Top 316 General Quotes of 2020

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

― Abby Lee Miller

“I love animated movies in general. I like making them.”

― Abigail Breslin

“I received orders from Congress to proceed to Charleston in South Carolina, for the purpose of Co’operating with General Lincoln in the defense of that Capitol.”

― Abraham Whipple

“What I had to say was, in general, I’m not really a fan of any one genre of any kind of film.”

― Adam Arkin

“From our group, we’ve had joint ventures with a lot of international companies: Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Sara Lee, currently with Hershey’s and Tyson. We’ve learned a lot of the best practices.”

― Adi Godrej

“On general principle, I boycott shows that don’t employ actors.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I was the lead designer and the general manager of the triple 7 and, of course, the dynamite 787.”

― Alan Mulally

“It’s part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth.”

― Alan Rudolph

“In each colony in 1750 were to be found two sets of governing organizations, – the local and the general.”

― Albert Bushnell Hart

“I don’t think a lot of artists have the freedom that I have when it comes to dressing in general.”

― Alessia Cara

“In general, investors prefer companies to reward executives for producing recurring income, not one-time gains.”

― Alex Berenson

“In general, Tor architecture is not suited for protecting anonymity of long-term, popular web services.”

― Alex Biryukov

“I have three older sisters, so we were a reasonably large family and, in general, a happy one.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“I like comedies in general.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“In general, I almost always watch foreign films.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“In general, sincerity is awkward.”

― Alexandra Petri

“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.”

― Algernon Sidney

“This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Just politics in general is a disgusting thing.”

― Amber Mark

“At every juncture as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt has consistently chosen to undermine and attack environmental safeguards – not to defend them.”

― Amber Valletta

“A writer can be subjective, even digressive, or introspective and certainly judgmental. This is a simplification, of course, but as a general rule, it holds true.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I will not vote in favor of Senator Sessions’ nomination for attorney general.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Unlike the general public, I rather like most politicians.”

― Andrew Marr

“When it comes to Senate reform, in general, I’ve always been a believer in an elected Senate and would hope to achieve aspects of Senate reform.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I’m involved in the work around prison rights in general.”

― Angela Davis

“I grew up in rural Arizona. My dad ran a general store.”

― Ann Kirkpatrick

“MTV definitely has the effect of narrowing the range of music that hits the mainstream. On the other hand, isn’t that the effect of television in general?”

― Ann Powers

“Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure.”

― Anthony Eden

“The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.”

― Arthur Hailey

“One of the main successes of string theory is that it has been able to unify the general theory of relativity, which describes gravity, and quantum mechanics.”

― Ashoke Sen

“Deflation is defined as a general decline in prices, with emphasis on the word ‘general.’”

― Ben Bernanke

“In general, drug companies are reasonably good at developing new treatments, and there’s also a lot of good in the industry.”

― Ben Goldacre

“I do not like not having Wi-Fi in general, but certainly not on a plane. I fall apart.”

― Billy Eichner

“I’m used to being nervous for shows in general.”

― Bishop Briggs

“Both my wife and I have a lot of compassion for animals in general.”

― Biz Stone

“I am also a writer. That is a fact not known by the public in general.”

― Bob Kane

“Salazar’s record is one of weakness; he hasn’t been a good attorney general.”

― Bob Schaffer

“General David Petraeus is an American patriot and hero.”

― Brandon Webb

“I have no problems or issues with screenwriting in general.”

― Bret Easton Ellis

“I love memoirs and autobiographies in general.”

― Brett Davern

“The notion of getting the general public into low-Earth orbit I don’t think is far-fetched at all.”

― Brian Binnie

“The math of quantum mechanics and the math of general relativity, when they confront one another, they are ferocious antagonists and the equations don’t work.”

― Brian Greene

“In general, the PC’s always had a fairly decent tie to GDP.”

― Brian Krzanich

“I am really interested in storytelling in general – nothing is off-limits!”

― Brianna Hildebrand

“I mean, most actresses can’t host and most hostesses can’t act, and that’s the general rule in the industry.”

― Brooke Burke

“General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character.”

― Buffalo Bill

“It is the instinctive wish of most American businesspeople, even those unlikely to be directly affected, that General Motors not go bankrupt.”

― Carol Loomis

“In general, fashion is challenging. Everything from clothes to fragrances.”

― Carolina Herrera

“In 2005, attorneys general of 35 states urged the Federal Reserve to end the unsigned check system.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.”

