Top 10556 Better Quotes

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“You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.”

― A. A. Milne

“We’re living with the Arabs; we have to understand them… Through knowing the Arabs, you know yourself better.”

― A. B. Yehoshua

“I have little shame, no dignity – all in the name of a better cause.”

― A. J. Jacobs

“I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.”

― A. J. Liebling

“Communication is so much better when people are vulnerable.”

― A. J. McLean

“My job was to build, and that’s still my job – and I like that better than interviews.”

― A. James Clark

“Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with other writers. In many ways, I know George Eliot better than I know my husband.”

― A. S. Byatt

“If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I’m allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Make your work deeper and better than those before you, and eventually someone will notice. If you don’t think the work is better than what you’ve seen, then go back until it is.”

― Aaron Huey

“When you go to college the first couple years, and you kind of get beat around, you kind of think about, ‘Maybe if I went to pro ball, it would be a little bit better.’ Now that I look back on it, I made the right choice.”

― Aaron Judge

“Defensively, hitting-wise, running the bases. There’s always room to improve. That motivates me to get a little better every day.”

― Aaron Judge

“Mint’s business model became, ‘We’ll go for free, and then we’ll find these savings opportunities for you.’ You know, better interest rate on your credit cards, when should you consolidate your student loans, when does it mathematically make sense to refinance your mortgage, and Mint figures all that stuff out for you.”

― Aaron Patzer

“If everyone were a good person, it’d obviously be a better world.”

― Aaron Paul

“In all ways, I want to be better in all of these things that top midfielders can do.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“I know a lot is going to be on our shoulders, especially the way we’re starting games out. We have to start faster; I have to be sharper from the start, and I will be. And I’m confident that if we can get this thing started out a little better each week that we can get on that roll and be tough to stop.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“Everybody eats a little differently, but the more where you are aware of what you put in your body and how it affects your performance, the better opportunities you have. And that’s what I’m trying to do.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“I’ll get cast occasionally as sort of the jerk version of myself, and I have fun doing that. But it’s really better for everyone if I stay behind the camera.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Almost all of my favorite shows are limited series. It just seems to be the better way to go.”

― Aaron Stanford

“I was raised by women. Now I’m raising women. I was always better around girls. I live in an all-female household. I even have two female dogs… It’s funny how that turned out.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“Better to be disliked than pitied.”

― Abba Eban

“A good movie is made by an initial burst of energy, the way that, when you are in school, your class exercises are always better than your final projects.”

― Abbas Kiarostami

“I sometimes worry that maybe it’s better to be really good at one thing than be okay at a couple things.”

― Abbi Jacobson

“We are all afflicted with our own spiritual blindness. That’s what sin does to us, and we all sin. We would do better to look into our own hearts and deal with our own sin before we condemn the sins of others.”

― Abby Johnson

“After working in a prominent position at a Planned Parenthood facility in Central Texas for over eight years, I can say that women deserve better than Planned Parenthood and that their funding should be reallocated to Federally Qualified Health Centers.”

― Abby Johnson

“I hate what I look like on TV, and I want to look better, and nothing makes the mothers more jealous.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“I’ve been talked about by a lot better people than the general public.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“At the most elite level, your nutrition becomes a lifestyle: it’s not something you have to do when you’re preparing for Olympic games or World Cup games – you just do it. You’re more inclined to eat healthier because it’s better for your muscles.”

― Abby Wambach

“My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it’s my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There’s no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.”

― Abby Wambach

“The most important thing is to get better at your craft, and concussions and head impacts are a setback.”

― Abby Wambach

“As soon as I started to realize that I could make a living playing professional soccer, I went to that place where I could torture myself because I knew it would make me better for the championship game.”

― Abby Wambach

“When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“Fifty-seven countries in the world, a third of the United Nations, do not recognize Israel. In a way, I think North Korea has better international relations than Israel.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Honestly speaking, I don’t like my films. When I watch them, I see a lot of scope for improvement, so if I were to see any of my films, like ‘Dhoom,’ I might say… ‘It would have been better if…’ or ‘had it been…’ and this is all about evolving.”

― Abhishek Bachchan

“I think if we understand better the impact of war on women and children, we might be more careful about the wars we start.”

― Abigail Disney

“We need to come up with use cases for this technology that drive clear benefits for individuals and institutions – these are our customers. Too often we see bitcoin and blockchain technologies as solutions in search of a problem. We don’t just need these systems to be technically better than the alternatives – we need them to be more user-friendly.”

― Abigail Johnson

“True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“We can succeed only by concert. It is not, ‘Can any of us imagine better,’ but, ‘Can we all do better?’”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Upon the subjects of which I have treated, I have spoken as I have thought. I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor.”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.”

― Abu Bakr

“If you give a party, you better give it right.”

― Aby Rosen

“I’ve recorded 25 or 30 albums. I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators, it doesn’t help you make a better record.”

― Ace Frehley

“Whenever I start to really think about what I’m playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn’t there.”

― Ace Frehley

“I think most of the people, once you see a Kiss show, you kinda get spoiled because I don’t think there’s anybody out there that’s doing a bigger or a better show than us.”

― Ace Frehley

“I don’t like to practice; I like spontaneity. When I don’t play guitar for a week and I pick it up again, I play better.”

― Ace Frehley

“Part of me feels it’s better we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

― Ad-Rock

“’Alternative facts’ is really one of the better things that’s come out in a long time. ‘Alternative facts?’ It’s brilliant! Really? Alternative facts? There are two different realities?”

― Ad-Rock

“I was rather foolish in saying that I did not like arithmetic and to learn figures when I did – I was not thinking quite what I was about. The sums can be done better, if I tried, than they are.”

― Ada Lovelace

“There are certain things women are better at than men.”

― Adam Carolla

“Well, guys are better at mechanical stuff and women are better at emotional stuff.”

― Adam Carolla

“Our house has a library – it seemed better use of the space than as a dining room! – and I try to spend as much time in there as possible. There’s nothing better while reading or writing than to be surrounded by books.”

― Adam Christopher

“Escapism makes a lot of intuitive sense – whisk people away from their cares with stories of a better life.”

― Adam Cohen

“If a company knows it may have to pay a large amount of money if it poses an unreasonable threat to others, it will have a strong incentive to act better.”

― Adam Cohen

“I think it’s fun to fantasize about the idea of NXT and ROH butting heads and seeing which one will do better, especially with WWE looking at ROH guys to hire.”

― Adam Cole

“There’s no better way to start a year than to become the first-ever three-time ROH World Champion.”

― Adam Cole

“I had a tryout when I was, like, 19 and totally not prepared. I was 170 pounds with homemade gear. At that point, I realized how far I had to go to even get looked at. Then, when I was 22 or 23, I was much more prepared, and that second tryout went way better.”

― Adam Cole

“I have a view that if you build something that’s good, and you keep making it better, it lasts.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“You have to get comfortable giving up control, and you find people who do things better than you do. Quora now does better with the team we have built.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“When we get people to log in, they end up using Quora a lot more, and we can provide a lot better experience for them. We can show them a personalized news feed; we can send them digest emails and do all this ranking to find some stuff they want to read.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“When I was a teenager, I was an umpire for a competitive league for 8- to 9-year-olds. I was really bad at it because I didn’t know all the rules, and all these kids were better athletes than me. I made a bad call, and this dad snapped on me. Then he dumped his trash from his cooler, and I had to kick him out of the stands.”

― Adam DeVine

“What bitcoin does better than the current financial system is it’s a better stored value globally. There are a lot of countries that really don’t trust their banks or their currency, and bitcoin is an alternative.”

― Adam Draper

“With ‘Girls’… I feel like there’s an impulse to try to make it look better or neater or more perfect, and when I watch theater, television, movies, it’s always the imperfection I’m always more attracted to.”

― Adam Driver

“My life isn’t necessarily more important than anyone else’s: I’m just better in talking about it.”

― Adam Duritz

“Negative attention was better than no attention.”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“When you procrastinate, you’re more likely to let your mind wander. That gives you a better chance of stumbling onto the unusual and spotting unexpected patterns.”

― Adam Grant

“We all have thoughts and feelings that we believe are fundamental to our lives but that are better left unspoken.”

― Adam Grant

“We all have original ideas. Even if we don’t see ourselves as supercreative or as wild nonconformists, we have insights every day about how the world around us could be better. It might be a better way of running meetings in your office that would be less mind-numbing. It might be a little twist on a product or a service.”

― Adam Grant

“Geniuses don’t have better ideas than the rest of us. They just have more of them.”

― Adam Grant

“For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding – the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation – for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.”

― Adam Hochschild

“Tonight we send a message to our party that here in Illinois, there will be a new generation of Republican leaders and we will fight to provide a better tomorrow for future generations. We’ve made clear the status quo is no longer acceptable.”

― Adam Kinzinger

“I was kind of the black sheep with the Disney kids. I was uninterested in making friends with most of them. I didn’t really fall into ‘the Disney mold.’ I was more or less the kid hanging out with the crew members and got along with them far better.”

― Adam Lamberg

“I think theatricality is just one way of performing. I don’t think it’s a better way or the way, but it’s my way.”

― Adam Lambert

“Newfangled online sites like ‘Business Insider’ and ‘Huffington Post’ built businesses they later sold for hundreds of millions of dollars by ripping off the work of more talented journalists and then playing Google’s digitally native games better than the old fogeys ever could.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“There is perhaps no better way to appreciate the dizzying stupidity of the United States than to chat with 25 consecutive morning radio hosts.”

― Adam Mansbach

“It should be a law for one whole year that all laugh tracks are Seth Rogen. The world would get ever so slightly better.”

― Adam McKay

“For my money, I don’t think there’s been a better comedy than ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ in a lot of years. That movie just knocked me over.”

― Adam McKay

“I think I’m better than Mamet, I would say.”

― Adam McKay

“If more people follow their superpowers – and everyone has one – then we’re going to be better as a society.”

― Adam Neumann

“As far as WeWork is concerned, we’re not competing with co-working spaces; we’re not competing with office suites. We’re competing with work. We think there’s a new way of working in the world, and it’s just better. For the millenials and everybody that understands collaboration and the sharing economy, that’s just the right way for them.”

― Adam Neumann

“WeWork has always believed that we are better together, and a large part of that is learning from others through meaningful connections and experiences.”

― Adam Neumann

“Let’s not look at working hard as a negative; let’s look at it as an uplifting opportunity for us to be better.”

― Adam Neumann

“Be the guy that delivers the goods and consistently promise things that you can deliver. Even if you under-promise, it’s better than over-promising and not delivering, because you don’t get a lot of tries.”

― Adam Neumann

“I would say, as I’m into my 30s, I have become a better friend because I don’t need as much from my friends, and so when you don’t need as much, you can be better at giving.”

― Adam Pally

“I think I was probably, at one point, a very needy friend, and as you grow up and you have your own life and get married or not and have kids or not, and life goes, and it grows, and you grow with it, and – I think I’m a better friend now.”

― Adam Pally

“My coach and I thought I could swim a 57.3 if I executed the perfect race, but I did even better than that.”

― Adam Peaty

“I’ve become the hunted. I’m enjoying that. It’s better to be the hunted than the hunter.”

― Adam Peaty

“In the future, I’d like to continue being honest with myself and admit when I’d be better off asking someone else to illustrate my writing.”

― Adam Rex

“Being a new band, I just can’t think of a better way to get your name out to all of the Hard-Rock crowd than playing with twenty of the biggest Hard-Rock bands in the world.”

― Adam Rich

“I think all of the parties still have some way to go to better utilise IT in campaigns.”

― Adam Rickitt

“The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters.”

― Adam Rickitt

“With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them to partake in the process, making more use of our education system to show the role Government plays in their lives, but also utilise the youth media they relate to to better connect them to our message.”

― Adam Rickitt

“I know that I can do myself better than anybody else can.”

― Adam Rippon

“Bigger is always better.”

― Adam Savage

“Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.”

― Adam Schiff

“But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11.”

― Adam Schiff

“If I look at it and feel there is someone who can do it better, I won’t do it. Whether it’s ‘Party Down’ or ‘Piranha 3-D,’ I’m going to bring something to it to make it special.”

― Adam Scott

“More and more, you’re seeing television shows that are better than 99% of the movies out there. I mean, you watch something like the last couple of seasons of ‘The Sopranos,’ which is some of the most sophisticated writing I’ve ever seen filmed and some of the best filmmaking I’ve ever seen – and it’s a TV show.”

― Adam Scott

“If someone gives you an opportunity, you better maximize it so that he wants to give you the next one.”

― Adena Friedman

“A leader who listens is one who is malleable and willing to refine her views and actions as she learns new information or hears a better idea.”

― Adena Friedman

“I really believe that I’ve been a better parent from being a working mother.”

― Adena Friedman

“We are not into financial services, and we are not interested also because we find we are better in branded marketing enterprises.”

― Adi Godrej

“We find it much better not to try and take the Godrej brand across, but use very strong brands we have acquired in different geographies and push them.”

― Adi Godrej

“On slower days, when I was only needed for coverage or reaction shots, the set of ‘The Newsroom’ was better than therapy. Chris Chalk and I would debate life’s dilemmas… until Sam Waterston would chime in and set us both straight.”

― Adina Porter

“I don’t really understand why we are paid less than the male actors, because we put equal efforts, and recent past has shown that actresses can deliver a hit film. We deserve better pay, equal to what actors get.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“When you’e working with great actors, your performance also becomes better because you have such great energy in front of you.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“As films are a mass medium, if more people love your work, it is better.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“I remember in a film of mine, though both my co-star and I were newcomers, he got far better paid than me. I was shocked and appalled. I actually asked him what different are you doing that you are getting better paid!”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“When you are working with someone who is so aware of what they do, you become better, too.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“When I see a contemporary deliver a good performance, I get inspired to do better. I don’t sit and mull over other people’s successes; that can be unhealthy.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“With age and experience, I started to know myself better.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“There is a spiritual hunger in the world today – and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“I want people to get over my weight and the loss of it. It’s been years, and I am sure people can find better things to talk about.”

― Adnan Sami

“If you have the right horses and the right team, that’s the way to succeed. But you have to work, and you have to improve. Every year, you must get better.”

― Adolfo Cambiaso

“If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we’d have a better world.”

― Adora Svitak

“When I was little, I thought everyone in the world liked to read because it was so fun. But then I realised that was not exactly true. I want other kids to read and write more all over the world, because it helps them to understand things better.”

― Adora Svitak

“I think one of the keys to better writing is releasing all of your ideas and to not be afraid. Dream big. This could be the greatest novel in the world you know.”

― Adora Svitak

“We all love people who give credit to others for their success. Companies would probably do better with CEOs who didn’t blow their own horn and ask for ridiculous salaries and new yachts every year.”

― Adora Svitak

“Well, obviously I’m not Mark Wahlberg – I have much better abs and I look much better in a pair of Calvin Kleins but when I saw Mark Wahlberg interacting with the world, I realised that his stardom was sort of a result of the movies he had done and the publicity that he had got and the work that he did.”

― Adrian Grenier

“We learn from each other. We learn from others’ mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives.”

― Adrian Grenier

“If you are prepared to make a fool of yourself for them then you usually get that back. I think that there are points where you become so close to an actor, you know them so well, almost as well or better than their spouse. You have to know them, warts and all.”

― Adrian Lyne

“I think you get better at staring into space. Especially living in the South of France.”

― Adrian Lyne

“My favorite food was seafood, and that’s all I used to eat. And then there I was, 27 years old, and bam, I have this allergic reaction – and it’s life-threatening. So it’s very important to spread the word and spread awareness so people can be better prepared in case anaphylaxis occurs in their life.”

― Adrian Peterson

“I started my career so early and developed in print for better or for worse, so I think there’s a sense some of my earliest readers are kind of copilots on this voyage with me.”

― Adrian Tomine

“Having Ghost and Raekwon together on multiple tracks is almost like cheating because they fit so well together. Their chemistry is undeniable, and they clearly make each other better.”

― Adrian Younge

“I want a guy I can go hiking with, who wants to do outdoorsy stuff. It’s so much fun to be out in nature and who better to do that with than the person you’re dating?”

― Adrianne Palicki

“It looks better when you do your own stunts, because seeing somebody’s face when they’re doing them is fun for the audience.”

― Adrianne Palicki

“Psychology is simply great because it helps you better understand all kinds of people.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“The biggest beauty myth is that everyone looks better without makeup. That’s not true. Makeup is important.”

― Aerin Lauder

“Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.”

― Aeschylus

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”

― Aesop

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”

― Aesop

“There’s nothing better than making music and hearing 3,000 people chant, ‘Afrojack! Afrojack!’”

― Afrojack

“A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.”

― Agnes de Mille

“The arts capture our insecurities, quicken our instincts, guide us through threats. They help us know ourselves. They help us know each other. They help us know better.”

― Agnes Gund

“If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women, economically or morally, then we had better break it.”

― Agnes Macphail

“The vast majority of Muslims are moderates working for a better future and seeking a peaceful life.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“I think it’s better to burn out than to fade away… it’s better to live out your days being very, very active – even if it destroys you – than to quietly… disappear.”

― Ahmet Ertegun

“In drama you can either pretend everything is OK, or you can show the world as it really is in the hope that it gets better.”

― Aidan Gillen

“I’m not particularly a career-oriented guy. I’m lucky. I can make really interesting films much of the time with interesting people yet be anonymous, have a private life. But, I’d like to have the choice of the better roles.”

― Aidan Quinn

“The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“I did theater summer camps when I was a kid, and I enjoyed them, but they never felt quite right. But then there would always be a tiny improv workshop towards the end of camp, and I would always feel like I liked it so much better.”

― Aidy Bryant

“I think there are many things that we can do today to make it a better work environment that is more supportive and encouraging of diversity.”

― Aileen Lee

“Savvy companies are quietly changing up their boards of directors and teams, and this is giving them better collective intelligence, more community admiration, and better financial results.”

― Aileen Lee

“Women are thought to be more social, more interested in relationships and connections, better at multi-tasking.”

― Aileen Lee

“In the future, the best retail sites will know you much better and show you things that are much more relevant.”

― Aileen Lee

“Listen, I’m out of this system, man, I’m out… I’m doing better than ever. I couldn’t be more happy.”

― Aimee Mann

“Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I’ve been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times.”

― Aimee Mullins

“I like it now when kids stare at me, because it is a way of starting a dialogue. And it is far better than them not looking at you at all. Nothing is worse than not being seen.”

― Aimee Mullins

“Yes, we have our faults. But because of this country, our world is definitely a better place. We are great.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“The larger the audience the better. The more pockets in the world, the more interesting and exciting because it just makes it that much more liberating. This makes it that much more liberating for the various facets of creativity to be explored.”

― Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“I’m a student. I want to do better, and I want directors who can find the actress in me and be my teachers. I’m interested in the whole process of editing, post-production and direction.”

― Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“Not to say there’s not good TV out there, but I think TV is better when it accurately reflects the world as it is.”

― Aja Naomi King

“I’m obsessed with eyeliner – the darker and kohl-ier, the better.”

― Aja Naomi King

“Earlier, I used to charge territories instead of my fees as an actor, but I realised it was better to keep the two apart. Now, I take my fees in cash, for acting, and keep the distribution thing separate.”

― Ajay Devgan

“If you concentrate on action and forget the results, you actually perform much better, because then you are not worried what will happen.”

― Ajay Piramal

“Bottom line: government shouldn’t be a bottleneck for entrepreneurs looking to design a better mousetrap.”

― Ajit Pai

“Nothing is better than the moment you have Michael Bolton dressed as Forrest Gump and you see it in action.”

― Akiva Schaffer

“Once I finish shooting a film, I usually sit on it to see how we can make it better.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“If someone comes to me and says they’re not capable of being loved, I want to reach out to them and tell them that everybody’s loveable. If a man is forced or wants to become a better man, then I root for him. Everybody needs to be loved.”

― Aksel Hennie

“The fact that we write about it doesn’t mean we play better than ordinary players at all.”

― Al Alvarez

“There’s a tendency to make more money at concerts. That’s from a financial standpoint. Night clubs have a better feel, better contact between the artist and the audience.”

― Al Green

“One reason outfielders don’t have stronger arms might be they don’t practice as much as we did. Most teams today don’t take outfield practice. Another reason is baseball has to compete with other sports now – basketball, football, soccer – for the better athletes that might have more skills and stronger arms.”

― Al Kaline

“I know who I am. I don’t have to brag. I know what I contributed. I know what I did. You think you can do it better? Hey, go right ahead. The stage is yours.”

― Al Lewis

“Living here in southern California, I’ll miss hearing Rocky Top for an entire week at the end of December. I was actually looking forward to it. Tennessee has a better fight song than Nebraska.”

― Al Michaels

“I will never repeat something verbatim on the air unless I know it’s accurate. And when you go to the source, sometimes there’s a better story beyond the original story. That happens all the time.”

― Al Michaels

“When I was a younger actor, I would try to keep it serious all day. But I have found, later on, that the lighter I am about things when I’m going to do a big scene that’s dramatic and takes a lot out of you, the better off I am when I come to it.”

― Al Pacino

“I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world – that their parents get treated better because they’re on TV.”

― Al Roker

“I know I need to exercise. For some people, exercise is like breathing; for others, like me, it takes effort. Exercising is what I need for my metabolism and for a better sense of well-being.”

― Al Roker

“I believe that art is a tool and that, like all tools, it has functions. I also think it is important to know what the tool is for so that we can better know how and when to use it.”

― Alain de Botton

“As an atheist, I think there are lots of things religions get up to which are of value to non-believers – and one of those things is trying to be a bit better than we normally manage to be.”

― Alain de Botton

“Imagine maintaining 70 brands in a digital world – it is a nonsense. It is better to focus on a fewer, more distinct brands.”

― Alain Dehaze

“Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.”

― Alain Prost

“There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.”

― Alain Resnais

“Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.”

― Alan Alda

“If scientists could communicate more in their own voices – in a familiar tone, with a less specialized vocabulary – would a wide range of people understand them better? Would their work be better understood by the general public, policy-makers, funders, and, even in some cases, other scientists?”

― Alan Alda

“I think I look better in a suit than a loincloth. So that may define some of the parts I play.”

― Alan Alda

“I think most people are interested in our origins; once we understand, it might be easier to become the people we’d like to be. Or, better, become the people we think we already are.”

― Alan Alda

“If two scientists are giving their papers at a symposium, and one of them is just naturally better at talking to the public or talking to a group of people, that scientist is liable to get more attention – in fact, I’m told that they do get more attention – than the one who’s a little more stiff about it. Well, that’s not good for science.”

― Alan Alda

“Over the years, I played with a couple of spectacular guitar players, and playing with them has made me play better than I knew how to play. I hope the same thing is true with acting.”

― Alan Arkin

“I never had a better role than I had in ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ That was one of my favorite roles ever.”

― Alan Arkin

“I don’t believe in competitions between artists. This is insane. Who has the authority to say someone is better?”

― Alan Arkin

“If a scene is longer than three pages, it better be for a good reason.”

― Alan Ball

“Dodger Stadium is not an antique. It’s not Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s a nice place to play baseball, but there are far better.”

― Alan Casden

“The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.”

― Alan Clark

“You are doing better than you think you are.”

― Alan Cohen

“I was doing a late-night round as a milkman in 1978 when I heard a radio DJ announce that he was leaving. I marched straight to the radio station and told them I could do better. For some reason, they gave me a go.”

― Alan Dale

“Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.”

― Alan Dean Foster

“I think most defense attorneys honestly believe the principle that says, ‘Better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person be convicted.’”

― Alan Dershowitz

“It’s much better to have rules that we can actually live within. And absolute prohibitions, generally, are not the kind of rules that countries would live within.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Every celebrity case I’ve been involved in – I’ve been involved in a great many – the one thing you can be sure of is they don’t get the same justice as everybody else. It could be worse, it could be better, it’s never the same.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“You write a lot of books; you hope you get better.”

― Alan Furst

“Let me put it this way: I don’t plan to retire. What would I do, become a brain surgeon? I mean, a brain surgeon can retire and write novels, but a novelist can’t retire and do brain surgery – or at least he better not.”

― Alan Furst

“I look for the dark story, where something secret was done. I read and read and pick up the trail of a true story. I use nothing but true stories. They are so much better than phony ones.”

― Alan Furst

“When George Graham was there they complained, harking back to better days, but I think that’s a fantasy.”

― Alan Hansen

“Back home everyone said I didn’t have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.”

― Alan Jay Lerner

“Did you hear the one about the elderly Jew on his deathbed who sent for a priest, after declaring to his astonished relatives that ‘I want to convert.’ Asked why he would become a Catholic, after living all his life as a Jew, he answered: ‘Better one of them should die than one of us.’”

― Alan King

“As a parent, I’d – I’d be a better father.”

― Alan King

“If you can figure out my success on the screen, you’re a better man than I.”

― Alan Ladd

“I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again.”

― Alan Ladd

“Those who deny human-caused climate change offer no compelling evidence to better explain the undeniable rise in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and global temperature.”

― Alan Lowenthal

“Whatever I gain from writing lyrics, I feel I lose a little bit for the musical aspect by having that lyrical burden on me. But when I’m liberated from worrying about the words, frankly, I feel I’m a better composer.”

― Alan Menken

“When alchemists were talking about turning lead to gold, they were talking about turning a leaden consciousness, which most of us exist in during our lives, into a golden consciousness, which is a much better place to be.”

― Alan Moore

“I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that’s sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless.”

― Alan Moore

“I have every sympathy for writers. It’s a mystery to me what they do. I can edit. I can cross out and say, ‘I’m not saying that’ or, ‘How about we move this to here? Wouldn’t that make that bit of the story better?’ But where any of it comes from is beyond me. I will never write a play or a novel.”

― Alan Rickman

“People can express themselves better with images than just text, so they communicate more this way.”

― Alan Schaaf

“But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty, to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school, I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better.”

― Alan Shepard

“What Republicans need to do is to go back to their roots – starting with Lincoln – and remind the nation that they are the party of national growth, racial equality and unity of purpose. These Lincolnian themes will serve Republicans – and the nation – much better than becoming the party on the lookout for the supposed rat head of higher taxes.”

― Alan Siegel

“You’ve got to make sure every decision you make is right for you as a person. If you think you can go to a better club than the one you’re at, then, regardless of what anyone says, you should go.”

― Alan Smith

“There’s not much that I haven’t done in my life, but there’s lots of things that I’d like to do better. The variety of my career has been the fun of it, and I can thank Canada for that.”

― Alan Thicke

“Experience really does make you better, man.”

― Alan Vega

“Marty and I are playing with the same intensity. That’s the beautiful thing, man, we’re actually better now than ever, probably more intense now than ever, tighter now than ever.”

― Alan Vega

“We’re just getting better at our trade, man. We know what we’re doing, and the reason why is that we’ve spent 30 years doing it. There’s nothing that can replace that.”

― Alan Vega

“I wish I had been a better mother and a more compassionate and understanding wife in both of my marriages.”

― Alana Stewart

“I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one’s body as an instrument rather than just an ornament.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I watched ‘Who’ with a mixture of affection and exasperation through the eighties, always ready to cheer on the Doctor but seldom feeling that the series was playing to its strengths. Some of the adventures, revisited on DVD, turn out to be better than I remembered – others just as infuriating.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“The higher the level of people’s perceived self-efficacy, the wider the range of career options they seriously consider, the greater their interest in them, and the better they prepare themselves educationally for the occupational pursuits they choose.”

― Albert Bandura

“Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects than the over worked teachers.”

― Albert Bandura

“I guess ‘The Player’ was a pretty good L.A. movie. And ‘Chinatown.’ Was there ever a better L.A. movie about a certain period in L.A.? That was terrific.”

― Albert Brooks

“It’s better to be known by six people for something you’re proud of than by 60 million for something you’re not.”

― Albert Brooks

“How many people didn’t get a part who would have been better than the person who got the part? Thousands.”

― Albert Brooks

“This is a generalization, but I think women’s brains are more accessible to ideas and differences. And they can accept stuff that’s weirder. I think there are enough intelligent men out there who get it, but women will watch behavior that’s different and process it better. In general, women are less threatened by their emotions.”

― Albert Brooks

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

― Albert Camus

“We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.”

― Albert Camus

“Love is a better teacher than duty.”

― Albert Einstein

“In terms of growing as a songwriter, I’m just a guy who understands the craft better. I understand what I want to do with it. I think that’s where I’ve grown. Have I fully achieved that? No, but I don’t think you ever do. There’s always room to grow.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“A guitar player goes on the road, and he misses his girlfriend for a while, but he manages to get along. A horn player gets out on the road, plays two or three towns, and then he’ll get lonely, and next thing you know, he’s packed up and left. It’s better not to hire him in the first place.”

― Albert King

“I swear, there is no one better listening to the fans and knowing what they wants and how to make them cheer other than John Cena.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“I learned from many people. I became a better wrestler thanks to my matches with Edge, with Christian, with Rey Mysterio, with John Cena – who, even though you, the fans, want to criticize him, John Cena is one of the best wrestlers of the universe.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.”

― Albrecht Durer

“To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.”

― Alcaeus

“The world is better because of Coretta Scott King. She affected countless lives and her voice will be deeply missed, especially by those who carry on her incredible undertaking.”

― Alcee Hastings

“It’s not hard for me to access a bad actor. That’s always there. It’s actually kind of a load off your mind because, the worse you do, the better it goes.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally.”

― Alec Baldwin

“If you’re going to have someone defend you, it doesn’t get any better than Kristen Stewart.”

― Alec Baldwin

“On a transcendental level, a film is not going to be better or worse because there’s a prize behind it. The work will be what it is, with or without a prize.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“The emotions of the actors are better when they understand the chronological factors that are adding to the story.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“You can better embrace life, you can enjoy it more, when you are conscious that it will end. You bite life.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“When I’m working, I’m insufferable because I get stuck with myself, and suddenly I become obsessive, thinking about how to make something better.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“The worse the newspapers speak of the world, the better I feel.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“You are always working on your worst book and your best book at the same time. The praise does not make you write better, and it shouldn’t make you write worse, either.”

― Aleksandar Hemon

“So I think that I can say, as the President of Poland, we’re proud that I am coming from Poland, which is different and what’s more important, much better than before.”

― Aleksander Kwasniewski

“I think I’m in better shape now than I was 10 years ago, but it takes a bigger toll – I get back pain!”

― Alessandra Ambrosio

“Companies buy customers when they cannot win new business on their own. They merge when their executives do not have a better idea of what to do.”

― Alex Berenson

“I didn’t say my invention is better, nor did I say other stuff does not work.”

― Alex Chiu

“So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.”

― Alex Cox

“For the better part of my life, I was always trying to manufacture somehow what I would consider ‘living.’ Because I grew up sort of upper-middle class and I didn’t relate so much to that as a life, and I wanted to really find ‘living.’”

― Alex Ebert

“Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they’re better than us.”

― Alex Ferguson

“I would tell filmmakers: ‘Don’t just be seduced by the same old, same old. There are interesting things you can explore that may get your film out there to audiences better than the traditional distribution mechanisms.’”

― Alex Gibney

“I used to sleep with the phone right by my pillow but I’m getting better. Now it sits on the table a few feet away.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I have to be honest and say that I never really feel like there’s one person that I really want to cook for. I just want my food to always get better and always be evolving and for there to always be movement in what I make. I would say I strive for that more than anything else.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Freeze herbs by stem and all – don’t just freeze the leaves. It’s better to keep them sturdier. Put the stems and the leaves together into a plastic bag, and just wrap it up and freeze it like that.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Scrambled eggs are so simple, but they don’t wait or taste better cold!”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I have a journal of everything I’ve ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggest climbing achievements.”

― Alex Honnold

“I like the simplicity of soloing. You’ve got no gear, no partner. You never climb better than when you free-solo.”

― Alex Honnold

“Free soloing is almost as old as climbing itself, with roots in the 19th century. Climbers are continuing to push the boundaries. There are certainly better technical climbers than me. But if I have a particular gift, it’s a mental one – the ability to keep it together where others might freak out.”

― Alex Honnold

“I’ve done routes where I’ve climbed 200 feet off the ground and just been, like, ‘What am I doing?’ I then just climbed back down and went home. Discretion is the better part of valor. Some days are just not your day. That’s the big thing with free soloing: when to call it.”

― Alex Honnold

“My sister does all this community-service type stuff in Portland that makes the world a much better place. And I make as much in a two-day commercial shoot as she does in five years, which is ridiculous.”

― Alex Honnold

“I want to know I made women’s soccer better than it was when I came into it.”

― Alex Morgan

“I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands… something of a combination of familiarity and, for lack of a better word, strangeness.”

― Alex North

“Surfing and trail running chill me out. I like reading, too. And playing my guitar – I wish I were better.”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“I love Europe. I don’t speak a lick of French, but I speak a bit of Italian. I can get through Italy better than I get through the rest of Europe.”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“I’ve played so many games of football now, and even though it is at a higher level, at the end of the day, football is football. You are just playing with better players.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“There is always room for improvement, and I have always grown up knowing however well I have done, there is always something I could have done better.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“My dad always pushes me, tries to make me do better, and maybe that’s what gets the best out of me. He’s tried to instil that in me.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“The thing with ‘The West Wing’ is that the fantasy was legitimately better than the reality – these were smarter, better people than their real-life counterparts, working together at a better White House than the one we had.”

― Alex Pareene

“The goal isn’t, and shouldn’t be, to block Hillary Clinton. The goal is to make sure a potential President Clinton is beholden to a better Congress and a better Democratic Party.”

― Alex Pareene

“In many ways, Tucker Carlson’s a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck or the late Andrew Breitbart, to name two of his contemporaries with a much larger following.”

― Alex Pareene

“It’s tougher when you’re established. Before, I’d see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“My daughters think I am a terrible cook, but I try really hard. I would really like to be a better cook.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“I will say this: when you take any substance, especially in baseball, it’s half mental and half physical. If you take this glass of water and you say, ‘I’m going to be a better baseball player,’ then you probably will be.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“You can always get better throwing the football.”

― Alex Smith

“More is not better. Better is better. You don’t need a bigger house; you need a different floor plan. You don’t need more stuff; you need stuff you’ll actually use.”

― Alex Steffen

“There’s a lot of evidence that shows that if we push as hard as we need to for net-zero emissions, we’ll find ourselves with cities that are more secure, healthier, and have more economic opportunity – are frankly better cities to live in – than if we settle for the status quo.”

― Alex Steffen

“Maybe I’ll take a little better care of myself, but I wouldn’t count on it.”

― Alex Trebek

“You come to the planet with nothing and you leave with nothing, so you’d better do some good while you are here.”

― Alex Van Halen

“Certain remakes are great. Carpenter’s The Thing is better than the original.”

― Alex Winter

“My mentally for my character is you have to be first, better, or different. I know that I’m not the best at everything; in fact, I’m not the best at a lot of things, so I’m going to be different, or I’m going to be the first one to do it.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I noticed the more muscle I put on, the more cushion and padding I had, the better my performances were getting. I decided I could be this little, stick-thin thing out there and be hurt all the time, or I could show my athleticism, and if it comes with a little bit of weight on the side, it is what it is.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I’ve said it before, that I think if we can have any woman from any other background to come into the WWE, it makes it better for the performers.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I like songs that sound like classics. There are songs that might be cooler or have better production, but I like songs that sound like they’re timeless.”

― Alexa Ray Joel

“Information technology is a formidable enabler of freedoms. For example, it lowers barriers to freedom of expression and allows people to get a better grasp of their lives. It should not be used to reduce the freedom of people.”

― Alexander De Croo

“I wasn’t happy with the outcome in Vietnam. Now, I’ve never said that, but, you know, I’m getting to an age where I think I’d better start saying it… And I don’t mean that to sound that I’m being critical of somebody or blaming somebody.”

― Alexander Haig

“Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.”

― Alexander Herzen

“If nations always moved from one set of furnished rooms to another – and always into a better set – things might be easier, but the trouble is that there is no one to prepare the new rooms. The future is worse than the ocean – there is nothing there.”

― Alexander Herzen

“It’s better to be a dictator than gay.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“We have fulfilled all our agreements and all the conditions set by the IMF better than any other state.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“Children are often better actors than adults because they have a greater capacity for believing in a situation.”

― Alexander Mackendrick

“I think a badly crafted, great idea for a new film with a ton of spelling mistakes is just 100 times better than a well-crafted stale script.”

― Alexander Payne

“What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease.”

― Alexander Pope

“To go from ‘Generation Kill,’ which is a very real, dark, gritty series, to ‘True Blood,’ which is flamboyant, crazy, way out there… I couldn’t ask for two better jobs.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature.”

― Alexander Walker

“No one is going to understand your brand better than you.”

― Alexander Wang

“At 83 Shaw’s mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else’s.”

― Alexander Woollcott

“I always say when the opponent was better.”

― Alexander Zverev

“I know kids who say they have nothing to do and then go plop themselves down in front of the television to watch a movie or play Nintendo or Xbox. I think there is nothing better for killing creativity and imagination.”

― Alexandra Adornetto

“There is nothing better than a really cool mystery: you don’t know what’s going to happen, so you keep turning those pages or watching that series.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“It’s not that Millennials don’t believe some things are serious. We’ll make ‘It Gets Better’ videos or perform comedy for disaster relief. But sum up our lives in a phrase? The Importance of Never Being Too Earnest.”

― Alexandra Petri

“YouTube is covered in comments that would be better expressed – and better spelled – via a simple thumbs-up or down.”

― Alexandra Petri

“At Harvard, where students tend to respond to real-world celebrities with the vague sense that they could do a better job themselves, the recipe for celebrity is complex.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Adults tell students that it gets better, that the world changes after school, that being ‘different’ will pay off sometime after graduation. But no one explains to them why.”

― Alexandra Robbins

“A Health Affairs study comparing patient-satisfaction scores with HCAHPS surveys of almost 100,000 nurses showed that a better nurse work environment was associated with higher scores on every patient-satisfaction survey question.”

― Alexandra Robbins

“In England, the fans are more spectators than supporters. There’s a better atmosphere in French stadiums.”

― Alexandre Lacazette

“I would say I was still a Marxist – which is not to be confused with being a Communist. Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.”

― Alexei Sayle

“Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else.”

― Alexei Sayle

“The worst day of writing is still better than the best day of telemarketing.”

― Alexi Zentner

“If you realize early what your influence is, you can have a better understanding of what you are writing about.”

― Alexi Zentner

“Working with Christopher McQuarrie and working with Tom Cruise; two people who are just so good at what they do, it just makes you better.”

― Alexia Fast

“When you won that title you should know now that you are representing a whole country or nation with your actions and you are now in a glass house or under a microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud.”

― Alexis Arguello

“Let’s all strive to be more entrepreneurial, and I think we’ll all be in a better place.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“Ramen in L.A. is much better than ramen in San Francisco. That’s just a fact.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“For my bikinis, the smaller the better. That’s how I’ve always been.”

― Alexis Ren

“The more pressure I’m under, the better I feel.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I’m a better cook and more of a perfectionist than my mother.”

― Alexis Stewart

“I have to say, ‘Gravity’ is better in 3-D, even though in 2-D the quality of the picture is better. But the 3-D is better.”

― Alfonso Cuaron

“If you actually relax your vocal cords they actually work better.”

― Alfonso Ribeiro

“Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.”

― Alfred A. Montapert

“Actually, my correspondent’s language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words.”

― Alfred Hershey

“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Better not be at all than not be noble.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”

― Alfred Whitney Griswold

“The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”

― Alfred Whitney Griswold

“The better the actor I am acting with, the better my performance gets.”

― Ali Fazal

“In Bollywood, we are told exactly what to do and how to do it and not to counter things by saying there’s a better way. We make our actors feel important by paying them more. But the real deal is when you let the actors take some decisions on the sets.”

― Ali Fazal

“Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.”

― Ali ibn Abi Talib

“It’s always tough to play against teams that bunker or ‘park the bus’ inside the 18-yard box, but we always try to focus on our game and how we can overcome the obstacles that the game presents to continue to get better and score goals.”

― Ali Krieger

“Our daily work ethic – that need to always do better and top our last performance – is what makes USWNT football players who we are.”

― Ali Krieger

“I’ve always loved animals and I always thought that they were, if not better, then the absolute equal of any two legged creature that God ever created.”

― Ali MacGraw

“Here in America, our use of time is not harmonious with humanity’s better spirit.”

― Ali Shaheed Muhammad

“I had a job, I got ill, I left the job to get better, and while I was getting better, I wrote some stories. I sent them to some publishers and the fifth one who replied said they’d take them. Then they went bankrupt. Then that bankrupt publisher got bought by a bigger firm. Story: in the end is the beginning, and in the beginning is the end.”

― Ali Smith

“The more socially conscious you are, the better the work you make.”

― Ali Wong

“Yeah, I’ve worked with a couple of female directors, now, and I think that they’re amazing. As good or better than guy directors.”

― Alia Shawkat

“I’ve worked with a couple of female directors now, and I think that they’re amazing. As good or better than guy directors.”

― Alia Shawkat

“When we get together and rehearse, which is always living with each other, we always talk about what would make it better, what would mean more, what would say more. So we’re always improving and growing.”

― Alice Cooper

“They’re reacting and that’s wonderful. It’s better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react – do whatever’s in your power to move the audience, and if that’s where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.”

― Alice Cooper

“I’m interested in characters who should know better, who know they should give up, move on, accept life as it is, with all its constraints – life, death, time – but don’t.”

― Alice McDermott

“One is lucky to be born in a place where no one is doing it, because then you can say, ‘Well, obviously I can write better than everyone else in high school.’ You have no idea of the competition.”

― Alice Munro

“It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.”

― Alice Paul

“Knowing there is a capable back-up willing to give it a try always makes you feel better.”

― Alice Ripley

“Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.”

― Alice Stone Blackwell

“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.”

― Alice Walker

“Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.”

― Alice Walker

“Everything tastes better with butter. Meat that has fat in it is tender in a certain way, flavorful in a certain way. It’s hard to deny the flavor quotient there.”

― Alice Waters

“I think you are who you are, and your kids will see who you are. So you’d better be a good person, because they are going to see it, and that’s going to shape them. They are going to become you.”

― Alicia Keys

“I feel like B sides are always better, no matter whose record it is.”

― Alicia Keys

“Beijing didn’t go the way I planned and I would have liked to have performed a little bit better personally. After Beijing that is what stuck in my mind. I want a better Olympic finish.”

― Alicia Sacramone

“My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“Pianos tend to get better as they age, the more you play them. They grow into their sound.”

― Alicia Witt

“On-screen relationships are the best because you don’t have to worry about saying the wrong things. And if the guy’s got a girlfriend, or I’m not attracted to him, it’s even better. It’s just my character kissing his character.”

― Alicia Witt

“If I had challenges in my company, I would not hesitate to sell assets to remain afloat, to get to the better times, because it doesn’t make any sense for me to keep any assets and then suffocate the whole organization.”

― Aliko Dangote

“Money means better meals at better places.”

― Alison Brie

“I love originating shows and originating songs – there is nothing better than being the first one to get to do a song.”

― Alison Elliott

“Good dreams are better than films or books.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness – better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth.”

― Alison Gopnik

“What, of course, we want in a university is for people to learn the skills they’re going to need outside the classroom. So, having a system that had more emphasis on inquiry and exploration but also on learning and practising specific skills would fit much better with how we know people learn.”

― Alison Gopnik

“I think you translate emotion better when you take your hands off.”

― Alison Krauss

“Personally I think women look better with a bit of chub on them.”

― Alison Moyet

“It’s really irrelevant, but I wouldn’t want to be stick thin. It’s better to have bit of fat on your face when you get older.”

― Alison Moyet

“If you look back on professions, when they became undervalued and paid less, women tended to do better in them.”

― Alison Owen

“With ‘Suffragette,’ I felt that a female writer would be good, and considering the subject matter, who would be better to write the script than Abi Morgan? She was the first choice, and she happens to be a woman.”

― Alison Owen

“I eat a lot of fruit after I run. I find that hydrates me better than just drinking water. I have fruit already cut up for after a run, so when I’m done I can chow on cantaloupe or watermelon. It’s so satisfying, and that probably keeps me from being too hungry for other things.”

― Alison Sweeney

“Parenting makes us better in so many regards.”

― Alissa Quart

“Americans overall may live better than medieval aristocrats could dream of, but that means nothing when oligarchs live in the neighborhood next door, flaunting their luxurious homes and top-quality private schools.”

― Alissa Quart

“There’s no better example of how to lead a difficult employee than to have a child. You have another kind of knowledge from your children that’s actually applicable outside of childbearing.”

― Alissa Quart

“When I was growing up, my parents thought there could be nothing better than being a writer. And at that time, society afforded that impracticality.”

― Alissa Quart

“We can do many different things as a band. But that doesn’t mean we should do that. If we did all we’re capable of, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’d be writing better songs. None of us are huge fans of bands that seem to go, ‘OK, I’m gonna sing for no reason and then scream for no reason just because I can.’”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“It’s better to train for 4-5 hours a week than to do ten hours one week then nothing for two weeks. It helps your body adapt and also maintains your fitness.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, Reagan and Thatcher displayed Churchillian magnanimity towards Gorbachev’s broken nation. Relations were never better. There was no triumphalism.”

― Alistair Horne

“I’m just cruising, doing me, having a good time and focusing on getting better.”

― Alistair Overeem

“I’m working relentlessly at becoming a better fighter than I was yesterday. I think I’ve really shown that I’m a more evolved fighter these days than I’ve ever been.”

― Alistair Overeem

“There are plenty of studies that have shown that depression is associated with decreased immunity. So I want to harness all of the positive emotional energy I can in a patient to get better.”

― Allan Hamilton

“Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.”

― Allan Sloan

“Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.”

― Allan Sloan

“Honestly, I just like to make movies. The funnier the better.”

― Allen Covert

“When you are not practicing, someone else is getting better.”

― Allen Iverson

“I felt like I was better at football than I am in basketball.”

― Allen Iverson

“Liberals worry that what’s best for the individual might not be better for the public at large. But that philosophy assumes something vicious about each and every one of us. It assumes we only care about ourselves.”

― Allen West

“My work is better, maybe all filmmakers are better, for Polanski’s imprint on cinema. He created language for all of us to use, there is no question about that.”

― Allison Anders

“Great drama is all about conflict, and what’s a better conflict than Republican-Democrat?”

― Allison Janney

“Kids can really get better quickly. Here’s another thing I would like to say: Kids should never be coached by their parents, ever. They should be as natural as possible.”

― Allison Jones

“If I had written a book saying, ‘Ladies, your life is terrible,’ I would have sold three copies. It’s always better to laugh people into recognition.”

― Allison Pearson

“We need more diversity – we need more African-Americans on screen, Latinos, Asians, different religions. We have to be better about reflecting what our world looks like.”

― Allison Schroeder

“I want to do more films because if you do a lot of films, you become a better actor.”

― Allu Arjun

“I am a variety machine; I look for variety in my characters, and an extra edge in the characterisation helps in bringing out a better performance.”

― Allu Arjun

“We get asked all the time if we’re getting a fifth member, and we wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, ‘Hey the four of us are Fifth Harmony,’ and we’re stronger and better than we’ve ever been.”

― Ally Brooke

“Time and again, a student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her, saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether it is worthwhile to continue her studies. I invariably refuse such requests, saying that if the student could give up her work on my advice, she had better give it up without it.”

― Alma Gluck

“If you’re going to be a myth or want to be a myth, you’d better die young.”

― Alma Guillermoprieto

“If we all make a concerted effort and try to improve the life of someone else, then this world would be a better place to live in.”

― Alonzo Mourning

“The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it.”

― Alphonso Jackson

“You know when you’ve had a good game, and you know when you could have done better.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“The longer I have played, the perception of myself has changed. I conduct myself to other players a bit better.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“With what I have learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn something more in England I think it would make me a more complete, better player.”

― Alvaro Morata

“Protesting is good, but healing is better. We need to see America heal.”

― Alveda King

“I’ve always been interested in using mathematics to make the world work better.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“My Ph.D. is in operations research. I was interested in making things work better and using mathematics to help do that. So operations research is what I studied as an undergraduate and graduate student.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“Experimental economics is about conducting experiments: bringing economics into the laboratory or creating controlled conditions in the field that allow us to understand better what we are seeing in less controlled circumstances.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“We also did something called the Texas Peace Festival, which was actually a better gig both musically, and in the way it was organised.”

― Alvin Lee

“It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.”

― Alvin Toffler

“My daughter loves to be surprised. And she loves to surprise me. She loves to create games where either one or both of us are surprised, or go away, and then come back. And she loves to play them over and over, and over again. The combo is familiar. Go away. Come back. Surprise! She is only two. I better get used to this.”

― Alysia Reiner

“You decide how to show up, and you’d better come correct: the way you look, what you say, how you act and react. No excuses! Get in front of the mirror and own what you see. You may have to drag your fabulousness out of hiding, but it’s there.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“I always tell people, I’m a better swimmer because I’m a mom and a better mom because I’m swimmer.”

― Amanda Beard

“Women’s lives get more interesting the older they get. For some reason, when you hit 35, it turns into a grey area filmically. There’s not much more until you start playing grannies. I’m not ready for that. I’m just naffed off that, between 35 and 50, there aren’t better things about.”

― Amanda Donohoe

“Every now and then, a writer emerges who just gets better and better. These are the really exciting ones to encounter. Their novels carry the promise of so much more to come. Warwick Collins is one such writer.”

― Amanda Foreman

“I’ve come to realise I work so much better when I’m going by instinct.”

― Amanda Hale

“If I’m going to talk about an issue, I better know what it’s about viscerally.”

― Amanda Hearst

“Somalia is very dangerous, and no one knows that better than I.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“Once you start working out, you feel better and it becomes something you make time to do.”

― Amber Heard

“I use Simple face wipes and Nivea face cream. For my body any kind of body butter, the more moisturising the better.”

― Amber Le Bon

“I would quite like to be home secretary again if I ever got the opportunity because there’s a few things I’d like to do a bit better than last time.”

― Amber Rudd

“It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.”

― Amelia Earhart

“I think I have handled things pretty well last year and this. What I have to do now is try do it even better.”

― Amelie Mauresmo

“What I would say is that vows and rings don’t change anything: the challenges are the same. Every day is just a conscious commitment to making the next day better.”

― America Ferrera

“We can do better, and we must hold the politicians accountable to do better.”

― Ami Bera

“The good thing about being nervous is that you perform better.”

― Amir Khan

“What happened to me against Prescott didn’t make Prescott a better fighter than me.”

― Amir Khan

“I’m not ashamed of any work I do. You can’t decide a film’s fate before its release. There’s no surety that your new films will be better or worse than your previous ones. You can only hope to surpass your efforts.”

― Amisha Patel

“National elections have to be fought on who can ensure better national security, who can give us a sound economic system… ensure financial discipline… And this work can only be done by Narendra Modi.”

― Amit Shah

“It is better for a youth to earn living selling pakodas instead of being unemployed. Making pakodas is not shameful; what is shameful is comparing such a person with a beggar.”

― Amit Shah

“Imagination makes us shape better stories, sure, but it also allows us to multiply possibilities.”

― Amitava Kumar

“Reading while I’m writing ideally inspires my competitive side. When I read great writers, I want to be a better writer.”

― Amity Gaige

“My personal writing philosophy is to try and write better every day.”

― Amity Gaige

“The New Deal exists principally on an emotional plane for Obama. To him, the New Deal is something you play like a song, to make you or your constituents feel better.”

― Amity Shlaes

“The Grand Old Party’s abiding affection for a ‘bigger and better’ presidency isn’t entirely logical. After all, the Obama presidency commenced with an effort to reenact the Hundred Days. Yet President Obama’s first-term economic performance itself was not ‘big’ but mediocre – tiny, even.”

― Amity Shlaes

“Our ideals are our better selves.”

― Amos Bronson Alcott

“In a system of precedent, the new majority bears the weight of explaining why the constitutional vision of their predecessors was flawed and of making the case as to why theirs better captures the meaning of our fundamental law.”

― Amy Coney Barrett

“I sometimes think it’s better to go with a bad movie that is true to a certain point of view than to take something and make people try to like it when they’re not supposed to.”

― Amy Heckerling

“My Hindi is OK. I think I am better with Tamil. I remember the Tamil words.”

― Amy Jackson

“I look forward to Pond’s products to deliver better skincare for girls everywhere.”

― Amy Jackson

“I’m happier and a better person when I work out, especially if I work out outdoors.”

― Amy Jo Martin

“Let’s be honest: The trade embargo with Cuba hasn’t secured our interests or helped the Cuban people. Because the way to promote positive change and better human rights in Cuba is through engagement, not isolation.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I believe we can incentivize more affordable health care in general by better regulating insurance and creating meaningful competition for health care services.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“As elected officials, we were sent to the halls of government by our neighbors to do their work – and much work needs to be done. Remembering our shared experiences with the people we represent makes us better and more accountable civil servants.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“We have to do a better job of putting some rules on the insurance companies.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“The pedicure is beside the point – the rub is all I care about. And not just my feet, my calves and thighs. There is nothing better, except maybe a scalp massage.”

― Amy Landecker

“The music business is rougher than the movie business. In film you get noticed in a small role, even in a movie that bombs. But in records you better have that hit or else it’s ‘See you later.’”

― Amy Madigan

“Being a top performer – whether it’s in business or on the athletic field – requires grit and tenacity, as well as the continuous desire to become better.”

― Amy Morin

“Truly successful people don’t rise to the top by acting tough; they become better by growing stronger.”

― Amy Morin

“Rather than dispute their shortcomings or hide their mistakes, resilient people are authentic. Their humble, self-aware approach assists them in developing strategies to become better.”

― Amy Morin

“Dancing is about expressing yourself, and the more walls you let down, the better.”

― Amy Purdy

“There’s so many more better TV shows than films coming out, in my opinion.”

― Amy Smart

“Popularity is given to you, and if you think that just because you’re really popular you’re a better person, it could be a real crash when you find the popularity goes down.”

― Amy Tan

“I write songs about stuff that I can’t really get past personally – and then I write a song about it and I feel better.”

― Amy Winehouse

“If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.”

― Amy Winehouse

“To be honest, I think kids have got a lot more going on than adults. They’ve got their heads screwed on a lot better.”

― Amy Winehouse

“I think it’s better not to mix professional life and personal life – although it is hard.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“You learn you have to accept the way things are, and the sooner you accept them, the sooner you become at peace with them, and then the things start to get better.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“There are many times I don’t feel like going to work out, but I know if I do, I’ll feel better.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Little by little, the U.S. has allowed questionable domestic policies to chip away at the only hope poor students have at a better future. The Right Wing loves to distract voters from these realities by making it seem as though the poor remain so because they lack the work ethic necessary to ‘pull themselves up by their bootstraps.’”

― Ana Kasparian

“When it comes to Buttigieg, he doesn’t want to reveal what his actual policies are, where his stances are – and for some reason, he is better than all these other candidates in the eyes of mainstream media pundits.”

― Ana Kasparian

“I think the White House is a better place for not having a Steve Bannon in it.”

― Ana Navarro

“There is an unwritten social rule now that you can harangue the wealthy to give money away, but you mustn’t ask how the money was made. There are no galas celebrating the money people knew better than to seek. Charity begins after profit.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“Some people will talk about how Afghanistan has improved, but they’re really just talking about the cities. In the countryside where the war has been fought, it’s really not that much better than it was in 2001.”

― Anand Gopal

“I do believe it is important to be future-ready with a portfolio to be able to deal with however the market evolves. This is better than just forecasting accurately but in having the weapons ready to deal with the uncertainties.”

― Anand Mahindra

“A large number of students around the world don’t really have access to high quality education. So, launching EdX allows students all over the world to have much better access to a high quality education from a university such as Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and others as we add more universities.”

― Anant Agarwal

“At the end of the day, I think the more online educators there are, I think the better off the whole world is.”

― Anant Agarwal

“I was focusing on sax while at Berklee, but then I started to play Brazilian choro and Colombian music. I was doing more folkloric stuff on the clarinet because it works better. Finally, I realized I was working more on the clarinet than the saxophone, and I started to feel more comfortable on it.”

― Anat Cohen

“It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.”

― Anatole France

“A review of summit day photographs will show that I was clothed in the latest, highest quality, high altitude gear, comparable, if not better, than that worn by the other members of our expedition.”

― Anatoli Boukreev

“I think President Karzai realizes exactly how important it is to strengthen the fight against corruption in the country now, step up endeavors to stop the drug trade and to deliver better governance. He said as much in his inaugural address.”

― Anders Fogh Rasmussen

“I feel better training in Brazil.”

― Anderson Silva

“I always think I look better after a yoga class. It’s the same as a massage. We look so amazing after a massage because we’re relaxed.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Don’t worry about the room being messy! Everything can’t be perfect – you have to let some things go, and it’s better to actually sit down on the floor with your child than spend time worrying about having a perfect house.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I started singing by default, I think. Because there was a guy in the group that thought the group wasn’t going to ever be anything. And I was getting ready to record, and I’d never recorded my voice. It was always other people that I featured because I thought they did a much better job.”

― Andrae Crouch

“I look at all my projects as a stair step to the next. My goal is to always get better and better.”

― Andrae Crouch

“I like to read the paper online. And I love email. And I love nothing better than to be interrupted.”

― Andre Aciman

“Better to be wrong than be boring.”

― Andre Geim

“Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

― Andre Gide

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

― Andre Gide

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

― Andre Gide

“I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.”

― Andre Gide

“The biggest thing is becoming a better player and proving your doubters wrong.”

― Andre Iguodala

“If I get on the golf course, my basketball game is a direct reflection of how many rounds of golf I can get. So, the more rounds of golf, the better I play.”

― Andre Iguodala

“It doesn’t matter to me who I’m playing with. I think I’m going to make anybody better.”

― Andre Iguodala

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.”

― Andre Malraux

“I’ve had the healthy and sobering experience of constantly working with music that is invariably better than any performance of it can be.”

― Andre Previn

“When you’re working with music that is invariably better than you are, it’s difficult to become swell-headed.”

― Andre Previn

“The move to Chelsea has made me better and stronger.”

― Andre Schurrle

“Mourinho is known for getting under players’ skins, tickling and goading better performances out of them.”

― Andre Schurrle

“I don’t come from a position that I am better than everybody; I come from a position that I had a tough upbringing. And I don’t always highlight it, because I just never wanted to be that person with another rags to riches story.”

― Andre Ward

“I spar in the gym, and I take pride in my sparring. But I’m a better fighter when the lights come on because it’s right now – there is no tomorrow.”

― Andre Ward

“Often, I went in love with some friends in school. And, no, I suffered. Only later, things went better.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I’ve always been interested in DIY and home renovation – even from my first student flat. I’ve always left places better than when I moved in.”

― Andrea McLean

“The most important thing you can do for yourself is get an education. Learn, listen, and respond. You have to study and practice to get better at your craft and to widen your skill set.”

― Andrea Navedo

“Better to leave before someone else has the idea of sending you away.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“People who don’t know me think I’m so serious. I’m a prankster; I like to have fun with the people who know me better.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“I lean toward anything with a dark sense of humor. And since I’ve been out of school, the majority of my books have been contemporary; basically, I like my characters to have electricity – even better, a TV.”

― Andrea Seigel

“Well, you know, what’s better? To play a character who stays stuck in the same baggage year after year, or to play a character who gets beyond that and goes to a new level?”

― Andreas Katsulas

“Better degrees don’t automatically translate into better skills and better jobs and better lives.”

― Andreas Schleicher

“I mean, you still can’t jump offstage and go read a book. But I’m getting better at it. It is something you can manage. You can still give everything you have to the audience onstage, and have something for yourself.”

― Andrew Bird

“Much of Mr. Bush’s 28 percent approval rating is born not of ‘failed policies’ – of which there are many – but of the ill-gotten gains pilfered from a pre-Bush inauguration strategy to send the message to Republicans that the Democrats play politics harder and better.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“The Panda mission really speaks to our philosophy. It is, ‘Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.’ I’m talking about everyone who works at Panda. They’re inspired to better their own lives.”

― Andrew Cherng

“There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“Whether you voted for me or not, going through the Democratic process had made me a better candidate. I am a smarter, better candidate.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“You can be a lender who wants to compete and have a better product, but you just can’t get to the students. The schools are controlling the access to the students.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that’s what I’m doing.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“I don’t know people who don’t say, boy the government is working better now.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“I’m not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing.”

― Andrew Davies

“Big things, a real crisis, I think I’m pretty good, but this little thing will just wallop me. I think I’m managing depression better now: when the mood comes, I just try and sit it out.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“Looking at my family today, I think, ‘I could not have done any better.’ That’s one thing I have got right.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“I can remember all the bad games and rubbish shots I’ve played far more than all my successes. Luckily, as I’ve got older, I’ve got better at dealing with that. What’s the point of regrets? They don’t change anything.”

― Andrew Flintoff

“If I’m not the Democratic nominee, I’m gonna get out there and work for whoever the Democratic nominee is, because I believe they will be better than the alternative.”

― Andrew Gillum

“People do want to see themselves reflected. They’ll never believe that Gwen Graham, Philip Levine, Chris King, or Jeff Greene will be a better representative of their interests than I will be.”

― Andrew Gillum

“Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?”

― Andrew Greeley

“People often say that stress is a motivator. What we’re referring to when we say this is really better described as stimulation and engagement.”

― Andrew J. Bernstein

“Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”

― Andrew Jackson

“In mainland China, there are many good theaters – sometimes better than Hong Kong.”

― Andrew Lau

“I think back at the time, if it had been 1988, I would have thought Michael and Sarah probably would have been cast but I don’t think, I think it’s much better that the girl is younger and if Sarah would have been 26 or 27 then.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“If you look at Myspace, Facebook was a better product. It’s as simple as that.”

― Andrew Mason

“Keats writes better about poems than anybody I’ve ever read. The things that he says about what he wants his own poems to be are the ideals that I share.”

― Andrew Motion

“I am a better journalist than I am a businessman.”

― Andrew Neil

“In healthcare, we are beginning to see that AI can read the radiology images better than most radiologists. In education, we have a lot of data, and companies like Coursera are putting up a lot of content online.”

― Andrew Ng

“Bring market forces to bear on health care insurers. Creating a health care ‘exchange,’ one of the better ideas included in House Bill 3200, creates affordable, accessible and portable insurance for millions of Americans.”

― Andrew P. Harris

“Even when I have a good game, you can still do things better.”

― Andrew Robertson

“Everything I get praised for, I can still work on and get better.”

