Top 1016 Leave Quotes

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“It’s important on any English wicket to leave well.”

― AB de Villiers

“I left Planned Parenthood in 2009 and have since started an organization called And There Were None, which helps abortion workers leave their jobs and find new ones.”

― Abby Johnson

“We’re not leaving here without Buster, man. Leave no crash-test dummy behind!”

― Adam Savage

“But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“I have no idea what the U.S. intends to do further there and what would be the reaction of the Iraqi people. I only know that the sole option is to leave Iraq to the Iraqi people.”

― Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

“I generally leave the television on while I’m working.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I hate partying. If I’m forced to go to a party or a social gathering, I go in at 9:30 and leave at 10 P.M.”

― Akshay Kumar

“You can’t change your fingerprints. You have only ten of them. And you leave them on everything you touch; they are definitely not a secret.”

― Al Franken

“I’d like to do radio just like pictures – leave the imperfect stuff on the cutting-room floor.”

― Al Jolson

“I did not want to leave the Mets and I did not want to leave New York.”

― Al Leiter

“Nothing that’s forced can ever be right, if it doesn’t come naturally, leave it.”

― Al Stewart

“There is a huge number of people outside our borders who would love to come here. In fact, many of them come here, get well educated, and then are required to leave… This is a factor in income inequality.”

― Alan Greenspan

“The only thing that was economic, I might say, about my music career, aside from the fact that I did everybody’s tax returns in the band, was the decision I made to leave the music business on economic grounds.”

― Alan Greenspan

“A good education should leave much to be desired.”

― Alan Gregg

“My father helped me leave. He said, ‘It’s all out there, it’s not here.’”

― Alan King

“Strangers still leave me self-conscious.”

― Alan Ladd

“I don’t like to leave anything unfinished. I have an absolute need to see that every phone call is returned, every letter answered.”

― Alan W. Livingston

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”

― Albert Einstein

“That’s actually the main reason I decided to leave WWE: the brutal schedule that you have when you work for a company like WWE.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“I’ll leave it to others to try to determine whether or not that was unfair or not. I’m not the nominee.”

― Alberto Gonzales

“I can’t tell you why a particular athlete would leave a certain coach, but I can tell you there could be many reasons. They could have personality conflicts. They could have misunderstandings. Lots of stuff can happen.”

― Alberto Salazar

“I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I’m not necessarily going to leave the United States.”

― Alec Baldwin

“Millions of Mexicans leave their kids in order to take care of other kids. That’s a very painful thing.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“It was the most exciting thing to leave secondary school and go to college, to have that freedom to study whatever I wanted.”

― Alek Wek

“When I leave the game, I want to go out on top.”

― Alex Morgan

“When you leave the planet, you leave music behind.”

― Alex Van Halen

“Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.”

― Alexander Pope

“Leave history to historians.”

― Ali Babacan

“Maternity leave is for women to hide and heal their disintegrating body.”

― Ali Wong

“A hospital may spend several million dollars separating a pair of conjoined twins even though that separation is likely to leave them worse off.”

― Alice Dreger

“I think all documentaries leave out areas of people’s lives. Which is good. There are areas that need not be explored.”

― Alice Walker

“Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out – because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience.”

― Alison Owen

“The greatest filmmakers are not the ones who put everything in; they’re the ones who can figure things to leave out, and in doing so, invite your participation.”

― Alison Owen

“If I hadn’t had the guarantee of playing, I would have asked to leave Roma.”

― Alisson

“I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn’t give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section.”

― Allan Sloan

“I don’t believe you ever get closure on anything. Things leave a permanent mark on you.”

― Allison Anders

“I don’t think I could have thought of any place other than Stanford to leave Harvard for.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“Whenever I was with Kevin Pollak, I had to leave the room.”

― Amanda Peet

“Never leave home without a great gloss: Dior Addict Perfecto is one of my faves.”

― Amber Le Bon

“Stalking can have devastating consequences, and I am determined that we do all we can to protect victims from these prolonged and terrifying campaigns of abuse that can last years, leaving many people too afraid to leave their homes and unable to get on with their lives.”

― Amber Rudd

“Stalking is a cruel and incessant crime with often terrifying consequences. Victims can be tormented for years, left too scared to leave their homes and unnerved by the slightest unexpected sound.”

― Amber Rudd

“If a guy ever walks into a restaurant on a date wearing mandals, you need to leave immediately. It’s just not necessary.”

― Amber Valletta

“I once went to Alba, Italy, during their white truffle festival, and I was like, ‘Just leave me here!’”

― Amber Valletta

“Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.”

― Amelia Barr

“A writer can’t afford to just focus on writing and leave marketing aside in today’s competitive market.”

― Amish Tripathi

“Russia was the last to leave the 19th century and the most rapid to enter the mandates of the 20th century. It was not an evolution. It was not a slow process.”

― Amor Towles

“I would not want to leave the impression that I would give some precedents more weight than others because of some sort of academic disagreement.”

― Amy Coney Barrett

“I was gutted to leave my boyfriend at home when I started my tour, but taking my pillow was like taking a little bit of him with me.”

― Amy Winehouse

“To what a degree the same past can leave different marks – and especially admit of different interpretations.”

― Andre Gide

“I am a passionate, pragmatic, and positive believer in Brexit, and with my three-step plan, we can decisively leave the E.U.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I know what we need to get done to leave the E.U. in a smooth fashion – and I also know that we do not need is a lengthy extension.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“What I’m suggesting is making an offer to the E.U. for things that were already agreed in the withdrawal agreement that will enable us to leave with a managed exit.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“We had the biggest democratic exercise, and the majority voted to leave the E.U. It is our duty to make sure we do that.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I just don’t accept the premise that we have any economic issue with voting to leave. I think it’s absolutely balanced.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“Genuinely, as a mum, all the sunlit uplands are when we leave the European Union.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I truly believe in the bright future that awaits us once we leave the E.U.”

― Andrea Leadsom

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

― Andrea Pirlo

“I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“I became very attentive to customers because I was desperate not to have people leave and never come back.”

― Andrew Cherng

“Plan for each episode to be a satisfying experience, but still leave the audience thinking, ‘Oh, my God! Now what?’”

― Andrew Davies

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

― Andrew Young

“People also leave presence in a place even when they are no longer there.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“Stones are checked every so often to see if any have split or at worst exploded. An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the firing has to be abandoned.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“My big fear is that I’ll put down so many people, I’ll have to leave show biz.”

― Andy Kindler

“I don’t really rate press conferences. It’s not as though I leave the room fist-pumping my way down the corridor after a good one.”

― Andy Roddick

“In 1972, I signed a union card for SEIU. And for the last 38 years, 14 as president, it’s been my life. I’ve seen the most miraculous, spectacular things. But there’s a time to learn, a time to lead and a time to leave.”

― Andy Stern

“I’m expected to do what’s right; I want to leave a legacy of positivity behind.”

― Angie Stone

“I love to chit-chat and used to be the first to arrive at a party and the last to leave.”

― Anita Dobson

“Even Obama’s staunchest supporters are starting to leave him. Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate.”

― Ann Coulter

“My different personalities leave me in peace now.”

― Anna Freud

“We’ve been slagging off the E.U. for decades, and now we’ve gone and voted to leave. And if anyone thinks they are going to offer us some great trade deal as we walk away, they are living in la la land.”

― Anna Soubry

“Nobody voted to be poorer, and nobody voted leave on the basis that somebody with a gold-plated pension and inherited wealth would take their jobs away from them.”

― Anna Soubry

“We need to stop all this over-puffiness of how wonderful everything is going to be when we leave the E.U. Because it’s not. It’s going to be very damaging for huge sectors of British industry. We’ve got to be realistic.”

― Anna Soubry

“The myth that young people should leave the nest at 18, never to return, started with iconic American Benjamin Franklin.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”

― Anne Lamott

“Most writers live in self-imposed exile, even when they don’t leave their country. They prefer the undiscovered country inside their own heads.”

― Anthony McCarten

“My go-to app is the TD bank app because I’m constantly checking my bank account. That’s what happens when you put all of your money in your savings and leave none in your checking.”

― Anthony Ramos

“With Real Sociedad, I felt that I needed to leave.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“I don’t like the Samba; it’s nonsense. With a lot of these Latin dances I can’t really understand what they’re all about. I like the Rumba and the Paso Doble but the others I could take or leave.”

― Anton du Beke

“For me, it’s important to concentrate to the present and leave the past.”

― Antonio Conte

“It was very difficult to leave Argentina when I was kid, so I only spoke Spanish for the first six years of my life.”

― Anya Taylor-Joy

“It’s not true that I never left South Bend to recruit a player. It is true that I didn’t leave very often.”

― Ara Parseghian

“I knew that I would have to leave Venezuela in order to figure out who I was.”

― Arca

“To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country.”

― Ari Fleischer

“Most writers who leave their country physically have already left it mentally and emotionally.”

― Ariel Dorfman

“I am convinced that the reason so many fans leave Dodger Stadium after the seventh inning is that they become bored.”

― Armand Deutsch

“I’m a baseball player who likes to enjoy himself and leave everything to God. He knows what’ll happen.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“One comes, and one goes. Basically, what you leave behind is the record.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“Insecure people don’t stage comebacks, since they don’t leave the scene.”

― Atif Aslam

“In April 2006, a Dutch court ordered that I leave my safe-home that I was renting from the State. The judge concluded that my neighbors had a right to argue that they felt unsafe because of my presence in the building.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I’m a big fan of soups and stews because you can throw everything in a slow cooker and leave it there for hours. They taste great in containers, too, because they sit in the fridge, and the flavors meld overnight.”

― Ayesha Curry

“Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.”

― Ayn Rand

“Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“Every time I come home, and every time before I leave, I invite all my friends and I get hummus from this little shack in Tel Aviv called Baadunas.”

― Bar Refaeli

“Most of the time, I never go back. I leave my brush mark and move on.”

― Barbara Januszkiewicz

“For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life. To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.”

― Barbara W. Tuchman

“I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.”

― Barnett Newman

“I’m here to leave my mark in WWE history.”

― Baron Corbin

“We had to leave Australia to become international stars.”

― Barry Gibb

“Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space, but when you return, it’s the same old place.”

― Barry McGuire

“I didn’t leave TV for films; I left it due to health issues. I wasn’t keeping well, and I was losing weight due to the long working hours.”

― Barun Sobti

“And several galleries – two had asked me and I said no, because I didn’t want to leave things on consignment.”

― Beatrice Wood

“Preventing liquidation of an unbalanced market will leave you in tears.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“That’s the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.”

― Bernhard Langer

“I’m so black, I leave fingerprints on coal.”

― Bernie Mac

“I would like to become the prime minister, do the job for two years, and then leave and devote myself to public work.”

― Bidzina Ivanishvili

“When I leave a room, it’s gonna be footprints of funk wherever I stepped, because I’m a soul-funk crusader.”

― Big Boi

“When actress Shirley Maclaine arrived 30 minutes late for a class, I asked her to leave.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“A lot of times you go to a concert, and when you leave, you don’t know anything more about the act then when you got there.”

― Bill Engvall

“It’s time we permanently repeal the tax on possessions that people leave to their children.”

― Bill Nelson

“I hardly even leave my own house.”

― Bill Nighy

“It’s always better to leave the party early.”

― Bill Watterson

“I never wanted to leave the Smashing Pumpkins. That was never the plan.”

― Billy Corgan

“I can’t stand those shows that come in and make things over and leave the homeowner with a mess to fix afterwards. Not my style!”

― Bobby Berk

“Leave them wanting more and you know they’ll call you back.”

― Bobby Womack

“If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave my corner and all the black girls come into my corner. It’s as if I’m racist towards white girls!”

― Boris Becker

“I used to like going out so much, and now I can’t get myself to leave home.”

― Brad Goreski

“To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving.”

― Brad Pitt

“I always miss New York when I leave it.”

― Brendon Urie

“I grew up with parents who liked the old line that they didn’t leave the Democratic Party – the Democratic Party left them.”

― Bret Stephens

“I want to be able to leave my phone at home.”

― Brian Krzanich

“My missus knows to leave me alone.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“The U.S. must continue to carefully withdraw troops from Afghanistan at a pace based on assessment of the ground conditions so we do not leave our Afghan partners unable to guarantee long-term security or risk Afghanistan becoming a terrorist safe haven again.”

― Brian Schatz

“I leave before being left. I decide.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I traveled to Cuba with the intention of speaking with boxers who had turned down enormous offers to leave. When explaining my project to people, again and again I was met with amusement and skepticism.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“I don’t want to say, ‘This is where Im going to be in five years and Im going to get there no matter what.’ I want to leave it open. I’m not a desperate actress dying to star in a B movie in a bikini.”

― Brooke Burke

“I’ve sat through boring speeches; didn’t get up and leave.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“No one – apart from my agent, perhaps – should leave one of my shows in tears.”

― Bruce Forsyth

“I like to do little obsessed losers, or people who are in over their head, or people who are trying to figure stuff out, or guys whose girlfriends leave them and they don’t quite get it. Guys who just don’t quite get it.”

