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My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably.

George Bernard Shaw

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.


You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!

John Lennon

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche

People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.

Oscar Wilde

Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. We'll need to be brave to endure the many fears and hardships and the suffering yet to come.

Anne Frank

Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it; if you are sick, you shouldn't take it.

Henry Ford

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

Henry Ford

If you ever need a helping hand you'll find one at the end of your arm.

Yiddish proverb

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.

Thomas Jefferson

There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.

Irish Proverb

Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching.

Scott Adams

...You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Bob Dylan

You don't need to win every medal to be successful.

Jason Fried

Make a friend when you don't need one.

Jamaican Proverb

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

Vernon Howard

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

Daniel Boone

Love is all you need.

Paul Mccartney

When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?


We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Charles Dickens

Force has no place where there is need of skill.


A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

Bill Cosby

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

Les Brown

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

Douglas Adams

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.


Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.

Deepak Chopra

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Niccolo Machiavelli

There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; there is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.

Woodrow Wilson

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.

Wayne Dyer

Don't wish me happiness-I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor-I will need them all.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

Sir Francis Bacon

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.


Sometimes old things need to go away. That way, we have room for the new things that come into our lives.

Randy K. Milholland

Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

You don't need a lot of the stuff you think you need.

Jason Fried

You don't need to outdo the competition. It's expensive and defensive. Underdo your competition. We need more simplicity and clarity.

Jason Fried

Whatever the format, we need it. We've had some close championship battles, but we would have 10 guys in it instead of two or three. A Chase would be so much fun.

David Starr Jordan

Charity sees the need not the cause.

German Proverb

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.

Wendell Phillips

A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.

Robert Henri

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas A. Edison

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.

Joe Paterno

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

Ayn Rand

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.

Ayn Rand

Mistakes show us what we need to learn.

Peter McWilliams

It's like your batteries get low, and you need to charge them on someone else's story.

Margaret Cho

You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.

Frederick Warren

Will you still need me,will you still feed me..When I'm sixty-four?

Paul Mccartney

Children need models rather than critics.

Joseph Joubert

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.

Emma Goldman

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.

Andrew Jackson

I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.

George W. Bush

America does not need a permission slip to defend ourselves.

George W. Bush

I still enjoy it, it?s still fun, but coaching basketball is a time-consuming job, and right now I need to be home more often.

Kyle Walker

The shelter will be open as long as they need it.

Jody Van Cooney

I hope we can be reliable and that we don't need so much luck to get points.

Colin Kolles

This has been the most important experience of my baseball career. I'm one step closer to the ultimate goal. I just need to stay on an even keel and continue working hard.

Jerry Owens

It's not foresight or hindsight we need. We need sight, plain and simple. We need to see what is right in front of us.

Real Live Preacher

In light of this situation, we need to continually evaluate our content and visual pricing.

Al Giombetti

They need to be called to account. They need to explain. It is not good enough to say the job is hard.

Adrian Dix

These poison-pen and terrorist hoaxes are becoming all too common, and these individuals who were arrested need to know there are consequences for their actions.

Laura Eimiller

We need to meet with (Roche). We need to see their manufacturing process.

Carol Cox

Get out in the neighborhoods to see if there's anything we need to be concerned about.

Don Kelly

To move ahead you need to believe in yourself...have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs.

Adlin Sinclair

If the board isn't keeping the association informed and making decisions that are proper for the association, then a management company can't make those decisions or set the agenda or force them to spend money on things that need to be done.

James Strichartz

It's not a matter of if they show up, ... It's that (the evacuees') needs are being met. People shouldn't get discouraged if they don't come. We need to keep praying that the evacuees are in a good place and can get what they need.

Joe Keller

People that are 40, they don't sit around at talk about gray hair and how it covers their hair. They talk about highlighting, of course they're covering gray, but they don't talk about it that way. They're going to get their colors because they need a little lightening.

Andie Macdowell

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.

Eric Hoffer

Unfortunately these swans were infected with H5N1 from Asia. Consequently we need to consider this case confirmed.

Reinhard Kurth

He does need to be consistent, but we are happy with the way he played today.

Dave Woodruff

Very simply, if we need items shipped, we call FedEx.

Kara Bunte

We just need to let our horse run his race and not worry about what anybody else is doing. At some point, you have to believe Lawyer Ron is not going to run out of the bridle.

