Top 1800 Reason Quotes

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“I know that part of the reason I read Tolkien when I’m ill is that there is an almost total absence of sexuality in his world, which is restful.”

― A. S. Byatt

“Reason gains all people by compelling none.”

― Aaron Hill

“I think things happened the way they did for a reason.”

― Aaron Neville

“The rules are there for a reason.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without reason.”

― Abhishek Bachchan

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“The reason I hate publicists is because I think if we got rid of them everything would be on equal footing.”

― Adam Carolla

“A key reason that elections are run so badly is that in most states, political partisans are in charge.”

― Adam Cohen

“One of my favorite things was I got to work with Avi Arad on a movie for Sony, and we don’t realize this, but he’s the reason toys were sold off of cartoons, more or less. He created the Gobots!”

― Adam F. Goldberg

“And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“In quiet places, reason abounds.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“The love, adulation, and warmth that I got from India is the reason why I chose this country.”

― Adnan Sami

“The only reason to do a television series is to make it successful. And if it is successful, that’s a six or seven year commitment.”

― Adrien Brody

“Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.”

― Agatha Christie

“Do not seek to find a reason why elections are not possible. Seek to make them possible, and they will be possible.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable, whatever the reason might be.”

― Ahmet Necdet Sezner

“Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze.”

― Aime Cesaire

“There is no reason why any legitimate caller should be spoofing an unassigned or invalid number. And providers shouldn’t be sued for doing the right thing by blocking illegitimate spoofing.”

― Ajit Pai

“There is no reason why any legitimate caller should be spoofing an unassigned or invalid phone number. It’s just a way for scammers to evade the law.”

― Ajit Pai

“The golden thread of reason that used to be stretched taut to mark the boundary between the known and the unknown is now routinely disrespected.”

― Al Gore

“There’s no reason anybody should be reading too much into ‘Thrift Shop.’ I just have because I have a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old who are really into going to lyric websites, hitting print, and printing lyrics for every song that’s popular.”

― Al Madrigal

“When a restaurant is too popular, it starts to harm the reason you are there.”

― Alain de Botton

“Some of the reason why we marry the wrong people is that we don’t really understand ourselves.”

― Alain de Botton

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

― Alan Ball

“There is no reason that America can’t compete in a global economy, and I love being one small proof point in that.”

― Alan Mulally

“I was thinking about vampires and, specifically, about what makes vampires a romantic trope: about what people like about not just vampires but supernaturally long-lived creatures in general, which is a thing that shows up in probably fifty to sixty percent of paranormal romances… And then, for some reason, I decided to reverse it.”

― Alaya Dawn Johnson

“There is always a reason why, and I need to tell the stories.”

― Alber Elbaz

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

― Albert Einstein

“I’ve always had Paul Smith wallets for some reason.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.”

― Albert J. Nock

“Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.”

― Albert Pike

“There is no more reason to pay for private education than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for those who do not use public facilities.”

― Albert Shanker

“It’s funny: the reason I did ‘Beautiful Creatures’ was the same reason I did everything else – even though it was a genre film and existed at a more studio level, the script and the characters were so well written.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“There’s a reason there are 50,000 cop shows and firefighter shows: Watching them is cool.”

― Alec Berg

“I like to make films, but the only reason I do is because I’m a very bad musician.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Everything is reason. If you don’t have reason, you have nothing.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“There is no reason why I should call myself a democrat.”

― Aleksandr Lebed

“Everyone must turn to Infowars as a standard to be saved. Tell folks, ‘Hey, it’s the most censored thing in the world for a reason. Jones is dialed in. Jones knows what’s going on.’”

― Alex Jones

“I’m not great on television. That’s one reason I don’t do it very often.”

― Alex Pareene

“There are two important things to remember about ‘entitlements’: They are hugely popular programs for a very good reason, and actual sensible ‘reform’ would mean improving them, not sacrificing them at the altar of ‘fiscal responsibility.’”

― Alex Pareene

“There’s no good reason that reliably liberal states should be electing senators as friendly to Wall Street as Cory Booker.”

― Alex Pareene

“I think modern television shows, with their intricate plots, are stimulating our minds. This is one reason IQs have been going up.”

― Alex Tabarrok

“Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks.”

― Alexa Chung

“The most common reason new mothers return to work sooner than they’d like to is because they can’t afford to go without their salaries any longer.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.”

― Alexander Pope

“I think the reason my relationship works so well with my dad is that we can separate our tennis lives from our personal lives.”

― Alexander Zverev

“There is a reason it is called fossil fuel-it is an outdated method of getting power.”

― Alexandra Paul

“George W. Bush has dutifully, if not intentionally, provided Americans with laughs for nearly a decade. He has also made them cry, sometimes for the same reason.”

― Alexandra Petri

“For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.”

― Alexis Bledel

“The reason why I think Reddit is still around and some of our competitors are not is because we were really adamant about maintaining the integrity of the site.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“I felt like my body was the only reason why people liked me.”

― Alexis Ren

“Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.”

― Alfred Nobel

“True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“There was no reason for a revolution in Paraguay.”

― Alfredo Stroessner

“I do believe that everything happens for a reason.”

― Ali Krieger

“The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves.”

― Alice Miller

“Sunken gardens should be laid out under the supervision of an intelligent landscape architect; and even then should have a reason for being sunken other than a whim or increase in costliness.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.”

― Alice Walker

“For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.”

― Alison Bechdel

“Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.”

― Allan Bloom

“The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.”

― Allan Bloom

“Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.”

― Allan Bloom

“A negative Allen Iverson story is the greatest Allen Iverson story, for some reason.”

― Allen Iverson

“That’s the only thing that got me here is my teammates. My teammates and my coach. That’s the only reason I’m here.”

― Allen Iverson

“Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them.”

― Allen Tate

“I was always depressed growing up. There wasn’t a reason for it, I just was. I was sad and morose. I cried a lot, I wrote a lot, and I read a lot; and that was how I dealt with it.”

― Amanda Hocking

“One of the things that I somewhat realized, especially right after I was convicted, was that sometimes really, really horrible things happen for no reason.”

― Amanda Knox

“Ideally, we date the folks who are dating for the same reason we are.”

― Amanda Seales

“Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn’t any good reason to refer to it.”

― Amelia Earhart

“I find my readers to be very smart, and there is no reason to write dumb.”

― Amy Bloom

“While I’m sure some millennials are concerned with the ethical issues involved in mining for diamonds, the main reason they steer clear of the gems is because, well, they’re a dumb investment.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.”

― Anais Nin

“The clarinet is not so dominant in Israeli music as it is in klezmer. I heard klezmer when I was growing up, but for some reason I avoided it. I listened to Louis Armstrong instead. But the sense of melody is the connection between jazz and klezmer.”

― Anat Cohen

“Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.”

― Andre Gide

“Every player goes through streaks where they’re just not making their shots. It may last two games, it may last ten games, and a lot of times, it’s something off the court that is bothering you, or coach might cut your minutes for some unknown reason.”

― Andre Iguodala

“The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me.”

― Andre Kertesz

“This is called prizefighting for a reason.”

― Andre Ward

“Apart from a period of crisis during my adolescence, when my voice was changing and I could not tame it – it was like a kicking foal that does not listen to reason – I have always been told I have a pleasant and recognizable voice.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”

― Andrew Carnegie

“If you get into multicultural sort of casting for no other reason than to diversify, then it seems false.”

― Andrew Rannells

“I’m not friends with a lot of my exes, and I think there’s a reason for that.”

― Andrew Rannells

“The biggest reason we know Justin Trudeau will raise taxes is because his never-ending deficits will force him to.”

― Andrew Scheer

“President Donald Trump has made it very clear he wants to move Canadian jobs to the United States. There’s no reason why Justin Trudeau should be helping him.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I’ve collected comics for many, many years, but I’ve usually collected older ones for whatever reason.”

― Andrew W.K.

“One reason why entrepreneurs are admired is that they often take on a degree of risk in launching a new business.”

― Andrew Yang

“It stands to reason that unloved and unwanted children are going to get into crime.”

― Andrew Young

“The only reason courage exists is because sometimes it is required.”

― Andy Dunn

“The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red.”

― Andy Goldsworthy

“The reason I wanted to do ‘Strictly’ in the end is that you come out of it having learned something.”

― Anita Dobson

“I had several publishers, and they were all the same. They all wanted salacious. And everybody is writing autobiographies, and that’s one reason why I’m not going to do it. If young Posh Spice can write her autobiography, then I don’t want to write one!”

― Anita Pallenberg

“There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect.”

― Ann Beattie

“Taiwan and China are related ethnically and close neighbors geographically. There’s no reason to resent or to fight against each other.”

― Annette Lu

“Staph lives on skin. That’s the reason why many infections start as a boil.”

― Anthony Fauci

“I’m not the voice of reason; I’m more the guy using these offensive topics as fodder to raise tension in a joke.”

― Anthony Jeselnik

“Faith in reason was the foundation stone of the United States.”

― Anthony Lewis

“I’m not really an awards person. I’ve got a couple of gongs over my time, but I tend to be snubbed anyway for some reason.”

― Anthony Warlow

“Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.”

― Antoine Rivarol

“All great players want to be the reason the team wins.”

― Antonio Brown

“The reason that ‘Stalingrad’ took off was because it emphasized the influence of history on the individual.”

― Antony Beevor

“’Jab We Met’ is the reason why I have become an actress.”

― Anushka Sharma

“There is no intrinsic reason African countries should be importing, rather than exporting, basic staples like rice or higher value products like frozen chicken, cooking oil, or instant noodles.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Netanyahu is pressured easily, gets into a panic, and loses his senses… to run a country like Israel a leader needs to have reason and judgment and nerves of steel, two traits he does not have.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Law is mind without reason.”

― Aristotle

“He who can be, and therefore is, another’s, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.”

― Aristotle

“The law is reason, free from passion.”

― Aristotle

“Look, the president can discharge all 93 U.S. attorneys for no reason at all, but not for a bad reason.”

― Arlen Specter

“Money is not the reason that people enter teaching.”

― Arne Duncan

“Maria is the best reason to come home.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled.”

― Arthur Goldberg

“The main advantage of the omniscient approach is that it’s the easiest to handle. That’s the major reason so many writers select it.”

― Arthur Herzog

“Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.”

― Arthur Keith

“Disinvestments will continue to happen. If the issue is priced correctly, there’s no reason why it should not sell.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“There’s no rhyme or reason to how I dress.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.”

― Ashley Montagu

“I trust people until they give me a reason not to trust them.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“Frankly, the reason I joined MENSA is because I was dating a guy at the time who spoke five languages and could solve a Rubik’s Cube literally with his eyes closed because it’s just an algorithm.”

― Ashley Rickards

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

― Ashley Scott

“While I acknowledge that it’s not my whiteness that has given me my platform entirely… it’s part of the reason I’ve garnered so much acceptance and praise for being out and nonbinary.”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“Actually, that issue of ‘Don’t be evil’ is probably the number one reason we throw out ideas.”

― Astro Teller

“To be very honest, my reason for getting away from ‘Pepsi Battle of the Bands’ was because I was on tour. I wanted to be on tour, and the amount I was asking for, they said that they couldn’t pay it.”

― Atif Aslam

“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.”

― Audre Lorde

“All military regimes use security as the reason why they should remain in power. It’s nothing original.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“My conscience is informed by reason. It’s like Kant’s categorical imperative: behave to others as you would wish they behaved to you.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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

― Ayn Rand

“There is a reason for everything.”

― Bailee Madison

“Immigrants aren’t the reason wages haven’t gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns.”

― Barack Obama

“You see, another reason for nationalization was that private ownership meant fragmentation.”

― Barbara Castle

“It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.”

― Barbara Jordan

“Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.”

― Baron d’Holbach

“I see no reason to have my shirts ironed. It’s irrational.”

― Barry Commoner

“Why was there so much work-sharing in the 1930s? One reason is that government pushed for it. In his memoirs, President Herbert Hoover estimated that as many as two million workers avoided unemployment as a result of his efforts to promote work-sharing.”

― Barry Eichengreen

“We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.”

― Barry McCaffrey

“I don’t think Will does get upstaged because his reaction is always funnier than what is actually happening. That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will.”

― Barry Sonnenfeld

“I call him free who is led solely by reason.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“True virtue is life under the direction of reason.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“I got in MMA for one reason: to see if I could be the best in the world.”

― Ben Askren

“I’ve never been on Wall Street. And I care about Wall Street for one reason and one reason only because what happens on Wall Street matters to Main Street.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The role of liquidity in systemic events provides yet another reason why, in the future, a more system wide or macroprudential approach to regulation is needed.”

― Ben Bernanke

“There’s absolutely no reason at all that physicians, scientists, shouldn’t be involved in things that affect all of us.”

― Ben Carson

“It is at best insufficient and at worst inaccurate to settle on a definition of the Enlightenment, for the obvious reason that there was not just one.”

― Ben Domenech

“I exercise hard and the reason I do is so that I can earn the things I like to consume.”

― Ben Elton

“I don’t regret being topless in certain things, but there were some things in ‘EastEnders’ where there was no reason for me to be topless.”

― Ben Hardy

“I was a relatively anonymous guy, and for whatever reason, I became one of the villains for the Right.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I just watched Paul Michael Glaser. He was the reason I wanted to do the movie because as a kid I was such a big fan of his. I watched all the episodes and tried to get a feeling for what he was doing.”

― Ben Stiller

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“For, just as it has been said that there is no half-way house between Rome and Reason, so it may be said that there is no half-way house between State Socialism and Anarchism.”

― Benjamin Tucker

“Sin is the reason we rebel against authority.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Sin is the reason we abuse our authority.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Sin is the reason we are racist, prejudiced, and lie to cover for our own.”

― Benjamin Watson

“There’s no reason ever to steal because you’re upset.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I’m a rationalist and a skeptic, someone who safely separates faith from reason.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“The reason the FISA standard is constitutional is that the government is supposed to use FISA surveillance not for criminal investigations but for counterintelligence probes pursued under the president’s authority to conduct foreign policy.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.”

― Bernard DeVoto

“Part of the reason I joined Joy Division was so that I really wouldn’t have to grow up.”

― Bernard Sumner

“The conformist understands that the reason of his desperate look for conformism is that he realises he is different and that he never accepted his difference.”

― Bernardo Bertolucci

“Comcast rents modems directly to consumers, thereby competing directly with companies like Zoom. It has every reason to make Zoom modems more expensive or even to drive companies like Zoom out of business.”

― Bernie Sanders

“One reason I quit doing interviews after years and years and years was because I was making things up.”

― Bernie Taupin

“Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.”

― Bertrand Russell

“The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can’t get work in the movies.”

― Bette Davis

“So it’s sheer terror, but then, this is the whole reason that we went so long to Doctor Simons, was to get rid of all these… mixed feelings that we had.”

― Betty Hill

“I respect women that have a voice and use it for a proper reason.”

― Betty Wright

“There is a reason companies raise money from investors, which is to invest in growth.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“I have realised what my pitch is, and I’m in this industry for the pure reason that I love acting.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“There’s a reason God didn’t give me this success in my 20s, because I’d have blown it.”

― Bill Engvall

“If a country like Chile can fix its social security system, there is no reason a country as great as the United States… can’t fix our Social Security system.”

― Bill Flores

“I’m a believer in karma, and I’m also a believer that things happen for a reason.”

― Bill Goldberg

“The reason I use ed is that I don’t want to lose what’s on the screen.”

― Bill Joy

“I think I’m so old I’m in. We call it the ‘Tony Bennett Syndrome.’ For some reason, young people think I’m cool.”

― Bill Kurtis

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

― Bill Kurtis

“There is no reason why marriage should necessarily compel an actress to forego her career.”

― Billie Burke

“I did not like prizes at school. I didn’t like tests or exams, or the 11+, or O-levels. Later I hated B.A.s and M.A.s. The reason I hated them is that I don’t like being tested, failed or falsely praised by anyone.”

― Billy Childish

“The public is probably more suspicious of poets than women, and maybe for good reason.”

― Billy Collins

“I kept a very full diary of my relationship with Nixon, for some strange reason, until he became president.”

― Billy Graham

“I don’t care what stage or what reason, as long as we’re playing.”

― Billy Idol

“There are still recording artists out there doing things for the right reason, but a lot of people seem to be just driven by fame.”

― Biz Markie

“The reason I really started running was for meditative purposes. I would pick some problem to have in my head while running.”

― Biz Stone

“The reason I do interviews is because I’m protecting my songs.”

― Bjork

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

― Blaise Pascal

“It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.”

― Blaise Pascal

“The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.”

― Blaise Pascal

“We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.”

― Blaise Pascal

“The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Trump is part of the reason you are suffering. Trump is the one playing on the not-so-level playing field where he wins and you lose.”

― Bob Beckel

“The Austin music scene is the reason why so many of them moved here.”

― Bob Livingston

“I was never a Certified Public Accountant… I just had a degree in accounting. The reason I was never a Certified Public Accountant was because it would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.”

― Bob Newhart

“I’m not very articulate. The reason I write is because I don’t talk.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I think the reason why video games are more popular as entertainment in difficult economies is that the cost per hour of video games is lower than any other form of entertainment.”

― Bobby Kotick

“Obviously it’s critical that the three cars are able to contribute to the program. I think that certainly has given much of the reason as to why we did so well at Indy over the last several years.”

― Bobby Rahal

“The only reason why I’m on Twitter is because Dixie Carter made me. I’ll go on Twitter every now and again and just say some things. Normally, it’s just to hype wrestling and to hype what’s coming on TV and whatnot.”

― Bobby Roode

“Every week, there’s a different equivalent of Charlie Sheen having a breakdown. I knew about Kim Kardashian getting married – and then getting divorced – and there’s no reason I should. I don’t have hostility toward Kim Kardashian – just toward the people who take that stuff seriously.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.”

― Bodhidharma

“There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration.”

― Boris Vallejo

“For some strange reason, my gay life didn’t get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really.”

― Boy George

“I love wearing bow ties for no particular reason.”

― Brad Goreski

“Cubism is still the most important art movement for the same reason that John D. is still the most important Rockefeller.”

― Brad Holland

“The only reason I wound up in Nashville and went to Belmont University is because that’s where I needed to be.”

― Brad Paisley

“That’s why we do this. In country music, we do this for this very reason… to impact people lyrically, to be a part of their lives.”

― Brad Paisley

“There’s a reason why Hasselhoff was in a suit for twelve years, and there’s a reason why Donald still has his hair that way. I’m tellin’ ya. They’re both sexy.”

― Brande Roderick

“We are very fortunate to live in this country, but at the same time, the reason the forces are so much more destructive here is because they are faceless.”

― Brandon Boyd

“Basic religion is the reason we have morals.”

― Brandon Flowers

“Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn’t a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don’t know. I think it’s a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility.”

― Bret Easton Ellis

“Perhaps the reason Trump voters are so frequently the subject of caricature is that they so frequently conform to type.”

― Bret Stephens

“By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow.”

― Brian Ferneyhough

“The real reason why general relativity is widely accepted is because it made predictions that were borne out by experimental observations.”

― Brian Greene

“From the beginning, we promised folks that they’ll see whatever event we cover in its entirety, from gavel to gavel – whether it’s the House of Representatives or the Senate. That’s the whole reason for being.”

― Brian Lamb

“A lot of people put all that stuff on a pedestal, and they won’t touch it. But I don’t think that’s the reason they did that. I think they played that stuff out of pure joy.”

― Brian Setzer

“For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going.”

― Brie Larson

“Do you have to have a reason for loving?”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Everything happens for a reason.”

― Britney Spears

“For some reason, I can really tune in in the majors, and I have no idea why. They really get my attention.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn’t disappear, unlike some earlier attempts.”

― Brooks Robinson

“There’s a reason the Exodus story has inspired so many Americans. It’s a narrative of hope.”

― Bruce Feiler

“A feeling that was possibly generated by experiences in my previous work on cosmic rays; more likely it was inborn and was the reason why, as a young man, I went into the field of cosmic rays.”

― Bruno Rossi

“Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“The reason why Three Mile Island makes such a big impact is because of a Jane Fonda movie called ‘The China Syndrome.’”

― Burton Richter

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.”

― C. S. Lewis

“An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.”

― C. S. Lewis

“I’m still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that’s the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason.”

― Caleb Carr

“I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate.”

― Caleb Cushing

“If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions.”

― Caleb Cushing

“I’m kind of unlucky in love and I have, for some reason, always fallen for the straight guy.”

― Calum Scott

“Growing up around British music, you realise how much depth there is to it… my stuff is different to the likes of Pitbull for that reason.”

― Calvin Harris

“I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful.”

― Calvin Klein

“There’s no reason why anyone’s job should become untouchable for the rest of their life.”

― Campbell Brown

“I like to say now that the reason I’m conservative is because I used to be a liberal, and I learned a lot.”

― Candace Owens

“I look like this for a reason. I was born this way. It was God-given.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I am afraid of blood, but for some reason often I put blood in my photos… I don’t know why.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“The reason I call my book ‘Irreverent’ is because there were a lot of pictures that were very irreverent. Maybe I could call my book ‘Forgiving’ because maybe I made a lot of errors, too.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I don’t have an e-reader. One reason is that I like to dog-ear the page when I find a particularly good sentence or passage.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“Common sense should tell us that there is no reason for civilians to have access to easily concealable handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor.”

― Carl Levin

“It’s all for a reason and all happened the way it was supposed to happen.”

― Carlene Carter

“For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing.”

― Carmen Electra

“I think the reason I was successful is that I was never cynical.”

― Carol Burnett

“You just have to stick to it beyond all reason and all sanity; you just keep at it. You have to believe that you’ve got to be in the theater.”

― Carol Channing

“Certain issues have been associated with contemporary feminism and in a certain sense circumscribed for that reason.”

― Carol Gilligan

“I cried when I turned 34 for no other reason than 34 sounded old to me at the time.”

― Carol Leifer

“Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country?”

― Carter Glass

“In recent years, Republicans have argued that Congress is a more responsible policymaker than the executive branch. But when it comes to regulation, Congress is often much worse, and for just one reason: Executive agencies almost always focus on both costs and benefits, and Congress usually doesn’t.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Everything on ‘Sharknado’ somehow, for some reason, something went wrong with everything. The days we had the water towers, they weren’t working.”

― Cassie Scerbo

“As an actor, I endeavor to find the reason in the unreasonable. Because no one thinks they are being unreasonable or unrealistic or demanding or behaving madly. We all see ourselves as being justified.”

