Top 1109 Left Quotes

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“I never left doo wop.”

― Aaron Neville

“When I left Planned Parenthood, I was extremely nervous. I was immediately thrown into the media spotlight, and I had no idea what it was going to be like to be a public figure in the pro-life movement.”

― Abby Johnson

“What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“If the media isn’t slanted toward the Left, why is everyone so worried about my affiliation with Glenn Beck but not with Alec Baldwin?”

― Adam Carolla

“Ballot formats should be standardized nationally rather than left to the often bad judgment of local officials.”

― Adam Cohen

“Word of mouth and the Internet are the only press we have left.”

― Adam McKay

“The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers.”

― Adlai Stevenson II

“I am not a Marxist, but I place myself resolutely at the left.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“I left the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin in 2004, and I did five years of theater after that.”

― Aidan Turner

“When I’m in Paris, my favorite market is the Marche Raspail on the Left Bank.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I like it when stories are left open.”

― Alan Rickman

“I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I have equal contempt for both left and right radicals.”

― Aleksandr Lebed

“It’s difficult for one filmmaker to criticize another. That’s a job best left to critics.”

― Alex Gibney

“I had a great year and left my guts out on the field.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“Fame should be left to the film stars.”

― Alexander McQueen

“Harvard pulsates with life and thought of all kinds, and religion should not be left out of its ongoing discussions.”

― Alexandra Petri

“A movie like ‘The Last House On The Left’ would be very hard to do in Europe.”

― Alexandre Aja

“I’m not running from the left; I’m running from the bottom. I’m running in fierce advocacy for working-class New Yorkers.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“I left Arsenal because I wanted to develop and learn as a player and get to experience a new club.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“No Gabonese must be left by the side of the road.”

― Ali Bongo Ondimba

“The global economy is spluttering back into life. The Tories would have left it to choke to death.”

― Alistair Darling

“Most Republicans call the show ‘The Left Wing.’”

― Allison Janney

“I should never have left Italy and Juve.”

― Alvaro Morata

“My two years at Juve were fantastic. I was just a lad when I arrived, and I was a real footballer when I left.”

― Alvaro Morata

“No serious futurist deals in prediction. These are left for television oracles and newspaper astrologers.”

― Alvin Toffler

“I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice and Social Welfare was published in 1970.”

― Amartya Sen

“Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“For some members of the radical Left, particularly in the West, people in developing countries are an ideological abstraction, on whom fantasies of liberation are projected from a comfortable distance.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I lost my spleen, I lost the hearing in my left ear, so I had a lot of internal organ damage.”

― Amy Purdy

“The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.”

― Anais Nin

“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.”

― Anatole France

“When my mom turned 91, I wanted to use the time that we have left in our lives to get to know each other as adults.”

― Anderson Cooper

“One of the few luxuries left is travel. And the aspect of travel that is luxurious is not the movement, but the being there.”

― Andre Balazs

“In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.”

― Andre Gide

“’Venus,’ which is a Roger Michell film – my first scene was with Peter O’Toole, and I cried. That was basically my part. I came in, cried in a white wig, and then left.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I worked on ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ for seven-and-a-half months, and I’m in it for two minutes – largely because Sally Hawkins turned left instead of right.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“We can’t feel anything – all that’s left inside us is dust.”

― Andrei Platonov

“What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking – who will be left to act?”

― Andrei Platonov

“I guess professionally I’ve left my gender open to artistic interpretation.”

― Andreja Pejic

“We just assumed that Walter Cronkite was unbiased. In hindsight, it is clear that Walter Cronkite was biased and that he used feigned objectivity as the cudgel to change the American narrative from being a right of center one to being a left of center one.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“I’ve often thought that we left the original ‘Phantom’ with a little bit of a cliff hanger, and I thought, ‘Well, why not to do a sequel to it’ at one point.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“On the far left, just as there is on the far right there is a dislike of Israel, not just a dislike, a hatred of Israel.”

― Andrew Neil

“Just before I left Dundee United, I captained them for one game, although I think that was maybe to keep me there!”

― Andrew Robertson

“If you went and found my draft bio, I wasn’t supposed to play left tackle, and I sure as hell wasn’t supposed to play it for 12 years.”

― Andrew Whitworth

“I left Apple in April of 1984, pretty soon after the introduction of the Mac.”

― Andy Hertzfeld

“I wanted to like ‘Up in the Air’ – I like Jason Reitman – but Vera Farmiga left me cold.”

― Andy Kindler

“EXMNA is a nonprofit that provides support to individuals who have left Islam.”

― Andy Ngo

“There were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.”

― Angel Di Maria

“In 2014, I left my job and launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a for-profit and nonprofit hybrid model focusing on the well-being of the trans community, not on external profits for shareholders.”

― Angelica Ross

“In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since.”

― Anita Hill

“That is when the Left is going to love America – when it is not America anymore.”

― Ann Coulter

“The greatest betrayal of the liberal left in this country is by the Labour party.”

― Anna Soubry

“There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won’t.”

― Annie Lennox

“My generation has left the globe in a mess.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“Is it ‘left’ to insist that presidents and CIA directors adhere to the law? I don’t think so. I think it’s American.”

― Anthony Lewis

“I stopped by Politics & Prose to sign a few copies of ‘Constellation.’ A couple days later, I learned that Barack Obama also stopped by and left with one of them.”

― Anthony Marra

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“A fiance is neither this nor that: he’s left one shore, but not yet reached the other.”

― Anton Chekhov

“As soon as I left school at 16, I worked in a factory making aircraft components.”

― Anton du Beke

“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

“Jobs are the main channel through which people share in – or are left out of – economic growth.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

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

― Ariel Dorfman

“Governments, whether right or left, have become commissioners-in-chief, nudging and cajoling networks into preferred business models without the slightest sensitivity or awareness of what the public wants or the TV industry is capable of.”

― Armando Iannucci

“The ’80s market was only a Japanese market. It was the Japanese outbidding each other for the most expensive works of art. When the Japanese economy went down the tubes, there was no one left to pay the prices that have been recorded for all of those works.”

― Arne Glimcher

“We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance.”

― Arthur Capper

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

― Arthur Laurents

“I remember, when I first left Phoenix for L.A. I was 19, and I arrived with just $1000 to my name.”

― Ashley Roberts

“Yes, I have left the Pussycat Dolls.”

― Ashley Roberts

“My parents believed in the ideology of the Left. And being influenced by Marxism and Leninism theories, they chose Marlena as my second name.”

― Atishi

“When I’m on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my ADD is really kicking in, I have my iPad too. And my iPhone. And a magazine that I haven’t gotten to. And a book under the pillow to my left.”

― Aubrey Plaza

“I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“I looked, and saw that Bob had entirely lost his left ear, and a large piece from his left cheek. His right eye was a little discoloured, and the blood flowed profusely from his wounds.”

― Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.”

― Augustus

“I don’t have much in me left for Somalia, because the country is so broken, it’s not realistic to daydream about it.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“The Right everywhere in the world gains more by forming a security agenda while the Left gains from a social agenda.”

― Ayman Odeh

“In 2012, when I left MTV, irregular income started.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star – it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.”

― Azar Nafisi

“The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.”

― Balthus

“Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.”

― Barack Obama

“Only a free West can help the prisoners of today’s left- and right-wing dictatorships.”

― Barbara Amiel

“The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, out of platforms and conventions.”

― Barbara Bush

“In the Trump era, the Left has smartly and justifiably seized a moral high ground that the Right has abandoned by its embrace of the president.”

― Bari Weiss

“I left Somalia when I was seven years old, but I witnessed a whole year in a war.”

― Barkhad Abdi

“When I left NXT, I was kind of mad that I was never NXT champ, so when I got to the main roster, that was my first goal.”

― Baron Corbin

“Restaurants stress the protein. People read menu items left to right, with the protein first. I read descriptions right to left.”

― Barton Seaver

“When I left Tampa Bay, I felt like if my career ended at that point, I’d be okay.”

― Ben Zobrist

“The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Left, right, populism… all are meaningless concepts.”

― Beppe Grillo

“The immigration flows have to be controlled. We have to know who comes into Italy. The problem shouldn’t be left to oversized, dysfunctional, nongovernmental groups.”

― Beppe Grillo

“Left and right in Italy, they’ve always pretended to fight.”

― Beppe Grillo

“I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.”

― Bernardo Bertolucci

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores.”

― Bill Alexander

“I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.”

― Bill Dixon

“At the moment, my mother is the only one left in Glasgow, although it’s certainly my home.”

― Bill Forsyth

“By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. Almost all countries will be what we now call lower-middle income or richer.”

― Bill Gates

“That’s the reason I left the networks. I wanted to write and report and coanchor.”

― Bill Kurtis

“Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show.”

― Bill Maher

“My father left school at 14 and became a fitter. He didn’t want to be at school.”

― Bill Shorten

“I’m still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party. I’m much further to the left of them than I used to be, but that’s because they’ve moved, not me.”

― Billy Bragg

“Wrestling is one of the last truly rebellious American things left.”

― Billy Corgan

“As far as the media goes, I’m driving in the left lane at 28 miles an hour.”

― Billy Crystal

“I could hit the damn ball. No matter who was throwing. Or where the ball was. I left the bench swinging. I didn’t get many walks.”

― Billy Herman

“Even if I was a bad right wing guy, to the extent of whether my arguments are right or wrong, they’re right or wrong independently if I’m right or left.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have left the U.S. with better relations with Iran and Cuba and worse relations with allies like Israel.”

― Blake Farenthold

“There’s so much left to achieve, there’s so much more to do, there’s so much that has not been done.”

― Blu Cantrell

“I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.”

― Bo Diddley

“Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return.”

― Bob Taft

“If I hadn’t learned to lay on a two-hander once in a while, I’d never have left Flin Flon.”

― Bobby Clarke

“For ‘Dynamite,’ Max and Luke went to dinner and left me with a melody, and then I put it together.”

― Bonnie McKee

“My voice was left with its husky sound after surgery on large vocal nodules.”

― Bonnie Tyler

“It’s all I have left in my life, caffeine and a poodle.”

― Brad Garrett

“The only people left in America who seem not to be artists are illustrators.”

― Brad Holland

“The times change, and if you don’t change with them, you get left behind.”

― Bradley Walsh

“Before I left the castle I so fixed its entrances that never more can the Count enter there Undead.”

― Bram Stoker

“I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show.”

― Branford Marsalis

“I’ve got my head screwed on in the right direction, for the most part. It may be turned a little bit to the left, but we’re getting there.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“My very first tattoo was a crown of thorns around my upper left arm that I have since gotten covered up, because I got it right before Pamela Anderson came out with ‘Barb Wire.’”

― Brett Young

“I leave before being left. I decide.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I met Peter Sellers when I was 21 and we got married ten days later. He was not right mentally, but I hung in there for four years before I left.”

― Britt Ekland

“After college, I wanted to learned about myself as an American, so I left the United States and went to Japan.”

― Bruce Feiler

“The group started getting bigger and bigger, so Al started replacing Brian on the road, and then finally there was a big flare-up with Dave Marks and he left the group.”

― Bruce Johnston

“They look right. And you move left.”

― Bruce Willis

“I stepped in for Nicole Kidman in ‘Dogville’ when she left that film.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“Is there decency left in American politics?”

― Byron Dorgan

“I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist.”

― C. L. R. James

“Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884.”

― Calamity Jane

“I had fun while I did it, and I left it all out there on the field. I’m tapped out.”

― Calvin Johnson

“If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.”

― Camille Paglia

“Heartless zealotry, whether from the religious right or from the teachers’ union on the left, is always troubling.”

― Campbell Brown

“It is unimaginable that anyone, right or left, can aspire to be president without having thought about this. Every candidate has the stage; the Republicans have used it to fuss unproductively over the Common Core. The Democrats have all but refused to speak.”

― Campbell Brown

“When I was 15 years old, I left school and became a professional boxer.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I left for Petersburg in August, 1871 and stayed there until 1879.”

― Carl Spitteler

“I don’t really have any ditties left in me anymore.”

― Carlene Carter

“Carlos Beruff supported Charlie Crist after he left the Republican Party. Does that should like someone who is a conservative Republican?”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“When I left, I had learnt nothing. I took nothing with me. At least, that’s what I thought then.”

― Carmen Laforet

“I’ll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.”

― Carol Ann Duffy

“When I left ‘The Garry Moore Show,’ I signed a 10-year contract with CBS.”

― Carol Burnett

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.”

― Carroll Quigley

“After I left LA… it was like waking up. And so I moved back east and stopped auditioning.”

― Casey Affleck

“When I left England and announced I was going to be an actress, the Windsors stopped speaking to me.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and wonderful as I first anticipated. I left Rome thinking: even if I don’t do this, at least I have had a day with Sean.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“All I want is the best of everything and there’s very little of that left.”

― Cecil Beaton

“Everybody in Hollywood was in Around the World in 80 Days. If you weren’t, you left town and made up an excuse.”

― Cesar Romero

“’American Idol’ is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon. ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base.”

― Channing Dungey

“I realized that my mother was at the center of my work, because now that my mother is no longer there, there’s nobody left.”

― Chantal Akerman

“The Japanese drive on the left side of the road. Most streets literally do not have names.”

― Charles C. Mann

“Obama issued a slew of executive orders about climate change during the eight years of his presidency. Inexplicably, President Trump revoked about half of them but left the other half in place. Since Obama’s orders were intertwined, it’s unclear exactly what applies.”

― Charles C. Mann

“Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?”

― Charles de Lint

“A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie.”

― Charles Edward Montague

“Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for 500 years.”

― Charles Hermite

“In the late 1990s, I left the teaching field to write biographies and histories for young adults.”

― Charles J. Shields

“Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?”

― Charles Lindbergh

“Both the Left and the Right need to connect as people rather than as political entities.”