― Charles Horton Cooley

“That 1983 general election contained the telltale seeds of eventual Scottish Tory self-destruction.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Trump’s relentless public humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was clearly intended to get him to resign.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“I don’t think I do that much to prepare for roles in general.”

― Charlie Tahan

“I’m not a good collaborator in general.”

― Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

“In general, I’m not much into etiquette and am a rule-breaker and rebel by nature.”

― Chip Conley

“’The Expats’ is a thriller, but one that tends more toward general fiction than toward breathless pulp.”

― Chris Pavone

“It makes good sense for planners everywhere to provide more facilities in general that are aimed at older folks.”

― Chuck Norris

“The 2014 election was not a repudiation of government in general.”

― Chuck Schumer

“I don’t think actresses’ lives in general are very good.”

― Claire Bloom

“Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars.”

― Clifford Geertz

“I don’t like to go out in general.”

― Courteney Cox

“I tend to not really care for re-makes in general. Mainly they are horrible.”

― Curtis Armstrong

“I think, in general, independents don’t have a lot of access to really good scriptwriters or actors or actresses, so they’re very limited in what they can do.”

― D. A. Pennebaker

“In general, the Internet was not designed to accommodate deliberate failures to communicate.”

― Daniel J. Bernstein

“My role has been limited to focus on fiduciary obligations to our investors as a general partner of our funds.”

― Dave McClure

“I’m very, very low-key in general.”

― Debby Ryan

“The more specific you are, the more general it’ll be.”

― Diane Arbus

“Rob Petrie is who I really am – in personality and general ineffectiveness.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I am a professional comedian, a published novelist, and a general wit for hire.”

― Dominic Holland

“My mother was a Jewish General Patton.”

― Don Rickles

“The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.”

― E. T. Bell

“I hate negative ads in general.”

― Ed Rendell

“I liked being Eddie the Eagle, but I also like being Michael Edwards, plasterer and general builder.”

― Eddie the Eagle

“It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”

― Edmund Burke

“AIDS had won gays sympathy; they no longer seemed the privileged brats that the general populace had resented in the 1970s.”

― Edmund White

“Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.”

― Edward Everett

“The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.”

― Edward Gibbon

“I respect General Halutz very much so.”

― Ehud Barak

“I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk.”

― Elena Kagan

“The groups who spend the most on lobbying lawmakers in Washington are well-known: ExxonMobil, Boeing, AT&T, General Electric.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“In general – especially in my youth – I was a bit wild.”

― Emily Meade

“I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.”

― Eric Brown

“If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities.”

― Eric Holder

“I am the attorney general of the United States, but I am also a black man.”

― Eric Holder

“People are rude in general.”

― Eric Wareheim

“I love lipbalms in general; they’re very important!”

― Erin Heatherton

“I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls… I’m into androgyny in general.”

― Evan Rachel Wood

“A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.”

― Ezra Pound

“It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.”

― Ferdinand Foch

“This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.”

― Fernand Leger

“It now seems very likely that many of the 64 triplets, possibly most of them, may code one amino acid or another, and that in general several distinct triplets may code one amino acid.”

― Francis Crick

“In general, Americans are not very good at nation-building and not very good colonialists.”

― Francis Fukuyama

“It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Ninety percent of the general public aren’t gangstas, so all of the rappers aren’t going to be gangstas.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“Western societies in general and universities in particular have not always been immune from institutional sexism. This is incontestable.”

― Gad Saad

“The general consensus seems to be that I don’t act at all.”

― Gary Cooper

“Beefs against debt collectors are consistently among the top complaints received by both the FTC and state attorneys general.”

― Gary Weiss

“In academia in general, there’s this push toward using comics as an educational tool.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“In general, I enjoy watching different sport tournaments and competitions.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“General consultant to mankind.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The general rule is that anything that is passed on in reproduction does not undergo senescence.”

― George C. Williams

“There are many thousands of books on particular assassinations and on the subject in general, but nearly all of them deal with the victims, not the perpetrators.”

― George Fetherling

“I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.”

― George Lucas

“Americans, in general, are ignorant, bigoted, and deeply unhappy with their declining incomes.”

― Gore Vidal

“I was a general contractor when I was paying for my first record.”

― Grace Potter

“I’m just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general.”

― Grimes

“I have a fond appreciation for the Canadian culture and the Canadian food scene in general.”