― Andrew Robertson

“The ethos on Wall Street has not changed, and that’s not going to come from the corner office. That’s going to come, for better or worse, from Washington, and the whole idea of greed is still good, that is still pervasive.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“What if the slowdown in merger activity isn’t cyclical, but secular? What if corporations have learned the lessons of so many companies before them that the odds of a successful merger are no better than 50-50 and probably less? Is it possible that the biggest deals have already been done?”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Perhaps the biggest economic shift during Obama’s presidency came from a piece of legislation that wasn’t sold as such. On March 21, 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. It was Obama’s boldest piece of legislation and the one that will most likely define him.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“We all have an obligation to pass on a better environment to our kids.”

― Andrew Scheer

“No matter what the issue is, conservative principles are always better for people than big-government, liberal principles.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Are we better off if we displace jobs and investments to other countries and global emissions go up? I say no. Let’s bring that production here and have less emissions globally because we can make things more efficiently and cleaner.”

― Andrew Scheer

“If a factory closes down here and pops up in China where they don’t have access to clean technology, clean energy, then the world is not better off.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I think I’m a terrible researcher. I find it very boring and frustrating, but the things you can find are better than what I could imagine. And when you find them, it’s wonderful, and they don’t feel artificial.”

― Andrew Sean Greer

“The higher a book’s sales ranks, the better chances it has of being noticed by Amazon’s internal recommendations engine.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“People who dream of something bigger and better are good role models.”

― Andrew Shue

“I’m attached to my children with whatever flaws they have, and if some glorious angel broke through the living room ceiling and offered to exchange them for other, better children, I’d cling to my kids and pray away this specter.”

― Andrew Solomon

“Oh yes, I certainly have low days. I feel that in treating the depression, it’s not so much that I’ve become happier as it is that I can be unhappy in better ways.”

― Andrew Solomon

“Every stage of life longs for others. When one is young and eager, one aspires to maturity, and everyone older would like nothing better than to be young.”

― Andrew Solomon

“There are many beautiful and resource-rich areas all over the Philippines that are still undeveloped or under-developed. These areas offer opportunities for better master-planning and the emergence of better communities as well as cities.”

― Andrew Tan

“The inertia that you get from partying pays back energy to keep you partying. So, if I get tired, I just party some more, and then I feel better.”

― Andrew W.K.

“So I definitely think I’ve gotten much, much, much better at partying and having fun the older I’ve gotten.”

― Andrew W.K.

“I truly believe that listening to music can transform you into a better person.”

― Andrew W.K.

“The most common objection that I hear to walking as exercise is that it’s too easy, that only sweaty, strenuous activity offers real benefits. But there is abundant evidence that regular, brisk walking is associated with better health, including lower blood pressure, better moods and improved cholesterol ratios.”

― Andrew Weil

“If you’re a true warrior, competition doesn’t scare you. It makes you better.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“I’m a technician. It’s like that in football and the same way in golf. I want to try to find a way that I can swing the club properly. Over the years, it’s getting better and better.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“I like most of the venture capitalists I know; they’re smart, well-intended guys who genuinely enjoy helping entrepreneurs succeed. And I love venture capital and investment capital of all categories – its economic impact is proven. The more of it the better.”

― Andrew Yang

“At Venture for ,we’ve worked with hundreds of aspiring young entrepreneurs who want to build businesses and change things for the better.”

― Andrew Yang

“A company can set off in one direction, figures out that it’s not the right way to go, and then go in an entirely new direction. Over time, the product or service improves, and the company gets better at executing and delivering.”

― Andrew Yang

“Starting a business is similar to an athletic endeavor, like serving a tennis ball. Telling you how to do it is useless. You actually get better through a combination of practice, coaching, and repetitions with money on the line.”

― Andrew Yang

“One of the principles of nonviolence is that you leave your opponents whole and better off than you found them.”

― Andrew Young

“I was much more comfortable and a much better congressman running in a district that was 37 percent black, where I had to have a white constituency to get elected, than I would have been if I was in a 75 percent black district.”

― Andrew Young

“My life gets better every year.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“Though involvement in music and the arts can’t cure all the ills of society, I do believe that the inspiration they provide has the potential to help us reflect, at times, on the better angels of our natures.”

― Andris Nelsons

“Even better, there were established two separate committees deciding on state film funding.”

― Andrzej Wajda

“I think almost all manic depressives exhibit some kind of criminal behaviour, even if it’s something as minimal as shoplifting, but then they often go on to bigger and better things – in my case, it was fraud.”

― Andy Behrman

“As no one knew much about my mental illness, a lot of people had the attitude that I had the capability to ‘kick it’ and get better instantly. This was the most frustrating attitude for me.”

― Andy Behrman

“Fame does different things to different people. For some people it makes them a better person.”

― Andy Cohen

“I’ve really hung in there with my BlackBerry. The main reason I like it better than an iPhone is that I can type better. I saw Rachel Zoe using a white one and I was jealous. The risk, of course, is that it could look like a Lady BIC. I’ve just learned to own it though.”

― Andy Cohen

“I don’t feel I’m better than any man out there or that I have anything to teach, and the more I learn about myself, the less comfortable I feel saying anything at all.”

― Andy Dunn

“The digitally-native vertical brand drives a lot more customer intimacy than its competition. The data is better because every transaction and interaction is captured.”

― Andy Dunn

“It’s better not to work than to work in something you don’t want to be working in.”

― Andy Garcia

“Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.”

― Andy Garcia

“I have walked around the same streets so many times, and then seen a place that had been hidden to me. I now know the sites in a way that makes me think I could have made better use of the connections between place and snowball.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“You get way better from playing to the passing public. You learn how to entertain. But it took me a good three years out on the promenade to figure that out. You also learn what makes them stop dead in their tracks and what doesn’t.”

― Andy Grammer

“I thought I wanted to be a clown, because what would be better than making people laugh?”

― Andy Grammer

“You need to be growing and getting better, and in L.A., it’s so hard to get bookings. You literally have to pay clubs to book you. It’s pay to play, and then you only get 30 minutes. That’s no way to get good.”

― Andy Grammer

“The more they hate you, the better you’re doing.”

― Andy Kaufman

“No matter how successful you become… there’s always that sense that you could be better.”

― Andy Mineo

“Like most guys, I’ve always liked watches. I can always check the time on my phone, but having a watch is so much better.”

― Andy Murray

“If it’s a good LP, you’ll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don’t get that tingle, you’d better take it straight down to the record exchange.”

― Andy Partridge

“Where I’ve arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there’s a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.”

― Andy Partridge

“We are looking to get counties to play their young England players earlier, and the first reports from the counties are that it is working well. It also helps us to prepare in a better fashion.”

― Andy Pick

“The selfish thing about an athlete is you always look at the side of things where you say I could’ve done that better.”

― Andy Roddick

“I’m better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.”

― Andy Summers

“I actually think I play better now than I’ve ever played.”

― Andy Summers

“It accumulates over the years and I’ve led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations… You would hope that you play better and better – until you just get too feeble to do it anymore.”

― Andy Summers

“Fantasy love is much better than reality love.”

― Andy Warhol

“I always like to see if the art across the street is better than mine.”

― Andy Warhol

“The goal isn’t just to make transactions: it’s to make better decisions in the way you run your business. If that’s not at the top of every executive’s priorities, then they shouldn’t be an executive.”

― Aneel Bhusri

“I don’t think anyone is better than Amazon, and all the new generation of enterprise companies are basically copying them.”

― Aneel Bhusri

“I hope people don’t compare 2D and 3D because 3D’s new, it’s unfair to compare to 2D which is really sophisticated, even when we’re jaded about it. 3D just began, give it a chance, let the equipment and projection system catch up and be better, let the price go down, let more filmmakers get a hold of it more easily.”

― Ang Lee

“I put everyone in my school on to Nicki Minaj before she blew up. I was obsessed with her and I was like, ‘If she’s the best female rapper then I’ve got to be better than her.’”

― Angel Haze

“I have this desire to have this immaculate form of love that really doesn’t exist, so my obsession goes on through life and I never find it and I end up miserable. But it makes me a better writer.”

― Angel Haze

“It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of passion than never to be valued at all.”

― Angela Carter

“Really, what matters in the long run is sticking with things and working daily to get better at them.”

― Angela Duckworth

“If you’re never able to tolerate a little bit of pain and discomfort, you’ll never get better.”

― Angela Duckworth

“I define talent as the rate at which you get better at something when you try. To be very talented means you get better faster and more easily than other people or other things that you try.”

― Angela Duckworth

“You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input.”

― Angela Merkel

“In a way, by being fully committed to the Olympic movement globally, I’m better able to promote women’s hockey and talk about women’s hockey and put a face to women’s hockey, to all the IOC members.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“I’m in the perfect position. It’s a sports position and a political position where I can help better the lives of athletes around the world.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“As a veteran, you’re a little more poised on that mental side. But athletically, I didn’t really think I could get better.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“I find that I’ve tried to become a better hockey player every year and not just hold on. At the same time, I’ve also made it a point to increase or grow in some other area of my life. If I were just playing hockey, I would probably be done with the sport.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“I think I should learn French and be a better cook – basic, really good life stuff.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Real food, I’ve found, is actually better than dieting.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Sometimes it’s better to not read too much, to not listen to everybody.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I’m feeling good about my movement on grass courts; I can serve a little bit better. This makes me much more dangerous than on hard.”

― Angelique Kerber

“People on left have to better understand what are the benefits of inequality, and people on right have to understand better what the dangers are… It has to become properly hardwired into the American democratic debate in a way that it hasn’t really been.”

― Angus Deaton

“I’m in favor of inequality if it comes about from people making great innovations that make us all better off. And I think those people deserve to be rich. But the people who get rich by lobbying the Congress to give them special protections that come out of the hides of the workers seems to be a bad idea.”

― Angus Deaton

“Parents tend to value their lives more highly than people without kids, but they’re different in lots of ways: They’re richer. They’re better educated. They’re healthier.”

― Angus Deaton

“We never go overboard and above people’s heads. We strive to retain that energy, that spirit we’ve always had. We feel the more simple and original something is, the better.”

― Angus Young

“I don’t care if they eat me alive, I’ve got better things to do then survive.”

― Ani DiFranco

“We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say ’cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.”

― Ani DiFranco

“Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love, to say what we have to say ’cause if you’re not trying to make something better, then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.”

― Ani DiFranco

“An outsider can see some things much better.”

― Anil Kapoor

“Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better.”

― Anita Desai

“If you’re a good actor, you should be able to do soap, comedy, Shakespeare, musicals, pantomime, and something like ‘Frozen.’ Of course, you will be better at some things, but who says you can’t do them all? The intent should always be to stretch yourself and broaden your horizons.”

― Anita Dobson

“I would love to do better in mainstream Hindi films, but one thing I must say is that my best experience so far has been in the Punjabi film industry, where I’ve been around for more than 11 years.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach.”

― Anita Loos

“If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.”

― Anita Roddick

“I don’t see myself ever retiring, unless it’s for something that I like better, and so far I like directing a lot but I don’t see the necessity to retire from anything unless there’s a really great alternative.”

― Anjelica Huston

“I don’t think it’s necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.”

― Anjelica Huston

“I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.”

― Ann Bancroft

“For me, the greatest obstacles are never on the ice itself. That’s the area I excel in. That’s where my passion is. I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better.”

― Ann Bancroft

“It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact.”

― Ann Coulter

“Liberals decided it’s much better not to play outraged with me anymore. I sell lots of books that way.”

― Ann Coulter

“When you treat yourself right, you run better and more efficiently. Which means you don’t have to go 100 miles an hour to get everything done.”

― Ann Curry

“Women have demanded and gotten better jobs and more power. But the one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves.”

― Ann Curry

“As an adult, I took ballet classes three times a week, and I believed it gave me better posture, a stronger body, and made me more graceful.”

― Ann Hood

“Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.”

― Ann Landers

“Actually, in this instance we do have probably a better tracking system than was the instance in Canada. Because this is a dairy cow, they’re all individually tagged.”

― Ann Veneman

“Measuring sticks try to rank some people as big and some people as small – but we aren’t sizes. We are souls. There are no better people or worse people – there are only God-made souls.”

― Ann Voskamp

“I saw my father deal with every headache the government threw his way – whether it had to do with the signs on the front of the building or the prices on the showroom floor. He knew he could do better, if government would just get out of the way – and stay out of the way. He was right.”

― Ann Wagner

“When we get government off the backs of our job creators, small businesses have a better chance of thriving. And when small businesses thrive, so does our economy.”

― Ann Wagner

“Led Zeppelin, you can’t find a better band to pay homage to.”

― Ann Wilson

“Plays are about understanding what happens, what it means. If we just leaned into the story, for lack of a better word, it would still be a powerful story but, like delight, it might disappear an hour after you saw it.”

― Anna D. Shapiro

“We would like doctors to listen, but the fact is, we better be ready to be able to talk to them. You’re going to have to be an active participant in that conversation, so I’d say the American people are going to need ways of stepping up to the conversation.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“My main concern is theater, and theater does not reflect or mirror society. It has been stingy and selfish, and it has to do better.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“I let my personal feelings take care of themselves. I find that works better.”

― Anna Held

“It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done it must and will inevitably give place to something better.”

― Anna Julia Cooper

“The majority of us spend anywhere from three to ten hours – or more – being active and working out every week. Why not develop a skill and get better at something while you are getting the best full-body workout?”

― Anna Kaiser

“It’s almost better that Twitter limits me to 140 characters. There’s only so much trouble I can get in.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I am still working on developing my voice. I am, I know, better as a coloratura singer than I was. It’s a matter of strong breath control and yet making it sound as though it is the easiest thing in the world.”

― Anna Netrebko

“I know what I want, and I know what needs to be done to make my performance better. So I do these little askings, about the lights and costumes. It’s not the diva speaking. It’s the artist who knows how it has to be done.”

― Anna Netrebko

“I don’t know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who’s better than the other person shouldn’t be part of why we’re doing this job. It should be about entertaining people.”

― Anna Paquin

“My sexuality is something I’m completely comfortable with and open about. There’s a lot of prejudice toward us but the more people talk about it, the less of a big deal it will be. And that will be better for everyone.”

― Anna Paquin

“I would not be allowed to be in the web series without playing ‘Halo.’ I’m awful, by the way. I’m much better at the live action version.”

― Anna Popplewell

“It’s thriving, responsibly regulated business that does the research and development to provide the tools as well as the means to a better country.”

― Anna Soubry

“Millions of nerdy kids who grew up in the 1980s could only find the components they needed at local Radio Shacks, and the stores were like a lifeline to a better world where everybody understood computers.”

― Annalee Newitz

“This is magic – the people of Broadway. There’s nothing better!”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“If you want to write for T.V. and movies, you will be subjected to kind and unkind criticism. You had better get used to it and develop a shell.”

― Anne Beatts

“I always use my ‘Holy Trinity’ which is salt, olive oil and bacon. My motto is, ‘bacon always makes it better.’ I try to use bacon and pork products whenever it can.”

― Anne Burrell

“In a way, I don’t want to know what’s being said in casting offices, because it can get pretty brutal, and I don’t want to have to think about the reasons why I don’t get one job or do get one job. I can say, ‘Oh, my height,’ and that’ll make me feel better, but I don’t know for sure.”

― Anne Dudek

“I think it’s very important to write a demythologized woman character. My characters are flawed. They are no better than they should be.”

― Anne Enright

“I’m afraid that people who know me as I usually am will discover I have another side, a better and finer side. I’m afraid they’ll mock me, think I’m ridiculous and sentimental and not take me seriously. I’m used to not being taken seriously, but only the ‘light-hearted’ Anne is used to it and can put up with it; the ‘deeper’ Anne is too weak.”

― Anne Frank

“I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.”

― Anne Frank

“No one knows Anne’s better side, and that’s why most people can’t stand me. Oh, I can be an amusing clown for an afternoon, but after that, everyone’s had enough of me to last a month.”

― Anne Frank

“When I was with Ellen, I was telling people, If you come out, it’s gonna be better for you. But I honestly don’t know that.”

― Anne Heche

“The whistle is always waiting to be blown, and in some ways, it gets me to do better work.”

― Anne Lamott

“We’re long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It’s unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don’t reflect that in their boardrooms.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“Something as simple as better breastfeeding could save a million children a year.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“As I get older, I want to draw on my experience to make roles better. I see that in the older women who inspire me – their experience makes them better.”

― Anne-Marie Duff

“I feel like no matter what I write about, I try to end up being the stronger person in the situation. Even in heartbreak, I feel like I’m a much stronger person because of that. I don’t want to just write a sad song and still feel sad after that. I want to feel stronger and better.”

― Anne-Marie

“’Alarm’ was about a boy that cheated on me, and when I found out, I wondered if I should give him another chance. I used to give a lot of chances to people hoping they would become better people, but this one didn’t.”

― Anne-Marie

“If we’re going to have better choices for women, we’ve got to have better choices for men.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“Believe it or not, we will actually be better and happier workers if we are allowed to be better parents. We might even rediscover our capacity for fun.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“I’ve accepted stuff even if it’s a few lines, because I think it’s better to be seen.”

― Anne Reid

“Wouldn’t it be lovely if there were no such things as birth certificates? If I really thought I was 53, life would be much better. I’d love to blow up all the birth certificates.”

― Anne Reid

“Romanticizing the act of writing or any other art is not very helpful to the artist or the art. It’s much better if one simply does.”

― Anne Roiphe

“The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that’s saying a lot.”

― Anne Sexton

“If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.”

― Anne Sullivan

“My perfect weekend is going for a walk with my family in the park. I don’t think there’s anything better.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Knowing your genetic health risks will help you make better decisions.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“There’s enough data showing that the fitter you are, the better you eat, the more likely you are to stay healthy longer.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“The goal of having more and more information is really to better be able to predict what is your health outcome going to be.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“If we can actually decrease the failure rate from nine out of 10 drugs failing in clinical trials and instead have seven out of 10 instead failing, that is a major victory for drug discovery and for people having better therapy.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I do let the kids play on devices when we eat out – it’s better than being thrown out of a restaurant.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“When I watch my kids, and I see the primal level at which the sibling relationships are formed, then I completely understand what these unresolved adult sibling problems are based on. You know, ‘Mom liked you better’ and, ‘You got your own room and I didn’t.’”

― Annette Bening

“Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.”

― Annie Besant

“It’s so much better to desire than to have.”

― Anouk Aimee

“The champagne tastes the same if you’re sitting bolt upright or sunk back into a sofa, so you might as well be upright, because you look better.”

― Anouska Hempel

“In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I’m a radical environmentalist; I think the sooner we asphyxiate in our own filth, the better. The world will do better without us. Maybe some fuzzy animals will go with us, but there’ll be plenty of other animals, and they’ll be back.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“It just seems there’s better things to do in your life than be on television if it’s not interesting, if it’s not challenging, if it’s not fun. You know? When it stops being those things for me, I’ll stop making television.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“When I talk to children, I show them a typical drawing I made when I was six and point out to them that when I was their age, I didn’t draw any better than any of them.”

― Anthony Browne

“Better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent E. coli 0157:H7 infections are badly needed.”

― Anthony Fauci

“There’s always going to be the need for new medications, better medications.”

― Anthony Fauci

“Bioethics is a very, very important field. As we get more and more in the arena of understanding science and getting better opportunities, the fact that you can do things with biological sciences that have an impact on a human being means you must have ethical standards.”

― Anthony Fauci

“What it means is that some of Charles’ press secretaries have been better than others as some of the Queen’s press secretaries have been better than others.”

― Anthony Holden

“My greatest fear is disappointing the reader, so each book has to be better than the one before.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“I would write 100 jokes a day. Most of them were terrible. But I just said, ‘I’ll write more than everybody else, and that’s how I’ll get better.’”

― Anthony Jeselnik

“Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.”

― Anthony Joshua

“Just set yourself a goal and try and stick to it. Because you’ll always end up better than where you started.”

― Anthony Joshua

“I think people that have fear that, ‘Oh if I have a kid I won’t be able to do this and I won’t be able to do that.’ It’s kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better.”

― Anthony Kiedis

“If you could make something one percent smarter than a human, your artificial attorney or accountant would be better than all the attorneys or accountants out there. You would be the richest person in the world. People are chasing that.”

― Anthony Levandowski

“I prefer to play up front, but if the coach puts me on the wing, then that means it is better for the team, and for me, that is the most important thing.”

― Anthony Martial

“No murder or sin or act of barbarism or cruelty has ever been committed by a person fully absorbed in the reading of a book. By this fact alone, we can conclude that readers are nicer people, at least until they put the book down. When we are reading, we are better.”

― Anthony McCarten

“I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting.”

― Anthony Quinn

“The men on death row had been told the world would be better without them. I tried to say that this may not be where we want to be, but let’s do what we can for one another.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“Democracy is a device that ensures the people shall be governed no better than they deserve.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“The better side of Wall Street is when it is acting as an efficient mechanism of capital formation and capital flow, which helps businesses invest.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I had a great childhood. I think writers are always better off when they have more twisted childhoods, but I didn’t.”

― Anthony Shadid

“Since woman’s rights have come up a young woman is better able to fight her own battle.”

― Anthony Trollope

“I’m not resigning, and I’m going to try very hard to go back to work a better man and a better husband too.”

― Anthony Weiner

“I think one year I was responsible for 163 screen deaths. That was a pretty good year for me, although it seems better than it actually was at a glance; 72 of those deaths were accounted for in one show.”

― Anthony Zerbe

“I think that before you take on nation building in your mind’s eye as to how it should be, you’d better have a clear understanding if this is doable and will work.”

― Anthony Zinni

“My goal is always to improve what has been done the previous season and also collectively seek to do better than the year past.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“The more matches I play, the better I feel on the pitch.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“I’m always proud to be popular with the fans. I try to smile and do my best. If they like it, it’s even better.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“I wanted to move away from Holland for my work because I felt that things would be better for me in England. But when I heard Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’, that pushed me towards making the move and making it real. I met them within 12 days of moving to England.”

― Anton Corbijn

“I have a magnificent chin and a long, odd-shaped face. As a result, I always look better in collars.”

― Anton du Beke

“The world would be a better place if everyone learned to dance.”

― Anton du Beke

“I look better with a tan, but I’ve never gone the fake route. I don’t need to – I have good foreign genes: half Spanish, half Hungarian.”

― Anton du Beke

“Montreal bagels are much better than U.S. bagels, because there’s a sweetness to the dough, and there’s a pull. New York bagels are basically bread in the shape of a bagel.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better.”

― Antonin Scalia

“I used to say that the Constitution is not a living document. It’s dead, dead, dead. But I’ve gotten better. I no longer say that. The truth is that the Constitution is not one that morphs. It’s an enduring Constitution, not a changing Constitution. That is what I’ve meant when I’ve said that the Constitution is dead.”

― Antonin Scalia

“Indeed, follow your star if you want to head north and it’s the North Star. But if you want to head north and it’s Mars, you had better follow somebody else’s star.”

― Antonin Scalia

“I’m still a promising actor. It’s better to be climbing even if you have a lot of falls than to be descending. Maybe that’s kept me young. I haven’t gotten to any peak yet.”

― Antonio Banderas

“If bad things are going to be said about me, I have to bear that. If I don’t understand that it’s part of being in show business, then I’d better go work in a bank.”

― Antonio Banderas

“The battle of getting better is never ending.”

― Antonio Brown

“You can always get better. The day you stop getting better is the day you shouldn’t be living. Gotta constantly improve and continue to grow within yourself.”

― Antonio Brown

“I’ve never held out. I’m a first-class guy in any relationship. The first way of getting better is showing up, so I’m always going to show up and do my part and be ready to go.”

― Antonio Brown

“My goal is always to get better every day. No one will ever outwork me. That’s how it will always be for me. That will never change.”

― Antonio Brown

“I try to swim once or twice a week. I basically hold my breath for, like, 12 laps, down and back, to kind of expand my lungs so that I can have better breathing when it comes down to two-minute drives where you’ve got to play a lot of plays all in one series and you’re hurrying up.”

― Antonio Brown

“Allowing guys to celebrate and get the fans involved and excited – it makes the game better.”

― Antonio Brown

“Matt Ryan does a great job of throwing the ball. No quarterback within the 20 to 25 yard range is throwing the ball any better than Matt Ryan.”

― Antonio Brown

“Some of us, for better or worse, develop very stable, consistent, and largely predictable machineries of self. But in others, the self machinery is more flexible and more open to unexpected turns.”

― Antonio Damasio

“There can be no better prize for a writer than one awarded by an international book fair.”

― Antonio Munoz Molina

“There are many applications for which film is going to be better, for a very long time.”

― Antonio Perez

“I have decided not to run for the U.S. Senate and instead continue my efforts to make California a better place to live, work, and raise a family. We have come a long way, but our work is not done, and neither am I.”

― Antonio Villaraigosa

“It doesn’t matter if you can’t speak the same language. If you have pictures, or better still, if you can draw things, then you can communicate anything to anyone.”

― Antony Gormley

“India needs better producers than screenwriters. No producer wants to invest in out-of-the way scripts.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“When we worked together for ‘Band Baaja Baaraat,’ Ranveer used to be very anxious and hyper on set. He used to do weird things, but now he is calmer, less anxious. He’s a better actor now.”

― Anushka Sharma

“My modus operandi is to become a better actor.”

― Aparshakti Khurana

“Do not consider that to be wealth which is hoarded away, for how is it better than sand gathered from the nearest heap? Nor that which comes in from men who groan at their taxes: for the gold that is wrung from tears is of base alloy and black.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“Who cares if somebody dances better? Doing my very best is rewarding internally.”

― Apolo Ohno

“I still worry that I could be better. That’s where standards come from, from not wanting to settle. The fear of not being good enough propels you.”

― April Bloomfield

“I’m a very femme gay boy, so what better way to express that than through drag? It truly is the greatest mix of art forms.”

― Aquaria

“I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours.”

― Arabella Weir

“Creating large numbers of decent jobs for young people is critical for achieving overall development objectives, from poverty reduction to better health and education.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“The lack of livelihood opportunities in refugee camps pushes many people to embark on dangerous journeys in the quest for a better life.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Improving SME productivity translates into more and better paying jobs, distributed across less fortunate sections of the economy.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Companies that operate across borders have the expertise SMEs need. Who better to help smallholder farmers navigate complex sustainability standards than the companies who demand – or set – them?”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“The fact is that during the post-1989 heyday of globalization optimism, political and business elites did not think enough about the prospect – plainly predicted in economic theory – that trade would harm some people even while leaving society as a whole better off. The result was overpromised benefits and inadequate adjustment plans.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Africans don’t just need more jobs: they need better jobs.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“A.P., like the rest of India, has huge potential to move up the value chain by investing in small and medium enterprises to create more value addition and better paid jobs.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“I think, with every kind of creature and every kind of human, there is no better. We’re all just mutations, and I think that each mutation should be celebrated.”

― Arca

“It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.”

― Archibald MacLeish

“And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?”

― Archilochus

“When God loves you, what can be better than that?”

― Aretha Franklin

“In terms of helping people understand and know each other a little better, music is universal – universal and transporting.”

― Aretha Franklin

“Labels are actually not to make us understand things better: they are actually to ostracise and discriminate that what does not belong to the majority.”

― Arfi Lamba

“All we can do in life is push through the things that make us afraid and try to be better.”

― Ari Graynor

“I’ve always sort of felt like I was from another time. The ’70s is more my vibe. The clothes fit me better.”

― Ari Graynor

“Being an independent reporter with legal knowledge fits me better than being an attorney who is representing one side or one goal.”

― Ari Melber

“Democracy functions better when donors push politicians to win campaigns based on their defining issues instead of using financial pressure for policy changes, favors, or special access.”

― Ari Melber

“We take better care of our smartphones than we do of ourselves – the phones are always recharged!”

― Arianna Huffington

“If you want to have the clarity and steadiness to deal with that ‘3:00 A.M. phone call,’ you should better have made sure that you’re not running on empty when that phone rings.”

― Arianna Huffington

“I don’t want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just don’t know any better. Anyone who is crying about police brutality or victimization as an adult needs to stop it and realize the privileges we have in this country.”

― Ariel Pink

“My ex would know not to talk to me until I came back from running. I’d always be in a better place.”

― Arielle Kebbel

“Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”

― Aristophanes

“It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.”

― Aristotle

“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.”

― Aristotle

“I’ve been playing football for a while, but Guardiola really made me a better player. I was 29 when I started working with him, so I wasn’t very young, but if you see the steps I made thanks to him, it shows you what he is capable of doing. Guardiola didn’t just put me on the flanks but in other positions as well.”

― Arjen Robben

“The older you get, the better you get to know you body.”

― Arjen Robben

“Van Gaal is the kind of guy who can really make individual players better.”

― Arjen Robben

“It’s important to be successful, and not just because there is competition, but also because it leads to better work for you.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“When you come from within the industry, you are better prepared for the industry. For example, you see your family deal with the nonsense that is written in the papers, or the highs and lows of a hit and a flop.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“All the appreciation I have been receiving has been very encouraging. It pushes me to do better.”

― Armaan Malik

“It’s better if a singer disconnects from the original and brings something new to the version.”

― Armaan Malik

“I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel.”

― Armistead Maupin

“At the end of the day, there is no doubt that the unique spirit embodied by this country has worked, not just to make the world safer, but to make it better.”

― Armstrong Williams

“It has been magical. I can’t think of a better word to describe my journey than magical.”

― Arnel Pineda

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”

― Arnold Bennett

“The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“Every day I play golf, that’s my goal. To break 70 the other way. To shoot 70 or better.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I started flying because I had a fear of it early on. I figured if I learned to fly, I would understand better what was happening and started taking lessons in the late 1950’s, once I had made some money on tour.”

― Arnold Palmer

“Gray Davis can run a dirty campaign better than anyone, but he can’t run a state.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I feel like I’m climbing as well, if not better, than ever.”

― Aron Ralston

“If you want someone to show up and help you if something bad happens, you’d better tell someone where you’re going. And of course I wanted someone to know – but I’d made a choice and it was a choice I was going to have to live with.”

― Aron Ralston

“People who work make the world live better and to reward these people well is normal. Yet they are not the people who are the wealthiest.”

― Arsene Wenger

“I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential.”

― Arsene Wenger

“I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films.”

― Art Alexakis

“Becoming eighty is a matter of life or death. I chose life. It is a much better position to be in, and it’s easier on your back.”

― Art Buchwald

“I’ve learned it’s always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.”

― Art Linkletter

“A finished product is one that has already seen its better days.”

― Art Linkletter

“I have therapy. Every day. I read a bit of Freud; I try to be a better person. Every day.”

― Art Malik

“I would say that, in the future, the book will be reserved for things that function best as a book. So, if I need a textbook that’s going to be out of date because of new technological inventions, you’re better off having it where you can download the supplements or the update.”

― Art Spiegelman

“I think it would be better if nobody owned anything, but they didn’t starve. Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.”

― Arthur Boyd

“Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

“’Broadchurch’ is very different, but it’s equally as good as ‘The Killing’ – if not better.”

― Arthur Darvill

“There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.”

― Arthur Helps

“That was all and it was enough for me: fantasies are better left fantasies.”

― Arthur Laurents

“An actor is an actor is an actor. The less personality an actor has off stage the better. A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.”

― Arthur Lowe

“It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.”

― Arthur Machen

“Theatricals can be irritating, but will provide a better night out than mobile phone salespeople.”

― Arthur Smith

“Don Quixote’s ‘Delusions’ is an excellent read – far better than my own forthcoming travel book, ‘Walking Backwards Across Tuscany.’”

― Arthur Smith

“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides.”

― Artur Schnabel

“Because SBI is so large, serving customers in India’s big cities and small rural villages alike, it has a pressing need for better tools and technology to monitor lending risks.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“If you start from the farm sector, we need much better investments and capital creation on land. We need logistics support; we need cold chain and processing capability. We need proper pricing at various stages to ensure that the producers are not left out in the value-chain.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“My little sister, who is four, can work my mom’s iPhone better than she can.”

― Asa Butterfield

“I don’t really like scary movies. I mean, I didn’t as a kid, but I think I got a bit better now. I’ve been easing myself into it, starting off with the less spooky ones.”

― Asa Butterfield

“I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.”

― Asa Gray

“I don’t think there is anything wrong with learning from people who are better than you.”

― Asa Larsson

“DMX was just one of the figures that I thought no one could ever be better than. I used to look up to him so much. The bikes, the dogs, that’s where I come from.”

― ASAP Ferg

“A lot of rappers been putting out a lot of sub-par visuals. I feel like the visuals could be better.”

― ASAP Ferg

“In the ultimate analysis, all of us would have served Pakistan better if history and our future generations judge us positively.”

― Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

“I like the fact that the audience does notice the hard work that I put in to maintain my physique, and there is nothing better than having your hard work appreciated!”

― Ashish Sharma

“Direction is something that interests me. Even while shooting, I always have conversations with the director to get a better understanding of shooting technicalities.”

― Ashish Sharma

“We’re always wanting to get better. I’m very much a perfectionist.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“The more balls that I hit, it’s going to get better and better. Once I get a bit more confidence in my ball striking, that’s when we can get down to the nitty gritty parts of the game.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“Any time you can go out and compete is better than getting on a practice court.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I’ve become more mature on and off the court, and I’ve learned how to deal with some of those big occasions much better.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“For me, working is the ultimate vacation, for lack of a better word. Its being in-between jobs were it becomes emotional, and brutal, and draining.”

― Ashley Bell

“What better time to write a memoir than the big 3-0?”

― Ashley Graham

“I think it’s better that life is kind of like a mystery, I think that’s what drives us.”

― Ashley Greene

“You need someone who is going to help you make that better version of yourself.”

― Ashley Greene

“There’s nothing better than sitting in a hot tub.”

― Ashley Roberts

“For some reason when I write in cursive, it’s easier and flows better for me to read that when I print.”

― Ashley Scott

“Working with Kano is cool, too: obviously, he’s from the same scene, but we’ve never worked together on a track before, and where, like, better to do it than on a Gorillaz project?”

― Ashley Thomas

“I always feel like I could look better. I’m, like, the worst.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I think it’s such a challenge to tell a story, and I think, to be honest, the shorter, the clearer, the better.”

― Ashley Williams

“There’s no better feeling than coming off the pitch knowing you’ve won the game.”

― Ashley Young

“I always try to do better than I have before, so I think it would be good to break the world record.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Universities are like a utopia in a way, because you’re mentally stimulated, you’re challenged, and you have a lot of young, creative minds wanting to do new things, different things. Better things.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“In e-commerce, your prices have to be better because the consumer has to take a leap of faith in your product.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I really think that you have to find a partner that compliments you and is somebody that pushes you and is better at some things than you are, so they can push you to improve yourself as a person.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Steve Jobs had something like a 90% approval rating from his employees. You hear stories about him being this short-tempered, aggressive person, which he was. But he was in the pursuit of making people around him better, so the product they created would be better.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I really think that you have to find a partner that compliments you and is somebody that pushes you and is better at some things than you are, so they can push you to improve yourself as a person. That’s my take.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“There’s no sense in making life seem like it’s a struggle, because that doesn’t make anybody feel better.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Vin Diesel is the best kisser in the world, better than anyone else I’ve ever had. The most attractive thing about Vin is his brain. That’s his most attractive muscle.”

― Asia Argento

“Gender-neutral clothing is often, for lack of a better term, bags on bags. A baggy shirt with baggy pants, that sort of erases any individuality, as opposed to enhancing it.”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“On the international political landscape, there is better understanding of Pakistan’s political economic and strategic issues. We aspire to promote peace and harmony with the region.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“Since M.O.’s trunk shows will run during a brand’s market week, designers can get immediate feedback from our high-end customers to help better shape their buying and production decisions. This keeps our members happy and can improve each brand’s bottom line.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“I am so proud of Pakistanis and specifically of our lawyers for speaking out and getting their heads bashed in for a better Pakistan.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Attempts are being made to turn Pakistan into a security state. If they succeed they should better rename it ‘ISIstan.’”

― Asma Jahangir

“I work better under pressure.”

― Astro

“I started in ’07, and I remember, at that point, nobody was trying to hear from me because I was a young rapper. I’d be saying stuff better than some of what the hottest rappers were saying back then, but nobody was trying to hear from me.”

― Astro

“I started my second company in 1999. BodyMedia was set up to take advantage of the future of wearables – sensors and computing worn on our bodies in any and all ways that could make our lives better.”

― Astro Teller

“Why shoot for the moon? It matters because when you try to do something radically hard, you approach the problem differently than when you try to make something incrementally better.”

― Astro Teller

“I think wearables in general have, as their best calling, to better understand our current state and needs and to express those back to the world.”

― Astro Teller

“Here is the surprising truth: It’s often easier to make something 10 times better than it is to make it 10 percent better.”

― Astro Teller

“When you try to do something ten per cent better, you tend to work from where you are: if I ask you to make a car that goes 50 miles a gallon, you can just retool the engine you already have.”

― Astro Teller

“There’s no point having something worn on your body – that’s a big ask – unless you can give people something they really couldn’t get otherwise. It has to be qualitatively better for it to be worn.”

― Astro Teller

“Phones would not be better if they could be cooler looking, if they could weight less, or if they could have more battery. Phones would be better if we didn’t have to carry them around.”

― Astro Teller

“We are serious as a heart attack about making the world a better place.”

― Astro Teller

“I never thought about making music because it has to be a hit. There are so many better singers out there who are better trained in music, but I am probably the chosen one… I have not discovered any formula for staying relevant.”

― Atif Aslam

“The point of teaming up with American musicians was that there was no better way than that of music to let people from both the sides know what either of them thinks about the other.”

― Atif Aslam

“My intention now, more than anything, is to promote kids and deserving musicians. Because the time I’ve seen, I want them to see a better one.”

― Atif Aslam

“Democracy is a revelation, but it’s complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, rights to assert, grievances to settle and institutions to build. To many, it’s exhilarating. For others, it can be disappointing when it turns out that democracy doesn’t immediately make life better.”

― Atifete Jahjaga

“A scene gets cut a few frames here and there, but there’s a cumulative effect to it, and then the music needs to be reworked. It’s demanding, but when you see the improved cuts, it’s always better.”

― Atticus Ross

“I think we are faced in medicine with the reality that we have to be willing to talk about our failures and think hard about them, even despite the malpractice system. I mean, there are things that we can do to make that system better.”

― Atul Gawande

“I write because it’s my way of finding cool ideas, thinking through hard problems and things I don’t understand, and getting better at something.”

― Atul Gawande

“We now live in the era of the super-specialist – of clinicians who have taken the time to practice at one narrow thing until they can do it better than anyone who hasn’t.”

― Atul Gawande

“Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore.”

― Auberon Waugh

“There’s no such thing as ageing gracefully. I don’t meet people who want to get Alzheimer’s disease, or who want to get cancer or arthritis or any of the other things that afflict the elderly. Ageing is bad for you, and we better just actually accept that.”

― Aubrey de Grey

“Man should be ever better than he seems.”

― Aubrey de Vere

“American business would be run better today if there was more alignment between CEOs’ interest and the company. For example, would the financial crisis of 2008 have occurred if the CEO of Lehman and Morgan Stanley and Goldman and Citibank had to take a very small percentage of every mortgage-backed security… or every loan they made?”

― Aubrey McClendon

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

― Audre Lorde

“The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.”

― Auguste Rodin

“I’ve always said that the more coordinated the efforts of the international community are, the better it will be for democracy in Burma.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“A revolution simply means great change, significant change, and that’s how I’m defining it – great change for the better, brought about through non-violent means.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“Every single day since Day 1, to Day 2, to Day 3, to Day 4, to Day 5, to Day 6, to Day 7 to Day 8, whatever day it is now, I’ve gotten better.”

― Austin Seferian-Jenkins

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as ‘moderate Islam.’ I think it’s better to talk about degrees of belief and degrees of practice.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I used to refer to myself as a ‘theoretical anorexic,’ just as crazy when it came to body image, but saved by a lack of self-discipline. My daughters do everything better than I do – they’re smarter, more beautiful, happier. What if they end up better at anorexia, too?”

― Ayelet Waldman

“Motherhood is far better than I expected. I love it with all of my heart.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I am learning English and can understand better than I can speak it. But having said that, I am learning as quickly as I can.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“It’s clear that the more competition there is in a team, the better it is for the club.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“Things could be done better over there at Newcastle, but Leicester have given me the opportunity to do great things hopefully.”

― Ayoze Perez

“To begin with, I always want to go for scripts that do not have a reference in Hindi cinema. If it is novel and unique, it definitely has a better shelf value.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“The more you know about your country, your people, you invest better in your craft.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“You have got the right strategy, the right geography; you have got the right customers. You need to prioritise them better; we need to grow them better, mind them better. We need to give more value to them, and we need to execute a lot of areas in the organisation where we are not executing.”

― Azim Premji

“I strongly believe that those of us who are privileged to have wealth should contribute significantly to try and create a better world for the millions who are far less privileged.”

― Azim Premji

“The Indian community in Canada has integrated much better than the Indian community in United States. They’ve become really Canadian at the same time as keeping all their Indian characters and customs and social groups.”

― Azim Premji

“Bill Cunningham… he knows fashion better than anybody.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I developed in my head that I’m never any better than my last concert or the last time I played, so it’s like an audition each time. You get nervous just before going onstage. I still have that, but I think it’s more like concern. You’re concerned about the people – like meeting your in-laws for the first time.”

― B. B. King

“Water from the white fountain didn’t taste any better than from the black fountain.”

― B. B. King

“Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.”

― B. C. Forbes

“I am able to compete not because my labour is cheap, but because I can use technology better than others.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I don’t think one party has a bad vision over the other party. I have no doubts that every Indian and every Indian political leadership would like to see this country get to a much better level. We would all like to see inclusive growth.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I keep learning from my mistakes and take advice from my seniors Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq because I want to be better and better in Test cricket.”

― Babar Azam

“Michael Jackson, he used to chase relevancy all the time. He always wanted to go a little bigger and better and keep that audience. There was never a point where Michael was going to feel like, ‘I’ve got to play the Nokia, and that’s all I’m going to pull in is the Nokia.’ That would not have been acceptable.”

― Babyface

“For me, it’s better to live without looking over your shoulder, worrying about who is controlling your phone, maybe poisoning your food.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“The partner that you have is supposed to make you a better person, and when you’re happy, you’re a better person.”

― Bai Ling

“Whatever opportunity I get, to make sure I get better, I need to take advantage of that.”

― Baker Mayfield

“For me, being as competitive as I am, the bigger the challenge for me, the better for me.”

― Baker Mayfield

“I can listen to all the people patting me on the back, or I can listen to the people saying I need to get better. I know I need to get better, or else there would be nobody saying that.”

― Baker Mayfield

“I had to play the cards that I was dealt to get better mentally, physically, and push myself to limits that I didn’t think I was capable of.”

― Baker Mayfield

“It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“The things we remember best are those better forgotten.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings.”

― Balthus

“The catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons require that it be treated as a top priority. Disarmament will work better than any alternative in reducing the risk of use.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“It’s so inspiring to be around other people who have ideas you haven’t thought of, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Wow! That’s so amazing!’ I definitely want everything I do to just get better and better.”

― Banks

“I think doing things that scare you a little is a good thing. A little bit of fear is never a bad thing. A healthy amount of fear makes everything taste better.”

― Banks

“As president, I’m committed to making Washington work better and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here.”

― Barack Obama

“It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency – that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. There’s no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide, and I guarantee I’ll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office.”

― Barack Obama

“I don’t think that’s healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else’s.”

― Barbara Bush

“Everything I worry about would be better if more people could read, write and comprehend.”

― Barbara Bush

“I wanted to be a 150% entrepreneur and a 150% mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75% and 75% – still better than 100%, but not what I was accustomed to at work.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“By the mid-1990s, nearly everything in North Korea was worn out, broken, malfunctioning. The country had seen better days.”

― Barbara Demick

“Yes. I think the anti-Wal-Mart is Costco, which pays much better and has much better health benefits and which is profitable and offers low prices.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“I think the anti-Wal-Mart is Costco, which pays much better and has much better health benefits and which is profitable and offers low prices.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“I’m not saying that there’s anything better than mated bliss at its best, but I’m saying that living alone is as good in its own way. But we haven’t quite given ourselves permission to recognize that.”

― Barbara Feldon

“It’s also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we’re better and have more to give and are more fun now.”

― Barbara Hershey

“Always remember that better days are ahead – if not in this life, in the next.”

― Barbara Johnson

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”

― Barbara Jordan

“If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.”

― Barbara Jordan

“We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future.”

― Barbara Jordan

“I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can’t imagine having a better life.”

― Barbara McClintock

“I can do a book in three months if I spend all day, seven days a week at it and, in fact, I work better that way.”

― Barbara Mertz

“I don’t want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.”

― Barbara Walters

“All of the religions – with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn’t believe in a heaven – teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common.”

― Barbara Walters

“I believe that facts serve feminists far better than faith. That due process is better than mob rule.”

― Bari Weiss

“Our culture hasn’t stopped objectifying women. We – men and women both – are just getting better at pretending it’s not happening.”

― Bari Weiss

“I was lucky enough to have parents that took me out from country to country and go to school and learn how to be a better person.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“I just want to keep acting and better my craft and see how far it goes.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.”

― Barney Frank

“I want to keep growing and keep getting better every day.”

― Baron Corbin

“If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”

― Baron Corbin

“People in athletics thrive on competition. That’s what makes you better.”

― Baron Corbin

“In the final analysis this congressional race is always going to be a close race, whether there’s a presidential race or governor’s race or not. But is this a better year? Yes, this would probably be a better year.”

― Baron Hill

“Scientists, especially physicists, we’re presumptuous and think we can do everything better than everybody else. And one thing that I realized early is, I had some talent managing and organizing things – you know, some people are better organizers than others – but why should I reinvent the wheel?”

― Barry Barish

“I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.”

― Barry Bonds

“There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.”

― Barry Bonds

“It would be awesome to be so impressive that we could sway people to our way of thinking just by declaiming our thoughts, but probably most of us lack such gravitas. Luckily, there’s something even better: evidence, logic, and argument.”

― Barry Eisler

“I distrust thought. The interior life is highly overrated. I don’t like the wispy and the vague… or inductive logic in any kind of writing. I’m impatient with writers who make too much sense. The better things that I’ve done have come to me by instinct.”

― Barry Hannah

“Film is not an amazing medium to relay interiority. I think literature is much better for that.”

― Barry Jenkins

“I just think the more you’re in front of camera, the better: my main aim is just to tell the truth, be natural, and believe in what I’m doing, and hopefully that comes across as a rawness.”

― Barry Keoghan

“I can play younger. It’s better to be playing younger because you’ve got that experience, and it’s hard to play older when you’re younger.”

― Barry Keoghan

“You can never squash something and assume it’s not going to come back in some fashion. It’s going to bubble up until it explodes. Society evolves to find a better way.”

― Barry Levinson

“Forecasting is simply not a strength of the species; we are much better with tools and narrative storytelling.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“I’m not better than anyone else. I’m not supposed to be on a pedestal. I’ve always stayed away from that.”

― Barry Sanders

“Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I’m more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle.”

― Barry Sanders

“Nature has provided us a spectacular toolbox. The toolbox exists. An architect far better and smarter than us has given us that toolbox, and we now have the ability to use it.”

― Barry Schuler

“Our mission is to accelerate the development of a better financial system; it’s not just development of a better Bitcoin financial system, and so we want to back the best teams, who have the biggest ideas, unique solutions to big problems.”

― Barry Silbert

“You can learn everything that there is to know about the industry or the player from the company that is performing better or worse.”

― Barry Sternlicht

“Of course there are times when I think, ‘I’d be better out of this.’”

― Barry Took

“Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star.”

― Barry White

“Nobody wants to be against technology, but I think that regulators should not – and people should not – assume that faster is always better in markets.”

― Bart Chilton

“Nobody wants to be against technology, but I think that regulators should not – and people should not – assume that faster is always better in markets. We need to question technology to insure that markets continue to perform their fundamental purposes.”

― Bart Chilton

“I try to communicate in a way that allows people in on what’s going on. What’s better than references to popular culture?”

― Bart Chilton

“We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.”

― Bart Starr

“Everyone and his Big Brother wants to log your browsing habits, the better to build a profile of who you are and how you live your life – online and off. Search engine companies offer a benefit in return: more relevant search results. The more they know about you, the better they can tailor information to your needs.”

― Barton Gellman

“If you do write down your passwords, don’t make it obvious which password corresponds to which account. Even better, write the passwords incorrectly and make up an easy rule for fixing them. You could decide to add 1 to each number in your password, so that 2x6Y is written as 3x7Y.”

― Barton Gellman

“While you can be trained and groomed to be a better actor, seasoning happens only to TV actors. TV actors shoot every day, and that makes a difference to the project. They are hard-working, but that’s not taking anything away from the film actors.”

― Barun Sobti

“I want to see better quality of comedy on TV.”

― Barun Sobti

“It is better to do too much than to do too little.”

― Bas Rutten

“Even though you find yourself in an intolerable position, one in which you think you have no right to be, accept it here and now as the Cross; then, later, you can plan how to do better.”

― Basil Hume

“I have lots of clothes that I don’t wear because I’m bad for impulse buying. They sit in my cupboard looking forlorn, but if I haven’t worn something for a couple of months, I usually realise that it would be much better off in one of my friends’ wardrobes.”

― Bat for Lashes

“With the likes of Rey Mysterio back in WWE, I find myself watching him and feeling inspired and that I need to get better and get to that next level.”

― Bayley

“It’s a classic album. If it ain’t better than ‘The Truth,’ it’s right there with it. I wouldn’t say it if I ain’t think so, ’cause ‘The Truth’ was my baby. That’s the pure album.”

― Beanie Sigel

“In the beginning, I found it hard to give my songs away, but now I’ve realised it’s exciting, and it’s only making me better.”

― Bebe Rexha

“With women empowerment and women coming together, it’s not about being better than the guys or whatever. It’s just about collaboration; it’s about being equal people and having more of a highlight on women’s athletics and just women being equal in every aspect.”

― Becky Lynch

“Anytime that you’re getting games in, you’re going to get better.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“In the U.S., it would be so much better if the studios made many more smaller films for niche markets rather than a few tent pole films that swamp cinemas and Hoover up all the funding.”

― Beeban Kidron

“To fight extremism, we will need to pursue a two-pronged strategy: both ‘hard,’ through stricter control of our borders and a more robust and technologically advanced security response, and ‘soft,’ based on better intelligence-gathering, working to return our mosques to their spiritual function and barring entry to foreign preachers.”

― Beji Caid Essebsi

“I always try to work with people who are better than me, so I can learn more.”

― Bela Fleck

“In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones.”

― Bela Karolyi

“What is a better way to prove that your methods work than by winning? I have proved that my methods work.”

― Bela Karolyi

“Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.”

― Bella Thorne

“I personally don’t think you can love two things like dancing and singing the same exact amount. There is always one that you like more, and that is most likely the one that you’re better at, because you try harder in it.”

― Bella Thorne

“I believe that anyone can become better, if you put in the effort.”

― Bella Thorne

“I’ve finally learnt how to say, ‘No comment’. To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.”

― Ben Affleck

“Smart financial planning – such as budgeting, saving for emergencies, and preparing for retirement – can help households enjoy better lives while weathering financial shocks. Financial education can play a key role in getting to these outcomes.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I got into economics because I wanted to make things better for the average person.”

― Ben Bernanke

“We should see better and more direct measurements of economic well being.”

― Ben Bernanke

“To achieve a more balanced international system over time, countries with excessive and unsustainable trade surpluses will need to allow their exchange rates to better reflect market fundamentals.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Our children need to see and hear about more black role models in many fields so they can make better choices.”

― Ben Carson

“A smart, intellectual magazine is a difficult thing to run because of the need to manage conflicting personalities and opinionated writers who clash constantly, whose clashes make the publication better. It is exhausting and draining, and honestly, the only thing that’s harder is probably running a university.”

― Ben Domenech

“In the same way I am addicted to puddings – the sweeter the better – I have become addicted to the daily routines my Pilates and Gyrotonic guru, Nada, puts me through.”

― Ben Elliot

“I think there’s nothing better than a comedy that also is not afraid to have those heartfelt moments.”

― Ben Falcone

“There’s a lot to learn from the family of a soldier as much as the soldier. Actually, ‘warrior’ is a better word.”

― Ben Foster

“I know that the Seattle my parents knew is not the Seattle I know and that these things exist in a state of constant flux and change. The hope is that at least some of that change can be for the better.”

― Ben Gibbard

“Teaching needs an ecosystem that supports evidence-based practice. It will need better systems to disseminate the results of research more widely, but also a better understanding of research, so that teachers can be critical consumers of evidence.”

― Ben Goldacre

“I agree, the world would be a better place if doctors were less enthusiastic about adopting very new drugs.”

― Ben Goldacre

“I’ve never made a record that didn’t sound better than what was in my head – that’s sort of my rule.”

― Ben Harper

“I discovered early in my movie work that a movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it. There are times when this distinction may be given to the writer or director. Most often it belongs to the producer.”

― Ben Hecht

“What better is there to sigh for than happiness, yesterday’s or tomorrow’s.”

― Ben Hecht

“A movie is never any better than the stupidest man connected with it.”

― Ben Hecht

“PWR BTTM fans dress up better than we do.”

― Ben Hopkins

“Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.”

― Ben Horowitz

“When the value of the company clearly has fallen below what its assets are worth, having a shareholder who says, ‘Let’s get a better board’ can be helpful.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Typically, you’ll see that zones work better in November than in February. As the season goes on, teams get better and better at attacking zones, and it becomes harder to become an effective zone defense as the season progresses. But early on, it can be can good at times.”

― Ben Howland

“One of the very best things about being a coach or student-athlete at UCLA is if you need medical attention, you won’t find any better place in the country than at the incomparable UCLA Medical Center.”

― Ben Howland

“You’re always trying to learn from the past to plot a course in the future that will be better. You’re always trying to learn.”

― Ben Howland

“It’s amazing, as a player and as a coach, how you always remember the tough losses better than the victories. They’re just way more vivid.”

― Ben Howland

“Journalism is a craft that takes years to learn. It’s like golf. You never get it right all the time. It’s a game of fewer errors, better facts, and better reporting.”

― Ben Huh

“It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.”

― Ben Kingsley

“When I choose a role it’s either because I recognise the man, or that I’m very curious to know him. If I neither recognise nor know him, then it is better that I don’t play him.”

― Ben Kingsley

“I’m not on Twitter or Facebook or anything. I just feel like my life is better without it.”

― Ben Lloyd-Hughes

“I don’t have memorabilia but try to take a bit of wardrobe, usually because they dress me better than I dress myself.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“If you’re going to be a father and whatnot, yeah, you better be responsible about it as best you can.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“Most young actors, that’s all they’re trying to do: Get better at acting and be able to keep doing it. And that doesn’t work out for most people.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“I have an intensive relationship with the thing that I’m working on, and I hope that comes through. It’s better for me to not worry about the things I can’t fix once they’re done.”

― Ben Mendelsohn

“I’ve always loved science, but I was never going to make much of a contribution. I’m better off having science as a hobby.”

― Ben Miller

“Sharing with just your friends doesn’t protect your privacy. I know the people at Facebook will disagree and argue that users can control what is shared with whom. But this is simply an illusion that makes us feel better about all the sharing we have done and are about to do.”

― Ben Parr

“I profoundly do not believe that the United States could make things better in Syria by being there. And we have an evidentiary record of what happens when we’re there – nearly a decade in Iraq.”

― Ben Rhodes

“For more than fifty years, our policy towards Cuba was not making life better for Cubans. In many ways, it was making it worse.”

― Ben Rhodes

“In the Arab Spring, that obviously came to a head in Syria. I found myself arguing for intervention, mainly just because I wanted things to get better, and I had this germ of liberal humanitarian interventionism.”

― Ben Rhodes

“A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it’s better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don’t learn anything.”

― Ben Savage

“We want the average person to use it and think that it makes the experience of using Pinterest better.”

― Ben Silbermann

“We’re trying to do something so that when the average person uses Pinterest, it has to make the service better.”

― Ben Silbermann

“I really think that even though Pinterest isn’t a lot of people’s idea of hard technology, it helps make everyday things a little bit better. And I believe that for most people, everyday things, those are everything.”

― Ben Silbermann

“When are American Jews going to realize that the Republican Party is far better for Israel than the Democrats?”

― Ben Stein

“I don’t listen to my own records a lot. Once in a while – to check out my mistakes. Because you can always see a spot or two in the record where you could have done better. So you more or less study this way.”

― Ben Webster

“My intuition comes up with better stuff than my head, I think.”

― Ben Whishaw

“I wish that the arts were better supported, and you can’t say that enough times, but I also believe that whatever happens, artists will keep going.”

― Ben Whishaw

“When I finished my A-levels, I assumed I’d be able to get work as an actor. But I couldn’t. I didn’t get an audition. Nothing. So I thought I’d better train and then the parts would come.”

― Ben Whishaw

“We’ve got to do better at taking care of players and making sure the fans get the best of the players when they’re showcasing their abilities.”

― Ben Zobrist

“We’ve made a lot of strides over the years in making the game better for players to be able to stay healthy and showcase talent.”

― Ben Zobrist

“There were always kids better than me. Because of that, I had to learn to be a role player and do my part.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I might have a great game hitting, but if I’m not having a great game fielding, if I feel like I let a guy get an extra base that I could have stopped, that’s something I’ve got to do better, got to get better at.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I want to try and get better in every facet of the game.”

― Ben Zobrist

“It’s true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails.”

― Benazir Bhutto

“The armoury of having any academic education does not necessarily set you up for being a good or better actor.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“While I accept that there are certain things about my private life that will always be of interest to the public, it would be better if you give the same amount of attention to issues that matter as well.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“It’s good to trust others but, not to do so is much better.”

― Benito Mussolini

“As far as I know, you only get one shot at this life. It only goes round once and time is precious. When I’m not working, you’d better spend that time with someone important.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“When I think about Edmonton, Silver Street and Pymmes Park, the old people whose faces are so unhappy, it pushes me to be better. I want to be better to help places like this.”

― Benjamin Clementine

“A majority is always better than the best repartee.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Well done is better than well said.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Mine is better than ours.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well, he is done for.”

― Benjamin Haydon

“In acting, you can always grow and get better – even if you think you’re at your limit.”

― Benjamin Stockham

“I often tell people I don’t care whether they join the NAACP or some other group, but you better join something.”

― Benjamin Todd Jealous

“Every job is an opportunity to be a better person.”

― Benjamin Walker

“For policemen to be honest about the fact that they may be fearful when they come into a certain situation, not understanding what’s going to happen. The only way things will change and things will get better is if people are able to be honest without feeling like they’re going to be offended, or they’re going to offend someone else.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Conservatives complain that the Supreme Court is too liberal. Liberals complain that it’s too conservative. Both charges are inaccurate: in reality the Court is a careful political actor that arguably represents the center of gravity of American politics better than most politicians do.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“There’s an interesting thing I’ve seen with Australian bands: when you put them side-by-side with bands from other parts of the world, they’re just more musical. They’re just better.”

― Benji Madden

“I think we’ve always been better live.”

― Benmont Tench

“Medicare debates in Congress should result in better Medicare benefits for all our nation’s seniors. We’re not asking for special treatment for rural America, just a fair deal.”

― Bennie Thompson

“I think somewhere along the way I realized, ‘O.K., no one’s gonna care about a chubby Jewish dude rapping.’ I realized I’d be better behind the scenes.”

― Benny Blanco

“I thought I couldn’t afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: ‘Oh well,’ and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.”

― Benny Hill

“I wish that I had bridged the feminist movement and the anti-war movement better than I did.”

― Bernadine Dohrn

“We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.”

― Bernard Baruch

“You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.”

― Bernard Baruch

“Of course some days are easier than others, but my worst day is better than being in most humdrum occupations.”

― Bernard Cornwell

“I was well beaten myself, and I am better for it.”

― Bernard Law Montgomery

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”

― Bernard Meltzer

“I was once in a very, very bad car accident. So my drawing arm is full of pins and platinum stuff. Occasionally it hurts. But I found that after the arm was put back together I could draw better than before. I have no idea why.”

― Bernard Tschumi

“Of course I want to get even better. I will work as hard as I can to be able to help the team even more.”

― Bernardo Silva

“Society is better off without certain people.”

― Bernhard Goetz

“My mother made countless sacrifices so that her children – and all children – could grow up in a better nation and world.”

― Bernice King

“In addition to a stronger focus on better training for law enforcement, America urgently needs programs to provide jobs and educational opportunities in economically depressed communities.”

― Bernice King

“Black audiences are hard. They always think they’re better than you. So you got to come with a little extra to satisfy them.”

― Bernie Mac

“For better or worse, when Sen. Inhofe speaks, the Republican Party follows. And when the Republican Party follows, it is impossible to get real work done in the Congress.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I’ve always tried to set some kind of goal. I want to be better than anybody in the banking business, and when I ran the Highway Department in Georgia, I wanted it to be the best in the country. And of course, I have a high sense of public service.”

― Bert Lance

“I wanted to be of service to the Peace League, and how could I better do so than by trying to write a book which should propagate its ideas? And I could do it most effectively, I thought, in the form of a story.”

― Bertha von Suttner

“Everything is just better in California – the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful.”

― Beth Anderson

“I really worshipped Mama Cass a lot. Mama Cass, who was really fat and she didn’t lose weight. Yeah, she went on diets but for the most part of her life and the better part of her career she was a big person.”

― Beth Ditto

“Starting out really punk came from not knowing any better and listening to music like that, not knowing how to play music – well, still not knowing how to play music.”

― Beth Ditto

“A weird thing about Gossip that I’ve always said: ‘If I weren’t in this band, I would never listen to it.’ But I would go see it. It’s a band you would go see that you don’t necessarily listen to. We’ve always wanted to do a live album because personally, I think we’re a way better band live than on record.”

― Beth Ditto

“If you’re going to spend two or three years immersed in a subject, you better be deeply interested in it, or it won’t be interesting to the reader.”

― Beth Gutcheon

“If you’re going to go the way of ‘American Idol,’ then you better be able to do what you want musically, because just going for the fame will only keep you happy for so long.”

― Beth Hart

“When I was a little girl, my family was extremely close, loving and really happy, and then overnight, things just became a nightmare, and instead of them becoming a nightmare and getting better, they became a nightmare and just kept getting worse.”

― Beth Hart

“Plays are so much more special if they’ve never ever had a production, but I think you can really work on a play and make it better with each production.”