― Charlie Sykes

“In 2008, conservatives ridiculed the Left for its adulation of Barack Obama, only to succumb to their own cult of personality eight years later.”

― Charlie Sykes

“Husbands are like fires – they go out when they’re left unattended.”

― Cher

“We gathered all the stock we could find, and made an attempt to move. We left many of our horses and cattle in Wallowa. We lost several hundred in crossing the river.”

― Chief Joseph

“Frankly, my politics are pretty left of left.”

― Chris Cooper

“I went to boarding school Southern, religious, and straight, and I left boarding school not being at all religious and not being straight.”

― Chris Hughes

“I write for what’s left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“With over 70 licensees, not sure if there is much left. Maybe oxygen? Ed Hardy is unique in that we have a broad range of products and something for everyone.”

― Christian Audigier

“When I disappear, I will disappear; there’ll be nothing left.”

― Christian de Duve

“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.”

― Christina Rossetti

“I left the band because I developed a terrible fear of flying.”

― Christine McVie

“There was a glamorous Nick-and-Nora element to my parents. If you remove one from the other, you’re left with neither. But parents are parents.”

― Christopher Buckley

“I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.”

― Christopher Buckley

“Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom.”

― Christopher Lasch

“Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.”

― Christopher Lasch

“The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.”

― Christopher Lasch

“The left has lost the common touch.”

― Christopher Lasch

“The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine.”

― Christopher Lasch

“The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to insist that politics and religion don’t mix. This is the stock response of the left.”

― Christopher Lasch

“Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained activism formerly monopolized by the left.”

― Christopher Lasch

“If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.”

― Christopher Morley

“I haven’t left modeling completely; I just took a step out, and I now have the rare luxury of picking and choosing how to spend my days.”

― Christy Turlington

“Well, the tough thing for them is that the Republican primary is pretty far over to the right, just as the Democratic primary is further over to the left than the average voter in each party.”

― Chuck Schumer

“There has to be some decorum left in politics and in American journalism as well. Our husbands are the candidates.”

― Cindy McCain

“I think I’m the last Democrat left in the Senate after Russ Feingold was defeated that won’t take earmarks.”

― Claire McCaskill

“I’m the only United States Senator in the country that I’m aware of that’s had the far left up on TV and the far right up on TV against me at the same time.”

― Claire McCaskill

“Of all the surgeries I’ve had, there’s not much left to operate on. I am totally bionic.”

― Clarence Clemons

“My friends joke that I raised the Titanic and never left the Rockies.”

― Clive Cussler

“I’d give my left arm for the Merrimack.”

― Clive Cussler

“Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.”

― Clive James

“He’s one of those managers you’d give your left leg to play for.”

― Colin Cooper

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”

― Confucius

“The left paw has done me well over the years. I’m not a scientist, I’m a martial artist.”

― Conor McGregor

“If you think about Protestant and Catholic or Shiite and Sunni, they are basically the same thing… one eats with their left hand, the other eats with their right hand.”

― Conor Oberst

“Today, most of the anti-Semitic bigotry is not coming from the Right. It’s coming from the Left. We have to face it.”

― Corey Stewart

“Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.”

― Cy Coleman

“I had a lot of time as a kid to dream. There wasn’t much else left to do.”

― Dabo Swinney

“No one should be left to suffer alone.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“I’m all about creating fun, new ways to enjoy the delicious dishes left in my refrigerator.”

― Damaris Phillips

“The insidious aid culture has left African countries more debt-laden, more inflation-prone, more vulnerable to the vagaries of the currency markets and more unattractive to higher-quality investment.”

― Dambisa Moyo

“The Right-wingers everywhere take themselves too seriously, whether in the U.S. or the U.K. And, by the way, so does the Left. The Left can take itself a little too seriously as well.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“Ringside seats mean you hear the breaking of ribs, the splattered cartilage of what was once the boxer’s nose, the dislocation of the jaw, the horrifying ‘ugggh’ that the boxer utters milliseconds after receiving a crushing left hook to the solar plexus or kidneys or head.”

― Dan Hill

“While I’ve won five Junos, I’ve donated four of them to the National Archives in Ottawa. Which left my fifth Juno sitting, seemingly abandoned by its four family members, on my bookcase in my dining room.”

― Dan Hill

“The Left puts their stock in substance and lives on identity and figureheads. It will be the end of the Right to do the same.”

― Dana Loesch

“I depleted myself to the point where I had nothing left.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“The last time I was on a small set would’ve been probably My Left Foot.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.”

― Daniel Defoe

“The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life.”

― Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“The greatest danger zone a president can be in is when he is being attacked on the left and the right.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.”

― Daniel Webster

“I can play in a number of positions, on the left, as a No 10, or off the right.”

― Danny Ings

“If I was to play on the left, I’d rather play there if there was three in midfield.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I was raised by parents who really admired the religious leaders of the left, as many 60s and 70s liberals did.”

― Dar Williams

“The Left likes to think of itself as the bulwark of progressive liberal individualism, and yet it seeks to progressively coerce others to fund every social program under the sun via majority rule.”

― Dave Brat

“Things are bad in 2001 at Yahoo. There’s been layoffs, restructuring, lots of people left.”

― Dave Goldberg

“The regressive Left ranks minority groups in a pecking order to compete in a kind of ‘Oppression Olympics.’ Gold medal goes to the most offended.”

― Dave Rubin

“The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within.”

― Dave Winer

“The Americans I know are not willing to abandon our police and our great Democratic experiment to the pathetic cowardice – or worse – of the progressive Left.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.”

― David Antin

“There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be.”

― David Antin

“I left school on my 15th birthday.”

― David Bailey

“My dad left when I was 3 1/2, and he left my mom and I.”

― David Cassidy

“We should just get somebody from the left and the right and they should all throw bumper stickers at each other and the first one to cover the other one wins.”

― David Cross

“The forces that precipitate the vicious cycle of conflict on this planet do not pledge allegiance to either the left or the right or the center. They take advantage of everyone.”

― David Draiman

“Under Armour is not about the Left or the Right. It’s about moving forward together.”

― David Droga

“I left home when I was 17 with Joe Williams.”

― David Edwards

“The older, thinner, and less productive grass lands, however, frequently can be made to produce much larger yields of feed in corn than if left, as they are, in unproductive grass.”

― David F. Houston

“If right and left are competing to be the biggest victim, who is competing to be the government?”

― David Frum

“There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.”

― David Guterson

“You’ll often hear the left lecture about the importance of dissent in a free society.”

― David Harsanyi

“Although I’m deaf in only my left ear, when there is noise all around, I’m unable to distinguish sounds and can’t hear anything.”

― David Hewson

“When schools produce students who learned to think on the left or on the right, they’re not thinking for themselves.”

― David Horowitz

“What the left says sounds very good but, in practice, it works out very badly.”

― David Horowitz

“Conservatives, please. Let’s not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure out how to deal with Mr. Obama. He is not exactly the anti-Christ, although a disturbing number of people on the Right are convinced he is.”

― David Horowitz

“We can’t be politically correct – right or left – in the war on terrorism. Period.”

― David Hunt

“Obama behaves like a centrist who leans tentatively left on certain social programs but boldly right on military force and civil liberties.”

― David K. Shipler

“Eisenhower was less deferential to the military than he seemed likely to be, Kennedy was not at all beholden to the pope, George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed and Barack Obama has not led a charge from the left – least of all on behalf of the civil liberties that have eroded since September 11, 2001.”

― David K. Shipler

“I would never have left Everton if it hadn’t been Manchester United.”

― David Moyes

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“Political advertising ought to be stopped. It’s the only really dishonest kind of advertising that’s left. It’s totally dishonest.”

― David Ogilvy

“The Left is deeply invested in Obama’s presidency; they believe he’s too important, symbolically, to fail.”

― David Oshinsky

“Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.”

― David Packard

“Ethno-sectarian violence is a particular concern in Iraq, as it is a cancer that continues to spread if left unchecked.”

― David Petraeus

“If we were left to ourselves, unfettered by legislative enactments, we should gradually withdraw our capital from the cultivation of such lands, and import the produce which is at present raised upon them.”

― David Ricardo

“Murder has foreseeable consequences. When it happens, it is always to distinct individuals, and after it happens, other victims are left behind.”

― David Souter

“My father was a rabbi and had a little synagogue in Canada, so I’m from Canada. I left there at 16.”

― David Steinberg

“We have altered the physical, chemical and biological properties of the planet on a geological scale. We have left no part of the globe untouched.”

― David Suzuki

“Synergy is the VCR of media right now – discredited, outdated and left behind.”

― David Zinczenko

“Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.”

― Dawn Powell

“The days of family entertainment seem to have left us.”

― Dean Devlin

“When resources become skimpy, human beings don’t suddenly cooperate to conserve what’s left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.”

― Deepak Chopra

“It wasn’t that I left acting; it’s just that I put it aside while I set about becoming a comic.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do, but it’s not entertaining. I left that behind me.”

― Dennis Farina

“When Jews left Judaism, they didn’t stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion.”

― Dennis Prager

“For the Left, affluence is won, not earned.”

― Dennis Prager

“Every poll about the Left, the Right, and happiness reveals that the farther left one goes, the less happy the person is likely to be.”

― Dennis Prager

“The Left has always been anti-religious, and especially anti-Christian.”

― Dennis Prager

“The problem for the Left, however, is that the moment it stops painting the Right as vile, it has to argue the issues.”

― Dennis Prager

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“I hope there’s a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there’s one good scandal left in me yet.”

― Diana Rigg

“So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.”

― Diane Lane

“My mother was really amazing and left me with a whole lot of treasures. I miss her terribly.”

― Dianne Reeves

“Once I left out what I then considered my best line because there was a suspected column rat in the house.”

― Dick Cavett

“I have all the rhythm in my left hand, and I use the rhythms that Gene Krupa did on his drums.”

― Dick Dale

“I was a child actor in radio, and there’s not many of us left.”

― Dick Van Patten

“I wasn’t a fan of boxing, I was a fan of Julio Cesar Chavez. All of Mexico stopped to watch his fights. Old, young, left, right and centre.”

― Diego Luna

“I left Jamaica to come to England, but one place became another place. I lived in Tulse Hill, in Brixton and Coldharbour Lane.”

― Dillian Whyte

“To make harmonics scream, I first dump my Floyd Rose real quick, hit a harmonic with my left hand while the string is still flapping, and then use the bar to pull it up to the pitch I wanna hit.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Writers, especially those of us with roots in other countries, are rarely left to ourselves. We are asked to declare our allegiances, or they are determined for us.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“My mother left my father in their late 60s.”

― Dito Montiel

“I happened to the be the fifth child of my family, so everybody was already grown and had left home already.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.”

― Don Johnson

“Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors.”

― Donal Henahan

“Sorry; I have no space left for advice. Just do it.”

― Donald E. Westlake

“In December of 1952, my first wife, Kirby, and I left Vienna to drive through the Russian sector of Austria into Yugoslavia.”

― Donald Hall

“I’ve broken probably every major bone in my body. I currently have, in my body, fifteen pins and a plate. I’ve broken my femur, both wrists, both ankles – my left ankle twice. My tibia. Tore my rotator cuff.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“The hard-working Americans, the people who made this country so great, they’ve been left in the dust.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“No voters will be left behind.”

― Donna Brazile

“Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Ford Nation never left. Ford Nation has always been there.”

― Doug Ford

“David Cameron’s approach has left Britain weakened and weary because to retreat from the world is as foolish as it is futile.”

― Douglas Alexander

“The myth-making about Appomattox started from the moment Lee left the courthouse on his horse to travel to Richmond.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“I would be remiss if I left the impression that my life has been totally preoccupied with scholarly research.”

― Douglass North

“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

“I’ve been very fortunate – not many people have left WWE and then had the chance to reinvent themselves.”

― Drew McIntyre

“I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Kids my age never left California. And here I was, going to school with Aboriginal kids in a dream-like location.”

― Dylan Penn

“But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party.”

― Earl Browder

“The key step for an infielder is the first one, to the left or right, but before the ball is hit.”

― Earl Weaver

“I was with the Steelers, and I got cut, and I remember, when I left, I was relieved.”

― Ed O’Neill

“The Left has been frustrated because President Obama has allowed the Republicans to run all over him.”

― Ed Schultz

“There’s all kinds of envy out there on the Left.”

― Ed Schultz

“They tend to come out a colour called ‘Pants left in wash’”

― Eddie Izzard

“I can play left-back; I can play in midfield or on the left or right wings.”

― Edgar Davids

“I started in a 4-3-3 formation at Ajax, playing in left midfield. There, you need to be just as involved defensively as you are going forward. You attack and you defend, and that allows you to be a complete player.”

― Edgar Davids

“The Puritans left behind so full a record of what they thought and did that scholars cannot resist the temptation to make the most of it.”

― Edmund Morgan

“The natural enmity between leaver and left is like the absolute, immediate and always shifting hostility between driver and pedestrian.”

― Edmund White

“I lived through the Fifties in the Midwest when everything that was happening – the repression of homosexuality, for instance, the demonization of the Left, the giggly, soporific ordinariness of adolescence, the stone-deafness to the social injustice all around us – seemed not only unobjectionable but also nonexistent.”

― Edmund White

“You can’t say the Negro left the Republican Party; the Negro feels he was evicted from the Republican Party.”

― Edward Brooke

“A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.”

― Edward de Bono

“My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.”

― Edward Gibbon

“When I left Ajax in 1999, I travelled to Liverpool and spoke to Houllier. I was shown around Anfield and also met with the chairman and a couple of the players. I thought about it, but when Juventus came to the table, I came to the conclusion that it would be a bigger challenge to play in Italy.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“I’d hardly seen any movies when I was 19 and left drama school.”