― Bruce McCulloch

“Hollywood films are alienating to the spectator because they use too much dialogue, too much explication and leave no space for the viewer. They depress me.”

― Bruno Dumont

“I was determined to get it right on the pitch. Then, if I had to leave at the end of the season, so be it. I never felt threatened or isolated by the arrangement. We worked together and it worked out.”

― Bryan Robson

“Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.”

― Burt Bacharach

“My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.”

― Burt Reynolds

“My thing is, everything I do, I leave it out there and let the chips fall where they may.”

― Calvin Johnson

“But it was hard to leave because the show’s been so important in our lives.”

― Candice Bergen

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.”

― Carl Jung

“Seriously, some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country.”

― Carl Lewis

“No Catalan citizen and no Catalan company will leave the E.U. That is evident, and nobody can dispute it.”

― Carles Puigdemont

“Leave Jesus on the cross. He’s very happy there!”

― Carlos Castaneda

“I believe very strongly in paid sick leave.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“When I was a kid, we didn’t really leave Cambridge, which was the town where I grew up in.”

― Casey Affleck

“Everyone says I should leave it. But of all the cats I have saved, the one I remember is the one I can’t catch.”

― Celia Hammond

“I didn’t ever want to leave Manhattan. I have an abnormal fixation.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“In all the sciences except Psychology we deal with objects and their changes, and leave out of account as far as possible the mind which observes them.”

― Charles D. Broad

“In Psychology we deal with minds and their processes, and leave out of account as far as possible the objects that we get to know by means of them.”

― Charles D. Broad

“The best artists know what to leave out.”

― Charles de Lint

“If Mr. Ware does not want republican laborers on his plantation, let him pay them in full for the time contracted for, and they will leave his plantation at once.”

― Charles E. Merrill

“Never leave a crossword unfinished.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace; but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.”

― Charles Mackay

“I spoil my children rotten and hope to leave them enough so they can do the same to theirs.”

― Charles Saatchi

“Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“Presidents do not go off on leave without telling the country.”

― Chinua Achebe

“I was a supporter of the desire, in my section of Nigeria, to leave the federation because it was treated very badly with something that was called genocide in those days.”

― Chinua Achebe

“In Syria, a progressive foreign policy would have shown military restraint while pumping up our ability to gain political leverage over Syria’s benefactors and providing humanitarian funding to make sure that anybody that wanted to leave Syria could.”

― Chris Murphy

“By my third year of Law and Order, I was climbing the walls. But you don’t leave a hit show, especially when you have a five-year contract.”

― Chris Noth

“I am retiring from startup investing. It’s hard to leave all this behind right when things are going so well.”

― Chris Sacca

“When you’re the king of someplace, you don’t voluntarily leave.”

― Christian Laettner

“It’s embarrassing to be in the only westernized economy that doesn’t have paid family leave and flex scheduling, and that disproportionately helps women.”

― Christie Hefner

“I stay in my pajamas until I have to leave for work.”

― Christine Ebersole

“We all leave personal legacies for the people we know and love.”

― Christine Gregoire

“There’s a good amount of research out there that shows generous parental leave policies have a significant positive impact on employee retention and morale.”

― Christine Tsai

“I love the fact that Facebook offers equal leave for moms and dads. Consider that for your company.”

― Christine Tsai

“At 500, our policy is 12 weeks of fully paid leave for all parents in the U.S. Parents can choose to take this leave consecutively or spread it out through the first 12 months after birth.”

― Christine Tsai

“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

“In the brute physical world, and the one encompassed by medicine, there are all too many things that could kill you, don’t kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Let’s just say I was in Special Forces and leave it at that. People can read into that what they like.”

― Christopher Lee

“People who leave Washington do so by way of the box… ballet or coffin.”

― Claiborne Pell

“I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason.”

― Claire Forlani

“What I strive for is that everywhere I go, I leave a positive impact.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“I still have a 15¢ sticker on the frame of my law degree. It’s tainted, so I just leave it in the basement.”

― Clarence Thomas

“Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.”

― Claude Bernard

“I never leave a sentence or a paragraph until I’m satisfied with it.”

― Clifford Geertz

“I wanted to retire on my own terms. I wanted to leave before they kicked me out.”

― Clyde Drexler

“A lot of times, guys leave WWE or get fired by WWE, but there’s always that little bit of buzz right when they get out on the scene, but like all buzz, it fades. But I feel really flattered that, for whatever reason, it seems to be trending upwards.”

― Cody Rhodes

“I’m a big fan of live music and going to gigs, but I’ll leave it to the professionals.”

― Colin Morgan

“I will leave no memoirs.”

― Comte de Lautreamont

“We can’t afford to leave Afghanistan to the Taliban and the terrorists.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”

― Confucius

“School’s not for everyone, but I’m not telling people to leave school.”

― Courtney Eaton

“I leave it very open because, at the end of the day, it’s one of those things where I shouldn’t have to reinforce and state, ‘No, I’m a heterosexual’ – because that’s all nonsense.”

― Craig David

“The major perk of living in Brooklyn is that everything is there. If I did not want to leave Brooklyn, I could stay there the whole time.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“In Alabama, when you come out of the hospital, they have to stamp your birth certificate with either Alabama or Auburn, or you don’t leave.”

― Dabo Swinney

“Leave no Marine behind.”

― Dakota Meyer

“A 75-year-old man doesn’t need maternity leave or maternity care. A young person doesn’t need geriatric care.”

― Dan Donovan

“I always like to leave art and music open to interpretation.”

― Dan Reynolds

“A director has to be on the set when the crew is called and is the last one to leave at night. I’m not saying it’s not possible, but that’s partly why we’re not seeing more women.”

― Dana Walden

“I’d hate to have to leave music, but if I got stuck some place, I would.”

― Danger Mouse

“Decisions are for the brave, and I am the bravest, deciding to leave Barcelona and Juventus.”

― Dani Alves

“I would not play in Madrid. If I leave Barca, I would not go there. My Madrid train has passed.”

― Dani Alves

“I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.”

― Danica Patrick

“I can’t stand going out to one more dinner with some Mrs. So-and-So who might leave a million dollars to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when she dies.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“I think that’s what we’re all most terrified about: that we’ll just die and disappear and we’ll leave no trace.”

― Daniel Clowes

“It’s always frustrating when you leave people on base.”

― Danny Bautista

“Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians.”

― Dave Brubeck

“If my children call me during the day and leave a message, I return those calls first, not last.”

― Dave Checketts

“We are the reformers. Reform ends if we leave, not just for us but also our friends in Europe who want our voice heard in Europe.”

― David Cameron

“I don’t like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I’m an obsessed mixer and I can’t leave it alone.”

― David Friedman

“I did try to leave, and she came running after me.”

― David Gest

“Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it.”

― David Guterson

“I grew up in Seattle, but I always knew I wanted to leave.”

― David Guterson

“I’ve found that if you’re not responsive to e-mail, it trains people to leave you alone.”

― David Karp

“Those who are trying to remain healthy with HIV/AIDS are in the most vulnerable period of their lives; that’s no time to leave them without access to care.”

― David Mixner

“Why did I leave Valencia? Because the club needed me to. I was happy there and wouldn’t have left, but the situation the club was in demanded it.”

― David Silva

“And it was a huge emotional thing to leave the law and become unemployed – to be a student again.”

― David Steinberg

“If your husband’s going to leave you for anyone, it might as well be Elizabeth Taylor.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I’m teaching my daughters to be ladies by showing them how to dress appropriately when they leave the house, and how to be thoughtful and polite.”

― Debi Mazar

“I didn’t have the confidence to leave the band because of a solo career, or anything like that. I just wanted to grow.”

― Dee Dee Ramone

“We cannot leave vulnerable young men open to the exploitation of extremists, both for our own security and their own wellbeing.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Old, deeply engrained systems take time to change, but we can’t leave it to time.”

― Deeyah Khan

“I loved living in London, and I didn’t want to leave.”

― Delta Burke

“My goal is to leave this planet with the biggest carbon footprint I can possibly leave.”

― Denis Leary

“Do whatever you’re directed to do, and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director.”

― Dennis Farina

“The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood.”

― Dennis Potter

“A few months ago, I had the pleasure of actually visiting the Playboy Mansion. I saw the peacocks, fed grapes to the monkeys, and even braved the fabled Grotto. After seeing the estate, I understood why anyone would be reluctant to leave.”

― Diablo Cody

“Well, I didn’t really admit that I anywhere until my daughter started school and I knew I couldn’t pull up and leave when I felt like it.”

― Diane Lane

“Sadly, I have very vague memories of Burma. The family was forced to leave when the generals took over.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“In Mexico, this idea that fathers go away is really deeply accepted because, for so long, so many men have had to leave to work in the United States.”

― Diego Luna

“I think that with West Ham, it was more complicated for me. It happened naturally; there was urgency to leave West Ham.”

― Dimitri Payet

“You can’t leave civilization behind entirely.”

― Dirk Benedict

“Never leave a rhinestone unturned.”

― Dolly Parton

“I have no doubt that those who campaigned for and voted leave in 2016 did so with honourable motives.”

― Dominic Grieve

“Courts should interpret the law but leave elected lawmakers to create it.”

― Dominic Raab

“One reason women are left ‘holding the baby’ is anti-male discrimination in rights of maternity/paternity leave.”

― Dominic Raab

“We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.”

― Don Marquis

“Judges should always behave judicially by adjudicating, never politically by legislating. I leave policy to policymakers. They’re preeminent, but they’re not omnipotent. In other words, lawmakers decide if laws pass, but judges decide if laws pass muster.”

― Don Willett

“I write longhand; I make changes longhand, and I have an assistant who types it up. She lives 70 yards away. Every afternoon, I have a case I leave out on the porch, and she brings it back the next morning.”

― Donald Hall

“I certainly hope ‘Dragon’ can leave some legacy behind.”

― Donnie Yen

“It’s a natural phenomenon that when you hit as a little kid, as a teenybopper, we’ll call it, everybody who used to like you back in that period of time grows up and they leave you back there.”

― Donny Osmond

“I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire.”

― Douglas Bader

“With ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ I had to leave a couple of times – I got another show, and I had a baby – so they sent me off to rehab. If I hadn’t left, they probably would’ve killed me off by now.”

― Drea De Matteo

“The Question to be considered is, Whether the Government have reason by a Law, to prohibit the taking more than 4 l. per cent Interest for Money lent, or to leave the Borrower and Lender to make their own Bargains.”

― Dudley North

“In every club, sometimes players leave. It is not easy, but this is football.”

― Dusan Tadic

“God’s love doesn’t leave out Jews or Muslims or anyone.”

― Dyan Cannon

“I have this ability to really leave set and just cut off from it immediately.”

― Dylan Minnette

“Leave the atom alone.”

― E. Y. Harburg

“Whenever I leave Manhattan, I get the bends!”

― Ed Koch

“Be a good-looking corpse. Leave a good-looking tattoo.”

― Ed Westwick

“I leave my house all the time! But I’m not at all the Hollywood parties. I’m grown, and where else am I supposed to be? I’m supposed to be home.”

― Eddie Murphy

“I’ll always leave the same set of strings on my guitars when I’m recording. If I break one I’ll just replace it instead of putting on a whole new set of strings.”

― Eddie Van Halen

“You aren’t going to leave me alone are you?”

― Edie Adams

“Paris can be like the land of the Lotus-Eaters. You can’t leave.”

― Edmund White

“I don’t intend to leave the Republican Party, but I would like to move the Republican Party more to the center.”

― Edward Brooke

“Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Most artists come in and out of the country, they stay may be 2 weeks – or a month max and then they leave.”

― Edwin Starr

“What encouragement the apostle holds out to us. O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions, and come to the truth in our own hearts.”

― Elias Hicks

“Elite private-school educations leave students unprepared for a standardized test with which their public school counterparts are innately familiar.”

― Eliot Schrefer

“Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone.”

― Elizabeth Fry

“I don’t watch the news because I wouldn’t leave the house. I would not leave the house.”

― Elizabeth Rodriguez

“I’m a little more extreme than a homebody. Unless there’s some event I really have to go to, I don’t like to leave my house.”

― Ellen Barkin

“I live in Santa Cruz. I moved here in 1974 and couldn’t leave.”

― Ellen Bass

“To avoid congestion, I get up at 5:10, grab a slice of raisin toast, and leave the house at 6 A.M. My husband, Tim Dunn, who works for an environmental agency, is still asleep when I slip out, and I find that rather annoying.”

― Ellen Stofan

“Israel will not and should not leave until it is clear that the West Bank can be policed by Palestinians and that the region will not be a source of terrorism against Israel, as Gaza and South Lebanon became when Israel left there.”

― Elliott Abrams

“I try to leave out the parts readers skip.”

― Elmore Leonard

“Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.”

― Elsa Maxwell

“I have no one to leave the money to. I’m a single man. I like spending my money.”

― Elton John

“That’s why I hate to get started in these jam sessions. I’m always the last one to leave.”

