Quotes of Chosen

“ Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then — we elected them. ”

- Lily Tomlin

“ If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. ”

- William Tecumseh Sherman

“ Democrats can't get elected unless things get worse, and things won't get worse unless they get elected. ”

- Jeane Kirkpatrick

“ You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ For many are called, but few are chosen. ”

- Bible

“ One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. ”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“ Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good. ”

- John Milton

“ From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. ”

- Groucho Marx

“ The house appointed for all the living. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. ”

- Arthur C. Clarke

“ In Hollywood, she's revered, she gets nominated for Oscars, but I've never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say, 'Oh, I love Winona Ryder.'. ”

- Jennifer Lopez

“ I don't think it's any fun, even if you are one of the most respected authors in the world like Margaret Atwood, to keep being nominated and not win. ”

- Kazuo Ishiguro

“ On the other hand, we as Iraqi Kurds, we envision our interests within a unified democratic Iraq, in which we contribute to the government in Baghdad. ”

- Jalal Talabani

“ You are Christians of the best edition, all picked and culled. ”

- Francois Rabelais

“ It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ Here, dearest Eve," he exclaims, "here is food." "Well," answered she, with the germ of a housewife stirring within her, "we have been so busy to-day that a picked-up dinner must serve. ”

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

“ My favoured temple is in an humble heart. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ Throughout history females have picked providers. males have picked anything. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy. ”

- Groucho Marx

“ Do not chose to be wrong for the sake of being different. ”

- Lord Samuel

“ Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ”

- Confucius

“ The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution. ”

- Sir Walter Raleigh

“ I think Governor Bush can feel very confident that Cheney will not be a negative and will be a marvelous positive,... if he is fortunate enough to be elected to the White House. ”

- Thomas Mann

“ To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature. - Much Ado about Nothing. Act iii. Sc. 3. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Is it so nominated in the bond? - The Merchant of Venice. Act iv. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own. - As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 4. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with - I still do - but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds. ”

- William Petersen

“ If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France. ”

- Robert Altman

“ Man hath his daily work of body or mindAppointed, which declares his dignity,And the regard of Heav'n on all his ways;While other animals unactive range,And of their doings God takes no account. ”

- John Milton

“ I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before. ”

- Greg Egan
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