― Eileen Atkins

“When I left Yale, it was so painful to me. I had worked so hard, gotten so far, and just walked away.”

― Eileen Pollack

“In reality, victims of human trafficking are often left voiceless and completely unseen by society.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Those who use the term ‘alt-left’ consistently point to violence from the left, often by anti-fascists – both perceived and real.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“When Neil Young caught two women incessantly texting at a concert in 2012, he began mock typing on an invisible phone on stage until the women noticed and apparently left the show.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“The Right is simply more pro-Israel than the Left.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Gadhafi’s vicious regime has left Libya far worse than he found it on the day of his coup in 1969.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Every Israeli government since 1967, of left or right, has asserted that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and has allowed Israeli Jews to build there.”

― Elliott Abrams

“We left Germany when I was 11.”

― Emayatzy Corinealdi

“What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?”

― Emil Cioran

“I have a heart tattoo on the inside of my middle finger on my left hand.”

― Emilia Fox

“Venture capitalists Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital, Steve Jurvetson of DFJ, and Dave McClure of 500 Startups all left their firms following accusations of misconduct.”

― Emily Chang

“The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“I’m actually the last person to ask about school. I kinda ducked out at 12, before all that stuff might have happened. I left school after sixth grade and was basically home-schooled after that.”

― Emma Stone

“I am not just a liberal movement. I come from the progressive Left. I am trying to refresh and counter the system.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“A Left that does nothing achieves nothing.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“In a common project, we can bring together well-meaning people from the Left and the Right.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“I left Bayern because I needed the game time.”

― Emre Can

“With every passing year, BEC proves that it still has surprises left for us.”

― Eric Allin Cornell

“I’m spoiled. All of my adult jobs have left me with complete freedom to come up with what I wanted.”

― Eric Betzig

“’Monk”s gone, and ‘House’ is gone. Maybe I can pick up where they left off.”

― Eric McCormack

“I majored in business at LSU before I left.”

― Eric Reid

“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.”

― Errol Flynn

“Kell Brook is a strong fighter. He likes to dictate the pace, which most boxers like to do. He likes to use his jab to set up other punches, like the left hook.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“I was head of the Sixth Form Centre when I left the school.”

― Estelle Morris

“Every Labour government has left office with higher unemployment than when it entered.”

― Esther McVey

“When I left Oxford, I knew I wanted to act, but I was unsure how to go about it.”

― Eve Best

“Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about six or seven months, as part of the stage crew.”

― Ewan McGregor

“No poetry that I’m aware of, however bad or glorious, has ever left somebody a worse person than they were before they read it.”

― Felix Dennis

“History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.”

― Fernando Flores

“For the conservatives, Lula is seen as someone who constantly seeks demarcation and even rupture. For the Left, however, Lula is always seen as someone who conciliates, as he acknowledges the role of owners in improving the conditions of workers.”

― Fernando Haddad

“The Workers Party rose to power when the Western Left began its descent.”

― Fernando Haddad

“I left in Liverpool a lot of friends. I have a very good relationship with all of them.”

― Fernando Torres

“The last time I visited Qaddafi was in May of 2001, 15 years after Reagan attacked his rather modest residence where he took me to show me how it had been left.”

― Fidel Castro

“And left the flushed print in a poppy there.”

― Francis Thompson

“Left love behind many years ago. Now it rests under a cross in the cemetery in Tombstone.”

― Franco Nero

“I had gone to work for ‘Newsweek’, left ‘Newsweek’ and went to work for ‘Vanity Fair,’ and then went back to ‘Newsweek’. I came back to ‘SI’ as a contract writer.”

― Frank Deford

“The finishing off of the encircled enemy army is to be left to the Luftwaffe.”

― Franz Halder

“When everybody goes left, I’m gonna go right most of the time.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“If we took information only from sources with which we agreed on all issues, we would be left with merely quoting ourselves, and we would miss a great deal of truth.”

― G. Edward Griffin

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.”

― G. M. Trevelyan

“Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out.”

― G. M. Trevelyan

“I have a birthmark on the inside of my left knee that resembles an upside-down sea horse.”

― Gabourey Sidibe

“I actually prefer playing as a left winger rather than a striker, but I just want to be very clear that I’m willing to play in either position.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“When I left Palmeiras, it was sad but happy as well, with a title.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“When I got hurt and had surgery on my left shoulder, my arm was in a sling for over a month but I could play Ping-Pong right-handed. I started playing and got addicted.”

― Gary Woodland

“I’m just a Trump supporter who is fiscally conservative, socially liberal, and refuses to kowtow to the PC Left and their silly fads.”

― Gavin McInnes

“I left home when I was 16 because I was looking for adventure.”

― Gene Hackman

“We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.”

― Gene Tierney

“I didn’t get on a plane until I was 23, after I left Oxford and was teaching at Lucy Clayton Secretarial College in London.”

― Geoff Dyer

“I’m as strong and supple as a pane of thin glass. I’ve got too many ailments – left shoulder, left elbow and left wrist – in fact, the whole of the left arm.”

― Geoff Dyer

“I’ve only actually done one studio film. I want to be left alone.”

― George A. Romero

“My zombie films were all sort of satirical, with political messages. So I was doing them inexpensively and quietly off in left field somewhere.”

― George A. Romero

“I used to dream about taking the ball ’round the keeper, stopping it on the line, and then getting on my hands and knees and heading it into the net. When I scored against Benfica in the 1968 European Cup final, I nearly did it. I left the keeper for dead, but then I chickened out.”

― George Best

“In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.”

― George Carlin

“When I left boxing in 1977 to be a preacher, I couldn’t make a fist after I learned about Jesus Christ.”

― George Foreman

“Some things are too important to be left to the private sector.”

― George Galloway

“I was an acting opera singer, and that’s one of the reasons I left opera.”

― George Gaynes

“Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.”

― George III of the United Kingdom

“Under the guise of protecting us from ourselves, the right and the left are becoming ever more aggressive in regulating behavior.”

― George McGovern

“I left school at 17 and was a star by the time I was 18 – in certain parts of the world anyway.”

― George Michael

“I fought passionately to remain in the E.U., and I warned of the economic risks if we left the E.U.”

― George Osborne

“I’m tempted to say that Conservative governments are normally elected to clear up the mess left by Labour governments.”

― George Osborne

“Most descriptions make Beijing sound overbuilt: not a blade of grass left.”

― George Vecsey

“Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.”

― George Washington

“The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters.”

― George William Norris

“When I left school, I went backpacking around the world for two years.”

― Georgia Salpa

“I was sad when Van Gaal left the national team, but I was also sad when Hiddink left.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“At Newcastle, I was playing in the No 10 position but also in midfield as a left winger.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we’re going to be facing into the future.”

― Geraldine Ferraro

“I left Barcelona because I believed it was very difficult to have minutes in the first team, as there are very good players.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet, Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.”

― Gerard Manley Hopkins

“I was a left hooker, and I loved hooking. I also really liked to jab and mix it up right away.”

― Gerry Cooney

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“My love for ice cream emerged at an early age – and has never left!”

― Ginger Rogers

“We must resist the temptation of once again turning America into the traditional bogeyman of the left.”

― Giorgio Napolitano

“I spent hours from 11 until 16 with Tottenham in the gym playing the ball against the wall. We played against the wall for an hour before we would have a match. Left foot. Right foot. In the square. In the circle. Above the line, below it. Chest control. Thigh control. Volley sideways.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“The Republican Party supported the Equal Rights Amendment before the Democratic Party did. But what happened was that a lot of very right-wing Democrats, after the civil rights bill of 1964, left the Democratic Party and gradually have taken over the Republican Party.”

― Gloria Steinem

“The Savior of all mankind left the ninety and nine to find the one lost. That one who was lost need not have become lost.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Almost certainly, my ancestors had travelled by sea from Sweden to England in search of prosperity, and the evidence suggests they left Sweden around the ninth or 10th centuries.”

― Gordon Brown

“Friends, there is no Left in American politics.”

― Gore Vidal

“Oftentimes, the only evidence left behind at the scene of a shooting are bullet shell casings.”

― Grace Meng

“Obvious is not my forte. I take a left turn right when everybody thinks I’m going to go straight.”

― Grace Potter

“The Hollies, after I left in 1968, had the audacity, the gall, to have three number one records after I left. Thanks a lot, guys.”

― Graham Nash

“As machines take over the decision-making that saves lives, we are left with fewer chances to save lives later.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“As the Left demean law-abiding gun owners, they turn flaccid when faced with the armed felon.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“Most Americans don’t shout their politics, much less blast it from their TVs while serving you fried pickles – that’s the Left.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I’ve always felt that specialization is best left to the insects.”

― Gregory Benford

“I have an artificial left shoulder, wired back together after a softball accident.”

― Gregory Benford

“We should reduce total government spending as a percentage of the economy. The left wants to focus on the deficit so they can take us away from the focus on spending as a percentage of the economy.”

― Grover Norquist

“For the victor peace means the preservation of the position of power which he has secured. For the vanquished it means resigning himself to the position left to him.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“My night is over only when there are no more photos to take and nothing left to sign.”

― Guy Lafleur

“I’m not politically motivated. I used to be – passionately. I used to be very Left wing. Then I went very Right wing, and now I rest somewhere in the middle.”

― Guy Ritchie

“Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don’t have that many good years left in me.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Both of my parents were first-generation Americans, the children of Jews who left Eastern Europe around the turn of the century.”

― H. Robert Horvitz

“All I came to Los Angeles with was a dream. No one from my family ever left Ohio.”

― Haley Bennett

“By the time I left school, I had a lot of tenacity.”

― Halle Berry

“And a tiny number of people in a few states make these decisions, and we’re left with these options that are increasingly not attractive to the American people.”

― Hamilton Jordan

“You can only milk a cow so long, then you’re left holding the pail.”

― Hank Aaron

“I’m the last guy left. That’s what happens when you live to 84.”

― Harold Russell

“I had two sisters carried away in a chain-gang – one of them left two children. We were always uneasy.”

― Harriet Tubman

“There is no child left within me, none whatsoever.”

― Harrison Ford

“A common pickpocket trick is for the operator to carry a shawl or overcoat carelessly over the left arm, and to take a seat on the right side of the person they intend to rob in a streetcar or other vehicle.”

― Harry Houdini

“When I left Portsmouth, I was happy. I’d had a great two years there, but I wanted a break. I needed a break.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I was distributing DVDs in Mumbai in 2006, and that is when I got my first TV show offer – ‘Left Right Left.’”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“I was hospitalized five times in 2011 because of my skiing. Fracturing my left shoulder twice, snapping my anterior cruciate ligament once and smashing my scapula into five pieces.”

― Heather Mills

“No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.”

― Hector Hugh Munro

“On a visit to Cologne in March 1945, after a heavy bombing, I met hundreds and hundreds of deserters who were squatting in the rubble, many in the deep cellars left from Roman times. They had been hiding there after the retreat from France.”

― Heinrich Boll

“When somebody leaves Match.com or Chemistry.com, they ask you why you left. One box you can check is, ‘I found somebody.’ Between 15 and 20 percent of people check that box.”

― Helen Fisher

“I never felt I left the stage.”

― Helen Gahagan

“A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.”

― Helen Rowland

“My mother did what many men do. She left.”

― Henning Mankell

“I was overweight when I went to school. In fact, I was overweight when I left, just taller. Fatty Cavill was the nickname. I mean, no one wants to be Fatty Cavill.”

― Henry Cavill

“Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“In the imperfect records left of the anatomy of the ancient Egyptians, no trace of any knowledge of the spleen can be ascertained.”

― Henry Gray

“Most black leaders, whether left, right or center, from Frederick Douglas and Martin Delaney on in the middle of the 19th century have not even wondered about the merits of the capitalist system.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“Dr. David Livingstone left the Island of Zanzibar in March, 1866.”

― Henry Morton Stanley

“After I left D.C. to join Black Flag, I felt I was in a band.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’m disappointed by bands left and right, every day.”

― Henry Rollins

“When a band becomes as truly iconic as the Velvet Underground, there will often be a box set released, overburdened with mediocre material that dilutes what was fine left on its own.”

― Henry Rollins

“I was dyslexic and didn’t know it until I was 31. Couldn’t do math, spell, or tell left from right – left was the elbow that stuck out the window while I drove.”

― Henry Winkler

“I still have many goals left, especially the Overall World Cup standings.”

― Hermann Maier

“I write and chop with my left hand and do everything else, including eating with a knife, with my right.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“What are the 10 major legacies that European colonization have left behind? Issues of illiteracy. Issues of ill health. Issues of poor infrastructure. Issues of backward agricultural economies. And it goes on.”

― Hilary Beckles

“Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.”

― Hillary Clinton

“When I was on ‘EastEnders,’ I still had a paper route until I was 21 and left home.”

― Himesh Patel

“The vividness of children is easier to see when they’re completely left to their own devices.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“My parents left Libya in 1979, escaping political repression, and settled in Cairo. I was nine.”

― Hisham Matar

“I always wanted to be ambidextrous, ever since I was a little girl. I wanted to be able to use both hands, and I still use my left hand a lot.”

― Holly Madison

“I had a few fibroids removed, and they left me with a Grand Canyon of scar tissue in my uterus. The doctors weren’t sure I’d be able to reproduce. I was prepared for a rough road, and then out of nowhere we conceived.”

― Holly Marie Combs

“Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.”

― Homer

“Evil and good are God’s right hand and left.”

― Horace Mann

“One wanders to the left, another to the right. Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.”

― Horace

“Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington.”

― Howard Coble

“Once in a while, we need the hard Left to pipe up.”

― Howard Jacobson

“It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn’t agree with – the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.”

― Hugh Hefner

“The women’s movement kind of came out of left field in the 1960s and 1970s when they turned on ‘Playboy.’”