Danny Peitz

It will be hard to get us to do that, it will be a challenge, but we know we need to do it.

Heather Dexter

We don't need an inspector general because of the OIR. If an internal affairs investigation is called for on any of these situations, OIR oversees that.

Steve Whitmore

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.

Morris Dees

We are a good team, but we are not a cocky team. We know going into every game that we need to play our best, and tonight the kids came out and did a good job of executing the game plan.

Keisha Brown

I am confident we will get the signatures we need. This is a well-funded effort. We have an army of volunteers. Everyone seems real excited.

Bob Beers

Ryan's always graded out very well. He's a person with great balance, and he has great lower body strength as well. He's all lower body and that's what we need for pass blocking.

Stacy Adams

We need a critical mass to make a difference.

Peter Murdoch

Not everyone is dangerous. But things can happen when people don't get the care they need.

Stephanie Contreras

We need to remind the commissioner of the red line of his mandate.

Christine Lagarde

We really need to do something in the short term while you folks figure something out for the long term.

Dan Blankenship

I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need.

Uma Thurman

When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"

Stephen Wright

It is obvious now that diets don't work. People need to change their lives and lead more healthy lives.

Dr. Jana Klauer

For example, if a car rental company charges $100 a day for a mid-sized rental car to a family in need, this amounts to exorbitant pricing and that company will answer for it.

Greg Abbott

It's good to have momentum at this in the season. But we have to come out and focus on the things we need to.

Carol Owens

It's a bit of a disadvantage for us, which is good, because we need some obstacles to overcome.

Brad Dancer

I don't make resolutions. If it's something I need to do, I do it. I don't wait until the new year.

Alice White

About 25 percent of the time, you might be asked to donate again to that same person if they need a boost.

Kevin Meyer

What we need is a really strong, powerful advocate in a key position to advocate change, and we've lacked that.

Lisa Turner

Once they evacuated and got their kids in school, they feel they need to keep them there.

Nancy Davis

There were some people who (said) mandatory boater education is dead so we don't have to come. Frankly I don't think that speaks well of what we need on the lake in regard to boater education.

Bruce Dungan

We need to make sure we have enough people to keep the lights on in New Jersey.

Karen Johnson

If you are going uninsured, or went with the cheapest policy, that's fine. It's their own decision, but they need to know the risks.

Patricia Borowski

The Uzbek government made it clear that we need to leave the base, and we intend to leave it without further discussion.

Daniel Fried

We were thinking about 681 before we were thinking about how we need to execute and win the game.

Austin Mcbeth

I need you in front of me, saying my name, saying to me... "I choose the way you areYou, the way you are".

Brandon Boyd

You need to work through which of the qualified dividends you received from a mutual fund are actually qualified based on the holding period.

Martin Nissenbaum

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

There are still one or two positions where we need improving.

Paul Weeks

You can't build on a loss, but you can build on the effort. I just need to let them know the mistakes they made cost them the game.

Ronnie Stubbs

Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!

Henry David Thoreau

We need at least one full interchange.

Sir Frederick Browning

We never know when we might be in need and need someone to come to our aid.

Sharon Wilson

If they have homework, it's their choice if they want to come in here and work on it. If they need help, there is a teacher here on duty.

Rebecca Norris

Billy really gave us a spark of the bench. He has really found a grove the last three games and has come off the bench and give us what we need. Hopefully he can continue to do that.

Shea Scarbrough

I've been asked for a list of things that these folks need, ... They need everything.

Jack Rogers

In international football you need a cup-tie manager. It's almost a part-time job for me.

Mark Lawrenson

If the need is there, I'll sure go again.

Lauri Van Campen

We've had the team to win it. I think we have it again this year. We just need to be confident. I think we've gone into those games too timid.

Brayden Ashdown

This was due to a perceived lack of need, so clearly it's important that physicians and dentists and their patients with diabetes learn that they need to focus extra attention on oral health.

Dr. Robin Goland

We aren't at the point yet where we have figured out that when things are going well for us we need to stay with that. I think that we get kind of bored, like things are getting easy, so let's try something on our own.

Joe Cravens

It's a lot of pressure now. I know I need to work hard. They are expecting a lot of me and I want to be able to produce even more.

Matt Owens

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

[Dewberry] told me there's nobody faster than you, I need you to be out there and you can't worry about your pain.