― Elvis Presley

“A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.”

― Emil Cioran

“I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister.”

― Emma Bonino

“When husbands and fathers leave, their wives and daughters tend to value themselves less as a result.”

― Emma Thompson

“I have never said I would leave Arsenal.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I don’t want a tailor-made approach where the British have the best of two worlds. That will be too big an incentive for others to leave and kill the European idea, which is based on shared responsibilities.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“We have the eurozone. Could we accept to be cleared, regulated, and de facto have inflows and outflows from a country that has decided to leave the E.U.? For me, definitely not.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“Don’t leave criticism of the E.U. to those who hate it.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“In my career, I have played a gangster, an ex cop, a journalist and a film director. Yet, the label of a serial kisser refuses to leave me.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“The decision of a majority of people in the United Kingdom to vote to leave the European Union is profoundly disappointing.”

― Enda Kenny

“When you get back on the field and do things, any doubts you’ve developed leave. The more consistent you become, the fewer doubts you have.”

― Eric Davis

“Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.”

― Eric Swalwell

“We cannot leave history entirely to nonclinical observers and to professional historians.”

― Erik Erikson

“House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad.”

― Erma Bombeck

“If you don’t have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.”

― Eugene Ormandy

“Leave no stone unturned.”

― Euripides

“In America it’s all, ‘I’m gonna make something of myself, leave my tiny town and go to L.A!’ Canadians are like, ‘I’m gonna make something of myself, go to L.A., and then come right back again to hang out with my buddies!’”

― Evan Goldberg

“I’m not a girl who needs to put on a whole face of make-up before I leave the house.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“Originally, after ‘Tambourine’ came out, another record was supposed to come out, but I had issues with my record label at the time, which was Interscope. We couldn’t agree on a record, so that took some time. I had to leave them and find a new label.”

― Eve

“I never leave the house without putting on my lipstick.”

― Evelyn Lauder

“I left it for seven years before going back on stage. I know now not to leave it so long.”

― Ewan McGregor

“I certainly have no plans to leave London. It’s a great town.”

― Ewan McGregor

“I’m happy at Liverpool. There’s no reason for me to leave.”

― Fabinho

“I was forced to leave my hometown, and Napoli sold me to Juventus.”

― Fabio Quagliarella

“Wildfires can leave the land with burn scars that last for years.”

― Faith Salie

“This world is too hard for me to leave my kids, without me supervising and being there for them.”

― Fat Joe

“We should not cling to crude down to the last drop – we should leave oil before it leaves us.”

― Fatih Birol

“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.”

― Fay Godwin

“Indeed, our British friends have decided to leave us – which is very sad for all of us – but life goes on, and the European Union as well goes on.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I love diamond facials – they leave me glowing and refreshed.”

― Fergie

“If you give Messi a metre, he’ll snatch the ball and leave you behind.”

― Filipe Luis

“Once you’ve done one style, you leave it for a while.”

― Fiona Shaw

“We are incapable of leaving anything to the imagination and loath to leave anything out. Maniacal thoroughness has become our national verbal ideal.”

― Florence King

“I never leave L.A. for too long. I’m not one of those that go on a tour of the whole world. I probably should be, but I’m not.”

― Flying Lotus

“You don’t want to put all your lead on the target. You want to leave some arrows in the quiver.”

― Foster Friess

“If I go to a concert or sporting event I usually go in a VIP entrance. And leave the same way.”

― Fran Drescher

“For my name and memory I leave to men’s charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.”

― Francis Bacon

“Libraries are public treasuries. They’re ways in which well-meaning societies leave the wealth of the past arranged A to Z so that anyone walking past can find it.”

― Francis Spufford

“When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“I don’t want to leave my successor and my children to pay for France’s debt.”

― Francois Hollande

“Calling into question the Touquet deal on the pretext that Britain has voted for Brexit and will have to start negotiations to leave the union doesn’t make sense.”

― Francois Hollande

“We have a God who loves us. We are in the palm of his hand. He doesn’t leave us, and He doesn’t forsake us.”

― Frank Peretti

“I find it unspeakably sad that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.”

― Fred Rogers

“I always have to have breakfast before I leave the house, even if it’s 4 A.M. and I’m not hungry.”

― Freema Agyeman

“I’m not for the publicity stunts. Leave my son out of the publicity stunts.”

― Future

“If I ever leave Fiorentina, I would very much like to go to Manchester United because out of the three best teams in Europe – United, Lazio, and Barcelona – Manchester, in my opinion, is the best.”

― Gabriel Batistuta

“The idea that ‘if you don’t like how things are going, you can just leave’ is so ingrained in Texas, the secession movement is no surprise.”

― Gail Collins

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!”

― Gail Sheehy

“I’m desperate to play Champions League football, and that’s why I have to leave Villa.”

― Gareth Barry

“This is one Hart that you will not leave in San Francisco.”

― Gary Hart

“You should always leave the party 10 minutes before you actually do.”

― Gary Larson

“This whole science thing of working out if players are a little bit tired just gives you an excuse to leave them out.”

― Gary Lineker

“I didn’t want to leave Newcastle, but that’s football.”

― Gary Speed

“There is no point in winning contests if you can’t leave mental scars on the minds of the opposition teams.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Love her or leave her, there is no place quite like N.Y.C.”

― Gavin Creel

“I want to focus on my training and leave no room for distraction. So, reality-tv shows are a no-no.”

― Geeta Phogat

“We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind.”

― Gene Cernan

“My decision to leave ‘Ween’, however interpreted, was absolutely not made in haste.”

― Gene Ween

“The best policy is to declare victory and leave.”

― George Aiken

“Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.”

― George Boole

“When I go to a party, nobody says hello. But when I leave, everybody says goodbye.”

― George Gobel

“The adulation or the superstardom is something I could leave out quite happily.”

― George Harrison

“If we leave the European Union it’s a risk to our economy – it’s a risk to pensioners, it’s a risk to homeowners, it’s a risk to people in work.”

― George Osborne

“I will embrace the first opportunity to get to California and it is altogether probable that when once there I shall never again leave it.”

― George Stoneman

“They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn’t understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned.”

― George Woodcock

“I don’t want to leave Feyenoord before having made an impact at the club.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“I want to move to one of Europe’s best clubs if I leave Rotterdam, just like Robin van Persie and Kuyt did before.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“Barcelona is my life, and I do not plan to leave.”

― Gerard Pique

“All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Maybe women should leave time for themselves and their relationships and just have some fun.”

― Gillian Armstrong

“This is exactly how I would describe my work: ‘I get there, I put on the clothes, I leave it on the hanger, and I go home.’ And that’s what I do.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“My attitude with covers is, make it your own or else leave it alone.”

― Glenn Danzig

“When I was 28, running products for a company I’d co-founded, the CEO called to say that I had a problem with the board, that I probably couldn’t overcome it, that I’d have to leave the company.”

― Glenn Kelman

“All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.”

― Gloria Swanson

“Well-trained medical doctors and engineers leave Nigeria to the developed countries. We want to reverse that.”

― Goodluck Jonathan

“Everyone wrote our obituary but us and the coaches and the kids who stayed with us. The obit was, ‘Vanderbilt will have to leave the Southeastern Conference. All the coaches are leaving, and all the students are transferring.’”

― Gordon Gee

“No, Borussia is not falling apart. It does not matter whichever players will leave. That is what the past has showed. The club has developed and actually improved despite big-name players leaving.”

― Granit Xhaka

“You can’t take up all the music bins at a CD retail outlet with Spice Girls CDs and leave nothing for the Joan Jett catalogue.”

― Greg Graffin

“In 1954, Guatemala’s deposed president, the democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz, was forced to strip down to his underwear and photographed before being allowed to leave the country.”

― Greg Grandin

“Yes, I was detained for eight days in Waziristan in 1996. It was against my will, and my passport and money were taken from me. I was not mistreated or harmed, but I was also not allowed to leave.”

― Greg Mortenson

“The choking humidity makes amphibians of us all, in Bombay, breathing water in air; you learn to live with it, and you learn to like it, or you leave.”

― Gregory David Roberts

“As we begin to leave Afghanistan, are we fooling ourselves about what we are leaving behind or what we have promised the people of Afghanistan? Especially the women and girls?”

― Greta Van Susteren

“The interesting thing about Bettie Page that I discovered was to leave the mystery. She always retained a little mystery. Let there be some unknowns.”

― Gretchen Mol

“If we take into account the existence of our planet, we have to recognise that we are guests that spend a short and very determined period in this world, and all we leave behind is nuclear waste.”

― Gunter Grass

“It shows more courage to leave the house as a trans person than Trump has ever had to show.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“The Olympics is all about inclusion, coming together for sport. That’s the footprint I want to leave.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“When I have reached a summit, I leave it with great reluctance, unless it is to reach for another, higher one.”

― Gustav Mahler

“The true poet for me is a priest. As soon as he dons the cassock, he must leave his family.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“I ruefully admit that if the cat is asleep in my chair – which she regards as hers, of course – I tend to leave her there and take the other one.”

― Guy Gavriel Kay

“We can’t expect the world to get better by itself. We have to create something we can leave the next generation.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I want to be a Hall of Famer, go to Pro Bowls every year – just make sure my name is remembered after I leave.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I said we’re going to leave phones, and so we did. We sold it to Sony.”

― Hans Vestberg

“I will not leave this Earth until I play Harley Quinn.”

― Harley Quinn Smith

“I won’t leave any unfinished manuscripts.”

― Harold Robbins

“I will say that my personal business is my personal business. And I will leave it at that.”

― Heather Matarazzo

“I smile so much at the theater my face hurts when I leave.”

― Heather Matarazzo

“I can’t leave England.”

― Heather Mills

“I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“When words leave off, music begins.”

― Heinrich Heine

“I’m a very private person, and when I leave the stage, I leave the stage.”

― Helen Reddy

“In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.”

― Henri Bergson

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”

― Henrik Ibsen

“Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny.”

― Henry James Sumner Maine

“America’s foreign policy lacks the backbone to do the right thing in Afghanistan – which is leave.”

― Henry Rollins

“I get along with Australians really well. Everyone’s usually really cool, and it’s always a drag to leave.”

― Henry Rollins

“When a thing is not worth overdoing, leave it alone!”

― Henry S. Haskins

“It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Let’s not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I like to create a sound and then leave it behind.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“You can’t just leave out one part; the bread won’t rise if the yeast isn’t there.”

― Holly Near

“I think my job is to leave some evidence for future generations that there was somebody who cared while we were destroying everything.”

― Hope Jahren

“Leave the rest to the gods.”

― Horace

“When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June.”

― Howard Coble

“At home, I hardly ever leave London. I don’t like the countryside in England.”

― Hugh Grant

“I have lots of older siblings, and as they started to leave the house, I went from cooking once a week to twice, three times, and so on. After a while, it was just like making the bed.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I have to leave the government in the year 2012. I have to go.”

― Hugo Chavez

“With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“You can’t leave the thing that you are, the house that has become your biography.”

― Iain Sinclair

“I’m only an actor. I’m not a writer. I’m not going to leave any legacy. All I’ve ever done is learn the lines and say them.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I can’t predict whether I’ll leave here freely or in handcuffs.”

― Ilya Yashin

“I can’t leave cricket. It is my passion.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“One day, those who play have to leave the stage.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I’ll leave the swearing to the Jane Fondas.”

― Irene Dunne

“On a Tuesday, September 11th, 1973, we had the military coup in Chile that forced me to leave my country eventually. And then, on a Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, we had the terrorist attack in the United States.”

― Isabel Allende

“People leave when life becomes untenable where they are.”

― Isabel Wilkerson

“In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don’t keep them.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“We need to replace coal with gas. We need to leave oil in the ground.”

― Isabelle Kocher

“It’s been made clear to all of us that a player should never leave the playing field and go into the stands.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“Serbs can only leave Kosovo.”

― Ivica Dacic

“I respect the ones who make it and leave their home base, but I’m good in Colombia.”

― J Balvin

“We are proving that Latinos have the power to connect with an audience on a global level without having to leave our identity behind.”

― J Balvin

“I always have a basic plot outline, but I like to leave some things to be decided while I write.”

― J. K. Rowling

“The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint.”

― J. M. Coetzee

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien

“We need affordable childcare and paid sick leave so workers don’t have to choose between their health and their livelihood.”

― Jackie Speier

“When I started really writing fantasy, one of the things I noticed was a real absence of sexuality in the genre at all. And it’s such a profound part of the human experience that it’s a really big thing to leave out.”

― Jacqueline Carey

“For me, the film has to be incredibly bad to make me want to pack up and leave.”

― Jacques Rivette

“I leave a lot open so I can fill it in later. If I don’t have any ideas right away, I can fill it in later.”

― Jaime Hernandez

“Because women get more labor rights than men, meaning they get maternity leave, the employer prefers to hire men.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“This history of a secular state doesn’t exist, no. The state is Christian, and those who are against it can leave.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“If I have to leave, I don’t want to leave without another ring.”