― Hugh Hefner

“I remember. How many minutes do I have left President? About one, one minute.”

― Hugo Chavez

“You subtract Christianity from Huston Smith, and there is no Huston Smith left.”

― Huston Smith

“When I left Cambridge, I applied to regional repertory theaters in the U.K. and got accepted by one of them… And here I am, still at it.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I really didn’t intend to be a musician when I left Japan.”

― Ikue Mori

“The anger and the creativity are so closely intertwined with me, and there’s plenty of anger left.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“I usually say I left puberty at 58.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“I promise: I will be a prime minister to everyone. For right and left, for settlers, Haredim, Druze, Arabs, Circassians. I will be prime minister for the center and for the periphery, for students and senior citizens.”

― Isaac Herzog

“Gravity must be caused by an Agent acting constantly according to certain laws, but whether this Agent be material or immaterial I have left to the consideration of my readers.”

― Isaac Newton

“I there represent that I sent notice of my method to Mr. Leibnitz before he sent notice of his method to me, and left him to make it appear that he had found his method before the date of my letter.”

― Isaac Newton

“When David left me I became totally brokenhearted.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“He that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping.”

― Izaak Walton

“The chips are in production, the machines aren’t. So we’ve got a little bit of work left to do.”

― J Allard

“Historical science is being left in the dust.”

― Jack Horner

“More recently, as faith gave way to materialism, anti-Semitism assumed a secular mode, harnessing itself to the dominant ideologies of both the Left and the Right.”

― Jack Schwartz

“I was born with two left feet.”

― Jackie Shroff

“Essential to the self-image of conservatives is the notion that they are enemies of an established orthodoxy, insurgents against the dogmatic political correctness that predominates on the Left.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“Both Left and Right take pleasure in mildly persecuting those who fail to meet their civic ideals.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“At independence, Tanzania had 350,000 elephants… in 1987, there were only 55,000 elephants left.”

― Jakaya Kikwete

“I get a lot of heat from the Left, which is bizarre. I get a lot of heat from the Right, too, but the vitriol is from the Left.”

― Jake Tapper

“I left my mark in the college game, and I’m definitely happy about that.”

― Jalen Rose

“Let’s be cautious about relying so much on material things that we have no energy left for the spiritual aspects of our lives.”

― James A. Forbes

“I always take photos from my left side because my jaw line is stronger.”

― James Charles

“It was only when I finished the course and left my graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I’d become an actor.”

― James D’arcy

“The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians, but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant.”

― James Donald

“The charge was left entirely to himself from midnight until the rising of the sun; and if all the shepherds in the Forest had been there to have assisted him, they could not have effected it with greater propriety.”

― James Hogg

“I learnt so much at Coventry – I was playing as a regular at 17, most weeks. And that’s something that left me in good stead.”

― James Maddison

“There aren’t any liberals left in New York. They’ve all been mugged by now.”

― James Q. Wilson

“I’ll play where the gaffer decides: in the middle, on the right, or on the left.”

― James Rodriguez

“’Insidious 2′ is a direct continuation of the first movie. We literally pick up from where we left off at the end of the first film. And whereas the first movie is a twist on the haunted house genre, the second movie is a twist on the classic domestic thriller.”

― James Wan

“Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“If those communities are left to decay, this city will decay.”

― Jane Byrne

“We met in our hometown of St. Albans when I had just left school and Stephen was starting his Ph.D. studies in Cambridge.”

― Jane Hawking

“I was two when we left Indiana, and I don’t really remember it that well.”

― Janet Jackson

“In almost every case, cutting things back is a way of favoring what is left.”

― Jason Fried

“The really good doctors out there are real-life heroes. Playing one on TV is a cheaper alternative and certainly satisfies what is left of my medical ambitions.”

― Jason O’Mara

“Back in 2014, I injured my left knee badly.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“I saw a sign it said left lane closed so I went someplace else.”

― Jay London

“There aren’t many shy writers left.”

― Jay McInerney

“One thing we do know about the threat of climate change is that the cost of adjustment only grows the longer it’s left unaddressed.”

― Jay Weatherill

“There has not been one day since I left that I have not thought about Haiti.”

― Jean-Claude Duvalier

“France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered and was left without the right to choose.”

― Jean-Marie Le Pen

“For all practical purposes I left home when I was 7.”

― Jean Stafford

“I have nothing left but my integrity.”

― Jeannette Rankin

“Barack Obama became president, and he abandoned Iraq. He left, and when he left Al Qaida was done for. ISIS was created because of the void that we left, and that void now exists as a caliphate the size of Indiana.”

― Jeb Bush

“I’m at this time in life when I have to take the opportunities I have left.”

― Jeff Bridges

“The floods and fires and storms and droughts that Australia has suffered in the last few years have left no doubt in many Australians’ minds about just how much is a stake in a super-heated world.”

― Jeff Goodell

“I was an excellent student before I left school. But I graduated early so that I could work longer hours on ‘90210.’”

― Jennie Garth

“The most powerful recent innovation in government is when states aggressively use community colleges for retraining. In Michigan, where large numbers of workers were displaced from the manufacturing industry, we created a wildly successful program: No Worker Left Behind.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“All of my peers were becoming bajillionaires. There was no one from college left in the temp force.”

― Jennifer Konner

“Shaping the future is what drives me. Since I left politics, I’m very much interested in emerging markets.”

― Jenny Shipley

“I don’t like characters that are left being jerks at the end of the movie.”

― Jeremy London

“In college, I would just drop out of all my classes, and I would just be left with my acting classes.”

― Jeremy Luke

“Actually ‘Soon’ has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.”

― Jerry B. Jenkins

“The Left wants to silence conservative Christians in the media and in the political square.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“The Left has pushed immorality to the point we have so-called ‘same-sex marriage’ and ‘transgender’ nonsense trampling the rights of Christians.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I used to have six left feet. Now I only have one and a half left feet.”

― Jesse McCartney

“Not one has ever left my team to go join a gang.”

― Jesse White

“I’ve got four piercings in my left, so we’ve dubbed my right one the ‘period drama ear.’ I have to be filmed from that side when I do emotional close-ups in ‘Downton.’”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.”

― Jessica Savitch

“I grew up in a household that was very left wing.”

― Jez Butterworth

“We are made out of stardust. The iron in the hemoglobin molecules in the blood in your right hand came from a star that blew up 8 billion years ago. The iron in your left hand came from another star.”

― Jill Tarter

“Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.”

― Jim Fowler

“Politics isn’t about left versus right; it’s about top versus bottom.”

― Jim Hightower

“The left and right are not religious categories. They’re often not even value categories.”

― Jim Wallis

“When I left the Senate in January 2013, I decided to take a full year away from all media interviews, editorial articles, and direct political activities.”

― Jim Webb

“And the main thing was that I wanted to live in south Florida. That’s why I left the Cowboys; to live in south Florida.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“I have girlfriends who’ve had Botox and been left with lumps in their faces. And the lips, don’t even get me started.”

― Joan Collins

“In Brentwood we had a big safe-deposit box to put manuscripts in if we left town during fire season. It was such a big box that we never bothered to clean it out.”

― Joan Didion

“When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros. I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record. It took awhile to get out.”

― Joan Jett

“It was understood that when I left to do the pilot that I wasn’t coming back.”

― Joan Van Ark

“People reveal so much of their mental processes online, simply because the psychological effect of anonymity just means that a whole raft of inhibitions are left alone when people log on.”

― Joanne Harris

“I’m politically inclined towards the left, but I don’t like to be in anyone’s gang; I’m a bit of a loose cannon.”

― Joanne Harris

“They were without clothes before I got there, and they were without clothes when I left.”

― Jock Sturges

“I have never left another senator out to dry. Never.”

― Joe Biden

“When I was a boy, I used to pull a big cross saw with my dad. He’d use his right hand, so I’d have to use my left.”

― Joe Frazier

“Even if I was the only keeper left on the planet, I would still be trying to get better.”

― Joe Hart

“On my left knee I have a long scar from an ACL operation. I’ve had both knees reconstructed.”

― Joe Rogan

“I had left the James Gang, left Cleveland, and gone to Colorado because Bill Szymczyk was there, and so were a whole bunch of other people I knew.”

― Joe Walsh

“How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho’ slain by millions, millions left behind?”

― Joel Barlow

“It’s important to remember that Bush Derangement Syndrome on the left – comparing him to Hitler, calling him a terrorist and a tyrant – preceded Obama Derangement Syndrome on the right.”

― John Avlon

“We need to punch back against the extremes of both the left and the right and define the terms of the debate ourselves.”

― John Avlon

“Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?”

― John Barrymore

“I left ‘Wired’ before it was sold to Conde Nast and Lycos, so I didn’t experience that transition.”

― John Battelle

“There is no denying or hiding the fact that over the years I moved from well on the right of the Conservative Party, much much more to its left, and therefore to the centre of the poltical spectrum.”

― John Bercow

“Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.”

― John Ciardi

“In 1962, Popjak and I left the service of the Medical Research Council and became co-directors of the Milstead Laboratory of Chemical Enzymology set up by Shell Research Ltd.”

― John Cornforth

“Reason is our soul’s left hand, faith her right.”

― John Donne

“We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.”

― John F. Kerry

“By the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.”

― John Fleming

“People on the Left really want a single-payer system. They really want – so even the Left doesn’t want Obamacare. They want single payer, and we want a market-driven, patient-central system.”

― John Fleming

“McGovern is so far left that he is in danger of falling off the earth.”

― John G. Schmitz

“I’m from Cebu. I was one year old when I came here to Cebu from Fujian, south China. I’m Cebuano. I left for Manila when I was 22.”

― John Gokongwei

“I left my frogs, which I had grown, with my supervisor, who had moved to Geneva, and he and a technician grew them up. So by 1962, they were adults, and one could publish a paper to say that these animals, derived from nuclear transfer, really were absolutely normal. So it took a little time to get through.”

― John Gurdon

“It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best record of their history written by local writers.”

― John Henrik Clarke

“When I left Washington, we actually had a balanced budget and we paid down the most amount of the national debt in modern history and cut taxes and created jobs. And I was the chief architect of that plan in ’97.”

― John Kasich

“I’ve had nothing to do with the intelligence world since I left it, in any shade or variety.”

― John le Carre

“Do not stand in the middle, go to the right or to the left.”

― John Lydon

“I’m in England so often I haven’t really left, but Americans aren’t at all like they’re misrepresented through their politicians.”

― John Lydon

“When people left on the Oregon Trail from St. Louis, they knew that only a fraction of them would make it to the West Coast. But they went anyway.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“We are losing privacy at an alarming rate – we have none left.”

― John McAfee

“I’d never left America until I was 18.”

― John McEnroe

“The United States is the only country left now, bar Romania, Bulgaria and Poland, that has this all-government system.”

― John Mica

“Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.”

― John Milton

“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

“I’d take the syncopation and play swing, and then read the syncopation lines with my left hand.”

― John Otto

“So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It’s an empire. There’s no two ways about it. It’s a huge empire. It’s been extremely successful.”

― John Perkins

“Unquestionably, American political rhetoric can be repugnant, and the Right can certainly be as guilty as the Left.”

― John Podhoretz

“Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality its left.”

― John Ray

“When I left college, nobody expected much of me – and nor did I.”

― John Rocha

“Not many skeletons left in my closet because I invite them to dance all over the front room!”

― John Schneider

“The Saviour reigned in all their hearts, and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness, which he had left them.”

― John Strachan

“After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no.”

― John Sununu

“I left with nothing and needing to begin a new career.”

― John Surtees

“I was involved in school plays, but when I left school I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker’s apprentice and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester.”

― John Thaw

“New York is, of course, many cities, and an exile does not return to the one he left.”

― John Updike

“Being a traditionalist, I’m a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I’m already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left.”

― John Waters

“When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I’d read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over.”

― John Wayne

“Right now, I’m very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course.”

― Johnny Galecki

“I had a stroke in December of ’99, and it affected my left side – my fingering side.”

― Johnny Gimble

“We didn’t sell a lot of records, but somehow we left an impression.”

― Johnny Ramone

“By the time I left ‘Dance Moms,’ I’d made so many friendships.”

― JoJo Siwa

“I had a really fun career in TV right after I left politics.”

― Jon Lovett

“I have a stab wound on my left hip and one on my thigh and a slash mark across my right calf. I have a bottle stab wound on my left calf.”

― Jonah Lomu

“I left London in 1992, but I’m there 3-4 times a year, and love visiting.”

― Jonathan Ive

“More often than not, punches underwhelm – too fizzy, too fruity, too sherbet-y, and/or too baroque, the flavors all muddled into the boozy equivalent of the water left over from cleaning watercolor brushes.”

― Jonathan Miles

“When I left school, I wanted to be an artist, specifically a painter.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“Obviously, I’m no fan of the radical left.”

― Jordan Peterson

“It’s in the best interest of the radical left types – best psychological and strategic interest – to refuse to admit to the possibility that reasonable people can object to their ideological staff. Because if reasonable people objected, that would imply that their ideological stance is not reasonable.”

― Jordan Peterson

“McGregor was never a champion of anything. He defeated the champion and left.”

― Jose Aldo

“I’ve fought in front of thousands of people and never responded to the crowd. I got there, did my job, and left.”

― Jose Aldo

“There is but one way left to save a classic; to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.”

― Jose Ortega y Gasset

“English is the only interesting thing that’s left in my life.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“I broke my left arm when I was 8, at a friend’s house, when we were jumping off a balcony and throwing down dunks.”

― Josh Rosen

“My size is an asset to me. People write roles for me. If I was just another blond-haired, brown-eyed, 18-year-old actor, I’d be left unrecognized. People remember me.”

― Josh Ryan Evans

“I knew that this was going to be questioned and it was going to come under skepticism as to why I left ‘Star Wars’.”