― Guy Fieri

“In general, all cancers have been traditionally characterized by the way they appear under the microscope and the organs in which they arise.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“In general, exchange reactions for the lighter isotopes have equilibrium constants sufficiently different from unity, so that the ratios of concentrations of the isotopes in two compounds which are in equilibrium differ by a few per cents in nearly all cases.”

― Harold Urey

“I’m not a very patient person in general.”

― Harper Reed

“It is scrutiny by the general public that keeps the powerful honest.”

― Heather Brooke

“I shall hold myself particularly answerable to my constituents for my present conduct, and in general to all my fellow Citizens throughout these States, when properly questioned.”

― Henry Laurens

“A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.”

― Horace

“I’m sorry if the following sounds combative and excessively personal, but that’s my general style.”

― Ian Jackson

“Not obsessed with particularly Nike, but sneakers in general. I love them.”

― Idris Elba

“The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe.”

― Iris Murdoch

“Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts.”

― J. L. Austin

“That’s one of the things that I’ve loved about ‘Spider-Man’ and Marvel in general. The characters all have dimension.”

― Jack Coleman

“I don’t talk much to offensive linemen in general.”

― Jack Youngblood

“I didn’t really enjoy school in general.”

― Jacob Batalon

“I’m clenched down, I’m locked in on it, which is my general approach to life.”

― James Ellroy

“Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.”

― James Fenimore Cooper

“They all in general had putrid gums, the spots and lassitude, with weakness of their knees.”

― James Lind

“Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures.”

― James McHenry

“Instead of mindlessly tossing billions at or taking billions from the Net as such, investors should be spending their time making sure that it’s the future Fords and General Motors of cyberspace that are getting the capital they need.”

― James Surowiecki

“Is not general incivility the very essence of love?”

― Jane Austen

“Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.”

― Jane Austen

“The majority is still at the General’s disposal.”

― Jared Sparks

“Disability, in general, hasn’t been included in the conversation about inclusivity.”

― Jason Winston George

“The impact of T.V. on our lives in general gets most things out of proportion.”

― Jasper Carrott

“It’s not so much the attorney general’s job to decide what laws to enforce. We should do our jobs and enforce laws effectively as we’re able.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I’m fairly skeptical of movements, organizations, and institutions in general.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“The job of the Attorney General is very specific. My roll, as the legal adviser, is to defend the constitutionality of the laws as they’re passed.”

― Jeffrey Chiesa

“I’m a huge Ira Glass fan; I’m a huge fan of radio in general.”

― Jenji Kohan

“People are getting patents on things that are too general.”

― Jerry Yang

“We can provide beta software to our developers in advance of the general public. We can easily link up with external partners, customers, and suppliers.”

― Jim Barksdale

“I rarely draw myself, in general, and if I do, I tend to do little cute manga-esque, almost bite-sized drawings of myself.”

― Jim Lee

“There’s a general impulse to distract the grieving person – as if you could.”

― Joan Didion

“I’ve been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.”

― Joe E. Lewis

“I’m very interested in voice synthesis and vocoders in general.”

― Johann Johannsson

“We need an attorney general for the people, not a presidential protector and puppet of the administration.”

― John Barrasso

“When France fell in 1940, De Gaulle was a temporary brigadier general.”

― John Eisenhower

“In general, people are administered drugs too readily.”

― John McEnroe

“I’m not good at remembering things, in general.”

― John Prine

“I’m not a people person. I’m not sociable. I have been and I can be, but not as a general rule.”

― John Simm

“I’m a fan of music in general.”

― Johnny Galecki

“I’d say in general, my style is Johnny Weir style. It’s my style. I can’t classify it as anything else.”

― Johnny Weir

“A lot of our favorite comedies in general are usually directed by writers, whether or not they wrote the original script themselves.”

― Jon Hurwitz

“What’s so important with fashion imagery and with imagery in general is that it ultimately evokes an emotion.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“I’m a massive ‘Mario’ fan in general.”

― Jordan Fisher

“In general, every country has the language it deserves.”

― Jorge Luis Borges

“Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.”

― Joseph Addison

“Envy is never general, but always very particular – at least envy of the kind one feels strongly.”

― Joseph Epstein

“As attorney general, I have a duty to defend the laws and constitution of the State of Missouri.”

― Josh Hawley

“I’m a big admirer of S21, and I really also like Rithy Panh’s work in general.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“Up until ‘Bridesmaids’, the general consensus was that women preferred comedy a bit softer.”