― Jake Arrieta

“In work, never have any regrets and always leave everything on the field.”

― Jake Gyllenhaal

“We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.”

― James Anthony Froude

“I wanted to leave home, and I didn’t know where I was going or what I was going to do or what would happen. That’s youth, though. Being fixated on things. I was fixated on being a writer.”

― James Avery

“The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.”

― James Baldwin

“For 50 years, nuclear power stations have produced three products which only a lunatic could want: bomb-explosive plutonium, lethal radioactive waste and electricity so dear it has to be heavily subsidised. They leave to future generations the task, and most of the cost, of making safe sites that have been polluted half-way to eternity.”

― James Buchan

“I have a fun clause in my contract. If I’m not having fun, I can leave.”

― James Burrows

“To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.”

― James Henry Breasted

“I wasn’t going to leave my men, and they were going to protect me.”

― James McCloughan

“Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November.”

― James McGreevey

“I couldn’t go off and leave Stephen. Coals of fire would have been heaped on my head if I had.”

― Jane Hawking

“Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons, for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.”

― Janos Kadar

“I want to leave Cal with a winning legacy.”

― Jared Goff

“A diverse customer base helps insulate you; a few large accounts can leave you vulnerable to their whims.”

― Jason Fried

“I tend to leave people alone that I admire.”

― Jason Statham

“It’s definitely a grind. Come to the gym early, leave late.”

― JaVale McGee

“I am going to leave everything on the field. I am going everywhere, and I am going to listen to everybody.”

― Jay Inslee

“At Motel 6 in Amish Country I wonder if they leave the light on for you?”

― Jay London

“The U.K. decided to leave the E.U. – Brexit means Brexit.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“I leave everyone to have their own opinions of my music and my influence – or not – on others.”

― Jean-Michel Jarre

“My first marriage was not happy. I married him because I was impressed that he knew which wines to order and how to leave his visiting card. Ridiculous reasons.”

― Jean Seberg

“You can leave Paris, but when you come back, you discover it again.”

― Jeanne Damas

“If they are going to have war, they ought to take the old men and leave the young to propagate the race.”

― Jeannette Rankin

“We will have to leave this planet, and we’re going to leave it, and it’s going to make this planet better.”

― Jeff Bezos

“We can no longer continue with a status quo energy policy. We must create sustainable clean energy jobs and leave the planet to our children and grandchildren in better shape than we found it.”

― Jeff Merkley

“Endings are the toughest, harder than beginnings. They must satisfy the expectations you have hopefully generated in your reader – not frustrate them, leave the reader grasping at elusive strings.”

― Jeffrey Thomas

“I don’t leave a room unless I leave a smile. I want to leave them laughing.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“Now, as husbands go, I have to admit I did all right. Joe is unquestionably handsome, doesn’t leave ragged toenail clippings scattered about the house, and has never once, in nearly five thousand days of togetherness, left the toilet seat up.”

― Jenna McCarthy

“We’re all with Friends until Friends dies. If one of us goes, we all go. One of us wouldn’t leave. It wouldn’t be the show it is without each of us.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“You can’t predict what someone else is going to do and when someone else is going to leave.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“When you leave L.A. and go to another city, guys are normal again. They like girls their own age.”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I have had no plastic surgery on my face. Can I leave it at that?”

― Jennifer Flavin

“I was in Minnesota and Illinois when I wrote ‘How to Leave Hialeah.’ When I come to Miami, I’m happy. I don’t need to write in Miami.”

― Jennine Capó Crucet

“I feel like it’s my responsibility not to leave the listener in a pool of dread.”

― Jens Lekman

“It’s difficult to leave FC Bayern. Everything has to fall in place to top this club if I do it.”

― Jerome Boateng

“Advertising is what I do. It’s got me everything I have, and I’m not going to leave it.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Nothing is so dear as what you’re about to leave.”

― Jessamyn West

“How I draw and how I leave things out is parallel in some ways to the non-verbal soundscape in radio stories.”

― Jessica Abel

“It’s very natural for me now. A lot of airplanes, a lot of flights, a lot of hotels. Go home to pack and leave. But I’m used to it.”

― Jessica Jung

“I took a $40k pay cut to leave my technical copywriter job and work for $6k a year.”

― Jill Ellis

“I’m being all of me, and it feels stupendous. I don’t want to leave this feeling.”

― Jill Scott

“I can’t leave anywhere without making my bed; it’s ingrained.”

― Jillian Hervey

“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.”

― Jim Henson

“I leave a $100 bill and a note to the housekeeper at every hotel I’ve ever been in. It’s important to write that they’re recognized and appreciated.”

― Jim Irsay

“We do not realize what we have on Earth until we leave it.”

― Jim Lovell

“I’ve had some ‘riotous excursions of the human spirit’ alongside the young Sailors and Marines, and it’s time to leave the stage to the young leaders who got their rank the old-fashioned way – they earned their stripes in combat.”

― Jim Mattis

“Ineos is a friendly organisation. Very few people leave. It’s collegiate. There’s not much politics, and we like decent people. We don’t like arrogance or bullies.”

― Jim Ratcliffe

“After all, it’s very important for any big-name designer to have a couture range. I leave the ready-to-wear to my partner and team.”

― Jimmy Choo

“Why can’t everybody leave everybody else the hell alone.”

― Jimmy Durante

“I’m an actor. I love to act. That’s my job. I’ll leave the politicking to others.”

― Jimmy Smits

“I’m not going to leave one of the best shows to do another TV show.”

― Jimmy Smits

“Immigration is a legitimate concern, but it’s not a good reason to leave the E.U.”

― Jo Cox

“The piece of legislation that I’m so excited and delighted to be doing is shared parental leave.”

― Jo Swinson

“Far from the quick and easy exit that Leave campaigners once promised, Brexit has become mired in its own internal contradictions.”

― Jo Swinson

“I think it is shocking that 15- and 16-year-olds leave school unable to add up and with the reading ability of a four-year-old.”

― Joan Collins

“I leave for the show at least an hour ahead, and I do some vocal warm-ups, and that’s pretty much it.”

― Joan Jett

“My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.”

― Joan Rivers

“Every fighter, when they box, wants to leave a mark in their sport, or a legacy, and I managed to do that beyond my wildest dreams.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“To be honest, most of the time you leave the theater, and you’re like, ‘Well, that was nice, but where did I park?’ It doesn’t really stick with you.”

― Joe Carnahan

“The strongest, richest, greatest nation in the world shouldn’t leave anyone behind.”

― Joe Kennedy III

“Either we leave our descendants an endowment of zero poverty, zero fossil-fuel use, and zero biodiversity loss, or we leave them facing a tax bill from Earth that could wipe them out.”

― Johan Rockstrom

“Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I want to make sure I leave no stone unturned when it comes to my career.”

― Johanna Konta

“It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.”

― Johannes Brahms

“You don’t have to leave the world to be holy and grow closer to the Holy One.”

― Johannes Tauler

“Being the founding member of Loser, my decision to leave was not an easy one.”

― John 5

“It’s not what you play but what you leave out that makes the difference.”

― John Barrow

“Kentucky is the best job in basketball coaching. Why would I leave?”

― John Calipari

“I never thought Marquis Teague would leave after a year.”

― John Calipari

“I’d much rather leave £2bn to charity, or £3bn or £4bn, than £1bn. That is my motivation to carry on working as hard as I do.”

― John Caudwell

“According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave.”

― John Conyers

“I’ve written a lot about southern California, but I don’t use the same characters. Leave the people in the songs in the songs, is my philosophy.”

― John Darnielle

“As far as trying to analyze all the attention I received, I will leave that to others.”

― John Glenn

“I don’t want to leave the house, and I don’t want to settle down.”

― John Grant

“I get into lab early and leave a bit early, too. So I like to have an hour or two before everybody comes in.”

― John Gurdon

“I don’t consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue – I seldom leave the country.”

― John Hughes

“It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.”

― John Hunt Morgan

“Everybody’s got to work with Roger Corman. You can’t leave out that experience.”

― John Hurt

“This is not about Republican or Democrat. It is about our children, it’s about our families, it is about our country, and frankly, ladies and gentlemen, it is about the world. We’ve got to leave here and march, and make sure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are president and vice president of the United States.”

― John Kasich

“I’ve always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave.”

― John Key

“There’s no question that if we stay on planet Earth and never leave, that eventually we’ll be wiped out.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“You cannot tell the enemy you’re going to leave and expect the enemy to not – and expect to succeed. I mean, that’s just a fundamental of warfare.”

― John McCain

“I’m a Navy brat. You find that a lot of stage actors are Army or Navy brats, because they have the ability to make a big impression, make friends, and then leave just a few months later.”

― John Michael Higgins

“I left for Fiji 36 hours after we wrapped ‘Lucha Underground’ season 4. The producers of ‘Lucha Underground’ had to bend over backwards to get me wrapped out of the season to leave for ‘Survivor.’”

― John Morrison

“I knew I wanted to do a movie, an action movie, and when I left WWE in 2011, I didn’t specifically know. I didn’t leave to do ‘Boone: The Bounty Hunter.’”

― John Morrison

“We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy towards our tournament preparations.”

― John O’Neill

“In my love-challenged condition, seeing a difficulty for someone else can leave me feeling a little more smug or superior-by-comparison.”

― John Ortberg

“All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit.”

― John Owen

“I very much enjoyed my career in science. I didn’t leave science because I was disillusioned, but felt I’d done my bit for it after about twenty-five years.”

― John Polkinghorne

“Horrible bosses may be one of the reasons why we decide to leave a company, but they can also teach us how not to lead teams when we have that responsibility.”

― John Rampton

“I find in most circumstances, people leave bosses, not companies.”

― John Rampton

“If we leave the E.U., we will regain control of our own money.”

― John Redwood

“As we leave the E.U., the U.K. can turn its back on the austerity policies that have been the hallmark of the euro area.”

― John Redwood

“You can either invade a country or leave them alone and trade with them. When goods cross borders, armies don’t.”

― John Stossel

“The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing when it is no longer doubtful is the cause of half their errors.”

― John Stuart Mill

“People leave their manager; they don’t leave companies.”

― John Stumpf

“There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now.”

― John Thune

“I don’t know how films get made, and I think I’ll leave it to other people.”

― John Tiffany

“I’m able to leave Don Draper at work. I’m quite dissimilar from him in real life.”

― Jon Hamm

“Build a rocket ship and leave the earth!”

― Jon Heder

“I desire to leave this world as I entered it – barefoot and broke.”

― Jon Huntsman, Sr.

“I don’t think you ever leave Star Trek for good.”

― Jonathan Frakes

“We try to develop products that seem somehow inevitable, that leave you with the sense that that’s the only possible solution that makes sense.”

― Jonathan Ive

“An early remedy for malaria called for tossing the sufferer, Br’er Rabbit-style, into a prickly bush; in his hasty retreat, went the thinking, he might leave the fever behind. Orally-administered cobwebs were also deemed effective.”

― Jonathan Miles

“I wrote the screenplay for ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ – all 40 drafts of it.”

― Jonathan Tropper

“I came to Liverpool wanting to stay here for the rest of my career. I certainly didn’t want to leave after a year.”

― Jordan Henderson

“What I want is to leave this sport as champion. I want to be the only featherweight champion. That’s when I’ll leave the sport.”

― Jose Aldo

“Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing.”

― Jose Marti

“Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.”

― Josef Albers

“Frankly, I’d like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.”

― Joseph Heller

“I’d like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.”

― Joseph Heller

“Everyone wants to escape, everyone’s drawn to escapism to leave their lives for an hour or two, and we’re all so curious as human beings.”

― Josh Bowman

“Whenever I grump when the alarm goes off, it’s immediately replaced by, ‘But I get to leave my office at 11 A.M. and be with my daughter all day.’”

― Josh Elliott

“My main source of reading is scripts, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for books.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“Every writer loves the idea of being able to go in and fix a problem and then leave without obligation. It’s fun!”

― Joss Whedon

“A romance novel should leave readers joyous. My books all have happy endings.”

― Judith McNaught

“Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ has been targeted by censors for promoting New Ageism, and Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ for promoting racism. Gee, where does that leave the kids?”

― Judy Blume

“I’m an optimistic person, so I like to leave my readers with a sense of hopefulness.”

― Judy Blume

“I’m a born and bred New Yorker. I belong here. Everytime I leave it’s like losing a leg.”

― Judy Holliday

“It’s nice to leave on top.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“I do love all types of music. I could be in a session for eight hours, and when I leave, I’ll instinctively go to the radio or put on my favourite songs.”

― Julia Michaels

“I love being a Patriot, and we’ll leave it at that.”

― Julian Edelman

“We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave, or for being unfaithful in their business.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“It’s not very wise to keep a player who has just one year left on his contract and really wants to leave.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“We don’t want people to leave the stadium until the game finishes.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“I leave the hip thrusts to Michael Jackson.”

― Justin Bieber

“I have turned into a bit of a homebody as I’ve gotten older. I don’t really like to leave the couch in Los Angeles, but when a job comes around that you feel you have to do, you get up and do it.”