― Josh Trank

“English, unlike Hebrew, is read from left to right – as are clocks. The concepts of clockwise and counterclockwise are universal, irrespective of alphabet.”

― Joshua Cohen

“Freedom is neither guaranteed nor automatic; not even in the United States. Left unguarded, it can slip away like a thief in the night.”

― Joy Reid

“I’ve always thought the Right-wing were ones that were inflexible and intolerant,and now I’m coming to realize that the orthodoxy at NPR, it’s representing the Left.”

― Juan Williams

“I have no control over a film. I don’t know what will be left on the cutting floor.”

― Judi Dench

“Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states.”

― Judy Biggert

“I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I’m not into doing that stuff.”

― Jules Shear

“It’s vital all we oldies learn as much as we can about the Internet so we are not left behind.”

― June Whitfield

“I know Spain football very well, because I’ve always been interested in it, even after I left Spain.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“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

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who often plays on the left side and moves between the lines.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“When I was 16, I felt I might be left with some effeminacy because of all the dancing. I was so full of classical dance that I wanted to get away and do something else.”

― Kamal Haasan

“I fractured my left foot.”

― Kamaru Usman

“I left home to become a singer and didn’t realise when I turned comedian.”

― Kapil Sharma

“While working for Diplomat Records, I helped several artists with their online branding and social media. Once I left the label, I worked directly with artists and noticed many artists were overlooked and underrated if they weren’t in ‘XXL’ or ‘The Source.’”

― Karen Civil

“I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at.”

― Kate Adie

“My parents are separated. My father left when I was six years old.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“That’s what the right-wing is good at: figuring out the left wing.”

― Kathy Acker

“My parents and my brother and I left the Soviet Union in 1981. I was six, and Dima was sixteen, and that made all the difference. I became an American, whereas Dima remained essentially Russian.”

― Keith Gessen

“I left the world of jail with plenty of relief but, more than anything, with a sense of unease that I still can’t quite shake.”

― Keith Gessen

“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

“My favorite films left the camera rest, and the actors and characters have a stage to act. Move the camera when it’s motivating.”

― Kelly Asbury

“Caucuses are different than primaries, and winner-take-all primaries are how Mitt Romney eventually took over Newt Gingrich in 2012 and why Rick Santorum left.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“Women, if left to their own devices, are going to tend and trend Democratic. That is absolutely the case.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included.”

― Ken Hensley

“If the prime minister really believes it, he must be the only person left who thinks that the recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.”

― Kenneth Clarke

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

― Kerli

“I just decided that I wasn’t going to gain anything by going to school, since we couldn’t afford it anyway, so I left school very early and went to work and progressively did things.”

― Kerry Stokes

“My makeup is usually left over from the night before.”

― Kesha

“I don’t live in L.A. I actually live in Atlanta, Georgia. After I graduated from Spelman, I just stayed and never left. And I love it.”

― Keshia Knight Pulliam

“I don’t let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.”

― Kevin Gates

“I was a total nerd and had, like, two friends, and then I left my school and got signed to a record deal.”

― Kevin Jonas

“I vowed I would never do a commercial, or a soap opera – both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving.”

― Kevin Kline

“I’m always very excited by something that’s a curveball or from left field.”

― Kevin McKidd

“I can’t envision an honest war novel that left war in a positive light.”

― Kevin Powers

“Cristiano – he has it all. He has a right foot, left foot, is good in the air, so quick.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“No Child Left Behind left a lot of kids behind.”

― Killer Mike

“’Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides left me both moved and, at times, laughing out loud in delight.”

― Kim Edwards

“Apocalyptic thinking happens on the left as well as on the right, and in environmentalism, that’s a terrible approach to take. Because it isn’t true.”

― Kim Stanley Robinson

“I started working at Airtight Games after I shipped ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ back in 2009.”

― Kim Swift

“I’ve got a powerful left hook and a lot of intensity. The intensity comes from the anger within.”

― Kimbo Slice

“You can get really left of centre influences in mainstream pop. Michael Jackson and Prince are some of the most progressive artists ever if you actually dissect their songs there’s some crazy stuff going on.”

― Kimbra

“I admired Eugene McCarthy’s courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the ‘Washington Post,’ I remained an admirer.”

― Kitty Kelley

“Don’t believe those who claim that only left wing parties really care about employment.”

― Kjell Magne Bondevik

“I was in the underground until I left Germany.”

― Klaus Fuchs

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“I boxed in Golden Gloves at Oxford and still know how to throw a straight left jab.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“Conservative women often make the case that ‘all issues are women’s issues,’ and are sometimes derided by those on the Left when they do so.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Before turning pro, I would never have just left my skates sitting in the locker room unattended.”

― Kristi Yamaguchi

“I’m not going to be a guy that retires and keeps coming back. When I’m gone, I’m gone. Same thing as amateur wrestling; when I won the world championships in Olympics, I left and I never went back. Same for pro.”

― Kurt Angle

“Bigfoot does not exist because there would be evidence left behind – hair, feces, bones, kills, offspring, a carcass – if it did.”

― Kyle Hill

“Honestly, I would never say, ‘Oh, I’ve decided not to read ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ because I’ve seen ‘Blade Runner.’ I’ve decided not to read ‘Neuromancer’ because I’ve seen ‘Blade Runner.””

― Laeta Kalogridis

“I never left a team in worse shape than I got it. Not once.”

― Larry Brown

“All the Left and the media attack dogs can dish it out, can’t they, but they sure can’t take it.”

― Laura Ingraham

“The Left doesn’t support blue lives.”

― Laura Loomer

“Read your contracts. Up and down, left and right.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“My left foot is severely damaged from TSS, and I’m probably going to have to amputate my left leg. I could be super depressed about it, but I have been given a second chance. I’m here, and I’m living.”

― Lauren Wasser

“We on the left who are pro-European and Internationalist wish to unite the peoples under a social model.”

― Laurent Fabius

“I worked consistently on Broadway from when I was 8 years old through ‘Spring Awakening,’ which I left in 2008.”

― Lea Michele

“I’ve discovered writers by reading books left in airplane seats and weird hotels.”

― Lee Child

“I was on Saipan when I got hit. Not too bad, but bad enough to hamper me if I stayed. I was hit in my left buttocks just below the belt line.”

― Lee Marvin

“I’m 37, I’m pretty fit and feel I have another eight years left – which means there’s 32 Majors still to go at.”

― Lee Westwood

“I’d never have left Hawkwind if I hadn’t been fired.”

― Lemmy

“I have been in there with all of them and there is nothing left for me to prove.”

― Lennox Lewis

“It was almost two years after I left Capital that I put out the first one on Chrysalis and that was really instructive because it was no better in particular than any other record I’d done.”

― Leo Kottke

“The number of people who left for the United states and Canada increased with every year.”

― Leopold Trepper

“I think that I don’t panic as much as the folks on the left or the right do. I don’t have that sense of panic.”

― Lewis Black

“The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land.”

― Libby Houston

“The lack of fiscal responsibility is one of the main reasons I finally left my old Party.”

― Lincoln Chafee

“For many on the Right, America is to be routinely celebrated because it stands for free enterprise and global power; for many on the Left, America merits perpetual suspicion and censure for the self-same reasons.”

― Linda Colley

“I nurture people’s talents because, at the end of it, that’s what they’re left with. They’re left with themselves.”

― Linda Perry

“I left Fleetwood Mac to make myself happy, and fortunately, it worked.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“We vainly fancy ourselves above the ugly informing and paranoia of the right-wing McCarthy era, but in the 21st century, the Left has fashioned a mirror image.”

― Lionel Shriver

“After an 18-year career, I left the film industry, not wanting to become one of those child-actor cautionary tales.”

― Lisa Jakub

“I wash my hair with Pantene every other day unless I have gorgeous hair left over from an event.”

― Liv Tyler

“I hurt my left knee playing left tackle. I had surgery on my right knee.”

― Logan Mankins

“Nolito is not a left winger – he is a central player.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“I wouldn’t want to play as left forward if I normally play right-back.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“A husband is what’s left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed.”

― Lou Costello

“When I left the University of Notre Dame, I honestly felt I would never coach again.”

― Lou Holtz

“My sympathies are Left. On paper and in the soul. But not in my heart or my guts.”

― Louis MacNeice

“I was very successful at three-day events, point-to-points, Pony Club, and gymkhana. But then I went to college, and because I had really good horses, they weren’t going to be left in the field, so they were sold.”

― Louise Wilson

“When I was a little boy in Tijuana, it was wonderland. We left when I was probably four – I was dying of tuberculosis.”

― Luis Alberto Urrea

“I’ve loved every minute playing for Arsenal, and I hope I have left my mark on the club and fans alike.”

― Lukas Podolski

“I left Kurdistan in April 2003 with the peshmerga, following their excited advance as Saddam’s forces crumbled. First Kirkuk, then Mosul – where looters broke into the city museum and seized its Parthian sculptures – then Tikrit. I reported from Baghdad in month-long stints until the end of 2004.”

― Luke Harding

“Halcyon people have put aside and left their homes, their million dollar salaries, full professorships at major universities, and fully seed-funded startup companies to be part of this effort.”

― Luke Nosek

“I’m going to shut Chris Weidman down in the first round. I’m gonna expose him in the second round. And I’m gonna finish him with a left kick followed by a left punch, simultaneously.”

― Luke Rockhold

“When I was getting overly ‘droppy,’ that’s when I was hitting shots left and right. That’s what we were doing, so maybe if my swing was a touch flatter, I wouldn’t drop the club as much.”

― Lydia Ko

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

― Lydia Millet

“I think ‘The Stage’ is kind of left field.”

― M. Shadows

“I left Beijing in 1987, shortly before my books were banned there, but have returned continually.”

― Ma Jian

“I left Beijing in the late 1980s to live in Hong Kong because, having been blacklisted by the government, I couldn’t publish my works on the mainland.”

― Ma Jian

“Wherever I’ve been, I’ve left people who joined Hizb ut-Tahrir. I have to make amends. What I did was damaging to British society and the world at large.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“The only bad thing is that we didn’t win at Tennessee. Kiffin left that program in a bad position.”

― Malik Jackson

“I’ve been making the best movies at Elegant Angel since Tom Byron left.”

― Marc Wallice

“Zidane told me that since Messi, he had never seen a left foot like mine. I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer.”

― Marco Asensio

“I feel comfortable in the playmaker role, but I can play on the left, on the right, and even pivot.”

― Marco Asensio

“I always try with everything I have left.”

― Marco Asensio

“I have played the World Cup qualifiers on the left wing, and that position suits me fine.”

― Marco Reus

“I’ve seen how the left has used it to accuse opponents of their version of reform of being bigots and racists.”

― Marco Rubio

“Anyone who doesn’t agree with the Left’s approach to immigration oftentimes gets stigmatized as anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic.”

― Marco Rubio

“I died on that mountain, too. I left a part of myself up there.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“I think it’s very expensive to not eat healthy. Eating healthy is the only affordable option we have left.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I left home at 15 to go to the North Carolina School of the Arts.”

― Margaret Qualley

“We started out as far to the left as we could.”

― Marguerite Moreau

“I left Venezuela looking for something bigger. I wanted to be an international star.”

― Maria Conchita Alonso

“I come from a very left wing Socialist family, anti-war and anti-empire.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“I’m a member of the African diaspora: my parents left the Caribbean and came to London for a better life.”

― Marianne Jean-Baptiste

“In ’48 when I left Metro, I tried to go back to radio, but somehow just didn’t do well at it.”

― Marie Windsor

“A smart girl leaves before she is left.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“If anything, I’m to the left of Obama.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I’m against the Right of money and the Left of money.”

― Marine Le Pen

“As a post-Holocaust kid, growing up in a neighborhood with a lot of Jewish refugees, I had got the idea there were no Jews left in Europe. But I found in my European wanderings that many of them had gone back and rebuilt their lives.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“When I left HP, I thought about sitting it out for a while.”

― Mark V. Hurd

“We should be careful and deliberate in how we allow public entry into our vibrant communications marketplace… This is an issue that should be left to our states.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism.”

― Martin Lewis Perl

“The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be involved in talks the guns must be left at the door.”

― Martin McGuinness

“Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

― Martin Niemoller

“But we should not lose sight of how far we are coming and what a big hole we were left by George W. Bush.”

― Martin O’Malley

“We haven’t had an agenda for American cities probably since at least Jimmy Carter. We have left cities to fend for themselves.”

― Martin O’Malley

“The images of Earth’s delicate biosphere, contrasting with the sterile moonscape where the astronauts left their footsteps, have become iconic for environmentalists: these may indeed be the Apollo programme’s most enduring legacy.”

― Martin Rees

“My on-the-court game was ordinary. I had a jumper but needed screens. I could go right but not left.”

― Marv Albert

“I would summarise my politics very simply as the maverick left and proud.”

― Mary Beard

“I found the world extraordinarily strange, having first left home at 15.”

― Mary Gaitskill

“I was born in Korea and left before my first birthday.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“I’m literally an independent. Apolitical. So that I am not always going to be with the Left’s perceived interests or the Right’s perceived interests.”

― Mary Jo White

“Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.”

― Mary Kay Ash

“I left Google X. All the senior women have left Google X. I was the last to make it – I was, to be fair, the last there. Megan Smith left, Claire Hughes Johnson, vice presidents at Google left.”

― Mary Lou Jepsen

“I very much wished not to be noticed, and to be left alone, and I sort of succeeded.”

― Mary Oliver

“I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia’s appearances to the reader’s imagination.”

― Mary Wesley

“I’m not going to run to the left of Mitch McConnell; I’m not going to run to the right of Mitch McConnell. I am going to run right over the top of Mitch McConnell.”