― Judd Apatow

“Part of the role that I am fulfilling as Governor General is to highlight what communities can do together.”

― Julie Payette

“At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.”

― Jung Chang

“I’m, in general, an advocate of moderate ticket prices.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“The general market wants what I do.”

― Karen Kingsbury

“Whereas the melancholic exhibits a state of general inhibition, in the manic patient even normal inhibitions of the instincts are partly or wholly abolished.”

― Karl Abraham

“Life provides material for its agitation which makes its general views comprehensible to the masses.”

― Karl Radek

“I have a tendency as an actress in general to ground my characters. Even when doing outlandish characters, that’s my instinct.”

― Kate Burton

“I’ve never had a couch that needed to be cleaned or learned how to couch-clean in general. That feels too grown-up.”

― Kate McKinnon

“I don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup in general.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“Put simply, no one in state government can create new specially protected classes except the General Assembly with the concurrence of the Governor.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“I ran for attorney general to be attorney general.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“I was assigned to do a job by the attorney general, and that was to find out whether crimes were committed.”

― Ken Starr

“Rap in general has never been my steez, but I like it.”

― Kesha

“No one is above temptation. No one is above life in general.”

― Kevin Jonas

“All sectors and all units of the national economy should launch a vigorous general offensive to boost production in hearty response to the Party’s militant slogan.”

― Kim Jong-un

“In general, I don’t feel artists should need producers.”

― Kip Winger

“We are the party of the Czechoslovak proletariat and our general headquarters are in Moscow.”

― Klement Gottwald

“I love being pregnant in general.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“I’m a massive ‘WoW’ nerd, and gamer in general.”

― Kristian Nairn

“We need to live and let live. This applies to a couple in general.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“I’m an athlete in general.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“To the general public, it’s the nature of the sport that it’s a car-dominant sport.”

― Lance Stroll

“We must be part of the general staff at the inception, rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end.”

― Lane Kirkland

“For many years, the government of Canada has massively supported orchestras and the arts in general.”

― Lara St. John

“I think streaming, in general, is democratising music in general.”

― Lauv

“My husband is a general’s chauffeur somewhere in France.”

― Lillie Langtry

“Makeup, in general, is amazing.”

― Lily Collins

“I’m not so sure we’ve influenced the general market. But I’m not sure we’re trying to do that.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology.”

― Louis Leakey

“Before I joined the BBC I was, like most of the intelligentsia, prejudiced not only against that institution but against broadcasting in general.”

― Louis MacNeice

“I’ve been journaling longer than I’ve been a musician, longer than I’ve been an artist, longer than I’ve been a writer in general.”

― Lucy Dacus

“I’m a big sports fan in general.”

― Luke Bryan

“America is very fortunate to have Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.”

― Luther Strange

“I have the utmost confidence in Sen. Sessions, now General Sessions.”

― Luther Strange

“When I was attorney general, we had the strongest public integrity unit in the country.”

― Luther Strange

“There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“I’m a horror fan in general.”

― Madeline Brewer

“Arm balances, in general, are excellent for strength-building.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I think I learned a lot from reading in general – even from reading badly written books.”

― Margaret Haddix

“Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.”

― Margaret Oliphant

“As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.”

― Maria Mitchell

“When I was a teenager, I did one animated series back when I was on ‘General Hospital.’ It was 1971 or ’72. Then I didn’t do animation until ‘Batman.’”

― Mark Hamill

“The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.”

― Martin Van Buren

“In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.”

― Marvin Minsky

“In Internet in general, there are security, privacy, and many other issues.”

― Masayoshi Son

“Muslim Americans in general tend to be an underrepresented political group.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“Under Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the Justice Department prosecuted more people for having unauthorized discussions with reporters than all prior administrations combined.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“If you’re opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly, you’re for a tax increase.”

― Matt Blunt

“You know, girls in general are scarier than Voldemort.”

― Matthew Lewis

“In general, the spotlight has been on me.”

― Max Verstappen

“I despise writing in general, but yeah, I love writing the stuff that I direct.”

― Max Winkler

“I love British voicing and British humour in general. I’m a huge Ricky Gervais fan.”

― McG

“Every musician liked Peggy Lee, but not the general public.”

― Mel Ferrer

“There wasn’t a Scottish nationalist MP elected at any general election when we were outside the E.U.”

― Michael Gove

“General McChrystal wanted to be on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone.’”