― Justin Kirk

“I want to do what I love, which is act, and hopefully through that, leave a positive impact somehow, someway, with somebody.”

― Justin Lee

“I’d rather have 100,000 people who really get what I’m doing and like it for what it is than a million who can take it or leave it.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“I detest flying anywhere. Left to my own devices, I’d never leave my keyboard.”

― Kage Baker

“I’m the sort of writer who likes to leave doors open for readers.”

― Kameron Hurley

“The kaali dal from Amritsar, cooked in desi ghee, is one of my favourites. It is a very heavy dish, but you can’t leave Amritsar without eating this classic.”

― Kapil Sharma

“I want to leave this company in the best possible shape.”

― Karen Kain

“You don’t just leave Los Angeles. Such a departure requires magical intervention. You can’t simply purchase a ticket to another destination. You must disappear.”

― Kate Braverman

“There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.”

― Kate Chopin

“The male muse is an unaccountably rare thing in art. Where does that leave female artists looking for inspiration?”

― Kate Christensen

“I would never write a sentence that didn’t have a nice rhythm, or at least I wouldn’t leave it to be published like that. It seems to me that prose mustn’t be prosaic.”

― Kate Grenville

“I’ve never left them to go do a film. No, we all go together. I could never leave them. My kids are my whole world.”

― Kate Winslet

“I had a stalker break into my house a couple times. They didn’t leave any fingerprints or take anything – I was being followed.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“As for getting married, I don’t have strong feelings, really – I can take or leave it.”

― Katherine Kelly

“You think Trump cares if you leave? He wants power, not prosperity.”

― Katherine Ryan

“Most memoir writers will tell you that the hardest part of writing a memoir isn’t what to include, but what to leave out.”

― Kathleen Flinn

“If I could compete at home, and never leave Rochester, I’d be in perfect condition.”

― Katie Hoff

“I can’t just be the girl who sang ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ I have to leave a legacy.”

― Katy Perry

“I have never wanted to leave Malayalam films.”

― Keerthy Suresh

“Who cares how many miles per hour the ball traveled once it left the bat, or how high the ball traveled in degrees, or how many seconds it took to leave the ballpark?”

― Keith Hernandez

“The Bank of England’s Carney is worried the shock of Britain’s vote to leave the E.U. could cause households and businesses to temporarily halt spending, which could stop the economy and even spur a recession.”

― Kelly Evans

“I always leave room for serendipity and chance.”

― Ken Stott

“Leave undone whatever you hesitate to do.”

― Kenko Yoshida

“I want to make sure I don’t leave any money for my kids, so I’m going to spend it all on clothes.”

― Kenya Barris

“I’m here now playing for Chelsea. I chose to leave my home at Athletic Bilbao, and it was an important step in my career.”

― Kepa Arrizabalaga

“When I left Estonia, I was 16. I just wanted to leave; I wanted to see the world so much.”

― Kerli

“Whole communities have been devastated as good-paying jobs continue to leave the U.S.”

― Kevin Brady

“Print is definitely more nutritious. When I leave a website, I’m hungry again an hour later – especially the Chinese websites.”

― Kevin Nealon

“I am a bit obsessive about tidiness. I need to make my bed in the morning and leave it perfectly made up.”

― Kiefer Sutherland

“I barely leave my cage, my house.”

― Kim Coates

“Performing, I can take it or leave it. Horticulture is far more challenging. I’m absolutely fascinated by it.”

― Kim Wilde

“I think you never leave what you learn.”

― Kirby Smart

“I’d like to be taller. I’d like my baby fat to leave.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“I’m grateful that President Trump is willing to talk about paid leave, but his policy, unfortunately, is woefully inadequate.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“I have a neat and tidy bed when I reach home but a cluttered one by the time I leave.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.”

― Kofi Annan

“You have to leave things that you love.”

― Kristen Wiig

“As my children leave the protected parameters of the bay called childhood and enter the wavier seas of adolescence, I’m starting to get seasick.”

― Kristin Armstrong

“I will not leave my South films for a Hindi film. I want to be sincere to my South film makers and commitments. Only if my dates are not clashing with any of my South films will I do Hindi films.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“I’m a weirdo. I don’t leave the house unless I have to.”

― Krysten Ritter

“People don’t have a constitutional right to leave loaded guns lying around. And if they choose to do so – and a kid gets shot and killed because of it – it’s not an accident. It’s negligent homicide.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“All of my surroundings influence my songwriting. It’s autobiographical, although I leave enough space so it’s relatable.”

― Kurt Vile

“When I leave a recording session, there is usually a lot of paranoia or superstition on my part, like I’m afraid to hear what we’ve done.”

― Kurt Vile

“I don’t leave home without my Skullcandy Crushers. I don’t leave home without my Bible, without my phone, and without my computer.”

― Kyrie Irving

“To leave Afghanistan as a playground for terrorists and adventurers was simply not possible anymore.”

― Lakhdar Brahimi

“So, it was a tough decision to leave Facebook, but it was definitely the right decision. I haven’t regretted it at all.”

― Lars Rasmussen

“There are so many songs that I could not sing the way I wanted to. When such songs come on television or radio, I shut them off or leave the room.”

― Lata Mangeshkar

“There’s a horrible stereotype of both the romance writer and the romance reader as somehow undereducated and unprofessional, when in fact there are a number of incredibly well-educated professional women who have chosen to leave their other careers and go into writing romance.”

― Lauren Willig

“My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people.”

― Laurie Anderson

“I have but one rule at my table. You may leave your cabbage, but you’ll sit still and behave until I’ve eaten mine.”

― Laurie Graham

“Roger Goodell is doing his job. He’s front office. Whatever he says goes, and I’ll leave it at that.”

― Lawrence Timmons

“Director of any film is very important, and an actor has to leave himself in his hands to mould.”

― Leander Paes

“Stay on top of your finances. Don’t leave that up to others.”

― Leif Garrett

“We have people from places like Oracle, Microsoft, Intuit. Sama plays a huge role in why people leave lucrative careers to join a social enterprise.”

― Leila Janah

“It took me forever to leave Chicago. I went to Columbia College because I wasn’t ready to leave! My professors had to kick me in the pants to move to Los Angeles.”

― Lena Waithe

“I did not leave Twitter.”

― Leslie Jones

“I don’t want to leave anything offstage.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch.”

― Lewis Thomas

“The idea of taking off my shoes and trying on all these clothes is so exhausting, I just leave.”

― Lexa Doig

“We need to leave to the market and society what they can do well.”

― Li Keqiang

“It was a big decision to leave the system because many people said I would fail.”

― Li Na

“Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution to the knowledge of the world.”

― Liberty Hyde Bailey

“The musicals that leave us kind of staggering on our feet are the ones that really reach for a lot.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“I knew if I were ever to leave ‘Godspell,’ which I loved so much, it would have to be for something really spectacular.”

― Lindsay Mendez

“Another thing that was unique about working on this stuff was that I was engineering it. I used many of the things I had learned while I was away from the band. It sort of vindicated my decision to leave in ’87.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“The modern stuff, I can take it or leave it. I like its danceability, but the DJs talk a lot of nonsense.”

― Linton Kwesi Johnson

“I don’t expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University. Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places.”

― Linus Torvalds

“If it weren’t for book tours, I would never leave my house.”

― Lisa Scottoline

“I’m Hispanic – don’t mess around with my coffee. Leave my beans alone.”

― Liz Torres

“For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.”

― Lord Byron

“Nobody told me to leave Liverpool. I didn’t run away from Liverpool.”

― Loris Karius

“I always lived with guitarists. When they would leave, I would just pick up their acoustic guitars and start doing finger picking and write.”

― Lou Doillon

“I grew up in Wahpeton, N.D., and I didn’t leave until I was 18, and I’ve kept going back.”

― Louise Erdrich

“If you leave songs sitting around, you do yourself a disservice. You have to put them out there.”

― LP

“Leave women to find their sphere.”

― Lucy Stone

“When I leave Barca, I’m sure I’ll take at least a year off.”

― Luis Enrique

“I never seem to leave L.A., though I left L.A.”

― Lydia Millet

“I like to leave a film open-ended, with a lingering feeling. I’ll not do sequels of any of my films till I have subjects to explore.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.”

― Mae West

“We want the Israelis to leave. They want to leave – so let us let them leave.”

― Mahmoud Abbas

“Even when we think or talk about recycling, lots of recyclable stuff ends up getting incinerated or in landfills and leaving many municipalities, diversion rates – they leave much to be recycled. And where is this waste handled? Usually in poor communities.”

― Majora Carter

“I came into this league by myself, and I’ll leave by myself.”

― Malik Jackson

“I think we can leave mullets back in the ’80s. I’m really not a big fan of them.”

― Malin Akerman

“The ‘We Have Overcome’ generation has run out of intellectual creativity but refuses to leave the political stage.”

― Manning Marable

“Tempers flare at times. That’s what good teams do: they react to things and go out there and leave it all on the field.”

― Manny Machado

“Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.”

― Marcel Proust

“I leave my emotions at home.”

― Marco Pierre White

“The free enterprise system does not leave people behind.”

― Marco Rubio

“I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I’m supposed to leave, and that I truly hate airports.”

― Marcus Brigstocke

“For my eightieth year warns me to pack up my baggage before I leave life.”

― Marcus Terentius Varro

“Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“I don’t join or leave things lightly.”

― Margaret Beckett

“You don’t leave Australia unless you are passionate. Any Australian actor who comes to America is really committed. There are no dabblers – it’s all or nothing.”

― Margot Robbie

“Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gift of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us.”

― Maria Shriver

“We’re naturally programmed to endure a muddle of emotions as we leave childhood behind.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“Leave me in a room with some crayons and I’ll draw on the wall.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I’m afraid that they’re going to leave.”

― Marilyn Manson

“It does our Muslim compatriots no favors to fuel suspicions and leave things unspoken.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I’m asking the Israelis to choose their nationality. It doesn’t mean that if they don’t choose French nationality, they have to leave.”

― Marine Le Pen

“We had been told that it was not possible to leave the E.U., and the U.K. has just demonstrated that, when the people want it, we can set up the conditions to exit the E.U.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I don’t say every country has to leave the euro… But we have to leave the possibility if a country wants to leave.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I consider that France does not have to submit to the calendar of the United States, so I want France to leave the integrated command of NATO.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Providing working Minnesotans with at least seven days of paid sick leave every year is the right thing to do to. It benefits our families and helps our businesses become more worker friendly and family friendly.”

― Mark Dayton

“The British people voted to leave the European Union – let’s just leave.”

― Mark Francois

“Washington has become this place that people don’t leave. It has become this permanent feudal class.”

― Mark Leibovich

“What strikes me when I leave Washington is the extent to which there’s a huge disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country. The rest of the country is not hyper partisan.”

― Mark McKinnon

“I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.”

― Mark Millar

“The goal of Sunday is to leave my home as little as possible.”

― Mark Morris

“I was very much surprised by the Johnson/Gove proposals to make it harder for Europeans to work in the U.K. if Britain were to vote to leave the E.U.”

― Mark Rutte

“When you’re shooting a movie that’s not necessarily a huge budget, you have to think about what you can leave out and still make it interesting.”

― Mark Sheppard

“People either leave or they stay.”

― Mark Thomas

“Actors need to trust themselves. If you trust yourself, you can trust others and leave the director outside.”

― Martin Landau

“Let everyone leave all the guns – British guns and Irish guns – outside the door.”

― Martin McGuinness

“Let’s leave beside them in another pile all the injustices which exist in the northern state.”

― Martin McGuinness

“If there is a vote in Britain to leave the E.U. there is a democratic imperative to provide Irish citizens with the right to vote in a border poll to end partition and retain a role in the E.U.”

― Martin McGuinness

“You could count on the fingers of one hand the number of people in the north who said to me, ‘When did you leave the IRA?’”

― Martin McGuinness

“What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave. He wanted to stay, but staying would have meant the total destruction of Tibet, because he would have died and that would have ripped the heart out of his people.”

― Martin Scorsese

“The great songs just come out. If it comes quick, just leave it that way.”

― Marty Robbins

“The Bible tells us that we’re supposed to leave an inheritance for children.”

― Marvin Sapp

“I have decided to leave Facebook and Oculus to work on curing diseases using some new imaging technologies I’ve been incubating for awhile.”

― Mary Lou Jepsen

“So who or what is to blame for baseball games that go on forever? Two oft-cited culprits are constant replay calls and batters who leave the box in between every pitch to adjust their gloves and helmet and shin guards and elbow pads and then knock the dirt off their cleats before working up their stride for the next at-bat.”

― Mary Pilon

“Ramen is a dish that’s very high in calories and sodium. One way to make it slightly healthier is to leave the soup and just eat the noodles.”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.”

― Mason Cooley

“If the opponents are really clammed up, you need to pass around them. If they leave gaps, you pass between the lines.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“We don’t want to leave the coal in the ground, and that necessarily is going to involve better technology with regard to clean uses of coal.”