― Cate Blanchett

“There’s very little reason in politics these days.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“The reason I call myself a documentary photographer is the idea of how photographs contain and participate in history.”

― Catherine Opie

“Rebecca Solnit is a clarion voice of reason.”

― Celeste Ng

“No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.”

― Cesare Pavese

“Everything happens for a reason. But I would love to still be at Clemson.”

― Chad Kelly

“The main reason why I would even potentially go to the NFL Draft is for my family.”

― Chad Kelly

“Jealousy is a hell of a thing. There’s a reason it’s one of the deadly sins.”

― Chael Sonnen

“The fight takes 15 minutes. The build-up takes 90 days. It takes that for a reason.”

― Chael Sonnen

“I think the whole reason for my life is in there somewhere.”

― Chaka Khan

“All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.”

― Charles Curtis

“The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.”

― Charles Darwin

“Analysts say that one reason Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were privatized in the first place was to prevent political whims from dominating the mortgage marketplace.”

― Charles Duhigg

“In every religion there is an element of the supernatural, varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees.”

― Charles Eastman

“So I’m in the Republican Party for the same reason I was in the Democratic Party: to make sure blacks are included, along with everyone else.”

― Charles Evers

“Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?”

― Charles Farrar Browne

“Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor, for the simple reason that ordinary structures have a built-in safety factor for the vertical component; that is, gravity.”

― Charles Francis Richter

“Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.”

― Charles J. Givens

“I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.”

― Charles Olson

“The year 1826 was remarkable for the commencement of one of those fearful droughts to which we have reason to believe the climate of New South Wales is periodically subject.”

― Charles Sturt

“I’m always searching. It’s the reason I’m here. It’s not really about music: it’s about searching for meaning.”

― Charlie Haden

“’Chappelle’s Show’ was like the Tupac of TV shows. It came out, it got everybody’s attention, it was a bright shining star, but it burned out, and for some strange reason, it burned out quick.”

― Charlie Murphy

“For some reason at 12 or 13, I just heard Gerry Milligan and fell in love with that, whatever it was called.”

― Charlie Watts

“The reason I don’t do the Flair Flop anymore is because women’s wrestling is being taken so seriously. I’ll only perform something comedic like that at a house show.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I think the reason I have secrets is because there are a lot of things I haven’t been able to let out, and I’m able to let them out through the screen and this medium.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“The reason we’re so dangerous is because we’re totally harmless.”

― Cheech Marin

“The law of right-left symmetry was used in classical physics but was not of any great practical importance there. One reason for this derives from the fact that right-left symmetry is a discrete symmetry, unlike rotational symmetry, which is continuous.”

― Chen-Ning Yang

“The reason I keep making so many musical metaphors with ‘Luke Cage’ is that I don’t view it as much a television show as I do a concept album with dialogue.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“The reason that Shaft has a dominant theme song is because James Bond has a dominant theme song.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“Muhammed Ali is my favorite boxer, and the reason that I love Ali is because he’s not undefeated. It’s because of the fact that he risked it all at times and lost – but then came back.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do.”

― Chester Bennington

“The reason there’s no modern-day Shakespeare is because he didn’t have anything to do except sit in a room with a candle and think.”

― Chris Cornell

“For whatever reason, I decided: ‘I’m 18, I’m a man, I’m going to grow a moustache’ – and it was pathetic for years – it was awful.”

― Chris Hadfield

“For whatever reason, we relate to anything godlike with an English accent. The English are very proud of that. And with anything Roman or gladiators, they have an English accent. For an audience, it is an easy trick to hook people in.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“You know, it’s possible for two humans to be in a relationship without there needing to be some public reason for that relationship.”

― Chris Martin

“I can’t find a reason to be for this war. I’ve looked, and I can’t, so I’m not.”

― Chris Matthews

“Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can’t see any reason to change the formula now.”

― Chris Van Allsburg

“Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“To be honest, the real reason I did ‘Drive’ was because of Nicolas Winding Refn, the director.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I don’t have siblings, which is probably the biggest reason why my parents were able to give the attention to my career that they did.”

― Christine Lakin

“I think there’s a reason to go off and do something and experiment – splinter off and do something different. It keeps the nucleus of Fleetwood Mac fresh.”

― Christine McVie

“The reason I work with the same people, it’s not just an accident.”

― Christopher Guest

“In the kind of films that I do, there is an extremely limited number of people that can improvise. The reason the ensemble continues in the movies is because those are the people that can do that kind of work. It’s not just an accident those people are in the film.”

― Christopher Guest

“You need to come up with a reason to make a movie, separate from the commercial side.”

― Christopher Miller

“The reason I wrote ‘You Suck’ was that I so enjoyed spending time with Tommy and Jody.”

― Christopher Moore

“Oil could complicate domestic politics in countries with too much of it – there is a reason economists talk about ‘the curse of oil,’ and dictatorships have thrived in countries with abundant natural resources.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“The reason I don’t like realist, photorealist, neorealist, or whatever, is that I am as interested in the artificial as I am in the real.”

― Chuck Close

“There’s no reason we can’t all live harmoniously together, and that’s what I would say to the head of Iran.”

― Chuck Norris

“Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.”

― Citium Zeno

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

― Claire Forlani

“My stuff gets in a lot of vaporwave Facebook groups for some reason.”

― Clairo

“Reason is the servant of instinct.”

― Clarence Day

“Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.”

― Claude Levi-Strauss

“Companies, in fact, are specifically organized to under-invest in disruptive innovations! This is one reason why we often suggest that companies set up separate teams or groups to commercialize disruptive innovations. When disruptive innovations have to fight with other innovations for resources, they tend to lose out.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Could that have been what happened to the human race – a willing perversity that set at naught all human values which had been so hardly won and structured in the light of reason for a span of more than a million years?”

― Clifford D. Simak

“I had a Latin master who, for no rational reason whatsoever – I was a very quiet kid at school – just hated me.”

― Clive Sinclair

“The only reason we don’t notice how absolutely interwoven our thinking processes have become with older technologies – pencils, paper, electric light, penicillin, fire – is that they’re old, so we’ve ceased to notice their effects.”

― Clive Thompson

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

― Cody Rhodes

“Songwriting is like a therapy, it’s a connection that you have with another person, and I’m not scared of it at all for some reason.”

― Colbie Caillat

“I always have a reason for why I do something.”

― Colby Covington

“The reason I love kids so much is because they’re so honest, so you know right away if they like you or they don’t.”

― Colin Egglesfield

“The only reason I’m in ‘Kingsman’ is because Matthew enjoys playing with the unexpected. I’m not playing Harry Hart because I’m the butchest actor in Britain. I’m playing it because he said I’m the last person anyone would expect to see in that role!”

― Colin Firth

“My agent, Jeff Andrews, suggested I write a book. For some reason. he doesn’t like it when I’m not doing anything.”

― Colin Mochrie

“The only reason I have any success at all in my career is because of the Internet.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.”

― Colonel Sanders

“There is no reason why a nation as rich as ours should be blighted by poverty, disease, and illiteracy.”

― Coretta Scott King

“If the challenge wasn’t there, there’s no reason to say ‘yes’ to the role.”

― Corey Hawkins

“If a brutal scene is shown for no reason except to shock, then it is bad.”

― Cornel Wilde

“I’m driven. I am. I’m driven for some reason. But I don’t know where I’m going.”

― Courtney Love

“Pearl Jam’s ‘Alive’ is the reason I started to play music.”

― Coy Bowles

“You can imagine: 99 percent of your experiments fail for one reason or another.”

― Craig Venter

“Human lifespan used to be 30 years, 25 years. But there’s no basic, fundamental reason why it has to be short.”

― Craig Venter

“I would never jeopardize classified information to be brought out to the public. This information is all open source. There is no reason to worry about classification. It is simply an attempt by bureaucrats to cover their rear ends.”

― Curt Weldon

“Graffiti is usually a protest – ink on walls – or has a reason for being naughty or aggressive.”

― Cy Twombly

“There’s a reason you can still read Thucydides, and it still makes sense to you thousands of years later.”

― D. B. Weiss

“There are kids out there that are into Iron Maiden and others who are strictly into industrial music, but they come for the same reason; they all like us and they different things out of the band’s music.”

― Daisy Berkowitz

“If I see a movie on TV that I’m in, I usually will watch it for that reason: It’s like I’m watching another person.”

― Dakota Fanning

“I think there’s every reason this 21st century will be much happier.”

― Dalai Lama

“Although labor income is by far the largest component of gross national product, a job is not just a commodity. For many, work is an important reason for living. Even for those who are less fortunate in their allocation of work, being unemployed is a miserable state.”

― Dale T. Mortensen

“My dad is a big jazz fan, and that was the reason I first got into jazz.”

― Damien Chazelle

“I don’t see the reason for sugar coating anything.”

― Damon Dash

“The reason why Roc-A-Fella crossed and became so essential to pop culture is that we were probably the most authentic people that were also so sophisticated.”

― Damon Dash

“Preaching to the choir actually arms the choir with arguments and elevates the choir’s discourse. There’s a reason the right does it and does it well and triumphs.”

― Dan Savage

“The reason I think we hold films like ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Citizen Kane’ in such high regard is those are movies that were amplified by their twists but were already bringing the goods.”

― Dan Trachtenberg

“I’d be nervous about skiing, wondering what I’d do if I felt shaky on top of a mountain; but other diabetics do ski, so there’s no reason I couldn’t.”

― Dana Hill

“Basically, the reason I’m vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don’t need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.”

― Daniel Johns

“The reason Ronald Reagan gets slammed for having so badly exacerbated the problem of deficit spending is that he so plainly deserves it.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt learned when he tried to pack the Supreme Court, the three branches of government are coequal for a reason. Neither the executive branch or the legislative branch should use the third branch to a pursue a partisan agenda.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“For some reason, I got really obsessed with Samuel Pepys and his diaries when I read them, and with that period. I was probably a man with a wig and a frock coat in a past life!”

― Daniel Rigby

“There’s no reason we shouldn’t have 15 or 20 Johnny Rockets in Dubai.”

― Daniel Snyder

“A Portuguese is not going to punch you for no reason.”

― Daniela Ruah

“I prefer not to discuss politics for one reason: I’m absolutely sure that I understand nothing about politics.”

― Danila Kozlovsky

“At some point in my life, before I was gone, I wanted to make an album, even if it was for no reason other than posterity.”

― Danny Aiello

“Sometimes I like them artificial and sometimes I like them real. And the reason is because sometimes I like a real close sound. And I like a very specific snare sound and I can’t get that in the big room.”

― Danny Elfman

“It’s a feeling you get. You could have a hundred actors reading for one part, and they could all be spectacular, but one sticks out for some reason.”

― Daren Kagasoff

“Here’s a fact: I absolutely understand the humiliation of being stopped for no reason other than driving while black.”

― Darryl Glenn

“For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.”

― Dave Bautista

“I think that things happen for a reason.”

― Dave Davies

“I mean this sincerely… and I don’t know why, but there was a period of time that for some reason, whenever ‘Charles in Charge’ was on, I couldn’t not watch it. I didn’t like it and I didn’t hate it. I just couldn’t not watch.”

― Dave Finkel

“David Steinberg was the reason the Smothers Brothers got cancelled.”

― Dave Foley

“I mean, ‘Kids In The Hall’ is the reason I have any career at all.”

― Dave Foley

“I want to go public because I have the right reason to go public – because the benefits outweigh the costs.”

― Dave Goldberg

“The reason we invest globally is because we think that’s where a lot of the growth is happening: around the world.”

― Dave McClure

“I felt so loved and taken care of, and that’s a huge part of the reason I’m able to do what I do.”

― Daveed Diggs

“I like to mumble when I act, ’cause I think it’s more realistic. For some reason, the impediment has given me the accent of a Mexican gangster.”

― David Arquette

“The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates; none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic.”

― David Attenborough

“I’m afraid that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone who doesn’t fit that will become unnecessary.”

― David Byrne

“The one reason why I got into cooking was because I wasn’t good at anything else – not that I was good at it, but it was considered honest work.”

― David Chang

“I watch comedy on TV, and it’s too cutty for me. I get a little jarred, and it succeeds. It’s not like it’s not working, and I look at certain things, and it has the cutting… it’s not like I’d make terribly different cuts, but for some reason, it moves too fast for me.”

― David Dobkin

“For whatever reason, the mainstream media, for the most part, affixes itself to progressive or liberal propaganda.”

― David Draiman

“The reason it’s called ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ is that he starts off not having a heart – or certainly not being in contact with it. And through a series of stories, he learns to discover that he has one. He becomes much more dramatic as a character, to be honest, because there’s something rather too smug about the endless do-gooder.”

― David Farr

“’The Next Generation’ was a lot of fun for a while, and then it wasn’t a lot of fun. The reason it wasn’t a lot of fun was that this one was going to be a guaranteed hit. The original ‘Star Trek’ was never a guaranteed hit.”

― David Gerrold

“We don’t know that Venus had oceans, but there’s every reason to believe it did.”

― David Grinspoon

“The reason you see so many volcanoes on Venus is partly due to the fact that there’s virtually no erosion there. So on Venus, you’re seeing features, some of which are hundreds of millions of years old on the surface. On Earth, we do not see any surface features nearly that old – you only see much more recent features.”

― David Grinspoon

“With a musical, you kind of have to do a mind-meld with the book-writer, the lyricist, the composer, the director – sometimes the producer. I think that’s a reason why musicals are the hardest form.”

― David Henry Hwang

“It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.”

― David Hume

“The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.”

― David Hume

“It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.”

― David Hume

“Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.”

― David Hume

“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.”

― David Hume

“I don’t know why I’m alive but I know there’s a reason for it.”

― David Johansen

“Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.”

― David Lloyd George

“I remember when I was reading ‘The Bear,’ I was reading as a kid. All these years later, one returns to that for an entirely different reason.”

― David Milch

“The word ‘insurgency’ had connotations that really sent a shiver down the spine of folks in Washington, in the United States – for good reason, because it means this is something much bigger than just a few terrorist cells.”

― David Petraeus

“I am not going to second-guess my old battlefield comrades from Iraq and Afghanistan; each has his own reason for what he has done.”

― David Petraeus

“What happens when the guy who runs the reactor gets out of bed wrong or decides, for some reason, that he wants to override his instruction sheet some afternoon?”

― David R. Brower

“Those weeks before diagnosis can be among the most torturous times. There is a reason you’re called a patient once the plastic bracelet goes on.”

― David Rakoff

“Mysticism and the supernatural are embedded in the show – it’s called ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ for a reason, and it’s not just metaphorical.”

― David S. Goyer

“That’s the reason support for the National Endowment of the Arts is so important. It enables those ventures that aren’t viable commercially to be done.”

― David Selby

“What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you’re in it.”

― David Simon

“As we take stock of this century of achievement, Ulster Unionists have every reason to feel proud.”

― David Trimble

“The reason why Hollywood cranks out so many sequels and adaptations is because the audience is so overwhelmed with choices, the only way to get them in the theater is to give them something familiar.”

― David Wong

“The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original. Too many sequels diminish the original.”

― Dean Koontz

“I would say the reason that I’ve never written a novel is because I’ve never written a novel.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“For ‘Pariah,’ people were surprised Kim Wayans was there, but comedians have a dark streak; they’re comedians for a reason.”

― Dee Rees

“The expense of a screen test is one reason why it’s difficult to crash Hollywood.”

― DeForest Kelley

“I can make my living out of Ireland, but the reason I came to London was that I felt I’d gone as far as I could go in Ireland.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“This generation of filmmakers is very good. They’re seasoned, for some reason.”

― Dennis Farina

“For some reason or another, ‘Richard Diamond, Private Eye,’ still sticks out in my mind. I don’t think I particularly liked that show, but for some reason, he sticks in my mind.”

― Dennis Farina

“What is guilt? Guilt is the pledge drive constantly hammering in our heads that keeps us from fully enjoying the show. Guilt is the reason they put the articles in Playboy.”

― Dennis Miller

“To posit the existence of a Creator requires only reason. To posit the existence of a good God requires faith.”

― Dennis Prager

“For some reason, the evolutionists have not come up with an evolution-based explanation for why human beings react so powerfully to music. But surely they will.”

― Dennis Prager

“From their teenage years on, children are considerably more capable of causing parents unhappiness than bringing them happiness. That is one reason parents who rely on their children for happiness make both their children and themselves miserable.”

― Dennis Prager

“Israel was seen as having demonstrated unmistakably it wanted peace, and the reason it wasn’t available, achievable was because Arafat wouldn’t accept it.”

― Dennis Ross

“The reason I like Sagittarius is because they’re like an Aquarius in a fire sign.”

― Denzel Curry

“The reason why I put out the ’13’ EP is because I got bored. I wanted to supply my fans with something.”

― Denzel Curry

“Colleges and universities, for all the benefits they bring, accomplish far less for their students than they should. Many students graduate without being able to write well enough to satisfy their employers… reason clearly or perform competently in analyzing complex, non-technical problems.”

― Derek Bok

“For some reason, ever since I was a little kid, I wake with the most energy of the day, and it slowly declines from there.”

― Derek Sivers

“The reason Strapping came to an end is because I’m no longer in my mid-20s.”

― Devin Townsend

“The reason Strapping Young Lad was such a good band was we were honest about what we were doing.”

― Devin Townsend

“Play seems to be one of the first activities inhibited by the presence of an observer until a group becomes well habituated. For this reason, I consider it more common than previously thought.”

― Dian Fossey

“I get tetchy with myself when I forget. I also get tetchy when directors ask you for take after take after take after take for no apparent reason. I’ve heard Maggie Smith gets tetchy for the same reason.”

― Diana Rigg

“There’s no reason to think a Guantanamo detainee is any more likely to escape from Supermax than any other federal prisoner.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.”

― Dick Cheney

“All insulation takes energy to make it, but that is not a reason not to invest in it. The savings, for both the planet and the bank account, can be impressive.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“I thought ‘Benson’ was going to be more of an ensemble show. But it was called ‘Benson’ for a reason.”

― Didi Conn

“I am not comfortable at all with this tag of being dubbed ‘the richest Indian’ and all the attention that follows for the reason.”

― Dilip Shanghvi

“’The Duino Elegies’ are notoriously cryptic, and part of the reason why I have always loved them is because they invite multiple readings over the course of a lifetime.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“Christianity has always embraced both reason and faith.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Some of the reason why you have so many divorces is that we tend to get married, most of the time, not for ourselves, but for others, or for how it looks to others.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“I like stories that have a social impact and social attributes to them. That’s the whole reason we make films: to broaden our limited view of things and to see how life is evolving elsewhere.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“The reason I like writing a memoir is because it isn’t preachy.”

― Donald Miller

“What Clinton did with Lewinsky was despicable but was no threat to the nation. That he lied about it repeatedly and to the public is a reason for us to cease to trust him and for him to resign.”

― Donella Meadows

“I was correct in every call I made, regardless of what managers, players or replay may have said. To me, that’s the reason I’m in the Hall of Fame. If I didn’t umpire with conviction, I wouldn’t have made it for long.”

― Doug Harvey

“The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there’s only one other choice.”

― Doug Larson

“I grew up in London, and that’s where I spend most of my time. Unless I have a really good reason not to be, I’ll always be in London.”

― Douglas Booth

“For whatever reason, I tend to get reporters who are maybe in the middle of intense therapy, and they turn what’s supposed to be a professional interview into therapy for themselves.”

― Douglas Coupland

“We all have heard it claimed that 13 is an ‘unlucky number.’ Indeed, there are many hotels in America that for this very reason claim not to have a 13th floor, in the sense that there is no button bearing the label ’13’ in their elevators (I recently stayed in one in New York, in fact).”

― Douglas Hofstadter

“I don’t know that there’s any rhyme or reason to bullying… it’s not even the bully’s fault, which is why it’s such a difficult thing to combat.”

― Dove Cameron

“The reason ‘Detox’ didn’t come out was because I didn’t like it.”

― Dr. Dre

“I aspire to be that, to be a voice of reason one day.”

― Drew Barrymore

“Each day, you get an ounce more confidence. When we’re playing like we are, there’s no reason not to.”

― Drew Brees

“No Man is richer for having his Estate all in Money, Plate, etc. lying by him, but on the contrary, he is for that reason the poorer.”

― Dudley North

“The writer isn’t made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.”

― E. L. Doctorow

“Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another.”

― E. M. Forster

“I love L.A. for the beach and stuff, that’s the reason I live here.”

― Eddie Money

“I’m kind of long in the tooth to fly in in a cape now, so I’d have to be, like, the voice of reason or somebody. ‘Don’t do that, super-fellow!’”

― Eddie Murphy

“The generous Critic fann’d the Poet’s fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“At some risk of oversimplification, I suggest that the usual reason a business cycle turns into a monster is an overdose of government policy.”

― Edgar Fiedler

“Hulk Hogan was my reason for getting into the business. He was this larger-than-life entity.”

― Edge

“I was promised on a time – to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.”

― Edmund Spenser

“Few writers in history have ever been ‘politically correct’ (a notion that rapidly changes in any case), and there’s no reason to imagine that gay writers will ever suit their readers, especially since that readership is splintered into ghettos within ghettos.”

― Edmund White

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.”

― Edward Abbey

“How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.”

― Edward Coke

“Humor is probably the most significant characteristics of the human mind. Far more significant than reason. In fact, reason is actually a very cheap commodity.”

― Edward de Bono

“The only reason for using another cut is to improve the scene.”

― Edward Dmytryk

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

― Edward Hopper

“Prayer must be broad in its scope – it must plead for others. Intercession for others is the hallmark of all true prayer. When prayer is confined to self and to the sphere of one’s personal needs, it dies by reason of its littleness, narrowness and selfishness.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Bible revelations are not against reason but above reason, for the uses of faith, man’s highest faculty.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“I see no reason for recording the obvious.”

― Edward Weston

“One reason why in Hollywood we are so often inventing heroes is that real heroes are vexing.”

― Edward Zwick

“Force cannot transmit a moral principle: moral ideas can be received only through the reason of the heart.”

― Edwin Markham

“There is no reason to continue to fail our girls.”

― Efua Dorkenoo

“The reason for certain shows not doing well or as per expectations is that they were not aired on not so popular channels.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“Def Jam is the reason why I started a label.”

― El-P

“I had the good fortune to be in some movies when I was younger that, for whatever reason, people identified with or related with.”

― Elden Henson

“There is no reason to repeat bad history.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“There were periods when the art market got overheated, but there is no reason it should appreciate dramatically.”