― Beth Henley

“The most glorious thing about working in the collaborative art is when you have somebody like Susan Kingsley or Kathy Bates who are better than your play.”

― Beth Henley

“Photographers do more assignments than reporters do, so they know their communities better.”

― Beth Macy

“I was the second-youngest child in a family that took up the better part of an entire pew at our Baptist church.”

― Beth Moore

“Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better.”

― Beth Simone Noveck

“The same technologies enabling us to work together at a distance are creating the expectation to do better at governing ourselves.”

― Beth Simone Noveck

“When I travel, I have to have blotting sheets. It’s so much better to remove the oil than to cover it up because then your skin just looks cakey.”

― Bethany Mota

“I think competition always produces better results than a monopoly.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“Some will criticize the Green New Deal for being too bold or being unmanageable. I tell you what, I haven’t seen anything better that addresses this singular crisis we face, a crisis that could, at its worst, lead to extinction. The Green New Deal does that. It ties it to the economy and acknowledges that all of the things are interconnected.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I spent the better part of my developing years in Massachusetts.”

― Betsy Beers

“I’ve always liked men better than women.”

― Bette Davis

“I did an OK job in ‘Carrie’ but wanted to do better.”

― Betty Buckley

“My salvation was a free gift. I didn’t have to work for it and it’s better than any gold medal that I’ve ever won.”

― Betty Cuthbert

“The media only wants to get the view of the flaming radicals because they make better copy than those of us who are more sensible. I’m a feminist and I think I’ve done a lot of good.”

― Betty Dodson

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.”

― Betty Grable

“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.”

― Betty White

“A lot of people think this is a goodie two-shoes talking. But we do have a tendency to complain rather than celebrating who we are. I learned at my mother’s knee it’s better to appreciate what’s happening… I think we kind of talk ourselves into the negative sometimes.”

― Betty White

“I believe in legacy. And I believe in making the radio sound better. If I gotta listen to it, I want it to sound good.”

― Betty Wright

“There have always been female artists and singers putting bands together all the time. But we were not always getting credit for that because we didn’t know any better.”

― Betty Wright

“I wrote books to entertain. I’m not trying to teach anything! If I suspected the author was trying to show me how to be a better behaved girl, I shut the book.”

― Beverly Cleary

“We must make it clear that revolution does not merely mean an upheaval or a sanguinary strife. Revolution necessarily implies the programme of systematic reconstruction of society on new and better adapted basis after complete destruction of the existing state of affairs (i.e., regime).”

― Bhagat Singh

“All things can be done by every company in the world. Apple builds a phone, and so does Samsung. It’s not about being different but about being better at what you do.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“I don’t run after speed. Obviously, it will be better to have some more pace, but I am very well aware that I can’t bowl with the speed of 150 kmph. I am working hard on my technique and variations.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“I want to change the sport for the better. I want to do a lot for women’s tennis.”

― Bianca Andreescu

“There are a lot of kicks out there in taekwondo that are flashy, so I like all of those. My favourite is probably chop because I’m better at it than the others. But I like a good back kick if I can nail it well.”

― Bianca Walkden

“One of the biggest challenges for me is that I’m still a human being. I’m a very imperfect human being. I’m very open about the fact that I’m not trying to pretend to be better than anyone else.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“My dad and I speak better when we play together.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“Get to the point where the songs sum it all up, and creatively, I’m just like, ‘This is it.’ I’ve also learned how to be patient and not really try to overproduce anymore. I used to add instruments, keep adding instruments, but nowadays – I know better now. I know how to let the track breathe.”

― Big K.R.I.T.

“The only way to get better is to wrestle better people and work with better guys; that’s the only way to get better in our business.”

― Big Show

“I think competition is the best thing for everyone. Competition is what makes us evolve, from when we were itty bitty little tadpoles in prehistoric times to what we’ve turned into now. Competition makes us evolve and makes us push ourselves better.”

― Big Show

“That’s why John Cena was No. 1 for so many years. Because every time John got in the ring with somebody, he made them better than they were.”

― Big Show

“Diversity makes us better and allows us to grow, which is what I want for WWE.”

― Big Show

“I think your team evolves every year. The more you know about it, the better you can coach it.”

― Bill Belichick

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”

― Bill Bradley

“Al Gore clearly has the vision… it’s a much better vision than that of George W. Bush.”

― Bill Bradley

“I don’t know whether I’m misanthropic. It seems to me I’m constantly disappointed. I’m very easily disappointed. Disappointed in the things that people do; disappointed in the things that people construct. I want things to be better all the time.”

― Bill Bryson

“Yes, U.S. travelers dress better. The British are always so conspicuous in hot climates. They don’t seem to wear shorts. American men seem to be comfortable wearing hot-weather clothing.”

― Bill Bryson

“I want things to be better all the time. And I tend to get angry about that. Books are an opportunity to vent.”

― Bill Bryson

“To be honest, I look at my Pinball program and feel that it is old stuff. I could do much better.”

― Bill Budge

“The Giants beating the undefeated Patriots, that’s all a joke. The star of a reality show is going to run the country. The guy who decided if Bret Michaels or Cyndi Lauper would make a better CEO for a company that doesn’t exist is going to be running stuff.”

― Bill Burr

“Fortunately, I get asked to play – regardless of how big or small they are – some really interesting people who are part of great stories. So, as an actor, there’s really nothing better.”

― Bill Camp

“With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire – they go in.”

― Bill Dedman

“America loves to watch people growing and getting better.”

― Bill Engvall

“Casey was the better team and the better team won.”

― Bill Evans

“I believe in term limits. I believe the country would be hugely better off if we had more turnover in Congress.”

― Bill Flores

“If we build the legal immigration system better, then they come here, and we’ll have a whole lot less illegal immigration.”

― Bill Flores

“It’s better to negotiate behind closed doors than it is to be out throwing rocks at one another in the public square.”

― Bill Flores

“Spend a while listening to people in your district to make sure you understand how they are served well in government and how they could be served better.”

― Bill Foster

“Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy.”

― Bill Gates

“If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn’t be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.”

― Bill Gates

“Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health.”

― Bill Gates

“Our teachers deserve better feedback.”

― Bill Gates

“The tool that’s most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.”

― Bill Gates

“My wife thinks she’s better than me at puzzles. I haven’t given in on that one yet.”

― Bill Gates

“If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was ‘satisfactory,’ I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently?”

― Bill Gates

“If African farmers can use improved seeds and better practices to grow more crops and get them to market, then millions of families can earn themselves a better living and a better life.”

― Bill Gates

“If whatever we do changes one person’s opinion, gets one person’s readiness better than it was before, or at the end of the day entertains people, than we’ve done our job.”

― Bill Goldberg

“When it comes to comedy, it might be interesting to know why an airplane works, but really? Maybe it’s better not to know why certain things work. Just fly the thing, and if nothing falls apart, you’ll be fine.”

― Bill Hader

“I was never that good on stage with live improv. I was much better on film or writing something and then thinking about it. I was too in my head when I was on stage.”

― Bill Hader

“When I met Judd Apatow, he told me I should start writing screenplays. They’d be really bad at first, but the more I did it, the better I’d get.”

― Bill Hader

“We have a lot of entitlement programs in this country, and we’ve seen how much they cost us on the back end when people don’t have the education they need. I say let’s make this investment on the front end. I think it’ll be better for the individual and better for our state in the long term.”

― Bill Haslam

“I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were.”

― Bill James

“Our society is very, very good at developing certain types of skills and certain types of genius. We are fantastically good at identifying and developing athletic skills – better than we are, really, at almost anything else. We are quite good at developing and rewarding inventiveness.”

― Bill James

“They’re pushing credit cards. They don’t take Visa, but they do take American Express, or they don’t take this one, but they take that one, or you’d better bring this one, or if you forget who you are, look on your credit card; it will be there.”

― Bill Janklow

“The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.”

― Bill Kristol

“In L.A., everyone is competing for the next job, and in New York, it’s pretty much the same thing: competing for a better job.”

― Bill Kurtis

“Engineering producers who don’t play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there’s a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description.”

― Bill Laswell

“The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he’s going to be.”

― Bill Lee

“I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?”

― Bill Maher

“Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.”

― Bill Maher

“As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications.”

― Bill Maris

“We can get much better outcomes from people if we understand the genetic basis of the exact cancer that they have, what interventions might be most effective against it, what’s worked in the past and what hasn’t.”

― Bill Maris

“The Old Vegas is gone. It’s not that it’s necessarily better or worse; it’s just totally different.”

― Bill Medley

“There was nothing about Bobby I didn’t like… I guess I never understood why he took a left-hand turn when real success came. We got along better from 1990 until his death in 2003. I had accepted him for who he was.”

― Bill Medley

“I realized the more fun I had, the more relaxed I was working, the better I worked.”

― Bill Murray

“Golf was my first glimpse of comedy. I was a caddy when I was a kid. I was on the golf course rather than being in lessons, but I can play better now than I could then.”

― Bill Murray

“One of the reasons I like a suit is because I’ve never been that keen on my body. The shape a suit presents is always going to be better than anything I can do.”

― Bill Nighy

“Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.”

― Bill Nye

“This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“I don’t care how much hardware you throw at an audience. If they are not emotionally invested in the thing, it’s zero. I can name a slew of films, but I have no ax to grind. I understand the commerce of Hollywood probably better than anyone.”

― Bill Paxton

“I think each film I do has less and less dialogue. It really helps a lot for foreign sales, because when I go to Europe, there’s very little problem with communication. All the gags are visual. The music they can understand, and it helps communicate a lot better.”

― Bill Plympton

“I don’t watch TV. I’d probably be a better person if I did, but it makes me anxious.”

― Bill Pullman

“Had I stayed longer in some primaries, I would have probably done better in states like Nevada, California, and New Mexico – but I ran out of the money after the second primary in New Hampshire.”

― Bill Richardson

“There’s no question that any of us who are doing an honest job in government could do a lot better in private industry. During the years I was practicing law as an individual, my salary was a great deal more than it is now.”

― Bill Scott

“Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level.”

― Bill Shorten

“Labor is at its best when we are the party of ideas and action – ideas that empower the powerless and actions that build a better Australia for the long term.”

― Bill Shorten

“Trusting people to pursue their own futures invariably provides better outcomes. Money goes where it is needed, rather than being absorbed by administration costs.”

― Bill Shorten

“At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I’m a better person because of my failures and disgraces.”

― Bill Walton

“So, what’s it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don’t recommend it.”

― Bill Watterson

“I liked things better when I didn’t understand them.”

― Bill Watterson

“It’s always better to leave the party early.”

― Bill Watterson

“Some artists just ruin their voices because they don’t know any better.”

― Billie Eilish

“Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women’s ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men’s tennis.”

― Billie Jean King

“Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“The great thing about women directors is that they’re not only involved in the performances – they can gauge where we all are personally and know how to direct us better because of that.”

― Billie Lourd

“When I first came into baseball, people didn’t want to hear that a team was a business. But it is. And the better the business is run, the healthier the team on the field is going to be.”

― Billy Beane

“Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy.”

― Billy Bob Thornton

“Rather than thinking, ‘If I do this, and in five years I’ll be where I want to be,’ you’re better just doing something that makes you happy now.”

― Billy Boyd

“The key to hitting a lot of home runs as a player at Kauffman Stadium is that you’d better run into some on the road.”

― Billy Butler

“You see certain guys enough, and you recognize pitches and stuff. Some guys you see better than others.”

― Billy Butler

“The only thing better than going to Pitcairn in the first place, is going again.”

― Billy Campbell

“There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others.”

― Billy Carter

“I started to draw desert islands. They were just rough, shapes in the middle of the page. Then I began drawing shapes within those shapes and I was amazed how quickly the islands got better. It took off from there.”

― Billy Connolly

“Personally, I think Jesus would like better bands.”

― Billy Corgan

“Society would be a lot better if people watched Hulu’s original programming and not just ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ which everyone is watching, apparently.”

― Billy Eichner

“Society would be better off if Billy Eichner started getting more dramatic work.”

― Billy Eichner

“I was obsessed with award shows and made charts and graphs and stuff when I was 7 years old. I found the entertainment business hilarious, ridiculous, and alluring – and my parents supported it, for better or worse.”

― Billy Eichner

“There’s nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.”

― Billy Joel

“The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.”

― Billy Joel

“There’s nothing better than hearing someone laugh.”

― Billy Magnussen

“Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener.”

― Billy Martin

“If someone gave me the chance to create something, I put myself into it. I just want to try to do something that will last forever and that won’t leave people saying, ‘Gee, it could have been better, it could’ve been this, it could’ve been that.’”

― Billy West

“I’d worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood.”

― Billy Wilder

“I’m enjoying 40. Old enough to know better, young enough not to care.”

― Billy Zane

“Tea makes everything better.”

― Bindi Irwin

“You do only live once, and I feel like if I’m able to make a difference on this planet and leave it just a little better than I found it, then I’ve done my job.”

― Bindi Irwin

“If you treat animals how you want to be treated, you’re a lot better off.”

― Bindi Irwin

“For missionary entrepreneurs, the dream outcome is to build an ‘Internet treasure’ – a brand that defines a generation, proves that we are better than our parents, and becomes something we couldn’t live without.”

― Bing Gordon

“The thing with drama is you’re allowed to invent people who are maybe slightly better than real people.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“This evolution may compromise Java’s claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today.”

― Bjarne Stroustrup

“Personally, I look forward to better tools for analyzing C++ source code.”

― Bjarne Stroustrup

“I really try to say things as they basically are and it so happens that it is a good message that things are getting better, but there are still problems.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“We worry about the seemingly ever-increasing number of natural catastrophes. Yet this is mainly a consequence of CNN – we see many more, but the number is roughly constant, and we manage to deal much better with them over time. Globally, the death rate from catastrophes has dropped about fifty-fold over the past century.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“I do think that it’s better for a musical to live its life first because if you see it on the screen, would you like to go to the theater after that? Probably not. You’ve seen it. And that’s the mystery of a musical that hasn’t been filmed. You’re bloody meant to go there and buy your ticket.”

― Bjorn Ulvaeus

“It’s something that was very interesting to me to be a part of and all of them again because of the relationship. Some of the superhero movies are better than others.”

― Blair Underwood

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.”

― Blaise Pascal

“One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.”

― Blaise Pascal

“I just bought a Jeep painted like an American flag. No one better question how patriotic I am.”

― Blake Anderson

“Being thrown out of this place is significantly better than being thrown out of a leper colony.”

― Blake Edwards

“Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have left the U.S. with better relations with Iran and Cuba and worse relations with allies like Israel.”

― Blake Farenthold

“If you have less games, less back-to-backs, the product’s better. The fans will appreciate it more. You see those college guys playing so hard, but they play 36 games in the same amount of time we play 82 almost.”

― Blake Griffin

“I think I became my own stylist by not knowing any better.”

― Blake Lively

“My life has been an open book, for better or for worse.”

― Blake Shelton

“I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it’s only recently I’ve had the courage to do that.”

― Blanka Vlasic

“The platforms that are big, global, diversified, and both financial and physically enabled are competitively much better positioned than those which are not.”

― Blythe Masters

“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.”

― Bo Bennett

“If you are only doing what you are getting paid for, and doing it no better than the average employee, then your pay is most likely right where it should be.”

― Bo Bennett

“You are not, nor ever will be, better than anyone else besides the person you are now.”

― Bo Bennett

“I think I started lip-synching about halfway through the first day, and it’s not as easy as you think it would be. But it’s definitely better than a day job.”

― Bo Bice

“I try to be a better dad and husband than I do pretend rock star.”

― Bo Bice

“I don’t want you to think I’m better than people or that I know better than people.”

― Bo Burnham

“We were on the island of Hawaii. I think I was there three months. It was fantastic. It is not much different than films. It depends on the television show but much of television today is as good or better than most films.”

― Bo Derek

“I guarantee you that’s what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does.”

― Bo Jackson

“It’s hard to find good teamwork in practice, and I have never thought that we, as a party, were any better at working as a team than the Tories, despite our core values.”

― Bob Ainsworth

“I’ve directed a fair amount of television series – so I’m always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I’m trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying.”

― Bob Balaban

“I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually.”

― Bob Balaban

“I’m a vegetarian – I think there’s a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.”

― Bob Barker

“I think a flat tax has merit. Anything would be better than the current tax code.”

― Bob Beckel

“If politicians of both parties would spend more time legislating and less time attacking each other, we would all be better off.”

― Bob Beckel

“There are better alternatives… Australia should be exporting its solar technology, not its uranium.”

― Bob Brown

“The broad consensus is that our system should be better structured to deter crimes without giving up on everyone who commits them, and should better balance resources to hold violent criminals fully accountable without imposing unnecessarily harsh sentences on nonviolent offenders.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“Pennsylvania couldn’t be prouder of our native son, Joe Biden from Scranton. No one knows us better than Joe.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“I hope we can agree that it’s better to cut taxes substantially, robustly, for the middle class as opposed to the top 1 percent. That would lift people’s wages or take-home pay. And when you do that, you automatically are reducing somewhat the big costs in their lives.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“I didn’t want people to say his brother Bing sings better than he does.”

― Bob Crosby

“Things are going to get better. Be optimistic.”

― Bob Dole

“You know, a better man for a better America. That’s sort of our slogan.”

― Bob Dole

“Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.”

― Bob Dylan

“I’m just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.”

― Bob Dylan

“My songs always sound a lot better in person than they do on the record.”

― Bob Dylan

“The difference between relief pitching when I did it today is simple, there is too much of it. It’s one of those cases where more is not necessarily better.”

― Bob Feller

“If you think you can do better, then do better. Don’t compete with anyone; just yourself.”

― Bob Fosse

“I live in constant anticipation of good stuff. It’s not being ‘Pollyanna’ about things, but most stories don’t have the ending we would give them right away. The better endings come later.”

― Bob Goff

“Jesus didn’t hold people accountable; He just held them close – because it works better.”

― Bob Goff

“We were made to exercise. We feel better.”

― Bob Greene

“I felt completely ready to become prime minister. I came to office better equipped, in terms of knowledge of economics and of the Australian economy, than anyone before me, or since, I would say.”

― Bob Hawke

“Are we blasphemous in saying that 2-D is largely a thing of the past, and computer-generated animation is the present and future? It’s all about creating a better experience for the viewer – and that includes 3-D.”

― Bob Iger

“It’s not about how much you make: it’s about how good the quality is. You’ll be better off as a company making fewer things and concentrating on those and how you bring those to market… in a very less cluttered way, even though the marketplace is more cluttered.”

― Bob Iger

“For example, a breakthrough in better batteries could supplant hydrogen. Better solar cells could replace or win out in this race to the fuel of the future. Those, I see, as the three big competitors: hydrogen, solar cells and then better batteries.”

― Bob Inglis

“In terms of dangers, such as viruses, fraud or identity theft, I don’t think we were thinking about that at all when we got started. If we had been worried about that, the net might have been better today, but we might not have even got there.”

― Bob Kahn

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.”

― Bob Marley

“I think the more we embrace the culture of life and respect life, the better that we do.”

― Bob McDonnell

“I thought I was in a better position to get a team than anyone else in Houston.”

― Bob McNair

“The acting is better when you know your material is being judged.”

― Bob Newhart

“For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian.”

― Bob Newhart

“I probably do better when I’m in charge. But it’s good to be able to be a part of something and be a supporter and help make a project work.”

― Bob Odenkirk

“I don’t have and have never had an email address. I’m old school. But as far as downloads go, my only objection is I like the sound of CDs better, so I buy those. I think the sound quality is better.”

― Bob Seger

“What we don’t talk about enough is Ohio’s unique and remarkable quality of life. We are a state of cities, small towns and growing suburbs where life is affordable and destinations within reach. There is no better place to raise a family.”

― Bob Taft

“When I first got into making makeup, I didn’t necessarily want to start a company. I just wanted to make a lipstick that looked like lips, only better.”

― Bobbi Brown

“Bruce Springsteen’s world is where everybody did these terrible jobs, if they had jobs at all, and he wanted something better.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“Rock and roll is about desire, about wanting something better. I think my characters all want something better. My understanding of the rock and roll dream is that a kid in an isolated place or a small town or an underprivileged world could transcend it somehow.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“A better ending could not have been scripted. Of course, if we had won, that would have been better.”

― Bobby Bowden

“I always wanted to make a living as an actor living in New York. A New York actor. What’s better than that?”

― Bobby Cannavale

“Basically, there are two things we know: Everybody has less time, and the general public is demanding better food – better in terms of quality and better in terms of flavor.”

― Bobby Flay

“Nobody believed the ‘Food Network’ could last. Even I was short sighted and thought to myself, 24 hours of food on TV? They’ll run out of things to talk about in four days! But that wasn’t true. ‘Food Network’ continues to get better and evolve.”

― Bobby Flay

“There’s nothing better than a good, blind referee.”

― Bobby Heenan

“WCW wasn’t what I thought it should be. I thought it could be better. I would make suggestions, but nobody would want to hear them. They think you want their job. Please. It would be easier doing their job because they’re used to doing nothing.”

― Bobby Heenan

“My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional hockey to make our game a better game.”

― Bobby Hull

“I hope I can do a better job than Mr. Bettman.”

― Bobby Hull

“The Obama presidency, and liberalism in general, are based on not trusting the American people – a belief that big government is better for people.”

― Bobby Jindal

“Simply expanding Medicaid does not improve health care outcomes. In Louisiana, instead we’re helping people getting better paying jobs so they can provide for their own health care.”

― Bobby Jindal

“One of the best things I’ve ever been told is that it’s better for someone to tell you to slow down than to speed up.”

― Bobby Lashley

“We’re going to have more kids playing, and we’re going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.”

― Bobby Orr

“Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.”

― Bobby Orr

“That’s the trouble with the women’s game. Those women think they’re men, and they go off hitting all over the place. They’d be better off if they’d played like women.”

― Bobby Riggs

“The bigger the bet, the better I played.”

― Bobby Riggs

“To me, there is nothing better than me going into the studio with a live band and hearing those violins and that echo and that sound. I mean I loved it.”

― Bobby Vinton

“I was hoping I could become a success to give my mother and my father a better way of living.”

― Bobby Womack

“I’m amazed by the ground that I covered. The music’s the number-one thing. And if it isn’t, you better quit now.”

― Bobby Womack

“My team has been very unreceptive about the fact that I consistently show them that I train slightly differently than they do, that I consistently show them that I am in better shape for ski racing than anyone else on the team.”

― Bode Miller

“When you back off, it’s easier to do mistakes. For me it’s better to ski fast.”

― Bode Miller

“The more you play, you get a better rhythm and play better.”

― Bojan Krkic

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.”

― Bonnie Blair

“No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal.”

― Bonnie Blair

“I always want to do better; I always want to find a new challenge.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I see wrinkles and lines, and wear glasses to read, which I hate. But I am in a better place in my body than I used to be.”

― Bonnie Langford

“One thing I’d tell an up-and-coming singer is to never rely on other people for anything. The more self-sufficient you can be, the better off you’ll be.”

― Bonnie McKee

“I’ve watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I like to think I get better with age, but maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“Elvis might have compromised his musical style a bit towards the end, but that doesn’t mean that artists from the rock n’ roll/folk-roots culture – of which he was not really a part – shouldn’t get better as they get older, like the great jazz or blues artists.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“A lot of political music to me can be rather pedantic and corny, and when it’s done right – like Bruce Springsteen or Jackson Browne or great satire from Randy Newman, there’s nothing better.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“It’s a privilege to serve the poor, to be servants of noble Africans, but I better belong in the rehearsal room or in the studio with my band. That’s where I want to be and I still wake up in the morning with melodies in my head.”

― Bono

“I’ve never really considered myself a wrestler. I always considered myself an entertainer, but I always wanted to be better than the guy next to me.”

― Booker T

“When fathers are actually in the household and more families are educating their children, then our society will be a whole lot better.”

― Booker T

“That’s what my specialty’s always been in the wrestling business – going out there and making my opponent look better than he can make himself look.”

― Booker T

“Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working for WFAN and MSG – two sports giants in the industry. There couldn’t be a better fit due to the long-standing history both entities have had with NY sports.”

― Boomer Esiason

“Because of my politics, I don’t necessarily think that the independent capitalist is that much better than the multinational capitalist; it’s just that the independent capitalist hasn’t grown as big yet.”

― Boots Riley

“A lot of libertarians and ultra-capitalists like to put out this idea that competition makes for better creativity. But it’s just because we don’t see all the creativity that’s been crushed.”

― Boots Riley

“The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas.”

― Boris Johnson

“A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.”

― Boris Yeltsin

“Allowing yourself to suck is the hard part of writing music. If you allow yourself to suck, you will probably write something better.”

― Borns

“I remember seeing an interview from the Bee Gees and they were like, ‘The biggest competition to the Bee Gees is the Bee Gees.’ They just kept trying to top themselves and write better songs, and I’m just always trying to do that.”

― Borns

“I feel like I’m always just trying to write better music and keep topping myself.”

― Borns

“There’s no better time than now to be who you are.”

― Boy George

“I think, in any sort of medium, repetition makes you better at your trade.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“The short answer is, yes, I think I have become a better singer.”

― Boz Scaggs

“If I can be in a position of power and influence, and be able to make my present better, then I want to do that.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“We only get better by telling our real story. That’s the only way to be.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I’m always trying to do things better than I’ve done them before, do them faster than I’ve done them before.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“We need better corporate environments. We need better workplaces everywhere.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“We’ve been delivering cloud-based services for over a decade, with more than 30 million Intuit customers using offerings across a variety of desktop and mobile devices. The benefits are clear: online experiences are simply better for customer.”

― Brad D. Smith

“I prefer film to the stage. I always like the rehearsal better than I like performing.”

― Brad Dourif

“I wish more LPs would blog to help VCs and entrepreneurs understand them better.”

― Brad Feld

“Some of the uses being implemented for blockchain could actually work better with a database.”

― Brad Garlinghouse

“I think I’m better wired for television. I love variety as far as a project. I’m easily bored and the schedule of a television show, it just keeps you going.”

― Brad Garrett

“I think as any artist you always want to grow; you always want to get better.”

― Brad Garrett

“There is no better place to plot the death of a character than when you’re miserable and working out.”

― Brad Meltzer

“I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.”

― Brad Pitt

“My affliction has been… I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.”

― Brad Pitt

“I guess I just don’t see America as separate from Vietnam or Ethiopia. This mentality of ‘our team’s better than yours’ – it’s a high school idea. My kids don’t see those dividing lines, and I don’t want to either.”

― Brad Pitt

“I grew up on particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that. It was less about a career than finding the films I wanted to see.”

― Brad Pitt

“In some ways, it’s better that Obama got elected than McCain. I’d rather be stabbed in the chest with an Obama steak knife than to have been slowly bled to death with McCain paper cuts. Say what you will, but Obama has brought about a patriotic and civic renaissance, the likes of which I have never seen.”

― Brad Thor

“Incumbents don’t like it, but political competition is a good thing. Incumbents usually outspend challengers by better than 3 to 1. Super PACs, which tend to support challengers, have nullified some of this advantage.”

― Bradley A. Smith

“I want to work with great filmmakers and great actors and get better as an actor.”

― Bradley Cooper

“It’s beyond my control who’s going to cast me or how you’re going to pigeonholed, so for me, it’s just I want to keep doing different things because I want to get better, so hopefully I’ll be hired to do them.”

― Bradley Cooper

“The Tour has changed, and I can’t make up my mind if it’s changed for the better or worse.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“Not having my father around has made me a better person.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“I just felt that if the team is doing seven hours, I’d want to do eight. I’d always need to do more. I knew that would make me better than everybody else.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“It’s an Olympic Games, at the end of the day, and to represent your country at the Olympics is about as good as it gets. Put a gold medal on top of that, and it doesn’t ever get any better.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“You get better at the thing you do by having to explain it to someone else. That, I think, totally makes my work stronger.”

― Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

“I tend to feel really protective of songs, and if they aren’t sitting well in a record, I’ll pull them tight to my chest until I feel it’s a better time.”

― Brandi Carlile

“And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you.”

― Brandi Chastain

“In a sense, all Americans are battle-born. Our ancestors came here for something better.”

― Brandon Flowers

“The feathers have been retired to the London Hard Rock Cafe. I don’t obsess about it as much. Also, it’s strange – the better physical shape I get in, the less I care about what suit I’m covering myself up in. I’m not really out to flaunt it, but I’m just more comfortable in my own skin.”

― Brandon Flowers

“I’ve found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention.”

― Brandon Routh

“The more limitations you put on a character, often times the better a character you’ll make them, the more interesting the story becomes because the character can’t simply wave a hand and make something happen. They have to work within the framework.”

― Brandon Sanderson

“A good decision executed quickly is better than a great one never executed.”

― Brandon Webb

“I think Afghanistan has turned into the Vietnam of my generation, only with a better homecoming.”

― Brandon Webb

“The more natural, the better.”

― Brandy Norwood

“With a sequel you’re always trying to get bigger and better.”

― Breckin Meyer

“If it were better, it wouldn’t be as good.”

― Brendan Gill

“There is nothing natural, inevitable, or necessary about the labyrinth of fear. We can liberate ourselves. There are better ways to live. Someone has to take the initiative to love and trust her fellow living creature and set us all free.”

― Brendan Myers

“I think with ‘Modern Family,’ you’ll struggle to find anything better. It’s brilliantly, brilliantly written.”

― Brendan O’Carroll

“The experience of travelling, getting familiar with other languages, other cultures definitely helps. It makes you a better person.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I’m too busy with entertainment to think about anything else. No one knows this sport better than I do. I’ve been a fan of this sport since UFC 1 in Denver. I’ve followed this sport, I’ve been obsessed with this sport, I’ve trained with the best of the best, and I’ve fought the best of the best.”

― Brendan Schaub

“We all have a life story and a message that can inspire others to live a better life or run a better business. Why not use that story and message to serve others and grow a real business doing it?”

― Brendon Burchard

“I’ve just gotten better at partying. I haven’t stopped or slowed down by any means. If anything, it’s increased. But if anything, it’s just more fun now.”

― Brendon Urie

“One of the most frustrating parts about songwriting for me is production, but it makes me want to get better at it and ends up being one of the most rewarding parts of it.”

― Brendon Urie

“Kids who have an understanding of how and why their feelings are what they are are much more likely to talk to us about what’s happening, and they have better skills to work it out.”

― Brene Brown

“One of the things I did when I discovered this huge importance of being vulnerable is very happily moved away from the shame research, because that’s such a downer, and people hate that topic. It’s not that vulnerability is the upside, but it’s better than shame, I guess.”

― Brene Brown

“To me, any character that is conflicted inside as well as outside of themselves is always a better role to play.”

― Brent Sexton

“Employees who work for WWF, they have better benefits than the wrestlers do. The ones they should take care of is the wrestlers.”

― Bret Hart

“Ignore Trump’s tweets. Yes, it’s unrealistic. But we would all be better off if the media reported them more rarely, reacted to them less strongly, and treated them with less alarm and more bemusement.”

― Bret Stephens

“Every year I try and challenge myself more and more, whether it be acting or everything I do. I just want to try and be better than the year before.”

― Brett Dier

“Even if somebody is maybe a little less qualified, you can bring them in, you can teach them, and it will also make your work better because you’ll have different perspectives. Even if somebody is less talented, they’re coming at it from a completely different perspective, and that helps your work.”

― Brett Gelman

“The nation certainly would have been better off if President Clinton could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“Am I sounding better or am I just getting used to my voice?”

― Brett Somers

“Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good, because that’s what acting and performing is all about – being free. It gives you a better connection to the audience.”

― Brett Somers

“Country music isn’t about being better than the guy next to you – it’s just making sure that you keep working hard enough to deserve the position that you get in.”

― Brett Young

“I surfed until I was 18, and being the athlete that I am, I got really frustrated with how I wasn’t really getting any better.”

― Brett Young

“Dealing with ads is depressing. You don’t make anyone’s life better by making advertisements work better.”

― Brian Acton

“I want to be in a better position than what I was yesterday. The only way that can happen is by eliminating any negative ill will or feelings toward anyone.”

― Brian Banks

“If my story can help someone to better themselves in life, then so be it.”

― Brian Banks

“There is no better form of trade a developing nation can engage in than to sell services provided by an educated population.”

― Brian Behlendorf

“The guys in the Twins understand that the better Weezer does, the more people will probably care about us.”

― Brian Bell

“You know, you get to a certain age, 45, 50, I don’t know when it happens, I said, ‘Jesus, all I got is a certain amount of time. Maybe I should think about using it a little better.’”

― Brian Dennehy

“Human development thus far has been fueled and guided by the feeling that things could be, and are probably going to be, better.”

― Brian Eno

“One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn’t if you knew better.”

― Brian Eno

“I know that if I had a television in my flat I would convince myself that everything on it was really interesting. I would say, ‘I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!’ is so sociologically fascinating that I think I’d better watch.”

― Brian Eno

“Law is always better than war.”

― Brian Eno

“In any case, the fewer boundaries that exist hindering free movement between all forms of articulate human cognition, the better.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“Artists, whether they’re Tom Cruise or John Waters or Ron Howard or Oliver Stone, you can empower them to become a better version of themselves, but you cannot change them 180 degrees to be someone they are not.”

― Brian Grazer

“I like learning stuff. The more information you can get about a person or a subject, the more you can pour into a potential project. I made a decision to do different things. I want to do things that have a better chance of being thought of as original. I do everything I can to disrupt my comfort zone.”

― Brian Grazer

“I don’t keep a list of people I want to talk to. It’s organic. But I’d like to interview Tom Brady. Someday I’d love to meet Vladimir Putin. I’d ask him how he sees the landscape of the world, what could make it better, how that could be done.”

― Brian Grazer

“The only thing I want to be able to do is come in and learn the offense, go out there and compete, show what I am capable of doing and try to get better as a football player.”

― Brian Griese

“Back then, as a kid, you made a choice of who you liked, and it was either us or ‘Take That.’ And if you liked ‘East 17’, it showed you knew what was going on, you were clued up, had better taste in music.”

― Brian Harvey

“You always want to feel better but I’m good. My thing is once you get to the playoffs, you do whatever it takes. You’ve got to lay it on the line.”

― Brian Jordan

“Having children changes you forever, as a writer and as a human being. I hope it’s for the better on both counts, but I guess we’ll see.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“I don’t believe we can run from our history. We need to embrace it and learn from it and be a better state and a better country.”

― Brian Kemp

“In general, the more entrepreneurs we have, the better off we will be because the economy is driven by small businesses and creative ideas… I’m really excited about what the future holds for women entrepreneurship and to be a small part of that by helping Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba start their businesses.”

― Brian Lee

“I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.”

― Brian May

“Put your head down and work as hard as you can because there is always someone better out there.”

― Brian McBride

“Keep enjoying it, and if you do that, then you are going to get better.”

― Brian McBride

“I’m a weirdo magnet, but I’m handling it better than I used to.”

― Brian Molko

“Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett have both been decent, but Dan Carter takes it on to a different level, and he kicks his goals better than both of them.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“I better be humble. I’m always checking myself.”

― Brian Ortega

“If we have more confidence in ourselves, we can live a happier life and a better life.”

― Brian Ortega

“I’ve always wanted better for myself; I just didn’t know what route I was going to take.”

― Brian Ortega

“I want to help make the world a better place.”

― Brian Ortega

“In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers, if not better.”

― Brian P. Cleary

“It’s easy for us to look at another country or another political party and say, ‘Enough! Do better!’. It is a tougher conversation when the problem is in our own tent.”

― Brian Schatz

“Congressman Bridenstine’s legislative record and his own testimony during his nomination hearing show that he rejects NASA’s role in earth science, adopts industry perspectives without critical analysis, and embraces extreme and divisive social views. NASA deserves better.”

― Brian Schatz

“The reality is that I’m making better wine than I thought I would. The whole process is simple but beautiful.”

― Brian Schmidt

“I am an astronomer, and my job is to look to the heavens to better understand the universe and our place in it.”

― Brian Schmidt

“To me, rockabilly music paralleled punk’s energy and feeling, but the players were much better.”

― Brian Setzer

“I’m not a pop singer; I’m not a jazz singer. And I know I sing like not a whole lot of people do; I also know that a lot of other people act like I do. And better than I do. But what informs the singing is the acting. They’re not separate from each other.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”

― Brian Tracy

“Managers today have to do more with less, and get better results from limited resources, more than ever before.”

― Brian Tracy

“There is no real limit to how much better a person who really commits to getting better can get. Every manager has the potential to become an excellent manager for the rest of his or her career.”

― Brian Tracy

“I hope Paper Boi runs for president. I hope he does. Governor, mayor, senator, I hope he does it all. You better believe it.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“At the end of the day, it’s incredibly important to have a show like ‘Atlanta’ because if we can’t stand up for and celebrate each other, then who will? Who will do it better?”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“If you’re going to write a song, try to get together with a collaborator because it’s better to write with collaborators.”

― Brian Wilson

“We might make money and be in the careers we’re in, but we don’t need a bunch of stuff. We like showcasing that and letting people know that it’s OK to not want things and keep wanting bigger and better.”

― Brie Bella

“I think working out with a loved one makes everything feel better!”

― Brie Bella

“I think it’s always the moments that are the trials that end up making you become a hero in the end. You’re not a hero unless you’ve gone through the trials. And it makes these moments so much sweeter, so much better. I don’t believe in ‘deserved,’ but I might believe in ‘earned.’”

― Brie Larson

“I want to get better and better at my craft.”

― Brie Larson

“Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?”

― Brigham Young

“Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.”

― Brigham Young

“It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“It’s better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Manila is like a small New York. Nothing works, and everybody’s out to get the better of you.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“We have a nanny in the house, but there are always times when one of my kids does something bad or wrong, and they’ll listen to me more than they do the nanny. So I think it’s important to set up that boundary of respect for them at a young age, so they will know, ‘I better listen to Mommy.’”

― Britney Spears

“Training camp is a grind, and it truly is all about embracing that grind and coming out here and forgetting about the heat and working to get better every single day.”

― Brock Osweiler

“I feel like I get better every week.”

― Brock Osweiler

“We drink VB, Victoria Bitter, which is way better.”

― Brody Armstrong

“My life has gotten so much better since I turned 40.”

― Brooke Adams

“Reporting makes you a better anchor and vice versa.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“Forty is better than 30. I have a better understanding of who I am, what makes me tick, what’s okay and not okay.”

― Brooke Burke

“Look at all the magazines: There’s always 10 ways to be better at something.”

― Brooke Elliott

“I was trying to be so perfect and so cookie-cutter because everyone’s like, ‘Aim for that Disney audience! Be perfect! Don’t say anything wrong!’ And it’s just working out better for me just being me.”

― Brooke Hogan

“As long as every tournament, every year, you’re getting better and better, that’s all that matters.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Something is better than nothing. Doin’ anything for a man, there’s investments involved, there’s time and production. It’s better to give him ten bucks and get a record out than to never record the cat.”

― Brownie McGhee

“The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago.”

― Bruce Babbitt

“I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.”

― Bruce Cockburn

“Well, I always try to look at my characters as being better than I am. That’s one of the reasons I guess I became an actor – because you get to create a persona that’s bigger or better or more interesting than your own.”

― Bruce Davison

“If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we’d be a lot better off.”

― Bruce Dickinson

“The joke in aviation is, ‘If you want to make a million, you’d better start with £10m.’”

― Bruce Dickinson

“The more guitars we have onstage the better, as I’m concerned.”

― Bruce Dickinson

“Graduation speeches force you to reflect. They are about consciousness. Nothing is better than consciousness.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“I’ve had mostly book parties, where I get very focused on inviting everyone and not forgetting anyone, although of course one always does, and being worried no one will show up, but mostly the book comes from going to parties and feeling very, for lack of a better word, anxious.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“I say the same thing that I’ve said for decades now, which is: don’t go over to Japan trying to change it, thinking that you know better. Go there trying to understand.”

― Bruce Feiler

“When I was growing up, I, like many Jews, cheered what appeared to be the receding of faith from everyday life. The further religion got from our lives the better our lives would get, I thought, because persecution had been such a burden to Jewish families for generations.”

― Bruce Feiler

“They do say, the smaller the feet, the better the dancer.”

― Bruce Forsyth

“Our approach makes it so if you hear a said song of ours in 2003 and then you hear it again in 2009 it’s probably evolved and changed a good bit, and hopefully for the better.”

― Bruce Hornsby

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”

― Bruce Lee

“Don’t be limited by the expectations of others. You can always be better and do more.”

― Bruce Oldfield

“Government employees deserve to be treated fairly, but they do not deserve a significantly better deal than average Illinoisans get in their own jobs.”

― Bruce Rauner

“While I wasn’t very good at much else in school, in my creative-writing classes or when we had to do some writing in my English classes, I tended to do better at it.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“I don’t think there’s much distinction between surveillance and media in general. Better media means better surveillance. Cams are everywhere.”

― Bruce Sterling

“Italian companies need to re-convert themselves, and such a re-conversion must be toward a better, higher standard.”

― Brunello Cucinelli

“If you buy a sweater for €1,000 and you know that the funds you are paying are also going to help to build a hospital and a school, wouldn’t you think better about it?”

― Brunello Cucinelli

“I don’t want actors to know anything. The more they are lost, the better they play.”

― Bruno Dumont

“I do believe that organizations can certainly improve lives by specifying better fonts, which of course has an effect on how you read your e-mail.”

― Bruno Maag

“No one sells a song better than the person that wrote it.”

― Bruno Mars

“When people speak their own language you get a much better sense of who they are.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“I think I’m better behind the camera than I am in front.”

― Bryan Adams

“I’m always driven to keep doing something different and better.”

― Bryan Callen

“It’s fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like, when you kind of feel those feelings, even though he articulates them better.”

― Bryan Ferry

“I guess I’ve always been kind of obsessed with food. I always liked drawing food, and I always liked stories – I think I probably just read somewhere that stories are better if someone’s eating in them. I don’t know where that came from, but it really stuck, and I always try to put food in.”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“What we call ‘evil’ doesn’t necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it – so we can help prevent it.”

― Bryan Singer

“It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“After I did ‘Orchids,’ I enrolled back in film school and did a million and a half workshops and worked with great professors and people, trying to hopefully get better.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“We’ve gotten better as a live band. The songs have been allowed to grow with our audience. I don’t think I would have done it any other way.”

― Bryce Dessner

“I don’t labour over my lead guitar solos; they’re better just caught in the moment.”

― Bryce Dessner

“I think I play center field better than I do anywhere else. I have enough speed and enough reaction to know where the ball goes off the bat.”

― Bryce Harper

“I wish my abs were a little bit better. God gave me a great body, but I think my abs could be better than they are.”

― Bryce Harper

“Bigger girls go faster in the wind; lighter girls go better in the calm. Around 57kg is the ideal weight for women in my windsurfing class.”

― Bryony Shaw

“I’m trying to get better at singing. I just want to be great vocally on stage so I can give fans a real show, like Jazmine Sullivan does.”

― Bryson Tiller

“I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about.”

― Bubba Sparxxx

“I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger.”

― Buchi Emecheta

“That was where my dream began to take hold, of not havin’ to pick cotton and potatoes, and not havin’ to be uncomfortable, too hot or too cold. That in itself had driven me to try to find some better way of life.”

― Buck Owens

“Being cold is not debilitating. We learned that from the Eskimos. They could be cold, and they could function. And you could function better when you’re cold than when you’re hot. I mean, hot, you become overheated, and, you know, you lose energy. If you’re cold, you could function being cold. Now, frozen is different.”

― Bud Grant

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

― Buddha

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

― Buddha

“Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.”

― Buddha

“I think it’s a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get.”

― Buddy Rich

“You only get better by playing.”

― Buddy Rich

“I can think of a lot better things to do with my hands than to cut them up on the rim of a drum.”

― Buddy Rich

“If he’s a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician.”

― Buddy Rich

“And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel’s Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that.”

― Buddy Rich

“It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins.”

― Buenaventura Durruti

“The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days – an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.”

― Buffalo Bill

“To us, ‘The Amazing Race’ takes the whole world and turns it into a giant game. What could be better?”

― Burnie Burns

“It’s not getting any better, is it? I don’t want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am.”

― Burt Bacharach

“I’ve got a radio that occasionally I listen to. It’s portable. It’s got an antenna. I’ve put a piece of aluminum foil on it that gives me a little bit better reception. And a refrigerator.”

― Burt Shavitz

“And then I went to ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ which is a show that was, for better or for worse, all about the language. It was a word-perfect show, which I’d never had any experience with. And it was really shocking for me. I felt really hemmed in. At the time, it wasn’t my favorite working experience.”

― Busy Philipps

“With the jam bands I’ve seen, it’s about music, and it’s about theory, and it’s about making everyone feel better with music.”

― Butch Trucks

“If you talk about preemption you better know things rather than think things.”

― Byron Dorgan

“All of us aspire to give our children something more, leave a country to our children that is a better one, a stronger one, with better jobs and growth and opportunity.”

― Byron Dorgan

“There have been some good studies done in California with Hispanic parents where in the course of a year, they have changed their entire nutritional intake for the better. The kid becomes, in a sense, the bridge between the educational process and the home.”

― C. Everett Koop

“Culture is how biology responds and makes its living conditions better.”

― C. J. Cherryh

“It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.”

― C. Northcote Parkinson

“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

― C. S. Lewis

“If you lose, what can you do to get better and learn from it?”

― Cain Velasquez

“There’s nobody better than me, especially Junior Dos Santos.”

― Cain Velasquez

“That’s how fighters get better. They watch film, and they work on what they need to work on.”

― Cain Velasquez

“I don’t really care who I fight as long as it’s the better guy.”

― Cain Velasquez

“Things happen for some reason. I don’t know what, but I just think about the positives, focus on getting better, and that’s it.”

― Cain Velasquez

“I’m always trying to get better. There’s always room for improvement.”

― Cain Velasquez

“You always try to make your teammates better. You help out your teammates, and they help you out in return. As they get better and better, they can help you more and more. At least, I’ve always seen it that way.”

― Cain Velasquez

“Once you become poor, tired and time-constrained, you become a much better human being.”

― Caitlin Moran

“When my children say, ‘In the future, Mummy, will things get better or worse for humanity?’ I say: ‘Who knows, since Amy Winehouse died. It’s all in the air now. Eat your broccoli.’”

― Caitlin Moran

“I like a little bit of revolution. I think it’s a very good hobby for a young woman. Better than squash.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I always thought everybody else was better than me.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I thought everybody else was doing much better than I was.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“If you’re asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Nobody has milked one performance better than me – and I’m damned proud of it.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I’m very laid back, easy. There’s nothing better in life than seeing your kids do well.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Boys, I’m one of those umpires that misses ’em every once in a while so if it’s close, you’d better hit it.”

― Cal Hubbard

“It takes the pressure off of your better players to know they don’t always have to be on top of their game for the team to do well.”

― Cal Hubbard

“Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions.”

― Cal Thomas

“I don’t know anyone male or female who can quote-unquote have it all. It’s a made-up idea. Men don’t have it all. They may have it better because they get paid more for the same work, but they don’t have it all.”

― Callie Khouri

“I’m very keen on making the world a better place, whether that’s changing people’s attitudes or giving people the confidence to be who they are.”

― Calum Scott

“My son makes me want to be better so that I can be there for him.”

― Calvin Johnson

“Levi’s can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price.”

― Calvin Klein

“Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store.”

― Calvin Klein

“When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.”

― Calvin Trillin

“I think life gives you lemons, and the thing that I’m working on doing is not watering it down, not putting sugar in it. Just drink it straight. The more you can take life head on… it’s gonna make you a better person, and then you have nothing left to be afraid of. And what an awesome way to live.”

― Cam

“Changing someone else’s life positively changes yours for the better as well.”

― Cameron Boyce

“To be able to be doing voiceover, and to be able to be doing ‘Spider-Man,’ it doesn’t get much better than that.”

― Cameron Boyce

“Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that’s them just understanding themselves better and better.”

― Cameron Diaz

“I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure.”

― Cameron Diaz

“Modelling is no better or worse than many other professions, but it is more obvious, more accessible.”

― Cameron Russell

“For better or worse, a lot of people who build things don’t want to part ways. They don’t have the short exit plan that a lot of the investors have.”

― Cameron Winklevoss

“If you’re going to become a better person, do it in high school.”

― Camila Mendes

“I always save a few special outfits for the final rounds of a tournament, because they put me in a more positive mindset and I then make better decisions.”

― Camilo Villegas

“I don’t know if a government bailout will rescue America’s auto industry, but I do know that if there is a bailout, it better come with a big, bright stop sign and lots of strings attached.”

― Campbell Brown

“It’s better to be honest about your opinions than to pretend you don’t have them.”

― Campbell Brown

“There’s no doubt in the world that directing makes you a better actor. Me, anyway. There’s no doubt in the world that it makes me a more collaborative actor.”

― Campbell Scott

“What we do at its very, very best, at its very, very most, will shift us slightly in our seat. If only for two hours, great. If for the rest of our lives, even better.”

― Campbell Scott

“They treat my stuff like wine. It just gets better with time.”

― Cam’ron

“I really do feel like I’m in better shape and look better now – even after having three kids – than I did before.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“Before I won ‘American Idol,’ I’d never been in a professional studio at all. I’m getting more used to it. I’m really weird, though: I sing way better in a crowd of 3,000. It’s easier than singing in front of 2.”

― Candice Glover

“Spaces I love to do – the uglier the better – tend to be really old, dated basements – especially from the ’60s to the ’80s. I love those.”

― Candice Olson

“Why do guests always end up in the kitchen at parties? Is it a social phenomenon? Some strange gravitational pull? I don’t know, but one thing is for sure: If your friends are going to congregate in your kitchen, you’d better make it as nice as possible.”

― Candice Olson

“I learn my lines in a few different ways. A lot of my dialogue sticks with me in a general sort of way when I read the entire script for the first or second time. Then, when I get the shooting schedule, I have a better idea of what scenes are shooting when. I then will focus on those that are coming up first.”

― Candice Patton

“Don’t plan too hard, because something much better might be out there.”

― Candy Crowley

“I’m 25 years old; I’ve had a good career, and the best is yet to come. I want to fight for the next 10 years, which will be better than my first 10 years.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“Nothing is better than waking up in the morning and being excited to go into work.”

― Caprice Bourret

“I’d rather play a tune on a horn, but I’ve always felt that I didn’t want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you’ve got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it’s better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself.”

― Captain Beefheart

“I read French much better than I speak.”

― Cara Black

“I get a lot of girls who say, ‘I just want to be a model so badly.’ And I think: ‘You can do better than that.’ I mean, look, I do love it, I’m not saying anything bad about it, I just think you can do a lot more.”

― Cara Delevingne

“I love curves; I’m all about curves. I don’t have many, which is really sad, but I think the more the better.”

― Cara Delevingne

“Ever since I started using guys, I feel so much better about myself. I feel so much more powerful.”

― Cardi B

“I never said I wanted to be a lead actress; I never said I wanted to be a film actress. This need to trump everyone bewilders me. I’m only 25. I’m not better than anyone. I just want to watch other people and learn to be good.”

― Carey Mulligan

“My hair and make-up secret is ‘the messier the better.’”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own.”

― Carl Barks

“Public policy in the twentieth century was about protecting and expanding the social compact, based on recognition that effective government at the federal level provides rules and services and safety measures that contribute to a better society.”

― Carl Bernstein

“I think I always just want to get better at whatever I’m doing… Always strive for excellence.”

― Carl Hagelin

“We need better public education and more realistic education.”

― Carl Hart

“When you go to jail, you are under the supervision of the state. You are housed with people who are criminals, so that becomes the expectation. People learn to become better criminals in jail and prison.”

― Carl Hart

“You may have heard of the Slow Movement, which challenges the canard that faster is always better. You don’t have to ditch your career, toss the iPhone, or join a commune to take part. Living ‘Slow’ just means doing everything at the right speed – quickly, slowly, or at whatever pace delivers the best results.”

― Carl Honore

“To help staff recharge and think better, companies are setting aside quiet places to relax, practise yoga or even take a nap. With hi-tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft underlining the pitfalls of being ‘always on,’ firms are imposing speed limits on the information superhighway.”

― Carl Honore

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”

― Carl Jung

“Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.”

― Carl Jung

“We are in a far better position to observe instincts in animals or in primitives than in ourselves. This is due to the fact that we have grown accustomed to scrutinizing our own actions and to seeking rational explanations for them.”

― Carl Jung

“Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.”

― Carl Levin

“I found the emotion that as an athlete you block out, and it really helped me to understand myself as a person. I’m a really emotional person and it helped make me a better person.”

― Carl Lewis

“I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option – it isn’t.”

― Carl Paladino

“When I was in high school in the early 1970s, we knew we were running out of oil; we knew that easy sources were being capped; we knew that diversifying would be much better; we knew that there were terrible dictators and horrible governments that we were enriching who hated us. We knew all that and we did really nothing.”

― Carl Safina

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

― Carl Sagan

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

― Carl Sagan

“It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.”

― Carl von Clausewitz

“I’d had three husbands by 23. The second was a songwriter who couldn’t handle the fact the little lady was doing better than him.”

― Carlene Carter

“Catalan citizens are peaceful, European, and open-minded. We want to contribute to better international and European governance.”

― Carles Puigdemont

“I think that what we do out on the field is oftentimes a little bit better than what men do. I don’t think that we flop around as much. I think we’re tough. I mean, I’ve got battle wounds on my legs from the turf and sliding. And we’re gritty. And we’re feisty. And I think that I would never back down from a guy.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I sleep better on the road than I do at home. I’m used to sleeping in a million different hotels. I’m not home very often, so when I get home, I have things I want to do.”

― Carli Lloyd

“My emergence has been slow and steady, I would say. I think I’ve improved every single year. I keep getting better; I keep getting fitter, sharper – and I’m not stopping.”

― Carli Lloyd

“When you have all these traces of trash moving around, you can ask yourself how can we make the system more efficient. Then we can make better decisions. And perhaps we will not throw away the plastic bottles that go every day to the dump.”

― Carlo Ratti

“Movies, obviously, are a little more lucrative. The initial paycheck is better.”

― Carlos Alazraqui

“In most companies people make a specific contribution to the company in their function. But it is not expressed in terms of profit, only in terms of performing their function better.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“The money that government spends is your money, not government’s, and you know how to spend it better.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“It’s better to have security and not need it than need it and not have it.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“The United States of America on our worst day is better than any other country on their best day. Period. End of story.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I have been recording every single one of my shows since 1994. Every single joke I’ve ever done is on a hard drive. I can tell you when I wrote every joke I wrote. I can tell you the first time I said it, when I made it different, when I made it better.”

― Carlos Mencia

“For me, it’s always better to tell people the truth, because people can accept the truth.”

― Carlos Mencia

“One of the better moments in life is when you get your own car.”

― Carlos Mencia

“You want to keep doing better every day.”

― Carlos Ruiz

“Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society.”

― Carlos Salinas de Gortari

“No one’s better than me. I’m not better than anyone. Whether it’s Eric Clapton or BB King we look straight at each other. And that keeps it real.”

― Carlos Santana

“The more choices we give patients affected by depression, the better we will serve them.”

― Carlos Santana

“It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country.”

― Carlos Slim

“I’ve always said that the better off you are, the more responsibility you have for helping others. Just as I think it’s important to run companies well, with a close eye to the bottom line, I think you have to use your entrepreneurial experience to make corporate philanthropy effective.”

― Carlos Slim

“I am not as dangerous as I used to be. I am not as effective in the penalty area any more. That is something I have lost and something I have to get back. I used to score better goals, great goals. But something strange has happened.”

― Carlos Tevez

“I really knew with every fiber of my being that acting was – for lack of a better word – my calling.”

― Carly Chaikin

“I think we all have had better days in competition.”

― Carly Patterson

“I just love sneakers. When I first started wrestling, I was wrestling in boots, and I felt like I was trying too hard to play a wrestler. I just wanted to be myself. So when I started wearing sneakers, I felt so much better.”

― Carmella

“I think, every single time I step into the ring, I try and be better than the last.”

― Carmella

“I respect Gloria Steinem enormously. But I never wanted to be in any kind of movement – and if you’re over a certain age, you better keep your bra on because nothing’s worse than saggy duds.”

― Carmen Dell’Orefice

“So far in my career, I’ve achieved what I’ve achieved because I’ve believed that I could do it. And I’ve never believed that anyone’s better than me, because I think when you start doing that, you’ve already lost the fight.”

― Carmen Marton

“I did have reconstructive plastic surgery and a tummy tuck. And from hip to hip, there’s a very big scar. It looks better than it did… So I say, if you don’t like that skin, have it removed. This is my advice: if you’re gonna do it – just go for it.”

― Carnie Wilson

“Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action.”

― Carol Bellamy

“I liked myself better when I wasn’t me.”

― Carol Burnett

“My favourite comedian, of course, is Tim Conway. He has a way about him – being that belly-laugh kind of funny, and he has the improvisational skills, too. I’ve never seen anybody better.”

― Carol Burnett

“The reason that minorities and women don’t have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“When you’re wearing something you feel comfortable in, you move better. That’s why the most important accessory you can have is a full-length mirror.”

― Carolina Herrera

“I believe my voice is pretty much the same. I’ve written 75 books, so I’m better at it now than I was earlier in my career.”

― Caroline B. Cooney

“BMX is still a young sport in Olympic terms. So the sport science behind it is also relatively new. As a program, it’s only going to get better as the sport gets bigger and more extreme.”

― Caroline Buchanan

“I live my life as an entrepreneur in every possible way I can by applying the question ‘What can be done better and how?’ at every juncture.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I don’t think that the world would be a better place if everyone owned a dog, and I don’t think that all relationships between dogs and their owners are good, healthy, or enriching.”

― Caroline Knapp

“Of the two ‘True Grits,’ the John Wayne version one is better.”

― Caroline Lawrence

“A title means marketing. It means that company’s coming soon, and you’d better get out the Christmas lights so they don’t miss your house.”

― Caroline Leavitt

“I think as humans we do want to control our relationships, and you can’t. It’s probably better that you can’t. That wouldn’t be a real relationship, and we’d never learn and grow.”

― Caroline Paul

“You feel better about yourself when you do something with yourself. You also feel more confident.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“Golf can be tougher than tennis when things go wrong, because you can’t explain things by saying that your opponent played better than you. It’s a cruel sport in that way.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“You have to be that 1 percent or 2 percent better physically so you have more power and energy left than your opponent when you go to a third set.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I was using a lot of the physios on the tour, which are also very good physios. But it’s just… when you have someone personally for you, obviously, it’s always better, and I can get treatment at home.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“When people do come face to face with each other as human beings, they begin to understand each other better.”

― Carolyn Chute

“What poor people go through, it’s amazing they don’t do more violent things! If they’d just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you’re working, but then you’ve got to face all the insults, too.”

― Carolyn Chute

“The theater is a kind of international language, and I like it. But I have a practical bent of mind, too. In any other field, I could make only about a tenth as much as I do acting. That’s why I want to be a producer. It pays better, and you have more control.”

― Carolyn Jones

“A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.”

― Carolyn Wells

“One of the things that impacted me the most was in the 12th grade. I just assumed I would get the lead in the musical. Well, I didn’t get it; I got the second lead, and I was devastated… my mom said something like, ‘Often the supporting character is better.’”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“There was a clarity to the Nineties. It was pre-9/11, before that anxiety kicked in that exists right now about the financial crisis or terrorism. We were all just going to move forward into the millennium and everything was always going to get better. Then, whoops, that didn’t happen.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I actually think that Republican administrations are better for music. The Reagan era was such a great era for punk and indie rock.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“I think there is no better training than being onstage because here’s the thing: the theater requires you to act with your whole body. I think acting with your whole body gives you a root, and you can build from there.”

― Carrie Coon

“I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you.”

― Carrie Fisher

“Instead of wasting time on proposals which are difficult to forge consensus on, such as public nomination and party nomination, it’s better to focus the discussion on how to form the nominating committee and the nomination process.”

― Carrie Lam

“It’s clear that means testing can direct limited resources to the elderly in need and achieve better results in poverty alleviation.”

― Carrie Lam

“Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it.”

― Carrie Underwood

“Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me – I was the accident – so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I’m a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I’ve heard all kinds of crazy rumors about myself. I’ve even heard that I’m pregnant! I’ve become real good about laughing things off – I figure I’d better get used to it.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I think Nashville could use some better shopping!”

― Carrie Underwood

“Bad directors are the ones who want to tell you every move, and think they’re a better actor than you.”

― Carroll Baker

“The Cobra is my personal favorite car. The original 289 Cobra is the car I respect the most. I like to drive the 289 better than the 427.”

― Carroll Shelby

“I do California casual a little bit better than really small European cut, tight apparel But I can rock some Gucci when I need to. I say this as I’m wearing Adidas sweatpants and a ten-year-old Chrome Hearts T-shirt.”

― Carson Daly

“Compare yourself to yourself and say, ‘How can I be better? How can I be the real me?’”

― Carson Kressley

“I’m going to go out and attack it and get better every day. That’s the same approach I’ve had since I was just a little kid.”

― Carson Wentz

“You just control what you can control and just hopefully go win games and keep getting better.”

― Carson Wentz

“Increasingly, there’s much better material on television, but there’s not always the time and money to make it, so you’ve got to make sure you make it in the right place. It also depends on time commitment; a lot of directors will make a pilot, but a series is just a whole other level of involvement.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“I’m better suited to be a director, I think. I see myself as the general author. I hate the word ‘auteur,’ because it sounds so solitary when filmmaking is anything but solitary.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“I feel very strongly we need to do a better job with the rainy day fund.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I feel like I’ve been picky through the years and would do one movie a year or one movie every two years, and I want to work a lot more. So if I can find something that just happens right away as a director, I’ll do it if I really love it, but otherwise, I want to keep working as an actor and getting better.”

― Casey Affleck

“If you’re playing baseball and thinking about managing, you’re crazy. You’d be better off thinking about being an owner.”

― Casey Stengel

“I am writing things on my own, but I really believe co-writing makes you a better writer.”

― Cassadee Pope

“Philippians 4:13 has never rung so true… You were an unparalleled Giant in all sense of the word, Dad. So keep doin’ you up there, because no one does it better, and no one ever will.”

― Cassidy Gifford

“I want to give myself new challenges. I want to get better.”

― Caster Semenya

“It’s always great to perform, make the podium, and yeah, gold, silver, and bronze, will also encourage other nations, Asia, America to do better.”

― Caster Semenya

“I find great lighting and a squint of the eyes makes anyone look better.”

