being done before.

Bob West

It's really humbling. It's a bit like being a rock star.

Fred Rees

He has a shot of being in the top eight in both events.

Terri Lemos

It is all about being yourself. When I read it, I was so impressed.

Mary Blaker

Her favorite role was being a mother and a grandmother.

Jayne Berger

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.

Lord Hailsham

It's a matter of faith. Investors are being asked to be patient.

Dan Geiman

Asians are going from being passengers on the bus of globalization to being co-drivers.

Kishore Mahbubani

It was nice being offered the role and not having to audition.

Amy Adams

Without a special election date being set, it's not an emergency.

Anthony Kostelecky

We're being given a fresh start, a new beginning.

David Weber

We're used to being there. But this team is something new. I'm proud of the girls.

Sharlene Ferguson

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

Goldie Hawn

What is the difference between exploring and being lost?

Dan Eldon

So far he hasn't had any at all. We're being very cautious.

Dr. Wiji Ratnathicam

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself as accepted in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

The social objectives are being relegated to the background.

Dr Kamal Hossain

Luckily it resulted only in him being killed.

Jonathan Peled

Communication is about being effective, not always about being proper.

Bo Bennett

I do not see my job as being anything other than a staffer responsible for the staff.

Andrew H. Card Jr

It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it.

Jeff Melvoin

I don't mind being the ugly one....I get the dregs!

Nicola Roberts

If I have an answer, I'll give it. I don't mind being that kind of guy.

Ken Hamlin

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.

Leo Rosten

The best way to get someone to lose weight is to get them feeling OK about being fat.

Judy Rebick

Being from Springfield, you always followed people you know.

Randy Ayers

Not being born to parents who were accountants was probably my biggest mistake.

Chris Eubank

Consumers don't feel like they're being had because there's more information available.

Nicole Vanderbilt

Loves being challenged. He gets bored if he's not being challenged.

Deangelo Hall

I wanted to say that (the characters) are alive, but that they're being governed by winter.

Rafi Pitts

Being distracted can be devastating.

Avi Greengart

I love it. I like being out. I like being out in the snow.

John Kauffman

It's not being driven by public policy.

Assemblyman Louis Greenwald

We're happy without being delighted.

Steve Rice

Ethanol wasn't being absorbed fast enough.

Mark Lambert

Me being the age I am, I don't think anyone should be able to tell me when I can go to the store or go home I don't think.

Terry Ballard

Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at.

Jimmy Demaret

We have been in China for 150 years. Now we're being allowed to do more and more.

Bryan Sanderson

Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.

Diogenes the Cynic

'For the time being, the jury is out on whether that is a sensible strategy.

Adrian Darley

This will end up being the best thing that could possibly happen to our community.

Ruth Irwin

We don't like war, but we are not afraid of war either. You can't bring peace by being afraid of war.

Somawansa Amarasinghe

One may appear naive or illogical but it's not naivete or being illogical. It arises from one's faith.

Anita David

This was a good test for us. We have to go into every game as being a battle.

Torin Francis

The traffic is already gridlock and cars are being turned back.

Claire Leka

The major sin is the sin of being born.

Samuel Beckett

I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble. Now I just have to try and behave myself.

Avril Lavigne

We were afraid of being embarrassed here if we didn't play hard.

Andy Murray

In the process of being cautious, we allowed the jubilation to go on longer than it should have.

Bennett K. Hatfield

He was a wonderful human being. We're all going to miss him.

Jim Gibbs

That's the beauty of being in the driver's seat. We've got options.

Leonard Ellerbe

I've been loving every aspect of it. I can see myself being out here for a long time.

Matt Lilleberg

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.

Peter De Vries

The state is being more aggressive than other states, and that's a good thing.

Adrienne Esposito

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.

Marilyn Monroe

It's being very well-received and it is very easy to do.

Margie Maynard

I love being objected to. It worries me, but I love being objected to.

Stan Brakhage

In the U.S., there are a lot of things they can do if they feel they're being picked on, but in China there's not a lot they can do.

Jared Peterson

When the dream came into being, I always pursued it.

Marguerite Young

This is not being aimed at children. This is a media platform that's going to appeal to adults of all ages.

Alan Duncan

Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.

Althea Gibson

There's a certain spiritual quality being in a church.

Joe Hurwitz

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

Franklin P. Jones

Being absorbed into the school district does not add to cost savings.

Bj Brooks

Does it really matter if the thing's being utilized 20 percent if it only cost $2,000?

Rimas Buinevicius

Working here is like being in the middle of an Alice in Wonderland set.