― Matt Bevin

“If it wasn’t for the Internet, I might never have left WWE. Then again, if it wasn’t for the Internet, I probably wouldn’t have been brought back.”

― Matt Hardy

“When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.”

― Matt Lucas

“Even now, I’m very superstitious, in silly ways. I always put my left boot on first. Or on set, I always tie my bow tie from right to left.”

― Matt Smith

“The so-called ‘far right’ defends the working class far more than the left does.”

― Matteo Salvini

“Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.”

― Matthew Arnold

“I’ve done all of them except for Oprah. My shoes were on Oprah but they ran out of time so I wasn’t on. I left my shoes in Chicago so they could put them on the show.”

― Matthew McGrory

“On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright.”

― Max Beckmann

“I left the North when I was 21 to go to drama school in London, and I stayed there 12 years.”

― Maxine Peake

“My body parts are all I have left now that are only mine – the world owns everything else.”

― Megan Fox

“In a world of oversharing, we don’t want to be unknown or unseen. We don’t want to be left out.”

― Meghan Daum

“It’s not that I don’t get on bandwagons; I just climb aboard only after most of the band has packed up and left for the next gig.”

― Meghan Daum

“The public is to the left not simply of New Labour, but the political and media classes as a whole.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid.”

― Meir Kahane

“’Wayward Pines’ has largely been, in my experience, a show left to the actors.”

― Melissa Leo

“Hearing Mr. Trump in person, I finally understood why millions of voters, especially voters who have been ignored and left behind in this economy, connect with him.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“Christians and religious individuals are quickly demonized and not tolerated by the dogmatic left if their views differ.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“Another is, if you take money out of your left pocket and put it in your right pocket, you’re no richer.”

― Merton Miller

“My moral compass swings far to the left, but when it comes to gratuitous violence, I have trouble.”

― Michael Biehn

“I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me.”

― Michael Douglas

“If you go too soon, you can come unstuck with 50m left when the guys are going past you.”

― Michael East

“I have been in five Harry Potter films and never read a ‘Harry Potter’ book. If you are an actor, all you have is the script you are given. If you read the book, you might get disappointed about what’s been left out.”

― Michael Gambon

“Good schools should be left alone.”

― Michael Gove

“ThinThread was not the program of record of my predecessor, Ken Minihan, OK. I did not make ThinThread the program of record while I was director. After I left in 2005, Keith Alexander also chose not to make ThinThread the program of record.”

― Michael Hayden

“I’d fought in the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, having left Oxford to do so.”

― Michael Korda

“Most biographers are apt to be discouraged by the sheer volume of papers left behind by their subject.”

― Michael Korda

“After I left ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ I got a ton of offers to play the goofy guy next door, and there were a couple of series that I was offered that turned out to be successful series, but it was too close to what I’d done on my series, and I was really glad I didn’t take it.”

― Michael McKean

“Michael Moore became an industry hero and the most visible symbol of the Hollywood left.”

― Michael Medved

“Dr. Larry and Viki are the only original characters left on the show.”

― Michael Storm

“When I left Stockton and went to Stanford, I felt I hit the lotto. I did not think I was coming back.”

― Michael Tubbs

“I left Guiding Light so many times, they ran out of champagne.”

― Michael Zaslow

“The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual.”

― Michel De Certeau

“The lack of closure in an unsolved case seems to have a sharpening effect on those left behind; the details remain vivid to them even years later, possibly because they’ve gone over them looking for answers so many times.”

― Michelle McNamara

“Music is too important to be left to professionals.”

― Michelle Shocked

“I haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it.”

― Mick Jagger

“For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.”

― Mignon McLaughlin

“I enjoy just the raw human visceral reaction of jumping into the arena and just swinging the hammer and seeing what is left over afterwards. Twitter is just modern-day gladiatorial combat.”

― Mike Cernovich

“I left Indiana, and I ain’t been back since. I’ve been doing comedy and paying my bills.”

― Mike Epps

“People on the Left get a pass when it comes to condemning white Americans.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The belief that government must be the ultimate nanny to our children is one of the fundamental philosophical disagreements between the Right and Left.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The arrogance of the Left always fascinates me.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The Left loves to demonize the financially successful.”

― Mike Gallagher

“In America, the dreamers, the disabled and the disadvantaged are not left to defend themselves, alone in their struggles.”

― Mike Honda

“For the progressive left, social activism grounded in faith and theology crested in the 1960s.”

― Mike McCurry

“When Peter Gabriel left, we obviously lost a very strong stage performer. Phil hasn’t replaced him; Phil’s done a different thing.”

― Mike Rutherford

“I had a wreck during a race in Michigan, which led to the hyperextension of my left leg and subsequent amputation.”

― Mike Schultz

“The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.”

― Mikhail Bakunin

“A left turn in the fate of Russia is as necessary as it is inevitable.”

― Mikhail Khodorkovsky

“In their rush to placate everyone and offend no one – and in particular to pander to Islam – the Left wants to shut down Christianity.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“The alt-right for me is primarily a cultural reaction to the nannying and language policing and authoritarianism of the progressive left – the stranglehold that it has on culture.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“It’s a shame that gays who ought to be pushing boundaries have been domesticated and tamed and turned into pets by the Progressive Left.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris.”

― Milos Forman

“Left Eye is a a rare gem.”

― Missy Elliott

“When I left Yale, I was prepared to write anything.”

― Mitch Leigh

“Since I left the Premier League the first time, I wanted to come back.”

― Mohamed Salah

“We have destroyed 80 percent of the statues. There is only small amount left and we will destroy that soon.”

― Mohammed Omar

“Oftentimes I deliberately put ambiguity into my books so that… the reader is left with an echo of: ‘How much of this was from me?’”

― Mohsin Hamid

“Too many on the Left are earnest about nothing at all, sadly. They’ve been rendered spineless by snarkiness – not least on Twitter.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“I left the Midwest when I was twelve years old, and I haven’t lived in a small town since.”

― Mona Simpson

“The left controls academia, the culture, and the news media.”

― Monica Crowley

“When the Left agitates over government policies, it’s considered righteous anger. When the Right – and much of the center – agitate, it’s painted as the rantings of the criminally and violently insane.”

― Monica Crowley

“From 2002 to the end of his presidency, George W. Bush routinely was accused by the Left of ‘creating chaos:’ chaos in Iraq, chaos in Afghanistan, chaos in the Muslim world, chaos among our allies.”

― Monica Crowley

“Once you sell yourself, it’s over. You’ve got nothing left.”

― Morgan Brittany

“If you were the only person left on the planet, I would have to attack you. That’s my job.”

― Mort Sahl

“I left Norway after high school and moved to Manhattan and went to film school in Manhattan. That’s when I really found out that this was my calling and what I wanted to do.”

― Morten Tyldum

“The little serpent has left, and the great serpent has come.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“The small Satan left and the great Satan came.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“My parents locked off most areas of expression. The only outlet left to me was the arts.”

― Murray Head

“BJP was a strong force before I differed and left.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“I left ‘Octomom.’ I went back to my life as a counselor.”

― Nadya Suleman

“I decided to make a lifetime commitment against social injustices, against inequalities, and that is why I am profoundly from the Left.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“In any society, there will be the whole spectrum of views. You will get the extremists on the far right and also the far left.”

― Najib Razak

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

― Nancy Gibbs

“Bill Clinton left office with a more than 60% approval rating.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I had left teaching, which I enjoyed, because I realized I couldn’t get tenure at a research university.”

― Nancy Roman

“I continually acted up to get attention. My father gave me that, and once he left, I felt that I didn’t have any.”

― Natalie Cole

“I was so worried when I left ‘GH:’ so scared I’d never work again.”

― Nathan Parsons

“We may have charted all the continents on the planet, and we may have discovered all the mammals, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left to explore on Earth.”

― Nathan Wolfe

“I left Iran back in 1985. I lived in Turkey for a while, then I went to Germany. I joined a theater company there, and we toured the country.”

― Navid Negahban

“The end of the mid finger on my left hand is wider than normal, the nail distorted and a scar in the end. This was from when I managed to shove it in the path of a mower blade.”

― Neal Asher

“For a person of my sensibility, you’re only left with the Democratic party.”

― Neil Peart

“There is no terra incognito left.”

― Nelson DeMille

“My wife and son cried when we left Portugal, but I had to move.”

― Nemanja Matic

“You ran away and left us to do the job that you could not do.”

― Nguyen Van Thieu

“Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I wanted to write rather than do anything else. But ’cause I left school at 15, I didn’t know what a noun was, still don’t.”

― Nick Frost

“I type 40 words per minute on a normal computer with my left foot. And with two cups of coffee, I can do 53 words per minute.”

― Nick Vujicic

“Ed Balls has made it crystal clear that, left to its own devices, a Labour government would simply carry on with the same budget policies as the Tories.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“I’m a little bit to the left of things anyway.”

― Nina Blackwood

“I think the danger with the liberal Left is seeing the Republican Party as a monolith.”

― Nina Easton

“In 1953, after the armistice ending the Korean War, South Korea lay in ruins. President Eisenhower was eager to put an end to hostilities that had left his predecessor deeply unpopular, and the war ended in an uneasy stalemate.”

― Noah Feldman

“I have never really thought that the Left was much in ‘array’ as far as political purposes were concerned.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I’ve sort of left the theater just for little shoots here and there – little one-off series or small roles in films or whatever.”

― Norbert Leo Butz

“I’m politically on the left, no question about it. I oppose sweatshops, I oppose exploitation of labour in the third world.”

― Norman Finkelstein

“I realised when I was a striker that when I ended up wide on the left or right, it can be so much easier to get space and face defenders up.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“What a blessed thing it is, that Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left!”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“When I left office in 1979, I was about the only one who had really left public office on my own.”

― Olusegun Obasanjo

“The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.”

― Orson Welles

“The first thing one must remember about film is that it is a young medium. And it is essential for every responsible artist to cultivate the ground that has been left fallow.”

― Orson Welles

“We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp at Kill Devil Hill on Friday, the 25th.”

― Orville Wright

“As board members, we only meet infrequently and are not as engaged with the front line, necessarily. The first thing I did as CEO was I left this board room.”

― Oscar Munoz

“The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.”

― Otis Williams

“I’m two-footed. I prefer to dribble with the left and shoot with the right.”

― Ousmane Dembele

“Barack Obama is more irritating than the other nuisances on the Left.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“After the events of the 20th century, God, quite reasonably, left Europe. But He’s still here in the United States.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”

― Pablo Picasso

“I left school just shy of 17: I’d started going into touring and that situation.”

― Paolo Nutini

“My father was criticized as a dictator, but that should not overshadow his accomplishments in restructuring the country. He brought Korea out of 5,000 years of poverty. What he left unaccomplished was democratization of the system.”

― Park Geun-hye

“I’m glad I’m Southern. I’m the Southerner who’s very Southern in that she left to move to New York.”

― Parker Posey

“While anti-immigrant and anti-E.U. parties across Europe may not take power anywhere in 2017, theirs is now a permanent and growing presence, leeching away support from centrist parties left and right.”

― Pat Buchanan

“I am neither left wing nor right wing. I am middle-of-the-bird.”

― Pat Paulsen

“Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.”

― Pat Paulsen

“Publicity’s a cancer. It eats out a man – till there’s nothing but a shell left.”

― Patrick Kavanagh

“Looting is the only way left for the Western financial system to make money.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“I just want to play, whether it’s on the right or the left. I give 100 per cent all the time.”

― Paul Pogba

“While we have created prosperity for many, too many are being left behind.”

― Paul Polman

“There are very few fishermen left today.”

― Paul Watson

“I will not watch a whale die. I’ve not seen a whale die since I left Greenpeace in 1977.”

― Paul Watson

“A lot of these so-called left positions are actually centrist by the standards of the American people, just not by members of the American Congress.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“The last thing left in nature is the beauty of women.”

― Peter Beard

“The commonly accepted definition of terrorism is that it is politically motivated violence directed at civilians by entities other than a state. These kind of attacks can come from the far right, the far left, racists of every stripe, as well as jihadists.”

― Peter Bergen

“Three times during the show the drums are lifted over the audience – I go up and out, right, left and back.”

― Peter Criss

“One of the first things I did on arriving at school was to break my left arm falling into a bomb crater.”

― Peter Higgs

“The Left have always preferred the state to the family.”

― Peter Hitchens

“As historians write more and more histories, it’s a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy that other historians read their histories and then make synthesis, and certain things just get forgotten and left out and neglected.”

― Peter Morgan

“Total borrowing has imploded. Private borrowing has collapsed. And, in effect, the Treasury Department is the last borrower left standing.”

― Peter Orszag

“Right after I left drama school, I had a job.”

― Peter O’Toole

“Contrarian thinking doesn’t make any sense unless the world still has secrets left to give up.”

― Peter Thiel

“In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand. I am shaken but fortunate to be alive.”

― Petra Kvitova

“In Genesis we saw ourselves as song-writers. After Peter Gabriel left I was the first to say: ‘It’s OK – we can just do instrumentals.’”

― Phil Collins

“A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.”

― Phil Donahue

“There are a lot of undecideds in this country that are hopefully right of center, not left of center.”

― Phil Gingrey

“Certainly, when I’d left Iraq back in 2008, I’d been proud of my service, but whether we’d been successful or not was still an open question.”

― Phil Klay

“I don’t use any of the terminology like ‘left wing’ and ‘right wing.’ I use language like ‘godly’ and ‘holiness.’”

― Phil Robertson

“The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig.”

― Philip Emeagwali

“Back then, I couldn’t have left a poem a year and gone back to it.”

― Philip Levine

“My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.”

― Phyllis Diller

“I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve worked since I left drama school in 1976.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“We have given most of Europe to Hitler. Let us try to hold on to what we have got left.”