― Matt Mead

“Leave the euro? Surely yes.”

― Matteo Salvini

“I don’t want to leave euro or leave the European Union.”

― Matteo Salvini

“With my work, it’s not possible to just cast a production and leave it. I have to nurture the group of dancers to make it happen.”

― Matthew Bourne

“In all the shows I’ve done, I’m always the first to leave – it’s in my make-up.”

― Matthew Morrison

“I would eventually leave the business in 1999 to work full-time as a writer, but during the previous decade, I would advise French businessmen on how to succeed in Germany; tell Americans what to do in Eastern Europe; show the Spanish how to become more like the Americans. I spent one particularly haunting year advising bankers in Mexico.”

― Matthew Stewart

“I don’t usually Skype. I’ve used it once, but my boyfriend had to leave instructions: ‘This is how you Skype me.’ We do it for the business, of course – we have the site and trade online – but, personally, I’m not passionate about it.”

― Matthew Williamson

“I had the dream of playing in the Champions League in the Inter shirt, and therefore, I couldn’t leave.”

― Mauro Icardi

“We are running out of time. We need a strategy to win in Iraq or an exit strategy to leave.”

― Max Cleland

“You don’t want to leave ‘what if’s in life.”

― Max Greenfield

“I watch a lot DVDs. I don’t leave my room too much.”

― Max Minghella

“The War will leave none of us as it found us.”

― May Sinclair

“I used to draw and illustrate, but I don’t do that anymore because I just like to write. I like to leave the illustrations to actual professional illustrators.”

― Meg Cabot

“This is me. Take it or leave it.”

― Melanie Chisholm

“Anyone who’s working in manufacturing here should know they will have increased opportunities if we leave the European Union.”

― Michael Gove

“There are economic risks if we leave, economic risks if we remain.”

― Michael Gove

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

― Michael Jackson

“The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.”

― Michael Landon

“A lot of Americans don’t really leave the country.”

― Michael Pena

“I feel that I’m leaving Williamstown too early, but I’d rather leave too early than too late.”

― Michael Ritchie

“She didn’t leave any written instructions. She has verbally expressed her wishes to me and other people.”

― Michael Schiavo

“I have to say it’s been tough to leave the Ferrari family, which has been a big part of my career.”

― Michael Schumacher

“We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“I actually got reprimanded by Stevie Nicks, who was like, ‘You’re sharing too much! You need to leave an air of mystery.’”

― Michelle Branch

“Rio has been absolutely epic. I did leave my heart out there, and I wanted to do everybody proud.”

― Michelle Carter

“I will never leave television.”

― Michelle MacLaren

“I always felt ,like, I’ll leave autobiographies to the people who are kind of iconic.”

― Michelle Visage

“I leave my editor to put the periods and commas in.”

― Mick Foley

“I would leave my wife for Whataburger.”

― Mick Foley

“Leave it to an Obama supporter to bring up Iraq in the middle of a conversation about the swine flu pandemic.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m not a politician; I’m a very open, honest guy, and that’s the way it is – that’s the way I am; take it or leave it.”

― Mike Portnoy

“Elvis couldn’t leave the hotel except under heavy guard. It was incredible how they went wild over him.”

― Minnie Pearl

“I grew up in the industry, so this whole entertainment thing is my world. If I had to leave it, maybe I’d be a race-car driver. That’d be awesome.”

― Mitchel Musso

“I travel so much that when I’m not traveling, I’m just kind of curled up in a ball here, not wanting to leave or see anyone.”

― Molly Crabapple

“I really understand where Alice is coming from – I’ve been in exactly the same place coming from a small town and knowing that I need to do other things, that I have to leave.”

― Molly Parker

“When I was in L.A., I thought I would never leave.”

― Molly Qerim

“I just needed to leave Hollywood.”

― Molly Ringwald

“A lot of sponsors over the years have left us. They’ve all come back. But they chose to leave us for a while because of stories we have done about them or their products or their friend’s products or whatever.”

― Morley Safer

“Whether a player has played one match or a hundred, we should give him respect for what he has achieved and leave it at that.”

― MS Dhoni

“I repeat my demand that the occupier leave the land of our beloved Iraq unconditionally, without retaining bases or signing agreements.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“He can’t decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed.”

― Murray Walker

“I’m the kind of person, I leave a little space for better.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“Instead of passing on choppy waters to the next generation, we should endeavor to leave them a calmer sea.”

― Najib Razak

“More than anything else, I love to act and leave the rest to my director.”

― Nana Patekar

“Hillary Clinton wants to leave behind No Child Left Behind.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Often the most unexpected, unpredictable moments in life are the ones that leave the biggest impression and that teach us to roll with the punches.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“The Tea Partiers don’t want all regulations eliminated. They just want laws that can be understood and regulations that aren’t going to destroy businesses, or leave deserving veterans without a source for a mortgage loan.”

― Neal Boortz

“Writing doesn’t leave much time for hobbies, unless you consider that I began writing as a hobby and have made the hobby into a profession.”

― Nelson DeMille

“I think every player should be allowed to stay or leave a club.”

― Neymar

“I believe that if I come home from a stressful day on the set, I just have to leave it there.”

― Nia Vardalos

“Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.”

― Nicholas Lea

“I just want to leave this world with a massive catalog of songs.”

― Nick Cave

“The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture, history and geography, we are a European nation.”

― Nick Clegg

“Over the last six years, airlines have experienced severe financial pressure to leave smaller communities, making demands on the EAS program even greater.”

― Nick Rahall

“I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It’s the one thing I don’t want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me.”

― Nicole Kidman

“The Corbynista brand of politics representing metropolitan, middle class, pro-open border values is far removed from millions of Labour voters, especially those who voted Leave in the referendum.”

― Nigel Farage

“The Leave side can only win if we have an effective ground campaign comprising of activists from across the political spectrum working together.”

― Nigel Farage

“Only by working together, as a broad coalition, can the Leave side win.”

― Nigel Farage

“If our system of cabinet government is to work effectively, the prime minister of the day must appoint ministers he or she trusts and then leave them to carry out that policy.”

― Nigel Lawson

“When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to heal, so that you can skin them again.”

― Nikita Khrushchev

“When I leave this world, I don’t want to leave just having a well-known name but having made a difference.”

― Nikki Bella

“You leave part of yourself on every stage you’re on. How could you not live in the air somehow?”

― Nina Arianda

“I want to shake people up so bad, that when they leave a nightclub where I’ve performed, I just want them to be to pieces.”

― Nina Simone

“When I go on a hike, I leave my phone in the car.”

― Noah Centineo

“If I’m eating, I’ll leave my phone places and don’t touch it for a few hours, daily.”

― Noah Centineo

“Empires inevitably fall, and when they do, history judges them for the legacies they leave behind.”

― Noah Feldman

“I think what often happens when people leave their spouse for someone else is they tend to go for the opposite of what they already have.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“We are Bayern Munich and English teams always have trouble as soon as they leave the island.”

― Oliver Kahn

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The fact is that the coach wanted to recruit a new striker, and with Aubameyang’s signing at Arsenal, there were three top strikers, and that’s why I decided to leave.”

― Olivier Giroud

“When Jesus then is with the multitudes, He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house, and it is an act which springs from His love of men to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him.”

― Origen

“The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.”

― Oswald Chambers

“Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking areas still need to be optimized, for example so that emergency medical services can leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster.”

― Otto Schily

“We cannot afford to leave the poor behind.”

― P. Chidambaram

“We have to make their livelihoods viable, get them the proper prices for their produce, try and make them stay rather than sell their property and leave again.”

― Paddy Ashdown

“I have this phobia: I don’t like mirrors. And I don’t watch myself on television. If anything comes on, I make them shut it off, or I leave the room.”

― Pamela Anderson

“I have great respect for the Premier League, but why leave Milan? I’ve got everything I want here.”

― Paolo Maldini

“If I want to relax and not do anything, I don’t want to leave home.”

― Park Chan-wook

“It was a very difficult decision to leave United.”

― Park Ji-sung

“I was spending all my time at the ‘Crimson’ – like, 70 hours a week – and I didn’t go to class for, like, a year. I failed out of school. I had to leave Harvard, really, halfway through my tenure as the ‘Crimson’ managing editor. It was this incredibly humiliating and shocking experience.”

― Parker Conrad

“If Harvard officials ban the microfridge, it will leave undergraduates without any cooking appliances at all allowed in their rooms.”

― Parker Conrad

“We plan tours months in advance, and you leave a few days off here and there where you feel you’ll be tired after some shows, but if other opportunities keep coming in, those days get swallowed very quickly, and it’s an impossibility to get this stuff right.”

― Passenger

“How does one leave Social Security and Medicare untouched, grow defense by more than $50 billion, slash taxes, launch a $1 trillion infrastructure program – and not explode the deficit and national debt?”

― Pat Buchanan

“There is nothing worse than bright lighting – it isn’t flattering and makes the glamorous women want to leave.”

― Patrick Cox

“How you leave the reader is so important – not the climax; I call it the ‘exit feeling’.”

― Patrick Ness

“If your label won’t let you have the cover you want or sing the songs you want, then leave!”

― Patti Smith

“I looked at comics like a buffet table, where you take a little bit of something and leave the other stuff behind.”

― Paul Dini

“I hope we’ll be able to solve these problems before we leave.”

― Paul Erdos

“It’s time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.”

― Paul McCartney

“I can take pot or leave it. I got busted in Japan for it. I was nine days without it and there wasn’t a hint of withdrawal, nothing.”

― Paul McCartney

“Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.”

― Paul Simon

“There must be 50 ways to leave your lover.”

― Paul Simon

“When I was 25, I was in a show called ‘Bajour,’ and I was going to leave the show because I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t sing, and I couldn’t do the basic dance steps I had to do. Fortunately, two actors in the production – who were also yoga instructors – taught me some breathing exercises, and my asthma was cured that day.”

― Paul Sorvino

“My house is a place I have spent many years improving to the point where I have no desire to leave it.”

― Paul Theroux

“I want to hear as much music as I possibly can before I leave this mortal coil but it’s impossible to hear it all because there’s so much of it.”

― Paul Weller

“I’m a sucker for movie reruns. Anytime they’re on, I can’t leave the house.”

― Paul Wesley

“Conservative voters increasingly understand that the one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.”

― Paul Weyrich

“I want to leave a mark on society.”

― Penny Hardaway

“Kenny Dalglish was absolutely right: anyone that doesn’t want to be at Liverpool can leave. Players will come and go.”

― Pepe Reina

“My three seasons in Villarreal have been magnificent, and I’m sad to leave.”

― Pepe Reina

“Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone.”

― Pete Rose

“Why can’t jazz musicians just leave a melody alone?”

― Peter Capaldi

“It definitely gets challenging at times. I travel a lot more now, and its never easy having to leave the kids, even if its for a few days.”

― Peter Facinelli

“I didn’t leave the band to go solo so much as to stop feeling like a production item.”

― Peter Gabriel

“The industry has to have the audience in order to make these films. So it’s a serious thing – how do you get people to leave their houses and go to the theater?”

― Peter Jackson

“It’s madness to hand in a script to a director, leave them alone, and for the director not to want the writer there with rehearsals and the shoot.”

― Peter Morgan

“Managers come and go, and first-team coaches and players can leave suddenly.”

― Petr Cech

“It’s usually when the cameras leave that the support leaves as well.”

― Petra Nemcova

“End of the war would be when the Russian occupation troops leave Ukrainian territory and we close the uncontrolled part of the Russian-Ukrainian border.”

― Petro Poroshenko

“I have to leave the games now if the announcer says something I don’t agree with. I’m thinking, ‘Peyton, it is not healthy to be all worked up before a game.’”

― Peyton Manning

“Everyone depending on foreign fuels are all too inclined, it seems, to let jobs leave this country.”

― Phil Gingrey

“When the band would leave the stage, and then the audience would just take over, and keep the groove goin’.”

― Phil Lesh

“I wanted success. I was ambitious. I didn’t leave United to see out my career picking up wages.”

― Phil Neville

“Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath?”

― Phil Ochs

“When I’ve had a talk with someone, I like them to leave unconfused. No need for contention.”

― Philip Green

“If I don’t measure up as an American writer, at least leave me to my delusion.”

― Philip Roth

“As a high wire walker, I do not allow myself to ‘leave the wire’ during a performance.”

― Philippe Petit

“There’s so many careers that didn’t happen because women are like, ‘I can’t deal with this harassment. I’m going to leave this industry.’”

― Phoebe Robinson

“We had an agreement with Borussia that I could leave. It didn’t happen. It is a disappointment. But I’m also happy to stay.”

― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

“It’s not the case that carbon dioxide drives temperatures. When you leave Ice Ages, it’s the other way around: The temperatures go up first, and then carbon dioxide levels go up.”

― Piers Corbyn

“The paparazzi stuff is a little weird. I used to leave the house in my pajamas. I can’t do that anymore, but I’m not complaining!”