― Cat Deeley

“You are so much better off on your own than with the wrong person.”

― Cat Deeley

“We’re always going to remind ourselves of our mistakes and how we do things differently, trying to be a better person or whatever.”

― Cat Power

“The Oscar is very beautiful, utterly mesmeric, but I don’t feel any more important because I have won one. It doesn’t mean I’m any better than anyone.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I’m not dreaming of any podiums or any medals that I can put around my neck. I’m just focusing on what I need to do today in order to be better tomorrow.”

― Cate Campbell

“I’m sure there was some amazing art at the Frieze Art Fair, but I wasn’t able to find it. However, found some friends there, which was even better. And the boat to and from was lovely.”

― Caterina Fake

“The bigger the game, the better I liked it. Not that I was about to let anybody know I was excited. I approached every game the same way. One pitch, one hitter at a time.”

― Catfish Hunter

“In foreign policy, there are times when speaking with one voice – and it doesn’t have to be mine – allows us to engage better on issues, and enables us to do things more effectively.”

― Catherine Ashton

“I understand men much better than most women I know.”

― Catherine Bell

“If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.”

― Catherine Booth

“We need to do a better job of mentorships and role models to bring other young women along so that there’s more women in our boardrooms, there’s more women here in the United States Senate and in Congress. I think there’s an important role for women to play.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Although I long to get away from the typewriter, if I think I can produce a better opening or a better closing to a chapter, I’ll change and change round again until I’m satisfied.”

― Catherine Gaskin

“Lance Guest in ‘The Last Starfighter’ had such integrity and held himself to such a high standard that I just wanted to raise your own standard to meet it. He is a hard-working, giving actor. He made me feel secure and better in my role opposite him.”

― Catherine Mary Stewart

“Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues. You don’t get to keep doing that.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“Don’t take criticism personally; take from it what’s useful. Apply it and move on to something better.”

― Catherine Tate

“Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.”

― Catherine the Great

“I’d love to do a show in Vegas with drag queens. The tackier the better.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“States know better than the federal government how to allocate and manage resources to address the needs of their people.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington, I hear from people demanding we do a better job of controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Well, I’m celebrating the fact that Republicans are doing better with women.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“We need to modernize an outdated agency, bring it into the 21st century, and ensure that the VA is better equipped to treat the health and psychological issues that are unique to our veterans.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Restoring the people’s voice in Congress is not just one part of our Better Way agenda, it’s the most important part. Unless people are back in the driver’s seat, we won’t be able to rebuild our military, roll back the red tape, or help our most vulnerable.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“If you’re a nerd, just be a nerd. That’s way better than a nerd who’s trying to be a hipster. And if you are going to tell jokes, don’t direct them at other people. Not only is it not funny, but it’s also mean.”

― Cecily Strong

“Balance is key. Balance is a virtue. Balance is next to godliness, maybe. We should all aspire to better balance. Too much of what is said in this world is one-sided, and we need more balance – in our speech, in our music, in our art, in everything.”

― CeeLo Green

“Buying new books supports the writer by providing both a royalty and an audience; a writer whose book sells well has a better chance of selling another.”

― Celeste Ng

“Stories work better when not everyone gets what they want.”

― Celeste Ng

“There may be a better one somewhere, but I haven’t caught her at it.”

― Celia Johnson

“When I first got the audition for Shado, I went online and subscribed to DC Comics and read a bunch on Shado and the Yakuza, just to get to know her character better.”

― Celina Jade

“I have become a housewife and there is no better job.”

― Celine Dion

“When you’re a parent, you sing better. It becomes a pure pleasure, rather than something I have to do.”

― Celine Dion

“I think Rachel Maddow has done a brilliant job in becoming more and more independent. And I think she does a fantastic progressive show, and she did it by accruing power, by getting better and better ratings.”

― Cenk Uygur

“Even the most ardent Obama supporter can’t, in good conscience or sound mental state, argue that President Obama has changed the way Washington works. He’s just played the game a little better, if you’re being charitable on how you keep score on that count.”

― Cenk Uygur

“One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one’s trouble does not make it any better.”

― Cesare Pavese

“I’m the first one to always criticize myself, and I’m trying to find ways to get better.”

― Cesaro

“I’m extremely competitive, extremely ambitious, and always looking for ways to improve and move up, to do things better.”

― Cesaro

“So I think it’s better to say something than not to say anything at all, even to an ignorant person.”

― Chad Hugo

“You launch a site, and you see what works, and you continue to make it better.”

― Chad Hurley

“Google is basically this idea that sites that link to other sites create a better way to search.”

― Chad Hurley

“There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there’s only a handful that rise to the top.”

― Chad Hurley

“You have to approach every day and try and get better on and off the field.”

― Chad Kelly

“An Olympic medal is much better than a world record, and so is a world championship or Commonwealth Games medal.”

― Chad le Clos

“I had sort of exhausted all the avenues playing in Detroit. So again, through the stewardship of my brother, I ended up in California and went to the Musicians Institute in L.A. I wanted to get better as a player.”

― Chad Smith

“All medicine is made to make you better. If it did the opposite, it would be malpractice.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I’m better than Jon Jones. I’m better than Sean Combs. I am even better than John Holmes.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a better experience in the sport than coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ I got to do it twice, but I got to really build relationships there that will last forever.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I just need to take better care of myself. I try to push it as far as I can.”

― Chance The Rapper

“When I found Freestyle Fellowship, I started getting into the construction of rap. You get better at it the more you do it; you figure out the science and the math behind it.”

― Chance The Rapper

“The global market does not understand the India risk as well as we do, and therefore, we have the arbitrage facility of making better margin on the same set of Indian firms than what we would have made by giving rupee loans.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“It’s about maintaining balance. Plan better, be organised. I chose to be a working wife and mother. Why should I compromise on either?”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I don’t really read any comics, but when I got casted on the show, I starting reading ‘The Walking Dead’ comics. I felt like I needed a better idea of the character.”

― Chandler Riggs

“Just growing up and maturing has made my music so much better.”

― Chanel West Coast

“No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.”

― Channing Pollock

“’A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints’ was the first real actor-actor part I did, and I hope I to do more. Action movies are fun, but I’d be happy not to do them if there are better roles.”

― Channing Tatum

“Truthfully, this is how I approach my workout: I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be. If I can out-perform some of the better athletes then I’m happy. When I look at the NFL or the NBA, these guys look how I want to look – it’s useable, functional muscle.”

― Channing Tatum

“I realized that therapy helps me explain what I’m feeling better.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“If something is on my mind, I’ve got to get it out. I can’t front, for lack of a better term.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“I don’t mind have an uncomfortable conversation if those uncomfortable conversations can lead to a bigger dialogue and help us get to a better understanding of whatever it is we are discussing.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Our nation has come so far since 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated, but I know we can do better to achieve The Dream, and that is why I keep marching on.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“We must urge a national dialogue on better methods of curbing preventable gun violence, and address the need for mental health awareness and access to psychiatric services in this country.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.”

― Charles Babbage

“I truly believe that building bridges, not building walls and not giving into fear, will make our communities better.”

― Charles Barkley

“Hardworking, passionate teachers know their students’ needs better than anyone else in the school environment. If we can tap into their needs, we can unleash smarter solutions and empower those people on the front lines.”

― Charles Best

“An art project, a hands-on science experiment, or a special field trip can transcend textbooks and flash cards. No one knows this better than those teaching students with autism.”

― Charles Best

“Committed teachers know their students’ needs better than anyone in the system. Traditionally, however, teachers have little control over the purchase of student materials.”

― Charles Best

“I believe if we can crowdsource educational solutions to teachers on the front lines, who often know their kids better than anyone, we will unearth and generate better-targeted, smarter ideas.”

― Charles Best

“My quilting is dookie. All needlepoint-related things I should do better on, being honest.”

― Charles Bock

“More students have a better knowledge of pop culture than of the Constitution.”

― Charles Bowen

“Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.”

― Charles Bradlaugh

“I can play the character better because of the roundness of my experience – because of the things I’ve been through. All those method guys – like that De Niro, Stallone, and what’s his name, Pacino – they’re all the same.”

― Charles Bronson

“Even though I write about the human race, the further away from them, the better I feel. Two miles is great; two thousand miles is beautiful.”

― Charles Bukowski

“It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.”

― Charles Dickens

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”

― Charles Dickens

“Everyone dies, and before that, most people eventually lose some of their faculties. So some people worry that as marketers get better at targeting the elderly, the line between advertising and unscrupulous manipulation will be harder to discern.”

― Charles Duhigg

“People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Companies are very, very good – better than consumers themselves – at knowing what consumers are actually craving.”

― Charles Duhigg

“You’re much better off creating positive rewards, complimenting people for acting correctly, rather than punishing them when they act incorrectly.”

― Charles Duhigg

“That the way to achieve higher standards of living for all is through science and technology, taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“For more than 150 years free men in our countries have had the opportunities to educate themselves, choose their own religions, select their own occupations, accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“If workmen are denied any increase in real wages and they can look forward only to a better standard of living through reduction of prices, progress for them is terribly slow, and they become impatient and dissatisfied.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“The problem is, the Republican Party hasn’t done anything to make this country better and I speak as a Republican.”

― Charles Evers

“You had better have one King than five hundred.”

― Charles II

“To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.”

― Charles Inglis

“But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.”

― Charles Ives

“If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.”

― Charles Ives

“It does make you a better director and a better actor.”

― Charles Keating

“The quicker we get rid of the lobby system the better for all of us. I don’t think in this day and age it is tenable to have these nods and winks, and on-the-record and off-the-record briefings.”

― Charles Kennedy

“We believe that government in Britain should be working to restore our reputation on the international stage after Iraq and engage better within Europe.”

― Charles Kennedy

“People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.”

― Charles Koch

“The role of business is to provide products and services that make people’s lives better – while using fewer resources – and to act lawfully and with integrity.”

― Charles Koch

“The U.N. is worse than disaster. The U.N. creates conflicts. Look at the disgraceful U.N. Human Rights Council: It transmits norms which are harmful, anti-liberty and anti-Semitic, among other things. The world would be better off in its absence.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“I believe in what I believe, and I think after all these years I’ve heard a lot of arguments, and I’m convinced by the superiority of the arguments that are made on the conservative side. I think that’s a better way to run a society.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“I think I’d have done better if I had been a little more relaxed-if I had not pressed quite so hard, if I’d not lost quite so much sleep.”

― Charles Kuralt

“Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.”

― Charles Lamb

“A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.”

― Charles Lamb

“We try to entertain first, advertise second. When you find out that it’s sponsored, we’ve already won you over. We try to make it obvious that the brand has made it better.”

― Charles Lincoln Neal

“There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war. There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“In Victorian fiction, there would be a chapter at the end devoted to righting all of the wrongs. I thought to right all of the wrongs would be too glib. I thought it would be better to lull the reader into thinking that is the way it would work, but then not to do that.”

― Charles Palliser

“Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.”

― Charles Peguy

“A future at Wal-Mart may sound a less-than-stellar prospect, but it’s a whole lot better than no future at all.”

― Charles Platt

“Our information network is much better protected than our railroad network, and someone who cracks a system is able to cause far less human damage than someone who derails a train. Why, then, has ‘computer crime’ caused so much hysteria? Perhaps because the public is so willing – eager, even – to be scared by bogeymen.”

― Charles Platt

“I may not be much good at most things, but if I didn’t have the pleasure of planning and installing shows, and doing it better than anyone else, I would have stopped buying art many years ago.”

― Charles Saatchi

“I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”

― Charles Schwab

“I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“A man can preach no better than he prays.”

― Charles Stanley

“I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people’s minds better than we Liberals.”

― Charles Trevelyan

“The hon. gentleman had better spare his interrogations if they are as senseless as that one.”

― Charles Tupper

“It is idle to waste time and discuss whether it was within our power and duty to see whether we could prepare a Bill better than the Remedial Bill.”

― Charles Tupper

“We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining cost efficiencies through our reengineering process and through overt fund-raising activities to better support graduate education.”

― Charles Vest

“America does not want vulgarity and sexual exploitation to be our values and we do not want the world to think those are our standards. We want to be a better nation and a better people, with better standards.”

― Charles W. Pickering

“The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else’s attitude was time I could put to better use.”

― Charley Pride

“A sold-out crowd is better than a number one. But being in the studio is better than all of that.”

― Charli XCX

“I feel like the U.K. is a better breeding ground for pop, partially because the radio play is more broad and open to new ideas and sounds.”

― Charli XCX

“Games get a bad press compared with, say, opera – even though they’re obviously better, because no opera has ever compelled an audience member to collect a giant mushroom and jump across some clouds.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I’d love to do film and soundtracks, and you couldn’t do much better than James Bond.”

― Charlie Fink

“I ride the same bike that I rode on ‘Sons,’ a Harley Dyna Super Glide. You know, I wish I wasn’t the guy who rode the same bike he rode on his show, but the problem is there’s no better bike out there.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“I always think it’s better to take a smaller role in a great film rather than a leading role in something that you don’t have complete faith in.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“You step in with the Seth Rogens of the world, you better have some jokes.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“If all you needed to do is to figure out what company is better than others, everyone would make a lot of money. But that is not the case. They keep raising the prices to the point when the odds change.”

― Charlie Munger

“They made a mistake. And it was an easy mistake to make. I don’t regard setting incentives aggressively as a mistake. I think the mistake was, when the bad news came, they didn’t recognize it directly. I don’t think that impairs the future of Wells Fargo. They’ll be better for it.”

― Charlie Munger

“If you come on a band tense, you’re going to play tense. If you come a little bit foolish, act just a little bit foolish, and let yourself go, better ideas will come.”

― Charlie Parker

“I think a guy who’s had just the right amount of booze can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.”

― Charlie Rich

“The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I’d never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band.”

― Charlie Simpson

“My life now could not be better.”

― Charlie Simpson

“Conservatism should be a reality-based philosophy, and the movement will be better off if it recognizes that facts really do matter.”

― Charlie Sykes

“When I rehearse, it ends up doing more harm than good. I think I work a little bit better when it’s right off the bat. Mostly, I try to wrap my head around a role as much as I can without rehearsing and then kind of make it as fresh as possible on the day.”

― Charlie Tahan

“You need better technique than I have to play jazz, but what you have to do is the same thing, isn’t it?”

― Charlie Watts

“It doesn’t really change, actually. I think The Rolling Stones have gotten a lot better. An awful lot better, I think. A lot of people don’t, but I think they have, and to me that’s gratifying. It’s worth it.”

― Charlie Watts

“A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than I thought they would because of recording, mixing, and because I probably didn’t hear it that way. I’m not a songwriter.”

― Charlie Watts

“You can never get to a place of comfort in this business. As soon as you hit that little cushy spot, somebody’s gonna kick you out. So I have a constant need to do it better.”

― Charlize Theron

“I want to be a Kid Reporter because I would like to meet interesting people, and I also love being in front of the camera! As a Kid Reporter, I would love to learn how to be a better writer and interview people.”

― Charlotte Arnold

“Better to be without logic than without feeling.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“The cast and the crew made me feel really welcome. Towards the end it just got better and better.”

― Charlotte Church

“I want to be the first female to main-event WrestleMania, and I just want to continue to get better and better and continue my dad’s legacy.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I look at myself in NXT, and then I look at how far I’ve come on the main roster. I just think in my mind if I keep working as hard as I do and keep giving it my all that I will continue to get better.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Even little adjustments in promos or being a heel, different mannerisms in the ring, every week there’s something I can do better. The only time I get flustered is when I try to do too many things at once. It’s better to do one thing each week and work on that.”

― Charlotte Flair

“’Raw’ wants to be the better brand; ‘SmackDown’ wants to be the better brand. A bunch of alphas on both brands.”

― Charlotte Flair

“The more sincere I could be, the better it would be for the film.”

― Charlotte Gainsbourg

“Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.”

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution.”

― Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Let one persuade many, and he becomes confirmed and convinced, and cares for no better evidence.”

― Chauncey Wright

“I think we’ve found a better solution on North Haven and Vinalhaven: Instead of paying increasing expensive electric bills every month, with the money going out of our community, out of state, and even out of the country, the wind turbines bring the promise of decades of steady rates with the money staying right here.”

― Chellie Pingree

“My mother is very good in Scrabble. In Boggle, my father is probably better.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“I hope to become a better teacher. I love teaching.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“It’s a great feeling to be recognized by your peers. It’s an even better feeling to be welcomed and accepted by country radio and its listeners. If desire is any part of this equation, then I’m a contender!”

― Chely Wright

“We will strive to make Taiwan a better place and enable our people to live better lives.”

― Chen Shui-bian

“The thing that was fascinating and frustrating about Pac was that he clearly knew better than to go down the gangster road that he went down. Pac knew – and he was right – that thug energy could be redirected into fearless positivity.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“It’s better to write a pilot rather than write a spec show. In some cases, you have to do both, but more often, writing a pilot and having an original voice is more important.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.”

― Cher

“In my youngest days, the nuns at my grammar school drummed into us that we were in this world to make it a better place – not just for ourselves, but for other people, too. So from the very beginning, I’ve been driven by this idea that we have to make a difference, and it’s one of the reasons I went into law in the first place.”

― Cherie Blair

“Bad, quirky poetry might be better than some of the good stuff, because it really comes from the heart.”

― Cheryl Hines

“As you get older, you develop your style. For me, the simpler, the better.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“Bigger airplanes, with two aisles instead of one, provide a better experience overall, and I think it’s more comfortable.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“Pilots learn to use human skills to communicate information and make decisions collectively, which creates a shared sense of responsibility among the team for better outcomes.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“My message going forward is that I want to remind everyone in the aviation industry – especially those who manage aviation companies and those who regulate aviation – that we owe it to our passengers to keep learning how to do it better.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“I don’t know if my looks will ever get any better, but my pratfalls sure won’t.”

― Chevy Chase

“Parodies came about because Mr. Ford was actually one of the better athletes of our presidents… but he continually had physical accidents… he was an easy target for me. The main idea was to get people laughing.”

― Chevy Chase

“It’s about timing and rhythm. But who could be better than Chaplin or Keaton?”

― Chevy Chase

“I prefer movies because the money is better and certainly because you really know where you stand when you are making movies, and I have made a lot of them: 50-something – I don’t know.”

― Chevy Chase

“When Lee and Jack win, it is good for golf. When I win, it is better.”

― Chi Chi Rodriguez

“What could be a better recipe than mixing fashion and food?”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I never liked the idea of taking a photo just for yourself – I think everything is better when shared.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“Better not to work on things that you’re not in love with.”

― China Chow

“The person who does that role better than anyone else is the person who should get that role, regardless of their background or heritage.”

― Chita Rivera

“I feel I can express the nuances of the Bengali lifestyle and ways of thinking better than other cultures.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“When people ask how I came up with the concept for my second novel, ‘The Immortalists’ – four siblings visit a fortune teller who is rumored to be able to tell anyone the date that they will die – I always wish I had a better answer.”

― Chloe Benjamin

“I knew if I went home with the gold medal knowing that I could do better, I wasn’t going to be very satisfied.”

― Chloe Kim

“I think my riding has hopefully gotten a lot better, but I’m always trying to push myself.”

― Chloe Kim

“I truly believe that writing is a continuum – so the different genres and forms are simply stops along the same continuum. Different ideas that need to be expressed sometimes require different forms for the ideas to float better. I don’t write essays as often as I should.”

― Chris Abani

“CB4 is never coming back. A few years later, I think I’m a much better player. It’s funny, even all the way over here in Africa, people are telling me, ‘We need CB4 back.’ I can’t be that. That’s impossible.”

― Chris Bosh

“My dad used to play every other weekend with me when I was young. I started getting better, but he could always beat me. Then one day, he realized the jig was up. And he stopped playing me just before I could beat him.”

― Chris Bosh

“I have gotten better at saying to myself, ‘Relax and just take this moment in. Appreciate it for what it is.’”

― Chris Carmack

“There are things I’m doing with ‘The After’ that would’ve never flown on ‘The X-Files’ and on network television, so it’s more permissive. That’s not to say that you want to abuse that. I think that a show like ‘The X-Files’ actually worked better as a network show with the restraints put on it, the censorship that was applied.”

― Chris Carter

“Let me tell you exactly what we would do on Social Security. Yes, we’d raise the retirement age two years and phase it in over 25 years; that means we’d raise it one month a year for 25 years when we’re all living longer, and living better lives.”

― Chris Christie

“I’m a much better writer for being a father.”

― Chris Cleave

“Where do you go from Real Madrid that’s better? There’s one or two clubs up there but none better.”

― Chris Coleman

“Working abroad made me better.”

― Chris Coleman

“I do better singing female songs because my voice is so high-pitched.”

― Chris Colfer

“There’s this existential argument that comes in, at some point, when you’re over-thinking the songwriting process. There’s no guarantee that the more time you spend or the more you concentrate on certain aspects that that’s going to produce a better result, especially in the arts.”

― Chris Cornell

“I did a game at Atari Research called ‘Excalibur’ about the Arthurian legends. At the time, it was very, very complicated, very involved and so forth and actually still looks better than some of the modern games in terms of its richness and involvement.”

― Chris Crawford

“Sometimes a book is better than it ever had a right to be because of the history the reader brings to the reading and because of the methods educators use to bring a particular story alive.”

― Chris Crutcher

“Before you can trust your team to make decisions better than you would have, you need to build their capability to connect the dots.”

― Chris Fussell

“Here’s a very simple, common sense idea – if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can’t complete everything you need to do, take more time.”

― Chris Gabrieli

“Will Smith played Chris Gardner better than Chris Gardner ever did.”

― Chris Gardner

“I can legitimately say without being arrogant that there’s probably a stretch where I was one of the better teachers of improv in the country.”

― Chris Gethard

“New York has been embarrassed by corruption and lags behind in too many important categories. We can do better.”

― Chris Gibson

“When a buyer leaves a negative review, it is a great opportunity to connect and find out why they did and how to make your business better.”

― Chris Gronkowski

“I know I can go outside and have better numbers than I put up in the slot.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“I was a lucky kid. You could have got 10 kids to be in The Byrds who were better than I was.”

― Chris Hillman

“Well, there’s nothing better than putting your feet up on a Sunday afternoon and grabbing a good book.”

― Chris Klein

“I’m a better husband and father than I was a killer.”

― Chris Kyle

“Golf during the day, music during the night – it don’t get much better.”

― Chris Lane

“You can’t get any better than TV on HBO, ABC and BBC3.”

― Chris Lilley

“I don’t want to design something that everybody else would do. I want to design something that’s bigger or better or funnier or more beautiful.”

― Chris March

“You’ve got to express yourself in life, and it’s better out than in. What you reveal, you heal.”

― Chris Martin

“Just because a romantic relationship ends doesn’t mean that the other facets of your relationship have to end… or, indeed, doesn’t mean they can’t get better.”

― Chris Martin

“I actually do quite well in Omaha. It’s one of my better games. I love pot-limit Omaha and Omaha high-low. I do quite well in them. If I play in a casino, I usually play some kind of mixed game with Omaha and hold ’em.”

― Chris Moneymaker

“If you don’t get better, staying the same is probably not good enough.”

― Chris Mullin

“The better players you get, the better coach you are.”

― Chris Mullin

“A lot of things have happened that I wish I could have just walked away from. But you wind up saying, ‘This is what it is – how does it get better, or how does it affect you, or how can you influence it in a positive way?’”

― Chris Mullin

“You can just assume that better law enforcement response is going to quell the epidemic of gun violence in this country.”

― Chris Murphy

“As an unpublished, nonprofessional writer working on my first novel, I nevertheless had access to extremely talented people who would help make my manuscript better, people who’ve made careers out of providing careful, constructive criticism to writers. I’m tremendously grateful to them.”

― Chris Pavone

“I don’t think there’s anything better than talk therapy.”

― Chris Pine

“When you feel like an oddball, it never really leaves you. Even now, I’m better around people who are uncomfortable with themselves – the misfits.”

― Chris Pine

“When I’m kissing someone, I don’t want to feel as though I’m rubbing off all the makeup that’s on their face or messing things around. I think natural is better.”

― Chris Pine

“My 7-year-old daughter is not shy of telling me she can draw better than me, and she’s right.”

― Chris Roberson

“Here’s what I knew about doing a play: I knew it would make me a better actor.”

― Chris Rock

“No film critic’s going to say it, but ‘Madagascar 3’ is better than ‘The Artist.’”

― Chris Rock

“The better I get at investing in and helping companies, the result is more founders who are excited to work with me and more of my wonderful limited partners insisting I take piles of their loot to keep it all going.”

― Chris Sacca

“Uber is a better company with better math, better predictive supply, better brand, lower pickup times, higher quality of service. They’ll absolutely win.”

― Chris Sacca

“Rather than dull our consciences to the unmitigated violence of abortion, the passage of time has only enabled us to see and, frankly, better understand the innate cruelty of abortion and its horrific legacy – victims – while making us more determined than ever to protect the weakest and the most vulnerable.”

― Chris Smith

“There is no better example of the overreach of government than in environmental law.”

― Chris Stewart

“Well, there are better cartoonists now than there ever have been. I firmly believe that. There’s some amazing work being done.”

― Chris Ware

“If you could have a news program without commercials, it would be better. But is a news program with commercials better than no news program at all? My view was, I’ll take the one with commercials versus no news program at all.”

― Chris Whittle

“It’s amazing to me how often the answer to making something sound better is to play something less.”

― Chris Young

“I grew up loving Vince Gill. That guy sounds just like his record – or better than his record. I’ve always been such a fan.”

― Chris Young

“If you don’t know there’s something better out there, you don’t realize that you have it bad.”

― Chris Zylka

“If you put pesto in a squeeze bottle or just at the end of a spoon and drizzle it, it looks so much better. It’s the little things. Plating is actually easy once you learn the little tips.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I want to play a princess or some woman from royalty or aristocracy. If I get to have an accent, even better. And I want to play a butt-kicking superhero, like Catwoman.”

― Christa B. Allen

“When you’re transitioning, and you’re trying to develop a better brand of soccer, at some point, you have to step backward before you step forward.”

― Christen Press

“When I was able to better live in the moment that I was in, I think that it really freed me.”

― Christen Press

“I’m the kind of person where I look to myself a lot on how I can get better. What little, nuanced differences can I make?”

― Christen Press

“No Tinder, no Match, nothing. I don’t mind going up to people when I’m out. I have a better chance of getting a read on them that way.”

― Christen Press

“I’ve always preferred a 4-3-3. It’s a more fluid and dynamic system, and I think it plays to my strengths better.”

― Christen Press

“It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.”

― Christiaan Barnard

“If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.”

― Christiaan Barnard

“We need to rediscover the essence of the meaning of ‘the use.’ Architecture is, above all, here for a better living. Every gesture, every shape must be justified by various reasons that would reinforce their reason to be, their use, and will give more sense to their beauty.”

― Christian de Portzamparc

“You can definitely train your awareness to be even better than it is. Of course, you start with a certain point of feelings and awareness on the pitch. But I think the more you get in positions, the more you get used to it, the more you get used to the tempo of your team-mates, everything. It feels more and more natural, and quicker and quicker.”

― Christian Eriksen

“I have felt in my head that I would like to play, but then you listen to your body and accept it might be better that you do not play every game immediately after an injury.”

― Christian Eriksen

“There is no better place to put things right than at the San Siro. It’s the perfect stadium to play in.”

― Christian Eriksen

“People mature. They learn. They get better at things. You’re different when you’re 45 than when you’re 25.”

― Christian Laettner

“Honestly, the Carolina games I played in every year were more intense than the national championship games I played in – they had a better environment.”

― Christian Laettner

“The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I personally think ‘Chimes of Midnight’ is a much better film than ‘Citizen Kane.’”

― Christian McKay

“The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“I wouldn’t argue that anyone living can play the trumpet better than Wynton Marsalis.”

― Christian Scott

“I’m not a fan of underdressing, I think it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.”

― Christian Siriano

“We have dresses that I actually think look better if you have more of a bust or more of a hip… or whatever it is. That’s why, in a collection, it should be as diverse as you can be. I think there should be options for a lot of different types of bodies and women.”

― Christian Siriano

“I operate better with education and awareness, like I think all of us do. I don’t like to be walking around in a vacuum, lost in my own thoughts. I’m much better with information.”

― Christian Slater

“I’m blown away by the graphical detail of today’s games. I can’t imagine that it’s going to get any better, but it’s just going to continually progress and soon we’ll be living in that world.”

― Christian Slater

“And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.”

― Christiane Amanpour

“I defend the right of almost everything to be published… because I think that you’re better off in trusting the marketplace than allowing other people to make that decision.”

― Christie Hefner

“Women would all be better off if we realized we didn’t have to choose between being an intelligent being and a sexual being.”

― Christie Hefner

“I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, ‘If you talk to her, I’ll kill you.’ It’s always rough with that high school thing.”

― Christina Aguilera

“There’s no question that my son is better prepared for college than I was. He manages his time better, is more efficient and more directed, and spends less time in lines and more time doing exactly what he sets out to do.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“When it comes to my career and investing into myself, I’m going to be very particular and meticulous about how I’m doing things so that I can reach the level of success that I want. I’m also going to take some chances, because who better for me to invest in than myself?”

― Christina Milian

“I think I’m better at playing difficult than I am at being normal. And to me that’s something I’m working on now. I’m not really that difficult or complex a person, so it’s interesting to me that it’s just so much harder for me to play an everygirl.”

― Christina Ricci

“I think I’m better at playing difficult than I am at being normal.”

― Christina Ricci

“I want a Mini-Cooper because it’s fuel efficient, emissions efficient and all that stuff. It’s small and better for the environment. I think that will be my next car.”

― Christina Ricci

“Nothing feels better then to sit down on a six-hour flight with tired muscles from a workout.”

― Christina Tosi

“Usually, it gets worse and worse as they downsize your character; mine just kept getting better.”

― Christine Baranski

“We must work to help all families and all communities realize their dream of a better future.”

― Christine Gregoire

“We’ve established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better.”

― Christine Gregoire

“I think there are multiple studies now to demonstrate that diversity, a better balance between genders, but also between different fields as well, is actually conducive to better growth, better bottom line, better results.”

― Christine Lagarde

“I look under the skin of countries’ economies, and I help them make better decisions and be stronger, to prosper and create employment.”

― Christine Lagarde

“Competition is very good… as long as its healthy. It’s what makes one strive to be better.”

― Christine Lahti

“Theatre is more exciting in the sense that you can actually see the audience in the eye. You know there are no takes and retakes. You have one chance to do your job… and you better do it well!”

― Christine Lahti

“The old Fleetwood Mac was much better; they did some beautiful and, to my mind, very authentic blues. Chicken Shack did pretty well in Europe, but after I left, it was over.”

― Christine McVie

“In politics, all candidates and volunteers are ambassadors to voters who expect better than parroting the politics of personal destruction. Being able to find common ground at the higher ground is what separates the stateswoman from the stuntwoman.”

― Christine Pelosi

“I want to be a better Chris Quinn. I don’t want to be a different Chris Quinn.”

― Christine Quinn

“For better or worse, when you’re running for mayor, there’s a little bit of a spotlight on you.”

― Christine Quinn

“It bothers me that people who should know better believe a glossy magazine fantasy.”

― Christoph Waltz

“Sometimes when you tell a story, you reach a little bit too far just to make the story a better one.”

― Christopher Buckley

“American voters tend to make their decisions based on a variety of vectors. Professional political satirists employ rather more scientific criteria. Namely: who will provide us with better material over the next four years?”

― Christopher Buckley

“Each day we understand better what the Indians say, and they us, so that very often we are intelligible to each other.”

― Christopher Columbus

“I just did something on a show on UPN called ‘Girlfriends’ that will be on television in February. I am actually a much better actor today than I was in 1996, believe it or not.”

― Christopher Darden

“Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years.”

― Christopher Dodd

“We owe it to each other – and to our children and grandchildren – to leave our planet in a better state than when we found it.”

― Christopher Dodd

“For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked together to make our environment better.”

― Christopher Dodd

“The money is better in films and television. But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“There’s a melancholy sense of things lost in the shabbier British seaside towns; of comfortable failure and better times long gone.”

― Christopher Fowler

“Whenever I travel anywhere, I’m constantly asked if I’m Swedish. It’s the burden of most Norwegians. The Swedes have just got a better publicity agent, I think.”

― Christopher Heyerdahl

“The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.”

― Christopher Lasch

“I’ve worked with Tim Burton five times, and it’s just like being part of a family; life doesn’t get much better than that.”

― Christopher Lee

“If you’re gonna learn how to do something, you’d better learn to do it right.”

― Christopher McDonald

“’The Lego Movie’ did better than we could possibly have imagined. We were very nervous that people would discount it because it is called ‘The Lego Movie.’”

― Christopher Miller

“With comedies, often shorter is better. You don’t want to outstay your welcome.”

― Christopher Miller

“For the last 10 years, I’ve felt increasing pressure to stop shooting film and start shooting video, but I’ve never understood why. It’s cheaper to work on film, it’s far better looking, it’s the technology that’s been known and understood for a hundred years, and it’s extremely reliable.”

― Christopher Nolan

“The thing with computer-generated imagery is that it’s an incredibly powerful tool for making better visual effects. But I believe in an absolute difference between animation and photography.”

― Christopher Nolan

“Just writing a lot doesn’t necessarily make you a better writer. You have to hear yourself as a writer, and the best way to do that is to read your writing out loud.”

― Christopher Paolini

“In Stratford you either turn into an alcoholic or you better write.”

― Christopher Plummer

“Whether we notice it or not, we spend our days negotiating for something: for our spouse to do more housework, a child to eat just three more bites or go to bed on time, an extended deadline on a project, a salary increase, a better rate on a vacation package.”

― Christopher Voss

“It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying.”

― Christy Turlington

“If Mom is healthy, then her child is more likely to thrive, more likely to have a better quality of life and, ultimately, better able to provide for his or herself.”

― Christy Turlington

“One thing America gets right is being open to innovation. Canada and Scandinavia have to do better on that.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“The mobile Internet is growing, fueled by increasing smartphone penetration and better networks.”

― Chua Sock Koong

“I think my interviews were much better than what some of the writers wrote. I just wanted the truth out.”

― Chuck Berry

“I knew from the age of five what I wanted to do. The one thing I could do was draw. I couldn’t draw that much better than some of the other kids, but I cared more and I wanted it badly.”

― Chuck Close

“Whether you are Hillary Clinton or any other lefty out there, you better beware because Trey Gowdy is out there, and he is going to get you.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“I think that less presidential interference the better.”

― Chuck Grassley

“I don’t ever go into a fight wanting to hurt someone. I just want to show them that I am better than them, and if they get hurt, it’s part of the sport.”

― Chuck Liddell

“Some guys are gym fighters, some guys are better in the ring.”

― Chuck Liddell

“Having ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ was the thing that did it for us, live fighting on TV. That’s what we had to do, was get a live fight on TV. It couldn’t have worked out better.”

― Chuck Liddell

“It’s not my job to hold your hand. It’s my job to take motivated people and show them how to become better.”

― Chuck Noll

“You can benefit from even a small amount of added movement each week and uncomplicated exercises like walking. Some will always be better than none; to start, do that to which you’re comfortable committing.”

― Chuck Norris

“With expectations, when you throw that stuff out there, when you put a bunch of pressure on yourself to reach those goals, you don’t do anything different. You just keep working to get better.”

― Chuck Pagano

“If there had been zombies on the iceberg when the Titanic hit it, that would have made a much better movie.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“A big reason why I started writing is I felt that fiction had stopped evolving. All other entertainments were getting better, constantly, as technology allowed. Movies. Video games. Music.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Mr. Olsen in the fifth grade made me want to be a writer. He said, ‘Chuck, you do this really well. And this is much better than setting fires, so keep it up.’ That made me a writer.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“So I want my kids to go to public schools because I think it’s a better education overall.”

― Chuck Schumer

“We certainly want those at the top to do well, but if you base your entire presidency and your entire economic platform on helping them do even better, you’re missing what makes the economy tick. Because not everyone has been as fortunate as Mitt Romney, you cannot base your whole approach on a life experience as rarified as his.”

― Chuck Schumer

“Working with the media remains an effective and essential way to raise issues, educate the public, and prod policy-makers and corporate leaders to change for the better.”

― Chuck Schumer

“What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn’t help anything. You better try and figure out what’s happening and correct it.”

― Chuck Yeager

“There’s nothing better than when a man is in tune with who he is.”

― Ciara

“I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom.”

― Cindy Crawford

“To me, bigger is better.”

― Cindy Margolis

“Different is better. I get more jobs being different.”

― Cintia Dicker

“Any story is better with a little love in it, right?”

― Claire Danes

“Life is not better and more moral than it was in the ’50s. It’s just the same.”

― Claire Denis

“We shouldn’t deny the right of the minority to filibuster, but we need to do a much better job of making them own it. That way, the American people could figure out who is being obstructionist and who is willing to compromise.”

― Claire McCaskill

“The more accurately one can illuminate a particular human experience, the better the work of art.”

― Claire Messud

“’Philomena’ was even better than I had expected. I was so pleased to see the evil Irish nuns thoroughly exposed, and I thought Judi Dench gave a flawless performance, as did everybody else.”

― Claire Tomalin

“’Better’ is one of the first real steps I’ve made into ‘pop music,’ and this collab feels like a match made in Heaven!”

― Clairo

“I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.”

― Clara Barton

“I’ve had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, I’ve raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don’t know if I love it enough any more.”

― Clara Hughes

“My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn’t each person give his life for his calling?”

― Clara Schumann

“In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.”

― Clara Zetkin

“It is out of the question that the task of socialist women’s activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers; on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat.”

― Clara Zetkin

“I want to make the world a better place, for women, mainly.”

― Clare Balding

“There’ll be no oiling up with this band. The oil has been there for years and it only gets better.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you’re in, the harder you can rock.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I visualize what I do before I do it. Visualizing makes me better.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I’m on a mission partly to make a difference in the world for the better, starting with the kids. They are the future.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“When the results start to come your way, the confidence rises, and we start to play better.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“There’s something about the superheroes and the idea behind their relationship with humans, whether it’s a metaphor for the better part of ourselves, or the more flawed part of ourselves. So it seems to really be our own pop-culture version of Greek mythology.”

― Clark Gregg

“I like rock music. I like jazz better, though.”

― Clarke Peters

“You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were.”

― Claude Chabrol

“I have always worked better alone and from my own impressions.”

― Claude Monet

“If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world.”

― Claude Pepper

“I think in the old days, films really went for the shock, with the blood and guts, but movies are getting better. The writing and directing have improved a lot, because the audience demands it.”

― Claudia Christian

“Every team believes they are better after the transfer window.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.”

― Claudius

“To do no evil is good, to intend none better.”

― Claudius

“Well, there are certain words and emotions I don’t want kids hearing, and I’m not changing because they think it’s going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did.”

― Clay Aiken

“The only story my grandfather tells me about his days in the NFL is how much better he was than me.”

― Clay Matthews III

“You obviously want to start the season out with a big game and to follow it up by continuing to get better.”

― Clay Matthews III

“Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it’s a magnificent profession.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring people and buying and selling companies. That’s not management, that’s deal making. Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it’s a magnificent profession.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Relative to the taxi industry, Uber is a sustaining innovation; that is, it makes customers’ lives better. Uber targeted mainstream markets with a better service for existing customers, and it succeeded in serving them better than the incumbents.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“An innovation will get traction only if it helps people get something that they’re already doing in their lives done better.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Colleges would compete by adding professors, enhancing programmes or building nicer facilities. So they competed by making institutions better.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“We need to have a better balance between a deliberate strategy and staying open. Because in the end, most of us end up being successful in a career that we never imagined we would be in at the beginning.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“A sustaining innovation makes better products that you can sell for better profits to your best customers.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“To focus capital and entrepreneurship into empowering innovation, we should change is the capital gains tax rate. We would be better served by a regressive tax rate, that would become progressively smaller the longer the investment is held.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“When you improve your product so it does the customer’s job better, then you gain market share.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I’ve gotten better at not making people feel uncomfortable with my shyness.”

― Clea Duvall

“Always strive to be a better you for you and for other.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“Being kind to myself helped me deal with people who thought less of me and thought they were better than me.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“The more you live, the better an actor you are, but maybe I’d like to do something else on the side. Something to pay the bills as well.”

― Clemence Poesy

“A ‘good’ family, it seems, is one that used to be better.”

― Cleveland Amory

“I’ve always preferred comics that really rely on visual storytelling. It’s what makes comics special. Otherwise, you’re better off reading a novel.”

― Cliff Chiang

“The more I come to understand music, the more I feel like a numbskull because there is always more to learn. The more I do it, the more I’m humbled. I’m just always trying to get better at it. I pick up a few tricks along the way.”

― Cliff Martinez

“There is no better news, than the fact that Jesus can actually turn a life upside down and save it.”

― Cliff Richard

“I do think you can’t be as good as the person next to you to play: you have to be better.”

― Clint Dempsey

“At certain times during your career, at different ages, you feel better than others.”

― Clint Dempsey

“When you see that your kids are proud of you, that they’re excited to wear your jersey and cheer you on, it doesn’t get better.”

― Clint Dempsey

“When the team plays better, individuals play better as well.”

― Clint Dempsey

“The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know.”

― Clint Eastwood

“There is simply no better way to generate buzz for soccer in your country than having your team in the World Cup.”

― Clint Smith

“We inculcate young people with the message that if they don’t succeed, it is merely of their own doing. They should have worked harder, we say. They should have made better decisions. This message is especially present in communities of color.”

― Clint Smith

“Shane was a classic, and you can’t find a better bad guy than Jack Palance.”

― Clint Walker

“You can plan to be brave – it’s even better if you just try to be brave.”

― Clive Barker

“As for theatre, there’s ups and downs to everything. Theatre is ephemeral. But that is part of its charm because you can always say the production was better than it was.”

― Clive Barker

“I’m not better than anyone else.”

― Clive Owen

“I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.”

― Clive Owen

“I do a lot better if I sit around and think about a character for a couple of months.”

― Clive Owen

“As I get older, I’ve been having a better and better time.”

― Clive Owen

“A room full of great sportsmen is so much better than a room full of actors.”

― Clive Owen

“I lust after iPods or Mini Coopers not because they’re unique, but because they’ve been so artfully made that I couldn’t imagine doing it better myself.”

― Clive Thompson

“I love quinoa. It’s great, it cooks like rice and is better than caviar.”

― Clotilde Hesme

“If you’re a young man, and you’re being coached by someone like Guy Lewis, you’re going to become a better man.”

― Clyde Drexler

“Growing up, people will tell you that you have a better chance to become an astronaut than becoming an NBA player. So when you finally get to the NBA, you’ve beat the odds. So when you put on that jersey, everything else is downhill.”

― Clyde Drexler

“There’s a lot to be learned by watching. I think the younger generation could fare a lot better in their game if they could sit down and watch some of the games of the past.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I had a lot of wonderful accomplishments in the game of basketball. Of course, to win a gold medal for your country – it doesn’t get any better than that.”

― Clyde Drexler

“It makes you a better player when you’re around better competition. If you pay attention, you can learn something.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I never stopped trying to improve – after 15 years of playing, I was still trying to think of something I could do better throughout the course of the year.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I thought I’d better check this third plate, which is another date, see if there’s an image there in the right place that would be consistent with the images on the other plates. That was the final proof.”

― Clyde Tombaugh

“To me, the noise of a threshing machine is better music than a lot of music I hear nowadays. I took a man’s place in the threshing crew when I was only 14 years old.”

― Clyde Tombaugh

“You want to teach the next generation so they can learn a little bit faster and a little bit more so everything becomes that much better.”

― Cobi Jones

“The league, I think, is doing well. It’s growing, it’s maturing, and it’s becoming a better league.”

― Cobi Jones

“It is always better to be slightly underdressed.”

― Coco Chanel

“Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.”

― Coco Chanel

“I want to remind people that we create films for the MMFF as gifts to them, not to see whose entry is better or which film earned more at the tills.”

― Coco Martin

“I just think that women make better actors; I just do. I think it’s undeniable.”

― Cody Fern

“Every time someone told me I couldn’t, I did. I’m still the same guy who’s responsible for one of the better Intercontinental runs of all time and changing that title.”

― Cody Rhodes

“When I feel confident and comfortable, I’m better at my job.”

― Colbie Caillat

“Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose… anything goes.”

― Cole Porter

“Every year since we got started, I think that it’s going to get harder to top it, but with all the support, somehow things keep getting better. That must mean we are doing something right, so we’re just going to try to keep doing what we’re doing.”

― Cole Swindell

“When I say I’m living the dream, I honestly don’t know how it can get any better.”

― Cole Swindell

“I wanted to get better at writing, so I knew I needed to move to Nashville.”

― Cole Swindell

“When something hits you, you better go with it.”

― Cole Swindell

“Being at the show, watching people do what they do so well, hearing a full orchestra, and hearing beautiful music? There’s nothing better.”

― Colin Donnell

“I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better – or a lot worse.”

― Colin Firth

“One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor.”

― Colin Firth

“Our site should be like Paddington Station with a much better version of WH Smith’s in it.”

― Colin Greenwood

“I just want to be a better guitar player, really.”

― Colin Hay

“I used to drink a lot. I had to stop drinking because it was getting the better of me, and I replaced that with really doing shows.”

― Colin Hay

“It doesn’t get better than making people laugh and also making sure people don’t go hungry.”

― Colin Jost

“I think that’s something that’s hard for this country to address, is what the real issues are and coming to the point where we can admit that these are issues. Once we admit that, we can deal with it, we can fix them, and we can make this country and these communities a better place.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I trained with a few Olympic runners and jumpers. Just to try to get a little bit faster, a little bit better. Anything I could do to try to get a little bit better and stay ahead of the competition.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I think TV is a fantastic medium right now because of what you can do visually. It’s phenomenal, and it’s just getting better and better, but in a way, there’s no beating the personal image you can create in your head, with those personal aspects, which you can only get from reading or radio dramas.”

― Colin Morgan

“How do you try to play ‘Captain Hook’ better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can’t. It’s perfection.”

― Colin O’Donoghue

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.”

― Colin Powell

“The country would be a lot better off if we stopped having comment sections. And if we got rid of Twitter.”

― Colin Powell

“I’ve said before, if you’re going to earnestly sing a song around a campfire, you’d better be a Muppet!”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I’ve said before: ‘If you’re going to earnestly sing a song around a campfire, you’d better be a Muppet!’ Or else we’re just not going to buy it.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I read certain articles about how all of the new filmmakers are immediately being given massive tentpoles, and there’s a lot of original movies that we have now lost as a result of this. I don’t want to call it a fad because I think it’s a good thing. I think the movies are better as a result.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“We’re surrounded by wonder, and yet we want more, and we want it bigger, faster, louder, better.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Woody Allen movies are like Beatles songs. I can’t name my favorite without you immediately naming a better one.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“It’s time for us to keep better track of our livestock as they cross borders.”

― Collin C. Peterson

“’Zone One’ has one kind of an apocalypse, and ‘The Underground Railroad’ another. In both cases, the narrators are animated by a hope in a better place of refuge – in the last surviving human outpost, Up North. Does it exist? They can only believe.”

― Colson Whitehead

“I have mistakes and I have flaws, but I’m going to grow and get better from it.”

― Colton Underwood

“There is a stigma around athletes, and I think the more that us as humans can do to break those, the better.”

― Colton Underwood

“I don’t believe a poet has a better hold on truth or morality than a fiction writer has. And I don’t think a fiction writer has anything over a journalist. It’s all about the good word, properly inserted.”

― Colum McCann

“Everything I’m saying shouldn’t be taken so serious. I’m playing, but at the same token, I’m acknowledging that I’m not always the perfect man; I’m not always doing the right things. That’s who I am. I’m working to be better.”

― Common

“People always want to feel better and be inspired. Sometimes we need it. I think the conscious rapper will always be able to live and exist.”

― Common

“Everyone should have a philosophy for living better.”

― Compay Segundo

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’”

― Conan O’Brien

“Being an actor is a lot more involved than many people realize; there are hundreds of ways to play any character. Even for a stylized bad guy, there are 4 or 5 different personalities I can play off the top of my head without thinking – better and more experienced actors can do dozens or hundreds.”

― Conan Stevens

“Shakespeare teaches you how to act. You come out of this process as a better actor. It’s just the nature of the words he writes.”

― Condola Rashad

“I got the chance to be the secretary of state; I’m an international relations specialist. It doesn’t get better than that.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“Well, there’s been plenty of ultimatums, and one thing that we better be very clear is that we can’t continue to have the kind of defiance of the United Nations, the defiance of the international community that we’ve had.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“If I’d been a better long-term planner, I’d still be in music, as a musician someplace. So I’ll take it one step at a time.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”

― Confucius

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”

― Confucius

“Divorce is hard. I was about 29 when my husband and I split up. I think we probably fared better than most, because we were young and didn’t have kids – but divorce is hard.”

― Connie Britton

“Public speaking is scary, I think. I’ve gotten way better at it. If I have to do a speech and be like, ‘I’m a YouTuber,’ then that’s easy, but if I have to get up there and pretend I know something in front of adults, it’s never fine. In front of adults, it’s like, ‘Ahhhh they’re going to judge me.’”

― Connor Franta

“I’m just looking to learn, grow, stay focused, and become a better fighter and a better athlete.”

― Conor McGregor

“Life is about growing and improving and getting better.”

― Conor McGregor

“At 155, I will be the same animal, an even better animal.”

― Conor McGregor

“When I was younger, I was somewhat of an idealist. I guess I’m a little bit more of a realist now. I think there’s a lot that can be done to make the world a better place, but it’s more about choosing your battles.”

― Conor Oberst

“No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans.”

― Conrad Black

“I think one of the reasons people quit is because they’re afraid they won’t be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.”

― Conrad Hall

“As any mother knows, we just want our babies to feel better quickly, and we all do whatever we have to do to help them – no matter how much it inconveniences us or hurts our backs!”

― Constance Marie

“Listening to an underserved population is how you begin to understand them and serve them better.”

― Constance Wu

“Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it.”

― Constantin Stanislavski

“I was looking at YouTube and seeing things really heat up again in terms of the popularity of talking about serious political or philosophical issues and almost no one doing leftist content that engaged with the other side in any way. I was like, ‘I bet I can do this,’ so I gave it a shot, and it’s worked out better than I expected.”

― ContraPoints

“More than 40 per cent of my viewers are female. When I do meetups and events, oftentimes the majority of people who show up are LGBTQ+. So I’m looking forward to better serving that community of fans.”

― ContraPoints

“Acting is all about timing. I mean, who has better timing than the MCs?”

― Coolio

“I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.”

― Corey Haim

“It’s always weird when it comes to awards and awards season because how can you say that this performance is better than this performance? Art is so subjective.”

― Corey Hawkins

“People apparently only read mystery stories of any length. With mysteries, the longer the better, and people will read any damn thing. But the indulgent, 800-page books that were written a hundred years ago are just not going to be written anymore, and people need to get used to that.”

― Cormac McCarthy

“Building capacities for the young generation is going to make a better generation and a better future tomorrow for Africa.”

― Corneille Ewango

“These false barriers that we’ve erected of space and race, all these illusions that we’ve allowed to infect us like toxins, we’ve got to rid ourselves of that. We are a better nation when we are ultimately united in a common purpose and a common cause.”

― Cory Booker

“More than anything, we must do better for our children’s education.”

― Cory Booker

“If we are going to do big things in our country, we’re going to have to think about better ways working across our differences.”

― Cory Booker

“When it comes to the environment in our own backyard, we understand it far better than anybody in Washington D.C.”

― Cory Gardner

“From what we understand about participation by women and minorities, we need to do a better job of exposing people early in their careers to STEM fields.”

― Cory Gardner

“I think Republicans are going to do better than Hillary Clinton any time of the day.”

― Cory Gardner

“The Republican Party has to be the party of optimism and giving our children a better starting point. We have to make sure we’re broader, more inclusive, and reaching out to every community.”

― Cory Gardner

“’Lovelace’ was really great. I got to work with the wonderful Amanda Seyfried, Hank Azaria and Peter Sarsgaard, so it can’t get no better than that, right?”

― Cory Hardrict

“’Lovelace’ was really great. I got to work with the wonderful Amanda Seyfried, Hank Azaria and Peter Sarsgaard, so it can’t get no better than that, right? I had a blast, and the film is a very, very well put together movie – from the director to the writing the cast.”

― Cory Hardrict

“’Warm Bodies’ is a love story: a zombie-human being love story. And people are comparing it to ‘Twilight,’ but I think it’s three times better. It has a comedic twist to it as well.”

― Cory Hardrict

“I’m a cat whisperer. When I go to people’s houses, their cats always like me better than the owners.”

― Cory Monteith

“It’s inspiring being surrounded by people who do more than you. It makes you want to do better. You’re in the position to learn from the best.”

― Costa Ronin

“I think if education was celebrated in pop culture, we’d live in a better place.”

― Cote de Pablo

“As you get older, you find that everything looks better more natural!”

― Courteney Cox

“I’d feel better about myself if I did stomach crunches, but I don’t.”

― Courteney Cox

“One trick I swear by: I pour a little neroli or lavender oil onto a hot towel and use it to wipe off my makeup. It opens up my pores, and then my face cream sinks in better.”

― Courteney Cox

“The life of an editor is not a glamorous one. You’re a fixer; you make things better.”

― Courtney B. Vance

“My dad is basically my best friend. I’m that dude’s spitting image and couldn’t be more proud of that. They just don’t come any better than my dad.”

― Coy Bowles

“There is no one better than Jose Mourinho for how he cherishes his players, and their affection for him is unique.”

― Craig Bellamy

“Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it.”

― Craig Benson

“Women are more sensitive, more practical, more intelligent, more balanced, better able to deal with people, better cooks, better parents, better carers, better leaders, and so on and so forth.”

― Craig Brown

“Things always look better when you haven’t seen them.”

― Craig Bruce

“I love all my albums… I use the metaphor they’re like my children: some do better than others, but you love them all equally.”

― Craig David

“Late night is no different than making a film, really, except that it’s faster, and if you do a crap one, you can do a better one tomorrow. Writing a novel and doing stand-up – that stuff is very similar.”

― Craig Ferguson

“So I did in fact spend two and a half years in the Middlesbrough car park practising skills. But if you spend four or five or six hours a day practising, you get better.”

― Craig Johnston

“My experience and what I do in snowboarding is really quite independent of the industry and the more independent it is, the more pure and better I feel about snowboarding.”

― Craig Kelly

“If you’re going to be the lead, you better be ready to always be working.”

― Craig Robinson

“I had this desire to understand Islam better and then focus on the beauty of Arabic and Islamic cultures. And one of the first things to emerge was Arabic calligraphy, which was instantly inspiring.”

― Craig Thompson

“Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.”

― Craig Venter

“It’s good to train with someone better than you, because you evolve; you see more things.”

― Cris Cyborg

“To be honest, there are no problems between me and Messi. People have their own opinions about who they think is the better player. It is what it is, but there is no rivalry beyond games and what happens on the pitch.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“At United, there are great traditions, which you can’t buy in one or two years. They are created by victories. You need to prove again and again that you are better than the others. Manchester United have always done this, and are still doing it, so they are the best.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“It’s not often that a strong female role comes across one’s desk, unfortunately, but it’s getting better.”

― Cristin Milioti

“My description of a bad manager is, ‘Be good, but don’t be better than me.’”

― Curt Coffman

“On a two week road trip I know I can get by better with no underwear than no laptop.”

― Curt Schilling

“You’ll find superstition a contagious thing. Some people let it get the better of them.”

― Curt Siodmak

“Basketball was always my sport. It just took me until my second year of college for me to realize that I was a better baseball player than a basketball player. But basketball was always my number one love. Finally found out I was better at baseball and chose to pursue that route.”

― Curtis Granderson

“I prefer stories about people who are, in a sense, trying to find better versions of themselves.”

― Curtis Hanson

“If you’re familiar with my man Uncle Sam, you understand the only way you can actually feel better about what he’s gonna take, come the end of the year, is lifestyle. Only thing you can do is spend some of it.”

― Curtis Jackson

“There are so many people who are so much better qualified to write about politics than I am.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I don’t think it’s shameful to admit that some days your time can be better spent reading than writing.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I have the ability to see results six months later and there’s no better feeling. We impact on thousands of people in the world. And in New York, which is the roughest, when people appreciate what we’re doing, it puts the Simoniz back on the apple.”

― Curtis Sliwa

“You’re much better off to buy fresh fish from a market as opposed to buying something that’s been frozen and processed and covered in breadcrumbs.”

― Curtis Stone

“I’m lucky to be in a profession where you can keep getting better.”

― Cy Coleman

“The more you practice and study, the better you are… so I still practice and study all the time.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“Humans live a lot longer than dogs, and we don’t suffer any penalty that I can see. We’re superior in almost every way – they can smell better. But really, they can’t drive cars, they can’t do half the things we can. I don’t understand why you can’t live longer and be really fit.”

― Cynthia Kenyon

“Generally, older people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are running most countries and are CEOs of corporations. Which isn’t to say there aren’t entrepreneurs, but if the young were better in every respect, there’d be no reason for the old. Our life span reflects our particular life strategy.”

― Cynthia Kenyon

“I think my least healthy habit is running around too much. And I think I’m getting better about it as I’m getting older.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“My girlfriend is much better than I am at working hard then resting, and she demands that from me, too. She insists on having time when we don’t do anything. We leave the housework and watch a movie.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better.”

― Cynthia Ozick

“I know the songs that Sly wrote still have the meaning for those that are living today that weren’t even around when we started playing before, in the beginning. His lyrics, to me, if you listen to them, they can form a lifestyle that will leave you a happier person, a better person on this planet. It’s just lyrics to live by.”

― Cynthia Robinson

“I think writing is a part-time career, because otherwise you get a little stale, maybe even self-indulgent, when you have to fill the hours with sentences. I don’t think, if I wrote 12 hours a day, my work would be much better.”

― Cynthia Voigt

“I used to know kids better because I was teaching in a classroom, but I still have a sense of comfort with them. I don’t believe that kids have essentially changed.”

― Cynthia Voigt

“Barry is an incredible singer. He’s even gotten better through the years.”

― Cynthia Weil

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”

― Cyril Connolly

“Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.”

― Cyril Cusack

“The country is yearning to put behind all these horrible things that have to do with corruption, state capture, behind us. The sooner these are all done, the better, because we want to move on; we want to move on to a better life.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history.”

― Czeslaw Milosz

“As far as actors go, you’re not going to find many ballplayers better than me.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“If you skate with an Olympic level skater, they make you so much better because you’re skating behind them, and you’re trying to imitate their stride and their stance. It’s like having the world’s greatest training wheels.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“I’m a sucker for doing something fun. If somebody wants to pay me to learn how to fly a plane or be a better golfer, that certainly would be a plus – or if it’s filming in Tahiti.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“Would I have watched another season of ‘Breaking Bad’? Of course. Would I have watched another two seasons of ‘Breaking Bad’? Of course. The fact that I would easily have watched much, much more than I got made the ending so much more poignant and stronger and better for me.”

― D. B. Weiss

“But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“One could laugh at the world better if it didn’t mix tender kindliness with its brutality.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“You better have an anchor in life. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Division I head football coach or Joe Schmo from Okemoh. Bad things happen. If you’re not anchored, you’re going to be washed away.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I’m not a ‘more is better’ guy.”

― Dabo Swinney

“Any club is important. All Latin music movements are born in clubs. There is no better research than going to a club. If your music works, it will bounce up.”

― Daddy Yankee

“The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“The determination to win is the better part of winning.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“I am smarter because I stayed in school, and I am a better football player.”

― Dak Prescott

“I’m not saying that theatre is a doomed profession, but if a person wants to stay in it very long, they’d better develop theatre skills beyond just acting.”

― Dakin Matthews

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”

― Dalai Lama

“When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible.”

― Dale Earnhardt

“It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.”

― Dale Earnhardt

“It’s just really hard to work and get better, building and planning for the future with the new Monte Carlo and keeping the race team intact and keeping them healthy.”

― Dale Earnhardt

“Society is what we make of it, so we’d better try to make it the best we can.”

― Dale Murphy

“The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.”

― Dale Turner

“I am only about winning and getting better.”

― Daley Thompson

“I was initially very interested in public policy, but then after my masters at Harvard, I felt that it was important to get a better handle on the economics of it as well. I did my Ph.D. in macroeconomics, and my thesis – ‘Why Is It That Some Countries Save And Others Not?’ – was on savings.”

― Dambisa Moyo

“I know, personally, people said a lot about what kind of defender I was. So I wanted to get better at it.”

― Damian Lillard

“With Biggie, I thought his flow and his swag was better than Tupac’s, but I thought Tupac’s passion and ability to relate to the average person was better than Biggie, and I thought Nas was kind of like both, with a lot substance going but a lot of swag.”

― Damian Lillard

“It might sound like I’m a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn’t evolved is mankind’s spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago. With spirituality comes morals, a better way of thinking.”

― Damian Marley

“Fulfilling your mission is one thing; vision is another, and having a commitment to something leads you to do better work.”

― Damian Woetzel

“I was in this public high school in Princeton, and it had this topnotch jazz program – if you were a musician of any kind of caliber, your holy grail was to be in that orchestra. It was that claim to fame of the school, of the town, other than the university. But it was better than the university band.”

― Damien Chazelle

“Sometimes when you’re drunk you can see better.”

― Damien Hirst

“The idea of being a painter, I’ve always thought, is better than being an artist or a sculptor.”

― Damien Hirst

“I want to be a better person in every aspect. I really don’t feel I’ve in anyway fulfilled my potential in every area of my life. But I’m optimistic.”

― Damon Albarn

“I believe in therapy, and I believe an objective opinion sometimes helps you be a better person.”

― Damon Dash

“I think that the better sign of an OG is when he’s happy that the person that he raised got bigger than him and in a position where they could help.”

― Damon Dash

“What kind of people would be able to rationalize better than other people? Better storytellers, right? Creative people, right? Because if you’re creative, you find more ways to cheat and still yourself a story about why this is okay.”

― Dan Ariely

“We should teach the students, as well as executives, how to conduct experiments, how to examine data, and how to use these tools to make better decisions.”

― Dan Ariely

“I feel like if I’m going to take time reading, I better be learning.”

― Dan Brown

“It is better to watch things then to do them.”

― Dan Castellaneta

“Once publishers got interested in it, it was a year in developing, and it was launched, I think, in 1960. But Willie Lumpkin didn’t last long – it only last a little better than a year, maybe a year and a half.”