― Michael Hastings

“The attorney general is the only one who can authorize what’s called an emergency FISA.”

― Michael Hayden

“The attorney general should be enforcing the law, not policy.”

― Michael Moriarty

“The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive.”

― Michael Shermer

“My job as attorney general has been, in regard to guns, to have oversight in regard to concealed-carry licenses.”

― Mike DeWine

“My football do-over is when I went to Seattle and had both jobs as coach and general manager.”

― Mike Holmgren

“I would say there is no Prada woman. I’m interested in women in general. I don’t have any kind of preference.”

― Miuccia Prada

“Docs, in general, are made in the edit bay, archival docs even more so.”

― Morgan Neville

“I’m pretty hard on myself in general.”

― Natalie Portman

“In general, comedians are attracted to vice.”

― Natasha Leggero

“In general, obsolete technology is obsolete for a reason. Monocles are no exception.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Space in general gave us GPS – that’s not specifically NASA, but it’s investments in space.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“In general, I have felt more at home in the U.S. than I ever felt in England.”

― Niall Ferguson

“I like to play aggressive, in general.”

― Nick Nurse

“I sing what society lives in general.”

― Ozuna

“All I want to do is be the best attorney general that I can be.”

― Pam Bondi

“I’m very happy being attorney general.”

― Pam Bondi

“In general, I have a lot of issues with the mythology of the founder.”

― Patrick Collison

“General relativity is the cornerstone of cosmology and astrophysics. It has also provided the conceptual basis for string theory and other attempts to unify all the forces of nature in terms of geometrical structures.”

― Paul Davies

“Comedians period, in general, have demons, and myself included.”

― Paul Mooney

“As a general rule, I do not think judges should consider current societal preferences when ruling on constitutional challenges.”

― Paul Watford

“I don’t go to parties in general.”

― Paulo Coelho

“People on sets can be unbearably wasteful in general.”

― Perdita Weeks

“I met Gerald Ford. I met Richard Nixon. I met Jimmy Carter. I met Dwight Eisenhower when he was a general. George Bush senior. I haven’t met Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, although I got a letter from him.”

― Pete Rose

“The inattention of the Bush administration to the threat from al Qaeda had results. Shortly before 9/11, Bush’s attorney general, John Ashcroft, turned down FBI requests for some 400 additional counterterrorism personnel.”

― Peter Bergen

“In open-source in general, the power lies in connecting the author of the software directly to users, eliminating the middleman.”

― Peter Fenton

“There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.”

― Peter L. Berger

“I prefer black music in general.”

― Phil Collins

“As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.”

― Pierre Bayle

“The field equations and the whole history of general relativity have been complicated.”

― Rainer Weiss

“China can be a difficult market for IP in general and IP compliance.”

― Rajeev Suri

“General Hayden knows full well the powerful and invasive nature of metadata.”

― Rand Paul

“As a general rule, if you are prone to melodramatic meltdowns, please avoid purchasing a webcam for any reason.”

― Ray William Johnson

“Academic studies in general is not something that I’m very good at.”

― Rich Brian

“The overarching issue, really, is our surgeon general should be able to communicate transparently and honestly with the American public on all issues.”

― Richard Carmona

“Attorneys general, district attorneys, and federal prosecutors have a responsibility to separate their politics from their law enforcement powers.”

― Richard Grenell

“I’ve been going to shopping malls since I was on General Hospital.”

― Richard Simmons

“The desire to be rewarded for one’s creativity does not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity.”

― Richard Stallman

“In general, any incoming administration must carefully examine (‘vet’) its nominees for high public office.”

― Richard V. Allen

“My family in general – they’re troubled or poorer people.”

― Rickie Lee Jones

“No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.”

― Robert Burton

“Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society.”

― Robert Carlyle

“With my luck, if I ever invested in General Motors, they’d bust it to Corporal!”

― Robert Orben

“Kofi Annan was the U.N. Under-Secretary General for peacekeeping operations. He had the responsibilities in regards to the mounting and operation of peacekeeping missions around the world.”

― Romeo Dallaire

“I tend to empathize with people, just in general.”

― Ross Lynch

“In 2013, the 76ers hired Sam Hinkie as general manager and president of basketball operations.”

― Rowan Ricardo Phillips

“In general, writers shouldn’t be killed for what they write, though I can think of exceptions.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Reality, in general, in my opinion, has gotten blurred.”