― Eli Broad

“I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Once you’re known to be an alcoholic, that’s how many people identify you, which could be a reason not to talk about it.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“No other creatures of the savannah sleep as deeply or as soundly as lions, but after all, lions are the main reason for not sleeping soundly.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“The reason I do what I do is because I was influenced by Steve Martin, by Woody Allen, by Bob Newhart, by Carol Burnett, by Lucille Ball.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.”

― Elon Musk

“The reason we should do a carbon tax is because it’s the right thing to do. It’s economics 101, elementary stuff.”

― Elon Musk

“I’m addicted to working. I mean, I have a list of 100 countries I want to play in. I’m basically killing myself by travelling so much, for no reason whatsoever.”

― Elton John

“The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live – moreover, the only one.”

― Emil Cioran

“A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason, especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science. An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“There’s a reason ISIS exists, which is because we’ve invaded countries, and they hate the Western world. I’m not forgiving them; I’m just saying there’s a reason.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“With ‘Into The Gloss’ and now Glossier, the reason it was successful was because there were so many like-minded women out there who were also dissatisfied with their beauty experiences.”

― Emily Weiss

“Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.”

― Emma Bonino

“The truth is I have had, for whatever reason, several movie-star boyfriends.”

― Emma Forrest

“I shaved my head a week or two before senior year. People used to ask me why, and the main reason is that having hair felt terrible.”

― Emma Gonzalez

“If I were to reason like those who roll out red carpets, I would say we might have some repatriations from the City of London.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“My classmates would copulate with anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself.”

― Emo Philips

“It’s more enjoyable when I’m disguised in some way; stepping into someone else’s shoes is part of the reason why I became an actor.”

― Emun Elliott

“Conversely, I came to realize that being good at something is hardly a reason to avoid doing it.”

― Eric Allin Cornell

“The reason my kids come to the set is so I can actually see them.”

― Eric Bana

“Kids who I grew up with, who I played ball with, basketball, baseball, and went to parties with – for whatever reason – they ended up in a fundamentally different place than I did. I’m the attorney general of the United States and they are ex-felons.”

― Eric Holder

“I can’t imagine how traumatic it must be to have a gun pointed to your head for no reason at all.”

― Eric Reid

“It is clear that Michael Cohen was not truthful with the House Intelligence Committee, which is all the more reason that we never should have ended our investigation.”

― Eric Swalwell

“Sometimes you revisit things and relationships, and then you get going on in it, and you realized that there is a reason this ended.”

― Erica Durance

“The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.”

― Erma Bombeck

“There is no reason against woman’s elevation, but prejudices.”

― Ernestine Rose

“The reason why I have survived as long as I have survived is what my friends, comrades and supporters thought was an extraordinarily cautious approach.”

― Ernst Zundel

“I feel as if I became a documentary film-maker only because I had writer’s block for four decades. There’s no other good reason.”

― Errol Morris

“Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.”

― Ethan Allen

“The only reason to do a ‘SpongeBob’ on Broadway is if it’s gonna bring something new to the brand, something new to ‘SpongeBob,’ and also something innovative to theater and to Broadway.”

― Ethan Slater

“I have reason to be shy. I’ve been hurt plenty.”

― Ethel Waters

“I’m an extreme libertarian, but I realize we’re in a democracy, and in a democracy, people can have views of all stripes, and there’s no reason to argue about it.”

― Eugene Fama

“I’ve never had a problem with nudity, but I don’t put it out there without a reason.”

― Eva Mendes

“I’ve seen all of my mom’s films. She’s the reason why I do almost anything.”

― Evan Ross

“The only reason Twitter itself would be a fad is if someone comes along and does it better.”

― Evan Williams

“Europe and the euro zone have no reason, rationally, to push Greece out of the euro. But this is a system in which many parties, many countries, many governments, many electorates participate and we could have events which, rationally, are not controllable.”

― Evangelos Venizelos

“The only reason anything was off-white at the Chateau was because it had once been just plain white.”

― Eve Babitz

“If a part terrifies me, that is definitely a reason to do it.”

― Eve Best

“The reason why there is more pessimism about technology in Europe has to do with history, the use of databases to keep track of people in the camps, ecological disasters.”

― Evgeny Morozov

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

― Fabinho

“Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work.”

― Faith Evans

“I have worries and fears just like everybody else. But I have every reason to wake up each morning and be very happy.”

― Faith Hill

“The reason why I began making quilts is because I wrote my autobiography in 1980 and couldn’t get it published because I wanted to tell my story, and my story didn’t appear to be appropriate for African-American women.”

― Faith Ringgold

“There’s no reason to hide anything; there’s just timeliness of age and what’s appropriate.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I felt uneasy, but sometimes, like I said before, I believed in Col. North and there was a very solid and very valid reason that he must have been doing this.”

― Fawn Hall

“There’s a reason people use CGI: it’s cheaper and faster. I hate that.”

― Fede Alvarez

“I’ve always fought as a heavyweight, and I didn’t see any reason to fight at a lighter weight.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“Since I was 19, I’ve always gone where there was a reason to be. Maybe I’ll be lucky and there’ll be a reason to go somewhere tropical for a while.”

― Feist

“A human society obeys the dictates of reason and is guided and governed by a respect for justice.”

― Ferdinand Buisson

“The only reason that it takes me seven years to do stuff is because I just don’t really have a plan.”

― Fiona Apple

“I’m a believer in things happening for a reason.”

― Fleur East

“The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.”

― Florence Griffith Joyner

“There is just one reason that we are placed on this Earth. That reason is to love and be loved – in that order.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“For whatever reason, illiteracy continues to plague the racist troll community.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.”

― Francis Bacon

“The quarrels and divisions about religion were evils unknown to the heathen. The reason was because the religion of the heathen consisted rather in rites and ceremonies than in any constant belief.”

― Francis Bacon

“Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.”

― Francis Collins

“The whole reason one wants to do lower budget films is because the lower the budget, the bigger the ideas, the bigger the themes, the more interesting the art.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Rationalism, which is the feeling that everything is subject to and completely explicable by Reason, consequently rejects everything not visible and calculable.”

― Francis Parker Yockey

“The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“I perfectly understood President Obama’s attitude throughout the French presidential campaign. He had no reason to distance himself from Nicolas Sarkozy. It’s the basic solidarity that leaders who worked together owe to each other.”

― Francois Hollande

“The reason there’s so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.”

― Frank A. Clark

“ESPN takes itself very seriously, but for some reason, I’m allowed to be the court jester.”

― Frank Caliendo

“You’re looking at a guy who has no reason to complain about anything.”

― Frank D. Gilroy

“We would be false to our trust if we allowed the time it takes to give effect to constitutional rights to be used as the very reason for taking away those rights.”

― Frank Murphy

“The number one reason I write is to come to schools and see my readers. I would do it for free.”

― Frank Murphy

“The only reason to do this job is because I love playing my music. And I love my bandmates.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“Having this message of sobriety and recovery to blast out into the world is also very powerful and kind of the reason why I’m on this planet, I think; it’s one of my purposes.”

― Frankie Grande

“There’s no reason why there needs to be one search engine or one social network or one store that we buy all of our crap from. It’s possible to imagine a world in which there’s actually competition.”

― Franklin Foer

“If there is any form of contagion that is adaptive, it is the immediate response to the fear of others. If others are fearful, there may be good reason for you to be fearful too.”

― Frans de Waal

“The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany.”

― Franz Halder

“If I like a movie, I see no reason not to go back for Parts 2, 3, 4, etc.”

― Fred Willard

“The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.”

― Freddie Mercury

“On February 19th, Dr. Collip found that he was unable to refine the extract by his method and was unable to keep up his supply to the wards. During the following six weeks, or longer, no extract was available for clinical tests. I believe the reason for this to be that Collip, wishing to keep his process a secret, had not kept careful records.”

― Frederick Banting

“A lot of the economy is indeed being supplied by goods that are produced offshore. And much of the reason for that is societal.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“The fact that the climate is getting warmer doesn’t scare me at all. There’s no reason why one should be scared.”

― Freeman Dyson

“Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product.”

― Friedrich August von Hayek

“Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.”

― Friedrich Engels

“Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are – more humane.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“For whatever reason, it’s easier to perform in front of a massive crowd than in front of a small one, but again, that’s how we came up.”

― G-Eazy

“Pep Guardiola is a very ambitious manager; that’s a reason why he has been able to win all the trophies he has won in his career.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“My purity manifests itself in countless ways, including an utter inability to sit idly when exposed to attacks on truth, reason, logic, and/or individual dignity.”

― Gad Saad

“Back in 1968, when I was 30, my entire life blew up. I had a life plan, and it collapsed for no rational reason.”

― Gail Sheehy

“There are some people that probably should be in the Hall of Fame, but they’re not for some reason.”

― Gale Sayers

“Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.”

― Galileo Galilei

“For some reason, I spent my early thirties reading as much postwar Hungarian fiction as I could get my hands on.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“For some reason, Superman seems to be held to higher standards on the subject of secret/super identities than other superheroes. No one ever says, ‘Peter Parker was a nerdy kid. He can’t possibly be Spider-Man, attract a good-looking gal, work in a newspaper, etc.’ And no one gets hung up on whether his nerdiness is a disguise.”

― Gary Frank

“If we had zero corporate tax in this country, tens of millions of jobs would get created in this country for no other reason.”

― Gary Johnson

“I detest that saying ‘Everything happens for a reason’; it’s nonsense.”

― Gary Kemp

“The only reason we used the Confederate flag was just because we were from the South, and we were proud of that.”

― Gary Rossington

“The whole reason that InfoWars was shut down was because the DNC saw him as a threat. The whole reason me and the Proud Boys were shut down is because the DNC hated our millennial appeal.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco’s art industry as a core reason for visiting.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Whether it’s someone struggling with mental illness, someone struggling with poverty or struggling with their own limitations in their social behaviors, for some reason, I’m drawn to characters like that.”

― Gbenga Akinnagbe

“They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.”

― Gene Fowler

“Many Japanese families moved to Taiwan during the occupation. Then, when the war ended, they were forced to move back. And at the macro level, the Taiwanese had every reason to cheer when the Japanese left. The Japanese military could often be incredibly brutal. The Taiwanese lived as second-class citizens on their own land.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage.”

― Gene Simmons

“As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.”

― Gene Tunney

“The power of the people and the power of reason are one.”

― Georg Buchner

“The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“For this reason, strangers are not really conceived as individuals, but as strangers of a particular type: the element of distance is no less general in regard to them than the element of nearness.”

― Georg Simmel

“Most of my stuff was sort of of-the-time. ‘The Crazies’ was, basically, we were angry about Vietnam, and it had a reason for being.”

― George A. Romero

“If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.”

― George Bancroft

“One reason I don’t want to play in England again is because we don’t have any personalities.”

― George Best

“The reason I talk to myself is that I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

― George Carlin

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”

― George Carlin

“In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.”

― George Eliot

“I don’t know where to put whales. I’m sticking them here, but I don’t have any reason for it.”

― George Gaylord Simpson

“I wasn’t Lennon, or I wasn’t McCartney. I was me. And the only reason I started to write songs was because I thought, ‘Well, if they can write them, I can write them.’”

― George Harrison

“For some strange reason, my gay life didn’t get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really.”

― George Michael

“A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems.”

― George Oppen

“Sometimes there’s a reason for the hype.”

― George Pelecanos

“Unfortunately in television, for whatever reason, fantasy became thought of as a kids’ genre.”

― George R. R. Martin

“Vanity is the quicksand of reason.”

― George Sand

“Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.”

― George Santayana

“Habit is stronger than reason.”

― George Santayana

“There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers would have been bunglers at business; but the reason is because they despised it.”

― George Savile

“The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only: Classic Rock radio.”

― George Thorogood

“Television is making sports universal; for the same reason, big-time soccer is growing more popular in the United States.”

― George Vecsey

“It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being.”

― George Washington

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

― George Washington

“The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine.”

― Gerry Mulligan

“Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances, and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason, and never through mere fickleness.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“The show originally started out as a ten hour mini-series. We shot two hours and then were excused for a while, for no apparent reason. Things went very quiet for a time and then a few months later we were called back and told that it was going to be a full season.”

― Gil Gerard

“Most of the traditional foods we eat on Jewish holidays start out with a seasonal reason as to why we eat them, and later a religious significance is tacked on.”

― Gil Marks

“I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We’re here to learn from each other.”

― Gillian Anderson

“As I tell all our folks, the only reason we exist – make no mistake – is our clients.”

― Ginni Rometty

“I am convinced that the reason why my kids have become very fulfilled and achieving human beings is because I wasn’t raising them alone.”

― Gioconda Belli

“If you see a philosopher determining all things by means of right reason, him you shall reverence: he is a heavenly being and not of this earth.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“There is a bigger plan for us. There is some reason we haven’t had a kid. Our kid hasn’t come yet for some reason. We really believe that.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“Hank Williams’ music – it just doesn’t go away, for some reason.”

― Glen Campbell

“I’m just a bleeping maniac in straight clothing. There’s no reason to dress my monster up.”

― Glenn Frey

“There’s no reason that just because you’re a celebrity you can’t write.”

― Gloria Estefan

“Lawmakers have good reason to want a healthy broadcast industry. Broadcast TV stations provide more than 186,000 jobs on an annual basis, which directly generate more than $30 billion in economic activity.”

― Gordon Smith

“The ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“This is why the ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until the primary ones are reached.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“If some things don’t make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose.”

― Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

“Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of the Labour party, and suddenly there was a reason to get involved.”

― Grace Chatto

“I’m not for censorship without reason.”

― Grace Poe

“The first year I sold a photo to was a lady who thought I was a chef, for some reason. I’ve no idea why.”

― Graeme Le Saux

“There is no reason and no way that a human mind can keep up with an artificial intelligence machine by 2035.”

― Gray Scott

“What a contrast, Trump is feisty but flexible. Obama, cool but rigid. But he had no reason to bend. The media already bought into his shtick. His giddy fan base ate up every white-coated lie.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“Small businesses are seeing huge rate increases every year, and more and more of them are saying they just can’t afford to provide coverage. That’s part of the reason more than 45 million Americans are now uninsured.”

― Greg Walden

“I have three brothers, and they were all snowboarders, and I always looked up to them. That’s the reason I started snowboarding. I always wanted to be just as good as they were.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“I always feel calmer when I exercise. In fact, that’s probably the main reason I exercise.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Humor is reason gone mad.”

― Groucho Marx

“There’s no reason to raise taxes. Taxes should be lower… The problem we have is that government spends too much, not that taxes are too low.”

― Grover Norquist

“The reason there’s a ‘Hellboy 2’ is not because the studios were passionate about the first one; it’s because the numbers made sense.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages.”

― Guru Nanak

“Going back because it’s what I did and I was sort of all right at it is not a good reason to race the TT.”

― Guy Martin

“Faith is a higher faculty than reason.”

― H. C. Bailey

“I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.”

― H. L. Mencken

“If ministers forget their ruler and establish relationships with foreign powers in order to advance the interests of their confederates, there will be scant reason for subordinates to obey their superiors.”

― Han Fei

“A liberal public is interesting to have as an audience. It is for that very reason that corporations make such an effort to ally themselves with cultural institutions.”

― Hans Haacke

“Cricket was my reason for living.”

― Harold Larwood

“The truth is, for some absurd reason, no one is willing to admit that the interests of the producers and the theater owners are not the same.”

― Harold Prince

“The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“There was no military reason to drop atomic bombs on Japan. They were used as terrorist weapons – killing innocent people to influence other people.”

― Harry Browne

“The reason nobody else in my business has any impact is because they’re all comatose.”

― Harry Chapin

“I had opportunities to be a lot more successful, but for some reason or other – the way I was particularly genetically wired – I turned down a lot of opportunities.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Sometimes I wonder why I’m a novelist right now. There is no definite career reason why I became a writer. Something happened, and I became a writer. And now I’m a successful writer.”

― Haruki Murakami

“I fell in love for the right reason. I fell in love unconditionally.”

― Heather Mills

“We don’t use Hubble to stare at Jupiter unless there’s a special event or some special reason.”

― Heidi Hammel

“The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.”

― Heinrich Mann

“I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science.”

― Heinz R. Pagels

“Courts are supposed to be places of reason. But this, of course, is a fantasy. I mean, there is reason being used as a technique. But courts, in fact, are baths of emotions.”

― Helen Garner

“It was never my intention to marry anybody. Economics are basically the only reason to get married, but I’m very glad I did it.”

― Helen Mirren

“There is no good scientific reason to bring back an extinct species. Why would one bring them back? To put them in a theme park?”

― Hendrik Poinar

“Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.”

― Henri Bergson

“Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.”

― Henry Fielding

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

― Henry Ford

“Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.”

― Henry George Bohn

“The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.”

― Henry James

“Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe, we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason, the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty.”

― Henry Knox

“The Western stereotype of Africa and its black citizens as devoid of reason and, therefore, subhuman was often shared by white master and black ex-slave alike.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.”

― Herbert Marcuse

“The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.”

― Herbert Read

“Music is not the only reason that I practice Buddhism anymore because it has affected my whole life.”

― Herbie Hancock

“Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought.”

― Hermann von Helmholtz

“Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.”

― Hesketh Pearson

“The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.”

― Hideki Tojo

“I won’t make games with senseless violence. There has to be a reason for it, such as war.”

― Hideo Kojima

“There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations.”

― Hjalmar Branting

“Intuition is reason in a hurry.”

― Holbrook Jackson

“’Rocket Boys,’ for one reason or the other, just happened to strike a chord across country and across world, maybe because it’s set in a little coal-mining town. That’s why NASA likes it – most of the engineers come from towns very similar.”

― Homer Hickam

“The only reason skaters hang around this guy is because he’s Lil Wayne, but they don’t like him. I’ve talked to skaters; nobody likes Wayne as a skateboarder.”

― Hopsin

“When demagogues and dictators ban art, this is the reason: art is the great solvent of obedient fundamentalism.”

― Howard Jacobson

“One of the great things about us Jews is that we tell the best jokes. Part of the reason is we tell jokes against ourselves – before anyone else gets to do it.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Journalism seems to have recovered its reason for being.”

― Howard Kurtz

“The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.”

― Hugh Grant

“The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.”

― Hugh Grant

“Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“It is not rational to assume, without evidence, that rationality can disclose everything about the world, just because it can disclose some things. Our intuition in favour of rationality, where we are inclined to use it, is just that – an intuition. Reason is founded in intuition and ends in intuition, like a pair of massive bookends.”

― Iain McGilchrist

“The reason ‘Fireball’ is my favorite album of that period is that without ‘Fireball,’ we would never have been able to make ‘Machine Head.’”

― Ian Gillan

“Things happen for a reason, and in their own time.”

― Idina Menzel

“The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.”

― Igor Stravinsky

“We actors get a lot of love, but at times, we get double the amount of negativity for no reason whatsoever.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“The reason I did ‘PPNH’ was because I wanted to do something different, wacky, and mainstream after ‘Barfi!’”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I look forward to being a voice of reason in fighting for transparent and accountable budgets.”

― Ilhan Omar

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”

― Immanuel Kant

“The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason.”

― Immanuel Kant

“Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.”

― Immanuel Kant

“Women must not shout back when their husbands come home and shout at them for any reason.”

― Indra Devi

“There seems little reason to prescribe anti-depressant medication to any but the most severely depressed patients.”

― Irving Kirsch

“It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.”

― Irwin Edman

“Writing is finally play, and there’s no reason why you should get paid for playing.”

― Irwin Shaw

“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.”

― Isaac Asimov

“’Anthem’ was the record that almost didn’t get made for a completely different reason than ‘Underneath.’”

― Isaac Hanson

“We all live such digital lives, there is no reason why we should not import this into our company.”

― Isabelle Kocher

“The reason why I wanted to be an actor was to understand different people and cultures.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“I actually wanted to play the violin before I had polio, and then afterwards, there was no reason not to.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“I don’t do press for the sake of press. I tend to only be in the press when I’m introducing something or collaborating on something or whatever it may be, as opposed to inviting someone into my home to photograph my closet for no particular reason.”

― Ivanka Trump

“If Nord Stream was built in Europe, I see no reason why South Stream cannot be built as well.”

― Ivica Dacic

“The tax relief package enacted in 2001 was central to pulling the economy out of the post 9-11 recession. It’s the reason we’ve got low unemployment and have created more than two million jobs in the last year.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“When I was a child, I grew up speaking French, I mean, in a French public school. So my first contact with literature was in French, and that’s the reason why I write in French.”

― J. M. G. Le Clezio

“There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable.”

― J. William Fulbright

“For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.”

― Jack Canfield

“The reason I’m scared of flying is because I’m not in charge. Being so far out of control terrifies me.”

― Jack Garratt

“A lion is called a ‘king of beasts’ obviously for a reason.”

― Jack Hanna

“Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.”

― Jack Henry Abbott

“For 50 years, acting was the reason I got up in the morning.”

― Jack Klugman

“The long irons are the nemesis of the average golfer. I’m convinced that the underlying reason for this is that he keeps hearing how hard they are to handle. They’re not that difficult, truly.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“To be honest, from England Under-16s, through the 17s and 18s, really all the way through my youth career, I played at centre-half. For some reason, when I made my debut at Everton, I just played in central midfield, and it went from there.”

― Jack Rodwell

“Everyone has lied for some reason or the other.”

― Jackie Shroff

“I think part of the reason anyone goes into journalism is to get a response to what they write.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“The reason I prefer working with established actors and stars is because they are more popular, and the film reaches out to more people and do well in terms of numbers, too.”

― Jacqueline Fernandez

“We don’t love qualities; we love a person; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as their qualities.”

― Jacques Maritain

“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.”

― Jacques Yves Cousteau

“Bergman made countless masterpieces, but for one reason or another, ‘Winter Light’ stays closest to my heart.”

― Jake Paltrow

“Right reason is stronger than force.”

― James A. Garfield

“Part of the reason I fell in love with cricket was watching fast bowlers. They provide a sense of theatre with dramatic, ferocious spells and that applies as much in one-day cricket as in Tests.”

― James Anderson

“Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.”

― James Anthony Froude

“Part of the reason that the government’s fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.”

― James Bovard

“Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.”

― James Bryce

“Sometimes the right thing gets done for the wrong reason and sometimes, unfortunately, the wrong thing gets done for the right reason.”

― James Carville

“The reason that ISIL was so successful, yes, it had to do with their capabilities and prowess on the battlefield, but they were dealing with a receptive constituency in northern Iraq because of the intense hatred of the Maliki government, which of course is imposing the Shia view on them.”