― Dan DeCarlo

“I could have coached better.”

― Dan Devine

“We, as a wrestling community, better remember it is more than one individual that makes a winner.”

― Dan Gable

“Getting straight A’s for having lots of tests is not the same as getting A’s on the tests. Weighing a malnourished dog every day doesn’t make him any better.”

― Dan Gelber

“That is what we know how to do better than anyone else: We know how to maximize value for our projects. If the government would like to hire my services to maximize value for their stake, they should approach me. No problem.”

― Dan Gertler

“There’s nothing better than people talking to each other, sharing best practices, and opening up communications.”

― Dan Gilbert

“StockX’s live marketplace will harness the Internet’s natural ability to facilitate a better way to transact certain segments of ecommerce. We are going to bring the kind of trading platform and visibility to tangible products that financial and commodities markets have used for decades.”

― Dan Gilbert

“I was always trying to get people to fix things that are wrong. Now, it was, ‘How do I make things that are going good go better?”

― Dan Gilbert

“You can not only do great things for an urban core by moving your employee base there, you’re also going to be a better business.”

― Dan Gilbert

“I watch a lot of television, for better or worse, and I am particularly interested in what Michael Moore brought up in ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ which is the idea that they’re selling a narrative of fear.”

― Dan Gilroy

“You have to keep going. The main attention is for us to stay alive and stay a band. You only really become very successful when you stick together. Just keep going and reaching bigger and better.”

― Dan Hawkins

“It’s not about retro or modern, it’s about this note or that note, which sounds better?”

― Dan Hicks

“I just wanted to show people – maybe I’m wrong – that I can still really sing. I can sing better than I ever have before. My intonation is way better, my timing, my phrasing – there’s a lot more expression; I feel it’s a more lived-in, soulful voice.”

― Dan Hill

“Title IX came along and changed a lot of things for the better, but nevertheless, it meant that money became more important.”

― Dan Jenkins

“Very few ideas are better than Catherine O’Hara’s ideas when it comes to acting.”

― Dan Levy

“Programs like I-Corps get university and other federally-funded research translated more quickly into new products and new companies, creating American jobs and providing taxpayers a better return on their investment in science.”

― Dan Lipinski

“In the end, I think part of my problem was that I was a better legislator than I was a politician.”

― Dan Maffei

“I throw better than anybody in college and I can throw with anybody in the pros. There, that’s what I think.”

― Dan Marino

“We’re also fairly stubborn, I think, fairly independent. We have our share of difficulties with our federal government, although I’ve tried to as I am here encourage a better way of discussing those problems.”

― Dan Miller

“And there is such a thing as a decathlon high. It’s like a rock rolling down hill, picking up momentum. You get better and better.”

― Dan O’Brien

“There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits.”

― Dan O’Brien

“Year-end goals are terrific! Affirmations with goals are even better! And goals, affirmations, along with visualization is even more effective!”

― Dan Pena

“As I have often said, I would rather be lucky than smart! But it is even better to be lucky and super smart!”

― Dan Pena

“The future will be better tomorrow.”

― Dan Quayle

“Ultimately life is disease, death and oblivion. It’s still better than high school.”

― Dan Savage

“Let us advance science to create a better world for all.”

― Dan Shechtman

“I think I can change things for the better in this country. I’m doing it now as well, in many areas, mostly in education, higher education and technological entrepreneurship. But I think I could do a lot more from a presidential position.”

― Dan Shechtman

“How we get power, how cars are powered, when the technology and resources to have something that is infinitely better, we still use old-school technology. We’re still using that same exact structure.”

― Dana Brunetti

“At some point, you’re going to have to be willing to take a punch for your team. If your employees or your teammates will see that you’re willing to do that, they are more likely to be loyal to you, and your team is more likely to function better.”

― Dana Perino

“Nothing is a better icebreaker than a great joke.”

― Dane Cook

“I can always get better. A lot of my ex-girlfriends don’t think I’m funny.”

― Dane Cook

“It is hard to improve someone as a player, but is easier to help someone become a better person.”

― Dani Alves

“If you lose a title, perhaps it’s because your rivals are better than you are. But to be demoted from the top flight is really heartbreaking.”

― Dani Alves

“Messi is much better than Cristiano Ronaldo.”

― Dani Alves

“The fear of losing makes you better because it stops you cruising.”

― Dani Alves

“If you have a negative model, you do negative things. If you have a positive model, like Guardiola, who says positive things and tells you to compete on the pitch and to play football, it’s much better.”

― Dani Alves

“America was built by immigrants. Immigrants come here for work – to contribute and get to a better place. That’s my story. It’s a story of hope.”

― Dania Ramirez

“Girls think that being glamorous means making mistakes and being irresponsible. And that’s just not true. The smarter you are, the better prepared you are to make decisions in your life, the more likely you are to lead a satisfying life and be glamorous and fun and anything you want to be.”

― Danica McKellar

“It’s such a diversion to be constantly thinking of better ways I can teach people math that my hunger is for that really, for new ways of translating the beauty of it.”

― Danica McKellar

“I know what it takes to be fast and I feel like every year I learn valuable lessons about how to be better the next time.”

― Danica Patrick

“I’ve been fortunate Daytona is a place I’ve run better than anywhere else, and that’s a big race. Maybe it has to do with attention and pressure and the drive to do well when a lot of people are watching.”

― Danica Patrick

“I think the more yellows, the more lights, the better. It alerts everybody. I mean, I guess I’m always a little bit afraid when the yellow comes out, we all get out of it, that someone won’t notice it, pile into the back of you.”

― Danica Patrick

“Entrepreneurship requires flexibility and an open society, and there will always be people who succeed and people who follow. For those who lead, they have an obligation to create a better life for the people around them.”

― Daniel A. D’Aniello

“I liked very much when we lived in Hampstead. We would go for walks on the Heath. I liked it better than living in the centre of town.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“I’m trying to grow more as a journalist and understand the story I’m photographing in order to communicate it in a better way.”

― Daniel Berehulak

“It would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth.”

― Daniel Bernoulli

“I’m bigger now than when I was eating meat. My lifts in the gym are better. I’m in better shape.”

― Daniel Bryan

“A lot of people thought you couldn’t be a top-level athlete as a vegan, but people like Mac Danzig and Jake Shields are proving that’s wrong. And it’s better for me as a performer.”

― Daniel Bryan

“I have no problem with people eating meat. I would just like it, for the people who do eat meat, for the animals to be treated better. To be treated humanely. Cows in pastures living the life that they’re supposed to live. I have no problem with that.”

― Daniel Bryan

“The only thing that can ever make a Louisiana boy feel better is Popeye’s.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I think I’m as good if not better than everyone else.”

― Daniel Cormier

“My low center of gravity allows me to defend takedowns a lot better than most people. It’s very hard to get to my legs. It’s going to be really hard to take me down. There are a lot of positives to being my size.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I’m confident in my team. I’m confident in my coaches. I’m confident in my ability. I worked really hard to become a better mixed martial artist.”

― Daniel Cormier

“I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder. It kind of drives me. It’s something that allows me to train harder, train longer, work better.”

― Daniel Cormier

“When I’ve gone back to work, it’s always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion, but it’s the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I can’t avoid this thing. I better just get on with it.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.”

― Daniel Defoe

“I’m not an inventor. I just want to make things better.”

― Daniel Ek

“Creating stuff is hard. But, if that terrifies you, you will just be numb, and you better just stay at home and watch TV and do something else. Move into the woods and live with the trees.”

― Daniel Espinosa

“I actually think the same things do make most people happy. The differences are extremely small, and around the margins. You like peach ice cream; I like strawberry ice cream. Both of us like ice cream much better than a smack on the head with two-by-four.”

― Daniel Gilbert

“One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evolved to look so far into the future is so that we can take actions in the present that will bring us to a better future rather than a worse one.”

― Daniel Goldstein

“The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.”

― Daniel Goleman

“Some children naturally have more cognitive control than others, and in all kids this essential skill is being compromised by the usual suspects: smartphones, TV, etc. But there are many ways that adults can help kids learn better cognitive control.”

― Daniel Goleman

“When we make progress and get better at something, it is inherently motivating. In order for people to make progress, they have to get feedback and information on how they’re doing.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. These are the building blocks of an entirely new operating system for our businesses.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“We have this idea that extroverts are better salespeople. As a result, extroverts are more likely to enter sales; extroverts are more likely to get promoted in sales jobs. But if you look at the correlation between extroversion and actual sales performance – that is, how many times the cash register actually rings – the correlation’s almost zero.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“I happen to be extremely left-brained; my instinct is to draw a chart rather than a picture. I’m trying to get my right-brain muscles into shape. I actually think this shift toward right-brain abilities has the potential to make us both better off and better in a deeper sense.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“Studying design has made me a much, much more astute observer of this aspect of business. And I’m working mightily to improve my empathic skills. I’ve dramatically improved my ability to read facial expressions – and I’m trying to be a better, more attentive listener.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“If I really believe that visual representation and narrative are ways to convey important, complex ideas, and if the world is gravitating toward this form, then geez, I better do it myself. I want to do it myself.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“With ‘Free Agent Nation,’ I was figuring out how to write a book along with writing the book. Now I think I’ve kind of, sort of figured out how to write a book a little bit better. But the process remains not that different – slow; laborious; tiny, incremental progress each day, punctuated by feelings of despair and self-loathing.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“There is a huge body of evidence showing that people do better in their work when they know why they’re doing it in the first place. They do better when they see what they’re doing contributes to something in the world.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“You can graph human evolution, which is mostly a straight line, but we do get better and change over time, and you can graph technological evolution, which is a line that’s going straight up. They are going to intersect each other at some point, and that’s happening now.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“Luckily, unreasonable expectations go hand in hand with naive young scientists. The more naive the better – otherwise we would never have the audacity to try and build a 22,000-mile-high space elevator or some sprawling underwater hotel.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“I’m always interested to see what films are made of books. I kind of don’t participate as a filmgoer in any kind of debate about what’s better, the book or the movie. So I think it’s interesting when people want to do it.”

― Daniel Handler

“When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line.”

― Daniel Hannan

“Whenever we create dishes, we work very carefully and ask ourselves, ‘Is there anything on the dish that really doesn’t make the dish better?’ Then we eliminate that. We try to stay very focused on really showcasing everything on the plate so nothing gets lost.”

― Daniel Humm

“I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I’ll appreciate my health if I get better.”

― Daniel Johns

“There are domains in which expertise is not possible. Stock picking is a good example. And in long-term political strategic forecasting, it’s been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“One thing we have lost, that we had in the past, is a sense of progress, that things are getting better. There is a sense of volatility, but not of progress.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“The planning fallacy is that you make a plan, which is usually a best-case scenario. Then you assume that the outcome will follow your plan, even when you should know better.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“If people do not know what is going to make them better off or give them pleasure, then the idea that you can trust people to do what will give them pleasure becomes questionable.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“When people talk of the economy being strong, they don’t seem to feel that they, too, are better off.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“All of us would be better investors if we just made fewer decisions.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“Organizations may be better able to tame optimism than individuals are.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“There are a lot of books about how to get organized and a lot of books about how to be better and more productive at business, but I don’t know of one that grounds any of these in the science.”

― Daniel Levitin

“I’ve always been interested in peak performance, why some people do better in life than others.”

― Daniel Levitin

“We need to blinker ourselves, to better monitor our attentional focus. Enforced periods of no email or Internet to allow us to sustain concentration have been shown to be tremendously helpful. And breaks – even a 15-minute break every two or three hours – make us more productive in the long run.”

― Daniel Levitin

“What music is better able to do than language is to represent the complexity of human emotional states.”

― Daniel Levitin

“No matter if we’re in a contentious situation or simply engaging in an everyday interaction, we should aspire to have the strength to be kind always. If each of us shared this aspiration, we’d all be better off.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“For the most part, cookies aren’t dangerous. They were created so advertisers could get a better idea of who you are and what you’re interested in, so they could send you ads you’re more likely to find relevant.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Playing chess can make you a better poker player because it forces you to think several moves ahead. That kind of intense mental exercise develops a deeper level of thinking than is typically encountered when playing poker.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Obsessing about statistics won’t make you a better poker player. In fact, you’ll end up wasting too much valuable time on that stuff when you should be concentrating on crucial issues, like getting a read on your opponents and studying the psychological aspects of the game.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“In order to maximize your profits at the poker table, your goal should be to play completely opposite of the way other players at the table perceive you. Simply put, if opponents label you a conservative player who never bluffs and only plays premium hands, you’ll do better playing aggressively and bluffing frequently.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Guys are bigger, stronger, just like in singles, serving bigger, returning better, and more athletic for sure. I think from my standpoint, just spending more time in the gym has enabled me to hang in there.”

― Daniel Nestor

“If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.”

― Daniel Okrent

“In my view – which could be wrong, but it is my field – there is no better formula for social instability than to divide a society between two ascribed characteristics that are seen as opposite.”

― Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“I’m getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls. I think any guy who says ‘I’ve never had an awkward moment with a girl’ is a liar.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I take things in better when I’m allowed to talk, and respond, and engage and move around a bit.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Every job I do, I like to think it makes me better or I learn things. It’s all about how much something’s going to stretch me or test me.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I played bass for a year, but I wasn’t getting better at it, so I decided to stop so I could see my friends.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things. Funny ironing board covers – I hate them.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I had a very successful 2014, but I have got to keep aiming for bigger and better things, so the world title is my goal.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I like having as many team-mates as possible. It’s great, because the more people you can learn off, the better I think it will make you as a driver.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I’ve definitely got better over the years at conserving my energy in pre-season – at knowing what to focus on and what to let go.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“If you’re improvising with Paul Reiser, man, you’d better hold on tight!”

― Daniel Stern

“We need to build change in to our systems and let these systems evolve as circumstances change. Change is inevitable, but we need to do a better job of dealing with it, because when we start building huge gleaming monoliths, I think we start getting into trouble.”

― Daniel Suarez

“You realize you’re alive while you’re alive, and you better notice it then, because later, it’s hard to see.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“I learned my values. It’s better to be poor than to be beholden. Wealth is not the object of life. You should be polite as long as possible, and when you can’t be polite anymore, don’t run.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“I remember all the writers I started with who I was embarrassed to be around – they were so much better than me. A lot of them are no longer writing. I guess they were better rounded and had other options. Due to social discomfort, I only had the one road.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“If you call yourself Money, you better show up money.”

― Daniel Zovatto

“But just maybe sometimes being even more patient. Even though I thought I did that much better this year, and sometimes, you know, make my opponents play that one extra ball, and just knowing how to play the big points better.”

― Daniela Hantuchova

“I’m always competitive, but if I didn’t win fair and square, I didn’t win. And I want to win if I’m genuinely better than my competitor.”

― Daniela Ruah

“Cardi is way better than Nicki. I don’t care what no one says.”

― Danielle Bregoli

“I always want to be a person who challenges herself to be a better person and spends her time giving rather than receiving.”

― Danielle Fishel

“I think the more wholesome things that come back to television, the better off we’ll be.”

― Danielle Fishel

“I had only ever done films that never had this huge fan base. I acted just to act. And so, coming into ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies’ and that fandom for the first time, I didn’t know how to handle it at first, but I have a better grip on it now.”

― Danielle Rose Russell

“It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.”

― Dannii Minogue

“I learned with ‘The Beach’ that I’m a bit better lower down the radar.”

― Danny Boyle

“Certain people in life are just going to take what’s given to them, and certain people in life know they want better and they’re going to go find better. I’ve always been that type of person.”

― Danny Brown

“I’ll look back and I’d be better to answer that in about three months from now. Or when the movie comes out and I see it. I don’t even know what it is yet. I’ve still been in the middle of it.”

― Danny Elfman

“For me there’s nothing better than having more football.”

― Danny Ings

“I’d rather do movies ’cause I am better at movies, but I do shows ’cause the opportunities have come forward.”

― Danny Masterson

“So I just came out here to Los Angeles with a bunch of buddies I had gone to film school with. You know, for better or worse, we just tried to slug it out here.”

― Danny McBride

“To be an entrepreneur in Europe, there is a stigma attached to it. There’s a reason why England is known as a nation of shopkeepers. Part of it is the idea that it’s better to have a shop and keep it up and running than close the doors and try to do something much more significant.”

― Danny Rimer

“You have competition throughout your whole life, and it only makes you better. That competitive edge gives you extra motivation.”

― Danny Welbeck

“There’s no better feeling than scoring in front of the Stretford End.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I just want to keep on getting better and improving. Those extra hours on the training pitch, whether it be with the boys or individually, I am just looking to improve.”

― Danny Welbeck

“There is no better feeling for a Manc kid than scoring for United.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I wouldn’t say I play better for England, but my goals-per-game ratio is definitely better.”

― Danny Welbeck

“In order to sharpen its prediction skills, our brains constantly build models, or ‘templates,’ of the world. The better the template, the better the performance. And now we know playing action video game actually fosters better templates.”

― Daphne Bavelier

“If a student takes a Stanford computer class and a Princeton business class, it shows they are motivated and have skills. We know it has helped employees get better jobs.”

― Daphne Koller

“There’s simply no better company out there doing mobile travel apps with the same level of design sensibility and utility as Mobiata.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“I love singing with my mouth open. And I’m actually able to sing even better that way.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“It’s good to get critiqued, so you can get better – and I want to do that.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“My last name’s kind of interesting – Farmer. I don’t really think it’s interesting for the stage. I think Lynne kind of had a better ring to it.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I first came to cinema as a passionate filmgoer, when I was a child. Then, when I was a very young man, I became a film critic precisely because of my knowledge of cinema. I did better than others because of this. Then I moved on to screenwriting. I wrote a film with Sergio Leone, ‘Once Upon a Time in the West.’ And then I moved to directing.”

― Dario Argento

“Maybe when I stop making movies, I’ll understand my work better.”

― Dario Argento

“There’s nothing better than lifting somebody’s spirit with music.”

― Darlene Love

“I was always searching for something bigger, faster and better, and Slayer came up with that.”

― Daron Malakian

“I hope that Requiem is better than Pi. I hope that Pi is better than my student films, and I’m hoping that I’m getting better as I get older.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“Better educating our college students on the risks of high student debt and helping them to find alternatives to taking out student loans would help make the difference to their financial future.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I trust Colorado families and teachers way more than I trust D.C. central planners who think they know better than parents do.”

― Darryl Glenn

“As I got older, my voice got better.”

― Daryl Hall

“We need a number of solutions – we need more efficiency and conservation. Efficiency is a big one. I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars. They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers.”

― Daryl Hannah

“There are few people who define the word, ‘rock star’ better than U2’s Bono. He’s revered the world over not just for leading one of the biggest bands ever, but for his very public work on behalf of the underprivileged in Africa.”

― Daryn Kagan

“It’s sometimes better to pretend I don’t hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun.”

― Dashiell Hammett

“People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that’s not true. You’re always better off living.”

― Dashiell Hammett

“We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin.”

― Dave Barry

“To better understand why you need a personal computer, let’s take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life.”

― Dave Barry

“I’m still learning and trying to become a better actor. I still feel insecurity.”

― Dave Bautista

“And there is a time where you can be beyond yourself. You can be better than your technique. You can be better than most of your usual ideas. And this is a whole other category that you can get into.”

― Dave Brubeck

“The world can’t tell you who you are. You’ve just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.”

― Dave Chappelle

“If I can make a teacher’s salary doing comedy, I think that’s better than being a teacher.”

― Dave Chappelle

“Value in medicine depends on information – as I said in ‘Let Patients Help,’ ‘People perform better when they’re informed better.’ It follows that to make patients and families more effective in care, they need to know more.”

― Dave deBronkart

“I think newspapers shouldn’t try to compete directly with the Web, and should do what they can do better, which may be long-form journalism and using photos and art, and making connections with large-form graphics and really enhancing the tactile experience of paper.”

― Dave Eggers

“I really like the mission at SurveyMonkey, which is, we help people make better decisions. It’s just a great thing.”

― Dave Goldberg

“It’s good to wander into the studio and walk out with something that’s better than you’d imagined it to be. If everything was as you imagined it to be, it just wouldn’t be as much fun.”

― Dave Grohl

“Tomorrow is no place to place your better days.”

― Dave Matthews

“Being a white South African, I enjoyed the better things that that country gave to a small percentage of its population.”

― Dave Matthews

“I made advances towards multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate. I put people in compromising and inappropriate situations, and I selfishly took advantage of those situations where I should have known better. My behavior was inexcusable and wrong.”

― Dave McClure

“I’m better than probably 90 percent of the people out there. Doesn’t mean I’m smart; probably means I’m lucky.”

― Dave McClure

“When you set out to create a new product, you usually do not start by trying to think of something completely new. You think of a product or concept that is already ‘normal’ to the world and then try to make it better. You make it Super Normal.”

― Dave Morin

“Publishers were ever eager for authors to do their own publicity because nobody else was willing to do it for nothing. But then it became clear that if you want somebody to champion the story, there’s nobody better than the person who made it all up.”

― Dave Morris

“I’ve always recorded the same way. I put down as many ideas as I have, then strip them away at the mixdown. It’s better to have too much music than not enough.”

― Dave Navarro

“If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in their cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.”

― Dave Pelzer

“Ask yourself: was there anything I could have done to prevent the situation? If the answer is yes, do something now and become a better person for it.”

― Dave Pelzer

“Increased and better screening for explosives is necessary – and Congress should fund it and TSA should implement it as quickly as possible – however that screening doesn’t reduce the risk posed by a trained terrorist with an unconventional weapon.”

― Dave Reichert

“If we can move together as a species, I think that there is a possibility that we can make the world a better place.”

― Dave Sitek

“One thing’s for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts.”

― Dave Winer

“The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better.”

― Dave Winfield

“There’s no reason for somebody who’s good at writing rap to be good at freestyling. They’re different parts of your brain. You can develop both skills. I’m a much better writer.”

― Daveed Diggs

“With anything you do and you dedicate yourself to and you dedicate thousands and thousands of hours, eventually you’re gonna get a little bit better at it unless there’s some innate impairment preventing that.”

― Davey Havok

“The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses much more than avoiding, overcoming, and being cleansed from sin and the bad influences in our lives; it also essentially entails doing good, being good, and becoming better. Repenting of our sins and seeking forgiveness are spiritually necessary, and we must always do so.”

― David A. Bednar

“The Book of Mormon is our handbook of instructions as we travel the pathway from bad to good to better and strive to have our hearts changed.”

― David A. Bednar

“I know I’m writing better now than I ever did for adults because I’m writing for an audience who know that they don’t know everything.”

― David Almond

“That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another – by collaborating with one another and creating your own network – you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there.”

― David Amram

“If my grandchildren were to look at me and say, ‘You were aware species were disappearing and you did nothing, you said nothing’, that I think is culpable. I don’t know how much more they expect me to be doing, I’d better ask them.”

― David Attenborough

“You can cry about death and very properly so, your own as well as anybody else’s. But it’s inevitable, so you’d better grapple with it and cope and be aware that not only is it inevitable, but it has always been inevitable, if you see what I mean.”

― David Attenborough

“People tend to think about trade as if it’s competition between companies – if Apple wins, Google loses. But that’s false. Trade makes nations better off in general. Now, I want to be clear. I’m not saying that everything about trade is good and beneficial. Trade also has costs.”

― David Autor

“This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that’s what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.”

― David Axelrod

“I think those autoworkers whose industry would have collapsed if the president hadn’t intervened are certainly better off.”

― David Axelrod

“I think that the millions and millions of young Americans, young Americans, who have health care today, who wouldn’t have had it if the president hadn’t acted are better off.”

― David Axelrod

“I think the millions of people who had been able to renegotiate their mortgages so they are paying lower interest rates are better off.”

― David Axelrod

“Despite his dodgy politics, Yeats remains an inspiration for his genius and the simple fact that the older he got, the better he wrote.”

― David Benioff

“The first accepted piece of writing is the most exciting. No other publishing experience matches it. Perhaps jaundice sets in, or expectations are raised, or one starts to think that one is better than is the truth.”

― David Bergen

“Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.”

― David Binder

“Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left.”

― David Bowie

“There’s no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.”

― David Brin

“’Design Star’ was incredible, and I didn’t think it could get any better, and then ‘Color Splash’ happened.”

― David Bromstad

“How do we keep it up? Because that’s what we do; we’re musicians, and we love to play and make music. And with every album, we get better, and with every tour, we get better.”

― David Bryan

“Any honor is an honor. You can’t really say which one is better than the next, but it’s always wonderful when you’re honored by your peers for your work.”

― David Bryan

“I try to get better at what I’m doing, game after game.”

― David Cage

“The thing is, the better the hardware, the more time we spend to improve the visuals to take advantage of the hardware.”

― David Cage

“What we’re putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state… for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.”

― David Cameron

“I am not a British isolationist. I don’t just want a better deal for Britain. I want a better deal for Europe too.”

― David Cameron

“My life has flourished in so many ways both personally and professionally that I can’t ask for a better life.”

― David Cassidy

“I’m not trying to bring New York to Toronto. I want to understand Toronto better.”

― David Chang

“I think the basic thing that home cooks can learn how to do is just season properly… If the home cook realized how little salt they use compared to what’s needed, it would make their food taste better.”

― David Chang

“It used to be presumed that if you weren’t at your desk working, you weren’t working, But we said, ‘Why can’t we make a workplace where casual meetings are as important as working at your desk?’ Sometimes that’s where your better creative work happens.”

― David Chipperfield

“Part of the thing that’s magic about TechStars is it’s about a community that wants to make itself better.”

― David Cohen

“I would hope it’s better, but I’m actually acknowledging now that I want to explore all these levels from a whisper to a scream with this gift I’ve been given.”

― David Coverdale

“I have picked the very, very best deputy that I could. David Parker is a fantastic guy. He’s a person who I trust absolutely. He’s got a wonderful sense for policy. He will be great on organisation, and I know that I could not have a better deputy.”

― David Cunliffe

“The biggest thing for me is that I’ve managed to work through some difficult times, and those moments always make you stronger. It makes you a stronger person and a better player.”

― David de Gea

“To me quantum computation is a new and deeper and better way to understand the laws of physics, and hence understanding physical reality as a whole.”

― David Deutsch

“I think the best way to show appreciation for things going well is to make things better.”

― David Droga

“If we can find our storytelling in more complimentary ways with the technology, I think it’s just going to get better and better.”

― David Droga

“If you’re advertising on Facebook, the work you’re doing should be made better by being on Facebook. You can’t just be repurposing old TV commercials and hoping to get traction; that’s very primitive. The question, always, is, ‘How is this idea made better by this medium?’”

― David Droga

“It’s one of those weird things where I’m always curious about what’s next. It’s not just an empty restlessness, I try to appreciate things as they’re going along and in the moment, but when things are good, I’m always anxious about how I can better that or take it on further.”

― David Droga

“Our work can always get better, and we are constantly striving for that.”

― David Droga

“I don’t know how anybody gets better at anything aside from doing it.”

― David Duchovny

“Sometimes the better the writing, the harder it is to play because you really want to service it.”

― David Duchovny

“I’ve always thought that having an attractive free agent is better than a guy who was picked in the seventh round.”

― David Dunn

“When I’m swinging well, nobody hits the golf ball any better than I do.”

― David Duval

“I’m content. I want to have better success in the tournaments than I’ve had, but I know I’m playing well, so I’m happy with that.”

― David Duval

“I feel like I understand Trump’s character better than the average person now, having seen all of these little interactions with charity. I wanted to keep doing something that’s like that, and not just doing pure politics. So my piece of the Trump empire is the golf courses, Mar-a-Lago, and the winery.”

― David Fahrenthold

“Whenever you discuss politics, it is always better to use individual names rather then the term neocon.”

― David Frum

“I think if we could just level the playing field in life as much as possible, then we’d all be in a much better place.”

― David Furnish

“I think American life would be better without Twitter, and I think we’d have a better country if the president was not on Twitter. What people say in a bar or a pub doesn’t necessarily merit being memorialised.”

― David Garrow

“The only way you gain mental toughness is to do things you’re not happy doing. If you continue doing things that you’re satisfied and make you happy, you’re not getting stronger. You’re staying where you’re at. Either you’re getting better, or you’re getting worse. You’re not staying the same.”

― David Goggins

“As long as we can imagine a better path, of course we are obligated to seek it. This is why unwarranted pessimism about our future is actually irresponsible.”

― David Grinspoon

“To understand the universe in the state that it began in, the so-called Big Bang, we need laws of physics that work better than our current set of rules and procedures, which break down when we try to push them back to the beginning.”

― David Gross

“The more melodies and chord changes, the less good it is for the clubs, but the better it is for radio, because it makes it really emotional.”

― David Guetta

“We take better care of the maintenance of our cars than we take care of the maintenance of our bodies.”

― David H. Murdock

“When you push and pull heavy things, your body thinks it’s going to die, and so it’s like, ‘I better get bigger, in case we do that tomorrow.’”

― David Harbour

“There is a lot of good television out there, stuff that is better for you than ‘Stranger Things,’ that, critically, people would be like, ‘This is an important show,’ but I would press you to find a show that’s more watchable. That’s hard to do.”

― David Harbour

“That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do is to feel like what you’re doing moves someone, and that ultimately, maybe they can make a different choice in their life that may be better, right?”

― David Harbour

“We all have insecurities, but some of us are better at covering them up.”

― David Harewood

“I always tell younger actors that if they want to learn the ropes, there’s no better place to do it than right here in the U.K.”

― David Harewood

“To beat Wladimir Klitschko, I have to be better than I’ve ever been.”

― David Haye

“I seem to get the best out of myself when the pressure’s on. My senses are heightened. I feel sharper. I do better things.”

― David Haye

“The bigger the pressure, the sharper I am, the more in tune with my body I am, the better my tactics seem to be. A lot of people crumble under pressure; they do something crazy.”

― David Haye

“I always fight better when my opponent’s angry.”

― David Haye

“Some guys seem to jump right out and win tournaments, but for me, I’ve been the kind of player who is getting a bit better each year.”

― David Hearn

“The ads that podcasts manage to sell tell you a lot about who they think is listening. They include services that promise to make your investment portfolio ethical, deliver exotic, ready meals to your home, or guarantee better sleep thanks to luxury bed linen.”

― David Hepworth

“It is the melancholy fate of all young legends to becoming better known for the things they did to exploit fame than the things that made them famous in the first place.”

― David Hepworth

“The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.”

― David Herbert Donald

“Publicly, we’re saying we’re better at fighting terrorism. Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse, since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11.”

― David Hunt

“Machiavelli did believe that it was better to appear to be good than to be good. If you’re good, you’re just too vulnerable, but if you appear to be good, you get all the benefits plus you can be sneaky and, when necessary, stab someone in the back.”

― David Ignatius

“The nation’s chronic weakness is its political system, which is nearing dysfunction. If the U.S. can elect better political leadership, it should be able to manage problems better than most competitors.”

― David Ignatius

“The first series of ‘Open All Hours’ came and went without much fanfare because the BBC, in its almighty wisdom, put it out on BBC2, reasoning that it was ‘a gentle comedy’, better suited to the calms of the second channel than to the noisier, choppier waters of the first.”

― David Jason

“When you’re a kid, you have this feeling like you’re indestructible. Your mortality doesn’t even occur to you. But as time goes by, you realize, ‘I better cut this out or that out if I want to continue to exist.’”

― David Johansen

“In the late ’70s, I had a band – the David Johansen band, for lack of a better name – and I started collecting, not records, but tapes from people I knew who had jump-blues records.”

― David Johansen

“The success combination in business is: Do what you do better… and: do more of what you do.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“The better life rests less on the prohibitions of the Ten Commandments and more on the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Golden Rule.”

― David Josiah Brewer

“Jumping rope is better than running because it engages the whole body.”

― David Kirsch

“There’s nothing like doing something wrong to learn how it might be done better.”

― David Knopfler

“I want to have new challenges and write new crazy books because I think it makes me a better writer to be insecure and try new things.”

― David Lagercrantz

“It doesn’t get better, it doesn’t get worse, but it sure gets different!”

― David Lee Roth

“There’s an arc to an action sequence, and you need to come out the other end knowing your character better, and maybe the story has moved forward in a compelling way.”

― David Leitch

“Some of the reasons John McCain lost in 2008 were his lackluster campaign, his refusal to showcase Obama’s extreme liberalism and, thus, his failure to demonstrate why he would make a better president than Obama.”

― David Limbaugh

“I do feel like I’m in this lucky position where I can write something and people will read it, and I feel like I should say something that’s probably worth saying… I feel like it’s something worth saying, and one more person saying it is better.”

― David Liss

“I think there is a value in leaving the world a little better off, and movies can do that in a minor way.”

― David Lowery

“I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.”

― David Lynch

“It makes me uncomfortable to talk about meanings and things. It’s better not to know so much about what things mean. Because the meaning, it’s a very personal thing, and the meaning for me is different than the meaning for somebody else.”

― David Lynch

“Digital video is so beautiful. It’s lightweight, modern, and it’s only getting better. It’s put film into the La Brea Tar Pits.”

― David Lynch

“Every generation has an obligation to leave its children in a better position than it inherited. Our representatives in Washington are breaking faith with that covenant. America must reduce its federal spending and accumulation of debt for the sake of generations to come.”

― David Malpass

“When the three branches of government have failed to represent the citizenry and the mass of the media has failed to represent the citizenry, then the citizenry better represent the citizenry.”

― David Mamet

“I didn’t knowingly meet a conservative until, to my shame, I was 60 years old and sat down and said, ‘Wow, I don’t understand what this guy’s talking about, but he has a great civility about him. Perhaps I better investigate this thing.’”

― David Mamet

“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”

― David McCullough

“Moving to Flagstaff from the big city of Melbourne taught me what it takes to become a better runner. For one, there is the altitude, but more importantly, seeking the best is about being surrounded by the best.”

― David McNeill

“It’s better to know your story than not to know.”

― David Means

“Even having all the time in the world, it’s better to collaborate with your brothers and sisters. It’s ultimately the richest experience.”

― David Milch

“We see portability in electronics being a continuing requirement, higher functionality, better battery life, requiring lower power for the actual electronics.”

― David Milne

“The art of the novelist is not unrelated to the illness of multiple personality disorder. It’s a much milder form. But the better the book, the nearer to the padded cell you are.”

― David Mitchell

“I’ve done scenes in films that I felt like the performance was better in certain takes, but they couldn’t use them because it didn’t match what the person was doing when they came around and the camera was on them.”

― David Morse

“It will not get better than Sir Alex Ferguson. It just won’t.”

― David Moyes

“I don’t think I’m any worse for my bad experiences. Actually, they have made me better.”

― David Moyes

“We’re reviewing everything to see how we can do it better, faster, and more efficiently.”

― David Neeleman

“I also really like getting to know our crew members better.”

― David Neeleman

“If there’s anything I’m keen to get better at in my writing, then it’s the writing of prose as opposed to the writing of dialogue.”

― David Nicholls

“Perhaps the main stumbling block to a better, and more fruitful, theological relationship with Judaism and the Jewish people has been the tendency of many Christian theologians to see the Christ event as the end of history.”

― David Novak

“A religious commitment coupled with theological awareness gives Jews a much better way to answer the claims made upon us by missionaries representing other religions than do the rather weak political and cultural arguments of the secularists.”

― David Novak

“In deciding among theological views, one should be something of a consequentialist: the choice of one theological position over another should be, if not actually determined, at least heavily conditioned by the fact that it implies a better ethical outcome than the alternatives.”

― David Novak

“There’s nothing better than an actor who is really, really hungry to show everything they’ve got.”

― David O. Russell

“Very often when I go in to meet for movies or pilots, I’m put on videotape. I hate the notion that that tape is going to sit on a shelf and never get better.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.”

― David Ogilvy

“First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.”

― David Ogilvy

“Many people – and I think I am one of them – are more productive when they’ve had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I’m far better able to write.”

― David Ogilvy

“Through the years I’ve been getting better and better and better, and it’s what you learn though the seasons.”

― David Ortiz

“You can’t say that being a fan is more serious, because players are trying to do better in order to get paid better.”

― David Ortiz

“One of the things the BBC does better than anyone is period drama.”

― David Oyelowo

“You will never, I think, fully conquer the play. Every night, you see this Everest before you. It’s that two, three hours and the audience, and you’d better tell the truth.”

― David Oyelowo

“I think that any channel, whether it’s Fox, CNN, or whatever, if they were truly giving a 360-view of what’s going on, we would be better equipped to not slap judgments on people we really don’t understand.”

― David Oyelowo

“No one does a better, cleaner, or environmental friendlier, than the United States, when it comes to drilling for oil, gas, coal, oil refineries and fish friendly hydroelectric.”

― David Pratt

“We simply must do better.”

― David Price

“I am doing better now though one of my legs is shorter than the other due to the operations.”

― David Prowse

“I can’t get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies, which are forty years prior to Star Wars, is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!”

― David Prowse

“There is no education system in the world – none at all – that’s better than its average teacher.”

― David Puttnam

“Before I sat down and became a writer, before I began to do it habitually and for my living, there was a decades-long stretch when I was terrified that it would suck, so I didn’t write. I think that marks a lot of people, a real terror at being bad at something, and unfortunately, you are always bad before you can get a little better.”

― David Rakoff

“A.J. Liebling, one of my heroes, used to say that he could write better than anyone who wrote faster, and faster than anyone who could write better. I’m one nine-hundredth as good as Liebling, but that principle may slightly apply.”

― David Remnick

“Keep working and saving and striving for a better future for your children, and for their children, even if you won’t be around to see it pay off.”

― David Robinson

“The orbs have probably sold better through catalogs because they can be categorized unlike at most stores.”

― David Rose

“My father kind of had hopes that I was going to become an artist like him – the typical thing. Of course I could play guitar better than him when I was about 12. But I couldn’t paint better than him. So I went, ‘I’m going to be the guitarist of the house, not the painter.’”

― David Russell

“Once we start seeing video games that have more memorable characters, you’ll see better movie adaptations.”

― David S. Goyer

“New platforms are emerging: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Xbox. And film actors are gravitating towards television, because there are basically better roles there. Television is making the kind of epics and genres that the movie studios used to make, and often doing it better with more complex narratives and corresponding budgets.”

― David S. Goyer

“I honestly love nothing better than digging into a really good serialized show, whether it’s ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Justified.’”

― David S. Goyer

“We believe that more than 4 percent of the children in this country suffer ADHD… We want to know how to better identify and refer children for treatment.”

― David Satcher

“I think I chose wisely. When it came down to it, I knew I was a better goalkeeper than I was a bowler.”

― David Seaman

“No one writes dialect better than Flannery O’Connor. No one should even try.”

― David Sedaris

“Sports passion is deeply, infamously territorial: our city-state is better than your city-state because our city-state’s team beat your city-state’s team. My attachment to the Sonics is approximately the reverse of this.”

― David Shields

“Playing big teams is something I really enjoy – the bigger the team the better.”

― David Silva

“The big difference between league football in England and Spain is that more teams compete here. In Spain, it is usually only two teams going for the title, which is not necessarily a bad thing because you get great matches between the two, but I think the English league is better for being more competitive.”

― David Silva

“The court has to decide which of our approved desires has the better claim, right here, right now, and a court has to do more than read fairly when it makes this kind of choice.”

― David Souter

“I would like to think that enough examples of non-compromise are going to start people thinking that there must be a better way to try to govern the country.”

― David Souter

“I checked out all types of tobacco trying to find one that would be easiest to live with, I ended up using pipe tobacco. It burned slower, and it wasn’t as harsh on my throat… It also smelled better.”

― David Strathairn

“Think about a seed. Once it lands, it’s stuck. It can’t move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight. It’s able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun.”

― David Suzuki

“With the world’s human population now at seven billion and growing, and the demand for technology and modern conveniences increasing, we can’t control all our negative impacts. But we have to find better ways to live within the limits nature and its cycles impose.”

― David Suzuki

“I think we’re really getting it right the last few months and hopefully we’ll get better and better at it.”

― David Talbot

“The bad guys probably get the better lines, don’t they? And they wear less spandex. That would be quite good.”

― David Tennant

“Mount Carmel was a very monastic place. We lived in another time – an easier time, a better time. We didn’t have running water or most modern conveniences. But in a lot of ways, it was a very satisfying life.”

― David Thibodeau

“I learned a lot of things that made me be a better player and have more of a variety on the pitch.”

― David Villa

“I am a very optimistic person. I don’t know if it is because I’ve come up right from the bottom, but I am someone who always thinks you can make things better.”

― David Villa

“Every one of my team-mates and every one working in the club wants to make things better. I’d like ask the public, the people who come to the games, to trust that we are working hard to improve. They shouldn’t doubt things will get better if we all stay together.”

― David Villa

“The original lists were probably carved in stone and represented longer periods of time. They contained things like ‘Get More Clay. Make Better Oven.’”

― David Viscott

“Things have a way of being richer in the end, a product better made, for the circuitous route we take to include all the elements that are necessary for a job well done.”

― David Whyte

“You know, OJ was a really nice guy, and he knew his lines. He was nice to everybody on the set. He got to be a better actor, I thought, with every movie.”

― David Zucker

“Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement.”

― Dawn Powell

“Having money is better than not having it, but I’ve been poor, and I’ve survived.”

― Dawn Steel

“I react to stress badly. I handle it better these days. But I’m a very straightforward person.”

― Dawn Steel

“The only thing that scares me in the tech area is that it moves so fast that you have to be ready to invest in 20 things. Because if you just invest in one, next week, somebody has a better mousetrap, and you get taken to the cleaners.”

― Daymond John

“Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that’s better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court.”

― Dean Cain

“I don’t think these weather conditions are going to get better on their own.”

― Dean Devlin

“Technology is how we create wealth, how we cure diseases, how we’ll build an environment that’s sustainable and also gives people the capacity to pull more out of this world and still leave it better than when they found it.”

― Dean Kamen

“Whatever the marketplace, if talented people are given resources, they’re going to keep driving us to having better, simpler, cheaper solutions to problems.”

― Dean Kamen

“Sometimes we crash and burn. It’s better to do it in private.”

― Dean Kamen

“Nobody expects that just because they’ve made computers better they’re going to give them to you free.”

― Dean Kamen

“There’s a statue of Jimmy Stewart in the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the statue talks better than he does.”

― Dean Martin

“The choices you make each day in your diet and lifestyle have a direct influence on how your genetic predisposition is expressed – for better and for worse. You’re only as old as your genes, but how your genes are expressed may be modified by exercise, diet and lifestyle choices much more than had previously been believed – and more quickly.”

― Dean Ornish

“There’s no point in giving up something you enjoy unless you get something back that’s even better, and quickly.”

― Dean Ornish

“I grew up in Texas, eating meat five times a day, and I liked meat. But I began being a vegetarian when I was 19 because I found that I felt better.”

― Dean Ornish

“I appreciate the power of a White House bully pulpit – but kids listen and learn primarily from other kids. If your son’s friend tells him that the apple is better than the fries, he’s more likely to listen.”

― Dean Ornish

“The biological mechanisms that control our health and well-being are much more dynamic – for better and for worse – than most people realize.”

― Dean Ornish

“Our emotions resonate with each other – for better and for worse.”

― Dean Ornish

“I really like the last three Luna records a whole lot, especially ‘Penthouse.’ I think of all the records I’ve done, that’s my favorite. I don’t know why, really. I don’t know why some records turn out better than others. It’s not a science.”

― Dean Wareham

“One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called ‘For Better or Worse,’ and it’s basically about unconditional love, which is, I’d say, an ongoing theme in my personal life.”

― Debbie Gibson

“I always say the new album is the best one yet. I always feel that – I really do, because it’s the latest and it’s the newest and it’s a little bit better.”

― Debbie Harry

“The Romney-Ryan plan would replace the guarantee of Medicare with a voucher that wouldn’t keep up with costs. Congressman Ryan says that he wants Medicare to be around for his grandkids. Well, if that’s the case, he had better vote for Barack Obama!”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“I never wash my hair the night before an event – I call it second day hair, and it holds better.”

― Debby Ryan

“I think my career would probably be in a better place had I been more aggressive. But I don’t have it in me. I’m not a competitive person, and I’m also really private.”

― Debi Mazar

“The Olympics: not one of my better memories.”

― Debi Thomas

“I now find magic in the mundane. I’m also more creative – better able to look beyond the obvious and come up with new story angles.”

― Deborah Norville

“If you understand gender differences in what I call ‘conversational style’, you may not be able to prevent disagreements from arising, but you stand a better chance of preventing them from spiraling out of control.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Mothers and daughters find in each other the source of great comfort but also of great pain. We talk to each other in better and worse ways than we talk to anyone else.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I’m very much a team-oriented person. I love to have diverse viewpoints because I think we make better decisions.”

― Debra L. Reed

“This business is all about being seen, and the more people see you the better.”

― Debra Wilson

“I don’t think women hold all the answers, but with their skills, their strengths, we can get to a better place.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it’s hard to fit a bass amp in a small car.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“Our statement’s on the screen. Awards won’t make it better, and a lack of awards won’t make it worse.”

― Dee Rees

“In an industry that’s uncertain and when you’re in a lot of situations that are anxiety-causing, to have someone there who has your back unconditionally and cares for you and the material and would give anything to make sure everything is OK, makes you feel so much better. It gives you a sense of security as an artist.”

― Dee Rees

“A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.”

― Deepak Chopra

“And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.”

― Deepak Chopra

“In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Every film teaches you something; every experience on every film set with every co-star teaches you something. You learn something new. I think the challenge is to keep working harder and doing better.”

― Deepika Padukone

“When Gene first contacted me for ‘Star Trek,’ he gave me the part of Spock to read! I’m glad I didn’t take it because I don’t think anyone could have played Spock better than Leonard Nimoy.”

― DeForest Kelley

“Most people haven’t seen my dramatic work, but I did 10 years of theater before I ever became a comic. I’m just better known for comedy.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“I eat ice cream. It’s better than booze.”

― Del Shannon

“Defensively, I could be a lot better; my decision-making at times can be a bit poor.”

― Dele Alli

“You can either get bitter, or you can get better.”

― Delilah

“So whatever it is you want, need or desire or just like to have, you better try to get it now, ’cause this is the only time there is.”

― Della Reese

“If you’re interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you’re better off and you’ll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.”

― Delta Burke

“I think Taj and Nina were better friends, because they get along, they have a lot of fun and they laugh. But it seems that Nina and Jack really hit it off. Nina really fell in love with Jack. there’s a lot of chemistry between them!”

― Delta Goodrem

“I didn’t want to be regular. I didn’t want to be this type of player, how everybody else play. I always try to learn and just be better so I could be different, y’know, instead of being content like a lot of people I’ve seen were.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“At the end of the day, the only person to have a better Kobe sneaker game than me is Kobe himself.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“That’s kind of how I see my workmanship: it’s how many hours I put in that makes me better.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“I said I would get better with each baby, and I have.”

― Demi Moore

“At its core Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we’re giving to someone else.”

― Demi Moore

“Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person.”

― Demi Moore

“It is better to destroy one’s own errors than those of others.”

― Democritus

“I like films better than the theater because you have to spend so much energy projecting your voice from the stage in the sheer effort to be heard.”

― Denholm Elliott

“Having dealt with a lot of real firefighters, I know there are a lot of guys who, for lack of a better term, become addicted to the grief because it has kept them connected to these guys that they felt responsible for having lost.”

― Denis Leary

“I believe in prescription drugs. I believe in feeling better.”

― Denis Leary

“Kids are incredibly expensive. But it pays off later when they are better educated, bigger, and better-looking than you. And find you incessantly boring and uncool.”

― Denis Leary

“The Greens simply don’t understand that a strong economy is the key to a better Victoria for all Victorian families.”

― Denis Napthine

“I get up each and every day trying to do my level best to make Victoria a better place.”

― Denis Napthine

“Today, in 2014, Victoria is a better, stronger, more financially secure state than when we came to government four years ago.”

― Denis Napthine

“I have better peripheral vision in my left. It is quite hard to remain optimistic, but I have found the Macular Society, of whom I’ve been an enthusiastic supporter for nine years, tremendously helpful in providing support.”

― Denis Norden

“Sascha is an unbelievable player; he’s going to be a champion. Hopefully, I can get there one day. Hopefully, I can get to his level. I mean, he’s still better than me. But I’ll keep working hard, and hopefully we could start a little bit of a rivalry.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“The idea, as a director, is to be able to bring everybody on board and to inspire and give energy to everybody and to explain specific color, specific ambience. I need to be very precise, but I think I’m a better director when I’m more a channeler than a dictator.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“I must say, I am a 10,000-times better director because I am in therapy. I’m serious. I can understand more the actors. I can manipulate them more easily.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“I’m someone who thinks that the world would be a better place if there was a big middle class. I mean, middle class is peace. In a perfect world, everybody would have enough to eat and we’d be living in security. It’s obvious. I’m very happy to pay my taxes and all that. I would say I’m more of a Social Democrat.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“Those who voted for Vicente Fox endorsed his call for change – better economic management, less crime, and less corruption – and they expect him to deliver.”

― Denise Dresser

“At Campbell’s, we’re listening to consumers. We recognize that real and healthier food is better for our consumers and our business. Our goal is to be the leading health and well-being food company.”

― Denise Morrison

“I use Facebook all the time. I’m not a believer that they’re going to do everything on the Internet better than anyone else.”

― Dennis Crowley

“It took me a few years to realize that throwing harder wasn’t always better.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“I like to think I was just lucky. I didn’t think I was better than anybody else, but I could sing everybody’s songs.”

― Dennis Edwards

“For lack of a better term, they’ve labeled me a sex symbol. It’s flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.”

― Dennis Franz

“When he realized who he’d pulled over, the policeman shook his head in disbelief. He told me of all people I should know better. He gave me a real dressing down, but let me go.”

― Dennis Franz

“The bottom line is people are people, and the sooner we realise that, the better off things are going to be.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“In 1989, I retired from Bell Laboratories to become a full-time writer. Not that I didn’t enjoy my engineering career, but rather I liked being a novelist just a bit better.”

― Dennis L. McKiernan

“In the long run, competition makes us better… it drives innovation.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“I’m a big fan of having a team with different thoughts and backgrounds and experiences; that makes for a better enterprise and better decision-making.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“Virtually nothing Barack Obama has done has left America or the world better since he became president. Nearly everything he has touched has been made worse.”

― Dennis Prager

“I want to get better at freestyling, to be writing better songs.”

― Denzel Curry

“I like the way punk people perform better than rappers, because rappers suck at performing – no offense.”

― Denzel Curry

“I think hope is the belief that tomorrow can be better than today, and I don’t lose hope.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“I’m not a politician. I’m somebody who knows the world can be better, and I’m willing to fight for it.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“I know it’s not particularly tech-savvy of me to suggest a camera that doesn’t have a touchscreen, but I think when it comes to candid shots of nights out with friends, there’s nothing better than a disposable camera.”

― Derek Blasberg

“What we are doing in educating students is trying to prepare them to live more fulfilling lives for the decades after they graduate. And trying to provide a better, richer, fairer, more decent society for the generations after.”

― Derek Bok

“I thought it was getting better and better, because the production values were increasing each time we did it.”

― Derek Jacobi

“Through time you learn from your experiences. I think I’ve learned to deal with people a little bit better over time. That in particular has developed a little bit.”

― Derek Jeter

“I can see how people work out to feel better.”

― Derek Jeter

“Denzel Washington is a person I will always emulate. I emulate him because he focuses on real life. Because of that he has made me a better person.”

― Derek Luke

“I’ve said this a lot – I’m afraid to have girls! I’ve worked with kids before, and I just relate to boys better. I like their competitiveness and aggression: that’s more my style. I’m still dead set on doing whatever I can to make sure I only have boys!”

― Derek Theler

“I love stories, and as I got older, I realized how important what happened yesterday is to how you try to make your present better.”

― Derek Waters

“I think my putting could be better, my short game.”

― Deron Williams

“I was a Christian when I was young and didn’t know any better.”

― Derren Brown

“Magic’s quite a solitary pursuit – a thing you can do for hours and hours, getting better and better.”

― Derren Brown

“I was allowed to do whatever made me happy. I can’t think of a better or more worthwhile approach to parenting.”

― Derren Brown

“I don’t want to be some extreme therapist. Although seeing someone’s life change for the better is a really moving thing.”

― Derren Brown

“I’m a competitor. I’m going to compete each and every day to get better.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Prevention is better than cure.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Things will get better if you just hold out long enough.”

― Desmond Dekker

“All good teams have that trust and that chemistry where you’re able to get on each other and know it’s for a better purpose.”

― Devin Booker

“I feel I could come out of the routes better, but because of the hips, I don’t come out as well as I can.”

― Devon Cajuste

“I make a honey, egg white, and lemon face mask. It helps to reduce the appearance of sun spots and pimples; plus, it’s so nutritious and natural, what could be better!”

― Devon Windsor

“I was turning up at sets where inexperienced people were making these badly written films – but they were doing it; that was the point. They were getting their films out there. And they were paying me, so they obviously had access to money. I just thought, ‘I can make something better than this.’”

― Dexter Fletcher

“You can’t sing about the same things as you did when you were 20; it would be ridiculous to sing about, I don’t know, being in the quad. You can’t really write about mortgage payments or stuff like that… but you can talk about ‘let’s make the world a better place.’”

― Dexter Holland

“We could in fact transport a person, say a kid who didn’t know what it was like to be in a civil rights march. We could actually take you into that experience, so that you could better appreciate what happened and why it happened.”

― Dexter Scott King

“If you were the first person ever to design an application for the iPhone and you patented it, you would be very, very better off than we are right now, you know? But you’ve got to be the first one to do it. So I figured that Led Zeppelin or the Stones were going to do it unless we just got on to it. So I got cracking with the guys from Apple.”

― Dhani Harrison

“There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.”

― Dhani Jones

“In the beginning, I was riddled with major complexes about my looks. Even now, here and there, these complexes crop up. But as the days progressed, I learnt to handle them much better.”

― Dhanush

“If you teach someone your craft, while you’re teaching them, you’re going to learn because you’re going to get better at teaching, which is going to make you better at whatever you’re doing.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I challenge anyone to find a better match than me and Goldberg at Havoc ’98. There are few matches that were as physical, exhausting, and psychological as that one.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I live by the business model that there is a better than, a less than, or a different than. Those are the three categories. I chose to be different than. The one that’s different than will stand out with the proper work ethic.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I knew no one had better ring psychology than Jake Roberts.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Vince McMahon made me a much better businessman, and I’m super thankful to him.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“If you say ‘I can’t,’ you’d better add on ‘yet.’ Once you start to change that inner dialogue, things that would seem completely impossible become possible.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I love all genres of music. I think it helps you become a better performer if you know the different types of music.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“’Rob Roy’ was a great adaptation. It was a lot better than ‘Braveheart.’”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I was 35, had always wanted to write novels, and thought that I had better do it while I was young enough.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I have three girls, and I say the same thing to them. I’m not involved in their careers because I’ve learned that it’s important for them to stand on their own two feet. They’ll feel better and prouder of themselves if they do.”

― Diana Ross

“I played tennis. My older brother, Joseph, was a cello player, and I played the cello, but he was better than me at the cello, and he was also a better tennis player than me, so I was always like, ‘I wish there was something that only I did!’”

― Diana Silvers

“The body must stay fit. Fit people like themselves much better.”

― Diana Vreeland

“For better or worse, zoos are how most people come to know big or exotic animals. Few will ever see wild penguins sledding downhill to sea on their bellies, giant pandas holding bamboo lollipops in China or tree porcupines in the Canadian Rockies, balled up like giant pine cones.”

― Diane Ackerman

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”

― Diane Arbus

“Immigrants are working hard to give our families a better life. Isn’t that what the American Dream is?”

― Diane Guerrero

“I’ve experienced colorism in that way: where if you’re lighter, then you’ll potentially be accepted into society better than if you were darker-skinned.”

― Diane Guerrero

“I’ve worked with actors who were very helpful and a lot better than I was.”

― Diane Kruger

“I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better.”

― Diane Lane

“I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.”

― Diane Lane

“What one’s goal should be is just to become a better writer and to tell different kinds of stories.”

― Diane Mott Davidson

“I’m here to help make sure that the people who do things well at DC are set up to do them as well, and even better, in the future.”

― Diane Nelson

“Excessively narrow reading is unhelpful, certainly. Reading only Serious Literature is no better than reading only trash in this respect.”

― Diane Setterfield

“I am a traveler. I am a nomad. I rarely sleep in the same bed more than three or four nights. And I know hotel life better than anyone.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“The iPad! What is better designed than that? I read magazines on it, I play Scrabble. I use it for everything.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.”

― Dick Cavett

“Radio, which was a much better medium than television will ever be, was easy and pleasant to listen to. Your mind filled automatically with images.”

― Dick Cavett

“Nobody is going to try to confiscate guns, although some Web sites know better: President Obama, they are certain, wants to.”

― Dick Cavett

“Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.”

― Dick Cheney

“Whether you agree or disagree with privatization, two things are obvious. First, taxpayers need to be asking more and better questions before handing over control of critical public assets like a highway, an airport, or a parking meter concession. And second, Uncle Sam is being played for a sucker.”

― Dick Durbin

“Sunlight is better than secrecy when it comes to making laws.”

― Dick Durbin

“We don’t give up on our values, but we better be sensitive, too, that there are people with more moderate views and people who may disagree with some parts of the Democratic platform as they are presented.”

― Dick Durbin

“Our soldiers deserve better. They need a plan for success. They need an administration that is honest about the costs of war, human and otherwise, and they need full accountability and oversight on Capitol Hill.”

― Dick Durbin

“I think for all of us who call East St. Louis part of our heritage, we want to make a better day for the city.”

― Dick Durbin

“I think in some cases busing did improve the situation in some areas; in some cases it didn’t. We had busing in St. Louis, and it has been ended and we are using other methods of trying to better integrate the schools.”

― Dick Gephardt

“Anybody else who’s gotten the president of the United States elected, tell me you are better than I am at it.”

― Dick Morris

“Our shows today are better and funnier than they’ve ever been.”

― Dick Smothers

“All insulation is environmentally friendly. Some installation has better environmental credentials, but what matters is the energy it saves.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“My kids are so much better parent than I was.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“There are no sure answers, only better questions.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“Every morning I have something to do, I’m better off. It’s bad to get up and not have something to do.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“When anything is wrong with your child, your first instinct is to make it better.”

― Didi Conn

“I have to be scoring goals and playing well to get in the team because, if not, others who are in better form will play.”

― Diego Costa

“I’m just like that: I just always try to win, to get better, do my best, and it always annoys me to lose.”

― Diego Costa

“Meeting my wife changed everything; it really, in the long run, made me a much better artist, a much better songwriter, a much better maker of albums.”

― Dierks Bentley

“Quiet is better than loud.”

― Dieter Rams

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“If you allow fame to get the better of you, you become nuisance, a public nuisance, a nuisance as a friend, as a member of the family, a nuisance to yourself.”

― Dilip Kumar

“Our focus is to see that we are growing faster than the industry and, whichever product we launch, we do better than competition. We try and manage our operations better than competition. Essentially, we try to be better than what we were the previous year.”

― Dilip Shanghvi

“What I was doing wasn’t good enough. It was good enough up until I met someone who was doing it properly – someone who was stronger than me and in better mental and physical condition than I was.”

― Dillian Whyte

“Yeah, nothing feels better than knowing that I can put a guitar in my hands at any time and rip – even when I’m taking a crap!”

― Dimebag Darrell

“We love our planet Earth. We should – it is our home, and there’s no place like home. There can’t ever be a better place than Earth.”

― Dimitar Sasselov

“I have had so many gaps that I have not been consistently working, and the thing is that you get better with more work.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“What does the doctrine of American exceptionalism empower the United States to do? Nothing more than to act better than traditional empires – committed to looting and conquest – have done. So that’s American exceptionalism: an exceptionalism based on noble ideas, ideas that it holds itself to even when it falls short of them.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“The adrenaline is very important for me when I go in to bat. That makes me tick, makes me think better. When your energy is up and running, you have a much better chance of doing well.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“Problem-solving is essential to engineering. Engineers are constantly on the lookout for a better way to do things.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“If you want to have great success, you’d better give them what they want, but so be it.”

― Dirk Benedict

“I understand you’ve got to go through tough times to get better.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“It’s fun being around guys that want to work, that want to learn, that want to get better.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“Since I’m a highly self-critical person, I try to become better every day. I don’t see the point of competing with anyone.”

― Disha Patani

“Many times after a game, I get the feeling that I have not done enough, I should have done better, of course there is room for improvement.”

― Divock Origi

“I really believe that some things happen for a reason, and they make you a better person.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Earlier, I thought it would be better for an actress to marry a businessman or a person from other profession, as it offers more stability. But then I realised that if I marry someone who doesn’t belong to the same industry , he wouldn’t understand my erratic schedules and also the norms of the glamour industry.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“You tend to relate to the other person better if you understand their professional needs.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all.”

― Dixie Carter

“Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.”

― Dixie Lee Ray

“Funny enough, every role that I have had, I try to tone down my accent or speak with better diction.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“No one could have been nicer, classier nor better looking than Dick Clark. I’ve had a crush on him since I was a teenager.”

― Dolly Parton

“Some guys look better as they get older.”

― Dolly Parton

“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”

― Dolores Ibarruri

“It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.”

― Dolores Ibarruri

“It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go.”

― Dolores Ibarruri

“Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees.”

― Dolores Ibarruri

“Not everybody wanted a female to be the front face of a big band, you know… You had to be three times better than a man had to be.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“If I have 30 seconds to make everyone remember what I do, I better make the most of it.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I have more respect for amateur wrestlers, especially collegiate ones, than anyone else. It’s a gutsy sport with no real payoff except for knowing that you were better than someone else. It doesn’t have big crowds, it doesn’t have big money, but it is fun going one on one.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I wouldn’t advocate anything to anybody – everybody’s different. Some people can put on those toe shoes and think they’re having a better work out than those in tennis shoes. Everybody can advocate their own way of doing something.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I was the World Champ, but I should be better.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I’m always trying to make myself a better sports entertainer.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“Nobody works harder than me in the ring; no one steals the show more often, and no one gets better reactions for a guy who’s not even part of huge storylines.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I’m not going to get better as an actor working on bad stuff.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“My father is just getting better and better, and that speaks so well of the way he approaches the work.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“Fail again, fail better.”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“For TV I don’t think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase’s brilliant writing.”

― Dominic Chianese

“Much as criticism can and has been made as to how E.U. law has been created, there is much in it that affects our daily lives for the better and is welcomed by many without them being necessarily aware of where it comes from.”