― Pierre Laval

“Surely the wake left behind by mankind’s forward march reveals its movement just as clearly as the spray thrown up elsewhere by the prow.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“Right-wing in Holland is to the Left of the Tories in England.”

― Pim Fortuyn

“For the first few years we paid all the bills first and divided what was left as salary. Sometimes that was $50 a week.”

― Pink

“No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.”

― Plutarch

“Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?”

― Pope Paul VI

“I actually had a number of different careers. I worked on Wall Street; I was a Master’s in Business. I left that to work in the public sector.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left.”

― Prince

“Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons.”

― Princess Diana

“We must stand firm against the Left’s nationalisation obsession.”

― Priti Patel

“What is left when honor is lost?”

― Publilius Syrus

“The profound lack of economic opportunity for those left behind by globalization has created an ever-widening gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots.’”

― Punit Renjen

“There ain’t nothing that we need to be worried about. We just need to be in the right lane where everybody else be in the left lane.”

― Quavo

“When I wrote ‘Fight Song,’ I was in a particular low point. I needed to remind myself to not give up, that I still believed in myself and that I still had fight left.”

― Rachel Platten

“I always went left to what everybody else was doing. I’m used to going against the grain.”

― Rakim

“In so many instances, there has been an attempt to rewrite history. And many times, on photographs, Martin and I were marching together, hand in hand; they cropped the photographs and left me out.”

― Ralph Abernathy

“Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it.”

― Ralph W. Sockman

“Basically, I left Northern Telecom after 7.5 years of being in one company after school. And then, I ended up in a series of start-ups. The first of those was a company called Sitech, and they were in local area networks.”

― Ram Shriram

“My tax cut would cut hundreds of billions of dollars. So to do it, you have to be willing to cut spending, too. But if you were to cut hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes, that money’s left in communities.”

― Rand Paul

“America has much greatness left in her.”

― Rand Paul

“I think both Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are establishing legacies just by how long they’ve maintained their championship runs. I think both of them still have a lot left in their careers.”

― Randy Couture

“The left claims that Republicans hate Hispanics, which is just the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard, and the right just claims all we need to do is close the borders and do nothing else, which is also ridiculous.”

― Raul Labrador

“I left home because I was hungry.”

― Red Skelton

“The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.”

― Red Smith

“That ‘Super Mario’ movie from the 1990s… left a really bad taste in the mouth of our developers.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“The Knicks left me open a lot of times the last time we played them, and I was just making sure I took the shots that were there.”

― Reggie Lewis

“Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance.”

― Rene Cassin

“When I turned 15, I left school having failed to make the minimum grade. With little direction I enlisted at the local culinary school. Here the academic demands were less rigorous.”

― Rene Redzepi

“The size of the resource prize has to be large to support the risked capital that has to be put in place. The Arctic is one of the few places left where we believe those opportunities exist.”

― Rex Tillerson

“On my left forearm, I’ve got a gothic cross with a tombstone in the center with the initials ‘E’ and ‘G’ for my friend, the late Eddie Guerrero.”

― Rey Mysterio

“I think, most definitely, my style has been changing throughout the years, and that’s because of the injuries that I’ve had, the multiple surgeries on my left knee.”

― Rey Mysterio

“By the time I left ESPN in 2003, ‘SportsCenter’ had become a far different show than the one I initially joined in 1996.”

― Rich Eisen

“In the 1920s and 1930s, scientists from both the political left and right would not have found the idea of designer babies particularly dangerous – though, of course, they would not have used that phrase.”

― Richard Dawkins

“The Left sees no place for differing opinions.”

― Richard Grenell

“Most Republicans in California are tired of fighting the one-party rule from the Left and have given up on state politics.”

― Richard Grenell

“One minute you’re starting left fielder, hitting home runs; the next, it’s career over. I was 20.”

― Richard Linklater

“Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western political extremists of the far Left and far Right.”

― Richard Perle

“I think you can have a Left that isn’t culturally conservative talking about lunch-bucket issues.”

― Richard Rorty

“I’ll play first, third, left. I’ll play anywhere – except Philadelphia.”

― Richie Allen

“I can play anywhere. First, third, left field, anywhere but Philadelphia.”

― Richie Allen

“Since I left basketball, and my wife, it’s been a glorious feast of lovemaking.”

― Rick Fox

“And in English Canada, no one really knows where the support is coming from, but Conservatives would assume that it’s bleeding from the Liberals. So we have a divided left in Canada.”

― Rick Mercer

“Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One.”

― Rick Wakeman

“I must have been 15 or 16 when I left Antrim Grammar, but I do remember having my first proper kiss when I lived there.”

― Ricky Whittle

“I left Cambodia when I was 12 or 13. I didn’t really escape, but I needed to go away.”

― Rithy Panh

“I’ve got like a week and a half left, all bets are off.”

― Rob Corddry

“’Borderlands’ came out of nowhere to appease the gnawing hunger left behind with the dearth of quality dungeon crawlers on the market.”

― Rob Manuel

“If you start very far to the left, it’s harder to get to the middle.”

― Rob Portman

“I came into ECW in Philadelphia in 1996 and left in 2001 – a much bigger, worldwide star than I arrived – and I thank ECW for that.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I’m not educated. I left school when I was 16, with no qualifications.”

― Robbie Williams

“Two minutes later the right arm was pointing normally and the reaction to the left appeared. The patient made no complaint at all about the experiment.”

― Robert Barany

“I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author.”

― Robert Benchley

“Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it.”

― Robert Benchley

“What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?”

― Robert Browning

“Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.”

― Robert Byrne

“You have to go with the times. You’re going to get left behind if you don’t.”

― Robert Glasper

“Charles Dickens left us fifteen novels, and in an ideal world, everyone would read all of them.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“The early giants of modern dance – Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis – barely left traces of their art.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Ballet Hispanico is far from Irish, and, though it has strong dancers, its Spanishness has always left me unconvinced.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“I left Russia in 1993 optimistic that democracy had taken hold despite the obstacles.”

― Robert Kagan

“Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“While there’s time left, I want to do different kinds of things.”

― Robert Urich

“Do I have the mental strength? I left home when I was 13 years old.”

― Roberto Mancini

“The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater.”

― Robertson Davies

“What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.”

― Robin Williams

“The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion – but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.”

― Rocco Buttiglione

“I was tired. I peaked. I left when I was on top. One year, I did 280 concerts.”

― Rod McKuen

“The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues.”

― Rod Parsley

“I’m fiscally conservative but socially moderate. A moderate Republican – there just aren’t many of us left.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“If we look conservative, it’s because the other guys are so far to the left.”

― Roger Ailes

“My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of ‘raises left eyebrow’ and ‘raises right eyebrow.’”

― Roger Moore

“After I left the R.S.C., I did a musical, ‘Masquerade,’ where I played a rabbit. I was the lead.”

― Roger Rees

“The sound levels on stage were so loud with all that constant banging and smash, smash, smash; it did untold damage to the fine nerve endings in the inner ear, though it is worse in the left, which is the side of my snare drum and the monitor.”

― Roger Taylor

“I can do a lot of stuff, score goals with my left, right, and head.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“I’m afraid they’ve left their legs at home.”

― Ron Atkinson

“We have demagogues on all sides of the political spectrum. It’s not helpful. It’s destructive. It’s harmful. So, I don’t like demagoguery whether it comes from the left, it comes from the right.”

― Ron Johnson

“I can’t be left unsupervised.”

― Ronnie Wood

“Jo left me a few months ago for 10 days. I get this note: I’ll come back when the real Ronnie comes back.”

― Ronnie Wood

“When I left ‘Downton Abbey,’ it hadn’t yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!”

― Rose Leslie

“I kind of moved out of the town I grew up in as quick as I could. I left right after high school.”

― Rosemarie DeWitt

“I didn’t appreciate Brooklyn until I left it.”

― Rosie Perez

“You wiggle to the left, you wiggle to the right, you do the Ooby Dooby with all your might.”

― Roy Orbison

“I started using sunglasses in Alabama. I was going to do a show with Patsy Cline and Bobby Vee, and I left my clear glasses on the plane. I only had the sunshades, and I was quite embarrassed to go onstage with them, but I did it.”

― Roy Orbison

“For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“I was pretty successful before Sept. 11 and fully expected that when I left being mayor I would be very successful.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“I’m entirely uneducated. I went to public school – public in the American sense – a blue-collar, working-class school. I never got a scholarship, I left when I was 15, never did any exams.”

― Rupert Graves

“I was really nervous. Even when I left the audition I was nervous.”

― Rupert Grint

“Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is ‘Wag the Dog.’ Everything is a structured deception.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“A loyal liberal can get away with anything with other liberals, as long as that loyal liberal is liberal and attacks conservatives left and right, spouts the right words, they get away with anything.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Standards are declining left and right, and it doesn’t matter. It’s whatever is necessary to prop up Obama.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Arizona has become a national leader in the restoration of the Rule of Law, with over 100,000 illegal aliens having left the state since 2007.”

― Russell Pearce

“I am State Senator Russell Pearce, the author of SB1070, which was signed by Governor Jan Brewer. Fear mongering and misinformation is the tool of the Left against this common sense legislation.”

― Russell Pearce

“’Whole Women’s Health’ made it very clear that poor women were no longer going to be left out.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I left Canada to come to Hollywood to make movies.”

― Ryan Gosling

“We’ve all been inundated with so many ingenious, must-have, time-saving apps and tools that we really don’t have a second left to spare.”

― Ryan Holmes

“On December 17, 1984, I had surgery to remove two inches of my left lung due to pneumonia. After two hours of surgery the doctors told my mother I had AIDS.”

― Ryan White

“In the exodus out of Iraq, we’re seeing the effects of just leaving. We left before there was control of chemical weapons stockpiles, without a status-of-forces agreement. We left before the Sunni and Kurds we fought with and fought alongside with were stable, or without empowering them. We left on a political rhetoric.”

― Ryan Zinke

“I had six surgeries on my left toe and another six on the right toe.”

― S. Sreesanth

“The original settlers in Iceland were the nobles of Norway who left their native land to avoid the tyranny of Harold Fairhair, who tried to crush their power so as to make himself a despotic king in the land.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“Oh, I always think everyone feels left out.”

― Sadie Jones

“The PUP came into office in 1998 when the public debt of Belize was over $600 million and the economy was at a standstill. When we left office in 2008, ten years later, the debt was higher, but a lot was accomplished: the economy was transformed and the social and physical infrastructure of the country significantly upgraded.”

― Said Musa

“I spent a lot of time growing up in Oregon after I left California. Spent a lot of time in the woods.”

― Sam Elliott

“I left Detroit in 2007, worked on a cruise ship for a year, moved to Chicago in ’08, then moved to L.A. in February 2012.”

― Sam Richardson

“I have only so many foreign-language neurons. When I learned Spanish, that displaced whatever Irish was left, and then I learned German, and that displaced the Spanish, and when I learned Serbo-Croatian, that displaced the German. So I’m a bit of a muddle.”

― Samantha Power

“My mom, who left Iran in 1976, steeped us in the smells, tastes, and traditions of Persian cuisine.”

― Samin Nosrat

“When I left restaurants, I had to learn to be a home cook.”

― Samin Nosrat

“I can play in the centre or on the wing, behind one or two strikers, on the left or the right.”

― Samir Nasri

“Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.”

― Samuel Adams

“When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is die at once.”

― Samuel Butler

“I left Cameroon when I was 13 years old, and I’ve lived more in Europe than Africa.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“Most good art is left wing. It’s a moot point whether there is any good right-wing art.”

― Samuel West

“I had a tumor in my left eye which killed the optic nerve, but it’s my real eye. I just cannot see out of it.”

― Sandy Duncan

“Unlike other flagship programmes, which have been left with unpronounceable acronyms, like MGNREGA and JNNURM, Bharat Nirman struck a popular chord.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“I left my marriage knowing I’d have to work. I have.”

― Sarah Ferguson

“I keep being surprised by the amount of archaeological sites and features that are left to find all over the world.”

― Sarah Parcak

“We only have a limited amount of time left before many archaeological sites all over the world are destroyed. So we have to be really selective about where we dig.”

― Sarah Parcak

“I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind.”

― Sarah Zettel

“Left to myself, I would only play an Indian. But the reality was that there were hardly any Indian characters I could play in the films made in England and Hollywood. So I had to learn how to disappear into a variety of characters.”

― Sarita Choudhury

“A motion-sensing controller that you hold with both hands is completely different from one that you can use with either your right or left hand.”

― Satoru Iwata

“I did a bunch of commercial voiceovers in Chicago before I left. For Balducci’s pizza, I did a whole series. Actually I was making a good living with voiceover before I left.”

― Scott Adsit

“When I left WWE, I had surgery on my foot. I had drop foot, where my foot was totally paralyzed. I had a tendon transfer and got nine screws in my foot.”

― Scott Steiner

“I’m no slouch, but when comparing LeBron’s game, I’m usually left out.”

― Scottie Pippen

“I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but the Navy, having left school at 13.”

― Sean Connery

“Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us with $19 trillion in debt.”

― Sean Duffy

“When people leave cults, they don’t know that they left a cult.”

― Sean Durkin

“I did a record with a producer, and the good producers eat up the budget, so I didn’t have any budget left to produce this record. I had to produce it myself.”

― Sean Lennon

“I wanted to be a poet. I wrote from ages 15 to 22, but I left it because I discovered, and fell in love with, cinema.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“Right-wing, pivot, centre-back, full-back, right, left. I’ve never felt uncomfortable anywhere.”

― Sergio Ramos

“I got my ears pierced when I was 12. I looked up to my older cousin, and he had earrings. Will Smith on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ had the left earring. So I started with the left earring, and then two years later, I got the other one pierced.”

― Shameik Moore

“A few performances have been left out of the various Woodstock soundtracks and film edits over the years, most notably The Grateful Dead.”