― Pixie Lott

“I leave from where the apostle arrived.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“My intent is never to leave Latin music. I definitely still want to release bachata albums.”

― Prince Royce

“Each player wants to perform in every match he plays. Sometimes it happens; sometimes it doesn’t. If I am not able to perform in a given match, I leave that behind.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“The only way to keep the British economy secure is to leave the E.U.”

― Priti Patel

“Once we leave the E.U., we will be able to slash the £600 million of costs of Brussels bureaucracy that hold back our businesses.”

― Priti Patel

“One of the reasons people voted to leave the E.U. is so that we could have the freedom to strike trade deals with countries outside the E.U. Staying locked into the customs union prevents this.”

― Priti Patel

“The ability to control our borders stands at the heart of the debate on whether or not Britain should leave the European Union.”

― Priti Patel

“Maternity leave and parental leave is absolutely vital for strengthening families. It’s an issue for men and women.”

― Quentin Bryce

“You don’t want R&B singers to get into beef. Leave that to the rappers, let them do that – R&B, be classy.”

― R. Kelly

“If I take up something, then it’s only because I love it so. It makes no sense to leave it just because I got a better offer.”

― Radhika Apte

“Demonetization crippled SMEs and has destroyed the unorganised sector, forcing workers to leave urban employment and go back to their villages looking for MNREGA work.”

― Rahul Gandhi

“Illinois is home to a disproportionate share of Dreamers and would suffer a significant economic blow should they be compelled to leave.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“The secretariat will play a pivotal role in decision-making above a certain level, where basic policies are involved, but below that, we will have to leave the implementation to whoever is in charge.”

― Rajiv Gandhi

“Whenever I like a character or a script, I take up the project and leave the rest to the audience.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“I eat at certain times. I got to leave the house at certain times. I shower at certain times before the game.”

― Rajon Rondo

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.”

― Ramakrishna

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It’s what you leave behind you when you go.”

― Randy Travis

“What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind.”

― Ratan Tata

“If I lose touch with that… the reason why I act… then I’ll leave it all. I don’t do it for fame or money.”

― Ray Fearon

“I didn’t want to have to follow ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ with another sitcom. Let it be my sitcom legacy, and leave it at that.”

― Ray Romano

“I’ll tell you the truth; I wanted to leave me for Sid Caesar.”

― Red Buttons

“I watch ESPN all day. If you come into my trailer, ESPN is on. That’s the first thing I do when I leave the set.”

― Regina King

“I will never leave choreography and will keep doing songs, too.”

― Remo D’Souza

“A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.”

― Rene Char

“You may leave a show, but you never leave that family.”

― Renee Elise Goldsberry

“A lot of performers don’t want to leave the circuit, the European opera house circuit, partly because most singers don’t sing many concerts, or at least not while they are in their prime.”

― Renee Fleming

“I had to learn how to not be a micro-manager. Maternity leave made me do that. I just couldn’t anymore.”

― Reshma Saujani

“I’m probably not very good at rom-com, being funny on demand; I’ll leave that to the comedians.”

― Richard C. Armitage

“Viewers who invest two hours in a superhero movie often leave feeling entertained but somehow dumber.”

― Richard Corliss

“I’m in spend-down. I’ve got a billion in cash. You can’t leave people a billion pounds, can you?”

― Richard Desmond

“The people of Gaza are trapped. Israel has sealed the border, and they have no way to leave the Gaza Strip to do business.”

― Richard Engel

“Mali exists mostly to itself. Few people go there. Few Malians leave. Most of Mali’s 13 million people live, and seem to live quite happily, off the rice, corn and millet they grow and the long-horn cattle and goats they keep.”

― Richard Engel

“I thus decided to leave the university forever and tried to find an industrial job in the United States.”

― Richard Ernst

“There are those who leave without our needing to detain them; we have said all there is to say.”

― Richard Eyre

“While migration is inevitable, the fact remains that most people leave their homes to escape violence and the certain persecution that comes from it.”

― Richard Grenell

“It wasn’t my intention ever to leave Chicago, that’s for sure.”

― Richard House

“The Athenians had an oath for someone who was about to become a citizen. They had to swear that ‘I shall leave the city not less but more beautiful than I found it.’”

― Richard Rogers

“Don’t leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.”

― Richard Wright

“It was sad leaving the BBC; not quite like being divorced, but you don’t leave after a period stretching from 1960 to 1999 without feeling a certain number of pangs.”

― Richie Benaud

“I do like to wrap things up and leave some things to the readers’ imagination.”

― Rick Riordan

“I think we ought to leave the law exactly the way it is, the 14th amendment.”

― Rick Scott

“I never knew when I was gong to leave. I might be walking over to a kid’s house, then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb and hitchhike across three states.”

― Rickie Lee Jones

“Before, I used to ask permission to my parents to leave the house. Now it’s – I ask permission to my children to leave the house. They own the house.”

― Ricky Martin

“I don’t want to leave Barcelona. I’m very happy here, and I want to stay on.”

― Rivaldo

“This acting is going to leave my stain. Not just my mark, because you can wipe a mark off. But a stain: it’s going to take a whole lot to get that out, and that’s how I’m going to leave my stain on this world.”

― RJ Cyler

“My coaches do all the breakdowns of my opponents, and I leave that up to them.”

― Robbie Lawler

“With so much at stake maybe I’ll just leave now.”

― Robert B. Parker

“Don’t give it to the audience; leave it to the audience.”

― Robert Blake

“My decision to leave applied mathematics for economics was in part tied to the widely-held popular belief in the 1960s that macroeconomics had made fundamental inroads into controlling business cycles and stopping dysfunctional unemployment and inflation.”

― Robert C. Merton

“Education is what you learn after you leave school.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“I watch a couple of fights to get a visual image in my head. I don’t like doing a lot of research on my opponents; I leave that to my coaches.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I’ve finally figured out how to make a Rodney Crowell record, and that’s let it be, leave the mistakes.”

― Rodney Crowell

“It’s kind of fun to be a clown. I’ve always played the clown. The clowns come on, get the biggest, juiciest laughs, and then leave.”

― Roger Bart

“To walk out on a marriage and leave a child was painful.”

― Roger Lloyd-Pack

“I want my music to leave an indelible mark.”

― Roger Miller

“We Brazilians, happily or unhappily, leave a lot to the last minute.”

― Romario

“We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”

― Ronald Reagan

“Israelis cannot enter Iran, so Israel, Iranian officials believe, has devoted huge resources to recruiting Iranians who leave the country on business trips and turning them into agents.”

― Ronen Bergman

“It was hard for me to leave because Everton were my boyhood club. I supported them from when I was a young kid.”

― Ross Barkley

“I have traveled to many places but have no desire to leave New Mexico.”

― Rudolfo Anaya

“I want to leave behind a literary legacy.”

― Rupi Kaur

“I was a hairdresser’s assistant. I used to get 20p tips for washing an old woman’s hair. I used to get there at 8 A.M., leave at 6 P.M. and get £10.”

― Russell Tovey

“If a player is racially insulted, he should have the right to leave the field.”

― Ruud Gullit

“As a kid, watching your dad leave, that’s pretty powerful.”

― Ryan Frazier

“Entrepreneurs, by disposition, are built to think big. When a role no longer affords those opportunities, it might be best to leave it in capable hands and move on.”

― Ryan Holmes

“The longer you’re stuck in a position that doesn’t truly challenge you, the less likely you’ll be able to leave it. Inertia, in fact, is one of my worst fears.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I’m not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“People would get up and leave so they would not have to sit anywhere near me.”

― Ryan White

“I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn’t leave many scraps for the writers.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“I am more focused on the games; things like contracts I leave with my agent.”

― Sadio Mane

“I think that souls agree to come in and do what they’re going to do and then leave when they’re going to leave. So there’s nothing tragic when a soul leaves. I think it was already preordained.”

― Sally Kirkland

“I don’t leave London, really, and I don’t do theatre, because I want to put the kids to bed.”

― Sally Phillips

“I’m very introverted. Easily a few days could go by where I would not really leave the house or talk to anybody other than my partner.”

― Sally Rooney

“I try to leave things as open ended as possible, not too overladen with meaning.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I want to leave a legacy behind that is undeniable.”

― Sami Zayn

“’Can’t Get Closer’ I originally recorded in about half an hour, just on my bed with a microphone. I actually re-recorded the song with a cleaner vocal take, but I decided to leave the demo version on there, just because I felt that instant where it was created is what captured the most emotion.”

― Sampha

“James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.”

― Samuel Beckett

“One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.”

― Samuel Butler

“To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.”

― Samuel Butler

“A lot of people criticised me when I opted to leave Italy for Russia. However, I’m convinced that I made the right decision to leave Inter.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move.”

― Samuel P. Huntington

“For the participants of whisper networks – often women – these networks hum below the surface. Whispers are take it or leave it. Whispers are a defense, not an offense.”

― Sarah Jeong

“Strikes always leave a bad taste with everyone.”

― Sarah Sutton

“My joking answer to this question is that I leave a bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy. In the morning, the milk is gone and there’s a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl.”

― Sarah Zettel

“Sometimes a director is making three films. Perhaps he is shooting a film in Madras and a film in Bombay and he can’t leave Madras as some shooting has to be done, so he directs by telephone. The shooting takes place. On schedule.”

― Satyajit Ray

“I’m fine at Atletico. I don’t want to leave.”

― Saul Niguez

“We were, as Arabs in Israel, educated not to leave our villages, in order to protect our identity.”

― Sayed Kashua

“When guys leave NXT and go to the main roster, those guys are already over.”

― Scott Hall

“If I could leave anybody with anything, it’s this – if you need help, ask for it.”

― Scott Hall

“When the fans spend money, you normally leave the audience happy.”

― Scott Hall

“I’m never going to leave my family hanging out to dry.”

― Scottie Pippen

“When the game is over, it’s over. We leave everything on the court.”

― Scottie Pippen

“When people leave cults, they don’t know that they left a cult.”

― Sean Durkin

“There are photographers who don’t really engage with their subject. It’s a really unfortunate phrase, but they take their photo and they leave with it. It works but I think it ultimately limits how profound the work can be.”

― Sebastian Junger

“I grew up middle class. My father was a public functionary who didn’t leave an inheritance, just debts.”

― Sebastian Pinera

“It’s sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“If I want to leave one thing here after I’m gone, it would be an incredible sense of humility.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“The work of community, love, reconciliation, restoration is the work we cannot leave up to politicians. This is the work we are all called to do.”

― Shane Claiborne

“I had no desire to leave ECW, but in ’95, I was reaching my mid 30s. I’d been the World Champ multiple times… I’d pretty much done everything in ECW – all I could do is repeat.”

― Shane Douglas

“I was the last person in the world that wanted to leave ECW.”

― Shane Douglas

“Most of the great players leave the game under their terms.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“I didn’t leave the Congress; I was expelled.”

― Sharad Pawar

“Our party is united. At times, some people may have disagreements and leave, but it is not a big issue.”

― Sharad Pawar

“Where workers are not free to change employers or leave the country without the permission of their employer, workers are, de facto, in forced labour.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I’m just lucky to be working; I’m not trying to leave a legacy.”

― Shaun Evans

“When I leave backstage, some of the fans ask if I’m a roadie, and I just tell them, ‘No, I’m the bus driver.’ And, of course, they believe it.”

― Shawn Crahan

“If I haven’t got someone to leave in five minutes for at least one of my films, then I’m not doing my job.”

― Shawn Crahan

“To get rid of swelling… I put green tea bags on my eyelids. Or I grab cold spoons that I leave in the freezer and put them on my eyes.”

― Shay Mitchell

“Any time I have to get on a plane and leave my kids for a few days, it’s kind of tortuous.”

― Sheena Easton

“I am not a multi-tasker. When I do one thing, I fully concentrate on it and leave the other thing aside.”

― Shenaz Treasury

“It took the producers a while to realize I wanted a full-bodied life. I wanted to get out before I felt I’d sacrificed so much to get somewhere that I couldn’t afford to leave.”

― Sherry Stringfield

“And what I saw happening is that women don’t make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“I really don’t have any plan to leave Facebook. I put it so many times on the record, and I just don’t get what to do to say it as clear as possible: I’m staying in Facebook; I really love my job.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“We leave people alone when they need us most.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“What is important is that one utilizes one’s intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one’s convictions. One should always leave room for doubt.”

― Shirin Ebadi

“I’ve made so many movies playing a hooker that they don’t pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser.”

― Shirley MacLaine

“I don’t really leave the house.”

― Sia

“On the other hand I have seen several, several top targets for these investigations of these terrorist activities that were allowed to leave the country – I’m not talking about weeks, I’m talking about months after 9/11.”

― Sibel Edmonds

“Most of my work is, I get an idea, and, with the help of Wikipedia, I can write. I don’t have to leave my apartment.”

― Simon Rich

“God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.”

― Simon Wiesenthal

“In sleep, we leave behind the sensory stimulation of the outside world.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“I lived in Cuba – I was there for one year in the 1950s. We built the famous nightclub, which is still there, Tropicana, and a restaurant, Montecatini, that I opened is still there. I was there when the U.S. ambassador said everyone must leave because Castro was arriving the next morning.”