― Dominic Grieve

“It’s very nice to be a rebel saying, ‘I stand on my principles,’ but if in fact that’s not going to have any impact on the policy, it may be principled, but it doesn’t deliver the better outcome that the country needs.”

― Dominic Grieve

“Edinburgh is the most pressurised environment to do comedy. You get an hour. There’s no compere. You’d better be on the money straight away; you’ve got journalists in.”

― Dominic Holland

“No one likes a pushy parent, and, ‘pride’ being one of the seven deadly sins, I needed to tread very carefully when creating a show about my eldest son, Tom, better known as Peter Parker and even better known as Marvel’s new ‘Spider-Man.’”

― Dominic Holland

“If you always experience new and better things than before, then you don’t get tired at all.”

― Dominic Thiem

“I think in any industry, it is competitive. There are a certain number of slots out there and opportunities out there. So you need to make sure that you’re always on the top of your toes, trying to get better.”

― Dominique Dawes

“We need to educate our elite coaches more and have a better approach to teaching the athletes about how to be healthy rather than berate them, humiliate them, use tactics that could scar them for life.”

― Dominique Moceanu

“We have to make a bridge of confidence based on natural and elementary morality which corresponds to the natures of man and which would be respected by all men. I may be naive in this, but I think it is better to be naive than skeptical.”

― Dominique Pire

“I eat meat, the rarer the better.”

― Dominique Swain

“Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“People should listen to my music if they just want to know me better.”

― Domino Kirke

“I read ‘Holes’ in 10th grade, and I haven’t read a full book since. The movie version with Shia LaBeouf was OK, but the book was way better.”

― Domo Genesis

“Now they call in all of the authority figures they can find and hire them – the cost has gone up. The picture may or may not get better, but definitely, it gets more cumbersome.”

― Don Bluth

“President Obama inherited a broken country mired in two wars, a financial crisis, a mortgage mess and more than we all probably even know about and has in my opinion brought us back from the brink. But I still see my friends in no better shape and the gap widening.”

― Don Cheadle

“Blacks on prime-time TV are only portrayed as comedians – and often in no better a light than ‘Amos & Andy.’”

― Don Cornelius

“Coaches know that a parent publicly scolding his kid after a race will not help the athlete perform better.”

― Don Kardong

“If you don’t second-guess yourself, then you are not trying to get better.”

― Don Mattingly

“I want to be on the field. It’s a better place to talk to the guys. It’s a relaxed atmosphere. You want to make sure you know what’s going on, not just with the hitters.”

― Don Mattingly

“Really, throughout my career, what I’ve done is taken teams with bad records and with every situation I’ve made them better.”

― Don Nelson

“I’m a running coach and I am going to continue to run, but I would hope that we are better defensively.”

― Don Nelson

“I was sitting in the toilet and I was by myself. I was tired of playing with the roller, so I said I’d better write a book.”

― Don Rickles

“I used to play golf. I wanted to be a better player, but after a while, I realized I’d always stink. And that’s when I really started to enjoy the game.”

― Don Rickles

“Collaboration is important not just because it’s a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.”

― Don Tapscott

“I always liked to put on a tie. The more you look like an executive, the better treated you are. It catches people by surprise.”

― Don Wright

“It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg.”

― Donal Henahan

“I made it this far eating fruit roll-ups and having soda pop and having fun. I feel like I tried changing that to do like everyone says I should, and I just feel better being me.”

― Donald Cerrone

“I feel so much better at 170, man.”

― Donald Cerrone

“Dos Anjos, his wrestling and grappling is supposed to be good, but I feel my Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and striking is way better. I’m better than him all across the board.”

― Donald Cerrone

“I knew when I got to play with Al Jackson I would be a better bass player because he was the best drummer in the world. I worshipped him.”

― Donald Dunn

“Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me.”

― Donald E. Westlake

“I had trouble distinguishing art from life. I don’t now, and I feel much better!”

― Donald Fagen

“I love better to count time from spring to spring; it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year by blossoms than by blight.”

― Donald G. Mitchell

“Writing is a very strenuous thing – it’s like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the day, acting is better, just because nobody ever asked me if I wanted a Pellegrino in the writer’s room.”

― Donald Glover

“When I lament and darken over my diminishments, I accomplish nothing. It’s better to sit at the window all day, pleased to watch birds, barns, and flowers.”

― Donald Hall

“I really feel better about aging at the age of 86 than I did at 70.”

― Donald Hall

“For better or worse, poetry is my life.”

― Donald Hall

“The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent.”

― Donald Knuth

“I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one’s contributions to computer science.”

― Donald Knuth

“Since dogs could hear and smell better than men, we could concentrate on sight. Since courage is commonplace in dogs, men’s adrenal glands could shrink. Dogs, by making us more efficient predators, gave us time to think. In short, dogs civilized us.”

― Donald McCaig

“Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player.”

― Donald Norman

“Also note that invariably when we design something that can be used by those with disabilities, we often make it better for everyone.”

― Donald Norman

“Our information lives will be better served when we are free to get to our information from wherever we are, with any device available.”

― Donald Norman

“Don’t get me wrong: I think that everyone should put forth an effort to do better, but let’s face it, some of us are just plain luckier than others.”

― Donald Ray Pollock

“The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“People would like better batteries but they are wary of making investments. What is required is both a technology push and a market pull.”

― Donald Sadoway

“I’m pretty certain that I’m the only son of a billionaire who can drive a D10 Caterpillar better than I can drive a golf cart.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“It is time to show the whole world that America is back – bigger and better and stronger than ever before.”

― Donald Trump

“You can’t pretend that everybody likes Versace. It would be boring. It’s better to create a reaction than to create no reaction. That’s dangerous.”

― Donatella Versace

“Women are all the same; we want to be smaller in the waist, longer legs, slimmer. I design for women and their defects, to make them better.”

― Donatella Versace

“Our democracy relies on participation, and we’ve never done better by excluding folks.”

― Donna Brazile

“The untold secret driving the obstruction to Obama’s economic equality agenda is this: The opposition isn’t really battling Big Government. The opposition is protecting an economic system that’s putting more and more of the earned income out of reach for those aspiring to better themselves.”

― Donna Brazile

“I always thought I should have been a better mother.”

― Donna Karan

“It’s coaches. It’s people that are involved in kids’ lives at every level, and it’s supporting their parents. Their parents need better jobs. So that they can help them with their homework and don’t have to work two jobs.”

― Donna Shalala

“We are living longer, and we need to live better.”

― Donna Shalala

“Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.”

― Donnie Yen

“Still, as much as I wish Ballistic Kiss could be a better film, the recognition it gained from critics and at festivals speaks for itself.”

― Donnie Yen

“We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.”

― Dora Russell

“Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.”

― Doris Lessing

“In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better.”

― Doris Lessing

“What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.”

― Doris Lessing

“They can’t give a Nobel to someone who’s dead so I think they were probably thinking they had better give it to me now before I popped off.”

― Doris Lessing

“You can’t show me an ad on TV with hard bodies and say I have to buy that car. You have to tell me why that car is better and safer than another car.”

― Doris Roberts

“Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character, and then he is never made radically better for its influence.”

― Dorothea Dix

“The hardest thing to teach young writers is that it’s wonderful to tell your truth. And that’s what you should do. But it damn well better be beautiful.”

― Dorothy Allison

“We believe in loving our brothers regardless of race, color or creed and we believe in showing this love by working for better conditions immediately and the ultimate owning by the workers of their means of production.”

― Dorothy Day

“Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on.”

― Dorothy Hamill

“I don’t want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.”

― Dorothy Stang

“The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.”

― Dorothy Thompson

“I’ve got a chip on my shoulder, and honestly, I’ve always had it, but I don’t think about it in those terms, like I’m trying to be better than this guy or that guy. It just helps keep me focused.”

― Doug Baldwin

“I’m a numbers guy, and I think numbers sometimes tell stories and sometimes they don’t. When you look at the NBA, when teams shoot 45% or better from the floor, what is their record? And if they shoot under that what is their record?”

― Doug Collins

“By working together, we can make Arizona a place where everyone has an opportunity for a better life.”

― Doug Ducey

“Texas has more effectively capitalized on its opportunities as a border state, and I’ve always said that I want to look to states that are doing better than we are and replicate those success stories in Arizona.”

― Doug Ducey

“As CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, we used a concept called ‘search and reapply,’ which meant that if we found better ways of doing something, then we would do it.”

― Doug Ducey

“Some entrepreneur needs to make a better bike seat.”

― Doug Ford

“Give me 10 high school pitchers, let me spend a week with them, and I’ll show you 10 pitchers who won’t balk. It’s not that difficult, and they better learn it.”

― Doug Harvey

“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.”

― Doug Larson

“Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.”

― Doug Larson

“I don’t necessarily think that having more money helps make you make a better film. Sometimes having less money is better. You’re forced into being more original; you’re forced into hearing something versus seeing it.”

― Doug Liman

“If you look at my movies, they’re pretty densely packed, such that they not only hold up to a second viewing, they’re oftentimes better the second time you watch them. So I’ve always thought about crafting stories that could hold up to multiple viewings, and so VR obviously fits right into that.”

― Doug Liman

“To be honest, when I started watching VR content, I was mostly disappointed and thought people could do better – not that different from when I set out to make ‘Swingers’ and thought, ‘There’s a better way to make an independent film.’ Which is why ‘Swingers’ ended up being so much less expensive than anything like it.”

― Doug Liman

“Sometimes there are films like ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ which turned out better than it deserved to be, but in the case of ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ there was just such enthusiasm from fans.”

― Doug Liman

“If you go to a restaurant with Tom Cruise, it’s like walking in with Santa Claus. Everybody is in a better mood because he’s there.”

― Doug Liman

“To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we’re probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.”

― Douglas Adams

“What people want is a sense of a better future to come.”

― Douglas Alexander

“I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party.”

― Douglas Alexander

“Obama better understood community organisation and peer-to-peer communication than any recent candidate, and we are applying that lesson.”

― Douglas Alexander

“It seems to me that the Conservatives neither recognise the scale of the living standards crisis facing British families nor offer credible answers as to how the British economy or British society can be better in the future.”

― Douglas Alexander

“It’s better to think of life as a proper journey with a beginning and an end. Maybe, I can settle for being immortalised on screen.”

― Douglas Booth

“Unfortunately, one of the biggest misperceptions the American public harbors is that Katrina was a week-long catastrophe. In truth, it’s better to view it as an era.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I grew up in airports and on air bases. I know what flying and airports can be. And most airports make me feel like we’re about three per cent better than ants. Especially U.S. airports. They’re zoos. All civility is gone.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Smile, it’s better than a poke in the eye.”

― Douglas Horton

“If you choose a market that already exists, say, networking equipment, you have to compete with an established company like Cisco. Even if your product is marginally better, Cisco can fudge it and outsell you.”

― Douglas Leone

“A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“Fanaticism is at its very strongest when it has political or, better still, religious motivation.”

― Douglas Murray

“I need to write in a small room – the smaller the better. I can’t write in a big room where someone might sneak up behind my back.”

― Douglas Preston

“In the digital universe, our personal history and its sense of narrative is succeeded by our social networking profile – a snapshot of the current moment. The information itself – our social graph of friends and likes – is a product being sold to market researchers in order to better predict and guide our futures.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“The competitive advantage professional journalism enjoys over the free is just that: professional journalists, whose paid positions give them the time and resources they need to commit more fully to the task. If we can’t do better, so be it.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“If you want people to come to theaters, you better do something different.”

― Douglas Trumbull

“Since Obama has expressed admiration for the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that Doris Kearns Goodwin paints in ‘Team of Rivals,’ he could do the 16th president one better: He should name Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012. That would be both needed change and audacious.”

― Douglas Wilder

“I am a big fan of the TV series ‘Taxi’ which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I’ve seen.”

― Douglas Wood

“I think it’s incredible what I’ve done. A lot of sweat. But as an innovator, I look back and can’t help but go, ‘Damn, there’s things I could’ve done better, you know?’”

― Dr. Dre

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

― Dr. Seuss

“Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’”

― Dr. Seuss

“It doesn’t get much better than playing Elvis during the early days of his career.”

― Drake Milligan

“I was always taught, even as a kid, playing against grown men, you get better.”

― Draymond Green

“If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”

― Draymond Green

“When you play against people that’s better than you, you get better.”

― Draymond Green

“I know things that I need to work on in my life, things that I can be better at.”

― Draymond Green

“At the end of the day, I continue to think I can get better, and that’s always my focus.”

― Draymond Green

“I will not feel like I’ve made it until the day I retire from basketball because there’s something that I can always get better at, and there’s always somebody better, and that’s what drives me.”

― Draymond Green

“I like to make everything my friends are involved in a little better. I should have just become a manager.”

― Drea De Matteo

“The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn’t want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I’ve always been a homemaker, like, I like creating spaces. Even if I stay in a hotel, I’ll unpack, I’ll put my books out, I’ll put my camera out, I’ll throw a sweater over the lamp to get better light. I am a homemaker.”

― Drew Barrymore

“You can always be a little bit better.”

― Drew Brees

“Each and every year I feel like I’ve gotten a little bit better and that’s always been my goal, was just to get a little bit better.”

― Drew Brees

“Some people don’t like competition because it makes them work harder, better.”

― Drew Carey

“I don’t run outside, honestly. Sometimes I go out around my house, but mainly it’s the stupid treadmill. I wish I had a better answer, but I’m very businesslike about my runs.”

― Drew Carey

“I’m never afraid to die. I think that’s the best thing that can happen to somebody is they get to move on and do something better.”

― Drew Carey

“I believe if you act with people who are better than you, it’s only going to make you better.”

― Drew Fuller

“You don’t want to make a movie just to make a movie. You better have a point of view.”

― Drew Goddard

“It’s not like vampires are inherently bad. It’s just people need to make better vampire movies.”

― Drew Goddard

“I know this business better than most people, and I’m extremely passionate about it.”

― Drew McIntyre

“I have to do a better job of learning how to adjust.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“If I was Judge Del Rosario, I would say Ili, of all people, you know better.”

― Duane Chapman

“Turn off the TV, turn off the Internet, just go out, and I bet you your life will get better really quick.”

― Duff McKagan

“I like to score and create goals. If a team-mate is in a better position, you need to search for him.”

― Dusan Tadic

“Southampton have all the advantages to create good players; when you compare it to Serbia, Southampton has the better facilities. They can produce a player who is much more ready.”

― Dusan Tadic

“With Serbia, there will always be pressure. We are the kind of players and people who do not know how to live without pressure. Even if we play against Brazil or some of the other bigger countries, we think we are better than them. That is the way we are. People expect us to beat the big teams, and we have plenty of pressure from within.”

― Dusan Tadic

“I was never selfish, and I see a lot of things. If I see a person in a better position than me, I will give him my assist. This is also my way of thinking, and I expect that from my team-mate for me.”

― Dusan Tadic

“I like to make goals, but sometimes a nice assist is even better than a goal.”

― Dusan Tadic

“My head is always up, and if I see some player in a better position, I give the ball to him automatically. Sometimes I need to be more egotistical and put my head down.”

― Dusan Tadic

“There’s a lot of complacency in philanthropy. People figure organizations are trying to do good, and that’s enough, even if the results aren’t there. But that’s wasteful and inefficient. It crowds out better programs.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“As an athlete, you’d better laugh at yourself when you slip in the mud.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I figured that pitchers had a better chance of getting drafted than fielders, so I decided I should be a pitcher. But I never expected to be picked in the first round. I wasn’t even sure I’d get picked at all.”

― Dwight Gooden

“But at the end of the day, every star, every person that been iconic, has gone through a time in their lives where it was just bad. Everybody. It just made them better.”

― Dwight Howard

“I work extremely hard in the weight room, and also on the court to get better and make sure I keep my body in shape.”

― Dwight Howard

“A good example is far better than a good precept.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“I’m happy that I can focus on my body a little bit. I’m not happy to get surgery, but I’m happy that I can focus on getting better.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I supported Obama because of his relationships. A lot of the things he believes in, you would say that it’s not in the best interest for someone in my tax bracket, but it’s not about that. It’s about him making the world better and making it equal and even all around, and that’s what I’m supporting when I supported Obama.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I always feel better when my hair looks good.”

― Dylan Lauren

“I kind of grew up on the East Coast, lived in New York for a while, then moved to L.A. So I’m not a New Yorker at all, but I’m much happier in New York; I’ve always liked it better.”

― Dylan Walsh

“I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.”

― e. e. cummings

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.”

― e. e. cummings

“Rightly or wrongly, the Victorian considered that there were certain subjects which were not meet for inter-sexual discussion, just as they held that certain processes of the feminine toilet, like the powdering of the nose and the application of lipstick to the mouth, were (if done at all) better done in private.”

― E. F. Benson

“For products with revision possibilities, there is no better source available than a company going out of business!”

― E. Joseph Cossman

“My sense of what a book should be has changed so radically. I like to think for the better.”

― E. L. Doctorow

“For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better.”

― E. M. Forster

“Companies that are willing to share, to withhold in order to further the growth of the company, willing to try to get a better atmosphere through a demonstration of democratic principles, fairness and cooperation, a better product, those will win in the end.”

― E. O. Wilson

“There is no better high than discovery.”

― E. O. Wilson

“In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.”

― E. W. Howe

“Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.”

― E. W. Howe

“Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.”

― E. W. Howe

“I think the National League has better biorhythms in July.”

― Earl Weaver

“This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.”

― Earl Wilson

“Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.”

― Earl Wilson

“I fight for other people better than I fight for myself.”

― Eartha Kitt

“It’s better to finish at the peak or soon after it, than to wait until the audience notices a decline.”

― Eberhard Weber

“I can’t see how I’d learn to be a better actor from reading reviews.”

― Ebon Moss-Bachrach

“In college, I took an acting class as a lark. I was surprised by how much it interested me. It seemed like something I could do my whole life and always try to get better at.”

― Ebon Moss-Bachrach

“For my own health, I thought it was better to eat a plant based diet. I’m going to be 60 soon and I have boundless energy and I feel really good, so I’m all for it.”

― Ed Begley, Jr.

“And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.”

― Ed Bradley

“In a neighborhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much, much better than a raw or festering wound.”

― Ed Koch

“The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.”

― Ed Markey

“We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.”

― Ed Miliband

“Back then I said to myself ‘screw football.’ Actually I just took part in this camp as there was nothing better for me to do. They also didn’t draft me because they thought I was too wild and undisciplined.”

― Ed O’Neill

“I could always say I wished I had a better film career… but overall, I’ve been one of the lucky ones.”

― Ed O’Neill

“Stopping Vieques bombing range good; sooner is better.”

― Ed Pastor

“The righties connect with Joe Beercan better than the Democrats do.”

― Ed Schultz

“The more you write tunes, the better they will become. The more you do gigs, the better you will become.”

― Ed Sheeran

“In my eyes, there’s no one better than Stevie Wonder. He’s a top dude.”

― Ed Sheeran

“Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello.”

― Ed Wood

“I never prepare according to how I feel for a fight. I always prepare to be a better me.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“The more dangerous the opponent, the better fight I’ve fought. It always made me move in ways I’d never moved before.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish.”

― Eddie Murphy

“Some friends are better shots than are casual enemies.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“I try to keep fit, as it’s better for both skiing and plastering. I cycle and jog and I dance a lot – Ceroc, a form of modern jive.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“How do you possibly say that a cover band is better than the band that created and wrote the material? It’s absurd.”

― Eddie Trunk

“In a way, Jersey really supports rock, maybe more than New York City and Long Island. I know plenty of bands that tour and do much better at Starland or other clubs in New Jersey than others in the tri-state area.”

― Eddie Trunk

“We make music for a living. Like I’ve always said, if you like what you’re doing, you’re halfway there; if someone else likes it, that’s even better. If they don’t like it, at least you like it. Not to be selfish, but you kind of have to be.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“That’s part of the curse: If you’re gonna play the song, you better play it. I’ve tried to phone in ‘Jeremy’ a few times, and it’s tough. It doesn’t work.”

― Eddie Vedder

“When attempting to make a plea for more peace in the world at a rock concert, we are reflecting the feelings of all those we have come in contact with so we may all have a better understanding of each other.”

― Eddie Vedder

“Competition on anything is good, because it makes everybody better.”

― Eddy Cue

“The fact that I have to set things to record seems idiotic. And channel guides – I get home, and I want to watch a Duke basketball game; why do I have to go hunting to find out what channel it’s on? Why can’t I just say, ‘I want to watch Duke basketball.’ Or, even better, why doesn’t the system know that?”

― Eddy Cue

“It’s true that I’m even better than I could have imagined, both in football and in my private life!”

― Eden Hazard

“With experience, you improve. I’m a better player now, more complete than I was when I was player of the year.”

― Eden Hazard

“It is good, it is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football.”

― Eden Hazard

“We always think every other man’s job is easier than our own. The better he does it, the easier it looks.”

― Eden Phillpotts

“If you look at the market cap increase in Apple since it created the iPod versus what’s happened to the music industry, you have to say Apple got the better part of that deal.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

“Researchers consistently find that most older volunteers, when compared to older nonvolunteers, have fewer functional and physical impairments, overall better health, higher life satisfaction and less depression. In addition, they attend religious services more frequently and belong to more social organizations.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“I know him very well, but I think Alessandro Del Piero knows himself the best, better than everyone else, so only he can answer the question if he needs to stop or needs to play. It’s his own decision.”

― Edgar Davids

“It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.”

― Edgar Degas

“When I was younger, I had a much better connection between words and music. Somewhere along the way, I had kind of an aspiration to disconnect them, to just kind of go into a totally musical world.”

― Edgar Meyer

“I’d like to do some things over again. I never want to repeat anything that went well, though – I just want to do better at slightly different things.”

― Edgar Wright

“There are lots of films I wish stopped at installment number one. I like ‘Back to the Future Part II’ and ‘Part III’ enough, but I still like the ending of the first one better.”

― Edgar Wright

“I did what I always wanted to do. Wrestling. – conquered that. Can’t physically do it anymore. So now what? Maybe I’ll paint. Maybe I’ll write another book. Yeah, I’ll try this acting thing and now actually concentrate on it and try and get better at it and take classes and get coaching and give it a shot.”

― Edge

“We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people. It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been aggressive enough to say no.”

― Edie Brickell

“There’s really nothing better than a hunt ball.”

― Edie Campbell

“Is it harder having kids and working? It definitely is, but the payoff is you get to go home to your kids, and it all balances out. And I know I’m a better mother when I’m engaged in something outside of the house.”

― Edie Falco

“I never want to stop, and I want to try to be even better.”

― Edin Dzeko

“Even the most beautiful legs – Marlene Dietrich’s, for instance – look better when the kneecap is covered.”

― Edith Head

“A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.”

― Edith Sitwell

“We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that, as the saying goes, two ‘Eds’ are better than one.”

― Edmond H. Fischer

“When I was 50 years old, I actually decided to draw up a list of half a dozen things that I really hadn’t done very well, and I was going to make efforts to improve. One of them was skiing, and I really did become a very much better skier.”

― Edmund Hillary

“Raising the minimum wage seems to all economists to, at the very least, fail to ‘raise’ employment, and we’d all like to see better inclusion of low-skilled workers into good-paying jobs.”

― Edmund Phelps

“Everybody feels better about himself, his community, and his country if employers are paying workers well. Economics, though, teaches that if every employer is pressured to raise wages, some labor will be priced out of the market.”

― Edmund Phelps

“At the simplest level, economics can better show us the consequences of our actions. Less simple are cases in which we don’t have the knowledge to predict the full consequences. Global warming and climate change are examples.”

― Edmund Phelps

“It always seemed much better to be a writer – a Real Writer – than a successful hack.”

― Edmund White

“I always feel I’m better known in England than I am here in the U.S. Americans don’t read that much, and the French are very good at knowing the names of everybody.”

― Edmund White

“Most writers tend to get worse rather than better. I’m determined to be one that gets better.”

― Edmund White

“Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets.”

― Edna Ferber

“Some of us have been thinking and talking too long without doing anything. Poems are perfect; picketing, sometimes, is better.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.”

― Edsger Dijkstra

“Of all the thankless jobs that economists set for themselves when it comes to educating people about economics, the notion that society is better off if some industries are allowed to wither, their workers lose their jobs, and investors lose their capital – all in the name of the greater glory of globalization – surely ranks near the top.”

― Edward C. Prescott

“In the category of economic superpowers, more is better than less – the more technology those leaders develop, the more we all benefit.”

― Edward C. Prescott

“A strong foe is better than a weak friend.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“I’m just propelled by insecurity; that’s what really leads me to want to do better.”

― Edward Enninful

“The more you style, the better you get. Don’t give up. At a certain point, the magic happens.”

― Edward Enninful

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”

― Edward Everett

“When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance, which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.”

― Edward Grey

“I think it’s much richer and much more fun to be an artist than to be anything else. I can’t think of a better life than acting.”

― Edward Herrmann

“I had feelings that I didn’t know what to do with, and I felt better when I started writing them. I thought of it as poetry. I did notice girls really liked it. Better than football. They liked the combination.”

― Edward Hirsch

“Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.”

― Edward Hoagland

“When you’re asked to fly a 747 you better at least be able to fly a Piper cub.”

― Edward James Olmos

“In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains.”

― Edward Lawrie Tatum

“The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil everywhere.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“It’s better for people to miss you than to have seen too much of you.”

― Edward Norton

“The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.”

― Edward Norton

“As a matter of fact, a national language which spreads beyond its own confines very quickly loses much of its original richness of content and is in no better case than a constructed language.”

― Edward Sapir

“Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him… the better off we all are.”

― Edward Snowden

“Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.”

― Edward Teller

“I wouldn’t have thought that a wrong theory should lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes.”

― Edward Witten

“It’s hard not to want to become Ken Burns at times. I’m interested in being a Ken Burns who reaches that 17-year-old who goes to the multiplex just to see a good story well-told. And if there’s history in it, all the better.”

― Edward Zwick

“The skill of a good creative leader is being comfortable with blowing up an idea and knowing it will get better.”

― Edwin Catmull

“The prisoners for better security against conversation shall have a canvas bag put over the head of each and tied around the neck, with a holes for proper breathing and eating, but not seeing.”

― Edwin M. Stanton

“I know General Grant better than any other person in the country can know him. It was my duty to study him, and I did so day and night, when I saw him and when I did not see him, and now I tell you what I know, he cannot govern this country.”

― Edwin M. Stanton

“It is better to rust out than wear out.”

― Edwin Markham

“My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.”

― Edwin Moses

“You get confidence when you get on a roll. When you are not struggling, and you get your players back, it is bound to make everyone feel better about themselves.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“The State of Israel, in partnership with Project Better Place and Renault-Nissan, is set to become the first country in the world to initiate the mass deployment of electric vehicles.”

― Ehud Olmert

“As things get worse, poetry gets better because it becomes more necessary.”

― Eileen Myles

“I used to think that growing up in New York made me ready for everything – for everything. Before I really got a chance to travel, I thought that I was better prepared for the world because I was from New York.”

― El-P

“I have no intention of retiring. Even my blood sugar is better when I’m working.”

― Elaine Stritch

“When you do your part, life just unfolds in ways that are so much better than you would have dreamed up on your own.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“Turkeys know their names, come when you call, and are totally affectionate. They’re better than teenagers.”

― Elayne Boosler

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“I’m a movie nerd, and when I’m really looking forward to something coming out, the less I know, the better.”

― Elden Henson

“I’ve had countless reviews sort that have made me cry. It’s funny, it doesn’t ever get better either; you can’t turn your ears off.”

― Eleanor Catton

“The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he’s a great player, and what you’ve seen with him is he’s gotten better every year.”

― Eli Manning

“I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did.”

― Elia Kazan

“Most religions do not make men better, only warier.”

― Elias Canetti

“We have met on a solemn occasion, and in this crowded assembly there is one thing that appears important, that is, for every one of us to be still, that if any thing should he said, every one may the better hear.”

― Elias Hicks

“My special fascination has been to understand better the world of chemistry and its complexities.”

― Elias James Corey

“When in doubt, it is better to do the less conservative thing and to err on the side of the more colorful, possibly terrible mistake. That comes from thinking of yourself as a writer.”

― Elif Batuman

“I was in special ed, but I felt like I was a caged bird. I felt like I could do better. I made sure I mastered my special ed lessons. I made sure I listened to my teacher. I made sure I did my homework, but I had to do a little extra.”

― Elijah Cummings

“I can dance – I can dance a little bit. I can move. I don’t – I’m not a – I don’t proclaim to be a dancer, but I can move. But instruments, playing the drums, I probably play the drums better than I walk, better than I do anything.”

― Elijah Kelley

“So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.”

― Elijah Wood

“It would be an amazing superpower to be able to make every person you meet feel better about the thing that makes them insecure.”

― Elijah Wood

“Over the years, I have come to realize that no matter how satisfying fiction is, it becomes that much better when it actually happened.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I was a huge fan of J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel ‘Maine,’ and like that novel, ‘Saint’ is a family saga set in Boston. Irish Catholic family secrets – is there anything better?”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose.”

― Elinor Wylie

“All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation – and world – for the better.”

― Eliot Engel

“Higher SAT scores mean better college matriculation rates. So it’s no wonder that private schools in ultra-competitive environments would grease the qualifying process as much as possible.”

― Eliot Schrefer

“I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“I don’t look into myself too much. I don’t think I’m shy so much as a better listener than I am a speaker. I just really don’t wish for attention.”

― Eliot Sumner

“Better to just be real. Show up and do your job and be a nice person.”

― Elisabeth Rohm

“People in general romanticize nature, and they make it out to be something that it isn’t because humans are so awful. And yes, we are absolutely screwing up this planet, but that is only because we have the capabilities to do so. Animals are not better than us. They are not nicer than us.”

― Elise Andrew

“I think the more women we have running for office the better.”

― Elise Stefanik

“In college, I went to school for acting; we had to learn phonetics just to be able to do dialects and all that stuff. I’m somebody who does better just hearing it. I’ll just imitate it, and I get it better that way. When I know too much information, I’m not great.”

― Eliza Coupe

“Experimenting with make-up is a lot of fun. When I’m not touring, I like nothing better than inviting the girls around to listen to music and get ready together before going out.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“I really don’t think plastic surgery is a good idea. People who’ve had it done don’t look younger or better, they just look like they’ve had plastic surgery.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“It is true that all mothers do things differently from their own mothers, but they don’t necessarily do them better.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Ultimately, the less I know about what I’m doing, the better the work is.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Girls are so often pitted against each other as enemies or adversaries. We even see it in ‘Us’ magazine: Who wore it better?”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“It is better not to sit on the grass after thirty when sprawling at all is difficult, let alone sprawling gracefully.”

― Elizabeth Bibesco

“The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“The values and voices of democracy are silent. Either we have lost touch with those values or, no better, believe they need not or cannot be taught.”

― Elizabeth Coleman

“You are who you are, and in politics, if you stay who you are, you do better.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“This historically has been an issue that both parties have run away from. For the first time, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in its platform are making this issue, about needing to do better as a country to take common sense steps to help prevent gun violence.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“We just have to do better as a country on incorporating the best technology to allow us to get where we want to get quickly and safely.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“There’s perhaps no better way to understand what’s happening in a marriage than being inside the home.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Wal-Mart’s slogan ‘Save money, live better’ promises a lot. So does its entrance into Chicago.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“The American public believes the Founding Fathers were close to infallible and that, while our political system has its faults, it functions far better than other democracies. But is it true?”

― Elizabeth Flock

“What matters is how well we do in trying to make people’s lives better. That’s why I’m doing this. That’s why I work the way that I work. And that’s why I love what I’m doing so much.”

― Elizabeth Holmes

“Patients are empowered by having better access to their own health information, and then by owning their own data.”

― Elizabeth Holmes

“Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“All of us want to be better. Human nature is always seeking advancement.”

― Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”

― Elizabeth Kenny

“The dogs and I are a single thing, and thus we share our interests. With them, I’m bigger and better than I am without them, and vice versa.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“I have to say, it seems to be the older I get, the better the work gets. When has that been true?”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“I sort of don’t believe in closure. In the sense that it doesn’t make me feel better to think that something is over.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“I think every day you try to soak up as much as you can to learn and understand things better.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better.”

― Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I was in a high school where everybody was a click better off.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I don’t think anyone went the polls and said, ‘I am casting my vote to make sure that Wall Street has better chances to make bigger profits off the backs of the American people.’”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Bruce Springsteen really got any creative person’s dream career, and his good-heartedness and good-spiritedness are part of it: both because it made the people behind the scenes want to do their jobs that much better, but it also means that he connects with an audience in a way that holds them close.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I find my vocabulary is quite a lot better when I’m hungover. I feel like I unlock a key of words that I don’t usually use in day-to-day life.”

― Ella Eyre

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”

― Ella Fitzgerald

“L.A. is so slow. Everyone is so chill, and the weather, of course, makes everything better, but it’s just a different vibe.”

― Ella Mai

“One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible.”

― Ella Maillart

“Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.”

― Ella Maillart

“The first recipe I made was a disaster. I’d been chopping and pressing dates to create a raw brownie, and I thought it would work even better if I blended them in a food processor. So I went and bought one specially. When my boyfriend at the time came over to try the results, he took one bite and spat it out – I’d left the plastic on the blades.”

― Ella Woodward

“You have to separate the negative into two categories – half of it is sensible, constructive things that has made us better. But half of the negative online is negative for the sake of being negative, and it’s important for us to remember it’s okay they don’t like us, and sometimes there’s no point in engaging in that.”

― Ella Woodward

“I make movies the same way other kids play tennis or go to piano lessons. I’m trying to get better at what I want to do, just like other kids are trying to get better at what they want to do.”

― Elle Fanning

“There’s no slow build anymore where you get a little part, then you get a little better part, then a better part, until one day your agent calls you us and says, ‘guess what, you’re a movie star,’ and you say, ‘Thank you!’”

― Ellen Barkin

“We can all live longer, better, than we ever could before. You don’t have to retire.”

― Ellen Burstyn

“I think most new writers are better off going with traditional publishers who will actually, at a minimum, edit your work, package it well, and market it for you.”

― Ellen Datlow

“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I would like to make sure, first of all, that our women in the informal sector – I mean, these are the farmers and the traders; many of them are not educated, many of them lacking literacy – be able to give them better working conditions. And we’ve done a lot to be able to achieve that.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“The condition of all development is not to be content with the present, but to have the courage to ask how everything can be made better and the good fortune to find a right answer to this question in thought or in action.”

― Ellen Key

“We are constantly emphasizing to people that they need to address anything that affects flight safety or mission success – many pathways to do that. We need to understand better what may be preventing people from using those pathways.”

― Ellen Ochoa

“I always like to say just think you were a doctor with only one patient. You might understand how that person gets sick, how they get better, but you understand nothing about the progression of disease or how humans in general get ill. Now take an Earth scientist: you only have one planet to study.”

― Ellen Stofan

“The President today once again took the opportunity to reiterate his old, failed national security strategies and present them to the American people as new, dynamic ideas intended to better protect the American people.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“A computer is a general-purpose machine with which we engage to do some of our deepest thinking and analyzing. This tool brings with it assumptions about structuredness, about defined interfaces being better. Computers abhor error.”

― Ellen Ullman

“I was a ‘Big Brother’ fan. I thought they were better musicians than their detractors claimed, but more to the point, technical accomplishment was not something I cared about.”

― Ellen Willis

“Well, on tour I eat terribly, so I balance that by running a lot. And then I started to run with my fans in certain cities. It sounds very nerdy and un-rock n’ roll, but I like it. It’s fun, and it’s better than meeting fans in weird, awkward circumstances. So I take them running with me.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I loved ‘Freaks and Geeks.’ I don’t know a better show.”

― Ellie Kemper

“The U.A.E. is a firm ally of the United States and deserves better treatment than it received in the Dubai Ports World fiasco in 2006.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Obama isn’t good off the cuff, especially when challenged; he is far better with a prepared speech.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Opponents of U.S. sanctions have made ‘unilateral sanctions’ their special target. They argue that sanctions observed by many nations would be much more effective. True enough. Far better for trade with an outlaw regime to be restricted by many nations than by just one.”

― Elliott Abrams

“I’m an amateur photographer, apart from being a professional one, and I think maybe my amateur pictures are the better ones.”

― Elliott Erwitt

“There’s always that argument to make – that you’re in better company historically if people don’t understand what you’re doing.”

― Elliott Smith

“I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other – I don’t think one is better – but for this record I wanted to see what I could do in a real studio with real producers.”

― Elliott Smith

“I don’t really like New York better than Portland. It’s just a different place.”

― Elliott Smith

“Before ‘Idol,’ I was lost… Now, I’ve actually followed through with something. I am a better man for it!”

― Elliott Yamin

“I don’t like acrylic because you can’t get the density of color. And with each coat of oil paint, the surface gets better and richer.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“If you take a few days to write an outline, you’re just making up scenes that you think will work, that you think will be interesting. But as you write it, other ideas occur – better ideas that have to do with what you’re writing.”

― Elmore Leonard

“I decided to write Westerns because there was a terrific market for Westerns in the ’50s. There were a lot of pulp magazines, like ‘Dime Western’ and ’10 Story Western’ that were still being published. The better ones paid two cents a word. And I thought, ‘I like Westerns.’”

― Elmore Leonard

“I know that’s definitely the way for me to run races – instead of trying to burn up at the front and blowing up, it’s always better to be passing people at the end.”

― Eloise Wellings

“I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.”

― Elon Musk

“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”

― Elon Musk

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.”

― Elon Musk

“I really do encourage other manufacturers to bring electric cars to market. It’s a good thing, and they need to bring it to market and keep iterating and improving and make better and better electric cars, and that’s what going to result in humanity achieving a sustainable transport future. I wish it was growing faster than it is.”

― Elon Musk

“Particularly Instagram, people look like they have a much better life than they really do. People basically seem like they are way better-looking than they really are, and they are way happier-seeming than they really are.”

― Elon Musk

“There’s no better place in the world for technology start-ups than Silicon Valley; there’s such an incredible well of talent and capital and resources. The whole system is set up to foster the creation of new companies.”

― Elon Musk

“The United States is definitely ahead in culture of innovation. If someone wants to accomplish great things, there is no better place than the U.S.”

― Elon Musk

“A Prius is not a true hybrid, really. The current Prius is, like, 2 percent electric. It’s a gasoline car with slightly better mileage.”

― Elon Musk

“I have made the mistaken assumption – and I will attempt to be better at this – of thinking that because somebody is on Twitter and is attacking me that it is open season. And that is my mistake.”

― Elon Musk

“I hated modeling. I was so scared. But as soon as I started doing jewelry, I did better as a model.”

― Elsa Peretti

“If there is a better singer in England than Craig David, then I am Margaret Thatcher.”

― Elton John

“I have a much better relationship with the press than I did, I think because I stood my ground.”

― Elton John

“I’m very relaxed. I have a family, I have a partner of 20 years, I have a wonderful life; nothing could be better.”

― Elton John

“The influence of John Hughes is fully felt in the melodrama ‘Donnie Darko.’ This first film written and directed by Richard Kelly is a wobbly cannonball of a movie that tries to go Mr. Hughes one better; it’s like a Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Though narrative cohesion isn’t the strength of ‘Mean Girls,’ which works better from scene to scene than as a whole, the intelligence shines in its understanding of contradictions, keeping a comic distance from the emotional investment of teenagers that defined ‘Ridgemont High’ and later the adolescent angst movies of John Hughes.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Scene by scene, you can’t help being impressed by ‘Mean Girls;’ it’s like a group of sketches linked by a theme, with some playing much better than others.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“If a movie requires the lead actor to spend a good chunk of his onscreen time talking to himself, and Popeye is unavailable because of contractual disputes, it’s hard to do better than Johnny Depp.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“All I know is that skating is getting better, the guys are getting better throughout the whole age range.”

― Elvis Stojko

“There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One.”

― Emerson Fittipaldi

“What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on.”

― Emil Cioran

“There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.”

― Emil Zatopek

“I didn’t know much. It wasn’t possible to buy a book about Nurmi, but I found out that in order to be faster over 10,000m, he ran 5,000m many times in training. And to be better at 5,000m, he ran 1,500m many times. And to be better at 1,500m, he ran four times 400m in training.”

― Emil Zatopek

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”

― Emile Coue

“When people have not the same ideas, it is certainly better not to talk about them.”

― Emile Zola

“I’m really old-fashioned. An Epsom salt bath, that’s genuinely better than any massage.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I actually don’t get massages very much. But Epsom salt baths are better than any massage.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I’ve always believed in trying to be as open as possible. I think it almost comes with the job – if you can bare your emotions, it makes for better acting.”

― Emilia Fox

“In the day, I wear mascara and tinted moisturiser – although I’ve learnt that if I’m getting my photograph taken, it’s better to apply more; otherwise, I look really, really tired.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something.”

― Emiliano Salinas

“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”

― Emiliano Zapata

“I’m never going to be the best skater, but I feel like I’m getting better.”

― Emily Atack

“My mom breastfed me for more than a year, and I can’t imagine doing it any other way. It’s cheap and much better for the environment, and you don’t have to lug all that stuff around.”

― Emily Deschanel

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

― Emily Dickinson

“If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me then. My barefoot rank is better.”

― Emily Dickinson

“It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.”

― Emily Dickinson

“I think that you can get more passionate about somebody the longer you’re with them and the more you know them and the more you go through together. Being married is definitely better than it’s cracked up to be I think.”

― Emily Mortimer

“I’ve only half-admitted I’m a professional. I know I am, I’ve paid my dues, but one of the things I could do better when I’m acting is to really be rigorous and to think I know how to do it. To use my brain.”

― Emily Mortimer

“I’m always drawn to the thing I think I can’t possibly do, because I tend to be better when I think I can’t possibly do something than I am when I’m pretty sure I can do something.”

― Emily Mortimer

“Marriage will not change your spouse. It will not make him or her more mature, more loyal to you, or better at housework.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Sometimes we are much better at judging people based on how they treat everyone other than ourselves. We make a million excuses for why they treat us how they do.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Hip hop has always been braggin’ and boasting and ‘I’m better at you than this’ and ‘I’m better at you than that.’”

― Eminem

“I live in L.A. – I love L.A., first off – but I didn’t realize how much better the air quality was in Vancouver until I went back to L.A. for a weekend and I literally felt like I was breathing fire.”

― Emma Bell

“When I was old enough to know better, I ate a bar of soap in the shape of the Muppets’ Fozzie Bear, because I loved him so much I wanted to consume him, even if doing so made me ill. I didn’t yet know the word ‘foreshadowing.’ Fozzie was the only first of many pop-culture icons I feel shaped by.”

― Emma Forrest

“I was very lucky with the parents I was blessed with. I don’t think it could have worked out any better. They’ve always been so understanding of me and understanding of what I want to do.”

― Emma Stone

“I dance a lot and I run and do yoga and play field hockey and tennis. I like to be active. I don’t always have time for that stuff, but I do always feel better afterward.”

― Emma Watson

“We all have to fight through our mistakes to become a better man.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“A player playing with confidence is better than a player playing with doubt in his head.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I cannot do a better job than a journalist. I cannot do a better job than politicians – what I can do is play my football.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I stay in France. Better to be the queen of a village than a servant in a kingdom.”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“I feel better in my body now than when I was 20. Why not?”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“Capital goes where it feels comfortable and warm, and if it’s cold, it runs to a country which gives it better weather.”

― Emmerson Mnangagwa

“I didn’t have any money. I had a sense of terrible loss. But what I also had was a fire in my belly. I wasn’t going to go back to waiting tables. I felt I had to be better at fronting a band.”

― Emmylou Harris

“England is better only because I stand out there as ‘unusual’.”

― Emo Philips

“The effort always remains that my new film outdoes my last in terms of performance and gets better box office success. Box office is the sole reason why I do films.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“It is always better to play and be on the pitch.”

― Emre Can

“I’d like to enter in and out of that big budget world, rather than staying in it. It’s not the case that the bigger the film, the better it is.”

― Emun Elliott

“Down the country, people in rural areas are struggling to get a speed of even 1 MB, not much better than the old dial-up system we used to have when the system was in relative infancy.”

― Enda Kenny

“It is a certain type of guy who’s OK with having a girlfriend who is better at football than him. It is actually problematic. Some guys really can’t cope with it.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I have touched coral, and it feels hard like a rock, with a little slimy thing on top of it. But it is better to not touch coral, to prevent damaging it.”

― Enric Sala

“Ignorance is never better than knowledge.”

― Enrico Fermi

“It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.”

― Enrico Fermi

“My motivations are thinking I can write better songs, that the concerts can be better.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I love what I do, and I think I’ve appreciated it more throughout the years, but just to keep on traveling, keep on doing shows, and hopefully making better albums. That’s always my goal.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“My commitment is to continue making a Mexico where families live in an environment of peace and better security.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“I want to initiate a bilateral agenda that helps Mexico and the U.S. together compete with the world better, especially with the economies of Asia and the Pacific.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“By increasing productivity and becoming more competitive, we will be able to offer better opportunities and improve the standard of living for all Mexicans.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Mexico has proven by now that it’s a strong electoral democracy. Now we have to build a democracy that produces better results; if not, then you get a democracy of disenchantment.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Without better economic opportunity, you can’t have better public security and vice versa.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Mexico has lost its leadership, and a lot of that has to do with its poor performance and the lack of better results in our country.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.”

― Epictetus

“It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.”

― Epicurus

“The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.”

― Epicurus

“It’s not merely that conservatives are better at selling their product, or that they happen to have an easier-and undoubtedly simpler-ideological product to sell. It’s that they know what they are selling. Liberals in general and Obama in particular cannot say the same.”

― Eric Alterman

“For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs. Now the left is learning how to play the game.”

― Eric Alterman

“There’s always something that an engineer can do to make microscopes better.”

― Eric Betzig

“I don’t regret how I built the Cruiserweight division. Could I have done better? Sure. Absolutely. I’m sure I could have, especially with 20/20 hindsight. I just don’t know of anybody that I talk to that looks back at that division and says, ‘Oh, man, that sucked.’”

― Eric Bischoff

“The WWE also embraced more of a reality-based approach to wrestling a year or two after I established it. I knew, deep down inside, were it came from. The WWE did it better than I did, and they’re still here, and I’m not, but nonetheless – I knew where it came from.”

― Eric Bischoff

“I love cheese and biscuits, the stronger the better.”

― Eric Bristow

“Well, to be honest I think I’m a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought – whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.”

― Eric Brown

“I have a life beyond performance. I love it, and it probably is the better part of my life, but I do have another life.”

― Eric Burdon

“We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that’s difficult because it’s tough to do better than winning a world title.”

― Eric Cantona

“I think it’s better to be involved in one or two movies a year.”

― Eric Cantona

“We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less.”

― Eric Cantor

“When we go out there, I want to be the act that, no matter who’s in that crowd, they’ve never seen a better act than me. I’m gonna empty the tank.”

― Eric Church

“I’m not a big fan of lead vocalists, people who sing but don’t play. I never wanted to be in a band where the guy who was up front just sang. I’ve always thought it better when one of the musicians sings, like Steve Winwood.”

― Eric Clapton

“With a pilot, there’s a lot of information that gets packed into 46 minutes or whatever it is. Usually what happens is that, throughout the season, you get to spend a little more quality time with the characters and get to know them a bit better, whether it’s based on circumstance or relationships they’ve created with other characters.”

― Eric Dane

“I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I’ve always known it was better to be seen and not heard.”

― Eric Davis

“I’m not head-strong, and I’m not egotistical. I understand certain things better now. I won’t be trying to be play everyday. There’s only one Cal Ripken, one Lou Gehrig and one Joe DiMaggio. What is good for them isn’t necessarily good for Eric Davis.”

― Eric Davis

“I believe if I stay tall and run up high, I can see better.”

― Eric Dickerson

“I am a passionate, committed composer, and the guy I used to write musicals with, once he was able to ditch me and get a better composer, actually won the Tony.”

― Eric Garcetti

“If I hear that Quito, Ecuador, is doing something to have a whole area of town that’s zero emissions, and we’re thinking about that in Los Angeles’ downtown, I’m like, ‘I better catch up.’”

― Eric Garcetti

“I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won’t see anybody better.”

― Eric Heiden

“It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt.”

― Eric Hoffer

“The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.”

― Eric Johnston

“I’m new to the Twitterverse and so I’m attempting to build my followers. I’m trying to be a better tweeter. I try not to tweet too much, just when I’ve got something worthwhile to say.”

― Eric Ladin

“To be able to work with actors who are doing such good work, not only makes it easier for you, but it makes you better.”

― Eric Ladin

“Americans need to call on Boomers, in their next act onstage, to behave like grown-ups. And there is no better way for them to do this than to guide young people to lives of greater meaning, effectiveness, and purpose.”

― Eric Liu

“In various countries around the world, assets that had previously been in the hands of governments were sold off to the private sector in the hope that this would lead to a more efficient allocation, that these assets would be put to better use.”

― Eric Maskin

“In an industry with highly sequential innovation, it may be better for society to scrap patents altogether than try to tighten them.”

― Eric Maskin

“I think I was very lucky that I didn’t get well-known until my early thirties. If it had happened when I was younger, you might have seen me falling out of nightclubs. I think I conducted myself as a much better human being because I was already married when all that came along (I got married five months after I got the role as Will).”

― Eric McCormack

“I try to look at myself to get better as a player.”

― Eric Reid

“My goal every day is just to get better at something.”

― Eric Reid

“Most companies are busy making their products worse, not better. Updating is almost always a disaster.”

― Eric Ries

“And the more broadband we can get globally, the better. It’s better for the world; it’s better for our advertisers; it’s better for Google.”

― Eric Schmidt

“The more broadband we can get globally, the better. It’s better for the world; it’s better for our advertisers; it’s better for Google.”

― Eric Schmidt

“Organizing gives workers the power to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better future.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“Transformational politics requires us to challenge the way people think about issues, opening their minds to better possibilities.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.”

― Eric Sevareid

“One of the things you learn when you get married is how you need to always work on continuing to make it better.”

― Eric Shanteau

“The deeper you get into the playoffs, obviously the better the opponent is. Which means they’ll be better defensively, they’ll rebound better, they don’t turn the ball over.”

― Eric Snow

“Quickly you learn it’s way better to have fans talking and caring about you than not.”

― Eric Stonestreet

“If you say you’re going to do something, you better damn well do it.”

― Eric Swalwell

“If we can put a probe on Mars or put online orders on your doorstep within hours, surely we can harness our unparalleled innovative spirit to prolong and better our lives while creating thousands of new jobs in the life sciences.”

― Eric Swalwell

“Your health shouldn’t rely on pleas for kindness from strangers. We can and will do better.”

― Eric Swalwell

“If you are running for the presidency of the United States, you better have a strong opinion.”

― Eric Trump

“I’ve always been a person who thinks it’s really important to better themselves.”

― Erica Cerra

“It’s better to do one thing at a time and give your full concentration.”

― Erica Fernandes

“Computers get better faster than anything else ever.”

― Erik Brynjolfsson

“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.”

― Erik Erikson

“Men have always shown a dim knowledge of their better potentialities by paying homage to those purest leaders who taught the simplest and most inclusive rules for an undivided mankind.”

― Erik Erikson

“I love doing stand-up, and the more you do outside of stand-up to raise your profile, the better your stand-up becomes in terms of the quality of gigs.”

― Erik Griffin

“I’ve heard from the movie marketplace that James Cameron did such a killer job with ‘Titanic’ that it’s almost impossible to do anything better.”

― Erik Larson

“I was once again looking for a book idea, and I remembered Holmes, but I specifically remembered that there was this World’s Fair thing in the background. I thought, ‘I’ll read about the fair.’ I had nothing better to do. I’d dismissed about a dozen ideas, and I was getting sort of antsy. I started reading, and that’s where I got hooked.”

― Erik Larson

“When I’m in New York, I have, like probably everybody else in Manhattan, a white-noise generator to use at night: a Marpac Dual-Speed Dohm-DS. It is terrific. I’ve never slept better in the city.”

― Erik Larson

“Sometimes, I get so annoyed when other people brag. And sometimes, I know that I’m better than that or I’ve got something better in the works; I don’t say anything. I just say, ‘Really? That’s great.’”

― Erika Christensen

“Corporations in communities need to be better neighbors.”

― Erin Brockovich

“We have three centers: the emotional center, the intellectual center, and the physical body center. Each one of them has its own intelligence. How much better would we be if all three were working in unison?”

― Erin Gray

“As I began to get a deeper understanding of the vital life-saving work Save the Children does, I felt compelled to help in any way I could. This is about safe-keeping, inspiring and empowering a future generation – to facilitate them to make their own lives a little bit better.”

― Erin O’Connor

“A man obsessed with failure has succeeded better than others in portraying it.”

― Erland Josephson

“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.”

― Erma Bombeck

“Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people’s children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.”

― Erma Bombeck

“God created man, but I could do better.”

― Erma Bombeck

“As long as we get stronger growth and a better economy, it will impact the krone.”

― Erna Solberg

“I fear a very hard Brexit, but I hope we will find a better solution.”

― Erna Solberg

“To this day I clean better than most maids.”

― Ernest Borgnine

“Today I must write a paragraph or a page better than I did yesterday.”

― Ernest Gaines

“There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.”

― Ernest Istook

“America has global trade with plenty of nations that provide inexpensive labor, but it’s better for us when they’re in our own hemisphere, rather than sending that business halfway around the world.”

― Ernest Istook

“On the contrary, history generally confirms that the more conscious and the better you are organized in vanguard organizations, the more constructively you operate in the mass organizations of the working class.”

― Ernest Mandel

“The more workers you have in your organization, the better you are implanted in the working class, the more likely you are to come up with the concrete problems of the class.”

― Ernest Mandel

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.”

― Ernest Rutherford

“In case of separation, why should the children be taken from the protecting care of the mother? Who has a better right to them than she? How much do fathers generally do toward bringing them up?”

― Ernestine Rose

“The decisions you make are based on what you think is better for the team and the player.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“When I stay athletic with good posture and get the club away in a good position, I get through it better.”

― Ernie Els

“I’ve been to Paris France and I’ve been to Paris Paramount. Paris Paramount is better.”

― Ernst Lubitsch

“And besides, I’m so in Dutch with my neighbors here that I thought that was better than getting them all upset with what might be a fake bomb scare where they’d have to clear out the whole neighborhood.”

― Ernst Zundel

“I still can improve a lot on my defense. I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“If we keep asking the wrong questions, we are just going to get better wrong answers. The solution to lack of community isn’t to give up on the community.”

― Erwin McManus

“My mother taught me when you go someplace, you leave it better than you found it.”

― Esai Morales

“When you have a little 10-month-old who is climbing up your leg because you are their mountain – there’s no nobler reason to get out of bed every day. There’s no better reason to live, to make sure you provide as much guidance and as much room for that child to thrive.”

― Esai Morales

“It’s nice being married to somebody who thinks you’ve got something better in you.”

― Essie Davis

“If we can modernise the workforce, make them better qualified, have this framework of qualifications, then I think they have a very good case for more money.”

― Estelle Morris

“My songs are always about overcoming things, whether it’s breaking up with a guy or just trying to be happy. They’re always about being better.”

― Estelle

“Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy.”

― Esther Dyson

“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.”

― Esther Dyson

“I like certain people’s work better than my own.”

― Ethan Canin

“It’s hard pressed to find a better American role model than Teddy Roosevelt.”

― Ethan Carter III

“Two heads are better than none.”

― Ethan Coen

“Physical comedy and musical theatre were never actually in my main focus at school. I was more of a dramatic actor. I always thought I was better at that.”

― Ethan Slater

“Engineering serendipity is this idea that we can help people come across unexpected but helpful connections at a better than random rate. And in some ways it’s based on trying to reassess this notion of serendipitous as lucky – to think of serendipitous as smart.”

― Ethan Zuckerman

“I can never remember being afraid of an audience. If the audience could do better, they’d be up here on stage and I’d be out there watching them.”

― Ethel Merman

“If I feel in need of sleep, I just open a book or turn on the television. Both are better than any sleeping pill.”

― Ethel Merman

“I don’t like to read. The only things I read are gossip columns. If someone gives me a book, it had better have lots of pictures.”

― Ethel Merman

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

― Eubie Blake

“Everybody wants the world to be a better place, and some think that government actions can bring that about. But they don’t take into consideration that government actions can often do more harm than good.”

― Eugene Fama

“I’m one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I’m just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play.”

― Eugene Ormandy

“I can conduct better than I count.”

― Eugene Ormandy

“Space, the whole universe – I know no better place to find new physics.”

― Eugene Parker

“It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.”

― Eugene V. Debs

“Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone, and with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions.’”

― Eugenio Derbez

“Better a serpent than a stepmother!”

― Euripides

“Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.”

― Euripides

“I’ve found childbirth to be so unique in its ability to completely humble you while also completely empowering you. It reduces you to your essence and strips you of every pretense. It reminds you that you are no better than all the women who have come before you, but also no worse.”

― Eva Amurri

“Why doesn’t that Devil take me with him? It would be much better with him than it is here.”

― Eva Braun

“The worst is when men try too hard, because it’s not very masculine. Your outfit has to look like ‘Oh, I just grabbed that.’ Not too calculated. Jeans, a t-shirt: the simpler the better.”

― Eva Green

“The longer you live, the smarter you get because you’ve been around. You’ve seen things. You’ve gone through different emotional experiences in your own life, and hopefully, you understand things better. And that makes you a better actress.”

― Eva Marie Saint

“I think it’s fairly unique to define the end goal of K-12 schooling as helping students become better thinkers, more creative thinkers, and to organize the whole school around creative and critical thinking.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“Success isn’t ideal for every child. If we think a child would do better in a different school, whether it’s a specialized program or just a school with a different approach, we’ll tell a parent that, as we should.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“It is becoming clear that many diseases – especially cancer – are highly complex and may respond better to a multi-drug approach which targets many different aspects of a disease process.”

― Eva Vertes

“I don’t want to say, ‘I want to cure cancer.’ It’s such a grand thing. People have been trying for so long and we’re not getting very far. But I do want to try to understand it better, and I want to make some forward movement.”

― Eva Vertes

“While romanticizing the Senate of yore would be a mistake, it was certainly better in my father’s time.”

― Evan Bayh

“I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just feels better to have short hair again.”

― Evan Dando

“It’s better when you have your wife with you, more fun.”

― Evan Dando

“I actually profoundly think the world’s a better place when economics is fairly boring… The more boring the better.”

― Evan Davis

“For Snapchat, the closer we can get to ‘I want to talk to you’ – that emotion of wanting to see you and then seeing you – the better and better our product and our view of the world will be.”

― Evan Spiegel

“I don’t want to disrupt anything. We never conceive of our products as disruptive – we don’t look at something and say, ‘Let’s disrupt that.’ It’s always about how we can evolve this and make this better.”

― Evan Spiegel

“It would be better for everyone if we deleted everything by default and saved the things that are important to us.”

― Evan Spiegel

“One of the things I’m trying to get better at is apologizing when I make mistakes. That’s been a big priority of mine.”

― Evan Spiegel

“The only reason Twitter itself would be a fad is if someone comes along and does it better.”

― Evan Williams

“No. I probably do better not being in politics. They have too much control over you when you are in politics.”

― Evander Holyfield

“I beat Larry Holmes and George Foreman. I whupped Mike Tyson twice. I had my ear chewed off and spat on the ground in front of me. I’ve seen everything it is possible to see in boxing. I know this business better than anyone. So I live and die by my own decisions.”

― Evander Holyfield

“The better the teacher, the better the future of America.”

― Eve Arden

“When you listen to other women’s stories you begin to understand your own better and you begin to find ways back through and with each other.”

― Eve Ensler

“I’m better than P. T. Barnum and Colonel Parker put together.”

― Evel Knievel

“Why does crime happen? Well, you might say that it’s because youths don’t have jobs. Or you might say that’s because the doors of our buildings are not fortified enough. Given some limited funds to spend, you can either create yet another national employment program or you can equip houses with even better cameras, sensors, and locks.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“The peoples of the Andes believe in the concept of ‘living well’ instead of wanting to ‘live better’ by consuming more, regardless of the cost to our neighbors and our environment.”

― Evo Morales

“I worked as a waiter when I was 15 and got a chance to appreciate good, simple food. There’s nothing better than a boiled egg with toast.”

― Ewan McGregor

“Right now, my voice is better than ever. It changed. I have better low notes than I had before.”

― Eydie Gorme

“I’m just trying to go out each week and get better. I just have to be patient, and it’s going to happen.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“The criticism is what I expect, honestly, because I’m criticizing myself every day when I come in here and watch that film. I’m trying to get better.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“With every rep, you’re going to get better.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“We’ve talked before what is important is week in, week out, getting wins and getting better.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I think it’s just a chemistry thing, feeling each other out. The more you play with each other, the better it’s going to be.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I’m focused on going out and winning ballgames. Focused on getting better with the team every week.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“There’s nothing to be gained, and much to be lost, in trying to bend every child to match a one-size-fits-all notion of what it means to be a boy or girl of a specific age. Better to set a few parameters and then go with the flow. Call it ‘jazz parenting.’”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.”

― Ezra Stiles

“Beguiling voices in the world cry out for ‘alternative lifestyles’ for women. They maintain that some women are better suited for careers than for marriage and motherhood.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Another occupation might have been better.”

― F. H. Bradley

“The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.”

― F. H. Bradley

“Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly… in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.”

― F. L. Lucas

“I’d like President Bush to get a gun in his hands. I’ll go with him. I can’t think of anything better than to die in place ‘s just beginning their lives.”

― F. Murray Abraham

“CERN is a concrete example of worldwide, international co-operation – and a concrete example of peace. The place which makes, in my opinion, better scientists, but also better people.”

― Fabiola Gianotti

“One of the most important aspects that feed a thriving economy is successful businesses, so the more startups that take off, the better the financial picture is for everyone.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“On the consumer level, the products developed by entrepreneurs help to provide more and better options that make life easier and more enjoyable in the everyday lives of the public.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“I often see only my mistakes. I always feel I could have done better. Every artist goes through it.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“It’s only when a project or film doesn’t work, that you think about what you could have done differently – whether you chose unwisely, or was there something in your application in that role, as an actor, as a director or as a producer, that you could have done better.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“I can’t hide things from my Maker, so it is better to be honest.”

― Farooq Abdullah

“I’m just thankful that I continue to do therapy because it makes the world a better place.”

― Farrah Abraham

“The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.”