― James Clapper

“There’s no reason for Gillette to be world class on the web, but there’s every reason for Gillette to be world class in producing billions of high powered razor blades at low cost.”

― James Collins

“The only reason I’m an actor is that a lady pulled out of a parking space in front of a producer’s office.”

― James Garner

“I was as huge Spider-Man fan as a kid, but I really liked The Defenders a lot. I was also a big Moon Knight fan for some reason.”

― James Gunn

“Mathematics is the music of reason.”

― James Joseph Sylvester

“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”

― James Joyce

“The First Amendment is first for a reason – it cannot be ignored by the D.C. City Council.”

― James Lankford

“I write of the wish that comes true – for some reason, a terrifying concept.”

― James M. Cain

“To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.”

― James Madison

“War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.”

― James Madison

“If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.”

― James Madison

“The reason of the close concurrence between the individual’s progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.”

― James Mark Baldwin

“It’s not going to be true that every country has the same technological possibilities, but there is no reason why it might not be more or less true. Broadly, that the idea that the same technologies should be available everywhere seems to me very plausible.”

― James Mirrlees

“The reason advertising is governed by fear, after all, is that most agencies rely on just a few clients to bring in the lion’s share of their revenues.”

― James Surowiecki

“There’s a reason why Smellovision has never really taken off. And I think it’s a good thing.”

― James Wan

“The Bank had never used the word ‘corruption’ at all until I got there, and the reason for that was, as the general counsel pointed out to me, that quite a number of our shareholders represented were not immune from corruption in their governments.”

― James Wolfensohn

“Abraham Lincoln never denigrated, never scapegoated, never finger-pointed. And he had reason to.”

― Jamie Dimon

“I didn’t do particularly well with girls at school. I was very shy. I’m not saying that was the only reason I didn’t do well with them, but I just didn’t.”

― Jamie Dornan

“We have, for whatever the reason, disturbed people… who sometimes do terrible, violent things, and sometimes those of us who serve in elected positions are the target.”

― Jan Brewer

“I’ve seen the impact of deportation in my district. It is heartbreaking to see families torn apart for no good reason.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.”

― Jane Austen

“The people of Chicago are a proud people – and for good reason.”

― Jane Byrne

“The family and Stephen were my reason for being. Without that, I felt I was nothing.”

― Jane Hawking

“There’s no reason why the ‘Lost’ alternate reality game had to be officially made by the ‘Lost’ production crew.”

― Jane McGonigal

“Unfortunately, addicts don’t respond to reason or rationality.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“There are tons of really good writers out there, but for one reason or another, they just have not had the support that allowed them to build audiences.”

― Janet Evanovich

“We necessarily operate in an environment in which there’s a great deal of uncertainty. In such an environment, it makes sense to use a risk-management approach to identify and avoid the big mistakes. That’s one reason I favor a cautious approach.”

― Janet Yellen

“If we were to raise interest rates too steeply, and we were to trigger a downturn or contribute to a downturn, we have limited scope for responding, and it is an important reason for caution.”

― Janet Yellen

“Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I’m optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.”

― Jared Diamond

“I never looked at fan mail, for some reason. My mother and grandmother handled my mail – although it’s not like I was ever in the stratosphere of Kirk Cameron or Scott Baio.”

― Jason Bateman

“I really empathise with some of my peers who had success in the early years; then it dries up, and so there’s no reason to get up in the morning.”

― Jason Bateman

“For some reason, people value being scared less than they value laughing.”

― Jason Blum

“When I was a kid, I really loved game shows. For whatever reason, I was fascinated with them and watched them a ton.”

― Jason Blum

“After Sept. 11, New York wasn’t the same, and that’s part of the reason why I left.”

― Jason Calacanis

“The reason I bought the Tesla was to help fund the Model S – and because I like things that are fast, sexy and high-tech.”

― Jason Calacanis

“For some reason, every time I get a little bit under the weather, I’ve got zero patience.”

― Jason Day

“Driver has always been fine, and the rest of the clubs have been fine. It’s just for some reason, the 3-wood… that’s just one of those clubs.”

― Jason Day

“For whatever reason, I enjoy eating soggy cereal.”

― Jason Dolley

“Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy.”

― Jason Epstein

“The reason why I wanted to direct is because there are personal stories that I want to tell, but also because I love every part of movie making – from the wardrobe to the set decoration to cinematography.”

― Jason Momoa

“Surrender to life itself and you’ll just be rewarded with so many things. And I’ve been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything.”

― Jason Mraz

“I always have awkward relationships with the ladies for whatever reason. I don’t know and so here we are. I was able to sort of take all of those terrible, terrible, terrible dates and turn them into a money making venture.”

― Jason Segel

“For some reason, I was born without a sense of embarrassment or shame.”

― Jason Segel

“All my dreams are coming true all across the board for some reason.”

― Jay Electronica

“President Bush’s proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet.”

― Jay Inslee

“The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.”

― Jay Leno

“For no good reason, George W. Bush and the best and brightest he could muster, including the likes of Paul Bremer and Paul Wolfowitz, decided it made sense to attack Iraq.”

― Jay Parini

“The reason I haven’t got an agent is so that no one can contact me to offer me a film part. In case I’m tempted to do something I’ll regret later.”

― Jaye Davidson

“Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.”

― Jean Anouilh

“It is not reason which makes faith hard, but life.”

― Jean Ingelow

“Childhood is the sleep of reason.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I’m a writer and director, and I like to do that, but for some reason, it’s become part of the industry and part of the job to go, ‘Alright, let’s talk about it!’”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“There was no reason to label us as anti-Semitic.”

― Jean-Marie Le Pen

“Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“To reason logically is so to link one’s propositions that each should contain the reason for the one succeeding it, and should itself be demonstrated by the one preceding it. Or at any rate, whatever the order adopted in the construction of one’s own exposition, it is to demonstrate judgments by each other.”

― Jean Piaget

“When a critic or journalist writes, ‘It’s too complex,’ or, ‘It’s full of plot holes,’ they very rarely take the step of identifying what they mean. The reason they do that is to protect themselves, because they don’t want to reveal that they may have misunderstood or missed something.”

― Jed Mercurio

“Everything needs to be public. The legitimacy of the courts comes from the fact that they reason openly, on the record, based on facts.”

― Jed S. Rakoff

“That’s probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band – I wanted to see the world.”

― Jeff Ament

“The usual reason companies are funded or valued on the stock market for not having a current profit is because the investors believe there will be a future profit.”

― Jeff Bewkes

“The reason we chose vertical landing as our recovery architecture is that vertical landing scales really well.”

― Jeff Bezos

“I’m convinced part of the reason I got signed is because of who I am, and it makes me sad.”

― Jeff Buckley

“There is a whole aspect of freedom to recording at home that you don’t get in a studio. The possibilities are infinite, and there is no reason not to explore them.”

― Jeff Mangum

“The only reason I went to college was to play basketball. I injured my knee and couldn’t play.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“There’s that rule, don’t work with kids and animals. There’s a reason for that!”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“Jellyfish serve as a model for bioengineers for the same reason yeast were once so valuable to geneticists: they’re simple to deconstruct.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“When I was a young guy, when I first started with G.E., Jack Welch sent us all to Japan because in those days Japan was gonna crush us. And we learned a lot about Japan when we were there. But over the subsequent 30 years, the Japanese companies all fell behind. And the reason why they fell behind is because they didn’t globalize.”

― Jeffrey R. Immelt

“And it’s one reason why I don’t go to a lot of movies – they’re more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns.”

― Jeffrey Wright

“Gossiping and squawking for no reason is really pointless.”

― Jenna Morasca

“The reason Jennifer Lawrence is allowed to be a body-positive role model to young girls and ‘chubby’ women is because she is representative of conventional beauty.”

― Jennifer Armintrout

“There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can’t be the cutting edge for change.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“The reason they keep it so tight is that no one liked them, so that without each other, actually, they couldn’t exist. They support each other. They support their flaws and everything else.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“Well, I think probably the main reason people overeat is stress.”

― Jenny Craig

“For some reason, I never watched Lifetime but just discovered it. I was like, ‘Oh, it’s all rom-coms!’”

― Jenny Slate

“If we can make great games for PS3 players… how many PS3 players are out there? If we can make great games for everybody, that’s a much bigger service. There’s no reason I shouldn’t do that.”

― Jenova Chen

“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?’”

― Jeremy Bentham

“We are one of the richest countries in the world, and there is absolutely no reason why anyone should have to live in poverty.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“I have an economics degree with a minor in sociology. The reason I have that is because I want to do a ministry in urban areas and help with underprivileged kids.”

― Jeremy Lin

“If you’re going to make a musical, don’t cartoon it from the play. Make it better than the play. Have a reason for making it sing.”

― Jerome Lawrence

“The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.”

― Jerry Brown

“But if I’ve heard this saying once, I’ve heard it a thousand times- everything happens for a reason. And possibly it does. I just haven’t found the reason that this all happened yet.”

― Jerry Lawler

“Asimov was the reason why we changed some rules in the SFWA, and I’m not convinced we changed it for the best.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“The reason that I like to use classical myths as models is because African American writers and African American stories are usually understood as occurring in some kind of vacuum – because of slavery.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“If something is being written about a lot, there’s a conversation there; there’s a dialogue there. There’s probably a reason for it that it resonates deeply in some way.”

― Jesse Andrews

“Young adults are honest readers. They won’t stay with a book unless they have a reason, so it has to move along.”

― Jesse Andrews

“Content is often the reason users come to your site.”

― Jesse James Garrett

“If a relationship does not promote a state’s legitimate interests, there is no reason a state should sanction it.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“One reason whites, men, and Christians are so hated by the elitist establishment is that they tend to be conservative.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“The reason you want to act is to continue to explore every different part of the human psyche.”

― Jesse Plemons

“There’s a reason hobble skirts are called hobble skirts. You literally can’t move very far in them.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“I do think that with any kind of infidelity, on some level – unless you’re dealing with a sociopath – there’s always a reason.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“The reason we like acting is connecting to other people.”

― Jessica Chastain

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

― Jessica Savitch

“How many people have had starter marriages? For some reason, mine really offends people.”

― Jessica Seinfeld

“Dismissing socialization and gender roles as piddling compared to this amorphous idea of ‘maternal imperative’ is part of the reason progress is stalled for family-friendly policies.”

― Jessica Valenti

“I feel that things happen for a reason and open up new opportunities.”

― Jil Sander

“For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn’t have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends.”

― Jim Carrey

“The reason I didn’t take the baseball route is because they don’t have rankings for baseball players.”

― Jim Courier

“I think there’s no reason the Davis Cup couldn’t be as powerful and popular and profitable as any of the four majors are today, given some changes.”

― Jim Courier

“No one gives a damn what Iran thinks on any significant issue. The only reason Iran is at the big boys’ table is because of their nuclear weapons program.”

― Jim Mattis

“Whenever I come back to Marvel, it’s to do a Thanos story for one reason or another.”

― Jim Starlin

“This economy is not getting better and the president’s policies are the reason.”

― Jim Talent

“I think everything that happens, happens for a reason.”

― Jimmy Garoppolo

“An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“I’m sure some cynical people would point to that as the main reason for doing it for a lot of people.”

― Jo Brand

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

― Jo Cox

“Every part I’ve done has been for one reason or another-money, or the part, or the director, or the location. I’d like to get one thing that’s all of those combined.”

― Joan Severance

“You can have a great script, and it can be a great show, but for whatever reason, it just doesn’t take the public’s interest.”

― Joanne Froggatt

“Corruption happens because there is impunity. That’s the reason why corruption is widespread at all levels – from the person who asks for a bribe on the street to those who hold prominent positions.”

― Joao Lourenco

“The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I’m trying to rectify my wrongs.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“The only reason why I would like to be accepted? Because if your movies don’t do well, after a while you don’t get to make any more movies.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“I have so much to be grateful for, so there is no reason to complain.”

― Jodi Lyn O’Keefe

“I think everything happens for a reason.”

― Jodie Comer

“But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.”

― Jodie Foster

“The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it.”

― Jodie Foster

“I don’t really want to talk about relationships because it lets people into stuff. I’m not on Facebook for that reason.”

― Jodie Whittaker

“’The Blade Itself’ was my first book. Probably I should’ve tried a few short stories first, but for some reason I decided to begin with Everest.”

― Joe Abercrombie

“Many of us are alarmed at the skyrocketing cost of medical care, including patients, who are the consumers. However, medical malpractice is not the reason for these increasing costs.”

― Joe Baca

“Some of the songs I do once in a while that I kinda… my set list is basically like my hits, there is a good reason why they are there; people really like them.”

― Joe Cocker

“There’s no reason any company should be limited by its physical environment.”

― Joe Gebbia

“There is no reason for anybody to have an assault weapon.”

― Joe Lhota

“For some reason, I was deeply ashamed of the theater early on. I think it had to do with this growing sense I was gay, although I couldn’t have put a word to it back then.”

― Joe Mantello

“That’s another reason I did Daredevil: I didn’t get killed off in it.”

― Joe Pantoliano

“There were days that I literally had no reason to get out of bed. It just was so destructive for me.”

― Joey Lauren Adams

“These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution.”

― Johan Huizinga

“The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“Thus the public use of reason and freedom is nothing but a dessert, a sumptuous dessert.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“Our reason arises, at the very least, from this twofold lesson of sensuous revelations and human testimonies.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“Physics is nothing but the ABC’s. Nature is an equation with an unknown, a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants to which reason has to add the dots.”

― Johann Georg Hamann

“The two parties are still more polarized than ever before and the rise of partisan media is an important reason for it.”

― John Avlon

“Energy is called ‘the master resource’ for a reason.”

― John Barrasso

“For some reason I seem to be a massive hit with middle-aged women. I seriously don’t know what it is.”

― John Barrowman

“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.”

― John Betjeman

“I haven’t given up on the possibility that sweet reason will prevail.”

― John Bolton

“Capital, however capital may be defined, would practically cease to exist as an income producing fund, for the simple reason that if money, wherewith to buy capital, could be obtained for one-half of one per cent, capital itself could command no higher price.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason.”

― John Buford

“The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn’t stand the sight of the audience.”

― John Cale

“The reason I grew so fast in the supermarket business, without help of the banks in those days, was through my vendors. I convinced my vendors, the companies I was doing business with, if I did more business, they would do more business.”

― John Catsimatidis

“Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.”

― John Chrysostom

“I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.”

― John Corabi

“Those who feel a little insecure about our border have some reason to feel that way.”

― John Cornyn

“There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience.”

― John D. Barrow

“It’s amazing what a little money can do when it’s spent on the right reason.”

― John Daly

“George W. Bush said the reason the Oval Office is round is there are no corners you can hide in.”

― John Dickerson

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

― John Donne

“The Gospels were written to present the life and teachings of Jesus in ways that would be appropriate to different readerships, and for that reason are not all the same. They were not intended to be biographies of Jesus, but selective accounts that would demonstrate his significance for different cultures.”

― John Drane

“The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit ‘the wild goose.’ And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.”

― John Eldredge

“I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn’t, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn’t make any difference.”

― John Engler

“The reason I got into music was obviously because of bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, things like that.”

― John Gourley

“Class has always been Tom Wolfe’s subject, and I suspect the reason for much of the disfavor in which he is held.”

― John Gregory Dunne

“Is everyone who uses a MacBook Pro a pro? No. It’s just basically a faster Mac. And certainly, pros do use them, partly for that reason.”

― John Gruber

“Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.”

― John Harington

“The only reason I got into movies was because I had no music talent.”

― John Hughes

“I don’t like it when people shout on stage without any particular reason. It carries no weight.”

― John Hurt

“There’s no reason you should write any novel quickly.”

― John Irving

“There’s no reason you shouldn’t, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly.”

― John Irving

“As many times as I’ve seen ‘The Merchant of Venice,’ I always take Shylock’s side. For all the hatred that guy is shown, he has a reason to hate in return. He’s treated cruelly. And it’s tragic that he learns to be intolerant because of what others do to him.”

― John Irving

“In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.”

― John J. Sirica

“Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“The reason prescription drugs are so important at the state level is because they’re eating up the Medicaid budget.”

― John Kitzhaber

“When I started, guys were hazed, and for good reason.”

― John Layfield

“I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason!”

― John Lennon

“Customs, traditions, laws should be flexible, within good reason, if that is what it takes to make our democracy work.”

― John Lewis

“The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.”

― John Locke

“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”

― John Locke

“I don’t have any expensive habits. I’m not a car collector or any of that nonsense. But I’d love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all.”

― John Lydon

“To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind.”

― John Lyly

“The only reason Hubble works is because we have a space shuttle.”

― John M. Grunsfeld

“There’s a reason screens are only this thick.”

― John Malkovich

“We’re trying to be very careful and precise in our use of language, because I think the language we use and the images we project really do have resonance. It’s the reason why I don’t use the term jihadist to refer to terrorists. It gives them the religious legitimacy they so desperately seek, but I ain’t gonna give it to them.”

― John O. Brennan

“The government targets ‘Anonymous’ for the same reason it targets al-Qaida – because they’re the enemy.”

― John Perry Barlow

“China is a very brand-intensive society. The reason that brands are so very important is that they are a way to signal social status.”

― John Quelch

“There are times over different projects when I’ve asked the writers why people are swearing for no good reason. I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren’t these swear words.”

― John Ratzenberger

“It is true, there was no public-school system, and the reason for it was very plain. The wealth of the upper classes enabled them to have private tutors.”

― John Sergeant Wise

“The reason I do workshops is so I can learn, and I am fortunate that I’ve probably gained more from the whole experience of teaching than any one participant has. It is all about asking.”

― John Sexton

“Just because everybody else does something isn’t a good enough reason to do anything.”

― John Stockton

“I do not support raising the minimum wage, and the reason is as follows. When the minimum wage is raised, workers are priced out of the market. That is the economic reality that seems, at least so far, to be missing from this discussion.”

― John Sununu

“I see no intrinsic reason why a doubly talented artist might not arise and create a comic-strip novel masterpiece.”

― John Updike

“I am outraged that a House member has tried through this provision to breach the traditional confidentiality of individual Americans’ tax returns. There is no reason for this measure, and this last-minute act violates all principles of judgment and common sense.”

― John Warner

“I don’t mind snobs, if they have a reason to be a snob.”

― John Waters

“These fans are the reason why we’re here. They’re awesome and very crazy. They love Avenged Sevenfold, and we love them. Having that is rare.”

― Johnny Christ

“Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular.”

― Johnny Depp

“Not listening is the reason for so many misunderstandings and conflicts.”

― Johnny Flynn

“The reason Tommaso Ciampa is NXT champion is because of me. I admitted that, and it’s my mistake to fix.”

― Johnny Gargano

“I’m just one of the lucky people. I have no other reason for my longevity.”

― Johnny Mathis

“Anything I do, I always have a reason for.”

― Johnny Unitas

“For some reason, I have a thick skull.”

― Johny Hendricks

“There’s no reason to be involved in the sport if I’m not going to fight to my best ability.”

― Johny Hendricks

“For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable.”

― Joichi Ito

“It doesn’t really seem any different anywhere. I’d say it seems like we’re biggest in Australia. It’s just that we’ve always been this underground band and for some reason in the last month has been starting to go overground.”

― Jon Crosby

“I’m not competing in Iowa for a reason.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“Scripture is not inerrant; believers are called to interpret biblical texts in light of tradition and reason.”

― Jon Meacham

“The reason it’s hard for me to tweet is I don’t want to pronounce anything, and Twitter is for pronouncing.”

― Jonathan Ames

“Part of the reason Loewe has diversified into so many other categories is because what we can’t do any more is simply say, ‘Here’s more stuff you can buy.’”

― Jonathan Anderson

“Apple’s Industrial Design team is harder to get into than the Illuminati, and part of the reason is because no one leaves. In the last 15 years, not one of the 18 designers has ditched Apple for greener pastures.”

― Jonathan Ive

“We won’t do something different for different’s sake. Designers cave in to marketing, to the corporate agenda, which is sort of, ‘Oh, it looks like the last one; can’t we make it look different?’ Well no, there’s no reason to.”

― Jonathan Ive

“The only reason of the institution of civil government; and the only rational ground of submission to it, is the common safety and utility.”

― Jonathan Mayhew

“People are fascinated, for whatever reason, by human drama, and the idea that cameras are capturing ambient stories.”

― Jonathan Nolan

“There is a glaring reason that the necessary total ban on nontherapeutic use of antibiotics hasn’t happened: The factory farm industry, allied with the pharmaceutical industry, has more power than public-health professionals.”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.”

― Jonathan Swift

“After almost half a billion dollars spent on the computer registration system for Obamacare, the website coughed, sputtered, and appeared to descend into an immediate coma as millions tried to log on. One reason is that the Obama administration never fully tested it.”

― Jonathan Turley

“For whatever reason, I love ‘The Schuyler Sisters!’”

― Jordan Fisher

“There’s a reason why VOD is so popular. You don’t have to wait. There’s instant gratification.”

― Jordan Gavaris

“You should do what other people do, unless you have a very good reason not to.”

― Jordan Peterson

“Sometimes you can’t help conceding as a keeper, but that’s the whole reason you are there.”

― Jordan Pickford

“Every relationship stands on its own, and it’s successful or not successful for its own reason.”

― Jordan Rodgers

“The whole banking sector in Mexico was literally bankrupt. For whatever reason, instead of intervening in the sector or supporting the banks, the government expropriated them. We went through the very laborious period of selling the failing banks to the wealthy people of Mexico.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.”

― Joseph Cook

“The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches.”

― Joseph Franklin Rutherford

“The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.”

― Joseph Glanvill

“I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce.”

― Joseph Hume

“What farmers require is, that the prices should be moderate, and the markets steady; and for this reason I did, in 1826, 1827, and 1828, take the course which I would now recommend to the House.”

― Joseph Hume

“An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason.”

― Joseph McCabe

“The only reason I don’t want to commit adultery is because I love my wife and I love my lord.”

― Joseph Prince

“Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.”

― Josh Billings

“Why don’t the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn’t claim to be God, but Jesus did.”

― Josh McDowell

“If somebody is in a story, they need to be there for a reason, and not just to set up somebody else’s story.”

― Joss Whedon

“If I’m not moved by what happens at the end of this play, then I’ve completely failed, and so has the play, and so has our production. And if that’s the case then there really isn’t any reason to want to do it.”

― Judd Hirsch

“I’ve never been a fan of just doing. I like to do things for a reason.”

― Jude Law

“I was a fearful kid and, for some crazy reason, a pretty fearless writer.”

― Judy Blume

“There is no reason to be ashamed of who you are.”