Ashley Thomas

We need to hold the school board more accountable ... commissioners should exercise more oversight. I'm not happy with the dropout rate.

Terry King

Over the last few months I've always put football first but come the summer I need to look at what's best for my family.

Roy Keane

Our point is not that television should avoid the topic of sex. Our point is that we need to be aware of the kind of messages about sex that we are sending our kids.

Victoria Rideout

The lessons students need to learn are very similar to the issues faced by adults. The difference is college students are experiencing them for the first time.

Jacqueline King

We need to mature and grow up.

Chuck Mcbreen

It is my belief that we all have the need to feel special. It is this need that can bring out the best in us, yet the worst in us.

Janet Jackson

I know, I know, I probably do need a press manager, ... Jamie was like, JOOLS! But it was just, I was having this girly chat with the journalist and we were getting on so well, it just popped out.

Jools Oliver

College students can help change the world. We need them to start this issue of global warming.

Laurie David

The older you are, the more you need to save.

Stephen Utkus

It just worked out that way. I think that's the CFL. There are a lot of guys who have moved from team to team. I just figured this would be a good place for me because I know in this game you need two quarterbacks who can go in and get the job done.

Marcus Crandell

We need not be afraid of the future, for the future will be in our own hands.

Thomas E. Dewey

It's something we need to talk about in our community, governments and private businesses.

Julia Patterson

It was just about unbearable. They got a lot of things they need to do.

Kevin Erwin

Now we have good, strong data to say to alcohol companies that we need to get rid of milk drinks and that vodka drinks look risky.

Paul Dillon

IT managers need to understand interoperability is going to be an important thrust for the future, and make sure [that] the old works for the new.

Raju Rishi

So people just need to be real careful with anything hot.

Matthew Bennett

Our people are now assessing what they need and when they need it and how they need it. I don't know where they're going to come out. The likelihood is that Mike can be served best in the American League. We've heard that. I guess he has to make that decision as well.

Fred Wilpon

A couple of more minutes. We have got to get out of here pretty soon or I am going to need a new boat.

Doug Hemmer

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.

Clara Barton

We need a new police department building. And they are working with 25-year-old dispatch equipment. The city has property, they could have the funds for a new police building.

Carol Smith

For corrosion, you need a combination of oxygen and moisture. At this point we do not know exactly how those items got to that steel.

Don Idol

The technology is out there. We just need to find the right type of car.

Karen Clysdale

I think the first message is to identify women at high risk who need additional counseling and maybe a change in management.

S. Hughes

They need everything, ... This could be a community outreach.

John Lane

The people coming out of bankruptcy need an opportunity to get back on their feet.

Laura Fisher

Maybe we have to beat Duke to get the respect we need.

Tyrese Rice

They are going to desperately need to find other employment pretty quick.

Tom Weatherly

It's a self-restraint thing. People need to not use them constantly, and they'll be fine.

Stacey Doyon

The fact of the matter is that you can protect people to a certain extent, but you always come up with a bigger bomb. We just need to continually hone our skills ... so that we don't set a pattern that the enemy can exploit.

Genpeter Pace

We need our nominees in place here. Some of the most important issues facing the government today are coming through the Treasury Department.

Tony Fratto

These people have had these boats in their yards for a long time. And in some cases we realize they will need assistance.

Will Davis

It is probably not going to happen, ... At this point, I have had no indication from the members that we need to have a formal hearing to adequately explore this matter.

Gerald Garrett

It's frustrating. We need for somebody step up and start making shots and take control.

Josh King

We need people to be able to come down here and start really enjoying football games at Arnett Gardens.

Patrick Roberts

Our biggest need is health care, ... We still don't have a dialysis center or an elder retirement center.

Tom Burns

Every game is important. We can't rely on anybody to win games for us. We have to play our own game and focus on what we need to do.

Wendy Hedberg

We need the money. This all came about because the Minority Health Coalition closed, but there was still the need.

Renetta Williams

Financial help is really what we need right now. We also need lunches for the fall classes, mentors and babysitters.

Kathryne Boroughs

If we put $50,000 in an account for legal fees, then $50,000 will be gone. I think we need to hear the whole story.

Michael Buckley

I'd love to see light at the end of the tunnel, but it seems it's quite a ways off. We really need to fix this situation.

Pat Widlitz

Part of it is losing to Herkimer and part is the fact that we're 1-3 now and really need a quality win. Hopefully the kids are mad and will come back ready to work tomorrow.