― Farrah Fawcett

“Pun was just a natural-born genius with music, and he basically taught me so many tricks on how to make better music, even though I was the one that discovered him. He was so far advanced than me; he taught me a lot.”

― Fat Joe

“Who you know, 10 albums later, get better than he’s ever been before? It’s hard. To come from all this huge success like a ‘What’s Love,’ and a ‘Lean Back,’ then take it back to the street with ‘The Darkside.’”

― Fat Joe

“At one point, I had lost my confidence as an actor, and working again was tough. I started stammering due to lack of confidence. It took time, but things became better.”

― Fatima Sana Shaikh

“I can’t even begin to describe what kind of a response ‘Humsafar’ got. Personally, I feel my other show, ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai,’ was better, but it didn’t match the success of ‘Humsafar.’”

― Fawad Khan

“I think it would have been a lot better for him to say, I did it and I’m sorry, McGwire was never one to show a lot of emotion on the field, not a player who sought attention and craved to be thought of as a nice guy.”

― Fay Vincent

“It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed.”

― Fay Wray

“My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.”

― Faye Wattleton

“Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite – a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.”

― Federica Montseny

“The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.”

― Federico Garcia Lorca

“I’m one of those people that I make a song… then I write another song and then I’m like, ‘But this song is so much better than this song,’ and then I kind of ditch that song. It’s a long process.”

― Fefe Dobson

“There’s nothing better than not knowing what’s going to happen until you put the pieces together.”

― Feist

“I look OK. I look better in person than I do on film, which is bad because it’s how I make my living, but I am not a beauty and on balance I am glad.”

― Felicity Huffman

“Beauty can make you powerful in a way that isn’t good for you. Being OK is better for the person I have become.”

― Felicity Huffman

“We do not postpone the participation of the lower classes of our people in the profits of economic enterprise, and in other countries, they do postpone it. In the long run, I think our policy is better, and we stand by it.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“That is what it is like with Pep. At first, you don’t understand. But then you grow up, you work, and now we understand the things he wants much better. It’s not like the first season when it took him more time to make us understand his ideas. Some players didn’t understand immediately what he wanted.”

― Fernandinho

“I believe my chances of making the World Cup squad will improve if I join City. My exposure would be better because Brazil is biased towards the Ukrainian league.”

― Fernandinho

“Every day, every year, every new season is a reset from the last, and you are still hungry for success, to do things better and better.”

― Fernando Alonso

“Even if you have a difficult season, you still believe the following year will be better and a good one.”

― Fernando Alonso

“To be one of the names being talked about is better than not. But it’s only talking.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I believe that it’s better to have a conviction, believe strongly in something, and then the convictions create a style that reflects your mentality.”

― Fernando Botero

“Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team.”

― Fernando Torres

“After winning the European Championship with Spain, I know exactly how it feels to win a major trophy, and I know that, if we can win at Liverpool, it will feel the same or even better than it did with Spain.”

― Fernando Torres

“You can have a contract that is better than your friends, but no player looks back and says, ‘I won more money.’”

― Fernando Torres

“I believe that if you eat well, you work even better.”

― Ferran Adria

“I don’t ever try to make a song better than my last song. I just try to make it different from my last one.”

― Fetty Wap

“I was always able to get money, but now it’s a little bit more money, and I manage the same way. I just want to see my family do better.”

― Fetty Wap

“Something must be done to save humanity! A better world is possible!”

― Fidel Castro

“At Atleti, you get to be at a club which is growing all the time. I don’t believe there is any better club.”

― Filipe Luis

“The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.”

― Finley Peter Dunne

“Vice is a creature of such hideous mien… that the more you see it the better you like it.”

― Finley Peter Dunne

“The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better – it is just turning around as usual.”

― Finley Peter Dunne

“You can only get better by challenging yourself.”

― Finn Balor

“I get that people want more diversity in TV and film, and I stand by that. I stand in solidarity with better diversity in TV shows, especially for Asian actors. I agree with that 100 per cent.”

― Finn Jones

“I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I’ve had to learn about EQ frequencies and programming and space and clutter and how to be a better piano or bass player – everything.”

― FKA twigs

“Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“Giving is most important to show the less fortunate that you don’t give up. You always want to live a better life.”

― Flo Rida

“I might move to Finland, at least for a while, to learn the language a bit better, ’cause you don’t learn any language better than in the country itself.”

― Floor Jansen

“My Finnish is… I’m sounding like a three-year-old, at my best. It’s super hard to really have a conversation, unfortunately. I know a lot of words, and so reading signs and stuff is becoming better, or going to a supermarket. But some specific words, of course, you don’t get in your first year.”

― Floor Jansen

“I love working with kids, talking with them and listening to them. I always encourage kids to reach beyond their dreams. Don’t try to be like me. Be better than me.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“There is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better.”

― Florence Henderson

“In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady, or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment.”

― Florence Kelley

“Every nurse ought to be careful to wash her hands very frequently during the day. If her face, too, so much the better.”

― Florence Nightingale

“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”

― Florence Nightingale

“For me, it’s always been so obvious that the less we can edit our lives and more we show how normal we all are, the better.”

― Florence Pugh

“The first album, for better or for worse, was done over from the ages of 17-22, with a couple of different producers. Some of it was recorded in an old swimming pool, some of it was recorded in a synagogue – it kind of was all over the place.”

― Florence Welch

“Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and it couldn’t do it better. Every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition.”

― Florida Scott-Maxwell

“Every time I go out there and compete, my number is, of course, $100 million or better.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Mayweather Promotions – we are the past, the present, and the future of sports and entertainment, and everybody knows Mayweather’s pay is better.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Along with ‘Free,’ where I sing quite a bit, there are additional songs on ‘Skin’ where you can hear my voice in the background – lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs.’ But more often than not, I use my vocals to prompt other rappers and singers to feel calmer, better, bolder.”

― Flume

“I just want to write another record that’s as good or better than the one I’ve already made. That’s my main goal, to follow up stronger than before.”

― Flume

“People are not able to just make music anymore; we have to do things that don’t necessarily make the art any better. But that’s just how it is.”

― Flying Lotus

“I was asked if I would play President Obama in ‘My Name is Khan.’ I didn’t feel comfortable with doing it. Partly because he was still in office, but mainly because I felt that there were other people who were better suited to doing the role.”

― Forest Whitaker

“I love to play chess. The last time I was playing, I started to really see the board. I don’t mean just seeing a few moves ahead – something else. My game started getting better. It’s the patterns. The patterns are universal.”

― Forest Whitaker

“What the ‘supposed 99 percent’ don’t realize is that they are better off if there are more fat cats, not less.”

― Foster Friess

“I like writing better. Because I don’t have to wear makeup, I don’t have to be thin, and I don’t have to remember lines.”

― Fran Drescher

“That’s what all of us want, why we’re getting involved in so many campaigns – we want to leave football in a better place than when we came into it.”

― Fran Kirby

“Quarterbacks need to make their team better. If it’s a bad team, they can even make a bad team better.”

― Fran Tarkenton

“As cheesy and cornball as it sounds, life does get better – if you want it to.”

― Frances Bean Cobain

“Social-sector organizations have to be better managed than for-profit organizations… because they have no margin of error.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“Long-format television is a better way to tell a female story.”

― Frances McDormand

“Let us unite on the safe and sure ground of fact and experiment, and we can never err; yet better, we can never differ.”

― Frances Wright

“When we love like Jesus does, lives change for the better.”

― Francine Rivers

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.”

― Francis Bacon

“You are no better than you should be.”

― Francis Beaumont

“I want to help people understand how to study the Scriptures with other people, to give them an overview of Scripture and assume that by understanding the Scriptures better, the Holy Spirit will bring to mind the right stories, the right teachings.”

― Francis Chan

“I think it’s better to be overly ambitious and fail than to be underambitious and succeed in a mundane way. I have been very fortunate. I failed upward in my life!”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Some critics are stimulating in that they make you realise how you could do better, and those are valued.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“There is no better proof of a man’s being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“We find ourselves in a difficult situation in Europe. There’s a crisis, weak growth, unemployment… my duty is to ensure that by the end of my mandate France is in a better state than it was at the beginning.”

― Francois Hollande

“I know where I’m going and I have told the French. I am sure if hope is there, we will be able to put France back on its feet… to live better in five years than we do today.”

― Francois Hollande

“Things are going better: there is more growth, less deficit, more competitiveness, better margins for companies, more purchasing power for workers.”

― Francois Hollande

“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.”

― Francois Mauriac

“I think everyone deserves to look better and to look good.”

― Francois Nars

“It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.”

― Francois Rabelais

“There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war.”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“Owners own teams so that they might move them to another municipality with better luxury boxes.”

― Frank Deford

“I am not against Muslim schools. But as I believe in integration, I think we would be better off overall if we did not have denominational schools at all.”

― Frank Dobson

“The game is if the orchestra can hear each other, they play better. If they play better and there’s a tangible feeling between the orchestra and the audience, if they feel each other, the audience responds and the orchestra feels it.”

― Frank Gehry

“I am a man who likes to play consistently; I always play better when I’m on a run of games.”

― Frank Lampard

“Being faster would probably make me better at football.”

― Frank Lampard

“When I started in this business, everybody said the Democrats were the better communicators because they sounded like social workers, and Republicans were awful because they sounded like morticians. In some cases. they actually dressed like morticians.”

― Frank Luntz

“My whole purpose really is to try to help working families to find better jobs and get better benefits and look out for the little guy.”

― Frank Pallone

“No one is better placed or more philosophically suited than Obama to construct the new counter narrative as we go forward in our new New Deal. But many masters of the old universe, including quite possibly his chief economic adviser, can’t recognize that the world has changed or should change.”

― Frank Rich

“He was always brilliant, but when Pep Guardiola started to use him as a ‘false’ No. 9, he got even better. It’s impossible to be more of a footballer than Messi.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Those emotions that are really strong, the ones that inspire a song, you can hold onto that. You can let it marinate for years and keep writing about it even better than you did then.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“I feel like I’m still improving, still getting better, and I have a lot more to give in this sport.”

― Frankie Edgar

“Madonna is my absolute queen – as a performer, there’s no one better than her.”

― Frankie Grande

“Some kids are always getting into trouble or doing stuff, and I stay away from those types. I know I am no better than anyone else in this world. I’m just an actor, that’s nothing special. But I’m not into anything bad. Just blackjack.”

― Frankie Muniz

“I know I am no better than anyone else in this world.”

― Frankie Muniz

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“After World War II it was decided that, in order to prevent the Germans and the French from having another war, it would be better to tie them together into one economic pact so they would invest in each other and have mutual stakes. Until now, that has worked to prevent warfare between the two.”

― Frans de Waal

“Britain can get far better results if it engages with Europe than standing on the sidelines and saying that Europe should change.”

― Frans Timmermans

“If you believe that through putting the judiciary under political control you can make it a better judiciary, you are wrong, and you are violating your own obligations under European treaties.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Genomics, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Machine learning technologies are helping practitioners deliver better diagnosis and actually freeing up time for patient interaction.”

― Frans van Houten

“Our strategy is focused on driving better outcomes for patients and higher productivity for hospitals.”

― Frans van Houten

“If we can keep you healthy, that is better. If you fall sick, you go to the hospital. Both sides, Philips is present.”

― Frans van Houten

“First and foremost, we must take a more holistic view of patient care journeys and then better integrate workflows and technology so that the care experience is seamless and provided at the location where it makes most sense.”

― Frans van Houten

“The computer can do a much better job than the human eye, as it is much more systematic in analysing tissues.”

― Frans van Houten

“Price erosion in components is quite fast. If you can capitalize on that by bringing products to the market faster, you will actually gain a better margin realization.”

― Frans van Houten

“The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn’t afford anything better?”

― Franz Beckenbauer

“It’s the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.”

― Franz Grillparzer

“Brahms’ Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his.”

― Franz Liszt

“A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.”

― Fred Allen

“Every day, I wanna work on being a better person, not just to others but to myself.”

― Fred Armisen

“For some reason, juggling things makes everything work better. That’s just how we operate. It just makes the other project more of something to look forward to. I think the more you keep things going, the more it helps the other project.”

― Fred Armisen

“I work better when I’m juggling projects. Nothing worse than watching someone really embrace what they’re doing if they love it too much.”

― Fred Armisen

“When you’re invested in your own business, you’re going to run it better. When people are financially responsible for whether their store succeeds, they’re going to have that kind of entrepreneurial spirit that’s harder to get if headquarters is running things.”

― Fred DeLuca

“There is nothing that Bitcoin can do which Ethereum can’t. While Ethereum is less battle-tested, it is moving faster, has better leadership, and has more developer mindshare.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it, and thought I could do better than some of the people who were getting published.”

― Fred Saberhagen

“Castle Rock and New Line each have their strengths, but the great thing about New Line is that they are a real focused-market, niche-market player who understand franchises. They probably understand the franchise business in motion pictures better than anyone else out there.”

― Fred Seibert

“I think we can lower our emissions. I think the world will be better off if we did that, and we can do it without cap and trade.”

― Fred Upton

“People in Michigan are good at separating fact from fiction. They know, better than most of the country, what happens to the economy and jobs when the scales are tipped too far in favor of one group over another.”

― Fred Upton

“Originally created to serve the poorest and sickest among us, the Medicaid program has grown dramatically but still doesn’t include the kind of flexibility that states need to provide better health care for the poor and disadvantaged.”

― Fred Upton

“It’s like a prehistoric reflex, you know, going out and getting the meat and bringing it back to the cave. You feel you’re supposed to make it better, but more than likely she’s asking you to tell her how you feel.”

― Fred Ward

“I love to draw, although I wish I was better at it.”

― Fred Willard

“How can we say any one actor’s work was better than another’s?”

― Fred Willard

“When you come back on top after you’ve fallen, it’s a better story.”

― Freddie Freeman

“I’m going to go out there and just keep trying to get better.”

― Freddie Freeman

“I’m not trying to act like I’m Superman or better than anybody else in the game. I’m just telling my story, showing my strengths and weaknesses – as a human, as a person, as a man.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I like hot weather. I think it might be a bit better if England was a bit hotter.”

― Freddie Highmore

“A better quality of video is better for everyone.”

― Freddie Wong

“I couldn’t ask for a better life.”

― Freddy Adu

“I mean, I couldn’t ask for a better life, man.”

― Freddy Adu

“They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers.”

― Frederic Bastiat

“So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that, where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands.”

― Frederick Pollock

“Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father’s profession.”

― Frederick Sanger

“A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“It’s better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.”

― Freeman Dyson

“I like people who are working on practical things and who are working in teams. It’s not so important to get the glory. It’s much more important to get something that works. It’s a better way to live.”

― Freeman Dyson

“It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.”

― Fridtjof Nansen

“It is bad policy to regulate everything… where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power.”

― Friedrich List

“Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am better than my reputation.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“I know I haven’t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist.”

― Future

“I wasn’t sure I’d ever win again. Every time I got close, somebody seemed to play a little better.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“A lot of amateurs are terrified of going up against a player who is clearly better than they are. They never play their best, because they aren’t comfortable. There’s one surefire way to get over that, and it’s to ask yourself, ‘What if I beat him?’ Imagine the possibility.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“Every time I got close, somebody seemed to play a little better.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“I always think today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow is better than today.”

― G-Dragon

“A lot of my writer friends – some of whom are brilliant – work when the Muse calls them, for lack of a better description. You know, days of nothing, then this creative burst where they write for 36 hours straight fueled by caffeine and idealism.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“We tend to think of Steam as tools for content developers and tools for producers. We’re just always thinking: how do we want to make content developers’ lives better and users’ lives a lot better? With Big Picture Mode, we’re trying to answer the question: ‘How can we maximize a content developers’ investment?’”

― Gabe Newell

“A lot of times I make people better by getting stupid, distracting, bureaucratic stuff off their desk. That’s an incredibly easy way to make a senior person more productive.”

― Gabe Newell

“Precious, she gets hit by life so many different ways and so many times, but she doesn’t yield to it. She continues to get up and she continues to struggle for a better life.”

― Gabourey Sidibe

“When Leo takes the record from me, it will hurt a little. But it’s not just anyone taking it away. It’s not a normal person. A Martian is taking it from me. That makes me feel a little better.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“It’s fun to have wingers that cross the ball for you, but when two intelligent No. 9s play together, they understand each other better than with the wingers.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“Everyone knows Pep Guardiola is a great professional, but getting to know him, I have realised he is an even better person.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“Frank Miller is more of a visionary than any director I’ve ever worked with, and he achieves that vision better than anyone I’ve ever worked with.”

― Gabriel Macht

“While my speech is getting better every day, throughout my recovery, I have been able to sing to some extent.”

― Gabrielle Giffords

“I can’t just say one time of the year I’m going to do something different. I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday.”

― Gabrielle Union

“Eventually I was saying to myself, maybe it would be better, instead of trying to become an American comedian in France, to mix those two styles and those two genres. Because of course it’s good to be efficient and sharp, and to have a joke every twenty seconds, but it can be a little cold and dry.”

― Gad Elmaleh

“In Mexico we have a trick – add a crystal of salt to the kettle and the tea tastes better, almost English. But after four pots, your kettle’s broken.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“Histories are to educate so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“I do hold very strongly that tea is better in England. There’s something in the milk. They must have special cows.”

― Gail Carriger

“Sometimes the kids come up with better endings than the real story.”

― Gail Carson Levine

“Well, it’d certainly be fascinating if we discovered that gays were better at being married than heterosexuals are. Talk about irony.”

― Gail Collins

“Laughter made you live better and longer.”

― Gail Parent

“I have a problem with cleaning. It’s my release. I get up at 6 A.M. and clean and hoover and mop everything. Then I feel better.”

― Gail Porter

“There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.”

― Gail Simmons

“It’s better to get the nutrients for healthy skin from food, not supplements. Salmon, walnuts, blueberries, spinach… lots of my favorite foods happen to be amazing for skin too.”

― Gail Simmons

“Julius Peppers is a beast, man. I don’t know how many pounds he outweighs me by… I still try to do things like him to make my game better.”

― Gaines Adams

“I feel like by me putting on a couple more pounds will help my game tremendously. Putting on 10-15 pounds will help me stop the run better and be a more dominant pass rusher.”

― Gaines Adams

“Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment.”

― Gale Norton

“And most of my early pictures failed but about one in a 100 somehow looked better than what I saw.”

― Galen Rowell

“If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better.”

― Galen Rowell

“At the end, the one that plays better is going to win.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“I just think I play better in the greater scenarios. I just get motivated. I like the big crowds on the centre courts.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“When I go on a pitch, I just try to enjoy it as much as I can. The more you enjoy it, the better you play.”

― Gareth Bale

“As long as I’m playing week in week out, I’m going to become a better player.”

― Gareth Bale

“I do find my speech difficult at times, but it’s getting so much better as my confidence grows and that’s thanks to the position I’m now in, which is totally due to my fans.”

― Gareth Gates

“If it’s a good story, then everybody is trying to tell it, everybody is better for it, and it’s just more fun.”

― Garret Dillahunt

“Yeah, I like to have fun – I think that’s a good way to live. I think you’re better at your job if you like it.”

― Garret Dillahunt

“Brad Pitt is a dude who just wants to make good movies. He’s not afraid to surround himself with the greatest actors, which I always appreciate because I’ve also seen actors who only want to surround themselves with weak actors because it makes them look better. That ends up making a poorer movie.”

― Garret Dillahunt

“The way the Facebook network is set up, it’s not as suitable for content discovery. Twitter is better, but there are too many over-sharers. Also, on Twitter and Facebook, everything comes from people you know. On StumbleUpon, it comes from people that you don’t necessarily know but share your interests.”

― Garrett Camp

“I want to be different and have a good story. If it’s a good story, then everybody is trying to tell it, everybody is better for it, and it’s just more fun.”

― Garrett Dillahunt

“I don’t have a great eye for detail. I leave blanks in all of my stories. I leave out all detail, which leaves the reader to fill in something better.”

― Garrison Keillor

“There’s no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it.”

― Garry Marshall

“Nobody can write better jokes putting me down than me.”

― Garry Shandling

“Well, it’s a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader… But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better.”

― Garry Trudeau

“I’ve been taking batting practice in my barn where nobody can see me, so I may be better than anyone thinks.”

― Garth Brooks

“If I could do what Hilary Mantel does, I would probably do that. She is more intelligent and a better researcher and knows more what she’s about than I do.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“My message to the kids and our fans is hockey’s a great game. There’s a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don’t give up on the game. It’s too good.”

― Gary Bettman

“Sports, as a media property, is increasingly valuable because it’s something you have to have live. As a result, we’re a better touch point for sponsors and advertisers because our commercials typically don’t get zapped out.”

― Gary Bettman

“There is no such thing as going on to something bigger and better than ‘M*A*S*H’ because there is nothing bigger and better. I have done the best I can do, and been in the best I could be in on television – with the best people.”

― Gary Burghoff

“For a stage actor to be there with the words and the creator of the words – it doesn’t get much better than that.”

― Gary Cole

“As the great grandchildren of the industrial revolution, we have learned, at last, that the heedless pursuit of more is unsustainable and, ultimately, unfulfilling. Our planet, our security, our sense of equanimity and our very souls demand something better, something different.”

― Gary Hamel

“In 2009, during my inaugural address, I expressed the importance of unprecedented partnerships. Since then, Utah’s government, business, and education leaders in communities statewide have worked together more frequently and with better results than ever before.”

― Gary Herbert

“Making people’s lives better is not a partisan issue.”

― Gary Herbert

“My message to business leaders is clear: If you are looking to expand your business and boost the bottom line, there is no better place than Utah to do it.”

― Gary Herbert

“I’m probably not going to develop to a final state as an artist. Like, become better and better, more and more refined. Become ‘pure.’ I don’t think that’s going to happen to me, because I don’t really see that as something I want to explore.”

― Gary Hume

“This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime.”

― Gary Johnson

“Would the world be a better place if all drugs were legalized tomorrow? Absolutely. But pragmatically speaking, you’re not going to go from the criminalization of all drugs to the legalization of drugs overnight.”

― Gary Johnson

“By bringing about a rational drug policy, we’d be freeing up a lot of resources for real crime. Drug disputes would get played out with courts rather than with guns. So it would make this country a much better place overnight.”

― Gary Johnson

“In terms of aesthetics, I probably look better than I did when I played.”

― Gary Lineker

“Kids are learning to play. That’s why we’re seeing an emergence. That’s why we’re seeing the Under-17s and Under-20s doing better in international football.”

― Gary Lineker

“I never call myself a singer, ever. I never will. I’ve always been really embarrassed about my voice. I’ve never been confident about it. I think it’s a little bit better now than when I first started. There are people I admire who are genuinely brilliant singers and I know the difference between what they can do and what I can do.”

― Gary Numan

“Look at Inuit clothing. Their stuff still works better than Cabela’s. I’ve made my own parkas, mukluks, footgear, and it is good to 60 degrees below zero. All I did was copy the patterns that came down from the Inuits.”

― Gary Paulsen

“I’ve always used the Peavey Mace equipment. I’ve got a few of them. They’re kind of like Marshalls. You know, we used to use Marshalls, but Peaveys just seem to last longer and push the sound better.”

― Gary Rossington

“The more wild experiences you have, the better songs you can write.”

― Gary Rossington

“We’re not really for anything but a better America, a stronger country. And we do support our soldiers.”

― Gary Rossington

“The University of Southern California has a wonderful social work department, and I was thrilled to find out that they have a whole veterans’ initiative program there. They approached me, and I set up a scholarship that would go to a military-oriented person to learn techniques and skills to better help veterans.”

― Gary Sinise

“The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.”

― Gary Wolf

“The more far-out artists, the better.”

― Gary Wright

“Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.”

― Gates McFadden

“Sometimes it’s important to get out of that comfort zone and, I think, try new things, and sometimes you can express yourself better.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“According to me, there couldn’t be a better choice for India’s coach than Anil Kumble.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“You really want some natural way for people to get Bitcoins, as part of their paycheck or some other activity so they can turn around and spend them. It’s much better if the Bitcoin economy is a self-contained thing.”

― Gavin Andresen

“I feel like we’re constantly getting better musically, and more of what’s in my heart and head is coming through.”

― Gavin Creel

“It is a myth to think that sometimes creative disagreement doesn’t necessarily produce a better result.”

― Gavin Hood

“I would think Australians would understand ‘guy talk’ better than most. Definitely better than Brits.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Once you have your schtick that you think is good, unless you got something way better, just do that.”

― Gavin McInnes

“When a black person gets money, becomes a successful – say, billionaire – first thing they do is move out of the black community. They just don’t move out to be safer or move out to get a better house. They cut the cord.”

― Gavin McInnes

“I don’t even see it as disputable that any other culture is in the same league as the West – that’s why everyone wants to emigrate here: because we’re simply better.”

― Gavin McInnes

“I don’t know many better training grounds than being mayor of San Francisco – those were pretty intense years in terms of reporting and scrutiny.”

― Gavin Newsom

“The thing I learned from ‘Pride and Glory’ is that people like to feel a little better leaving the theater than they did coming in.”

― Gavin O’Connor

“Any reaction is better than none.”

― Gavin Rossdale

“Better that you should take the chance of trying something that is close to your heart, you think is what you want to write, and if they do not publish it, put it in your drawer. But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that.”

― Gay Talese

“People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week.”

― Gay Talese

“I’ve found that the most engaging and satisfying author events I’ve done are with other people, where the conversation is spontaneous. I think that is by far the better way to introduce and promote a book.”

― Gayle Forman

“Sometimes you get what you want not because it’s right or fair or even smart, but because you just don’t know any better.”

― Gayle Lynds

“I think for larger-scale entrepreneurship, it’s true – for men and women – that people who already have capital tend to do better.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“Music is all about wanting to be better at it.”

― Geddy Lee

“Live records of mine are very painful to listen to because you always think you can do it better. I don’t think I have a single favorite one.”

― Geddy Lee

“For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at.”

― Geddy Lee

“I guess, we were people who just dedicated to trying to get better.”

― Geddy Lee

“With my first, I gained 40 pounds; in the second, I gained 35, and with Stella, I gained 25. My thing is to get most of your weight off, or at least get into good eating habits and exercise routinely, the sooner the better.”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“I knew I had to be on stage. I always felt like there was something bigger and better for me. If not that, I would be a hair stylist for sure. I almost enrolled at Vidal Sassoon hair academy in Santa Monica.”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“I’ve spent the better part of two decades running both toward and away from an image – the Hollywood image – that had come to define me.”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“People have the right to know the drugs they are taking will make them better instead of harming them.”

― Gene Green

“Instead of saying we need to outlaw certain types of weapons, we need to find better ways to enforce current law.”

― Gene Green

“I get better coverage on my Spanish stations than I do on my English stations.”

― Gene Green

“My wife and I take what we call our Friday comedy day off. We watch standup comics on TV. The raunchier the better. We love Eddie Izzard.”

― Gene Hackman

“I think dancing is a man’s game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman.”

― Gene Kelly

“If you’re building a house, or doing anything, time is what you’ve got. Well, there’s effort, but you need time. The more time you put into something, the better stuff you can make.”

― Gene Simmons

“No. Better research needed. Fire your research person. No fishnet stockings. Never. Not in this band.”

― Gene Simmons

“I’m not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.”

― Gene Siskel

“A few years ago, one of our singles got beaten out by Better Than Ezra. The label could only have one band at a time being taken to the right people at radio, and they opted for Better Than Ezra instead of us. Who knows.”

― Gene Ween

“Whether the medium is ready for consumers is better judged by those consumers. I sometimes read online – but not often. The stigma is attached to pay scales. Much online publication is no pay or small pay.”

― Gene Wolfe

“I want to do just like my sister, if not even better.”

― Genzebe Dibaba

“I think that Yes’ music is kind of on its own out there, and it goes through different chapters, and that involves different people. I don’t think it’s a case of ‘any year is better than any other.’ They can all co-exist quite comfortably.”

― Geoff Downes

“I really have to give the Navy all the credit it deserves. They were so flexible and accommodating, given that everybody on board had better things to worry about than this person coming on board who’s just going to be in the way, really.”

― Geoff Dyer

“Governments should want and even crave the best possible scientific advice. With reliable knowledge come better decisions, fewer mistakes and more results achieved for each pound spent.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“I sure do think it is an emergent form, but I also despair of reading online until screen quality is better.”

― Geoff Ryman

“Machines can do things cheaper and better. We’re very used to that in banking, for example. ATM machines are better than tellers if you want a simple transaction. They’re faster, they’re less trouble, they’re more reliable, so they put tellers out of work.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“Humans are still much better than computers at recognizing speech.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“I get very excited when we discover a way of making neural networks better – and when that’s closely related to how the brain works.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“In the long run, curiosity-driven research just works better… Real breakthroughs come from people focusing on what they’re excited about.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“To what better purpose can a man’s energy be devoted, and his talents, than the resuscitation of his country’s language?”

― George A. Moore

“There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Better never than late.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others.”

― George Best

“I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that.”

― George Brett

“I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.”

― George Carlin

“Hip-hop is getting to the point now where they are going to start sounding like Al Jarreau or Bobby McFerrin or some of the other poets. Some of the better rappers can rap real fast without even melodies. It’ll get to that same point.”

― George Clinton

“I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”

― George Clooney

“But I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”

― George Clooney

“You get better as an actor over time if you’re growing. Like singers.”

― George Clooney

“I grew up in a family of storytellers, but Google has destroyed us because you can fact-check everything. We’d always like the stories to be a little better than they were.”

― George Clooney

“Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.”

― George Crabbe

“Give me a good script, and I’ll be a hundred times better as a director.”

― George Cukor

“The writers are writing human beings, and they’re writing about the human condition and how difficult it is to function in that condition. I think it’s one of the charms of the show, the idea of redemption and working towards becoming better people, for everybody involved.”

― George Dzundza

“If you know you’re going to be outside, you have to be a little bit more in tune, so that you don’t get distracted by what’s going on and focus better.”

― George Dzundza

“Also by my earliest days, I was fascinated by a utopian vision of what the world could be like. I’ve thought that science could be the basis for a better world, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do all these years.”

― George E. Brown, Jr.

“’Old times’ never come back and I suppose it’s just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.”

― George Eliot

“My first instrument was bass, and the first thing that I remember learning to play that was better than a few notes was Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain.’ If you’re the guy who penned that bass riff, then you should probably be in some sort of fantasy band.”

― George Ezra

“Put your name on something, it better be the best… you only get one shot.”

― George Foreman

“Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”

― George Foreman

“After you work out, you have your dog with you. There’s no better companion. You’ve got to have a friend. I didn’t like opponents who had dogs with them. Because you know they had a little edge. They have a friend.”

― George Foreman

“I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns.”

― George Galloway

“It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.”

― George Gissing

“If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.”

― George Gobel

“Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.”

― George Grey

“In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.”

― George Gurdjieff

“Ageing’s alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.”

― George H. W. Bush

“I will keep America moving forward, always forward, for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand Points of Light. This is my mission, and I will complete it.”

― George H. W. Bush

“I’m going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you’re not going to believe it.”

― George H. W. Bush

“I think I’d be a better president because I was in combat.”

― George H. W. Bush

“Democracy, if it meant what our forefathers said, that would be great, but unfortunately it’s been corrupted by this funding and funding of campaigns. There’s a much better way to do it. There could be a small amount of money given by every taxpayer to be dedicated to candidates.”

― George Hamilton

“It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.”

― George Harrison

“A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.”

― George Herbert

“Better never begin than never make an end.”

― George Herbert

“I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.”

― George Herman

“Naming rights are a seductive philanthropic inducement, yet more anonymous operational support may better advance the charitable purpose.”

― George Kaiser

“I kind of lived by the code of ‘I’m going to be a hard-working guy.’ And no matter how successful, there is something I can do better. That’s kind of the drive I live on.”

― George Karl

“It’s better if you have a strong opinion on any talk show.”

― George Kotsiopoulos

“There’s no difference between movies and television. None at all. Except in a lot of cases, television’s much better than movies.”

― George Lucas

“Whenever you do something, people try to re-do it and do a better version, especially if they’re in another country.”

― George Lucas

“As part of our dedication to safety engineering in biology, we’re trying to get better at creating physically contained test systems to develop something that eventually will be so biologically contained that we won’t need physical containment anymore.”

― George M. Church

“What is overlooked is the astonishing amount of history Hollywood has got right… For better or worse, nothing has been more influential in shaping our visions of the past than the commercial cinema.”

― George MacDonald Fraser

“Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.”

― George MacDonald

“Acting is all about creative ideas and sharing, so the more places those ideas come from, the better.”

― George MacKay

“The more I can be the character, the further I can get away from myself, the better.”

― George MacKay

“The country has been of better character since leaving the Buttes than E. of them, but has now a very fertile appearance. This may be said to begin about the 3rd crossing of Milk R of the line.”

― George Mercer Dawson

“Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.”

― George Meredith

“Anybody who fights for human rights or to make this world a better place. Nurses, doctors, teachers: these are the people who deserve the credit these days.”

― George Michael

“If I can just live further from the spotlight I think that’ll be better for all really.”

― George Michael

“I’d like to say things are bound to get better, but I don’t really believe it.”

― George Michael

“Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.”

― George Mikes

“The Conservative Party mustn’t sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855.”

― George Osborne

“We should be doing more business with China. We should be better connected to the Chinese economy.”

― George Osborne

“There are always ways to make government better, always ways to make sure that the taxes of people are better spent.”

― George Osborne

“It is difficult to conduct flood mitigation at the federal level because of the bureaucracy and inconsistent funding. Texans are better able to lead this effort at the state level rather than rely on the federal government.”

― George P. Bush

“Open political and economic systems have been gaining ground and there’s a good reason for it. They work better.”

― George P. Shultz

“Jay-Z has kind of shown that you can get to the very top without waiting, without following rules. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. People will admire you more if you break the rules.”

― George Packer

“The hollowing out of the heartland was good for Walmart’s bottom line: its slogan might have been an amoral maxim attributed to Lenin – ‘The worse, the better.’”

― George Packer

“Today I want to send a message of optismism to all Greeks. Our road, our path, will be more stabilised. Our country will be in a better situation. We will be stronger.”

― George Papandreou

“My take on gentrification and change is it’s usually always a better thing, because when you see all these businesses open and flourishing, that means there are more jobs.”

― George Pelecanos

“My goal is to get better with each book, and I feel like I am.”

― George Pelecanos

“Some people do better on their own. I don’t.”

― George Peppard

“At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that’s better than an absent one is a dead one.”

― George S. Kaufman

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

― George S. Patton

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”

― George S. Patton

“Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.”

― George Santayana

“Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.”

― George Santayana

“Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.”

― George Santayana

“The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.”

― George Savile

“I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it’s been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know-you’ve got to make it while you can make it, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

― George Shearing

“I think it was Duke Ellington who once said that we’re always most pleased with our current record. I mean, you have to assume that you learn from one, and you do something better next time.”

― George Shearing

“When you feel an audience engaged and surprised and enthusiastic, reacting to what you’ve planned, that is the reward. It’s better than the Emmys.”

― George Stevens, Jr.

“They’re the best critics. Workshops are good, and drama teachers are fine, but the best is the audience. And even better if they’re paying!”

― George Takei

“People want to start their day off with a smile or, better yet, a guffaw.”

― George Takei

“America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.”

― George W. Bush

“I know it’s going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we’re in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money.”

― George W. Bush

“A scientist lives with all reality. There is nothing better.”

― George Wald

“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.”

― George Washington

“There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”

― George Washington

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

― George Washington

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

― George Washington

“You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else.”

― George Weinberg

“I get called to do a lot of labors of love… independent films on very small budgets. If I have the time and if the project speaks to me, it’s better than sitting around, right?”

― George Wendt

“Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man’s judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment.”

― George Whitefield

“Believing that a crisis is a useful thing to create, the Obama administration – which understands that, for liberalism, worse is better – has deliberately aggravated the fiscal shambles that the Great Recession accelerated.”

― George Will

“Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.”

― George William Russell

“I suppose I’m led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries – people whom I’ve admired, people who I thought were ten times better than me when I was in my twenties and early thirties. I may have been right.”

― George Woodcock

“It is better to waste one’s youth than to do nothing with it at all.”

― Georges Courteline

“I stayed out of the sun when I was young, not because I knew better, but because I’m a Type A personality who gets too restless to lay around and do nothing.”

― Georgette Mosbacher

“I started out in theatre, and there’s no better feeling than the adrenaline of being on stage.”

― Georgia Groome

“I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“If people were able to afford to eat nutritious food, I think they would make better choices.”

― Georgina Bloomberg

“The more you are together as a team, the better you become.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“You have better players and teams in England, and for myself, it is better to play in a better league against better players.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“You get into such a routine of trying so hard each day and racing between 180 and 220 km., and as soon as you stop, it’s weird, but you start to seize up. So it’s easier if you keep the body ticking over. You just feel better for it come race day.”

― Geraint Thomas

“I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.”

― Gerald R. Ford

“The one thing that makes writing a better pastime than reading is that you can make things turn out the way you want in the end!”

― Geraldine McCaughrean

“I speak Spanish to my children and they speak it better than me.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“Sometimes, the players who are not spoken about a lot, they grow and get better – with silence.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“Barca are the favourites because they have a better team and have the best player in the world, who is Messi.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“I always had the feeling, even when I started, that my photography was meant to be archival in nature. Sort of like wine, I guess – they get better with age.”

― Gerard Malanga

“I think when people say Madrid are playing well and Barca are not and vice-versa, or when one wins the Champions League, it’s better than the other, I don’t think that makes sense. Everyone takes their own path.”

― Gerard Pique

“I’ll retire at Barca. I don’t know when – the older I am, the better. I’m sure about that; I can’t see myself wearing any other shirt.”

― Gerard Pique

“In order to eliminate injustices and to ensure there would be less controversy, I would introduce technology that would make refereeing better.”

― Gerard Pique

“Sometimes, it is logical that by analysing a player, one thinks it is better to play him in one place or another, but then, if he is good, you can be more flexible.”

― Gerardo Martino

“We’ve lost these qualities, these abilities to do something by hand. Some illustrators have it still, but it’s just not art. We have photography. We have cameras and computers that do it better and faster.”

― Gerhard Richter

“I stopped buying Sunday papers about 15 years ago, because you’d buy handfuls of them, and what you got, because the hard news comes from so many other channels, was opinion pieces. You’re better off spending the money on a good novel.”

― Gerry Adams

“When I fought Holmes, I feel I was a better fighter than he was. I was just so caught up in what was written about the fight – I got caught up in that whole thing.”

― Gerry Cooney

“Society might have been better off without them, but we are supposed to look after the disadvantaged, and so we do it. But it doesn’t help the society.”

― Gerry Harvey

“If you are a manufacturer, an Internet company doesn’t suit you. An Internet company does not display your product; it can’t upsell. But we do a better job than any of the opposition.”

― Gerry Harvey

“The important thing for any young singer or musician is to keep focused on becoming a better musician as opposed to becoming a bigger celebrity.”

― Gerry Rafferty

“It is no use asking me or anyone else how to dig… Better to go and watch a man digging, and then take a spade and try to do it.”

― Gertrude Jekyll

“One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.”

― Gertrude Stein

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. It’s better to be rich.”

― Gertrude Stein

“I guess I knew my dad was into photography, so a part of me was interested in picking it up to understand him a little better.”

― Gia Coppola

“My family get so mad at me when they come over. All I’ll have in is milk and eggs. I mainly keep film in my fridge – it’s better for it; it stops it from going old. I’m bad at eating healthy; I usually just run across the street and get cheeseburgers.”

― Gia Coppola

“I feel like I can communicate much better using images than words.”

― Gia Coppola

“Once I found these sticker things for your nails – Sally Hansen – those were really fun to do. They’re really fun to do when you’re bored, and it’s better than painting your nails because you don’t mess up. It looks really good, very professional. I tried a zebra one that was really pretty, but I always get a little bored of it.”

― Gia Coppola

“The hardest thing on ‘Palo Alto’ was letting go because I kept working on it, trying to make it better.”

― Gia Coppola

“For better or for worse, in ‘The Last Savage,’ I have dared to do away completely with fashionable dissonance, and in a modest way, I have endeavored to rediscover the nobility of gracefulness and the pleasure of sweetness.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“It’s always what you did before. The year before is always so much better. Even when the critics hated what you did then, it always looks better five years later.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.”

― Gianni Versace

“Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes.”

― Gianni Versace

“I’m gonna have some nights when it’s not gonna come. But if you keep playing natural, it’s just gonna come. I’m gonna keep getting better, keep getting better, and one day, everything’s gonna pay off.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Before I leave this earth, I’m going to help people have a better future.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I think my jump shot could get a lot, lot better. I could become a really big threat out there.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Of course, I know by growing older, I’m going to become stronger, smarter, and know the game better.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I’ve just got to keep working hard, try to get my team better. That’s a goal of mine.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I think for a guy like me, low-profile guy, it’s better being in Milwaukee.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I try to come in, try to defend, help on defense, play as hard as possible and do whatever my coach and my teammates tell me and try to listen and get better.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship in the city, and make the team a lot better. So I would never leave for L.A.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter.”

― Gigi Hadid

“Boxing has been great for me because it’s, like, my new sport, so it’s something that I can get better at.”

― Gigi Hadid

“My first-ever concert was the Barney concert when I was, like, six. My mum took me because I was obsessed with Barney. Barney was actually my first crush… He’s, like, literally better than all the guys in the whole world.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I think people connect better with TV. stars over film stars.”

― Gil Gerard

“It’s more fun having him as everyman in the 25th Century. It is better to concentrate on what this planet will be like 500 years from now, and not be dealing with little aliens in space and all that related stuff.”

― Gil Gerard

“I tend to avoid cakes made with matzo meal instead of flour. Also, most prepared dessert products and mixes. Sometimes the packaging they come in tastes better than the product.”

― Gil Marks

“If you’re supposed to be doing something, the spirits will come and help you. They have helped me out with lines I shouldn’t have known, chords I shouldn’t have known. Every once in a while I get lines from somewhere, and I think, I better write this down.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“I was a better writer when I was teaching. I was constantly going over the basics and constantly reminding myself, as I reminded my students, what made a good story, a good poem.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“If someone else is paying for it, food just tastes a lot better.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Half a truth is better than no politics.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I want to be better informed with regard to ichthyology.”

― Gilbert White

“What’s the function of poetry? It’s to express general truths, to connect with the reader and make him think: ‘Wow, I’ve experienced that, but you’ve expressed it so much better.’”

― Giles Andreae

“Refugees come from many different backgrounds and live in many different circumstances, so I wouldn’t like to generalise. But I think refugees from the U.K. would probably be healthier and better fed than those from many other countries.”

― Gillian Cross

“For me, suspense is always harder and better than going for the quick, outright scare.”

― Gillian Flynn

“I assumed that ‘Gone Girl’ would do incrementally better than ‘Dark Places,’ and that would be great. So the fact that it did more than that was kind of an incredibly pleasant surprise.”

― Gillian Flynn

“We know that companies which have more women in leadership positions have a better performance.”

― Gillian Tans

“We found we were able to create better, customer-centric product features more quickly with a more diverse product team.”

― Gillian Tans

“Pack snacks. Food prices once you pass through airport security or within blocks of a major tourist attraction can be double the price. Pack travel-friendly snacks or visit a grocery store in the destination you are visiting to get a better price.”

― Gillian Tans

“I want a long career in music, so you’ve gotta keep trying things out; it’s gotta get progressively better.”

― Gin Wigmore

“For many of us, our proms were less Walt Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ and more Stephen King’s ‘Carrie.’ The less we spent on them, the better.”

― Gina Barreca

“I’ve now learned that the most stressful day of filming a TV series is the first day of a new episode. You haven’t quite banked the one you just wrapped and are wondering, ‘Did I do that right?’ ‘Could I have done that better?’”

― Gina Bellman

“You want to get better even after people smash you down. You want to be better than you were before.”

― Gina Carano

“My vision for a better Rhode Island starts with a simple idea – we are all in this together.”

― Gina Raimondo

“To be able to take the next generation, my daughters and my granddaughters, to better understand and respect the people in the Outback and experience the wonders of our country, would definitely be one of my favourite duties.”

― Gina Rinehart

“I’m the ninth CEO of IBM. Every one of my predecessors has steered through a technological shift, and every one left the company in a better position than the person before them and prepared this company with a very strong balance sheet to allow it to continue to invest for the next shift.”

― Ginni Rometty

“Oh my gosh, I’d give so much advice to a younger version of myself. I would say it really does get better as you get older. The things that mean so much, the things that seem like, you know, it’s going to cause the end of the world, are all things that I’ve already forgotten.”

― Ginnifer Goodwin

“The newer homes did not sustain as much damage because they were built to better safety codes; they were better designed, higher wind loads for the roof. All of those facets made those homes sustain the storm a whole lot better.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“You can think you’ve made it and yet the next day’s press will always be waiting for you, the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better!”

― Giorgio Armani

“I must always try to do better because perfectionism, and the need to always have new goals and achieve them, is a state of mind that brings profound meaning to life.”

― Giorgio Armani

“Disco does work better with black artists or players. They just feel it more.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“I’m getting fitter, and I have more confidence. I feel like I’m getting better every game.”

― Giovani Dos Santos

“I think it’s better when you’re natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they’ve been trained with certain skills or techniques. I’m like, whatever.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“The more you play music, the better you’ll get.”

― Glen Campbell

“It’s better to grow your employees, steer them into a place that they can learn and succeed, and want to work hard and be loyal, than to have a revolving door of employees. That’s demoralizing.”

― Glen Mazzara

“I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.”

― Glenda Jackson

“My idea of covers is that you should never cover a song and do it exactly like the artist because everyone’s always going to compare it to the way the original artists did it, and they’re just going to go, ‘Oh I like the original better.’”

― Glenn Danzig

“CDs sound so much better than MP3s. I’m sure they’ll come out with a better format someday.”

― Glenn Danzig

“A lot of directors keep writers away because the writers know the script better than anybody, obviously they do, and they have certain intents. But a lot of people would be surprised to know that writers are pretty flexible when it comes to their work.”

― Glenn Ficarra

“One thing led to another and I didn’t have to take tickets any more because I now worked for Mr. Rogers. He said if I was going to take care of his horses than I’d better learn how to ride. He was very kind to me.”

― Glenn Ford

“By the time I was six, I made an important discovery that I get along much better with animals than humans.”

― Glenn Gould

“The Obama administration’s attempted short-term fixes, even with unprecedented monetary easing by the Federal Reserve, produced average GDP growth of just 2.2% over the past three years, and the consensus outlook appears no better for the year ahead.”

― Glenn Hubbard

“I think the ethos for Gov. Romney is to use a whole variety of policies, of which tax policy is one, to try to raise the rate of growth. We’ve had a recovery from the financial crisis that would be well below what one might normally expect for a recovery from such a deep recession. And to counteract that we need better tax policy.”

― Glenn Hubbard

“I think I’m better than I was in my younger days, because I’m exploring deep lyrical material, and I’ve been sober for a while now.”

― Glenn Hughes

“Everybody has been told already that they’re too shy, too aggressive, too emotional, too reserved. They know what their fatal flaw is. They know the one thing to do to get better. But they just don’t commit to changing because they feel a little bit in love with it, a little bit in love with the way they’ve been.”

― Glenn Kelman

“People knew about IBM before they knew about Apple. Sometimes it takes a little longer for better to win.”

― Glenn Kelman

“In some ways, it’s better to be undervalued a little than overvalued a lot, just because it’s still easy to believe our best days are ahead of us.”

― Glenn Kelman

“If you build a better mousetrap, regardless of your marketing budget, the world will beat its own path to your door.”

― Glenn Kelman

“I think of myself as someone who’s trying to make things better.”

― Glenn Kelman

“There are a lot better musicians than me out there that just haven’t had the luck to fall into everything like I have.”

― Glenn Tipton

“Questions are like gifts – it’s the thought behind them that the receiver really feels. We have to know the receiver to give the right gift and to ask the right question. Generic gifts and questions are all right, but personal gifts and questions feel better.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“I think there should be better child support laws to make it easier for those single moms to support their children so they don’t have to go on welfare.”

― Gloria Allred

“We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.”

― Gloria Estefan

“The better your audience, the more energy you have, and the more energy you have, the better show you do. The better show you do, the more they love it, and the more energy they give back to you.”

― Gloria Gaynor

“Christ does not fulfill the human element, but he certainly fulfills every other need in your life. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better love affair.”

― Gloria Gaynor

“Better talk than fight, if nothing of sovereign value is anyway lost. Dialogue has achieved more than confrontation in many parts of the world.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Women are liked better when they lose.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I grew up in Florida, and I have a lot of friends, close friends, who are Cuban-Americans, and I have heard the stories of their families escaping, and some of them didn’t even make it to come to the United States for a better life to get away from the Castros.”

― GloZell

“Enrollment in colleges, especially black colleges, across the country increased tremendously during the five-year run of ‘A Different World,’ and I don’t think you could have a better legacy than that.”

― Glynn Turman

“You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”

― Golda Meir

“Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

― Golda Meir

“I guess I came to know this about myself: for better or worse, I don’t give up.”

― Goldie Hawn

“We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate.”

― Goldie Hawn

“When the brain is silent, the executive function, which is this part of the brain that makes decisions, can work much better. So when you get quiet, you make better decisions. You’re also more rested – you’re not as reactive.”

― Goldie Hawn

“At first, when we had the Golden Truth, it was fun – but it was always in the back of my head that I’m destined for so much more. I can be so much better than this, than the old comedy act that they want me to be.”

― Goldust

“The defenders in Italy are stronger, and that makes me better. Serie A is played in a different way to other leagues.”

― Gonzalo Higuain

“Remember one thing – that Sweden is performing better than the rest of Europe.”

― Goran Persson

“Study a foreign language if you have opportunity to do so. You may never be called to a land where that language is spoken, but the study will have given you a better understanding of your own tongue or of another tongue you may be asked to acquire.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I think that the churches do a better job in many respects than the government does in various kinds of things. Extending aid, the helpfulness, and so on, yes.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“There is a tendency in all of us to ask for better statistical performance. There is a tendency to impose quotas behind which usually lies imposition of pressure to achieve improved statistics.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Other prime ministers leave office and stay in London. I have come back with my whole family to Fife. This is where they are being brought up. It is better for them and better for me. It’s great to see more of the kids.”

― Gordon Brown

“A woman said to me, ‘You’re better than your successor.’ She then said she’s lived under 10 prime ministers, and each was worse than the last. That put me in my place.”

― Gordon Brown

“I want to make the world better.”

― Gordon Getty

“I just do the cream-of-the-crop songs in my show. We just bowl them over; they love us. It just keeps getting better.”

― Gordon Lightfoot

“Fitness is a curve. You can be Lance Armstrong, or you can be really out of shape at the opposite end. People enter the curve wherever they are and then they can move up the curve, by better nutrition and better exercise.”

― Gordon Strachan

“Americans are future-minded to the point of obsession. We are impatient at living in the present. Tomorrow is bound to be better… next year, next century, always what might be rather than what is. This trait in us makes for ‘progress;’ it also makes for a continuing dissatisfaction.”

― Gore Vidal

“A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.”

― Gore Vidal

“Walter Lippmann suggests that the United States behaves like a society which thinks it is complete with no more to accomplish; that, for better or worse, we are what we are, and the only danger to our comfort is external.”

― Gore Vidal

“I want my son Yash to do better work than me.”

― Govinda

“I think I am a better son than a husband.”

― Govinda

“The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life.”

― Grace Baruch

“Instead of wanting to be better than other people, let’s channel that energy to be better than we were yesterday and then again to be the best we can be tomorrow.”

― Grace Gealey

“I find that when I put too much makeup on, or I use a certain brand, my skin will break out. I tend to gravitate towards water-based foundations because my skin absorbs them a little better and it doesn’t break out as much. I use Hourglass Mineral Veil. It’s so amazing.”

― Grace Gealey

“Your aspiration is really for the country to be better. I think that’s exactly what I’ve gone through – a Filipino who may live elsewhere but who cares just as much for the country.”

― Grace Poe

“I know it’s strange, but I’ve always had a better time with other people’s wild ideas. Coming up with my own is a deeply emotional and challenging thing to do.”

― Grace Potter

“Music really does make you feel better.”

― Grace Potter

“Applause is interesting, but I’m a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn’t. ‘White Rabbit’ is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn’t say what I wanted.”

― Grace Slick

“I’ve been competitive since day one. Even in little things as a child, like having a twin and a direct competitor for who makes better cookies.”

― Gracie Gold

“The English probably do that wordplay kind of humour and whimsy better than anyone, and I’ve always felt that my writing goes more to that than what I did when I came to Australia.”

― Graeme Base

“Digital has obviously changed things a lot, but not all for the better as far as I’m concerned. Of course it’s much more convenient and you’re getting instant results, but to me it just lacks the finesse of a roll of film and it has a slightly superimposed feel.”

― Graeme Le Saux

“I am happy that I’m a better novelist than a screenwriter.”

― Graeme Simsion

“Final pairing on Sunday in a PGA Tour event? If you can’t get up for that, you better find something else to do.”

― Graham DeLaet

“Any time you can involve fake mustaches, things are just better.”

― Graham Elliot

“Many people say I believe aliens built the pyramids. I don’t. In fact I’m not a supporter of the ‘ancient alien’ hypothesis at all. I think a lost human civilization is a much better explanation of the mysteries and paradoxes of ancient cultures.”

― Graham Hancock

“Everyone loves to fly, and flying underwater is even better than flying in air because there are things around you.”

― Graham Hawkes

“Neil’s effect on the band was immediate and very fulfilling. He adds a certain edge to the sound and, of course, he is an incredible musician. We became a better band because of the inclusion of Neil Young.”

― Graham Nash

“I think Stills has been playing better than ever. I know a lot of it sounds self-serving, but he truly has.”

― Graham Nash

“Eventually I found it had been working all along-but didn’t show anything on screen until it had the first full page of text. I inserted 30 new lines, and suddenly my toy said ‘hEllO woRlD’. An hour later I understood alphabet shifting rather better!”

― Graham Nelson

“My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me.”

― Graham Norton

“I find young kids. I enjoy coaching and enjoy making them better players.”

― Graham Roberts

“I have to choose my words carefully because I don’t want to sound like one of those who goes on about how things were better in my day.”

― Graham Taylor

“If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.”

― Grandma Moses

“In Germany, you can play aggressively, but the referee will always blow his whistle, but in England, that’s not the case. That’s better for me.”

― Granit Xhaka

“We are young; we are naive with money. Money can go fast. If anyone thinks he is something better just because he has more money in the account, then he can very quickly fall on your face.”

― Granit Xhaka

“Let’s face it, who among us wouldn’t take a pill or potion that would make us better at our job? Goodness knows, we abuse substances for just about everything in our personal lives; why not in our professional lives as well?”

― Graydon Carter

“Of all the planets apart from Earth in our solar system, Mars is the most hospitable. Yeah. Right. Better keep my visit short. And yet, despite the discomfort, the danger, I love it here. I love coming back for these imaginary vacations. The sights are amazing.”

― Greg Bear

“The great thing about comedy is that the longer you’ve been alive, the more you have to talk about and the better you get. I’ve got some miles and some road savviness that some other guys don’t have.”

― Greg Behrendt

“Early episodes of TV I compare to out-of-town plays. You can make them better. You don’t have all the time in the world, but you have time to make them better and improve them as you go along.”

― Greg Berlanti

“The idea that any law enforcement agency or person would ever know these gang members better than Homeboy Industries is impossible.”

― Greg Boyle

“We are less than honest and commit a grave error if we insist that what happened to Rodney G. King was isolated and an exceptional case. The poor know better.”

― Greg Boyle

“We are all better served by objectively diagnosing trolls so they can change.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“For better or worse, I am as fascinated with human flaws as anything.”

― Greg Mottola

“When I read a script, I always – the first question I ask myself is, ‘Is there something that I could bring to it that maybe the next guy wouldn’t?’ Because I’ve read a lot of very good scripts and thought there are people who could do this better than I.”

― Greg Mottola

“I wouldn’t call it bitter. I think it’s just sweet. I’ve always believed my life seems like it’s gotten better and better as each decade has gone by. So I don’t see any I don’t see any bitterness about it.”

― Greg Norman

“I wouldn’t say I regret anything. I would say I just wish I did things better.”

― Greg Oden

“I’m just trying to work on my game and get better. That’s all I can do. Keep working hard, keep trying.”

― Greg Oden

“I don’t think I was that bad when I was on the court. I felt like it could have just got better if I had more time on there.”

― Greg Oden

“I just realized that basketball and going to the NBA was a possibility, and that’s something that I want to use to better my family and possibly help the world if I can.”

― Greg Oden

“I’ll know that when I play a good game, a decent game, and I know when I can play a lot better and aggressive, when I can take over a game myself.”

― Greg Oden

“Me being in shape allows me to be more mobile and do better things, make bigger plays.”

― Greg Oden

“In my whole life, when I’ve watched TV and movies, I’ve almost always felt, ‘I could do that better,’ and I thought everyone felt that way.”

― Greg Poehler

“I think when you’re working with a character that another writer is acting as – for lack of a better word – custodian of, your obligation as a professional is to not do anything that violates that ‘primary’ take.”

― Greg Rucka

“Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates.”

― Greg Walden

“Removing substantial fuel loads from our forests helps prevent catastrophic fire and better protects species, watersheds and neighboring communities that call them home.”

― Greg Walden

“I am a better listener than talker – but that’s partly because I believe rows are often caused by saying things you haven’t thought through properly.”

― Greg Wise

“Money is always transitively valued. More money is supposedly always better than less money.”

― Gregory Bateson

“No one really has the guts to say it, but if we could make better human beings by knowing how to add genes, why shouldn’t we?”

― Gregory Stock

“It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little; a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure.”

― Grenville Kleiser

“Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?”

― Greta Garbo

“The Catholic theatrics are pretty high quality, but the Protestants have better hymns.”

― Greta Gerwig

“Meditating, even for a little bit, is better than nothing.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“I wish some days that I didn’t have as much drive as I do. I’d sleep better.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“I’ve found that I snack less and concentrate better when I chew on a plastic stirrer – the kind that you get to stir your to-go coffee. I picked up this habit from my husband, who loves to chew on things. His favorite chew-toy is a plastic pen top, and gnawed pen tops and little bits of plastic litter our apartment.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“I do better with routines and predictability. I don’t react well when there’s a sudden change in the schedule.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“For notes related to books I’m writing, I’ve wondered whether I should organize my notes better, but I do find that the action or scrolling through them and seeing odd juxtapositions of ideas helps to stimulate my own ideas and creativity. I worry that if I kept the notes in a highly-structured way, I might lose some of these benefits.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“I am always focusing on what I can do better for years down the line.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“At some point, you have worked so hard in your life and your tennis that you don’t want to be too much up and down. You want to do what you have done and eventually get better.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“You have to forget you are playing against your idol, because the guy on the other side also wants to play better than you and beat you. I don’t think you should allow yourself to think like this when you go against any player.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“I’m actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they’re not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it.”

― Grimes

“It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.”

― Grover Cleveland

“Some day I will be better remembered.”

― Grover Cleveland

“I have this hope that there is a better way. Higher-level tools that actually let you see the structure of the software more clearly will be of tremendous value.”

― Guido van Rossum

“Love is love. And it’s much better than hatred and fear.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“It’s TV: you just have to jump in and just do it. You don’t have time to think about it. You don’t have time to write a history, which makes it even better. I go with first instincts.”

― Guillermo Diaz

“Our goal is to upgrade the life of China’s middle class. We all want to live better.”

― Guo Guangchang

“If you tell me I can’t do something, that’s the worst thing to tell me. And that’s what I tell girls, and what Beckham’s about: you can do it, you can do it better, and you can do it in the way you want.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“I am passionate about singing, and I strive to improve with every song and keep getting better.”

― Guru Randhawa

“As an independent artist, there can be nothing better than the fact that your song will be played and heard in different corners of the world.”

― Guru Randhawa

“If there is going to be visuals for a song, I want them to be equally as good or better than the song.”

― Gus Dapperton

“At first, I was a pretty horrific singer, and then I got a little better.”

― Gus Dapperton

“If everyone could see everyone else the way their mom saw them, it would be a much better place for all of us.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.”

― Gustav Heinemann

“The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step, insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality.”

― Gustav Heinemann

“I have become a different person. I don’t know whether this person is better, he certainly is not happier.”

― Gustav Mahler

“Exuberance is better than taste.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community.”

― Gustavo Dudamel

“It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.”

― Guy de Maupassant

“It’s better to have done because then you know what the player is going through and you understand the pressure, but then on the other hand I know a lot of people that were good players but not good coaches, and vice versa.”

― Guy Forget

“Good people hire people better than themselves. So A players hire A+ players. But others hire below their skills to make themselves look good. So B players hire C players. C players hire D players, etc.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Create something, sell it, make it better, sell it some more and then create something that obsoletes what you used to make.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“The most important thing is that you hire people who complement you and are better than you in specific areas. Good people hire people better than themselves. So A players hire A+ players.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“People are forgiving of v 1.0 of a product if it’s truly innovative and useful. Then you can get away with a lot. But if you’re merely marginally improving the status quo, then you better be rock solid.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“I think a lot of the logic of Google+ is much better in terms of notification of messages to you, in terms of how you post. One very obvious feature is that with Google+, after you post something, you can edit it forever. That is true of both posts and comments. I edit almost every post I make and almost every comment I make.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“A few people have said my granddad looks like me, but I reckon he’s far better looking.”

― Guy Martin

“On stage, you’ve got dialogue you’ve learned. You’ve got a paying audience. It couldn’t be better, you know?”

― Guy Pearce

“It’s hard to pinpoint why all of a sudden a group of Australian films will be doing well and why they perhaps are better made than some from the past.”

― Guy Pearce

“If somebody has a better idea than me, I’ll take it if it surpasses what we have on the page because at the end of the day, it’s me that takes the credit anyway!”

― Guy Ritchie

“Placing decent work and social justice at the core of policymaking is simply a recognition of the obvious: none of us can build a better future for ourselves unless we include others.”

― Guy Ryder

“If you get better educated, you might yourself higher up the ladder, but the ladder will still be there.”

― Guy Ryder

“We think we control our environment, but in fact, it’s our environment that controls us. We can’t change the world. The only thing we can change is ourselves, by trying to get a better understanding of our own messed-up wiring.”

― Guy Spier

“The evidence shows if you give people security, they become better people. They develop their talents. They become better citizens.”