― Judy Gold

“The reason that you have statutes of limitations is because evidence goes stale sometimes.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“It may be taken for granted that, rash as Americans usually are, when they are prudent, there is good reason for it.”

― Jules Verne

“The regions of the North Pole situated within the eighty-fourth degree of north latitude have not yet been utilized, for the very good reason that they have not yet been discovered.”

― Jules Verne

“I think everything happens for a reason.”

― Julian Edelman

“I think the reason I’ve been able to keep making music is because I’m not married, I don’t have kids.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“Adrenaline is the reason I do what I do.”

― Julianne Hough

“I love working. It gives you a reason to get up in the morning.”

― June Whitfield

“I became interested in ‘Smallville’ when ‘Aquaman’ was not picked up and my mortgage was due. Kidding. The real reason is that it was an easy decision.”

― Justin Hartley

“When you kind of don’t care, for some reason, that’s when things happen.”

― Justin Roiland

“For whatever reason, gay characters, or characters that deal with sexuality issues, who are black, in ‘black films’… are typically not dealt with with any sort of complexity. They’re exoticized: their being gay is sort of the point.”

― Justin Simien

“Under-sung vocals can be very sexy because of the intimacy, but they can be just as heartbreaking for the same reason.”

― Justin Tranter

“I love being unconventional because that’s the reason I stand out.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I feel like everything happens for a reason.”

― Kane Brown

“The mindset of a terrorist and the mindset of intolerance know no territorial boundaries when individuals are targeted either for their eating habits or for any other reason.”

― Kapil Sibal

“Composers most identified with the chamber music form are Corelli, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and, of course, Bach. Of course, Bach. If there is any one composer who gives us reason and emotion, it is Bach.”

― Karen DeCrow

“I realize that things happen for a reason.”

― Karl Malone

“Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.”

― Karl Marx

“And we’ve got a toaster and everything. So there is no reason for the wedding.”

― Karl Pilkington

“We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.”

― Karl Popper

“Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Virtue is reason which has become energy.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“The reason I am an actor is because I have faith in myself.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I think there’s a reason why some companies have such dismal records. It’s not because they’re clueless; it’s because they systematically don’t want to hire women.”

― Karyn Kusama

“Along with loving the script, the reason I did ‘Aeon Flux’ was because I needed the job, and I couldn’t find $5 million to make a movie independently – after making a fairly successful movie for a million dollars.”

― Karyn Kusama

“Everything happens for a reason – I’m a believer of that for sure.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“I don’t do athletics for any other reason than achieving certain distances, certain titles and goals in my head.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“No one in the whole movie ever asks anyone, Did you write this letter’ Part of the reason is that no one wants to hear that it isn’t for them. As soon as they read it, they want it to be theirs.”

― Kate Capshaw

“One reason why so little is known about the German resistance is because it was never a united movement in the way that it was in France or Poland. It was simply too dangerous.”

― Kate Forsyth

“I’m a very low-key person, but for some reason, I like to act out.”

― Kate McKinnon

“Actors do like watching girls parade down the runway for some reason.”

― Kate Moss

“The whole reason to make a solo album is to express what you can’t express with the B-52s. The B’s are so much about fun and partying and dancing.”

― Kate Pierson

“The reason I haven’t had kids yet is because I was so focused on my acting career, hoping I could get something to break.”

― Katharine McPhee

“For whatever reason I tend to get roles that are more damaged.”

― Kathleen Robertson

“I don’t see any reason why I couldn’t have a child when I’m 40.”

― Kathryn Harrold

“’Sophie’s Choice’ is actually the reason I became an actress.”

― Kathryn Morris

“The reason fiber helps us control our weight is that it fills the belly yet yields few calories since fiber is, for the most part, not something that we can digest.”

― Kathy Freston

“I’ve been using carrot tops to make pesto and broccoli stalks to make broccoli ‘rice.’ There’s no reason to throw those things away – just get creative.”

― Katie Lee

“For me, physical beauty is never the reason for attraction to anyone.”

― Katrina Kaif

“Everybody understands, for whatever reason, what it’s like to not fit in, or not do it right, or not be perfect.”

― Katy Mixon

“With grief, you have reason to despair; it’s a human thing.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

“I was a drama major also so it’s cool to cuss for meaning, but for no apparent reason, no.”

― Kel Mitchell

“I spent a lot of time in college. I was just being academic and discovering myself through reason and analysis.”

― Kelela

“Not enough children being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella because their parents, for whatever reason, have decided that it is voluntary.”

― Kelly Evans

“The reason I act is because I’m trying to understand why people are as they are.”

― Kelly Reilly

“I came to Indiana for one reason: I think you can win championships at Indiana.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“In this business, a lot of coaches are running around thinking they’re the reason their teams are winning.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“An important reason Google is usually listed among the world’s most trusted brands is that it conveys a sense that the user comes first.”

― Ken Auletta

“There is no point in asking a man a question until you have established whether he has any reason to lie to you.”

― Ken Follett

“The reason I got into this union was to bring people together.”

― Ken Howard

“For some reason the most devoted mapheads seem to be kids.”

― Ken Jennings

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”

― Ken Olsen

“I always just want to do non-typical voices for some reason.”

― Kenan Thompson

“The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.”

― Kenneth Blackwell

“My parents are the reason I wanted to make Shakespeare available to ordinary people.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“There are a few countries that, for whatever reason, really enjoy listening to my music.”

― Kenny G

“There is no reason not to support energy exploration in ANWR.”

― Kenny Marchant

“One reason the Founding Fathers thought that states should have two senators was so that smaller states wouldn’t get run over and could bring their interests to the attention of the Senate more broadly.”

― Kent Conrad

“We have every reason to put our trust in NATO and in transatlantic cooperation.”

― Kersti Kaljulaid

“I know that I can sing. That’s the reason I started playing music when I was twelve years old.”

― Kesha

“James Brown is the reason I play guitar.”

― Kevin Eubanks

“There’s no reason for your imagination to be fettered by money.”

― Kevin McCloud

“Towards the end, there weren’t that many people watching ‘Glee.’ So I don’t know how many people would then watch a spinoff. We’re off the air for a reason.”

― Kevin McHale

“The only reason to do business is to make money; that’s the only reason for doing business.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“For whatever reason somebody can be convinced to buy a PC, it opens up a whole new market for all of us in the software business.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“Shawn Michaels is the reason I wanted to be a wrestler.”

― Kevin Owens

“Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that’s that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that.”

― Kevin Smith

“I’ve been on sets where things weren’t relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason.”

― Kevin Spacey

“The major reason why Instagram works is that you can follow anyone out there and start following their photos immediately.”

― Kevin Systrom

“It’s like they had a backlash the first 11 years. I think the reason why it always seems like there’s a backlash is because when bands are unknown, they only get written about by fans.”

― Kim Deal

“To my mind, there is a reason that music is there and it’s about being human.”

― Kim Deal

“The reason I went for Jenny Craig is I thought, Maybe I’m not the only one who has stupid reasons for getting fat.”

― Kirstie Alley

“One of the things I reject in our cultural divisions is the clash between faith and reason, and I would say the same about mystery and intellect. They are somehow mysteriously akin to each other.”

― Krista Tippett

“The real reason I was lo-fi before was really just because that’s what I could afford.”

― Kurt Vile

“The only reason anyone ever called me a hero is because I get this paper, here.”

― Kyle Chandler

“The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“The only reason I’m ever in character as ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ is because that’s what I’m hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ to be ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’ When I do my shows, I’m ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’ When I do Jay Leno, it’s: ‘Please welcome ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’”

― Larry the Cable Guy

“The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.”

― Lascelles Abercrombie

“The theater is the reason I am an actress.”

― LaTanya Richardson

“I try to do things I love or care about for some reason.”

― Laura Dern

“Human beings rarely do things for a binary reason.”

― Laura Kuenssberg

“In terms of specific cinematic influences, certainly I’d recommend ‘Juan de los Muertos,’ and I also really love this French zombie movie – ‘Les Revenants’ – where the dead reanimate for no apparent reason.”

― Laura van den Berg

“For some reason, I bruise like a peach. I don’t have enough vitamin C, I think.”

― Lauren Cohan

“Have a very good reason for everything you do.”

― Laurence Olivier

“Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.”

― Laurence Sterne

“For whatever reason, I’ve always gravitated towards music that feels nostalgic or longing or beautifully tragic.”

― Lauv

“If I have a reason to do something, and I have enough passion, I generally succeed.”

― Leander Paes

“The movie wasn’t a hit, although it did well in Europe for some reason.”

― Lee Hazlewood

“If I see an orchid that’s fantastically expensive, I’ll buy it. It’s worth it, for no other reason than it gives me pleasure.”

― Lee Radziwill

“The only reason we made ‘Toy Story 2’ is that we happened to come up with a storyline that was really good. It wasn’t driven by wanting to make a sequel.”

― Lee Unkrich

“There is no reason why the women of the country should not greatly advance themselves.”

― Leland Stanford

“There would be no idling in a co-operative workshop. Each workman, being an employer, has a spur to his own industry, and has a pecuniary reason for being watchful of the industry of his fellow workmen.”

― Leland Stanford

“It just seems like we get more popular every eight years or so. For some reason, it becomes cool to like Motorhead again.”

― Lemmy

“I think the reason working-class people don’t write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books.”

― Len Deighton

“Children give life a reason to be – they make life.”

― Len Goodman

“I’m a huge fan of television, and the reason I’m a part of the world is because I’m a fan of it.”

― Lena Waithe

“The reason I get so excited about ‘Master of None’ is because it’s showing people of color as regular people.”

― Lena Waithe

“Jeff Wachtel, who was the main reason our show came back, and also got picked up to begin with, is from the New York theater.”

― Lennon Parham

“My career has been a gradual climb. I think that’s part of the reason why I’ve had longevity.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.”

― Leo Rosten

“If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.”

― Leo Tolstoy

“I belonged to the Columbia Record Club, and that’s where my records came from. For some reason, I was in the ‘jazz’ category. I got Benny Goodman records and Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, and that kind of stuff. I really was not a jazz guy at all, but I knew some of those names.”

― Leon Russell

“The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“The senses are of the earth, the reason stands apart from them in contemplation.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“I think there’s all kinds of life out there, including intelligent life, but the reason we haven’t found each other is because of vast distances.”

― Leroy Chiao

“The reason I’ve been able to maintain my position of chairman of CBS in addition to all the Viacom stuff is my team.”

― Leslie Moonves

“The reason there’s a question mark on my front door is just in case I forget my address.”

― Leslie Nielsen

“The reason they call it ‘golf’ is that all the other 4 letter words were used up.”

― Leslie Nielsen

“Juries must, of necessity, be governed, in reaching many results through inferences from other facts, by certain laws of nature and human reason. They are often obliged to infer one thing from another, and this, whether that other be a fact direct or circumstantial.”

― Levi Woodbury

“When we anticipate, we’re the happiest. Unless you’re on antidepressants. The reason you take antidepressants is because you can’t anticipate. You think everything’s going to be horrible, so it usually is.”

― Lewis Black

“That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lesson from day to day.”

― Lewis Carroll

“The only reason I was offered ‘Punisher’ was because I had made an indie film that was rated R for violence and was filled with fight scenes.”

― Lexi Alexander

“I knew I needed to make a studio film – not for any financial reason, but because, as a filmmaker, and especially as a female filmmaker, you have to break through the glass ceiling.”

― Lexi Alexander

“I am very good with dialects, but the two that I can’t do for some reason are the South African and Australian.”

― Liev Schreiber

“I’m very… controversial for some reason.”

― Lil Peep

“It’s called a private life for a reason – it’s mine, and it’s special and sacred.”

― Lili Reinhart

“I really think everything happens for a reason.”

― Lily Collins

“But there are too many people that make so much money at the cost of lives of other humans and for no reason but to make the money.”

― Lily Tomlin

“What’s incredible about ‘Hamilton,’ and the reason you can’t get a ticket, is because everyone’s responding to it. Everyone is seeing a bit of themselves in it.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“A lot of the reason the Universal version of ‘Heights’ went away is that they were afraid they didn’t have a big enough Latino star to bankroll this movie. The people I dealt with at the studio who wanted to make this movie were very passionate about it.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“People have often written about me, that I did this for this reason and that for that reason, and they’re usually 98 percent wrong.”

― Linda Ronstadt

“If you talk about the ‘Tango in the Night’ album, the reason I didn’t do that tour was because the album took about 10 months, and it was such an uncreative atmosphere.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“The only reason I was allowed to have a career for a quarter century as an insult comic is because it’s all in jest and all for fun.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“There’s no reason why a writer shouldn’t explore and use different genres.”

― Lisa Lutz

“I write for the same reason I read: to find out what’s going to happen.”

― Lisa Unger

“But I don’t think there’s any reason to get married again, especially after what I’ve been through.”

― Liza Minnelli

“I love my fans, I love my music – I have no reason to retire.”

― LL Cool J

“Why give Russia or Syria any reason to doubt that Obama would use force?”

― Lois Frankel

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”

― Lord Byron

“I think that everything happens for a reason, everything happens when it’s going to happen.”

― Lou Reed

“There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.”

― Louis Aragon

“Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense?”

― Louis Aragon

“If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.”

― Louis D. Brandeis

“I see opportunities in all my businesses. And the reason is simple. We thrive on countries that are urbanizing.”

― Louis R. Chenevert

“I don’t think anyone enjoys raising money, but for some reason I seem to have a knack.”

― Louis Susman

“I couldn’t speak English. I’m in kindergarten, and the only reason I got through to first grade is because I cheated.”

― Louis Zamperini

“I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze.”

― Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

“Emotions have taught mankind to reason.”

― Luc de Clapiers

“The reason why Millennials are inspiring is what they give: the music they give.”

― Luis Coronel

“I’m glad I didn’t get to WWE until I did because I was more complete at 32 than I was at 25. It all happens for a reason.”

― Luke Harper

“There’s no point in fighting guys when there’s no structure, there’s no rhyme or reason to who gets the title shot.”

― Luke Rockhold

“The people around me is the only reason why I survive: Bob Cook and DeWayne Zinkin.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I’m a big believer in that I’m here for a reason, and I don’t want to forget where I’m from.”

― Luol Deng

“The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.”

― Lyman Abbott

“Religion is not a conclusion of the reason.”

― Lyman Abbott

“A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote.”

― Lyn Nofziger

“When you are little, you will draw pictures for no reason.”

― Lynda Barry

“Jesus never instructed men to do what was right because it was right; yet this is the true reason why they should do it.”

― Lysander Spooner

“The reason why I meditate and pray in general is just to remind myself that it is not about me.”

― Macklemore

“One of the things that was really an issue was I did not want to just be a woman secretary of state. I wanted to be a secretary of a state who was a woman, but not just chosen for that particular reason.”

― Madeleine Albright

“’Hemlock’ is so intelligently written and brilliantly put together. Every detail in the show is there for a reason, and it fascinates me.”

― Madeline Brewer

“I’m a big fan of film for one reason: because it is visual.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“Sometimes friends move apart from each other for whatever reason.”

― Magic Johnson

“My dad worked two jobs his whole life, and so I told him he’s the reason I have 20 jobs.”

― Magic Johnson

“Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other’s rights.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“I am not a lover of Israel, of course. I have no reason to be. But I don’t hate Jews.”

― Mahmoud Darwish

“The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.”

― Maimonides

“When I made ‘Voices of a Distant Star,’ I wanted to make money from making that movie, of course, but that wasn’t my major reason.”

― Makoto Shinkai

“So the proposition that the ideal parents for any child are its biological parents is a statement with which we can all agree in the generality, but which does not apply, for one reason or another, in many particular circumstances.”

― Malcolm Turnbull

“The reason that I like ‘Game of Thrones’ is because it’s based on all these royal families. And it’s cutthroat – just like hip-hop. It’s all about positioning and figuring out who’s going to last.”

― Mannie Fresh

“With ‘The Flash’ in existence, there’s no real compelling reason for us to do superpowers on ‘Arrow.’”

― Marc Guggenheim

“When I put a bicycle wheel on a stool, the fork down, there was no idea of a ‘ready-made’ or anything else. It was just a distraction. I didn’t have any special reason to do it, or any intention of showing it or describing anything.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“Painter after painter, since the beginning of the century, has tended toward abstraction. First, the Impressionists simplified the landscape in terms of color, and then the Fauves simplified it again by adding distortion, which, for some reason, is a characteristic of our century.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“One reason I love the Kindle, more so than the iPad, is that on the Kindle you can’t do anything else but read. It’s the best, because it does the least. It doesn’t even show a clock.”

― Marco Arment

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“We’re in a tightening cycle and the reason is the economy is growing, there’s no expectation that the global economy and the Polish economy as a consequence could slow down dramatically.”

― Marek Belka

“Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn-tooting.”

― Margaret Atwood

“A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.”

― Margaret Atwood

“Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.”

― Margaret Cavendish

“You have got to give. There is no other reason to be on the planet.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“They fired director Richard Donner because they didn’t want to pay him, and he’s the reason the franchise became so successful in the first place. There’s a big part of Superman II that he did that no one has ever seen.”

― Margot Kidder

“’Everything happens for a reason’ is something that we have to tell ourselves all the time, because it’s good to have the idea that something good is around the corner.”

― Margot Robbie

“I possess a strong sense of reason.”

― Maria Lassnig

“I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.”

― Marianne Moore

“’Fire and Hemlock’ is the reason I’m a writer.”

― Marie Brennan

“I wouldn’t mind being in a relationship, but there’s no reason to marry.”

― Marie Helvin

“It’s easy to get rid of things when there is an obvious reason for doing so. It’s much more difficult when there is no compelling reason.”

― Marie Kondo

“There’s no reason to change what you are, but if you’re not being you, then you need to acknowledge that.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Art gives people a reason to be alive.”

― Marilyn Manson

“The thing about ‘Star Trek’ is that it is not judgmental. You can do what ever you want, within reason.”

― Marina Sirtis

“I see no reason why France and Britain should not have excellent relations – we are old allies.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Islamism is a monstrous totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on reason, on civilization.”

― Marine Le Pen

“The novels that have fascinated me most are the ones that have reached me less through the channels of the intellect or reason than bewitched me.”

― Mario Vargas Llosa

“In France, when there was a war, we fought and our ancestors fought, though many had real reason to flee the Germans.”

― Marion Marechal-Le Pen

“I used to worry about what life was for – now being alive seems sufficient reason.”

― Marion Milner

“My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.”

― Marion Zimmer Bradley

“In many cases, the reason why our child development centers are not at full capacity is that we have an insufficient number of providers.”

― Mark Esper

“I think the presumption is, for some reason, anybody who comes from the business or the corporate world is corrupt.”

― Mark Esper

“There was never a shred, never a hint, never a possibility – not a remote, not a million-, not a billion-to-one possibility – I could have planted anything. Nor would I have a reason to.”

― Mark Fuhrman

“Reason is a fine thing, but it is not the only thing available to a writer. It’s just part of the arsenal of many things available to a storyteller. Revelation, for example.”

― Mark Helprin

“All the major sports have video reviews, and for some reason, the Premier League, which is watched all around the world, is still in the dark ages.”

― Mark Hughes

“The whole reason I fight is for my family. Everything I do is for them.”

― Mark Hunt

“For whatever reason, when it came out in 1995, ‘Infinite Jest’ became a cultural event. It was the massive book that was ‘cool’ for all the Gen Xers to read.”

― Mark Manson

“The only reason I took steroids was for my health purposes. I did not take steroids to get any gain for any strength purposes.”

― Mark McGwire

“The one reason people don’t take dance seriously is because a lot of choreographers don’t take dance seriously.”

― Mark Morris

“Theater is exciting because it is collaborative, but it is also exhausting for the same reason.”

― Mark O’Donnell

“I’m always worried about my money for some reason.”

― Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“For some reason, my whole life has been, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that.’”

― Mark Ruffalo

“The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money.”

― Marlon Brando

“If we’re stuck with having expectations, there’s a very good reason to embrace positive ones: It’s that we often create what we anticipate.”

― Martha Beck

“The most common reason we stumble into the delusion of powerlessness is that we’re afraid of what other people would do or say or feel if we were to act as we wanted.”

― Martha Beck

“Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.”

― Martha Graham

“This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason.”

― Martin Bashir

“But the primary reason for wanting the dollar to become more competitive in the near future is that we may need an increase in exports this year and in 2007 to sustain the economy’s current pace of expansion.”

― Martin Feldstein

“A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets.”

― Martin Feldstein

“The reason I’ve never gone for pilot season even as a younger actor, and wouldn’t entertain that sort of thing now, is the idea of signing a piece of paper that binds me for six or seven years.”

― Martin Freeman

“Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.”

― Martin Heidegger

“The more expensive and/or exclusive a sport, the whiter it tends to be: the fact almost has the force of a law. That is the main reason why the Rugby World Cup, the Pacific islands excepted, was so desperately white, the Springboks included.”

― Martin Jacques

“Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”

― Martin Luther

“Reason is the enemy of faith.”

― Martin Luther

“I fell into the theatre because I felt I was doing it well, and I stuck to it for the same reason.”

― Martin McDonagh

“There is no reason that billionaires should crowd us out from our democracy.”

― Martin O’Malley

“If I could only have one type of food with me, I would bring soy sauce. The reason being that if I have soy sauce, I can flavor a lot of things.”

― Martin Yan

“There’s no reason to be ashamed of feeling good.”

― Martine Syms

“Default choices often remain unchanged for no reason other than being the default, either because of this lack of information or humans’ status quo bias.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Sugar Ray wouldn’t give me a rematch, and that’s the reason I walked away from boxing.”

― Marvin Hagler

“If God had not intended that Women shou’d use their Reason, He wou’d not have given them any, ‘for He does nothing in vain.’”

― Mary Astell

“Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private.”

― Mary Astell

“Until Amazon creates a drone that can cut your hair, there’s a physical and real reason to come to the store.”

― Mary Dillon

“In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.”

― Mary Wollstonecraft

“The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.”

― Mary Wollstonecraft

“The first and most common reason for not being a fluent reader is that the child does not yet know how to decode very well yet. They lack automatic decoding skills, and this prevents them from being able to read accurately, much less smoothly and quickly. Decoding accuracy is the first prerequisite to fluency.”

― Maryanne Wolf

“An omnipotent God is the only being with no reason to lie.”

― Mason Cooley

“The only reason I’m associated with ‘the Boosh’ is because Richard Ayoade, who was meant to be doing Bainbridge, couldn’t do it because of something with Channel 4, so I ended up doing it.”