― Sam Esmail

“Of the powers conferred upon the General Government by the Constitution of the United States much the most important are those given to the legislative body.”

― Samuel Freeman Miller

“The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.”

― Samuel Johnson

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”

― Samuel Johnson

“General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Indians in general are sort of thick-skinned and hard to be moved.”

― Saroo Brierley

“I’m a big fan of Donald Glover in general.”

― Sasheer Zamata

“In general, no engineer hates higher performance.”

― Satoru Iwata

“The Attorney General is not above the law.”

― Scott DesJarlais

“Shouldn’t the General Assembly adopt a declaration on the inadmissibility of interference into domestic affairs of sovereign states and nonrecognition of coup d’etats as a method of the change of power?”

― Sergei Lavrov

“I’m not the most in-tune guy with what is getting nominated and winning awards in general.”

― Seth Rogen

“In the Congress, for every small thing, you have to consult the general secretaries.”

― Sharad Pawar

“Unless you have economic security, then you can’t have general security.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science, a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific instances of a phenomenon.”

― Sidney Altman

“In general, the problem in a relationship is when the couple stagnate.”

― Simon Baker

“I’ve never felt competitive; I’m not a competitive person. In general, I try not to be!”

― Stefflon Don

“I dreamed of becoming a scientist, in general, and a paleontologist, in particular, ever since the Tyrannosaurus skeleton awed and scared me.”

― Stephen Jay Gould

“I went to a general store. They wouldn’t let me buy anything specifically.”

― Steven Wright

“I went to a general store but they wouldn’t let me buy anything specific.”

― Steven Wright

“And the general opinion is we are much better on stage than in the studio.”

― Stewart Copeland

“The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.”

― Sun Tzu

“The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.”

― Sun Tzu

“The difficulty of being Afro-Latina, in general, is the lack of acceptance in both communities.”

― Sunny Hostin

“I generally edit quite heavily. In general, there aren’t many scenes that are sitting where they sat in the script in the final form.”

― Susanne Bier

“In general, the Western body has become a global brand.”

― Susie Orbach

“I am, in general, favourable to activism and social movements and hostile to graft and corruption.”

― Tariq Ali

“I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.”

― Theodore Bikel

“Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“My image in general is real casual.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“I’m an optimist about humanity in general, I suppose.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“Apple doesn’t do hobbies as a general rule.”

― Tim Cook

“I come from a home that had a lot of music played in general.”

― Tobias Forge

“In general, I am more interested in the darker characters when I watch or read stories.”

― Tobias Menzies

“The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government.”

― Todd Akin

“The actual course is called fishery studies, and you study general aquatics and fishery management.”

― Tom Felton

“I don’t have a general archetypal platonic shadow, ‘acting’ concept about it.”

― Tom Sturridge

“I just love working with actors in general.”

― Treat Williams

“In general, I don’t like formality at all.”

― Tzipi Livni

“Murderers, in general, are people who are consistent, people who are obsessed with one idea and nothing else.”

― Ugo Betti

“What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“There are no rules, no models; rather, there are no rules other than the general laws of Nature.”

― Victor Hugo

“Everyone in Manchester in general has a positive mindset.”

― Vincent Kompany

“The Founding Fathers had just four Cabinet departments and the postmaster general.”

― Virgil Goode

“Dimension regulated the general scale of the work, so that the parts may all tell and be effective.”

― Vitruvius

“I mean, in general, the danger is from Oriental faiths and Islam.”

― Vladimir Zhirinovsky

“In general, I don’t like L.A. all that much, but it has wonderful parts.”

― Warren Ellis

“My general taste is towards the melancholy.”

― Washed Out

“It has pleased no less than surprised me that of the many studies whereby I have sought to extend the field of general chemistry, the highest scientific distinction that there is today has been awarded for those on catalysis.”

― Wilhelm Ostwald

“The goal of art-making in general is communication.”

― Will Cotton

“Petraeus is the finest general I have ever worked for; Holly Petraeus is a great American hero.”

― William H. McRaven

“I have a record as attorney general that is separate from my personal beliefs.”

― William H. Pryor

“Our lives our guided by that general conception of the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes.”

― William Kingdon Clifford

“Centrist voters typically decide general elections, so hard-left or hard-right platforms don’t help.”

― William M. Daley

“Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.”

― Winston Churchill

“In general, I like contradictions and complex situations.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Vegetarians in general don’t like me.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi
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