Jim Mott

With jumping gear, you need a lot more balance, a lot of coordination.

Matt Cook

Six feet and a half inch. I need that half.

Jesse Mahelona

We're holding our own. We just need to work on our defense.

Charles Turner

We've been playing good one of two days at our tournaments. We need two solid days in a row.

Ross Webskowski

I guess I do just probably take it for granted. I am aware of my faults and the things I need to work on.

Hayley Westenra

Our run defense is our bread and butter, ... That's what we do: Stop the run. I think we're getting right where we need to be, at the right time.

Casey Hampton

We know that people need homes, but there's ... something about owning a home and buying something that increases your chances for success.

Joedy Isert

What happens if the governor is incapacitated? Isn't it easier if you don't have to ask the governor to sign an executive order every time you need one?

Peter Harvey

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.

Philip Wylie

You need to think of what needs to be done here, the reputation of the district, and the (kind of) experience you need.

Bill Newman

As enterprise environments become more reliant on different types of information, search companies have to keep innovating to keep up. That means looking at what enterprises need and doing continual development based on that.

Sue Feldman

The copper market is very tight. All you need is a strike or an accident at a mine for the prices of the metal to shoot up.

Tiberio Dall'olio

The profound changes that will need to take place in order to appeal to seniors is astounding.

Ken Harris

We need to draw inspiration from those who came before us. And though it may be difficult to recreate stage acting and the styles of other actors, we can get to know them and to get to know about this history of stage acting in this country.

Rebekah Maggor

We need them to do that, and they need to do that for the citizens of Jacksonville.

Delma Collins

One-third of the kills this winter were calves. The wolves need to go down to give more calves a chance of reaching adulthood.

Rolf Peterson

We need to be prepared for a series of storms coming from across the Pacific.

Pete Wilson

One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.

Emily Dickinson

Circumstances. Like you need to hear about circumstances.

Mike Higgins

What most people need to understand is that oil is not going to be around forever, and we need to start thinking ahead. The sun is going to be here for as long as we are.

Chris Perkins

For us, it's all about the descendants and the volunteers. We're now at a time when the state's budget is so tight. There really is a need for the citizens to come and help out.

Linda Derry

It just seems like they had a formula that worked for them for a long time. They need to adapt their formula for the environment.

Cindy Shaw

Congress has allowed the need of big corporations before the need of our children.

Bob Filner

This was a disappointing loss, no question. We did not do enough things that make us successful. We did some things that look good, but we did not play the way we need to play to be successful. It was too much of a poke and go hockey game. Now we have to come back tomorrow and get back to our game.

Scott Paluch

It's wide open for us. We need to take advantage of the opportunity.

Reggie Evans

It's a dynamic market with lots of room for competition. There are a lot of players (big and small) that are doing a good job. We need to focus on making our services the best and the broadest and not get caught up in the day-to-day games.

Rob Bennett

People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.

Samuel Johnson

We need all five starters on the floor as much as possible.

Chris Fleming

They need to have a more well-defined criteria on who moves on, so that everyone knows what it takes. I really can't speak to when a response might come.

Jack Powell

We need her to keep playing like that if we are going to go far in this tournament.

Tara Vanderveer

We need to apply the science of communication to the communication of science.

Preston Manning

We need to keep building on what we have. We're executing our offense, but there are still a lot of little things we can improve on.

Brittany Tucker

The living need charity more than the dead.

George Arnold

We are sensitive to the fact that there is a pattern of difficulty here that needs to be attended to, which is why we need a face-to-face discussion.

Carl Goldberg

But there will be a hearing if we find out that there?s a need for them to answer these findings.

Ronald Solis

I-I am going to be a storm-a flame-I need to fight whole armies alone;I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms; I feel too strong to war with mortals-BRING ME GIANTS!

Cyrano De Bergerac

We have the labor. What we're going to need is the materials.

Norm Johnson

People can't keep leaving for Toronto. We need to help ourselves out first.

Ryan Tobin

She's taken the belief that missing kids need to be found and she thinks about it. It's the best ending it could have been.

Teri Knight

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

Bob Hope

We do need to review the leak detection systems as they're applied to these lines, and that's indeed what we're going to do.

Bill Hutmacher

All of the proceeds will go to animal shelter to supplies and food whatever we need here... which is a lot.

Pat Vincent