― Guy Standing

“What we need is a slow time movement to gain control over time and an overhaul of work statistics to give a better perspective on all the work being done and how much of it is undesirable, unnecessary, and demeaning.”

― Guy Standing

“We can’t expect the world to get better by itself. We have to create something we can leave the next generation.”

― Gwen Ifill

“If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“An important skill for all SpaceXers is the ability to accept critical feedback. This is key to anyone’s growth and becoming better at what they do.”

― Gwynne Shotwell

“I don’t like to camp. Early on, Mars is going to be camping. I think there are people far better suited to do that than me. But when the first Holiday Inn Express shows up, maybe I’ll go.”

― Gwynne Shotwell

“Perhaps the better word is emotional yes, I am an emotional man.”

― Gyorgy Ligeti

“As far as being a vegetarian, it’s a moral thing, a health thing, a conscious thing – a combination of all. I think it’s better to be that way.”

― Gza

“The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law.”

― H. G. Wells

“For most of us, wisdom is acquired in the thicket of experience and usually meets us somewhere along the way if we live long enough. But sooner is better than later.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“I think, to a degree, I’m maybe more suited for voice work. And I don’t just mean my face and body. Because maybe there’s something about what I do that just, for some reason, is better to just hear me.”

― H. Jon Benjamin

“A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.”

― H. L. Mencken

“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”

― H. L. Mencken

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Personally, I would not care for immortality in the least. There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled. We had it before we were born yet did not complain. Shall we whine because we know it will return? It is Elysium enough for me, at any rate.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“I just want to continue getting better and build as a player.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Coach Saban did his best job to make me a better player and a better person. I thank him for that.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Very often, the judgments by ordinary citizens may be better than those by professional economists, being more rooted in reality and less narrowly focused.”

― Ha-Joon Chang

“The bigger the movies you’re in, the chances are better at getting more diverse roles.”

― Haaz Sleiman

“In Islam, Jesus is a prophet, and if you look at Mohammed and Jesus and Moses, it’s not like Moses is better than Jesus and Jesus is better than Mohammed. They’re all so highly respected and honored and followed, and they’re all there for a reason.”

― Haaz Sleiman

“I ate better in Liberia than I did in Ohio.”

― Hailey Gates

“I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course. Hey, isn’t that the point of it all? To keep getting better? Otherwise why do it?”

― Hal Linden

“It’s better to waste money, than it is to waste time. You can always get more money.”

― Hal Sparks

“It’s better to waste money than time. You can always get more money.”

― Hal Sparks

“I’m a much better mother at 46… than if I were like, 21 or 25.”

― Halle Berry

“For us Icelanders, the Sagas are like the Bible, only much better.”

― Hallgrimur Helgason

“I think escapism is something artists write about pretty frequently – it’s something everyone can relate to, the concept of wanting something more, wanting to find solace, wanting to have something better.”

― Halsey

“It is better for the Arab countries themselves to interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military duties and to do what is necessary to stop the bloodshed in Syria.”

― Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

“Although I have lived in Manhattan since 1992, for the better part of two decades I have remained in blissful oblivion of all matters sportif.”

― Hamish Bowles

“The thing I love most about going to a book store is the self-help section is the biggest section because Americans know we’re screwed up. We know it. But we want to get better.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“I guess writing is a kind of therapy in the sense that there are things you need to say and you say them, and better out than in.”

― Hanif Kureishi

“I am very proud to be an American. This country has so much potential, I’d just like to see things better, or whatever, and I think it will be.”

― Hank Aaron

“Jackie was speaking at a drugstore, and I said, ‘I’m not going to get this opportunity again, so I better take my chances and listen to Jackie Robinson now.’ Little did I know, I got front row seats, and next to me was my father.”

― Hank Aaron

“I agree with President Roosevelt, and generations since, that American seniors deserve better than poverty.”

― Hank Johnson

“Women are just much better at getting degrees than men. It seems that school at every level plays to the natural strengths of women more than it does to men.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Where older religions promised heaven, the church of yoga promises quicker, more practical, earthly gratification, in the form of better heart rates and well-toned arms.”

― Hanna Rosin

“It is very important to moisturize your body! Your skin has a better glow when it’s hydrated.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“To overcome any sort of fear is satisfying, and to overcome it well is even better.”

― Hannah Kearney

“I don’t have any style icons, but I get inspiration from my friends. My style motto is that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed.”

― Hannah Kearney

“A lot of comedians do bits where they say, ‘I was listening to this song, and this person said this, and you know how they say that?’ And I thought it would work better if I actually had a DJ put that song lyric right there. It makes it more dynamic, and it’s more energetic.”

― Hannibal Buress

“Humanity today possesses sufficient economic, cultural and spiritual resources to introduce a better global order.”

― Hans Kung

“Historically, the mobile industry has been focused on the consumer, getting better performance and throughput to their devices.”

― Hans Vestberg

“My mum is my biggest critic. She said I was good for the first film, but I can still be better, and I need to polish my acting skills.”

― Hansika Motwani

“I’d be far too self-conscious and insecure if I suspected my editor might be a better novelist than I.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“In novels, and American novels in particular, it’s not just about redemption, it’s about forward movement and healing oneself. Americans are very big on getting better.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I’m a much better actor as a girl than I was as a guy.”

― Hari Nef

“Writing is one of the few activities where quantity will inevitably make quality. The more you write, the better you’re going to get at it.”

― Harlan Coben

“Our bodies have a finely tuned, built-in detoxifying system: It’s called our liver, and it can detoxify our bodies better than any cleanse or fast without the unpleasantness and danger of muscle cramps, dehydration, and diarrhea associated with artificial cleanses.”

― Harley Pasternak

“One piece of white bread has the same calories as three egg whites scrambled with peppers and onion. Which option do you think is better for you? If all calories were created equal, these two options would have to be nutritionally equivalent.”

― Harley Pasternak

“Anytime you do anything with Ric Flair, it’s kind of a strange and different atmosphere until you know that’s what he’s going to do, and it couldn’t be any better. Besides myself, he was probably the next in line as it pertains to credibility in the wrestling world.”

― Harley Race

“Pitchers are smart. They know they are much better off if they mix things up and keep you off-balance.”

― Harmon Killebrew

“We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are.”

― Harold Bloom

“Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves… he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change.”

― Harold Bloom

“The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent.”

― Harold Bloom

“The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective.”

― Harold Bloom

“I believe that we are going to have a much deeper appreciation of what kinds of abnormalities in cancer cells and in the surrounding cells that feed and respond to cancers are vulnerabilities that will allow us to make better predictions of which kinds of drugs will work to treat these cancers.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“Our biggest single theme is trying to make the NIH work better with the same amount of money.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“Every cancer looks different. Every cancer has similarities to other cancers. And we’re trying to milk those differences and similarities to do a better job of predicting how things are going to work out and making new drugs.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“Audiences are very willing to be taken somewhere, and to ask an audience beforehand what it wants is probably, I think, a mistake. Much better you should tell them what you want and hope they agree with it.”

― Harold Prince

“I really only worked for about a month on ‘Meatballs.’ What happened was that Ivan Reitman figured out that studios wanted to meet everybody involved with ‘Animal House’ except the producer. So he thought he’d better start directing.”

― Harold Ramis

“What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?”

― Harold Rosenberg

“It’s better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“My entire career has been based around commerce. The Obama campaign was famous for raising boatloads of money online. My question is how do you make conversions better through mobile and e-mail.”

― Harper Reed

“First of all, a giant corporation probably shouldn’t be being hacked by teenagers. I put that on the corporation, not the teenagers. Teenagers are going to do what teenagers are going to do – rebelling. But if they’re able to hack a big corporation, that seems like the corporation should be better at security.”

― Harper Reed

“If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly, it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education, which enables a better life for women.”

― Harri Holkeri

“Death is better than slavery.”

― Harriet Ann Jacobs

“To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“I think there’s many a slaveholder’ll get to Heaven. They don’t know better. They acts up to the light they have.”

― Harriet Tubman

“I’ve found a much better love life in older age.”

― Harriet Walter

“The Bill of Rights isn’t some legalistic fine print. It was written to make our lives freer, more prosperous, and happier. By forsaking it, America has become no better than any other country in the world.”

― Harry Browne

“Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.”

― Harry Browne

“I’ve only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better.”

― Harry Caray

“When you’re going nowhere, anywhere’s a better place to be.”

― Harry Chapin

“I like to jump some rope and swing kettle bells to get my blood pumping. It makes my voice sound better, and it clears my head.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I’m sure that there are reasonable people that had some reasonable projections about the future of New Orleans, but none of those could include not trying to rebuild the city and make it better than it was before.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“You can run in behind someone – one v. one, you’re better – so I’m always trying to work on my speed. That’s probably one aspect I’ve worked on the hardest as a player. I want to always improve on everything in my game, but that’s one area I really work on.”

― Harry Kane

“I’ve always been working hard on my speed for the last few years. Obviously I’m not slow, but as a striker, the more speed you have, the better you are.”

― Harry Kane

“I have a lot of self-belief, and I think it will happen. I think I will just get better and better. It’s what great players do; they don’t let up on anything. And I wouldn’t do that anyway.”

― Harry Kane

“A last-minute winner in front of the away fans – there’s nothing better.”

― Harry Maguire

“The better the players you play with and against, it does improve you.”

― Harry Maguire

“I’m quite old-fashioned. I like going out to dinner. You have the chance to talk to somebody and get to know them better.”

― Harry Styles

“The newspapers were against me. They were telling me that the Australian dream was a home. But that dream became worse and worse as they had to live further away from the city. My dream became better as we could build higher and higher.”

― Harry Triguboff

“I just can’t stop doing Telugu films just when I have started speaking a little better Telugu.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“I want to constantly do better than my last film.”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“There has never been a better raconteur than Jesus of Nazareth.”

― Harvey Cox

“What fascinated me mostly about Mickey Cohen was that he, in his later years, hired someone to help him to comprehend literature, to help him to read better, to understand words better.”

― Harvey Keitel

“Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.”

― Harvey Mackay

“By getting your customers to agree with you in small steps along the way, you have a better chance of reaching agreement when it’s time to do business.”

― Harvey Mackay

“Trump is inadvertently forcing us to show him how great this country truly is – that we are better together than we are divided.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“I don’t think there is a movie that I’ve been on that I wasn’t sure I could direct it better. But certainly also, as a director of photography, I have to serve the movie in whatever way I can as a filmmaker.”

― Haskell Wexler

“Please, please, please, my dear competition. We can beat each other and fight each other as much as we want and argue, but do not predict how a system really works when you really don’t know and don’t want to know. Either be better informed, or don’t do it.”

― Hasso Plattner

“The software industry has to become better in componentization. That’s a clear focus for most of the software companies. How components look, how they are maintained, the ability to maintain them separately.”

― Hasso Plattner

“There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.”

― Havelock Ellis

“It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.”

― Havelock Ellis

“Watching John Lasseter’s films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he’s doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him.”

― Hayao Miyazaki

“I try to stay away from the L.A. scene as much as possible. I feel it helps me to better prepare for my roles if I am not too involved in that whole thing.”

― Hayden Christensen

“On a very small scale, I kind of understand why the directors that I work with do certain things. I don’t consider myself an incredible director. I’m not ready to do movies by any means. But, I feel like I can be a better actress now that I’ve been on the other side and kind of understand the process and more of the technical aspects of it.”

― Hayley Kiyoko

“No, I’m not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there’s been a lot of proof that’s come up over the last however many years, that you can’t deny, I don’t think, that meat or dairy aren’t all that good for us.”

― Hayley Williams

“I was born and brought up in London, so I couldn’t speak Hindi properly. But as I am socialising more with my Hindi speaking friends, I’m getting better at the language.”

― Hazel Keech

“We are driven by the belief that every person in this world matters and access to better health is a right, not a privilege.”

― Heather Bresch

“You can’t hope for a better result as a campaigner than to have the prime minister announce a major policy change within 48 hours of your documentary.”

― Heather Brooke

“I’m lucky. I’ve worked with extremely talented women who won’t sacrifice comedy to make themselves look better.”

― Heather Burns

“When you’re playing a character, I think it’s always better not to judge that character.”

― Heather Graham

“I was fortunate enough to have my kids early, so being a mom always ended up being a better gig than these other parts that came along. So I always justified not really working a lot because I had a family.”

― Heather Langenkamp

“I do wish I’d had a better career. Who wouldn’t?”

― Heather Langenkamp

“I love England but everything that has happened makes me realise that I would be better off in the States.”

― Heather Mills

“You don’t want to be too cool. But you don’t want to be too dorky. Still, I find it so much better to see a guy at a club being a dork, and having fun, than trying to be sexy.”

― Heather Morris

“After getting glasses and contacts it was kind of a wow moment that I could definitely see better and on the soccer field it really helped me.”

― Heather O’Reilly

“There is no better example of an older brother’s love than that exhibited in the life of Hyrum Smith for the Prophet Joseph Smith.”

― Heber J. Grant

“If I feel there is something to help me recover better or make me a better athlete or player then I will always try it.”

― Hector Bellerin

“It’s really important to have someone in competition for your position. Because that’s the way to make each other a better player.”

― Hector Bellerin

“I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy.”

― Hector Elizondo

“Children with Hyacinth’s temperament don’t know better as they grow older; they merely know more.”

― Hector Hugh Munro

“Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.”

― Heinrich Heine

“There is no better way of elevating the novel than by making it into a construct which contains ideas.”

― Heinrich Mann

“Women are better at reading body language everywhere in the world. As a matter of fact, it’s associated with the female hormone estrogen. Women are better at figuring out of tone of voice, reading your face and posture and gesture.”

― Helen Fisher

“Women have a better sense of smell than men do, and it’s even sharper in the middle of their menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels peak and women are more likely to be deciding whether a man’s attractive.”

― Helen Fisher

“Women have a better sense of color and a better color memory. They’re more likely to notice when something doesn’t match; more likely to notice what you’re wearing.”

― Helen Fisher

“I love dressing up. But I’m very low-maintenance; the week before an event, I’ll choose something as quickly as possible and that’s that. If I can do my own hair and make-up, even better. I like it to be fun.”

― Helen McCrory

“The presidency awed me, but presidents do not. Perhaps I have always expected too much of them, but I believe that when they reach the highest office in the land, they should live up to the greatest honor that can come to a person in American political life. Some have stood the test better than others.”

― Helen Thomas

“As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.”

― Helen Thomas

“I would like to spend more time with Spanish poetry. I know French better than Spanish, but Spanish was my first language, and my father spoke it to us.”

― Helen Vendler

“Four times out of five the linesman gets a better view of the ball near him than the player himself.”

― Helen Wills Moody

“That’s the thing with animated films – I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I’m always attracted to lower budget, not because it’s lower budget, but because they tend to be better scripts.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I’m always attracted to lower budget, not because it’s lower budget, but because they tend to be better scripts. It’s the scripts that tend to be the small arthouse film that tend to be more actor-led and character driven.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I find if my body feels well and I exercise regularly, I think better, work better and feel better.”

― Helmut Jahn

“I have every reason, despite the resentment and exasperation, to be proud. I have nothing better to be proud of than being proud of German unity.”

― Helmut Kohl

“Mathura railway station should be a blend of heritage look with modernisation like escalator and better waiting rooms for general class passengers. Instead of taking rest on the ground, the passengers in general waiting rooms should be provided benches.”

― Hema Malini

“The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.”

― Hendrik Willem Van Loon

“I live with one foot in the sand and one in the snow. There’s European egocentricity, and the African opposite. I normally say that my African experience has made me a better European.”

― Henning Mankell

“Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.”

― Henri Matisse

“It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all.”

― Henri Poincare

“Superstition’s not for me. And I’m not much for medicine either. I know my mind and my body better than anyone else.”

― Henry Allingham

“The message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is that we can and must expect to become better as long as we live.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The Savior warns that if we start along the path and go far enough and then fail and deny Him, it would have been better if we had never begun.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“’You better do a lot of praying’ is good counsel for all of the Lord’s servants, new or seasoned. It is what His wise servants do. They pray. The disciples of Jesus Christ when He lived on the earth noticed that about Him.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The gospel may not make a sow’s ear into a silk purse, but it will make everybody better if they live it. I’ve tried it. It stands the test.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“There’s an honesty to Clark, Kal-El – Kal-El’s the better way of saying it because he is both Superman and Clark – there’s an honesty to him which crosses over on both – I don’t like to use the word ‘identities,’ but I will because I can’t think of a better one. So, it is not that tough to make that swap and change.”

― Henry Cavill

“If you think you’re higher than UFC, if you think you’re better than all the other fighters, then maybe you should get pulled.”

― Henry Cejudo

“If anything, I get better throughout the rounds.”

― Henry Cejudo

“If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.”

― Henry Clay

“Closed systems run down and get more chaotic over time. Always get better by being ‘open’ to outside energy and templates of better ways to function.”

― Henry Cloud

“The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?”

― Henry David Thoreau

“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.”

― Henry Ford

“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”

― Henry Ford

“I want to tell amazing stories that inspire, that bring you out of your reality, give you dreams to be bigger and better than yourself. Hopefully, I can be that conduit.”

― Henry Golding

“In an ideal world, I’d love to work on something that is on par with ‘Lost’ or better than ‘Lost.’”

― Henry Ian Cusick

“We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.”

― Henry Kissinger

“If it’s going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Get it – get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise.”

― Henry Ossawa Tanner

“A single agency responsible for systemic risk would be accountable in a way that no regulator was in the run-up to the 2008 crisis. With access to all necessary information to monitor the markets, this regulator would have a better chance of identifying and limiting the impact of future speculative bubbles.”

― Henry Paulson

“An open, competitive, and liberalized financial market can effectively allocate scarce resources in a manner that promotes stability and prosperity far better than governmental intervention.”

― Henry Paulson

“We need a new tax system. We need entitlement reform. We need immigration reform. These are not easy things. But it is going to take our political system working better.”

― Henry Paulson

“I grew up on a farm – I know the smell of horse manure. It does smell better than pig manure.”

― Henry Paulson

“It’s better to have the taxpayer pay for the losses than have the United States of America become an economic wasteland. If the financial system collapses, it’s really, really hard to put it back together again.”

― Henry Paulson

“Although engineers want always to make everything better, they cannot make anything perfect. This basic characteristic flaw of the products of the profession’s practitioners is what drives change and makes achievement a process rather than simply a goal.”

― Henry Petroski

“Maybe I’m just a psycho, and the stage is a better place to go than either the loony bin or somewhere else.”

― Henry Rollins

“I would like to become a better photographer. I’m working on that.”

― Henry Rollins

“I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.”

― Henry Rollins

“If I hear, ‘Be afraid of Tehran,’ I’m like, ‘I’d better go to Tehran.’”

― Henry Rollins

“I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.”

― Henry Rollins

“The world’s a better place since I chose music.”

― Henry Rollins

“America is off-the-hook gay. I will not go all Ann Coulter on you and say, ‘Our gays are better than their gays,’ but as far as countries go, we are in-your-face gay.”

― Henry Rollins

“I have been an XL fan of Devo since I was in high school in the 1970s. Their records only sound better with time.”

― Henry Rollins

“I don’t mind bees and think we are all the better for having them around. I like the taste of honey.”

― Henry Rollins

“Rock is ironic in that, up to a certain point, you can get better and better at it if you don’t mind possibly looking more and more ridiculous.”

― Henry Rollins

“’Coraline’ is Neil Gaiman’s book, it sold a lot, it has a big fan base. It was originally conceived to be live action, but I never really wanted it to be. I always thought that it would work better as an animated film.”

― Henry Selick

“Nobody does animation better than Disney; it’s just that some of us wanted out of the box. Burton was one. I was another. We were the mutual complaint society.”

― Henry Selick

“The more time you can spend in sevens, the better. Time is invaluable; there’s no substitute for that.”

― Henry Speight

“Is manned space exploration important? Yes – not least because it simply works much better than sending robots.”

― Henry Spencer

“In 1960-61, a small group of female pilots went through many of the same medical tests as the Mercury astronauts and scored very well on them – in fact, better than some of the astronauts did.”

― Henry Spencer

“If your goal is to change the world, you can’t start by doing things the same old way because it sells better.”

― Henry Spencer

“Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Apparently, I am a bit of an exaggerator when I tell stories. But I don’t call them lies; I say they are better, funnier truths.”

― Henry Zebrowski

“This homage has been rendered not to me – for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me – but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius.”

― Henryk Sienkiewicz

“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”

― Heraclitus

“I just always have felt that people should be natural in their behavior, that they should be able to derive enjoyment from whatever they do. When they derive enjoyment, they tend to work together better; they tend to be more productive.”

― Herb Kelleher

“One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“No one has characterized market mechanisms better than Friedrich von Hayek.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“Technology may create a condition, but the questions are what do we do about ourselves. We better understand ourselves pretty clearly and we better find ways to like ourselves.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised.”

― Herbert Croly

“I know of no better name than Anarchism.”

― Herbert Read

“When better business decisions are made, economists won’t make them.”

― Herbert V. Prochnow

“If you want to play somebody’s music, you’d better go into his house.”

― Herbie Mann

“You should not do this, Comrade. We are only in the introductory stage yet, here in Western Europe. And in that stage it is better to encourage the fighters than the rulers.”

― Herman Gorter

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

― Herman Melville

“There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.”

― Herman Melville

“Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.”

― Herman Melville

“Were one merely to seek information, one should inquire of the man who hates, but if one wishes to know what truly is, one better ask the one who loves.”

― Hermann Broch

“On the basis of the familiar experience that that which is learned with difficulty is better retained, it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect from the greater number of repetitions.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.”

― Hermann Hesse

“Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we ourselves.”

― Hermann Hesse

“It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.”

― Herodotus

“How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.”

― Herodotus

“Believing that no one is better than the other. You know I grew up in the South. My senior year there was a very big racial tension.”

― Herschel Walker

“For a man wins nothing better than a good wife, and then again nothing deadlier than a bad one.”

― Hesiod

“Wealth should not be seized, but the god-given is much better.”

― Hesiod

“When people are old enough to know better they are old enough to do worse.”

― Hesketh Pearson

“Making the AI better in a video game is not like making the AI better in, say, a chess game. Making it better in terms of acting ability – we’re basically improving its acting so that the user can have more fun.”

― Hideaki Itsuno

“If the British public were shown slavery in their own society seen through the eyes of the enslaved, they would get a much better understanding.”

― Hilary Beckles

“There definitely was a time when I was pretty obsessed with my weight, but I’m better off not stressing about my body all the time.”

― Hilary Duff

“If you have a good story idea, don’t assume it must form a prose narrative. It may work better as a play, a screenplay or a poem. Be flexible.”

― Hilary Mantel

“I think we need more ambition about using our data to make our lives better.”

― Hilary Mason

“I don’t actually, as a general policy, block any sort of cookies. I keep them all turned on, and that’s because I’m willing to make the tradeoff that I let companies gather this information about me in return for a better experience.”

― Hilary Mason

“Peanut Butter M&Ms in the fridge, I always have a giant bag. Every cookie and candy I put in the fridge, it always manages to taste better when it’s cold.”

― Hilary Rhoda

“We all have different timetables in reaching and realizing that being in healthy partnership is better than being on our own.”

― Hill Harper

“There are so many actors that I meet that don’t act enough. Definitely take class, definitely train – that’s the most important thing you do. Build your craft. Become better.”

― Hill Harper

“I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do.”

― Hillary Clinton

“When you’re down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you’re not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward.”

― Hillary Clinton

“America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Guys are really easy to get along with. It’s a lot better than being on the bus with eight girls. But the worst part is being the only girl, because there’s some days where you just wanna watch a chick flick.”

― Hillary Scott

“The pressure has increased; I have to practise more and keep performing better.”

― Hima Das

“I think it’s better to have less friends than to have fake friends.”

― Hina Khan

“One should always move on in life, and if we have a supporting hand, it becomes even better.”

― Hina Khan

“It’s better to accept destiny.”

― Hina Khan

“If my films did better at the box office in Japan, it would be easier to get them made.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“A hexagonal piece of cheese is a lot better than a square piece of cheese.”

― Hod Lipson

“If it weren’t for my breast cancer, I wouldn’t be a ‘Today’ host. After I got better, I talked to my boss about working on the show. Six months before, I’d have been terrified to go in there and ask for what I wanted. But after what I’d been through, how could I be scared of being told no?”

― Hoda Kotb

“No man is ever old enough to know better.”

― Holbrook Jackson

“Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.”

― Holbrook Jackson

“The competition I played against was fantastic, but golf is a different game now. The courses have shrunk because the equipment has gotten better. They’re hitting the ball 10 to 15 percent farther because of the changes in the golf ball.”

― Hollis Stacy

“I think there are a lot of really positive aspects to social media for novelists. Even though our work is pretty solitary, through Twitter and Tumblr and Facebook and Instagram and blogging in general, we’re better able to connect directly with readers.”

― Holly Black

“Writing is a puzzle you’ll spend your lifetime unlocking. You will never know it all; you will never know enough. You can always be better, and figuring out how to be better is part of the thrill and joy of the job.”

― Holly Lisle

“My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think.”

― Holly Near

“I like this life. I like it when it’s hard, and I like it better when it’s not, but I know you don’t get the sweet part without the bitter.”

― Holly Near

“It’s better to get a rosebud while you’re alive than a whole bouquet after you’re dead.”

― Home Run Baker

“For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.”

― Homer

“Radio astronomy reflects our fascination with how audio can be used to understand information or ideas. Just as scientists visualize data through charts and pictures, we can use ‘data sonification’ to translate radio signals into sound that help us better understand some of our most enigmatic planetary systems.”

― Honor Harger

“Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.”

― Honore de Balzac

“The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.”

― Horace Greeley

“In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.”

― Horace Walpole

“Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it’s off the better.”

― Horatio Nelson

“If you want to make pictures and enjoy making them, you better go out and make something that a lot of people want to see. And then they’ll turn you lose and let you make what you want. And then maybe you can do some of the things that you want to do. But as a beginner, you haven’t got a chance.”

― Howard Hawks

“I think one of the main reasons I write is to do better than ranting. The ranting is the opinion, and the writing is not the opinion. I always say that people’s opinions are the worst things about them. The words demand a dignity.”

― Howard Jacobson

“It is good for a person who has suffered from acute shyness, as I had, to find that he can cause as much upset as he suffered. Better to be a brute, I thought, than to be a wallflower.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I was a ‘reverence for life’ man – ‘see life steadily and see it whole’ – in my days as a lecturer in English lit. We are, I argued, if not exactly ‘saved’ by reading, at least partially ‘repaired’ by it: made the better morally and existentially.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.”

― Howard Schultz

“I like to read and dream and create music that is based on the imagery of text. If you have the combination of a great book and a great filmmaker, what could be better for the composer?”

― Howard Shore

“The higher someone’s profile, the easier it is for a defendant to trade him up to the feds. Mr. Big is always a better catch than Mr. Small.”

― Howie Carr

“I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy, mentally.”

― Howie Mandel

“Encouragement helps you to go one step more, become better.”

― Hubert de Givenchy

“Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis’ keep getting better and better.”

― Huey Lewis

“I’ve certainly had a bad attitude to my job on many occasions. Not since ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. I’ve been rather a good boy and really given it everything when I’ve accepted a part since then, because I’ve been given much better parts in films.”

― Hugh Grant

“Strangely enough I’m better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people.”

― Hugh Grant

“When I finished my degree at Oxford, I went and acted for a bit. And I was appalling. And with each part, I thought, ‘Well, that’s embarrassing. I’d better do one more to show people I’m not that bad.’ And, in fact, instead of a taking a year, that’s gone on for 35 years.”

― Hugh Grant

“Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today? I don’t think so.”

― Hugh Hefner

“One of things I’d love to do one day is a Shakespeare with Trevor Nunn. I’ve done musicals with him, but never Shakespeare. There’s no one better.”

― Hugh Jackman

“It’s absolutely physically demanding to play the role of Wolverine. There’s a lot of action, and I try to do as much of it as I can because it’s better for the audience.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I wouldn’t be able to act like Al Pacino or play the piano like Dr. John, But I could probably act better than Dr. John and play the piano better than Al Pacino.”

― Hugh Laurie

“I’ve always enjoyed a woman’s company more than men’s. They’re usually better looking.”

― Hugh Leonard

“The fact is the planet is warming right now, and it is easier to blame it on some human activity rather than saying we should better understand the whole problem and recognize there are natural conditions that are impacting this, too.”

― Hugh Ross

“Doing ‘Mamma Mia’ was scary full stop, so playing a young Colin Firth was even more intimidating. I just had to keep reminding myself that I was playing Harry and not Colin Firth, which psychologically felt better.”

― Hugh Skinner

“I have said it already, I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.”

― Hugo Chavez

“It’s always better for the players being injured to come back to a winning team; it takes pressure off their shoulders.”

― Hugo Lloris

“I truly believe that when you’ve found the one you’re searching for, you become a better version of yourself. You’re better for it.”

― Hunter Hayes

“One bully changing their behavior for the better can have a profound effect on many, many lives.”

― Hunter King

“Maybe I’m a better actor when I know there’s going to be an older woman involved.”

― Hunter Parrish

“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.”

― Hypatia

“I’ve seen that so many people have made and uploaded videos with my song, ‘Bubble Pop.’ I was inspired because many of them were even better than me.”

― Hyuna

“After becoming deaf, I realized that I’d better get an education if I was ever to do anything with my life.”

― I. King Jordan

“We do a disservice to society if we ignore the evidence which shows that stable families tend to be associated with better outcomes for children.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“To understand something, whether we are aware of it or not, depends on choosing a model. We get to understand what we see by comparing it with something else, something that we think we understand better. But what we compare it with turns out to have a huge influence on the outcome.”

― Iain McGilchrist

“If Northern Ireland had better weather, it would be like New Zealand. It’s an immensely beautiful country.”

― Ian Beattie

“What’s happened has happened, so what can we do to make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That’s why we’re here.”

― Ian Botham

“The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better.”

― Ian Botham

“I never wanted to be a pop singer, but I always watched pop programs and knew I could do better than the people I was seeing.”

― Ian Brown

“I’ve done a lot of research on science and theology to try and get a better understanding of what happens to the human soul or what potential it has.”

― Ian Gillan

“In many cases, water stress is more about politics, economics, behaviour and governance than absolute water scarcity. Better planning is needed, to allocate water where societal need is greatest, and to allow trade-offs between alternative uses.”

― Ian Goldin

“If you were just intent on killing people you could do better with a bomb made of agricultural fertiliser.”

― Ian Hacking

“As a political metaphor, a revolution could, in that sense, mean only a return to better times, or to the true constitution: a ridding of excess or usurpers.”

― Ian Hacking

“That’s what I like about Neil Jordan’s films: everyone is better at what they do than you are.”

― Ian Hart

“How often one reads a contemporary full-length novel and thinks quietly, mutinously, that it would have worked out better at half or a third the length.”

― Ian Mcewan

“There are not many things in my life I can be absolutely proud of or certain I got right, but one of them is that I’ve got better as an actor. I’ve learnt how to do it. And I still have enough energy to do it.”

― Ian Mckellen

“My ambition is to get better as an actor.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I got better as an actor, and still I’m getting better. That’s only been possible because there’s always been work.”

― Ian Mckellen

“Some relationships get easier as you get older, depending on what sort of person you are. I don’t think I’ve got any better at them.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I come from the liberal side of thinking: Better one guilty man should walk free than one innocent man found guilty.”

― Ian McShane

“I mean, there are some amazing storytelling being done on the small screen right now. That’s what so cool about being in television right now. Studios, networks are starting to throw more resources, better writers, more production values… and to be part of that is awesome.”

― Ian Somerhalder

“I think it’s better to attempt something and fail than it is to not even attempt it, so I’m glad that I’ve been prepared to put myself on the line there.”

― Ian Thorpe

“The opening scene from ‘Sharknado’ I think was better than the original ‘Jaws’ movie. It was scarier, it was bloodier, and it had more high-anxiety moments than the original ‘Jaws’ movie. And that movie kept me out of the ocean for a summer.”

― Ian Ziering

“I view having celebrity as having capital, and I don’t know a better way to spend that capital other then helping people.”

― Ian Ziering

“Our government is ready to guarantee their investments for them, and then we will create tax incentives. We are interested in having all these things and with the privatization we also want to create more jobs and better conditions for the workers.”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.”

― Ice Cube

“I started writing rhymes first and then put it to the music. I figured out I could lock it to the beat better if I heard the music first. I like to get a lot of tracks, put the track up and let the music talk to me about what it’s about.”

― Ice T

“I should have been a much better artist if I could have studied more and amused myself less.”

― Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

“The cool thing is that, unlike film, the theatre roles for women get better and better as you get older.”

― Idina Menzel

“I wish I had read more and majored in literature rather than theatre. I think I would have been a better artist for it. I am trying to play catch-up now.”

― Idina Menzel

“You know, film is the ultimate goal in an actor’s career. I mean, I still love TV. I have my feet firmly stamped in it. But my opportunities have been bigger and better.”

― Idris Elba

“The less I talk about being black, the better.”

― Idris Elba

“When punk began to be a genre, people were going to go out and try to mine it. Some of the better groups, like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, were very artificial.”

― Iggy Pop

“I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad. Then I got out of high school and moved out of the house, and I just started, for lack of a better term, running free.”

― Iggy Pop

“Nothing is better than peace, by which all warfare of heavenly and earthly foes is brought to naught.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I think that the tying of the Montenegrin economy with the euro is a much better option than the adventure of printing our own currency.”

― Igor Luksic

“The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament.”

― Igor Stravinsky

“If I post something, and my audience doesn’t really like it or if they have other suggestions on how to make it better, I can take that feedback and instantly apply it to the next video.”

― iJustine

“Better treatment and detection methods have also improved the survival rate for people with cancer, and for the first time in history, this year the absolute number of cancer deaths in the U.S. has decreased.”

― Ike Skelton

“Ideally, the music composed these days should sound much better because of the technology, right? But that’s not the fact. The sounds that you hear out of technological recording are programmed sounds coming out of a computer.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“How many different works of art have been inspired by ‘Don Quixote?’ Thousands. Most people enter the novel, for better or worse, through the musical the ‘Man Of La Mancha.’”

― Ilan Stavans

“We believe more in bridges and making the border better.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“At the end of the day, we have to find a way to compete better with the world.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“We understand U.S. position, but we have to find a way to make trade translate into better jobs in North America.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“I’m a fairly mature woman, and I’ve realised that I’m not going to grow if I keep thinking, ‘The other heroine in the film is so much better than me.’ I would rather take inspiration from them.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“My kids are the reason I continue to strive for something better. They know – as kids who are Muslim, Somali, black Americans – that they’ve always been part of a struggle and that change isn’t easy.”

― Ilhan Omar

“Getting to prove yourself in a room that’s not your typical demo is an experience every comic should try. It makes you better.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Italian was my first foreign language. I speak it better than English.”

― Iman

“When I was growing up, I didn’t really have a lot of different things I could wear. As I got older, the more I could look different on an everyday basis, the better.”

― Iman Shumpert

“Having a routine makes for a better professional.”

― Iman Shumpert

“Up-tempo or slow tempo, I don’t feel that one is better than the other.”

― Imelda May

“I have no big career plan. It is better for me that way.”

― Imelda May

“I worked in rep for six years, then I came to London and to the National Theatre. What’s better than that?”

― Imelda Staunton

“I love nothing better than immersing myself in different street cultures; exploring all those neighbourhoods in Tokyo was quite amazing, or visiting Morocco to see an Inditex factory.”

― Imran Amed

“A country that relies on aid? Death is better than that. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did.”

― Imran Khan

“There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.”

― Imre Lakatos

“The thing about all my food is that everything is a remembered flavor. Maybe it’s something I had as a child or maybe it’s something I had in Milan, but I want it to taste better than you ever thought.”

― Ina Garten

“I feel the happiest when I’m at the golf course. And I feel calm when I’m on the golf course. I think I’m just a much better person when I’m on the golf course.”

― Inbee Park

“Now that I have better producer chops, a country album is something I want to do one day. I don’t know who’s going to put it out. But when I do, I don’t think people will call it ‘country music.’ They’ll probably call it ‘neo-soul.’”

― India Arie

“I don’t want the world to get any worse. I want to make it better.”

― India Arie

“Animals aren’t any better equipped to survive an emergency than humans are. Few people missed the fact that after Hurricane Katrina, people died because buses and emergency shelters wouldn’t allow their animals.”

― Ingrid Newkirk

“It’s the 21st century. It’s healthier for us, better for the environment and certainly kinder to be a vegetarian.”

― Ingrid Newkirk

“I had always thought that meditation was for ladies who lunch and have nothing better to do but indulge in whatever the latest fad may be.”

― Ingrid Seward

“Throughout my career, we beat India in many matches, but for some reason, we never managed to get the better of them in World Cup matches, and it remains a disappointment for me.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I think there is no better way for our players to improve and learn to perform under pressure than playing regularly with India.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“If someone drops a catch, and I get angry, will that catch come back to us? It won’t. Therefore, it is better to be cool, because that helps in better performance.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“Trust yourself in tight situations, but you need to have a plan. You might fail once, twice, but you will get better at it.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“In the one-dayers, it boils down to who performs better on the day of the match.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“China has an almost infinite need for energy, and frankly, the world would be better off if much of that need goes in the direction of wind power.”

― Iqbal Quadir

“I don’t think I’m better than everyone else at anything, but I am very quick at organizing a big mass of interview tape into a structure.”

― Ira Glass

“I was a semiotics major at Brown, and there’s this idea that stories are better, books are better, and movies are better if they cocked you off your axis and you were completely disoriented and you’d really have to rethink everything. Nobody has that experience, actually.”

― Ira Glass

“I think stories get better the more people try to amuse themselves.”

― Ira Glass

“It’s better to be happy than to be well-dressed.”

― Iris Apfel

“Writers are always critical of themselves and I’m no exception. I always feel that maybe I could have done better.”

― Iris Johansen

“Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.”

― Iris Murdoch

“We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.”

― Iris Murdoch

“Chicago, with its big newspapers and major broadcasting stations, couldn’t have been a better city to start a journalism career.”

― Irv Kupcinet

“Sometimes a book influences me because it winds me up. There’ll be something that gets under my skin and makes me think that I can do better.”

― Irvine Welsh

“We want to feel hyper-alive, and it’s like, the more cartoonish and grotesque the level we can operate at, the better. It’s like the world we live in has become quite safe in a lot of ways, and it has become harder to genuinely transgress. But the desire to transgress is a real feeling.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Patients who trust their doctors and have a psychological expectation of getting better could trigger a reaction in their body.”

― Irving Kirsch

“I didn’t mean to live in Portland. It was kind of an accident – I mean, the equivalent of my car breaking down there and me being like, ‘Well… I guess this is what I’m doing. I just can’t find a better alternate.’”

― Isaac Brock

“Quotations, like much better things, has its abuses.”

― Isaac D’Israeli

“In a phrase: I always hope it keeps getting better.”

― Isaac Hanson

“For better or worse, we have evolved for sure, but we’ve also maintained a certain core about who we are, which is we were raised on late ’50s and early ’60s rock n’ roll and R&B, and you can always hear that throughout. And that’s just always been who we were. As much as we’ve evolved, that’s stayed the same.”

― Isaac Hanson

“The more relaxed you can get, the better you’ll do.”

― Isaac Mizrahi

“I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the ‘message,’ even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.”

― Isabel Allende

“The media could do a much better job, that’s for sure, especially the media that targets women… Human rights? They couldn’t care less!”

― Isabel Allende

“If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.”

― Isabel Allende

“I think that any writer who is commercial, who sells a lot of books, has to face criticism. Because the more hermetic and the more difficult your book is, supposedly it’s better.”

― Isabel Allende

“You find out what you are made of when you have a broken heart. If it happens early and often, all the better.”

― Isabel Gillies

“On the whole, I find that it is best to adopt as far as possible the travelling equipments of the country in which one travels. The muleteers and servants understand them better, and if anything goes wrong or wears out, it can be repaired or replaced.”

― Isabella Bird

“I didn’t think I was going to be an actress. Everybody in my family was in films, and they succeeded so much, I thought, ‘It’s better for me to do something else,’ and they agreed.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“My limits will be better marked. Both the limits I will set, and my own limits.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“My thought has always been completion. Maybe you have to rebound better, shoot better, hit free throws, handle the ball, defend better. You have to do all those things in the course of a game.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“I’ll continue to try to make changes to better improve the team.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“I want to see if the player communicates with his teammates and how he responds to coaching. Another thing to remember is players’ bodies can develop better than their skills.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“I want to keep growing, keep moving towards being one of the best in the world, and there is no better place to grow than Real Madrid.”

― Isco

“I never could have dreamt that I would be able to help girls feel better about themselves. But now I know I can. I want to do everything in my power to do more.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“Guidebooks used to write the name of my city in two ways: Gjirokaster in Albanian, and Argyrokastron for foreigners. The classical-sounding name somehow gave it better credentials, because people in the Balkans famously exaggerate and often call their villages cities.”

― Ismail Kadare

“Even though there wasn’t much damage, it’s a disgrace that the skies over the imperial capital should have been defiled without a single enemy plane being shot down. It provides a regrettably graphic illustration of the saying that a bungling attack is better than the most skillful defense.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“Boys have been wearing skirts for some time now. My three assistants wear mini skirts. They come to work on their motorcycles wearing mini skirts. The French saw the idea on the streets and have done it in better fabrics, and now everyone says, ‘Ah!’”

― Issey Miyake

“The core spirit of Pleats Please is joy, and what better emotion to wear on your skin every day?”

― Issey Miyake

“The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.”

― Italo Calvino

“I am an eternal optimist. I always say ‘Yihyeh Tov’ or ‘It’ll get better.’”

― Itzhak Perlman

“We have become unable to think of better education except in terms of more complex schools and of teachers trained for ever longer periods.”

― Ivan Illich

“Too many people asking too many questions in tennis. Golf is better.”

― Ivan Lendl

“I don’t think my sense of humor has changed at all; I was born with this, for better or for worse.”

― Ivan Reitman

“There’s nothing my housekeeper does that I can’t do – and maybe better!”

― Ivana Trump

“Practice negotiating, and hone your style and skills with low-consequence transactions. Call the phone company and threaten to switch providers if they won’t give you a better deal on your service going forward. Go to a boutique and ask for a discount.”

― Ivanka Trump

“Yes, negotiating is about money and the bottom line, but a lot of times, it’s much more emotional and complex than that. Realizing that the economic outcome may not be the other party’s top priority gives you more chips to play with and will enable you to achieve better results than you may have anticipated.”

― Ivanka Trump

“Global warming has become a new religion. We frequently hear about the number of scientists who support it. But the number is not important: only whether they are correct is important. We don’t really know what the actual effect on the global temperature is. There are better ways to spend the money.”

― Ivar Giaever

“Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.”

― Ivor Novello

“A stable and nurturing childhood is essential for the healthy psycho-emotional and spiritual development of a human being. While we may understand what is supposed to happen to us physically, we must begin to better understand what happens to children mentally, emotionally and spiritually as a result of the families into which they are born.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“I was sitting on the bus, and the sign said if you’re ready to better your life, come to Medgar Evers College, and I got off the bus and went to Medgar Evers College.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“If a traditional publisher offered me a quarter of a million dollars for a novel, I’d consider it. But anything less than that, I’m sure I can do better on my own.”

― J. A. Konrath

“Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write.”

― J. B. Priestley

“The more activity around Chicago-based companies, and the more success that entrepreneurs have in Chicago, the better we as venture capitalists in Chicago will do.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Single-payer is about making our society a better place. It’s about putting people over profits.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“I still wanna rap better than everybody else, and I wanna say important things.”

― J. Cole

“In hip-hop, there’s not a lot of love. There’s not a lot of love being spread. It’s always like ‘I’m stuntin’ on you raps, or I’m better than you raps.’ It’s not a lot of ‘Yo man, I idolize you raps.’”

― J. Cole

“Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.”

― J. D. Salinger

“Stand-up comedians say that anyone in the audience can be funny, but people paid to see us because we’re just a little bit funnier. In the same way, I think anybody can play music – in fact, I think everyone has music in them, but some of us can do it a little better.”

― J. D. Souther

“Hillbillies learn from an early age to deal with uncomfortable truths by avoiding them or by pretending better truths exist. This tendency might make for psychological resilience, but it also makes it hard for Appalachians to look at themselves honestly.”

― J. D. Vance

“Solutions are complex, and I continue to worry that Trump didn’t fully appreciate the complexity of what’s going on. Consequently, I worry about whether he’s going to make the problems a whole lot better… But I am a Republican, and we really should give the guy a chance to govern and hope he’s successful.”

― J. D. Vance

“I think what Trump will be judged on by the folks that voted for him… is whether things start to get a little bit better over the next few years. And ultimately, that doesn’t depend on whether Jeff Sessions is the attorney general.”

― J. D. Vance

“Policies that promote better wages and better jobs would be super-helpful, and I’m a big fan of programs that encourage people to go where jobs are.”

― J. D. Vance

“Rap is very competitive. I just think I’m light years better than anybody.”

― J.I.D

“I think most of us sense that it is a responsibility of the humanities to try to help better the conduct of human beings in their lives and manifold professional activities.”

― J. Irwin Miller

“I think when you’re 10 years old, it’s too much to see something with the threat of death in every episode. Kids are better left naive about certain things.”

― J. J. Abrams

“I never want to let a day go by without having done something to get a little better.”

― J. J. Watt

“A sack is way better than any nightclub. A touchdown is way better than any bar experience I’ve ever had.”

― J. J. Watt

“I did Broadway shows. And I started realizing that this is actually how I’m going to make my living. So maybe I should try to do television and film and make a better living and get an occasional residual check so I can pay a mortgage someday.”

― J. K. Simmons

“If there were a better, clearer, shorter way of saying what the fiction says, then why not scrap the fiction?”

― J. M. Coetzee

“I can understand better than most the contradiction between the idealistic civilisation and religious morals of Europe and what they did with the slaves, because the root of the evil is only two generations away from me. Maybe this has fed my need to fight against the abuses of modern civilisation.”

― J. M. G. Le Clezio

“The American Way is an amalgam of our compassion, our strengths, our failings and our attempts to build a better world, a more perfect union.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.”

― J. Paul Getty

“I developed this – I don’t know, like a burning love, almost, inside of me that I just wanted to get up, and I just wanted to skate every single day and get better.”

― J. R. Celski

“I believe that we all have something to share with someone else that can better someone else’s life.”

― J. R. Martinez

“I’ve gone on streaks where I haven’t shot the ball well here, but I was always making up for it in other areas, so it wasn’t as big. It’s just a part of the game. I got to do better with it.”

― J. R. Smith

“Usually, it’s the guys who want to get better so they can get more playing time who are always in the gym.”

― J. R. Smith

“I wanted to go into prison and come out a better person – mentally, physically. So, I read a lot of books, got my GED while I was in there, and worked out every day. Strong body, strong mind.”

― Ja Rule

“In my view, the fact that computers caught up to humans and completely dominate humans in chess and some other domains already, that says there’s evidence that, yes, in principle, they can be better programmers than humans.”

― Jaan Tallinn

“We aspire to be a government for all New Zealanders and one that will seize the opportunity to build a fairer, better New Zealand.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“Issues like obesity do, as you well know, have a knock-on effect to diabetes. So we all are better off if we invest early in prevention.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye’s stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That’s reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That’s reminiscent of the Beatles.”

― Jack Antonoff

“Tinashe doing ‘I Wanna Get Better’ – it’s a really personal song, and it was hard for me to imagine anyone else doing it, but stylistically her and I are so incredibly different that I was fascinated to hear what she’d do with it, and I completely loved it. It just felt like the different expression of a song that, to me, was so stamped in one way.”

― Jack Antonoff

“What could be better than working with people you love?”

― Jack Antonoff

“It is better to go down in infamy than to never go down at all.”

― Jack Bowman

“I believe that I understand gangs better than others. Because they’re formed out of necessity. They’re formed by people to keep from being suppressed.”

― Jack Bowman

“I generally find that comparison is the fast track to unhappiness. No one ever compares themselves to someone else and comes out even. Nine times out of ten, we compare ourselves to people who are somehow better than us and end up feeling more inadequate.”

― Jack Canfield

“Executives are waking up to realize that they can do a lot better, save money, make better decisions if they optimize and start thinking geographically and have a location strategy.”

― Jack Dangermond

“There is the GIS world that is largely managing authoritative data sources, supporting geocentric workflows like fixing roads, making cities more livable through better planning, environmental management, forest management, drilling in the right location for oil, managing assets and utilities.”

― Jack Dangermond

“We have to build a better education in this country. We need to step it up.”

― Jack Dangermond

“ArcGIS Online is the complete hosted GIS in the cloud, supporting mapping and apps. Additions to this component have included smart mapping, formal metadata, better administration, and high-performance geocoding.”

― Jack Dangermond

“Gay nightclubs offer better dance music.”

― Jack Davenport

“My favorite leather jacket I got for 40 bucks at the Fairfax Flea Market, like, eight years ago. Leather just gets better over time. There’s something about a jacket that you have over years and years – just fits like a glove.”

― Jack Falahee

“I have always argued that newspapers should not have any civic purpose beyond telling readers what is happening… A reporter who doesn’t quickly tell readers what they most want to know – the score – won’t last long. Better he should teach political science.”

― Jack Germond

“Celebrities become excluded from everyday life, kind of in exile in an echelon that is deemed better, anyway: Life of celebrity, all the fame and glamor.”

― Jack Gleeson

“I need to vary up my game, and I’m working on that. I know I need to get better.”

― Jack Grealish

“Sometimes I just prefer to pass it if I think someone is in a better position.”

― Jack Grealish

“All my editors since Malcolm Cowley have had instructions to leave my prose exactly as I wrote it. In the days of Malcolm Cowley, with ‘On the Road’ and ‘The Dharma Bums’, I had no power to stand by my style for better or for worse.”

― Jack Kerouac

“Let’s hope you feel better now.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“It seems like WikiLeaks has better information on Hillary Clinton than she does herself.”

― Jack Kingston

“The competition between me and Bill Gates, probably: Who can spend money more effectively that can do better philanthropy.”

― Jack Ma

“China is still the fastest growing economy in the world, but we need to learn how to use money in a better way, and it’s about quality, not quantity.”

― Jack Ma

“You American people worry too much about the China economy. Every time you think China is a problem, we get better, but when you have a high expectation for China, China is always a problem.”

― Jack Ma

“I was once invited to attend a private dinner for Senator John F. Kennedy. But it was a Saturday evening, and I passed. Had better things to do.”

― Jack McDevitt

“He had a lot of talent, but didn’t have much dedication, wasn’t organized, didn’t know how to learn, didn’t know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn’t try to learn how to get better.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Golf is a better game played downhill.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“I was hanging out with no one under 21. I thought that if I really wanted to fit in I had to… show them that I was in a way just as adult as they were, ’cause I could hold my own just as well as they could, if not better.”

― Jack Osbourne

“Blackburn is a club which has won the Premier League before, and it doesn’t get bigger or better than that.”

― Jack Rodwell

“The more government transparency, the better.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president.”

― Jack Valenti

“There isn’t anything in the world that can’t be made better.”

― Jack Valenti

“Some people remaster their records six, seven times, remix it three, four times, spend a million hours, then they always go back and hear a demo of it and they’ll say, ‘Aw that sounds so much better than the final mix.’”

― Jack White

“I’ve definitely become smuttier. When I first started out, I had these aspirations: ‘I’m not going to do jokes about anything crude because I’m bigger and better than that.’ But then, I don’t know… It makes me laugh, so I started doing it.”

― Jack Whitehall

“I wish I was a bit shorter, as I think shorter people have better walks. Freddie Fox, the actor, is shorter than me and has an amazing gait; and Tom Cruise has a brilliant run. I’m just gangly.”

― Jack Whitehall

“I’m thought of as a celebrity. Everything I’ve ever done… has been for children. As long as I was working constantly, that was fine, because, although I don’t have any children, I do relate better to them than adults.”

― Jack Wild

“I know my body better. I know how to be more professional. I know how to get myself ready for the games, which is the most important thing.”

― Jack Wilshere

“We’re becoming so much better at destigmatizing all sorts of things, including mental illness in ‘Silver Linings.’”

― Jacki Weaver

“I’m not really a fan of people who think they’re better than others. There’s no reason to act that way. I couldn’t even stand to yell at someone if they bumped right into me.”

― Jackie Evancho

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“I want to pursue farming, and what better place to do it than at a hill station, which has a cool climate almost through the year.”

― Jackie Shroff

“There are no places better than Mahabaleshwar and Khandala to spend one’s free time.”

― Jackie Shroff

“The lot that I came with is really versatile. We people can blend into any role we get. We are like wine. We grow better with age.”

― Jackie Shroff

“During his runs for the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has done a good job of mimicking Reagan’s anti-government diatribes and ‘better days ahead’ rhetoric.”

― Jackson Katz

“Advocates of ‘free speech’ often repeat the mantra that the best response to bad speech is more and better speech, not the suppression of the bad stuff.”

― Jackson Katz

“But due to the present regulations the other drivers have better chances again. This brings back the tension.”

― Jacky Ickx

“After having children, life becomes about living beyond yourself; about being bigger and better.”

― Jaclyn Smith

“I get better roles in television. I’m not going to do a lesser role just to be in a feature film.”

― Jaclyn Smith

“I had Tommy John my first year in pro ball. Going through that rehab process, I think that’s what really helped me become a better pitcher, because I was kind of new to it, and I think it helped me learn how to repeat my delivery. It was a crazy journey.”

― Jacob deGrom

“There was a bidding war between Epic Records and Jive – now RCA – which was bittersweet. Just having labels bid over me was really cool, but I ended up going with Jive because it felt better over there, and they have my favorite artists like Usher, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake.”

― Jacob Latimore

“No one questions the right of individuals to go to the Central Lobby to explain their views to their own Member of Parliament. It is important for those in power to hear arguments in favour of policies from all sides and ought to lead to better decision-making.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“Unilever, Nestle and SAB Miller are all taking a long-term approach to investing in sustainable resource consumption. Each is driving through better resource management, which is expected to yield positive returns in the future.”

― Jacob Rothschild

“For several years, I have had my eye on second baseman Del Pratt of St. Louis. I cannot say that he is a better player than our own Joe Gedeon, but he has played better ball, and we wanted him. Well, how did I get him? I paid $15,000 in cash and gave away a number of good players for him. But what can you do?”

― Jacob Ruppert

“With #ChooseKind, you can just do whatever you can to make someone else’s day better by including people in something you’re doing and by just smiling at people.”

― Jacob Tremblay

“While ‘The Wire’ feels startlingly lifelike, it is not, in fact, a naturalistic depiction of ghetto life. That kind of realism better describes an earlier miniseries of Simon’s, ‘The Corner,’ which was based on the book of the same title that he and Ed Burns wrote, set in the same Baltimore ghetto.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I think ‘Slate”s editorial staff understands the intersection of journalism and technology better than any other.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“It’s better to take sobriety with you when you work.”

― Jacob Zachar

“With the observable fact that scientific knowledge makes our lives better when applied with concern for human welfare and environmental protection, there is no question that science and technology can produce abundance so that no one has to go without.”

― Jacque Fresco

“We all lose our looks eventually. Better develop your character and interest in life.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“Bollywood is getting bigger and better.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“The Great Migration can get forgotten if we don’t pay attention or bear witness to it. It’s part of my personal history and the history of millions of African Americans who left those oppressive conditions for better lives in the North. It’s important to put that on the page.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”

― Jacques Barzun

“Romania and Bulgaria were particularly irresponsible. If they wanted to diminish their chances of joining Europe they could not have found a better way.”

― Jacques Chirac

“The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of the market, for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.”

― Jacques Delors

“Their films would probably be better if they’d seen a few more films, which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you run the risk of being influenced if you see too much.”

― Jacques Rivette

“I think women who lead full lives are better mothers.”

― Jada Pinkett Smith

“In terms of the quality of food entering you, vegetarian food is definitely far better for the system than non vegetarian.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Playing games and watching film, I’ve been able to see the improvements I can make and how much better I can be. It’s exciting to think about it.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I’m just trying to get better each game.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I became a better talker on the floor, being at Duke, being in leadership with Coach K, and I think I got better defensively as the season progressed.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“I would much rather have a couple of hundred grams of chicken in the afternoon than neck a shake. You’re better off just keeping your diet relatively lean and eating simply.”

― Jai Courtney

“All things just keep getting better.”

― Jai Rodriguez

“Hey, every once in awhile the secondary form works better than the original but it’s certainly a rarity.”

― Jaime Hernandez

“There is no place in a city that can’t be better. There is no toad that can’t be a princess, no frog that can’t become a prince.”

― Jaime Lerner

“New York has a great energy, but London is better.”

― Jaime Winstone

“The older you get, the better you get. The key is just keeping the body up with the mind. The mind keeps developing when the body is breaking down.”

― Jaimoe

“The music has a better feeling when you’re responding to what’s going on. Music is like playing handball, playing catch with someone, not playing golf. Everywhere the ball bounces is where you respond to it.”

― Jaimoe

“I could not have asked for a better childhood.”

― Jain

“We seek to better integrate Brazil into the world… and eliminate unfair trade practices and uncertainty for foreign trade flows.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“I had teammates like Chris Davis. Manny Machado was really young and such a good kid. Seeing his development, it’s ridiculous. He’s going to get bigger. He’s going to get stronger. He’s going to get even better.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I feel, that I’m only going to get better.”

― Jake Arrieta

“There are still things I can do better.”

― Jake Arrieta

“In general, I’ve been treated well by reviews, and there are times when I haven’t. The truth is that I’ve come to feel like I’m better off without reading them.”

― Jake Kasdan

“There are things I want to do to be a better human being and a better father.”

― Jake Owen

“I got into a competition with my brother over who could make better Vine videos.”

― Jake Paul

“I don’t know that I came across as being real competitive on ‘The Bachelor,’ although maybe I did a little bit on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I am a born competitor. The bigger the challenge the better!”

― Jake Pavelka

“I’ve been a part of a couple of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia nights, and watching the Dead’s fan base be so passionate reminds me of what Jerry was so much about, making the community a better place.”

― Jake Peavy

“In San Diego, I saw Keith Urban perform, and I’ve seen a lot of acts, and he’s better than anybody I’ve seen.”

― Jake Peavy

“If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.”

― Jake Shimabukuro

“There’s nothing I like better than talking to kids, just sharing the music with them. To relate to them, you need to play songs they’re familiar with.”

― Jake Shimabukuro

“Print and television journalism are very different, and it’s not like one is better than the other.”

― Jake Tapper

“I’m trying to spend less time with the phone when the kids are awake in general. I need to get better about that. It’s a perennial New Year’s resolution.”

― Jake Tapper

“I’m a collaborative person – it makes me better – and sometimes taking that collaboration to Twitter is helpful.”

― Jake Tapper

“Songs are not better just because they’re emotionally honest. To write a song well, you have to put some work into it and grind it out.”

― Jakob Dylan

“If you go to talk to Disney about anything related to Mickey Mouse, if you can even get the meeting, you’re going to get 50 people in that room. That is the crown jewel of their brand, and so they protect it. And so for better or worse, the crown jewel of my legacy still remains Steve Urkel and Stefan Urquelle.”

― Jaleel White

“I need to be more aggressive, more vocal, be a better defender. I’ve worked on all those tirelessly.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Trying to do what your competitors are doing but basically a little bit better is probably not going to be the winning strategy. The problem is finding what your competitors wouldn’t even consider doing.”

― Jamais Cascio

“Much as Cold War nuclear strategists could argue about winning a nuclear war by having more survivors, advocates of a Global Warming War might see the United States, Western Europe, or Russia as better able to ride out climate disruption and manipulation than, say, China or the countries of the Middle East.”

― Jamais Cascio

“Is there a better example of natural selection in action than ‘Project Runway?’”

― Jamais Cascio

“I began to feel whatever narrow space I had in Saudi Arabia was getting narrower. I thought it would be better to get out and be safe.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“That is what I want: I want a better Saudi Arabia. I don’t see myself as an opposition. I’m not calling for the overthrow of the regime, because I know it’s not possible and is too risky, and there is no one to overthrow the regime. I’m just calling for reform of the regime.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“To those out of work, it may seem unfair for someone to complain that they aren’t happy with the type of work they are doing, but the more we like our jobs, the better we do them. In the long run, this doesn’t just make us happy – it makes businesses more successful and increases employment even further.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Whatever I did, there was always someone around who was better qualified. They just didn’t bother to do it.”

― James A. Michener

“I am a sore loser. It’s not that I’m so competitive with others. But I’m competitive with myself. I like to do better than I did before.”

― James Altucher

“Life is better when your sinuses are clean, when your arteries are clean, and when your digestive tract is clean.”

― James Altucher

“Somebody has to be on stage, and some people have to be in the audience. That’s the only difference. Don’t put any thought as to why you are on the stage or how you need to be ‘better’ than the people in the audience. You aren’t better. You’re simply the speaker.”

― James Altucher

“Don’t regret your mistakes. You’ll always make mistakes. The better you are, the less mistakes you make. The only way to get better is to thoroughly analyze your mistakes.”

― James Altucher

“Ben Stokes, for example, is someone who plays better when he is a bit aggressive – and that’s something you don’t want to take away from him.”

― James Anderson

“I’ll tell you something about Glenn McGrath – he was a much better bowler than me. This is not false modesty.”

― James Anderson

“I would like a better record here in Australia but I would like a better record in every country.”

― James Anderson

“Obviously, when I go in at No. 11 it stands to reason that we will have a better chance of scoring runs or batting out time if the batsman at the other end takes most of the strike. That’s because, as my place in the order suggests, he is a better batsman than me.”

― James Anderson

“The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.”

― James Anthony Froude

“I wasn’t a happy kid. I felt like my mum ruined our chance of a better life, because when she remarried, we went to live in Bahrain, on a compound with a swimming pool, and she ruined it all.”

― James Arthur

“I’ve made mistakes, and I’m very aware of them, and I’ve tried to better myself from those mistakes.”

― James Arthur

“Doing Shakespeare certainly makes you a better actor.”

― James Avery

“Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they’re better than other human beings.”

― James Baldwin

“There is a ‘sanctity’ involved with bringing a child into this world: it is better than bombing one out of it.”

― James Baldwin

“I think the music that you make, often it’s even better if you identify with other people.”

― James Blake

“I don’t think I picked up the guitar in the first place as a way of getting women. There are probably better ways of doing it.”

― James Blunt

“There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it