― Matt Berry

“I envision a future where there’ll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It’s freedom of participation absolutely realized.”

― Matt Drudge

“I went to the ultimate high to an ultimate low. It’s just how life goes, and everything happens for a reason.”

― Matt Nagy

“There’s tremendous shame with being bullied. I think there’s a level at which you think that there’s a reason that you’re being singled out, that you’re being chosen.”

― Matt Reeves

“I feel like everything happens for a reason.”

― Matt Skiba

“There is a reason it used to be a crime in the Confederate states to teach a slave to read: Literacy is power.”

― Matt Taibbi

“The only reason investors haven’t run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed.”

― Matt Taibbi

“The reason I’m travelling so much is because of reasons that weren’t completely planned. Several of the shows became successful and were invited to go to other places and they’ve all happened at similar times.”

― Matthew Bourne

“I’ve always been excited by the strangeness of ballet, but I can’t bear it when people just come forward and do a turn in the air for no reason.”

― Matthew Bourne

“There is a reason so many Americans choose to develop their net worth through homeownership: It is a proven wealth builder and savings compeller.”

― Matthew Desmond

“We are all equal not because we partake in some peculiar nature or because we share in the same credo of unreasoned beliefs, but because we take it that no thinking being is incapable of seeing reason.”

― Matthew Stewart

“All of my books, which are supposedly, I mean they’re called YA novels, my hope is that adults would find no reason not to read them if they read them.”

― Matthew Tobin Anderson

“Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.”

― Maurice Maeterlinck

“Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless.”

― Max Born

“Before two human beings come in close physical contact, their auras have mingled; that is the reason why we ‘feel the presence of another’ at times before we become aware of him by means of our ordinary senses.”

― Max Heindel

“A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor.”

― Maynard James Keenan

“I like funny guys and those, for some reason, tend to be nerdy guys.”

― Megan Fox

“Each year, in my quaint efforts to send out paper holiday cards with personal messages, I probably discard one for every three I actually manage to put in the mail. The reason is that my handwriting is now less legible than it was when I was in the second grade.”

― Meghan Daum

“I used to write stories and poetry, but for some reason I have it in my head that if I’m going to write, I have to write a script.”

― Melanie Lynskey

“The whole reason Sabrina came about was because we wanted something good for families to watch on TV.”

― Melissa Joan Hart

“I think the reason I’m an actress is because I love playing kind of a more extreme people.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“Being a teenager is as difficult as living with one. And we’ve all been there. Perhaps that’s the reason we’re so hard on them.”

― Melvin Burgess

“My memory seems to be holding on quite well. There is no reason why it shouldn’t if you keep training it.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“The reason I chose the movies that I did was based on where they were being filmed.”

― Meryl Streep

“Before the Internet, all most people cared about was Office. And Office was really the only reason anyone wanted Windows machines instead of Macs.”

― Michael Arrington

“If AOL had ever ordered me to remove a piece of content from the site for any reason, I would have immediately written about it and disclosed the situation to our readers. And if I had ever ordered a writer to remove content, I would have expected that writer to have done the same to me.”

― Michael Arrington

“I’m always asking, ‘How do you give a guy a new reason to buy a polo?’”

― Michael Bastian

“In my mind, there is no reason public school reform should be a partisan issue.”

― Michael Bennet

“When everybody fought Anderson Silva in the past, they were terrified of him. Absolutely terrified. That’s part of the reason why he was so successful.”

― Michael Bisping

“We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason.”

― Michael Clarke Duncan

“The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.”

― Michael Faraday

“The average married man lives two thousand and five days longer than his single counterpart, albeit with less reason.”

― Michael Feldman

“I think one reason I really like women and like working with women is because of my sisters.”

― Michael Keaton

“For me, possession is to keep the ball while you are waiting for the possibility to penetrate. Every pass is for a reason.”

― Michael Laudrup

“A lot of mothers want to be with their children. They can’t afford it for this reason or that reason.”

― Michael Leunig

“There is no reason for a civilian to have an automatic weapon.”

― Michael Nutter

“As a kid, I watched ‘Bugs Bunny’ cartoons, and for some reason Pepe Le Pew, the indomitable French skunk pursuing his would-be kitty paramour, left his mark on me: became an instant emblem of odoriferous hubris, hedonistic bad behavior. He was an entry-level Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a rookie Marquis de Sade.”

― Michael Paterniti

“’Sex and the City’ is about outsiders. Single girls as lepers, should have been married by now. It’s the reason the whole thing took off.”

― Michael Patrick King

“The reason I love Lollapalooza is because it’s a great music festival.”

― Michael Pena

“Raw foodists are kind of paddling upstream against evolution. The only reason they can do it, and they don’t all keel over, is that they are using blenders. They’re very Cuisinart-dependent.”

― Michael Pollan

“One of the reasons that Thatcher promoted home ownership is that it promoted responsible citizens with a stake in society. But another reason was that those people would tend to be Conservative.”

― Michael Portillo

“President Obama decided to prematurely withdraw from Iraq for no other reason than politics. The artificial deadline for withdrawal was not determined for strategic goals but rather for a political one – his reelection timetable.”

― Michael Ramirez

“The reason is that in a group, individual errors on either side of the true figure cancel each other out.”

― Michael Shermer

“The reason people turn to supernatural explanations is that the mind abhors a vacuum of explanation. Because we do not yet have a fully natural explanation for mind and consciousness, people turn to supernatural explanations to fill the void.”

― Michael Shermer

“For rather particular reasons, the interior-design industry moved more quickly than fashion to cope with AIDS. One reason is that it is made up of generally smaller businesses than fashion. The human losses were more quickly noticed.”

― Michael Shnayerson

“The reason I became a better player was because I came to Philly.”

― Michael Vick

“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“For whatever reason, every project I do becomes sort of a cult, or a cultish show, you know, like ‘Battlestar,’ or even a film I did years ago, ‘Kalifornia,’ people refer to it as a cult film.”

― Michelle Forbes

“I wrapped ‘Buffy’ and I always felt on ‘Buffy’ that they wanted to keep me younger for a specific reason. It seemed like I was getting younger every year that I was on the show. I think there was a reference to me being 15, then 14.”

― Michelle Trachtenberg

“There’s no reason why we cannot become smarter, more perfect, and maybe even live longer.”

― Michio Kaku

“The H-1B visa is called the ‘genius visa’ for a reason.”

― Michio Kaku

“This is the kind of world I was born in, one in which I had only one reason for existence: pleasing others.”

― Mickey Rooney

“Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“Although the reasons for Michigan’s malaise are varied, one big reason is our state’s almost uniquely uncompetitive tax structure, which one General Motors official called the costliest of all jurisdictions where GM operates.”

― Mike Bouchard

“To be honest with you, most of the times I have fought, there has been a reason.”

― Mike Comrie

“Federal prison, if you get any of it, you’re going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole… it wasn’t about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.”

― Mike Epps

“It’s awfully hard to get into the head of a liberal. Instead of logic and reason, they are drawn to emotions and feelings.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Brand-new research suggests that the faster you take weight off, the longer you keep it off. Now that’s a reason for dieters everywhere to rejoice.”

― Mike Moreno

“The tale of the actor struggling to make it is oft-told for a reason.”

― Mike O’Malley

“To me, the stage is like the free zone. That’s what makes it exhilarating. For whatever reason, there’s this weird little square where it’s kind of a romper room for adults.”

― Mike Patton

“A republic – if you can keep it – is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect.”

― Mike Pence

“Only a literary work that reveals an unknown fragment of human existence has a reason for being.”

― Milan Kundera

“I’m a pretty strong believer that everything happens for a reason.”

― Miles Teller

“For some reason, I like seeing people feel emotional.”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.”

― Milton Friedman

“I feel very at home in London for some reason.”

― Mischa Barton

“The reason kids like rock ‘n roll is their parents don’t.”

― Mitch Miller

“The whole reason I moved to the U.S. to be coached by Alberto Salazar is to be able to improve 1 or 2 per cent. I was sick of coming sixth in the world, seventh in the world, and get close to a medal, but not quite there, half-a-second.”

― Mo Farah

“Everything happens for a reason, so you shouldn’t get wound up.”

― Mo Farah

“I find myself for whatever reason unable to live in the apartment I renovate and have to sell.”

― Moby

“If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason not to be transparent.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.”

― Mohsen Makhmalbaf

“Reason is not what decides love.”

― Moliere

“Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.”

― Moliere

“Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance… the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.”

― Montesquieu

“The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.”

― Montesquieu

“I would, therefore, say that for no reason whatsoever, except in self-defence, should one think of killing any animal.”

― Morarji Desai

“For some reason, the only Swedish I know how to say is, ‘There is no toilet paper.’”

― Morfydd Clark

“The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we’ll do it for nothing. That’s a basic fact – you gotta do it.”

― Morgan Freeman

“You make documentaries because you love doing it; it’s the only sane reason to make documentaries.”

― Morgan Neville

“There is no reason that a cell phone should cost double in Israel what it does abroad.”

― Moshe Kahlon

“The reason why people love T20 is the sixes and fours.”

― MS Dhoni

“We have always made sure that players who have played for CSK, even those who came from other franchises for whatever reason, have performed well.”

― MS Dhoni

“The main reason for the armed resistance is the American military presence.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“The Jacksonians were not monetary nationalists; specie was specie, and they saw no reason that foreign gold or silver coins should not circulate with the same full privileges as American-minted coins.”

― Murray Rothbard

“The natural law is, in essence, a profoundly ‘radical’ ethic, for it holds the existing status quo, which might grossly violate natural law, up to the unsparing and unyielding light of reason.”

― Murray Rothbard

“The major reason for Keynes’s rejection of communism was simply that he could scarcely identify with the grubby proletariat.”

― Murray Rothbard

“Tied up with his dismissal of natural law is Hayek’s continuous, and all-pervasive, attack on reason. Reason is his bete noire, and time and time again, from numerous and even contradictory standpoints, he opposes it.”

― Murray Rothbard

“The only reason why I tied up with the BJP was that Andhra Pradesh wasn’t done justice during the bifurcation.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“My energy to sing, I get it from my singing. Singing was not a reason to make a living. This is the only thing I wanted to do.”

― Nana Mouskouri

“The process, not the results, have to be the reason a writer writes. Otherwise, creating a four-hundred-page novel is just too daunting a task.”

― Nancy Kress

“The reason why nothing sticks to Trump – or very little sticks to Trump – is that he created this brand idea that has to do with being the guy who gets away from it.”

― Naomi Klein

“I don’t think that my parents even imagined that I would be exposed to drugs. In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about, just like sex was not talked about.”

― Natalie Cole

“If I’m not around, not only do I fail my sons, I fail myself. Becoming a father changed my outlook and gave me a whole other reason to be around.”

― Nate Dogg

“Mike D’Antoni was a cool coach, but he was just a bad person. He can coach. He was just mean for no reason.”

― Nate Robinson

“My dad dragged me to a Bruce Springsteen concert as a kid. It was my first concert, but I fell asleep in the middle. My second concert was Weezer on the ‘Pinkerton’ tour, and ‘Pinkerton’ is the reason why I’m doing this.”

― Nate Ruess

“I have never sought the reason why I write.”

― Nathalie Sarraute

“The reason I was in most of the movies I’ve done is that they paid for me to be in the theater.”

― Nathan Lane

“The third umpires should be changed as often as nappies and for the same reason.”

― Navjot Singh Sidhu

“I feel really connected to antiquity for some reason.”

― Nazanin Boniadi

“’The Dark Knight Rises’ does not beat ‘The Avengers. ‘ The reason? It is a totally different kind of movie – to compare them is an empty exercise.”

― Neal Adams

“I think my selfies are the main reason for my fan following on social networking sites. These photos and videos are liked and shared by the followers, and consequently, they go viral.”

― Neha Kakkar

“The word ‘hackathon’ was born out of ‘marathon’ for a reason. It’s exhausting.”

― Neil Blumenthal

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

― Neil Blumenthal

“I’m the reason why I’m overweight. No one made me do it. I did it.”

― Neil Cavuto

“Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?”

― Neil Gaiman

“As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.”

― Neil Gaiman

“If there isn’t a deep core reason for a film existing, what is the point? For me to be known as a filmmaker that makes films that have a point, I’m stoked.”

― Neill Blomkamp

“I should have been an abortion. The only reason I wasn’t was that my father was a Christian.”

― Neko Case

“I just want to make stories. They don’t have to have a moral or a reason. There might be some mild cautionary notes, but they’re not moral. They don’t impart any Judeo-Christian ethic of any kind.”

― Neko Case

“I believe everything happens for a reason.”

― Nelly

“The reason nobody investigates the men who are trading off our freedoms for private enrichment is that they are the very ones who are doing the investigating.”

― Nelson Algren

“I always dribble for a reason, and I always head for the goal.”

― Neymar

“It’s called show business for a reason. The theater owners want to make money, and understandably so.”

― Nia Vardalos

“The reason we form networks is because the benefits of a connected life outweigh the costs. It’s to our advantage as individuals and a species to assemble ourselves in this fashion.”

― Nicholas A. Christakis

“We fight the stereotypes, but in fighting them, we show them. There are stereotypes for a reason.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“There is curiously little art concerning the efficacy of reason – perhaps simply because reason is not noticeably efficacious.”

― Nicholas Mosley

“There is no earthly reason why Walmart and McDonald’s and Walgreens and these other giant, profitable institutions should have one worker in need of public assistance. It’s ridiculous.”

― Nick Hanauer

“I think the reason I wrote screenplays for nearly a decade was because it was my territory. I could stake that out.”

― Nick Harkaway

“You don’t want to make awards the reason you’re doing things.”

― Nick Nolte

“I do not want to see, for any reason, the Tories resurgent in any way.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters. They’re the reason I got into movies.”

― Nicolas Cage

“I don’t think movies are the reason why this violence exists, I think it’s going to happen whether movies are there or not.”

― Nicolas Cage

“Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.”

― Nicolas Chamfort

“Part of the reason of being an actor is you like playing other people’s lives and exploring all the psychologies in that and the emotions.”

― Nicole Kidman

“I’m a strong believer in ‘everything is meant to be for a reason.’”

― Nicole Scherzinger

“For whatever reason, Trump likes my story, likes what I’ve done. He trusts me.”

― Nigel Farage

“For some reason, young girls, they don’t want the guy that’s just there.”

― Nikki Reed

“I’ve always spoken my mind. There’s no reason not to!”

― Nina Garcia

“How you start the movie is critical. And how often you feel that there’s no reason for how it’s starting.”

― Noah Baumbach

“NATO was constructed on the – with the reason, whether one believes it or not, that it was going to defend Western Europe from Russian assault. Once the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, that reason was gone. So, first question: why does NATO exist?”

― Noam Chomsky

“There’s no reason, ever, to be late. Or early.”

― Noel Gallagher

“My first two records are so simply constructed. The reason isn’t because I wanted to make simple music. It’s because I don’t really have the chops.”

― Norah Jones

“My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.”

― Norman Cousins

“Sex is not only the basis of life, it is the reason for life.”

― Norman Lindsay

“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”

― Novalis

“The reason why a filmmaker will invest in a male actor is because he will be able to sustain footfalls in the theatre till he turns 50.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Most vampires I have discovered are men for some reason. I guess it’s because of Dracula; people are kind of feeding off that.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“For the Chinese, the Greeks, the Mayans, or the Egyptians, nature was a living totality, a creative being. For this reason, art, according to Aristotle, is imitation; the poet imitates the creative gesture of nature.”

― Octavio Paz

“God do everything for a reason.”

― Offset

“Every idea is an incitement… eloquence may set fire to reason.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It’s to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“The biggest reason we want autonomous cars is to prevent accidents.”

― Oren Etzioni

“Santana is the reason I play guitar – I studied his style so much, I actually wore out the video tapes.”

― Orianthi

“The only reason I wanted to do ‘MADtv’ was because I grew up reading ‘Mad Magazine’ because I’m a comic-book nerd.”

― Orlando Jones

“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.”

― Orson Welles

“The only reason for doing a play is to make a statement about it, and by that I don’t mean a conceit of the producer.”

― Orson Welles

“I think for some reason we’re conditioned in movies that the protagonist must be heroic or redeemable in some way, whereas in theater, that’s not a necessary.”

― Oscar Isaac

“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.”

― Oscar Wilde

“What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.”

― Ovid

“The divorce rate in 1946 was higher than it ever had been and as high as it ever would be until the ’70s. The reason was that prior relationships had not endured the strain of war.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I was obsessed with work in my youth. It’s why I didn’t get married until I was 38 and the reason I didn’t have kids.”

― Pam Ferris

“My life is extraordinary because it’s so normal, but it’s so ‘extra’ for some reason.”

― Pamela Adlon

“I hate jeans for no reason.”

― Park Chan-wook

“The reason I want to show shocking things is that they always pose an ethical question.”

― Park Chan-wook

“If U.S. air, naval, missile, and ground forces were not in and around Korea, and if we were not treaty-bound to fight alongside South Korea, there would be no reason for Kim to build rockets to threaten a distant superpower that could reduce his hermit kingdom to ashes.”

― Pat Buchanan

“I like tinkering with the tribe beat boxes and love using Reason as a beefed up beat box.”

― Pat Mastelotto

“But there’s no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don’t believe in them. You know, no majority should surrender its deeply held beliefs to those who don’t believe in anything.”

― Pat Robertson

“I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O’Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President.”

― Patricia Ireland

“Though the male can be noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he is also easily amused by shiny toys, especially ones that do dumb things on his desk.”

― Patricia Marx

“The reason I like Portland is the idea of going to a supermarket and knowing there’s no way to be recognized. L.A. is so social.”

― Patrick deWitt

“If I were to continue to work in an established mode, it stands to reason the work would be limited by this – that it would never surpass the prior work in quality.”

― Patrick deWitt

“Every employee needs to know that there’s somebody out there that they serve. And when we don’t let people know that for one reason or another, we’re depriving them of a fulfilling job.”

― Patrick Lencioni

“I have to make those tight-window throws, and trying to make those plays is the reason I have had success.”

― Patrick Mahomes

“Folk tales and myths, they’ve lasted for a reason. We tell them over and over because we keep finding truths in them, and we keep finding life in them.”

― Patrick Ness

“I think the reason teenage fiction is so popular with adults is that adults hunger for narrative just as badly as teenagers do.”

― Patrick Ness

“Likings arise when one has no earthly reason for liking – the most wildly improbable marriages and uncommon friendship.”

― Patrick O’Brian

“One reason we love fiction is because stories have a comforting shape. They provide a resolution that’s lacking in our regular lives.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

“There aren’t any coincidences. I think things really happen for a reason.”

― Patty Smyth

“For some reason, all my characters come to me with their names attached to them. I never have to search for the names.”

― Paul Auster

“There is no reason for a person to have thousands of millions of dollars.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change. And there’s no reason for him to change. He’s just won the primary process with a record number of votes, beating a field of 16 qualified candidates. So, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to change.”

― Paul Manafort

“For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry.”

― Paul Muldoon

“The reason I always insisted on signing my work was not to be subordinate to anyone.”

― Paul Rand

“As a finisher, there are few players as composed as Messi. When you can score as many different kinds of goal as he can, you have every reason to be confident.”

― Paul Scholes

“The reason that conservative talk radio works is because there is an audience for it.”

― Paul Weyrich

“I think the reason why a lot of the Spanish films do so well, and are so well done, is because the public really respects it and wants it.”

― Paula Garces

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

― Paulo Coelho

“I’m sure that is a reason why young people occasionally bash up old people – because the ages don’t mix any more.”

― Penelope Keith

“There is no reason for the government to limit political speech.”

― Penn Jillette

“Penn & Teller stopped doing practical jokes, and the reason is we got much too good at it.”

― Penn Jillette

“The reason I’m an I.B.M.-type guy today is that I really needed a laptop back in 1986, and I just couldn’t wait for the Powerbook.”

― Penn Jillette

“I come here to be coach of Manchester City and train these players. That’s the reason I am here.”

― Pep Guardiola

“Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I disagree with the idea that everything happens for a reason.”

― Pete Holmes

“The actors are in control, getting outrageous amounts of money. The reason they’re getting this kind of money is because the studios don’t know what else to do. They don’t have a clue about what to do except to pay an actor a lot of money.”

― Peter Bogdanovich

“For whatever reason, I have got a few goals against Arsenal, so I do enjoy playing against them.”

― Peter Crouch

“Reason can be used only when looking critically back.”

― Peter D. Mitchell

“The reason one writes poems is so that your poem will be remembered.”

― Peter Davison

“The relation between a poet and audience is really insignificant. What matters is the poet is hearing something that he is broadcasting. And whether there is anybody with a receiver isn’t the reason he does it. He hopes there is somebody receiving it.”

― Peter Davison

“For some peculiar reason, two films about Oscar Wilde were started at the same time, back in 1959 or 1960. I played Wilde in one, and Robert Morley was in the other. As it turned out, at that particular moment there was no market for any Oscar Wilde movie at all.”

― Peter Finch

“The reason Joy Division and New Order are as influential and successful as they are is because of the unique playing of all the individuals.”

― Peter Hook

“I make cameos in all my movies for no particular reason other than a joke. It’s just a Hitchcock thing.”

― Peter Jackson

“I have always cited the decision by director Stephen Frears to shoot ‘Mrs. Henderson Presents’ before my script of ‘The Queen’ as the reason for my taking the plunge as a playwright.”

― Peter Morgan

“A lot of the things I do are obvious things that for some reason are not done. I could never figure this out. Why don’t people do the obvious?”

― Peter Saul

“Paradoxically, resource-rich developing countries are often worse off than comparable countries that lack those resources. One reason for this is that large resource endowments provide a huge financial incentive for attempts to overthrow the government and seize power.”

― Peter Singer

“I like having a plot; I like characters with a reason to get up in the morning.”

― Peter Temple

“The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.”

― Peter Ustinov

“I believe in removing barriers in international trade. Part of the reason is that this creates huge markets for all of our products.”

― Petro Poroshenko

“There is no reason why government should not be as efficient as any good business.”

― Philip Green

“Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“The reason we shot it was that the script was geared to Las Vegas and it was something commercial that we wanted to have in the can in case Butterfly was a success and we needed a follow-up.”

― Pia Zadora

“You reason color more than you reason drawing… Color has a logic as severe as form.”

― Pierre Bonnard

“Reason and love are sworn enemies.”

― Pierre Corneille

“My reason, it’s true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn’t rule them so much as tyrannize them.”

― Pierre Corneille

“We need a reason to speak but none to keep silent.”