― Sirio Maccioni

“I think in some ways, it can do a listener a disservice to explain a song. I think I’d rather leave a little room for people to put themselves in it.”

― St. Vincent

“I’m such a homebody. It’s actually quite tragic because, if I’m out for drinks, I’ll constantly be thinking about when it’s acceptable for me to leave.”

― Stacey Dooley

“Paid leave is worth every penny.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“In a financial crisis, only the Fed, as the lender of last resort, might stand between our economy and financial catastrophe. We must leave the Fed with the flexibility to provide liquidity in order to stop a financial panic.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“It’s our government; just leave us alone and… let the free market create the jobs.”

― Stephen Fincher

“The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves, to come out of the womb of nature.”

― Stephen Gardiner

“But I don’t want to leave until I see the breakthrough.”

― Stephen Lewis

“You leave America, then you go someplace else, you begin to create something totally different.”

― Stephon Marbury

“In corporations, the penalty for repeated failure on known tasks is being reassigned to other tasks or asked to leave the company.”

― Steve Blank

“There was just no way I could leave this little Martin guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon, and expect to find it there when I got back.”

― Steve Forbert

“I knew if I wanted to be a general manager, I was going to have to leave to work for another organization.”

― Steve Yzerman

“After more than 23 years working on a wide range of Microsoft products, I have decided to leave the company to seek new opportunities that build on these experiences.”

― Steven Sinofsky

“When I die, I’m gonna leave my body to science fiction.”

― Steven Wright

“I have an answering machine in my car. It says, I’m home now. But leave a message and I’ll call when I’m out.”

― Steven Wright

“I’m from Cleveland. I love this place. I’m never going to leave.”

― Stipe Miocic

“Books are like movies of the mind and it’s better to leave Kinsey where she is.”

― Sue Grafton

“My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations.”

― Sue Kelly

“Paid leave is a not just a mother and child issue, it’s a societal issue we have.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“I feel very much at home in the early nineteenth century and am not inclined to leave it.”

― Susanna Clarke

“Dibakar and Shekhar have the vision that we would associate with European cinema. They leave their actors on their own to give a personal narration on the screen.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“You are what you leave behind.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“I have lots of heroes: anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it.”

― Sylvia Earle

“I didn’t ‘leave’ Dutch cinema.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“I don’t think you can ever leave the stage easily.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“It’s really fun to just get on a bike and just go and, I guess in a way, to be able to leave the tour and not be confined and all that kind of stuff.”

― Synyster Gates

“The word ‘grace’ means after we must have done everything humanly possible, we must leave the issue with God. That is grace.”

― T. B. Joshua

“There’s not much money in Tallahassee. Not many people can leave Tallahassee because they don’t have the means.”

― T-Pain

“I think that if Britain does decide to leave the E.U., that would be a disaster for the technology sector here and probably also for the broader economy.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“When writing screenplays, it’s a matter of remembering to leave off the page anything and everything that doesn’t appear on the screen.”

― Taiye Selasi

“There are times you need more than talent, and so you have to make sure you give your all and leave everything out there on the pitch.”

― Tammy Abraham

“I don’t have a definition for depression. I’m productive, and that’s not a sign of depression, right? And I don’t have weeks where I don’t leave my bed. It seems like depressed people have those.”

― Tao Lin

“With two civil wars, an al-Qaida presence and 40% unemployment, what else is President Saleh waiting for? He should leave office now.”

― Tawakkol Karman

“I don’t leave the house without thinking of how to represent myself.”

― Taylor Momsen

“I was from a small town, and nobody really expects you to leave, especially before you graduate. That doesn’t happen.”

― Taylor Swift

“My working habit is to separate my aims as a painting from my aims as a poet. They come from very different places and ultimately lead me to very different places… I’ll leave what I mean by ‘places’ ambiguous.”

― Terrance Hayes

“I would not put Dak Prescott on the bench. I would leave him as the starter, and I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“The country voted to leave the European Union, and it is the duty of the Government and of Parliament to make sure we do just that.”

― Theresa May

“I actuall have to defend realism in theatre because I think TV does it badly – so corrupted by layers of bureaucrats who want to leave examination or psychology.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world.”

― Thomas Guthrie

“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“When I’m not touring, I really don’t leave the house.”

― Tig Notaro

“Publishers are very risk-averse, so they lean towards licenses and sequels. But the fact is that even those are not guaranteed hits. So, if ‘playing it safe’ does not guarantee hits, they might as well leave it up to the really creative, risk-taking people, because they couldn’t do any worse.”

― Tim Schafer

“I would like to confirm that Perri Reid was the only person who ever suggested that Chilli leave TLC.”

― Tionne Watkins

“I could not leave Georgia fast enough.”

― Tituss Burgess

“Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham. That’s not true.”

― Toby Alderweireld

“What you hear is southern Michigan, not a drawl, but a halting kind of speech where you leave spaces when there shouldn’t be any. We take a breath anywhere.”

― Tom Bodett

“I wake up an hour and a half before I have to leave the house to do everything I need to do. But I have my routine, and I stick to it.”

― Tom Daley

“I would leave the industry in a moment if I thought I was going to get stuck in one particular area of it.”

― Tom Goodman-Hill

“I just didn’t want to leave the Cowboys when they were down. I at least wanted them to get into a respectable position before anyone else took over.”

― Tom Landry

“With docs, there’s often a very direct communication between the filmmaker and the audience. With narrative movies, we leave it a little bit more open.”

― Tom McCarthy

“Companies are recognizing that paid leave reduces training and turnover costs, that it’s a formula for recruiting and retaining good workers.”

― Tom Perez

“Jimmy Kimmel still comes across like a guy who crashed a party and got caught at it, yet adamantly refuses to leave.”

― Tom Shales

“For those who don’t like Dave Letterman, there’s Jay Leno; and for those who like neither, there’s Craig Ferguson; and if you’re still feeling undertained, there’s George Lopez and Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel and – let’s see, did we leave out a Jimmy?”

― Tom Shales

“’Leave It to Beaver,’ which ran from 1957 until 1963, was one of the strangest, sweetest, most distinctive domestic sitcoms of television’s celebrated Golden Age.”

― Tom Shales

“Revisiting ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ and seeing it in the pristine visual clarity of digital restoration, are mood-altering if not quite mind-altering experiences, very much for the better.”

― Tom Shales

“It used to be in the Senate that if you were filibustering, you stood up. There was a physical dimension to it, that you – when you became exhausted you would have to leave the floor. That was the idea of the filibuster.”

― Tom Udall

“There was no way we were going to let this band hobble around on three legs. We chose the route that every professional actor, athlete and musician should do – leave the legend intact and bow out at the top.”

― Tommy Lee

“I spent four years at Manchester City and won three trophies. It was a big wrench to leave.”

― Toni Duggan

“It’s possible that I will leave the Bundesliga at some point.”

― Toni Kroos

“We ought to get out of the judging business. We should leave it up to God to determine who belongs in one arena or another when it comes to eternity. What we are obligated to do is to tell people about Jesus, and that’s what I do.”

― Tony Campolo

“Let us preach Christ, let us be faithful to proclaiming the Gospel, but let’s leave judgment in the hands of God.”

― Tony Campolo

“There’s a little mourning process when you leave a show.”

― Tony Hale

“You don’t leave people who can’t defend themselves.”

― Tori Amos

“I never wanted my grandmother to leave my side.”

― Tori Bowie

“I was actually signed at a very young age – I was 12 – and one thing led to another, and I ended up in a mutual split from the label. But it was probably the best thing that could have ever happened, because I was able to kind of leave the industry side of it for a minute and focus on the independent side.”

― Tori Kelly

“With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing.”

― Toshihiko Fukui

“I have my kids every Friday through Monday, and I don’t leave them the whole time I have them.”

― Travis Barker

“Me being in Houston, I wanted to leave there because it was only known for one thing. That’s why I hit N.Y.; that’s why I hit L.A. That’s why I hit Paris, London. I just picked up basically everything, but I morphed it into what Travi$ Scott is and into what I know is fresh.”

― Travis Scott

“There were times when rehab and the halfway house were very, very tough, but I never felt that I wanted to leave.”

― Trinny Woodall

“When I’m in public doing the glamorous-wife-of-rock-star persona, I don’t want to disappoint, but when I act, I really like to leave all that behind.”

― Trudie Styler

“These days, it’s often women in uniform – moms, wives, even grandmothers – who deploy and leave their families behind.”

― Tulsi Gabbard

“If I’m in the gym I’ll stay for a while, and I’m not usually in a hurry to leave.”

― Tyler Hoechlin

“I don’t want to leave this planet until I achieve everything that I was put here to do.”

― Tyler Perry

“I really want to leave something behind that means something when I’m no longer here.”

― Tyra Banks

“Sometimes you gotta leave when you’re on top.”

― Tyra Banks

“The president of Victoria’s Secret promised me a lifetime supply of Victoria’s Secret products, even after I decided to leave the company. But once I left, he only let me have it for a year. So I have a bone to pick.”

― Tyra Banks

“Governance is complex, difficult, and on the whole, thankless – why ever should the Bright Young Things leave the management of their hotels, newspapers, banks, TV channels and corporations to join, like fleas on a behemoth, the government? Wherein lies the difference between the two worlds?”

― Upamanyu Chatterjee

“I would like to do films where I will be remembered after people leave the theatres.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“As for the level of spectacle of the two disciplines, I leave it to the people who watch the races to comment.”

― Valentino Rossi

“What makes a lot of sense is that, while people are incarcerated, give them the tools they need to be able to have a productive, lucrative living when they leave so they can provide for their families and break that cycle of recidivism.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“I tour with a piano, actually. Luckily I am able to hire people that deal with it completely and magically a piano appears on stage and then magically disappears when I leave.”

― Vanessa Carlton

“I like stories that leave you wanting more, leave you wondering, but don’t tell you everything.”

― Viggo Mortensen

“I don’t like to leave anything unfinished on my desk before I travel.”

― Vijay Mallya

“People ask me if I am going to leave TV, but my answer is a big ‘no.’”

― Vikrant Massey

“Irresponsibility is the mark of every European politician who holds out the promise of a better life to immigrants and encourages them to leave everything behind and risk their lives in setting out for Europe.”

― Viktor Orban

“How many fighters are going to be able to leave the legacy that I did? Nineteen years old, I came and I conquered.”

― Vitor Belfort

“The Tao teaches us not to intervene and interfere. The things we love we have to learn to leave alone. And the people we love we have to learn to let them be.”

― Wayne Dyer

“The whole purpose of those attacks was to drive those contractors out. Lots of them had to leave. They were terrified.”

― Wayne White

“Paris is a Roach Motel for top American journalists: They check in, having won the plum foreign posting, but never leave.”

― Whit Stillman

“Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.”

― Wilhelm Wundt

“I love the University of Florida and never wanted to leave.”

― Will Grier

“Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.”

― Willa Cather

“I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.”

― William Butler Yeats

“Poor Darrell Hammond. What’s he going to do when I leave office?”

― William J. Clinton

“We need to go to the niceties of approaching the U. N. and let them have a chance to take it over, but we should set some sort of date and begin to move out and leave it to whoever takes over.”

― William Odom

“Second, recent polls over there show that the majority of Iraqis want us to leave precipitously.”

― William Odom

“Therefore, once U.S. forces leave, it is almost inevitable that an anti-Western, anti-U.S. regime will arise.”

― William Odom

“I kinda like where I am. If I’m recognized all the time, I have to leave better tips in restaurants.”

― William Sanderson

“The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.”

― William Shenstone

“President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.”

― William Westmoreland

“I wanted to leave ‘Eight Is Enough’ for the Navy.”

― Willie Aames

“I’ve had ample contact with lawyers, and I’m convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.”

― Wilson Mizner

“One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.”

― Winston Churchill

“If I were to leave Stoke, it would have to be a step up for me. Everything would have to be right.”

― Xherdan Shaqiri

“I love Germany. Unfortunately, I had to leave because there wasn’t any MMA clubs where I could train and continue to learn there.”

― Yoel Romero

“If you can come to the Olympic Games and leave with a medal then that is alright.”

― Yohan Blake

“I want it to be said when I leave this world that ‘he was not just a money-making machine.’”

― Yusuf Hamied

“Men, no matter what their promises, rarely leave their spouses… the louses.”

― Yvonne De Carlo

“If there’s a party and they won’t let my friends in, I’d leave. No question.”

― Zac Efron

“Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy.”

― Zac Goldsmith

“When I was 17, I decided I was going to leave home.”

― Zach Roerig

“We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond.”

― Zach Wamp

“It’s very, very important to wash off makeup. Like, really wash it off – I used to be really bad and leave some on when I would go to bed, but it’s so important to get it all off.”

― Zara Larsson

“Droplets of water would roll around the surface of a lotus leaf and not leave any trace.”

― Zhou Qunfei
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