― Shawn Amos

“The journalistic code of ethics governing the broadcasts requires that opposing views be presented, and that journalists’ personal opinions or judgments be left out of factual reporting.”

― Sheri Fink

“I felt so conflicted about having fled the rez as a kid that I created a whole literary career that left me there.”

― Sherman Alexie

“They understood why I left ER. It wasn’t just about a guy.”

― Sherry Stringfield

“Our deaths become a part of our lives in the sense that with our deaths we give something to those who are left behind, as we have given our lives to them.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“I never really officially retired from the WNBA, I just left the doors open.”

― Sheryl Swoopes

“I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left.”

― Sid Vicious

“In the end, I was the only one with any anarchy left in me.”

― Sid Vicious

“If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn’t it?”

― Sidney Buchman

“I didn’t have any qualifications when I left school – I had three O-levels.”

― Simon Cowell

“I have everything I need, so there are no blanks left unfilled.”

― Simone Biles

“Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also.”

― Sitting Bull

“I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there.”

― Smokey Robinson

“I left Colombia because Univision brought me to the United States.”

― Sofia Vergara

“When I took a couple of years to do the documentaries after I left ‘American Morning’ – what was I gone for, five years? – I didn’t feel that I was floating under the radar.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“In the 1990s, I was among those Indonesians who demanded and celebrated the departure of our own autocrat, Suharto, and I joined the new government when he left.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“I left school at 15, didn’t pick up my GCSEs, didn’t do A-levels, didn’t go to uni.”

― Stacey Dooley

“And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth.”

― Standing Bear

“When I left New York, not a lot of shows were happening there, but ‘Golden Boy’ is such a New York show.”

― Stella Maeve

“We’ve all got to come together, and we’ve got to protect what’s left of our ancient forests on this planet.”

― Stella McCartney

“I never expected to join the ranks of commencement speakers, especially at my alma mater. I had a tough time there, left eagerly, and returned rarely.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“Those three years ended with June 1933. At that time I left Princeton, having submitted my Ph.D. thesis.”

― Stephen Cole Kleene

“The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name that’s attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.”

― Stephen Greenblatt

“I don’t want to write an autobiography because I would become public property with no privacy left.”

― Stephen Hawking

“Did I have a mis-spent youth? I suppose I did in that I left school early without any qualifications, having bunked off a few times for tournaments.”

― Stephen Hendry

“I was working for the Socialist International, after I left university in 1959, as a researcher.”

― Stephen Lewis

“The modern Left is not driven by fairness. It is guided by an ideology of greed and envy. Those are vices, not virtues.”

― Stephen Moore

“I ran for Congress not because I was having a mid-life crisis. I left the private sector because I saw a looming financial crisis that was coming to this country. It’s unsustainable.”

― Steve Daines

“Consumers, when they’ve only got a couple of quid left in their pockets, are choosy about how they want to spend it.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“I’ve been hit hard a few times, been hit really hard a few times, but I don’t think I’ve ever left a memorable, lasting impression on anyone I’ve ever hit.”

― Steve Yzerman

“What about the accusation that Hollywood is trying to advance its liberal agenda? Well, the fact is, while the creative community admittedly leans left, Hollywood has become a corporate town.”

― Steven Levitan

“The 9/11 strikes left an indelible impact on our minds, but in relative terms, the scale of casualties actually wasn’t all that high.”

― Steven Pinker

“From the Left comes the proposition that, given the slow economy, we should defer attending to the problem of mounting obligations – and the truly delusional idea that growing federal debt doesn’t matter because we owe most of it to ourselves.”

― Steven Rattner

“The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.”

― Steven Tyler

“I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn’t have to go so fast.”

― Steven Wright

“I watched Janis one time – we opened for her – and that’s the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.”

― Stevie Nicks

“I just have so few sunrises left, and I want to be happy.”

― Stewart Rahr

“Revolutionaries were depressed and close to emotional breakdown; after the failure, they left successively.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“There’s more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler’s fascism but won’t examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.”

― Suzanne Fields

“I may have been sexy, but I was covered up total. There was something left to the imagination.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

― Sydney Smith

“I’m not right wing, I’m not left wing. I love my country.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“If we keep on destroying fish, there won’t be any left. If the oceans die, we all die. It’s as simple as that.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“After sessions, I keep working and practising with the left foot. Hopefully one day, it’ll just be fluent.”

― Tammy Abraham

“I juice beetroots, carrots, celery, pineapples, or anything in my fridge that’s left over. I just chuck it all in – it’s very good for cleansing your system.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“It’s remarkable that the failures of the Obama, Clinton, Kerry foreign policy are not only uniting the Left and Right in Israel but might even be creating some common ground between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”

― Ted Cruz

“The radical Left loves attacking people as anti-science when anyone dares question their computer models on global warming.”

― Ted Cruz

“Even though I’m a leftist. I think the left eats its own.”

― Ted Rall

“Of my friends I am the only one left.”

― Terence

“North Carolina is not going to be left behind.”

― Terry Sanford

“I left India for U.S. with Rs 2,000 only in hand, where I have gone through some very difficult times before entering into wrestling.”

― The Great Khali

“In his state of complete powerlessness the individual perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve.”

― Theodor W. Adorno

“For years, I thought I simply didn’t dream. I felt left out. Everybody else had a thing I didn’t have.”

― Theodore Sturgeon

“After Andy Warhol died, it left a dark cloud over N.Y.C. nightlife.”

― Theophilus London

“When I left Spain, I had it very clear in my mind that I would return one day.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“Since I left Atleti, I have improved my game with my feet considerably, and I have matured a lot as a person.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated editions of Shakespeare’s sonnets, all of which left out the important fact that will has a sexual sense in Shakespeare’s sonnets.”

― Thom Gunn

“You will never satisfy the far extremes on the Left and the Right.”

― Thom Tillis

“I start where the last man left off.”

― Thomas A. Edison

“Everywhere on the Continent, the tourist is looked upon as a bird to be plucked, and presently the bird himself feebly comes to regard plucking as his proper destiny and abjectly holds out his wing so long as there is a feather left on it.”

― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government.”

― Thomas Bulfinch

“Presidential legacies are valuable things, too valuable to be left up to historians.”

― Thomas Frank

“My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don’t get right.”

― Thomas Huxley

“Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“And so um, I knew that I really didn’t want to be a priest and didn’t want to be a celibate, though I could probably manage it. Um, and um, ultimately I left.”

― Thomas Keneally

“When a club has €200m left on its transfer budget in the final days of the transfer period, why shouldn’t they make a higher bid when their initial €70m bid has been rejected?”

― Thomas Muller

“Although the big word on the left is ‘compassion,’ the big agenda on the left is dependency.”

― Thomas Sowell

“It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.”

― Thornton Wilder

“I am a governor who left office with a smaller general fund budget than when we started.”

― Tim Kaine

“When President Bush left office, the deficit was approximately $500 billion. It is now approximately now $1.5 trillion. In other words, President Obama has essentially tripled the deficit.”

― Tim Pawlenty

“I’ve left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration.”

― Timothy Leary

“I’ve had an ACL replaced in my left knee, ACL replaced in my right knee, 50 percent of my meniscus taken out of my right knee, lower back fusion, C-6, C-7 fused in my neck, C-5, C-4 disk replacement, C-4, C-3 fused. I have 26, 27 concussions, hundreds of stitches. I’ve been through the grinder.”

― Tito Ortiz

“I’m not going to be the rock star of the far right and frankly on the rock star of the far left.”

― Tom Barrett

“Most of who’s left in the administration now are all these yes men and fanboys who were van drivers or press flacks for Barack Obama in Iowa and New Hampshire in 2008.”

― Tom Cotton

“Before the surge started, frankly, after I left Iraq towards the end of 2006, I was worried that we were losing the war. But after the surge, I felt that we succeeded.”

― Tom Cotton

“If I hadn’t left Czechoslovakia, I would have been dead.”

― Tom Stoppard

“The academic Left has a long history of taking the idea of ‘false consciousness’ seriously.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left not only needs a victim class, it has proven adept at inventing new victim classes as a means of exacerbating social conflict.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left hates United States’ sovereignty, capitalism, Christianity, and the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. To the Left, anything that helps undermine those institutions is an ally, not an enemy.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The military is no place for the left’s latest social experiment.”

― Tomi Lahren

“You know, I left the country when Reagan got in; I went to France.”

― Tommy Chong

“Because I like to pick up where I left off and continue from there.”

― Tommy Tune

“I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They’re just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It’s kind of untouched, it’s not Americanized.”

― Toni Collette

“I just want to be left alone.”

― Tony Bellew

“Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.”

― Tony Benn

“So actually I only got a mobile phone the day after I left being Prime Minister.”

― Tony Blair

“I use the low-spinning Pro V1 left dot. I mark it with the logo for the Tony Finau Foundation.”

― Tony Finau

“I started playing the piano when I was about two and got a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore when I was five. But I left when I was 11.”

― Tori Amos

“The United States attorney in South Carolina was a Barack Obama appointee. Politically, he is to the left of Mao Zedong.”

― Trey Gowdy

“My favorite drag queens are Tammie Brown and Katya, so I like my drag queens a little left of sanity.”

― Trixie Mattel

“What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.”

― Tryon Edwards

“Seldom has a politician left public office with more self-generated fanfare than Sen. William S. Cohen.”

― Tucker Carlson

“All of the fillers I had in the past have now dissolved – apart from my lip fillers. I left them in, and they are something I have to maintain.”

― Tulisa

“We never left a set until we’d trashed it.”

― Uma Thurman

“I feel that I am a scholar who only with the left hand writes novels.”

― Umberto Eco

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

― Unknown

“I really wasn’t equipped to be a writer when I left Oxford. But then I set out to learn. I’ve always had the highest regard for the craft. I’ve always felt it was work.”

― V. S. Naipaul

“All I want is to be left alone to write my books.”

― Vaclav Smil

“I’m only waiting for Lindsay Lohan’s fashion collection to come out. Ten years from now, there may be no real designers left.”

― Vera Wang

“What most men call their conscience is imaginary virtue switching left or right according to self-interest.”

― Vernon Howard

“Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.”

― Victor Hugo

“I turn left for a living.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“My mother left me for seven years in an orphanage.”

― Vidal Sassoon

“I’m not afraid to die – it’s just that I had so much left to do in this world.”

― Vince Lombardi

“No Indian wants their sports persons to get left behind or any particular sports to get left behind.”

― Virender Sehwag

“The average citizen saw that the big PACs with the billionaires and the multimillionaires get what they want in Washington, but the average citizen is left behind.”

― Virgil Goode

“From the exterior face of the wall towers must be projected, from which an approaching enemy may be annoyed by weapons, from the embrasures of those towers, right and left.”

― Vitruvius

“Fashion has become so whatever. I don’t think there are any stones left to unturn.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers.”

― W. Averell Harriman

“It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.”

― W. H. Davies

“Lou Gorman gave my number to a non-roster player the year after I left.”

― Wade Boggs

“I haven’t been really superstitious once I left baseball, actually.”

― Wade Boggs

“My Safari bookmarks only sync intermittently across my Apple devices. Unlike Amazon’s Kindle app for Apple products, the company’s iBooks doesn’t remember where I left off unless I set a bookmark.”

― Walt Mossberg

“My left brain has gradually ‘eaten’ the right-brain capabilities away.”

― Walter O’Brien

“It wasn’t until after the reduction that in the lab work, the pathology, that they found that I had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my left breast. I was very, very lucky because DCIS is basically stage-zero cancer. So I was very lucky.”

― Wanda Sykes

“I like to be left alone when I’m not working.”

― Wayne Brady

“When I left for Qatar, I knew, of course, that this could have an impact on my career as an international.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“We need three kinds of pitching: left handed, right handed, and relief.”

― Whitey Herzog

“Shale gas, if left to flourish, could create several hundred thousand more jobs.”

― Wilbur Ross

“In specific circumstances the period of aging decline can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the organism as a whole which, in a certain general or theoretical sense, is left a cripple or invalid.”

― Wilhelm Ostwald

“When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.”

― Will Rogers

“Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can’t afford to double-down on trickle-down.”

― William J. Clinton

“I left school when I was 14 to work in kitchens.”

― Wolfgang Puck

“Left wing, chicken wing, it don’t make no difference to me.”

― Woody Guthrie

“When I worked on ‘The Daily Show,’ we had some puppets made of myself, John Oliver, and Jon Stewart. When I left the show, I stole the puppet. I took what was rightfully mine.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“The Left doesn’t understand the importance of God in the Israeli public discourse, and Yesh Atid does.”

― Yair Lapid

“So it must be my mental, because sometimes when I start on the tee, I still worry about whether my ball is going to hit right or left.”

― Yani Tseng

“I always traveled. I left Cameroon when I was 11 years old. I lived in the USA, in Switzerland.”

― Yannick Noah

“I have been cooking with preserved lemon for years, using it left, right and centre, but I am still far from reaching my limit.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“If Shanghai wants to be an international cultural center, they have to do something about that. The reason I left is that I wanted to explore what ballet is all about, and if I had stayed put, that wouldn’t have happened.”

― Yuan Yuan Tan

“The old bastions of the post-communist regime collapsed before my very eyes. The monsters who had kept Ukraine in a criminal state left the stage.”

― Yulia Tymoshenko

“I would put myself towards left of center.”

― Yvette Clarke

“I left home at 17 and I’ve been on the road ever since.”

― Zac Efron

“Today our books are numberless, and one man cannot master them in a lifetime. Now that the sea-waves are dashing upon our shores, unless we keep pace with the times and acquire Western learning, we shall be left in the lurch.”

― Zhang Zhidong

“We are so indebted to our ancestors, musically speaking, that they have left us 400 years of music.”

― Zubin Mehta
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