― Pierre Nicole

“One reason I don’t suffer Writer’s Block is that I don’t wait on the muse, I summon it at need.”

― Piers Anthony

“If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice.”

― Plautus

“But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more crimes.”

― Polly Toynbee

“This is indeed a clash of civilisations, not between Islam and Christendom but between reason and superstition.”

― Polly Toynbee

“An important function of theology is to keep religion tied to reason and reason to religion. Both roles are of essential importance for humanity.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“In Latin America in general, it’s very important that Christianity not be simply a thing of reason, but also of the heart.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“The Catholic tradition maintains that the objective norms governing right action are accessible to reason, prescinding from the content of revelation.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“A form of reason that in some way wished to strip itself of beauty would be diminished; it would be a blinded reason.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.”

― Pope Francis

“I had been choreographing and dancing for a good 12 years before I did ‘Que Sera Sera’ for Boney Kapoor. I did it for two reasons – one, I shared a good rapport with Boney, and the more important reason, Madhuri Dixit.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I am very grateful to Telugu movies, as they have been the main reason for my entry into Bollywood.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I don’t live in the past. I don’t play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.”

― Prince

“In Spanish, for whatever reason, I lean more toward the high notes.”

― Prince Royce

“I really like the P!nk song with the guy from fun., ‘Just Give Me a Reason.’”

― Psy

“An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.”

― Publilius Syrus

“Reason is immortal, all else mortal.”

― Pythagoras

“Making six-pack abs for no reason doesn’t make sense. When you are young, it is possible.”

― R. Madhavan

“Unlike fashion, art isn’t applied. It doesn’t have to serve anybody. It doesn’t have to be there for any other reason than to give an impression of what the world is about.”

― Raf Simons

“Baseball gets better for whatever reason.”

― Rafael Palmeiro

“There’s another important reason not to send the Dreamers packing: they are essential to preserving the social insurance programs on which older Americans rely.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“’Newton’ is a very Indian film but resonates with people all across. And that’s the reason it got great response at the film festivals.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Business should never be allowed to justify mean, thug ugly deals for any reason.”

― Ralph Steadman

“The reason I make more films is that I work all the time without taking a break, and I enjoy it.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“It was the reason why I became an actor – to tell new stories – and I stick to that, which is how I found ‘Ghazi.’”

― Rana Daggubati

“Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.”

― Randy Pausch

“I go on expeditions for the same reason an estate agent sells houses – to pay the bills.”

― Ranulph Fiennes

“I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.”

― Ray Bradbury

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

― Ray William Johnson

“The more you reason the less you create.”

― Raymond Chandler

“There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.”

― Rebecca West

“’Meadowland’ was the reason I got ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and probably my experience in cinematography helped. Everything was like a stepping stone to the next thing.”

― Reed Morano

“There is a reason why, on a DS, you get that little click when you press a button. There is a reason that it was important to have a microphone in the Wii Remote.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“The only reason I don’t like playing in the World Series is I can’t watch myself play.”

― Reggie Jackson

“The reason the social-networking phenomenon is something that I invested in early and massively – I led the Series A financing for Friendster; I founded a company called Socialnet in 1997; I founded LinkedIn; and I was part of the first round of financing in Facebook – it sounds trivial, but people matter.”

― Reid Hoffman

“The prime reason behind making ‘A Flying Jatt’ was that there are barely any ‘desi’ superhero films in Bollywood which Indians can relate to. I wanted to exhibit that a superhero is more than just superpowers and leads a normal life like the others do. I wanted to attach a human factor to a superhero.”

― Remo D’Souza

“Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.”

― Remy de Gourmont

“There’s only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.”

― Reza Aslan

“I’ve worked with Hollywood stars, but the reason most of the Hollywood stars I’ve worked with are Hollywood stars is that they’re excellent actors, so I’ve been very lucky.”

― Rhys Ifans

“There is no reason to have problems between country and country, between government and government, when there is a separation of powers.”

― Ricardo Lagos

“I think there was a pretty smooth hand-off from the administration of President Clinton to the administration of President Bush, particularly in the counterterrorism area. The reason I say that is because there was, for transitions, I think a stunning continuity.”

― Richard Armitage

“I am classified as a disabled veteran. The reason I’m disabled is because I have wounds and injuries that I got while on active duty… from parachute jumping to combat to gunshot wounds, all that stuff.”

― Richard Carmona

“Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.”

― Richard Dawkins

“For some reason, 1968 is a touchstone year for me. I think it was the first year I felt fully conscious.”

― Richard Greenberg

“As for sacred polyphony, there is no reason to be afraid of it.”

― Richard Morris

“If Trump, for whatever reason, continues to coddle Russia, then Congress, the media, foundations, and academics should publicly detail the corruption that characterizes Putin’s rule.”

― Richard N. Haass

“Campaigning and governing are two very different activities, and there is no reason to assume that how Trump conducted the former will dictate how he approaches the latter.”

― Richard N. Haass

“The reason why the Democratic Party fell from grace is because they become nothing more than elitist. That was it. Goldman Sachs – that’s who they were.”

― Richard Ojeda

“People knew Trump had strange relationships with the Russians even before he was elected. Consequently, there is every reason to investigate whether Donald Trump is a Russian asset.”

― Richard Painter

“The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness.”

― Richard Stallman

“There’s a reason why start-ups, especially disruptive start-ups – like Google or Amazon or Uber – are full of young people. That’s because young people are not as wedded to the old fashioned ways of doing things.”

― Richard Thaler

“I think the reason kids get into drugs and smoking is they don’t have anything to do.”

― Richard Thompson

“There’s a reason why, when Reagan became president, he started getting rid of regulations, and we had a booming economy.”

― Rick Harrison

“People say I stole a lot of bases. I stole the bases for a reason. I crossed the plate.”

― Rickey Henderson

“Regardless of what amount of satire or sarcasm is heard in what I do, the reason it connects with people is because the fun and the wildness in it is sincere.”

― Ricky Reed

“I’m really into sci-fi. The reason I’m an actor is because of ‘Star Wars’ – I saw that and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. But most of the projects I’m offered as an actor are straightforward dramas, so I haven’t really been given a chance to do that kind of role.”

― Ricky Schroder

“I couldn’t put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would’ve stayed with the band.”

― Ringo Starr

“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“The reason there weren’t any, I am surmising, is that a lot of Latin kids, Latino kids, in those days didn’t have the money to take those kind of classes.”

― Rita Moreno

“I kind of grew up on musicals, specifically, for whatever reason. They’re something that really attracted me as a child.”

― Rob Marshall

“One reason I relate to ‘Veronica Mars’ fans is because I can totally geek out about shows. I mean, I write Vince Gilligan fan mail every year.”

― Rob Thomas

“A lot of my work is with children and there’s a reason for that, because they really level you.”

― Robert Carlyle

“Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime.”

― Robert Casey

“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”

― Robert Frost

“Every man should be the intellectual proprietor of himself, honest with himself, and intellectually hospitable; and upon every brain, reason should be enthroned as king.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“When we have machines that are as intelligent – and then twice as intelligent – as we are, there is no reason why that relationship cannot be synergistic rather than antagonistic.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“The reason this resolution was delayed had nothing to do with anything Karl did or failed to do.”

― Robert Luskin

“If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another… after the war is on.”

― Robert M. La Follette

“Oh, by the way, I tend to use a lot of profanities. I do that for a reason: I like it.”

― Robert McKee

“Even if there’s no way to stop U.S. corporations from shedding their U.S. identities and becoming foreign corporations, there’s no reason they should retain the privileges of U.S. citizenship.”

― Robert Reich

“The wealth-income ratio in the United States has always been lower than in Europe. The main reason in the early years was that land values bulked less in the wide open spaces of North America. There was, of course, much more land, but it was very cheap.”

― Robert Solow

“Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.”

― Robert South

“The reason I fight is to provide for my family, and I cannot risk having that taken away.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I can’t see any reason why a dramatic story can’t be in 3-D. I think ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ would have been fabulous in 3-D.”

― Robert Zemeckis

“Maybe I am looking for the reason why I exist.”

― Roberto Cavalli

“If somebody for some reason, for music or for movie, becomes famous, it’s because they have something, something special.”

― Roberto Cavalli

“Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.”

― Robin Williams

“The First Amendment is the First Amendment for a reason – our most cherished right. But it often creates muddy and uncomfortable situations, ones that are the source of great drama and national self-reflection.”

― Rod Lurie

“Laws are there for a reason, and we have an obligation to follow them.”

― Rod Rosenstein

“And the reason I really appreciated this is because after the picture came out, I was invited by the American Psychiatric Association to give a lecture. I couldn’t believe it!”

― Rod Steiger

“There’s no reason why I should retire.”

― Rod Stewart

“The primary reason that I’d be here or that Don Payne Jr. would be here is for you to know that members of Congress actually exist and are human.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“Leading Christian theologians such as Augustine and Aquinas were not what today might be called ‘strict constructionists.’ Rather, they celebrated reason as the means to gain greater insight into divine intentions.”

― Rodney Stark

“The only reason there is peace and order in Davao is because of me.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it’s filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn’t happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion.”

― Roger Bannister

“I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.”

― Roger Ebert

“The reason I’m a Nixonite is because of his indestructibility and resilience. He never quit.”

― Roger Stone

“The sicker Freddie got, the more he seemed to need to record, to give himself something to do, some sort of reason to get up.”

― Roger Taylor

“If it is something particularly useful and for some reason is having trouble getting funding from traditional sources, I may be interested.”

― Roger Ver

“We do foreign assistance for altruistic reasons, certainly for humanitarian reasons, of course. But the main reason we do foreign assistance is we do it in the American national interest.”

― Roger Wicker

“The reason that Google was such a success is because they were the first ones to take advantage of the self-organizing properties of the web. It’s in ecological sustainability. It’s in the developmental power of entrepreneurship, the ethical power of democracy.”

― Ron Eglash

“There is no singular ‘reason’ why Africans use fractals, any more than a singular reason why Americans like rock music. Such enormous cultural practices just cover too much social terrain.”

― Ron Eglash

“We assume that healthy habits are a good idea, but in and of themselves, they are not the reason we’re going to be active at age 95 or 100. The body works in more complex ways.”

― Ron Howard

“If we weren’t running deficits, if we weren’t spending more than we were taking in, there would be no reason whatsoever to increase the debt ceiling.”

― Ron Johnson

“I like to talk while I’m on stage. It makes the show more personal. With that said, it’s got to stay within reason or it’s annoying.”

― Ron Pope

“There’s no backlog of people we can fire for no reason and act as if they don’t exist.”

― Ron White

“I don’t think we have a surplus of fine educators in this country that we can just start dropping them for no reason whatsoever.”

― Ron White

“The U.S. Senate does not allow legislative provisions to be included in appropriations bills, for much the same reason that most Americans are concerned about earmarks: it creates a slippery slope by which lobbyists and special interest groups can sneak provisions into large, must-pass legislation.”

― Ron Wyden

“To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude… the reason why old age was venerated in the past was because it was extraordinary.”

― Ronald Blythe

“The main reason why it is profitable to establish a firm would seem to be that there is a cost of using the price mechanism. The most obvious cost of ‘organizing’ production through the price mechanism is that of discovering what the relevant prices are.”

― Ronald Coase

“’Fox lies’ has become a favorite mantra of the Left, yet there is a reason Fox News blows away the other cable networks in ratings and is more trusted as a news source than any other television network.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I’m the champion for a reason.”

― Ronda Rousey

“I had water phobia since childhood without any reason as such.”

― Roop Durgapal

“There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.”

― Rosa Parks

“Diarrhoea is the reason you can have a malnourished child in a well-fed family.”

― Rose George

“Of course, there’s no reason that Paris should have decent Mexican food. It’s a silly expectation – there’s a Mexican population in Paris, but they’re not exactly traveling there from across the border. Paris also doesn’t do Peruvian all that well, either.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“The reason we started the Driver Era is just ’cause our creative endeavors sort of demanded it.”

― Ross Lynch

“I always imagined my little cartoons on plates for some reason.”

― Roz Chast

“When I look at the list of my favorite works, writers who are women do tend to outnumber writers who are men for whatever reason.”

― Rumaan Alam

“I guess the reason I wanted to be an actor was that it felt like it would offer something different all the time.”

― Rupert Friend

“The press is the only institution that is truly accountable. The founding fathers put the First Amendment first for a reason.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“There’s a reason why young people think what they think. They are taught it. In many cases when they learn at home is erased or countered or overcome.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Nobody does anything for one reason.”

― Russell Banks

“I’m not a media darling. I’m forever the outsider, for whatever the reason is.”

― Russell Peters

“The reason that I have Global Grind is to communicate ideas to people who might otherwise not be listening.”

― Russell Simmons

“Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I love breakfast, and I don’t see any reason it has to be cereal and eggs and toast.”

― Ruth Reichl

“If I’ve got to have a stroke or a heart attack, I’d rather have a heart attack. I don’t think that’s the only reason I campaign for the Stroke Association, but a stroke would be a terrible thing.”

― Ruth Rendell

“Marriage, for whatever reason, has always both interested and terrified me.”

― Ryan Eggold

“There’s a reason Montana produces more SEALs than any other state. As a collegiate athlete, I enjoyed the mental and physical challenges Division I football presented.”

― Ryan Zinke

“I’ve always had that attitude that things happen for a reason.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you’re arguing is because you’re using different words.”

― S. I. Hayakawa

“We all have stories for a reason, and if we keep them to ourselves, I don’t feel they would help anybody.”

― Sabrina Carpenter

“And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“The reason why books endure is because there are enough people who like them. It’s the only reason why books last.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I’m a reader of Chinese literature, I like their films, but also: I’ve had great difficulty getting my work published in China; very little of it has been published there. The first two attempts to have all of my work published, for instance, were refused without any reason ever being given.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I’m not in the business of adapting things that are popular for the sake of just getting it on the screen. I think there has to be a vital reason.”

― Sam Esmail

“It is time that scientists and other public intellectuals observed that the contest between faith and reason is zero-sum.”

― Sam Harris

“There is no reason whatsoever to think that Buddhism can compete successfully with the relentless evangelizing of Christianity and Islam. Nor should it try to.”

― Sam Harris

“For some reason, I always have an allegiance to Ohio. I had a great childhood, and to return to it is very comforting.”

― Sam Jaeger

“The good books stick around for a reason. There is a reason that we come back to them and they are so rewarding.”

― Sam Jaeger

“No one knows quite the reason, but surgically severing the corpus callosum can reduce the rate and intensity of seizures. So in the early 1960s, a few patients with severe epilepsy had their corpus callosums cut, turning them into split-brain people.”

― Sam Kean

“Rage only works if it is justified. That’s the trick with rage. You gotta have a reason to be mad.”

― Sam Kinison

“The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.”

― Sam Levenson

“I have a weird and undying love for George Michael. He’s the reason why I want to do what I do.”

― Sam Smith

“The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.”

― Sam Snead

“I’m an appalling flyer. I get very tense, although I no longer weep uncontrollably for no reason – I just sob if there’s turbulence.”

― Samantha Bond

“I’m really starting to think everything happens for a reason.”

― Samantha Mumba

“Mountain climbing is my passion, and to empower women through my expeditions is the reason.”

― Samina Baig

“The reason my voice is sounding more passionate is because I’m singing directly from the heart.”

― Sammy Hagar

“Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.”

― Samuel Adams

“I think that Congress’ ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.”

― Samuel Alito

“There’s no reason music should be difficult for an audience to understand.”

― Samuel Barber

“To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.”

― Samuel Butler

“The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.”

― Samuel Morse

“The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.”

― Samuel Smiles

“The reason a Congress-led coalition didn’t happen in 1990 was because it is entirely possible that Rajiv Gandhi himself wasn’t sure how the Congress party would evolve in that context.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“They’re there because, for some reason, they have the notion that they’re supposed to be there.”

― Santiago Durango

“I became a minister of the Eucharist when I was 17. My parents aren’t very strict Catholics, but for some reason I decided this is what I want to do, and I have kept it up.”

― Sarah Bolger

“There is a reason that both have had the longevity in their careers that they have had. They have each done very different things throughout their careers and lived really interesting lives. There is a reason why they are up there still. After all, there is only one Barbra Streisand and one Liza Minnelli.”

― Sarah Brightman

“The reason I love Jesus because he’s a really good guy. He’s completely opposed to running around and judging people.”

― Sarah Drew

“In my early 20s, connecting with fiction was a difficult process. There seemed to be little rhyme or reason to what was meaningful, what convinced, and what made sense.”

― Sarah Hall

“Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason, and not just to mingle with the right people.”

― Sarah Palin

“Eddie Guerrero is my number one. He is the reason I am in the WWE – I wanted to be the female version of him.”

― Sasha Banks

“First rule of change is controversy. You can’t get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy.”

― Saul Alinsky

“Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently.”

― Scott Adams

“There’s no reason people should be hungry in our country. It’s not acceptable.”

― Scott Borchetta

“I think the MMA and boxing are different audiences. I think it’s a different intrigue. There’s no reason you can’t be a fan of both; why does it have to be one or the other?”

― Scott Coker

“Fundamentalism is rooted in fear, and it’s another reason I’m interested in the horror genre, because I know the fear that fundamentalism is built upon.”

― Scott Derrickson

“For whatever reason, I’m a good representation of the guy who doesn’t get the girl.”

― Scott Foley

“The actions of hedge fund managers in exercising their fiduciary responsibilities to their investors is not the reason why Chrysler is in jeopardy.”

― Scott Garrett

“I’m sure one reason I became an actor is my basic unwillingness to live one life.”

― Scott Glenn

“Education is not Democrat versus Republican. It’s about doing the right things for the right reason for our kids.”

― Scott Howell

“There is a reason and a need to have an Environmental Protection Agency.”

― Scott Pruitt

“There is no reason why EPA’s role should ebb and flow based on a particular administration or a particular administrator.”

― Scott Pruitt

“All I know is this: The reason that I’ve gotten attention from this industry is that I just kept making films until they paid attention.”

― Sean Baker

“I’m hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason.”

― Sean Combs

“Churches, by the very reason of their structures, are monolithic and do not adapt easily. But in many cases, they, too, have allowed themselves to become allied or even part of an unjust establishment or system.”

― Sean MacBride

“There’s no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.”

― Sean O’Casey

“Please remember we all come from the same one and we will all return to that one, so there is no reason for fighting.”

― Sean Paul

“When I was first writing ‘Feed’ – which was the first book I published as Mira – I talked about it very openly on my blog, on Twitter, that I was writing this book, and it wasn’t until after it was sold that I said ‘Mira Grant’ wrote this book. And the reason there was really purely marketing-based.”

― Seanan McGuire

“Russia has every reason to dispose of its nuclear arsenal… to suit its interests and international legal obligations.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“The reason I love comics more than anything else is that the longest story will be just a few pages. With a novel, it takes so many pages to get to one thing happening.”

― Sergio Aragones

“There’s no understandable reason why the financial services industry has not developed a more comprehensive sharing of the value chain.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again.”

― Sessue Hayakawa

“There’s simply no reason for a civilian to own a military-style assault weapon. It’s no different than why we outlaw civilian ownership of rockets and landmines.”

― Seth Moulton

“I think a lot of kids are interested in two science subjects: dinosaurs and aliens. The reason is almost genetic; we’re hard-wired to be interested in things that might be a little dangerous.”

― Seth Shostak

“No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.”

― Shakti Gawain

“The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That’s the only reason. It doesn’t sell your music for you.”

― Shania Twain

“Economic background should not be a reason for not learning music!”

― Shankar Mahadevan

“You’re only great if you win. I mean, Alexander wasn’t Alexander the Mediocre or Alexander the Average. He was Alexander the Great, and there’s a reason for it.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“Most fans outside Denver don’t like me, and for good reason. I give them every reason not to like me.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“The people who are No. 1 are No. 1 for a reason.”

― Shawn Mendes

“The reason I’ve gotten so far has to do with an extraordinary talent that I had nothing to do with.”

― Shelly Burch

“Faith is reason grown courageous.”

― Sherwood Eddy

“Faith is not contrary to reason.”

― Sherwood Eddy

“For some weird reason, people have a fascination with Laura Palmer.”

― Sheryl Lee

“No one quits a successful show without a valid reason.”

― Shilpa Shinde

“Of course laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws – to perpetuate injustice through inaction.”

― Shirley Chisholm

“I don’t want to be stuck in the same spot, just dropping mixtapes for no reason.”

― Shy Glizzy

“I think that, to some degree, being irreverent is the only reason I continue to be successful.”

― Sia

“Probably the most important reason we are seeing more cancers than before is because the population is ageing overall. And cancer is an age-related disease.”

― Siddhartha Mukherjee

“If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you’re not going to get very far. You simply won’t.”

― Sidney Poitier

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.”

― Simone Biles

“I used to really like Method Man and Redman for some reason. And Fabolous. A lot of New York rappers, too. Cam’ron. Jim Jones. Hurricane Chris.”

― Ski Mask the Slump God

“Just because you have a blog doesn’t mean that you should, like, lie for no reason.”

― Sky Ferreira

“Even if Narendra Modi sneezes, people will find a reason to criticise him for that.”

― Smriti Irani

“I am a living example of Modi’s capacity to recognise talent and to reason.”

― Smriti Irani

“There are more than thousand mother tongues spoken in our country. This is not just a number but a reason to be proud of.”

― Smriti Irani

“I’m not rebellious. I try to be rebellious, but I don’t walk around being rebellious for no reason.”

― Sofia Boutella

“There is no reason to compare Bollywood and Marathi films. Both have their own charm.”

― Sonali Bendre

“I’ve got confidence that I’ll be able to pick it up eventually, but that’s the reason I’m a full-time Sevens player this year: because I knew coming into it that it would be really tough, and I’ve got to give it my all.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“Spell check exists for a reason.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“That’s part of the reason I called the album ‘Shoot From The Hip.’ I did feel it was time to open up more.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“Everything happens for a reason. Say if I don’t get a role, it may be that it would have stopped me getting another role.”

― Sophie Lowe

“It’s the reason I love doing TV – revisiting stories and characters and the length of the story arcs.”

― Sophie Rundle

“Reason is God’s crowning gift to man.”

― Sophocles

“The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.”

― Sophocles

“The only reason I’m coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to.”

― Sparky Anderson

“Pop music, I think there’s a reason why kids connect to it.”

― Spike Jonze

“For me, the first thing is script. When I heard ‘Mom”s script, it really touched me and moved me. I felt really nice about the story. That’s the reason I did the movie.”