Nancy Martin

This is a dad being a dad.

Kathy Rogers

His gifts were being passionate about this ministry and being able to articulate it very clearly.

Bob Scott

All else being equal, past officeholders ought to have an advantage, but all things are rarely equal.

John Green

Showing your ID is a far cry from being searched for explosives.

Charles Slepian

It's not really being organized by the organizers.

Jamila Spencer

There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer.

Honus Wagner

History is all around us. It's still being found today.

Susan Gray

I'm exciting about playing. I'm very much appreciating being back and healthy.

Lucas Rinz

I was certainly not trained to be a fellow human being.

Rachel Naomi Remen

It was better than being a size 26.

Angela Hefel

It's as close to being perfect as it can possibly be.

Will Nicholson

He's just being patient on the mat and making moves when they're there.

Casey Grubbs

There is always confusion among the access channels. But it does tell you that all the access channels are being watched.

Louise Thompson

My memories were of our offense kind of being in disarray.

Will Montgomery

We never provided them with information that said they were being annexed.

Pete Erlenbach

Being lost doesn't always have to be a bad thing. After all, when Columbus got lost, he discovered America.

Catherine L. Rossi

There's the guy to ask (about being a head coach) right there. He's been king before. I've never been king before.

Mike Trgovac

She has an aptitude for being able to sell a partisan agenda beyond its partisan audience.

Phil English

There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.

Doctor Who

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov

Being the despicable person that you are, you show no remorse.

Carmen Proviano

I don't think anyone should claim God as being on their side in this debate.

Debra Bowen

We are looking at specific projects, but I can't say anything about them, for the time being.

Alexander Popov

Had it not been for him being in this movie and being from this town, it would not have played here.

Tom Arnold

They pride themselves on being real.

Vince Manze

You're going to get better being competitive.

Kyle Rase

With housing being so rare these days, it's better to try and keep them where they are.

Howie Carroll

Talks are constructive, and progress is being made.

Paul Krell

We are going to make the necessary adjustments to him not being around.

Carl Elliott

I think we stated our case to being No. 1, ... by beating them so handily.

Shaun Cody

Really pleased to be where we are being so far out from the election.

Wayne Rogers

I dreamed of being on the same floor and doing the same thing they did.

Aaron Holmes

I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously.

Barbara Hershey

Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock.

Mike Huckabee

It's worth more than my house, so you can believe I'm being really careful.

Andrew Westphal

It says a lot about David's desire that he was been able to place sixth for being so banged up.

Mike Ritchey

Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.

Kevin Costner

You really need to have some independent agency that has the ability to look into these things without being quashed.

Beth Daley

I want to play but I don't want to play like that, not (being at) 100 percent.

Alex Gonzalez

What is being proposed here is, for the most part, not good for rural Alberta.

Laurie Blakeman

Jeff has a knack for being around the basketball.

Aaron Ward

That's just a part of being an adolescent. But it's a little dangerous to be that way online.

Sharon Cooper

We both enjoyed being with the kids.

Kelly Doski

We cannot expect too much without these players, them not being here is a big problem for us.

Ratomir Dujkovic

They're real close to being back.

Jeff Jordan

We've been working on being more of a team defense and also working on our one-on-one defense.

Karin Brower

The message is, we don't care about being part of the Anglican Communion.

Cynthia Brust

It will be hard not being here. ... It will still be just as emotional.

Toby Pykles

It would be a black eye if we got a negative report after being accredited for 10 years.

Sean Greene

The band was being showered with these sparks, ... I'm amazed at the carelessness of that.

Jim Macdonald

I guess you could say it's kind of like being in jail.

Craig Brehon

It's got to hurt, doesn't it. It's got to dent his chance of being leader.

Frederick William Robertson

We have no comment as to whether or not we are being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Karen Rugen

The low luminosity may be because very little stuff is being dumped on it.

Neal Evans

Being back is great, just being with my teammates and everybody else.

Kenny Irons

I don't mind not being cool.

Chris Martin

I like that bold pop, but without being too in your face.

Luella Bartley

It ended up being essentially a she-said, he-said.

Steve Wagstaffe

I can't remember someone being so unknown.

Douglas Schwartz

The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.

Raymond Duncan

There's a reality here that's being ignored.

Douglas Massey

Plan on it being Decatur.

Stephanie Young

The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.

Ruby Dee

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.

Willem de Kooning

What message is being sent to developing countries.

Matthew Taylor

In good health and being kept in good conditions.

Bakhtiar Amin

I think there's a little politics being played here.

Tom Delay

I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.

Ossie Davis