― Sridevi

“I think that human beings are often looking for a reason to relate.”

― Stacy Brown-Philpot

“I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason.”

― Stanley Baldwin

“The very fact that doctrine is hewn from bitter controversy and tested through time is sufficient reason to make them a focus of theology.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.”

― Stefan Zweig

“’Bossy’ is someone who bosses people around without reason.”

― Stefanie Powers

“For some reason, I don’t like the term ‘model-turned-actress’ – which is what I am, essentially.”

― Stephanie Corneliussen

“Most books set in England between 1800 and 1840 have a ‘Regency’ feel. The reason that era is so useful for romance authors stems from the wide-ranging social changes that were occurring over that time, and the parallels, or echoes, those create with our time and the lives of our readers.”

― Stephanie Laurens

“The reason I love Luis Palau is because this is a guy who is completely all about evangelism and reaching people and the lost with the gospel.”

― Stephen Baldwin

“But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views.”

― Stephen Cohen

“With the Romero zombie, you usually did not have a reason for the infection, the plague, the virus, whatever it’s called.”

― Stephen Graham Jones

“The Leader of the Opposition’s constitutional obligation – the obligation to Parliament – it’s the reason we did the merger! – is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government.”

― Stephen Harper

“Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.”

― Stephen Hawking

“For some reason, not many women go into cartooning.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“No, I get techs because I want to; I don’t care. I’m not getting techs for no reason. It happens.”

― Stephen Jackson

“My reputation is the main reason why a lot of things don’t go my way on the court.”

― Stephen Jackson

“Freddie Gray was a story I followed closer than others, for whatever reason, in this larger narrative of police brutality.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“There’s a very practical reason why Pete Sampras, for example, makes a lot more money than Martina Hingis does. He’s much, much better than she is.”

― Stephen Moore

“The only reason baseball’s numerical touchstones have any significance is that most players – even the game’s greats – peter out just barely before they reach them.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“There is a reason that many African Americans have a healthy mistrust for law enforcement. We don’t always feel protected or served by that particular institution.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.”

― Steve Albini

“The bands that have been the most important to me, and the records that have been the most important to me as a fan, have been records that surprised me for one reason or another.”

― Steve Albini

“I turned on Wall Street for the same reason everybody else did: The American taxpayer was forced to cut mook deals to bail out guys who didn’t deserve it.”

― Steve Bannon

“Our investors are here for only one reason: great returns. They want to make money.”

― Steve Ells

“’Homeland’ was a sensation out of the gate in 2011, gathering acclaim and sweeping up Emmys, and the reason such shows are so overrated is because, unlike with other forms of popular art, success in TV is measured almost purely by how obsessive we become.”

― Steve Erickson

“The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.”

― Steve Jobs

“There’s no other company that could make a MacBook Air and the reason is that not only do we control the hardware, but we control the operating system. And it is the intimate interaction between the operating system and the hardware that allows us to do that. There is no intimate interaction between Windows and a Dell notebook.”

― Steve Jobs

“I worked with George Harrison – who was the reason I started playing guitar.”

― Steve Lukather

“It’s a strange one – I’ve been away for 20 years now; I’ve been away longer than I lived in Canada, but for some reason I remain wholly Canadian.”

― Steve Nash

“A four-year-old should have no self-esteem, and for good reason. What could he have possibly accomplished in his life to justify esteeming oneself so highly?”

― Steven Crowder

“Repetition for no reason is a sign of carelessness or pretentiousness, but there are plenty of good reasons to repeat words and phrases.”

― Steven Millhauser

“The reason the United States is not so likely to invade Iran is precisely because of the lessons learned from Iraq. And conversely, the Iranian push towards nuclear capability is calculated to deter invasions like the kind deposing Saddam Husain.”

― Steven Pinker

“The only reason why I made solo records was because I got so obsessed with politics, and that is quite personal. I don’t really philosophically believe in solo records.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“It’s a cliche that music rises above it all, and it’s a cliche for a reason – it’s very often true.”

― Steven Wilson

“We don’t need to have somebody that’s gonna make sure they pay for our market bills. It’s like we have only one reason to love and that is for the real idea of love.”

― Stevie Nicks

“I have so much. Why did it all happen to me? There has to be a reason.”

― Stewart Rahr

“Werdum’s the champ for a reason. He’s good at jiu jitsu; like he says, he’s gotten better on his feet.”

― Stipe Miocic

“I didn’t think I would be 14, or 13 at the time, and be a lead in a role, but I think everything happens for a reason.”

― Storm Reid

“There is no reason to teach an ape to become human. There are many reasons to teach some apes and some humans to transition the worlds between the species boundaries, especially when our genetics are so similar as to make us ‘siblings.’ It is the way to learn how we become that which we are.”

― Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

“I seem to be able to get depressed quite easily without any reason.”

― Sue Townsend

“I got the nickname Spitfire for a reason – I burned inside to play volleyball.”

― Summer Altice

“We don’t expect Google as a first party service to provide all the answers. Part of the reason a platform is successful is because there are very very important things from other companies and other developers on top of the platform.”

― Sundar Pichai

“An actor has to remember the primary reason why he chose the profession that he did. If every role that I do doesn’t challenge me, then what is the point of being an actor?”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“I am proud of Aishwarya. She has given every Indian a reason to be proud.”

― Sushmita Sen

“Every sport, every profession, every group united by a single passion draws on a lexicon that is uniquely theirs, and theirs for a reason.”

― Susie Dent

“For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating.”

― Suzy Bogguss

“I’m not ashamed in the least bit of being gay or being a lesbian. I just prefer to call myself gay for some reason.”

― Syd

“If everything happens for a reason, what’s the reason?”

― Syd

“I do actually like performing to a live audience. I like the response. I do a lot of Doctor Who conventions now, and the reason that I do them is that there is a live audience I can get to directly.”

― Sylvester McCoy

“I didn’t want wrestling anymore; I wanted to not want it. But I couldn’t get a job anywhere, which was part of the reason I was homeless. I couldn’t get a job pumping gas. I couldn’t get a job working at a warehouse, I couldn’t get a job at Baskin Robbins, I couldn’t get a job anywhere.”

― T. J. Perkins

“The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.”

― T. S. Eliot

“I don’t find a reason to be on Twitter or Facebook. This is my temperament, and I can’t put myself out 24/7 out there. However, I am not judgmental about others being there.”

― Tabu

“Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.”

― Tacitus

“The reason that the company decided to invest in Tesla was not to target a profit gain. We did it as a means to further a partnership between the companies.”

― Takeshi Uchiyamada

“But the fact a person denies that he is theorising is no reason for taking him at his word and failing to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements.”

― Talcott Parsons

“L.A. has a lot of good flea markets – the Rose Bowl is always a good one. I have taken to eBay, too. Some of my favorite things – especially chairs, for some reason – I got on eBay.”

― Tamara Taylor

“I’m an actor, and I like having attention, I guess. There’s a reason I like being on stage. There’s a reason I like being in front of a camera. It’s that interaction.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“I was going to be the head wrangler at a ranch in Wyoming, and the reason I didn’t take the job is because I couldn’t have my family there – the family had to stay in town. I just wasn’t willing to do that.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“For some reason, I’m really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs.”

― Taylor Swift

“Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love.”

― Taylor Swift

“The reason why I’m a conservative is because conservative policies work and they improve opportunities. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream.”

― Ted Cruz

“Evil is often supposed to be without rhyme or reason.”

― Terry Eagleton

“Money is an unavoidable consequence, but it isn’t the reason I write; if it was, I wouldn’t have written any of the YA books, because advances in that field are small compared to what I’d got now for an ‘adult’ DW.”

― Terry Pratchett

“Tolkien is eminently filmable, I think. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is intensely… landscaped. But ‘Discworld’ is about dialogue, which is one reason why it might be hard to film.”

― Terry Pratchett

“One reason why Shakespeare’s plays remain so popular is that they’re now regularly presented in updated stagings with a contemporary flavor.”

― Terry Teachout

“’Man and Superman,’ first performed in 1905, is by common consent one of George Bernard Shaw’s greatest and most significant plays, yet hardly anybody performs it today, for the understandable reason that an uncut performance runs for about five hours.”

― Terry Teachout

“’Veronica Mars’ was my first job, and for some reason, my character changed her hairstyle halfway through the season from curly to – I don’t even know why – suddenly straight.”

― Tessa Thompson

“The reason I wanted to be a WWE Superstar was because of The Rock. I used to watch him in The Attitude Era. There was no one more electrifying and no one more must-see than The Rock.”

― The Miz

“It’s a human phenomenon that there has to be a reason for everything. There almost never is.”

― Theo Epstein

“If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home.”

― Theodor Herzl

“Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.”

― Theodore Dreiser

“There is no reason not to be happy at Chelsea.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“Reason in man is rather like God in the world.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.”

― Thomas Browne

“Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn’t successful – isn’t even a city, really – unless it can lay claim to being ‘vibrant.’”

― Thomas Frank

“Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.”

― Thomas Gray

“Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“They know what my standards are. They know what I need and how to get it to me, and they know how to communicate with me if for some reason they can’t get it.”

― Thomas Keller

“Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.”

― Thomas Mann

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”

― Thomas Mann

“We don’t love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.”

― Thomas Mann

“I’m certainly afraid of not being able to write for some reason. I guess I’ve had spells of not necessarily writer’s block, but something like that. I find that pretty terrifying.”

― Thomas McGuane

“I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.”

― Thomas More

“I give with reason.”

― Thomas North

“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.”

― Thomas Paine

“The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.”

― Thomas Paine

“Time makes more converts than reason.”

― Thomas Paine

“We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.”

― Thomas Paine

“The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.”

― Thomas Wolfe

“Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low.”

― Tim Bishop

“The reason I was successful in launching my first book with bloggers is this: I assumed that I should spend as much time on a blogger with a million-person readership as I would pitching an editor of a publication with a million person subscription-base.”

― Tim Ferriss

“I think the reason that drones have become so controversial is because they’re used in Pakistan; they’re used in Yemen; they’ve been used in all kinds of places.”

― Tim Kaine

“Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn’t popular in the inner cities.”

― Tim Meadows

“The reason I love comics and have collected them for 37 years is because I always wanted to be an illustrator and a writer – and comics are really the perfect blend of those two mediums.”

― Tim Miller

“Why do fairy tales exist, and why do movies exist? Why do novels exist? There has to be a reason for it; otherwise, none of these things would be there.”

― Tim O’Brien

“The reason that the unions and the other stakeholders have not cut a deal with the automakers is because they believe the federal government is going to bail them out.”

― Tim Pawlenty

“Ilike ideas writers have that I might not have written. Writers are there for a reason… to write for me.”

― Tim Roth

“Since when did scientific evidence become a reason to shy away from ecological action just because it wasn’t popular?”

― Timothy Morton

“Whatever the reason, American Muslims appear far less inclined to support the global jihad than their European counterparts.”

― Timothy Noah

“It is not safe in the republican form of government that clannishness should exist either by compulsory or voluntary reason. It is not good for the government and it is not good for the individual.”

― Timothy Thomas Fortune

“I signed for Tottenham for a reason, and I love to play here.”

― Toby Alderweireld

“There’s no reason why you can’t deliver a grammar-school curriculum to an all-ability intake.”

― Toby Young

“Just dying should not be a reason for taxes.”

― Todd Akin

“I hate okra and grated mountain yam for the same reason. They’re both slimy.”

― Tom Colicchio

“The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies – rather than as your civic duty – is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.”

― Tom G. Palmer

“But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe.”

― Tom G. Palmer

“Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good.”

― Tom G. Palmer

“Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it’s the wrong reason.”

― Tom Hanks

“There’s no reason the Rangers can’t get to the top.”

― Tom Hicks

“The thing about playing gods, whether you’re playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically larger versions of ourselves.”

― Tom Hiddleston

“For some reason, I skipped the original ‘Star Wars.’ I don’t know why, and I’m very embarrassed.”

― Tom Holland

“It stands to reason: Higher wages means higher loyalty and morale, which means higher productivity, which means a more profitable business.”

― Tom Perez

“Part of the reason everyone is freaking out over ‘Black Panther’ is because we’ve never seen it. We have two thousand years of stories, and we’ve never seen it.”

― Tomi Adeyemi

“We’re all put here for a reason. And one little movement changes your way of life.”

― Tommy Lasorda

“I used to be a light-heavyweight, and I’m much faster than cruiserweight. That’s the reason I didn’t struggle with David Haye’s speed, and David Haye is much quicker than Oleksandr Usyk with one punch and much, much, more destructive with the way he hits.”

― Tony Bellew

“The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor.”

― Tony Campolo

“In 2008, my one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Sophia, suffered a grand mal seizure. It came from nowhere, for no apparent reason, and took hold of my little fairy-girl.”

― Tony DiTerlizzi

“In 2013, I changed to left-hand low, or cross-handed. And it’s helped a lot. At the time, the reason I switched was just a lot of inconsistency with putting. I was either making a lot of putts, or I was missing a lot of putts.”

― Tony Finau

“I do have a concern about projecting. I’ve never projected or had any reason to project before. In fact, the camera has only gotten closer to me going from TV to film.”

― Topher Grace

“I was, for some reason, born knowing how to get married.”

― Tracy McMillan

“There’s a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all the musicians on my list you’d grow weary.”

― Trevor Dunn

“There’s a reason that students don’t grade their own papers. There’s a reason defendants don’t sentence themselves. And there’s the reason the State Department doesn’t get to investigate itself, determine whether or not it made errors in Benghazi. That is Congress’s job.”

― Trey Gowdy

“It’s one thing if you’re a part of teams that won five championships. But it’s an extremely different argument if you’re a big reason for those championships.”

― Troy Aikman

“There was a reason they called me ‘the female boss’ in N-Dubz – I did all the talking.”

― Tulisa

“Whether this was explicitly taught or implicitly caught, I grew up with the impression that when it comes to the Christian life, justification was step one and sanctification was step two and that once we get to step two there’s no reason to revisit step one.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“I’m definitely inspired by Michael Jackson. I watch all his videos all the time. And Busta Rhymes, early Busta Rhymes – I really was inspired by him. He’s really the reason why I started rapping. Because all his visuals. I loved his videos when I was younger.”

― Tyga

“The reason for the blockade on Gaza was not to punish the Palestinians but to continue to delegitimize Hamas.”

― Tzipi Livni

“Wars are not a choice we make for no reason.”

― Tzipi Livni

“The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity.”

― Umberto Eco

“For some reason, when I get to the 200m, I’m always a little bit nervous.”

― Usain Bolt

“There is no reason we can’t design a car to last for 35 years instead of six or seven.”

― Vaclav Smil

“Warner Bros offered me the next Batman, and the only reason that I didn’t do it was because of The Saint.”

― Val Kilmer

“The human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons – whether by testing, mistake or malice – is the very reason we need to eliminate them altogether.”

― Valerie Plame

“Being sick is the reason I went into comedy.”

― Vanessa Bayer

“Every single note on this album is there for a reason.”

― Vanessa Carlton

“I always saw myself as a stage actress, and that was the reason I wanted to act, but very slowly, I’ve changed.”

― Vanessa Kirby

“Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.”

― Vannevar Bush

“Every film has its own destiny, and everything happens for a reason.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“Because one doesn’t like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.”

― Victor Hugo

“There is no reason why any public school district in our state should be on a four-day school week. If anything, we should be extending the school year.”

― Victor Mitchell

“I’ve been working through Maurice Druon’s ‘Accursed Kings’ series. They come highly recommended from George R. R. Martin, and for good reason.”

― Victoria Aveyard

“Sometimes, the only reason to watch anything acclaimed is on the off-chance you really hate it.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“Though many men would be content to follow Christ by taking up their cross, few would be willing to follow Him by denying their reason.”

― Vincent McNabb

“Certain gifts God makes to the human soul without its asking or desiring; but there are other gifts which the grown-up soul, with the use of reason, can only have by its desire.”

― Vincent McNabb

“We knew Hellyeah had to be a lot of fun. We got into it for one reason: to have a lot of fun.”

― Vinnie Paul

“One of my favorite books is ‘The Swiss Family Robinson.’ The reason is, I’m fascinated by the postapocalyptic recovery. What do we do in a disaster? How do we make do?”

― Vint Cerf

“Only great players can have two shots for one ball, like Tendulkar does, and a big reason is that he picks the ball very early.”

― Virender Sehwag

“I think the reason why Off-White exists is to modernize fashion.”

― Virgil Abloh

“Habituation is indeed a fact of human psychology. That’s one reason we like novelty, including different cuts of jeans.”

― Virginia Postrel

“I honestly don’t remember when and why I started calling my mom ‘Momsi’. These are family things; it starts for some reason. It’s not that I just call her Momsi; I call her other things as well!”

― Viswanathan Anand

“I believe the reason why I fight in Brazil is because I sell a lot in Brazil.”

― Vitor Belfort

“Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”

― Voltaire

“The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.”

― Voltaire

“If I’m right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.”

― W. Bruce Cameron

“The consequence of Mr. Bush’s and Blair’s historic lie that the reason for invading Iraq was weapons of mass destruction, is that everything is being doubted.”

― Walid Jumblatt

“The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.”

― Wallace Stevens

“The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.”

― Walter Bagehot

“The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.”

― Walter Bagehot

“I now have to find a reason to write, every single day.”

― Walter Jon Williams

“The reason con artists get away with what they get away with is, their victims are ashamed of their own blindness and their own gullibility, and they tend to just quietly go away.”

― Walter Kirn

“Who knows the minds of men and how they reason and what their methodology is? But I am not going to extrapolate from the General Conference backing out on my book and make it a personal issue.”

― Walter Martin

“Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.”

― Walter Scott

“Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren’t singers, the girls who just tell me that I’m an inspiration to them, for one reason or another.”

― Wanda Jackson

“There’s no reason that there has to be a fringe network that illuminates an urban or a multiethnic experience.”

― Warren Littlefield

“For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.”

― Whoopi Goldberg

“One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.”

― Wilfrid Sheed

“No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke, Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason as a mere activity of thought.”

― Wilhelm Dilthey

“We speak of virtue, honour, reason; but our thought does not translate any one of these concepts into a substance.”

― Wilhelm Wundt

“If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.”

― Will Cuppy

“If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.”

― Will Cuppy

“I’ve always loved watching the news on TV. As a kid, I loved watching Walter Cronkite, for some reason.”

― Will Ferrell

“I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.”

― Will Smith

“Faith is a continuation of reason.”

― William Adams

“Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.”

― William Allen White

“The first and most important reason for its elimination is the unquestioned fact that evolution is not a science; it is a hypothesis only, a speculation.”

― William Bell Riley

“Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”

― William Blake

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”

― William Blake

“He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.”

― William Drummond

“He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.”

― William Drummond

“He who dares not reason, is a slave.”

― William Drummond

“If you can’t get tax breaks, then there’s no reason to film in a city or state.”

― William Fichtner

“Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason.”

― William Godwin

“The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.”

― William Godwin

“One of the prerogatives by which man is eminently distinguished from all other living beings inhabiting this globe of earth, consists in the gift of reason.”

― William Godwin

“Getting even is one reason for writing.”

― William H. Gass

“To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.”

― William Hazlitt

“With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.”

― William Lloyd Garrison

“The reason CAFTA should be enacted is not economic benefits: it is national security.”

― William M. Daley

“Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.”

― William Penn

“Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.”

― William Penn

“Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.”

― William Penn

“Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.”

― William R. Alger

“A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.”

― William R. Alger

“How well he’s read, to reason against reading!”

― William Shakespeare

“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

― William Strunk, Jr.

“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

― William Strunk, Jr.

“Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.”

― William Warburton

“Some rules are there for a reason – but it’s one thing to have a rule that protects and another to have rules that stifle.”

― Winnie Harlow

“Greece’s debts are all denominated in euros, but it isn’t clear who holds how much of those debts. For that reason, the consequences of a national bankruptcy would be incalculable. Greece is just as systemically important as a major bank.”

― Wolfgang Schauble

“The real force of Silicon Valley is the mentality, the spirit. There’s no reason at all that can’t be replicated in Paris.”

― Xavier Niel

“I’m drawn to Canadian people for some reason.”

― Xavier Woods

“Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and beliefs had been shaken.”

― Xi Jinping

“There’s always a reason not to do anything… to flee the need to make decisions.”

― Yair Lapid

“The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.”

― Yakov Smirnoff

“It’s an amazing experience to work with Hrithik. He is one of the finest actors, and there is a reason for it. He is extremely hardworking and fully dedicated.”

― Yami Gautam

“For some reason, lots of terrible things start here and then spread. The Cold War was one. It didn’t start in Berlin – it started in Athens in December 1944; the contagion in the eurozone started here in 2010. We are perfectly capable as Europeans of messing things up unnecessarily.”

― Yanis Varoufakis

“The reason I collaborate with Louis Vuitton is that Louis Vuitton is number one in the world, and I am honored to work with them.”

― Yayoi Kusama

“The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.”

― Yehuda Amichai

“I’m not ashamed of anything that I’ve done because when I did it, I was passionate about it and I was doing it for a reason.”

― Yelawolf

“The reason we have Christian president and Muslim vice president or Muslim president and Christian vice president is to have balance.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“I’m experimenting. That was part of the reason why I named the album ‘Stay Dangerous.’ It was about being proactive, not reactive.”

― YG

“I don’t see any reason to discriminate against homosexuals.”

― Yitzhak Rabin

“Religion is a very sensitive subject and reason for wars all over the world.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“Buttermilk’s palate-cleansing tartness is one reason it’s used a lot in southern India, where meals often end with a small bowl of the stuff served with plain rice and pickles.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“The reason why I moved from Young Thug to Jeffery was because I felt like I did a wrong turn.”

― Young Thug

“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

“There’s no reason women in their late 30s and 40s shouldn’t be thought of sexually.”

― Yvette Mimieux

“There’s a reason good fabrics have a cost. They’re done with good quality to last.”

― Zac Posen

“There is no reason for me to show my collection in New York, because it’s not about craft and technique there.”

― Zac Posen

“I don’t play anymore, because I know I’m not going to be a pro golfer. So there’s no reason to golf.”

― Zack Greinke

“I feel like I studied anthropology in college for a reason.”

― Zal Batmanglij

“I don’t like to do things for any other reason than it happens spontaneously or there’s something that makes it happen naturally. I don’t like putting down too many plans and trying to do a strategy to get a certain response or a certain effect.”

― Ziggy Marley

“The reason I namecheck restorative justice so much is because that, to me, is the utopia.”

― Zoe Quinn
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